St. John the Baptist Parish Press Releases

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Freeze Warning in Effect Until Wednesday

Freeze Warning in Effect Until Wednesday

November 11, 2019 ~ Preparations include wrapping pipes, protecting sensitive plants, and safely sheltering outdoor pets.

 

Early Voting Starts this Saturday, November 2, 2019

Early Voting Starts this Saturday, November 2, 2019

November 1, 2019 ~ Early voting will take place November 2- November 9 (except Sunday, Nov. 3) from 8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. daily.

 

Beautiful Weather highlights Robottom's last Andouille Festival

Beautiful Weather highlights Robottom's last Andouille Festival

October 23, 2019 ~ Natalie Robottom felt a range of emotions during the final Andouille Festival under her Parish President tenure.

 

Parish Utilities Announces West Bank Water System Chlorine Flush

Parish Utilities Announces West Bank Water System Chlorine Flush

October 18, 2019 ~ Free chlorine burns are routine maintenance and are designed to maintain clean water and minimize the potential for the occurrence of harmful bacteria in the water system.

 

Heather Roussel crowned 2019 Andouille Queen; Mallory Waguespack crowned Teen Queen

Heather Roussel crowned 2019 Andouille Queen; Mallory Waguespack crowned Teen Queen

October 14, 2019 ~ St. John Parish crowns two New Andouille Queens "Under the Big Top."

 

St. John the Baptist Parish First to Adopt State Developed Climate Resilience Strategy

St. John the Baptist Parish First to Adopt State Developed Climate Resilience Strategy

October 4, 2019 ~ "St. John has taken the next step in preparing its communities to address housing, economic, social and transportation needs to weather future disasters and adapt to environmental changes over time."

 

President Robottom to work with Agencies on Bayou Steel Lay-Off

President Robottom to work with Agencies on Bayou Steel Lay-Off

September 30, 2019 ~ LWC Rapid Response staff will be onsite to assist laid off workers with career services and job placement assistance.

 

Early Voting Starts Saturday, September 28

Early Voting Starts Saturday, September 28

September 27, 2019 ~ Early Voting will be held at the new Government Complex and the Edgard Courthouse.

 

St. John Breaks Ground on Two Quality of Life Projects

St. John Breaks Ground on Two Quality of Life Projects

September 23, 2019 ~ These two projects were delayed by a 10-month flood fight due to high river levels.

 

Place-Based Investment Loan Program Applications Due Next Week

Place-Based Investment Loan Program Applications Due Next Week

September 23, 2019 ~ The program offers 0% interest loans to small businesses and non-profits for targeted commercial redevelopment projects.

 

Andouille Festival Posters & Ride Passes - Available for purchase

Andouille Festival Posters & Ride Passes - Available for purchase

September 16, 2019 ~ Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the special advance pricing in advance of the fun-filled festival weekend.

 

Officials Welcome New Fairfield Inn & Suites to LaPlace

Officials Welcome New Fairfield Inn & Suites to LaPlace

September 11, 2019 ~ Located at 944 Belle Terre Blvd., the hotel has 94 rooms, 23 suites and a conference room, outdoor patio, pool and exercise room.

 

Place-Based Investment Loan Program Deadline Approaching

Place-Based Investment Loan Program Deadline Approaching

September 5, 2019 ~ This program can provide 0% interest, 40% forgivable loans up to $50,000 for historic renovations, new detached signs, and rain gardens.

 

Voter’s Registration & Education Week

Voter’s Registration & Education Week

August 30, 2019 ~ Representatives will visit locations throughout the Parish to increase voter registration. There is still time to register for the Oct 12 Election.

 

Two Safe Routes to Public Places Projects Completed

Two Safe Routes to Public Places Projects Completed

August 29, 2019 ~ The $616,540 project was 100% funded through a Department of Transportation and Development’s (DOTD) Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Grant.

 

Reserve Oxidation Pond Nears Completion

Reserve Oxidation Pond Nears Completion

August 27, 2019 ~ The wastewater retention pond will treat 3 million gallons of wastewater a day from the Reserve area in a more natural and cost-effective manner.

 

All Aboard! The KCS Holiday Express is Coming to LaPlace

All Aboard! The KCS Holiday Express is Coming to LaPlace

August 22, 2019 ~ The festive six car train featuring Santa Claus and his elves will be open to the public beginning at 4:00 pm along the train tracks between Hemlock St. and Parish Road in LaPlace.

 

46th Annual Andouille Festival Kick Off & Poster Reveal

46th Annual Andouille Festival Kick Off & Poster Reveal

August 21, 2019 ~ Posters will be available for sale beginning mid-September at the St. John Parish Economic Development Department, Matherne’s Supermarket, Don’s Supermarket and Greg’s Supermarket. Poster order forms can also be found at www.andouillefestival.

 

The 46th Annual Andouille Festival Announced for October 18-20, 2019

The 46th Annual Andouille Festival Announced for October 18-20, 2019

August 19, 2019 ~ This year’s festival will feature some of the area’s finest musicians and live music, delicious food, awesome rides, children’s activities, arts and crafts, The Andouille Run, Second Line Parade and more

 

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.

 

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