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Airway Drive road closure information

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CST

Airway Drive road closure information

http://www.brgov.com/press/Airway Drive.pdf




Stevendal Road road closure information

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CST

Stevendal Road road closure information

http://www.brgov.com/press/N Stevendale Drive.pdf




Charles R. Kelly Community Center - Baton Rouge Food Bank Fresh Produce Delivery

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CST

CHARLES R. KELLY COMMUNITY CENTER

City of Baton Rouge

Parish of East Baton Rouge

3535 Riley Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70805

225 389-5464

Keshala B. Jackson, Director

Alayna Wilson, Assistant to the Director

September 18, 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION – Contact Alayna Wilson at aewilson@brgov.com

Baton Rouge Food Bank – Fresh Produce Delivery, Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The Charles R. Kelly Community Center (CRKCC), 3535 Riley Street, will be distributing Fresh Produce delivered by the BR Food Bank.

Produce Packages will be issued out Friday, September 22nd, at 1:00 p.m. on a first come basis.

For more information, call (225) 389-5464




Senior Wellness Enrichment and Enhancement Program-Accepting New Applicants

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CST

CHARLES R. KELLY COMMUNITY CENTER

City of Baton Rouge

Parish of East Baton Rouge

3535 Riley Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70805

225 389-5464

Keshala B. Jackson, Director

Alayna Wilson, Assistant to the Director

September 8, 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION – Contact Alayna Wilson at

aewilson@brgov.com

Charles R. Kelly Community Center Senior Wellness Enrichment and Enhancement Program (S.W.E.E.P.) will begin accepting new applicants beginning September 11, 2017.

Applications will begin Monday, September 11th from 9:00AM until 4:00PM. Applications are accepted in order received, space is limited.

All applicants must submit the following to be considered for membership:

1.Completed Application

2.Letter of Clearance from Doctor

3.Signed Release Form

4.A List of ALL Medications

5.Copy of Picture I.D.

For more information, call (225) 389-5464




Harvey Relief Drive - A Community Initiative

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 CST

Councilwoman Erika L. Green and Charles R. Kelly Community Center have partnered with several community organizations to organize a Hurricane Harvey Donation Center at the Kelly Center.




AVAILABILITY OF LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE FUNDS (LIHEAP)

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 CST

The East Baton Rouge/Office of Social Services is announcing the availability of funds dedicated to assist eligible low income households with their energy payments. All applications are taken on a first come, first served basis according to the names on the waiting list. To be placed on the waiting list for assistance, please call on Friday mornings between the hours of 8:00am and 12:00pm (noon) to your local Office of Social Services location based in the community centers around the Parish. Applications are taken by appointment only.




Proposed Projects for BTR Tax Proposal

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 CST

Proposed Projects for BTR Tax Proposal

http://www.brgov.com/BTR/BTR Project List.pdf




Charles R. Kelly Community Center 2017 Food Bank is NOW accepting applications!

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 CST

CHARLES R. KELLY COMMUNITY CENTER

City of Baton Rouge

Parish of East Baton Rouge

3535 Riley Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70805

225 389-5464

Keshala B. Jackson, Director

Alayna Wilson, Assistant to the Director

July 20, 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION – Contact Alayna Wilson at aewilson@brgov.com

Charles R. Kelly Community Center 2017 Food Bank is NOW accepting applications!

The Charles R. Kelly Community Center (CRKCC), 3535 Riley Street, is accepting applications for the Baton Rouge Food bank.

Applications are accepted Monday- Friday during the business hours of 9:00AM until 4:00PM.

All applicants must be residents of the eligible areas which include: 70811, 70812, 70818, and 70739. ** Proof of residency is required when applying**

For more information, call (225) 389-5464




EBR City-Parish designates April 29 as Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 CST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 11, 2017

CONTACT:

Janene Tate, Communications Director

jtate@brgov.com

225-389-7957

EBR City-Parish designates April 29 as Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day at Memorial Stadium

East Baton Rouge Parish residents can dispose of a number of potentially dangerous items during Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Saturday, April 29. Drop off is from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Baton Rouge.

Susan Hamilton, City-Parish recycling manager, emphasized that this event is only for the collection of residential household hazardous materials, and will not accept materials generated by businesses and other commercial sources, or by people who live outside East Baton Rouge Parish.

All vehicles entering the drop off site are required to show proof of East Baton Rouge Parish residence (i.e., state issued driver’s license, passport, etc.). In addition, the items to be dropped off will be checked to ensure they are on the list of household hazardous materials that are accepted at the stadium that day.

Household hazardous materials that will be accepted include: fertilizers, pool chemicals, insecticides, pesticides, gasoline, cleaning products, oil paint and paint products, automobile tires, auto products including used oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, diesel, oil and fuel filters; cooking oil; fluorescent tubes, ballasts and compact fluorescent bulbs; lead acid, nickel-cadmium and alkaline batteries; stereos and televisions.

To be accepted, liquids should be in labeled, closed containers holding 5 gallons or less.

Items that will not be accepted include: ammunition, explosives, fireworks, non-residential waste, radioactive devices (smoke/fire detectors), large gas cylinders such as helium, acetylene or Freon, Styrofoam peanuts, school lab waste, fire extinguishers, appliances (white goods) or furniture, copiers, construction and demolition debris, building materials containing asbestos, biomedical hazardous material, computers, computer monitors, computer components, and fax machines.




Making a Positive Step (MAPS) - Work Experience Program

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 CST

EmployBR Youth and Young Adult Services in partnership with the City of Baton Rouge, Parish of East Baton Rouge and Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome’s Office is offering a wonderful opportunity to East Baton Rouge Parish out-of-school youth ages 16-24 with identified barriers to participate in a work experience program. These youth will gain on-the-job training while getting paid to work with some of our locally thriving private, non-profit and governmental agencies.

We are asking you to join us in spreading the word to these deserving youth so they can take advantage of this experience. Please see attached the flyer detailing when and where applications will be available at various venues throughout the parish next week. Should you have any questions or are interested in being a worksite please contact our office at (225) 389-8901.

Thank you for your interest in helping us help the youth of East Baton Rouge Parish!




Curbside Christmas Tree collection begins Jan. 9, drop-off sites open until Jan. 28

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 CST

Office of Mayor-President

City Of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge

SHARON WESTON BROOME

Mayor-President

Jan 9, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Susan Hamilton, Recycling Director, (225) 389- 5194

Dr. Tamiara Wade, Asst. Chief Administrative Officer: (225) 389-3100

Michelle McCalope, Communications Office: (225) 389-7957

BATON ROUGE -- The City-Parish Christmas tree recycling program will collect trees curbside for East Baton Rouge residents, except in Baker and Zachary. Several drop-off locations are available too.

Trees should be placed on the curb between Jan. 9 through Jan. 21. There will only be one pickup in each area, so leave your tree out at the curb during those two weeks.

“The trees will be collected in rear loaders or brush trucks,” said Susan Hamilton, the city’s Recycling Director. “The trees are then delivered to Natural Resources Recovery, the City-Parish woody-waste recycling contractor, where they are mulched for beneficial re-use.”

Christmas trees should be separated from other unbundled trash and woody waste. Residents should also remove tinsel, stands, lights, ornaments or plastic tree bags from the trees because those items can contaminate mulch and compost.

The following drop-off collection sites are open until Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017:

•Independence Park, parking lot off Lobdell between tennis courts and Liberty Lagoon

•Highland Road Park, 14024 Highland Road

•Memorial Stadium, grassy lot near the corner of Scenic and Foss

•Flannery Road Park, 801 S. Flannery Road

•LSU, Skip Bertman Drive in lot across from Vet School

Sponsors of the Christmas tree recycling program are the Environmental Services Division, East Baton Rouge Parish Recycling Office, Waste Connections, Republic Services, Natural Resources Recovery, BREC, and LSU.

For more information, go to www.brgov.com/recycle.

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EBR debris removal operations will end Feb. 7

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 CST

Office of Mayor-President

City Of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge

SHARON WESTON BROOME

Mayor-President

Jan. 6, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Adam Smith, Department of Environmental Services: (225) 389-4865

Dr. Tamiara Wade, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer: (225) 389-3100

Michelle McCalope, Communications Office: (225) 389-7957

City-Parish officials announced this morning that debris removal operations related to the August 2016 flooding are set to conclude Tuesday, Feb. 7 as crews work to complete their final collection pass, which began Nov. 7. This deadline corresponds to FEMA’s deadline for debris removal activities eligible for federal reimbursement, which is 180 days after the disaster event. Residents who live in the City of Baton Rouge and unincorporated areas of East Baton Rouge Parish and are still in need of flood debris removal services must move any such debris curbside by Monday, Jan. 16 for crews to collect it as debris removal teams make their final progression through these impacted areas.

Once debris is placed curbside, officials are strongly urging residents to immediately report the location of their debris by going online to http://gis.brla.gov/reportdebris or by calling the EBR debris removal hotline at 1-888-721-4372. This will help to ensure debris removal teams have a record of residents’ locations where flood debris still needs to be collected.

If debris is not placed curbside and reported to the City-Parish through the online web form or hotline number by Monday, Jan. 16, there is no guarantee it will be collected during this last phase of the EBR debris removal program.

As a reminder, construction and reconstruction waste materials are not eligible for FEMA reimbursement and thus will not be collected by City-Parish debris removal crews. The disposal of any such materials is the responsibility of the homeowner and/or contractor. Residents who are initiating new construction or reconstruction efforts should use licensed contractors to perform this work and secure in writing how the contractor plans to dispose of any construction or reconstruction materials. To locate a licensed contractor, residents can go online to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC) website, www.lslbc.louisiana.gov, and click the “Contractor Search” button.

Once debris removal operations have concluded, residents will be responsible for bringing any remaining flood-related debris to the North Landfill, located at 16001 Samuels Road, or placing smaller debris items into garbage carts for normal residential garbage collection.

Since debris removal efforts began Aug. 20, more than 1.78 million cubic yards of flood debris has been collected as part of the City-Parish’s flood recovery process, representing one of the largest flood debris removal efforts in U.S. history.

For more information on debris collected during current and previous phases, and to track the progress of the remainder of the debris removal effort, visit http://gis.brla.gov/debris.

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EBR will temporarily suspend debris removal during holidays, operations will resume Jan. 3

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 CST

Dec. 22, 2016

For release: IMMEDIATELY

For more information, contact:

Adam Smith, Department of Environmental Services: (225) 389-4865

Susan Boudreaux, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-5101

Michelle McCalope, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-7957

City-Parish officials announced this morning that debris removal operations related to the recent flooding will be temporarily suspended during the holidays, effective Dec. 23, with operations scheduled to resume Tuesday, Jan. 3. The EBR debris removal program is currently in the final phase of operations, with crews continuing final debris collection pass efforts across all flood-impacted areas of the City of Baton Rouge and unincorporated areas of East Baton Rouge Parish.

Residents in impacted areas should continue moving flood debris curbside during this timeframe in order for crews to collect it as part of their final pass once operations resume Jan. 3. Once flood debris has been placed curbside, residents should immediately report the location of this debris by going online to http://gis.brla.gov/reportdebris or by calling the EBR debris removal hotline at 1-888-721-4372.

As a reminder, construction and reconstruction waste materials are not eligible for FEMA reimbursement and thus will not be collected by City-Parish debris removal crews. The disposal of any such materials is the responsibility of the homeowner and/or contractor. Residents who are initiating new construction or reconstruction efforts should use licensed contractors to perform this work and secure in writing how the contractor plans to dispose of any construction or reconstruction materials. To locate a licensed contractor, residents can go online to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC) website, www.lslbc.louisiana.gov, and click the “Contractor Search” button.

To continue tracking the progress of this final debris collection pass, visit http://gis.brla.gov/debris. ZIP codes are considered active when the collection crew is currently picking up debris in that area, inactive if the crew has not yet reached that area, and complete once the crew has finished its final pass.

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Progress Update: EBR debris removal final collection

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 CST

Nov. 29, 2016

For release: IMMEDIATELY

For more information, contact:

Adam Smith, Department of Environmental Services: (225) 389-4865

Susan Boudreaux, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-5101

Michelle McCalope, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-7957

City-Parish officials announced today that final flood debris collection pass efforts have now moved into 70770, 70802, 70805, and 70812, with final pass efforts now completed in 70819, 70722 and 70791. Additionally, debris removal crews continue to be active in 70808, 70810 and 70820 to collect flood debris on an as-needed basis.

With this latest progression, crews are either active or have completed final flood debris collection pass efforts in all flood-impacted areas in the City of Baton Rouge and unincorporated areas of East Baton Rouge Parish. Listed below are the ZIP codes where final collection pass efforts are either in progress or completed.

•Final flood debris collection pass in progress: 70811, 70814, 70815, 70770, 70802, 70805, 70812

•Final flood debris collection pass completed: 70714, 70739, 70816, 70817, 70819, 70791, 70722

City-Parish officials are urging residents who live in active ZIP codes to move flood debris curbside as soon as possible in order for crews to collect it during their final pass along flood-impacted areas and streets. Once flood debris has been placed curbside, residents should immediately report the location of this debris by going online to http://gis.brla.gov/reportdebris or by calling the EBR debris removal hotline at 1-888-721-4372.

As a reminder, construction and reconstruction waste materials are not eligible for FEMA reimbursement and thus will not be collected by City-Parish debris removal crews. The disposal of any such materials is the responsibility of the homeowner and/or contractor. Residents who are initiating new construction or reconstruction efforts should use licensed contractors to perform this work and secure in writing how the contractor plans to dispose of any construction or reconstruction materials. To locate a licensed contractor, residents can go online to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC) website, www.lslbc.louisiana.gov, and click the “Contractor Search” button.

To track the progress of this final debris collection pass, visit http://gis.brla.gov/debris. ZIP codes are considered active when the collection crew is currently picking up debris in that area, inactive if the crew has not yet reached that area, and completed once the crew has finished its final pass.

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Holiday Garbage Collection, Recycling Schedule

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 CST

Nov. 23, 2016

For release: IMMEDIATELY

For more information contact:

Susan Boudreaux, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-5101

Michelle McCalope, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-7957

Mayor-President Melvin L. Kip Holden announced today that the landfill is closed Nov. 24 so garbage will not be collected. Garbage collection will resume on Friday, Nov. 25. The landfill will be open normal hours from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Also, recycling will not be collected on Thursday, Nov. 24. A make up day will be provided on Saturday, Nov. 26.

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EBR debris removal final collection pass progress update -70811

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 CST

For more information, contact:

Adam Smith, Department of Environmental Services: (225) 389-4865

Susan Boudreaux, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-5101

Michelle McCalope, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-7957

City-Parish officials announced this morning that final flood debris collection pass efforts have now moved into 70811. Listed below are the ZIP codes where final collection pass efforts are either in progress or complete.

•Final flood debris collection pass in progress: 70791, 70811, 70814, 70815, 70819

•Final flood debris collection pass complete: 70714, 70739, 70816, 70817

In the coming days and weeks, debris removal crews will continue to move into impacted areas as final pass efforts progress throughout East Baton Rouge Parish. The following is the order in which final pass debris removal crews are moving into additional ZIP codes: 70722, 70770, 70802, 70812, and 70805. Additionally, crews will be active in 70808, 70810, and 70820 to collect flood debris on an as-needed basis.

City-Parish officials are urging residents who live in these ZIP codes to move flood debris curbside as soon as possible in order for crews to collect it during their final pass along flood-impacted areas and streets. This schedule and progression will continue until all streets in all flood-impacted service areas have received a final debris collection pass. Once flood debris has been placed curbside, residents should immediately report the location of this debris by going online to http://gis.brla.gov/reportdebris or by calling the EBR debris removal hotline at 1-888-721-4372.

As a reminder, construction and reconstruction waste materials are not eligible for FEMA reimbursement and thus will not be collected by City-Parish debris removal crews. The disposal of any such materials is the responsibility of the homeowner and/or contractor. Residents who are initiating new construction or reconstruction efforts should use licensed contractors to perform this work and secure in writing how the contractor plans to dispose of any construction or reconstruction materials. To locate a licensed contractor, residents can go online to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC) website, www.lslbc.louisiana.gov, and click the “Contractor Search” button.

To track the progress of this final debris collection pass, visit http://gis.brla.gov/debris. ZIP codes are considered active when the collection crew is currently picking up debris in that area, inactive if the crew has not yet reached that area, and complete once the crew has finished its final pass.

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EBR debris removal final collection pass progress update and schedule overview

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 CST

Nov. 17, 2016

For release: IMMEDIATELY

For more information, contact:

Adam Smith, Department of Environmental Services: (225) 389-4865

Susan Boudreaux, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-5101

Michelle McCalope, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-7957

This morning, City-Parish officials announced that final flood debris collection pass efforts have now moved into the 70814 and 70714 areas. Additionally, officials released a full progression schedule outlining the order in which final collection passes will be initiated in remaining ZIP codes impacted by the recent flooding.

Listed below are the ZIP codes where final collection pass efforts are either in progress or complete.

•Final flood debris collection pass currently in progress: 70815, 70816, 70819, 70814, 70714

•Final flood debris collection pass complete: 70817

In the coming days and weeks, debris removal crews will continue to move into impacted areas as final pass efforts progress throughout East Baton Rouge Parish. The following is the order in which final pass debris removal crews will move into additional ZIP codes: 70739, 70722, 70791, 70770, 70802, 70811, 70812, and 70805. Additionally, crews will soon be active in 70808, 70810, and 70820 to collect flood debris on an as-needed basis.

City-Parish officials are urging residents who live in these ZIP codes to move flood debris curbside as soon as possible in order for crews to collect it during their final pass along flood-impacted areas and streets. This schedule and progression will continue until all streets in all flood-impacted service areas have received a final debris collection pass. Once flood debris has been placed curbside, residents should immediately report the location of this debris by going online to http://gis.brla.gov/reportdebris or by calling the EBR debris removal hotline at 1-888-721-4372.

As a reminder, construction and reconstruction waste materials are not eligible for FEMA reimbursement and thus will not be collected by City-Parish debris removal crews. The disposal of any such materials is the responsibility of the homeowner and/or contractor. Residents who are initiating new construction or reconstruction efforts should use licensed contractors to perform this work and secure in writing how the contractor plans to dispose of any construction or reconstruction materials. To locate a licensed contractor, residents can go online to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC) website, www.lslbc.louisiana.gov, and click the “Contractor Search” button.

To track the progress of this final debris collection pass, visit http://gis.brla.gov/debris. ZIP codes are considered active when the collection crew is currently picking up debris in that area, inactive if the crew has not yet reached that area, and complete once the crew has finished its final pass.

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Final flood debris collection pass progress update

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 CST

Nov. 14, 2016

For release: IMMEDIATELY

For more information, contact:

Adam Smith, Department of Environmental Services: (225) 389-4865

Susan Boudreaux, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-5101

Michelle McCalope, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-7957

City-Parish officials announced that final flood debris collection pass efforts have now moved into the 70819 area. Listed below are the ZIP codes where final collection pass efforts are either in progress or complete.

• Final flood debris collection pass currently in progress: 70815, 70816, 70819

• Final flood debris collection pass complete: 70817

Debris removal crews began their final pass efforts on Nov. 7, which involve the collection of all flood debris currently placed curbside across flood-affected ZIP codes in the City of Baton Rouge and unincorporated areas of East Baton Rouge Parish. Once crews conduct a final pass for flood debris collection through each street in each active ZIP code, they will not be returning. As these final pass efforts are completed within each ZIP code, additional ZIP codes will be activated for final collection passes. This progression will continue until all streets in all flood-impacted service areas have received a final debris collection pass.

As a reminder, construction and reconstruction waste materials are not eligible for FEMA reimbursement and thus will not be collected by City-Parish debris removal crews. The disposal of any such materials is the responsibility of the homeowner and/or contractor. Residents who are initiating new construction or reconstruction efforts should use licensed contractors to perform this work and secure in writing how the contractor plans to dispose of any construction or reconstruction materials. To locate a licensed contractor, residents can go online to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC) website, www.lslbc.louisiana.gov, and click the “Contractor Search” button.

To track the progress of this final debris collection pass, visit http://gis.brla.gov/debris. ZIP codes are considered active when the collection crew is currently picking up debris in that area, inactive if the crew has not yet reached that area, and complete once the crew has finished its final pass.

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Final flood debris collection pass progress update: 70817, 70815, 70816

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 CST

For more information, contact:

Adam Smith, Department of Environmental Services: (225) 389-4865

Susan Boudreaux, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-5101

Michelle McCalope, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-7957

This morning, City-Parish officials announced that final flood debris collection pass efforts are now underway in the 70815 area. Listed below are the ZIP codes where final collection pass efforts are either in progress or complete.

• Final flood debris collection pass currently in progress: 70817, 70815

• Final flood debris collection pass complete: N/A

Debris removal crews began their final pass efforts on Nov. 7, which involve the collection of all flood debris currently placed curbside across flood-affected ZIP codes in the City of Baton Rouge and unincorporated areas of East Baton Rouge Parish. Once crews conduct a final pass for flood debris collection through each street in each active ZIP code, they will not be returning. As these final pass efforts are completed within each ZIP code, additional ZIP codes will be activated for final collection passes. This progression will continue until all streets in all flood-impacted service areas have received a final debris collection pass.

As a reminder, construction and reconstruction waste materials are not eligible for FEMA reimbursement and thus will not be collected by City-Parish debris removal crews. The disposal of any such materials is the responsibility of the homeowner and/or contractor. Residents who are initiating new construction or reconstruction efforts should use licensed contractors to perform this work and secure in writing how the contractor plans to dispose of any construction or reconstruction materials. To locate a licensed contractor, residents can go online to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC) website, www.lslbc.louisiana.gov, and click the “Contractor Search” button.

To track the progress of this final debris collection pass, visit http://gis.brla.gov/debris. ZIP codes are considered active when the collection crew is currently picking up debris in that area, inactive if the crew has not yet reached that area, and complete once the crew has finished its final pass.

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Final flood debris collection pass set to begin Monday, Nov. 7

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 CST

For more information, contact:

Adam Smith, Department of Environmental Services: (225) 389-4865

Susan Boudreaux, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-5101

Michelle McCalope, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-7957

City-Parish officials announced this morning that flood debris removal efforts are moving into the final stages, with crews slated to begin their final flood debris collection pass on Monday, Nov. 7. Through these efforts, debris removal crews will make a final pass through all flood-affected ZIP codes in the City of Baton Rouge and unincorporated areas of East Baton Rouge Parish, beginning with 70817. Once crews conduct a final pass through each street in each active ZIP code, they will not be returning; therefore, residents with flood-related debris that should be collected must place it curbside no later than Sunday, Nov. 6 to guarantee collection.

As final pass efforts are completed within each ZIP code, additional ZIP codes will be activated for final collection passes. This progression will continue until all streets in all flood-impacted service areas have received a final debris collection pass.

The City-Parish recently established a web-based form for residents to use in reporting specific addresses where flood debris still needs to be collected, located at http://gis.brla.gov/reportdebris. Residents who have moved their debris curbside should report the location of their flood debris through Nov. 6 by using this form or calling 1-888-721-4372. Once a resident submits his or her address for debris collection, additional debris collection requests for the same residence do not need to be made.

As a reminder, construction and reconstruction waste materials are not eligible for FEMA reimbursement and thus will not be collected by City-Parish debris removal crews. The disposal of any such materials is the responsibility of the homeowner and/or contractor. Residents who are initiating new construction or reconstruction efforts should use licensed contractors to perform this work and secure in writing how the contractor plans to dispose of any construction or reconstruction materials. To locate a licensed contractor, residents can go online to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC) website, www.lslbc.louisiana.gov, and click the “Contractor Search” button.

To track the progress of this final debris collection pass, visit http://gis.brla.gov/debris. ZIP codes are considered active when the collection crew is currently picking up debris in that area, inactive if the crew has not yet reached that area, and complete once the crew has finished its final pass.

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