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Richard Meek, Author at L'Observateur

LaPlace

Beautification of exits takes a major step forward

  LAPLACE — Beautification of the Highway 51 and Belle Terre Interstate exits took a major step forward when the St. John Baptist Parish Council ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

Beautification could spur growth, economic development director says

LAPLACE — Beautification of highway exits leading into St. John the Baptist Parish will hopefully serve as a catalyst to economic development along the Interstate ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Saturday, March 27, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

South Central’s permitting and inspection process explained

LAPLACE — Citing concerns regarding South Central Planning and Development Commission’s permitting and inspection process, St. John the Baptist Parish Council members asked commission certified ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

Parish Council takes next step in water system improvements

LAPLACE — This past Tuesday night, St. John Parish Council members adopted resolutions authorizing the parish to advertise for land acquisition services as well as ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Saturday, March 13, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

Parish enters contract to improve code enforcement

LAPLACE — Long-anticipated changes appear to be moving forward for resolving permitting procedures and increasing efficiency in code enforcement in St. John the Baptist Parish. ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

Council approves ordinance for street renaming

LAPLACE — An ordinance that was two months in the making was approved by the St. John the Baptist Parish Council this past Tuesday night, ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Saturday, February 13, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

Council meeting reflects on state of tourism

LAPLACE — Tourism took a hit in 2020 courtesy of the coronavirus, but the River Parishes Tourist Commission remained active, positioning itself for what will ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Saturday, January 30, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

Council talks COVID as local cases increase

LAPLACE — As COVID-19 in St. John the Baptist Parish exceeded 2,800 cases, Parish President Jaclyn Hotard said she is continuing to monitor the data ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

Community Center management sparks lengthy discussion

(Editor’s Note: This story was updated on 12/26 to correctly reflect the scope of the staff person managing the Community Center.) LAPLACE — The St. ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Saturday, December 26, 2020 12:00 am

LaPlace

Hotard outlines 2021 Parish budget

LAPLACE — Civil service employees in St. John the Baptist Parish will see a welcome increase in their paychecks beginning in January. The annual budget ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:00 am

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