Graves, Matassa, Ricks and PLD to finalize regional agreement (and Laurel Ridge Levee project) on Friday

Gonzales, LA– On Friday, January 25th at 10:00 am Congressman Garret Graves (LA-06), Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa, and Pontchartrain Levee District President Ricky Bosco will meet to finalize the regional drainage agreement between Livingston Parish and Ascension Parish that will allow for work to commence on the $24 million Laurel Ridge Levee extension.  This agreement […]

Robert Debate appointed to Sorrento Council; Special Election set for October 12

A unanimous Town Council appointed Robert Debate to join the body Monday afternoon, filling the vacancy left when first-term Councilwoman Randi Sutton resigned earlier this month.  Debate, a lifelong resident of Sorrento who lived there prior to the town’s 1950s incorporation, attended the Special Meeting like he has done so many times before. “I’m going […]

Diez out as Director of LABI political action committees

BATON ROUGE, LA (January 8, 2019) – The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) is pleased to announce its most recent addition to the political arm of the organization, John “Bo” Staples, who will assume the role of Director of Political Action Committees (PACs). His campaign ground game expertise will prove to be invaluable […]

Daniel estimates $25-30 million to replace PUA pipes; federal grant could fund the worst of it

It would cost $25-30 million to replace all the pipes delivering water to Parish Utilities of Ascension customers on the parish’s west bank according to Infrastructure Director William Daniel.  His sights are set a bit lower.  Daniel informed the Parish Council Utilities Committee that a federal grant might be available, $10-11 million, half of which […]

Better late than never: Transportation to consider changes to Traffic Impact Study policy

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING May 7, 2018 – 6:30 PM Courthouse East, 2nd Floor, 828 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales, LA 70737 AGENDA (1) Call to Order / Roll Call of Members (2) Invocation / Pledge (3) Public Comment Period (4) Committee Chairman’s Report (5) Acceptance of minutes of April 9, 2018 meeting as written. (6) Consideration […]

Urban Systems buried traffic analysis on Transportation agenda (two years late); another $250,000 for HNTB

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING April 9, 2018 – 6:00 PM Courthouse East, 2nd Floor, 828 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales, LA 70737 AGENDA (1) Call to Order / Roll Call of Members (2) Invocation / Pledge (3) Public Comment Period (4) Committee Chairman’s Report (5) Acceptance of minutes of February 28, 2018 meeting as written. (6) Roads […]

Wednesday Planning agenda: 95-lots “across from Lamar Dixon” (no traffic improvements “CAN” be made)

NOTE:  Forestwood Subdivision envisions 95 lots “across from Lamar Dixon Expo Center.”  Owned by America Homeland, LLC with Quality Engineering on board, its Traffic Impact Study, was performed by Laurence Lambert of Vectura Consulting Services, LLC.  The study concludes: A series of roundabouts is currently being developed to offset the existing congestion at the intersection […]

Gonzales Civic Center to be repaired, City to split cost of moving connector road “tie-in” with Ascension Parish

Gonzales’ City Council approved a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Ascension Parish earlier this week whereby the governmental entities will split the cost of relocating the “tie-in” connecting Edenborne Parkway (inside the city) and a new connector road linking St. Landry Rd.  A unanimous Council approved the $57,569.80 expenditure, half of the total cost, $115,139.60. “Due […]

Better late than never: SSA Efficiency/Effectiveness Study to be unveiled at Special Finance meeting

NOTE:  It was another Special Finance Meeting, this one on May 17, when SSA Consultants presented its slide show depicting 11 areas of inefficiency/ineffectiveness.  That’s when Dr. Christel Slaughter informed that SSA’s Final Report would be presented within a week’s time.  In the interim SSA assisted with Ascension’s hiring of (as yet) un-ratified Human Resources […]

EA Drainage Board to select Floodplain Management firm…(ten months and counting)

EA DRAINAGE DISTRICT #1 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING August 7, 2017 – 6:00 PM Courthouse East, 2nd floor, 828 Irma Blvd., Gonzales, LA 70737 AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Roll Call of Commissioners (2) INVOCATION / PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (3) Public Comments Period/Additions To Agenda (4) ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES OF JULY […]