Personnel Committee to interview applicants for six boards (Tuesday)

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE May 17, 2022 – 6:00 PM-Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Roll Call of Commissioners (2) Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comments Period/Additions To Agenda (5) General Business a. Interviews-Industrial Development Board b. Interviews-Fire Protection District 1 c. Interviews- Fire Protection District 3 d. Interviews-Animal Services Board […]

LA Supreme Court declares Governor’s COVID-related church edict unconstitutional

In a major victory for religious freedom in Louisiana, the State Supreme Court has ruled with Attorney General Jeff Landry in declaring that Governor John Bel Edwards’ mandates closing churches cannot be the basis to prosecute a governor-created crime of letting too many people into church for worship. In State v. Spell, the highest court of […]

Local VFW recognizes two of APSO’s finest at awards ceremony

Sheriff Bobby Webre and the entire APSO family would like congratulate Sgt. Misty Turner and Sgt. Brock Carpenter who were recognized for their work in law enforcement during the VFW Awards Ceremony last night. Sgt. Misty Turner received the Public Servant Award, which is well deserved. Sgt. Turner plays a big role in our Community […]

11 graduate from District Attorney’s Narcotics Diversion program

District Attorney Ricky Babin is pleased to announce the graduation of eleven adult defendants from the 23rd Judicial District Attorney Narcotics Diversion Program between May 2nd and May 5th, 2022. These individuals were recognized for their successful completion of the program which was implemented in 2019 to target the needs of non-violent individuals who suffer […]

Ascension Drainage announces new Bluff Swamp Project

Officials with East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District #1 Board and Parish President Clint Cointment have announced an agreement on a new project that should help alleviate flooding and facilitate drainage in the Bluff Swamp area. The LA Highway 74 Flood Relief Project will allow high water from the Bluff Swamp to flow through a […]

JBE announces $42 Million for Hwy 22 drainage project

Gov. John Bel Edwards is announcing $163 million in federal funding for 15 state projects and programs designed to reduce flood risk for communities throughout the state.  Among them is: Ascension and Livingston parishes: $42 million for La. Hwy 22 bridge construction and drainage improvements Project Description: Excavation of two drainage basins through La. Hwy 22 […]

Council abolishes east bank Utilities District; notices election to sell off sewer treatment assets

On Thursday Ascension’s Parish Council adopted an ordinance abolishing Ascension Consolidated Utilities District (ACUD) #2 moments after noticing its intent to place the sale of its wastewater treatment assets on the ballot for April 24, 2021.  ACUD #2 was created in 2010 to provide “economy and efficiency in the furnishing of utilities (defined as sewer […]

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 […]

$25-30 million to replace PUA pipes; federal loan/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 […]