North Regional Library Survey

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North Regional Library Survey

Take advantage of the opportunity to offer your thoughts on how our community library can be enhanced – fill out this brief survey.

The Lafayette Public Library System has started on a $4 million  expansion project to add square footage to the North Regional Library, which was opened in 2007 in Carencro. The North Regional Library was the first of the regional libraries built and it is the smallest in square footage at 12,500 sq. ft. The new West Regional Library in Scott by comparison is 17,500 sq. ft. Funds were tight when the regional branch building began, but all locations were built with the idea of expanding as needed in the future. The library system believes the North Regional needs more space.

The goal is to add 6,000 sq. ft. to the building and replace some older mechanical systems. The library system is interested in what the community thinks and has developed a quick survey to prioritize what is most important. Typically, the library system would have community meetings, but with COVID-19 restrictions, this survey will enable library patrons and the public to provide input.

Please take a moment to complete the survey by clicking this link, and send it to your friends and family or share on your social media. Thank you so much for participating!

Emergency SBA Loans

Loan Application Now Open for Louisiana Businesses
The SBA issued the official disaster declaration for Louisiana small businesses, adding a link to their website to begin receiving applications to address revenue losses related to COVID-19. Low-interest loans with long-term repayment programs are available up to $2 million. For a summary from SBA, click here. SBA staff advise the process will take approximately 30-45 days to begin receiving funds and are encouraging applications immediately. Apply here.

Small businesses are also advised to call your lenders. Your current bank may already be able to offer immediate bridge loan assistance or defer existing loan payments.

City Hall Visitor Limit (COVID-19)

Visitors in the City Hall lobby will be limited to 4 at one time until further notice. This is in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Common forms and permits are listed below. For your convenience, please download, then email the completed form to planning@carencro.org. For faster service and to avoid waiting in line please call 337-896-7971 to schedule an appointment before visiting City Hall.

Coronavirus Preparedness

UPDATE: Please click here for regular updates in our response to the coronavirus COVID-19 situation.

City officials are working closely with local, state and federal government agencies to monitor the coronavirus COVID-19 situation and will provide updates as necessary. You can learn what steps you should take by reading this Family Preparedness Guide from the Louisiana Department of Health.

Easter Family Fest

NOTICE: This event has been canceled due to social distancing directives related to COVID-19 coronavirus. 

The Carencro Cultural District is hosting Easter Family Fest, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 4. Admission is free! The Patriots Pavilion behind City Hall will be filled with fun activities for all ages to welcome the Spring season and celebrate Easter. The Easter Bunny will be there to take pictures (bring your camera!) and we’ll have a petting zoo, games & prizes, face painting, egg dying and crafts. See the event flier.

 

 Many thanks to our community sponsors for supporting this event:

  • Slemco
  • Lowe’s
  • Two by Two Creature Adventures
  • Walmart
  • Super 1 Foods
  • Home Depot
  • Melancon Funeral Home
  • Salon Rouge
  • N.E. Kind
  • Pat’s Printing of Acadiana

Mardi Gras Trash Schedule

Pelican Waste will collect trash early on Mardi Gras Day, beginning their routes at 3 a.m., Feb. 25. This will allow the collection trucks to complete their routes and be off of the streets before area Mardi Gras parades roll. If your regular trash collection pickup day is on Tuesdays, please be sure to place your trash bin at the curb before 3 a.m. on Feb. 25. This change only affects pickup on Feb. 25.

Mardi Gras Festivities

Come to Carencro to celebrate the Mardi Gras season with our family friendly parade, hosted by the Carencro Mardi Gras Association. The parade happens Feb. 15, 2020, at 11 a.m. Floats, music and fun for all! Residents, please note that barricade installation, in preparation for the parade, will begin Feb. 10.

Interested in entering a float in the parade? Get information here.

Vendors must submit this application.

Mercredi Show Spring 2020

UPDATE: March 16, 2020
All Pelican Park activities have been suspended in order to comply with social distancing directives related to COVID-19 coronavirus. Specifics may change as the situation develops. Watch our Facebook page and this website for updates. Read more here.

Another great lineup for our Mercredi Show Spring Season! Join us for this free, family friendly outdoor concert at Pelican Park.

April 1 – Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie
April 8 – Kevin Naquin & The Ossun Playboys
April 15 – Dustin Sonnier & The Wanted
April 22 – Bobby Page & Swamp Pop Express
April 29 – Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band
May 6 – Clay Cormier & The Highway Boys
May 13 – High Performance Band

Schedule subject to change due to weather. Follow the Mercredi Show Facebook page for the latest.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, but leave the ice chest home, please. Food & beverages available. Presented by Parks & Recreation Commission of Carencro.

CBA Holiday Decor Contest

The Carencro Business Association is holding its annual Holiday Décor Decorating Contest for the city of Carencro. Homes and businesses are all invited to participate. Judging will be Friday, Dec. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Text 337-280-9570 with your name and address if you want your location to be included in the judging.

Christmas Photo Spot

Looking for an Instagram-worthy location for your holiday pics? Check out this charming scene in the Patriots Pavilion, all set up for Christmas photos! Thanks to everyone who assisted the Carencro Cultural District in setting it up:

• G&S Tree Farm, Dean Hagie, for the fresh-cut tree
• Carencro High School FFA students, teacher Blair Comeaux, for construction of the super-sized gift boxes
• Haili & Dylan Schott for painting and decorating the gift boxes

Put on your best (or ugliest) Christmas sweater and smile! Tag us in your social media, #DowntownCarencro.