St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

St. John voters approve Parish Council and School Board measures

St. John voters approve Parish Council and School Board measures

 

St. John the Baptist Parish voters approved all measures on the ballot put forth by the Parish Council and the public school system.

Parish Council propositions

NO. 1: for St. John ARC
Voters renewed a 1-mill property tax for 10 years that's dedicated to maintenance and operational expenses of the St. John ARC for disabled residents. The tax is expected to generate around $360,000 per year.

48 of 48 precincts Votes Pct.  - Yes 2,303 86, No 361 14

NO. 2: for senior citizens 
Voters renewed a 1-mill property tax for 10 years that's dedicated to the maintenance and operational expenses for St. John's senior citizens center and programs for senior citizens operated by the Council on Aging. The tax is expected to generate around $360,000 per year.

48 of 48 precincts Votes Pct. - Yes 2,296 86 - No 369 14

NO. 3: for animal control
Voters approved of a plan to dedicate .75 of an existing road and lighting district millage to be used to help maintain and improve animal control services and the animal shelter. The tax is expected to generate $275,000 per year. Animal control is now financed through public works, user fees and mosquito control.

48 of 48 precincts Votes Pct. - Yes 2,046 77 - No 599 23

NO. 4: for recreation
Voters approved a plan to dedicate 2.25 mills in property tax, coming from a combination of the road lighting district tax and debt service, and put it toward recreation. The Recreation Department is Now funded by video poker revenue and transfers from other departments. The rededicated tax is expected to generate around $830,000 a year to be used to maintain, operate and improve recreational facilities.

48 of 48 precincts Votes Pct. - Yes 1,934 74 - No 684 26

Road lighting
Voters approved the reduction of the current 4.83-mill property tax to 3.83 mills for 10 years. The 1 mill reduction is dedicated to recreation and animal control. The remaining tax is expected to generate $1.4 million per year for providing, maintaining and operating electric lights in public places and on streets.

48 of 48 precincts Votes Pct. - Yes 2,035 77 - No 602 23

School Board
$11.6 million bond issue
Voters approved an $11.6 million bond issue that would be used to pay for several repairs and renovations to the district's school and office buildings. District officials also plan to buy 10 buses. The bonds would be repaid over 20 years using an existing 2-mill property tax.

48 of 48 precincts Votes Pct. - Yes 1,935 74 - No 679 26


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