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Oct 19, 2013 11:40 PM by Ian Auzenne

Jennings alderman race heads to runoff; tax propositions approved

Janet Jones and Anthony LeBlanc are headed to a November 16 run-off for the Jennings District D council seat. Jones picked up 42% of tonight's vote (82 votes), while LeBlanc picked up 41% (79 votes). The third candidate in the race, Wilton Journet, Sr., finished with 17% of the vote (33 votes).

Carolyn K. Simon defeats Rogeous "Randy" Lawdins the District A seat on the Jennings city council. Simon picked up 52% (127) of the vote to Lawdins' 48% (116).

Residents in Road District No. 10 of Wards One, Two and Three outside of Jennings and Lake Arthur approved a 10-year, 11.33-mill property tax. The measure passed with 67% of the vote. The tax will raise $565,470 annually and will be used to improve and maintain parish roads in the district.

Residents in Road District No. 12 of Wards 6, 7, and 8 outside of Welsh approved the continuance of a 10.94-mill property tax. The measure passed 70%-30%. The district will collect an estimated $481,600 to improve and maintain parish roads in the district.

Voters have approved a 10-year 10.49-mill property tax for Fire Protection District No. 1. The tax will allow the district to acquire, improve, maintain and operate fire protection facilities and equipment in the district. In addition, the tax will pay for the cost of obtaining water for fire protection. The tax will generate an estimated $33,422 a year.

Fire Protection District No. 3 received approval to levy a 10-year, 3.59-mill tax. The tax passed with 72% of the vote. The tax will generate an estimated $146,000 annually and will be used to construct, acquire, improve, maintain, and operate fire protection facilities and equipment in the district and pay the cost of obtaining water for fire protection.

Voters in Fire Protection District No. 4 approved a 5-mill property tax to fund the construction and improvement of fire protection facilities, the purchase of fire trucks, and the purchase of other fire equipment. The tax is expected to generate an estimated $76,280 annually for the next ten years.

Residents in Fire Protection District No. 5 said "yes" to a special 10-year, 10-mill property tax to acquire, build, improve, maintain, and operate fire protection facilities and equipment in the district. The measure passed with 76% of the vote. The tax is expected to generate $220,330 annually.

A special 8.8-mill property tax for the Broadmore Gravity Drainage District received overwhelming approval. Eighty percent of voters voted in favor of the measure, which is expected to raise an estimated $176,000 annually to improve, maintain, construct, and operate gravity drainage works in the district.

The Grand Marais Gravity Drainage District received the go-ahead to levy a 10-year, 6.7-mill property tax to improve, maintain, construct, and operate gravity drainage works in the district. The tax is expected to raise more than $140,000 annually.

Residents in Gravity Drainage District No. 9 approved a 9.21-mill property tax by a two-thirds margin--eight votes to four. The 10-year tax will raise nearly $108,000 to improve, build, maintain, and operate gravity drainage works in the district.

Gravity Sub-Drainage District A of Gravity Drainage District No1. Received the voters' blessings to levy a 11.39-mill property tax to fund the improvement, construction, maintenance, and operation of gravity drainage works in the district. The measure passed with 80% of the vote (24 votes to 6). The tax is expected to raise more than $96,000 annually for the next 10 years.

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