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A motion to approve the election by Annie Brown failed to produce a second from the other committee members — Mickey Mays, David Hammons, Mike Franklin and Bobby Bennett — and died on the floor.

“Everybody who’s called me has told me not to support this,” Franklin said.

Hammons said people don’t want to be taxed, as well, and wouldn’t support it until something happened like an injury or death or an increase in the parish’s fire rating.

“With the price of gas the way it is, a lot of people are more worried about a lot of other things,” Hammons said.

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