Parish voters chose to approve a measure to issue bonds aimed at financing major upgrades and improvements to St. Charles Parish Hospital.
Only 11.9% of registered voters in the parish (4,392 people) cast a ballot in yesterday’s election. 77% of them (3,402 people) approved the measure, with 23% of voters (990 people) in opposition.
The bonds will be paid by extending the current ad valorem tax at a reduced rate, which means this is not a new tax but rather a continuation of an existing one.
A passage of the proposal means a reduction in millage from current 3.16 Mills to 3.06 Mills.