Wednesday, November 20, 2013
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – On Saturday, November 16, 2013, St. John the Baptist Parish voters overwhelmingly (72%) approved a $30 million bond proposal to finance parish improvements, with no increase in taxes. The bond proposal divides the $30 million into five categories:
1. Drainage, Canals, Pumps and Levees
2. Water Systems
3. Roads and Bridges
4. Public Buildings
5. Parks and Recreation
“I want to extend my sincere thanks to our residents and business owners for their support of the bond issue and their vote of confidence in our efforts,” said Parish President Natalie Robottom. “These capital improvement projects are critical to our growth and recovery and will allow us to build back better and stronger from Hurricane Isaac.”
A large portion of the $30 million, approximately $13 million, will be used to acquire, construct and improve Parish drainage systems; $6 million is dedicated to constructing and improving public buildings; $5 million will go to upgrade the Parish water system; $3 million to Parks and Recreation; and another $3 million toward improvement of public roads, highways and bridges.
Residents are encouraged to visit the Parish website to stay abreast of new and ongoing projects throughout the parish.