All three election day millage tax propositions were renewed Saturday in Evangeline Parish. Complete by unofficial election return results show that the parish wide 1.02 mill property mill called by the Evangeline Parish Police Jury for the Evangeline Council to continue provide needed senior services passed by nearly 90 percent of the vote. The vote totals were 1251 voted yes while 141 people voted no.
The City of Ville Platte 4 mill property tax was renewed for another tens by 91 percent of the vote. The funds are dedicated for police and fire department salaries and equipment. The final vote tally showed 395 people voted yes and 37 voted no.
Also the Evangeline Parish School Board called millage tax renewal for the Basile High Athletic program was approved by about 93 percent of the vote. The school district covers portions of Evangeline and Acadia Parishes. In Evangeline, the final tally was 110 voting yes and 23 voting no while in Acadia Parish, the final vote total was 60 voting yes and 11 voting no.
KVPI FM was there covering the election returns live at the Clerk of Court’s Office. Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine and Evangeline Council on Aging Director Lisa DeRouen were there expressing their appreciation for the vote of support for the tax proposals.