Cathi Cox-Boniol, Lincoln ACHIEVE Coordinator, was recently part of a “think-tank” meeting hosted by the Chemical Education Foundation in Washington D.C.
Joined by other representatives from K-12 and higher education, as well as corporations that included BASF, Brenntag North America, Dow Chemical, PVS Chemicals, Palmer Holland Inc, and Amchem Inc, among others, Cox-Boniol engaged in discussions and activities designed to focus on expanding and enriching STEM learning in elementary and middle grades through greater community and stakeholder support.
Due to some residents’ concerns, the Ruston City Council will not be voting on the new proposed zoning ordinances in October.
Instead, action has been pushed back until the November council meeting.
“This is to provide more time for public input and any modifications,” Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said. “We had a request from a group of people who felt like they didn’t have time to look at it, so it was decided that it should be pushed back at least another 30 days.”
Planning and Zoning Commission Chair Travis DeFreese said the zoning code consideration has also been taken off the agenda for Monday’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting and will instead be considered at their next meeting.