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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.

 

 Garbage and Debris Removal

Garbage and Debris Removal

February 26, 2016 ~ Residents are encouraged to begin separating storm related debris, normal household waste and tree branches into separate piles for pick up.

 

Volunteer/ Food /Donations Update

Volunteer/ Food /Donations Update

February 26, 2016 ~ Residents are encouraged to utilize confirmed locations for resource and food pickup.

 

Donations and Food Sites

Donations and Food Sites

February 25, 2016 ~ Donations including toiletries, yard equipment, water and tarps being accepted at the St. John Community Center, 2900 Hwy 51 in LaPlace.

 

Reminder: Protect Yourself From Contractor Fraud

Reminder: Protect Yourself From Contractor Fraud

February 24, 2016 ~ St. John homeowners are reminded to protect themselves from contractor fraud as they rebuild.

 

Louisiana Parishes Against Coastal Erosion (La. PACE) Announces New Leadership

Louisiana Parishes Against Coastal Erosion (La. PACE) Announces New Leadership

February 22, 2016 ~ On February 16, 2016, Louisiana Parishes Against Coastal Erosion (La. PACE) elected Parish President Natalie Robottom as the new President.

 

Miss Andouille Queen Captures Title of Queen of Queens

Miss Andouille Queen Captures Title of Queen of Queens

February 22, 2016 ~ Miss Andouille Queen and LaPlace resident Madison King was crowned the 2016 Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals (LAFF) Queen of Queens.

 

Critical Projects Move Forward in St. John

Critical Projects Move Forward in St. John

February 11, 2016 ~ The Council authorized solicitiation of bids for construction of the Eastbank Government Complex designed by Murray Architects, Inc. The 44,130 square foot building will centralize all government offices for most public services.

 

Glamorous Factory Celebrates Grand Opening

Glamorous Factory Celebrates Grand Opening

February 5, 2016 ~ The Glamorous Factory is located at 3025 Hwy 51, Suite B in LaPlace and is a one stop shop for beauty services.

 

Towahpahsah and Krewe Du Monde Parades Roll February 6 and 7

Towahpahsah and Krewe Du Monde Parades Roll February 6 and 7

February 2, 2016 ~ The Towahpahsah Parade will begin at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, February 6 and the Krewe Du Monde Parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, February 7.

 

Robottom & Council Invest Dollars into Infrastructure Improvements

Robottom & Council Invest Dollars into Infrastructure Improvements

January 27, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom and the St. John Council continue to invest in upgrades to Parish infrastructure with a priority on road, sidewalk and drainage improvements.

 

Mississippi River Levee Notification 3

Mississippi River Levee Notification 3

January 26, 2016 ~ Staff from the Parish President’s Office and the Office of Emergency Preparedness are in daily communications with the U.S. Corps of Engineers, the Pontchartrain Levee District, and the Lafourche Basin Levee District monitoring river levels.

 

St. John Parish Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

St. John Parish Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 20, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom, her Administrative Staff, Council Members Jaclyn Hotard, Julia Remondet, Buddy Boe, Lennix Madere, Larry Sorapuru and Kurt Becnel paid tribute to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday.

 

St. John Clearing Path for Bicyclists

St. John Clearing Path for Bicyclists

January 20, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom, Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller and former Tangipahoa Parish President Gordon Burgess celebrate the beginning of work on the Manchac Greenway Project between LaPlace and Pontchatoula

 

Robottom, Council and Administrative Team Strike New Beginning

Robottom, Council and Administrative Team Strike New Beginning

January 15, 2016 ~ For the first time in Parish history, Parish President Natalie Robottom was sworn in for a third consecutive time giving her the opportunity to serve ten years in the position.

 

St. John Residents Invited to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations

St. John Residents Invited to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations

January 14, 2016 ~ 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 18, 2016.

 

Mississippi River Levee Notification 2

Mississippi River Levee Notification 2

January 8, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom declared a State of Emergency for St. John the Baptist Parish. The declaration is precautionary, but allows parish officials the ability to access all necessary resources available, should they be needed.

 

Mississippi River Levee Notification 1

Mississippi River Levee Notification 1

January 5, 2016 ~ The St. John the Baptist Parish Public Safety Department is currently working closely with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Pontchartrain Levee District (PLD), the Lafourche Basin Levee District, and the Governor’s Office of Homel

 

Shop Local Trivia Winners

Shop Local Trivia Winners

December 30, 2015 ~ To claim your prize, winners listed above should bring proper identification to the Parish President’s Office, located in the Percy Hebert Building, at 1801 W. Airline Hwy, in LaPlace. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Last Council Meeting of 2015 Sets the Agenda for 2016

Last Council Meeting of 2015 Sets the Agenda for 2016

December 23, 2015 ~ At the last scheduled council meeting of 2015, the Parish Council approved the 2016 budget, contracts that address transportation services, grant management, drainage, as well as an annual bid for pumps.

 

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