News & Highlights
Parties in the ‘Hood/ Hold the Dates
Garden District Residents:
Lots of activities are planned for this year in the Garden District. Please make plans to attend.
Up first: Jazz and Juleps, a early evening musical gathering in the gardens of Anne and Edmund Redd on Fourth Street, Sunday, April 6. Invitations to be sent to all members soon.
Annual Membership Reception and Award Presentations, Tuesday, May 27, 5:30 til 7:30 at the home of Kay and John Colbert. Open to all current GDA members.
The Fall Affair, Sunday, September 21, 6 til , Commnder’s Palace.
Halloween Under The Oaks: Trick or treat through the streets and family party in the perfectly spooky setting on Fourth and Coliseum, Halloween evening, Friday, October 31.
As the dates near, more details on each will be sent. Stay tuned!
Filming Notification: Production M (2854 St. Charles Ave, Lafayette Cemetery #1) March 8
Louisiana Avenue Drainage Project to Begin Early 2014
At the Garden District neighborhood meeting last week representatives from the Corp of Engineers were present to discuss information on the Louisiana Avenue stretch of the uptown SELA drainage project. Please visit Resources for a copy of the presentation to learn more about the project, it’s purposes, timing and and it’s impact on the neighborhood.
Additional Lights At Low Cost Available Through Entergy
In a recent newsletter, we noted the availability of low cost security lights through Entergy. Lately, many neighbors have asked for this information once again.
Several different types of lights are available to be installed at the request of the property owner. Installation is free and quick and a monthly cost is assessed to the property owner who ordered the light. Costs begin as low as $15/month. To register for this program, visit Entergy’s website http://www.entergy-louisiana.com/outdoorlighting/security_lighting.aspx
(Personal note: I have added one in front of my home and it really helps!)
The GDSD provides a monthly list of light outages to the City. While many have been repaired, still others have burned out or have broken since. Some still need extensive repairs or replacement by city contractors. We try our best to keep on top of it and encourage you to report light outages to both the 311 city repair number (simply dial 311 on your telephone) and to report them to the GDSD patrol at 899-4373.
St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line Work Continues
The St. Charles Avenue Streetcar track is currently having preventative maintenance done to ensure the continued safe operation of this historic asset. All of the crossties that support the line are being replaced. This is a project that must take place every 25 years or so in order for us to keep this system running.
The project began on the Carrollton Avenue end of the line and proceeded from there. Recently, due to some more degraded sections of track being identified on the downtown end of the track and the timeline for Super Bowl and Mardi Gras, the agency adjusted the work schedule to attempt have the area of the track between Canal St. and Louisiana Avenue completed before the big events take place in the city. Work will cease during the big events and resume upon their completion.
As always, buses will pick up where the streetcar leaves off along the line.