THIBODAUX — The city of Thibodaux will not seek to remove itself from the North Lafourche Levee District despite a councilman’s proposal.

The City Council tabled a resolution pushed Tuesday by Councilman Chip Badeaux that would have requested the Legislature to remove the city from the district to save tax money.

The Levee District protects the area from Lockport and Larose in south Lafourche to Kraemer and Chackbay in the parish’s northern reaches.

Badeaux is looking to remove the city from the district because he feels it has derived no benefits from 20 years of being the largest single contributor to the district’s operation.

If the council had passed Badeaux’s resolution and the state agreed, city taxpayers would save about $400,000 in the first year.