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Proud to be Zachary’s only locally owned, managed, and staffed newspaper. Zachary Post • Tuesday, July 16, 2019 • Vol. 15, No. 28 • Published Weekly • Circulation 16,000 • zacharypost.com © 2019

Zachary to Host Rocketkidz Triathalon, Looking for Participants

efforts of many volunteers working together to ensure athlete safety on the course and logistics throughout the day. Groups or individuals interested in volunteering can make contact with the Rocketkidz foundation through their facebook page at https://www. facebook.com/rocketkidzfoundation/ “RKF is looking forward to putting on a fantastic event that we hope will continue to grow and energize the community for years to come. We hope everyone will come out to race, volunteer or spectate.” The Rocketkidz Foundation use age on race day to determine divisions. Cancellation/Refund Policy: NO REFUNDS. NO TRANSFERS. We purchase supplies/goodies for this race well in advance of the event and cannot offer refunds. Racers cannot give their race entries to another person to race. All RKF events benefit the Foundation, so even if you cannot race your entry fees are going to fantastic programming! This race will not be rescheduled. The cancellation of this event is at the discretion of race directors. Cancellation will occur if thunder or lightning is present in the area. We will do everything in our power to allow the event to take place, but we will not compromise the safety of our little racers.

The 15th annual Rocketkidz triathlon will be celebrating its third year in Zachary on July 28. While many Zachary families have participated in Rocketkidz Foundation races in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas throughout the years, the foundation wants to boost local involvement. They are excited that this year’s race will again be held at the Zachary YMCA in the Americana Subdivision. This venue is perfect for the Kidz race and we are thrilled with how welcoming Zachary, the Y and Americana have been! The successful youth triathlon consists of participants swimming distances of 50-100 yards, biking from 1-4 miles, and running up to a mile. Registration is now open at imathlete.com. Racers are divided into three divisions based on age, 7-10 year old Apollos –, 11-14 year old Saturns and 6 year old Sputniks. “Rocketkidz Foundation is very excited that the YMCA and Americana subdivision have welcomed our young racers. Zachary is a wonderful community and has shown us how committed they are to the RKF mission of creating and sustaining active, fit and healthy individuals and families,” a representative of the Rocketkidz foundation said. Successful race events involve the


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Adams Announces for Re-Election to House District 62

Roy Daryl Adams announces his re-election for State Representative District 62 which covers most of East Feliciana and West Feliciana and the northern parts of Zachary. I was elected March 30, 2019, sworn in April 8, 2019, at noon to immediately begin The 2019 Legislative Regular Session reading over bills and voting. I was appointed to the Transportation Committee and House and Governmental Affairs Committee. Being a new Representative I relied on some seasoned Legislators to guide me but most of all I have relied

on the phone calls, emails, text and visits from my constituents of District 62 when making decisions on my votes on bills that were presented. Some of the bills that passed and that I am most proud with are the “Heart Beat Bill,” Teacher Pay Raise, additional money for the school districts, increase funds for the Council on Aging, approved road and bridge projects and the $980,000 for the Safe Drinking Water System for Norwood. These past few months have been an honor for me to serve as your representative. I hope you will entrust the



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next four years to me to fight for the issues that are important to you, your families, our beautiful district and state. When I began campaigning last year I said that I am only a phone call away and that I want to hear from you and would be there to work for you and your families. I hope that you agree that is what I have been doing and what I will to continue to do. The election will be October 12, 2019. Thank You for your trust and support.

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Clerk of Court Announces Need, Upcoming Classes for Election Commissioners in Zachary East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court Doug Welborn has announced that the parish is in need of commissioners to work at polling precincts on Election Day. New precincts will soon be added for the first time in several years and the pool of commissioners should grow with the additions. “We are always seeking new commissioners, but the addition of the new locations puts us in more of an active search mode,” Welborn said. “With the next two years of elections very busy starting this fall, we want to ensure that all of our precincts are well-staffed and ready to go.” Detailed information will be released soon about the precinct updates but the Elections staff is immediately planning classes for new commissioners to be held at the end of July. To become a commissioner, an individual must be an active regis-

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tered and qualified voter in East Baton Rouge Parish. Anyone interested in becoming a commissioner is asked to call the Elections Department at (225) 2954765 or email elections@ebrclerkof-

court.org. Information will be provided about available class dates and locations and the registration process will be completed. “We hope to attract new commissioners from all areas,” Welborn

said. “The newly added precincts will cover many different parts of the parish and we want them all to have everything they need to process their voters as smoothly as possible.”

Movies In The Park Rescheduled Due to Weather Threat Due to the high chance of rain on Friday, July 12, the outdoor “Movies In the Park” has been rescheduled to Friday, July 19 at the HugYourPeople Community Park. Please join us next Friday the 19th for “Ralph Breaks The Internet.” The meet and greet characters, Ralph and Vanelope will be at the park at 7 p.m. and the Boy Scouts will be on hand to help children build a box car to sit in and watch the movie.

In Our Community

The Zachary Rotary Club welcomed Zachary Library Branch Manager, Lauren Tomlin, who spoke to the club members about the many summer activities going on now at the Zachary Library. Did you know that the Zachary Branch has more visitors and patrons than any of the other branches, except the Main Library on Goodwood? Lauren also mentioned the new technology and services at this branch, such as self-checkout. This gives patrons as many options as possible to customize their needs and visits to the Zachary Library. For more information on events and classes, visit the library website at ebrpl.com. Pictured L to R – Terry Gomez, Zachary Rotary Club President, Mary Landry, Zachary Rotarian and Lauren Tomlin, Zachary Library Branch Manager

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In Our Wellness Community


Clinical Trials Offered David Bowman Appointed to Lane Board of Commissioners David Bowman was recently apMarine Maintenance, Chevron, to Lane Cancer Center pointed by the Metropolitan Council Chevron-Phillips, and Entergy. of East Baton Rouge Parish to the Bowman is currently the CEO of Patients Board of Commissioners at Lane ReKnowledge Vine, LLC, a local com-

The future of cancer care depends on research. Lane Cancer Center patients who meet screening criteria can participate in national clinical trials close to home, allowing them to receive some of the newest, mostprogressive treatments while helping advance the practice of oncologic medicine throughout the world. Through Lane Cancer Center’s partnership with Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, all patients receiving care at the Zachary location are evaluated for a clinical trial. If qualified, the patient’s treatment plan may include trial medications or other elements that could be added to the established best-practice standard of care treatment. “There’s a misconception that clinical trials are just for patients with few options left, but that’s not at all true,” said Vince Cataldo, MD, medical oncologist, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. “We evaluate every patient for an appropriate study and we’re on the leading edge of some of the most advanced research, including trials that use the body’s own immune system to fight cancer.”

gional Medical Center. He replaces Mark Thompson who retired from the board after completing three consecutive four-year terms. A Zachary resident, Bowman earned a Bachelor of Science in Safety Engineering from KennedyWestern University and has more than 25 years of industrial experience with a strong focus on human performance, operations, maintenance, safety engineering, and organizational alignment. Bowman served in the United States Marine Corps and has held various leadership roles with R&R

Last year, 65 percent of Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center patients that were eligible for a clinical trial went on to enroll in one. With more than 40 trials available to participate in at any given time, Zachary-area patients can receive breast, colorectal, lung, head and neck and other types of cancer trials without traveling to far away locations. Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is part of a statewide collaborative through the National Cancer Institute. The

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group, including LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans and LSU Health Sciences Center – Shreveport, reaches about 80 percent of Louisiana residents, including minority and underserved populations, to provide patients with access to high-quality research studies closer to home. “We are excited about what the future holds for cancer patients through clinical research,” said Dr. Cataldo. “And the fact that national clinical trials are offered close to home ensures greater access; you

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Council Denies Adalyn Trails Subdivision On 3 to 2 Vote By Mike Gennaro

The Zachary City Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting, July 9, 2019. Council members, Lael Montgomery, Hunter Landry, Laura O’Brien, Brandon Noel, and Francis Nezianya were in attendance, along with city attorney, John Hopewell. Mayor Amrhein presided over the meeting. The main item on the agenda was the site plan approval of the hotly contested Adalyn Trails. The request regarded the preliminary plat for the 35-lot residential development of approximately 65.2 acres, part of which is directly west and would tie into Millwood Creek subdivision, adding four new lots to it. Planning and zon-

ing approved the measure, so it went on to the full council for a vote as per the guidelines of the unified development code (UDC). Residents from Millwood Creek, Highland Oaks, and Redwood Lakes were present at past two meetings to express their concerns at the public hearing, which included drainage, traffic, and crime. To summarize the discussion and decision made at the June 25th meeting, Geoff Wilson, developmental engineer for the project, was present to speak in favor of the site plan to be approved. “I’m basically giving Millwood Creek four new neighbors,” explained Wilson. He also shed light on the fact that the development would feature a retention pond that could

handle a 100 year flood event and would reduce water flow by 20%. Councilman Landry spoke in favor of the development, concluding that although the subdivision was “unorthodox” in many ways including shape, the council had “no legal leg to stand on to say no.” “This is one of those scenarios where if you don’t want someone to develop next to you, your only choice is to buy the land yourself,” Landry stated. “Councilman Landry called it an unorthodox method of creating a subdivision. I call it hodgepodge,” stated Lee Coleman, of Millwood Creek, who drew applause for a memorable speech in opposition. Landry made a motion to approve, to which there was no second. Lael Montgomery made a motion to deny, to which there was no second from Laura O’Brien or Francis Nezianya. The residents and the mayor were speechless for a moment. With Brandon Noel absent from the meeting and with there being no precedent, the decision was made to take the item up at the next meeting July 9, 2019. At the July 9, 2019, meeting, with the full council present, some of the neighboring opposition changed their position to “speak for, with concerns,” as Lee Coleman put it succinctly. Why the change in tune? “They made concessions, RS to RE. They made drainage concessions, and we feel like we’ve struck the balance of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” Coleman stated. The zoning change to RE was far less dense, and the drainage consideration included a three acre retention

pond that would reduce flow by 20% and could handle a 100 year event. The remaining concerns were whether the four lots at the end of Millwood Creek would be developed immediately or left to develop later. If left to develop later, many residents feared that there would be plans to expand the plans beyond the four lots into the protected wetlands past the lots a later date. “If you had a 100 year flood tomorrow, you would have 20% reduction. You’re actually better off with the subdivision in place than without,” cautioned Wilson. Mayor Amrhein stated that wetlands could indeed be developed, but explained that it comes as a high price, which is cost prohibitive to developers. Further discussion ensued, with Francis Nezianya and Lael Montgomery voicing strong disapproval. Councilman Landry made a motion to approve, seconded by Noel this time. Montgomery, O’Brien, and Nezianya voted no, and the measure was denied. Joe Lam, of 5325 Lower Zachary Rd. was present to request a rezone of Lot D-1 of the Sarah McHugh Tract from RE to a much more dense RU. He planned to build 11 quadplexes, 36 condos, split level, and 17 single condos, that would range in cost between $140-$160K. He was trying to build something for retired people and single people, to meet their needs. The measure was shot down in another 3/2 vote, due to the zoning being “too intense for that area” according to Noel. Landry and Montgomery voted in favor.

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10u Lights Out Took 1st Place on Season

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The 10u girls softball Lights Out team from Zachary took first place on the season. The team was made up of Madelyn Chatelain, Karli Goulette, Peyton Upton, McKenzie Bowen, Grace Noel, Alexis Picou, McKenzie St. Pierre, Sophia Hebert, Riley Melancon, Jamie White, Kate Summer and Riley Maglone. The squad was coached by Kenny Hood, Kali Douglas and Stephen Goulette. Photo by Sharron Ventura Photography.

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