Fire Protection Millage up for renewal at polls March 24

Greg Fischer Editor-in-chief

Donaldsonville residents will be asked to renew its Fire Protection Millage this Saturday March 24.

The millage assists in providing financial sustainability for fire protection, fire personnel training, equipment, and the construction of the new Donaldsonville Fire Station #110. The renewal is for ten years and is for five (5) mills property tax.

The new facility will be located right off Marchand Drive and will provide another positive development in the landscape of the City of Donaldsonville. The station is over 9,500 square feet and features three double stacked engine bays, living quarters, dining, training, and offices for the management staff of the department. The proposed facility integrates historic charm with a modern inspirational design to demonstrate the overall theme of the City of Donaldsonville; Respecting our Past, Building Our Future.

Renderings such as the attached photo are also available for viewing at City Hall. The station’s construction will assist the Donaldsonville Fire Department in improving its rating, performance, recruitment of volunteers, and ongoing services to the community.

The plans have been in the development phases for many years and are only able to become a reality based on the continuation of the millage. With more than half of the funds necessary to begin construction collected, the fire station is ready to proceed with its current phase but needs the renewal in order to complete the project.

Residents are asked to vote on March 24 at their assigned polling locations. For questions regarding polling locations, visit the Ascension Parish Registrar of Voter’s Office.