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Church Point residents to vote on hospital tax Saturday

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Posted at 10:20 AM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 11:45:52-04

During the Saturday, August 15, Municipal General Election, residents in Church Point will consider a special 10-year, 10 mill property tax to fund the Acadia-St. Landry Hospital.

The tax would replace the current 7.64 mill property tax.

The proposed site for the hospital is on LA Hwy 35 just south of the Church Point Wholesale facility.

Read the full proposition below:

Shall Acadia-St. Landry Hospital Service District of the Parishes of Acadia and St. Landry, State of Louisiana (the "District") levy and collect a special ad valorem tax of ten (10) mills on all the property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $375,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year) for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2020 and ending with the year 2029, for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, equipping, maintaining and/or operating new and existing hospital, health care and related facilities of the District and recruiting physicians and other health care professionals therefore, said tax to be in lieu of and replace an ad valorem tax authorized at an election held in said District on November 19, 2011 to be levied in the District through the year 2022 and currently being levied at a rate of 7.64 mills?

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