Voters in Reeves renew school tax

Voters in Reeves on Saturday renewed a 9.55-mill property tax for the school and a separate bond issue for the recreation district, while voters in Oberlin overwhelmingly approved the sale of the town’s natural gas system.

Voters in Allen Parish School Board District 3 approved the renewal of the property tax, to maintain and operate Reeves High School, by a vote of 74 to 63, with 54 percent in support.

The tax will raise $118,650 a year. The millage represents a 1.08-mill increase due to reappraisal over the 8.47 mills approved by voters in November 2007.

The Allen Parish Recreation District 6 proposal to borrow $1.25 million to improve recreational facilities in Reeves passed by a vote of 73 to 65, with 53 percent in favor.

The 15-year bond issue will be used to add lights to the softball field, lay a new track for high school teams, build a fitness center and tennis court, and upgrade sewer and water service.

The debt will be paid with ad valorem taxes.

Voters in Oberlin overwhelmingly approved a proposition to allow the town to sell its natural gas distribution utility system and grant a franchise to Centerpoint Energy Resources. The measure passed 160 to 7, with 96 percent in favor.

The sale will allow for system renovations and improvements.

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