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Election results for August 15 Municipal General Election

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Posted at 8:10 PM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-15 22:54:00-04

Polls are now closed for the August 15 Municipal General Election.

Results will be posted as they become available from the Louisiana Secretary of State. Scroll to the bottom of this page for the SOS website.

Multi-parish: Voters in Acadia and St. Landry Parishes voted YES (69%) to allow the Acadia-St. Landry Hospital Service District of the parishes to levy and collect a special ad valorem tax of 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 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.

In Acadia Parish, voters in the Village of Estherwood voted YES (100%) to allow the Village of Estherwood sell its natural gas distribution utility system and grant franchise to operate same to CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp., d/b/a CenterPoint Energy Entex and CenterPoint Energy Louisiana Gas, as per written proposal of date January 9, 2020 on file in the office of the Clerk of said Town.

Voters in the Fourth Ward Drainage District No. 1 voted YES (62%) to allow the parish to continue to levy and collect a tax of 6.32 mills on all property subject to taxation situated in said District (an estimated $51,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of 10 years, beginning with the year 2021 and ending with the year 2030, for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, maintaining and operating gravity drainage works within and for the said District.

In Evangeline Parish, voters in Ville Platte elected Horace Johnson (NOPTY) to be City Marshal. Johnson received 53% of the vote, while Doucet received 47%.

Voters in Iberia Parish voted YES (82%) to allow Fire Protection District No. 1 levy an 8.52 mills tax on all the property subject to taxation within the District (an estimated $3,500,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of 10 years, beginning with the year 2021 and ending with the year 2030, for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining and operating fire protection facilities and equipment, including the cost of obtaining water for fire protection purposes, and all purposes incidental thereto.

Voters in Jeff Davis Parish voted YES (68%) to allow the Law Enforcement District of the parish to continue to levy a tax of 5.95 mills on all property subject to taxation within the District (an estimated $1,400,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the Tax for an entire year) for a period of 10 years, beginning with the year 2021 and ending with the year 2030, for the purpose of providing additional funding for the District.

St. Landry Parish voters voted NO (52%) on a proposition that will allow Road District No. 2 of Ward 1 of the Parish levy a special tax of 10 mills on all property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $306,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year) for a period of 10 years, beginning with the year 2020 and ending with the year 2029, for the purpose of constructing, improving, maintaining and operating public roads and bridges within the District, including the purchase of equipment therefor, and shall the proceeds from the levy of this tax be used to pay for the cost of holding the special election.

Voters voted YES (82%) to allow Gravity Drainage District No. 1 of Ward 2 to continue to levy a special tax of 8.50 mills on all the property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $312,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of 10 years, beginning with the year 2021 and ending with the year 2030, for the purpose of improving, constructing, maintaining and/or operating gravity drainage works within and for said District.

Voters said YES (80%) to a proposition that will allow South St. Landry Community Library District, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana (the "District"), to continue to levy a special tax of 5.75 mills on all property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $295,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of 10 years, beginning with the year 2022 and ending with the year 2031, for the purpose of improving, maintaining and operating the South St. Landry Community Library and acquiring the necessary equipment therefor.

Voters voted YES (94%) to allow Fire Protection District No. 7 of the Parish to continue to levy a special tax of 10 mills (the "Tax") on all property subject to taxation within the District (an estimated $92,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for an additional 10 years, ending with the year 2031, and allows the District to be further authorized to rededicate the use of proceeds of the Tax, heretofore or hereafter received, solely for the purposes of acquiring, constructing, maintaining and/or operating facilities and equipment for providing fire protection and emergency medical services in and for the District, including the costs of obtaining water for fire protection purposes.

Voters in St. Martin Parish voted YES (68%) to let Sub-Road District No. 1 of Road District No. 1 continue to levy a 6.46 mills tax on all the property subject to taxation within the District (an estimated $160,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of 10 years, beginning with the year 2020 and ending with the year 2029, for the purpose of improving and maintaining Parish roads in said District.

In St. Mary Parish, voters voted YES (69%) to allow the parish to continue to levy a special tax of 5.72 mills on all of the property subject to taxation within said Parish, excluding the City of Morgan City, La. (an estimated $2,718,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the Tax for an entire year), for a period of 10 years, beginning with the year 2021 and ending with the year 2030, for the purpose of the support, maintenance, operation and improvement of the St. Mary Parish Library and its branches.

Voters voted YES (70%) to allow St. Mary Parish Water and Sewer Commission No. 1 to continue to levy a tax of 9.99 mills on all property subject to taxation within the jurisdiction and boundaries of the Commission (an estimated $825,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of 10 years, beginning with the year 2021 and ending with the year 2030, for the purpose of constructing and acquiring improvements and extensions to the waterworks systems and sewerage systems and related facilities of the Commission and operating and maintaining said systems, a work of public improvement for the Commission, said millage to represent a .01 mill increase (due to reappraisal) over the 9.98 mills tax authorized to be levied through the year 2020 pursuant to an election held on May 1, 2010.

Voters in Morgan City voted YES (82%) to allow the city to continue to levy a 2 mills tax on all the property subject to taxation in the City (an estimated $786,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of 10 years, beginning with the year 2020 and ending with the year 2029, for the purpose of improving, maintaining and operating the City auditorium, including the purchase of equipment and furnishings therefor, title to which shall be in public.

Berwick voters voted YES (80%) to allow the town to continue to levy and collect a special tax of 6 mills on all property subject to taxation in the Town (an estimated $180,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of 20 years, beginning with the year 2022 and ending with the year 2041, for the purpose of acquiring and maintaining recreation improvements, programs and facilities; acquiring and maintaining streets, roads, highways, alleys, servitudes and rights of ways; constructing, acquiring, extending, improving and maintaining any public works or capital improvements, including but not limited to, recreational facilities, public safety and police facilities, fire protection facilities, town hall facilities, sewerage collection and disposal facilities, waterworks, water and flood control extensions and improvements, public health facilities, streets, roads, sidewalks and bridges, and cemetery facilities in the Town.

In Vermilion Parish, voters voted YES (89%) to allow Hospital Service District No. 1 to continue to levy and collect and adopt an ordinance providing for such levy and collection, a tax of 1% (the "Tax") (an estimated $1,326,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year) upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption, and the storage for use or consumption, of tangible personal property and on sales of services in the District, all as defined by law, for a period of 10 years from April 1, 2021, with the proceeds of the Tax (after paying the reasonable and necessary expenses of collecting and administering the Tax), to be dedicated and used for the purpose of paying costs associated with operating, maintaining and improving those facilities of the Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital related to providing emergency medical services.

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