WELSH, La. (AP) — Voters in Welsh will consider a proposal for a half-cent sales tax dedicated to funding of maintenance, operations and improvements of the town's recreational facilities.

The Board of Aldermen voted Dec. 3 to put the proposal for the 10-year tax on the April 5 ballot.

The board considered several proposals to raise town revenue but called for the recreation tax after residents voiced support for that option.

The tax would generate about $200,000 annually for the parks and recreation department, which now has an annual budget of $153,000.