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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.

 

Cador Returns to Role as Human Resources Director

Cador Returns to Role as Human Resources Director

November 22, 2016 ~ Stacey Cador was recommended by Parish President Natalie Robottom and confirmed by the Council as Director of Human Resources at Tuesday’s council meeting. Cador returns to her position of 11 years following a personal hiatus.

 

ELECTION REMINDER: Early Voting Opens Saturday, November 26

ELECTION REMINDER: Early Voting Opens Saturday, November 26

November 22, 2016 ~ On Saturday, December 10, 2016 voters will decide whether or not to rededicate an existing tax revenue to fund the juvenile justice system. THIS IS NOT A NEW TAX NOR A TAX INCREASE.

 

 Small Business Saturday: Shop Local, Shop St. John

Small Business Saturday: Shop Local, Shop St. John

November 22, 2016 ~ Small Business Saturday will be held this year on November 26 and community members are encouraged to make their holiday purchases in St. John. Small Business Saturday signage will be displayed throughout the Parish as a reminder.

 

Statewide Burn Ban Lifted

Statewide Burn Ban Lifted

November 21, 2016 ~ State Fire Marshal, H. “Butch” Browning and Agricultural and Forestry Commissioner, Mike Strain has lifted the statewide burn ban on outdoor burning that was issued on November 5, 2016.

 

Robottom & Staff Donate Canned Goods to Local Food Pantry

Robottom & Staff Donate Canned Goods to Local Food Pantry

November 16, 2016 ~ Residents, festival goers, Parish officials and staff donated hundreds of canned goods Friday night during the annual Andouille Festival $1 night. The non-perishable foods were sorted and packed for delivery to benefit more than 100 families.

 

 Guns 'n Hoses Fundraiser Planned for this Saturday Nov. 12

Guns 'n Hoses Fundraiser Planned for this Saturday Nov. 12

November 10, 2016 ~ The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office and St. John Firefighters will host a "Guns 'n Hoses" flag football tournament November 12, beginning at 8 a.m., at Joe Keller Stadium in LaPlace.

 

More Businesses receive Funding through Small Business Loan & Grant Program

More Businesses receive Funding through Small Business Loan & Grant Program

November 10, 2016 ~ Five additional businesses of the 14 small businesses eligible for the Hurricane Isaac Small Business Loan and Grant Program received their funding allocations during a check presentation at the Percy Hebert Building Thursday, November 3, 2016.

 

Registrar of Voters Appointment Vacancy Notice

Registrar of Voters Appointment Vacancy Notice

November 9, 2016 ~ In accordance with the Article XI of the Constitution of Louisiana and Louisiana Revised Statutes 18:51 – 18:52, the St. John the Baptist Parish Governing Authority is requesting qualified individuals to submit an application packet for appointment

 

St. John Officials Break Ground on New Edgard Senior Citizen’s Center

St. John Officials Break Ground on New Edgard Senior Citizen’s Center

November 9, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom, Administrative Staff, Councilman-at-Large Division A Larry Sorapuru and Councilmember Kurt Becnel joined Council on Aging Director Cheryl Parquet, Board Members, and other community members for a groundbreaking.

 

Election Reminder: Tuesday, November 8

Election Reminder: Tuesday, November 8

November 7, 2016 ~ Residents are reminded to vote in the United States Presidential/Congressional Election and Open Primary tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8, 2016 if they have not done so already.

 

Burn Ban Issued for Parts of Louisiana

Burn Ban Issued for Parts of Louisiana

November 5, 2016 ~ Burn Ban Issued for Parts of Louisiana including St. John Parish.

 

Utility Billing Software Down for Upgrades

Utility Billing Software Down for Upgrades

November 4, 2016 ~ The St. John the Baptist Parish utility billing software will undergo system maintenance from Friday, November 4, 2016 through 4:30 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2016.

 

Emergency Drill Scheduled for Monday, November 7, 2016

Emergency Drill Scheduled for Monday, November 7, 2016

November 2, 2016 ~ The St. John Parish Public School System, with the Sheriff’s Office and Parish will be conducting an emergency exercise on November 7 at LaPlace Elementary. Residents may notice emergency personnel vehicles and alarms near the school.

 

Garyville/Mt. Airy Town Hall Meeting

Garyville/Mt. Airy Town Hall Meeting

October 31, 2016 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish Councilman At Large “Division A” Larry Sorapuru will host a town hall meeting for residents of Garyville and Mt. Airy Thursday, November 3 at the Garyville Branch Library.

 

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