A Brief History of Ascension’s (f)utility: Eight councils have attempted parish-wide sewer

On February 17, 1994 the inaugural Ascension Parish Council, its membership converted Police Jurymen, held the fourth meeting in its six week history.  Councilman Joseph Pierre initiated a discussion about “very much needed parish-wide sewerage and water.”  Fast forward nearly 27 years and the council is still having that discussion; though Ascension has never been […]

Corey Orgeron’s social media meltdown aims accusations at Cointment, denigrates Compton

At least Orgeron concedes that 20′ roads are safer for school buses to travel than 18′ roads. Future one-term council member, the now un-electable Corey Orgeron is not a fan of Pelican Post or our editor (yours truly). Neither is he fond of President Clint Cointment and newly-appointed Director of Planning and Facility Maintenance Ricky […]

Mayor Lambert responds to parish councilman’s plea to drop lawsuit against EA Drainage

After reading Councilman Robert’s opinions posted on the Pelican Post’s website, I feel it is necessary to address his request for the Town of Sorrento to dismiss its lawsuit against the East Ascension Gravity Drainage District No. 1. The District cannot resume projects that have never begun.  That being said, there is nothing preventing the […]

Joel Robert urges Sorrento to dismiss drainage lawsuit, resume projects

Like each of my colleagues on East Ascension Drainage Board, as well as President Clint Cointment’s administration, the news of Sorrento’s legal action against the Board caught me by total surprise.  As Sorrento’s representative on Ascension’s Parish Council, which comes with additional duties as a commissioner on EA Drainage, I would have expected some notice […]

Parish President recommends denial of Antebellum Pointe subdivision

Has a sitting Ascension Parish President ever openly advocated that a residential subdivision preliminary plat be denied by the parish’s Planning Commission.  If so, we can find no precedent for Clint Cointment’s letter… reprinted below: Dear Commissioners: Regarding the above referenced preliminary plat to be considered for approval or denial at the March 11, 2020 […]

Orgeron skips out on Employee Appeals (not before another spectacular display of ignorance)

Councilman Corey Orgeron has his priorities in order, and performance of his duties as the representative of District 4 does not top the list.  Much has been made about Orgeron’s skipping out on three Employee Appeals (and the final 1:20:00 of Thursday’s meeting of Ascension’s council), none of it a credit to Orgeron.  According to […]

Matassa’s illegal $27,456 raise (and other tales of pillage in parish government)

NOTE: We first published the following piece on December 15, 2019.  Since the current administration has weighed in at The Advocate’s prodding, we republish today. The Corrupt Organization (we don’t think it’s Racketeering Influenced, RICO) that is Kenny Matassa’s administration has been a blight on Ascension Parish for four years.  With two weeks left before that cancer […]

Orgeron: “I am not in the bag with anyone!” Just incompetent?

Below is Councilman Corey Orgeron’s response to our inquiry; is he “in the bag for Bernhard Capital Partners/Ascension Sewer?” Corey Orgeron Despite your ingenious attempts to attack and ridicule I will offer answers to your childish inuendo. NO, I am not in the bag with anyone! I am not “lobbying” for any one proposal; however, […]

Lawler admits pushing for lawsuit, anticipated fix being in with Matassa criminal fee payoff

We read with interest Councilman Aaron Lawler’s recap of Thursday’s Parish Council proceeding, specifically the 7-2 vote to pay criminal legal fees incurred by President Kenny Matassa.  Lawler wrote: Aaron Lawler  Dec. 5 Council Meeting Recap 5. On a 7-2 vote the Council approved the payment of President Matassa’s legal fees. Chair women Casso and […]

Cointment working group proposes contractual revisions to Ascension Sewer

Four weeks until Inauguration Day, Parish President-Elect Clint Cointment spent the past five days digging into the Construction, Operating and Cooperative Endeavor Agreement proposed by Ascension Sewer, LLC five months ago.  The document was amended by Ascension Sewer on multiple occasions pursuant to discussions at multiple Parish Council and Utilities Committee meetings, what passed for negotiation by […]