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Hiring for Deputy Clerk/Purchasing

The City of Ponchatoula is looking for a full-time Deputy Clerk/Purchasing Clerk. This position is responsible for performing purchasing functions and administrative work involved in the assigned functions of the City Clerk and other areas of City Government, including problem analysis, resolution and project administration. The work is subject to functional policies enacted by the City Council and goals under the general managerial direction of the City Clerk.

Qualifications

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)
  • Purchasing experience (Preferred)

Essential Job Functions

  • Purchasing support for all departments by issuing purchase orders and placing orders as needed.
  • Participates in vendor relationship management, identifying cost-saving opportunities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Assists in special projects or requests that arise.
  • Knowledge of local government organization and administration helpful.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ensures confidentiality of records and correspondence and maintains the confidentiality of the office at all times.
  • Ability to carry out special assignments requiring organization of material, development of procedures and implementation.
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse range of personal contacts in a customer-service oriented, businesslike manner. This includes discretion, tact and confidentiality in working with highly sensitive, controversial or confidential matters.
  • Ability to work evenings as needed.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in devising, installing, and/or interpreting City rules, regulations policies, or procedures.

The City of Ponchatoula is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance available
  • Health insurance paid
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance available
  • Retirement Plan

Submit resume and/or employment applications in person at City Hall or email to ljones@cityofponchatoula.com.

Property Tax – Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE:

We are pleased to announce, the City of Ponchatoula has partnered with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office to collect the city’s property taxes starting with the 2020 tax assessments this November. TPSO’s Property Tax Office will mail the SINGLE tax bill.

Owners property in the City of Ponchatoula will benefit from receiving ONE tax bill and making one payment, as opposed to two. Owners can access and pay their tax bill ONLINE at: www.tpso.org. Owners that have taxes escrowed will continue to send a copy of tax bill to their mortgage company.

BY MAIL – Send a check or money order to Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, PO Box 942, Amite, LA 70422. Make payable to Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

IN-PERSON – You can pay property taxes in person at one of the following Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office locations between the hours of 8am – 4pm, Monday – Friday.

  • 313 East Oak St. in Amite, LA,
  • 15475 Club Deluxe Rd. in Hammond, LA,
  • 308 Avenue G in Kentwood, LA, or
  • 54043 Highway 1062 in Loranger, LA.

Contact the TPSO Tax Department at (985) 345-6150 with any questions.

Water Main Flushing – June 16-19

The City of Ponchatoula Water Department will be performing water main flushing on the west side of the city, June 16-19. This work will include the operation of fire hydrants at flow velocities sufficient to remove naturally occurring minerals that have precipitated out of the water and settled. During this time residents and businesses may temporarily experience discolored water and/or low water pressure.

What  if I experience discolored water?

If you experience discolored water, run your cold water tap until it runs clear. If it does not run clear within five (5) minutes, turn the water off, wait fifteen (15) minutes and run the cold water tap until it runs clear. If it does not run clear within the next fifteen (15) minutes, please call 985-386-6484 during business hours (9am-4pm, Monday-Friday). If it is outside of business hours, please call 985-386-6548, and the police dispatcher will contact the on call Water Department personnel.

Can I do laundry during this time?

You may do laundry during this time, however we urge residents to wait until late evenings when possible; also, test your water at a sink, tub, or outside faucet first. We would also advise washing dark loads first, and if possible saving white or light loads until the flushing is completed.

 

Public Hearing On Rolling Forward Tax Rates- July 13

 

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7 Section 23(C) of the Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of the Ponchatoula City Council will be held at the regular meeting of the Ponchatoula City Council, 125 West Hickory Street, Ponchatoula Louisiana, in the City Council Chambers on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. to consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted millage rates after reassessment and rolling forward to rates not to exceed the prior year’s maximum. The estimated amount of tax revenues to be collected in the next tax year from the increased millage is $972,493.35, and the amount of increase in taxes attributable to the millage increase is $1,766.03.

Mayor’s Court Postponements due to COVID-19 have been Rescheduled to July 8-9, 2020.

March 24, 2020 court rescheduled to July 9, 2020

April 7, 2020 court rescheduled to July 8, 2020

May 5, 2020 court rescheduled to July 8, 2020

*Arrive to court at 5:30 pm doors open at 6:00 pm.

 

We are still collecting Payplan payments, April 10 and May 10 Payplan payments have all been continued to July 10 date.

Payments can be made in the office, Online: www.cityofponchatoula.com, Mail: 125 West Hickory, Ponchatoula, La 70454

Call Clerk’s office with any questions and concerns (985) 370-7500.

 

 

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