St. John the Baptist Parish Press Releases

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St. John Parish Hosts Easter in the Park

St. John Parish Hosts Easter in the Park

March 28, 2017 ~ Free Easter Celebration at the Thomas F. Daley Memorial Park (Hwy 51 Park) in LaPlace and the West Bank Park Complex in Edgard on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 1: 00 p.m.

 

WEATHER ALERT: SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE THROUGH SATURDAY

WEATHER ALERT: SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE THROUGH SATURDAY

March 24, 2017 ~ The National Weather Service predicts a slight risk of severe weather tonight through Saturday with the initial round of thunderstorms moving through late tonight and Saturday morning.

 

Election Reminder: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Election Reminder: Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 24, 2017 ~ Residents are reminded to vote in the Spring Municipal Primary Election, Saturday, March 25, 2017.

 

Citizens invited to plan for changing coastlines

Citizens invited to plan for changing coastlines

March 24, 2017 ~ The LA SAFE team will give a pair of brief presentations alongside resident-facilitated activities and discussions during the meetings. Each meeting offers similar content with additional parish-specific information.

 

More Infrastructure Projects Move to Completion

More Infrastructure Projects Move to Completion

March 15, 2017 ~ During the recent Finance Meeting, two critical infrastructure projects aimed at improving public safety were deemed substantially complete and action was taken on a third to help move the project toward construction.

 

Leaders Against Litter Kicks off Spring Beautification Efforts

Leaders Against Litter Kicks off Spring Beautification Efforts

March 10, 2017 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom and her Administrative staff joined Judge Sterling Snowdy, Keep St. John Beautiful Committee Chairman Greg “Za” Maurin and community leaders to lead anti-littering efforts Friday.

 

Early Voting Begins March 11

Early Voting Begins March 11

March 10, 2017 ~ Early voting for the Saturday, March 25, 2017 Spring Municipal Primary Election begins tomorrow, Saturday March 11 and continues through Saturday, March 18 (excluding Sunday).

 

 Belle Terre Civic Association to hold District 7 Council Forum

Belle Terre Civic Association to hold District 7 Council Forum

March 6, 2017 ~ The Belle Terre Civic Association will hold a District 7 Council Candidates Forum on Thursday, March 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Belle Terre Country Club.

 

St. John Parish Animal Rabies Vaccination Campaign

St. John Parish Animal Rabies Vaccination Campaign

March 3, 2017 ~

 

Towahpahsah and Krewe Du Monde Parades Roll February 25 and 26

Towahpahsah and Krewe Du Monde Parades Roll February 25 and 26

February 24, 2017 ~ Annual parades in St. John the Baptist Parish are set to roll this weekend before Mardi Gras as tradition holds. The Towahpahsah Parade will begin Saturday and the Krewe Du Monde Parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. Sunday.

 

Robottom & Parish Officials Advocate for Levee Funding in Washington D.C.

Robottom & Parish Officials Advocate for Levee Funding in Washington D.C.

February 15, 2017 ~ Parish President Robottom, her Administrative Staff, and Council Members Jaclyn Hotard, Larry Sorapuru and Michael Wright met with members of the Louisiana delegation in Washington D.C. last week to discuss several topics of importance.

 

Ribbon Cutting held for Fairway Bridge Project

Ribbon Cutting held for Fairway Bridge Project

February 3, 2017 ~ A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, February 2, 2017, to commemorate completion of the Fairway Drive Bridge Repair Project in LaPlace.

 

Peavine Boat Launch Project Complete

Peavine Boat Launch Project Complete

February 2, 2017 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom, administrative staff and members of the Public Works Department celebrated the completion of the Peavine Boat Launch improvement project.

 

St. Charles Power Station: Generating Louisiana's Growth

St. Charles Power Station: Generating Louisiana's Growth

February 1, 2017 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom said, "Entergy continues to demonstrate their commitment to the region through investments and job creation. This state-of-the-art facility is environmentally friendly and will be an economic driver for our area.

 

Upcoming Road Closure: LA 640, Edgard

Upcoming Road Closure: LA 640, Edgard

January 26, 2017 ~ LA 640 between LA 18 and LA 3127 in Edgard will be closed from Monday, January 30th , 2017 to Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 for filming.

 

Super Tax Day!

Super Tax Day!

January 25, 2017 ~ Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will kick off the 2017 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program with Super Tax Day, this Friday, January 27 from 11:00 am – 1:00 p.m at the DHHS office.

 

St. John Hosts Successful Contractor Networking Seminar

St. John Hosts Successful Contractor Networking Seminar

January 25, 2017 ~ Administration and Grants Department hosted a successful contractor networking and workforce development event in Reserve to help merge large and small businesses with individual contractors.

 

Annual Contracts Approved at Parish Finance Meeting

Annual Contracts Approved at Parish Finance Meeting

January 25, 2017 ~ At Tuesday night's Finance Committee meeting, the Parish Council approved several annual contracts and agreements requested by Parish President Robottom. These contracts will keep the parish moving forward and will facilitate infrastructure improvem

 

Fairway Bridge Project Complete

Fairway Bridge Project Complete

January 19, 2017 ~ St. John officials are pleased to announce that Fairway Bridge in Laplace has reopened, Thursday, January 19, 2017 after months of construction.

 

St. John Gives Opportunity for Contractors to Partner

St. John Gives Opportunity for Contractors to Partner

January 18, 2017 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish will host a workforce development and contractor networking event this Friday, January 20, 2017 to help merge large and small businesses with individual contracting/subcontracting agencies.

 

Residents invited to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations

Residents invited to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations

January 12, 2017 ~ St. John the Baptist residents are invited to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at events being held throughout the Parish on Monday, January 16, 2017.

 

LaPlace Residents Asked to Minimize Discharge into Wastewater System

LaPlace Residents Asked to Minimize Discharge into Wastewater System

January 11, 2017 ~ In an effort to maintain the heavily-utilized system, LaPlace residents are being asked to conserve water until further notice by limiting the amount of discharge placed into the wastewater system.

 

 LDEQ and Denka sign AOC designed to reduce chloroprene emissions at LaPlace facility

LDEQ and Denka sign AOC designed to reduce chloroprene emissions at LaPlace facility

January 11, 2017 ~ On Jan. 6, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) and Denka Performance Elastomer signed a formal document that outlines the company’s voluntary commitment to reduce emissions of the chemical chloroprene.

 

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.

 

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