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Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to propose a millage rate of 2.53 mills for Tax Year 2017.

The millage rate is the port's property tax on properties within its district. The rate is applied per $1,000 in property value.

The proposed rate is the same as Tax Year 2016, which generated approximately $3.6 million in revenues.

The board voted to revise the port's Tariff No. 013. The revision relates to extending stevedore permits to a five-year period, as long as they meet requirements such as insurance. Currently, stevedore permits have required renewal annually.

The board voted to extend a lease to Lake Charles Methanol for an option on port property. The lease is being extended to January 1.

The board voted to remove a special dedicated reserve fund that would have provided an amount not to exceed $3 million for the purpose of supporting the National Hurricane Museum and Science Center.

The developers of the center have abandoned plans for its construction.

All action items were approved, with no action taken regarding items discussed in executive session. All votes were unanimous with Commissioner Walter Sanchez absent. Agenda

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