St. John the Baptist Parish Press Releases

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Prepare for Hurricane Season which Begins June 1st

Prepare for Hurricane Season which Begins June 1st

May 31, 2019 ~ June 1st marks the start of hurricane season and residents are strongly encouraged to finalize preparations for their families and businesses including checking supply kits, replacing old batteries, and identifying evacuation routes.

 

LaPlace Welcomes New Waffle House Restaurant

LaPlace Welcomes New Waffle House Restaurant

May 30, 2019 ~ The restaurant is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and according to Waffle House staff, customers will experience a friendly atmosphere as they enjoy a menu featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner items at fast food prices.

 

Marathon Petroleum Company LP Receives Business Award

Marathon Petroleum Company LP Receives Business Award

May 23, 2019 ~ Lantern Award winners are selected based on excellence in manufacturing and outstanding service to their communities through the involvement of their businesses and employees.

 

Louisiana Office of Community Development Releases St. John Parish Resilience Strategy

Louisiana Office of Community Development Releases St. John Parish Resilience Strategy

May 20, 2019 ~ This project aims to reduce flooding, provide enhanced transportation options, and attract reinvestment to two major commercial corridors while serving as a model for future resilience projects throughout Louisiana.

 

Safe Routes to School Project Underway

Safe Routes to School Project Underway

May 9, 2019 ~ Construction and installation of sidewalks has started near LaPlace Elementary School and East St. John Prepatory as part of a Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Grant.

 

Woodland Drive Bridge Repair Project Completed

Woodland Drive Bridge Repair Project Completed

April 17, 2019 ~ A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to commemorate completion of repairs to the Woodland Drive Bridge in LaPlace.

 

Splash Park Opens at West Bank Recreational Complex

Splash Park Opens at West Bank Recreational Complex

April 17, 2019 ~ The project was constructed by Francise Horticulture Services, Inc. at a total cost of $99,000. This is the third spray park opened under Robottom’s Administration and the first on the west bank.

 

Officials Host Park Naming Ceremonies to Honor Those Lost

Officials Host Park Naming Ceremonies to Honor Those Lost

April 17, 2019 ~ Officials gathered to commemorate the naming of the Juan Anthony Joseph Memorial Park, De’Vante Michael Smith Memorial Baseball Fields, Raeaneka Lanae Small Memorial Airnasium and Harold Scott Roussel Memorial Park.

 

Parks & Recreation: Summer Camp Registration & Employment Opportunities

Parks & Recreation: Summer Camp Registration & Employment Opportunities

April 8, 2019 ~ Registration is currently open for the St. John the Baptist Parish Summer Camp for youth ages 4 through 12

 

Train station concept unveiled: Main Street hub in LaPlace would be linchpin for upgrades

Train station concept unveiled: Main Street hub in LaPlace would be linchpin for upgrades

April 3, 2019 ~ The “Main Street” scenario also features a parking garage and a pedestrian walking plaza. In addition to offering convenient travel to Saints games and other events, the multimodal station would serve as a town center with Wi-Fi and food options.

 

Heroes honored for pulling woman from burning car seconds before it burst into flames

Heroes honored for pulling woman from burning car seconds before it burst into flames

April 3, 2019 ~ While presenting the first round of plaques, Parish President Natalie Robottom said there was “no doubt” the wreck could have resulted in a fatality if not for the bravery of the good Samaritans.

 

St. John to Present Multi-Modal Transportation Center Project to Public

St. John to Present Multi-Modal Transportation Center Project to Public

March 28, 2019 ~ Officials will unveil the plan through a public presentation at 10 am on Friday, March 29th at the Edmond “Skipper” Songy Service Center, 102 E Airline Hwy in LaPlace. The event is free and to the public.

 

St. John Officials Join Community in Anti-Littering Efforts

St. John Officials Join Community in Anti-Littering Efforts

March 11, 2019 ~ Hundreds of volunteers and Parish officials participated in the Annual Spring Clean Sweep event on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

 

Flood Fight Ongoing due to High Mississippi River Level

Flood Fight Ongoing due to High Mississippi River Level

March 8, 2019 ~ Residents should not drive on the levee during this time and be extremely cautious on bike and walking trails.

 

Mardi Gras Day Holiday Garbage Collection Notice

Mardi Gras Day Holiday Garbage Collection Notice

March 1, 2019 ~ No garbage collection on Mardi Gras Day.

 

Krewe Du Monde Parade Start Moved to 10:00 am Due to Potential Severe Weather

Krewe Du Monde Parade Start Moved to 10:00 am Due to Potential Severe Weather

March 1, 2019 ~ Krewe Du Monde Parade Start Moved to 10:00 am Due to Potential Severe Weather.

 

LaPlace Boil Water Advisory Lifted

LaPlace Boil Water Advisory Lifted

February 28, 2019 ~ Boil Water Advisory Lifted for LaPlace. Resume normal water use.

 

Federal, state and local partnership agreement for West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Risk Reduction Project

Federal, state and local partnership agreement for West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Risk Reduction Project

February 22, 2019 ~ The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District; Coastal Protection, CPRA and Levee District have signed the levee Partnership Agreement.

 

Parish Officials Gather to Break Ground on Safe Room Project

Parish Officials Gather to Break Ground on Safe Room Project

February 5, 2019 ~ The 4,000 square foot facility at an estimated cost of $1.2 million will serve as a secure location to house critical staff as they work emergencies.

 

Coalition for Sustainable Flood Insurance Releases 2019 Legislative Priorities

Coalition for Sustainable Flood Insurance Releases 2019 Legislative Priorities

February 1, 2019 ~ Priorities Focus on Risk Assessment, Affordability, Mitigation, and Participations

 

Gov. Edwards Commits More Than $350 Million to Louisiana’s Coastal Program

Gov. Edwards Commits More Than $350 Million to Louisiana’s Coastal Program

January 25, 2019 ~ . Gov. Edwards committed $30 million in surplus allowing the $760 million West Shore Lake Pontchartrain hurricane protection project to move forward.

 

St. John Animal Shelter Seeking Community Assistance

St. John Animal Shelter Seeking Community Assistance

January 22, 2019 ~ The St. John Animal Shelter recently seized more than 150 dogs in a cruelty case and are asking for the assistance of the community while waiting to transport the dogs to larger humane groups.

 

St. John Residents Invited to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations

St. John Residents Invited to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations

January 17, 2019 ~ Residents are invited to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at events being held throughout the Parish on Monday, January 21, 2019.

 

Shop Local Trivia Game Winners Announced

Shop Local Trivia Game Winners Announced

January 8, 2019 ~ Residents who correctly completed their Shop Local trivia cards were entered in a drawing to win prizes from local retailers.

 

Christmas Tree Collection Available

Christmas Tree Collection Available

January 2, 2019 ~ Residents should place their trees curbside for pick-up instead of discarding them in the landfill.

 

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