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The St. Bernard Parish Library is ending its 2014 summer reading activities

The St. Bernard Parish Library is ending its 2014 summer reading activities with a bang. Readers are invited to attend the final story craft sessions on Tuesday, July 8th at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. or Wednesday, July 9th at 11:30 a.m. 'Booming Books' will features stories celebrating reading and libraries and will end with and eruption of fun and laughter.

Pre-readers thru 12th graders have until the library closes at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 10th to redeem their activities sheets for certificates and coupons and to be entered into the Grand Finale Prize Drawing set for Friday, July 11th at 3 p.m. No late entries will be accepted. Winners must be present at the drawing to claim their prize.

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ST. BERNARD PARISH TO CONDUCT A TEST OF ITS EMERGENCY SIREN SYSTEM

ST. BERNARD PARISH TO CONDUCT A TEST OF ITS EMERGENCY SIREN SYSTEM  

As part of the on-going testing of the parish's readiness capabilities, the St. Bernard Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will conduct a test of its Emergency Siren System on Thursday, July 17th at approximately 1:00 p.m. The test will last for approximately three (3) minutes.

 
St. Bernard Parish Releases Final Draft of the Comprehensive Plan

St. Bernard Parish Releases Final Draft of the Comprehensive Plan

St. Bernard Parish Government has announced that the final draft of the Comprehensive Plan is now available for public review. The Parish is proud to offer its citizens another opportunity to review and comment on this community effort that will help guide growth in the coming years.

Work on the Comprehensive Plan began in 2012 and this Final Draft is the culmination of direct citizen input, public involvement, and professional guidance. The Plan will help to guide future growth in the Parish but can only do so with the continued support of the people of St. Bernard Parish. Throughout the month of June, the Parish Planning Commission will be taking comments on the Public Draft of the Plan and Parish Staff will be available to assist citizens with questions. We encourage you to review the Plan and participate in the public hearing process by submitting comments or questions and attending the July 9th Public Hearing during a special meeting of the Parish Planning Commission.

The Plan can be downloaded at: www.stbernardparishcompplan.com

Comments may be made through the website via the "Stay in Touch" link or by contacting Michael Albert, Director of Community Development at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This planning project was made possible by funding from The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Louisiana State Office of Community Development (OCD).

 
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held for Civic Center Marquee

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Parish Officials cut the ribbon on the brand new marquee in front of the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center. The marquee was constructed by Coogan and Coogan, Inc. and features a high definition full color video display measuring 8 feet tall and 21 feet long. It's a welcome addition to the Sigur Center which hosts a number of events.

Pictured from left to right are Volunteer Presidential Advisor Judge David Gorbaty, Civic Center Assistant Mary O'Neil, Jerry Coogan of Coogan and Coogan Contractors, Tourism Coordinator Katie Tomasseo, Recovery Manager Donny Bourgeois, Recovery Staff Member Andrew Becker, Finance Director and Civic Center Board Member Ross Gonzales and Project Manager Mike Abadie. Photo by Lenor Duplessis

 
Notice of Public Hearing

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

In accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Fire Civil Service Law, the St. Bernard Parish Fire Civil Service Board will hold a public hearing to consider the following changes in the Fire Department Classification Plan for the Classification of FIREFIGHTER:

TO AMEND THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS TO THE CLASSIFICATION OF FIREFIGHTER:

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