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Pollock Property Tax Free

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POLLOCK, La. -- The Town of Pollock has some pretty big bragging rights. They're the only town in the state to eliminate property taxes.

News Channel Five's Brooke Buford went into town to talk to the mayor about the accomplishment and how it's affecting those who live and work in Pollock. 

Eula Cupples might not be originally from Pollock, but after nine years of living in the town, she calls it home.

"It's just a good old country town," said Cupples. "Everybody is friendly and helpful to you."

The safe streets and friendly neighbors make Pollock the prime place to retire. But, she has a new reason to love the town. She no longer has to pay property taxes.

"It benefits the town," she said. "I would think so. I mean, we need all the help we can get." 

Earlier this month town leaders scratched the property tax.

"We're the first town in Louisiana, or the only town in Louisiana, to have no property taxes," said Mayor Jerome Scott.

When it came time to renew the 7.5% milage rate, the mayor said "no" because the town was in good financial shape. He credits the town paying in cash for the good news.

"We had to renew the mils, which we do annually, the property tax mils," he said. "And, when I looked at how we were sitting financially, money in the bank and all of that, I said it's time we leave this money in the people's pockets."

Putting the money back in the people's pockets is exactly what new business owner, Charles Locker needs.

"I think it's wonderful," said Locker. "I just see the opportunity for people to grow here in this area."

He just opened shop a few weeks ago.

"The people here, they seem like they are just so excited about having no property tax," he said. "They're out spending that money now."

The tax break is just one more reason why those we spoke with say their town is tops.

"We plan on staying right here until the Lord takes us home," said Cupples. 

And while the tax break is in effect now, notices will officially go out in November.

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