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Terrebonne Parish
12:00 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Terrebonne Voters to Decide on Water Tax

Terrebonne Parish voters probably will decide May 4 whether to approve a property tax designed to pay for water service.

The Courier reports the Parish Council voted this past week to put the 2.11-mill property tax on the ballot. The council must still ratify the measure Jan. 23 after a public hearing.

The tax is a requirement for Terrebonne to join the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District, which supplies Terrebonne with 80 percent of its drinking water.

Terrebonne Parish Schools
4:00 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

DeHart Elected President of Terrebonne School Board

Roger Dale DeHart has been elected president of the Terrebonne Parish School Board.

The Courier reports that in voting this past week, board members also selected Richard "Dicky" Jackson to serve as vice president.

DeHart served as board vice president in 2012.

Higher Education
9:00 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Construction Begins on Terrebonne College Expansion

Construction of an expansion has begun at Fletcher Technical Community College in the Terrebonne Parish community of Schriever.

The Courier reports ground was broken for the BP Integrated Production Technologies Building this past week.

The $5.2 million building, which will house training equipment and classrooms, is partly financed by a $4 million donation from oil giant BP.

Politics
6:00 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Terrebonne Council Puts Property Tax on May Ballot

Terrebonne Parish voters will decide May 4 whether to approve a property tax to pay for water service or risk higher water costs under a new contract.

The Parish Council voted unanimously Wednesday to put a 2.11-mill property tax on the ballot.

The tax is a requirement for Terrebonne to join the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District, which supplies the parish with 80 percent of its drinking water.

Politics
1:43 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Terrebonne Council Could Vote Raises to Successors

The next Terrebonne council and parish president would receive pay raises under proposals up for consideration today.

Parish President Michel Claudet tells the Houma Courier he will introduce the measures to attract quality candidates.

The raises would take begin in 2016 after the next elections.

Terrebonne Parish Council members' annual salaries would rise from $12,660 to $17,064. The council chairperson's paywould rise from $14,244 to $19,200.

It would be members' first raise since 1998.

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Latest News
12:00 pm
Sun January 6, 2013

Corps: Morganza Levee to Cost $12.9 Billion

The Army Corps of Engineers says a federal levee designed to protect Terrebonne Parish and parts of Lafourche Parish from storm flooding will cost $12.9 billion. State and local officials would have to come up with 35 percent, or up to $4.5 billion.

The plan released Friday includes 36 additional miles of levee, extending the Morganza project from U.S. 90 in Gibson to Louisiana Highway 1 in Lockport.

The corps plans a meeting about it Jan. 31 at the Houma Municipal Auditorium.

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Latest News
10:52 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Work on New Terrebonne Complex to Begin in 2013

Construction on a new complex in Gray, La. that will house assorted Terrebonne government offices is scheduled to start sometime in 2013.

The Courier reports the complex would be home to a new juvenile detention center, emergency operations center and a Public Works yard that would supplement the yard on Grand Caillou Road.

The Public Facility Campus would cost about $15 million.

Parish government has already paid $1.9 million for the 30-acre site, money that came out of the general fund.

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Hurricane Isaac
1:12 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Shelters open in Terrebonne, Lafourche parishes

With mandatory evacuations issued for areas of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes outside of hurricane protection, shelters in Raceland and Houma have opened to evacuees.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
11:30 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Sandbags available in Lafourche, Terrebonne

Terrebonne and Lafourche parish governments are making sandbags available to residents as Tropical Storm Lee approaches.

The Houma Courier reports they are available at no charge at the following locations:

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Education
12:57 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Terrebonne school board drops pay raise for superintendent

The Terrebonne Parish School Board has dropped a proposal to give Superintendent Philip Martin a pay raise.

The Courier reports Board President L.P. Bordelon said Martin asked the board to pull the motion Tuesday night.

The school board's executive committee had recommended increasing Martin's base salary from $134,500 to $155,000. No board member made a motion to adopt that recommendation, so the proposal failed without coming to a vote.

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