An Entergy representative will be on hand at the April 4 St. Charles Parish Council meeting to discuss ongoing street light repairs, parish communications director Samantha de Castro said.
According to de Castro, St. Charles Parish workers assessed metal light pole damages and Entergy assessed their wooden light pole damages immediately following Hurricane Ida in August.
“St. Charles Parish has worked with a contractor to repair 700 metal poles that were damaged throughout the parish and are working to finish a remaining 110 that require underground work,” she said. “Entergy established that 3,339 of their poles were damaged after the storm … that accounts for almost half of the poles they have in St. Charles Parish. Of that, 2,043 lights were damaged. As of March 18, 2022 30% of their light repairs have been complete.”
The remaining needed Entergy repairs – on over 1,400 poles – have drawn the ire of local residents who say they are ready for their streets to be illuminated.
The 6 p.m. meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Council Chambers, located on the second floor of the St. Charles Parish Courthouse, 15045 River Road in Hahnville. The meeting can be viewed live on SCP-TV, and council meetings are also live streamed on the parish’s Facebook and YouTube accounts.