St. Tammany Parish Government will begin to transition from response to recovery for the current flooding disaster. The following actions will be implemented today:
1. Parish’s Emergency Operations Center will be ramping down and closed
2. Disaster Shelter at Coquille Sports Complex will be closed
3. St. Tammany Parish Public Works and Engineering will begin conducting assessments of road and bridge damage
4. Department of Inspections and Enforcement will make plans for Preliminary Damage Assessment teams to cover the Parish to document damage to homes and structures beginning tomorrow morning at 7:30a.m.
Parish President Pat Brister has waived the permit fees for rebuilding resident’s homes that sustained damage as a result of the flooding over the last several days. Parish President Brister has also reached out to Tangipahoa Parish President Robbie Miller to offer assistance of St. Tammany Parish Government’s damage assessment teams. Several of St. Tammany Parish Government employees will be providing technical support to augment the effort of Tangipahoa Parish.
St. Tammany Parish residents that have sustained damage from this flooding event are asked to contact Parish Government via email (email@example.com) or by calling 985-898-2700, and leaving a message with name, street address and contact telephone number.
St. Tammany Parish Government will open an American Red Cross emergency shelter at Coquille Recreation located at 13505 Louisiana 1085 in Covington, at 12:30 p.m. today. Occupants should bring food, bedding and any necessary medications. Alcohol is not allowed.
Based on current National Weather Service rain predictions of the possibility of flooding, St. Tammany Parish Government will distribute sandbags at the following locations on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., and on Saturday, August 13, 2016, from 7 a.m. – 7p.m.
St. Tammany Parish Government- Building C
21410 Koop Dr., Mandeville
St. Tammany Parish Public Works - Covington Barn
1305 N. Florida St., Covington
Residents are asked to clear any debris from culverts and drainage pathways, and to monitor the weather forecast in the coming days through your local media outlets. St. Tammany Parish Government will have updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The St. Tammany Parish Department of Health and Human Services is currently conducting a Community Needs Assessment. This assessment will provide baseline data and analysis so that Parish Government, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and its partners, can establish needs-based priorities, set goals, and develop a community services strategy.
The public is invited to attend one of the following Public Input meetings to offer opinions that will be part of the compiled data.
The public meetings are as follows:
Monday, August 22, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Folsom Recreation Center, 13296 LA-40, Folsom, LA 70437
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon – St. Tammany Parish Government Council Chambers, 21490 Koop Drive, Mandeville, LA 70471
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – 1:30- 3:30 p.m. – Slidell Municipal Auditorium, 2056 2nd Street, Slidell, LA 70458
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Bush Community Center, 81605 Hwy 41, Bush, LA 70431
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Slidell Municipal Auditorium, 2056 2nd Street, Slidell, LA 70458
Thursday, August 25, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – St. Tammany Parish Government Council Chambers, 21490 Koop Drive, Mandeville, LA 70471
St. Tammany Parish Department of Health and Human Services is also collecting information through an online Community Needs Assessment Survey which will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is greatly appreciated.
The survey can be found at: https://www.research.net/r/StTammanyParishCommunityNeedsAssessment.
Resumes are being accepted now from individuals who wish to be considered for a board position on the St. Tammany Fire District 12 Board of Commissioners. The commission plays a crucial role in providing guidance, input and oversight to the governing structure of Fire District 12. The positions are strictly volunteer, require a time commitment, and a willingness to invest the volunteer’s knowledge, expertise and service. Individuals with experience in finance and accounting are preferred. The Board of Commissioners hold regular meetings, generally on the second Thursday of every month. Applicants must reside within the boundaries of District 12.
Interested applicants should send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration by Friday, August 12, 2016.
The St. Tammany Parish Department of Technology has been ranked in the top four counties in the nation by the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Digital Survey Awards, in counties with populations of 150,000-249,999. This 2016 recognition marks the sixth consecutive year that the St. Tammany Parish Department of Technology has been recognized.
This survey identifies the very best examples of how Counties/Parishes make the most of the resources they have at their disposal and use them for digitizing government, including open data and transparency, cybersecurity, procurement, content resource management, emergency preparedness and business continuity. The Center for Digital Government considers the counties recognized as the most innovative and pioneering in the country.
“Our Technology Department team remains on the cutting edge. St. Tammany Parish Government has embraced technology as a tool to increase efficiency in all areas of government,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “Internally, we continue to innovate our systems so that we can increase our operational speed, and save taxpayers money, and externally, we continue to innovate the systems the public will utilize to interact with government, therefore decreasing their wait times and trips into Parish offices.”
Rick Loggins, Director of the St. Tammany Parish Government Department of Technology, attributes all of the recognition to the staff of the Technology Department, a highly skilled and committed workforce, President Brister and the executive leadership for their support in fostering a culture of innovation with a customer service orientation, and the support of the St Tammany Parish Council.
“Technology is ever-changing, and so as such, we remain focused on integrating those changes into our systems to achieve optimal usage by our Parish Government employees, as well as optimal usage by our customers,” Loggins said. “Our goal is to make our services in every area, as user-friendly as possible. As we succeed, our residents ultimately benefit. ”St. Tammany Parish Government Department of Technology Ranked Earns Top Ten Ranking in the Nation Sixth Year in a Row
The Tammany Trace will close in two locations on Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21, 2016, from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Between Mandeville and Lacombe, the Trace will close between Bremerman Road and John’s Road. In Lacombe, the Trace will close between South 17th Street and South 12th Street. These closures are to address causes related to cracking throughout the Trace and to aid in the repair of these cracks. Trace users should be prepared to go around these areas. Thank you.