If Planning’s attorney is correct, Antebellum Pointe suit nothing to worry about

It’s been a long time coming, a lawsuit against Ascension Planning Commission for denial of a subdivision preliminary plat. Not since the body’s denial of a plat proposed off C Braud Road in 1996 has the commission been sued even as preemptory threats of litigation have been made, a cudgel to cow commissioners into compliance.  […]

Council authorizes $95,000 (and counting), HOPING to recover $231,829 in Matassa criminal fees

A product of video conference Parish Council meetings, Christina Heck was forced to update the status of Ascension’s litigation against Berkley Insurance to recoup the $231,829 paid to former president Kenny Matassa’s criminal defense attorney.  Cross-Summary Judgment Motions having been decided in July by an Ad Hoc District Court Judge (filling the Division D seat […]

Cointment skeptical about Ascension Sewer’s latest proposal

President Clint Cointment appears to be the lone skeptic of the most recent Cooperative Endeavor Agreement proposed by Ascension Sewer/National Water Infrastructure (NWI).  On Monday the company offered a presentation to the Parish Council Utilities Committee which was met no council resistance.  Given that six members participated, it bodes well for NWI which has yet […]

Corey Orgeron’s social media meltdown aims accusations at Cointment, denigrates Compton

At least Orgeron concedes that 20′ roads are safer for school buses to travel than 18′ roads. Future one-term council member, the now un-electable Corey Orgeron is not a fan of Pelican Post or our editor (yours truly). Neither is he fond of President Clint Cointment and newly-appointed Director of Planning and Facility Maintenance Ricky […]

Orgeron/Cagnolatti (Lambert a no show) reject school bus safety measure AGAIN

The photos above probably seem self-explanatory to you, and a pretty compelling argument that Ascension’s 18′ roadways pose a dangerous condition for busloads of kids competing for space.  But you are not a member of the Ascension Parish Council’s Strategic Planning Committee where a second attempt to require 20′ roadways for any proposed residential subdivision […]

Deadline today without Ascension Sewer deal. What next?

Today is the deadline to execute a Construction and Operating Agreement between Ascension Sewer, LLC and the parish.  On May 26 the conglomerate’s Jeff Baudier addressed a letter to ACUD#2 and Ascension Parish Negotiating Committee which included the following: Termination: The parties will make best faith efforts to obtain expedited Parish Council approval of a mutually-acceptable C&O Agreement.  […]

Remembering the man who made Antebellum Pointe’s denial possible

Four members of Ascension’s Council are being praised for their votes to uphold Antebellum Pointe subdivision’s denial on Monday, six are being excoriated.  Lost in the maelstrom is the recognition due the individual whose efforts made it possible… Former District 4 Councilman Daniel “Doc” Satterlee Among the most outspoken members ever to serve, Satterlee single-handedly […]

What is Corey “One Apple at a Time” Orgeron going to do now?

The depth of Corey “One Apple at a Time” Orgeron’s hypocrisy will be plumbed tonight.  On Monday, from his Utilities Committee chair, Orgeron explained why he would not vote to appropriate $200,000 for President Clint Cointment’s administration to explore inspection/monitoring of Individual Treatment Units (separate and apart from those subdivision systems served by private wastewater […]

Orgeron leaves Casso holding the bag as Sewer Committee disbanding after one (official) meeting

Mercifully, the six-member committee created to negotiate with Ascension Sewer, LLC is on its way to oblivion, said committee having unanimously voted to disband at its first and only meeting on Tuesday.  It was an awful idea from inception, made worse when half of the six -member team conducted an April 30 Zoom conference with […]

Sewer Committee making sausage with Bernhard behind closed doors

According to Ascension Parish’s governmental website there is a Sewer Committee Meeting scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.  Curiously, no meeting agenda or packet is currently posted along with the notification.  More curious still, there had been an agenda which was deleted for some reason (see image above). The committee is comprised of Councilman Corey […]