On December 10, 2022, voters in DeSoto Parish will be asked whether or not to renew an existing millage and approve a proposition that supports parish-wide road construction, operations and services that the Parish currently provides to its citizens.
What is a millage? A millage is a means of assessing a property tax. 1 mill is equivalent to one-tenth of a cent. It is important to note that the millage up for renewal in this election is NOT a new tax or an increase in the property tax. It is a continuation of what is already in place.
Parish Wide Proposition – Road Tax Renewal – For the purpose of constructing and maintaining public roads and bridges and for the purchase of equipment and supplies with which to do such work in the whole of the Parish. An estimated $4,616,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the Property Tax for an entire year, for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2024 and ending with the year 2033.
From Michael Norton, Parish Administrator