President’s Report November 2021
Hoping everyone is moving toward some normalcy after Hurricane IDA. I know I’ve been working on getting repairs to my house and have been going through some challenging times. Contractor fraud is prevalent during disasters. Be leery if you are asked to pay the total cost of a repair upfront. It’s a best practice to get several quotes on a repair. Always check for licenses, insurance, and references. It’s easy to Google a contractor/repair person to get background information on their business practices. The Better Business Bureau is also a great source of information.
I’ve seen first-hand neighbors helping neighbors during this difficult time. It’s a good feeling knowing that our neighbors care about each other and are willing to help strangers. I would like to recognize Representative Cameron Henry and Representative Laurie Schlegel for their supports during Hurricane Ida. Representative Cameron Henry donated tarps and Representative Laurie Schlegel donated gas. These supplies were distributed to our neighbors in need. If a member of our association needs assistance, please leave this information at the membership registration desk.
“Bad things do happen in the world, like war, natural disasters, and disease. But out of those situations always arise stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.” Daryn Kagan
Our September meeting was cancelled due to the hurricane and we were not able to have our annual Night Out Against Crime celebration due to sustained damage at the Jefferson Playground Golden Age Center and the gym due to Hurricane Ida.
We lost a beautiful Live Oak tree next to our newly planted one from our first beautification project on Dodge Ave. due to Hurricane Ida. The neighborhood association will work with Councilman Deano Bonano and the Parkway Division to replace this tree. A “Welcome to our Neighborhood” sign is in the development phase. This project is being funded by Councilman Deano Bonano, so we want to extend our gratitude to him at upcoming meetings.
November 9, 2021 Meeting
The meeting will be held at Jefferson Playground Gym ROOM 2.
Senator Cameron Henry and Representative Laurie Schlegel will attend the November 9, 2021 meeting to discuss the recovery efforts in Jefferson Parish and our state. They will also share infrastructure projects that will improve the quality of our lives. Representatives from Big Easy Blends is seeking a zonal change and will share all their safety information so we can vote on the changes. We will also have JPSO represented to report on crime stats and to answer questions. We are very grateful to all our members for wearing masks during the meetings. We are asking members to continue to wear masks during the meeting except when eating and drinking to promote a safe environment for all members.
The following dates have been approved for our General Membership Meetings.
January 11, 2022
March 8, 2022
May 10, 2022
July 12, 2022
September 13, 2022
October-Night Out Against Crime TBD
November 15, 2022
If you have a recommendation for a topic of interest for our neighborhood meetings, please let us know because we are here to meet the needs of our association. There will be a comment box available when you walk into the meeting for suggestions and/or feedback.
THERE IS STILL TIME TO RENEW OR JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION!!! BECOME A MEMBER TODAY- A SINGLE MEMBERSHIP IS JUST $10 AND A FAMILY MEMBERSHIP IS ONLY $20. JOINING IS EASY ON OUR WEBSITE suburbanterrace.org, AT MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS, OR YOU CAN MAIL YOUR MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT TO: STCA Membership Committee, c/o 304 Central Avenue, Jefferson, LA 70121. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world. It is the only thing that ever has…”
Stacey Spies, Ph.D.
Vice President STCA