BATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $88.2 million for projects statewide and more than $208,000 in total savings at its October 19 meeting, according to State Treasurer Ron Henson.

Among the individual projects approved were:

Caddo Parish: $15 million in Certificates of Indebtedness for the Communications District No. 1 to make capital improvements.

Iberville Parish: $3 million in Sales Tax Refunding Bonds for the City of Plaquemine to refinance debt, saving $208,928.

Louisiana Community Development Authority: $26 million in Revenue Bonds for the construction, equipping and furnishing of a building to serve as the Ascension Parish Courthouse and to renovate and convert existing courthouse buildings.

Louisiana Housing Corporation: $7.8 million in Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds (volume cap) for the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation and equipping of multifamily housing facilities (Barton Drive Manor and Briarwood Village Apartments) consisting of 132 units in Shreveport.

Natchitoches Parish: $3 million in Taxable Sales Tax Revenue Bonds for the Natchitoches Parish School Board School Sales Tax District for maintaining, operating and improving school facilities.

Orleans Parish: $10 million in Taxable Limited Tax Bonds for the City of New Orleans to pay certain legal judgments and settlement obligations.

St. Tammany Parish: $23 million in Taxable Utilities Revenue Bonds for the City of Slidell for constructing, extending and improving the combined waterworks system and sewer system.

Washington Parish: $350,000 in Certificates of Indebtedness for the City of Bogalusa to purchase a fire truck.

Bond Commission staff also presented an update on Louisiana’s borrowing capacity for roads, bridges and other state construction projects.

“The state has more infrastructure needs than there is money to fund projects,” said Treasurer Henson.  “We do, however, have a little more breathing room and are in much better shape than we thought we’d be earlier in the year.”

Sarah Mulhearn
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