Mayor-President Melvin L. “Kip” Holden announced that the City-Parish will present daily televised debris removal updates on Metro Channel 21 starting Thursday, Sept. 15. The updates will be held Monday through Friday daily at 11:00 a.m. in the temporary Metro Council chambers on the ninth floor of City Hall, 222 St. Louis Street, and will feature Department of Environmental Services Director Karen Khonsari and the city-parish’s debris collection contractors. Each briefing will feature information about where debris is being collected that day, as well as information for residents pertaining to debris removal. Residents will also be able to view these daily video segments on the City-Parish’s website, located at http://www.brgov.com, and on the City-Parish Facebook page, located at http://www.facebook.com/cityofbatonrouge.
The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is conducting neighborhood food distributions while their primary facility undergoes repairs. Locations and times change daily to reach different areas of the city. Distributions will resume on Friday, September 16th, and will be announced and verified the day before on their Neighborhood Distributions website.
The application deadline for a home or business repair loan from the Small Business Administration is October 13th. Complete your applications as soon as possible for full consideration.
Finally, all library hours and library services (except for usage of the Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch) are back to normal. This means that at the Main Library, we’re open from 8 AM-10 PM M-Th; 8 AM-6 PM F-Sat; and 2-10 PM on Sunday. All branches are open from 9 AM-8 PM M-Th; 9 AM-6 PM F-Sat; and 2-6 PM on Sunday. The Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch remains closed for repairs.