News & Events
Utility Service Announcement
On March 16, an Emergency Ordinance was passed by the Zachary City Council allowing the city to temporary waive disconnection of utility services during the next (60) days due to the global outbreak of COVID-19.
Please be reminded that you WILL still be responsible for your bill in its entirety at the end of this period. We encourage you to be mindful of this, and if possible continue to pay your current City of Zachary water/gas bill.
U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance
COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application
Garbage/Trash Pickup Notice During Coronavirus Epidemic
There will be no impact to your scheduled residential garbage/trash and recycling collection service during the Coronavirus epidemic. Due to the large amount of yard and green waste recently collected at households, the trucks may be delayed. Please follow Waste Management’s recommended advice by bundling and tying together tree limbs and twigs in an easily handled package, not to exceed 4 feet in length or 12 inches in diameter or 35 pounds in weight. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
The City has decided to close the HugYourPeople Community Playground through the duration of the Stay At Home Order issued by the Governor.
Zachary City Court is closed from March 23, 2020 through Friday April 10, 2020. Zachary City Court will reopen on April 13, 2020 at 7:30 a.m.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the City of Zachary has cancelled all remaining City Council Meetings, Planning and Zoning Meetings and Board Meetings until further notice. This includes the previously scheduled Council Meeting on March 24 as well as the Planning and Zoning Meeting on April 6th.
The City of Zachary is monitoring the situation and is currently working on a plan to stream the council meetings live on Facebook and the City of Zachary website in the future.
The Zachary Police Department is working with the City, Parish and State officials to manage the local impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). Effective Wednesday March 17, 2020, Chief McDavid has instituted several changes to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community and within the Police Department Building. These changes are listed below.
- We are limiting access to the Police Department building to employees only. We encourage citizens to contact the police department by phone.
- Emergency- 911
- Non-Emergency- 225-654-9393
- Records- 225-654-1904
- Chief’s Office- 225-654-0073
- CID Office- 225-654-1905
- We ask that public records requests be made by email or mail.
- Mail- Zachary Police Department, PO Box 310, Zachary, La. 70791
- Email- email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Officers will continue to respond to calls when necessary. However, whenever possible, complaints will be taken over the phone.
- Supervisors will decide whether a lower grade call such as minor thefts and property damage will be handled in person or by phone.
- No curfew is in place at this time; however, this may change if necessary.
- Following the executive order from the Governor’s Office, there is a ban on gatherings of 50 or more people.
We ask that the citizens of Zachary not panic, we will get through this together. We encourage everyone to follow the guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. Stay home if you are sick, cover your cough, clean and disinfect surfaces regularly, and avoid close contact with people who are sick.
ZACHARY YOUTH PARK PLAYGROUND UPDATE:
A trip to the playground sounds fun, and viruses tend to spread less effectively outdoors. However, emerging evidence suggests that in a laboratory, COVID-19 can stay on different surfaces for hours to days. Therefore, it would be impossible to sanitize these parks on a hourly/daily basis. Play will be at your own risk.
If it’s possible, consider a walk outside or adventure in nature as alternatives.
ZACHARY COMMUNITY SCHOOL UPDATES:
BREC PARKS EVENT CANCELLATIONS, POSTPONEMENTS OR SUSPENSIONS
Questions about COVID-19 now being answered by Louisiana 211 statewide network. Anyone looking for information about the COVID-19 outbreak can simply dial 211 or text LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available.