The registered voters in one precinct on the west bank of Jefferson Parish, covering the Esprit at Stonebridge neighborhood in Harvey, will decide Saturday whether to continue levying a fee on each house in the subdivision to pay for enhanced security services.
The fee would run for 10 years. It would amount to $100 a year for 2015, 2016 and 2017; $150 a year for 2018, 2019 and 2020; and $250 a year for 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024.
It would bring in about $12,800 a year at the $100 level.
The money would be used to buy or lease equipment and pay other expenses incurred in providing or contracting for “security enhancement services,” such as security patrols.
The fee was first approved in 2011 at a flat $100, winning by a margin of 120 to 62.
Dozens of New Orleans neighborhoods have levied similar security fees or taxes, but there are only a few in Jefferson Parish.
The district where the fee will be levied is bounded by the Stonebridge golf course and Lake Lynn Drive on the north, Manhattan Boulevard on the west, the golf course and Bayou Barataria on the south and the Trapp Canal on the east.
The sole precinct involved is 216B.