St. John the Baptist Parish Press Releases

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Approval Granted for Mass notification System & Mosquito Control Contracts and Acceptance of Mississippi River Trail - Phase III

Approval Granted for Mass notification System & Mosquito Control Contracts and Acceptance of Mississippi River Trail - Phase III

May 23, 2017 ~ Most of the business proposed by Parish President Natalie Robottom occurred during the Finance Committee meeting as approval was obtained for several critical agreements to better serve residents.

 

PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA EXPANDS WAREHOUSE AT GLOBALPLEX INTERMODAL TERMINAL

PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA EXPANDS WAREHOUSE AT GLOBALPLEX INTERMODAL TERMINAL

May 23, 2017 ~ The $9.6 million expansion, which created 22 new jobs while retaining 19, was funded in part (approximately 90%) by LA DOTD’s Port Construction and Development Priority Program.

 

New collars pay real $$$: Region teams for workforce development

New collars pay real $$$: Region teams for workforce development

May 16, 2017 ~ Last week the parish presidents, public school superintendents and an assortment of business leaders from St. John the Baptist, St. Charles and St. James parishes came together to sign an agreement to increase workforce development in the area.

 

Register Early for Free Swimming Lessons

Register Early for Free Swimming Lessons

May 12, 2017 ~ Early Registration will take place this Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the LaPlace Walmart.

 

Robottom Extends Parish Agreements that Benefit the Parish

Robottom Extends Parish Agreements that Benefit the Parish

May 10, 2017 ~ Parish President Robottom recommended and received approval to extend a number of Parish agreements that improve Parish services and ultimately the quality of life for all.

 

Hurricane Preparedness Week 2017

Hurricane Preparedness Week 2017

May 9, 2017 ~ The National Weather Service has proclaimed the week of May 7 – 13 as National Hurricane Preparedness Week and residents are urged to plan for the start of Hurricane Season, which begins on June 1.

 

St. John Hosts National Economic Development Week - MAY 8-13, 2017

St. John Hosts National Economic Development Week - MAY 8-13, 2017

May 8, 2017 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish will join the rest of the Nation in celebrating Economic Development Week the week of May 8–13.

 

Garyville Timbermill Trail, Utility Service RFP, Application for State Flood Control Grant

Garyville Timbermill Trail, Utility Service RFP, Application for State Flood Control Grant

April 28, 2017 ~ During Tuesday night’s Council Meeting, Administration moved received approval on action items to move two important projects forward and provide transportation to Parish youth to stay busy while school is out for the summer.

 

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect Until 4:00 p.m.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect Until 4:00 p.m.

April 28, 2017 ~ The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 4:00 p.m.  for all parishes in Southeast Louisiana with the main threat being damaging winds, possibly in excess of 60 mph and heavy rainfall. 

 

St. John Parish Announces Historic Preservation Meetings

St. John Parish Announces Historic Preservation Meetings

April 27, 2017 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish Officials will host two community meetings to present the findings of the Historic Preservation Study Committee to residents and business owners.

 

St. John Receives Honors in Cleanest City Contest, Promotes Beautification Efforts

St. John Receives Honors in Cleanest City Contest, Promotes Beautification Efforts

April 21, 2017 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom and the Parish Council are proud to announce that St. John competed in the annual Cleanest City Contest (CCC) for the second time in parish history and was selected to advance to the State competition.

 

St. John Celebrates National Community Development Week

St. John Celebrates National Community Development Week

April 20, 2017 ~ As the week of April 17 through April 22, 2017 has been designated as National Community Development Week, Parish President Natalie Robottom is pleased to join the nation in highlighting CDBG-funded projects.

 

Early Voting Opens Saturday, April 15

Early Voting Opens Saturday, April 15

April 13, 2017 ~ Early voting will take place this week, Saturday, April 15- Saturday, April 22 from 8:30 am – 6 pm at the Registrar of Voters Offices in LaPlace and Edgard.

 

Belle Terre Drainage Improvements Begin

Belle Terre Drainage Improvements Begin

April 12, 2017 ~ Intermittent, alternating north bound and south bound right lane closures will be in effect on LA 3188, (Belle Terre Blvd.) between Airline Highway and Cannes Dr., beginning Monday, April 17 at 7 am for subsurface drainage improvements.

 

Road Closure: Camelia Avenue, LaPlace

Road Closure: Camelia Avenue, LaPlace

April 10, 2017 ~ ATMOS Energy will close Camelia Ave. between Pheasant St. and Falcon St. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, to repair a wastewater force main in the area.

 

St.  John to Host Town Hall Meetings on Flood Protection

St. John to Host Town Hall Meetings on Flood Protection

March 30, 2017 ~ St. John will host town hall meetings to discuss the April 29th election on a tax dedicated to the Westshore Lake Pontchartrain Levee Project and flood protection.

 

Election Reminder: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Election Reminder: Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 24, 2017 ~ Residents are reminded to vote in the Spring Municipal Primary Election, Saturday, March 25, 2017.

 

Citizens invited to plan for changing coastlines

Citizens invited to plan for changing coastlines

March 24, 2017 ~ The LA SAFE team will give a pair of brief presentations alongside resident-facilitated activities and discussions during the meetings. Each meeting offers similar content with additional parish-specific information.

 

More Infrastructure Projects Move to Completion

More Infrastructure Projects Move to Completion

March 15, 2017 ~ During the recent Finance Meeting, two critical infrastructure projects aimed at improving public safety were deemed substantially complete and action was taken on a third to help move the project toward construction.

 

Leaders Against Litter Kicks off Spring Beautification Efforts

Leaders Against Litter Kicks off Spring Beautification Efforts

March 10, 2017 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom and her Administrative staff joined Judge Sterling Snowdy, Keep St. John Beautiful Committee Chairman Greg “Za” Maurin and community leaders to lead anti-littering efforts Friday.

 

Early Voting Begins March 11

Early Voting Begins March 11

March 10, 2017 ~ Early voting for the Saturday, March 25, 2017 Spring Municipal Primary Election begins tomorrow, Saturday March 11 and continues through Saturday, March 18 (excluding Sunday).

 

 Belle Terre Civic Association to hold District 7 Council Forum

Belle Terre Civic Association to hold District 7 Council Forum

March 6, 2017 ~ The Belle Terre Civic Association will hold a District 7 Council Candidates Forum on Thursday, March 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Belle Terre Country Club.

 

St. John Parish Animal Rabies Vaccination Campaign

St. John Parish Animal Rabies Vaccination Campaign

March 3, 2017 ~

 

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.

 

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