Acadia Parish Residents To Vote On Recreational, Drainage Project Taxes
LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) — Acadia Parish voters will decide tomorrow whether to continue paying property taxes that fund recreational facilities and drainage projects.
For Rayne residents, an item on the ballot proposes continuing a 5 mill property tax to fund construction, maintenance and operation for playgrounds and recreational centers. It's estimated to bring in $149,900 annually for 10 years.
Two drainage taxes are also on the ballot for unincorporated residents. One is a 10-year, 5.12 mill property tax to fund drainage projects in the Bayou Plaquemine and Wikoff drainage districts. It's estimated to bring in $99,840 annually.
The second 10-year, 8.89 mill property tax is to bring in an estimated $82,800 for drainage projects in north Acadia Parish.
Polls in those three voting areas will open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Saturday.