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St. Helena forming plan to fix 'deplorable' roads

3 years 11 months 6 days ago June 20, 2013 Jun 20, 2013 Thursday, June 20 2013 June 20, 2013 6:22 AM in News

GREENSBURG - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury is putting into motion a plan to renovate some of the parish's dilapidated roads after residents approved tax rededications to generate funds for the repairs.

Police Jury President Major Coleman said jurors are looking to renovate just under 50 miles total, or about 8 miles in each of the parish's six districts, per year.

Coleman said the roadways come from a priority list written when the parish created a master plan of development about two years ago.

The discussion comes after voters in May approved a rededication of a 5-mill property tax that used to support a now-defunct parish health unit and one-half of 1 percent of a 1-cent sales tax that funds the parish's solid waste collection and disposal services.

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