Meeting Minutes July 10, 2018

July 10, 2018 General Membership Meeting Business Expo

Meeting called to order at 7pm

Pledge of Allegiance

Moment of prayer

Secretary calls role

Lisa reviews old minutes-motion to accept-motion seconded

Lisa goes over her notes from the Ochsner meeting

Lisa askes all residents to call our Representative Cameron Henry to include our end of Jefferson Highway in the Ochsner beautification project

Speeding is discussed again by residents

What can we do to slow down traffic?

Stop signs proposed for Newman & Ware corners

Possible sign campaign in yards asking drivers to slow down?

JPSO went over our crime stats which were very low-good news

Business Expo started-we had speakers from each company give information on their businesses that are in our STCA neighborhood!

Dr Elizabeth Ford Jones-Veterinarian

Landscape Images-Landscaper

Baldwin Taylor Hardware

Jefferson Feed

Haydels Bakery

Magnolia Community Services

Lighthouse Counseling Center

Keith’s Auto Repair

Minuteman Printing

Humble Hands Studio

Rock and Soul Band

Kim Catalano Realtor

We had a great turnout of approx 53 members!

Thank you all for your participation!

Meeting adjourned

Household Hazardous Materials Collection Event Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:00am to 12:00 noon

Saturday, May 19, 2018

9:00am to 12:00 noon

Household Hazardous Materials Collection Event

Jefferson Parish Residents only. No commercial waste accepted.

Parking lot of the Joseph S. Yenni Building

1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Jefferson, LA 70181

 

The Department of Environmental Affairs, a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate will collect household hazardous materials from Jefferson Parish residents on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

 

The collection event will take place in the Joseph S. Yenni Building parking lot, 1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard between the hours of 9:00am and 12:00noon.  Residents should enter from the Citrus Boulevard side of the property.

 

As a state and national Keep America Beautiful affiliate, this endeavor is part of the Parish’s participation in the Great American Cleanup.  Jefferson Parish is one of 600 affiliates participating in this national event, which targets waste reduction, community beautification, and other community environmental endeavors.  Other partners include the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC), American Recovery, LLC, OMI Environmental Solutions, the Jefferson Parish Sewerage Department and the Department of General Services.

 

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered “household hazardous material or “HHM.” Products, such as paints, common household cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them.

 

The improper disposal of household hazardous material can include pouring waste down the drain, on the ground, into storm drains, or in some cases, putting it out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.

To address the issue of improper disposal, Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs offers twice-yearly collection of these hazardous materials.

 

Only the following items will be accepted:

 

Mercury-Containing Equipment: Thermostats, thermometers, elemental mercury

 

Paint: Latex coatings, oil paint, varnishes, wood preservers

 

Lawn & Garden Products: Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers, bug sprays

 

Household Cleaning Products:  Cleaning solvents, corrosive cleaners, oven cleaners, drain cleaners, disinfectants, degreasers

 

Household Chemicals: Pool chemicals, photo chemicals

 

Lighting Components:  Ballasts, fluorescent and neon light bulbs and tubes

 

Small Arms Ammunition, Pyrotechnics, and Safety Equipment: Rifle and pistol cartridges, shotgun shells, fireworks, fire extinguishers

 

Electronic Waste:  Computers, LCD monitors, printers, radios, camcorders, VCR’s, CD players, DVD players, MP3 players, telephones, stereos, Xboxes, Play stations, Wiis, digital cameras and digital video cameras, digital picture frames, portable navigation and GPS devices (Garmin, Magellan, Tom-Tom), fax machines, circuit boards (of any type), processors, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), toner cartridges, ink jet cartridges, televisions, CRT monitors, noncommercial copy machines, printers and power tools.

 

Automotive Waste: Motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, automotive fluids and car batteries

 

COMMERCIAL WASTE

WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THIS EVENT

 

Please note:            The following materials WILL NOT be accepted:

 

Nonresidential waste of any kind

Medical waste or medicines of any kind

Propane tanks

Weapons and explosives (guns, hand grenades, dynamite, etc.)

Styrofoam, including packing peanuts

School lab waste

Paper, aluminum cans, plastics (Place in your curbside recycling bin.)

 

 

For additional information, contact Michael Lockwood, Director of the Environmental Affairs Department at (504) 731-4612.

 

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Rhonda P. Collins, Public Information Office

10th Floor, Suite 1002

1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard

Jefferson, Louisiana 70123

RCollins@Jeffparish.net

 

504-736-6410, (F) 504-736-6413

 

Meeting Minutes May 8, 2018

General Membership Meeting May 8, 2018

Meeting called to order at 7pm

Pledge of Allegiance

Role call of STCA board members

Moment of Silence

Police officers gave crime stats please see attached

Opiod Crisis Speakers could not attend

Police officers elaborated on procedures

They carry Narcan which is a reversal agent nose spray for overdose victims

Medications can be disposed of at the Sheriff’s office do not throw away in your garbage or flush down the toilet.

Rachel with Waste Connections spoke about recycling

Plastics #1 & #2

All metals

Target recycles glass

Louisianarecyclingcoalition.org

Alternative to curbside their are drop sites

Jefferson Parish has Hazardous Waste drop off days

LSU Agriculture can give more info on composting

Andrea Tymes-Nurse Family Partnership

Program thru the Health Department

Bureau of Family Health

Pregnant mothers-family wellness-baby wellness for 2 years

2 mental health specialists

Free of charge for families receiving government aid(State & Federal benefits qualify)

Volunteer program available

Child safety & well being

Federally funded

Michael Greer from the Canon Hospice-Akula Foundation

Hospice volunteers are essential

Canon Hospice Founded 1999 Palliative not curative care for all ages

Physical, physiological, social & spiritual

Akula Foundation founded 1994 501 C-3 Non Profit

Camp Swan for kids 8-12 years old

Reminiscent & grief support groups

Supporting indigent patients and family members

Educational in services to the community

Celebrations of Life (Canon Hospice)

Bereavement Dept-reaches out to loved ones thru grieving process

Mental Health decisions

Needed volunteers:calls-mailouts-data entry-events-fundraisers

Training-application-TB test-background check-confidentiality form

Contact Michael Greer 504-818-2723

@volunteerwithcanon

1221 Clearview Parkway Jefferson La 70121

Old news

Mail update-has gotten better on Southside

Councilman Johnson on 70121 zipcode

Study of the affect to homeowners costs and auto insurance rating

Resolution to do a study-loss of sales taxes-insurance rates

NOLA zip codes affect our mail for instance after Hurricane Katrina

We did not receive mail because NOLA was out of commission

Speeding complaints

Possible road bumps-Councilman said no due to city attorney ruled not safe

Neighbors speeding-Parkway Ave

Proposed stop sign at Newman/Ware and Jefferson Park/Leila

Complaints of sewer lift station at Karen and Canton

Contact Brett Tynes to report

July Business Expo

Meeting Minutes March 13, 2018

Suburban Terrace Civic Assoc General Membership Meeting March 13, 2018

Meeting called to order by Lisa Loup the President at 7pm

Pledge of Allegiance

Moment of Silence

Secretary Kim Catalano called role of officers

Lisa asked to change the meeting agenda so our guest speakers could speak

Motion accepted

Both candidates spoke

John Fortunato

Joseph Lopinto

The audience had a chance to ask the candidates questions

It was great to get a chance to listen to both candidates

Jefferson Parish Police gave us the crimes states

January thru March 4 auto burglaries(car doors not locked)

One auto theft

Old Business

Mail problem is being addressed

Neighbor concerns:

Playground traffic for events

Vagrant lady at Causeway

Massage parlour-back page ads

Councilman Johnson has contacted owner about the massage parlour

Cars parked along the playground at night late

Speeding on streets

Jefferson Highway Improvements

Contact Steve Scalise for help with this project

Nextdoor neighbor can be useful however not so nice

Treasurer Rhonda Gauthier gave the financial report

Public Schools-Voice be heard

Spring Fling April 21, 2018 from 12-2pm at the gym

Band-food-neighbors-photo booth-pet adoption-fun-need volunteers please

May meeting will have a speaker concerning the opiod crisis

Human Resource Services & DEA will speak

Very important topic

July meeting will be a business expos for our local businesses

Booths and give aways-meet your local business owners-buy local

Wayne from one of our newest businesses THE HIPPIE KITCHEN came to our meeting

JPPSS Seeks Community Input for Superintendent Interviews

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has received applications for superintendent. We are looking for questions that are important to you and your community for the superintendent candidates to answer. We are asking that you please share the following message with your civic group.

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) and the Jefferson Parish School Board (JPSB) are seeking the input of all stakeholders as we select a new superintendent. A JPPSS stakeholder is anyone who is impacted by the success of our district: students, teachers, staff, parents, extended family, business & community leaders, etc… If you live, work, or have a vested interest in the success of Jefferson Parish, we want your help.

The JPSB is holding a special meeting on Monday, March 5 for the superintendent candidates to answer questions from the board and from all JPPSS stakeholders. You can submit questions online at jpschools.org/SuperintendentSearch. Questions may also be hand delivered to the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey or the Paul Emenes Building at 822 S. Clearview Pkwy. in Harahan. All questions must be submitted in writing. The deadline to submit questions is Friday, March 2 at 12 p.m.

This Special Session meeting will be held at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey at 6 p.m. If you have any questions about this process, please contact JPPSS Community Engagement Director Christie Gomez at christie.gomez@jppss.k12.la.us.

STCA General Membership Meeting January 9, 2018

Meeting called to order by the President Lisa Loup at 7pm

We recited the Pledge of Allegiance and observed a Moment of Silence

Roll Call by the Secretary

 

Jefferson Parish Constable Election March 24th

Candidates running for Constable both spoke for a few minutes, 

  • Joe Zaffuto
  • Allen Leone Jr

The election for Constable will be March 24th

 

Update from JPSO

JPSO Deputy Stacey Taranto-Communications for the Sheriff’s Office

Our association spans the 1st & 4th districts- Central Ave West is the 4th District and Central Ave East is the 1st District

New statistics show that crime is down 10% in 20017 vs. 2016

Recent Calls from our area include-Alarms-Traffic-Burglary-Suspicious Persons-Theft-Disturbing the Peace-Criminal Damage

Some residents asked about panhandling on the corners- Sheriff Lopinto informed us that is a protected right and they cannot be arrested. He also provided insight that the homeless population are not committing crimes, particularly not where they live and spend their time, most crimes are drug related incidents.

Direct Line Report for more information DLR

Transportation and Construction Updates

Central Ave to get new water lines, gas and drainage lines it is closed 1/9-1/11

Some residents complained about railroad noise- unfortunately, the railroad is not cooperative on these kind of complaints. It was suggested to read the levels of noise in decibels (using a smartphone app) to see if they are violating any local noise ordinances

 

Jefferson Highway from Causeway to Clearview beautification is approved and funded 50K

Bayou Tree is in charge of planting before spring

Sidewalks are to be addressed in the future

Community Development to Businesses Grants are available

CDBG-income level-Causeway West too high???

Included are Fat City & Old Jefferson

 

Piccadilly on Jefferson Highway is closed will be a Racetrack gas station

 

La State Plan has 6 proposed projects for 6 parishes

Hud Grants

Bayou Segnette

Airline Highway

Elmwood

 

Traffic concerns on Jefferson Highway- specifically Earhart at Lowe’s  and the Deckbar Entrance

 

Someone asked about the premium black and white street signs- they are available for an additional cost- Lisa will check on

 

By Laws Changes-Motion to Accept-Randy made the motion

Jeanne- Second

Approved

 

Members decorating signs is great thank you

 

Goals for STCA in 2018

July Business Expo

 

Mail delivery concerns by members will be addressed

300 block of Dodge street repair?

 

Treasurer’s report

 

Membership Drive January 20th 10am at 850 Newman Ave any members that can help put out door hangers inviting residents to join please come-all welcome-coffee and donuts provided!

Minutes for November 14, 2017 General Membership Meeting

Meeting Called to order at 7:02 pm by President

In honor of Veterans the president requested the veterans in attendance to please come up and lead us in the pledge. 8 veterans lead the pledge.

Moment of silence took place

Secretary was unable to attend so roll call was not taken

Minutes from September meeting motion was made and seconded

New business was discussed

Photos of the new planting at the Jefferson Parkway sewer lift station were presented and accepted by members

The Dodge street sign decorations were discussed and a member volunteered to do the Christmas decorations on the Jefferson Parkway sign

Jefferson Highway tree plantings were again discussed with a promise from parkway that they will install soon

The By-Law changes were addressed to the general membership and reviewed. The president asked the membership to please go to the website and review so the new By-Laws could be voted on in January at the membership meeting

Treasurers Report was presented to the members by Rhonda Gauthrie

The upcoming January meeting was discussed with highlights on the upcoming speakers and the January Membership drive

Guest Speaker Emily Rey presented the history of Suburban Terrace using visual aids. Her facts included Plantations, Creation of Jefferson Parish, churches, businesses and local residence

Members from the audiences shared facts of their parents and grandparent history. Presentation was well received and the input was enthusiastic.

The president then turned the meeting over to Stacey Spies for the getting to know your neighbor game. Stacey gave the directions and started the game

All members played and seemed to enjoy getting to know your neighbor.

Answer sheets were collected and the raffle for 50/50 took place

The turkey and gift card raffle followed

Meeting Adjourned with snacks and drink provided

Report Mail Errors

FYI: You can track your mail using the USPS’ Informed Delivery service.

Many reports of incidents with mail delivery have circulated in our neighborhood.

To report issues with your mail, please provide us as much information as possible in the form below, or you can print the form and bring to an STCA meeting or mail to STCA 304 Central Ave Jefferson, LA 70121.

Mail Incidents 2018

Report current issues with your mail. These reports will be compiled and communicated with our district Postal Service supervisors for the purposes of improving our services.
  • Specific dates are critical to identifying the problem- please provide the exact date that you had issues or error in your mail delivery.
  • Please provide details about the mail error- no mail delivery, late delivery, ruined mail, etc.
    all complaints, regardless of membership, will be conveyed to the Postal Service
  • Images documenting your mail service.