Over $4 million of Transportation Impact Fee funds have been allocated

Every new construction in the parish is subject to Ascension’s Transportation Impact Fee, collected at 70% of the statutory maximum after the last parish council faced some blowback from the development community in 2016-17.  Since its enactment on April 7, 2016 the fee has generated $10,651,899 according to Planning Director Jerome Fournier last month.  The […]

Ascension Parish announces Flood Debris Removal

Officials with Ascension Parish Government have announced that DRC Emergency Services will begin removing construction and demolition debris related to the recent flooding in the later part of next week, dependent on when all roads are accessible. Residents are asked to begin placing construction and demolition debris in the road and street rights-of-way for pick […]

AP Relay for Life scheduled for June 26 at Cabelas

Ascension Parish Relay for Life will be held on June 26, 2021, at Cabelas.  This year’s event will take place from 10:00 am till 3:00- pm . It’s not too late to participate or volunteer for this year’s event. To do so go to RelayForLife.org/AscensionLa for more information or to register to participate. Cancer survivors […]

Make a difference: Become a Volunteer with CASA

As summer begins,  many children will enjoy  positive and lasting memories with their families. Unfortunately, there are many children in our community who may not have the same safe and nurturing experience.  Those children may find themselves in situations where they need trusting adults to make a difference in their lives and be their voice. Nearly half […]

Cointment gets proactive on New River Drainage Project

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment is not wasting any time in getting new drainage projects off the drawing board and into production. His latest proactive initiative is to begin installing flood valves in New River Bayou, which will help to relieve high water in New River and Grand Goudine Bayou. “We are looking at drainage […]

Kimberly Ammons appointed as Principal of Prairieville Primary

Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Kimberly Ammons as the new Principal of Prairieville Primary. “It is an honor to introduce exceptional employees who are stepping into new leadership roles. We are so grateful that they have the courage and desire to serve the students of Ascension Parish,” said Superintendent David Alexander. Ammons began […]

Ascension Assessor to reduce tax liability of flood-impacted homeowners

Ascension Parish Assessor M. J. “Mert” Smiley had decided to treat all homeowners who sustained flood damage due to the most recent rain event in the same manner as those 6,400 impacted by the August 2016 flood. “We will be sending teams into the field throughout the parish in order to determine the amount of […]

Riverton Subdivision plat conditions are clear; what is there to review?

NOTE: For a fourth consecutive month Riverton Subdivision appears on a Planning Commission agenda in the attempt by the developer to avoid the conditions he (Grady Melancon) agreed to on March 9, 2016 when the subdivision preliminary plat was approved.   “This subdivision, when it’s built out, is going to generate a lot of traffic…Going […]

In-Person Ascension Parish Library Events for Kids and Teens in June

Monday, June 7 Animal Tales — 10:30 am in Veteran’s Memorial Park Be prepared for some animal edZOOcation! Get up close and personal with six exotic mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians from all over the world. Learn all about these animals’ tails and how they use them. Animal Tales doesn’t just lecture but involves the […]

An Alvin Thomas rant…That’s PERSURD!

“You have a leader that don’t want to communicate,” claimed a rambling Councilman Alvin “Coach” Thomas moments after the only question he asked had been answered during Thursday’s meeting of the Parish Council.  “That is persurd.  That is persurd.” Thomas’ problem? A constituent received a monthly water bill in the persurdly exorbitant amount of $18,000, […]