The Slidell City Council will hold a redistricting workshop at 5:30 p.m. on November 29, 2021 at the Slidell City Council Chambers, 2045 Second Street, Suite 319, Slidell, Louisiana 70458. The purpose of the meeting is to review one or more election district plans following the 2020 census counts and discuss any further options to redistrict the boundaries to rebalance the district populations.

The meeting is open to the public and will be for informational and discussion purposes only. No votes will be taken.

Accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and non-English speaking individuals provided that three-day notice of received by the Council Administrator. The Council Office phone number is 985-646-4307.

OFFICIAL NOTICE:

Dear Fellow Council Members and Mayor Cromer:

In accordance with Section 2-09 of the Home Rule Charter, we are hereby calling a Special Meeting of the Slidell City Council for Monday, November 29, 2021, in the Council Chambers located at 2045 Second Street, Suite 319, Slidell, Louisiana, for the purpose of a discussion of the 2020 Reapportionment Plan. A public hearing and presentation of the 2020 Reapportionment Plan will be held at 5:30 p.m. A public hearing and introduction of ordinances regarding the 2020 Reapportionment Plan will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Sincerely,

Leslie Denham David Dunham

President of the Council Vice President of the Council

Councilwoman, District A Councilman, District B

Warren Crockett

Councilman, District C

The City of Slidell has issued a Boil Water Advisory for the following addresses due to low or no water pressure:
109 Taos Street
120 Taos Street
126 Taos Street
1645 Gause Blvd.
1685 Gause Blvd.
During a Boil Water Advisory, residents should boil tap water for one minute and let cool before consuming.
For more information on what to do during a Boil Water Advisory:
A repair is in progress and everyone will be notified once the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted.
The Olde Towne Slidell Community Christmas Golf Cart Parade returns on Sunday, Dec. 5 and you can be a part of the fun!
 
We are looking for decorated golf carts to be a part of the parade. There is no cost to enter the parade. See the form below for more information.
 
UPDATE: Due to public safety concerns, all terrain vehicles and side by sides will not be allowed to participate in the parade this year. We apologize for any confusion.

Since Hurricane Ida, the City of Slidell has been continuously removing debris, approximately 128,000 cubic yards, from residential neighborhoods and public rights-of-way under its debris removal program. This accounts for nearly 4.5 cubic yards collected per resident.

The City of Slidell is scheduled to begin the final debris collection pass from Hurricane Ida on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Residents must have disaster-generated debris placed on the curb by this date as contracted collection crews will conduct one final sweep of all city roads. Residents should keep debris out of the roadway and out of the line of sight for motorists. Debris should not be placed in ditches because this could lead to flooding during rain, nor should it be placed on street corners because this could cause line-of-sight issues. Only debris that is a direct result of Hurricane Ida will be removed during this pass. Please do not mix non-storm-related yard waste or bulk trash with storm debris. Mixed piles of storm debris and non-storm debris will not be removed.

To expedite the final pass, please ensure debris placed on the curb is segregated into like piles. If debris is not on the curb when collection crews pass through your area, it will not be collected under the City’s debris removal program.

Any green trees cut down after this press release (November 4, 2021) will need the required permits from the City of Slidell permits office and the removal of the debris will be the responsibility of the property owner.

Residents with debris questions can call (985) 646-4270 or email the City of Slidell at engineering@cityofslidell.org

Get ready for the biggest Halloween party in Slidell! Vince Vance and the Valiants return to Heritage Park on Saturday, October 30 for the City of Slidell’s Bayou Jam Halloween Bash from 5 to 7 p.m. Kids of all ages are encouraged to attend in their Halloween costumes. Admission is free!

“Vince Vance and the Valiants has become a Halloween tradition here in Slidell,” said Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer. “Vince has been doing this for our community since 2005 and I invite everyone to come out and have a great time in Heritage Park!”

Vince Vance and the Valiants are a country, pop, and rock ‘n’ roll group from New Orleans. This year, they are celebrating their 50th anniversary of performing. The group is known primarily for the single “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, which charted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts on six separate occasions. In 2005, Country Music Television proclaimed “All I Want for Christmas is You” the No. 6 Merriest Video of All Time.

Performances by Vince Vance and the Valiants are never short on entertainment, with costume changes, comic skits, and a vaudeville flair that make Vance’s shows unique and highly memorable. Vance is also widely recognized for his single “I am New Orleans,” a song composed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2010.

The Bayou Jam Fall Concert Series concludes on Saturday, Nov. 6 with a patriotic concert with the Northshore Community Orchestra from 4 to 6 p.m.

Concert‐goers are invited to bring their chairs, blankets, ice chests and picnic baskets to the park to enjoy the free concerts. While the event is outdoors, attendees should follow all state mandated health and safety protocols and wear a mask if they go indoors to use the restroom facilities. Please note that park regulations prohibit pets in the park as well as the use of skateboards, scooters, barbeque grills and glass items.

The Bayou Jam concert series is brought to you by the City of Slidell’s Department of Cultural & Public Affairs, its Commission on the Arts and the city’s 2021 – 2022 Cultural Season Sponsors, including Edge of the Lake Magazine; Lake 94.7; Plus Publications; The Slidell Independent; Slidell Magazine; Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner; In Memory of Ronnie Kole; Silver Slipper Casino; Councilman Bill & Laura Borchert; Home Instead; Lori’s Art Depot; Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien Insurance Agency; Purple Armadillo Again, LLC; P. David Carollo, Attorney-at-Law; Chateau Bleu; CiCi’s Pizza; Mayor Greg Cromer; State Representative Mary DuBuisson, District 90; Flatliners Entertainment; Dr. David Hildebrandt – Slidell Family Dentistry; Old School Eats Food Truck; Pizza Platoon; Roberta’s Cleaners; Slidell Historic Antique Association; and Tanya Witchen – Engel & Völkers Real Estate.

For more information about this event, please call the Department of Cultural & Public Affairs at (985) 646-4375. For the latest information about City of Slidell news and events, visit MySlidell.com or follow the “City of Slidell, Louisiana” on Facebook and Instagram.

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.

The City of Slidell has upgraded to a new and more convenient billing software allowing you to pay your water bill online, set up autopay and avoiding online convenience fees, and paying with a credit or debit card in the water department. You can still pay with a check through the mail or use the water bill drop box located at City Hall.
 
Use this link to get started: https://secure.paystar.io/pay/slidell
 
Please note that when you are asked to enter your “Customer Number” and “Account Number”, you can find both of these on the top left-hand corner of your utility bill. You can choose to create an account with an email address to access more features like reminders, autopay, view bills, and more.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Slidell Water Billing at (985) 646-4309.

Keep Slidell Beautiful and Director Trey Brownfield were both recently recognized by the State of Louisiana at the 2021 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Conference.

Keep Slidell Beautiful received the Circle of Excellence Award and Brownfield was recognized as the Outstanding Affiliate Director for 2021.

Brownfield was hired as the Director of Keep Slidell Beautiful for the City of Slidell in 2019. In that short time, he has grown the affiliation and motivated the community to get more involved in Keep Slidell Beautiful through awareness campaigns and community committees. He has raised over $200,000 through fundraisers, sponsorships, and grant funding.

Keep Slidell Beautiful picks up over 50 tons of waste each year and facilitates over 4,000 hours of community service. Since becoming Director, Brownfield not only continued the Golf Tournament, Annual Tree Giveaway and two City-wide cleanups, he also successfully added new programs such as Community Recycling Days, Earth Week Awareness Events and the popular Christmas on Front light display which replaced holiday lights and decorations that were lost in Hurricane Katrina.

Brownfield was also recently awarded the Pearl Williams Superior Leadership Award from the Slidell Republicans Women’s Club in recognition of his leadership and involvement in the community.

For more information about Keep Slidell Beautiful, please call (985) 646-9564 and follow Keep Slidell Beautiful on Facebook.

In observation of Columbus Day, city offices will be closed on Monday, October 11, 2021. Offices will reopen during regular hours on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.

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 City of Slidell, Louisiana will be receiving nearly $4.7 million from the American Rescue Plan to strengthen support for vital public services.

Several important improvements around the city will be prioritized with these funds:

  • Aeration at the Terrace Avenue Waste-Water Treatment Plant will be rehabilitated
  • New water and sewage facilities will be installed from Lindberg Drive across I-10 to the E. I-10 Service Road
  • Several pump stations around the city will be rehabilitated
  • City operating systems and software for online payments and application submissions will be upgraded
  • A kiosk will be installed outside of the city administration building to allow for contactless, after hours payments

Funding for the American Rescue plan can be used to:

  • Support urgent COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control
  • Replace lost revenue for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to strengthen support for vital public services and help retain jobs
  • Support immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses
  • Address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to the inequal impact of the pandemic

More information about the requirements of the American Rescue Plan can be found at https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/coronavirus/assistance-for-state-local-and-tribal-governments/state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-funds

If you have any comments, please send an email to comments@cityofslidell.org or attend the public forum on Monday, November 1, at 6 p.m. at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium.

Due to emergency infrastructure repairs, the intersection of Kostmayer Avenue and City Drive is currently closed. Pending any unforeseen circumstances, the intersection should reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, October 6 at 6 p.m.