Jeff Davis

Nov 16, 2013 9:32 PM by Ian Auzenne

Council races decided; propositions approved

Two Acadiana council seats have been filled, and three local propositions have been approved following Saturday's general election.

Anthony "Coach" LeBlanc has won the District D council seat in Jennings. LeBlanc defeated Janet Jones 53% to 47% (122 votes to 107).

Margaret "Faye" Coleman has claimed a vacant seat on the Baldwin Board of Alderman. She defeated Mike Caesar, Sr., by nine votes--268 (51%) to 259 (49%).

Residents living in St. Mary Parish Water and Sewer Commission District No. 4 have agreed to allow the district to sell up to $3 million in bonds to construct a new waterworks plant and system and new sewage treatment and disposal facilities. The final vote tally is 157-48 (77%-23%)

Residents of the Bayou Mallet and Plaquemine Gravity Drainage District No. 10 in St. Landry Parish overwhelmingly approved two propositions to fund drainage improvements. The first proposition asks voters to allow the district to sell $580,000 to help fund drainage improvements. The second proposition asks voters to approve a ten-year, 12.19-mill property tax to fund drainage improvement projects. According to the proposition, that tax would raise an estimated $162,600 annually. Both were passed with 87% of the vote.

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