Ambulance Tax Renewal On Saturday Ballot
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — The Central Lafourche Ambulance Service District is asking voters Saturday to renew its tax for ambulance service.
The district's 8-mill tax would be renewed for 10 years beginning in 2014. The tax is projected to bring in a little less than $1.1 million annually and is used to pay Acadian Ambulance Service. A mill is $1 in tax levied on every $1,000 of taxable property.
Acadian's agreement with the district provides two 24-hour ambulances based in central Lafourche. One is based at Ochsner St Anne General Hospital in Mathews, the other just south of Lockport.
Robert Barker, the district's board chairman, says the district runs from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway north to Lafourche Crossing.