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Jeff Davis Parish Election Results

Posted at 10:55 PM, Mar 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-30 23:55:39-04

Voters in Jeff Davis Parish have voted in favor of extending a half-cent sales tax for 14 years and a 13-mill property tax that will fund bonds to be paid off within 20 years, starting in 2023.

Revenue generated from the taxes will go to constructing a school for pre-K through sixth grade.

In the event of the passage of School District No. 2 of Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana Bond Proposition, shall Sales Tax District No. 1 (Jennings) of the Parish School Board of the Parish of Jefferson Davis, State of Louisiana (the “District”), be authorized to continue to levy and collect a tax of one-half of one percent (1/2%) (the “Tax”), for a period of fourteen (14) years from January 1, 2027 (an estimated $1,430,000 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, with the proceeds of the Tax (after paying the expenses of collecting and administering the Tax), to be expended within School District No. 2 of Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana (“School District No. 2”), to pay a portion of the costs of constructing and improving public school buildings and facilities therein and acquiring land, equipment and furnishings therefor, and/or to pay any bonded indebtedness of the District or School District No. 2?

In the event of the passage of Sales Tax District No. 1 (Jennings) of the Parish School Board of the Parish of Jefferson Davis, State of Louisiana Sales Tax Proposition, shall School District No. 2 of Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana (the “District”), incur debt and issue bonds to the amount of not exceeding $29,500,000, in one or more series, to run not exceeding 20 years from date thereof, with interest at a rate not exceeding 8% per annum, for the purpose of acquiring and/or improving lands for building sites and playgrounds, including construction of necessary sidewalks and streets adjacent thereto; purchasing, erecting and/or improving school buildings and other school related facilities within and for the District and acquiring the necessary equipment and furnishings therefor, title to which shall be in the public; which bonds will be general obligations of the District payable from ad valorem taxes to be levied and collected in the manner provided by Article VI, Section 33 of the Louisiana State Constitution and supplemental statutory authority, with no increase in the estimated millage rate to be levied in the first year of issue above the 13 mills currently being levied to pay District Bonds?

Voters also approved to renew a mills tax that will go to improving, maintaining and operating gravity drainage works in the Bayou Nezpique Gravity Drainage District.

Shall Bayou Nezpique Gravity Drainage District, Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana (the “District”), be authorized to levy a special tax of twenty and ninety-eight hundredths (20.98) mills tax (the estimated amount reasonably expected to be collected from the levy of the tax for one entire year being $314,900) on all the property subject to taxation within the District, for a period of ten (10) years beginning with the year 2020 and ending with the year 2029, for the purpose of improving, maintaining and operating gravity drainage works for the District?