The meeting was called to order by Lisa Loup the President.
The secretary Kim Catalano called role for all the officers and board members.
Lisa called for a motion to change the order of the meeting so Mitch Theriot with the Jefferson Parish Drainage Department could speak-the motion was accepted and seconded.
Speaker was Mitch Theriot with the Jefferson Parish Drainage Department & Ben Levine
Highlights from his speech
287 Employees very diverse employment
69 Pump Stations
Manned daily-after house-during rain events
Katrina hit no safe houses so evacuations were needed
Safe house in place now
Remote operations SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition)
Jeff Parish has an aging infrastructure
40 year old pump engines
Drainage pipes are corroded & deteriorated
More neighborhood pumps
Why Streets Flood?
More intense short duration rain falls
Pumping capacity 1” for the 1st hour ½” for every hour there after
Projects in our area
Harahan pump to the river
Clearview Pump Station complete 2017
Upgrades to St Petes Ditch from Bloomfield to Earhart retention ponds
Drainage Dept # 504-736-6753
It was asked by local residents to check on drains and water standing on Jefferson Park East and Jefferson Park West
There was more talk about the Magnolia subdivision with no lighting, sand in the streets, fencing around neighborhood and drainage issues with water standing in the streets after a heavy rain.
Carol & Nancy the past and present Presidents of 50 Plus Programs spoke and handed out information to invite new members to join.
Gina a resident stood up to discuss the commercial airplanes flying over our neighborhood.
She had a noise control agent come in to assess the noise levels in our area. The commercial airplanes are suppose to fly between 3000 to 5000 feet but are flying much lower in our neighborhood.
New signage discussed for the STCA and remove old signs
Playground security was discussed at Jefferson Playground cars parked and our cars late.
Also the playground at Jefferson Highway and Jefferson Park
Dog attacks was another issue discussed possible loose pit bull on Central Ave-Lisa suggested using a taser to deter the dog if you have an issue.
Meeting was adjourned approximately 8:40