UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, tonight’s meeting has been postponed for next Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 6 pm at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium.
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The City of Slidell pursues every opportunity to mitigate properties in our community. Currently, we are preparing an application through the FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program. This is a competitive program among applicants from across the country, and therefore, funding is limited.
The City of Slidell will host a meeting to discuss this application opportunity on October 27th, 2021 at 6pm in the Slidell City Auditorium. We encourage all interested property owners within the City of Slidell to attend.
If this application is funded, we will be able to offer eligible Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) applicants as much as 100% of your eligible elevation costs. Repetitive Loss (RL) applicants are eligible for 90% of your eligible elevation costs.

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.

The City of Slidell, Louisiana is searching for a member of the community with a passion for Olde Towne Slidell to fill a vacant seat on the Olde Towne Preservation District Commission.
The ideal candidate would have knowledge in historic, cultural, educational, archaeological, architectural, artistic or preservation. Please send a letter of interest with a resume to planningdept@cityofslidell.org.
For more information about the Olde Towne Preservation District Commission please visit https://myslidell.com/planning/boards/otpdc/ or call the Slidell Planning Department at (985) 646-4320.

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.

Keep Slidell Beautiful (KSB) was recently awarded a Cleanup Supplies Grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful. The supplies – including work gloves, litter grabbers, trash bags and safety vests – will be used at the Keep Slidell Beautiful Fall City-Wide Cleanup on Saturday, November 6.
The purpose of the Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) Cleanup Supplies Grant is to build KSB’s litter supply inventory by providing the tools needed to conduct community cleanups and coordinate waste reduction events. Local cleanups of litter and debris removal from roadways and waterways is a way to bring the community together to bring awareness to the litter problem, recruit volunteers and remove a considerable amount of litter.

“We are grateful to 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. “Our volunteers will be able to use these supplies at the City-wide Cleanup to help keep our community clean.”

The City of Slidell’s Bayou Jam Fall Concert Series continues on Saturday, October 9, with a performance by Cuisine starting from 5 to 7 p.m. in Heritage Park. 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!”

No matter what your musical taste, Cuisine serves up something for everyone. Their musical recipe blends in some 70’s horn rock with some sharp 80’s sound, throws in a pinch of 50’s rock and roll and adds some 60’s horn music. Cuisine performed at dances, parties, charitable events and even some venue’s that famed recording artist Benny Grunch would say “Ain’t dere no more!” Form more information about Cuisine, please visit their website at www.cuisinetheband.com.

The Bayou Jam Fall Concert Series continues on Saturday, Oct. 30, with the Bayou Jam Halloween Bash with Vince Vance and the Valiants from 5 to 7 p.m. Kids of all ages are encouraged to attend in the Halloween costumes for the biggest Halloween concert in the region! And the concert series concludes on Saturday, Nov. 6 with a patriotic concert with the Northshore Community Orchestra from 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.