LPPJ Approves Tax Election

As expected, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury last night unanimously approved a Saturday, May 9 tax election to re-impose an expiring “structure fee” for the Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1.

Several members of the fire district board were at the meeting, and commissioner Richard Durrett noted, “The commission unanimously voted to ask the jury to approve the election. It’s not a new tax, it’s not an increase, it’s the same as it was.”

Here’s the proposition that will be on the ballot:

Shall Fire Protection District No. l of the Parish of Lincoln, State of Louisiana (the “District”), assess and collect an annual service charge of Seventy-Two Dollars ($72.00) from persons owning residential or commercial structures, whether occupied or unoccupied, located wholly or partly within the boundaries of the District, for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2021 and ending with the year 2030 (an estimated $600,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the service charge for an entire year), both years inclusive, for the purpose of paying the costs of fire protection services and emergency services in and for the District, including the cost of acquiring, operating and maintaining equipment and facilities necessary for such services, and, for purposes of assessing and collecting said service charge, owners shall be assessed a service charge for each such structure which they own, each residential or commercial unit in a structure shall be considered a separate structure and a mobile home, as defined in R.S. 9:1149.2(3), shall be considered a structure, all as provided in R.S. 40:1502.1?

A representative from QuickTrip stores gave a short presentation on their proposal to buy about 1/4 acre from the Lincoln Parish Library’s parking lot for construction of a facility on the South Service Road between Trenton and Vienna. About 27 library parking spots would be lost to the store.

He noted that typically their stores are considerably larger than a normal convenience store, about 4800 square feet, compared to a convenience store’s 1000 to 1500 sq ft.

The library’s board had voted in favor of pursuing the sale.

The jury unanimously approved soliciting an appraisal for the property.

Earlier in the meeting, the jury agreed to proceed with advertising and accepting applications for Parish Administrator, Parish Treasurer, and Registrar of Voters.

Administrator Courtney Hall had previously announced his intention to retire, and Treasurer Holly Lowry will be taking a position later in this spring with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff Tax Collection Office.

Lincoln Registrar of Voters Dianne Stone retired at the end of 2019.

7 Responses to “LPPJ Approves Tax Election”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Do QuickTrip stores sell alcohol?

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Can anyone tell, how many houses /lives have been saved by Lincoln Parish Fire department?

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