Your Community Newspaper - Larose, LA

Serving Raceland, Gheens, Lockport, Valentine, Larose, Cut Off, Galliano, Golden Meadow, Leeville, & Grand Isle



Share This Article:

Voters approve tax renewals in Lafourche, Terrebonne

Voters approve tax renewals in Lafourche, Terrebonne

Voters Saturday approved three property tax renewals in Lafourche Parish.

A mill is $1 in tax levied on every $1,000 of taxable property. In Louisiana, the first $75,000 of a home’s value is tax-exempt.

Here are the complete but unofficial results of Saturday’s elections:

LAFOURCHE

Fifth Ward Gravity Drainage District No. 5

The district proposed a 4.62-mill tax renewal to last 10 years. The tax will expire at the end of 2027.

It passed by 59 percent to 41 percent, or 158 votes to 110. Of 2,838 eligible voters, 9.4 percent cast ballots.

The district encompasses the area north of La. 308 from the Assumption Parish line to Lafourche Crossing.

The tax is expected to raise $261,600 per year. The owner of a $150,000 home will pay $34.65 to the district after the homestead exemption is deducted.

Money from the tax will go toward improving, maintaining and operating drainage works.

Parishwide Proposition

The parish proposed a 5.41-mill tax renewal to last 10 years. The tax will expire at the end of 2028.

It passed by 56 percent to 44 percent, or 2,681 votes to 2,102. Of 58,519 eligible voters, 8.2 percent cast ballots.

The tax is expected to raise about $5.8 million per year. The owner of a $150,000 home will pay $40.58 to the parish after the homestead exemption is deducted.

Money from the tax will go toward acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining, operating and supporting public facilities and works.

Here’s a breakdown of how the money will be spent:

  • Drainage works and facilities, 31 percent.
  • Public health, including senior citizen programs and services, 51 percent.
  • Libraries, 18 percent.

Road District No. 1

The district proposed a 5-mill tax renewal to last 10 years. The tax will expire at the end of 2028.

It passed by 57 percent to 43 percent, or 2,046 votes to 1,549. Of 46,641 eligible voters, 7.7 percent cast ballots.

The district encompasses all of Lafourche except the municipalities of Thibodaux, Lockport and Golden Meadow.

The tax is expected to raise about $4.8 million per year. The owner of a $150,000 home will pay $37.50 to the district after the homestead exemption is deducted.

Money from the tax will go toward constructing, improving and maintaining public roads and bridges within the district.