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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.

 

911 Service Charge Increases Passed by Legislators

911 Service Charge Increases Passed by Legislators

October 25, 2016 ~ The Louisiana Legislature recently passed ACT 665 and R.S. 33:9101 which mandates the St. John Parish Council to establish by ordinance an increase to the current 911 emergency telephone service charges on wireless devices and landlines.

 

Early Voting Begins October 25

Early Voting Begins October 25

October 24, 2016 ~ Early voting for the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Open Primary and Presidential/Congressional Election begins tomorrow, Tuesday, October 25 and continues through Tuesday, November 1 (excluding Sunday).

 

Large Crowds Make This Year’s Andouille Festival Successful

Large Crowds Make This Year’s Andouille Festival Successful

October 19, 2016 ~ The 43rd Annual Andouille Festival was an immense success with 25,000 attendees this past weekend. This year’s events included The Dang Douille Eating Contest, The Andouille Gumbo Cook-Off and the Andouille Run.

 

$1 Friday Night at 43rd Annual Andouille Festival

$1 Friday Night at 43rd Annual Andouille Festival

October 14, 2016 ~ On $1 Night, adult entry is $1 with a non-perishable food item donation. Additionally, all rides and select concessions are $1. Donated items will benefit St. John Ministry of Care.

 

The 43rd Annual Andouille Festival Announces Participation of Celebrity Guest, Chef Jeff on October 15

The 43rd Annual Andouille Festival Announces Participation of Celebrity Guest, Chef Jeff on October 15

October 12, 2016 ~ The 43rd Annual Andouille Festival presented by Marathon Petroleum Company, LP, announced that Chef Jeff Henderson will be a judge for the Andouille Cook-Off Contest and lead a cooking demonstration at 12:30p.m.

 

 43rd Annual Andouille Festival Announces a Weekend of Events

43rd Annual Andouille Festival Announces a Weekend of Events

October 10, 2016 ~ This year’s festival will include a second line, the Andouille Jazz Brunch, The Andouille Run, Dang Douille Eating Contest, Andouille Cook-off and more at the Thomas F. Daley Memorial Park, located at 2900 Highway 51 in LaPlace.

 

Tax vote targets judicial juvenile services

Tax vote targets judicial juvenile services

October 6, 2016 ~ St. John Parish voters are being asked to rededicate tax funding to increase the scope of local judicial juvenile services.

 

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