Amethyst Construction of West Monroe was the winning bidder for a $566 thousand contract to extend Reynolds Drive across Goodwin Road and connect with Celebrity Drive, Ruston’s Board of Aldermen was told at last night’s meeting.
Construction Projects Supervisor John Freeman said the project should begin around the first of August and would complete around the end of the year, weather permitting.
The Goodwin Road/Reynolds Drive intersection will become a four-way stop.
The council approved a resolution for the design and construction of improvements to Cooktown Road, near its intersection with I-20.
An ordinance was introduced setting the property tax rates for tax year 2015. Rates are 5.88 mils for ordinary expenses and public improvements, and 2.92 mils for maintenance and operation of recreation buildings and equipment. They are the same as the prior tax year.
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Finally, there was a bit of discussion regarding a proposed condemnation at 103 South Farmerville Street. Building Official Bill Sanderson had recommended a thirty day deadline to repair or demolish the structure.
However, owner Lynn Irvin said he was trying to donate the house to a charitable group who would then repair it, and would need more time to effect the transfer.
District Two’s Angela Mayfield noted that the property had been in poor condition for years, and no recent efforts had been made to make it habitable.
When it came to a vote, the thirty day deadline was upheld, with District Five’s Bruce Siegmund voting no.