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Friday, September 27, 2013

8437-39 S.Claiborne Ave.

Margaret Boh Rienhard and Robert John Rienhard
Arialda Swift Helgeson and McGarry and Dennis James McGarry
for $217,000.

Congratulations Margaret on the phase....

NorthWest Carrollton wouldn't be NorthWest Carrollton without your efforts!
Many, Many thanks.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Carrollton Night Out Against Crime

Carrollton Night Out Against Crime is scheduled for Tuesday October 15, 2013 at Palmer Park 6:00 - 8:00PM.

Come to a planning meeting on Thursday September 19, 2013 at 6:30PM -
St. Matthew United Church of Christ - 1333 South Carrollton Avenue
(corner of Willow and South Carrollton).

See link to working edition of the flyer

Saturday, September 14, 2013

How to build community

Start a tradition....

like Night Out Against Crime in October (check)

Carolling on Palmer Park in December (check)

Fall Tree Planting with Hike for KaTREEna (check)

It would be wonderful if this could be a regular event in NorthWest Carrollton

Friday, September 13, 2013

Carrollton Area Town Hall Meeting


Councilmember Susan G. Guidry Invites You To

The Carrollton Area Town Hall Meeting

If you are a first-time homebuyer or looking to patch-up some properties we may have the help you need.  Also, please bring your questions and concerns to present to the proper City departments and groups who may be able to help with your issues. Please bring pictures and documents to help better understand your requests.


Central St. Mathew United Church of Christ
1333 South Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118


Monday September 16th
 5:30-8 p.m.

The following organizations will be in attendance:
The Sewerage & Water Board
City Attorney's Office
Energy Smart and NOLAWise
Office of Community Development
Own The Crescent
Finance Authority of New Orleans
New Orleans Redevelopment Authority
Hollygrove Greenline
Regional Planning Commission
Project NOLA
Tulane University
Carrollton-Hollygrove CDC

If you are unable to attend this event, I hope you can join me at a second town hall meeting on October 21st at the Audubon Tea Room from 5:30-8:00. If you need more information call (504) 658-1010 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (504) 658-1010 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting .

8524-26 Apricot

8524 Apricot LLC to SGH LLC $112,500

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Real Estate Assessment Appeal Hearings

Real Estate Assessment Appeal Hearings For  
Orleans Parish Property Owners To Begin Friday

NEW ORLEANS, LA- September 11, 2013 - Orleans Parish property owners appealing 2014 property tax assessments begin scheduled hearings this week at the Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center at the University of New Orleans, 2045 Lakeshore Drive. The first set of hearings begin Friday, September 13, 2013. The property assessment appeal process is a function of the New Orleans City Council, acting in its capacity as the Orleans Parish Board of Review.
To ensure an accountable, efficient and citizen-friendly public process, the Council advertised a request for proposals to out-source the assessment appeal hearing process. To allow for additional hearing and document space and to accommodate parking as well as access to public transit, the comprehensive process was moved to the Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center at UNO. The streamlined appeal system is designed to take a property owner approximately 20 minutes to complete. 
Council Chief of Staff Evelyn Pugh said, "The Council felt strongly that the property assessment appeal hearing process should be fair and citizen-friendly. We took the hearings out of City Hall to streamline the process and cut wait times."
This week property owners began receiving hearing notification by mail. The hearing notification letter, was addressed to the property owner, and came from the New Orleans City Council, acting in its capacity as the Orleans Parish Board of Review. Annually, real estate assessments are opened and subject to review by the Orleans Parish Assessor. Property owners are advised that the most expedient and effective method to handle a disputed real estate property tax assessment is to negotiate a mutually acceptable resolution with the Assessor. Should that become impossible, state law, provides a hearing process by which property owners can appeal their property tax assessments. 
Hearing officers are expected to hear more than 1,200 Orleans Parish property assessment appeals. To comply with state law, the appeal process must end by October 20, 2013. HGI Catastrophe Services, LLC, was selected following an advertisement of a Request for Proposal by the City Council to provide recommendations to the Board of Review and assist in the processing of Orleans Parish property tax assessment appeals through the hearing process.  
For the 2014 Property Tax Assessment Appeal Hearing Schedule click here.
Additional information about the 2013 Property Tax Assessment Appeal Process can be found at or
Evelyn Pugh, Council Chief of Staff
(504) 658-1082 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (504) 658-1082 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Friday, September 6, 2013

Neighborhood Participation Program (NPP)

Neighborhood Participation Program (NPP)


Mayor Landrieu has signed Ordinance 25450 MCS, which establishes changes to the public notice provisions of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. This Neighborhood Participation Program (NPP) is the result of extensive collaboration between citizens, community organizations, and City government.

Applications for zoning changes, conditional uses, planned development districts, and variances (except for single and two-family dwellings) are now subject to improved and enhanced public notice. An important component of this NPP requires applicants to engage the community prior to submitting an application for the aforementioned types of land use actions.


An NPP Guide with a detailed checklist of procedures is posted on the City Planning Commission website. As noted in the NPP Guide, potential applicants should prepare to engage the community by first meeting with City Planning Commission staff and developing a contact list.


Neighborhood and business associations that wish to communicate with applicants in these matters should make sure that the City Planning Commission has up-to-date information including the organization’s name, boundaries, contact person, address, phone number, and email. You may check by emailing or calling 504.658.7033 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 504.658.7033 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting.



Paul Cramer

Planning Administrator

City Planning Commission

1300 Perdido Street, #7W03

New Orleans, LA 70112

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cool Little Library Idea

But in New Orleans....
I'm thinking it needs a opaque top to stop the sun from fading all the books.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Tulane University Police Department - 7700 block of Jeanette Street

1. BE AWARE of your surroundings at all times.
2. REPORT suspicious activity to police immediately.
3. WALK in groups and in well-lit areas after dark.

Tulane University Police Department


DATE & TIME OF OCCURRENCE: Saturday, August 31, 2013; 8:50 p.m.

LOCATION: 7700 block of Jeanette Street

REPORTED OFFENSE: As a student arrived at a friend’s house and exited his vehicle, he was approached by two unknown black males. One of the subjects produced a black handgun and demanded that the student turn over his keys and other personal property. The two males then entered the victim’s vehicle and fled southbound on Adams Street and then unknown.

Subject 1: Black male, approximately 6’0”, black shirt, black jeans, red bandana partially obscuring his face
Subject 2: Black male, approximately 6’0”, black, grey and white hoodie with hood up to partially obscure his face

SUSPECT’S VEHICLE: The subjects fled in the victim’s vehicle, a 2007 grey Honda Civic coupe bearing Louisiana license plate RHU031 with an Autism Awareness fluer-de-lis magnet on the trunk

TUPD is working with NOPD to increase patrols in the area.

1. BE AWARE of your surroundings at all times.
2. REPORT suspicious activity to police immediately.
3. WALK in groups and in well-lit areas after dark.
4. USE personal escorts and late night shuttle service if you feel uncomfortable.

Lin Emery Sculpture moved from NOMA Pond to Besthoff Sculpture Garden

Article below from

The glinting silver sculpture by Crescent City artist Lin Emery that has stood in the reflecting pool in front of the New Orleans Museum of Art for years has been removed to make room for something new. Word among the city’s art scene insiders is that a newly acquired sculpture by pop master Roy Lichtenstein is slated for the premier spot.

In an email statement, NOMA director Susan Taylor acknowledged that the museum hopes to install “another major work by another major artist by the beginning of 2014,” but she did not confirm the identity of the sculptor.”

"The Lin Emery sculpture was recently removed from the pool in front of the museum in order to commence renovation and repair of the pool,” Taylor wrote. “We are delighted to be able to move her work into the Besthoff Sculpture Garden where, after conservation, it will be placed along the lagoon in visual proximity to the George Rickey and Kenneth Snelson sculptures - a fitting and permanent context for her work. Lin will also be honored at Love in the Garden on September 27 and, later in the fall, with an exhibition celebrating her work.” 
Lichtenstein was born in 1923 and died in 1997. He achieved legendary art status in the 1960s with paintings in which he meticulously reproduced comic book panels in such close-up detail that they include the polka dots of printers ink. His sculptures are less well known, but equally interesting. In sculpture, Lichtenstein invented deceptively simple strategies to translate the flatness of his comic book style into 3-D.