No injunction in parish road tax
NEW ROADS - A judge today did not grant a request by the town of New Roads to halt a tax increase from being enacted in Pointe Coupee Parish.
The town's mayor, Robert Myer, said they would appeal the decision.
At issue is a millage increase which would double the millage for property owners in New Roads. Myer said that violates the state constitution, which exempts towns of a certain size and with their own roads budget from such measures.
Since the parish also spent millions on roadwork in both municipalities, the police jury recently felt justified in requiring New Roads residents to pay the full rate.
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