2018 City Property Tax Ordinance Introduced

An ordinance setting the property tax rates for the City of Ruston was introduced at last night’s meeting of the City Council. Rates are 5.25 mils (for ordinary expenses and public improvements) and 2.92 mils (for maintenance and operation of recreation buildings and equipment), the same rate as 2017.

See here the proposed ordinance.

After a public hearing at the August council meeting, the ordinance will be up for final adoption.

In other money matters, the council approved several amendments for the current budget ending 9/30/18.

See here the amendments.

Finally, the council approved the sale of a .13 acre parcel of land at the corner of US 167 and Jefferson Avenue, adjacent to the North Electric Substation.

Two years ago, the city sold most of the corner to J&T Office Building, LLC, who then built an office in turn leased by Weyerhaeuser Company. The remaining sliver of land is needed for additional parking, the council was told.

The parcel is being appraised in order to set a sale price.

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