Voters asked to double taxes to build new animal shelter

Early voting has begun in Ouachita Parish for a single ballot item broken into two parts, that asks voters to more than double what they presently pay for public health for a while to provide funds to build and operate a new animal shelter.

All parish voters, including residents of the City of Monroe, are being asked to approve new taxes that will continue maintenance of the Ouachita Parish Health Unit but also fund the construction, equipping and operation of a new animal shelter with a rabies control component.

The whole package will impose a 1.75 mill tax on property owners for ten years. However, according to the ballot, the proposition will…


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