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RESOLUTION NO. 1226 OF 2019

RESOLUTION NO. 1226 OF 2019
A RESOLUTION 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.
WHEREAS, Part II, Chapter 27, Title 33 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended (La. R.S. 33:9038.31, et seq.) (the "EDD Act") authorizes municipalities, parishes and certain other local governmental subdivisions to create economic development districts to carry out the purposes of the Act, which economic development districts are political subdivisions of the State of Louisiana and possess such power and authority and have such duties as provided by the EDD Act and other law; and
WHEREAS, La. R.S. 33:9038.39 permits economic development districts to levy sales taxes and hotel occupancy taxes for authorized purposes in addition to any other sales taxes and hotel occupancy then in existence or permitted to be in existence therein, and provided that in the event there are no qualified electors in the district in question, as certified by the Registrar of Voters, no election shall be required prior to the levy of such sales taxes; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the EDD Act and Ordinance No. 1733 of 2018 adopted on October 1, 2018, the City of Ruston, State of Louisiana (the "City"), acting through this Mayor and Board of Aldermen as its governing authority (the "Governing Authority"), created "Economic Development District No. 1 of the City of Ruston, State of Louisiana" (the "District"), in accordance with La. R.S. 33:9038.32; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the EDD Act, specifically La. R.S. 33:9038.39, and Ordinance No. 1740 of 2018 adopted on November 29, 2018, the Governing Authority adopted an ordinance levying a sales tax of one and seventy-five hundredths percent (1.75%) in the District (the "District Tax"), for the purposes stated in said Ordinance No. 1740, such District Tax being effective January 1, 2019, for a period of ten (10) years; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with the EDD Act, particularly La. R.S. 33:9038.32 and La. R.S. 33:9038.39, this Governing Authority now desires to give notice of its intention to hold a public hearing relative to (i) the expansion of the geographical boundaries of the District, (ii) the removal of certain parcels of land currently located within the geographical boundaries of the District and (iii) the extension of the levy and collection of the District Tax into the expanded boundaries of the District, which notice shall be published in the City's official journal two (2) times prior to the public hearing, the first publication to appear at least fourteen (14) days before the date of the public hearing;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Ruston, State of Louisiana, acting as the governing authority of the City and of the District, that:
§1. Notice of Intention. (a) In accordance with the EDD Act, and particularly La. R.S. 33:9038.32, this Governing Authority, in its capacity as governing authority of both the City and the District, does hereby give notice of its intention to (i) amend the geographical boundaries of the District as follows and (ii) to extend the levy and collection of the District Tax into the expanded boundaries of the District, as described in the Notice of Intent in Section 2 below.
§2. Notice of Intention. The City Clerk is authorized and directed to publish a notice of intention, in substantially the following form, which notice shall be published in the City's official journal two (2) times prior to the public hearing, the first publication to appear at least fourteen (14) days prior to the public hearing relative to the proposed amendment of the geographical boundaries of the District and the extension of the levy and collection of the District Tax into the expanded boundaries of the District:
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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
AMEND THE GEOGRAPHICAL BOUNDARIES
AND EXTEND THE LEVY OF A SALES TAX IN
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NO. 1 OF
THE CITY OF RUSTON, STATE OF LOUISIANA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Ruston, State of Louisiana (the "Governing Authority), acting as the governing authority of the City of Ruston, State of Louisiana (the "City"), proposes to consider the adoption of an ordinance, pursuant to La. R.S. 33:9038.32 amending the geographical boundaries of Economic Development District No. 1 of the City of Ruston, State of Louisiana (the "District") to make the following changes:
New Parcels of Land to be ADDED TO the District:
Parcel No./
Parcel Owner Name Approx.
(Business Name) Parcel Address Number Acreage
Celebrity Centre of Ruston, 744 Celebrity Drive 13183000665 0.10
LLC (Tacos the Guero) Ruston, LA 71270 107087
Russell, Huey Donald & 805 Larson Street 26183000118 0.17
(Father & Son BBQ) Ruston, LA 71270 106952
Bonner, James L Jr. 602 S Farmerville Street 25183091401 0.38
(J. B.'s Catering) Ruston, LA 71270
City of Ruston 93 E Railroad Avenue 24183702315 0.79
(Yolo Nitro) Ruston, LA 71270
Nest of Ruston, LLC 103 Pelican Blvd 14183450020 0.10
(Railway Coffee) Ruston, LA 71270 105962
North 4 LLC 130 W Park Avenue 24183971001 0.07
(Railway Coffee) Ruston, LA 71270 105962
Payal II, LLC 1105 N Trenton Street 14183535750/ 1.14
(Motel 6) Ruston, LA 71270 101031
KVP Lodgings, LLC 1300 N Trenton Street 13183000100/ 1.20
(Relax Inn) Ruston, LA 71270 100862
Highland Oaks of Ruston 975 Tech Drive 23183134001/ 0.97
(Appetizers) Ruston, LA 71270 103925
Existing Parcels of Land to be REMOVED FROM the District: Parcel No./
Parcel Owner Name Business Approx.
(Business Name) Parcel Address Number Acreage
Rosemary's Kitchen, LLC 400 S Bonner Street 25183909015/ 0.56
(Rosemary's Kitchen) Ruston, LA 71270 104563

Railway Coffee LLC 202 W Mississippi Avenue 23183963001 0.03
(Railway Coffee) Ruston, LA 71270 105962
NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that upon the aforesaid amendment of boundaries, the Governing Authority, acting as the governing authority of the District, further proposes to extend the levy of the District's existing sales tax of 1.75%, originally levied pursuant to Ordinance No. 1740 of 2018, effective January 1, 2019 for a period of ten (10) years from such date, based on a certification from the Lincoln Parish Registrar of Voters that no qualified electors reside in the aforesaid area being added to the District.
NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the Governing Authority, acting as the governing authority of both the City and the District, will meet in open and public session on Monday, ________, 2019, at five -thirty o'clock (5:30) p.m., at the Council Chambers/Courtroom, City Hall, 401 North Trenton, Ruston, Louisiana, to hear any objections to the proposed amendment to the boundaries of the District and extension of the District Tax into the expanded boundaries as described above.
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A detailed map of the District, showing the proposed amendments of the boundaries, may also be accessed on the City's Website, www.ruston.org, from the Economic Development Link on the home page and then the "Economic Development District" link on the Economic Development page. Alternatively, the map of the District may be accessed directly at the following URL:
http://www.ruston.org/downloads/ruston_economic_development_district_1_0...
§3. Public Hearing. At the date, time and place mentioned in the aforesaid Notice of Intention, or at such other time and place as may be determined by the Mayor and properly advertised, this Governing Authority will meet in open and public session, to hear any objections to amending the geographical boundaries of the District and extending the levy and collection of the District Tax into the expanded area of the District in the manner set forth hereinabove.
§4. Authorization of Officers. The Mayor, Mayor pro tem and the City Clerk are hereby authorized, empowered and directed to do any and all things necessary and incidental to carry out the provisions of this resolution.
Said Resolution having been read and considered by a quorum of the Board of Aldermen, on motion to adopt by Alderman Jedd Lewis, seconded by Alderwoman Carolyn Cage, a record vote was taken and the following result was had:
YEA: ALDERWOMAN CAROLYN CAGE
ALDERMAN JEDD LEWIS
ALDERWOMAN ANGELA MAYFIELD
ALDERMAN JIM PEARCE
ALDERMAN BRUCE SIEGMUND
NAY:NONE
ABSENT: NONE
WHEREUPON, the presiding officer declared the above Resolution duly adopted in full on this the 4th day of February, 2019.
ATTEST:
LAURA HARTT, CLERK RONNY WALKER, MAYORSTATE OF LOUISIANA
PARISH OF LINCOLN
I, the undersigned City Clerk of the City of Ruston, State of Louisiana (the "City"), do hereby certify that the foregoing _________ (__) pages constitute a true and correct copy of:
A RESOLUTION 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 EXISING SALES AND USE TAX INTO THE EXPANDED BOUNDARIES; AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.
IN FAITH WHEREOF, witness my official signature and the impress of the official seal of the City on this the ____ day of ________, 2019.
(SEAL) City Clerk
1td February 8, 2019

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