Posted: May 6, 2013 7:53 AM by AP
Updated: May 6, 2013 7:55 AM
South Lafourche voters have approved a tax that will help pay for a new medical clinic in Cut Off.
The .2-mill tax increase for the Lady of the Sea Hospital, passed by a vote of 721, or 54 percent, to 609, or 45 percent on Saturday.
The Courier reports the tax money will be used to repay a $3 million loan that will be taken out to build a new clinic at Our Lady of the Sea's main campus in Cut Off.
The hospital currently levies 4.14 mills in south Lafourche for operations and maintenance, which costs the owner of a $150,000 house about $15 a year. The new tax will cost that same homeowner about $1.50 more a year.