Finance Committee meeting agenda (12/11)

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL December 11, 2018 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE (1) Call to Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment GENERAL BUSINESS (5) Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between the Ascension Parish Assessor, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Ascension Parish Council and Ascension Parish School Board to […]

Transportation Committee to consider Road Development Districts (12/10)

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING December 10, 2018 – 6:00 PM Courthouse East, 2nd Floor, 828 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales, LA 70737 AGENDA (1) Call to Order / Roll Call of Members (2) Invocation / Pledge (3) Public Comment Period (4) Committee Chairman’s Report (5) Acceptance of minutes of November 5, 2018 meeting as written. (6) Department […]

Animal Shelter millage passes; so does Hotel Occupancy Tax in Gonzales

Parishwide Property Tax (Animal Shelter) — 1 Mill – 10 Yrs. With 16% turnout the parishwide 1-mill property tax garnered 51% of the vote (6398) compared to 49% (6045 votes) in opposition.   $1,300,000.00 in annual revenues is “reasonably expected at this time…for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2019 and ending […]

Ribbon cutting at Silver Oaks Apartments

Silver Oaks Apartments, LLC. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, November 30th to kick off their grand opening celebrations at 14496 Airline Highway, Gonzales, LA. Silver Oaks Apartments, LLC is a new luxury apartment complex nestled in the heart of Ascension Parish that is dedicated to providing excellence in service and lifestyle. Attending the Ribbon […]

Planning Commission has authority to rescind Oak Grove Townhouses approval; Does it have the will?

Ascension’s Planning Commission has the authority to rescind its March 14 preliminary plat approval of Oak Grove Townhouses.  Does it have the will to do so? The Commission’s next meeting is scheduled for December 12 when nine months will have elapsed since the development’s plat approval.  Paragraph (H) of Section 17-405 in the parish’s Unified […]

Gonzales Planning Chair/Councilman endorse Hotel Occupancy Tax

In mid-2017 Gonzales’ Planning Commission Chairman Frank Cagnolatti began researching the merits of a Hotel Occupancy Tax within the city limits.  With his friend and former commissioner Terry Richey, Cagnolatti concluded the assessment was a better option than the proposed (1/2%) general sales tax rejected by city voters in October 2017.  Richey passed away early […]

Sorrento Council considering drainage lawsuit against Ascension Parish

Citizens of Sorrento (and Gonzales for that matter) pay the same sales and property tax to East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1 as every resident of unincorporated east bank Ascension Parish.  The parish’s refusal to maintain roadside ditches and other drainage infrastructure inside Sorrento’s town limits is a longtime source of consternation for […]

BASF supports Ascension Parish’s High School Robotics Team with $6,000 donation

BASF recently presented Ascension Parish’s High School Robotics Team with a $6,000 donation. The donation will support the team as it builds and programs competition robots to participate in VEX Robotics events.  The team is comprised of students from all four high schools including Dutchtown, St. Amant, Donaldsonville and East Ascension in the Ascension Parish school system. […]

December 8 Election. What’s on your ballot?

  Early voting for the December 8 elections has concluded.  There is one statewide election (a runoff for Secretary of State) on the ballot:   One parish-wide vote to decide a 1 mill property tax dedicated to the parish’s Animal Shelter:   One runoff for School Board District 6A (located in the St. Amant/Galvez area; […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of November 21-29

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of November 21-29: November 21 arrests: Kendrick Fobb, 31, 204 Mockingbird Ln, St. Rose was charged w/ Simple Burglary, Monetary Instrument Abuse, and arrested pursuant to a fugitive warrant; Michael Scarbrough, 46, 8323 Oak St, Sorrento was charged w/ Simple Burglary, Theft of Motor Vehicle, Theft, Criminal Trespass, […]