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Mr. Jacob Groby B. III

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St. Bernard Parish

HQ Phone: (504) 278-4200

Email: j***@***.net

St. Bernard Parish

1100 E Judge Perez Dr

Chalmette, Louisiana 70043

United States

Company Description

St. Bernard Parish offers an assortment of attractions that reveal its rich history. The Chalmette National Battlefield and Cemetery located on St. Bernard Highway in Arabi if the site of the Battle of New Orleans where General Jackson and his outnumbered ... more

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Background Information

Affiliations

Council Member
St Tammany Parish

Member
CCL

Member
Louisiana Rural Water Association

Board Member
The St. Bernard Battered Women's Program Inc

Founder
Concerned Citizens of Lacombe

Representative
Louisiana

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Dewey Spies got 1,316 votes, only ...

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Dewey Spies got 1,316 votes, only 130 more than his opponent, Jake Groby who got 1,186 votes.

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"I did not expect a runoff," Groby said. "I think I would have done better if I had had time to get to the Mandeville part of the district.
Jacob Groby and Dewey Spies
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Groby has lived in Lacombe since 2005, and works for the St. Bernard Parish Water and Sewer Division as superintendent of quality control.
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Recently the residents of Lacombe were up in arms about the placement of a waste transfer station near Interstate 12, and residents, along with Groby and Anthony Thomas formed the Concerned Citizens of Lacombe to protest the procedure on how the facility was approved by the Council.
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Groby said he is opposed to the way the parish approved the waste transfer station and wants to change the rules so that citizens have more say in the zoning changes.
Spies said that Groby has been too confrontational with the parish and will have a hard time finding a solution to the problem.
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But Groby said that being a member of CCL and his work with water treatment gives him the experience and time to deal with not only the waste transfer controversy, but also to deal with what he considers the top problem in District 7, which is drainage. He also says that he wants to educate the voters on restoring the district to its original pristine ecosystem, with all of its marshlands.
"Working in St. Bernard is not a problem," countered Groby.


Dewey Spies got 1,316 votes, only ...

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Dewey Spies got 1,316 votes, only 130 more than his opponent, Jake Groby who got 1,186 votes.

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"I did not expect a runoff," Groby said. "I think I would have done better if I had had time to get to the Mandeville part of the district.
Jacob Groby and Dewey Spies
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Groby has lived in Lacombe since 2005, and works for the St. Bernard Parish Water and Sewer Division as superintendent of quality control.
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Recently the residents of Lacombe were up in arms about the placement of a waste transfer station near Interstate 12, and residents, along with Groby and Anthony Thomas formed the Concerned Citizens of Lacombe to protest the procedure on how the facility was approved by the Council.
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Groby said he is opposed to the way the parish approved the waste transfer station and wants to change the rules so that citizens have more say in the zoning changes.
Spies said that Groby has been too confrontational with the parish and will have a hard time finding a solution to the problem.
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But Groby said that being a member of CCL and his work with water treatment gives him the experience and time to deal with not only the waste transfer controversy, but also to deal with what he considers the top problem in District 7, which is drainage. He also says that he wants to educate the voters on restoring the district to its original pristine ecosystem, with all of its marshlands.
"Working in St. Bernard is not a problem," countered Groby.


Jake Groby to seek 7th District ...

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Jake Groby to seek 7th District seat on St. Tammany Parish Council

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Jake Groby, a Lacombe resident instrumental in the fight against waste transfer station in Lacombe, has announced he will seek the open 7th District seat on the St. Tammany Parish Council.
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The election is Oct. 22. The district includes Lacombe and the Mandeville and Abita Springs areas.
Groby, who moved to St. Tammany from St. Bernard Parish after Hurricane Katrina, said the people of the district are fed up with the current politics and want change. He said he will insist the parish become more financially responsible.
"By listening to the complaints and suggestions of the people of District 7, coupled with my research and expertise, I find a bloated parish budget that, by efficient methodology and strict accountability, can be trimmed to obtain considerable savings without compromising needed services," Groby said in a news release.
He promised to hold quarterly district meetings and maintain a district website.
Groby was one of the founders of Concerned Citizens of Lacombe, a group that sued the parish over its issuance of permits for the waste transfer station. Groby resigned his post as vice president of the group to avoid any conflicts of interest.
He sought an attorney general's opinion asking if he could run for a political office in St. Tammany Parish while also working as superintendent of quality control for water and sewer services in St. Bernard Parish. The opinion, which does not have the force of law, advised against running for office, citing a stipulation in St. Bernard law prohibiting classified employees there from seeking public office.
Groby, who also teaches at Delgado and Nunez community colleges, said he is a nationally recognized expert on water quality and said the quality of St. Tammany Parish's drinking water is a "major issue."
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Groby and his wife Deirdre have three children and three grandchildren. He can be reached at 985-503-0017 or jbgroby@charter.net.
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Jake Groby may very well be one of those very rare candidates who if elected will fight to put ethics and integrity back in the parish council.


"This language and similar language in ...

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"This language and similar language in other grant documents is unlawful and misleading and has a chilling effect on Road Home applicants' right to seek judicial review of their grant" under state law, attorneys for Jacob Groby III and Durrell Williams wrote in a news release.

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Groby is identified as a St. Tammany Parish resident who lived in St. Bernard Parish when floodwaters destroyed his home.
Williams is a New Orleans resident who hasn't yet signed the grant agreement, according to the suit.
Groby submitted his Road Home application in August 2006 and Williams applied in January 2007.
The suit says Groby went to a closing for the sale of his property to the state on Jan. 17, but has not yet received any grant money, while Williams has not been scheduled for a closing.
While the plaintiffs are not seeking monetary damages, they are asking that the court order the state to pay their legal fees.
Groby and Williams are being represented by the law firm of Silvestri & Massicot.
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Jacob Groby III, a former St. Bernard Parish resident now living in St. Tammany Parish, and Durrell Williams of New Orleans claim in a federal lawsuit that language in Road Home grant documents violates their civil rights by infringing on their right to judicial review and access to the courts.
The suit, filed by the New Orleans law firm of Silvestri and Massicot and New Orleans lawyer Peter D. Derbes, contends Groby and Williams were "falsely told" Road Home applicants are not entitled to seek judicial review after exhaustion of administrative appeals within the Road Home program.
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Groby, who decided to sell his St. Bernard home to the state and relocate within the state, has signed a grant agreement with the Road Home but has not gone to closing.
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Groby complained to an LRA housing committee in December, and program officials responded by increasing his grant to $115,156, based on the higher valuation.
Groby signed the act of sale on Jan. 17.But on Feb. 1, a Road Home staffer called Groby back for a meeting and asked him to sign papers reducing his award, based on the lower appraisal again.He refused to sign and formally appealed.But despite the rule that seemed to ensure it, that challenge still didn't trigger use of the higher appraisal.
"They're not even following their own written rules, " said Groby, 44, St. Bernard Parish's superintendent for water quality."They did these evaluations, not me.If I did them and they questioned them, that's one thing.But these are their values."
Moreover, seven months after he sold the home to the state, he has yet to see a dime.The state has locked up the property, slated it for demolition and told Groby he is barred from going to court to collect his sale proceeds, Groby said.
State officials declined to discuss details of his or other cases.


Water was being flushed and retested ...

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Water was being flushed and retested to determine if the amoeba was present anywhere else in the 225-mile water system, according to Jacob Groby, quality control chief for St. Bernard Parish Water and Sewer Division, ABC News reported.

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