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St. Bernard Fire Department to Begin Fire Hydrant Inspections

FIRE HYDRANT INSPECTIONS TO BEGIN MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017

The St. Bernard Parish Fire Department shall commence Fire Hydrants Inspections on Monday April 3, 2017.  Throughout the parish individual fire hydrants will be opened for approximately two minutes to record water pressure and flow readings.  The inspections times will be between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.

This is a necessary procedure performed twice a year, to ensure that all fire hydrants in the parish work properly. Residents may experience rusty water during this testing. By running water for five minutes the rust should be flushed and clear up.

The fire department would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Pet of the Week – Diamond

Say hello to Diamond, our happy, lovable girl. Diamond is about 1 years old and searching for a forever home. She is very dog social and loves to climb up in your lap for hugs, belly rubs and kisses.

Come meet Diamond and all of her adoptable friends at the St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter located at 5455 E. Judge Perez Dr. in Violet or call 504-278-1534.

St. Bernard Parish Government to Prohibit Partitioning of Neutral Ground and parking vehicles or trailers too close the corners of roadways entering major thoroughfares such as Judge Perez Drive.

St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis reminds residents and businesses that the partitioning of neutral grounds will be prohibited for the Irish Italian Islenos Parade on Saturday, April 1, 2017. President McInnis stated there is a concern for public safety when ropes, tape and stakes are placed on the neutral grounds leading up to parade day.

Inspectors will be out monitoring the neutral grounds and emergency lanes. Any obstructions will be removed through Saturday morning. Obstructions on the neutral grounds including, but not limited to ropes, tents, scaffolds, and barricades are in violation of Section 11-20 of the Code of Ordinances.

Also, vehicles parking too close to corners cause a safety hazard for those entering major thoroughfares. The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office will be monitoring parking along the parade route for the safety of all residents.

St. Bernard First Lady Easter Egg Hunt to be Held on Sunday, April 9th at 10 A.M. in Torres Park

The First Lady Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Sidney Torres Park. First Lady Laurie and Parish President Guy McInnis would like families and friends to pack a picnic lunch, bring your children and the neighbor’s children to the park. Children from newborn to age 12 will enjoy a Good Ole Fashion Easter Egg Hunt that will include the Easter Bunny for you to take pictures, yard games and of course the Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Egg hunt will be divided among age and sections. New Born to 1, 2 to 4, 5 to 8, 9 to 12. The Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 11:30 a.m.

Each Easter Egg hunt will have Golden Eggs, the child who finds the Golden Egg will get a prize, as well as inside the other eggs will welcome many surprises, coupons for a Free Donut from Gerald’s Donuts and Free Paddle Boat rides at Torres Park. Refreshments will be provided by McDonalds. We will also have a DJ to provide great music and entertainment.

After the event, families are encouraged to go fishing in the pond and try out the paddle boats located in the back of the park. If you would like to volunteer please contact Denise Montalbano, Leisure Coordinator at dmontalbano@sbpg.net.

St. Bernard Animal Shelter Workers rescue a pet Macaw from Mississippi River Batture

Early one Saturday morning St. Bernard Parish Animal Control Officers put a pirogue in the Mississippi River batture to rescue a beloved pet macaw, Charlie, who flew from his owner’s shoulder. While the owner had his sight on Charlie through binoculars Animal Control Officer Donna Miller and Shelter Manager Charlotte Luna paddled through hyacinth until they reached the patch of high land where Charlie hung from the end of a tree branch. After attempts to coax Charlie down were unsuccessful the staff was able to pull the branch low enough to capture the macaw in a net. Charlie was then paddled across the batture to be reunited with his anxiously awaiting owner. Ecstatic, Charlie’s owner quickly returned him to his perch where he could recuperate from his 2 days away from home!

St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter Open on Saturdays for Adoptions

J&B Feed Store has Off-site adoptions on Thursdays and Fridays

St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter, located at 5455 E. Judge Perez Drive in Violet is open on Saturdays for adoptions. Saturday hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The new schedule is to accommodate those who cannot get to the shelter during regular business hours. The regular business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This new schedule will make our shelter more accessible.

Off-site Adoptions

J&B Feed Store serves as an off-site adoption site for the St. Bernard Animal Shelter. The feed store, located at 8213 E. St. Bernard Highway in St. Bernard, houses animals that are ready for adoption. Adoptions are held at their store on Thursdays and Fridays. For more information on adoptable animals contact the St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter at 504-278-1534.

St. Bernard Parish Government to conduct a Parish-wide Spring Clean Up (Trash Bash) Monday, April 3rd through Saturday, April 8th

Construction, demolition debris or hazardous materials will NOT be picked up.

St. Bernard Parish Government and Pelican Waste will partner to do a parish wide debris sweep Monday, April 3rd through Saturday, April 8th.

The debris sweep will be held in conjunction with residential garbage pickup.  Pelican Waste and Parish Government employees will work together to pick up trash that wouldn’t normally be picked up curbside such as appliances and furniture.  “This is a good time for residents to do spring cleaning,” said Parish President Guy McInnis.

Debris must be placed curbside the evening before your scheduled garbage pickup.  Curbside garbage will be picked up as well.  Construction, demolition debris or hazardous materials will NOT be picked up.

For more information please contact the President’s Office at 504-278-4227.

St. Bernard Parish is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on volunteer boards and commissions

St. Bernard Parish Government is accepting applications for a vacancy on the St. Bernard Parish Home Mortgage Authority.

The requirements for this position are as follows:

  1. A resident of St. Bernard Parish
  2. A registered voter of St. Bernard Parish

Applications are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., in the St. Bernard Parish Government Human Resources Department.

The St. Bernard Parish Government Complex building is located at 8201 West Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette, LA.

The Application Period is open from Monday, March 20, 2017 through Friday, April 7, 2017.

Please feel free to e-mail William McCartney with any questions at

wmccartney@sbpg.net