Caddo-Bossier Port Commission to hold public hearing on millage rates May 19


The Caddo-Bossier Port Commission will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners at its regular meeting place of the Regional Commerce Center on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 4:30pm to consider levying additional or increased millage rates.

A notice appeared in The Times in accordance with requirements stipulated in the Constitution. Below is the full text of that notice.

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of the Caddo-Bossier Parishes Port Commission will be held at its regular meeting place in the Board Room of the Regional Commerce Center, 6000 Doug Attaway Blvd., Shreveport, La., on May 19, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. to consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted millage rates after reassessment and rolling forward to rates not to exceed the prior year’s maximum.  The estimated amount of tax revenues to be collected in the next year from the increased millage is $6,832,301. (Caddo Parish) $4,386,271, and Bossier Parish $2,446,030, and the amount of increase in taxes attributable to the millage increase in Caddo Parish, $109,656 and Bossier Parish $61,150. 

The 2,300-acre Port of Caddo-Bossier is located at the head of navigation on the Red River Waterway in Northwest Louisiana. An inland multi-modal transportation and distribution center, The Port works hand in hand with the port system of Louisiana to successfully link customers throughout the Ark-La-Tex region to domestic and international markets via the Mississippi River, the nation’s largest river system, and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.