Parish millage increase unlikely to be feltJul 15th, 2013 | By Candace Griffin | Category: News
On July 2 the St. Bernard Parish Council passed an ordinance to adjust the Parish’s millage rates. They will be rolling the millage forward up to the allowed maximum. This means that property owners collectively will pay approximately $74,000 more for 2013. The Council said this will not have much of an affect on property owners—most property taxes will only raise slightly, if at all.
“Rolling the millage forward keeps tax rates at about the same level,” said Councilman at Large East, Guy McInnis. “Because of new properties constantly coming along, we’ll be getting $74,000 more per year. As long as your property value hasn’t increased, then neither will your taxes.”
This ordinance passed 6-1 with Council Chairman George Cavignac voting against the measure.