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Residents Asked to Conserve Water

Residents Asked to Conserve Water

January 2, 2018 ~ Please refrain from using large quantities of water due to the ongoing amount of water leaks as a result of cold temperatures.

 

Freezing Temperatures Continue

Freezing Temperatures Continue

January 2, 2018 ~ Residents should make preparations to pipes and homes and businesses if not done so already to prevent pipes from freezing. Additional nights of freezing temperatures are expected through Thursday.

 

Freeze Warning in Effect for Sunday & Monday Nights

Freeze Warning in Effect for Sunday & Monday Nights

December 31, 2017 ~ Freeze Warning in effect for Sunday and Monday nights. Please bring in pets, plants and wrap pipes.

 

Freeze Warning In Effect Tonight

Freeze Warning In Effect Tonight

December 31, 2017 ~ A Freeze Warning will be in effect from midnight Sunday night to 11 am Monday in advance of frigid temperatures.

 

St. John Under Freeze Watch beginning Sunday

St. John Under Freeze Watch beginning Sunday

December 30, 2017 ~ A Freeze Watch will go into effect Sunday evening in St. John.

 

New Year's Holiday Garbage Collection Notice

New Year's Holiday Garbage Collection Notice

December 30, 2017 ~ Due to the New Year's Holiday, there will be no garbage collection on Monday, January 1, 2018.

 

Residents Urged to Make Preparations for Freezing Temperatures

Residents Urged to Make Preparations for Freezing Temperatures

December 29, 2017 ~ In advance of below freezing temperatures expected to impact the Parish, residents are advised to take freeze precautions at home and work.

 

REMINDER: St. John Parish Firework Regulations

REMINDER: St. John Parish Firework Regulations

December 29, 2017 ~ As we approach the New Year’s Holiday, please be reminded of firework regulations.

 

More than $50 million of St. John development projects under way, including new government building

More than $50 million of St. John development projects under way, including new government building

December 27, 2017 ~ After years of planning, several critical economic development projects are slated to be complete next year, amounting to more than $50 million in funds invested in construction since 2017.

 

LA SAFE COMMUNITY MEETING: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO GIVE FEEDBACK

LA SAFE COMMUNITY MEETING: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO GIVE FEEDBACK

December 20, 2017 ~ For residents who could not attend their parish meeting, we are providing an opportunity to ensure that everyone can review the pilot projects being considered and evaluate them for consideration.

 

St. John Parish Employees Give Back

St. John Parish Employees Give Back

December 20, 2017 ~ In what is now an annual tradition, boxes and baskets filled with can goods, non-perishable food items, and gift certificates were assembled with for local families.

 

Chief Financial Officer Appointed at Council Meeting among Other Action

Chief Financial Officer Appointed at Council Meeting among Other Action

December 14, 2017 ~ President Robottom introduced her new appointment for Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Mr. Robert Figuero, Jr. at Tuesday’s Council Meeting.

 

LA SAFE Round 5 Community Meeting

LA SAFE Round 5 Community Meeting

December 7, 2017 ~ Residents are invited to evaluate potential projects for St. John Parish.

 

More than 100 Business Owners Benefit from Parish Program for Entrepreneurs

More than 100 Business Owners Benefit from Parish Program for Entrepreneurs

December 1, 2017 ~ Approximately twenty entrepreneurs recently joined the elite list of more than 100 graduates from the FastTrac Entrepreneurial Training Program.

 

Parish Officials Host Ribbon Cutting for New Edgard Senior Citizens Center

Parish Officials Host Ribbon Cutting for New Edgard Senior Citizens Center

November 30, 2017 ~ The new center almost doubles the size of the current center, costs over $600,000 and was funded completely through a 2014 Bond Issue.

 

Small Business Saturday: Remember to Shop Local, Shop St. John!

Small Business Saturday: Remember to Shop Local, Shop St. John!

November 24, 2017 ~ Small Business Saturday will take place tomorrow, Saturday, November 25, and residents are reminded to frequent local stores for specials and shopping deals.

 

Thanksgiving Garbage Collection Notice

Thanksgiving Garbage Collection Notice

November 22, 2017 ~ Garbage collection will not take place on Thursday, November 23.

 

Code Enforcement Sweep to Take Place on Thursday, November 30, 2017

Code Enforcement Sweep to Take Place on Thursday, November 30, 2017

November 22, 2017 ~ The sweep will take place in parts of Council Districts II & III on Thursday, November 30, 2017.

 

Shop Local, Shop St. John this Holiday Season

Shop Local, Shop St. John this Holiday Season

November 15, 2017 ~ To kick off this campaign, business owners and members of the community are invited to attend a free event on Monday, November 20th at 10 am at Dunkin Donuts in LaPlace.

 

Bonfire & Code Enforcement Agreements Top Finance Agenda

Bonfire & Code Enforcement Agreements Top Finance Agenda

November 15, 2017 ~ The Public Safety Department will issue permits for bonfires on the east and west banks of the Parish, November 15, 2017 through December 9, 2017.

 

Early Voting Reminder

Early Voting Reminder

November 8, 2017 ~ Early voting is currently taking place through Saturday, November 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Registrar of Voters office located in the Percy Hebert Building and Edgard Courthouse.

 

Registration Open for Fall Clean Sweep Event

Registration Open for Fall Clean Sweep Event

November 6, 2017 ~ Groups and individuals interested in participating are asked to sign up in advance at sjbparish.com or contact Terri Abadie at 985-652-9569.

 

PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA EXECUTIVE REGIONAL AIRPORT (KAPS) OPENS FIRST TRANSIENT HANGAR

PORT OF SOUTH LOUISIANA EXECUTIVE REGIONAL AIRPORT (KAPS) OPENS FIRST TRANSIENT HANGAR

November 1, 2017 ~ More than 40 guests attended the event that culminated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, including St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom and Assessor Lucien Gauff as well FAA and LA DOTD representatives, and resident industry leaders.

 

President Robottom Joins Winn Dixie CEO for Re-Grand Opening

President Robottom Joins Winn Dixie CEO for Re-Grand Opening

October 31, 2017 ~ According to Southeastern Grocer officials, the store underwent renovations after receiving countless requests from customers for a more enhanced shopping experience.

 

Towneplace Suites by Marriot  Opens in LaPlace

Towneplace Suites by Marriot Opens in LaPlace

October 27, 2017 ~ The new TownePlace Suites LaPlace located at 4281 Highway 51 operates as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Q Hotel Management of LaPlace.

 

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