Committee delays Fill Ordinance another month; nixes moratorium without vote

Offering a scaled-down version of the presentation she had given on May 7, 2018, Melissa Kennedy of HNTB engineers told Ascension Council’s Strategic Planning Committee it would take “about $2 million (and) 18 months” to figure out all the parish’s drainage complexities.  On Monday she appeared for a “Discussion of Limit of Floodplain Management Fill” […]

20 months/845 lots later and STILL no action on Drainage Impact Studies

When Councilman Oliver Joseph gavels tonight’s Strategic Planning Committee meeting to order it will begin his tenure as the committee’s chairman.  It will have been 20 months since the committee took up ineffectual Drainage Impact Studies required of every new subdivision development without any action whatever being taken by the Parish Council.  A mere nine […]

Free Tax Preparation at APL’s Galvez branch

Tax season begins this month, and Ascension Parish Library in Galvez offers free tax preparation on Thursdays and Saturdays, through April 13. On Thursdays, appointments are available from 5:00 – 6:00 PM and 6:00 – 7:00 PM, and on Saturdays, appointments are available from 9:00 – 10:00 AM and 10:00 – 11:00 AM.  Co-sponsored by […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of February 7-14

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of February 7-14: February 7 arrests: Mitchell Chadwick, 44, 5855 Walnut Creek, Harahan was arrested pursuant to a fugitive warrant; Troy James, 31, 42297 Norwood Rd, Gonzales was charged w/ Domestic Abuse Battery, and Aggravated Assault; Carlton Crocker, 39, 42463 Pebblestone Ave, Prairieville was charged w/ Violations of Protective […]

Henry Road to be closed to thru traffic beginning February 25

Henry Road will be closed to thru traffic beginning Monday, February 25, 2019 for emergency road repairs. Our Pavement Management Department, with the support of the Ascension Parish Transportation Department, will be constructing emergency road repairs to level Henry Road and address safety concerns associated with the existing roadway. These repairs will be implemented to […]

St. Amant Volunteer Firefighters attend Extrication Course

St. Amant – On Monday February 11, 2019, thirty volunteer firefighters from the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department attended a Vehicle Rescue Extrication Course, stated Chief Officer James E. LeBlanc. Frequently encountered vehicle rescue situations in the St. Amant community involve automobile accidents with local resident entrapment, stated LeBlanc. These accidents on a daily basis are […]

Ascension Chamber welcomes new Chairman with four Board Members

Gonzales, LA—February 11, 2019, —The Ascension Chamber credits its success to an active membership of more than 550 businesses, its dedicated staff and a diverse, innovative Board of Directors. Michael Buturla, of Domain Architecture, recently handed over the reins as 2018 Chairman of the Board to the new 2019 Chairman, Barbara Irwin of Pujol, Pryor […]

Chamber Honors 2018 Success at Annual Awards Banquet

The Ascension Chamber of Commerce honored their 2018 Ambassador, Individual, New Business, Small Business and Large Business of the Year nominees at its Annual Awards Banquet held Tuesday, January 29th at the exquisite Houmas House Plantation. The nearly 300 guests began their evening with a wine social complete with live music, followed by an elegant […]

Floodplain Management plan transferred from EA Drainage to Strategic Planning

“To me that’s very irresponsible,” Councilman Aaron Lawler opined about delaying council action on a Floodplain Management Plan presented in June 2018.  HNTB engineers offered up the product at a meeting of East Ascension Drainage Board eight months ago but that body’s chairman removed it from that agenda and a series of others.  On Thursday […]

No fill in flood zone until Floodplain Management Plan finalized? Not a chance

On tonight’s Parish Council agenda is Item 12: Proposed Ordinance – to impose temporary restriction on the placement of fill for major and minor subdivisions in all unincorporated areas of the Ascension Parish not designated as Zone X by the most recent FEMA Flood Maps for Ascension Parish (Councilman Aaron Lawler) The ordinance being proposed […]