Property taxes for landowners inside the city limits of Ruston will increase, if 2/3 of the Board of Aldermen agree to an ordinance that will be considered at Monday night’s meeting.
See here the notice:
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of the City of Ruston will be held at the regular meeting place, the Council Chambers/Courtroom, 2nd floor, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street, Ruston, Louisiana, on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. to consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted millage rates after reassessment and rolling forward to rates not to exceed the prior year’s maximum. For the General Alimony Tax of 6.04 mills, the estimated amount of tax revenues to be collected in the next tax year from the increased millage is $997,003.19, and the amount of increase in taxes attributable to the millage increase is $26,109.86. For the Recreational Purposes (RPAR) Tax of 3.00 mills, the estimated amount of tax revenues to be collected in the next tax year from the increased millage is $495,200.26, and the amount of increase in taxes attributable to the millage increase is $12,968.47.
The meeting is set for 5:30 PM, Monday, August 10, Ruston City Hall, second floor.
See here the agenda.
Also, the 2012-2013 budget for the city will be considered for adoption, as well as several zoning and code enforcement issues.