Pointe Coupee Health Services District Sales and Use Tax
On November 7, 2006, the voters of Pointe Coupee Parish passed the renewal of the 10-year, ¼ of 1% sales and use tax dedicated to the operations of the Health Services District. The proposition passed by a 71% - 29% margin. Thank you for your continued support.
2006 Funding via Tax Revenues
Tax revenues were used to fund the following items in 2006:
Bonne Santé Substance Abuse Treatment Center — $183,077
Parish Wide Mosquito Spraying — $55,000
Pointe Coupee Coroner — $60,362
Pointe Coupee Council on Aging — $73,491
Pointe Coupee General Hospital Operations Shortfall — $228,070
Pointe Coupee Parish Health Unit — $46,737
Pointe Coupee Parish Sanitation — $24,906
History of the Health Services District Sales Tax
In 1987 the voters of Pointe Coupee approved a 10-year, ½ of 1% sales tax to fund the operations of the Pointe Coupee Parish Health Services District № 1. In 1997 the District’s board recognized that the ½ of 1% exceeded the its needs and asked for a reduction from ½ to ¼ of 1% to fund the operations of the Health Services District. The voters passed the 10-year ¼ of 1% tax in 1997 and again in 2006.