Sunday, April 27, 2008

CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA AND ATTACHMENTS - 5/06/08

City Council Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Time: 6:00 pm
Next Meeting: May 20, 2008
City Council Chambers-226 Perry St, Helena-West Helena, Arkansas
REGULAR MEETING


Call to Order- Mayor Valley
Lord's Prayer Recited in Unison
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call- Sandi Ramsey, City Clerk or Designee
Minutes- Sandi Ramsey, City Clerk or Designee

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
  1. Department Head Reports
  2. All Weekly Reports are available 24 hours per day on the Mayor's Journal found at http://jfvalley.blogspot.com/. We attempt to post these reports by 4:00 p.m. on Friday prior to each week's Monday Department Head Meeting. City Staff will print these reports upon request to Mayor's Office.
  3. AMENDED BUDGET
NEW BUSINESS
  1. LANDFILL ISSUES (EXTRA OUT OF DISTRICT WASTE)(EMS)
  2. MOTIONS (BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB CONTRACT UP TO $1,000 PER MONTH)(A & P)(FINANCES)
  3. PERMITS (BLUESFEST)
  4. RESOLUTIONS
  5. A & P COMMISSION APPOINTMENT(S)
  6. TERMS EXPIRE APRIL OF EACH YEAR FIRST APPOINTED 4/12/06
  7. i. PAT ROBERSON 2008 (Renominated by A & P Commission for Full 4 year Term Ending April 2012)
  8. ii. JOHN CROW 2009
  9. iii. DOMINIC CAMPBELL GATES 2010
  10. iv. CATHY CUNNINGHAM 2010
  11. v. KINAH BROWN 2011
  12. vi. DON ETHERLY (ANYTIME)
  13. vii. JAY HOLLOWELL (ANYTIME)

  14. A & P COMMISSION TAX RATE

  15. COUNCIL PROMISED MONEY TO PARKS
  16. i. RESOLUTION REGARDING A & P FUNDS AND PARKS & RECREATION

  17. COUNCIL PROMISED 1% CUT IN TAX RATE UPON PASSAGE OF 2% TAX IN 2006
  18. Click the Link Below to see the proposed Ordinance:
  19. i. ORDINANCE 16-2007 (REVISITED) REGARDING TAX RATE

  20. 1. Discussion Arkansas Street Fire Station (Beautiful Zion Community Center) Rev. Danny Robinson and Representatives

  21. 2. Municipal League Attorney – Mark Mosby – Status on Jimmie L. Wilson, Attorney vs. City of Helena-West Helena ($58,000.00 Stop Payment 2005)

  22. 3. Appointment of John Crow to Warfield Committee (Replacing Betty Faust)
  23. Don Etherly's proposal for Stiff Consequences on Weed Lots Etc. For Language Click Here: Etherly's Request For Strict Compliance S35C-108050413521.pdf


PROPOSED NEW BUSINESS

Municipal League Summer Conference
Executive Committee Meeting (Paragould-Home City of League President) 5/14/08


Announcements:



After one and one half hours, the council will be asked to recess or adjourn and complete the remaining items at another announced time. The council very well may not complete this agenda in one setting.

Resolution 10- 2008


A Resolution Requesting that the A & P Commission Designate and Appropriate One-Half of Its Revenues For Use in, for and by The Parks and Recreation Department of the City Of Helena-West Helena


Whereas, The City Council of the City of Helena-West Helena acknowledges the importance of a good Parks and Recreation Department; and

Whereas, the City Council of the City of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas finds it important that the Parks and Recreation Department have and receive ample financial support in order to enhance the quality of life of our citizens; and

Whereas, The City Council of the City of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas believes that one-half of the taxes levied by the enabling legislation should appropriately be designated for and assigned to use in our Parks and Recreation Department.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas hereby requests that the A & P Commission and each of its members designate and appropriate one-half of its revenue for use in, for and by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.

Passed this 22nd day of April, 2008.
Approved:

MAYOR:
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HONORABLE JAMES F. VALLEY

ATTEST: CITY CLERK
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MRS. SANDRA RAMSEY


Resolution 11-2008

A RESOLUTION ENDORSING THE HELENA-WEST HELENA SCHOOL DISTRICT’S PLANS TO CONSTRUCT A NEW HIGH SCHOOL COMPLEX AND PLEDGING SUPPORT TO THE DISTRICT’S EFFORTS TO MAKE THAT A REALITY

WHEREAS the Helena-West Helena School District has announced preliminary plans to construct a new high school campus for the school district;

WHEREAS the students of the Helena-West Helena School District deserve to have facilities capable of handling modern technology used in instruction and facilities that are designed to insure security;

RECOGNIZING that current district facilities make satisfying both of those aforementioned factors difficult for a high school setting;

CONSIDERING that the State of Arkansas’s facilities aid formula would allow the Helena-West Helena School District to construct a $21 million campus at a cost to our local taxpayers only one-third of that burden;

REALIZING that a $21 million investment in the local economy would have a positive effect in terms of tax revenue and jobs brought through the process;AFFIRMING the project's potential to have a very positive impact on the City of Helena-West Helena and envisioning the possibilties for community development if the project is merged with the vision in the city's master planning efforts and economic development initiatives;

EXPRESSING faith in the leadership and vision of the School Board and Superintendent Rudolph Howard on this issue;

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HELENA-WEST HELENA, ARKANSAS that the City Council wholeheartedly endorses the district’s proposal and stands ready to work for passage of any ballot measure necessary to make it a reality and stands ready to work with district leaders to make sure that the site selected fits with the city’s strategic planning and economic development efforts and urges Mayor James Valley to sit down with the Superintendent as soon as possible to express the support of the City Council for this effort and to discuss the placement of the new campus.
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Mayor James Valley

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City Clerk Sandi Ramsey


Resolution 12-2008

A RESOLUTION ASKING GOVERNOR MIKE BEEBE AND THE ARKANSAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO PRIORITIZE THE WIDENING OF U. S. HIGHWAY 49 BETWEEN MARVELL AND BRINKLEY TO FIVE LANES AND ARKANSAS HIGHWAY 1 BETWEEN MARIANNA AND WALNUT CORNER TO FIVE LANES

Whereas the Arkansas General Assembly recently met in special session and increased the state’s severance tax on natural gas;

Whereas the Arkansas General Assembly spelled out in the statute increasing that aforementioned taxes that 95% of the new revenues to improvement of the state’s transportation infrastructure;

Whereas the Delta Regional Authority has placed the expansion of U. S. 49 from Brinkley, AR, to Batesville, MS, in its high-priority transportation corridor;

Whereas the expansion of Arkansas Highway 1 between Walnut Corner in Phillips County and Marianna, AR to five lanes would further the development of an eventual completion of a 4-5 lane transportation corridor between Helena-West Helena and Jonesboro, AR;

Whereas all of these projects would represent a substantial investment in the economy of eastern Arkansas;

Be it Resolved by the City of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas that the widening of U. S. Highway 49 and Arkansas Highway 1 are important components of improved economic development prospects in eastern Arkansas;

Be it Further Resolved by the City of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas that the City asks that Governor Mike Beebe and the Arkansas General Assembly place priority on the investment in the two aforementioned projects when it allocates the imminent infusion of funds from the state’s recently increased severance tax along with future appropriations of existing highway funds.

Approved this _______ day of ________, 2008.
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Mayor James Valley
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City Clerk Sandi Ramsey

MAYOR VALLEY'S HOMEPAGE

AMENDED BUDGET SPREADSHEET

Blues Fesitval Permit Request

New High School Resolution HWH

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Street Department Weekly Report 4-28-08

SANITATION DEPARTMENT WEEKLY REPORT 4-28-08

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Weekly Report (PARK AND RECREATION) 4-28-08

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