DENHAM SPRINGS – The Denham Springs City Council approved a 1-year lease with Capital One to rent its former bank as a temporary City Hall.
The council authorized Mayor Gerard Landry to sign the lease for the 20,440-square-fooot building at its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
According to the lease, the city will pay $13,964.74 each month as “base rent, or a total of $167,576.86 for the 12 months of the lease.
The former bank, at 116 N. Range Ave., in the Antique District, has served as City Hall after the Great Flood of 2016 flooded City Hall on Government Street.
The building also houses Ward II/City Court and Ward II/City Marshal’s offices.
The council also approved the mayor signing a second contract extension with Waste Management to pick up flood debris. The extension will run until Dec. 11.
In other business, the City Council:
-- Approved a payment of $5,570.10 to Buffalo Electric for the Rushing Road Water Well electrical panel replacement project.
-- Approved a change order that will add $9,898 to the Northside Elementary sidewalk project to add a crosswalk on Cockerham Road and improve other crosswalks.
-- Approved a payment of $5,557 to Command Construction for the Northside Elementary sidewalk project, part of the Safe Route to School.
-- Scheduled a public hearing for its Nov. 14 meeting on a special-use permit sought by Alex Xiao for his Airborne Extreme Air Park to be located in the Livingston Square shopping center.
-- Declared a Kubota mini-excavator as surplus property.
Kevin Fambrough is a reporter at the Livingston Parish News. He can be reached at email@example.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @fambroughkevin.