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Online Survey: SWB Industrial Noise & Pollution

Please do our survey about the Sewerage & Water Board noise and air pollution. EVEN IF you are not directly impacted, you can express concern for those who are. Feel free to share the link far and wide.

Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B7H3FPX

Industrial Noise-Pollution Petition & Survey

Today (5/15) several CRNA board members walked around a petition and a survey. The same will take place tomorrow. The target area is nearby residences, businesses, churches, and people on both sides of Leonidas, near SWB Carrollton plant. The petition states that the signer is concerned about the effects of the SWB industrial noise and pollution. The survey asks if the person is affected, how, and such.

The aims are to (1) get documentation that people ARE affected and ARE concerned (whether they are personally affected or not) and (2) let people know that their voices are being amplified and (3) encourage people to contact us, attend meetings, or just email us their experiences.

It is disturbing how many of the people we spoke with today are affected and yet have not been reached out to about this.

15 May Update: SWB’s Turbine 4

SWB T4 (turbine 4) was supposed to start up again, or at least be installed, on 9 May. SWB has been testing it since then, perhaps delayed a bit by the troubles that caused our most recent boil-water advisory, I don’t know. They said Thursday that testing would continue through the weekend if necessary. The public has been told that the noise will be greatly reduced when it comes online.


Today, 15 May, we were told by Ghassan: “they are still relying on T1 and that ‘T4 tripped offline twice yesterday’.” He hopes that there is no need for the EMDs (diesel generators).

Restorative Justice & Diversion Presentation, 24 May

This is going to be a very informative presentation. I encourage everyone to take part. It’s free.

Restorative Justice & Diversion: From Prosecution to Incarceration
Mon 24 May, 6:00-7:30 via Zoom

Zoom registration: https://tinyurl.com/yvvr6cd5

With a new DA, things are changing in New Orleans. Learn what you as a community member need to know and can do to help make our public safety system more focussed on serious violent crime, crime survivor needs and better outcomes for people who are arrested, their families, and the community as a whole.
Sponsored by:
The St Charles Center for
Faith+Action
Carrollton Area Network
Center for Restorative Approaches

SWB Noise Poll

We’ve created a poll on Nextdoor that asks CRNA residents about the industrial noise and pollution generated by the SWB Carrollton plant. Feel free to share.

Find it here: https://nextdoor.com/p/68szfdjdttwT?utm_source=share&extras=MjA2MDU2NA%3D%3D

NONPACC meeting tonight 5/11

This is the Second District’s monthly NONPACC meeting. Starts at 6:30 p.m.

Edgar Staehle is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: NOPD 2nd District’s NONPACC “Zoom”

Meeting Time: May 11, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/8223786088?pwd=eFBSdHNNMFFFeUVKYjBaQkZJNE9aZz09
Meeting ID: 822 378 6088 Passcode: n6RpH1

CRNA Meeting, 13 May, 6:30

CRNA Meeting Agenda, 13 May 2021.

6:30: Greetings, new members, money report

6:45: District A Councilmember Joe Giarusso: Updates, ENO

7:00: Melissa Lily: SWB Noise Working Group update

7:15: Elaine: picnic plans, logo, yards signs, PCAB

7:45: District A Neighborhood Liaison Stephen Mosgrove: updates

8:00: Adjourn or keep chatting

Here is the Zoom info:

Time: May 13, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89630475999?pwd=djlVZXUreEhGM2hmaHNaVW9DZ28xZz09

Meeting ID: 896 3047 5999
Passcode: 478826
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+13126266799,,89630475999#,,,,*478826# US (Chicago)

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Meeting ID: 896 3047 5999
Passcode: 478826

Update on new turbines

Melissa emailed Ghassan on 9 May to ask the status of the new turbine that was to come online 9 May. Below is his reply to her, LaToya, Joe G, and Ramsey:

“Good morning everyone, Turbine 4 is currently undergoing the final stages of testing. One additional part is being installed today to eliminate the need for the vacuum equipment and the noise it produces. While the machine is available for use, out of an abundance of caution, we are only operating it in a testing capacity until all assessments are complete. We anticipate recommissioning the machine this week and deem it fully operational.

Regarding Turbine 5, we are still on track to bring  that machine on line by mid-June.”

13 May CRNA Meeting

YES, we will have our May CRNA meeting. 13 May at 6:30. I’ll share the Zoom link later, along with the agenda. Right now, I can say that Melissa will update us on the S&WB industrial noise saga, and Joe G will update us on, among other things, the City Council recently holding Entergy NOLA’s feet to the fire regarding the poorly-done load shedding on that very cold February night. We’ll also give updates about the 914 Dante St situation, and more.

Neighborhoods of New Orleans lecture series starts this Wed. 5/5

This is a series of two-hour Zoom lectures, put on by the Friends of the Cabildo. General public sot is $60 for the series; FoC members pay $40.

Wednesdays | May 5th | 4-6 p.m. | Zoom Only

Speakers: Charles Chamberlain, Joyce Miller and Karen Leathem

Tickets: $60 for GA, $40 Member

Have you ever wondered why your neighborhood is shaped the way it is or how it got its name?

Friends of the Cabildo is proud to announce its annual Adult History Class: Neighborhoods of New Orleans. The five-session class will breakdown the neighborhoods of New Orleans from the French Quarter to Bayou St. John to Carrollton.

Historians Charles Chamberlain, Karen Leatham and Joyce Miller will lecture on these historic neighborhoods and tell the stories of their founding, the culture and the people. Beginning on Wednesday, May 5th at 4:00 p.m. via zoom the classes will be held for five consecutive Wednesdays.

Sign up here: https://www.friendsofthecabildo.org/foc-events-calendar/