Plaquemine’s Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing at its June 14 regular meeting to consider “rolling forward” a property tax millage used to pay for local government services, a move that would generate a small additional amount of revenue for the city.
Local municipalities are given the option to trim back property tax millages after reassessments so they generate the same amount of money even as property values increase. Or they can keep the millage at the same level — rolling it forward — which in effects allows the municipality to collect additional tax revenue without voter approval.
The estimated amount of tax revenues to be collected in the next tax year from the increased millage is $351,018. The amount of increase in taxes attributable to the millage increase is $4,530.
The public hearing is set to begin at 6:15 p.m. June 14.
Pointe Coupee ceremony
The Pointe Coupee Parish Veterans’ Monument Committee will host a dedication ceremony for its new Veterans’ Monument at 10 a.m. June 18.
The monument is located at 2202 False River Dr. in New Roads.
The event is open and free to the public.
The monument features bricks that were purchased by donors and engraved with the names and service information of various military veterans from the parish.
A traveling national exhibition on America’s experience with Prohibition is coming soon to the the West Baton Rouge Museum, courtesy of the National Endowment of the Humanities “On the Road” program.
The “Spirited: Prohibition in America” exhibit will run June 25 through Aug. 14 at the museum.
Visitors of the exhibit will learn about the process involved in the repeal of the 1933 constitutional amendment that prohibited alcohol in the United States, the role of liquor in American culture, the cultural revolution of the Roaring ’20s and how liquor laws vary from state to state today.
Pointe Coupee performances
The Treasures of Pointe Coupee Arts Council is gearing up for its third performance in its 2016 Performing Arts Series, featuring vocalists Josephine “Jo” Busse and Alisha Jarreau. Also performing will be Baton Rouge dancer Leonard Augustus and Company, which includes a special appearance by New Roads native Amy Russo-Mounger.
The performance is slated for 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Poydras Center. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Roy’s Jewelers and The Therapy Center. To reserve tickets for pickup at the door, contact Gale Roy at (225) 718-1574.
The Williams and Lee Park Summer Fest will be celebrating Juneteenth Freedom Day on June 18 in Port Allen.
The first portion of the annual event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a barbecue cookoff, live entertainment, recreational swimming, games and other activities for children at the park.
The celebration will move to the levee park in downtown Port Allen at 5 p.m. with Kenny Neal and the Neal Family and Friends performing. For information, contact Councilwoman Ray Helen Lawrence at (225) 344-4830.
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