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Freeze Warning in Effect

Freeze Warning in Effect

November 14, 2018 ~ Temperatures are expected to drop to 28 to 32 degrees in most of the area early Thursday morning for 3 to 4 hours.

 

Industry Day Encourages Local Participation in Federal Projects

Industry Day Encourages Local Participation in Federal Projects

November 7, 2018 ~ The purpose of this event is to provide information regarding recently funded flood risk reduction projects, including the West Shore Levee Project.

 

Waitr Expands Food Delivery Service to St. John Parish

Waitr Expands Food Delivery Service to St. John Parish

November 6, 2018 ~ Through the mobile APP, LaPlace and Reserve residents can browse menus and place their orders to participating restaurants. Once an order is placed, a Waitr driver delivers the food for a flat fee of $5.

 

Election Reminder: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Election Reminder: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 5, 2018 ~ THIS MILLAGE IS NOT A NEW TAX NOR A TAX INCREASE.

 

Fans flock to Andouille Festival food

Fans flock to Andouille Festival food

October 30, 2018 ~ Attendance was impacted by rain on Saturday, but Friday night and Sunday brought large crowds to the festival grounds, boosting sales by our local businesses, non-profits and school organizations.

 

New Andouille Queens Crowned

New Andouille Queens Crowned

October 16, 2018 ~ Laeh Alexander, the 2017 Miss Andouille Queen, crowned Mandi Sweeney as the 2018 Queen. The 2017 Teen Andouille Queen, Patience Pray relinquished her title to Jenna Necaise.

 

Early Voting Begins October 23, 2018

Early Voting Begins October 23, 2018

October 15, 2018 ~ Early voting for Open Primary/Congressional Election on November 6, 2018 will be Tuesday, October 23, 2018 through Tuesday, October 30, 2018

 

Robottom meets with DOTD on State Highways & Drainage Concern

Robottom meets with DOTD on State Highways & Drainage Concern

October 10, 2018 ~ Taking a hand’s on approach, President Robottom led the tour throughout the Parish to identify problem areas that are maintained by the state.

 

Infrastructure and Recovery Projects Move Forward

Infrastructure and Recovery Projects Move Forward

October 9, 2018 ~ During the previous Council Meeting, a $1,220,000 contract with a $98,910 alternate was awarded to Onshore Construction Company, LLC of Thibodaux for construction of the Safe Room Project. This facility will provide a secure location to support reco

 

DOTD Motorist Assistance Patrol (MAP) Service Expands to River Parishes

DOTD Motorist Assistance Patrol (MAP) Service Expands to River Parishes

October 9, 2018 ~ Since October 1, the existing MAP services provided along I-10 in Jefferson and Orleans Parishes have expanded to cover I-10 in St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist Parishes.

 

Andouille Festival Posters & Ride Passes - Available for purchase

Andouille Festival Posters & Ride Passes - Available for purchase

October 4, 2018 ~ Andouille Festival Posters and Ride passes will go on sale Friday, October 5, 2018 at local stores. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of these special offers in advance of the fun-filled festival weekend.

 

St. John Holds Successful Health & Wellness Event

St. John Holds Successful Health & Wellness Event

September 28, 2018 ~ The St. John the Baptist Parish Health & Human Services Department sponsored a Health and Wellness Event recently at REGALA Gym with more than 260 participants

 

45th Annual Andouille Festival Announces Food, Crafts and Music Line-Up

45th Annual Andouille Festival Announces Food, Crafts and Music Line-Up

September 27, 2018 ~ Live entertainment for the festival main stage includes The Bucktown All-Stars, Mojeaux, 90 Degrees West, Keith Frank and the Souileau Zydeco Band, Shot Time, Faith Becnel & the Music Krewe and more. The Gospel Tent will feature headliner Wayne Antho

 

Voter’s Registration & Education Week

Voter’s Registration & Education Week

September 20, 2018 ~ Representatives will visit locations throughout the Parish to increase voter registration.

 

Festival Kick-Off and Poster Reveal for the 45th Annual Andouille Festival

Festival Kick-Off and Poster Reveal for the 45th Annual Andouille Festival

September 18, 2018 ~ The annual festival is slated to take place October 19 - 21, 2018 at the Thomas F. Daley Memorial (Hwy 51) Park in LaPlace.

 

Parish Utilities Announces Water System Chlorine Flush

Parish Utilities Announces Water System Chlorine Flush

September 18, 2018 ~ The chlorine flush for Water Districts #1 and #2 (Edgard, Reserve, Garyville & Mt. Airy) will begin on Monday, October 1 is expected to last 30 days. The water is safe to drink during this time.

 

Gov. Edwards Awards over $41 Million to Coastal Parishes for LA SAFE Flood-Resilience Projects

Gov. Edwards Awards over $41 Million to Coastal Parishes for LA SAFE Flood-Resilience Projects

September 13, 2018 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish: $6,046,000 for Airline & Main Complete Streets;

 

The 45th Annual Andouille Festival Announced for October 19-21

The 45th Annual Andouille Festival Announced for October 19-21

September 10, 2018 ~ The annual Andouille Festival presented by Marathon Petroleum Company, LP returns to the grounds of the Community Center in LaPlace for a fun-filled three day weekend October 19-21, 2018 delivering tasty andouille inspired dishes, rockin’ bands, ri

 

St. John Parish Seeks Contestants for Andouille Queen Pageants

St. John Parish Seeks Contestants for Andouille Queen Pageants

August 24, 2018 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish Andouille Pageant Committee is currently seeking contestants for the 2018 Miss and Teen Andouille Queen Pageants.

 

 Corps of Engineers: $760 million levee project to protect St. John should be finished by 2023

Corps of Engineers: $760 million levee project to protect St. John should be finished by 2023

August 17, 2018 ~ When completed, the project will protect over 60,000 people in the River Parishes, according to the St. John Parish government, as well as commercial and industrial structures and the Interstate 10 hurricane evacuation corridor.

 

Over $800,000 invested in Parish’s 2018 Road Improvement Program

Over $800,000 invested in Parish’s 2018 Road Improvement Program

August 15, 2018 ~ Under Robottom’s Administration, more than $15 million has been invested in the Parish’s Road Improvement Program, with over 100 roads being repaired since 2010.

 

Parish Officials Announce Completion of Historic Structure Surveys

Parish Officials Announce Completion of Historic Structure Surveys

July 31, 2018 ~ The new data will assist with administration of recently-adopted Historic District standards, development of future Historic District guidelines, and completion of citizen applications for historic rehabilitation tax credits.

 

Juan Joseph’s legacy forever remembered with dedicated park

Juan Joseph’s legacy forever remembered with dedicated park

July 16, 2018 ~ His legacy was honored at this week’s St. John Parish Council meeting, when the West Bank Recreational Park in Edgard was officially renamed “Juan Anthony Joseph Park.”

 

St. John Parish Celebrates Independence Day

St. John Parish Celebrates Independence Day

July 5, 2018 ~ President Natalie Robottom and the Parish Council celebrated our nation's freedom on Wednesday, July 3rd with the 13th Annual Veterans Luncheon and the 18th Annual Independence Day Celebration along the River.

 

Vendor Applications now open for Annual Andouille Festival Scheduled Oct. 19-21

Vendor Applications now open for Annual Andouille Festival Scheduled Oct. 19-21

July 5, 2018 ~ All vendor applications are due by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

 

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