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2012 Ballot

2012 Ballot

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In addition to deciding on a U.S. president and vice president and nine proposed amendments to the state constitution, here are the ballot items that voters in Calcasieu, Cameron, Beauregard, Jeff Davis, Vernon and Allen ballots parishes will see at the polls in the Nov. 6 election.
In addition to deciding on a U.S. president and vice president and nine proposed amendments to the state constitution, here are the ballot items that voters in Calcasieu, Cameron, Beauregard, Jeff Davis, Vernon and Allen ballots parishes will see at the polls in the Nov. 6 election.

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 JEFF DAVIS PARISH
CLIP-AND-SAVE ELECTION BALLOT
CALCASIEU PARISH
CLIP-AND-SAVE ELECTION BALLOT
PROPOSITIONS
PARISHWIDESCHOOL DISTRICT PROPOSITION
LOCAL OPTION ELECTION
Within Calcasieu School District:Shall the number of terms of office thatany member of the school board mayserve be limited to three consecutive four-year terms?
o
YES
o
NO
PARISHWIDE PROPOSITION(BURTON COLISEUM &AGRICULTURAL SERVICES)
(Tax Renewal)
Summary:
Renewal of an existing 1.5-millproperty tax for a period of 10 years forthe purpose of operating, maintaining,and improving Burton Colisuem, and forfunding other agricultural and communityservices in Calcasieu Parish.Shall the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury,governing authority of Calcasieu Parish,Louisiana, be authorized to continue tolevy and collect an existing special taxof one and one-half (1.5) mills, on allthe property subject to taxation withCalcasieu Parish, Louisiana, for a renwedperiod of ten years beginning January1, 2013, and ending December 31, 2022,with collections from the levy estimatedto be at $2,347,1122 for one entire yearfor the purpose of operating, maintaining,and improving Burton Coliseum, and forfunding other agricultural and communityservices, as determined to be necessaryand proper, and in the event theproposition carries, for authority to levythe renewed maintenance tax providedfor herein?
o
YES
o
NO
Wds./Dists./Pcts.
160E thru 167, 360
WARD 1 FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTNUMBER 1 PROPOSITION
Summary:
Authority for Ward One FireProtection District No. One of CalcasieuParish, Louisiana, to renew, levy andcollect a 10-year maintenance tax notexceeding seven (7.00) mills for thepurpose of acquiring, constructing,improving, maintaining and operatingthe District’s fire protection or emergencymedical services facilities and equipment. The District expects to collect $399,633.00from said tax in 2013.Shall Ward One Fire Protection District No.One of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, renew,levy and collect a tax not exceeding 7.00mills for a period not to exceed ten (10)years beginning in 2013, in excess of andin addition to other taxes levied by theDistrict, for the purpose of acquiring,constructing, improving, maintaining oroperating fire protection or emergencymedical service facilities, vehicles andequipment, both movable and immovableproperty, owned or used by the Districtdirectly or indirectly to provide fireprotection ot emergency medical servicewithin the District, including withoutlimitation, salaries and benefits of firedistrict personnel, the cost of obtainingwater, communication, equipment,uniforms and other materials andsupplies, the cost of fire hydrant rentalsand service, the cost of fuel, insurance andmaintenance for vehicles and equipment,the cost of insurance, utilities and upkeepof buildings and grounds, and all othermaintenance and operating costs, title towhich shall be in the public? The Districtestimates that it will collect $399,633.00from the levy of the tax in the year 2013.
o
YES
o
NO
Wds./Dists./Pcts.
405, 406, 466E thru 469, 762
WARD 4 FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTNO. 2 PROPOSITION
Summary:
Authority for Ward Four FireProtection District No. Two of CalcasieuParish, Louisiana, to renew, levy andcollect an eight and one-half (8.5) millproperty tax for a period of ten (10)years, beginning January 1, 2013 formaintaining, operating and developingfire protection facilities within theterritorial limits of the District. The Districtexpects to collect $1,165,693.00 from saidtax in 2013.Shall Ward Four Fire Protection District No. Two, of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, beauthorized to renew, levy and collect aspecial tax of eight and one-half (8.5)mills on the dollar of assessed valuationon all property subject to taxation insaid District for a period of ten (10) years,beginning with the tax collection for theyear 2013, and ending with the year 2022,for the purpose of maintaining, operatingand developing fire protection facilities,for purchasing fire trucks and other fire-fighting equipment, and for the purposeof paying the cost of acquiring, improvingand constructing fire protection facilitiesconstituting works of public improvementwithin the territorial limits of the District? The District estimates that it will collect$1,165,693.00 from the levy of the taxin the year 2013.
o
YES
o
NO 
Wds./Dists./Pcts.
700 thru 703, 761
TOWN OF VINTON PROPOSITION
(Sales Tax Renewal)
Summary:
Authority for the Town of Vinton, Louisiana, to continue to levythe existing ½ of 1% sales and use taxfor the purpose of overlaying the hardsurfaced streets within the town and forfire protection, including maintenanceof fire department buildings, equipment,insurance and utility bills and acquisitionof additional fire protection equipmentand vehicles.Shall the Town of Vinton, Louisiana (the“Town”), pursuant to Article VI, Sections29-30 of the Louisiana Constitution,and other constitutional and statutoryauthority, be authorized to continue tolevy and collect a sales and use tax of one-half of one percent (½%), for a renewedperiod of 10 years beginning January 1,2013, with collections from the levy of thetax estimated to be $168,611.40 for onecalendar year, upon the sale at retail, use,lease or rental, consumption and storagefor use or consumption of tangiblepersonal property and on sales of services within the Town, all as presentlyor hereafter defined in La. R.S. 47:301to 317, inclusive (the “Tax”), with theavails of the Tax (after paying reasonablecosts of collecting and administeringthe Tax) dedicated and used for thefollowing purposes: (a) seventy-five(75%) percent of the proceeds of said Taxshall be expended for the maintenanceand overlay of the hard surfaced streetswithin the Town, (b) and twenty-five(25%) percent of the proceeds of said Taxshall be expended for maintenance of fire department buildings, equipment,vehicles, payment of fire departmentinsurance and utility bills, and foracquiring new equipment or vehicles forfire protection?
o
YES
o
NO
Wds./Dists./Pcts.
PARISHWIDE
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
(Vote for ONE)
o
Bryan Barrilleaux, Republican 11
o
Charles W. Boustany Jr., Republican 12
o
“Jeff’’ Landry, Republican 13
o
‘‘Ron’’ Richard, Democrat 14
o
‘‘Jim’’ Stark, Libertarian 15
ALLEN PARISH
CLIP-AND-SAVE ELECTION BALLOT
Bobby Dower and Donna Price / American Press
PROPOSITIONS
PARISHWIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPOSITIONLOCAL OPTION ELECTION
Within Jeff Davis School District
Shall the number of terms of office that any member of theschool board may serve be limited to three consecutivefour-year terms?
o
YES
o
NO
Wds./Dists./Pcts.
01 thru 06, 07, 08, 09A, 09B, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,23
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
(Vote for ONE)
o
Bryan Barrilleaux, Republican 11
o
Charles W. Boustany Jr., Republican 12
o
‘‘Jeff’’ Landry, Republican 13
o
‘‘Ron’’ Richard, Democrat 14
o
‘‘Jim’’ Stark, Libertarian 15
Wds./Dists./Pcts.
19, 21
MAYOR: TOWN OF WELSH
(Vote for ONE)
o
‘‘Carolyn’’ Louviere, Democrat 51
o
‘‘Colby’’ Perry, Republican 52
CHIEF OF POLICE: TOWN OF WELSH
(Vote for ONE)
o
‘‘Tommy’’ Chaisson, No Party 54
o
Marcus Crochet, Democrat 55
ALDERMEN: TOWN OF WELSH
(Vote for FIVE)
o
Allen Ardoin, Democrat 56
o
‘‘‘M.J.’’ Doucet, Democrat 57
o
‘‘Charles’’ Drake, Democrat 58
o
‘‘Hugh’’ Fruge, No Party 59
o
Becky Hudson, Democrat 60
o
Robert ‘‘Bob’’ Owens, Republican 61
o
Marcus S. Prudhomme, Democrat 62
o
Gloria Viney, Democrat 63
Wds./Dists./Pcts.
16
ALDERMEN: VILLAGE OF FENTON
(Vote for THREE)
o
Eddie Alfred Sr., Democrat 64
o
‘‘Curtis Red’’ Dickens, Democrat 65
o
La Toya Johnson, Democrat 66
o
Mary Jones, Democrat 67
o
Clifford Brian Leday, Democrat 68
Wds./Dists./Pcts.
07, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 19, 23
 JEFFERSON DAVIS CENTRAL WATERWORKSDISTRICT PROPOSITION
(Tax Renewal)
Summary:
Authority to renew the levy of a 9.9 mills taxfor a period of 10 years for the purpose of acquiring,constructing, improving, maintaining or operatingwaterworks facilities in Jefferson Davis Central WaterworksDistrict.Shall Jefferson Davis Central Waterworks District, JeffersonDavis Parish, State of Louisiana (the ‘‘District’’), beauthorized to levy a tax of nine and nine tenths (9.9 mills)on all property subject to taxation within the District (anestimated $435,600 reasonablY expected at this time to becollected from the levy of the Tax, for an entire year), for aperiod of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2014 andending with the year 2023, for the purpose of acquiring,constructing, improving, maintaining or operatingwaterworks facilities in the District?
o
YES
o
NO
VERNON PARISH
CLIP-AND-SAVE ELECTION BALLOT
PARISHWIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPOSITION
Local Option Election
Within Vernon Parish School District:Shall the number of terms of office that any member of theschool board may serve be limited to three consecutive four-year terms?
o
YES
o
NO
Wds./Dists./Pcts.
1-01 thru 1-09, 2-01, 2-01A thru 6-03, 6-04, 7-01 thru 8-03
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE4TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
(Vote for ONE)
o
John Fleming, Republican 16
o
Randall Lord, Libertarian 27
Weds./Dists./Pcts.
2-01
MAYOR: VILLAGE OF ANACOCO
(Vote for ONE)
o
Keith Lewing, Democrat 51
o
Archie Martin, Democrat 52
COUNCIL MEMBERS: VILLAGE OF ANACOCO
(Vote for THREE)
o
Chester ‘‘C.W.’’ Dowden, Democrat 55
o
Shane Freeman, Republican 56
o
LaVerne Miers, Republican 57
o
Mark Phillips, No Party 58
Weds./Dists./Pcts.
6-04
MAYOR: VILLAGE OF SIMPSON
(Vote for ONE)
o
Donnis Brinkley, Democrat 53
o
Robert ‘‘Bob’’ Green, No Party 54
PARISHWIDE PROPOSITION:MILLAGE
Summary:
10 year, 4 mills property tax forimproving, maintaining and supportingthe Allen Parish Courthouse and Jail.Shall the Parish of Allen, State of Louisiana(the “Parish”), levy a special tax of four(4) mills on all the property subject totaxation in the Parish (an estimated$308,000 reasonably expected at this timeto be collected from the levy of the taxfor an entire year), for a period of ten (10)years beginning with the year 2013 andending with the year 2022, for the purposeof improving, maintaining and supportingthe Courthouse and Jail of the Parish?
o
YES
o
NO
PARISHWIDE SCHOOL DISTRICTPROPOSITION
Local Option Election
 Within Allen Parish School District:Shall the number of terms of office thatany member of the school board mayserve be limited to three consecutive four-year terms?
o
YES
o
NO
Wds./Dists./Pcts.
1-02, 1-06, 4-02, 5-01, 5-01A, 5-02, 5-03, 5-04-C,5-04-O, 5-05, 5-07, 5-08, 5-08A, 5-09, 5-10, 5-12,5-13
ROAD DISTRICT 5 PROPOSITION(TAX CONTINUATION)
Summary:
10 year, 5.30 tax continuationfor the purpose of constructing, operatingand maintaining Parish roads and bridgeswithin the District.Shall Road District No. 5 of the Parish of Allen, State of Louisiana (the “District”), beauthorized to continue to levy a five andthirty hundredths (5.30) mills tax on all theproperty subject to taxation within theDistrict (an estimated $140,000 reasonablyexpected at this time to be collected fromthe levy of the tax for an entire year), for aperiod of ten (10) years, beginning withthe year 2013 and ending with the year2022, for the purpose of constructing,operating and maintaining Parishroads and bridges within the District,said millage to represent an eighteenhundredths of a mill (.18) increase overthe 5.12 mills tax authorized to be leviedthrough the year 2012 pursuant to anelection held on November 5, 2002?
o
YES
o
NO
Wds./Dists./Pcts.
1-02, 1-06, 4-02, 5-02, 5-03, 5-04-C, 5-04-O, 5-06,5-07, 5-08, 5-10, 5-12, 5-13
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT 6PROPOSITION
Summary:
Authority to issue $400,000,15 year general obligation bonds foracquiring, constructing and improvingfire protection facilities and equipment,including fire trucks for said District, to bepayable from ad valorem taxes.Shall Fire Protection District No. 6 of the Parish of Allen, State of Louisiana(the “District”), incur debt and issue inone or more series from time to timenot exceeding Four Hundred ThousandDollars ($400,000) of general obligationbonds to run not exceeding fifteen (15)years from the date thereof, with interestat a rate or rates not exceeding eightpercentum (8%) per annum, to be sold atpar, premium or discount, for the purposeof acquiring, constructing and improvingfire protection facilities and equipment,including fire trucks, for said District, titleto which shall be in the public, whichbonds will be general obligations of the District and will be payable from advalorem taxes to be levied and collected inthe manner provided by Article VI, Section33 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, and statutory authoritysupplemental thereto, with an estimated3.85 mills (an estimated $47,043.00reasonably expected at this time to becollected from the levy of the tax for anentire year) to be levied in the first year of issue to pay said Bonds?
o
YES
o
NO
Wds./Dists./Pcts.
1-01, 1-02, 1-03, 1-04, 1-05, 1-06, 2-01 thru 2-05,2-06, 3-01, 3-02, 4-02, 4-03, 5-01, 5-01A, 5-02,5-03, 5-04-C, 5-04-O, 5-05, 5-07, 5-08, 5-08A,5-09, 5-10, 5-12, 5-13
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE4TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
(Vote for ONE)
o
John Fleming, Republican 16
o
Randall Lord, Libertarian 17
Wds./Dists./Pcts.
5-01, 5-01A, 5-03, 5-04-C, 5-04-O, 5-07, 5-08,5-08A, 5-09, 5-10, 5-12, 5-13
MAYOR: CITY OF OAKDALE
(Vote for ONE)
o
Andrew Hayes, Democrat 55
o
Johm Matte, Democrat 56
o
Gene Paul, Democrat 57
Wds./Dists./Pcts.
5-01, 5-01A, 5-03, 5-04-C, 5-04-O, 5-09, 5-10
COUNCIL MEMBERDISTRICT 3, CITY OF OAKDALE
(Vote for ONE)
o
Robert Loman, Democrat 64
o
Ervin Willis Sr., Democrat 65
Wds./Dists./Pcts.
5-03, 5-08A, 5-09, 5-10
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS,DISTRICT 3
(Vote for ONE)
o
Phyllis Johnson, Republican 51
o
Kenneth W. ‘‘Hammer’’ Miller, Democrat52
o
Bobby Odom, Democrat 53
o
Steven Sumbler, Democrat 54
Wds./Dists./Pcts.
5-01, 5-01A, 5-08, 5-09, 5-10, 5-12, 5-13
COUNCIL MEMBERDISTRICT 2, CITY OF OAKDALE
(Vote for ONE)
o
Fredrick ‘‘Pos’’ Douglas, Democrat 62
o
 Treva Maricle, Republican 63
Wds./Dists./Pcts.
1-01, 1-03, 1-04, 1-05, 1-06, 2-06
TOWN OF OBERLINALDERMAN AT LARGE
(Vote for ONE)
o
Wayne Courville, Democrat 58
o
Ricky D. Mahaffey, No Party 59
Wds./Dists./Pcts.
1-01, 1-04, 1-05
DISTRICT 3, TOWN OF OBERLINALDERMAN
(Vote for ONE)
o
Linda ‘‘Whip’’ Boulden, Democrat 60
o
Benny R. Manuel, Republican 61
n addition to deciding on a U.S. president and vice president and nineproposed amendments to the state constitution, here are the ballot itemsthat voters in Jeff Davis, Calcasieu, Vernon and Allen parishes will see at the pollsin the Nov. 6 election.
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