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St. Tammany Parish Code of Ordinances now Live and Online

St. Tammany Parish Code of Ordinances now Live and Online

Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, and Steve Stefancik, 2017 St. Tammany Parish Council Chairman, announced today that a new Code of Ordinances, formulated in 2017 through a partnership with the Municipal Code Corporation, is now live here. Changes to the code include: a modernized digital version with increased functionality that will be updated on a monthly basis; revised language that, where appropriate, replaces language referring to a Police Jury form of government, and a more user-friendly version with search capabilities. This initiative was undertaken in order to provide transparent and user-friendly access to the laws and codes of St. Tammany Parish Government, including the Charter, Code of Ordinances and appendixes. The ordinance was formally adopted at the December 7, 2017 Parish Council Meeting. 

“This newly formatted code is something our residents have wanted, and we are happy to offer them this updated convenience — a modernized, digital version of the Code of Ordinances to save time, and provide clarity when questions arise,” said, Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “We work with the Council every day in bringing Parish Government services into line with the current technological demands, and we take pride in offering services such as these to our residents.”

“We revisited the Code of Ordinances and worked very hard to make it easier to read, understand and navigate,” said Steve Stefancik, 2017 St. Tammany Parish Council Chairman. “We appreciate the input of our constituents and the hard work of everyone involved to make this happen.”

The St. Tammany Parish Code of Ordinances can be found on the Parish’s website at www.stpgov.org/government/parish-council.

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Francis Road Extension in Covington Area now Open

Francis Road Extension in Covington Area now Open

Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, announced today that the Francis Road Extension and 10-foot wide mixed-use path, is now open. This project, part of Parish Government’s ongoing initiatives to improve traffic flow and connectivity in St. Tammany, will provide the surrounding areas an additional navigational route as well as another recreational amenity.

“Retrofitting connectivity and increasing traffic flow efficiency to meet the needs of our growing community is something we methodically address every day, and this project is one of many that provides relief to an ever growing part of our Parish,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President.  “Assessing the way traffic moves is an ongoing process, and we are committed to finding ways to enhance this movement.”

This $892,473 project connects Francis Road from where it previously stopped to the north of Highway 1085 (behind the YMCA), to Rousseau Road, which flanks the northwestern side of the Terra Bella subdivision in the Covington area.  It was completed in just over five months by Byron E. Talbot Contractor, Inc.

To see this, and other St. Tammany Parish Government infrastructure projects underway, visit www.stpgov.org/progress.

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To learn more about this, and any other road or drainage projects in your area that your Parish Government is working on visit, www.stpgov.org/progress and use our interactive map. You can also learn more about these projects when you sign up for Parish emails at www.stpgov.org.

Photo Left to Right: Christopher Corvers, St. Tammany Parish Government, Department of PW/Engineering Project Manager/QC; Donna Laiche, West St. Tammany YMCA, Membership Director; Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President; Kakki Talinacich, West St. Tammany YMCA, Associate Director; Krissy Cook, West St. Tammany YMCA ,Youth and Family Programs Coordinator.

 

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Meandering Trace Maintenance Project Kicks off Monday, January 15, 2018

Meandering Trace Maintenance Project Kicks off Monday, January 15, 2018

Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President announced today that a four-part project to repair and reconstruct sections of the Tammany Trace will get underway on Monday, January 15, 2018 beginning in the Covington area from 7th Street to 11th Street.  Each of the four locations will undergo mill and overlay, and in some areas complete reconstruction. Approximately 3,562 linear feet of the path will be repaired when the project is completed.

“Investing in the maintenance of amenities like the Tammany Trace is necessary to provide safety to those that use the Trace and to ensure it remains a feature in our community for years to come,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “Our Trace, now in the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame, is a source of pride for our community, and we want it to remain a user-friendly recreational avenue for our own residents, who patronize it on a daily basis, as well as for the thousands of visitors who come every year.”

The project will encompass four areas along the Trace including the first segment, 1155 linear feet, in the Covington area; the second location expected to begin in February in the Mandeville area, 826 linear feet; and the third and fourth locations in the Lacombe area, expected to begin in March and April, a combined 1581 linear feet. Each location will take approximately 30 days to complete, barring any weather delays. Segments of the Trace under construction will be closed to users. Parish Government will release maps in advance of construction for each area (see attached), as dates are subject to change. The budgeted cost for this project is $236,058, and Leon Lowe and Sons, Inc. is the contractor.

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The Tammany Trace hosts more than 300,000 visitors per year from all over the United States and the world. St. Tammany Parish Government purchased the abandoned Illinois Central Railroad corridor in 1992. With the help of grants and federal dollars St. Tammany Parish Government has asphalted 27.10 miles, remodeled railroad trestles into pedestrian bridges, and maintained the Trace for hiking, biking and horseback riding on the separate equestrian path which parallels the Trace in several places. The trace was inducted into the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame in fall 2017.

 

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