Six Monroe property tax renewal propositions on Nov. 18 ballot

Tax Renewals
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - On Saturday the city of Monroe will have six propositions on the November's Election ballot.

Mayor Jamie Mayo said the property taxes bring in more than 5 million dollars per year. Mayo said those dollars are 10 percent of the city's yearly budget. He said if voters vote against the taxes, it could result in losing some of those businesses as well as layoffs.

Read more on each proposition below.

City of Monroe Prop. No. 1 (Civic Center)
(Civic Center Complex - Tax Continuation)
Shall the City of Monroe, State of Louisiana (the "City"), continue to levy a special tax of two and fifty-one hundredths (2.510) mills on the dollar on all the property subject to taxation in the City, said mills to represent a 0.01 mills increase over the 2.50 mills authorized to be levied through the year 2018 pursuant to an election held on November 4, 2008 (an estimated $1,046,096.75 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2019 and ending with the year 2028, for the purpose of paying a part of the cost of operating and maintaining the Monroe Civic Center Complex, including the cost of repairs, improvements and additions thereto, said tax being a continuation of an existing tax which will expire in 2018?

City of Monroe Prop. No. 2 (Zoo)
Proposition No. 2
(Zoo - Tax Continuation)
Shall the City of Monroe, State of Louisiana (the "City"), continue to levy a special tax of two and fifty-one hundredths (2.510) mills on the dollar on all the property subject to taxation in the City, said mills to represent a 0.01 mills increase over the 2.50 mills authorized to be levied through the year 2018 pursuant to an election held on November 4, 2008 (an estimated $1,046,096.75 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2019 and ending with the year 2028, for the purpose of paying a part of the cost of operating and maintaining the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, including the cost of repairs, improvements and additions thereto, said tax being a continuation of an existing tax which will expire in 2018?

City of Monroe Prop. No. 3 (Capital Improvements)
Proposition No. 3
(Capital Improvements - Tax Continuation)
Shall the City of Monroe, State of Louisiana (the "City''), continue to levy a special tax of three and twenty-seven one hundredths (3.270) mills on the dollar on all the property subject to taxation in the City, said mills to represent a 0.02 mills increase over the 3.25 mills authorized to be levied through the year 2018 pursuant to an election held on November 4, 2008 (an estimated $1,362,843.17 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2019 and ending with the year 2028, for the purpose of making capital improvements, including providing matching funds for federal, state or other grants for such capital improvements said tax being a continuation of an existing tax which will expire in 2018?

City of Monroe Prop. No. 4 (Police Department)
Proposition No. 4
(Police Department - Tax Continuation) Shall the City of Monroe, State of Louisiana (the "City''), continue to levy a special tax of one and fifty-one hundredths (1.510) mills on the dollar on all the property subject to taxation in the City, said mills to represent a 0.01 mills increase over the 1.50 mills authorized to be levied through the year 2018 pursuant to an election held on November 4, 2008 (an estimated $629,325.13 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2019 and ending with the year 2028, for the purpose of providing additional support to the Monroe City Police Department, including the acquisition of equipment and vehicles, said tax being a continuation of an existing tax which will expire in 2018?

City of Monroe Prop. No. 5 (Fire Department)
(Fire)Proposition No. 5
(Fire Department - Tax Continuation)
Shall the City of Monroe, State of Louisiana (the "City''), continue to levy a special tax of one and fifty-one hundredths (1.510) mills on the dollar on all the property subject to taxation in the City, said mills to represent a 0.01 mills increase over the 1.50 mills authorized to be levied through the year 2018 pursuant to an election held on November 4, 2008 (an estimated $629,325.13 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2019 and ending with the year 2028, for the purpose of providing additional support to the Monroe City Fire Department, including the acquisition of equipment and vehicles, said tax being a continuation of an existing tax which will expire in 2018?

City of Monroe Prop. No. 6 (Airport)
Proposition No. 6
(Airport - Tax Continuation)
Shall the City of Monroe, State of Louisiana (the "City"), continue to levy a special tax of one and one hundredth (1.010) mills on the dollar on all property subject to taxation in the City, said mills to represent a 0.01 mills increase over the 1.00 mills authorized to be levied through the year 2018 pursuant to an election held on November 4, 2008 (an estimated $420,939.33 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2019 and ending with the year 2028, for the purpose of providing and making capital improvements at the Monroe Regional Airport, including providing matching funds for federal and state or other grants for such capital improvements, said tax being a continuation of an existing tax which will expire in 2018?