WHERE HAS $100 MILLION GONE?

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This picture shows Terrebonne's 11 different Rec Districts and the tax rates the people within that area pay to build and maintain their facilities.  On top of that, everyone in Terrebonne pays an additional ~2.1 mills on their property tax bill to fund TPR and programs.

These district boundaries are vestiges of the old Police Jury system prior to consolidating our Parish Government in the 1980's.  Every 10 years, the people within them head to the polls to renew or increase their Rec District millage.

These millages usually pass as people vote "for the children".  But has this been done with a true knowledge of how the system works?

Combined, this "system" has collected generated $100M in revenue in the last decade.

(picture on left not reflective of 2019 millage rates, many of which increased)

OUR CURRENT "SYSTEM"

Terrebonne Parish has one of the largest recreational bureaucracies in Louisiana.  This "system" has led to an imbalance of facility quality as well as tax rates.  Some of our 11 Rec Districts have properly maintained amenities but may pay almost 3-4 times the taxes of their neighbors.  Other districts have facilities that have been called "deplorable" by our Parish Council.  This simply isn't acceptable.

But before we can work to fix this imperfect "system", it is important for the public and the politicians to educate themselves.  This page will try to provide information so that the public can learn.  The decision to change or stay with this "system" should rest with the people.

Below, you will find statistics, a facility inventory, and data on each Recreation District.  The facility list comes from the 2013 BCSP Master Plan and new features may not be included.  But this is the most complete published list available to the public.

How Do We Compare?

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Despite our smaller size, Terrebonne Parish has more recreation districts than all of the other Parishes with larger populations.

Terrebonne has a district for every 10,361 residents.  The next closest on the list is Calcassieu which has a district for every 22,289 residents.

Each district requires overhead: executive directors, accountants, auditors, insurance, legal, etc.  Money for these duplicated expenses is less money for facility maintenance or capital projects.

Do We Collect Enough?

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Terrebonne Recreational Revenues 2008-2017
Fortunately, Terrebonne Parish's recreational "system" collected revenues of almost $12.9 million in 2017.  We believe we can live within our means and provide more for our citizens.

In the last five (5) years, total recreational revenue exceed $57 million.  And over the last decade, revenues were $100 million.

We simply don't see the return on our $100 million investment.

REC DISTRICT 1

2018 Millage Rate - 7.0

2017 Revenue - $748,536
2016 Revenue - $733,013

2008-2017 Revenue - $7,429,352

Parks & Gyms - 4

Executive Director/Agency Head Compensation - $47,287

Households - 5,328

100% Homestead Exempt - 34.7%

Rec District 1 Board Members

LINK TO 2017 AUDIT
LINK TO 2016 AUDIT

REC DISTRICT 2-3

2018 Millage Rate - 5.0

2017 Revenue - $3,277,086
2016 Revenue - $2,992,002

2008-2017 Revenue - $15,694,585

Parks & Gyms - 9

Executive Director/Agency Head Compensation - New director/pay unknown

Households - 6,976

100% Homestead Exempt - 8.5%

Rec District 2-3 Board Members

LINK TO 2017 AUDIT
LINK TO 2016 AUDIT

REC DISTRICT 3A

2018 Millage Rate - 7.0

2017 Revenue - $160,860
2016 Revenue - $166,619

2008-2017 Revenue - $1,796,155

Parks & Gyms - 2

Executive Director/Agency Head Compensation - $8,371

Households - 958

100% Homestead Exempt - 52.4%

Rec District 3A Board Members

LINK TO 2017 AUDIT
LINK TO 2016 AUDIT

REC DISTRICT 4

2018 Millage Rate - 6.91

2017 Revenue - $513,785
2016 Revenue - $545,401

2008-2017 Revenue - $5,005,844

Parks & Gyms - 1

Executive Director/Agency Head Compensation - $77,432

Households - 1,744

100% Homestead Exempt - 54%

Rec District 4 Board Members

LINK TO 2017 AUDIT
LINK TO 2016 AUDIT

REC DISTRICT 5

2018 Millage Rate - 17.35

2017 Revenue - $296,257
2016 Revenue - $321,113

2008-2017 Revenue - $2,617,528

Parks & Gyms - 2

Executive Director/Agency Head Compensation - $9,600

Households - 1,858

100% Homestead Exempt - 25.2%

Rec District 5 Board Members

LINK TO 2017 AUDIT
LINK TO 2016 AUDIT

REC DISTRICT 6

2018 Millage Rate - 19.0 (Increased from 13.7 in 2017.  Includes 3.7 mills bonded for maintenance.)

2017 Revenue - $672,432
2016 Revenue - $704,623

2008-2017 Revenue - $6,204,384

Parks & Gyms - 1

Executive Director/Agency Head Compensation - Not Listed

Households - 923

100% Homestead Exempt - 71.5%

Rec District 6 Board Members

LINK TO 2017 AUDIT
LINK TO 2016 AUDIT

REC DISTRICT 7

2018 Millage Rate - 9.5

2017 Revenue - $705,229
2016 Revenue - $680,099

2008-2017 Revenue - $6,652,072

Parks & Gyms - 4

Executive Director/Agency Head Compensation - $83,590.00

Households - 1,859

100% Homestead Exempt - 52%

Rec District 7 Board Members

LINK TO 2017 AUDIT
LINK TO 2016 AUDIT

REC DISTRICT 8

2018 Millage Rate - 9.0

2017 Revenue - $367,878
2016 Revenue - $315,886

2008-2017 Revenue - $3,192,231

Parks & Gyms - 2

Executive Director/Agency Head Compensation - Not Listed

Households - 792

100% Homestead Exempt - 61.1%

Rec District 8 Board Members

LINK TO 2017 AUDIT
LINK TO 2016 AUDIT

REC DISTRICT 9

2018 Millage Rate - 15.0

2017 Revenue - $1,203,213
2016 Revenue - $1,309,383

2008-2017 Revenue - $10,197,254

Parks & Gyms - 2

Executive Director/Agency Head Compensation - $63,525

Households - 1,905

100% Homestead Exempt - 10%

Rec District 9 Board Members

LINK TO 2017 AUDIT
LINK TO 2016 AUDIT

REC DISTRICT 10

2018 Millage Rate - 11.45

2017 Revenue - $600,145
2016 Revenue - $610,193

2008-2017 Revenue - $6,461,872

Parks & Gyms - 2

Executive Director/Agency Head Compensation - $77,065

Households - 894

100% Homestead Exempt - 48.8%

Rec District 10 Board Members

LINK TO 2017 AUDIT
LINK TO 2016 AUDIT

REC DISTRICT 11

2018 Millage Rate - 10.0

2017 Revenue - $2,160,187
2016 Revenue - $2,165,733

2008-2017 Revenue - $16,203,390

Parks & Gyms - 21

Executive Director/Agency Head Compensation - $372 (Board President Stipend listed)

Households - 4,779

100% Homestead Exempt - 43.6%

Rec District 11 Board Members

LINK TO 2017 AUDIT
LINK TO 2016 AUDIT

Terrebonne Parish Recreation (TPR)

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2018 Millage Rate - 2.06 (approved up to 2.21)

2017 Revenue - $2,178,555

2008-2017 Revenue - $18,504,333

Parks & Gyms - None (Programs Only)

Programs - Baseball, Softball, Football, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Basketball, Adult Softball, Special Olympics

Executive Director/Agency Head Compensation - $88,142

TPR Website

Download "TPCG Budget 2018 - Recreation"

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