Recreation tax renewal on ballot for Lower St. Martin Parish
STEPEHNSVILLE, La. -- Lower St. Martin Parish voters face a 2½ mill recreation tax renewal on the ballot Tuesday that supports expansion of parks in Stephensville and Belle River.
Construction by Recreation District 1 consists of a concession stand and bathrooms to enhance the Stephensville site and a meeting room in Belle River. Residents will be able to use the room in order to hold birthday parties, baby showers, distribute commodities and other activities, officials with the district said.
If renewed, the property tax is estimated to continue collecting $39,300 each year through 2022 to support the project.
Phase 3 of the dual projects, which the renewal, if passed, will help pay for, include in Stephensville: apavilion/outdoor classroom; tennis court; picnic area with tables; additional parking; fitness stations; batting cage; bleachers; benches; playground shade structure and drinking fountain; and horseshoe pit.
In Belle River, the future proposed facility upgrades include a playground, pavilion, horseshoe pit, picnic area, additional parking and a multi-purpose open space.