Archive for April, 2021

Ruston Administration to Propose Taxing Water, Electricity

04/29/2021

A resolution to propose creation of an economic development district made up of the city’s water and electrical utilities, and levying a 1.75% sales tax therein is set to be introduced at next Monday’s meeting of Ruston’s Board of Aldermen.

Consider Resolution No. ________ of 2021, Authorizing the Publication of a Notice of Intention to (I) Create the Power and Water Economic Development District of the City of Ruston, State of Louisiana, and (II) Levy a 1.75% Sales and Use Tax Therein, Under the Authority of Part II, Chapter 27 of Title 33 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as Amended (La. R.S. 33:9038.31 et seq.); and Providing for Other Matters in Connection Therewith.

The accompanying ordinance:

Introduce Ordinance No. _______ of 2021, Creating the “Power and Water Economic Development District of the City of Ruston, State of Louisiana;” Defining the Boundaries Thereof From Which Area Local Sales Tax Increments will be Determined and Used to Finance Economic Development Projects in Accordance with and as Authorized by Part II of Chapter 27 of Title 33 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as Amended; and Providing for Other Matters in Connection with the Foregoing.

The meeting is set for 5:30 PM, Monday, May 3, Ruston City Hall, 401 North Trenton.

Here is the complete agenda.

Police Jury Meets Today

04/13/2021

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will meet Tuesday, April 13, 2021, Lincoln Parish Library Events Center, 910 North Trenton. Committee meetings begin at 6:00 PM.

Public Works – agenda

Personnel/Benefits – agenda

Police Jury – agenda

Lincoln School Personnel to get Pandemic Bonus

04/13/2021

A special called meeting of the Lincoln Parish School Board tonight will see action to award Lincoln Parish school personnel up to $1 thousand in extra pay.

The monies are funded from Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief funds through the CARES Act.

Certified personnel will be awarded $1000, salaried support personnel $500, and hourly support personnel with set weekly schedules $400.

See here the documents.

The meeting is at 6:30 PM, Lincoln Parish STEM Center, 925 Tarbutton Road.

Library Board to Recommend Millage to LPPJ

04/07/2021

There’s but a single agenda item listed for a Thursday special called meeting of the Lincoln Parish Library Board of Control: “Discuss and take action on millage recommendation to Police Jury.”

The meeting will be at 5:00 PM, Library Events Center, 910 North Trenton Street.

City Council Tonight

04/05/2021

Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the

City of Ruston to Be Held on Monday, April 5, 2021, at 5:30 P.M.,

In Council Chambers/Courtroom, City Hall,

401 North Trenton, Ruston, Louisiana

AGENDA

I.          AGENDA AND MINUTES:

            A.        Adopt Agenda

B.        Approve Minutes of the March 1, 2021 Regular Meeting

II.        ADMINISTRATION:

  1. Consider Resolution No. ________ of 2021, Designating the Current Boundaries of the Ruston Main Street District
  • Consider Resolution No. ________ of 2021, Authorizing the Publication of a Notice of Intention to Amend the Geographical Boundaries of Economic Development District No. 1 of the City of Ruston, State of Louisiana, and to Extend the Levy of the District’s Existing Sales and Use Tax into the Expanded Boundaries; and Providing for Other Matters in Connection Therewith
  • Introduce Ordinance No. _______ of 2021, Amending the Boundaries of Economic Development District No. 1 of the City of Ruston, State of Louisiana; Extending the Levy of the District’s Existing Sales and Use Tax into the Expanded Boundaries of the District; and Providing for Other Matters in Connection with the Foregoing
  • Consider Ordinance No. ________ of 2021, Authorizing City to Enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Bourgeois Restaurant Group, L.L.C. and to Sell Property in Connection with City of Ruston Economic Development

D.(1)    Public Hearing Regarding Ordinance No. ______ of 2021, Authorizing City to Enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Bourgeois Restaurant Group, L.L.C. and to Sell Property in Connection with City of Ruston Economic Development

E.        Consider Resolution No. _______ of 2021, Authorizing City to Enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Louisiana Delta Community College Foundation and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Related to Sewer Rehabilitation on and around the Louisiana Delta Community College Campus

III.       PUBLIC WORKS:

  1. Consider Amended Resolution No. ________ of 2021, Authorizing City of Ruston, Louisiana to Acquire Property and to Institute Expropriation Actions Necessary for Construction of State Project No. H.014355, Federal Aid No. H014355, South Monroe Street, West Texas, West Louisiana & Oil Mill Street, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Project
  • Consider Resolution No. ________ of 2021, Authorizing City to Enter into Professional Services Agreement with Hunt Guillot & Associates for Design Services Relating to the Smart Cities Innovation Testbed Expansion Project
  • Consider Resolution No. ________ of 2021, Authorizing City to Enter into Professional Services Agreement with Keller and Heckman, L.L.P. for Legal and Associated Services Relating to the Initiation of Residential Internet Service

IV.       TELECOMMUNICATIONS:

  1. Consider Resolution No. _______ of 2021, Authorizing the Sale of Telecommunications Equipment as Surplus Movable Property

V.        PLANNING AND ZONING:

  1. Consider Resolution No. ________ of 2021, Approving Final Plat of The Oaks of Kentucky Subdivision of the City of Ruston, Louisiana (Case 1487 – Oaks of Kentucky Subdivision)
  • Introduce Ordinance No. _______ of 2021, Amending Chapter 29 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ruston, Louisiana by Changing Certain of the Zoning District Boundaries Provided for Therein (Case 1483 – Paul Avenue)
  • Introduce Ordinance No. _______ of 2021, Amending the Ruston 21 Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map (Case 1481(a) – Faith Christian Church)
  • Introduce Ordinance No. ______ of 2021, Amending Chapter 29 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ruston, Louisiana by Changing Certain of the Zoning District Boundaries Provided for Therein (Case 1481(b) – Faith Christian Church)
  • Introduce Ordinance No. ______ of 2021, Amending Chapter 29 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ruston, Louisiana by Changing Certain of the Zoning District Boundaries Provided for Therein and Approval of Preliminary Plat (Case 1484 – Cypress Run Holdings, L.L.C.)
  • Introduce Ordinance No. _______ of 2021, Amending the Zoning Code of the City of Ruston, Louisiana (Case 1482)

VI.       CODE ENFORCEMENT:

  1. Request Permission to Start the Property Condemnation Process as Required by Ordinance for the Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at the Following Addresses:

     Address                                                                  Owner

805 GilmanWanda Lewis and Evelyn Cooper
209 S. Hazel     Cornelius Larome Dunaway
1011 JonesCarolyn Green, Jackie Foster, Cathy Holyfield, Latoya Houston  
1117 StrainDennis Woods, Cathy Woods, David Woods, JoAnn Nesbth
1208 StrainGregory Shelton
1402 White (LCDBG #38)       June Crew Adams
1605 Branscome (LCDBG #40)Rychland Martin- Horne
1003 Gilman (LCDBG #41)Darrell W. Gant
408 Grant (LCDBG #42)Debra Jordan Crowe, Terry Lee Jordan, Kerry Lee Jordan
  • Take Appropriate Action on the Abatement of the Substandard Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 815 Sandy Lane         

B.(1)    Public Hearing Regarding Abatement of the Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 815 Sandy Lane

  • Take Appropriate Action on the Abatement of the Substandard Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 815 Ross

C.(1)    Public Hearing Regarding Abatement of the Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 815 Ross

  • Take Appropriate Action on the Abatement of the Substandard Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 405 S. Farmerville St. (LCDBG #16)

D.(1)    Public Hearing Regarding Abatement of the Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 405 S. Farmerville St. (LCDBG #16)      

  • Take Appropriate Action on the Abatement of the Substandard Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 1102 Larson St. (LCDBG #21)         

E.(1)    Public Hearing Regarding Abatement of the Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 1102 Larson St. (LCDBG #21)

  • Take Appropriate Action on the Abatement of the Substandard Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 1106 Martin L. King (LCDBG #25)

F.(1)    Public Hearing Regarding Abatement of the Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 1106 Martin L. King (LCDBG #25)

  • Take Appropriate Action on the Abatement of the Substandard Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 1405 McHenry (LCDBG #26)

G.(1)   Public Hearing Regarding Abatement of the Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 1405 McHenry (LCDBG #26)

  • Take Appropriate Action on the Abatement of the Substandard Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 1006 Pecan (LCDBG #27)

H.(1)    Public Hearing Regarding Abatement of the Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 1006 Pecan (LCDBG #27)

  1. Take Appropriate Action on the Abatement of the Substandard Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 200 Riser Rd Lot #13 (LCDBG #28)

I.(1)     Public Hearing Regarding Abatement of the Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 200 Riser Rd Lot #13 (LCDBG #28)     

  • Take Appropriate Action on the Abatement of the Substandard Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 208 Snowden (LCDBG #29)

J.(1)     Public Hearing Regarding Abatement of the Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 208 Snowden (LCDBG #29)

  • Take Appropriate Action on the Abatement of the Substandard Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 1111 Strain (LCDBG #30)

K.(1)   Public Hearing Regarding Abatement of the Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 1111 Strain (LCDBG #30)

  • Take Appropriate Action on the Abatement of the Substandard Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 113 Turner (LCDBG #34)

L.(1)    Public Hearing Regarding Abatement of the Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 113 Turner (LCDBG #34)

  • Take Appropriate Action on the Abatement of the Substandard Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 143 W. Vaughn (LCDBG #35)

M.(1)   Public Hearing Regarding Abatement of the Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 143 W. Vaughn (LCDBG #35)

  • Take Appropriate Action on the Abatement of the Substandard Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 602 Vernon (LCDBG #36)    

N.(1)    Public Hearing Regarding Abatement of the Building(s) or Structure(s) Located at 602 Vernon (LCDBG #36)

VII.     FINANCE:

VIII.    ADJOURN MEETING.