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Wednesday, October 17, 2018



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School Board seat, tax renewals on Saturday’s ballot

School Board seat, tax renewals on Saturday’s ballot


Voters in the central part of the parish will decide who will serve on the District 8 School Board seat in Saturday’s election.

Chris Lagarde and Raymond Toups are the two candidates who qualified for the runoff for the seat in the March 24 election.

Toups has been serving in the interim since former board member Ronald Pere resigned last yeaar after he and his wife moved to an assisted-living facility outside the Raceland-area district. He had been on the board for 10 years.

Some voters in the northern part of the parish will decide on a 7.6-mill tax renewal for Fire Protection District #6 while voters in the Tenth Ward will decide on an 8-mill tax renewal for Fire Protection District #3.

The renewals will be for a period of ten years, beginning with the year 2019 and ending with the year 2028.

Monies collected will be used for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, maintaining and operating the District’s fire protection facilities and equipment.