- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - The Denham Springs City Council voted to roll forward its property tax rate for 2014 to its voter-approved maximum.

Mayor Jimmy Durbin says the increased tax rate of 3.725 mills approved Tuesday night will add about $10,000 per year to the city’s coffers while costing the owner of a $150,000 home less than $3 more per year.

Councilman John Wascom, the lone vote against the increase, tells The Advocate (https://bit.ly/1pNzp5P ) he thought the city should look for ways to save money rather than raising taxes on its residents and businesses.

Durbin said voters years ago approved a much higher millage than the adjusted rate of 3.604 mills, but the council repeatedly rolled back the city’s property taxes except in lean recession years.


Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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