- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council has voted to seek a state attorney general’s opinion on whether sales tax revenue collected from unincorporated areas of the parish can be used for road maintenance and construction inside incorporated areas.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1w4NRxl ) Thursday’s motion for the legal opinion came after Parish President Bill Fontenot and several members of the council engaged in a heated discussion over a proposed intergovernmental agreement for road improvements made to three roads located within Cankton.

Councilwoman Pam Gautreau read from a 2-cent parish-wide sales tax proposition approved in 2013 that said revenues from the tax are to be used “exclusively” for projects outside unincorporated areas.

Gautreau said one of the roads passes through Cankton and that portion of the road should not be overlaid with tax funds.

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

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