St. John the Baptist Parish Press Releases

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Andouille Festival Posters & Ride Passes - Available for purchase

Andouille Festival Posters & Ride Passes - Available for purchase

September 16, 2019 ~ Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the special advance pricing in advance of the fun-filled festival weekend.

 

Officials Welcome New Fairfield Inn & Suites to LaPlace

Officials Welcome New Fairfield Inn & Suites to LaPlace

September 11, 2019 ~ Located at 944 Belle Terre Blvd., the hotel has 94 rooms, 23 suites and a conference room, outdoor patio, pool and exercise room.

 

Place-Based Investment Loan Program Deadline Approaching

Place-Based Investment Loan Program Deadline Approaching

September 5, 2019 ~ This program can provide 0% interest, 40% forgivable loans up to $50,000 for historic renovations, new detached signs, and rain gardens.

 

Voter’s Registration & Education Week

Voter’s Registration & Education Week

August 30, 2019 ~ Representatives will visit locations throughout the Parish to increase voter registration. There is still time to register for the Oct 12 Election.

 

Two Safe Routes to Public Places Projects Completed

Two Safe Routes to Public Places Projects Completed

August 29, 2019 ~ The $616,540 project was 100% funded through a Department of Transportation and Development’s (DOTD) Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Grant.

 

Reserve Oxidation Pond Nears Completion

Reserve Oxidation Pond Nears Completion

August 27, 2019 ~ The wastewater retention pond will treat 3 million gallons of wastewater a day from the Reserve area in a more natural and cost-effective manner.

 

All Aboard! The KCS Holiday Express is Coming to LaPlace

All Aboard! The KCS Holiday Express is Coming to LaPlace

August 22, 2019 ~ The festive six car train featuring Santa Claus and his elves will be open to the public beginning at 4:00 pm along the train tracks between Hemlock St. and Parish Road in LaPlace.

 

46th Annual Andouille Festival Kick Off & Poster Reveal

46th Annual Andouille Festival Kick Off & Poster Reveal

August 21, 2019 ~ Posters will be available for sale beginning mid-September at the St. John Parish Economic Development Department, Matherne’s Supermarket, Don’s Supermarket and Greg’s Supermarket. Poster order forms can also be found at www.andouillefestival.

 

The 46th Annual Andouille Festival Announced for October 18-20, 2019

The 46th Annual Andouille Festival Announced for October 18-20, 2019

August 19, 2019 ~ This year’s festival will feature some of the area’s finest musicians and live music, delicious food, awesome rides, children’s activities, arts and crafts, The Andouille Run, Second Line Parade and more

 

Reserve Drainage Project Phase II Approved for Construction

Reserve Drainage Project Phase II Approved for Construction

August 14, 2019 ~ This drainage project will help flood concerns for Terrance St., West 8th St., Marmillian Loop, Toni Dr., West 2nd St., West 4th St., Cornland Dr., and Hart Dr.

 

St. John the Baptist Parish Announces the Launch of Place-Based Investment Loan Program

St. John the Baptist Parish Announces the Launch of Place-Based Investment Loan Program

August 5, 2019 ~ The program offers loans with 0% interest for targeted redevelopment projects that create a positive visual impact with hopes of accelerating economic development activity.

 

Effective August 1, Parish to Implement Disconnect Procedure for Water Bill Delinquent Accounts

Effective August 1, Parish to Implement Disconnect Procedure for Water Bill Delinquent Accounts

July 29, 2019 ~ Beginning August 1, 2019, the Utilities Department will begin disconnecting water customers in Cycle 1 (Reserve) with delinquent accounts of 180 days or more.

 

Corps Deactivates Phase II Flood Fight

Corps Deactivates Phase II Flood Fight

July 29, 2019 ~ Today the river at the Carrollton Gage was 14.68 feet returning the Flood Fight to Phase I

 

Robottom Supports Annual Luncheon for Senior Volunteers

Robottom Supports Annual Luncheon for Senior Volunteers

July 19, 2019 ~ Awards were presented to volunteers with five to twenty-five years of service. Among the top St. John volunteers with most hours were Benny Robichaux Jr. and Nelwyn LeBouef.

 

Parish Officials Cut Ribbon on Water Treatment Facility in Pleasure Bend

Parish Officials Cut Ribbon on Water Treatment Facility in Pleasure Bend

July 18, 2019 ~ This project provides the Pleasure Bend community a new water source, quality water and it eliminates the costly purchase of water from St James Parish.

 

St. John Parish Celebrates Independence Day

St. John Parish Celebrates Independence Day

July 8, 2019 ~ President Robottom and her Administrative staff, Parish Council Members, Local, State and Federal Elected Officials, and special guests joined over 450 veterans and their spouses at the 14th Annual Veterans Luncheon held at REGALA Gym in Reserve.

 

Parish President Robottom Hosts Annual Luncheon to Honor Academic Achievements

Parish President Robottom Hosts Annual Luncheon to Honor Academic Achievements

June 27, 2019 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom and staff recently hosted the annual Academic Luncheon to honor Valedictorians, Salutatorians and Students, Teachers and Principals of the year.

 

Parish Officials Cut Ribbon for new Garyville Oaks Housing Redevelopment

Parish Officials Cut Ribbon for new Garyville Oaks Housing Redevelopment

June 21, 2019 ~ The redevelopment consists of 22 units of new construction in multiple two-story walk-up buildings

 

Prepare for Hurricane Season which Begins June 1st

Prepare for Hurricane Season which Begins June 1st

May 31, 2019 ~ June 1st marks the start of hurricane season and residents are strongly encouraged to finalize preparations for their families and businesses including checking supply kits, replacing old batteries, and identifying evacuation routes.

 

LaPlace Welcomes New Waffle House Restaurant

LaPlace Welcomes New Waffle House Restaurant

May 30, 2019 ~ The restaurant is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and according to Waffle House staff, customers will experience a friendly atmosphere as they enjoy a menu featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner items at fast food prices.

 

Marathon Petroleum Company LP Receives Business Award

Marathon Petroleum Company LP Receives Business Award

May 23, 2019 ~ Lantern Award winners are selected based on excellence in manufacturing and outstanding service to their communities through the involvement of their businesses and employees.

 

Louisiana Office of Community Development Releases St. John Parish Resilience Strategy

Louisiana Office of Community Development Releases St. John Parish Resilience Strategy

May 20, 2019 ~ This project aims to reduce flooding, provide enhanced transportation options, and attract reinvestment to two major commercial corridors while serving as a model for future resilience projects throughout Louisiana.

 

Safe Routes to School Project Underway

Safe Routes to School Project Underway

May 9, 2019 ~ Construction and installation of sidewalks has started near LaPlace Elementary School and East St. John Prepatory as part of a Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Grant.

 

Woodland Drive Bridge Repair Project Completed

Woodland Drive Bridge Repair Project Completed

April 17, 2019 ~ A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to commemorate completion of repairs to the Woodland Drive Bridge in LaPlace.

 

Splash Park Opens at West Bank Recreational Complex

Splash Park Opens at West Bank Recreational Complex

April 17, 2019 ~ The project was constructed by Francise Horticulture Services, Inc. at a total cost of $99,000. This is the third spray park opened under Robottom’s Administration and the first on the west bank.

 

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