Ferriday residents vote ‘yes’ on safety tax renewal

Published 12:06am Sunday, May 5, 2013

FERRIDAYFerriday voters said “yes” Saturday to a 10-mill tax renewal dedicated to public safety for the town.

The final count was 108 votes for and 37 votes against.

Mayor Gene Allen said he was pleased to see the measure pass, but also upset at the low voter turnout.

“It did pass, and I’m thankful for that, but those numbers are low,” Allen said. “If it had not passed, we would have had to shut a lot of things down and not been able to provide fire and police protection to our citizens.

“We need to educate the citizens to support millages and get out and vote for our community.”

The tax contributes funds to the payment of salaries and other personnel costs related to fire and police protection and acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining and operating fire protection and police facilities and equipment.

The 10-mill tax will provide an estimated $110,695 from 2013 to 2022.

  • concerned redneck

    Hahahaha what a joke

  • Anonymous

    Typical Ferriday voters. Their Mayor doesn’t live in town, they get mad if the Police crack down on drug dealers and they could care less about their town. All they want is their handouts. Really though, I am surprised that many people voted. I didn’t think there were that many people in Ferriday that gave a hoot what happened to the town.

  • Anonymous

    “The 10-mill tax will provide an estimated $110,695 from 2013 to 2022.”
    “If it had not passed, we would have had to shut a lot of things down and not been able to provide fire and police protection to our citizens.”

    We are talking about less than $1,000 per month from this tax.
    Is fire and police protection that dependent on it’s passing?

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if the number of votes corresponds to the number of newspapers that were purchased in Ferriday or delivered last Wednesday. The Natchez Democrat didnt carry the story online that I was aware of. I just happened to see the vote here sign at the highschool that gave me a clue.