Ascension Council to meet on Thursday (9/30) to approve Kendig Keast contract

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL September 30, 2021 ­ 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE 607 E. Worthey Road-Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Public Comment Sign­ In Period (4) Presentation by Kendig Keast on analysis of the Ascension Parish Unified Land Development Code (5) Approval of […]

Disaster Recovery Center opens in Ascension

A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open for services Thursday, 9/23/2021 at 1 p.m. at the Gonzales Mental Health Center located at 1056 S Nickens Ave, Gonzales, LA 70737. Operating hours will be Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. A Disaster Recovery Center will be able to help you: Apply for assistance. You […]

Ascension unveils website to track storm debris pickup

The Parish’s administration has put together a web site with information regarding storm debris pickup. This will provide details on how debris should be separated, organized, and placed, in order to be serviced. The site also lists specifics on how to dispose of any debris in black garbage bags at Lamar Dixon. Within the website, […]

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 […]

Ascension begins comprehensive Floodplain Master Plan process

Contractors for the East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District today began surveying channels in East Ascension Parish as an initial step in the development of the parish’s comprehensive floodplain master plan. Survey work involves multi-person crews in the field physically measuring the width and depth of drainage channels and bayous. “Data collected from the survey […]

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 […]

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 […]