Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:57 AM
Updated: Jan 24, 2013 11:15 AM
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.