Developer offers nearly $600,000 in lieu of road infrastructure; Planning Commission punts

In September 2018 Ross Berthelot appeared before Ascension’s Planning Commission to lobby for two subdivisions his company sought to develop; Highland Trace and Lake at West Creek (since renamed Parks at Water Oaks).  Both were approved by a unanimous commission with the condition that a proposed roundabout be constructed and operational or Berthelot pay for a traffic signal at the intersection of Germany […]

DOTD projects Hwy 42 completion in late December

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment requested a status update from LA DOTD on the long-awaited improvements to Highway 42 in the northern part of the parish. “Highway 42 is a major east-west thoroughfare for us,” said Cointment. “Work has been going on for a long time, and planning has gone on even longer. I wanted […]

Action on Hwy 73 SPUD deferred until P & Z Commission’s August meeting

On Wednesday a joint meeting of Ascension’s Planning and Zoning Commissions deferred action on a proposed Small Planned Unit Development (SPUD) until its August meeting.  Requesting a number of variances, none of which garnered approval from the Planning Staff (which can only make recommendations to Planning and Zoning), the applicant sought to reverse the plans […]

Edwards signs budget urging preparation for mid-year cuts

Governor Vetoes Language that Cancelled Merit Raises for Classified State Employees Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he has signed the state’s budget for the FY 20-21 operating year, preserving funding for critical health care, workforce and education services that are needed during the pandemic, especially as new COVID-19 cases rise again as school systems […]

AG: Recently recalled Child Products

Attorney General Jeff Landry is alerting Louisiana parents and guardians of several child products that have recently been recalled. “I am committed to protecting Louisiana families,” said General Landry. “I encourage all Louisiana parents and guardians to learn about these recalled child products so our State’s children may be safer.” General Landry listed the following […]

Roddy Road closure (from Cannon to Black Bayou) today

UPDATE:  Roddy Road will be closed from Cannon Road to Black Bayou Road (La. 934) on Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This closure is needed for the final tree removals needed near Black Bayou. This should be the last road closure needed for this Clearing and Grubbing project. Initial road […]

Edwards releases $50 million in CARES Act funding for K-12 schools and higher education

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that $50 million through the CARES Act for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) Fund is now available for K-12 schools and Higher Education.  Approximately $35 million will be made available to the Louisiana Dept. of Education and $15 million to the Board of Regents. “The GEER Funds will […]

Rotary Club of East Ascension welcomes new president

A wonderful time was had by all at the Rotary Club of East Ascension’s recent annual installation banquet! The Rotary Club of EA was able to meet for the first time in person since mid-March. Although great weekly Zoom meetings with wonderfulspeakers and outstanding attendance have been the norm since gathering restrictions were announced in […]

Saturday’s election to decide nine seats on Ascension Republican committee

Americans for the most part expect the truth, want to operate in it, and strive to find it. This is true in personal dealings, business transactions, and in the political arena. Given enough information, most people are able to discern the truth. Half-truths are confusing. Regarding the upcoming July 11th election this Saturday for our […]

Donaldsonville Council to consider millage rate adjustment

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING/MEETING DONALDSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL July 14, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (City Hall) The purpose of the public hearing is to hear public comments on setting the 2020 millage rates and rolling forward to millage rates not exceeding the maximum authorized rates. AGENDA 1. INVOCATION 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. CALL TO ORDER […]