Laf. voters to decide on propositions

WHAT HE SAID…
December 11, 2014
Marcel Whipple
December 11, 2014

When Lafourche Parish residents go to the polls Saturday, there will be four or five propositions on the ballot depending on where voters live.

Here’s a look at the propositions.

• Prop. No. 1 Public Health Units – 0.82 Mills -10 Years



Proposition 1 asks parish-wide residents if they would like to continue the levying of a special tax of 82 hundredths of one mill on all taxable property in the parish for 10 years, beginning in 2016 and ending in 2025.

The estimated at this time $845,420 collected per year would go toward funding staff and taking care of the parish health unit buildings, according to parish administrator Archie Chaisson.

• Prop. No. 2 Recreation – 1.65 Mills -10 Years



Proposition 2 asks parish-wide residents if they would like to continue the levying of a special tax of one and 65 hundredths of one mill on all taxable property in the parish for 10 years, beginning in 2016 and ending in 2025.

The estimated at this time $1,701,150 collected per year would go toward funding parish-wide recreation activities and supplementing the recreation districts, according to Chaisson.

• Prop. No. 3 Public Buildings – 2.49 Mills -10 Years



Proposition 3 asks parish-wide residents if they would like to continue the levying of a special tax of two and 49 hundredths of one mill on all taxable property in the parish for 10 years, beginning in 2016 and ending in 2025.

The estimated at this time $2,567,190 collected per year would go toward taking care of parish buildings and providing salary for employees, according to Chaisson.

• Prop. No. 4 Drainage – 3.34 Mills -10 Years



Proposition 4 asks parish-wide residents if they would like to continue the levying of a special tax of three and 34 hundredths of one mill on all taxable property in the parish for 10 years, beginning in 2016 and ending in 2025.

The estimated at this time $3,443,540 collected per year would go toward funding Department of Public Works activities and salaries, according to Chaisson.

• Water District No. 1 – 3.57 Mills -10 Years



This proposition asks those living Water District No. 1 if they would like to continue the levying of a special tax of three and 57 hundreds on all taxable property in the district for 10 years, beginning in 2016 and ending in 2025.

The estimated at this time $2,900,000 collected per year would go toward paying maintenance and operating expenses of waterworks in the district.

“If these taxes are not renewed, it will cause us to cut in other areas from the general fund and royalties to cover these costs,” Chaisson said.



Lafourche Parish voters will have an opportunity to renew a recreation milage Saturday – money that will go to help support the efforts of youngsters like Brayten Martin (pictured), who is looking ahead intently while trying to steal the ball from Tyler Lee.

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