Geaux Vote Saturday

STAFF REPORT @dvillechief

Election Day for Ascension’s West Bank is Saturday, May 2 with polls opening at 7 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m. Voters are encouraged to go online to www.geaxvote.com to ensure they are eligible to vote, but this election is for voters registered in the West Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District 1. It is a tax renewal.

The ballot will read:

 “**TAX RENEWAL**

WDS./DISTS./PCTS. 45, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 74

West Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1

(Tax Renewal)

Shall the West Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1 of the Parish of Ascension, Louisiana (the ''District''), under the provisions of Article VI, Section 30 of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority, be authorized to renew the levy and collection, and adopt an ordinance providing for such levy and collection, of a special ad valorem tax of 4.67 mills on the dollar of assessed valuation on all property subject to taxation within the boundaries of the District (the ''Tax'') (an estimated $392,298.80 is reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the Tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2016 and ending with the year 2025, and shall the proceeds of said Tax (after paying the reasonable and necessary expenses of collecting and administering the Tax) be used to provide funds to purchase necessary equipment, finance special projects and finance other capital expenditures of the District?

Voters may call the Registrar of Voters offices in Gonzales, 225-621-5780, or Donaldsonville, 225-473-7906.