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Parish FAQ segment debuts on Channel 6

Special to the Herald-Guide -   Oct 15, 2009

By Renee Simpson
In an effort to answer your questions about parish government, Government Access Cox Cable Channel 6 is now featuring a Frequently Asked Questions segment.

The first edition features frequently asked questions about Animal Control, including rules and regulations for owning pit bulls and considerations for the parish leash and public nuisance laws. Questions are answered by Animal Control Director Angie Robert.

Future segments will deal with other government departments, including Wastewater, Public Works and Emergency Operations. All the questions and answers are also available online at http://stcharlesparish-la.gov/faq.

If you have a question about local government or its services to submit to Parish: FAQ, fill in the form located at http://stcharlesparish-la.gov/faq.

Dispose of cooking oil,grease in garbage
The St. Charles Parish Wastewater Department is urging residents to dispose of kitchen oil and grease through regular trash pickup.

The substances, when disposed of down the drain, accumulate in the sewer system and can plug up lines, according to Wastewater Project Coordinator L.J. Brady. The grease cakes onto the sides of floats that control pump operations at lift stations and can corrode the equipment, causing the lift station to malfunction.

Please keep in mind that anything that empties into a drain in your household enters the sewer system, which parish employees and equipment have to deal with eventually down the line. Non-organic substances such as food wrappers and feminine products can also clog sewer lines. These issues can cause backups for neighboring residents as well.

For more information about what can and cannot be safely flushed or sent down the drain, contact Wastewater at (985) 783-5100.

Parish president will host second Veterans Day luncheon
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre Jr. will host a second annual Veterans Day Luncheon from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Jerusalem Temple, located at 1940 Ormond Boulevard.

Adjutant General of Louisiana Major General Landreneau has been confirmed as guest speaker for the luncheon. Landreneau is responsible for the deployment and coordination of programs, policies and plans affecting the more than 11,000 members of the Louisiana Army and Air National ?Guard.

All St. Charles Parish veterans are invited to participate. Attendees must RSVP for the luncheon by calling Dwan Switzer at (985) 783-5000 or e-mailing dswitzer@stcharlesgov.net by Nov. 6.

Organizers also welcome any veterans who wish to speak about their military experience during the program.  If you wish to speak, please advise when you RSVP for the luncheon.

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