Saturday at 6:00 pm will be the close of the early voting cycle. The election is Saturday November 18th.
On the ballot is the runoff for State Treasurer and several local tax propositions. Three issues are proposed by the Town of Coushatta. Proposition No. 1 would provide money for operating the fire department and the cost of water to fight fires. It is a 1.05 mills property tax expected to generated $12,600 a year for 10 years.
Proposition No. 2 would pay the maintenance and operating expenses of public buildings and other works of permanent public improvement used for recreation purposes. It is a 3.15 mills property tax expected to raise $37,800 a year for 10 years.
And Proposition No. 3 would be used for street improvement and maintenance. It is a 1.05 mills property tax that would raise $12,600 a year for the next 10 years.
Total property taxes asked by the city is 5.25 mills, which would raise about $63,000 annually for funding of city services.
Coushatta Mayor, Dr. Johnny Cox told the Town Council at the time they approved putting the issue to a vote that this is not a new tax. All three measures are currently in effect. Cox said, “This is a renewal of the property taxes the town currently collects.”
Early voting today and tomorrow will take place in the Registrar of Voter’s Office at the courthouse. Early voting is open each day till 6:00 pm.