- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Voters in Tangipahoa Parish will decide on two tax renewals that will appear on the Nov. 21 ballot.

In Hammond, voters will consider renewing the city’s two-mil property tax to support the city’s public works department. If renewed for 10 years, the tax is expected to generate $427,000 a year.

Mayor Pete Panepinto tells The Daily Star (https://bit.ly/1LUWyy9) if the tax is renewed, the city will be able to continue to take care of drainage, sewage and water inside Hammond city limits.

On the ballots in Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, Washington, St. Helena and Livingston parishes is the tax renewal proposition to support the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center.

The 10-year, three-mil tax generates about $9 million a year for the center, which is located on U.S. 190 near the Tangipahoa-St. Tammany parish line.

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Information from: The Daily Star, https://www.hammondstar.com


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