New Breaux Bridge tax district still paying off

By Ken Grissom

t_news@bellsouth.net

BREAUX BRIDGE – Sales tax receipts collected in March for February fell below the $200,000 mark for the first time in two months, but it was close and it was still more than $55,000 over the collections fro the same period last year.

Mayor Jack Dale Delhomme reported last week that this February’s receipts totaled $198,363.16.

The strong showing can be partially explained by a new taxing district for the I-10 corridor which tacks an extra penny onto sales at the Walmart Super Center and other busy retail operations along Latiolais Road.

Last November, Breaux Bridge became the first municipality in the state to set up the district authorized by the Legislature that allows for a sale tax leveed in a business or commercial district to be spent on economic development and infrastructure improvements that benefit the entire community.

December’s collections in January topped $200,000 for the first time in the city’s history, and again in February, collections for January were $203,947.

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