Bossier Council allocates money for street repairs


Stacey Tinsley | Bossier Press-Tribune

At Tuesday’s Bossier City Council meeting, the council approved to adopt an ordinance to appropriate $215,000 for street repairs in all five districts.

At-large Bossier City Council member and President David Montgomery said, “This is a council-initiated project to go into all five districts with $700,000 with the help of Mayor Walker and Gary Neathery to address these needs in each of the council districts. If I’m not mistaken, this is one of the first times that this has occurred. We feel like we need to make that investment in the communities and make a difference.”

“Hopefully we can play this out over the next five years and apply $3 million a year going forward so that we can address all these needs. We are investing a lot of money into providing the needs for the infrastructure revitalization throughout the entire city. And that includes all neighborhoods,” he added.

At this time it is unknown which streets will be repaired first.

The council also approved:

  • Adoption of an ordinance to appropriate $30,000.00 to be used to perform parking lot drainage improvements for City Hall.
  • Adoption of a resolution authorizing the hiring of a Recreation Maintenance Worker I for the Parks & Recreation Department.
  • Adoption of a resolution to accept ownership of 1.4 Miles of State Road by the City in exchange for DOTD extending the I-20/I-220 Interchange.