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Millions in unclaimed tax refunds headed for Unclaimed Property unless taxpayers take action

BATON ROUGE – Millions of dollars in state income tax refunds will become unclaimed property if taxpayers don’t claim them by Sept. 6, 2017.
The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) sent letters to 9,500 taxpayers advising them to claim the refunds before they are transferred by law to the Unclaimed Property Division of the state treasurer’s office. The letters are dated July 21, 2017.
The total amount of unclaimed refunds involved is $8.6 million. It includes refunds issued on or before June 30, 2016.

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New Vermilion Parish AD gave presentation to school board about paying volunteer coaches

Those who volunteer as coaches in high school and middle school in Vermilion Parish may finally get compensated for all of the work they put in.
Paul Hebert, the assistant superintendent, was recently named the new athletic director of the parish after Mike Dartez retired from education.
One of Hebert’s changes as the new AD is to try and established a pay scale for volunteer coaches or school employees who are coaching but are not teachers.
A teacher is paid 2 to 3 percent of his or her salary to be a coach.

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Vermilion Parish will conduct aerial mosquito spraying

Vermilion Parish Mosquito Control will be applying mosquito adulticide by airplane from time to time, based on mosquito surveillance in various areas of Vermilion Parish.
Most applications will occur at, or immediately after sunset. Early morning applications are possible in the hours preceding dawn.
Aerial adulticiding is used in conjunction with integrated mosquito management to combat nuisance populations of mosquitoes, as wells as the diseases they vector to humans and animals.

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Abbeville Police to hold DWI checkpoint

On the night of Friday, August 18, 2017 the Abbeville Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint looking for impaired drivers and other traffic related offenses. The checkpoint will be conducted between the hours of 9:00 PM and 3:00 AM somewhere within the city limits of Abbeville.
This checkpoint is part of a year-long grant program provided through the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, designed to improve driver safety and reduce impaired driving.

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Vermilion Parish School board members expected to meet

It sounds like they are all expected to attend for the first time in a few weeks.
The last time that all members of the Vermilion Parish School Board sat together was a month ago for committee meetings.
Monday, starting at 6 p.m., the school board will hold its committee meetings for August.
Since last month’s committee meeting, three regular meetings had to be canceled because there were not enough school board members in attendance. There must be a quorum for a meeting to be officially held.

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