Saturday, August 2, 2008

Police Department Weekly (DHR) 8-4-08

HELENA-WEST HELENA POLICE DEPARTMENT

"WE SERVE, WE CARE" 
 

DATE: AUGUST 4, 2008

REPORTING DATES: JULY 24-30, 2008

PREPARED BY: OFFICE MANAGER / RECORDS 

CRIME DATA 

Disturbance: 37

Burglary: 15

Stolen Vehicle: 00

Escort: 15

Alarm: 28

Call for Police: 17

Missing Person: 00 

COMMUNICATION CENTER:

CALL INTAKE:

CENTER: 593

911: 182

COLLECTIONS $2,152.00 

OFFICER CONTACTS:

Tickets: 27

Arrest: 34

Warrants: 07

Affidavit: 17

Reports: 43

Accidents: 05

Building Checks: 138

Officer Response / Calls: 497 

Court Cases / July 24, 2008 Total 67

No Court / July 25, 2008  

TICKETS: (Target Violations)

D.W.I.: 00

Suspended D/L: 02

Possession of Control Substance: 01

Speeding: 11

Loud Music: 02

Seat Belt: 08

Stop Sign Violation: 01

Warning Tickets: 02 
 

GAS USAGE/ COST:

Shift 1   $ 57.30

Shift 2   $ 360.64

Shift 3   $ 1377.21

Shift 4   $ PENDING

Administration  $ 124.02

Code Enforcement  $ 42.00

Total   $ 1918.94 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY REPORT:

COMMUNITY EVENT / YOUTH ACTION/ AUGUST 5 / AHEC

 

FUTURE WEEKY ACTIVITIES:

COMMUNITY EVENT / CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL / AUG. 9

BACK TO SCHOOL RALLY

COMMUNITY EVENT / ATTORNEY GENERAL / AUG. 22

SMART CHOICES BETTER CHANCES 
 
 

FOLLOW UP ACTIVITIES:

COMMUNITY EVENT:

CID OFFICERS ATTENDED NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING

ON JULY 28 AT THE CHURCH OF LIVING GOD

COMMUNITY EVENT:

CID OFFICERS ATTENDED NEIGBORHOOD MEETING AT PETTIS

MEMORIAL CHURCH TOPIC (DRUG AND GANG AWARENESS) 
 

PATROL:

SHIFT 1/ TARGET AREAS:

08 WARRANTS (MISD)

02 ARREST

07 CITATIONS 
 
 

SHIFT 2 / TARGET AREAS:

03 DISTURBANCE

00 MISD. WARRANTS (SERVED)

03 MISD. (ARREST)

75 BUILDING CHECKS

05 CITATIONS 
 

SHIFT 3 / TARGET AREAS:

25 DISTURBANCE

31 MISD. WARRANTS (SERVED)

26 MISD. (ARREST)

27 TRAFFIC STOPS

10 CITATIONS 
 

SHIFT 4 / TARGET AREAS:

00 MISD. WARRANTS(SERVED)

03 MISD. (ARREST)

05 CITATIONS 
 

WARRANT/ COURT OFFICER

NO COURT 
 

STAFF CONCERNS:

DISPATCH CENTER / DVD RECORDER FOR BOOKING ROOM

DISPATCH CENTER / EASTSIDE / COMPUTERS FOR COMMUNICATION LOG

CLERICAL / WARRANTS / SYSTEM FOR SCANNING (DOCUMENTS)

CLERICAL / FILE CABINETS

CLERICAL / WAITING AREA / SECURITY 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

East Water Department Weekly (DHR) 8-4-08

Helena Municipal Water & Sewer

Eastside Water Department  

Weekly Department Report

Date: 8-04-08

Prepared By: Terry McGinister 
 

Specific Weekly Activities

Friday 7-25-08

Checked lift stations, cut grass at sewer lift stations, filled in holes with gravel on Lithicum Street. 

Monday 7-28-08

Unstopped sewer on Valley Drive, installed meters at Cherry Street Apartments, repaired water leak at Madison and Franklin Street, filled in holes with gravel on Miller Street, cut grass at sewer lift station #1. 

Tuesday 7-29-08

Changed out chemicals at the plant, cut grass at sewer lift stations set up for water tap at Kipp School, cleaned up at the lift stations, cut grass at the pipe yard. 

Wednesday 7-30-08

Checked sewer lift stations, cut grass at Biscoe Well, install fire hydrant and repaired valve at Newman Drive, cut grass at the Phillips Street Well. 

Thursday 7-31-08

Cut grass at the plant and equipment area, finished installing fire hydrant at Newman Drive, worked on a backhoe. 

Future Weekly Activities 

Follow up Activities

Finish putting Riprap on levees at the ponds, finish installing bypass hook-up at the remaining sewer lift stations. 

Staff Concerns/Issues

Scheduling classes for all employees to attend to have enough hours to renew their licenses. 
 
 
 
 

Landfill Weekly (DHR) 8-4-08

                     

              WEEKLY Department Head Meeting 

   Department: Helena West Helena Regional Landfill

 Date: August 4, 2008

 Prepared By: Bob Gaston 
 

 Specific Weekly Activities: 

 Employees Tommy and Larry come in at 6:30am to start equipment and                           do daily maintenance; Mary comes in at 7:00am and turns on computer.

 Terry arrives at 8:00am and checks his equipment and starts hauling dirt.

 Once Larry has the working face and road ready he lets Mary start sending trucks down. Mary weighs the trucks and sends the trucks to the cell. Once the truck has emptied the driver returns and is weighed. Mary prints a ticket and the driver comes in and signs the ticket, the driver receives a copy. Each truck goes through this process each time. Mary also does random inspections on a daily basis. As the waste is placed in the cell the process of compacting begins. We start lunches at 10:00 am and go thru 12:00. After lunch Terry begins placing dirt around the working face so we can cover. Trucks are allowed to enter landfill until 3:30pm. After the last truck is weighed out Mary begins adding tickets and balancing with the computer and printing reports.

 Mary is usually finished by 4:00pm. After the last truck leaves the process of finishing compacting and covering begin. This normally takes about one and half hours. Each day someone checks the leechate pumps and tanks. We have part time help to take care of litter, grass, office, scales, and other task. We maintain a daily maintenance log on all equipment and make sure hourly maintenance is maintained.

We work during all weather conditions and wet weather adds to the over time. Most weather damage repair is done on Sat. 
 

 Future Activities: 

  1. Work on drainage.
  2. Build clean-out pad.
  3. PI hired for investigation of waste. Starts Aug. 4, 2008
 
  1. Finishing job descriptions for staff.
  2. Working on evaluations for staff.
  3. Requesting quote for road repair on north end of scale.
  4. Evaluating recycling programs for Helena- West Helena.
  5. Check cost for leechate line.
  6. Watering seeded area.
 

    Activities Completed: 

  1. Seeding complete.
  2. Quarterly DMR completed.
  3. Quarterly gas monitoring completed.
  4. Regular maintenance on Volvo and Dozers completed.
  5. Delta Environmental – Could not guarantee daily tonnage.
  6. Tarps delivered.
  7. Fire plug moved and water connected.

     
     

    Staff Concerns/ Issues; 

    1. New search for part time help. 

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sapient \SAY-pee-uhnt\, adjective:

Wise; sage; discerning.

By actual measurement they are the brainiest of birds, and on subjective evidence they seem more sapient than most other living creatures.
-- David Quammen, "Bird Brains", New York Times, August 1, 1999
He also gives much of the book over to the voice and point of view of Wyatt's bright, quirky Aunt Ellen, who functions as a sapient observer of the world of the novel.
-- Lorrie Moore, "God Does Not Love Aunt Ellen", New York Times, February 14, 1993
That he has on his side Lord Jenkins and Lady Williams . . . , that Ming Campbell is backing him, that the trusty and sapient counsellor of previous leaders, Lord Holme, is discreetly installed at his side, might seem to dispose of the notion that Kennedy is not a serious man.
-- "It isn't a one horse race", The Guardian, July 20, 1999

Sapient comes from Latin sapiens, sapient-, present participle of sapere, "to taste, to have sense, to know."

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Friday, August 1, 2008

Exxon made nearly $1,500/second

 
 

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Exxon Mobil once again reported the largest quarterly profit in U.S. history Thursday, posting net income of $11.68 billion on revenue of $138 billion in the second quarter. That profit works out to $1,485.55 a second. That barely beat the previous corporate record of $11.66 billion, also set by Exxon in the fourth quarter of 2007.


 
 

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Weekly Report- East Water Department - 6 months Financials

 
CITY OF HELENA- WEST HELENA
 
EAST WATER & SEWER DEPARTMENT
 
FINANCIAL STATEMENT  - JANUARY 1, 2008 - JUNE 30, 2008
 
 
 
REVENUES:
 
            WATER REVENUE                                    $210,615.98
            SEWER REVENUE                                    191,402.21
            OTHER REVENUE                                      35,676.72
 
 
 
TOTAL REVENUES:                                                                                                                 $437,694,91
 
 
 
EXPENDITURES:                                                                                                                      $447,2234.06
 
 
OPERATING EXPENSES
        WATER                                                         $244,638.03
        SEWER                                                          202,596.03
 
DEPRECIATION
        WATER                                                          $56,400.00
        SEWER                                                            55,726.62
 
 
TOTAL EXPENDITURES:                                                                                                         $559,360.68
 
BALANCE WATER AND SEWER - JUNE 30, 2008                                                                   -$121,665.77



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Sanitation Weekly Report dhr 8-4-2008

SANITATION DEPARTMENT

PROGRESS REPORT

 

July 28TH-31ST 2008

Prepared by : OSCAR HOSKINS FOR VIC JORDAN

Specific Weekly Activities:

Monday 7/28/2008

Ran the regular Lake View trash route

Mechanic put drive shaft in Ford 9000

Cleaning and hauling debris off Beech Street

Total tonnage & cost to landfill;75.16tn, $2104.00

Tuesday 7/29/2008

Ran the regular trash route @ 4:00 a.m.

Picked up several missed garbage..

Continued clean and hauled debris off Beech Street

Put fender and mud flap on unit #26

Total tonnage & cost to landfill;64.87tn, $1816.00

Wednesday 7/30/2008

Ran regular trash routes

Pushed up alley behind West Helena Library

Flat repair on unit 29 (flat on Arkansas St)

Tyrone assisted at W.Helena Library lifting A/C with backhoe

Total tonnage and cost to landfill:32.54tn, $911.00

Thursday 7/31/2008

Ran regular trash route

Picked up mirror assembly from Ater for unit 26

Replaced right side mirror on unit 26

Replaced hopper light unit 26

Total tonnage and cost delivered to landfill:78.44tn,$2196.00

Total tonnage delivered to landfill week of 7/28/2008-7/31/2008 =251.01tn,$7028.00cost

 

 

 

Future Weekly Activities:

Follow up on demolition projects

Continue working with Code Enforcement and other Depts.

Continue with picking up trash on daily basis

Follow Up Activities:

Unit #25 still incomplete

Staff Concerns:

Mark Smith out on sick leave until further notice

If Bathroon for men be placed somewhere else beside soon as you walk in front door

John Smith out until further notice




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MAYOR - Helena West Helena
P O Box 248
Helena-West Helena, 72342
870-572-3421 Phone
870-572-5034 Fax
870-817-4035 Cell

WEST HELENA-WEST HELENA WATER DHR

Department:    WEST HELENA WATER UTILITIES
 
Date_AUGUST 4, 2008
 
Prepared by  KEN FRATESI
 
WEEK OF _07/25/08—07/31/08
 
98 PLAZA MTC VALVE
215 AND 227 SOUTH FOURTH REPAIR SERVICE
132 EAST PLAZA REPAIR SERVICE
345 NORTH EIGHTH REPAIR SERVICE
338 JERRY REPAIR SERVICE
604 EAST GARLAND REPAIR SERVICE
643 MIMOSA REPLACE 20 FEET OF MAIN
798 NORTH SEBASTIAN REPLACE METER BOX
READ METERS
 
Future Weekly Activities:
PREPARING FINAL QUOTES FOR MILLER PUMP STATION REHAB
MAINTENANCE OF AERATOR
 
Follow Up Activities:
CLEANING SEWER LINES
 
Staff Concerns/Issues:
PART-TIME EMPLOYEES
 

Parks and Recreation Department Weekly Report August 1, 2008

Weekly Department Report

 

Department: Parks and Recreation

Date: August 1, 2008

Prepared by: O'Shea Burrell

 

Specific Weekly Activities:

July 28, 2008

  • 10th Street Park was groomed and sprayed
  • Crawford Plumbing replaced toilet at H-WHCC in the ladies restroom
  • Tae Bo class began at 530pm
  • Carts and other equipment was returned to the West Helena Golf Course
  • Order was made to PFG

July 29, 2008

  • PFG delivered food order to H-WHCC
  • H-WHCC Staff cleaned Malco
  • Adult Freeplay in H-WHCC beginning at 530pm

July 30, 2008

  • Supply Drive was letter to businesses completed
  • Sacred Heart was groomed

July 31, 2008

  • The gameroom's tiled floor was finished
  • Adult Free play in H-WHCC beginning at 530pm ending at 9pm
  • North Helena Park was groomed

August 1, 2008

  • Paint for cubbies was donated by Together for Hope
  • Carpenters have begun to dress the gameroom wall. 

Future Weekly Activities:

  • Cunningham/Bryant 4person Tournament at Golf Course
  • School Supply Give Away at Cad Polk Stadium from 8am to 12noon on August 9
  • Sickle Cell Walk.  Parks and Recreation Department are asked to supply tents, tables, and chairs.  This event will be held August 9th at Cad Polk Stadium
  • School Supply Drive will be held in H-WHCC on August 13 at 6pm
  • August 6th Mascarade Pary will be held in the H-WHCC.
  • September 29th the Notary Public will havea seminar in the H-WHCC

Follow-up Activities:

  • Food program continues
  • Order playground equipment for Washington Street Park
  • Get invoice for siding at Pool Pavilion
  • Produce functional invoice for Kipp Swim Camp
  • Inquire about suggested rental fee for Malco Theater one night per month
  • H-WHCC Staff is accepting uniform information
  • Coath hangers will be assembled next to the cubbies
  • Storage room shelf will be rebuilt and placed in the storage room.

Staff Concerns/Issues

  • Car show and security
  • Overhead door needs repair at Pool Pavilion
  • Rental fee/ permit cost to rent any Park in H-WH
  • Jacob Walker is in the Little Rock Children's Hospital.  He has a brain tumor and the family is asking for prayers.
  • The outside workers have been on a 6am to 2pm work schedule due to the extreme heat.


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panoply \PAN-uh-plee\, noun:

1. A splendid or impressive array.
2. Ceremonial attire.
3. A full suit of armor; a complete defense or covering.

Every step taken to that end which appeases the obsolete hatreds and vanished oppressions, which makes easier the traffic and reciprocal services of Europe, which encourages nations to lay aside their precautionary panoply, is good in itself.
-- Winston Churchill, quoted in This Blessed Plot, by Hugo Young
The beige plastic bedpan that had come home from the hospital with him after his deviated-septum operation . . . now held ail his razors and combs and the panoply of gleaming instruments he employed to trim the hair that grew from the various features of his face.
-- Michael Chabon, Werewolves in Their Youth
To the east, out over the Ocean, the winter sky is a brilliant panoply of stars and comets, beckoning to adventurers, wise and foolish alike, who seek to divine its mysteries.
-- Ben Green, Before His Time
Labor was hard pressed to hold the line against erosion of its hard-won social wage: the panoply of government-paid benefits such as unemployment insurance, workers' compensation, Medicare, and Social Security.
-- Stanley Aronowitz, From the Ashes of the Old

Panoply is from Greek panoplia, "a full suit of armor," from pan, "all" + hoplia, "arms, armor," plural of hoplon, "implement, weapon."

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

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egress \EE-gress\, noun:

1. The act of going out or leaving, or the right or freedom to leave; departure.
2. A means of going out or leaving; an exit; an outlet.
3. To go out; to depart; to leave.

Today gates and walls, much more hard and fixed barriers than street patterns, control entrance and egress in suburban subdivisions and urban neighborhoods around the country.
-- Edward J. Blakely and Mary Gail Snyder, Fortress America
New York's superb natural harbor and its links westward via the Erie Canal and, later, several trunk railroads made it an ideal entry and egress point for goods and people.
-- Joshua B. Freeman, Working-Class New York
In order to keep the crowds moving through the exhibits in his traveling show . . . Mr. [P.T.] Barnum posted signs that read: "This Way to the Egress." Eager to view this presumably strange and exotic exhibit, the throngs would push through the door labeled "Egress" -- and find themselves in the street.
-- Laurie A. O'Neill, "Almanac Is Itself a Rare Occurrence", New York Times, December 27, 1981

Egress is from Latin egressus, from egredi, "to go out," from e-, "out" + gradi, "to step."

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sesquipedalian \ses-kwuh-puh-DAYL-yuhn\, adjective:

1. Given to or characterized by the use of long words.
2. Long and ponderous; having many syllables.
3. A long word.

As a sesquipedalian stylist, he can throw a word like 'eponymous" into a sentence without missing a beat.
-- Campbell Patty, "The sand in the oyster", The Horn Book Magazine, May 15, 1996
Plus he has a weakness for what we can mischievously call sesquipedalian excess: Look out for such terms as "epiphenomenal," "diegetic" and "proprioceptive."
-- Jabari Asim, "Reel Pioneer", Washington Post, November 19, 2000
They walk and speak with disdain for common folk, and never miss a chance to belittle the crowd in sesquipedalian put-downs or to declare that their raucous and uncouth behavior calls for nothing less than a letter to the Times, to inform proper Englishmen of the deplorable state of manners in the Colonies.
-- William C. Martin, "Friday Night in the Coliseum", The Atlantic, March 1972
. . .her eccentric family's addiction to sesquipedalians (that big word for "big words"), and her furtive passion for flossy mail-order-catalog prose.
-- David Browne, "Books/The Week", Entertainment Weekly, October 23, 1998

Sesquipedalian comes from Latin sesquipedalis, "a foot and a half long, hence inordinately long," from sesqui, "one half more, half as much again" + pes, ped-, "a foot."

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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Subject: Bored No More for August 2008

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White River Celebration

Batesville will host the 65th Annual White River Water Carnival on Aug. 1-2. The two-day event features inflatables, a skateboard ramp, a Guitar Hero contest, arts and crafts, live music and fun festival food along the banks of the White River.

Riverside Park
Phone: 870-793-2378
Web site: www.MyBatesville.org
E-mail address: sheri.croslin@mybatesville.org

32nd Annual Hope Watermelon Festival

Celebrate Hope's legendary watermelons during the 32nd Annual Hope Watermelon Festival Aug. 7-10 in Fair Park. More than 200 booths of arts & crafts, music, melon eating and seed-spitting contests, hillbilly horseshoes, conventional horseshoe tournament, antique engine show, gospel show, sports car show, 5K run, softball tournament, melon judging, and dog show.

Fair Park
Phone: 870-777-3640
Web site: www.hopemelonfest.com
E-mail:hopemelonfest@yahoo.com

Swimming, Biking and Running

The 11th Annual First Security Kids Triathlon in Conway offers a fun way to promote physical fitness while allowing kids to compete. Each competitor receives a tee-shirt and a medal goes to all who complete the course. This event is SO cool it’s even been featured on Nickelodeon. Open to children ages 7 to 15, the triathlon includes swimming, biking and running. There is no race day registration so be sure and register early. You can even register online. Date of the event is Aug. 9 with packet pick-up that day at the University of Central Arkansas Farris Center from 6:15 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Packets can also be picked-up on Aug. 8 at The Ride from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Check the Web site for directions on where to go for the state of the race.

UCA Campus
Phone: 501-450-7533
Web site: www.ConwayKidsTri.com
E-mail:ironmann@conwaycorp.net

80th Annual Montgomery County Fair

The 80th Annual Montgomery County Fair takes place Aug. 10-16 at the Fairgrounds in Mount Ida. At the fair there will be a carnival, pageants, talent show, exhibits, livestock show, rodeo, and a parade.

3650 Hwy. 88 East
Phone: 870- 867-5084
E-mail: director@mtidachamber.com

Chuckwagon Races

Catch the excitement of the 23rd annual National Championship Chuckwagon Races set for Aug. 23-31 in Clinton. In addition to the championship races, there will be a Snowy River Race, bronc fanning, concerts, camping, Western Trade Show, dance, trail rides, horseback clinics and more.

Phone: 501-745-8407
Web site: www.chuckwagonraces.com
E-mail:chuckwag@artelco.com

Splash the Summer Away

It’s August in Arkansas and it’s hot. The very best way to beat the heat, and have a great time while doing it, is to visit one of the water parks. The state’s original park Willow Springs -- it’s been around since 1928 – is still going strong. Located in southeast Little Rock, it includes a 400-foot waterslide, a large kiddie pool, water volleyball, and other water activities.

Wild River Country in North Little Rock is the state's largest water park with a long list of attractions. Areas with names such as Cyclone, Vertigo, the Sidewinder, River Rapids, the Vortex and Black and White Lighting let you know this is a high energy place. The Lazy River plus the Tad and Wave Pools provide laid-back fun.

In Hot Springs check out Crystal Falls, sister park to Magic Springs Theme Park. Here you'll find the Crystal Cove wave pool, the High Sierra Slide Tower, and the Kodiak Canyon Adventure River, or you can just drift along the Kodiak Canyon Lazy River, wiling away the day. New this year is the Rapid Falls Raceway, 50-feet high, 310-feet long and six lanes of racing fun. These aren’t all. Click here to find out about others.

Willow Springs
3903 Willow Springs Road
Phone: 501-888-4148
Web site: www.willowsprings.net
E-mail:info@willowsprings.net

Wild River Country
Interstate 40 & Crystal Hill Road
Phone: 501-753-8600
Web site: www.wildrivercountry.com
E-mail:info@wildrivercountry.com

Crystal Falls
1701 U.S. 70 East
Phone: 501-624-0100
Web site: www.magicsprings.com

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