St. John the Baptist Parish Press Releases

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Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions Against Mosquitoes

Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions Against Mosquitoes

June 30, 2017 ~ St. John Mosquito Control has detected positive cases of the West Nile Virus in St. John the Baptist Parish, in the Edgard area (Zone 80) and in the Wallace area (Zone 90).

 

Robottom Requests Approval of Agreements to Improve Water Services and Assist Small Businesses

Robottom Requests Approval of Agreements to Improve Water Services and Assist Small Businesses

June 27, 2017 ~ President Robottom moved action items forward to replace aging infrastructure and help the business community at the recent Council Meeting.

 

Sylvia Taylor Opens Law Office in LaPlace

Sylvia Taylor Opens Law Office in LaPlace

June 26, 2017 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom, Economic Development Director Jerry Jones and other Administrative staff and Councilmen Snyder, Madere and Sorapuru joined Judge Sylvia Taylor for a ribbon cutting ceremony for her new private law practice

 

ST. JOHN PARISH FORMS CULTURAL DISTRICT COALITION

ST. JOHN PARISH FORMS CULTURAL DISTRICT COALITION

June 19, 2017 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish announced the establishment of a Cultural District Coalition: a new community partnership aimed at spurring revitalization of the Parish's historic and culturally significant areas.

 

ST. JOHN PARISH ANNOUNCES CODE ENFORCEMENT SWEEP OF EAST BANK AREA ON MONDAY, JUNE 19th

ST. JOHN PARISH ANNOUNCES CODE ENFORCEMENT SWEEP OF EAST BANK AREA ON MONDAY, JUNE 19th

June 16, 2017 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish announced it will conduct the first in a series of code enforcement sweeps of the east bank of the parish that aim to respond to property violations and improve quality of life of all residents.

 

Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Breaks Ground in St. John

Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Breaks Ground in St. John

June 15, 2017 ~ The Fairfield Inn & Suites Laplace, owned by Marriott, will have 94 rooms, which includes approximately 23 suites. The hotel will also have an outdoor pool, fitness center, sun dry shop, and meeting room.

 

Officials and Residents Commemorate Grand Opening of Hemlock Fire Station

Officials and Residents Commemorate Grand Opening of Hemlock Fire Station

June 15, 2017 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom and members of her Administration for the Hemlock Fire Station #51 “E.L. Fagot Memorial Station” in LaPlace.

 

Photos Requested for Independence Day Video Tribute

Photos Requested for Independence Day Video Tribute

June 14, 2017 ~ St. John has honored its local military members in the past by showing a video adorned with pictures of fallen service members.

 

URGENT CALL TO ACTION: Contact your Congressman/Senator to Fund the Westshore Levee Project

URGENT CALL TO ACTION: Contact your Congressman/Senator to Fund the Westshore Levee Project

June 7, 2017 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom is calling on residents and business owners for assistance in contacting our federal delegation to begin funding the Westshore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Risk Reduction Project.

 

Weather Event Confirmed in St. John Parish

Weather Event Confirmed in St. John Parish

June 4, 2017 ~ Within two hours on highly saturated grounds Saturday, the National Weather Service confirms that more than 4 inches of rainfall was recorded in LaPlace.

 

St. John Firefighters Win State Competition for Fourth Year in a Row

St. John Firefighters Win State Competition for Fourth Year in a Row

June 2, 2017 ~ Members of the St. John Parish Office of Fire Services recently placed first in the Louisiana State Firemen’s Association Competitive Drills competition for the fourth year in a row.

 

St. John FastTrac Program Continues to Train Entrepreneurs

St. John FastTrac Program Continues to Train Entrepreneurs

June 2, 2017 ~ Approximately, twenty residents recently graduated from the FastTrac Entrepreneurial Training Program offered through the St. John Business Training Center at the River Parish Community College Reserve.

 

Hurricane Season Begins June 1st

Hurricane Season Begins June 1st

June 1, 2017 ~ Parish President Robottom joined Governor John Bel Edwards to kick off Hurricane Season in New Orleans. Residents are encouraged to get prepared now!

 

Summer Food Service Program Begins June 5

Summer Food Service Program Begins June 5

June 1, 2017 ~ The Health and Human Services Summer Food Service Program will offer free nutritious meals to children during the summer beginning June 5 and ending July 13 at East and West Bank schools in the parish.

 

Public Invited to Dedicate St. John Dog Park - Rescheduled for June 24th

Public Invited to Dedicate St. John Dog Park - Rescheduled for June 24th

May 30, 2017 ~ Public Invited to Dedicate St. John Dog Park - Rescheduled for June 24th

 

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.

 

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