Ruston’s Board of Aldermen will decide Monday whether it wants to try to acquire the Federal Building for use as an arts center.
A resolution that would begin the process of obtaining the historic downtown structure is among items aldermen will discuss during their 5:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall. The meeting is open to the public.
Aldermen will also consider:
• Creating a downtown cultural district;
• Authorizing of engineering work to turn the abandoned Rock Island railroad bed into a pedestrian-bike trail;
As the Ruston City Council prepares for a vote regarding Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants in the city limits, Ruston residents have also been weighing in on the idea.
The amendments to Ruston’s alcohol ordinance were introduced at the November council meeting, and if the aldermen pass the ordinance Monday, the Sunday sale of alcohol with meals would be legal from the hours of noon to midnight.
The amendments would also allow for the restaurants to remain open until 2 a.m. on New Year’s, but not the rest of the year.
Although Ruston Main Street’s Winter Fest 2012 is already under way, there are still a few activities left during this holiday season.
“There are a number of activities happening in Downtown Ruston during the month of December,” said Kristi Lumpkin, City of Ruston economic development administrator. “This is a great time to bring the kids to meet Santa, see a Christmas play or movie, hear local school choirs perform Christmas songs or catch throws from the parade.”