Mayor's Message


First time violators will be fined up to $500 instead of the previous $175. Fines will go up to $1,000, as opposed to $500, for additional violations after Gov. John Bel Edwards signed Senate Bill 91, sponsored by Sen. Yvonne Dorsey Colomb's, D-Baton Rouge. 

First time violators under 18 could get a $250 fine, up from $100, and fines for subsequent offenses increased to $500 from $250. These offenders will also get driver's license suspensions for 60 days.

Fines for those using cell phones in school zones also increased to $500 from $175 for the first violation. The $500 fine for additional violations not only increased to $1,000, but violators will also lose their license for 60 days.

Lawmakers agreed to appropriate $25 from each of these fines for the indigent defender fund of the judicial district where the citation was issued.

Authorities have continuously fought to reduce distracted driving by cell phone use even before the AAA noted that 60 percent of car crashes involving teenagers occur while these drivers are talking on the phone, texting or are otherwise distracted.

Some states have even looked into using a 'textalyzer' device to gauge driver distraction or apps to disrupt cell phone use. A Pennsylvania judge also ruled that anyone texting a driver could share liability if the driver crashes while reading or responding to that text.

It appears that the city is experiencing an increase of alligator sightings.  The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will respond to property owners requests to trap and relocate nuisance alligators at 225-765-2811.The agency request that the property owner call.  Alligators on public property should be reported by the city.    

We have been notified by the Northshore Homebuilder's Association to be on the lookout for contractor fraud following storm events.  Click here to read their message.

The City has a new process for obtaining business licenses. Look under what's new on the front of this site to learn more.
 
Click here to review the State of the City address.

Click here for information on the Louisiana Tax Amnesty Program.

I have posted a copy of our approved 2016 Operating Fiscal Budget under What's New to the right of this page as well as our 2015 Historic Survey and Port Marigny Links.

Click here to read the City of Mandeville Flood Protection Activity Update.

Please be aware that Progressive Waste conducts debris pick up on Mondays and Thursdays, except during inclement weather.

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Mayor Don Villere




   

 

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