Posted: Mar 18, 2013 8:21 AM by AP/CS
MONROE, La. (AP) - A 10-year, 0.75-mill property tax renewal will be one of the items on the Ouachita Parish ballot in the April 6 election.
The money generated from the parish-wide tax helps fund the Ouachita Parish Health Unit and the parish's animal control efforts, including the shelter.
Brad Cammack, Ouachita Parish Police Jury treasurer, tells The News-Star the tax is expected to bring in around $700,000 each year over the next 10 years.
Two-thirds of that, or $467,000, will go toward operating, maintaining and sustaining the health unit, while $233,000 will go toward rabies and animal control.
Police Jury President Shane Smiley said the millage is the same amount as the previous millage.