President’s Report

President’s Report

March 2020

THERE IS STILL TIME TO RENEW OR JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION!!!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOU ALL JOINING TO SUPPORT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

Mardi Gras has come and gone. Spring is upon us and the azaleas are in full bloom. Taking a deep breath after a rain can clear our heads. Enjoy the beauty that spring blooms give us and know the heat is fast approaching. Lent is a time for reflection about our own individual faith, but for all should be a time for kindness and understanding towards others in our community. I have found it takes for less energy to be kind and understanding than it takes to be angry and confrontational. Social media can be a great way to get the word out fast to everyone but it can also be detrimental to others voicing their opinions. Please be consider toward your neighbors and realize that silence gets more attention than the words of anger. Change begins with you. I look forward to seeing you all at the General Membership Meetings.

Neighborhood News

Our community is growing and changing daily with new businesses, renovation of residential and new construction. In some ways it is exciting and in other ways it can be scary. Change always comes at a cost and we have to decide who will pay. Our neighborhood’s tranquility thrives on the mature trees throughout our area. I have witnesses many health mature trees removed from our neighborhood in the name of progress. We as a community must realize the importance of mature trees and express our concern for their removal. We should encourage the protection of these mature trees and encourage neighbors to replant reforestation quality trees on their properties. It take 30 to 50 years for these new trees to give us back what we have removed. Please consider the negative impact you may make on our environment by removing health mature trees and consider all alternatives before removal.

We are all very concerned about Jefferson Elementary closing. We all have questions concerning our little ones and are very hopeful for their future education. We should also be concerned about another vacant building in our neighborhood. STCA will be reaching out to the school board about their plans and hope to gain information about this issue. We are hoping for the best.

Welcome our two new businesses Highway Fried Chicken and Southern Girls Cafe. Your support is always appreciated.

JPSO continues to give us encouraging news about our low crime rates in Old Jefferson. Please keep up the great work we do by reporting any suspicious activities and/or suspicious persons.

January 2020 Meeting Recap

The 2020 Census is rapidly approaching and we were fortunate to have Ms Adele London with the Federal Government as our guest speaker to answer all of our questions on January 14, 2020. The Federal census sets the stage for many funding opportunities for Louisiana and the parish in which we reside. The census takes many forms and a couple of examples are labor census and population census. Each census taken gives our elected officials the information needed to represent all of us. Thanks so much to Ms Adele London for an excellent presentation.

WE HAVE SEVERAL RESIDENT WANTING TO VOLUNTEER THERE TIME TO HELP ANY NEIGHBORS IN NEED WITH COMPLETING THE 2020 CENSUS.

Please attend our next general membership meeting March 10, 2020 and let us know if you need help.

Thanks to JPSO for being there in full force to answer all of our members questions and to report on the area crime Stats. We are Blessed to have them partner with us to keep our community safe.

Special thanks to Cristina with the Farmers Market for sharing the fruits of the market with us. We love the samples they bring. Yummy!!!!!

We had a surprise visit from Chrissy with JP Environmental Affairs. She answered questioned about recycling and projects available for us. Thanks Chrissy for the information you provided.

March 2020 Meeting

We are pleased to welcome our Councilman Elect, Deano Bonano, and our Director of Code Enforcement, Aimee Vallot, to our March 10, 2020 meeting as our guest speakers. We are all looking forward to our Parish’s future plans and Councilman Bonano holds the key to improving our area. We are still in the fight to clean up Jefferson Highway’s blighted properties and will continue to bring awareness to this problem. It is important for you all to attend to show support for our neighborhood’s fight to make our neighborhood the best it can be. If you have any issues to discuss please be prepared with the address of problem property and any photos of the problem to be discussed.

Our Farmers Market Authority, Cristina is bringing the mushroom man with samples for us to take home. I love mushrooms, Yummy.

JPSO will also be available with the crime Stats and to answer your questions.

Our March 10, 2020 meeting will take place at Jefferson Playground Golden Age Center (4100 South Drive). The doors will open at 6:30 pm and the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 pm.

We appreciate any and all desserts provided by members and thank you in advance for your contributions.

Upcoming Events

May 12, 2020 is our membership dinner with our local neighborhood restaurants. I have invited lots of public officials to join us. Keeping my fingers crossed they can work it into their calendars. Yummy, yummy! Please mark your calendars.

July 14, 2020 is the date of our following general membership meeting and we are in contact with the new administration to find out if their are any changes to hurricane preparedness we need to know about.

If you are interested in a topic please let us know because we are here to serve and it is important we get you the information you want to know.

Blessings to you in this Lenten Season, Have a Fabulous St Patrick Day and Happy Easter to All!

Lisa G Loup

President STCA

President’s Report

The President’s Report
January 2020

President’s Report 

January 2020

 

IT IS TIME TO RENEW OR JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION!!!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOU ALL JOINING TO SUPPORT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL. Weather wise it has been a quit drey start to the new year but I am anticipating sunny days ahead. Remember the trees are all dropping their leaves which collect in the street. Every time it rains the leaves go into the Parish drainage system impacting the flow of rain water off of our streets. PLEASE LETS ALL DO OUR PART IN KEEPING OUR DRAIN BASINS CLEAN AND A BIG THANK YOU TO SO MANY NEIGHBORS THAT KEEP THEIR PROPERTIES AND DRAIN BASINS CLEAN ALL YEAR. We have lots to look forward to this year starting with a newly elected parish government. Our neighborhood association is hopeful the transition will be seamless and these officials will hit the ground running to improve our quality of life in Jefferson Parish and mostly our own little gem, Old Jefferson. 

I thought for sure our beloved Saints would go to the Super Bowl this year but I am grateful for their winning season and can’t wait for the next football season to start. For all of the LSU fans Go TIGERS GO.  

Mardi Gras is right around the corner and there will be lots of parades to attend. Please keep a careful eye on the little ones as the floats pass by. 

We wish you all a Safe, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. Looking forward to seeing you all at the General Membership Meetings.  

 

Neighborhood News

 

On November 16, 2019 we elected Deano Bonano as our new District 2 Councilman for Jefferson Parish. We congratulate him and look forward to working with him to improve our quality of life in our neighborhood. JPSO continues to give us encouraging news about our low crime rates in Old Jefferson. Please keep up the great work we do by reporting any suspicious activities and/or suspicious persons.

 

Accomplishments by STCA in 2019

 

1 We initiated our campaign to fight against speeding violations on our neighborhood streets by using signage to increase awareness of the issue.

2 Hosted a successful night out against crime event.

3 Hosted a delicious membership dinner event using all local neighborhood restaurants.

4 Continue to highlight existing and new businesses in our area.

5 Identified areas of concern in our neighborhood and presented these concerns to our new Councilman, and Parish President.

6 Have assisted JPSO in reducing crime in our area by promoting awareness and encouraging residents to report any suspicious activities/persons. 

7 Hosted the largest political campaign forum in the history of STCA.

8 Worked with code enforcement to reduce business and residential violations

9 Continuing efforts to maintain zoning restrictions are ongoing

10 Have encouraged and supported Jefferson Parish for maintaining the trees on Jefferson Highway.

11 Meeting our members needs by hosting informative general membership meetings on requested topics such as public safety, community services, health and wellness, politically awareness and many other interesting topics. 

12 Continuing a strong partnership with our neighborhood farmers market.

 

November 2019 Meeting Recap 

 

We were very fortunate to have had John Done, Fire District Chief, with Jefferson Parish Fire Department speak to us. John has 31 years of service experience and he had exceptional knowledge to share with us about FIRE SAFETY. John has been a member of Suburban Terrace Civic Association since 1992. He is very familiar with our area and the age of many of our homes. He gave us important information on how to spot problems before they become a fire issue. John also brought lots of handout gifts from Jefferson Parish Fire Department. Many thanks to John Done and Jefferson Parish Fire Department.

Deano Bonano and Micheal O’Brien also joined us for their last words before the important election on November 16. This gave us the opportunity to ask questions about important issues before we made our final decision on who to vote for. 

We had a wonderful turkey raffle. A TREMENDOUS THANK YOU to Kim Catalano Realestate, for Donating 10 Turkeys for the giveaway. She brightened up your Thanksgiving and remind us all that this was the season to give from the heart.

 

January  2020 Meeting

 

The 2020 Census is rapidly approaching and our board thought it would be a good idea to have many questions about the process answered. We have Ms Adele London with the Federal Government coming to answer all of our questions on January 14, 2020. The Federal census sets the stage for many funding opportunities for Louisiana and the parish in which we reside. The census takes many forms and a couple of examples are labor census and population census. Each census taken gives our elected officials the information needed to represent all of us. There is lots of information Ms London has to share with us to make sure we are all comfortable with Census 2020. 

 

Our January 14, 2020 meeting will take place at Jefferson Playground Room 2 above the gym (4100 South Drive). The doors will open at 6:30 pm and the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 pm. We appreciate any and all desserts provided by members and thank you in advance for your contributions. 

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

We have left our March 10, 2020 meeting calendar open as of right now. We need your input for topics that are important to you. We will do everything we can to accomplish your requests for information you need and/or want. We have several ideas for guest speakers but before confirming we want to involve you. This is your association and we are here to help provide the information you would like to hear about. Please put your thinking caps on and let us know how we can be of service to you. 

May 12, 2020 is our membership dinner with our local neighborhood restaurants. Yummy, yummy! Please mark your calendars. 

 

Happy Mardi Gras and a Blessed Lenten Season! 

 

Lisa G Loup

President STCA

Suburban Terrace Civic Association

President’s Report November 2019

President’s Report

November 2019

It is my favorite time of the year. The cool fronts are pushing through every few days and there is a crispness in the air. My favorite part of the holiday season is the time we get to spend with the most important people in the world, our family and friends. It is a pleasure to live in a neighborhood that has a great turn out for Halloween. My children and grandchildren come home every year to trick or treat in the neighborhood. It is exciting every time the doorbell rings and there are so many littles one bursting in harmony. “ Trick or Treat” they shout. Thanks to all the wonderful, kind neighbors for making our Halloween so welcoming to all. Thanksgiving is only several weeks away with Christmas hot on its heels and before you know it we will be ringing in the New Year. Things will get quit hectic so please remember to take some deep breathes and slow down. If some things don’t get finished it won’t be the end of the world. Many Blessings to all of our neighbors.

Neighborhood News

On November 16, 2019 we will have more decisions to make which will affect our neighborhood and Jefferson Parish. We will elect our new Councilman for ( District 2), our Governor and other races are to be decided. Please take the time to vote.

Night Out Against Crime was a Great success. We served over 250 Hotdogs and Chile. Everyone loved the snowball cart and our band was great. We appreciated all the members of JPSO for coming out. There strong presence represents the incredible support they give to us everyday. It was great fun to have Sheriff Lopinto with us and we appreciated the time he spend visiting with our members. JPSO continues to give us encouraging news about our low crime rates in Old Jefferson. Please keep up the great work we do by reporting any suspicious activities and/or suspicious persons.

September 2019 Meeting Recap

Our guest speakers for the September 10, 2019 meeting were the Candidates for Parish President: Lee Bonnecarrere, Cynthia Lee Shang, and John Young, the candidates for Sheriff: Anthony Bloise, John Fortunato, and Sheriff Joseph Lopinto, Councilman-at-large Division B: Paul Johnston and Scott Walker, Councilman District 2: Melinda Doucet, Micheal O’Brien, and Deano Bonano, State Senator 9th District: J. Cameron Henry and Jon Frankie Hyers, State Representative 82nd District: Charles A Henry and Trey Mustian, Associate Justice Supreme Court, 1st District: Richard Ducote, Hans Liljeberg, and Scott Schlegel. Each candidate had 5 uninterrupted minutes to speak about their history, qualifications, and their platform for their candidacy. We were extremely fortunate for so many candidates to accept our invitation and attend our forum. STCA would like to thank all of the candidates for taking the time to meet with us.

November 2019 Meeting

It is time for FIRE SAFETY. We are fortunate to have John Done, Fire District Chief, with Jefferson Parish Fire Department speak to us. John has 31 years of service experience and we commend him for everyday of his service. John has been a member of Suburban Terrace Civic Association since 1992. He is very familiar with our area and the age of many of our homes. He will give us important information on how to spot problems hopefully before they become a fire issue. We have had several fires in our area over the past couple of years and we need to all be aware of potential dangers.

Deano Bonano and Micheal O’Brien will also join us for their last words before this important election on November 16. This will give you the opportunity to ask questions about important issues.

We are having a turkey raffle. In the spirit of giving, Kim Catalano Realestate, has Donated 10 Turkeys for the giveaway. She hopes this will brighten up your Thanksgiving and remind us all that this is the season to give from the heart.

Our November 12, 2019 meeting will take place at Jefferson Playground Room 2 above the gym (4100 South Drive). The doors will open at 6:30 pm and the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 pm. We appreciate any and all desserts provided by members and thank you in advance for your contributions.

Upcoming Events

January is our annual membership renewal time. If you are an existing member renewing we are honored for your continued support and ask for you to Please encourage all of your neighbors to join. If you would like to join as a new member we welcome you aboard.

The 2020 Census is rapidly approaching and Our board thought it would be a good idea to have many questions about the process answered. We have Ms Adele London with the Federal Government coming to answer all of our questions on January 14, 2020.

Wishing you all a Safe and Blessed Holiday Season!

Lisa G Loup

President STCA

President’s Report September 2019

September 2019

We are patiently waiting for a breathe of fresh cool air when the first cold front arrives bringing fall with it. Working outdoors this week in the 105 heat index weather, fall can not come soon enough; so I must admit I am losing my patiences. Our little ones are back to school and everyone is settling back into a consistent work pattern. We hope you all enjoyed many wonderful vacation days this summer. We have plenty of family fun holidays in our future starting with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and to wrap up this year with the start of the New Year. Please be mindful and always have a designated driver, maintain following the speed limit, and when we over indulge we normally make fools out of ourselves.

Neighborhood News

On October 12, 2019 we will have some decisions to make which will affect our neighborhood and Jefferson Parish for years to come. Campaign signs are popping up on our neighbor’s lawns and at businesses. We will elect our new Councilman for our area ( District 2), Councilman at Large, Parish President, House of Representative, Senate, and more. We all need to become familiar with our candidates and their perspectives for the future. JPSO has been giving us encouraging news about our low crime rate in Old Jefferson. Please keep up the great work we do by reporting any suspicious activities and/or suspicious persons. 

July 2019 Recap

Our guest speakers for the July 9, 2019 meeting were for the Councilman District Seat 2.  We would like to thank Deano Bonano, Micheal O’Brien, and Sebastian Rey. Each candidate had 10 uninterrupted minutes to speak about their history, qualifications, and their platform for their candidacy. After each candidate spoke we opened the floor for our members to ask questions. Thanks to our many members for their insightful questions. 

We thank Charles Henry for speaking about his House of Representative Seat 82 candidacy. 

We had a surprise visit from Sheriff Lopinto and we always appreciate his time speaking with our members. Thanks to our Jefferson Parish Police Officers for always speaking at our meetings to give us and explain the crime Stats for our area and answer our questions. 

The qualifying for the elections took place in August and there are other candidates that qualified at that time and we have them included for our September meeting. 

September Meeting 2019

Our guest speakers for the September 10, 2019 meeting are the Candidates for Parish President: Lee Bonnecarrere, Cynthia Lee Shang, and John Young, the candidates for Sheriff: Anthony Bloise, John Fortunato, and Sheriff Joseph Lopinto, Councilman-at-large Division B: Paul Johnston and Scott Walker, Councilman District 2: Melinda Doucet, State Senator 9th District: J. Cameron Henry and Jon Frankie Hyers, State Representative 82nd District: Charles A Henry and Trey Mustian, Associate Justice Supreme Court, 1st District: Richard Ducote, Hans Liljeberg, and Scott Schlegel. Each candidate will have 5 uninterrupted minutes to speak about their history, qualifications, and their platform for their candidacy. After all candidates have been given their time to speak we will open the floor for our members to ask questions. Please give some thoughts in advance for the questions you would like to ask our candidates. This is a very important meeting to attend because this is our last chance to meet the candidates face to face before Election Day. We have been extremely fortunate for so many candidates to accept our invitation to our forum and STCA wants to make it worth their time and effort with a huge attendance. We thank you in advance for all of your support. 

Our September 10, 2019 meeting will take place at Jefferson Playground Golden Age Center (4100 South Drive). The doors will open at 6:30 pm and the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 pm. We appreciate any and all desserts provided by members and thank you in advance for your contributions. 

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for Oct 15, 2019 NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME PARTY. We will have a band for entertainment, face painting for the kiddos, hot dogs, chile, nachos and cheese, snowball machine, popcorn machine, JPSO  and my favorite is all the neighbors gathering together to take a bite out of crime. 

For our November 12 meeting we are doing our best to secure Jefferson Parish fire department specialists to educate us on fire safety.

Looking forward to seeing you all on September 10 for our candidates forum.

Lisa G Loup

President

Suburban Terrace Civic Association

President’s Report July 2019

President’s Report

July 2019

The long hot days of summer are here and it has been relatively dry. We had an extremely wet winter and spring; now when we would welcome the cooling rains, we can’t get a drop. High pressure systems have been dominating our weather patterns lately and this fosters less rain in our area. High pressure systems are great to have in place to steer a hurricane off our track if it is headed our way. There has been a great deal of Sahara dust coming off the coast of Africa and this is keeping the Atlantic Ocean very quiet. We are in hurricane season and even though it has been quiet we need to all prepare for any events Mother Nature decides to throw our way. Each family’s hurricane list should be tailored to your specific needs but should include items on the overall list generated by our local authorities. This list would include: water, non perishable foods, flashlights, batteries, radio, first aid kits, medications, insurance papers, money (cash, credit and debit), evacuation maps, list of potential evacuation locations, fuel, basic tool kit, and sanitary items. It is important to remember our faithful, dependent pets. Be prepared to evacuate with them so they will need all the same preparation as we need. If you have a stand alone generator connected to natural gas then have it serviced and make sure you have oil and oil filters available. We all hope our preparations will not be needed this year but best to be safe than sorry.

Neighborhood News

In October 2019 we will have some decisions to make which will affect our neighborhood and Jefferson Parish. Campaign signs are popping up on our neighbor’s lawns and at businesses. We will elect our new Councilman for our area ( District 2), Councilman at Large, Parish President, House of Representative, Senate, and more. We all need to become familiar with our candidates and their perspectives for the future.

May 2019 Recap

The Spring Fling Membership Dinner was an outstanding evening. Thanks to all the wonderful restaurants we have in our area. Thanks to Blue Tomato, Hippie Kitchen, Parenton Poboys, and Haydel’s Bakery. Thank you to our advisor board members for continuing to serve our neighborhood with such big hearts and many thanks to our volunteers with their helpful smiles. A big THANKS to our loyal members for keeping us going with their support.

Thank you to our guest speakers: Milton Schleismann, New Orleans District Manager , and Rose Broggi, Agriculture Environmental Specialist, for presenting “How to Hire a Properly Licensed Landscape Horticulturalist and Arborist without being Scammed”.

A big thank you to Jefferson Parish Mosquito Control for sending such an informative speaker. I had no idea there are so many different species of mosquitos and how to know which ones causes potential danger to our health.

Thanks to our Jefferson Parish Police Officers for always speaking at our meetings to give us and explain the crime Stats for our area and answer our questions.

July Meeting 2019

STCA had planned to host this years Business Expo but due to the limited time we have to meet our candidates for the upcoming election we decided to have July and September meetings devoted to this important topic.

Our guest speakers for the July 9, 2019 meeting are for the Councilman District Seat 2. The candidates we have invited to speak are Deano Bonano, Micheal O’Brien, and Sebastian Rey. Each candidate will have 10 uninterrupted minutes to speak about their history, qualifications, and their platform for their candidacy. After each candidate has been given their time to speak we will open the floor for our members to ask questions. Please give some thoughts in advance for the questions you would like to ask our candidates.

We have also invited Charles Henry to speak about his House Seat 82 candidacy. The qualifying for the election is not until August and if there are other candidates that qualify at that time we will include them for the September meeting.

Our July 9, 2019 meeting will take place at Jefferson Playground Golden Age Center (4100 South Drive). The doors will open at 6:30 pm and the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 pm. We appreciate any and all desserts provided by members and thank you in advance for your contributions.

Upcoming Events

Our September meeting will host candidates for the Parish President’s position, Councilman At Large along with our Senate seat. We will also invite any candidates qualifying for positions that will directly impact our area. The elections will be held on October 12, 2019 and the ballots will be full of qualified candidates. We need to educate ourselves about each of our candidates to make wise choices to direct our future positively.

We have had a lot of interest in fire safety so we are working hard to have a fire safety expert for our November meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you all on July 9 for our candidates forum.

Lisa G Loup

President

Suburban Terrace Civic Association

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

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

 

 

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

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

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