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October Primary Set For The 19th – Early Voting Continues This Week

Early voting for the October 19th primary for the 5th Congressional district along with a whole host of municipal issues continues now through Saturday, October 12th at your local Registrar of Voter’s Office.  So what will you be voting for?  The following is a list of what you find on your local ballot:

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?

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?

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?

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?

St. Landry Parish

5th Congressional District

Eliot S. Barron 08/21/2013 Green
5721 Magazine St., Ste. 217, New Orleans LA 70115
504-866-1676 Male
“Tom” Gibbs 08/21/2013 Other
P.O. Box 304, Fairbanks LA 71240 White
318-267-7026 Male
Henry Herford Jr. 08/20/2013 Libertarian
2604 Hwy. 17, Delhi LA 71232 White
318-488-0857 Male
Clyde C. Holloway 08/21/2013 Republican
P O. Box 340, Forest Hill LA 71430 White
318-308-1361 Male
Marcus Hunter 08/19/2013 Democrat
900 Saint John St. , Monroe LA 71202 Black
318-791-0490 Male
Robert Johnson 08/19/2013 Democrat
P. O. Box 468, Marksville LA 71351 White
318-253-0935 Male
James “Jamie” Mayo 08/20/2013 Democrat
318 King Oaks Dr., Monroe LA 71202 Black
318-325-7387 Male
Vance M. McAllister 08/21/2013 Republican
2460 Hwy. 594, Monroe LA 71203 White
318-343-3452 Male
“Jay” Morris 08/21/2013 Republican
P.O. Box 4986, Monroe LA 71211 White
318-330-9020 Male
Neil Riser 08/19/2013 Republican
P. O. Box 344, Columbia LA 71418 White
318-450-0922 Male
Weldon Russell 08/21/2013 Democrat
P. O. Box 548, Amite LA 70422 White
985-969-2208 Male
Phillip “Blake” Weatherly 08/20/2013 Republican
411 Hodge Watson Rd., Calhoun LA 71225 White
318-599-9316 Male
Peter Williams 08/21/2013 Other
15864 LA Hwy. 970 South, Lettsworth LA 70753 Black
318-359-5333 Male
S. B. A. Zaitoon 08/21/2013 Libertarian
P.O. Box 23, Baton Rouge LA 70821 White
800-364-7257 Male

School Board District 3

Milton “Coach” Ambres (DEM)

Faltery A. Jolivette (Other)

School Board District 6

Donnie Perron (DEM)

Bambi Polotzola (DEM)

Alderman District E, Town of Krotz Springs

Keith Ardoin (DEM)

John Craig Burghdoff (No party)

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?

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?

Jeanerette Mayor

April F. Foulcard (DEM)

Kenneth J. Kern (REP)

City of Jeanerette – Alderman at Large

Leo Lee (DEM)

Christia “Tia” Simmons ( No Party )

City of Jeanerette, Ward 3, Alderman

G. “Butch” Bourgeois (REP)

Willie “Poochie” Ward (DEM)

St. Mary Parish

Town of Baldwin – Alderman

Herbert Bell (DEM)

Mike J. Caesar, Sr. (DEM)

Clarence Colbert, Sr. (DEM)

Margaret C. “Faye” Coleman (DEM)

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?

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?

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?

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?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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