Council approves four millage renewals for the ballot

St. Charles Parish voters will see four propositions to renew special property taxes on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

At Monday’s council meeting, the council approved putting them on the ballot, which includes the fire protection tax renewal that was earlier delayed to allow time for further review.

Councilwoman Julia Fisher-Perrier said she was pleased to see the propositions in the general election to save on costs.

The resolution calls for the election to authorize the renewal of special taxes for roads, health care, programs for the elderly and fire protection. All four propositions are proposed for 10-year tax renewals beginning in the year 2020 and ending 2029.

The parish road tax renewal calls for 5.90 mills projected to raise an estimated $7.48 million a year. The money would again cover acquiring, construction and maintaining public roads and bridges, and acquiring necessary equipment.

The health unit tax renewal would be .61 mills that would raise an estimated $774,000 a year, also for supporting public health unit facilities.

The Programs for the Elderly Tax renewal would be 0.8 mills and projected to raise $1.01 million a year.

The parish fire protection tax renewal would be 1.58 mills, which is expected to raise $2 million a year.

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