Public Notices

August 2020 St. Tammany Parish Council Meeting Canceled

The August 6, 2020 St. Tammany Parish Council Meeting is canceled due to inadequate public notice. The St. Tammany Parish Council met the deadline for publication, however due to circumstances beyond their control, the Public Notice was not published in the Paper of Record — the St. Tammany Farmer.

Details on when the meeting will be rescheduled will be announced as soon as details are finalized.

Anyone with questions regarding this matter should contact St. Tammany Parish Council Administrator, Terry Hand at (985) 898-3095.

PUBLIC NOTICE - St. Tammany Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Resolution C-4348 adopted the St. Tammany Parish Hazard Mitigation Plan Update - 2015 on May 7, 2015. It was subsequently approved by the State of Louisiana (May 22, 2015) and FEMA (May 12, 2015).  The Floodplain Administrator/Development-Engineering staff are the designees to administer Plan Update and prepare a written progress report annually.  This memo is the progress report prepared by the St. Tammany Regulatory Manager/CRS Coordinator through July 31, 2020.


For credit under the Community Rating System, this memo will be presented to the governing bodies of St. Tammany Parish, will be distributed to the media and be made available to the public. Copies of the report are available for review at STP Department of Planning & Development, 21454 Koop Drive, Building B, Mandeville, LA 70471 and on the St. Tammany Parish website:  www.stpgov.org/floods.

  1.  Background

The original St. Tammany Parish Hazard Mitigation Plan was drafted in 2004, adopted by the Parish Council in 2005, and revised in 2010.  The St Tammany Parish Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Steering Committee, in collaboration with the participating jurisdictions, community stakeholders, and the public, drafted the current St Tammany Parish Hazard Mitigation Plan Update – 2015[1] during  a series of meetings held throughout 2014. It includes a detailed problem statement, which identified flooding from the numerous riverine sources and storm surge inundation from tropical storms and hurricanes, as the worst of the problems.  Storm sewer and yard drainage problems also occur throughout the Parish. 
The Plan reviews a variety of measures to mitigate potential flooding problems and protect people and property during storm events. Mitigation measures include upgrading the storm drainage system, maintaining rights-of-way, floodproofing, flood insurance, building regulations and public information.  Additionally, St. Tammany Parish and incorporated municipalities have adopted and actively enforce zoning, landscaping, greenspace, fill, drainage and building ordinances that address items that could contribute to flooding. The Plan recommends 87 action items and 82 recommendations (169 total items) to reduce or prevent flood damage.

  1. Review of the Plan’s Action Items

The 87 action items and 82 recommendations (169 in total) found in Section 4-5, Table 1 of the St Tammany Parish Hazard Mitigation Update – 2015 were reviewed by the members of the Mitigation Steering Committee. Of the 169 action items, 16 were carried over from the previous Plan update (2010). As of July 31, 2020, significant progress has been made to the 124 projects, action items and recommendations; 41 were completed and four were removed. Communities have completed or are implementing 100% of the Plan’s recommendations. A Summary of the 2019 community progress is presented below in Table 1. The detailed list of action items and recommendations for St. Tammany Parish communities is attached.
Table 1. Summary of Action Items & Recommendations from the St. Tammany Parish NHM Plan Update - 2015

  1. Recommendations of the Mitigation Steering Committee

The Mitigation Steering Committee recommends that the Parish and incorporated municipalities continue to:

  • - Adopt and enforce the most current building codes and floodplain regulations
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St. Tammany Parish and incorporated municipalities continue to enforce the most current building code (2012 IRC). Additionally, communities will strengthen procedures for enforcing building code and floodplain regulations

  • - Develop a Unified Development Code incorporating the Strategies outlined in the Plan
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St. Tammany Parish continues to enforce the Development/Planning comprehensive plan and is in the process of revising its Code of Ordinances for improved implementation, clarity and enforcement.

  • - Adopt and enforce a comprehensive Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

 

St. Tammany Parish communities are currently enforcing comprehensive Flood Damage Prevention Plans. The Parish is in the process of appealing the 2008 Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM), with the exception of Mandeville.  Mandeville adopted its Community Maps on May 16, 2012.

  • - Continue development of the St. Tammany Parish Hurricane Preparedness Plan
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The director for the Office of Emergency Preparedness is continuously engaged in maintaining an updated Hurricane Preparedness Plan.  The St. Tammany Parish Multi-Hazard Emergency Operations Plan will be reviewed to determine when improvements can be made and how to maximize credit under the Community Rating System (CRS).

  • - Continue improvement of Community Rating System (CRS) Classes in St. Tammany Parish and Incorporated Municipalities

 

Several communities in the Parish have formed a CRS Users Group to facilitate communication among communities and public and to increase awareness of risks and mitigation funding. The City of Covington joined CRS effective 10/01/2017, Mandeville has achieved a CRS Class 6 and unincorporated St. Tammany Parish has maintained a CRS Class 7. 

  • - Formalize a Comprehensive Drainage Maintenance Plan
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St. Tammany Parish Department of Public Works currently schedules and maintains over 500 miles of drainage infrastructure, 1,212 drainage ditches and 74 detention ponds. The Drainage System Maintenance SOP Manual has been updated to reflect the barn areas, responsibilities, frequencies and methods of maintenance. Similar processes are followed by incorporated municipalities in the Parish. Parish communities also continued working together to reduce stormwater and drainage problems that cross corporate boundaries.

  • - Commission drainage studies of all St. Tammany Parish watersheds to determine necessities and priorities for further drainage improvements and investigate all funding possibilities.

 

St. Tammany Parish and incorporated municipalities continue to aggressively apply for funding to study, prioritize and construct drainage solutions. Additionally, St. Tammany Parish communities continue active participation in various FEMA grant programs, in particular the HMGP, which has funded multiple regional drainage projects and home elevations.Finally, the State of Louisiana has received $1.2 Billion in its LA Watershed Initiative to supply tools for watershed management and protection.  Tools include stream gauges on vulnerable reaches, updated LIDAR and modeling of the watersheds in the state.  These tools will be invaluable in the property protection and development of the communities in St. Tammany Parish.

  • - Harden Critical Facilities and Construct Safe Rooms

 

Communities will continue to harden critical facilities and facilities housing sensitive populations including the construction of safe rooms to protect critical personnel during hazard events. St. Tammany Parish has plans to construct a regional EOC that will also embed the NOAA-NWS. Plans are being completed and funding is being sought. Communities will add generators to sewer lift stations and critical facilities and implement as needed

  • - Implement an Active Public Education and Outreach Program

 

St. Tammany Parish communities have created hazard pages on their respective websites to increase public awareness of hazards, hazardous areas and storm preparation. Communities also distribute public awareness information regarding flood hazards, SFHA’s and potential mitigation measures using the local newspapers’ public service advertising; meetings with schools and neighborhood organizations; distribution of materials at retailers, libraries, City Halls and Administration buildings; and through social media.

  • - Implement an Urban Forestry Program

 

St. Tammany Parish and incorporated municipalities have implemented an urban forestry program modeled on the criteria of the Tree City USA. Tree canopy assists in mitigating flooding through evapotranspiration, improves water quality, lowers temperatures, and provides habitat and quality of life for residents. St. Tammany Parish’s parishwide Adopt-A-Pond program is working with the St. Tammany Parish School Board and the Archdiocese, USFWS, LA SeaGrant, LSU AgCenter, and OMNI Plastics to engage students in tree planting, water quality testing and ecological assessments.  In 2019, student volunteers planted ~3000 trees.
 

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[1] Unincorporated St. Tammany Parish and the incorporated communities are working on the Hazard Mitigation Plan – 2020 Update.  The revision has been approved by GOHSEP and is currently under review by FEMA.

Public Notice

 

NOTICE OF QUOTE REQUEST

                                                                                 

Sealed quotes will be received by the Department of Procurement, until 2:00 p.m., ­­­­­­­ Friday, July 31, 2020 and then opened at that time by the Procurement Staff for the following project:

Quote # 20-19-1 Dublin Ct Drainage

This Quote package is available online at http://www.stpgov.org/ . It is the Vendor’s responsibility to check the Parish website frequently for any possible addenda that may be issued.  The Parish is not responsible for a Vendor’s failure to download any addenda documents required to complete a submission.

Each Quote must be sealed.  The outside of the envelope, box or package should be marked with  the Name and Address of the Quoter, the State Contractor’s License Number of the Quoter (if the work is estimated at $50k or more), the Quote Request Name, the Quote Request Number, and the Quote Due Date. Quotes without this information may be deemed non-responsive.

Quotes will be received by the St. Tammany Parish Government Department of Procurement, 21454 Koop Dr., Suite 2F, Mandeville LA. 70471.  Telephone number (985) 898-2520.  The Parish reserves the right to reject any or all quotes and to waive informalities.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in an effort to help slow the spread of the virus, Openings will take place outside at the “Pavilion” of Building B located at 21454 Koop Drive, Mandeville, La. 70471.  Any questions regarding this should be directed to the Department of Procurement via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please call the Procurement office at 985-898-2520 and we will meet you at the front entrance of Building B to collect bids and issue a receipt.

Procurement Department       

 

Changes to August 2020 St. Tammany Parish BOA and Zoning Commission Meetings

Due to early voting for the Municipal General Election, the Board of Adjustments (BOA)  meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 4, 2020, has been postponed. This meeting will now be held ahead of the September 1, 2020 BOA meeting. The August agenda will be at the start of the meeting, and the September meeting agenda will follow. In addition, also due to early voting, the start of August 4, 2020  Zoning Commission Meeting has been pushed back to 6:30 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. 

View the Board of Adjustments Agenda here
View the Zoning Commission agenda here

These meetings will be open to the public. Seating may be restricted due to COVID-19 capacity guidelines. Attendees will be required to wear a face mask or covering and will be required to submit to a temperature check before entering the Council Chambers.

Public Notice

               NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS                              

                                                St. Tammany Parish is seeking responses for the following project:

                                                                            RFQ# 20-3-4 – Coquille Pond

Responses will be received by the Department of Procurement, until 2:00pm CST Wednesday, August 26, 2020.  RFQ responses will be opened publicly at the physical location as identified in Section 1.4 of the RFQ documents and only respondents who have submitted an RFQ response shall be identified aloud.  Prices shall not be read. Each response will be evaluated by designated Parish personnel after the submission deadline and public opening has passed.

Each Proposal must be sealed. The outside of the envelope, box or package should be marked with the Proposer’s Name and Address, the Proposal Name, the RFQ #, and the Proposal Opening Date. 

The successful Respondent must supply St. Tammany Parish Government with all required documentation as specified in the RFQ documents.  Said Respondent must also be in Good Standing and licensed to do business in the State of Louisiana.

Specifications may be obtained online at http://www.stpgov.org/.

Responses will be received at St. Tammany Parish Government Department of Procurement Office, 21454 Koop Dr., Suite 2F, Mandeville LA., 70471 from each Respondent or his agent, or by certified mail with return receipt requested.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in an effort to help slow the spread of the virus, we will be accepting hand delivered RFQ responses until the 2:00pm deadline. Please call Procurement office at 985-898-2520 and we will meet you at the front entrance of Building B to collect responses and issue a receipt.  Any questions regarding this should be directed to the Department of Procurement via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Procurement Department

Public Notice

            NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS                                                              

St. Tammany Parish Government is seeking responses for the following project:

RFP# 20-11-3 – Exterior Pressure Washing and Window Cleaning

 

Responses will be received by the Department of Procurement, until 2:00 p.m. CST Tuesday, August 18, 2020.  RFP responses will be opened publicly at the physical location as stated in Section 1.4 of the RFP documents and only respondents who have submitted an RFP response shall be identified aloud.  Prices shall not be read.  Each response will be evaluated by designated Parish personnel after the submission deadline and public opening has passed.

Each Proposal must be sealed. The outside of the envelope, box or package should be marked with the Proposer’s Name and Address, the Proposal Name, the RFP #, and the Proposal Opening Date. 

The successful Respondent must supply St. Tammany Parish Government with all required documentation as specified in the RFP documents.  Said Respondent must also be in Good Standing and licensed to do business in the State of Louisiana.

Specifications may be obtained online at http://www.stpgov.org/ it is the Vendor’s responsibility to check the Parish website frequently for any possible addenda that may be issued.  The Parish is not responsible for a Vendor’s failure to download any addenda documents required to complete a submission.

Proposals will be received at the St. Tammany Parish Government Department of Procurement Office, 21454 Koop Dr., Suite 2F, Mandeville LA., 70471 from each Respondent or his agent, or by certified mail with return receipt requested.

Procurement Department

Public Notice

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

 

Sealed bids will be received by the Department of Procurement, until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2020 and then opened and read publicly at that time by the Procurement Staff for the following project: 

Bid # 20-15-2 – Skillet & Kettle – Jail Kitchen

 

Each paper bid must be submitted in a sealed envelope.  The outside of the envelope shall show the Name and Address of the Bidder, the State Contractor’s License Number of the Bidder (if the work is estimated at $50k or more), the Project Name and the Bid Number.

Specifications may be obtained online at http://www.stpgov.org/  or at www.bidexpress.com.  It is the Vendor’s responsibility to check the Parish website frequently for any possible addenda that may be issued.  The Parish is not responsible for a Vendor’s failure to download any addenda documents required to complete a submission.

Bids will be received at 21454 Koop Dr., Suite 2F, Mandeville, LA 70471 from each bidder or his agent and given a written receipt, by certified mail with return receipt requested, or electronically at www.bidexpress.com.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in an effort to help slow the spread of the virus, Openings will take place outside at the “Pavilion” of Building B located at 21454 Koop Drive, Mandeville, La. 70471.  Any questions regarding this should be directed to the Department of Procurement via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please call the Procurement office at 985-898-2520 and we will meet you at the front entrance of Building B to collect bids and issue a receipt.

 

 

Procurement Department

SERVICE INTERRUPTION & PRECAUTIONARY BOIL ADVISORY 200-220 Spruce Street

SERVICE INTERRUPTION &

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL ADVISORY

200-220 Spruce Street 

Pineland Park Water System (PWS#1103093)

 

On July 15, 2020, Tammany Utilities (TU) will be replacing a fire hydrant at 210 Spruce Street. The customers identified above will have their water turned off at 9AM on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, so that TU can complete this work. In accordance with Louisiana Department of Health regulations, the customers listed above will be under a Precautionary Boil Advisory.

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.  

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

 

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2020 St. Tammany Levee, Drainage and Conservation District REVISED Meeting Schedule

2020 St. Tammany Levee, Drainage and Conservation District
REVISED Meeting Schedule

 

January 15
Parish Council Chambers 
21490 Koop Drive,  
Mandeville, LA 70471
 
February 19
Parish Council Chambers,
Towers Bldg. 520 Old Spanish Trail  
Slidell, 70458  

March 18
Parish Council Chambers 
21490 Koop Drive 
Mandeville, LA 70471  

April 15 
Parish Council Chambers,
Towers Bldg. 520 Old Spanish Trail  
Slidell, 70458  

May 20 
Parish Council Chambers 
21490 Koop Drive  
Mandeville, LA 70471  

June 17 
Parish Council Chambers,
Towers Bldg. 520 Old Spanish Trail  
Slidell, 70458  

July 15 
Slidell City Auditorium
2056 2nd Street Slidell, LA  70458 

August 19
Slidell City Auditorium
2056 2nd Street Slidell, LA  70458

September 16 
Parish Council Chambers 21490
Koop Drive Mandeville 

October 21
Slidell City Auditorium 2056
2nd Street Slidell, 70458 

November 18
21490 Koop Drive
Mandeville, LA  70471 

December 16 
Slidell City Auditorium
2056 2nd Street Slidell, 70458 

 

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