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2/8/2017   Wednesday Update on Tornado Recovery Efforts in Lemannville Area
  St. James Parish Government continues to assist residents in the Lemannville area affected by the tornado.
2/7/2017   St. James Parish Responds To Possible Tornado Touchdown in Lemannville Area
 

The Office of Emergency Preparedness is investigating the possibility of a tornado touchdown in the Lemannville area.

2/2/2017   Boil Advisory Ends for Water System Customers in Molaison Area
  The water system had to shut off the water main in the Molaison area as part of a sewer project.
2/1/2017   Some Of Our Utility Customers Have Not Received Their Bills
 

Payment of utility bills for east bank residents is due on February 5.

1/30/2017 View FileFEMA: Personal Property Repair and Replacement for Renters
 FEMA Assistance Eligibility Guidelines and Information 
1/27/2017 View FilePublic Notice: New Permit Fees for New Construction
 An ordinance amending Chapter 18 of the Code of Ordinances. 
1/25/2017   DHR Need Based Assistance
 Limited financial assistance available to Parish residents based on income. 
1/25/2017   Louisiana Children's Trust Fund awards funds to St. James Parish Government
 DHR was recently awarded $11,000 from the Louisiana Children's Trust Fund to implement the "Safe Homes" program. 
1/20/2017 View FileSlight Risk of Severe Weather this Weekend
  Severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds, large hail and tornados are possible this weekend.
1/10/2017   2017 Occupational License Renewals
 All businesses are required to have an Occupational License.  Renew or apply for one today!  
1/8/2017   Water Customers Asked to Limit Use of Water
 Water use increased significantly overnight as many customers dripped water to protect their pipes.
1/7/2017   Hard Freeze Warning Issued for St. James Parish this Weekend
 The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning for the entire parish from 9 p.m. Jan. 7 to 9 a.m. Jan. 8.
12/21/2016  Boil Advisory for Water System Customers in Welcome Area
 The water system has to repair the water main near the water tower in Welcome.
12/14/2016  Boil Advisory Ends for Water System Customers on Simon Street in North Vacherie
 The water system had to repair the water main on Simon Street off of River Road in Vacherie.
12/13/2016  Boil Advisory for Water System Customers on Simon Street in North Vacherie
 The water system has to repair the water main on Simon Street off of River Road in Vacherie.
11/22/2016  Boil Advisory Ends for Water System Customers in Paulina along River Road
 A vehicle accident along La. Hwy. 44 in Paulina damaged a fire hydrant, which the water system had to repair.
11/20/2016  Boil Advisory for Water System Customers in Paulina along River Road
 

A vehicle accident along La. Hwy. 44 in Paulina damaged a fire hydrant, which the water system has to repair

11/10/2016  PUBLIC NOTICE: Notice of Introduction of Ordinance 16-24
 Public hearing on the adoption of the ordinance and budget.
11/1/2016   2016 DHR TOY AND COAT DRIVE
 The Department of Human Resources is sponsoring its annual Toy and Coat Drive for needy families in St. James Parish.
10/25/2016View FilePUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Council Chambers in Convent
 
10/11/2016  St. James Parish Recreation Department Master Plan Survey
 St. James Parish Recreation Department needs your feedback!  Your participation in this survey is greatly appreciation. 
9/19/2016 View FileLouisiana Farmers and Ranchers Have Options for Assistance
 

Farmers and ranchers affected by the August flooding could be eligible for assistance.

9/17/2016   Boil Advisory Ends for Water System Customers in District 6 along River Road
 The boil advisory has been lifted for all water customers.
9/15/2016   Boil Water Advisory: District 6
 

Boil Advisory for Water System Customers in District 6 along River Road

9/15/2016 View FileFEMA Update
 A disaster recovery center is opening today in St. James Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors.  The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice. 
8/31/2016   Boil Water Advisory Lifted
 

BOIL ADVISORY ENDS FOR WATER SYSTEM #1 CUSTOMERS IN DISTRICT 4

8/30/2016   Boil Water Advisory
 

Water System #1 had to replace a fire hydrant in Convent and because of this, the water produced by our water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality.

8/23/2016 View FilePublic Notice: Ordinances
 
8/22/2016 View FileNeighbors Helping Neighbors Campaign
 St. James Parish Long Term Recovery Committee has coordinated a campaign to assist families affected by the flood. 
8/21/2016   Sunday Update: Parish Officials Shift To Recovery After Backwater Flooding
  Plans are in place to address any backwater flooding issues that may arise.
8/3/2016   Public Notice: 2016 Road Lighting Tax Renewal
 St. James Parish Council will meet on September 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in Convent to adopt the renewal of road lighting tax. 
7/26/2016   SABIC and ExxonMobil Evaluating Petrochemical Joint venture on Gulf Coast
 SABIC and an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation are considering the potential development of a jointly owned petrochemical complex on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
7/11/2016   SJP Leads Nation In Share of Economy Supported By International Exports
 

In the latest issue of County News, St. James Parish is highlighted as the parish/county with the largest share 

7/11/2016   St. James Parish Thanks Small Business Owners
 

The St. James Parish Economic Development Board held the annual Small Business Appreciation Banquet.

6/15/2016   Household Hazardous Material Collection Day Results
 On Saturday, April 16, 2016 the 18th Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day was held in Luling and LaPlace, LA, and the final tally totals 76,317 pounds of material collected to recycle, dispose and treat.
6/14/2016   Boil Water Advisory Lifted
  The LA Department of Health and Hospitals – Office of Public Health has lifted the boil water advisory for all customers.
6/11/2016   Boil Water Advisory For District 5
  Water customers from Waguespack Welding and Manufacturing going north on Hwy 18 to the Sunshine Bridge are affected.
5/31/2016   Public Hearing: Millage Roll Forward
 The St. James Parish Council will hold a Public Hearing on July 20, 2016, in the Council Chambers of the Parish Courthouse Annex in Vacherie.
5/27/2016   SBA Closes Disaster Loan Outreach Center
 The U.S. Small Business Administration’s will close its Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Convent at the close of business on Friday, May 27.
5/6/2016   SBA Offers Disaster Assistance
 

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Louisiana Businesses and Residents Affected by the Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Straight-line Winds

5/4/2016   Louisiana Small Business Development Center
 Louisiana Small Business Development Center now open! 
5/3/2016   Recognizing Local Businesses During National Small Business Week
 

SJPG recognizes the role small businesses play within the community during National Small Business Week.

4/14/2016   Leaders Against Litter Event
 Community Leaders Participate in Keep Louisiana Beautiful's "Leaders Against Litter" Event. 
4/1/2016   Parish Government Raises Awareness About Autism
 

St. James Parish Government employees wore blue in observance of World Autism Awareness Day, which is April 2.

3/1/2016   One Week Later: Recovering from Tornado
 St. James Parish continues to recover from the February 23 tornado. 
2/29/2016   Moment of Silence for Victims of Severe Weather Event
 St. James Parish Government Employees Observes a Moment of Silence
2/25/2016   NOON Update: Responding to Possible Tornado Touchdown in Convent, La
 Sugar Hill RV Park residents please contact the dispatch center at (225) 562-2200.
2/25/2016   Parish Receives Support from Federal and State Officials and Business Leaders
  Parish President Timmy Roussel has secured commitments to assist residents as they recover.
2/24/2016   6AM Update: Responding to Possible Tornado Touchdown in Convent, La
 Emergency responders are on the scene and continue to assess damage and injuries. 
2/24/2016   6AM Update: St. James Parish Responding to Possible Tornado Touchdown in Convent, LA
 Emergency responders are on the scene and continue to assess damage and injuries.
2/24/2016   9AM Update: Responding to Possible Tornado Touchdown in Convent, La
 At approximately 3:30 p.m., the St. James Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness received notification of a possible tornado in the Convent area near the Sugar Hill RV Park (9450 La. Highway 44, Convent, LA 70723).
2/23/2016   Parish Government Announces Office Closures
 There is a moderate risk of severe weather Tuesday across parts of Southeast Louisiana including St. James Parish.
1/27/2016   Public Service Announcement: Important Voter Information for the March 5, 2016 Election
  News release regarding the March 5, 2016 Presidential Preference & Party Election.
1/26/2016   St. James Volunteer Fire Department Accepting New Members
 Interested in serving the community?  St. James Volunteer Fire Department (Lutcher, Gramercy, Paulina, Grand Point) are looking for new volunteer firefighters. 
1/23/2016   Advisory Issued for St. James Parish Water Customers
 Customers are encouraged to voluntarily conserve their water consumption over the next few days.
1/15/2016   Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Now Available through DHR
  St. James Parish Government Department of Human Resources now offering free income tax assistance through the VITA Program. Call to make an appointment, 225-562-2442.
1/12/2016   Restrictions in place along Mississippi River levee
 Vehicles and ATVs are prohibited on the levee and no digging activity and/or subsurface work of any kind is allowed within 1,500 feet of the levee centerline.
1/11/2016   St. James Parish Inauguration
 The Ecumenical Service and Inaugural Ceremony for Parish President Timmy Roussel, Sr. and the St James Parish Council will be held on Monday, Jan. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Vacherie. 
12/24/2015  St. James Parish Officials Give Final Approval To Light Christmas Eve Bonfires
  Officials gave final approval to move forward after a 2 p.m. conference call with the National Weather Service.
12/23/2015  Parish Holiday Business Hours
  Parish offices and buildings will be closed December 31, 2015 and January 1, 2016 for the New Year's holiday.
12/21/2015  Vehicles No Longer Permitted on Levee
 Vehicles no longer permitted at bonfire sites along the Mississippi River Levee. 
12/18/2015  Recycling Company Ends Recycling Program
 
10/30/2015  Halloween Trick-or-Treating Rescheduled
 Trick-or-Treating rescheduled to Friday, Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
10/30/2015  Parish Prepares for Weekend Weather System
 The National Weather Service forecast includes rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches and a marginal risk of severe weather.
10/27/2015  2015 Biddy Basketball Registration
  Registration for the 2015 St. James Parish Biddy Basketball Program is now underway!
8/3/2015   St. James Parish Government Surplus Auction
 St. James Parish Government has some surplus items you can bid on. You can view the available items on our Municibid website.  Click here for more information. 
8/3/2015   St. James Parish Government Surplus Auction
 
7/24/2015   Parish President Appointed To National Board
 

St. James Parish President Timmy Roussel has been appointed to the board of directors for the National Association of Counties (NACo).

7/24/2015   Parish President Appointed To National Board
 
7/22/2015   2015 Soccer Registration
  Registration for the 2015 St. James Youth Soccer League is now underway!  
6/29/2015   St. James Parish 2015 Millages
 Click here to view the St. James Parish 2015 Millages.
6/24/2015   Wall of Honor Unveiling: Vacherie Library
 The unveiling of the Wall of Honor at the Vacherie Library with the plaque for Mr. Elton Oubre was held prior to the June 17th council meeting.
6/24/2015   Wall of Honor Unveiling: Vacherie Library
 
6/22/2015 View FileThe General signs the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Risk Reduction Study
  The USACE and West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Risk Reduction Study Chief’s Report has been signed by the General in the Washington, DC Office.
6/22/2015   West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Risk Reduction Study Chief's Report has been signed by the General in the Washington, DC Office.
 
6/10/2015   Nuisance Mosquito Program Survey
 

St. James Parish residents are asked to take a brief survey about the Nuisance Mosquito Program. St. James Parish wants to continue to improve on the quality of services offered. Your opinion is greatly appreciated. 

5/21/2015   Public Meeting: St. James and St. John the Baptist Parish Residents
  Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is inviting residents to attend an information meeting on June 4, 2015.
5/18/2015   2014 Annual Water Quality Report
 This report is designed to inform you about the quality of your water and services we deliver to you every day.
5/5/2015   Consolidation of Two Volunteer Fire Departments
 The Lutcher Volunteer Fire Department and the Paulina/Grand Point/Belmont Volunteer Fire Department merge to better serve the community. 
4/20/2015 View FileDHR: Youth Build Recruitment
  Are you interested in earning your high school equivalency diploma?  Contact our Youth Build Program for more information, 225.206.1847.
4/7/2015   Early Voting for May 2, 2015 Election
 Registrar of Voters, Lisa G. Medine, announces early voting dates. 
3/23/2015   College Student Summer Employment Program
 If you are currently enrolled in college and are looking for a summer job, apply at St. James Parish Government! 
3/9/2015 View FileSt. James Business and Industry Development Group Senior Scholarship
 St. James Parish Business and Industry Group will select eight seniors to receive scholarships! 
2/23/2015   Elderly Program celebrated the 18th Annual Carnival Social
 The 2015 "Young at Heart" King and Queen were Mr. Wayne Barnes and Ms. Joyce Geason Dumas!
2/19/2015   Department of Human Resources nominated for the Power of Nine Award
  Our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program is in the spotlight! 
2/5/2015   DHR Announces its Commodities Distribution Schedule
 

DHR will distribute commodities to eligible families and individuals in St. James Parish February 9 - 12, 2015

2/4/2015   2015 State of the Parish Report
 The 2015 State of the Parish report is currently being mailed to every household in St. James Parish!
2/4/2015   2015 State of the Parish Report
 The 2015 State of the Parish Report is currently being mailed to every household in SJP! 
1/15/2015 View FileFree Tax Filing
 St. James Parish Department of Human Resources offers free tax filing, click the link for more information! 
1/5/2015   Christmas Tree Pickup
 

As the holiday season comes to a close please remember a curbside Christmas tree pickup service is available for residents by calling 225-562-2264 or 225-562-2414. 

11/19/2014  Early Voting for the December 6, 2014 Election
 Registrar of Voters, Lisa G. Medine announces early voting for the run off election.  
10/29/2014  Veterans Day Celebration
 Parish officials would like to invite the public to join us on Sunday, November 9 for the 2014 Veterans Day Celebration as we pay tribute to our local heroes and veterans.
10/23/2014  St. James Parish Area Agency on Aging Harvest Fest
  Join us at the 2014 Harvest Festival/Gumbo Cook-Off on October 30, 2014 at St. James Parish Reception Hall
10/8/2014 View FileEBOLA Virus Information
 Information provided by the Department of Health and Hospitals 
10/6/2014   Early Voting for the November 4, 2014 Election
 Registrar of Voters, Lisa G. Medine announces early voting dates. 
10/2/2014 View FileHalloween Trick-or-Treating Hours
 

THE HOURS FOR "TRICK-OR-TREAT” ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT ARE FROM 6:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M. IN ST. JAMES PARISH

9/25/2014   Registrar of Voters Information: Deadline to Register
 Registrar of Voters, Lisa Medine reminds residents that the deadline to register to vote is set for October 6, 2014. 
9/12/2014   Does your business have an Emergency Plan?
 We have 5 steps that will walk your business through an emergency plan.
8/12/2014   Text Notification Services
 Have you signed up to receive Emergency Texts? Sign up today! 
7/31/2014   PUBLIC NOTICE: St. James Parish Area Agency on Aging Public Hearings
  St. James Parish Area Agency on Aging Program will hold public hearings at Lutcher and Welcome Senior Centers. 
7/30/2014   NACo Recognizes St. James Parish Government
 The National Association of County officials  recognize St. James Parish Government for the Coalition for Sustainable Flood Insurance National Awareness Campaign.
7/30/2014 View FileNew Hotel Breaks Ground in St. James Parish
 Legacy Suites Hotel breaks ground on Hwy. 70 in St. James. 
7/17/2014   Public Notice: St. James Parish Area Agency on Aging Meeting August 13
 St. James Parish Area Agency on Aging Board will hold its regular meeting at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 13th,  at the Lutcher Senior Center.
6/19/2014   Notice: Public Hearing at the August 6, 2014 Council Meeting
 Public Hearing to consider levying additional or increased millage rates for Drainage Facilities. 
5/29/2014   Press Release 2: Weakening Weather Conditions
 St. James Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness continues to monitor weather conditions. 
5/28/2014   Notice: Flood Reports
 To report flooding, please send an e-mail to flood@stjamesla.com.
5/28/2014   Press Release: St. James Parish Inclement Weather Conditions
 St. James Parish is declared a State of Emergency.
5/14/2014   Emergency Solutions Grant
 Homeless? Need a Place to Stay? Contact our Department of Human Resources today! 
5/14/2014   Financial Assistance Available for Economic Emergencies
 St. James Parish Government Department of Human Resources through the Emergency Food & Shelter Program has funds available to assist parish residents.
5/7/2014 View FileTry Transit Week May 19 - 23
 National Transportation Week:  Use Your Parish Service! 
5/7/2014 View FileUtility Notice: New Utility Bill Payment Process
 Effective immediately utility bill payments will NO LONGER be processed in the Finance Department. 
4/24/2014   Park Rental Location Change
 Bookings of the West Bank Reception Hall or the 6th District Park will no longer be handled at the Vacherie Utility Office. 
4/15/2014   St. James Parish Promotes Earth Day
 Keep St. James Parish Beautiful is sponsoring the following events to promote Earth Day!  
3/31/2014   St. James Parish Government College Student Summer Employment Program
 Now accepting employment applications for the 2014 Summer Employment Program.  
3/20/2014   St. James Parish Voter Propositions
 Listed, are three (3) Parish Propositions on the April 5, 2014 ballot for St. James Parish. 
3/6/2014 View FilePublic Hearing: Future Land Use Plan and Development Ordinance
 Click here to view the ordinance and public hearing dates. 
2/18/2014   DHR Elderly Program Trip
  Travel to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon with the Department of Human Resources, Elderly Program.
1/27/2014   PUBLIC NOTICE: Parish Building Closures and Status Updates of Events
  Please be advised:  Updates on Parish building/office closures and the status of scheduled events. 
1/24/2014   Parish Building Closures
 Please be advised:  All Parish operated buildings and offices will close at 10:00 am today. 
1/6/2014 View FileSt. James Parish Master Plan Informational Meetings
 

The St. James Parish Planning Committee will hold informational meetings for residents of St. James Parish to become familiar with the Parish’s Comprehensive Master Plan.

12/27/2013  Financial Assistance Available for Parish Residents
 Beginning January 1, 2014, low income residents of St. James Parish may be eligible for financial assistance through LIHEAP.
12/27/2013  Nucor Steel of Louisiana Begins Production
 Successful Start-Up of Direct Reduced Iron facility at Nucor Steel Louisiana. 
12/26/2013  Christmas Tree Collection
 Waste Management will collect discarded Christmas trees on the second day of the weekly trash schedule. 
12/20/2013View FileWaste Management Holiday Schedule
  Check out the holiday schedule from Waste Management. 
12/17/2013  DHR Transit Program receives Award of Achievement
  Congratulations to DHR Transit program for having the highest percentage of growth in Transit Rural Passenger Ridership – 2013!!!. The transit program operates as a part of the Louisiana Rural Area Transit Program with the Louisiana Department of Transportation. Parish transit employees were honored on Thursday, December 12 with the Award of Achievement.
12/16/2013View FileDHR Community Assessment Survey
 Please complete the St. James Parish Community Assessment Survey to help us better serve you! 
12/13/2013  St. James Parish Employee Recognition Breakfast
 President Roussel along with the Directors of Human Resources, Operations, Finance, and Emergency Preparedness recognize employees with 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years of public service with St. James Parish Government.  Thank you for your hard work and dedication! 
12/11/2013  Homeowner Flood Insurance
 Attention Residents:  Support needed for the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act.
12/9/2013 View FileDEQ Extends Public Comment Period to Monday, December 16.
 The comment period for the South Louisiana Methanol Plant has be extended.  
12/9/2013 View FileJanuary 1, 2014 Council Meeting Rescheduled
 The council meeting scheduled for January 1, 2014 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, January 8, 2014.
11/27/2013  Transit Services now offered on Saturdays
 River Parishes Transit service will now offer services on Saturdays beginning on Saturday, December 7.
11/26/2013  Press Release: Statement from Parish President Timothy P. Roussel
  Statement regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Tentatively Selected Plan for the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Project.
11/26/2013  Public Notice: Council on Aging Meeting
 St. James Parish Community Services Block Grant/Council on Aging governing board will hold its meeting on December 3, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
11/25/2013  Department of Human Resources Annual Toy and Coat Drive
 Donate toys and/or coats to help brighten Christmas for underprivileged children this holiday season. 
11/21/2013View FilePublic Notice Regarding South Louisiana Methanol project
  The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality will accept public comments regarding the South Louisiana Methanol project in St. James through Wednesday, November 27. 
11/20/2013  Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule for Garbage Collection
 Please view the Thanksgiving Holiday schedule from Waste Management. 
11/19/2013  Parish Holiday: St. James Parish office closures
  Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! 
11/14/2013  St. James Parish Government Receives Housing Preservation Grant
 
11/8/2013 View FileVeteran Spotlight
  In celebration of Veterans Day, St. James Parish is paying tribute to several Parish Veterans.  Join us as we honor our heroes!                          
11/7/2013 View FileAccelerated Training Courses
  A 10 week training course for Millwright and Carpentry now being offered! Classes begin November 18. 
11/4/2013 View FileBonfire Permit Meetings
 It's bonfire season!  To obtain a bonfire permit, you must attend one of the meetings.  
11/4/2013 View FilePress Release: Noranda Alumina
 Press Release #1 from Noranda Alumina. 
5/31/2013   President Roussel talks to WDSU about Hurricane Preparedness
 IN THE NEWS:  Parish President Roussel talks with WDSU's Rachel Wulff about the importance of hurricane preparedness.  
5/21/2013   West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Project: Neighborhood Focus Meeting
  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presents the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction Project to residents of the community.  
12/22/2016  Parish Prepares for Lighting of Christmas Eve Bonfires
 The bonfires will be lit simultaneously at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
12/22/2016  Boil Advisory Ends for Water System Customers in Welcome Area
 The water system had to repair the water main near the water tower in Welcome.

   

 

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