Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:08 AM by AP
BAYOU CANE, La. (AP) - The Bayou Cane Fire Board has voted to keep a second tax proposal for property owners on the ballot, even though board members said they had considered withdrawing it.
The Courier reports two tax-related proposals will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. The first asks voters to renew an existing 10-year, 20-mill tax. The second, if approved, would give officials the option of levying up to 10 additional mills. Each mill costs taxpayers about $1 for every $1,000 worth of property.
Board Chairman Jeff Teuton, who has opposed a second tax since the board unsuccessfully sought it four years ago, said Monday night that members were making a mistake.
Teuton has said increasing the taxes places an unnecessary burden on Bayou Cane taxpayers.