Traffic light to replace 4-Way Stop at Braud/Germany intersection

Ascension Parish Department of Public Works is notifying residents that beginning Friday November 13, the 4-way stop sign at the intersection of Braud Road and Germany Road in Prairieville will be replaced by a traffic signal light. That intersection is included in the Move Ascension projects list, and is slated for a roundabout. But two […]

Hebert wins close race for third term on 3rd Justice Court

John Hebert won a third term to the 3rd Justice Court by less than 300 votes on Tuesday, against the same opponent he bested by 1248 in 2014.  Lynelle Johnson put up much greater resistance this time around as Hebert found himself embroiled in controversy the week after Early Voting when accusations of exceeding his judicial […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]