St. John the Baptist Parish Press Releases

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Reserve Drainage Project Phase II Approved for Construction

Reserve Drainage Project Phase II Approved for Construction

August 14, 2019 ~ This drainage project will help flood concerns for Terrance St., West 8th St., Marmillian Loop, Toni Dr., West 2nd St., West 4th St., Cornland Dr., and Hart Dr.

 

St. John the Baptist Parish Announces the Launch of Place-Based Investment Loan Program

St. John the Baptist Parish Announces the Launch of Place-Based Investment Loan Program

August 5, 2019 ~ The program offers loans with 0% interest for targeted redevelopment projects that create a positive visual impact with hopes of accelerating economic development activity.

 

Effective August 1, Parish to Implement Disconnect Procedure for Water Bill Delinquent Accounts

Effective August 1, Parish to Implement Disconnect Procedure for Water Bill Delinquent Accounts

July 29, 2019 ~ Beginning August 1, 2019, the Utilities Department will begin disconnecting water customers in Cycle 1 (Reserve) with delinquent accounts of 180 days or more.

 

Corps Deactivates Phase II Flood Fight

Corps Deactivates Phase II Flood Fight

July 29, 2019 ~ Today the river at the Carrollton Gage was 14.68 feet returning the Flood Fight to Phase I

 

Robottom Supports Annual Luncheon for Senior Volunteers

Robottom Supports Annual Luncheon for Senior Volunteers

July 19, 2019 ~ Awards were presented to volunteers with five to twenty-five years of service. Among the top St. John volunteers with most hours were Benny Robichaux Jr. and Nelwyn LeBouef.

 

Parish Officials Cut Ribbon on Water Treatment Facility in Pleasure Bend

Parish Officials Cut Ribbon on Water Treatment Facility in Pleasure Bend

July 18, 2019 ~ This project provides the Pleasure Bend community a new water source, quality water and it eliminates the costly purchase of water from St James Parish.

 

St. John Parish Celebrates Independence Day

St. John Parish Celebrates Independence Day

July 8, 2019 ~ President Robottom and her Administrative staff, Parish Council Members, Local, State and Federal Elected Officials, and special guests joined over 450 veterans and their spouses at the 14th Annual Veterans Luncheon held at REGALA Gym in Reserve.

 

Parish President Robottom Hosts Annual Luncheon to Honor Academic Achievements

Parish President Robottom Hosts Annual Luncheon to Honor Academic Achievements

June 27, 2019 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom and staff recently hosted the annual Academic Luncheon to honor Valedictorians, Salutatorians and Students, Teachers and Principals of the year.

 

Parish Officials Cut Ribbon for new Garyville Oaks Housing Redevelopment

Parish Officials Cut Ribbon for new Garyville Oaks Housing Redevelopment

June 21, 2019 ~ The redevelopment consists of 22 units of new construction in multiple two-story walk-up buildings

 

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.

 

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