Archive for January, 2019

Lincoln Parish Police Jury Tuesday


The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will meet Tuesday, January 8, 7:00 PM. Due to elevator repairs at the Lincoln Parish Court House, the meeting will be held at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center, 910 North Trenton.

Here’s the agenda.

Ruston City Council Monday


Ruston’s Board of Aldermen will meet Monday, January 7, 2019, 5:30 PM, Ruston City Hall, 401 North Trenton.

Here’s the agenda.

Of note is this item to be considered:

Consider Resolution No. ________ of 2019, Authorizing the Publication of a Notice of Intention to (I) Expand the Boundaries of the Cooktown Road Economic Development District of the City of Ruston, State of Louisiana, and (II) Extend the Levy and Collection of the District’s Existing Sales and Use Tax into the Expanded Area of the District, all in Accordance with as Authorized by Part II, Chapter 27 of Title 33 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as Amended; and Providing for Other Matters in Connection Therewith

Lincoln School Board to Vote on Property Tax Hike


The Lincoln Parish School Board will vote next Tuesday on whether or not to proceed with a May 4 parish-wide property tax referendum for assorted capital projects and school operations. If the board votes no, the tax proposition dies. If the board votes yes, an election will be scheduled.

The two resolutions would levy a 9.8 mil tax for ten years for operations, and a 1.8 mil tax for twenty years for the capital projects.

See here the resolutions.

See here a breakdown on how the money is to be spent.

The two largest expenditures for the operations tax are $1.2 million for the summer school program and $1.4 million for general operations.

The largest capital project is $4 million for construction of sixth-grade classrooms at Ruston Junior High. Currently, sixth-graders attend I. A. Lewis. That facility will be used for the summer school program.

The meeting will be Tuesday, January 8, 10:30 AM, Cypress Springs School, 1040 Saratoga Street.

Here’s the agenda.