Oct 19, 2013 10:38 PM by Ian Auzenne
Three separate taxes were approved Saturday by Acadia parish voters.
The first, a special 10-year, five-mill property tax for the city of Rayne, was passed overwhelmingly--83% (319) to 17% (64). That tax will raise $149,000 annually and will fund recreation centers and playgrounds in the city.
The other two taxes were approved by residents in the unincorporated area of the parish.
Voters in the Bayou Plaquemine and Wikoff Drainage District said "yes" to a 10-year, 5.12-mill property tax by 82%-18% margin (157-34). That tax will generate nearly $100,000 per year and will be used to improve, maintain, and operate gravity drainage works in the district.
Residents in the Second Ward Gravity Drainage District voted in favor of a 10-year, 8.89-mill property tax. That tax will raise $82,800 annually to improve, maintain, and operate gravity drainage works in the district.