Old Jefferson rezone from MU2 to Mixed Use sought (what’s the difference?)

ZONING COMMISSION MEETING August 12, 2020 ­ 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE-Gonzales AGENDA (1) Meeting Called to Order by Chairman (2) Roll Call of Members (3) Minutes a. Acceptance of the Minutes of the June 10, 2020 Meeting (4) Chairman’s Comments (5) Public Hearing to Amend the Ascension Parish Development Code/Zoning Tables for Recommendation for […]

Cody Martin announces candidacy for Judge

Saying that he has “The necessary wide-ranging legal experience you want and need in a judge,” Cody Martin announced that he is a candidate for the Division B seat as judge in the 23rd Judicial District, comprised of Ascension, Assumption and St James Parishes. The election will fill the position currently held by The Honorable […]

Steven Tureau announces candidacy for District Judge

Steven Tureau announced today that he is a candidate for District Judge, Division D, in the 23rd Judicial District Court (JDC), which serves Assumption, St. James and Ascension Parishes.  The election will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd, the same day as voting for President of the United States and Congressional offices.  Early voting is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hwy 930 transferred to Ascension Parish

The road transfer of Hwy 930, from DOTD to Ascension Parish, was executed and recorded with the Clerk of Court as of Monday.  The Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA) was announced at the Transportation Committee meeting that night, along with news that $1.72 million will be transferred from the state immediately with three equal installments totaling […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ascension Parish completes purchase of Peoples Water

GONZALES –Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa signed the final documents in the acquisition of Peoples Water Service Company of Donaldsonville by Ascension Parish. The negotiations to purchase Peoples Water began over two years ago. President Matassa announced the purchase of Peoples Water as one of his Top 10 Projects for 2016 in March. “This is […]