Dec 10, 2013 3:39 PM by Ian Auzenne
Acadia Parish residents may see three tax and fee proposals on their ballots in 2014.
Two taxes are up for renewal next year. The first, a 10-year, 4.25 mill tax supports the parish library system. The other, a 10-year, 1.5 mill property tax, helps fund programs for the parish's elderly.
Latiolais says if the police jury approves these propositions, they would likely appear on the May 3 ballot.
The third proposal would create a parcel fee for residents of the Acadia Parish Fire Protection District #1. According to police jury secretary-treasurer Richard Latiolais, land owners with a livable unit on their land would be charged $50 per parcel.
This fee, Latiolais says, would raise approximately $46,000 annually for services in the district. This fee would be in addition to the current three- and 4.83-mill property taxes, which currently raise $50,000 annually.
Latiolais says this proposal, if approved, will go on the April ballot.
The police jury will vote to approve these ballot items in January.