Parish President's Report (2/18/14)
Good Evening Councilmen and Citizens of St. Bernard:
At this time, all storage facilities as well as our water lines throughout the community remain at the required .5PPM. We are introducing ammonia to the system, as we did prior to the last event. Working in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, I am pleased to report that our water system is functioning fine and that proper levels of chlorine are being maintained.
The first Louisiana Land Trust lot auction will be held on April 12, 2014 at Arabi elementary Gymnasium from 10AM to 2PM. One hundred and thirty-six (136) lots will be available for purchase along with 7 lots which still have structures located on them. There will also be a refundable deposit of $1000 dollars for the right to bid on the lots, and a $3000 deposit for on the lots with structures on them. Payment for lots purchased must be by cash, money order or cashier's check. There will be a buyer's seminar held on Thursday, March 27th from 11AM-2PM in the Council Chambers. I would encourage anyone interested in the auction to attend the seminar too ensure they fully understand the procedures which will be followed.
The audit with FEMA for Parish wide compliance for the National Flood Insurance rating program is moving forward. Presently we have only 22 known violations, and we are working with FEMA and the property owners to rectify any problems they may have.
I wish to offer my congratulations and thanks to FASTENAL Company on the opening of their newest store located at 3317 Paris Road. We held a ribbon cutting last Friday and had the opportunity to meet the owner and employees of the company. I would hope that all of you would take an opportunity to stop by and welcome our latest addition to a striving business community.
Tentatively, we are scheduled to have St. Bernard Day at the Louisiana Legislature on May 8th. As the time approaches, I will provide you with full details of times and locations.
Our Tourism Department is continuing in their work and plans for the upcoming 200th Anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. There has been a tremendous amount of interest from across the country, as well as from England and France.