Cointment and council members-elect to be sworn in this morning

Parish President-Elect Clint Cointment and 11 newly-elected members of the next Parish Council are set to be sworn into office this morning at 10:00 a.m. Ceremonies will be held at Lamar Dixon Expo Center’s Banquet Room.

No subdivision plat on Wednesday’s Planning Agenda; 15 months and counting

Planning Commission January 8, 2020 – 6:00 PM Courthouse East, 2nd Floor, Council Meeting Room Gonzales, Louisiana AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Roll Call of Members 3. Pledge of Allegiance 4. Introduction of Staff 5. Chairman’s Comments 6. Public Comment on any Agenda Item 7. General Business 8. Staff Report (A) Subdivision Status – […]

Gonzales Planning/Zoning agenda for Monday

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY OF GONZALES PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY JANUARY 6, 2020 AT 6:00 P.M. AT CITY HALL, 120 S. IRMA BLVD., IN GONZALES. MEETING AGENDA 1. Approval of the Minutes from the December 2, 2019 regular meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission. ZONING ITEMS 1. […]

John Fleming to address Republican Women at January 15 luncheon

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, John Fleming, will be the keynote speaker at a Louisiana Federation of Republican Women Region 6 Luncheon on Wednesday, January 15th at 11:00 a.m.  The luncheon, hosted by Republican Women of Baton Rouge, will be held at the Beausoleil Restaurant, 7731 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge. (11:00 – 11:30 […]

Graves on trade deal with Canada/Mexico

We have waited a long time and last week, I was proud to vote in favor of the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act. Trade with Mexico and Canada is important to Louisiana’s families and employment opportunities, but it needs to be fair. We cannot allow for unfair trade practices to simply shift jobs […]

Amended Council agenda to introduce ordinance “to regulate salary increase”

Outgoing council suddenly exercising fiscal restraint. Monday’s Special Meeting to approve (or, possibly, deny?) the proposed agreement with Ascension Sewer, LLC enjoined by court order, Ascension’s Parish Council was late putting out the agenda for its “Regular Meeting” date, December 19.  Mostly housekeeping matters, contract renewals and the like, it was anticipated that an amendment […]

Suit seeking TRO to prevent sewer vote filed

A Temporary Restraining Order seeking to prevent tonight’s vote on the agreement with Ascension Sewer, LLC was filed this morning.  If successful an Order preventing the Parish Council from taking action on the long discussed, super-secretive Cooperative Endeavor Agreement would issue. The matter has been allotted to Judge Jason Verdigets who, we have learned, is holding […]

Groundbreaking for $28 million courthouse

A host of Ascension Parish officials joined Parish President Kenny Matassa Wednesday to officially break ground on the new courthouse being built on East Worthey Street in Gonzales, next to the Governmental Complex. A committee comprised of President Matassa, Judge Jason Verdigets, Judge Marilyn Lambert, Clerk of Court Bridget Hanna, and Sheriff Jeff Wiley organized […]

Ascension Sewer hosting Open House (today)

Ascension Sewer, LLC has scheduled an Open House to gather public input for east-bank sanitary sewer project.

Sorrento Special Meeting to consider Zoning revisions (7/9)

A Public Hearing has been called by the Town of Sorrento Zoning Commission at the next regular meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 6:30 pm at the Sorrento Town Hall for the purpose of discussing the following proposed revisions to the Zoning Ordinances of the Town of Sorrento: 1. One Separate Public Hearing for […]