Mosquito Abatement Board

District 2 Livingston Parish Councilman Garry "Frog" Talbert and District 3 Councilman Maurice "Scooter" Keen serve on a mosquito abatement board for their respective districts. Their request for a funding vote on the district will go before the council at the Jan. 10 meeting. 

LIVINGSTON – The Livingston Parish Council at its 6 p.m. meeting tonight will decide whether to allow two entities to bring millage resolutions to voters this spring.

The council will mull over proposition to levy a service on mosquito abatement for Mosquito Abatement Districts 2 and 3, and renewal of a 10-mill tax to fund Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 11. 

The mosquito abatement district would levy and collect a service charge not to exceed $3.00 per month. The revenue would pay for the costs of abatement and control programs within the district.

The vote proposal is being brought before the council by members Garry Talbert and Maurice "Scooter" Keen, the respective representatives of Districts 2 and 3. 

The proposal for Fire District 11 – which covers the easternmost portion of the parish – calls for renewal of the 10-mill property tax for a period of 10 years.

The millage will cover the purchase of fire trucks and other firefighting equipment, along with acquisition and construction of a building to house the equipment. The facility would also serve as an office and communications center for the district.

The agenda also includes introduction of an ordinance to move the start time of meetings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., a proposal incoming Council Chairman Shane Mack discussed at the end of the Dec. 20 meeting.

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