Library Tax Fails, Hawkins Wins Marshal

A 5.85 mil property tax that would have funded operation of the Lincoln Parish Library for the next ten years was yesterday defeated 57% to 43%. The vote totals were 3,459 no and 2,579 yes.

In another local race, Curtis Hawkins was elected City Marshal by 64% of the voters in Lincoln Parish. That vote total was Hawkins 3,943, and Anthony Pollard 2,201.

Turnout was about 17% of registered voters.

An interesting statistic of the tax vote is that the early vote (2,271 votes of the 6,054 total) went FOR the tax 52/48 percent.

20 Responses to “Library Tax Fails, Hawkins Wins Marshal”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Shenanigans of the police jury had something to do with this not passing.

  2. Bill Says:

    I heard the Jury president delivered a box of mail in ballots to the count house around 8:30 last night.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Of course it failed. Poor leadership and no vision on the board and no real plan forward. Vending machines is not a plan.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Taxpayers unhappy with kingdom building within government.

    • Anonymous Says:

      No. Squad. Let’s make sure it’s gone.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Taxpayers need to speak clearly in the next election of local government officials. I hear some of the new jurors will have stiff competition. Let’s make it stick, shall we? Vote out the ones who’ve been trying all this shady shit on for size–just to see what they can get away with. And blaming “political infancy” for their mistakes. I know it’s a couple of years away but our voter base needs to remember.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Thank everyone who voted against the tax

    • Anonymous Says:

      PJ needs a total overhaul. Admin on down. Doug? Go. Chris? Go. Jurors? Go. Clean slate with wisdom & knowledge & caring for community.

      • Jim Says:

        What did PJ have to do with Library tax failing? I’m confused.

        • Anonymous Says:

          It all started when you had two junior jurors–Pullin and Franks– who wanted to step outside their purview and tell the library they couldn’t ask for that much. Setting the millage for the library is not the jury’s job. Their job is to bring it before the people and let the people decide. And that’s what happened. The people decided.

          The “squad” is sticking their nose in places it does not belong. Was it “political infancy?” Cranford seemed to know that was not what HE was there for during that meeting and he’s a junior juror as well–a political infant, if you will. So I don’t think they can use that excuse. Don’t know what kind of political maneuverings went on in the background, but what we DO know is this jury has a history of violations of open meetings laws. Franks is gone because of the shady shit that has happened. I don’t trust this jury at all. And it is my sincere wish that the citizens of this parish get involved and know what’s going on. Make them accountable.

          • Anonymous Says:

            Setting the millage to go before the public IS the jury’s job. The police jury needs to be MORE involved in managing parish facilities, not less. They are the ones accountable to the public. If you don’t like how they do the job, vote them out but while they’re there, they need to do the job.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Library should charge for services. People tired of paying for services they don’t use.

    • Jim Says:

      Agreed

    • Dr. Nobody Says:

      What a novel idea! I should have thought of that! Oh yeah, fingers are pointing to place blame, as usual. But people who don’t use the library are tired of paying for something they don’t use. How many non-Lincoln Parish property owners use the library for free, never pay a dime? It’s time to think out of the box folks. Sell membership cards? Have individual and immediate family member rates? Charge for using additional services that the library has to buy?

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