Propositions on November 18 ballot

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Voters in northwest Louisiana will decide on a number of tax propositions on the November 18th ballot.

CADDO PARISH

Sewerage District No. 2 Proposition
(Millage Renewal)

Shall the Caddo Sewerage District No. 2 of the Parish of Caddo, State of Louisiana (the “District”), continue to levy and collect 16.98 mills tax on all the property subject to taxation in said District (an estimated $96,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with year 2019 and ending with the year 2028, for the purpose of paying the maintenance and operating expenses of sewerage collection and disposal in the District?

CLAIBORNE PARISH

Fire Protection District No. 6 Proposition
(Millage)

Shall Claiborne Parish Fire Protection District No. 6 of the Parish of Claiborne, State of Louisiana (the “District”), levy a special tax of eleven and thirty-one hundredths (11.31) mills on all the property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $485,600 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2018 and ending with the year 2027, for the purpose of maintaining and operating the District’s fire protection facilities and equipment, for purchasing and acquiring fire trucks and other fire fighting equipment and facilities and for paying the cost of obtaining water for fire protection purposes, including charges for fire hydrant rentals and services?

DESOTO PARISH

Parishwide Ambulance Service District Proposition
(Millage Continuation)

Shall DeSoto Parish Ambulance Service District, State of Louisiana (the “District”), levy a seven (7) mills tax (the “Tax”) on all the property subject to taxation within the District for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2019 and ending with the year 2028 (an estimated $4,790,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for the purpose of paying the cost of providing ambulance service in the District, said millage to represent a one mill (1) increase over the 6 mills tax authorized to be levied through the year 2018 pursuant to an election held on November 4, 2008?

Parishwide Communications District Proposition
(Tax Renewal)

Shall the DeSoto Parish Communications District (the “District”) levy a one and two hundredths (1.02) mills tax on all the property subject to taxation in the District for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2019 and ending with the year 2028 (the “Tax”), (an estimated $704,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year) for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining and/or operating a 911 emergency telephone system (including the payment of necessary personnel)?

School District No. 1 Proposition
(Bond)

Shall School District No. 1 of the Parish of DeSoto, State of Louisiana (the “District”), incur debt and issue bonds to the amount of not exceeding $4,000,000, to run not exceeding 20 years from date thereof, with interest at a rate or rates not exceeding 7% per annum, for the purpose of acquiring and/or improving lands for building sites and playgrounds, including construction of necessary sidewalks and streets adjacent thereto; purchasing, erecting and/or improving school buildings and other school related facilities within and for the District and acquiring the necessary equipment and furnishings therefor, title to which shall be in the public; which bonds will be general obligations of the District and will be payable from ad valorem taxes to be levied and collected in the manner provided by Article VI, Section 33 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974 and statutory authority supplemental thereto, with an estimated 3 mills to be levied in the first year of issue to pay said bonds?


RED RIVER

Town of Coushatta Propositions
Proposition No. 1
(Tax Renewal)

Shall the Town of Coushatta, State of Louisiana (the “Town”), levy a one and five hundredths (1.05) mills tax on all the property subject to taxation in the Town for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2018 and ending with the year 2027 (an estimated $12,600 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the Tax for an entire year), for the purpose of paying the maintenance and operating expenses of the fire related equipment and fixtures of the Town, including the expense of providing water for fire protection?

Town of Coushatta Propositions
Proposition No. 2
(Tax Renewal)

Shall the Town of Coushatta, State of Louisiana (the “Town”), levy a three and fifteen hundredths (3.15) mills tax on all the property subject to taxation in the Town for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2018 and ending with the year 2027 (an estimated $37,800 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the Tax for an entire year), for the purpose of paying the maintenance and operating expenses of public buildings and other works of permanent public improvement used for recreation purposes in the Town?


Town of Coushatta Propositions
Proposition No. 3
(Tax Renewal)

Shall the Town of Coushatta, State of Louisiana (the “Town”), levy one and five hundredths (1.05) mills tax on all the property subject to taxation in the Town for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2018 and ending with the year 2027 (an estimated $12,600 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the Tax for an entire year), for the purpose of improving the streets in the Town, and for the maintenance thereof, title to which shall be in the public?

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