First Ward Drainage tax passes
An eight-mill, 10-year tax renewal proposition for the First Ward Gravity Drainage District was the only of four tax propositions on Saturday’s ballot to win voter approval.
The drainage district renewal was approved by a margin of 233 (87.26%) to 34 (12.73). According to the Acadia Parish Clerk of Court, only 2.85 percent of the eligible voters in 15 precincts cast ballots on May. 1.
Three tax propositions in Crowley were defeated Saturday.
A proposition to collect a five mill tax on all property was defeated by 237 (54.86%) to 195 (45.13%). The estimated amount the tax would have collected was $332,123.48 annually
A renewal proposition for a five mill tax for maintenance of public buildings and drainage was rejected 239 (55,97%) to 188 (44.02%). Revenues were estimated at $49,835.55.
A proposition to authorize the City of Crowley to levy and collect a three-fourths mill tax annually for a period of ten years to maintain cemeteries was rejected by voters, 232 (55.97%) to 193(45.41%). This tax was estimated at $49,835.55 each year.