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City Officials Take Oaths of Office Jan. 3

The public is cordially invited to the swearing-in ceremony for the City of Carencro’s elected officials at the Carencro Community Center, January 3, 2019, at 6 p.m. The following officials will take their oaths of office:

Mayor Glenn L. Brasseaux
Chief of Police David Anderson
Councilmember Jordan Arceneaux
Councilmember Antoine Babineaux
Councilmember Danielle Capritto
Councilmember Kim Guidry
Councilmember Alfred Sinegal

Trash Collection Transitions to Pelican Waste & Debris

Carencro residents will see a $6.89 reduction in the trash collection bill starting December 1, 2018. The City of Carencro is preparing for a new garbage service contractor (Pelican Waste and Debris) to begin distributing new 95-gallon, dark blue trash carts with yellow lids and new 65-gallon yellow recycling carts with dark blue lids before the start of service December 3, 2018.

More details are available in this new service schedule map and this FAQ.

Transition Schedule:

  1. November 15, Pelican Waste will begin delivering trash & recycling carts.
  2. The new carts are NOT to be used with the current provider.
  3. Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Republic recycling carts will be serviced and picked up.
  4. Wednesday Nov. 28 & Thursday Nov. 29 – Republic trash carts will be serviced and picked up.
  5. Do NOT put personally owned trash carts at the road to avoid confusion.
  6. Monday Dec. 3 – Pelican begins to service trash & recycling according to service map.


“We are working very hard to get ready for the December start date,” Roddie Matherne, (Pelican Waste’s General Manager), said. “We are committed to making the transition as smooth as possible so we can begin providing the people of the City of Carencro with excellent service. We are honored that they have entrusted us with the contracts for these areas and will work tirelessly to provide excellent service.”

“As each of the new dark blue carts are delivered, we ask that you read the accompanying letter that we leave with it,” Matherne said. “It provides the information you need regarding where to place the cart on your trash collection day. Pelican’s phone number is also provided so residents can call with any questions they may have.” That number is 337-907-6686.

Matherne states that all of that information about where to place the cart, how to not overfill it, and other information will be placed inside the delivered dark blue cart. Residents can also follow the Facebook page @PelicanWaste for current updates.

“I want to assure the residents of the City of Carencro that we care about providing them with excellent service. We know they will be good partners with us to achieve this goal,” said Matherne. “We, the owners and staff, have many decades of experience in trash collection. We are local people. That means we understand that our neighbors, family, friends and business associates live and work here. We know what their needs are because it’s our personal needs too. Pelican cares.”

Questions or comments: Don Chauvin, Carencro City Manager, 337-896-8481

Celebrate Christmas in Carencro!

Enjoy the wonders of a Carencro Country Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Carencro Community Center. There will be arts & crafts, delicious food, holiday choirs and entertainment to help you welcome the season. Attendees can also win door prizes. Vendors are being accepted now and can sign up with this form.

Businesses and residents can also participate in a holiday decorating contest; contact Iva Clavelle at 337.896.6946 or 337.233.4550.

Carencro Country Christmas is sponsored by the Carencro Business Association. We hope you’ll join us and be a part of this special family holiday tradition!

Utility Payment Kiosk Coming Soon

Residents will soon have a convenient new way to pay their utility bill. A state-of-the-art utility payment kiosk is coming to City Hall! This is part of a new software system for utilities, permits and accounting, which is anticipated to go online for the new year.

Carencro Utilities Payment Kiosk

Plans are to install the wall-mounted kiosk in the front of Carencro City Hall with security cameras and lighting for a safe and secure experience. The kiosk is even capable of accepting  personal checks. In addition to the kiosk, a full suite of payment options will be available online or in person, including: pay by phone, credit card and Echeck. Text-message payment reminders will be available with a link to go straight to payments, all from your phone.

More information to come as the new system implementation nears. If you’re not receiving Carencro E-news already, you can sign up to receive periodic email updates from City Hall with important news and announcements of interest to the citizens of Carencro.

Spend Wednesday Evenings at Mercredi Show this Fall

The fall music schedule for the Mercredi Show has been announced. Plan to enjoy this family friendly outdoor concert series held at Pelican Park.

Sept. 5 – Dustin Sonnier & The Wanted
Sept. 12 – Nik-L-Beer Band
Sept. 19 – Stop the Clock
Sept. 26 – Blaine Roy & Second Wind
Oct. 3 – Damon Troy & Louisiana Beat
Oct. 10 – Warren Storm, Willie Tee & the Cypress Band
Oct. 17 – Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns

Food and beverages are available. No ice chests, please. The Mercredi Show is presented by the Parks & Recreation Commission of Carencro. Special thanks to the sponsors who help make this event possible:

Platinum Sponsor
Hair Loft Salon

Gold Sponsors
All Wood Furniture
Elaine Richard, CPA
Firehouse Subs
Guilbeau’s Pharmacy
Jay Castille Construction
Prejean Creative

Silver Sponsors
Advance 2000 Tax Service
Arsement Machine & Supply
Bruce’s Glass Service
Carencro Catholic School
Cormier’s Upholstery Shop
Creative T-Shirts
Home Bank
Lee Verret State Farm Insurance
Melancon Funeral Home
Melancon I-49 Storage Center
Nolan’s Lawnmower Sales & Service
Pizzaville USA
Proree Real Estate
Rayne State Bank
Schambo Manufacturing
Swanky’s Downtown Carencro
Therapy Center of Carencro
Total Pump & Supply

New Garbage Contract Benefits Carencro Residents

Mayor Brasseaux and the City Council proudly announce a new garbage contract effective December 1, 2018.

On April 16, 2018, Mayor Glenn Brasseaux requested the City Council form a committee to review garbage contract proposals, pending the expiration of the current contract on December 01, 2018. The proposals were evaluated by the committee and the big winners are the residents of Carencro. Pelican Waste & Debris was selected to service the garbage contract.

Here are the highlights of the contract:

·       Minimum savings – $6.89 / month

·       Current garbage rate – $26.19

·       New  garbage rate – $19.30 or less

·       Small commercial customers may now establish service directly instead of having to utilize a separate provider.

·       Recycling increased to every Wednesday to eliminate confusion on skipped weeks.

·       Hazardous Waste Recycling Day added for all residents in the fall each year.

·       Rear loading trucks with an attendant will eliminate spilled garbage which otherwise would not be picked up by driver alone.

·       New garbage and recycling containers will be issued to all customers.

Flood Zone Map Open House Scheduled

Carencro and Lafayette Consolidated Government Planning Departments will be hosting a Flood Zone Map Open House on September 19, 5:30 p.m. at the Carencro Community Center to display the preliminary flood maps that will become effective December 21, 2018. During the open house, property owners and other citizens may learn whether their flood hazards and associated risk have changed and what can be done to reduce their risk.

Citizens may view the Effective & Preliminary Flood Zone maps and search for their address to see their property under a digital map.

District 2 Council Member will hold a Town Hall Meeting on proposed Charter Amendments

Constituents of District 2:

As some of you now know, and more of you will discover, there is an ordinance being considered by the Lafayette City-Parish Council to divide its legislative functions by creating separate City and Parish Councils for the City and Parish of Lafayette, respectively. THIS IS NOT DECONSOLIDATION!

There have been many questions posed and opinions offered, all of which are good and appropriate processes of democracy. Unfortunately, however, there have also been some inaccurate, misleading and uninformed comments.

As intended all along, this issue will be explained, discussed and addressed so that all citizens will have the ability to consider what is in their best interest and cast an educated and informed vote in December, should this measure reach the ballot box. You will have a chance to view the maps and better understand the charter amendments.

I will host the Town Hall meeting at the Carencro Community Center on Thursday July 19, 2018, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The consideration for this action is of great importance and I encourage everyone to gather as much information as possible from a reliable and trusted source.

Jay Castille, Council Member
Lafayette City-Parish Council, District 2
P.O. Box 4017-C / Lafayette, LA 70502
p: (337) 291-8802 / f: (337) 291-8822

Levi Coby Performs at Patriots Pavilion

Singer/songwriter Levi Coby will perform in concert at the Patriots Pavilion, 6:30 p.m., July 28. Entrance is free for the concert and canned goods or non-perishable items will be collected.

The Patriots Pavilion is an outdoor venue behind Carencro City Hall, 210 East St. Peter Street. Bring your own lawn chairs and join us! For more information, contact Carolyn Ward, 337.781.6428, or Lisa Meche, 337.886.7011.

July 10 Public Meeting for Roundabout Project

Open House Public Meeting
State and Federal Aid Project No. H012393
LA 98: Roundabout at Mills St
Lafayette Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) is conducting an open house public meeting for the proposed LA 98 (Gloria Switch Rd) at Mills St. roundabout project. The proposed project would consist of replacing the existing four-way stop intersection with a one lane roundabout. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information about the project and to obtain input from interested parties. There will be a continuous multi-media presentation about the project. Additional project information will be available. Representatives from LADOTD will be available at the open house to answer questions and discuss issues related to the project. Verbal and written comments on the project can be submitted at the meeting. Comments can also be mailed to the LADOTD address shown below, postmarked by July 24, 2018. The public meeting has been scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Carencro Community Center, 5115 N. University Ave.
Carencro, LA 70520

Should you require special assistance, due to a disability, to participate in this public meeting, please contact LADOTD by mail at the address shown below, or by telephone at 225.242.4517, at least five working days prior to the meeting.

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Environmental Engineer Administrator, Section 28
P.O. Box 94245
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245