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St. Helena considers road-revenue plan

2 years ago January 24, 2013 Jan 24, 2013 Thursday, January 24 2013 Thursday, January 24, 2013 9:57:52 AM CST in News
Source: Associated Press

GREENSBURG- The St. Helena Parish Police Jury wants to rededicate two sources of tax revenue to road improvements, which all jurors agreed is an immediate necessity.

On a 4-2 vote, the jury decided this week to seek advice from bond attorneys about possibly rededicating a 5-mill ad valorem tax that supports a now-defunct Parish Health Unit and part of a 1-cent sales tax that funds the parish's solid waste disposal system.

The Advocate reports the proposal came as the jury voted to call an election May 4 to renew the existing health unit tax.

Police Jury President Major Coleman said the voters would ultimately have to decide if they wanted the taxes to be rededicated.

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