Get your storm deberis to the curb. The City of Slidell and Coastal Environmental Services are preparing for the FINAL PASS THROUGH for all vegetative storm debris and construction and demolition storm debris. All this debris should be placed on the curb no later than Wednesday, October 6.
 
Please remember:
• Keep your vegetative storm debris and construction and demolition storm debris separated at the curb.
• Do not bag your vegetative debris. Put all leaves, twigs and branches in a pile at the curb. CES won’t be able to pick up any piles of vegetative debris that are not on the curb.
 
CES is also picking up debris at commercial locations inside the city limits of the City of Slidell. The debris MUST be in the city right-of-way in order for it to be picked up. If you have not done so, please get all of your storm debris to the curb ASAP. FEMA will only approve ONE PASS to pick up Commercial Storm Debris.
UPDATE – October 1, 2021: The Boil Water Advisory has been lifted. State laboratories have completed sample analysis and determined that the water is safe to drink.

The City of Slidell is issuing a Boil Water Advisory for two private apartment complexes located at 1303 Town Center and 1640 Town Center.
 
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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Keep Slidell Beautiful was recently awarded a Trash Receptacle Grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful. The trash cans will be placed around Olde Towne Slidell.

The purpose of the Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) Trash Receptacle Mini-Grant Program is to encourage community action in the specific areas of litter abatement and environmental stewardship. This program has been developed to assist Keep America Beautiful affiliates in Louisiana in their efforts to provide attractive, durable and high-quality trash receptacles in public spaces by streamlining the grant application process. KLB will support programs that demonstrate a commitment to community behavioral change and environmental stewardship through strong partnerships with local municipalities and a clear plan for monitoring the program’s impact over time through the litter assessments described within this program.

“We are grateful to Keep America Beautiful and Keep Louisiana Beautiful for providing this grant opportunity and for their continued support of Keep Slidell Beautiful,” said Trey Brownfield, Director of Keep Slidell Beautiful.
Coastal Environmental Services will begin collecting debris from commercial businesses starting on Monday, Sept. 27 inside the City of Slidell limits. Businesses should start placing debris on the curb immediately if they have not already done so as FEMA has only approved one collection for commercial debris.
Vegetative debris and construction/demolition debris must be separated in different piles. The debris must be at the curb of your business inside the city right-of-way; items in a parking lot and not on the curb will not be collected.

UPDATE: The Bayou Jam Patriot Day Concert featuring the Northshore Community Orchestra that was scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 11, has been postponed until Sunday, Sept. 19. Please join us in Heritage Park on the 19th for a patriotic concert. The Slidell 9/11 Memorial Committee will hold a small ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 near the Monument Plaza in Heritage Park.

 

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, September 25, with a performance by the Box Office Giants 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 2021:
The Box Office Giants – Saturday, Sept. 25, 5 to 7 p.m.
Cuisine – Saturday, Oct. 9, 5 to 7 p.m.
• Halloween Bash with Vince Vance and the Valiants – Saturday, Oct. 30, 5 to 7 p.m.
Northshore Community Orchestra – Saturday, Nov. 6, 5 to 7 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 Bayou Jam Patriot Day Concert featuring the Northshore Community Orchestra that was scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11, has been postponed until Saturday, Nov. 6. Please join us in Heritage Park on that day for a patriotic concert.
 
The Slidell 9/11 Memorial Committee will hold a small ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 near the Monument Plaza in Heritage Park.

FEMA PODs have arrived!

The Louisiana National Guard will be distributing ice, MREs, and water today at Fritchie Park (905 W. Howze Beach Road) from 12-6.
IMPORTANT! Enter W. Howze Beach Road off of Old Spanish Trail and enter Fritchie Park. Follow the police and directionals once you enter the park. Vehicles will exit onto Spartan Drive and then to Pontchartrain Drive.
Supplies will be distributed based on the number of people in the vehicle. Each person will receive:
  • 3 waters
  • 2 MRES
  • 1 bag of ice
Please come prepared with food and drinks to wait in line. You could be waiting for awhile.