President’s Report

The President’s Report

May 2019

DINNER ON US MAY 14

I was hoping our Spring weather would hang around for a while but on the evening of May 2, 2019 the nasty termites were swarming around the neighborhood. This swarming activity always gives me the creeps. It is recommended to have your homes treated with termite barrier every 5-10 years. It is time to walk around your homes making sure there are no soil tracks going up the foundation or piers for the raised homes. Keep the perimeter foundation around your home clean of debris and make sure there are no leaky faucets or a water source that is close to your home. Termites need soil and water to set up their cartons in your home and prevention is the best way to keep them out.

The heat is kicking in and it is time to prepare our bodies for a long, hot summer. Make sure to have your sun hats ready with lots of sunscreen applications, drink extra fluids to prevent heat related illnesses and try not to work outdoors during the middle of the day. Please check in on our senior residents. The heat can be very hard on them doing the simplest of tasks like taking out or picking up the garbage cans. Respect and kindness for our seniors is paramount to having a great neighborhood. Thank you all for your dedication to preserving our great neighborhood.

Neighborhood News

We have continued working with Jefferson Parish on our Jefferson Highway Reforestation Tree Planting. We have lost about 85% of the first tree planting and Jefferson Parish is standing by their word to replant new trees. This morning I saw Jefferson Parish Parkway Department planting the new trees. This is very exciting for our neighborhood. Thank you Jefferson Parish.

There has been a lot of discussions recently on Nextdoor Neighbor about the increased airplane traffic concerns. We addressed this issue 2 years ago and were told there would be an impact study taking place in 2018. This issue has not improved in our area and with the new interest taking place I am reaching out to our members to ask if this still concerns you. We will discuss this topic at our next general membership meeting May 14.

March 2019 Meeting Recap

Our March meeting hosted JPSO as our first speaker. They reviewed the neighborhood crime stats from 1st and 4th district for us and answered all concerning questions from our members.

Parish President Yenni presented his State of the Parish Address. He had a visual presentation for our members and reviewed all of the projects completed and on going in our parish. We opened the floor for question and answer time. I was very proud of the intelligent, well thought out questions our members asked. We are a neighborhood involved in keeping up to date on our parish’s future and this will continue to keep our neighborhood moving in the right direction.

President Yenni’s assistant has sent a lengthy response for any unanswered questions. The response will be available at the meeting on May 14.

STCA put together our State of Old Jefferson Address with a visual presentation. We presented our concerns about the lack of improvements along Jefferson Highway, the abandon businesses, and the suspicious happenings affecting all of us. This address was meant to enlighten our parish officials about our needs as a neighborhood and our desire for them to start working toward improving these issues.

Thank you Cristina Berthelot with the Farmers Market for stopping by and bringing yummy samples for our members to take home. Please support our Neighborhood Farmers Market on Wednesday’s from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the corner of Jefferson Hwy and Maine Street.

May 2019 Meeting

The General Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Jefferson Playground Golden Age Center (4100 South Drive). The doors open at 6:30pm and we will start promptly at 7:00pm. STCA will be sponsoring our SPRING FLING MEMBERSHIP DINNER. We will have a delicious menu to include: pulled pork, green beans, salad, breads and desserts. We reached out to our neighborhood restaurants to provide our members with all their yummy foodies. This dinner will be a great way for us to thank ourselves for bonding together to make our neighborhood be the best it can. We will be serving from 7:00 – 7:30 pm and then our first guest speaker will begin.

We are pleased to host Milton Schleismann, New Orleans District Manager , and Rose Broggi, Agriculture Environmental Specialist, to present “How to Hire a Properly Licensed Landscape Horticulturalist and Arborist without being Scammed”. This could help save you time and money.

Our 2nd speaker is Steve Pavolich the Director of Jefferson Parish Mosquito Control. Mr. Pavolich will give us all the updated information regarding their program and things you can do to help prevent mosquito issues around your home. We had a very wet, warm winter and we will have a large mosquito population this year and this should give you all the info you need to combat this problem.

We will also have JPSO represented with our finest for Stats and Questions to help keep our neighborhood safe.

Upcoming Events

We are working hard to have our Business Expo in July. We had 11 neighborhood businesses represented last year and hope to have many more participate this year. September will be our candidates forum meeting. We have our parish elections coming up October 12, 2019. It is very important to meet the candidates and know the issues before voting in this election. We hope to give our members the opportunity to do both at our September General Membership Meeting. We look forward to having a wonderful dinner with our neighbor on May 14.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

Lisa G Loup

President

Suburban Terrace Civic Association

November 2018 General Membership Meeting Minutes

STCA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 11-13-2018

Meeting called to order at 7pm

Moment of silence

Role call of officers

Speaker JPSO Captain Curtis Matthews crime stats from Oct thru Nov 12, 2018

1 attempted burglary

2 thefts from vehicle

3 suspicious persons

0 robberies

0 residential burglaries

Speeding issues on Morris-Jefferson Highway-South-Riverdale-Vinet

Speaker Emily Arata about Ochsner expansion

Construction Projects 360 million

Michael R Boh center for Child Development caters to kids to assisting with learning & developmental specialist

West Tower helps with Parking

Improvements with drainage-security lighting-complete January-assists with emergency & critical care

Tom & Gayle Benson Cancer Center offers local cancer care & clinical care

Innovation Center-Deckbar & Jefferson Highway-3 story building

Doctors, nurses and pharmacists working on innovative healthcare

Design-planning & construction start next year aiming for Spring 2020

Making care more affordable and efficient

Proposed entry drive modification

Rehabilitation Hospital-Old Jeff Plaza

Rehab services for stroke-auto injury victims

West Tower Addition Completed in Aug 2018

Growing demand for Healthcare

Innovative Med Center-Smart Hospital-patients have Ipad with provider info-meds-plan for care-tests-goal to recover-schedule care-wireless devices-chronic diseases-better treatment

Community Initiatives

Shrewsbury Neighborhood-jobs

19 tuition free medical assistant Training program

Opened Chamberlain School of Nursing May 2018

Now accepting applications

Nursing shortage

Ochsner Day of Service

Hazel Hurst Community Center-Lemon Playground

Marine Baptist Community Garden

Farmers Market at Ochsner-Dec

Crescent City Farmers Market Wed 3-7pm

*STCA is hoping Ochsner will partner with us to improve our neighborhood

Planned infrastructure Improvements

Traffic

Beautification

Landscaping

Adding more lanes @ Causeway & Jeff and @ Collins & Jeff Highway

Payment in lieu of taxes-6.5 million needed to pay for improvement

Community@Ochsner.org

www.ochsner.org/neighbor

Ochsner is a nonprofit

19K employees Systemwide

10K employees live in Jefferson Parish

Ochsner working on daycare? Housing?

Light at the top of hospital-some like-some do not

Community meeting-Council Chamber-Promote Awareness-Complaints

Parking concerns in lot-validate-free-security reasons for patients & families

Express parking garage

Residents concerns over Pawn Shops & Hotels on Jeff Highway

Investments Transformational & Positive

Leasing Rite Aid?

Pilot Program for area

Housing needs-patients-students-neighbors

More local eateries

Hippie Kitchen

Turkey give away 10 Turkeys donated by Kim Catalano Keller Williams Realty gave 10 turkeys away to lucky attendees!

Meeting adjourned

Happy Thanksgiving

President’s Report January 2019

The President’s Report

January 2019

I hope your holiday season was filled with family love. Christmas to me has always been to focus on family values, and spending this time together is equally important for our younger generations to build on traditions. My family traditions began over 80 years ago when my Dad’s Sicilian family first decided to do a Christmas Day family reunion. My Sicilian Grandfather was one of 14 children and the list of my relatives goes on from there. I have never missed a Gagliano family reunion and pray this tradition continues well past my lifetime. We were fortunate to celebrate with 128 family members and many blessings were bestowed on us. We all rang in the New Year opening our doors to new possibilities for our future. This neighborhood has been blessed with wonderful, sharing neighbors and our 2019 forecast for an even stronger neighborhood is well on it’s way. STCA wishes you a Happy New Year filled with HEALTH, HAPPINESS, and LOVE.

Neighborhood News

The campaign to reduce speeding on our neighborhood streets is well underway. We have distributed about 70 signs to our members. We will have more signs available for our members to pick up on January 8 at our next General Membership meeting. The more signs visible in our neighborhood the more impact we should get. I have seen vehicles slow down when they see a sign, so please participate in this worthy venture and help put a stop to this dangerous violation affecting our quality of life.

Accomplishments by STCA in 2018

1. Continuing to increase membership for a stronger voice

2. Successful Business Expo and Business Membership Drive

3. A Continuing relationship with JPSO for neighborhood crime reduction

4. Bringing the neighborhood together to address postal concerns, with some improvements reported

5. Successfully stopping a new Shock House from opening on Jefferson Highway

6. Successfully stopping an illegal auto repair shop in a residential neighborhood

7. Successfully fighting for more funding to improve a Jefferson Highway Business grant program between Causeway and Clearview ( in the works)

8. Successfully supported two new businesses to establish themselves on Jefferson Highway

9. Helped in repairing street lights

10. Helped and supported improvements to the sewer lift station on Karen and Canton

11. Groundwork started for additional stop signs in our neighborhood

12. Successfully forming an Alliance with Ochsner to support our Jefferson Highway improvements between Causeway and Clearview

13. Supporting a new farmers market for our area residents to enjoy

14. Forming and implementing a campaign to reduce the speeding violations on residential streets

November 2018 Meeting Recap

JPSO officers were present to give the update on our neighborhood Crime Stats and offered more advise to reduce crime in our neighborhood. Our neighbors were given time to ask questions and get the answers they were looking for.

Our November meeting discussed the Ochsner Expansion. Our guest speaker was Ms. Emily Arata from Ochsner. She used visual aids to review all the upcoming improvements and how we will be affected. She discussed the Michael R Boh Center for child development, West Tower Parking, Tom & Gayle Benson Cancer Center, Innovation Center Plans (Smart Hospital), Rehabilitation Hospital, Community Initiatives, Chamberlain School of Nursing with grant opportunities, Ochsner Day of Service, and planned infrastructure improvements. Lots of information for our residence and many thanks to Ms Arata.

Kim Catalano Realtor sponsored a Turkey raffle. She gave away 10 turkeys to some very happy members. Thank you Kim!

January 2019 Meeting

The General Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Jefferson Playground, Room # 2 upstairs in the gym (4100 South Drive). The doors will open at 6:30 pm and we will start promptly at 7:00 pm.  Our first guest speaker is Ms. Emily Arata from Ochsner. She has asked to come back to introduce the opening of the neighborhood farmers market. She will have lots of helpful information for you about the market, vendors, parking, time and more. This is very exciting for us and we also thank Hippie Kitchen for reaching out to Ms Arata to get this venture going.

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.

Our very own IT specialist Sebastian Rey will be our 2nd guest speaker for the evening. He has continued to research and gather more historical information on our neighborhood. It is very exciting to know how our neighborhood was established and this helps us to look ahead.

Dr. Stacey Spies our First Vice President will take over after Sebastian with “Getting to know your Neighbor Games” that she has developed to improve community relationships. This was a big success for our members in November 2017 and we want to open our doors for better relationships in 2019.

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

 

Upcoming Events

Our annual membership drive is this month. We are asking all of our members to please continue supporting your Civic Association and to help in this effort please encourage your neighbors join too. United we are strong!

Our next General Membership Meeting is on March 12, 2019. We have invited the Jefferson Parish Planning Department Director to address our members about the River Road Condo project and are awaiting confirmation. We have also reached out to Mosquito Control to speak. We hope you will make every effort to attend. Thank you all and look forward to seeing you!

Go Saints Go!

Happy Mardi Gras and Stay Safe!

Lisa G. Loup

President

Suburban Terrace Civic Association

 

 

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