Last Modified: Friday, November 15, 2013 6:34 PM
Voters in Calcasieu, Jeff Davis and Vernon parishes head to the polls today to decide on a number of local issues, including property taxes for school, fire and waterworks improvements.
Voters in some parts of Jennings will also cast ballots in a runoff election for the District D council seat.
Polls will be open 7 a.m-8 p.m.
Voters should bring a driver’s license, a Louisiana special ID or some other generally recognized picture ID and their voter registration card.
Here is a list of ballot items in
• Sulphur voters will determine whether School District 30 can issue $8 million worth of 20-year bonds to fund improvement to the Sulphur High School athletic facilities. The bonds would be paid with a 1.87-mill property tax.
• Fire Protection District 1 of Ward 5 is asking voters to renew a 6-mill property tax for maintaining and improving facilities, equipment and training for firefighters. The 10-year tax is expected to generate about $170,000 annually.
• Voters in Waterworks District 7 of Wards 4 and 6 are being asked to renew a 6-mill, 10-year tax for maintaining and operating waterworks facilities. The tax is expected to garner about $316,000 annually.
• Voters in Jennings City Council District D will decide a runoff election between incumbent Councilman Anthony “Coach” Leblanc and Janet M. Jones.
• Voters in the Hornbeck school district will be asked to renew a 10-year property tax for maintaining and operating schools. The 13.83-mill, 10-year tax would be a 0.51-mill increase over a tax that passed in 2005. The tax is expected to generate about $41,000 annually.
• Voters in the Orange School District are being asked to renew a 13.24-mill, 10-year tax that is expected to raise about $91,000 annually. The money will be used for operating and maintaining schools in the district.
• Ward 1 voters will decide on renewal of a 13.03-mill, 10-year tax for operating and maintaining district schools. The tax generates about $788,000 annually.