Pumps are on, Ascension Drainage employees are on Full Alert

In response to the massive amount of rain that has fallen on Ascension Parish this afternoon, Parish President Clint Cointment has place all DPW Drainage employees on full alert to be ready to deal with high water issues as they arise. President Cointment also ordered all Parish pumping stations to be fully activated. The Marvin […]

AP Library presents Recollections of Donaldsonville (5/28)

Tune in to Ascension Parish Library’s YouTube channel at youtube.myAPL.org on Friday, May 28, for a virtual visit with Vincent “Cy” Tortorich, a native and resident of Donaldsonville. Tortorich, a retired school administrator and business owner, shares his memories of Donaldsonville throughout the years, focusing on the local people who lived in this historic town, […]

Gonzales’ Lewis appointed to Louisiana Rehabilitation Council

Jessica Lewis of Gonzales has been appointed to the Louisiana Rehabilitation Council. Lewis is the director of the Statewide Independent Living Council. The Louisiana Rehabilitation Council listens to the concerns of those with disability issues, reviews, analyzes and evaluates the state rehabilitation program, collaborates with other state agencies, organizations and consumer groups.

Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines available in Ascension

Ascension Parish Government is the sponsor of two separate COVID-19 vaccination centers. The Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is being administered at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, at 9039 S. St. Landry Ave.in Gonzales. Beginning May 18, vaccination times are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Walk ins are welcome, and no appointment is necessary. […]

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine available to Louisianans 12 and above

Louisianans ages 12 and up can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) action late Wednesday formally recommending the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for this age group. Prior to this announcement, the Pfizer vaccine was recommended and authorized for people no younger than 16 years of […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of May 3-7

During the week of May 3 – May 7, 2021, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Devin Braud, 17387 Hwy 933 Prairieville, LA., age 26, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and was sentenced to 1 year with […]

Utilities Committee agenda envisions Mega-Infrastructure Fund (Thursday)

UTILITIES COMMITTEE MEETING May 13, 2021 ­ 6:00 PM-Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Roll Call of Commissioners (2) Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment (5) Director’s Report (6) Approval of Minutes a. Approval of April 8, 2021 Utilities Committee Minutes (7) General Business a. Proposed Ordinance ­ to […]

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 […]