Mayor Greg Cromer and the members of the Slidell City Council would like to thank all of the veterans who have honorably served our country.

In observation of Veterans Day, city offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2022. Offices will reopen during regular hours on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022.

Essential personnel will remain on duty, should an emergency arise. If Slidell residents experience problems with their water or sewer service, they should call the City Services 24-hour emergency hotline at (985) 643-6140.

The northbound lane of Lindberg Dr. (from Taos St. to Gause Blvd.) will be closed for construction starting Wednesday, November 9. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the lane will reopen on Monday, Dec. 19.

Access to businesses will not be obstructed. A posted detour will direct northbound traffic to Gause Blvd. via Taos St. and the WI10 Service Road. Please use caution when traveling in this area and use alternate routes if possible.

In preparation for Slidell’s Bayou Christmas, a portion of Bayou Lane (from Pennsylvania Ave. to the Heritage Park Boat Launch) that runs through Heritage Park will be closed to vehicular traffic from Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, to Tuesday, January 3, 2023 for the installation of Christmas lights and for holiday events happening in Heritage Park.

Access to the Heritage Park Boat Launch will not be obstructed. The children’s playground area will also remain open, but parking immediately next to the playground will not be accessible. Guests should park in the shell parking lot on the corner of Bayou Lane and Pennsylvania Ave. or near the boat launch.

There are many great events happening in Olde Towne Slidell this weekend and several streets in Olde Towne will be closed for each event.
NO PARKING ZONES:
Due to public safety, once bollards and barricades are in place, any vehicle that is inside the No Parking Zone will not be able to leave the area until the event ends and bollards are removed. It is also possible that vehicles will be towed. “Special Event No Parking” signs are placed throughout Olde Towne to notify everyone of the closures.
Friday, October 28:
For the Zombie Crawl, sections of Cousin, First, Robert and Carey will be blocked from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. See the map for more details.

Saturday, October 29:
🕰 Slidell Antiques & Crafts Street Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
🫅 Mona Lisa and Moonpie Parade starting at 7 p.m.
For the Antique Street Fair, sections of Erlanger, First, and Second will be closed starting Saturday at 9 a.m. and reopening Sunday at 10 p.m. See the map for more details.
For the Mona Lisa and Moonpie Parade, most of Olde Towne will be closed starting Saturday at 3 p.m. and reopening Saturday starting at 10 p.m. See the map for more details.
Sunday, October 30:
🕰 Slidell Antiques & Crafts Street Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In observation of Columbus Day, city offices will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2022, and will reopen during regular hours on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022.

Essential personnel will remain on duty, should an emergency arise. If Slidell residents experience problems with their water or sewer service, they should call the City Services 24-hour emergency hotline at (985) 643-6140.

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has recognized the City of Slidell with its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

 

The award is based on a public agency’s budget containing four essential elements: a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device. In addition to a proficiency rating in all four categories, there are 14 additional criteria each public entity must meet.

 

“I’m very happy with this accomplishment, and am proud of our finance department staff,” said Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer. “We will always prioritize transparency and efficiency in everything we do at City Hall, and everything is a team effort to serve the people of our city. I’m very happy with the performance of the people’s team in Slidell.”

GFOA has more than 22,500 members, and more than 1,700 participants in its Budget Awards Program.

In preparation for Chief Fandal’s Wild Game Cook-Off on Saturday, Oct. 1, several streets in Olde Towne Slidell will start closing at 2 a.m. and start reopening at 6 p.m.

Closed streets include:

  • Carey Street from Front to Robert
  • First Street from Robert to Cousin
  • Cousin Street from Front to Second

Once bollards are in place, any vehicle that is inside the perimeter of the safety zone will not be able to exit Olde Towne until after 6 p.m., when the event ends and bollards are removed. This is for public safety and allows cooks, vendors and entertainment to start setting up safely inside the safety zone. “Special Event No Parking” signs are placed throughout Olde Towne.

Once the bollards are in place, no vehicles will be able to enter or leave the safety zone in Olde Towne, so please don’t park or leave vehicles in Olde Towne after 2 a.m.

Get ready for another exciting season of great concerts in Heritage Park when the City of Slidell’s popular Bayou Jam fall concert series returns on Saturday, October 1, with a performance by Amanda Shaw at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

“Bayou Jam concerts are a great way to celebrate as a community,” said Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer. “We invite you to come enjoy a free concert in Heritage Park with your family and friends and start your Saturday night right here in Slidell!”

The schedule for the Bayou Jam Fall Concert Series 2022:
• Amanda Shaw – Saturday, Oct. 1, 5 p.m.
• Comedy Night with Mike Strecker and Nature Boy – Saturday, Oct. 15, 5 p.m.
• Halloween Bash with Vince Vance and the Valiants – Saturday, Oct. 29, 5 p.m.

Amanda Shaw is an energetic fiddler who blazes trails with her clever songwriting and exciting performances. With over 20 years of experience, she captivates audiences of all sizes – from intimate listening rooms to national television audiences. Shaw blends authentic Cajun culture with endearing local charm, delivering shows that burst with Louisiana flavor.

Concert‐goers are invited to bring their chairs, blankets, ice chests and picnic baskets to the park to enjoy the free concerts. Concessions will not be sold this season. 

The Bayou Jam Concert Series is produced by the City of Slidell Department of Cultural & Public Affairs with the assistance the departments of Parks & Recreation and Public Operations. These Olde Towne Slidell Main Street and Louisiana Cultural District events are sponsored by the City of Slidell’s 2022/2023 Cultural Season Sponsors, including Edge of the Lake Magazine and the Lake 94.7; Plus+ Publications; The Slidell Independent; Slidell Magazine; Slidell Savings Magazine; Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner; Silver Slipper Casino; Councilman Bill and Laura Borchert; Lori’s Art Depot; Purple Armadillo Again; Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien Insurance Agency; P. David Carollo, Attorney At Law; CiCi’s Pizza; Mayor Greg Cromer; Old School Eats Food Truck; Roberta’s Cleaners; and Slidell Historical Antique Association.

For more information about this event, please call the Department of Cultural & Public Affairs at (985) 646-4375. For City of Slidell news and events, please visit MySlidell.com and sign up for our e-news updates, and follow us on the “City of Slidell” Facebook page.

In the event of inclement weather, please check the city’s website or Facebook page for the latest information. Cancellation decisions will be made by 1 p.m. on the day of the event.

UPDATE – 9/22/22, 9:00 am: The Boil Water Notice has been lifted. Public Ops will be notifying affected residents and businesses.

 

The following addresses are under a Boil Water Advisory due to loss of pressure on the water distribution system:

  • 1542-1682 Gause Blvd.
  • 280-310 Kensington Ln.
  • 100-198 Nickel Loop
  • 303-340 Brighton Ln.
  • 502-626 Bellingrath Ln.
  • 402-423 Kensington Blvd.

The addresses affected by the Boil Water Advisory were notified by the City of Slidell. The boil water advisory will be in effect until the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals analyzes all the water samples. It usually takes several days. Everyone will be notified once the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted.

For more information on what to do during a Boil Water Advisory: https://foodsafety.ces.ncsu.edu/…/CDC-What-to-Do-During…?
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