The Lafayette City Parish Council members voted Tuesday night to let voters decide next year whether or not they want to put two property taxes already on the books into a single tax that would be used to pay for animal control services.

The resolution for the proposed tax consolidation passed an a 5 to 4 decision.

The proposal would consolidate the 2.06 millage that funds the public health unit and the 1.50 millage for mosquito abatement into a fund that would then fund those projects along with animal control.

Each year animal control efforts cost taxpayers $1.3 million.  The money for animal control comes out of the general fund right now.  That's money that officials say could be used for other projects.