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Voters accept property taxes for fire protection in Terrebonne and Lafourche

Voters approved taxes for fire protection in two elections Saturday in parts of the parishes of Terrebonne and Lafourche.

Here is an overview of the two elections based on full but unofficial results.

Petit Caillou firefighters

Voters in the Chauvin area approved a $ 20.19 million tax to raise $ 1.1 million for the Little Caillou Fire Department to pay for maintenance and operations for 10 years from 2022.

There were 150 votes, or 77%, for and 44, or 23%, against. The unofficial turnout was 194 or 5.2%.

The tax will cost the homeowner $ 150,000 with a homestead exemption $ 151.42 per year for 10 years.

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The tax replaces the existing tax of $ 16.15 million that was approved in 2018.

The 40-member service receives an average of around 700 calls per year, 500 of which are related to medical issues.

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Bayou Boeuf Volunteer Fire Department

Voters in the Kraemer region also approved a new $ 75 parcel fee for fire protection services.

The measure is expected to generate $ 26,850 per year for the Bayou Boeuf Volunteer Fire Department for 10 years starting in 2022.

Voters cast 204 votes, or 94%, in favor of the measure and 14, or 6%, against. There were 218 ballots for an unofficial turnout of 31.1%.

A parcel tax is a type of property tax where each owner pays the same amount.

The 16-member service handles approximately 50 calls per year and serves approximately 400 homes.

– Editor-in-Chief Dan Copp can be reached at 448-7639 or dan.copp@houmatoday.com. Follow him on Twitter @DanVCopp.