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October 19th Primary Results

Voting for the October 19th primary for the 5th Congressional district along with a whole host of municipal issues was held today, October 12th. Issues and results of the race are as follows:

5th Congressional District- There will be a run off election between

Neil Riser ( 31.97%) and Vance McCalliter (17.79%)

The run-off election will be November 16th.

Lafayette Parish- Only one item on the ballot.

Shall the City of Youngsville, State of Louisiana (the “City”), under the provisions of Act No. 246 of the 2013 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature (the “Act”), and other constitutional and statutory authority, be authorized to levy and collect a tax of four percent (4%) (the “Tax”), in perpetuity, beginning January 1, 2014, upon the paid occupancy of hotel rooms within the City (the Tax to be in addition to any other taxes thereon) (no amount reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the Tax for an entire year), with the proceeds of the Tax (after paying reasonable and necessary costs and expenses of collecting and administering the Tax) to be used to fund the construction, maintenance and operation of a multipurpose community center, economic development and tourism within the City, the term “hotel” having the meaning set forth in the Act?  For 78.78%   Against  21.22%

Acadia Parish -  3 propositions

City of Rayne Tax proposition renewal

Shall the City of Rayne, State of Louisiana (the “City”), be authorized to continue to levy a special tax of five (5) mills tax on all the property subject to taxation within the City (an estimated $149,900 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 2014 and ending with the year 2023, for the purpose of constructing, maintaining and operating playgrounds and recreation centers for the City?

For 83.29%  Against 16.71%

Bayou Plaquemine and Wikoff Drainage District Proposition (Tax Renewal)

Shall Bayou Plaquemine and Wikoff Drainage District of the Parish of Acadia, State of Louisiana (the “District”), be authorized to continue to levy a tax of five and twelve hundredths (5.12) mills on all of the property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $99,840 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 2014 and ending with the year 2023, for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining and operating gravity drainage works within the District?

For  82.20%   Against 17.80%

Second Ward Gravity Drainage District No. 2 Proposition (Tax Renewal)

Shall Second Ward Gravity Drainage District No. 2 of Acadia Parish, State of Louisiana (the “District”), be authorized to continue to levy a tax of eight and eighty-nine hundredths (8.89) mills on all of the property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $82,800 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 2014 and ending with the year 2023, for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining and operating gravity drainage works within and for the District?

For 82.00% Against  18.00%

St. Landry Parish

School Board District 3

Milton “Coach” Ambres (DEM)  51.44%

Faltery A. Jolivette (Other)  48.56%

School Board District 6

Donnie Perron (DEM)  62.89%

Bambi Polotzola (DEM)  37.11%

Alderman District E, Town of Krotz Springs

Keith Ardoin (DEM)  56.39%

John Craig Burghdoff (No party)  43.61%

Iberia Parish

City of New Iberia Proposition (Millage)

Shall the City of New Iberia, State of Louisiana (the “City”), levy a four (4) mills tax (the “Tax”) on all the property subject to taxation in the City (an estimated $770,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the Tax for an entire year), for a period of twenty (20) years, beginning with the year 2013 and ending with the year 2032, for the purpose of paying debt service obligations of the City?

For 65.27%    Against  34.73 %

 

Parishwide Proposition, (School Facilities, Technology & Security Initiatives)

Shall Parishwide School District of the Parish of Iberia, State of Louisiana (the “District”), incur debt and issue bonds not exceeding $50,000,000, in one or more series, to run not exceeding 20 years from the 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, and specifically for those facilities, technology and security initiatives set forth in the “Capital Improvement Plan” approved by the School Board on June 18, 2013, 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 Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, with no estimated increase in the millage rate to be levied in the first year of issue above the 21.90 mills currently being levied to pay General Obligation Bonds of the District?

For 73.57%    Against  26.43%

 

Jeanerette Mayor

April F. Foulcard (DEM)   64.23%

Kenneth J. Kern (REP)  35.77%

City of Jeanerette – Alderman at Large

Leo Lee (DEM)   48.82%

Christia “Tia” Simmons ( No Party )  51.18%

City of Jeanerette, Ward 3, Alderman

G. “Butch” Bourgeois (REP)   70.42%

Willie “Poochie” Ward (DEM)  29.58%

St. Mary Parish

Town of Baldwin – Alderman

Herbert Bell (DEM)  6.52%

Mike J. Caesar, Sr. (DEM)  44.35%

Clarence Colbert, Sr. (DEM)   5.65%

Margaret C. “Faye” Coleman (DEM)  43.48%

Fifth Ward Special School District No. 1 Proposition, (Bonds)

Shall Fifth Ward Special School District No. 1 of the Parish of St. Mary, Louisiana (the “District”), incur debt and issue bonds not exceeding Twenty-One Million Dollars ($21,000,000), in one or more series, to run not exceeding twenty (20) years from date thereof, with interest at a rate not exceeding seven per centum (7%) 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 and will be payable from ad valorem taxes to be levied and collected in the manner provided by Article VI, Section 33 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974 and statutory authority supplemental thereto, with an estimated 15 mills to be levied in the first year of issue to pay said Bonds?   For 73.03%   Against  26.97%

Wax Lake East Drainage District Proposition, (Tax Renewal)

Shall Wax Lake East Drainage District of the Parish of St. Mary, Louisiana (the “District”), levy a three and two-tenths (3.2) mills tax on all the property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $365,000 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 2015 and ending with the year 2024, for the purpose of maintaining, operating and improving the drainage facilities in the District?

For 76.59%    Against  23.41%

 

Gravity Sub-Drainage District No. 1 of the Gravity Drainage District No. 2 Proposition, (Tax Renewal)

Shall Gravity Sub-Drainage District No. 1 of the Gravity Drainage District No. 2 of the Parish of St. Mary, Louisiana (the “District”), levy a nine and ninety-five hundredths (9.95) mills tax on all the property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $455,999 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 2015 and ending with the year 2024, for the purpose of maintaining, operating and improving the drainage facilities in the District?

For 65.85%   Against  34.15%

 

Recreation District No. 1 Proposition, (Millage Renewal)

Shall Recreation District No. 1 of the Parish of St. Mary, State of Louisiana (the “District”), continue to levy a tax of three (3) mills on all the property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $387,400 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 2014 and ending with the year 2023, for the purpose of maintaining, operating and improving recreational facilities in the District?

For  78.26%   Against  21.74%

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