St. Amant/5th Ward Volunteer Fire Department – Training Chief recognized

Special recognition last night to Asst Chief Eric Hughes for heading up our training division at the St. Amant and 5th Ward Volunteer Fire Departments. Keeping our volunteers trained during COVID is very difficult, but Chief Hughes and his training staff continue to make good things happen. Also special thanks to the 29 members of […]

You want to stop Windermere Crossing Subdivision? Here’s how to do it.

On Wednesday a divided Planning Commission approved Windermere Crossing Subdivision, cutting a deal with Dantin Bruce Development, LLC which included terms outside the commission’s authority to execute.  The preliminary plat under consideration included a single point of ingress/egress on Roddy Road, but the approval added a second on Cannon, contingent upon Dantin Bruce’s widening a section of […]

Louisiana’s Highway Improvement Bonds upgraded

S&P and Fitch Ratings upgraded the rating on $201 million in state highway improvement bonds that will be refinanced to repair and resurface rural roads across Louisiana. This is the first time Louisiana has received a rating upgrade since 2011. Both S&P and Fitch Ratings upgraded the bonds from AA- to AA. The bonds, which […]

37-lot subdivision, Clare Court approved on Cornerview Road

Clare Court Subdivision, 37 lots intended for 24 acres north of Cornerview Road, approximately .5 miles west of I-10’s overpass, was approved by a 5-1 vote of Ascension’s Planning Commission on Wednesday.  The subject acreage is the same as another proposed subdivision, Evelyn Estates’ 43 lots approved in May 2019 but with conditions so onerous as to […]

Ascension seeking applicants for Registrar of Voters

Notice is hereby given pursuant to LA R.S. 18:51.1 that applications are currently being accepted to fill the office of ASCENSION PARISH REGISTRAR OF VOTERS. The deadline to submit an application is January 28, 2021. Applications should be submitted in person at the Council Secretary’s Office located at the Ascension Parish Governmental Complex, 615 East […]

Windermere Crossing subdivision approved by Planning Commission

Reverting to form, the Ascension Parish Planning Commission approved Windermere Crossing subdivision’s 103-lot preliminary plat by a 4-2 vote on Wednesday, but not the one submitted through the Planning Department.  The 35+ acre residential subdivision is “on the north side of Cannon Road approximately 400’ west of Roddy Road.”  It is the same property as Amalfi Cove, […]

JBE extends Louisiana’s Phase 2 COVID measures, including mask mandate to February 10

Gov. John Bel Edwards today extended his modified Phase 2 order, keeping COVID mitigation measures in place for another 28 days, and strongly recommended that all businesses in Louisiana move to remote work for as many employees as possible, as COVID cases and hospitalizations surge in Louisiana. The Governor’s statewide mask mandate also stays in […]

Cointment: Parish can save $1 MILLION by doing 85% of Drainage Plan in-house

“What I’m asking for…is for this board to have faith in the administration to complete (a Floodplain Master Plan within 365 days),” Ascension President Clint Cointment staked out a bold position at Monday’s meeting of East Ascension Drainage Board.  “If I don’t, that’s on me.  If I do, and I don’t  come up with these […]

Another retread, Clare Court subdivision plat on Planning Commission agenda

On May 8, 2019 a unanimous Ascension Planning Commission approved the 43-lot preliminary plat for Evelyn Estates subdivision, but with conditions so onerous that the developer walked away.  On Wednesday the commission is scheduled to consider a 37-lot preliminary plat for Clare Court, situated on the same 24 acres north of Cornerview Road, approximately .5 miles […]

CORRECTION: Gonzales Commission made NO recommendation on annexation of Pendarvis property

On Wednesday the City of Gonzales’ Planning Commission took up a request to annex approximately three acres, situated in the southeast corner of the intersection of Hwy 44 and Hwy 941.  The Special Meeting was convened two days after a regular meeting, one month after a unanimous commission had rejected the request.  Ultimately, the decision […]