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New Roads disputes jury's road tax move

3 years 4 months 1 week ago May 22, 2013 May 22, 2013 Wednesday, May 22 2013 May 22, 2013 9:15 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ROADS - The City Council has approved a resolution asking the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury to overturn a resolution it recently adopted seeking to raise the amount of taxes residents pay for street and road improvements.

The council's action came at the request of Mayor Robert Myer, who called the police jury's resolution hiking the parish road tax in the city, "unconstitutional."

The police jury voted April 23 to levy a 3.42-mill tax on people living in the city of New Roads and town of Livonia.

Myer says New Roads has its own street-paving program, and plans to spend more than $2 million on road projects this year.

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