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In the Spring of 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, awarded a $1.4 million dollar contract to restore green infrastructure previously removed for the construction of SELA underground drainage improvements on South Claiborne Avenue. The project stretched from Leonidas to Pine streets. Approximately 98 trees were planted and select areas received bio retention features which incorporated a drainage soil layer, allowing storm water to permeate and be stored for uptake by trees and other vegetation.
The contractor was responsible for maintaining the trees for 1 year after planting, then the New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways assumed responsibility. In July of this year, Carrollton resident and CCA Board member and Tree Committee chair Barry Kohl inventoried the condition of the 98 trees and concluded that 44 trees were dead or under severe stress. Since that time more trees have died and Parks and Parkways has removed many of the dead ones. .
Attached is a letter and suporting documents from Dr. Kohl to Parks and Parkways requesting an explanation for the demise of the trees and plans, if any, for replacing them and future maintenance to insure their health.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church sells pumpkin every year as a fundraiser to help support their many great programs. Please come by and pick out your perfect pumpkin. You'll find every shape and size!! Have your cameras ready for the photo op at this fun patch. Pumpkin prices are based on weight. Hours are Weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Through October 30.
The Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office invites you to register for 2023 Neighborhood Summit! By popular demand, the Summit will return to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Saturday, October 21st from 9AM - 1PM.
At the Summit, attendees will be able to attend workshops ranging from Public Safety to Infrastructure to Quality of Life. Several City departments and agencies will be included in the Summit resource fair. Dozens of free prizes, giveaways, and attraction passes will also be available!
Greetings from Susan Johnson and the Town of Carrollton Watch
It started in about 2018 and continues today—with long-time homeowners selling their houses and moving away as a result. Private student housing developers buy properties near the Tulane and Loyola campuses, evict the long-term tenants, and convert the neighborhood’s historic houses into dorm-like residences with “premium services”—marketing the apartments to college students at an enormous profit. Most of these developers will camelback a house, gut the historic interior, and create as many bedrooms as possible. the rent is about $1,500-1,700/month per tenant—normally for four bedrooms, but often for five.
GET YOUR YARD SIGNS
“Stop Turning Our Homes into Dorms” yard signs are available for free.
Write to firstname.lastname@example.org to order. Pick them up in the neighborhood.
CARROLLTON GOES TO CITY HALL
Zoning appeals—landmarking for John Kennedy Toole house on Hampson—proposed
demolitions/renovations in Carrollton—re-amending the University Area Overlay
All meetings are held in Council chambers at City Hall.
CCA collects glass for recycling by Glass Half Full. The collections take place every 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, from 9-11 a.m., at Faith New Orleans, 7902 S. Claiborne Ave., (corner Fern St.)
Glass Half Full NOLA has provided us with 18 bins and picks up the glass that we collect on Saturday. They charge $145 for each pickup day. We are asking everyone who brings glass - each time - to donate $1 to help us cover this expense. From their website: "We collect and convert NOLA’s glass bottles — which have been cramming our landfills for decades — into useable products: sand and glass cullet. These precious materials are used for an array of things, from coastal restoration to flood prevention to eco-construction."
Energy Smart is offering free, Small Business Energy Assessments to all Entergy New Orleans small business customers. Through this offering, our team of Energy Smart Energy Advisors will uncover opportunities to reduce your energy use, save on your electric bill and improve your workplace comfort.
The assessment consists of a one-hour walk-through at your business to evaluate opportunities for energy-savings. After the assessment is complete, the energy advisor will install energy-efficient products such as LED light bulbs, smart thermostat, advanced power strip, faucet aerators and pipe wrap, at no-cost to you. The energy advisor will also recommend additional upgrades that can be completed by an Energy Smart trade ally, to further reduce your energy use and lower your electric bill. These recommended projects are eligible for cash incentives that can cover up to 100% of the project cost.
Request your free assessment today.
Half of Americans can’t install solar panels. Here’s how they can plug into the sun. Read the article in the Washington Post.
Expanding Solar Access: State Community Solar Landscape (2022). Read the article.
Art for All
Louisiana residents may enjoy FREE admission to some of New Orleans’ most beloved cultural institutions on select days this summer and all year long courtesy of The Helis Foundation, including Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Botanical Garden, Louisiana Children’s Museum, and Contemporary Arts Center. Read more.
New Orleans Public Library Cultural Pass Program
Check out the Culture Pass program from the New Orleans Public Library which allows for daily passes with free entry into Downtown favorites such as The National WWII Museum and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Click here for more information.
Arts Market at Marsalis Harmony Park
The Arts Market New Orleans has returned to Marsalis Harmony Park on the last Saturday of the each month. They will update the market Facebook page in the event of inclement weather. Stay updated here for the full artist roster.
Crescent City Farmers Market
CCFM now hosts weekly, modified walk up markets with safety precautions in place on Tuesdays from 8 am – noon at Uptown Square. Learn more.
Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, from 9 - 11 a.m, volunteers with Central Carrollton Association will be collecting glass for recycling and books for two nonprofit organizations, the Symphony Book Fair and Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners. The collections will take place at Faith New Orleans, 7902 S. Claiborne Ave., (corner Fern St.) Learn more.
Council Passes Legislation to Pause Short-Term Rental Expansion in Response to Fifth Circuit Ruling and authorizes CEA for BioDistrict New Orleans Development.
Read about it in the City Council Regular Meeting News Summary October 20, 2022
City Council Considers Changes to Strengthen Code Enforcement Regulations
The New Orleans City Council is considering City Code changes to strengthen and expedite tools available to Code Enforcement, with the overall goal to help stop slumlords and repeat code breakers from gaming the system . Read the announcement.
Council Votes to Establish New SWBNO Billing Guidelines
In light of the increased number of calls and complaints received by various Council offices in regard to customer bills, the Council passed Ordinance 33,832 today to provide a uniform and comprehensive set of regulations and standards for the regulation of the SWBNO. Read the announcement.
NoticeMe Land Use Notification System
Now Featuring Text Option at Councilmember Joe Giarrusso’s Request
There are two ways you can report your 311 requests. One is to Call by simply dialing 311, the other is to email your requests by going to nola311.org. Report issues to 311 for the following issues: potholes, missing bricks on sidewalks, broken sidewalks, broken grates, downed tree branches, broken/non-working street lights, nonfunctioning traffic signals, missing or damaged street signs, poorly painted crosswalks, missing utility covers, leaking water from hydrants or sewers, exposed wires, and more! Click here for more information and to get information on previously submitted requests.
CNO created Explore NOLA so that you can explore your neighborhood, or any New Orleans neighborhood, and get the scoop on what’s been happening – you can see your neighbor’s 311 complaints, permits issued on your block, or nearby police calls.
CITY OF NEW ORLEANS CELEBRATES THIRD YEAR OF SOLAR FOR ALL NOLA PROGRAM
The City of New Orleans today announced the start of Solar for All NOLA’s third year of successful clean energy initiatives available for New Orleans homeowners and small businesses through the financial and resiliency benefits of rooftop solar programs. Read the announcement. or visit WWW.SOLARFORALLNOLA.COM
Council District A Office - Joe Giarrusso, Councilmember
Historic District Landmarks Commission (Carrollton Historic District)
Carrolltonian: Carrollton Architecure on Instagram
Town of Carrollton Watch (housing development trends)
NoticeMe (email updates about zoning/land use changes)
One Stop App (view construction/renovation permits)
New Orleans Historical (stories and scholarship about New Orleans and the surrounding area)
US Environmental Protection Agency (violations)
View UCR Crime Stats, 911 Calls for Service Reports, and Citizen Satisfaction Surveys.
View reported criminal activity in Orleans Parish.
Get cash rewards of up to $2500 for anonymous tips.
Report incidents such as: Property damage, Lost property, Thefts, Auto theft
Tulane University Police Department (TUPD), 504-865-5200
Mission and members
NOPD Hot Sheet - crime/nuisance reporting (see downloads below)
2nd District Community meetings calendar: MAX ( Management Analytics for eXcellence weekly meetings); NONPAC ( New Orleans Neighborhood Police Anti-Crime Council monthly meetings)
Department of Public Works, City of New Orleans
Sewerage and Water Board
Resilience & Sustainability , City of New Orleans
Greener, healthier, more earth-friendly Carrollton.
Click here for pictures of neighborhood gardens and gardening resources.
Click here for monthly report on real estate activity in Carrollton
Click here for Maps, Schedules, Fares, Passes, Mobil Apps.
Click here for centers, resoures, more news and announcements.
Click here for a list of Carrollton area Neighborhood Associations
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