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Rs 47:338.91 Lutcher-Gramercy General Improvement District; Creation And Composition; Objects; Powers; Duties; Functions

§338.91. Lutcher-Gramercy General Improvement District; creation and composition; objects; powers; duties; functions

A. There is hereby created the Lutcher-Gramercy General Improvement District, hereinafter called the "district," which shall be a body politic and corporate and political subdivision of the state of Louisiana, composed of all the territory contained in the municipalities of Lutcher and Gramercy.

B. The district shall be governed by a board of commissioners, hereinafter called the "board," which shall be composed of the members of the governing authorities of the towns of Lutcher and Gramercy. The board shall select from its members a president, vice president, and a secretary-treasurer, upon any of whom process may be served. The board shall adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary for its own government and may hire such employees as may be necessary. A majority of the members of each of the governing authorities of the respective municipalities shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Voting by proxy shall not be permitted. The board shall keep a record of all of its proceedings and such minutes shall be published promptly in the official journal of the parish within which the district is located. The board shall hold regular and special meetings upon such call, after such notice, at such places within the district as the board may prescribe.

C. In order to provide funds for district purposes, the district is hereby authorized to levy and collect a sales and use tax not to exceed two percent (2%). The sales taxes so levied shall only become effective upon a favorable vote of a majority of the electors comprising the district voting in an election to be called by resolution of the district board and to be called and held in the manner set forth in Part II of Chapter 4 of Subtitle II of Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950. In every instance the resolution calling the election and the proposition to be submitted to the electors shall contain the rate, purpose and duration of the proposed tax. For purposes of such election the board of commissioners shall establish the location of the voting precinct within the district. Said voting precinct shall not exceed one in number.

D. The taxes so authorized shall be imposed by ordinance adopted by the respective governing authorities of the municipalities of Lutcher and Gramercy acting for the district, and shall be levied upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the distribution, the consumption, and the storage for use or consumption, of tangible personal property, and on sales of services in the respective municipalities, as provided in Chapter 2 of this Subtitle.

E. The proceeds of the tax herein authorized shall be used for the purposes set forth in the ordinances levying the same which shall be the same purpose required to be set forth in the resolution calling the election and the proposition to be approved at the election to authorize the tax.

F. The district may contract with the St. James Parish School Board for the collection of said sales and use taxes under terms and conditions it may deem appropriate.

Added by Acts 1976, No. 62, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2737.9 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §4.

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Local Government
John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802