St. John the Baptist Parish Press Releases

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LaPlace Boil Water Advisory Lifted - Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.

LaPlace Boil Water Advisory Lifted - Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.

May 1, 2016 ~ Laplace Water Outage for 2-4 hours due to a motorist hitting a main water line near Woodland Plant.

 

Flash Flood Watch in Effect until 7 p.m.

Flash Flood Watch in Effect until 7 p.m.

April 30, 2016 ~ Please monitor local weather stations and forecasts for warnings and changes.

 

Parks & Recreation: Summer Camp & Activities

Parks & Recreation: Summer Camp & Activities

April 29, 2016 ~ Summer is quickly approaching and the St. John Parish Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for summer programs and new activities for residents of all ages.

 

Westshore Lake Pontchartrain Levee Project Gains major Senate Approval

Westshore Lake Pontchartrain Levee Project Gains major Senate Approval

April 29, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom, Councilman Buddy Boe and Councilman Larry Sorapuru traveled to Washington DC to gain Senate approval of the Westshore Lake Pontchartrain Levee Project.

 

Spring Clean Sweep Leads Anti-Littering Effort

Spring Clean Sweep Leads Anti-Littering Effort

April 28, 2016 ~ Over a hundred volunteers including residents, community organizations, government agencies, churches, schools and businesses participated in the Annual Spring Clean Sweep.

 

Bond Projects Move Forward

Bond Projects Move Forward

April 26, 2016 ~ Contracts funded through the 2009 and 2014 Bond Issues were awarded at the recent council meeting signaling to the community that bond projects are moving forward.

 

St. John Parish Office of Fire Services Wins State Firefighting Competition Third Year in a Row

St. John Parish Office of Fire Services Wins State Firefighting Competition Third Year in a Row

April 26, 2016 ~ The St. John Parish Office of Fire Services placed first in the Louisiana State Firemen’s Association 2016 Competitive Drills competition for the third year in a row.

 

Robottom Announces Completion of Mississippi River Waterline Crossing Project

Robottom Announces Completion of Mississippi River Waterline Crossing Project

April 13, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom and Utilities Director Blake Fogleman and staff are pleased to announce the completion of the Mississippi River Waterline Crossing Project that will serve as a backup water supply to the Lions and Edgard Water Plants

 

Critical Preparedness Agreements Approved at Council Meeting

Critical Preparedness Agreements Approved at Council Meeting

April 13, 2016 ~ In preparation for the 2016 Hurricane Season, Parish President Natalie Robottom was authorized to enter into several agreements for required services during declared emergencies.

 

St. John Parish Millages Renewed

St. John Parish Millages Renewed

April 10, 2016 ~

 

DOTD Project to Repair Overpass Results in I-10 West Bound Closures at Belle Terre Blvd.

DOTD Project to Repair Overpass Results in I-10 West Bound Closures at Belle Terre Blvd.

April 6, 2016 ~ As a result, the I-10 Westbound Off-Ramp to Belle Terre Blvd., Exit 206 and westbound On-Ramp from Belle Terre Blvd. to I-10 Westbound will be closed nightly from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

 St. John Celebrates Edgard Senior Center Renovations

St. John Celebrates Edgard Senior Center Renovations

April 6, 2016 ~ After months of construction at the Edgard Senior Center, Parish President Natalie Robottom, Administration and Councilman-at-Large Division A Larry Sorapuru joined Council on Aging Director Cheryl Parquet and a host of seniors and other community

 

Parish Youth Participate in St. John Night at the Pelicans Game

Parish Youth Participate in St. John Night at the Pelicans Game

March 24, 2016 ~ On Sunday, March 20, over 100 St. John Parish youth, watched the New Orleans Pelicans take flight against the Los Angeles Clippers at St. John Night at the Pelicans Game.

 

ELECTION REMINDER: Early Voting Opens Saturday, March 26

ELECTION REMINDER: Early Voting Opens Saturday, March 26

March 24, 2016 ~ On Saturday April 9, voters will decide whether or not to renew an existing millage that currently funds all St. John the Baptist Parish libraries and the St. John Parish Health Unit. THIS MILLAGE IS NOT A NEW TAX NOR A TAX INCREASE

 

Improvements to Parish Infrastructure Set Agenda at Finance Meeting

Improvements to Parish Infrastructure Set Agenda at Finance Meeting

March 22, 2016 ~ President Natalie Robottom requested and received Council approval to move forward with several action items for facility and infrastructure improvements for citizens of all ages.

 

Leaders Against Litter Kicks off Parish Beautification Efforts

Leaders Against Litter Kicks off Parish Beautification Efforts

March 18, 2016 ~ On Saturday, April 23, 2016 clean-up efforts will continue during the Annual Spring Clean Sweep which will consist of a parish wide clean-up day involving many government agencies, neighborhood associations, civic groups, schools, and churches.

 

St. John the Baptist Parish Re-Activates Long Term Recovery Group

St. John the Baptist Parish Re-Activates Long Term Recovery Group

March 14, 2016 ~ Residents affected by the tornado still needing assistance are encouraged to contact the Volunteer Reception Center at 985-359-0460.

 

St. John Continues to Recover, Prepares for Rebuilding in wake of Tornado

St. John Continues to Recover, Prepares for Rebuilding in wake of Tornado

March 2, 2016 ~ -585 properties have recorded damage – commercial and residential- 5,202 cubic yards of vegetative debris and 739 yards of construction & demolition debris were collected in past week

 

 Common Permitting Questions After a Disaster

Common Permitting Questions After a Disaster

March 2, 2016 ~ Permit QUESTIONS answered regarding if a permit is needed after a disaster for tornado victims.

 

St. John Recovery Update

St. John Recovery Update

March 1, 2016 ~ -585 properties have recorded damage - commercial and residential -4,779 cubic yards of vegetative debris and 364 yards of construction & demolition debris were collected in past week

 

Donations and Food Update

Donations and Food Update

March 1, 2016 ~ Wednesday, March 2, 2016 11 am – 2 pm- St. John Community Center, 2900 Hwy 51, LaPlace- Food, Non-Perishables, Water-Meals

 

St. John Restoration Shows Sign of Recovery Efforts

St. John Restoration Shows Sign of Recovery Efforts

February 29, 2016 ~ Per Entergy, power is 100% fully restored to all customers who could receive power.

 

St. John the Baptist Parish Works Toward Recovery

St. John the Baptist Parish Works Toward Recovery

February 29, 2016 ~ Groups or individuals over the age of 18 who are interested in volunteering with debris removal for the tornado victims can call the volunteer hotline at 1.256.503.1024 or register online at hopereigns@eightdaysofhope.com.

 

St. John the Baptist Parish Update #8

St. John the Baptist Parish Update #8

February 26, 2016 ~ UPDATE/RESOURCES FOLLOWING TORNADO

 

Business Resources

Business Resources

February 26, 2016 ~ Center opens to assists Businesses, Employees and with Housing Recovery.

 

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