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St. Tammany Parish Government Launches Interactive Informational Page on Ongoing Infrastructure Initiatives

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 Gateway Overlay Project Implementation Vision Workshop Held

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

Faubourg Coquille Water System Water Main Flushing

 
Tammany Utilities will be flushing the Faubourg Coquille Water System from March 6th   to March 13th.  The flushing is anticipated to follow the below schedule but is subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.  Tammany Utilities customers living in these areas can expect to experience low water pressure when flushing is initiated.  If you are not a Tammany Utilities customer or if you do not live in one of the subdivisions/areas identified below, this notice does not apply.
 
 
Monday, March 6th          9:00 PM – 5:00 AM
Hwy 1085, Willowbend, Del Sol, Tuscany West, Diversified, Beau Arbre, Savannah Trace
 
Tuesday, March 7th          9:00PM – 5:00 AM
I-12, Camellia Blvd, Seymour Meyers, Madison Farms
 
Wednesday, March 8th 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Madisonville Market, Post Oak, Stonebridge, Heritage Oaks, Myrtle Grove, Madisonville Elementary
 
Wednesday, March 9th   9:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
Tchefuncte Trace, Tchefuncte South, South Down, Arbor Walk, Arbor Walk Business, Natchez Trace
 
Thursday, March 10th      9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Brewster Road, Les Bois, Ruelle Du Chene, Rex Ave, Palm Courts, Fairfield Oaks, Tchefuncte Parc
 
Thursday, March 10th      9:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
Dominion, Fox Branch, Highland Oaks, Windermere, Dummy Line Road
 
Monday, March 13th       9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Black River, Black River Estates, Claiborne Oaks, Autumn Creek
 
 
 
 
Tammany Utilities flushes the water mains periodically to:
 
-          Maintain good quality water.  Over time, naturally occurring minerals accumulate on the interior of our pipes.  Flushing scours the pipe and removes these deposits.
 
-          Provide required fire flow data to the Fire Department.  While flushing, Tammany Utilities personnel measure and record the fire flow data at each hydrant.  This data is then given to the Fire Department who then uses the data to calculate fire insurance ratings for the area.
 
-          Ensure that all fire hydrants are in good working order.
 
We appreciate your understanding and apologize for the inconvenience this maintenance causes.

St. Tammany Fishing Pier Opens for Spring Season Tomorrow

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.

 

To learn more about the St. Tammany Fishing Pier visit: www.sttammanyfishingpier.com or keep up with the Pier on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/sttammanyfishingpier.

District 11 Monthly Meeting

The monthly meeting for Parish Council District 11 constituents will be held on Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00PM in the library of Bayou Woods Elementary School located off Carroll Road near Slidell.
The following items will be discussed:
 
1. An Ordinance for Introduction for the reorganization of the Department of Public Works, Sub-Department of Engineering
 
2. An Ordinance for Introduction to declare multiple tax adjudicated properties as surplus property and to authorize the Parish to proceed with the process for the advertising and sale of such adjudicated properties.
 
3. A Resolution to execute a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Northshore Technical Community College for the Use of the Former Levee Board Building.
 
4. A Resolution to execute a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Northshore Technical Community College for the use of classroom space at the Koop Drive Administrative Complex.
 
5. An Ordinance for Adoption to exempt from local tax any and all sales at or for an event or events occurring at a public facility located in St. Tammany Parish.
 
6. An Ordinance for Adoption to adopt the most current edition of the National Fire Protection Life Safety Code (NFPA 101) and the National Fire Protection Association Fire Code (NFPA 1) and to authorize certain St. Tammany Parish Fire Districts to adopt the most current edition of NFPA 101 and NFPA 1.
 
7. An Ordinance for Adoption to provide for re-establishment of a Regional Planning Commission to include the Parishes of St. Charles and St. John the Baptist jointly with the Parishes of Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa.
 
8. Any other items of interest or concern to District 11 constituents.
 
Anyone wanting additional information concerning the meeting should call Parish Councilman Steve Stefanick at 985-649-4580.

St. Tammany Fishing Pier to Open for Spring Season One Week from Today

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.

To learn more about the St. Tammany Fishing Pier visit: www.sttammanyfishingpier.com or keep up with the Pier on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/sttammanyfishingpier.

 

BOIL ADVISORY RESCINDED 1623 - 1674 Orleans, 1010 — 1280 Clausel, 1003 & 1041 Foy, and 1499 — 1631 America Street in Mandeville, Louisiana Briarwood Terrace Water System (PWS 1103079)

BOIL ADVISORY RESCINDED
1623 - 1674 Orleans, 1010 — 1280 Clausel, 1003 & 1041 Foy,
and 1499 — 1631 America Street in Mandeville, Louisiana
Briarwood Terrace Water System (PWS 1103079)
Today (February 18, 2017), Tammany Utilities received confirmation from the
Louisiana Department of Health that the water we provide you is safe for
consumption. Therefore, the Boil Advisory is rescinded.
If yâu have any questions, please call Tammany Utilities at (985) 276-6400.

LIMITED PRECAUTIONARY BOIL ADVISORY 1623 - 1674 Orleans, 1010 – 1280 Clausel, 1003 & 1041 Foy, and 1499 – 1631 America Street in Mandeville, Louisiana Briarwood Terrace Water System (PWS 1103079)

On February 17, 2017 at approximately 7:00 AM, a water leak developed in our water line near the intersection of Clausel and Orleans in Mandeville, Louisiana.  To repair the line, Tammany Utilities (TU) had to turn off the water to the above customers on Orleans, Clausel, Foy, and America Streets.  As a result of the line break and subsequent pressure loss and in accordance with Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) regulations, TU is issuing a precautionary BOIL ADVISORY for the above referenced addresses serviced by this water system.

Once water service is restored and out of an abundance of caution, a precautionary BOIL ADVISORY will be in place for the customers identified above.  This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by Tammany Utilities.  It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following means:

Boil water for one (1) full minute in a clean container.  The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.  (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.)

Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.

Tammany Utilities will rescind this BOIL ADVISORY upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health ‑ Office of Public Health that additional water samples collected from our system have shown the water to be safe.

Customers affected by this advisory will be advised when it is rescinded by hand delivered notices, and posts to the Parish’s social media sites and webpage.  If you have any questions, please call Tammany Utilities at (985) 276-6400.

Camp Salmen Education Series Returns with A Spring 2017 Session

For Release: February 17, 2017

Contact:  Ronnie Simpson, 985-898-5243

Camp Salmen Education Series Returns with A Spring 2017 Session

The Camp Salmen Education Series, designed to accentuate the inherent beauty and wonder of Camp Salmen Nature Park in Slidell, and to teach students and the general public about the natural and human history of the park and the Bayou Liberty/Bonfouca Basin, returns in March of 2017.

“Camp Salmen Nature Park is in itself, an outdoor classroom,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “Collaborations like these, that help to educate our youngest citizens, are essential to keeping the history of places like Camp Salmen Nature Park alive in our community.”

4th and 5th grade students from Brock, Alton and Bonne Ecole Elementary Schools will participate in the series, Spring B-Wet Watershed Training Program, which will be patterned after the successful 2016 fall programs conducted for 4th and 5th grade students from Carolyn Park and Mayfield Elementary Schools. Students will explore a wide range of topics this spring including: wetlands ecology, water quality, watershed history and a special census of macroinvertebrate critters mucked from the muddy banks of Bayou Liberty.

These educational programs are made possible through a collaborative partnership by St. Tammany Parish Government, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the St. Tammany Parish School Board, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, LSU-Ag Center, Louisiana Sea Grant and the citizen’s support group, Friends of Camp Salmen Nature Park.

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