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David A. Naquin, Director Courthouse Bldg, Rm 500
500 Main Street
Franklin, LA. 70538
337-828-4100 - Ext 135

David Hanagriff, Parish President
Courthouse Bldg, Rm 500
500 Main Street
Franklin, LA. 70538
337-828-4100 - Ext 500
For Immediate Release

The Port of West St. Mary Water System has experienced problems with our water system. Mechanical failure on the well pump caused inaccurate pressure. Because of these problems, the water produced by our water supply system if of questionable microbiological quality. Therefore, as a precaution, the PORT OF WEST ST. MARY war system is issuing a BOIL ADVISORY effective immediately. This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until rescinded by the Water System.

It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following means:

Boil water for one (1) full minute in a clean container. The one minute starts after the water
has been brought to a rolling boil. (the flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a
clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to
each quart of water that is boiled).

Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.

The PORT OF WEST ST. MARY Water System will rescind this Boil Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals – Office of Public Health that additional water samples collected from our water supply system have shown our water to be safe.

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MARCH 17, 2020

St. Mary Parish President David Hanagriff announces that he and the St. Mary Parish Sheriff
and all of the Mayors of the municipalities held a meeting this morning regarding the current
COVID-19 virus situation. The purpose was to share information of the current activities
and restrictions of the citizens, businesses, and local governments of St. Mary Parish. Please
keep in mind that these protective measures set forth by the Emergency Declaration of the
Governor of the state of Louisiana. These measures may be amended as changes to the
situation dictate. President Hanagriff urges everyone to continue to follow the public health
guidance from the Office of the Governor pertaining to social distancing, washing hands
frequently, limiting social gatherings and advising people to stay home if they feel sick or
show possible symptoms of fever, cough and difficulty breathing. The Parish, Sheriff's
Office and Municipalities will continue to work together on a united front to reduce the
impact of Covid19 virus on the citizens of St Mary Parish.
Protective measures currently in place are as follows:
Parishwide Measures:
St. Mary Parish Courthouse is open for business.
District Court is closed through April 10, 2020.
All parish libraries are closed to the public; however, plans are being made for book
drop-off and pick-up. Please contact your local library for details.
All restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops shall cease any on premises consumption
of food or beverages. These establishments may continue take out, drive-thru, and
delivery services. Hotel restaurants may continue operations, but only for the service
of hotel guests via room service.
All regular curfew times for minors are still in effect.
All religious gatherings should practice social distancing. Some churches have suspended
religious services and other activities.
All bars are closed.
All visitation to the parish jail and city jails have been suspended.

City of Morgan City:
City Hall is open for business
All city events have been postponed
City court suspended; offices are still open.
Lake End Park is open.
Curfew for minors 10:00 p.m. weeknights, 12:00 a.m. weekends

City of Franklin:
City Hall is closed to the public, offices are staffed.
Utility Bill payment by drop box.
Recreation Centers are closed
Curfew for minors 10:00 p.m. weeknights, 12:00 a.m. weekends

City of Patterson:
City Hall is open for business.
Mayor's court closed for 2 months.
Curfew for minors 10:00 p.m. weeknights, 11:00 p.m. weekends

Town of Berwick:
Town Hall is open for business.
Berwick Civic Center is open.
Curfew for minors 10:00 p.m. weeknights, 12:00 a.m. weekends
Mayor's Court suspended for 2 months
Town of Baldwin:
Town Hall is open for business.
Baldwin Community Center is closed
Curfew for minors 10:00 p.m. weeknights, 12:00 a.m. weekends

Due to the potential threat of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus), the Chitimacha
Tribe of Louisiana is enforcing a curfew immediately from
10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. until further notice.

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