Two St. Tammany Parish fire protection districts succeeded in getting voters to renew property taxes Saturday that provide the majority of their funding.
Fire District 8, which covers Abita Springs, the Waldheim area and Hillcrest subdivision, had all three of its property taxes up for 10-year renewals: a 9.75-mill tax, a 9.8-mill tax and a 14.63-mill tax.
In complete but unofficial returns, they were approved by 62 percent, 61 percent and 59 percent respectively.
The smaller millages generate about $340,000 each per year, and the largest tax brings in about $514,000. They account for the majority of the district's annual budget.
Fire District 12, which covers rural areas north of Covington and neighborhoods and businesses along the U.S. 190 corridor, was seeking the 20-year renewal of a 10-mill tax that pays for operations, personnel and equipment. It brings in between $2.1 million and $2.5 million annually and accounts for about 40 percent of the district's budget.
That tax also passed easily, with 67 percent of the vote.