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- ORMOND TREE FIRE
Yesterday, the Fire Department responded to a tree fire along Ormond Blvd. During the rain event, lightening struck the tree and caught fire. There wasn’t any property damage; however, the tree that caught fire was at risk of falling on a resident’s home. The fire department along with workers from Public Works worked together to ensure the tree didn’t cause property damage. I would like to thank everyone who responded to ensure that the family’s home was safe.
- NEW GARBAGE CONTRACTOR
As you all know, today was the first day for our new garbage contractor Pelican Waste and Debris, LLC. The parish council and administration have worked hard on this contract and are ready to move forward with more efficient waste collection service for our residents. The new contract reflects what we have been working together toward: a price that stays the same, fully provides the services promised and puts customer service at the top of the priority list. All current garbage collection dates will remain the same. The company will use existing garbage carts and replace as necessary. The boom truck schedule and frequently asked questions can be found on the parish’s website under the residential garbage collection tab on the Public Works and Wastewater tab.
Last Tuesday night, we hosted our third business exchange at the Edward A. Dufresne community center. In order to foster local economic growth, we brought in procurement representatives from four local industry partners. Representatives from Dow Chemical, Occidental Chemical, Shell/Motiva Refinery, and Valero Refinery where in attendance. This event served as a networking event, as well as an information session on how they can do business with local industry partners, I’d like to thank my staff, along with the industry representatives for making is yet another successful Local Business Exchange.
Last Saturday, I helped judge the First Responders Crawfish Cookoff at Monsanto. This was an excellent event that raised money for a good cause. Thank you to the many people who attended and the event’s organizers.
NATIONAL HURRICANE CONFERENCE
During the week of April 17, members of my administration and members of the council attended the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans. Additionally, Anthony Ayo, one of my executive directors and the Public Information Officer, Tristan Babin and Adrienne Bourgeois completed the Basic Public Information Officer course offered through FEMA.
As you all know, our Emergency Preparedness Director Joe Ganote and the Public Information Office will begin holding a series of public meetings in each of the council districts to provide information on hurricane preparedness, the 2017 hurricane outlook and answer questions. The confirmed dates can be found on the parish website. A press release and announcement will come out this week.
On April 19 I along with several residents of St. Rose had the opportunity of attending a Rededication ceremony and street name change in memory of Ms. Rowena Smith on her 90th birthday. The street has been renamed Rowena Smith Drive which is located at the entrance to the Preston Hollow Subdivision.
CAJUN VILLAGE THRIFT STORE
The public is invited to the Cajun Village Thrift Store's grand opening at the facility's new location, 114 Lakewood Dr. in Luling on May 18 at 10:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information please call (985) 785-0971.