Ruston’s Board of Aldermen approved a resolution calling an April 9 special election to raise the city’s sales tax by 3/4 cents at last night’s meeting. Making the motion was Angela Mayfield (Ward 2), and seconding was Carolyn Cage (Ward 1). Also voting for the motion was Jim Pierce (Ward 4) and Bruce Siegmund (Ward 5). Jedd Lewis (Ward 3) was absent.
The tax is expected to collect from taxpayers over $4 million/yr for 20 years, with the proceeds going toward various infrastructure projects. Also in the plan is a new $15 million sports complex off South Farmerville. The existing facilities would be replaced.
See here the plan.
Moments later, the council voted to award a local business, Timeless Treasures Originals, a tax break for restoration and renovation of it’s building at 103 North Trenton.
That resolution also passed on a 4-0 vote.
In other business, Mayor Ronny Walker recognized Lincoln Builders as the Employer of the Month.