Oct 22, 2013 8:52 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)
For the first time in parish history, President Bill Fontenot says there will be enough money to overlay all of St. Landry Parish's roads after voters approved a 2 percent sales tax Saturday.
Calling the vote historic, Fontenot said the parish will have to determine which roads will receive the improvements first.
Fontenot estimated the tax will generate about $7.8 million annually over a 15-year period.
The next step, Fontenot said, is calling a special Parish Council meeting to begin the process of applying for $70 million in bonds.
St. Landry has about 800 miles of parish roads and all of them will receive maintenance and upgrades in some way from the sales tax revenue.