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Parish President Guy McInnis introduced US Senator Bill Cassidy at his Town Hall Meeting in the Council Chambers. Earlier this morning McInnis and other officials attended a breakfast hosted by the St. Bernard Chamber. Photos by Lenor Duplessis. ... See MoreSee Less

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ST. BERNARD PARISH ADOPT A LAW TO ADDRESS MOSQUITO CONTROL - Residents can report abandoned swimming pools

St. Bernard Parish Government is taking proactive steps in the prevention of mosquito borne illnesses such as ZIKA and West Nile. Parish President Guy McInnis reminds residents to do an inspection of their property as well as adjacent areas. Residents can report violations such as abandoned swimming pools to the parish’s complaint line at 504-278-4227.

The Parish Council recently adopted Ordinance #1799-07-16, amending Chapter 11, Health and Sanitation of the St. Bernard Parish Code of Ordinances, to create Section 11-8 Mosquito Control. The ordinance prohibits any person or entity to allow conditions conducive to the breeding or harborage of mosquitos to exist on any property.

Examples of those conditions include – but are not limited to the following:

1. The open storage of tires or any other method of storage resulting in water retention
2. Open storage of tarps, visqueen or any other material which is non-porous and allows for accumulation and retention of water
3. Configuration of land, building or any other item which allows water to pool and stand for any period of time.
4. Storage of any vessel, container or item which results in the standing accumulation of water with in that vessel, container or item.
5. Untreated (absence of regular or sufficient chemical shock, chlorine, filtration system or other method approved by the manager of mosquito control or his designee) swimming pools, ponds, baths, or dormant fountains.
6. Any condition which results in the presence of live mosquito larvae or pupae in numbers declared substantial by the Manager of Mosquito Control (or his designee).
7. Any condition which results in the breeding or likely breeding of mosquitos

The Manager of Mosquito Control (or the Manager’s designee) will exercise all administrative authority relative to the application and enforcement of this section. The Manager of Mosquito Control may refer any inspection, remediation/abatement or enforcement action relative to this section to the Office/Division of Resident Services & Compliance or Code Enforcement.

Penalty: Upon a first conviction, the offender shall be punished by a fine not to exceed two hundred dollars, or a sentence not to exceed 30 days incarceration, or ordered to perform not more than forty eight hours of community service; or any combination of fine, incarceration and/or community service so ordered by the court. Upon any second or subsequent convictions , the offender shall be punished by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars, or a sentence not to exceed 60 days incarceration, or ordered to perform not more than ninety six hours of community service; or any combination of fine, incarceration and/or community service so ordered by the court.

This section shall not apply to undeveloped land, any land zoned A-1, Rural or I-2, Heavy Industrial, any parcel of land greater than 1 acre in size, drainage ditches or canals, natural water bodies or any other land, circumstance or condition exempted by the manager of mosquito control or his designee.
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St. Bernard Parish Government to Hold Annual Katrina Memorial in Shell Beach on Monday, August 29th at 9:00 a.m.

St. Bernard Parish Government will hold the annual Katrina Memorial Ceremony in front of the Katrina Monument located at Shell Beach on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Parish President Guy McInnis and Councilmembers will honor the memory of the 164 men and women perished in the storm. For more information contact Maurine Liuzza at 504-278-1506.
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Waterline Project on LA46 set to begin September, 2016
Project will improve water quality

Waterline improvements on LA46 will begin the week of September 5, 2016. The project will install new 12” and 20” diameter water line from the intersection of Judge Perez (LA39) and LA46 to the intersection of LA46 and Bayou Road. The work will include directional drilling, jack and boring, and open trench installation of new water lines as well as installation of all required valves, fire hydrants, flushing stations, and tie-ins to the existing water lines. This project will improve water quality by eliminating existing dead-ends in the water system and alleviate low-pressure issues in the communities of Toca, Reggio, Yscloskey, Shell Beach, Hopedale and Delacroix.
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Free Housing Education Clinic

September 17, 2016, 10:00am - September 17, 2016, 4:00pm

The St. Bernard Parish Office of Fair Housing, in collaboration with Family Resources of New Orleans is hosting a FREE Educational Clinic about the First Time Homebuyer’s Process; the $0 Purchase Price Transfer of Available Lands through The Rental Land Grant Program; and Subject Matter Experts at the Clinic will explain the options available to: • Prospective homeowners on building and/or owning a home in the Parish; • Prospective renters in the Parish; • Builders and Developers interested in investing in the Parish; • And Much More! The clinic will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Sigur Civic Center located at 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. Come check out what St. Bernard has to Offer! Gift bags/Certificates for Completion of the 1-hour Credit Counseling mini-Course! **While Supplies Last ** For more information contact Luther I. Jackson, Fair Housing Coordinator at ljackson@sbpg.net.

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