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

President’s Report

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.

Upcoming Events

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

President

Suburban Terrace Civic Association

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.