Iberia Parish Government

Iberia Parish Government Welcome to Iberia Parish Government's page. We will utilize this area to inform residents and post official updates. We hope you visit often.

Iberia Parish Government is made up of an executive and legislative branch governed by a Home Rule Charter adopted in 1984. Iberia Parish President serves as the parish's chief executive. The legislative branch includes an elected 14-member council. The parish president's office is located on the 4th floor of the Iberia Parish Courthouse. The council meets three times a month to conduct parish business, always on the first, second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

Mission: To serve the needs of the residents of Iberia Parish.

Operating as usual

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - NO Cost  COVID- 19 Testing
09/15/2020

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - NO Cost COVID- 19 Testing

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry RichardRegion 4 COVID-19 Statistics
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From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard: 4 pm update on Hurricane SallyFrom the National Weather Service:  Sally i...
09/14/2020

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard: 4 pm update on Hurricane Sally

From the National Weather Service:
Sally is a hurricane, moving erratically towards the southeast Louisiana/Mississippi/Alabama coast. It will make landfall in that region Tuesday night/early Wednesday.

Because the forecast has shifted further to the east, tropical storm warnings are dropped for Vermilion, Iberia, St. Mary, and St. Martin Parishes.

We could see some gusty winds on Tuesday, in the 30 to 40 mph range in south central Louisiana. Southeast Texas, southwest Louisiana and central Louisiana will see gusts in the 25 to 35 mph range. Isolated power outages and a few trees blown down are possible.

P.S. This is only the second time in history that we have seen 5 named systems at the same time in the Atlantic basin. The other time was in 1971.

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From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - Tropical Weather Update 10 am September 14From the National Weather Serv...
09/14/2020

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - Tropical Weather Update 10 am September 14

From the National Weather Service

Sally is a tropical storm, and is expected to become a category one hurricane before landfall in southeast Louisiana late tonight into tomorrow morning.

Parts of south central Louisiana could see wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph late tonight and Tuesday. Expect scattered power outages, toppled trees, and some roof damage in these areas.

In the hard hit areas from Laura, some trees are still leaning and are damaged. Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph could blow down some of these trees.

Rainfall projections are around one inch for south central Louisiana.

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard: Tropical Weather Update 4 pm Sunday September 13From the National Weather...
09/13/2020

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard: Tropical Weather Update 4 pm Sunday September 13

From the National Weather Service:

Sally is a tropical storm, and is expected to become a category one hurricane before landfall in southeast Louisiana late Monday or early Tuesday.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Vermilion, Iberia, St. Mary, and St. Martin Parishes. This area could see wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph late Monday and Tuesday. Expect scattered power outages, toppled trees, and some roof damage in these areas.

Rainfall projections are 1-3 inches for south central Louisiana. Minor coastal flooding is expected during high tides on Monday.

Be aware that some of the trees left standing after Hurricane Laura are quite vulnerable. Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph could blow down some of these trees and/or damage tarps on our roofs.

From Parish President M. Larry Richard: Declaration of Local EmergencyDECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY FOR IBERIA PARISH, ...
09/13/2020

From Parish President M. Larry Richard: Declaration of Local Emergency

DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY FOR IBERIA PARISH, LOUISIANA TROPICAL STORM SALLY

WHEREAS, Iberia Parish, Louisiana, is currently facing the potential threat of widespread damage, injury, and/or loss of life or property resulting from severe weather in the form of heavy winds, rains, storm surges and flooding caused by a significant weather system (Tropical Storm Sally) currently located in the Gulf of Mexico; and predicted to quickly reach hurricane status;

WHEREAS, Tropical Storm Sally continues to intensify with an anticipated landfall late Monday, September 14th or early Tuesday, September 15th;

WHEREAS, there is low confidence in predicting the anticipated location for landfall of Tropical Storm Sally;

WHEREAS, tropical storm warnings are currently in effect for several parishes in South Louisiana, including Iberia Parish;

WHEREAS, immediate emergency action is necessary in order to minimize the effects of the anticipated weather event by maximizing the use of local available resources and support in order to maintain order and protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens, property and assets of Iberia Parish; and

WHEREAS, the Parish President is authorized by Louisiana law; including, but not limited to, the Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act (LSA-R.S. 29:721, et. seq.) as well as the Iberia Parish Home Rule Charter and other applicable ordinances, resolutions or statutes to declare a local state of emergency for Iberia Parish.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that I, M. Larry Richard, Parish President of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, hereby declare that a STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY exists in Iberia Parish, Louisiana, beginning at 3:00p.m., on Sunday, September 13, 2020, and continuing until terminated; that all Emergency Operations Plans be activated and that the Iberia Parish, Louisiana, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security is hereby designated as the point of contact.

THIS LOCAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION IS ISSUED ON THIS 13th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2020, EFFECTIVE AS SET FORTH HEREINABOVE.

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From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard
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From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard: Tropical Weather Update TS SallySally is a tropical storm, and is expecte...
09/13/2020

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard: Tropical Weather Update TS Sally

Sally is a tropical storm, and is expected to become a category one hurricane before landfall in southeast Louisiana late Monday or early Tuesday.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Vermilion, Iberia, St. Mary, and St. Martin Parishes. This area could see wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph late Monday and Tuesday. Expect scattered power outages, toppled trees, and some roof damage in these areas.

Rainfall projections are 1-3 inches for south central Louisiana. Minor coastal flooding is expected during high tides on Monday.

Be aware that the trees left standing after Hurricane Laura are quite vulnerable. Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph could blow down some of these trees and/or damage tarps on our roofs.

(OHSEP note for Iberia Parish – Generator operators who haven’t refueled since Hurricane Laura should check their fuel levels)

From Parish President M. Larry Richard - 4 pm update on TS SallyFrom the National Weather Service – Sally is a tropical ...
09/12/2020

From Parish President M. Larry Richard - 4 pm update on TS Sally

From the National Weather Service –

Sally is a tropical storm, and is expected to become a hurricane before landfall in the vicinity of southeast Louisiana late Monday or Tuesday.

The track forecast has shifted west slightly. Remember that long range forecast accuracy is between 65 and 100 miles for 2-3 days before landfall.

Rainfall projections for our region are 1-3 inches through next Friday. Locally higher amounts are possible along and south of the I-10 corridor in southwest and south central Louisiana.

Be aware that the trees left standing after Hurricane Laura are quite vulnerable. Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph could blow down some of these trees and/or damage tarps on our roofs.

From Parish President M. Larry Richard: Tropical Depression 19, potential hurricaneFrom the National Weather Service:Tro...
09/12/2020

From Parish President M. Larry Richard: Tropical Depression 19, potential hurricane

From the National Weather Service:

Tropical Depression 19 is over south Florida. It will strengthen into a tropical storm today or tonight over the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

Landfall projections show Louisiana to the Florida panhandle, as a category one hurricane late Monday or Tuesday.
Rainfall projections for our region are 1-3 inches through next Friday. Locally higher amounts are possible along and south of the I-10 corridor in southwest and south central Louisiana.
Be aware that some trees in the hard hit areas of Laura will be more vulnerable to falling in wind gusts of just 30 to 40 mph.

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard: Update on Tropical Depression 19 From the National Weather Service: Tropi...
09/11/2020

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard: Update on Tropical Depression 19

From the National Weather Service:
Tropical Depression 19 has formed in the Bahamas. It is forecast to move over south Florida tonight, and move into the eastern Gulf of Mexico this weekend. It is forecast to strengthen into a tropical storm.

Because it is early, and no distinct center has formed, we have low confidence on the forecast track and intensity.

We are expecting one to five inches of rain from this system, mainly in the Tuesday through Thursday time frame next week. If this system moves further to the west, our rain forecast will need to be adjusted higher.
Areas from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle are at risk from this system and need to follow forecasts through the weekend. Landfall should occur next week in the Tuesday or Wednesday time frame.

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard: Tropical Weather UpdateFrom the National Weather Service:  The National H...
09/11/2020

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard: Tropical Weather Update
From the National Weather Service:

The National Hurricane Center is expecting a tropical depression to form either tonight south of Florida or tomorrow in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. This system will be a threat to Louisiana to Alabama by early next week. If this system doesn't make landfall, it could move further west towards our region by the middle of next week.

There is a low chance for tropical development on another system that is currently in the north central Gulf. It is forecast to move southwest towards Mexico and not be a threat to our region.

A tropical wave moving west across the Atlantic has a high chance for development. It could be in the Caribbean by the end of next week. We will need to monitor this system as it is too early to say if it will be a threat to the Gulf of Mexico.

Another tropical wave will be moving off the coast of Africa and has a medium chance for development. It is too early to say if it will be a threat to the Gulf of Mexico.

Finally, Tropical Storms Paulette and Rene will remain out in the Atlantic. Neither of these systems will be a problem for our area.

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry RichardRegion 4 COVID-19 Statistics
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From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard
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From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard: Tropical Weather UpdateFrom the National Weather Service:Scattered shower...
09/10/2020

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard: Tropical Weather Update

From the National Weather Service:

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected through this weekend, mainly along and south of the I-10 corridor. Be careful of lightning while working outdoors.

Next week we need to monitor the tropics. A tropical depression may form in the Gulf of Mexico and could move towards our region by the middle to end of next week.

The Climate Prediction Center is reporting that La Nina began in August. That puts the Gulf of Mexico in a favorable pattern for tropical development for the remainder of hurricane season.

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From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard: Aerial Mosquito Spraying Wednesday Sept 9 and Thursday Sept 10 PRESS RELE...
09/09/2020

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard: Aerial Mosquito Spraying Wednesday Sept 9 and Thursday Sept 10

PRESS RELEASE
September 9, 2020

Abundant floodwater mosquitoes post Hurricane Laura remain the District’s primary focus. We are aware of the nuisance these mosquitoes cause. Rest assured operations will persist to arrest these populations.

Tonight (9/9) aerial operations will be in Coteau Holmes and Thursday (9/10) Sugar Oaks.

The District is asking citizens If you must be outdoors --- wear repellent, cover exposed skin and avoid outdoor activity when mosquitoes are most active.

If weather conditions are favorable operations will begin near sunset and last approximately one and one-half hours (1.5).

During this period, only hypersensitive individuals or persons that wish to avoid all exposure to chemicals in the designated spray area should refrain from outdoor activities; otherwise all other citizens can proceed with normal outdoor activities!

Citizens will notice low flying aircraft --- If the aircraft is overhead DO NOT attempt to follow the path of the aircraft. The aircraft is traveling quickly and will be out of the area in a brief period!

Wednesday (9/9) night (Coteau Holmes) operations will encompass Gondron, Oday, Harold Landry west to Rodrigue Rd. and all points in between.

Thursday (9/10) night (Sugar Oaks) operations will focus in Sugar Oaks, Daspit, Interlaken, Vida Shaw, Loreauville and Ed Broussard.

If you have any questions or mosquito related problems, feel free to contact our office at (337) 365-4933. Please visit us on the web www.iberiaparishgovernment.com and click on “Mosquito Control” --- like us on Facebook for the latest. For more information about West Nile Virus, other mosquito – borne diseases and pesticides for mosquito control please visit www.cdc.gov and www.epa.gov.

Any questions after office hours please contact Herff Jones (337) 380-7140

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Toiletries and Cleaning Supplies:
09/06/2020

Toiletries and Cleaning Supplies:

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From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard
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From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard: Aerial Mosquito Spraying on Friday, Sept 4; Saturday, Sept. 5, and Tuesda...
09/04/2020

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard: Aerial Mosquito Spraying on Friday, Sept 4; Saturday, Sept. 5, and Tuesday Sept. 8 in the evenings.

Press Release:
Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations to address hurricane related mosquito populations Friday (9/4), Saturday (9/5) and Tuesday (9/8) evenings. The District is asking citizens If you must be outdoors --- wear repellent, cover exposed skin and avoid outdoor activity when mosquitoes are most active. Also, remember repellents with 30% DEET or less are labeled for use on children 2 years or older when applied according to instructions and by a parent. Weather conditions are expected to be favorable. Operations will begin near sunset and last approximately one and one-half hours (1.5).

During this period, only hypersensitive individuals or persons that wish to avoid all exposure to chemicals in the designated spray area should refrain from outdoor activities; otherwise all other citizens can proceed with normal outdoor activities!

Citizens will notice low flying aircraft --- If the aircraft is overhead DO NOT attempt to follow the path of the aircraft. The aircraft is traveling quickly and will be out of the area in a brief period!

Friday (9/4) operations will focus in Laurent / Grand Marais, Rynella, Migues, Lydia, Weeks Island Rd., College Rd., Collins Rd., Cora Ln. and all points in between.

Saturday (9/5) operations will focus in Jeanerette / St. Joe, specifically Little Valley Rd., Alta Dr., Hubertville Rd., Jeanerette, Linden Rd., E. Hwy 90 and all points in between.

Tuesday (9/8) Delcambre & Rip Van Winkle, operations will focus in Delcambre, specifically, south of Lake Peigneur, R. Esponge, Bob Acres, Longside Rd., Andras, BJ Estelle Dr., Avery Island Rd., Segura Rd. and all points in between.

If you have any questions or mosquito related problems, feel free to contact our office at (337) 365- 4933. Please visit us on the web www.iberiaparishgovernment.com and click on “Mosquito Control” -
-- like us on Facebook for the latest. For more information about West Nile Virus, other mosquito – borne diseases and pesticides for mosquito control please visit www.cdc.gov and www.epa.gov.

Any questions after office hours please contact Herff Jones (337) 380-7140

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From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - TERMINATION CURFEW NOTICE
08/31/2020

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - TERMINATION CURFEW NOTICE

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - HURRICANE LAURA DAMAGE ASSESSMENT FORM - Click this link:  https://arcg....
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From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - HURRICANE LAURA DAMAGE ASSESSMENT FORM - Click this link: https://arcg.is/1XjnHW

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The post below is from Sudden Link in reference to cable and internet:———————————————New Iberia -Roughly 380 (or 17%) cu...
08/29/2020
Suddenlink Locations | TV Phone & Internet

The post below is from Sudden Link in reference to cable and internet:
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New Iberia -

Roughly 380 (or 17%) customers are offline. We currently have teams doing ride outs in many LA markets assessing damages to infrastructure, wires, nodes, etc. We are aware of partial and full outages in New Iberia and are in the process of dispatching technician crews to investigate these issues.

Even though certain customers may have power in their homes or business, the network serving the community may be damaged or without power, preventing services from working. Or, restoring your service may require (such as damage caused from downed trees and fiber cuts during the storm), even down to the connection between your home or business and the nearest utility pole.

Many of our resources and frequently asked questions are available at http://www.Suddenlink.com/storm

I wanted to share additional information to keep residents safe as they encounter significant damage which has resulted in service disruptions for many of our customers.

If your service is down following restoration of power, check Service Help, under My Services, at My Account to see if there's an outage. If it shows an outage, there is no need to contact us. If no outage is shown, and you believe you are experiencing one, message us at suddenlink.com/chat or tweet us @Suddenlinkhelp.

Our crews must wait for the power company to remove live wires and complete their repairs for our work to begin.

Restoration times could be delayed as our crews are following strict safety protocols in response to COVID-19.

Some of our stores are temporarily closed. Check suddenlink.com/stores for the most current stores hours and your nearest location.

If you encounter a fallen wire, keep yourself and others away, and call your local power company.

Our fully staffed teams are prepared across the area to assist Suddenlink customers with any immediate needs which arise. Additionally, our regional operations center is continually monitoring the network to spot outages and enable our teams to diagnose and quickly resolve any issues. Again, our crews must wait for the power company to remove live wires and complete their repairs for our work to begin, but we pledge to begin work as soon as authorities indicate it is safe.

While some outages cannot be prevented, please know that our crews will be working around the clock to restore service as safely and quickly as possible. The safety of our customers and employees is our number one concern.

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Address

300 S Iberia St
New Iberia, LA
70560

General information

In addition to the parish president and the Iberia Parish Council, the parish's business is conducted by several departments. More information on each department can be found on the parish's website - www.iberiaparishgovernment.com. More than 30 boards and commissions also work toward enhancing the lives of residents who call Iberia Parish home.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(337) 365-8246

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The latest effort by some activists to have our beautiful mural removed or covered from our courtroom is based on ignorance. They have no idea what it means. Time for the madness to stop!
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Maybe they need to go to sonic in New Iberia because they are right at your window to give you your food not 6 feet apart just saying
Rules need to change - AH has been playing crap music with boom, boom, boom for 4 hours. 11:30 and still playing. I live about 8 blocks away and all I hear is BOOM, BOOM BOOM. Who is the idiot that put the noise ordinance hours to 😣1:00am???????? Some people need to sleep.......... ..... .....
In these tough times for everyone in the world we must continue to look out for our family, friends, neighbors and community. We will get through this. This too shall pass, and when it does you can have extra income waiting for you. Apply for the 2020 Census Bureau to help our communities have an accurate count to ensure funding for education, infrastructure, and grants for business owners. Extra income ($17.50-$19/ hour plus mileage .57 cent per mile) Flexible schedule no drug screenings case by case background checks (you can have a record) it will not affect any assistance you receive (housing, SSI, snap,etc.) Hiring in All Parishes (Jefferson, Vermillion, St.James, St. John the Baptist, Terrebonne, Lafayette, Iberia,Cameron & St.Mary Parish) Please apply at www.2020Census.gov/jobs We take the safety of our employees and the public seriously. We will follow protocol to ensure this. You can apply for the next phase of the campaign to secured a place for employment once this is over.
When is bridge construction on Hayes Road expected to be completed?
I wish someone would take care of "Devil's Pond" in City Park. It's disgusting, looks like a toxic waste dump.
I live in Timberstone Estates. I have been told since 8/17/19 that our storm debris would be picked up in 2 weeks. I was told by Kay that it would be picked up by September 5. We are going into October and my debris is still in my yard and the grass is growing up and around it and I can't get to it. When will it be picked up?
Several weeks ago I sent a letter to the editor of the Iberian questioning why the parish didn't provide sandbags to the people outside of town, as the city does for its citizens. What is the council and the president planning to do about this?
Can someone please explain why it is not acceptable to bring a cell phone into the courthouse??
Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard would like to announce the latest from NWS From the NWS in Lake Charles: The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a broad area of low pressure in the southwestern Caribbean. There is a low 20% chance for tropical development as we head towards this weekend as this system drifts to the north.
Why don't you get rid of the murderers in you sheriff's department; and that sheriff who aids in the coverup?