Parish Council approves tax exemption applications during special called meeting

The Natchitoches Parish Council held a Special Called meeting on Sept. 25 to approve two tax exemption applications for Martco LLC (project Numbers 20190393-ITE and 20180296-ITE).

Martco CEO Roy OMartin III came to the Council’s regular meeting in September to let the Council know that he submitted an appeal to the Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry and to ask the Council to reconsider its vote from August and write a letter of support for the tax exemption applications instead. Northwestern State University President Dr. Chris Maggio and State Senator for District 31 Louie Bernard came to show their support.

The Council approved both agenda items at the special called meeting. The vote passed with Council members Marty Cheatwood, Larry Paige, and John Salter voting in favor of the items. Patsy Ward Hoover and Jim Kilcoyne were absent.