Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre has announced the Lafourche Parish Law Enforcement District will hold a public hearing regarding the levying of millage rates at 9 a.m. on October 30, 2020. The hearing will be held at the Law Enforcement District’s regular meeting place located in the conference room of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Administrative Building at 200 Canal Boulevard in Thibodaux.
Pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and Louisiana Revised Statute 47:1705(B), the district will hold the public hearing to consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted millage rates after reassessment and rolling forward to rates not to exceed the prior year’s maximum.
The total amount of tax revenue anticipated to be collected from the prior year’s legislative millage is $10,078,563.55. During this year’s reassessment, this legislative millage was adjusted down to 10.220 mills from the 2019 maximum millage rate of 10.370 mills by the Lafourche Parish Assessor. The estimated amount of tax revenues to be collected in the next tax year from increasing the legislative millage back to the prior year’s maximum rate of 10.370 mills is $10,226,487.67, and the estimated amount of increase in taxes attributable to the millage increase is $147,924.12. As this increase (“roll-forward”) is available, it may be sought in order to off-set the rise in operating costs since the last reassessment in the year 2016. The decision to increase (“roll-forward”) will be discussed at the aforementioned public hearing.
Following this public hearing, there will be a public meeting of the Lafourche Parish Law Enforcement District that will be held at its regular meeting place located in the Conference Room of the Sheriff’s Office Administrative Building at 200 Canal Boulevard, Thibodaux, Louisiana on October 30, 2020 at 9:30 a.m., to consider and adopt the 2020 adjusted-millage-rate after Reassessment (as determined by the Lafourche Parish Assessor) as well as to consider and adopt the “roll forward” rate to a rate not to exceed the prior year’s maximum-millage-rate.