St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Improvement Projects Continue to Set the Agenda

Improvement Projects Continue to Set the Agenda

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Addressing services for all ages in the community, contracts were awarded for maintenance of baseball fields, renovations to the West Bank Senior Center, and substantial completion of the Edgard Courthouse Renovation/Addition Project. “As these projects progress toward completion, an additional $1 billion in infrastructure and housing rehabilitation/elevation projects are getting underway. Through a concerted effort and fiscal responsibility, these improvements make St. John Parish the best place to live, work, and raise a family,” said Parish President Natalie Robottom.

Hymel’s Turf & Landscape was awarded a professional services agreement to provide turf mowing, maintenance, and pesticide applications on six baseball fields located at REGALA Park and the West Bank Park Complex. The one year agreement was approved at a cost of $31,980, which was the lowest of three quotes.

Utilizing a Local Government Assistance Program (LGAP) grant, a contract was approved with Veterans Construction, LLC of Metairie for renovation of the West Bank Senior Citizen Center. Designed by Yeates and Yeates Architects, LLC, renovations of the existing center will cost an estimated $103,000 and take approximately 160 days following the Notice to Proceed. Once completed, the center will include a new roof and flooring, upgraded ADA compliant bathrooms, a larger activity room, and improvements to the kitchen cabinets and light fixtures.

Foret Contracting Group, LLC of Thibodaux, LA completed major renovations to the interior and exterior of the Edgard Courthouse, along with construction of a new Juvenile Services wing. The courthouse now features a secured courtyard near the Juvenile Services Office and a secure entrance for inmates attending court. The project was approved as substantially complete based on the recommendation of the Capital Projects Administrator and Project Engineer. The construction cost of the renovations was $2,254,691.83, which was funded through the 2009 Bond Issue, the Juvenile Detention Fund, and Capital Outlay.