Brief Ruston City Council Meeting Last Night

Now that the heavy lifting of seizing more money from taxpayers got done last week, the Ruston City Council was able to get back to regular business for last night’s meeting.

The meeting lasted about 15 minutes.

First up, an ordinance was introduced setting the date, time, and place of next year’s council meetings.

Traditionally, the meeting dates are the first business Monday of the month at 5:30 PM at the Ruston City Hall. The only meeting that deviates from that schedule is the 8/19/19 meeting, which will be at 6:30 PM. Usually, that meeting serves as a budget review where the next fiscal year’s budget is introduced.

Assistant Public Works Director John Freeman reported that the airport received a $46 thousand grant from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to replace runway reflectors.

Finally, the council approved 90-day deadlines for improvements to two substandard structures, one at 1109 Oakdale, and the other at 800 Lewis.

54 Responses to “Brief Ruston City Council Meeting Last Night”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    So when will Walker be asking for more money from taxpayers? Reckon the utility bills will be adding more line items to generate monies for the electric fund. Raise the facility and parks rental fees. Terminate ___ number of employees. Prime ___ number of older employees to go ahead and retire. Now where else can he find money. I hear he’s got a working list of things to do.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    He’s terminating all of Ruston Parks dept right?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    There are only two of the original department left. At least they were there as of last Friday.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    It is surprising that he hasn’t gotten rid of those with the loose tongues. I suspect he gave instructions to the one from his office spreading all the gossip as her stories seems to contradict what really happened. Curley and blondy on the other hand aren’t having much good to say about anybody. They sure cover lots of territory. Like somebody said before, you can’t make up some of this stuff.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Not sure but one drives a city vehicle.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Jonesboro is not any better,a convicted felon for mayor.leslie thompson.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Does the new controller fir the City have a cpa?

    • Anonymous Says:

      Don’t have to

      • Anonymous Says:

        But last one did & Walker canned her. Wil come back to haunt him someday. She was best and knew her stuff. She also knows too much about Walker juggling finances.

        • Anonymous Says:

          Then why don’t you come out from behind that anonymous tag and report it to the legislative auditor? If you were the best controller/cpa, you’d know that’s what you’re supposed to do….

          • Anonymous Says:

            I’m not a controller nor a cpa. Just heard about the woman.

            • Anonymous Says:

              To that I would respond, ok, then you heard FROM the woman. Do you really think she got fired because she knew too much? Is it possible she knew too little?

          • Anonymous Says:

            Walker had to remove from position so they would not have access of files that could incriminate his administration.

          • Anonymous Says:

            Walker had to remove from position so they would not have access of files that could incriminate his administration.

          • Anonymous Says:

            How do you know the LA hasn’t been contacted?

          • Anonymous Says:

            I will if you will…

      • Anonymous Says:

        From what I hear, the new controller is right out of college – very young. Seems to be in keeping with his pattern. Was that position ever posted? Probably not. Mayor has circumvented that requirement for public positions.

    • Anonymous Says:

      She is too young. Right out of college. Handpicked by mayor’s office. Imagine that!

  8. Anonymous Says:

    He probably was your boss and you got let go for incompetence. And now you’re just whining anonymously on this forum. Do yourself a favor and get a job where you can have more value for your time. Bitterness will just take years off your life little lady….

    • Anonymous Says:

      You know you could be wrong about that. Maybe you should take your own advice! Do something good fir a change.

      • Anonymous Says:

        Little lady, I am doing good by calling out the whiners on this forum. It’s easy to be anonymous and post gossip all day long, but if you dish it out then you got to take it too. I ain’t got nothing personal against you, but I call it like I see em. Take my advice, go to the council meetings and air your grievances. You’d garner a lot more respect that way

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Been there done that. Like it would make a difference with the council we have now. You could “air” all you want to at those meetings and it won’t make a diddly squat difference. Not with this administration. You know that!

    • Anonymous Says:

      Why doesn’t this administration open the fake ice skating rink on weekdays other than thurs and fri? What a joke.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Like it or not, “little lady” did bring to the surface issues related to this mayor’s administration, which for the most part, have proven to be true. So, let’s just sit back and watch. Mayor will prove himself just like he has over the years, be it professionally or personally. Period. Final.

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