ST. TAMMANY PARISH COUNCIL
RESOLUTION COUNCIL SERIES NO. C-1010
COUNCIL SPONSOR: BRISTER/PRESIDENT PROVIDED BY: BOND COUNSEL
A resolution providing for canvassing the returns and declaring the
result of the special election held in the Parish of St. Tammany, State
of Louisiana, on Saturday, January 17, 2004, to authorize the levy of
a special tax therein.
WHEREAS, THE PARISH OF ST. TAMMANY HEREBY RESOLVES, that:
SECTION 1. Canvass. This Governing Authority does now proceed in open and
public session to examine the official tabulations of votes cast at the special election held in the
Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana, (the Parish), on SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2004,
to authorize the levy of a special tax therein, and said Governing Authority does further proceed to
examine and canvass the returns and declare the result of the special election.
SECTION 2. Procès Verbal.
A Procès Verbal
of the canvass of the returns of said
election shall be made and a certified copy thereof shall be forwarded to the Secretary of State, Baton
Rouge, Louisiana, who shall record the same in his office; another certified copy thereof shall be
forwarded to the Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio
Recorder of Mortgages in and for the Parish of St.
Tammany, who shall record the same in the Mortgage Records of said Parish; and another copy
thereof shall be retained in the archives of this Governing Authority.
SECTION 3. Promulgation of Election Result.
The result of said election shall be
promulgated by publication in the manner provided by law.
THIS RESOLUTION HAVING BEEN SUBMITTED TO A VOTE, THE VOTE
THEREON WAS AS FOLLOWS:
MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY , SECONDED BY
THIS RESOLUTION WAS DECLARED ADOPTED ON THE 5TH DAY OF
FEBRUARY, 2004, AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL, A QUORUM OF
THE MEMBERS BEING PRESENT AND VOTING.
PATRICIA BRISTER, COUNCIL CHAIRMAN
DIANE HUESCHEN, COUNCIL CLERK
PROCÈS VERBAL AND PROCLAMATION OF THE CANVASS OF THE VOTES CAST AT
THE SPECIAL ELECTION HELD IN THE PARISH OF ST. TAMMANY, STATE OF
LOUISIANA, ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2004.
BE IT KNOWN AND REMEMBERED that on Thursday, February 5, 2004, at six
o'clock (6:00) p.m., at its regular meeting place, the Council Chambers of the Parish Government
Complex, 21490 Koop Drive, Mandeville, Covington, Louisiana, the Parish Council of the Parish
of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana (the "Governing Authority"), acting as the governing authority
of the Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana (the "Parish"), and being the authority ordering the
special election held therein on Saturday, January 17, 2004, with a quorum being present, did
examine the official certified tabulations of votes cast at the said election, and did examine and
canvass the returns of said election, there having been submitted at said election the following
proposition to wit:
ST. TAMMANY PARISHWIDE PROPOSITION
(OPEN LAND PRESERVATION)
SUMMARY: 20 YEAR, 2 MILLS PROPERTY TAX FOR LAND
PRESERVATION BY ACQUIRING, RESTORING, IMPROVING
AND/OR MAINTAINING OPEN LAND TO FACILITATE: (I)
FLOOD CONTROL, (II) THE PROTECTION OF DRINKING
WATER SOURCES AND WATER QUALITY, (III) THE
PRESERVATION OF WILDLIFE HABITAT, (IV) PROVIDING
FOR PUBLIC PARKS AND RECREATION AND (V) THE
AVOIDANCE OF INCREASED TRAFFIC IN HIGH GROWTH
AREAS, PROVIDED THAT ALL EXPENDITURES SHALL BE
SUBJECT TO REVIEW BY A CITIZENS ADVISORY
COMMITTEE AND AN ANNUAL INDEPENDENT AUDIT.
Shall the Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana, levy a two (2)
mills tax on all the property subject to taxation in said Parish for a
period of twenty (20) years, beginning with the year 2004 and ending
with the year 2023, for the purpose of land preservation by acquiring,
restoring, improving and/or maintaining open land to facilitate: (i)
flood control, (ii) the protection of drinking water sources and water
quality, (iii) the preservation of wildlife habitat, (iv) providing for
public parks and recreation and (v) the avoidance of increased traffic
in high growth areas, provided that all expenditures shall be subject
to review by a citizens advisory committee and an annual independent
The canvass of the results of the election showed that there was a total of 4125
cast IN FAVOR OF
the Proposition and a total of 8340
votes cast AGAINST
the Proposition, and
that there was a majority of 4215
votes cast AGAINST
the Proposition as hereinabove set forth.
Therefore, the Governing Authority did declare and proclaim and does hereby declare
and proclaim in open and public session that the Proposition as hereinabove set forth was duly
DEFEATED by a majority of the votes cast by the qualified electors voting at the said special
THUS DONE AND SIGNED at Covington, Louisiana, on this, the 5th day of
STATE OF LOUISIANA
PARISH OF ST. TAMMANY
I, the undersigned Council Clerk of the Parish Council of the Parish of St. Tammany, State
of Louisiana (the "Governing Authority"), the governing authority of the Parish of St. Tammany,
State of Louisiana (the "Parish"), do hereby certify that the foregoing two (2) pages constitute a true
and correct copy of the proceedings and Procès Verbal
made by said Governing Authority on
Thursday, February 5, 2004, providing for canvassing the returns and declaring the result of the
special election held in the Parish on Saturday, January 17, 2004, to authorize the levy of a special
IN FAITH WHEREOF, witness my official signature and the impress of the official seal of
the Parish at Covington, Louisiana, on this, the 5th
day of February, 2004.