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Iberia library millage to fund levees

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NEW IBERIA, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A new push for a property tax for a 26-mile levee project Iberia Parish voters rejected in the spring involves using a portion of the parish library system's unused millage rate.

Voters approved a 6-mill property tax to fund parish libraries, however, only 4.5 mills has been collected in recent years.

Iberia Parish Councilman David Ditch has proposed dedicating all or a portion of the unused 1.5 mills to fund projects of the Iberia Parish Levee, Hurricane and Conservation District.

A meeting on the proposal is scheduled for Sept. 11 in Iberia Council chambers inside the parish courthouse. Ditch says the council likely won't discuss or vote on a tax proposition until its Sept. 18 meeting.

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