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Waterline repairs in Eastern St. Bernard set for May 24th

Residents in Eastern St. Bernard may experience low water pressure and temporary outages throughout the day on Wednesday, May 24th while contractor connects the new water main along LA 46 to an existing water main that services the areas of Delacroix, Reggio, Hopedale and Shell Beach. Residents and businesses should call 504-278-4300 should they experience any long period of outages or any other issues with low water pressure. St. Bernard Parish Government will have personnel on hand should any issues arise.

U.S. Census Bureau is hiring Field Representatives

Applicants must pre-register to take the Census Applicant Test

The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking applicants for jobs in our area.  The pay rate is $14.07 – $19.41 per hour plus reimbursement of $0.53 per mile driven on duty.  For more information contact the Atlanta Regional Office at 1-800-4246974 (ext. 53959).

Basic requirements are as follows:

  • Must be willing to work days, evenings and weekends
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and use of an insured vehicle
  • Must have a physical residence within the area of consideration
  • Bilingual/multilingual applicants are encouraged to apply

How to Apply:

  • All applicants must pre-register to take the Census applicant test
  • Email a copy of your information to recruiting@census.gov
  • Be sure to include your
  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number

St. Bernard Parish Recreation/Leisure Program to host Monthly Sock Hops through August

Sock Hops to be held on the 3rd Friday of each Month at Val Riess Complex

St. Bernard Parish Leisure Program hosted a Sock Hop on May 19th at Val Riess Complex.  The kids danced their socks off in the dance off.  The Leisure Program will host Sock Hops on the 3rd Friday of each month from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. through the month of August.  The next Sock Hop will be held on Friday, June 16th where there will be a Limbo, Dance and Lip Sync Contest.   All sock hops will be held at Val Riess Sports Complex / Hall of Fame Building, located at 1101 Magistrate Street in Chalmette (End of Palmisano).   Children ages 9 – 13 can attend at a cost of $5.00 each.  Children will NOT be allowed to come in and out.  All children must be picked up by 9:30pm.  Police Officers and Chaperones will be on site.

NO DROP OFF- Parents/Chaperone must come in to sign in child(ren)and must have I.D. when picking up child(ren).  As always, there will be a D.J. and extra fun.  Pizza, drinks, candy and other concessions will be available along with NEW and EXCITING items such as glow rings, and glow batons and emoji’s.

For more information on the Leisure Program contact Denise Montalbano, Leisure Coordinator at 504-278-4295 or email at dmontalbano@sbpg.net.

Baseball Season is in the Air in St. Bernard

St. Bernard Parish Recreation Department wrapped up a weekend of Jamboree Games with games at Carolyn Park and Kenilworth.  Baseball season officially starts today at 6:00 p.m. with games at Val Riess Sports Complex and Kenilworth.  With over 1,067 kids registered to play on 85 teams the Recreation Department is looking forward to a fantastic summer.

Parish President Guy McInnis host Town Hall Meeting on Recreation

St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis hosted a Town Hall Meeting Monday night at Val Riess Sports Complex to discuss ways to improve the parish’s Recreation Department.  The following topics were discussed:

  • Ways to improve registration
  • Maintenance of the parks
  • Zones establishing a 501 3c, and implement reporting, meetings, audits, etc.
  • A location for Versailles Zone park
  • The possibility of having a part-time person assigned to zones
  • Develop an officials training program to better train officials and mentor new officials
  • Repairs needed at Val Riess and Carolyn Park
  • Changes needed to the Sports Pilot computer program
  • Establish Social Media page for the zones

PUBLIC NOTICE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY OF ST. BERNARD PARISH DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY ACTION (CSBG)

St. Bernard Parish Department of Community Action (CSBG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program and no client, applicant, or employee shall on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, disability, political affiliation or any other non-merited factor be denied the benefits or be excluded from participation in or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or service which CSBG funded agencies operate. For additional information contact: Luther Jackson, CSBG EO Officer; 8201 West Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, LA 70043; *Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.*Hearing impaired please call 711 or 1-800-846-8257, 504-355-4420.

Parish President Guy McInnis takes one for the Foundation

Fundraiser to support brain tumor research

St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis hosted “Pie Guy”, a fundraiser to raise monies to promote Brain Tumor Research. Employees purchased tickets for a chance to “Pie Guy” during the May 16th Council Meeting. Public Works Employee Darlene Zoerner was the winner and she pied the President with the help of Preston Senez (son of David Senez, Jr.). The fundraiser was sponsored by the David Senez, Jr. Foundation and rose over $300.

David Senez, Jr. was thirty-three years old and battled a rare brain tumor for eight years. After he passed away his wife, Linda Senez, started the DJS Foundation to bring awareness and make a difference in the fight against brain tumors by providing assistance with travel expenses for others needing medical treatment. For more information on how you can help visit www.DJSfoundation.com.

St. Bernard Parish KID FIT Karate Program is accepting applications for the Summer Program

Join the fastest growing sport in America!!

St. Bernard Parish Karate Program is accepting applications for the 2017 Kid Fit Karate Summer Program. The Kid Fit Karate Program offers instruction in Traditional Karate. Classes are held at Hannan Sports Complex located at 2501 Archbishop Hannan Boulevard in Meraux. The Instructor, Darrell Goodyear, is the former Vice President of the USA National Karate-do Federation and has more than 40 years of training and teaching in traditional karate.

New classes are being offered for ages 6 and up. Karate teaches discipline, confidence, respect, life skills and self-esteem. Enrollment is limited. For more information or to register your child call 504-884-9392.

DRAFT PARISH BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PLAN UNVEILED

St. Bernard Parish Government and the Regional Planning Commission for Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes will be hosting an open house to review a draft of the new Bikeway and Pedestrian Plan for St. Bernard Parish.

This update was initiated last November with a $40,000 grant from the Regional Planning Commission. The purpose of the project is to update the existing 2014 plan to reflect current plans for future bicycle facilities (for example, bicycle routes, paths, trails and bicycle lanes) and pedestrian improvements like sidewalks and crosswalks.

The project is led by a consultant team headed by Ellen Soll, Soll Planning New Orleans, working with ALTA Planning and Design of Portland, Oregon. The consultant team was assisted by a Technical Advisory Committee who provided input on needs, methodology, current planning, programmed construction, and proposed improvements. The Technical Advisory Team includes Michael Bayham (St. Bernard Transit Manager), Clare Brown (Regional Planning Commission), Scott Boyle (La. Department of Transportation and Development), Walter Brooks (Executive Director, Regional Planning Commission), Lynn DuPont (Regional Planning Commission), Deborah Jan Fagan (St. Bernard bicycle and pedestrian coordinator), Dan Jatres (Regional Planning Commission), Susan Klees (Bike St. Bernard), Keith Lagrange (St. Bernard Public Works Director), Howard Luna (St. Bernard Parish Council), Guy McInnis (Parish President), Karen Parsons (Project Manager, Regional Planning Commission), Carol Perkins (St. Bernard Parish ADA Committee), Richard Poche (St. Bernard Parish GIS Manager), Jason Stopa (St. Bernard Parish Planning Director), and Clint Trahant (St. Bernard Parish Planning Commission),

The new plan lays out a vision of a regional bikeway network designed to connect neighborhoods with two major regional trails – one along the Mississippi River and a second along the 40 Arpent. The draft plan includes recommendations for bicycle routes, shared marked lanes, bicycle lanes, multi-purpose trails, sidewalk connections, and other improvements spanning the entire Parish.

The pedestrian element, in particular, was guided by the Parish’s 2016 Complete Streets Policy which identified focus areas for future improvements.

“We appreciate the work that has been done to develop this draft plan by the Parish Technical Advisory Committee and consultant team. We are looking forward to hearing the public’s input on the various recommended improvements.” said Parish President Guy McInnis.


NEW PARISH PLAN ENVISONS A REGIONAL BIKEWAY NETWORK THAT INCLUDES PARALLEL MULTI-PURPOSE TRAILS ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND THE 40 ARPENT


PLAN PROPOSES NEW BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE CONNECTING VAL RIESS PARK TO THE FUTURE 40 ARPENT TRAIL

St. Bernard Parish Recreation/Leisure Program to host a Sock Hop on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Leisure Program Sock Hops will be held on the 3rd Friday of each Month until August – location TBA.

St. Bernard Parish Recreation Leisure Program will host a Kid’s Sock Hop on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The sock hop will be held at Val Riess Sports Complex / Hall of Fame Building, located at 1101 Magistrate Street in Chalmette (End of Palmisano). All children must be picked up by 9:30pm. Children ages 9 – 13 can attend at a cost of $5.00 each. Children will NOT be allowed to come in and out. Police Officers and Chaperones will be on site.

NO DROP OFF- Parents/Chaperone must come in to sign in child(ren)and must have I.D. when picking up child(ren). As always, there will be a D.J. and extra fun. Pizza, drinks, candy and other concessions will be available along with NEW and EXCITING items such as glow rings, and glow batons and emoji’s.

The St. Bernard Leisure Program is a program that is here to help bring fun and excitement with new a creative ideas and classes for Children and Adults of St. Bernard Parish. If you have a special talent and would like to offer a class through the Leisure Program please contact Denise Montalbano, Leisure Coordinator at 504-278-4295 or email at dmontalbano@sbpg.net