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
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
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
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.
Rhonda P. Collins, Public Information Office
10th Floor, Suite 1002
504-736-6410, (F) 504-736-6413
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
Target recycles glass
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
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
1221 Clearview Parkway Jefferson La 70121
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
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
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.
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
Suburban Terrace Civic Association
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
Both candidates spoke
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
Mail problem is being addressed
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
The President’s Report
“WE HAVE TREES.” The planting along Jefferson Highway between Causeway and Clearview is the first significant step that Jefferson Parish has taken to beautify our area of Jefferson Highway. We are in hopes that this will encourage new businesses to invest in our community as well as existing businesses to make improvements. The planting plans for the highway trees were provided by Jefferson Parish Parkway Department and were submitted to the State for approval and permitting. This planting has followed the strict guidelines for highway median planting improvements. The specific trees planted include Crape Myrtle, Savannah Holly, and Little Gem Magnolia. These selected trees have a moderate growth habit including heights of 20’ – 25’ and widths of 8’ – 12’ with minimally invasive root systems. A Tremendous Thank You to Councilman Johnston and staff for not only their support but for the funding to make this project happen. Our Civic Association is committed to improving and protecting our incredible neighborhood and hope you will join us for this journey.
January Meeting Recap
Our January General Membership meeting hosted the candidates for Constable of the Fifth District. It was our pleasure to introduce Constable Allen Leone, Jr and Mr. Jack Rizzuto. Each candidate had the opportunity to introduce themselves and share their experiences and hopes for the future of Jefferson Parish Constable’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 will vote on March 24, 2018 for our new Constable. 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 has given you a better insight into knowing which candidate is the right choice for your vote. Thanks to all of our members in attendance, your support is uplifting.
March 2018 Meeting
The general membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Jefferson Playground, Golden Age Center. The doors will open at 6:30 pm and we will start promptly at 7:00 pm. The election for Sheriff will be held on March 24, 2018 and we feel it is important to meet the candidates. We are very proud to present our two guest speakers, Mr. John Fortunato and Sheriff Joseph Lopinto. These men are running for Sheriff of Jefferson Parish and will be asking for your vote. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet the candidates face to face. Both candidates will be given the opportunity to introduce themselves and share their experiences, education and thoughts for the future of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff Department. Our members will have ample time to ask questions and interact with the candidates. We hope this forum will help guide your decisions on Election Day. We are very fortunate to have both of the candidates for Sheriff joining us. Please make every effort to attend this general membership meeting as this election is important for our continued safety in our parish. We thank both men in advance for joining us and wish them luck in this election.
We thank anyone in advance for donating a dessert for the community table and we will most graciously accept all.
Please mark your calendars for our Spring Fling on April 21, 2018 at 12:00 noon to 2:00pm. We will have food, music, children’s games, pet adoption, and a photo booth for your pleasure. This is a great way to spend time with neighbors, meet new neighbors and for your children to meet and play. Pease let us know if you can volunteer to help set up or clean-up for this event. . Also we would like for you to mark your calendars for our May Meeting. The date is May 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Jefferson Playground, Golden Age Center. We will be hosting the Human Services Authority and the DEA to share information about the Opioid Crisis in Jefferson Parish. This is a very sad and challenging issue for us and has devastating consequences.
We wish you all a Fun St. Patrick’s Day and a Blessed Easter!
Lisa G. Loup
Suburban Terrace Civic Association
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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?
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!
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
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.