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Calcasieu Parish Election Results

Posted at 10:26 PM, May 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-04 23:44:50-04

Voters in Calcasieu Parish voted in favor of a 42-million-dollar bond over the span of 20 years that will go toward improving public schools.

Shall School District No. 23 of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (“District”), incur debt and issue bonds in an amount not exceeding Forty-Two Million ($42,000,000) Dollars, in one or more series, for a period not exceeding twenty (20) years from date thereof, with interest at a rate or rates not exceeding eight (8%) percent per annum, for the purpose of acquiring and/or improving lands for buildings and playgrounds, purchasing, erecting, enlarging and/or improving school buildings and other related facilities and necessary equipment and furnishings therefor, title to which shall be in the public, which bonds shall be general obligations of the District and will be retired with, paid from and secured by ad valorem taxes estimated to be 5.86 mills for the first year, on all taxable property within the District sufficient in rate and amount to pay said bonds in principal and interest, as provided by Article VI, Section 33 of the 1974 Louisiana Constitution, as amended, and statutory authority supplemental thereto?

They also voted to for renewing a mills and mill tax that will go toward Ward Four Fire Protection District No.Two and Ward One Fire Protection District Number One.

Shall Ward Four Fire Protection District No. Two of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, be authorized to renew, levy and collect a six and one-half (6.5) mills on the dollar of assessed valuation on all property subject to taxation in said District for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the tax collection for the year 2020 and ending with the year 2029, with collections from the renewed levy estimated to be $1,188,964.00 for one entire year, for the purpose of maintaining, operating and developing fire protection facilities, for purchasing fire trucks and other fire fighting equipment, and for the purpose of paying the cost of acquiring, improving and constructing fire protection facilities constituting works of public improvement within the territorial limits of the District?

Shall the Board of Commissioners of Ward One Fire Protection District Number One of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, acting as governing authority of said District, be authorized to renew, levy and collect a six and forty-three one-hundredths (6.43) mill tax on all property subject to taxation in said District for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2020 and ending with the year 2029, with collections from the renewed levy estimated to be $629,485.00 for one entire year, for the purpose of maintaining and operating fire protection facilities, paying firefighters, purchasing fire trucks and other fire fighting equipment, paying the cost of obtaining water for fire protection purposes including charges for fire hydrant rentals and service, and purchasing, improving or constructing fire protection facilities of Ward One Fire Protection District Number One?