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|Sterlington lowers millage rate|
Sterlington property owners will pay less property tax in 2009, after the Sterlington Board of Aldermen unanimously approved rolling back millage rate for the 2009 tax year.
Aldermen approved the adjusted millage rate for the 2009 tax year at the board of aldermen's regular meeting Tuesday. The move marked the sixth year the town's property tax rate was lowered in Sterlington.
"We've agreed to roll it back to 9.15 mils," said Sterlington Mayor Vern Breland. "Instead of rolling it forward, for the last six years we've rolled it back."
Breland said fiscal responsibility and a steady tax base were the reasons the town's millage rate has not risen.
"So far this year we've issued $1.3 million in new building permits." Breland said. "That really demonstrates the continued growth in Sterlington."
In other business, Sterlington got a little bigger on Tuesday, after aldermen unanimously approved the annexation of several properties along U.S. Highway 165.
Sterlington annexed some 24 acres of land into its corporate limits near the site of the new A. L. Smith Elementary School. Breland said the annexations paved the way for continued progress along the busy corridor.
"By that property coming in, it lets us continue strong economic development in the area, especially along the frontage road we're developing," Breland said.
Also, Sterlington was awarded some $35,000 to fund the development of a hazardous mitigation plan to govern how the town deals with potential disasters.
Breland said the plan is important because it gives Sterlington the ability to set its own guidelines.
"This will pull us out from underneath the parish umbrella and give us our own plan," Breland said.
The parish has a hazardous mitigation plan to deal with disasters and Sterlington is covered under that plan.
Breland pointed out that Monroe, West Monroe and other municipalities have their own plans in place and Sterlington would now follow suit.
"The town of Sterlington wants to be responsible for the town of Sterlington instead of having to rely on someone else," Breland said.