New property tax might be on the way in Monroe

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The resolution said this could bring in more than $1 million a year. Folks are looking at $3 on every $1,000 in property taxes that you currently pay.

It would last 20 years starting next year. The money would go toward public improvements like putting in lighting and pedestrian cross walks.

It also wants to put security cameras downtown. The tax resolution will go before the council July 24th.

Plus, several city infrastructure projects were given the green light Tuesday tonight.

The council passed a resolution get reimbursed more than a million dollars it spent on flood reconstruction. The city is hiring a consultant to help with putting generators at all 18 water pump stations to help with heavy flooding.

City engineer Kim Golden said it's a plan to avoid future disasters.

"Our first step is going to have to get a cost estimate for generators. Because there's a program that we can go to on a state level to seek grant funding for that. So, we're in the process of assessment for all the storm water pump stations," Golden said.

The council also appointed Ellen Hill as its New Urban Development Director. She's a former city council member and planning and zoning commissioner in Monroe. She's the first woman to have the title.