Letters to Leaders


Thursday, April 22, 2021

Good afternoon,

I hope everyone has enjoyed the pleasant weather we have had the last few days.  It has been a much-needed break from the severe spring storms we experienced last week.  Now is the time of year when it is important to remain weather aware.  The National Weather Service is reporting a chance of strong storms in our area Friday evening into Saturday morning.  I recommend our citizens have multiple methods of receiving weather alerts. One way to receive emergency alerts is by signing up for Alert St. Tammany on our website here.

A local bridge in the Madisonville area neighborhood of Black River Estates is now open for use.  The bridge, after approximately 25 years in service, was removed and completely replaced through an investment of $790,484.75.   The replacement of the bridge increases safety for residents of this neighborhood and has increased the useful life of the bridge through modernization, using the most advanced, durable materials.

The St. Tammany Rental Assistance Program (STRAP) is continuing to provide aid to households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have two locations, one on Koop Drive in Mandeville and one in Slidell at the Towers Building, open for in-person applications.  If you would like to set up an appointment, you may do so by calling (985) 898-3016 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For more information you may visit www.stpgov.org/departments/grants.

According to the Louisiana Department of Health, our percent positivity rate has been under 5% for the last seven weeks.  The most recent numbers show us at 2.2% positivity.  For anyone who wishes to view more COVID-19 information, or learn more about vaccinations, you may visit our COVID-19 News page on our website.

As always, should you have questions or if I may be of assistance to you in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Stay Safe!


Michael B. Cooper
Parish President


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