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Ascension: Officials to detail proposed property tax during Tuesday night public forum

3 years 11 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, March 03 2020 Mar 3, 2020 March 03, 2020 6:12 AM March 03, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

ASCENSION PARISH - Officials are hoping to increase the amount of money available for school improvement/construction projects in Ascension Parish. 

The funds would come from a proposed property tax that voters will have the option of supporting this Spring. 

If voters okay the proposal, the existing property tax of 15.8 mill would see a twenty year extension, which would eventually provide the Ascension Parish School System with over $100 million. 

This money would support the construction of the New Prairieville High School as well as a makeover for East Ascension, and the installation of artificial turf for all four schools in the parish. 

Residents will have a chance to hear a detailed account of the school system's past construction projects on Tuesday (March 3) night at 6:30 p.m., as officials offer a thorough explanation of the proposed property tax and its ramifications.

Early voting for the Spring election begins April 25 and continues until May 2. 


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