Police Jury adopts slightly raised 2016 millages

Steve Bandy
Rayne Acadian-Tribune

CROWLEY - Tax millages in Acadia Parish will be slightly higher for 2016 than they were last year.
That’s because the overall assessments went down, according to James “Jimbo” Petitjean, parish tax assessor.
Petitjean said the “adjusted millages,” recommended by the state Legislative Auditor, will provide the parish with the same amount of tax revenue that it received under the previous millages.
Millages adopted by the jury included:
Description 2016 2015
• General Alimony 4.33 4.25
• Exempted Municipalities 2.16 2.12
• Library 4.32 4.25
• Health Unit 2.15 2.12
• Roads and Bridges 3.23 3.18
• Cooperative Ext. Service
& Multi-Purpose Bldgs. 2.15 2.12
• Senior Citizens Centers 1.52 1.50
“If you leave the millages at the 2015 rate, your tax revenue will be down about $118,000,” he told jurors during a special meeting Tuesday morning.
Petitjean pointed out that assessments parishwide went down from $385 million four years ago to $371 million at the last assessment.
“We present these figures to the Legislative Auditor and he calculates the adjusted millages to raise the same amount of money as in previous years,” Petitjean said.

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