Parish President's Report (10/21/14)
Good Evening Councilmen and Citizens of St. Bernard:
On Friday, November 7th ,beginning at 9AM we will be holding our annual Veterans Day Ceremony in front of the Sigur Center Facility to honor our men and women who have served our nation in the various branches of our military. We ask that those Veterans who wish to attend and be recognized to please contact Ms. Lenor Duplessis in my office to give us their name and branch of service so we can properly recognize them during the ceremony. After the ceremony, in conjunction with Gulf Coast Bank and Trust, we will provide the Veterans a free ride on the bank trolley to Rocky and Carlos' for a breakfast hosted by Mr. Guy Williams, the President of Gulf Coast Bank, Tommy Tommaseo of Rocky and Carlos and St. Bernard Parish Government.
Chief Stone has been working with the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana on the fire rating for our parish. Chief Stone is diligently working specially on the Second Fire District where fire stations 11 and 12 are being repaired. With some work on our part, Chief Stone feels confident that we can get an even better rating which will lower the insurance costs for our citizens.
The Recreation Department now has opened registration parish wide for basketball season. Those parents wishing to have their children participate in this program can contact our Recreation Department for more details, or visit our web site. There will be a championship Football tournament this Saturday at the Hannan Facility which will be the conclusion of our football program for this season. Also, this Saturday at the Val Riess Complex there will be an Arts & Crafts Show for anyone interested, and there will be a Baseball tournament sponsored by our Recreation Department.
The new Bike Path Project at the Val Riess Facility has started and will coincide with the walking track that is already available for use. This will be a great addition to an already fantastic complex, and as we make progress with the new path, I will keep you all advised.
We continue to work with the Regional Planning Commission and the La. Department of Transportation and Development on the Submerged Roads Project. There has been a change in personnel at DOTD which has slowed our pace somewhat, but I have been assured that the project is still good to go.
If you have any questions we will be happy to answer them....