General Membership Meeting Minutes September 11, 2018

Lisa called the meeting to order

Pledge of Allegiance

Moment of Silence

Role Call by the secretary

Speeding Signs are to be voted on after meeting

Lisa shows the signs and votes

Additional stop signs requested for Markham & Newman corner

Jefferson Park Ave & Leila

Special needs signs requested

We need petitions signed to get more stop signs

Shock House on Jefferson Highway @ Hub Cap Annie building will not happen

Ochsner beautification from Causeway to City line we will discuss on November 13 2018

Treasurer report 13,108.54

16 Business members

Upcoming Events

Nite Out Against Crime October 16, 2018

Tuesday signs voice in the community

Deputy Taranto-Crime Stats-can visit JPSO.com-crime tracker for more info

Stats from 7-10 thru 9-11-18

70 phone calls to 911

3 sexual assaults-rape by X boyfriend and the gymnastics coach that has been in the news

24 Burglaries

Suspicious person

Vehicle burglary-LOCK DOORS

8 thefts

Be aware-CALL POLICE IF SUSPICIOUS

Captain Curtis Matthews spoke about speeding they will be using radar guns in different locations.

For emergency call 911

Suspicion of drugs call 504-366-3784

Candidate for school board Glenn Mayeaux spoke

38 years as a teacher and a coach-principle-adult community education

He wants a curriculum of Jefferson Parish schools in education for all children

VOTE NOVEMBER 6TH

House of Shock

Sandie the general manager spoke

It was sold 11-15-17

No more pyrotechnics show

No more volunteers

Amanda Calogero spoke about Juvenile Crime & laws

Running for office

Left the District Attorney’s office after serving 18 years

Trauma nurse-prosecutor-handled child abuse and neglect cases-difficult to rehabilitate juveniles-17 year olds arrested for a criminal offense will be considered juveniles.

Meeting adjourned

President’s Report September 2018

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Next STCA Meeting

Salute to First Responders

September 11, 2018

Golden Age Center

Jefferson Playground

4100 South Dr, Jefferson, LA 70121

The President’s Report

It has been a hotter than average summer for us all and hope you have been able to find ways to stay cool. We have all had the good fortune of a quiet hurricane season until this week and luckily dodged the bullet with Gordon. We are all sending our good thoughts and prayers to all the lives impacted by this storm. Hurricane season is now at its peak and we must all stay vigilant. It is important to have a hurricane preparedness plan with a list of important things to accomplish and a timeline to follow to make sure you can complete your list before the weather would hinder you. Remember to always check on our fragile neighbors that may need a hand in preparing for a hurricane threat. As the new waves roll off the coast of Africa into the Atlantic Ocean or the churning happens in the Caribbean Sea, let us all keep a sharp eye and hope for an uneventful end to the hurricane season. The cool days of fall can’t get here quick enough for me and will bring us a fresh breathe of crisp air.

Neighborhood News

STCA was alerted at the last general membership of a possible new Shock House in the works on Jefferson Highway. This was very concerning to us and felt our opposition of this project would continue to preserve our beautiful neighborhood. We diligently worked with neighbors to oppose this project to our parish representatives office ( Councilman Johnston) . We are very pleased to announce this project will not happen on Jefferson Highway at the site of the old Hubcap Annie property. Thanks to all of our neighbors for standing strong to oppose this and to STCA for giving us a large powerful voice. The larger our organization becomes the more weight we carry in our fight to preserve our great neighborhood. Keep up the good work.

We are focused on reducing the speeding violations on our neighborhood streets and are continuing to move forward with this campaign effort. The yard sign design is close to completion and options will be discussed at our General Membership Meeting. We are continuously brain storming new ideas at our board meeting in an effort to abolish speeding violations on our neighborhood streets. 

Crime prevention takes determination and a great sense of awareness. We have been fortunate that the crime in our neighborhood is petty in comparison to violent crime in other areas. However is any crime petty to our victims? (NO) It is never petty and we want to make sure we are addressing this problem. The more educated we become on this issue the less likely we will become victims. Keep your eyes open and be diligent in reporting any suspicious activities you witness as neighborhood safety is a priority.

July Meeting Recap

Our business expo was a great success. Bringing the businesses and neighbors together was our goal and watching the interactions at the close of the meeting was inspirational. It is important to support our neighborhood businesses in an effort for them to thrive. Thanks to all the businesses for their participation and to all the businesses joining our associations. 

Here is a list of our Member Businesses:

• ARK Veterinarian Clinic

• Baldwin – Taylor Hardware

• Elizabeth Ford Jones – Home Veterinarian Services

• Haydel’s Bakery

• Hippie Kitchen Restaurant

• Humble Hands Studio

• Jefferson Feed Pet and Garden Center

• Keith’s Auto Repair

• Kerry Allen Art

• Kim Catalano Realtor

• Landscape Images

• Lighthouse Counseling Center

• Magnolia Community Services

• Minuteman Press

• Rock N Soul Band

Our voice is growing by the the day. Thanks to your support!

 

September 2018  Meeting

The General Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Jefferson Playground, Golden Age Center (4100 South Drive). The doors will open at 6:30 pm and we will start promptly at 7:00 pm.  

We are dedicating our September meeting in honor of our 1st responders. We have booked Amanda Callagero, District Attorney’s Office Juvenile Crimes, to update information about new laws and juvenile crime in Jefferson Parish. We are very fortunate to have the support of our JPSO Officers. They will be joining us to update our crime stats in the area and to answer any questions from our neighbors.

We thank anyone in advance for donating a dessert for the community table and we will most graciously accept all.

 

Upcoming Events 

Please mark your calendars for October 16, 2018 NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME PARTY. Rock N Soul will provide the music. STCA will be providing food and drinks. Our event time is from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We hope you all can attend to take a bite out of crime. 

Our next General Membership Meeting is on November 13, 2018. This is a very important meeting that will address the Oschner Expansion which affects all of us. The November meeting will be dedicated to this topic and related issues concerning residence. We hope you will make every effort to attend. Thank you all and look forward to seeing you!

Happy Halloween!

Lisa G. Loup

President

Suburban Terrace Civic Association

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

President’s Report

The President’s Report

The heat is upon us and my best advice in dealing with the heat is to take it slow when working outdoors. Drink plenty of fluids before you venture out and take multi breaks to cool your body temperature down.  Remember if you become dizzy, nausea, lightheaded or your heart is pounding get out of the heat immediately and seek medical attention if needed. Heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and dehydration can be life threatening. Please be safe out there and if you see a neighbor in need please get involved and offer to help. We have many fragile residents in our area and helping them to bring their garbage can to the curb and back or bringing the mail and /or paper to them is a great help. Thank you all in advance for your community services it is always appreciated.

I and several of the board members attended the town hall meeting about the Oschner Expansion on June 21, 2018 at the Yenni Building. All of the improvements planned will take place between Causeway and the New Orleans city line. STCA is very disappointed and feel as though we are being left out of much needed improvements along Jefferson Highway between Causeway and Clearview. Several of us addressed the Town hall officials and expressed our concerns. It is very important for you to express your disappointment to our elected officials on a state level about the proposed improvements on Jefferson Highway and our area being excluded. We would like new usable sidewalks, and curbing along Jefferson Highway, safe crosswalks and business improvement grants too.  Oschner’s main campus is on Jefferson Highway but they also have offices in Elmwood and Clearview and we are the go between but yet our area is not slotted for any improvements. It is simply ridiculous to think that everyone going to Oschner is going to use Causeway and not Clearview or the Huey P Long Bridge and then right through our neighborhood. We will continue to speak out on your behalf and hope our voices will be heard. Please help with this effort by contacting Rep. Camron Henry at 504-838-5433. Our Civic Association is committed to improving and protecting our incredible neighborhood and your support is the only way we can do it. The bigger our voice the more effective we become. We have also reached out to Councilman Paul Johnston’s office to set up our November 13, 2018 General Membership meeting about the Oschner Expansion and Improvements.

May Meeting Recap

Our May meeting hosted several wonderful speakers. We would like to thank Rachel Skowyra our new Recycling Coordinator with Waste Connections for teaching us the proper way to recycle. If you missed her presentation I am positive you are putting the wrong items in your recycling bin (I was).  Please go to SUBURBANTERRACE.ORG and look for the link to proper recycling. Thank you Andrea Thames, with Nurse-Family Partnership Program. She presented programs that are available and sponsored by The Louisiana Department of Health.  We thank Michael Greer Volunteer Coordinator for Canon Hospice and Akula Foundation for explaining volunteer programs that are available with their foundation. We consider STCA to be very fortunate to have JPSO send us 4 officers for our meeting. They provided us with crime stas for our area, gave us information about the opioid crisis and answered our member’s questions. A tremendous Thank You to JPSO.  Thanks to all of our members in attendance, your encouragement keeps us going.

July 2018  Meeting

The general membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Jefferson Playground, Golden Age Center (4100 South Drive). The doors will open at 6:30 pm and we will start promptly at 7:00 pm.  We will be featuring our Business Expo this month. We are a community with residences and businesses side by side. STCA’s goal for 2018 was to bring its members and businesses together. The business owner or representative will be given 3 to 5 minutes to address the membership about their business and the services they provide. We will also be giving you the opportunity to mingle and ask questions. We are very excited about this event and hope you will all join us in getting to know your neighborhood businesses better. We thank anyone in advance for donating a dessert for the community table and we will most graciously accept all.

Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendars for our next general membership meeting on September 11, 2018. We are dedicating our September meeting in honor of our 1St responders. We have booked Amanda Callagero, District Attorney’s Office Juvenile Crimes, to update information about new laws and juvenile crime in Jefferson Parish. October 16, 2018 is NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME PARTY. Rock N Soul will provide the music. STCA will be providing food and drinks. We hope you all can attend. Please make every effort to attend November 13, 2018 meeting about the Oschner Expansion.

Hoping your 4th of July was a BLAST!

Here is to a LAZY LABOR DAY!

Lisa G. Loup

President

Suburban Terrace Civic Association

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

President’s Report

The President’s Report

Our chilly winter has come to an end and spring is all around us. We have had some torrential rains this spring and have all faired out pretty well with only some street flooding.  The ribbon was cut on the Clearview/Earhart detention ponds into St Peter’s Ditch with the improved pump station. The drainage improvements will directly impact our Old Jefferson area in a positive way. Thank you Jefferson Parish for continuing to improve our drainage.  Our annual Spring Fling took place on April 21, 2018 at 12 noon in the Gym.  It was my pleasure to meet so many new members at such a fun venue.  We had members dancing to the tunes played by Rock N Soul, children enjoying the games provided, and I especially enjoyed our members falling in love with the adorable adoptable puppies from “PAWS”. A huge thank you to HIPPIE KITCHEN for the delicious treats they donated to our community table. The next time you would like to dine out please consider supporting our newest business HIPPIE KITCHEN on Jefferson Highway.  We have had many requests to address the traffic speeding issues on our neighborhoods streets. We are working closely with Councilman Johnson’s office trying to come up with solutions to an ever growing problem. Our Civic Association is committed to improving and protecting our incredible neighborhood and your support is the only way we can do it. The bigger our voice the more effective we become.

March Meeting Recap

Our March General Membership meeting hosted the candidates for Sherriff of Jefferson Parish. It was our pleasure to introduce Sheriff Joseph Lopinto and John Fortunato. Each candidate had the opportunity to introduce themselves and share their experiences and hopes for the future of Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s office. Many of our members where given the opportunity to ask questions and personally interact with the candidates.  We the citizens of Jefferson Parish voted on March 24, 2018 for our new Sheriff Joseph Lopinto. One of our greatest rights to Freedom is our vote for the elected officials within our Parish. These elected men and women will lead us toward our future. We hope the opportunity we had to meet the candidates face to face gave you a better insight into knowing which candidate was the right choice for your vote. Thanks to all of our members in attendance, your support is inspiring.

May 2018 Meeting

The general membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Jefferson Playground, Golden Age Center. The doors will open at 6:30 pm and we will start promptly at 7:00 pm.  We will be featuring 4 speakers this month. Our first speaker will be with Human Services Authority and DEA.  There topic is the Opioid Crisis in Jefferson Parish. This is an alarming issue we are all faced with if not directly but indirectly. The second speaker is Rachel Skowyra our new Recycling Coordinator with Waste Connections. She believes she can help us improve recycling in our area by educating our members with the latest information available. The third speaker Andrea Thames is with Nurse-Family Partnership Program. The Louisiana Department of Health has many programs to help and Ms. Andrea has new information for us. The fourth speaker is Michael Greer Volunteer Coordinator for Canon Hospice and Akula Foundation. There are many of our neighbors whom are giving and this will be a great opportunity for our members to learn about other volunteering programs that are worthy of their loving time. We are celebrating Cinco de Mayo and will be serving Chips and Salsa. We thank anyone in advance for donating a dessert for the community table and we will most graciously accept all.

Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendars for our Business Expo on July 10, 2018. Our meeting beginnings at 7:00 p m and takes place at the Jefferson Playground Golden Age Center. We are a community built on a variety of talents and this expo will give our members the opportunity to meet our business owners and staff. We are dedicating our September 11, 2018 meeting in honor of our 1St responders. We have booked Amanda Callagero, District Attorney’s Office Juvenile Crimes, to update information about new laws and juvenile crime in Jefferson Parish.

Wishing you all a Safe Memorial Day!

Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Father’s Day!

Lisa G. Loup

President

Suburban Terrace Civic Association

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