The fifth annual Rubber Duck Regatta and EGGStravaganza, takes place this year from noon until 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Admission to the event is just one dollar per person. Join us at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Mandeville on the green, for an event filled with fun for the entire family.
The day is filled with family-friendly festivities, which include an Easter Egg hunt with 15,000 eggs for three separate age groups: ages nine-12, ages four and under, and then ages five to eight; live entertainment; arts and crafts from Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery as well as the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany, and the famous Quack-Off beauty contest, all for a nominal fee of $1 per person. Of course there will be a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny. Walgreens will even be on hand taking photos with the Easter Bunny at a cost of $3.
The day culminates with the Rubber Duck Regatta when one lucky duck will win $500 if he crosses the finish line first. Adopt-a-duck tickets can be purchased at the Kids Konnection playground on Koop Drive, at Lakeview Regional Medical Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary Gift Shop, The Duck’s Nest, or at www.kidstownsttammany.org. For more information on this event call 985-867-9490.
All proceeds from this event go to the construction of Kids Town, a western-style railroad town designed for interactive play. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please call 985-867-9490 if you would like to sponsor this event.
Residents of St. Tammany can now utilize an interactive map on the newly launched Progress page, at www.stpgov.org/progress. This map pinpoints infrastructure projects that are in the works, near completion, or have recently culminated, as well as information on several other larger initiatives that will impact roadways and drainage that are currently underway, or prepared to launch. Collaborative initiatives with other agencies will also be included. Visitors can click on the icons featured in the map, and learn about what is happening at that location, how far along the project is, and what the expected end date will be.
“Your Parish Government works daily to put your tax dollars to their best use, to ensure that our infrastructure is sound — to facilitate the needs of our residents, to welcome new growth, and to accommodate economic development,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “Progress does take time, but we want residents to know that this work on the foundational needs of St. Tammany is ongoing in how we handle scheduled maintenance, road and drainage improvements, and the implementation of new projects as needed.”
Every day, St. Tammany Parish Government Maintains 4348 Parish Roadways (equivalent to 1548 miles of roads), 1208 lateral ditches, 64 detention ponds, 144 bridges. In 2016, St. Tammany Parish Government paved nearly 150,000 linear feet of roadways.
For more information on these and future infrastructure projects, visit www.stpgov.org/progress.
St. Tammany Parish Government and project facilitators from Design Workshop held a project implementation vision workshop focused on the St. Tammany Gateway Overlay Project, on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Koop Drive Council Chambers. This workshop, which was open to the public, gave participants the opportunity to review design alternatives and offer input, to further the establishment of the vision for each of the six Economic Development Districts located at I-12 interchanges throughout the Parish.
“The vision for each of these districts is to underscore the distinctive identities of each of these communities, and to entice the visitor, or the resident driving by to come into that community,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “This is a proven strategy for increasing economic development by enhancing the attractiveness of the community and the businesses within the community, and as a result, commerce and revenue are increased.”
In addition, the Gateway Overlay Project will develop green space, and set up design standards which will elevate future development for new businesses. At the culmination of this process, the Parish hopes to have identified specific projects and put development standards in place to create a vibrant destination with a mix of existing establishments and new businesses. To view the design alternatives, click here.
Faubourg Coquille Water System Water Main Flushing
The St. Tammany Fishing Pier reopens tomorrow, Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7 a.m., for the spring season. Pier patrons are invited to come out and enjoy free coffee to kick off the spring season, and Military (active and retired) as well as Senior Citizens fish for only $1 on opening day, as every Wednesday at the Pier is Military and Senior Citizens Day. All other patrons 12 years of age and older fish for $3 and sightsee for $1. Children under 12 are free. The Pier is located at 54001 E. Howze Beach Road near Slidell. Spring hours for the Pier are Wednesday through Sunday, 7a.m. – 7p.m.
All non-emergency offices of St. Tammany Parish Government will be closed on Monday, February 27, and Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in observance of Mardi Gras. The St. Tammany Parish Department of Animal Services will also close on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Business hours resume on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 8 a.m.
St. Tammany Fishing Pier to Open for Spring Season One Week from Today
The St. Tammany Fishing Pier will reopen one week from today, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7 a.m. Pier patrons are invited to come out and enjoy free coffee to kick off the spring season, and Military (active and retired) as well as Senior Citizens fish for only $1 on opening day, as every Wednesday at the Pier is Military and Senior Citizens Day. All other patrons 12 years of age and older fish for $3 and sightsee for $1. Children under 12 are free. The Pier is located at 54001 E. Howze Beach Road near Slidell.