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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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Upcoming millage renewal for Lafourche Parish Fire District #3 Saturday

Upcoming millage renewal for Lafourche Parish Fire District #3 Saturday

This Saturday, April 28, LPFD#3 will be on the ballot for voters to decide whether or not to renew the 8-mill property tax, which if passed, will be levied for 10 years.

This tax has been in existence since the establishment of LPFD#3 in 1959 and must be renewed every ten years at its fullest. If this tax is renewed it will take effect in 2019.

As the community had to tighten their belts because of the decline in our economy, so did we.

The funds we collect from our millage annually are the sole source of income for LPFD#3. This pays for firefighter’s equipment, apparatus, stations, fire prevention and much more.

Many of our constituents within our community have told us not to worry about our millage renewal passing, yet we have decided to be as proactive as possible in relation to this, in order to better educate our community about what we do. We love to educate our community about fire safety and prevention as well as the operations of their fire department, every chance we get.

We emphasize “their department” because if it were not for the support of our community we would not be where we are today.

If you or anyone you know has any questions about LPFD#3, please stop by any of our stations or our main office and we will be glad to speak with you.

In closing I, Fire Chief Kully Griffin, ask for your continued support of LPFD#3 so that we may continue to serve and protect you and your family.

Kully Griffin, Chief

Lafourche Parish Fire District #3