The Daily Review
April 16, 2021
This ordinance introduced with first reading on March 9, 2021. Published on March 11, 2021. Public hearing held on April 13, 2021. Raymond Price offered the following Ordinance, who moved for its adoption. Kevin Hebert seconded the motion.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF BERWICK, LOUISIANA, LEVYING AND IMPOSING A TAX OF TWELVE AND EIGHTY-EIGHT ONE HUNDREDTH (12.88) MILLS ON THE PROPERTY IN SAID TOWN FOR THE YEAR 2021 FOR THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ORDINARY MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS AND THE LEVYING AND IMPOSING OF A TAX OF SIX AND THIRTY-EIGHT ONE HUNDREDTH (6.38) MILLS FOR ACQUIRING AND MAINTAINING RECREATION IMPROVEMENTS, PROGRAMS, AND FACILITIES; ACQUIRING AND MAINTAINING STREETS, ROADS, HIGHWAYS, ALLEYS, SERVITUDES AND RIGHTS OF WAYS; CONSTRUCTING ACQUIRING, EXTENDING, IMPROVING AND MAINTAINING ANY PUBLIC WORKS OR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, PUBLIC SAFETY AND POLICE FACILITIES, FIRE PROTECTION FACILITIES, TOWN HALL FACILITIES, SEWERAGE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL FACILITIES, WATERWORKS, WATER AND FLOOD CONTROL EXTENSIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS, PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITIES, STREETS, ROADS, SIDEWALKS AND BRIDGES, AND CEMETERY FACILITIES IN THE TOWN AUTHORIZED BY THE TAX ELECTION HELD ON MAY 4, 2002.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council, the governing authority of the municipal corporation of the Town of Berwick, Louisiana in regular session convened this 9th day of March, 2021.
SECTION 1. That an annual ad valorem tax of twelve and eighty-eight one hundredth (12.88) mills on the dollar of the assessed valuation of all the taxable property in the Town of Berwick, Louisiana, be and the same is hereby levied, assessed and imposed on all said property for the year 2021 for the General Fund for the purpose of ordinary municipal operation.
SECTION 2. That a special annual ad valorem tax of six and thirty-eight one hundredth (6.38) mills on the dollar of the assessed valuation of all the taxable property in the Town of Berwick, Louisiana, for the year 2021, be and the same is hereby levied, assessed and imposed on all of said property for the purpose of acquiring and maintaining recreation improvements, programs, and facilities; acquiring and maintaining streets, roads, highways, alleys, servitudes and rights of ways; constructing, acquiring, extending, improving and maintaining any public works or capital improvements, including but not limited to recreational facilities, public safety and police facilities, fire protection facilities, town hall facilities, sewerage collection and disposal facilities, waterworks, water and flood control extensions and improvements, public health facilities, streets, roads, sidewalks and bridges, and cemetery facilities in the Town authorized by the tax election held on May 4, 2002.
SECTION 3. That the proper administrative officers of the Town of Berwick, Louisiana, be and they are hereby empowered, authorized and directed to spread said taxes, as herein above set forth, upon the Assessment Rolls of said Town for the year 2021, and to make the collection of the taxes imposed for and on behalf of said Town according to law, and that the taxes herein levied shall become a permanent lien and privilege on all the property subject to taxation as herein set forth, and the collection thereof shall be enforceable in the manner provided by law.
SECTION 4. It is the intention of the Mayor and Council, and it is hereby ordained, that the provisions of this ordinance shall become, and be made a part of the Code of Ordinances, Town of Berwick, Louisiana, and the sections of this Ordinance may be renumbered to accomplish such intention.
All other ordinances, or parts of ordinances, in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Should any section, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase be declared unconstitutional, invalid, or repealed for any reason, the remainder of the ordinance shall not be affected. All provisions of this ordinance are declared to be severable and the invalidity of any part of this ordinance shall not affect other provisions, items or applications of this ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid provisions, items, or applications of this ordinance.
The vote thereon was as follows:
Ayes: James Richard, Kevin Hebert, Colleen Askew, Raymond Price and Lud Henry
Certified, approved and adopted on April 13, 2021.
Delivered to Mayor Arthur at 2:00 PM on April 14, 2021
Duval H. Arthur, Jr - Mayor
Jamie Keith – Town Clerk
Adv. April 16, 2021