LIVINGSTON – Officials from Livingston Parish government will have a few extra months to promote renewal of the Road Maintenance Program.
The proposal to renew the one-cent tax – originally set for Dec. 8 – will go before voters on March 30, 2019, Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks confirmed Monday.
“We’re going to wait a little longer to start the promotion of the tax but put out as much information on the work we hope to do this summer,” he said. “It is a renewal – not a new tax – and it is my hope that people will see the work being done and appreciate the finished product.”
The reschedule came shortly after Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard announced he would seek a half-cent sales tax to help staff a school resource officer in each of the 46 schools in the Livingston Parish School System.
Bids on the road project will go out within the next two weeks on the list of road projects the parish plans to implement during the summer. The parish hopes to begin the project by June 1 and complete as much of it as possible before schools reopen in early August.
The 2018 road improvement program will include 23 road projects at a total cost of $6.4 million.