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Nov 18, 2013 10:30 AM by AP

Terrebonne voters approve hotel tax

HOUMA, La. (AP) - A new 1 percent tax on hotel visits that will help pay for an La. Highway 311 sports complex was approved by Terrebonne voters in Saturday's election.

The Courier reports the tax passed by a vote of 67 percent to 33 percent.

The hotel tax will initially bring in $300,000 annually, which will first be put toward the construction of the $20 million Bayou Country Sports Park.

The project's construction will be spread over five to eight years.

The completed park will include baseball, softball and multipurpose fields along with 17 mid- and full-length soccer fields, an eight-court tennis complex, a dog park, a skate park and a man-made lake with a beach and sand volleyball court.

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