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Towahpahsah and Krewe Du Monde Parades Roll February 25 and 26

Towahpahsah and Krewe Du Monde Parades Roll February 25 and 26

February 24, 2017 ~ Annual parades in St. John the Baptist Parish are set to roll this weekend before Mardi Gras as tradition holds. The Towahpahsah Parade will begin Saturday and the Krewe Du Monde Parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. Sunday.

 

Robottom & Parish Officials Advocate for Levee Funding in Washington D.C.

Robottom & Parish Officials Advocate for Levee Funding in Washington D.C.

February 15, 2017 ~ Parish President Robottom, her Administrative Staff, and Council Members Jaclyn Hotard, Larry Sorapuru and Michael Wright met with members of the Louisiana delegation in Washington D.C. last week to discuss several topics of importance.

 

Ribbon Cutting held for Fairway Bridge Project

Ribbon Cutting held for Fairway Bridge Project

February 3, 2017 ~ A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, February 2, 2017, to commemorate completion of the Fairway Drive Bridge Repair Project in LaPlace.

 

Peavine Boat Launch Project Complete

Peavine Boat Launch Project Complete

February 2, 2017 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom, administrative staff and members of the Public Works Department celebrated the completion of the Peavine Boat Launch improvement project.

 

St. Charles Power Station: Generating Louisiana's Growth

St. Charles Power Station: Generating Louisiana's Growth

February 1, 2017 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom said, "Entergy continues to demonstrate their commitment to the region through investments and job creation. This state-of-the-art facility is environmentally friendly and will be an economic driver for our area.

 

Upcoming Road Closure: LA 640, Edgard

Upcoming Road Closure: LA 640, Edgard

January 26, 2017 ~ LA 640 between LA 18 and LA 3127 in Edgard will be closed from Monday, January 30th , 2017 to Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 for filming.

 

Super Tax Day!

Super Tax Day!

January 25, 2017 ~ Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will kick off the 2017 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program with Super Tax Day, this Friday, January 27 from 11:00 am – 1:00 p.m at the DHHS office.

 

St. John Hosts Successful Contractor Networking Seminar

St. John Hosts Successful Contractor Networking Seminar

January 25, 2017 ~ Administration and Grants Department hosted a successful contractor networking and workforce development event in Reserve to help merge large and small businesses with individual contractors.

 

Annual Contracts Approved at Parish Finance Meeting

Annual Contracts Approved at Parish Finance Meeting

January 25, 2017 ~ At Tuesday night's Finance Committee meeting, the Parish Council approved several annual contracts and agreements requested by Parish President Robottom. These contracts will keep the parish moving forward and will facilitate infrastructure improvem

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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