April, 2016

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News from Central Carrollton Association

Come Meet Your Neighbors!
CCA Neighborhood Meeting and Social
Monday, April 18
Riccobono's Panola Street Cafe
7801 Panola Street
6-8 pm.

CCA is hosting a neighborhood meeting and social to showcase our work and to inform residents about volunteer opportunities to improve our community. CCA committee chairs (Cemeteries, Nix Library, Infrastructure, Quality of Life, Tours and Worshops, Tree Planting, City Services/Zoning/Land Use, Membership, Block Captains) will be on hand to talk about our work. Representatives from NOPD 2nd District, Councilwoman Guidry's office, and the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Engagement have been invited. No speeches - just wine, beer, snacks and an opportunity to meet your neighbors! Join us anytime between 6 &  8 p.m. and learn how you can become involved.
Cemetery Cleanup

CCA sponsored another Carrollton Cemetery cleanup on Saturday, April 2. Volunteers from VFW Post 8893, Lusher Cub Scout Pack 56 and Lusher Boy Scout Troop 56, Tulane University, as well as members of CCA participated. In addition, volunteers began identifying graves of armed services veterans located in the "Potter's Field" section of the Carrollton (Hickory/Birch) cemetery, only one of two such designated burial grounds in the city. CCA will coordinate efforts to maintain those graves. Thanks to Ann Marie Guidry, chair of the CCA Cemetery Committee and members Barry Kohl, Vanessa Connor, Ann Welsh, and Michelle Sartor for organizing the event.


In a world of Do-it-Yourself policing, neighbors need all the tools they can use.  Here are a couple: the CCA's own Sanitation Courtesy Notices and Parking Courtesy Notices can help.  Print 'em and distribute 'em wherever sanitation and parking problems appear.  We also have our Nuisance Chart to help identify the City officials who may help if you have a quality of life issue.

And as ever we urge all residents who do not wish to receive the free newspapers being tossed all over the neighborhood to OPT OUT!  For the red ones, call 504.529.0522, then press 0 for operator.  For the white ones, call 504.826.3675, then press 0 for operator. 

Watch this space for more nuisance news. Questions, comments, concerns?

Central Carrollton Association Real Estate Corner....

In this March monthly activity report you will find all properties: Single Family, Multi-Family, Condos, Apartments and yes we even have a very few Commercial Properties....these are active listings, continue to show or under contract (meaning they have an accepted offer), rented and sold in the last 30 days.  These are only properties located within our CCA Boundaries of Willow St. / Claiborne Ave./ Broadway / Carrollton Ave.  Please feel free to call me with any questions or if you would like information on any of these great properties....or to know what your home might be worth!

Michelle Sartor is a CCA board member and licensed realtor with LATTER & BLUM, Inc. CELL:  504-723-8057 Work:  504-866-2785 Email:
To search all listings go to:

The Spirit of Carrollton 2016 Photo
It's not to late!
Contest ends April 9

All amateur photographers are invited to submit entries. There is no entry fee. We are looking for images that capture The Spirit of Carrollton” Including natural beauty, recreational activities, architectural points of interest, as well as people enjoying and enriching our community.  Awards and prizes will be given in each category. The winning photographs will be displayed at Nix Public Library, in various Carrollton locations, and on the internet. Sponsored by Nix Public Library, Carrollton Area Network (CAN) & The Office of Council Member Susan Guidry. Contest dates: March1 - April 9.Click here for details
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April 9th Election: New Orleans Public Safety Millage

The public safety millage includes 5 mills dedicated for police and 2.5 mills dedicated for fire protection. The mills are dedicated and are not subject to the homestead exemption.  Proceeds from the millage are needed to hire and pay for additional police officers to reduce crime and response times and pay firefighters what they are owed as part of the pension settlement announced last year. Announcement and Fact Sheet.

New Orleans Master Plan Update

The City Planning Commission will begin the process to amend the City's Master Plan starting in April, 2016. Applications for amendments will undergo a public review process, which will involve meetings held in the community as well as formal public hearings and is expected to last until July 2017. Click here for details.

FEMA release new Flood Maps.  CCA is among the areas where floor insurance rates may be lowered in 2017. Announcement and maps.
Everything You Need to Know About Zika Virus

The City of New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board and the New Orleans Health Department are coordinating with key partners to provide information about the Zika virus to the public.

Carrollton Boosters abandons plan for soccer complex on The Fly

The Carrollton Boosters are withdrawing their plan to create a new sports complex on the Audubon Riverview park known as The Fly, following two months of protests by activists who said the project claimed too much valuable open space along the Mississippi River. Read about it in the Uptown Messenger.


April News From Nix Library
Continuing the series, Author Night at Nix, Kodi Roberts, author of the recently published book, VOODOO & POWER: The Politics of Religion in New Orleans 1881-1940 will speak at 7:00 on Thursday, April 21.  Kodi Roberts is Assistant Professor of History at Louisiana State University; he has a BA from LSU, an MA from UNO, and a PhD from University of Chicago.  His work focuses on intersections between race, religion, and resistance movements. Wine and cheese will be served.

The Book Club at Nix will be discussing,  A Good Man is Hard to Find, by Flannery O’Connor on Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 pm. May’s book selection will be Did You Ever Have a Family? by Bill Clegg. The monthly Creative Writing Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 9 at 10:30 am. The workshop is led by UNO instructor, Trisha Rezende. If you would like to join the group, please call us so that we may get your contact information and reserve a spot for you.

For the children, every Wednesday at 5:30 pm, we have Story Time at Nix, best suited to ages 1-5. We read books, sing songs, and make simple crafts geared towards this age group. French Bilingual Story Time will be on Saturday, May 7 at 2:00 pm. A French bilingual storyteller will read books in French, translate them into English, and teach French songs. A craft will follow. The Magic Tree House Book Club on Saturday, March 19 at 11:00 am, will engage in activities related to the jungle theme of Tiger’s at Twilight. May’s book selection will be Dingos at Dinner Time.

The New Orleans Public Library and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art have partnered to offer the public the opportunity to check out an Ogden Museum pass from all 14 library locations for a two-week period. Each pass will provide free museum entry for up to 2 adults and 7 children. The pass also includes museum entry to special Ogden programs such as Ogden After Hours and Art for Art’s Sake as well as access to nearly 700 museums throughout the U.S. and Canada through the North American Reciprocal Museum Program.
Visit for more information on any of these programs. We look forward to seeing you at your neighborhood library.
Please Note Extended Hours -- Since Sunday, January 3rd, New Orleans Public Library has been open more hours. Nix is now open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Join CCA!
  Membership is only $10 (or $20 per household). You can join (or renew for 2016 if haven’t already) on line or download and mail in the application. Thanks, we need your support!

The CCA Newsletter is published monthly. Have a news item, picture, or announcement? Send it to us at Put "CCA newsletter item" in subject line. Items must be received by the 3nd Friday of the month prior to the next month's issue.
- Maya Lopez, Editor
Please note: all articles may be edited for space, clarity, typos, etc. Because of time constraints on our volunteer editors, only those submitters whose articles may undergo major edits in content and meaning will be notified. Thanks for your indulgence - CCA
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