The Benefits of Good Water Quality

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The Benefits of Good Water Quality

 
We all rely on clean water, and we have a role to play in protecting the health of our waterways. St Tammany Parish has been working to protect and improve water quality within our region. St Tammany Parish has created a Watershed Management Program with a mission to protect and enhance water quality in St Tammany Parish through a targeted watershed approach.

Part of the Watershed Management Program is to engage the public in the Parish commitment to protecting water quality. “Water Quality Protection Area” signs are being posted at numerous locations throughout the Parish to heighten public awareness and bring attention to the Parish watershed initiative. Signs are currently posted at pollution source tracking neighborhoods, water quality monitored ‘hot spot’ waterways and water quality demonstration ponds.

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Public Records Request

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What is a Public Records Request?

A Public Records Request may be made by any person eighteen (18) years of age or older for a public record. The requestor may inspect, copy, reproduce, or obtain a copy or reproduction of a public record produced by, or in the possession of, the public entity. The right  to make such a request is granted by the State of Louisiana through the Louisiana Public Records Law, La. R.S. 44:1- 41, and Article 3, Section 3 of the Louisiana State Constitution. Public Records Requests must ask for a record. Public Records Requests are not designed to simply answer a question posed by the requestor.

How do I make a Public Records Request to St. Tammany Parish Government?

To make a Public Records Request to St. Tammany Parish Government, complete a Public Records Request form found on the St. Tammany Parish Legal Department landing page. Then,  submit the completed request form in one of the following ways:
Via Fax: (985) 867-5124
Via Email: prr@stpgov.org
Via U.S. Postal Service Mail: P.O. Box 628 Covington, LA 70434

What happens after I submit my request?

After you submit your request it is reviewed by the St. Tammany Parish Legal Department and acknowledged through a letter. The initial letter does the following: 

  • The Legal Department will acknowledge the request with an initial letter, which signals the beginning of the fulfillment process.
  • The initial letter general exceptions, exclusions, or limitations to the Public Records Law (documents that are not considered public records or are excepted from the law and cannot be available to the requestor).
  • The initial letter will then describe the process as it pertains to the acknowledged request, and lay out costs that the requestor may incur, and provide an estimate of the time reasonably necessary to fulfill the request .

How long will the request take to be fulfilled? 

By law, a Public Records Request must be completed within a reasonable amount of time. Factors that determine reasonableness include the breadth and scope of the request, whether multiple departments of the Parish’s nineteen (19) departments must respond, and whether an Information Technology search is conducted.

where can i read about the public records request law?

You can read the full text of the law on the website of the State Legislature, here. You can also read more on the Louisiana Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General's  website: here.  

Public Records Request Fulfillment Cost

  • The cost of a Public Records Request depends upon the size and scope of the request. St. Tammany Parish Government may charge and collect reasonable fees to make a reproduction of public records for the requestor. There is no fee if the requestor comes in to  view, copy, or reproduce public records by their own means.
  • The average cost of fulfilling a single Public Records Request to St. Tammany Parish Government varies greatly depending upon the manner in which the records are stored.
  • The average number of employees needed to fulfill a Public Records Request: 10
  • The number of Public Records Requests received in 2015: Three hundred and twenty-seven (327). Of those, one hundred and eleven (111) were sent to multiple departments.

For additional information on Public Records Requests, please visit the website of the Louisiana Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General : www.ag.state.la.us or contact the office of the Louisiana Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General by phone at: 225-326-6079, or by email at: ConstituentServices@ag.louisiana.gov.

 

 

Charter Review

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Final Report Available Here

Charter Review Committee Meeting Minutes

September 30, 2014

Minutes

October 8, 2014- 6pm

Audio      Agenda      Minutes

October 21, 2014- 6pm

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November 3, 2014- 6pm

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November 17, 2014- 6pm

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December 1, 2014- 6pm

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December 15, 2014- 6pm

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January 7, 2015- 6pm

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January 21, 2015- 6pm

Motion for Vote      Agenda       Audio    Minutes

February 9, 2015- 6pm

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February 23, 2015- 6pm

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March 2, 2015- 6pm

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March 18, 2015- 6pm

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March 23, 2015- 6pm

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March 26, 2015- 6pm

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Community Awareness

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Community Awareness

Welcome to the St. Tammany Parish Government Community Awareness page. As information that pertains to relevant and timely events in our community becomes available, St. Tammany Parish Government is committed to making this information readily accessible to our residents through this information portal. Event details, additional resources on significant occurrences pertaining to events, will be housed here. As always, you can contact St. Tammany Parish Government directly at 985-898-5243 with questions or concerns.

President's Arts Awards

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2014 President's Awards

ProfileParish President Pat Brister and the St. Tammany Parish Commission on Cultural Affairs present the 2014 Appetite for Arts Gala & Fundraiser benefiting the Public Arts Program in St. Tammany Parish. This year's President's Arts Awards will be hosted at the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center in historic Downtown Covington on January 31st at 6 pm.  This years festivities will feature food from over 21 St. Tammany Parish restaurants, live music from Ronnie Kole and Christian Serpas, dance performance by Javier Juarez and a theatrical performance by the Slidell Little Theatre. 

You can purchase tickets at the following locations:

St. Tammany Parish Government's Grants/CRT Offices,
21410 Koop Drive, Building C, 1st floor window
Mandeville, LA 70471

St. Tammany Parish Emergency Operations Center, Public Information Office
510 E. Boston St.
Covington, LA  70433
 

Tickets for the Appetite for Art Gala are $75 per person or guests may purchase tickets to the Patron Party hosted by Chef John Besh and the Gala for $150.

 
You can also purchase tickets or donate to the Public Art Program by mailing a check payable to The Northshore Community Foundation (Please be sure to write "President's Arts Awards" on the memo line) to:

St. Tammany Parish Commission on Cultural Affairs
ATTN: Jennifer Bushnell
21490 Koop Drive
Mandeville, LA 70471

For more information or to purchase tickets please call (985)898-5243 or email arts@stpgov.org.

 

2014 HONOREES:

SARA PAGONES - PERFORMING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

MARTIN NEEDOM - VISUAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

ALISON PELEGRIN - LITERARY ARTIST OF THE YEAR

ERICK LOOS - CULINARY ARTIST OF THE YEAR

ROTARY CLUB OF SLIDELL NORTHSHORE - PATRON OF THE YEAR

PHIL ANSELMO - MUSICAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

HONORABLE FREDRICK STEPHEN ELLIS - PRESIDENT'S AWARD

LEAH CHASE - NATIVE SON AWARD

ROBERT SEAGO - LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT