Added City Holidays Discussed

There was a bit of discussion at last night’s meeting of the Ruston City Council relative to two additional paid holidays for city employees. The change to the employee handbook will add President’s Day and Columbus Day to the existing ten holidays.

Ward 4’s Jim Pearce said that state and federal employees had fewer holidays.

Said Pearce, “The state said they have eleven, except every four years they have inauguration day. And the feds have ten.”

Mayor Ronny Walker said they went by what the City Marshall and City Court observe.

Said Walker, “From what I was told it was like 14 or 15 for them. This whole thing started when we looked at the Police Jury, the City Marshall’s office and the City Judge’s office. It was another benefit we could give our employees.”

He added that the amount of work wouldn’t decrease, as the same amount of trash would still have to be picked up, and fire and police duties would be unchanged.

Pearce said he wasn’t opposed to the move, but he did think it needed to be discussed.

When the vote came, Pearce voted for the change.

The council also approved a contract for clearing and seeding areas around the Ruston Regional Airport, and an accompanying state grant to fund the project.

2 Responses to “Added City Holidays Discussed”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    So Postel and Walker have been talking apparently. The real question is when are the citizens of this parish going to wake up and see what’s unfolding? Here’s a hint:

  2. Anonymous Says:

    It’s marshal, not marshall.

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