Parish President's Report (6/17/14)
Good Evening Councilmen and Citizens of St. Bernard:
This past week was a great one for the youth involved in our Recreational Department’s Baseball Program. The 7 years old boys All-star Baseball team coached by Rob Planchard won the championship in Slidell over the weekend. The 8 year old boys All-star Baseball team coached by Buddy Turnage won first place at the tournament in St. Francisville. The 12 year old Boys All-star team coached by Tommy Clark were the second place finishers also in St. Francisville, and finally the 9 year old Boys All-star Baseball team coached by Russell Kelley placed third at the tournament in Baton Rouge. I know we all share in congratulations to all the teams, coaches and parents on a job well done.
The annual audit of St. Bernard Parish Government continues and we expect a draft for the Council’s review by the end of this week. Mr. Gonzales and I have meet with the auditors on several occasions to ensure that they are provided with all the information necessary to complete the audit in a timely basis.
The Ribbon Cutting for the marquee in front of the Fred Sigur Cultural Center will take place this Wednesday. I am sure that you will agree that the new marquee is a state of the art screen and will allow us to highlight many of the activities in St. Bernard Parish. Thanks to Mr. Donald Bourgeois of the Recovery Department for a job well done.
The Fire Department will begin the process for the annual fire rating for St. Bernard Parish. Along with the Water and Sewer Department they will be inspecting and testing fire hydrants throughout our community. You may experience a slight discoloration in your water when first turned on in the areas being inspected. There is nothing to be concerned with and simply run your faucet for a few extra seconds and it will clear up.
Road construction and sewer point repairs continue throughout the community. The inclement weather has caused some delays in completion but I have been ensured that the work crews are making every effort to complete the task with as little disruption as possible.
Should you have any questions we will be happy to address them.