NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
Pursuant to the provisions of a resolution adopted on January 3, 2012, by the Hon. Mike Stone, Sheriff of the Parish of Lincoln, State of Louisiana (the "Sheriff"), and ex officio Chief Executive Officer of the Law Enforcement District of the Parish of Lincoln, State of Louisiana (the "District'), NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election will be held in the Parish of Lincoln on SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012, and that at the said election there will be submitted to all registered voters in Lincoln Parish who are qualified and entitled to vote at the said election under the Constitution and Laws of the State of Louisiana and the Constitution of the United States, the following propositions, to-wit:
PROPOSITION NO. 1
Summary: Authorization for the Law Enforcement District of the Parish of Lincoln to continue the levy of its 7.83 mill ad valorem tax on all property subject to taxation in the District for the purposes of providing funding for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office for 10 years beginning 2012. Shall the Law Enforcement District of the Parish of Lincoln, State of Louisiana (the "District"), under the provisions of Article VI, Section 30 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, Section 9003 of Title 33 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority supplemental thereto, be authorized to continue the levy and collection of an ad valorem tax of seven and eighty-three hundredths (7.83) mills on all property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $2,779,100 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2012 and ending with the year 2021, to be dedicated and used for the purpose of (1) drug education, prevention, and enforcement; (2) personnel, training, and equipment and (3) other lawful expenses and operations of the Sheriff's Office?
PROPOSITION NO. 2
(1/4% SALES TAX)
Summary: 1/4% sales and use tax to be levied in perpetuity with the proceeds to be used for providing financial support to Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office. Shall the Law Enforcement District of the Parish of Lincoln, State of Louisiana (the "District"), be authorized to levy and collect a tax of one-fourth of one percent (1/4%) (the "Tax"), in perpetuity, commencing July 1, 2012, upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption, and the storage for use or consumption, of tangible personal property and on sales of services in the District, all as defined by law (an estimated $1,800,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the Tax for an entire year), with the proceeds of the Tax (after paying the reasonable and necessary costs and expenses of collecting and administering the Tax) to be used for the purpose of providing financial support to Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office? The said special election will be held at the following polling places situated within said Parish, which polls will open at six o'clock (6:00) a.m., and close at eight o'clock (8:00) p.m., in accordance with the provisions of La. R.S. 18:541, to-wit:
The polling places set forth above are hereby designated as the polling places at which to hold the said election, and the Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners, respectively, shall be those persons designated according to law. The said special election will be held in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapter 5, Chapter 6-A and Chapter 6-B of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority, and the officers appointed to hold the said election, as provided in this Notice of Special Election, or such substitutes therefor as may be selected and designated in accordance with La. R.S. 18:1287, will make due returns thereof to the Sheriff, and NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the Sheriff will conduct a meeting of the District at its regular meeting place, the Sheriff's Office, 100 West Texas Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana, on TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012, at TEN (10:00) O'CLOCK A.M., and shall then and there in open and public session proceed to examine and canvass the returns and declare the results of the said special election. All registered voters in Lincoln Parish will be entitled to vote at said special election and voting machines will be used.
THUS DONE AND SIGNED at Ruston, Louisiana, on this, the 3rd day of January, 2012.
/s/ Mike Stone
Sheriff and Chief Executive Officer of the Law Enforcement District of the Parish of Lincoln, State of Louisiana
4td: February 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2012