Ruston Shoppers Will Pay More on July 1

The City of Ruston’s Board of Aldermen voted unanimously for an ordinance formally enacting a new 3/4% sales tax for the next twenty years at last night’s meeting. The vote on a motion by Jed Lewis, seconded by Carolyn Cage, ratifies an April 9 special election approval by Ruston voters.

See here the ordinance.

Among the projects the tax will fund is a new sports facility at the South Farmerville Street Complex. The council approved a resolution approving the hire of Yeager, Watson & Associates as architects for the project.

See here the resolution.

Mayor Ronny Walker said, “Perry (Watson) has an office next to the Corner Drug Store, is a Tech graduate, lives here, has done quite a few of these (sports complexes), and has a very impressive team he’s put together.”

Also approved was hiring of Hunt, Guillot, & Associates (HGA) to design, maintain, and operate a web-based portal that will help inform the public on the progress of the several Moving Ruston Forward projects.

See here the resolution.

Area motorists who use Cooktown Road should soon see some traffic congestion relief with construction of turn lanes just north of the intersection with North Service Road.

The northbound Cooktown Road traffic will have a turn lane allowing access to Brister’s Smokehouse and the Dairy Queen, while the southbound traffic will have a turn lane for access to North Service Road westbound traffic.

Construction will begin in July and should take about 130 days, Project Supervisor John Freeman said.

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6 Responses to “Ruston Shoppers Will Pay More on July 1”

  1. Oldman Says:

    “I’m from the government and I’m here to help” I think big government is getting too expensive for the little people. What’s next? More taxes,more control,what do they think they are doing?

    • DAN M. BURSON Says:

      SORRY BUT IF THEY DONT START REPRESENTING ME I WILL STOP PAYING THOSE TAXES. NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. DOES THAT RING A BELL ? LOL

    • DAN M. BURSON Says:

      NOT ONLY THAT BUT I WILL ALSO EXPOSE THE DISHONESTY AND CORRUPTION THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON AND ITS ALL TRUE SO PLEASE TREAD ON ME AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I TAKE THE CLOWNS IN YOUR SHERIFFS OFFICE TO FEDERAL COURT. LOL LOL.

    • DAN M. BURSON Says:

      IF YOU SAY YOU ARE HERE TO HELP THEN HELP AND STOP THE POLITICAL CRAP IN LINCOLN PARISH.

    • DAN M. BURSON Says:

      ONE OF YOUR COPS PLANTED EVIDENCE AND GOT PROMOTED. DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT BOY.

  2. ThrowMeSomethin'Mr Says:

    Amazing what you can do when you have the power to take other peoples’ money by force.
    Confiscation. Pure and simple.

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