FG to temporarily pause work at The Sunshine Project site

Welcome, LA — FG takes very seriously the concern surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) across our communities, and our hearts go out to those who have been impacted. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our workforce and across our community and in light of safety issues associated with fluctuating Mississippi River stages, FG has decided to temporarily pause activities on The Sunshine Project property until […]

New courthouse progressing

Ascension’s new courthouse, being constructed on E. Worthey Road in Gonzales next to the Ascension Parish Governmental Complex, across the street from East Ascension High School, is proceeding apace.  The photo above was taken on March 25, compared to… compared to… compared to… compared to…

Ascension Parish issues new building permit guidelines

The Ascension Parish Building Department has issued updated guidelines on applying for permits and scheduling building inspections during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Because of the stay-at-home orders issued by Governor John Bel Edwards and President Clint Cointment, all permitting and scheduling is being done remotely, either by telephone or online. Builders, developers, and homeowners […]

LWC’s Office of Workers’ Compensation issues emergency rule

As concerns over the health and wellbeing of injured workers increase as a result of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration remains vigilant in its effort to ensure that injured workers receive the medical attention their injury warrants under the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act. To that end, the […]

Governor Edwards issues expanded Stay at Home Order

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a statewide “stay at home” order effective at 5 p.m. Monday, March 23 because of the threat of the novel coronavirus. In a news conference Sunday, the governor told Louisiana residents to stay at home unless going out for essential tasks including trips to the grocery store and […]

New on-line Homestead Exemption Form provided by Ascension/Livingston Assessors

Ascension Parish Assessor Mert Smiley and Livingston Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor  announced today they are launching a new homestead exemption form that can be  completed online. This joint effort between the Ascension and Livingston parish assessors’ offices will allow  qualifying homeowners to fill out and submit the form in a timely manner in order to  […]

Ascension Parish Government up and running – remotely

Even though Ascension Parish Government offices are closed to the public and appear to be empty, President Clint Cointment wants to assure everyone that Parish employees are still working on their behalf. “Thanks to technology, many of our employees are able to work from home,” said Cointment. “With remotely connected computers and transferred telephones, we […]

Ascension Parish Government Offices closed to Public Access

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment has announced the following office closures, which are effective immediately: Customer Service Center for Parish Utilities of Ascension and Ascension Consolidated Utilities District #1 are closed to public access. Payments can be made by telephone, online, or in the drop box located at 38 Veterans Blvd, Donaldsonville. At this time […]

ALL meetings of AP Council, committees, and boards CANCELED until further notice

Ascension Parish Council Chairwoman Teri Casso announced today that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Edwards’ proclamation JBE 2020-30, all meetings of the Ascension Parish Council and its committees, starting with the March 19 Council meeting, are cancelled until further notice. The Council committees included in the cancellations are Strategic Planning, Transportation, Finance, […]

Ascension Planning and Building Departments go 100% online

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment announced that effective immediately, the Ascension Parish Planning and Development Department and the Building Department will no longer be accepting walk-in customers. “We ask everyone to work with us during this difficult time to protect our employees from accidental exposure,” said Cointment. “Until further notice, all transactions will be done […]