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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
JayCastille@LafayetteLa.gov

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

Fire Hydrants Being Drained

The city will be flushing fire hydrants beginning June 11. The hydrants are drained by sections until the entire system has been flushed; this may take several days. During this time, you may notice brown water when you initially turn on your faucets after the hydrants in your area are drained. This is only temporary and should clear if you let your water run for a few minutes.

We appreciate your understanding while we conduct this necessary maintenance.

Carencro Cultural District Spring Extravaganza

Join us in downtown Carencro, April 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., for the Carencro Cultural District’s Spring Extravaganza. This event is free and open to the public, and will feature local artists and crafters, school bands and chorus, Master Gardener educational talks, local beekeeper demonstrations and more.

Look for us in the new Patriot’s Pavilion, behind City Hall, 210 E. St. Peter Street. For more information or to get involved, contact Carolyn Ward, 337.781.6428, or Lisa Meche, 337.886.7011.

Mercredi Show 2018 Features Local Music Favorites

The popular Mercredi Show has announced its Spring 2018 performance lineup and it’s filled with area favorites. This free concert series is held at Carencro’s Pelican Park, and features a fun, family friendly atmosphere, with great music and dancing. See the schedule below.

Mercredi Show      Mercredi Show

April 4 Richard Lebouef and Two Step

April 11 Don Rich Band

April 18 Clay Cormier and the Highway Boys

April 25 Kevin Naquin and Ossun Playboys

May 2 Gregg Martinez and the Delta Kings

May 9 Ryan Foret and Foret Tradition

May 16 High Performance

Each show begins at 6 p.m. Refreshments are available; no ice chests, please. This community event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of local businesses. Download our sponsorship form to learn how you can support the Mercredi Show.

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Patriots Pavilion

A new community resource is taking shape next to Carencro City Hall. The Patriots Pavilion now under construction will provide a gathering space for various local events. The pavilion was designed by architect Lynn Guidry and the structure is funded in part through Louisiana Government Assistance Program and Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission museum grants.

      

Carencro Flag-Raising Ceremony Kicks Off Mardi Gras 2018

Carnival season opened in Carencro with the official Mardi Gras flag-raising ceremony, Jan. 6, at City Hall. Royalty from local krewes were on hand for the festivities.

Mardi Gras Krewe of Karencro and Krewe de Wide LoadPictured from left is Krewe of Karencro King Louis XXXVI, Tommy Angelle Jr., and Queen Anna XXXVI, Alison Paige Olivier; and Krewe de Wideload Queen Elizabeth IX, Sarah, standing in for Queen Elizabeth XII, Lyndsey Viviano, and King Edward XII, Kyle Derouen.

 

 

 

 

Mardi Gras Krewe of KarencroThe Carencro Mardi Gras Association parade begins at 11a.m., Saturday, February 3. Streets will be closed at 10 a.m. The parade route begins at Carencro High School, travels north on University through the city, ending at the North Regional Library. Registered parade floats may line up at the beginning of the parade route at 6 a.m.

For full event details, parade registration and other information, please visit the association’s website.