President’s Report March – April 2016

Spring time has come and so has the rain. I’d like to take this opportunity to ask everyone to take the time to
clean the leaves and debris from the streets and drains on your streets. Although the Parish will come out to clean
plugged drains, catch basins and pipes, they will not clean the drain opening. That is up to the resident or business owners. So if you don’t want your property or homes to flood, please do your part and clean your drains. You will be doing yourself and your neighbors a great service. If everyone would keep their area clean we would have less incidents of flood damage and if we do it consistently, it could lead to a deduction in our flood insurance premiums.

Your flood insurance is prorated by the number of flood damage properties in your area.
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 15,2016, for 7:00 pm , in the Golden Age Center, at Jefferson Playground
(4100 South Drive). Our scheduled Speakers will be Brook Burmaster, Jefferson Parishes Director of Horticulture,
who will be speaking to us on the beautification of Jefferson Highway. We will also have the liaison to the
Jefferson parish Sheriff’s Office to speak to us on Crime in our area and crime prevention. We will also discuss
changing our schedule of social events from three events to two larger events since some of our events were poorly
attended in the past few years.

At our May 10th meeting, we have our new Parish President coming to speak with us on projects scheduled for
our area, things happening across the Parish, and what he may see for the future of our Parish. Our July 12 th.
Meeting will be our Annual Hurricane Preparedness Meeting. All of our meeting feature refreshments and a 50/50

I would also encourage everyone to check out our new web site at There are areas to report code violation, drainage problems, high grass or problems with streets, drainage, water leaks, or sewage problems. You can also read the latest newsletter, get updates, and even find membership forms to become a member of our Association. You can even pay your membership fee via Paypal. This will give you the opportunity to pay with a credit or debit card without revealing your account numbers to any of us. Check out our site and let us know what you think.

I’d like to remind everyone that we are still in our membership drive. Our Association has accomplished many
things for our area in the last few years. Among them street, drainage, and sewer improvements. We have worked
vigorously to keep businesses from encroaching , fight against over building, having our area rezoned to R-1A, Single Family Residence, and improving property values and quality of life among other things. We also so sponsor
family friendly event such as our “Annual Night Out Against Crime Party”. The membership fee is very affordable
at $10.00 per person or $20.00 per household. We do six newsletters a year plus email updates and as stated before
have a brand new website that offers quite a few advantages. I hope you consider renewing your membership or
asking your neighbors to consider joining. Invite them to our meeting and let them see for themselves what we are
about. According to Jefferson Parish, we are one of the largest and most active associations in the Parish and the
larger our membership gets gives us a very big voice in what happens in our area. Remember, the squeaky wheel
gets the grease.

With that I will again remind you of our next meeting on Tuesday, March 15th, at 7:00 pm, in the Golden Age
Center At Jefferson Playground.
Thank you,
Kennith Lassalle
President, Suburban Terrace Civic Association

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