Fire Protection Tax on Nov. 4 Ballot
HOUMA, LA (AP) — Residents in Terrebonne Parish's Coteau Fire Protection District will vote Nov. 4 on whether to renew of a property tax that pays for their fire protection.
Fire Chief Russell DiSalvo tells The Courier’s Aaren Gordon that revenue from renewal of the 18-mill tax would cover costs of operating fire trucks and equipment, training and employee pay. The department has two full-time employees and four-part-time employees.
A mill is $1 in tax levied on every $1,000 of taxable property.
DiSalvo says the tax would raise about $650,000.
The current tax expires in 2016 and the renewed tax would expire in 2025.