BOIL ADVISORY RESCINDED Countryside, Eagle Landing, Northridge Estates, and Spring Lakes Subdivisions Northridge Water System (PWS 1103181)

Today (November 15, 2016), Tammany Utilities received confirmation from the Louisiana Department of Health that the water we provide you is safe for consumption.  Therefore, the Boil Advisory is rescinded.

If you have any questions, please call Tammany Utilities at (985) 276-6400.


Holiday of Lights 2016 Kicks off on Friday December 2

The Annual Holiday of Lights in St. Tammany Parish kicks off on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 5:45 on Koop Drive in Mandeville. This free event runs run for two consecutive weekends, on Friday and Saturday nights. Enjoy entertainment from local schools and areas performance groups, trees donated by Winn Dixie decorated by schools and other organizations, kiddie rides, and this year, Rudy the live Reindeer from Zoo to U will make a special guest appearance on Saturday, December 3rd at 7:30 pm.

Santa will be on-hand for pictures with the children at a cost of $15.00 each printed while you wait, and refreshments will be available for purchase. The Holiday of Lights is open the weekends of December 2 and 3, and December 9 and 10, 2016, from 6p.m.  – 8:30 p.m. at Koop Drive in Mandeville directly behind the Kid’s  Konnection Playground.

Friday December 2, 2016

Kickoff Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President

And Santa                                                                              5:55-6:05 p.m.

Abita Springs Children’s Academie                              6:05-6:30

Kehoe France                                                                       6:30 – 7p.m.

Woodlake Elementary                                                      7 - 7:30 p.m.

Young Performers Society                                              7:30- 8p.m.

Frank Levy Playmakers                                                     8-8:30 p.m.

Saturday December 3, 2016

Madison Tripp                                                                      6 -6:30 p.m.

Cedarwood School                                                             6:30- 7p.m.

Rudy the Reindeer                                                             7:30- 8:30 p.m.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Marigny Elementary                                                          6-6:30 p.m.

Lancaster Elementary                                                       6:30- 7p.m.

Northshore Home School                                                7-7:30 p.m.

Drama and Music                                                                7:30- 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Northlake Academy of Music Choir                            6-6:45 p.m.

Northlake Performing Arts Society                             6:45-7:15p.m.

Singsations                                                                           7:15-8:30 p.m.


For more information please call the Tammany Trace Trailhead at 985-867-9490.  


PRECAUTIONARY BOIL ADVISORY Countryside, Eagle Landing, Northridge Estates, and Spring Lakes Subdivisions Northridge Water System (PWS 1103181)

Due to the failure of a well pump, the Northridge Water System lost pressure on Thursday November 10, 2016.  As a result of the pressure loss and in accordance with Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) regulations, Tammany Utilities (TU) is issuing a precautionary BOIL ADVISORY for the above referenced subdivisions serviced by this water system.

Once water service is restored and out of an abundance of caution, a precautionary BOIL ADVISORY will be in place for the customers identified above.  This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by Tammany Utilities.  It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following means:

Boil water for one (1) full minute in a clean container.  The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.  (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.)

Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.

Tammany Utilities will rescind this BOIL ADVISORY upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health ‑ Office of Public Health that additional water samples collected from our system have shown the water to be safe.  Because of the Veterans Day Holiday, TU is uncertain of when the LDH laboratory will be able to return sample results.  We anticipate that the earliest the BOIL ADVISORY will be rescinded will be Saturday, November 12th and the latest, Tuesday, November 15th.

Customers affected by this advisory will be advised when it is rescinded by hand delivered notices, signs placed throughout the neighborhood and posts to the Parish’s social media sites and webpage.  If you have any questions, please call Tammany Utilities at (985) 276-6400.



St. Tammany Parish Officials Address Traffic Concerns on LA Hwy 22 in Madisonville

St. Tammany Parish officials announced today that long-standing traffic challenges on Louisiana Highway 22 in Madisonville are set to be addressed beginning Monday, November 21, 2016. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD), will implement a temporary drawbridge opening schedule and traffic study. The Madisonville drawbridge will remain closed during the week, at 8 a.m., 5 pm., and 6p.m. and open on the hour for the remainder of the day through 7p.m. It will open on signal between 7p.m. – 6a.m. On weekends, the bridge will open every hour from 6 a.m. -7p.m.  At the same time, three separate traffic studies will begin at the intersection of Main Street and Louisiana Highway 22 (Mulberry Street), including the installation of a traffic signal in lieu of a four-way stop sign.

These temporary changes are part of a plan to determine what permanent solutions to traffic challenges — both marine and automobile— will ultimately be implemented. “It is gratifying to me to see agencies working together to face challenges in our community,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “It is through these collaborative efforts that we find lasting solutions. While these measures are temporary, they are part of a bigger effort to permanently resolve this problem. We appreciate the patience of motorists and mariners as we work on this issue.”

“For District 4, this traffic is a concern that residents have brought to me since the start of my term as their Councilman,” said Mike Lorino, St. Tammany Parish Councilman, District 4. “I would like to thank the USCG, the LADOTD, Senator Jack Donahue, Representatives Schroder and Falconer, and Mayor Pelloat for their enduring efforts to begin to find solutions through working together. And I would like to thank residents and boaters, in advance, for their patience as we work toward a permanent solution. We realize that everyone is affected, and we will do our best to find an all-encompassing resolution. ”

“I am very excited about the new temporary closure times for the Madisonville Bridge.  This change is designed to improve traffic flow through the Town of Madisonville during peak drive-time hours without a significant impact on our river boaters,” said Jean Pelloat, Mayor of Madisonville. “I am equally pleased with the three planned studies to be conducted over the next several months in cooperation with St. Tammany Parish Government, LADOTD, our State representatives and the USCG. I would like to thank everyone who has been working so diligently to improve the traffic flow through our community and trust that the upcoming studies will produce a permanent solution that will be embraced by both land transportation and water vessel traffic.”

The deviation in the drawbridge schedule will run through May of 2017, and the traffic studies will occur during the same timeframe. 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Scheduled for November 12, 2016 in St. Tammany

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., plan to bring your Household Hazardous Waste to 21490 Koop Drive in Mandeville, for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day 2016.  Please bring your patience too, as this event attracts lots of people. This event is a program of Keep St. Tammany Beautiful, open to St. Tammany Parish residents, and provides an opportunity for residents of St. Tammany to dispose of their Household Hazardous Waste at no cost. To view the flyer for specifics on what will be accepted, visit

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St. Tammany Parish Government Offices Closed for Election Day and Veterans Day

All non-emergency offices of St. Tammany Parish Government will be closed on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 for the Open Primary/ Presidential/ Congressional election. Regular business hours will resume on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at 8 a.m.

Offices will also be closed on Friday, November 11, 2016 in observance of Veterans Day. The Department of Animal Services will be closed on Saturday, November 12, 2016 as well. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 8 a.m.

For information on the upcoming election please visit   

District 11 Community Meeting

The November meeting for Parish Council District 11 constituents will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 2nd in the library of the Bayou Woods Elementary School located off Carroll Road West of Slidell.
The following items will be discussed:
1. Two Ordinances to adopt the 2017 Parish Operating Budget and the Parish Capital budgets.
2. An Ordinance for introduction to amend and supplement the St. Tammany Parish Code of Ordinances Chapter 2 Article III, Council Rules and Procedures.
3. An Ordinance for introduction authorizing the Parish of St. Tammany, through the Office of the Parish President, to acquire temporary construction servitudes for the St. Tammany Advanced Campus development.
4. An Ordinance for introduction authorizing the Parish of St. Tammany, through the Office of the Parish President, to acquire servitudes benefitting the St. Tammany Advanced Campus development.
5. An Ordinance for introduction to declare multiple tax adjudicated properties as surplus property and authorize the Parish to proceed with the process for the advertising and sale of such adjudicated properties.
6. A Resolution requesting that the Louisiana Legislative Auditor require the inclusion of a detailed review of all credit card expenditures within the enhanced audit procedures for all St. Tammany Parish Public Entities.
7. A Resolution to execute a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, on behalf of the Northshore Technical Community College, for the reimbursement of drainage improvements.
8. Several resolutions approving Fire District applications for assistance from the Louisiana Office of Community development for the purchase of equipment.
9. An Ordinance for adoption to impose a six (6) month moratorium on the submission and approval of any applications to enter a Parish right of way to extend, open and/or construct any unopened portion of such right of way for the purpose of gaining access to any undeveloped lot in a dormant subdivision or subdivision of record.
10. An Ordinance for adoption amending Section 40-034.01 of the St. Tammany Subdivision Regulatory Ordinance- Ordinance Number 499 to provide for modifications to the Contiguous Lot Rule.
11. Any other items of interest or concern to District 11 constituents.
Anyone wishing additional information concerning the meeting should call District 11 Parish Councilman Steve Stefancik at 985-649-4580
Steve Stefancik

October BOA

The St. Tammany Parish Board of Adjustment shall hear testimony for and/or against the following variance/appeal cases brought before it for the Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Board of Adjustment meeting at 3:00PM, located on the 3ird Floor of Building “B”, conference room, in  the St. Tammany Parish Government Complex, 21454 Koop Drive, Parish Council Chambers, Mandeville, Louisiana:


BOA CASE NO. 2016-442-BOA

Request by applicant for a variance of a rear yard setback requirement in an A-4 Single Family Residential zoning district from 25' required to approximately 22' requested. The property is located at 1001 River Court, Mandeville, Louisiana.

Applicant: Michael S. Cyr


BOA CASE NO. 2016-443-BOA

Request by applicant for variances of monument sign requirements in an MD-1 Medical Residential zoning district for border width from 2' permitted to approximately 12.4' requested and sign area from a maximum of 32 square feet permitted to approximately 81 square feet requested. The property is located at 601 Holy Trinity Drive, Mandeville, Louisiana.

Applicant: St. Anthonys Garden


BOA CASE NO. 2016-444-BOA

Request by applicant for a variance of landscaping requirements in a NC-4 Neighborhood Commercial Institutional zoning district. The property is located at 2235 9th Street, Mandeville, Louisiana.

Applicant: Kifayat Khan, P.E. (for Perverz Mussarat)


BOA CASE NO. 2016-445-BOA

Request by applicant for a variance of a front yard setback requirement in an A-2 Suburban zoning district from 50' required to approximately 44' requested. The property is located at 24455 Azalea Lane, Lacombe, Louisiana.

Applicant: Elizabeth Behrens

St. Tammany Parish Government Introduces 2017 Budget, and Schedules Budget Hearings

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, the St. Tammany Parish Council introduced two ordinances for adoption of the 2017 Parish Operating Budget, and the 2017-2021 Parish Capital Improvement Budget and Program. Copies of both budgets will be made available for review by October 3, 2016 at the Parish Council Office and the following Parish Library Branches: Abita Springs, Bush, Causeway, Covington, Folsom, Lacombe, Lee Road, Madisonville, Mandeville, Pearl River, Slidell Robert Blvd, South Slidell. To view the Parish’s paper-less version of the proposed budgets, it is available online on the Parish’s website (

Budget hearings are scheduled at 6pm on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 and Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The Parish Council will also take public comments concerning both budgets during its regularly scheduled monthly Council Meeting, in Council Chambers at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2016 prior to voting on the proposed budgets.



District 11 Monthly Meeting

The meeting for Parish Council District 11 constituents will be held Wednesday, October 5th at 7 PM in the library of Bayou Woods Elementary School located off Carroll Road.
The following items will be discussed:

  1. Two ordinances for Introduction will be discussed that will control access and building in subdivisions of record, while setting minimum standards for lot sizes in these areas. This will accommodate affordable housing opportunities in St. Tammany Parish.
  2. A resolution allowing the Greater New Orleans Causeway Commission to go forward to the bond commission concerning $133 Million upgrade to the Causeway.
  3. Several Ordinances for adoption establishing boundaries for Economic Development Districts in St. Tammany Parish and allowing a .075 percent sales tax in these areas to support future economic development in St. Tammany Parish. Airport Road and Highway 434 are the two in District 11.
  4. 4 Several appointments or reappointments to parish wide boards or commissions including the Tourist and Convention Commission, the Board of Zoning Adjustments, and the Finance Authority of St. Tammany Parish.
  5. 5. An update on the lawsuit initiated by the District Attorney against the Parish President and the Parish Council.
  6. Any other items of interest or concern of District 11 constituents.

Anyone wishing additional information concerning the meeting should contact District 11 Parish Councilman Steve Stefancik at 985-649-4580.
Steve Stefancik
Parish Council District 11