St. John the Baptist Parish Press Releases

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Severe Weather Risk through Weekend

Severe Weather Risk through Weekend

January 20, 2017 ~ Heavy downpours, street flooding in low-lying areas, tornadoes and large hail are the main threats.

 

Fairway Bridge Project Complete

Fairway Bridge Project Complete

January 19, 2017 ~ St. John officials are pleased to announce that Fairway Bridge in Laplace has reopened, Thursday, January 19, 2017 after months of construction.

 

Flash Flood Watch in Effect through 6:00 p.m.

Flash Flood Watch in Effect through 6:00 p.m.

January 19, 2017 ~ As a result of a cold front moving across the region, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch until 6:00 p.m.

 

St. John Gives Opportunity for Contractors to Partner

St. John Gives Opportunity for Contractors to Partner

January 18, 2017 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish will host a workforce development and contractor networking event this Friday, January 20, 2017 to help merge large and small businesses with individual contracting/subcontracting agencies.

 

Residents invited to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations

Residents invited to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations

January 12, 2017 ~ St. John the Baptist 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 16, 2017.

 

Conservation Measures Lifted

Conservation Measures Lifted

January 11, 2017 ~ The St. John the Baptist Parish Utilities Department has lifted wastewater conservation measures for LaPlace residents.

 

LaPlace Residents Asked to Minimize Discharge into Wastewater System

LaPlace Residents Asked to Minimize Discharge into Wastewater System

January 11, 2017 ~ In an effort to maintain the heavily-utilized system, LaPlace residents are being asked to conserve water until further notice by limiting the amount of discharge placed into the wastewater system.

 

 LDEQ and Denka sign AOC designed to reduce chloroprene emissions at LaPlace facility

LDEQ and Denka sign AOC designed to reduce chloroprene emissions at LaPlace facility

January 11, 2017 ~ On Jan. 6, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) and Denka Performance Elastomer signed a formal document that outlines the company’s voluntary commitment to reduce emissions of the chemical chloroprene.

 

Acadia Reynolds Receives Illinois’ Highest University Award

Acadia Reynolds Receives Illinois’ Highest University Award

January 10, 2017 ~ Acadia Reynolds, a Reserve native, was recently recognized by Parish President Robottom for receiving the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award – the state of Illinois’ highest honor – for her excellence at her University.

 

River Parish leaders ready to press new president, Congress for levee funding

River Parish leaders ready to press new president, Congress for levee funding

January 9, 2017 ~ Now a federal levee system for the river parishes is closer to becoming a reality.

 

Budget success comes with little controversy

Budget success comes with little controversy

January 9, 2017 ~ A series of workshops among St. John the Baptist Parish officials and Council members helped ease what can often be an acrimonious process to finalize the annual budget, officials agreed.

 

Belle Terre Boulevard Lane Closure

Belle Terre Boulevard Lane Closure

January 6, 2017 ~ The Department of Transportation and Development will implement a north bound, right lane closure on Belle Terre Boulevard (LA 3188) , just north of Airline Highway, beginning Monday, January 9.

 

Robottom & Staff Give Back

Robottom & Staff Give Back

December 21, 2016 ~ In an effort to share the holiday spirit of giving this season, Parish President Natalie Robottom, her Administrative Staff, and St. John Parish employees teamed up to assemble holiday food baskets for families in need.

 

President Obama Signs Water Bill into Law

President Obama Signs Water Bill into Law

December 19, 2016 ~ Bill includes the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Levee Project for St. John Parish

 

St. John Homeowner Rehabilitation Program Assists More than 200 Residents

St. John Homeowner Rehabilitation Program Assists More than 200 Residents

December 8, 2016 ~ St. John Parish officials are pleased to announce that more than 70 homes damaged by Hurricane Isaac were recently renovated through the Homeowner Rehabilitation Program. An additional 45 homes are currently under construction.

 

Entrepreneurs Graduate from FastTrac Program

Entrepreneurs Graduate from FastTrac Program

December 5, 2016 ~ On Monday, November 28, fifteen participants graduated from the fall 2016 Kauffman Foundation FastTrac Entrepreneurial Training Program.

 

 Perrilloux Appointed to Louisiana Emergency Response Commission

Perrilloux Appointed to Louisiana Emergency Response Commission

December 1, 2016 ~ St. John Parish Assistant Director of Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Travis Perrilloux was recently appointed to the Louisiana Emergency Response Commission (LERC) by Governor John Bel Edwards.

 

Utilities Projects, Completion for Council Chambers Top Council Agenda

Utilities Projects, Completion for Council Chambers Top Council Agenda

November 22, 2016 ~ Utilities projects were approved as well as renovations to the Percy Hebert Building Council Chambers.

 

LDEQ, EPA, St. John the Baptist Parish and Denka Performance Elastomer  announce schedule for implementation of chloroprene control measures

LDEQ, EPA, St. John the Baptist Parish and Denka Performance Elastomer announce schedule for implementation of chloroprene control measures

November 22, 2016 ~ Denka Performance Elastomer LLC (DPE) announced today it will institute a series of technical measures aimed at reducing emissions of chloroprene from its LaPlace, La., facility.

 

Cador Returns to Role as Human Resources Director

Cador Returns to Role as Human Resources Director

November 22, 2016 ~ Stacey Cador was recommended by Parish President Natalie Robottom and confirmed by the Council as Director of Human Resources at Tuesday’s council meeting. Cador returns to her position of 11 years following a personal hiatus.

 

ELECTION REMINDER: Early Voting Opens Saturday, November 26

ELECTION REMINDER: Early Voting Opens Saturday, November 26

November 22, 2016 ~ On Saturday, December 10, 2016 voters will decide whether or not to rededicate an existing tax revenue to fund the juvenile justice system. THIS IS NOT A NEW TAX NOR A TAX INCREASE.

 

 Small Business Saturday: Shop Local, Shop St. John

Small Business Saturday: Shop Local, Shop St. John

November 22, 2016 ~ Small Business Saturday will be held this year on November 26 and community members are encouraged to make their holiday purchases in St. John. Small Business Saturday signage will be displayed throughout the Parish as a reminder.

 

Statewide Burn Ban Lifted

Statewide Burn Ban Lifted

November 21, 2016 ~ State Fire Marshal, H. “Butch” Browning and Agricultural and Forestry Commissioner, Mike Strain has lifted the statewide burn ban on outdoor burning that was issued on November 5, 2016.

 

Robottom & Staff Donate Canned Goods to Local Food Pantry

Robottom & Staff Donate Canned Goods to Local Food Pantry

November 16, 2016 ~ Residents, festival goers, Parish officials and staff donated hundreds of canned goods Friday night during the annual Andouille Festival $1 night. The non-perishable foods were sorted and packed for delivery to benefit more than 100 families.

 

 Guns 'n Hoses Fundraiser Planned for this Saturday Nov. 12

Guns 'n Hoses Fundraiser Planned for this Saturday Nov. 12

November 10, 2016 ~ The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office and St. John Firefighters will host a "Guns 'n Hoses" flag football tournament November 12, beginning at 8 a.m., at Joe Keller Stadium in LaPlace.

 

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