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Word of the Day for Saturday, September 20, 2008

proponent \pruh-POH-nuhnt\, noun:

One who argues in support of something; an advocate; a supporter.

A fervent proponent of the work ethic, Reuther at first resisted the demand for early retirement, as he had rejected shorter hours in the 1950s.
-- Stanley Aronowitz, From the Ashes of the Old
He was a forthright proponent of the Vietnam War, contemptuous of the anti-war movement.
-- Richard Siklos, Shades of Black
As the first practical proponent of "natural" education--where the innate desire to learn is nourished and curiosity is unfettered--Pestalozzi abandoned the tradition of interminable lectures followed by student recitation that characterized typical instruction for all age groups, in favor of more active, hands-on activities.
-- Norman Brosterman, Inventing Kindergarten
Now, at the dawn of the new millennium, proponents of string theory claim that the threads of this elusive unified tapestry finally have been revealed.
-- Brian Greene, The Elegant Universe

Proponent is from the present participle of Latin proponere, "to put forth," from pro-, "forth" + ponere, "to put."

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Weekly Code Enforcement Report

September 19, 2008

Code Enforcement Weekly Report

September 15 – September 19, 2008

 

Department:   Code Enforcement

Date:                 September 19, 2008

Prepared by:  Joshua McIntosh & Patrick Allen

Code Enforcement Officers

 

Special Weekly Activities 09/15/08 – 09/19/08

 

·        Meet Highway Dept. Regarding cutting State Property-Required to cut 3 times a year

·        Rats and Snakes coming out of lots on Crisp and Leifer- Owner Larry Delk

·        Lot Pt 267 Old Helena – House & Lawn care Tag & Pictured

·        Dante Herrera is selling his property 909 Pecan St.

·        Added Tommy Hunt to list of Licensed Lawn Care Providers

·        318 & 316 N Coanza- Mae Frances Scaife Kendrick- PAID $200.00

·        Faxed Dante Herrera List of Lawn Care Providers.

·        William & Patricia Robbins PAID IN FULL on Adjusted INV 70401048-000

·        Faxed Copy of Zoning Regulations to Sharon of Sherrill & Assoc. Regarding Taco Bell in HC District of West Helena.

·        Received Returned Letter to Garland Ridenour; Returned with proper Address. PO Box 22915 Little Rock AR 72221-2915

·        Spoke with Kenny Soper of Arkansas Concrete about Erecting a Privacy Fence along Plaza and cutting ditch.

·        Emailed Oscar about cutting and trimming lawns and maintaining certain properties until we can collect from liens.

·        Emailed Victor for Quote on These Properties-

o       86 Cross

o       252 West Wood

o       204 East of Don St

 

Complaints about Lawn Care

 

·        724 Forrest Hill

·        Property on Jerry St.

·        Lot 28 Block 65 West Park St.

·        1027 College St.

·        308 10th St.

·        Lot 6 Block 52 Hernando/Cleburne

·        701 Mimosa

·        Little Rock Rd

o       1204

o       1208

o       1210

·        204 Don St

·        Moore St

o       108

o       116

o       123/125

o       215

·        816 Kentucky St

·        849 Cooke St.

·        180 Dennis Dr.

 

Cited Vehicle

 

·        413 W. Russell St.

·        Mazda Protégé White VIN: JM1BG2245PO653613

·        627 Mimosa St.

·     Toyota Corolla DX White VIN: 2T1AE09BXRC070263 LIC 171LXL

·        419 Beech St.

·        GMC SLE-Pick Up Blue & White VIN: 1GTD014Z1N7518676

·        Ford Taurus GL White VIN: 1FALD5242PA277944

·        631 W Park St.

·        Lincoln Town car VIN: 1LCM81WSMY666079 LIC: 931JFB- TOWED

·        121 South 9th St

·        Buick Park Ave, Burgundy, VIN; 1G4CW531AP1611941 –TOWED

 

 

Mailed Postcards

 

·        Lot 28 Block 65(West Park) West Helena- Minassian Shahen & Jeannette L

·        Lot 6 Block 52 (Hernando/Cleburne) W. Helena – Seal James T & Erin K Seal

·        308 N. 10th St- Wilson Larry

·        Sanderlin Dr Properties- 3rd Notice

·        204 Don St.- Miller Doris

·        Little Rock Rd.

o       Block 3

§         1208 (Lot 3) Fonzie Sammie L.

§         1210 (Lot 4) McDaniel Edward

§         1204 (Lot 2) Sauls Elsie

§         1212 (Lot 5) Simpson Earnest

·        849 Cooke St. Willie Oscar Jr.

·        724 Forrest Hill- Grevillius Ruth

·        545 Alice St.-White Inize

·        515 South ridge Dr.- HSBC BANK USA

·        1411 Walnut St- Wallace Grace

·        180 Dennis Dr.- Teague Jerry & Linda

·        816 Kentucky St.- Clash Linda; 1st American Real Est. Serv

·        1027 College St.-Jones James

·        Lot 9 West Acres Sub Crisp St- Delk Thomas L & Mary L.

·        419 E. Park Ave- Teague Terrell S & Mary E

 

Fuel

Chevy Impala- 12gal; $ 49.00

Mail

·        $26.68

Letters mailed

 

·        474 West St. – Porter Jesse & Joyce

·        322 Market St.- Wilson Francis

·        302 B Plaza St. Graham Charles

·        118 Tennessee St. – Hargraves Richard

·        701 Mimosa St. – Ewart Melvin T.

·        901 Plaza St.- Stewart Steven T.

·        Block 66- West Helena Minority Real Estate

·        206 Madison St. – Medley Rosetta Estate

·        HDC

o       522/528 Cherry St- Ellis Dorothy

o       517/519 Cherry St. Ellenberg Laura

 

Pending Condemned House List

 

·        1429 Holly St. – Carolyn Lockridge, 1605 Holly St. Helena AR 72342

·        1108 Porter St.- Patricia Tipton & Brandon William

·        837 Alabama St. – Tonya Lee

·        1308 Cherry St. – Olive Finley

·        315 S 6th St.- Esselene Meiers

·        1022/1024 Poplar St.- Ridge Charles and Wanda- Property Sent to State

·        645 Seminole – Rochridge Hannah-

·        1128 Beech St.- Webster Ovie & Dorothy

·        1311 Perry Extended- Thornton Willie & Maxine

 

 

Citation Issued

 

·        None

 

Future Weekly Activities

 

·        Get condemnation listing from Daily World

·        Locate all city property

·        Call North Little Rock Attorney regarding nuisance abatement program

·        DHHS- Ask about person that issues daycare permits

·        Continue addressing overgrown lots and dilapidated structures

·        Continue to mail out certified letters to property owners on overgrown lots and dilapidated structures.

·        More Focus on Vehicles out of compliance

·        More Focus on getting pictures before and after city does work on private property.

·        More Focus on Property Owners cutting property to street to include drain ditch

·        Present Condemnation List to Planning Commission & City Council

·        City Council meeting Sept 23 2008

·        Historic District Meeting Sept 25

 

 

Follow-up Activities

 

·        Continue to follow up on status of 301 Sebastian; Sulphur Springs Rd

·        Jane and Jordan St.

 

Staff Concerns

 

·              Creation of Accurate Budget

·              Ordered 2 each from International Code Council

o       2006 International Residential Code Book $81.50

o       2006 International Property Maintenance Code$29.50

o       2006 International Zoning Code $27.75

·              Chevy Impala at City Shops- AC repair

·              AACE Conference – Oct 28-31

o       Mailed out Conference Fee

o       Submitted Plane flight and Hotel information to Michael Boone to book on credit card.


Court

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of Sept. 12 - 18, 2008)

 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date: September 19, 2008

Prepared by: Linda Danley

 

 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

Sept. 12 - 18, 2008 - Processed civil and small claims actions as received; input traffic violations and criminal actions into court database in preparation for arraignment; and prepared scheduled traffic violations and criminal actions for bench trial.

 

Fri., Sept. 12, 2008 - Plea/Arraignment (9:00 A.M.)

Total number of cases scheduled - 337

 

Wed., Sept. 17, 2008 - Civil and Small Claims

Total number of cases scheduled - 12

 

Thurs., Sept. 18, 2008 (9:00 A.M.) - No Court (City Attorney out attending meeting).

 

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved on Sept. 12, 2008

 

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

BF

1

   

1

DM

91

 

1

92

G

54

1

25

80

NG

2

   

2

NP

8

 

5

13

PRB

   

1

1

TF

1

   

1

WR

1

   

1

TOTAL

158

1

32

191

 
 
Jurisdiction: Highway Police "Z" Tickets

Finding

Traffic

Total

G

6

6

TOTAL

6

6

 
 
Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

DM

1

   

1

G

5

2

28

35

NP

2

 

5

7

TOTAL

8

2

33

43

 
 
ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

BF

1

     

1

DM

92

   

1

93

G

59

2

1

59

121

NG

2

     

2

NP

10

   

10

20

PRB

     

1

1

TF

1

     

1

WR

1

     

1

TOTAL

166

2

1

71

240

 
 
KEY:

BF - Bond Forfeit

NP - Nol Prossed

DM - Dismissed

PRB - Probation

G - Guilty

TF - Transferred

NG - Not Guilty

WR - Warrant Recalled

 

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JAIL ROSTER

 

Defendant

Docket #

Arrest

Date

Release/

Sent. Date

Status/

Disposition

Henry, Willie

CR-08-3414

CR-08-3415

CR-08-3416

CR-08-3417

09/09/08

 

Plea of not guilty to all charges. Set for 10/02/08

Jones, Jarvis

CR-07-1877

CR-08-3423

09/09/08

09/12/08

Plea of guilty to both charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost ($305) in CR-07-1877 and given credit for 3 days served in jail.

Sentenced to 30 days in jail on CR-08-3423. (Appeal bond set at $1,000.00.)

Patton, Tangela

CR-08-455

CR-08-842

09/07/08

 

Plea of not guilty to both charges. Set for 10/02/08.

Peterson, Lawanda

CR-08-3418

09/06/08

09/12/08

Plea of no contest. Ordered to pay fines+cost ($205), given credit for 7 days served in jail, and sentenced to 1 year of probation.

 

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES
:
•Thurs., Sept. 25 and Fri., Sept. 26, 2008 - No court (District Court Judge's meeting)
 
•Thurs., Oct. 2, 2008 - (9:00 a.m.) Bench Trials on Traffic Violations
 
•Thurs., Oct. 2, 2008 (1:30 p.m.) Bench Trials on Criminal Actions
 
•Fri., Oct. 3, 2008 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment
 
•Fri., Nov. 21, 2008 - No court. (District Court Clerk's meeting - Eureka Springs, AR)
 
•Thurs., Nov. 27 and Fri., Nov. 28,2008 - No court (Thanksgiving Holiday)
 
 
FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:
• Process civil and small claims actions as they are received.
 
• Input new citations and criminal actions as they are received from the Records Department into database in preparation for court.
 
• Prepare pending actions for trial.
 
 
STAFF CONCERNS/ISSUES:
• Server for the court database system.



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Parks and Recreation Weekly Report

Weekly Department Report

 

 

Department: Parks and Recreation

 

Date: September 19, 2008

 

Prepared by: B. O'Shea Burrell

 

Specifically Weekly Activities

 

September 12, 2008/ Friday

  • Breaking and Entering at the HWHMGC.

September 13, 2008/ Saturday

  • HWHCC Staff groomed the River Park.
  • HWHCC Staff set tables for evening event.

September 14, 2008/ Sunday

  • HWHCC CLOSED

September 15, 2008/Monday

  • After-school Tutorial.  3pm-5pm Tutoring and Academic Assistance.  5pm-6pm Tutorial Free play.
  • Adults played volleyball from 7pm- about 9pm
  • HWHFD conducted a Fire Safety & Extinguisher use class at 4pm in the HWHCC. 
  • B. O'Shea Burrell, Chanta Mansfield, Tracy Davis, and Ashlee Tyler attended a Training class in Little Rock.
  • Mid-Delta delivered commodities to HWHCC for distribution on Friday.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2008/Tuesday

  • After-school Tutorial.  3pm-5pm Tutoring and Academic Assistance.  5pm-6pm Tutorial Free play.
  • HWHCC staff groomed and sprayed Solomon Playground.
  • HWHCC staff sprayed Sacred Heart, 10th street Park, and North Helena Park. 
  • 2 (3Gallon) sprayers were purchased.
  • Adult basketball free play in HWHCC at 6pm
  • Window at HWHMGC was repaired.  2'9" x 1'9"
  • Weightlifting class begins at 6pm in the side room.

September 17, 2008/Wednesday

  • After-school Tutorial.  3pm-5pm Tutoring and Academic Assistance.  5pm-6pm Tutorial Free play. 
  • Tae Bo and Pilates class began in the side room at 6pm.
  • Adults played volleyball from 7pm- about 9pm.

September 18, 2008/Thursday

  • After-school Tutorial.  3pm-5pm Tutoring and Academic Assistance.  5pm-6pm Tutorial Free play.
  • HWHCC Staff cleaned storage area to receive food for Mid-Delta Commodities Drive.
  • Continued to groom North Helena Park completely.
  • Adult basketball free play in HWHCC at 6pm

September 19, 2008/Friday

  •  HWHCC Staff assisted Mid-Delta with the Commodities Drive.
  • HWHCC Staff completed grooming of all parks in Helena-West Helena.

September 20, 2008/ Saturday

Future Weekly Activities

  • Adult Men's Basketball league.  Teams will play on Sunday and Monday for approximately 6 weeks.   
  • September 29th the Notary Public will have a seminar in the HWHCC.

Follow-up Activities

·         Order playground equipment for Washington Street Park

·         HWHCC Staff is now accepting registration forms for Girl's Youth Basketball League. 

·         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

·         Coat hangers will be assembled next to the cubbies

Staff Concerns/ Issues

·         Car show and security

·         AC & Heater need to be repaired at the HWHMGC.

·         Rear siding on house needs repairs at HWHMGC

·         Cart Shed needs repairs at HWHGC.

·         HWHMGC needs security.

·         An officer is needed at the HWHCC between the hours of 3pm-9pm Monday thru Thursday.

·         Overhead door needs repair at Pool Pavilion

·         Rental fee/ permit cost to rent any Park in H-WH

·         There is a pothole directly in front of 511 Miller Street that has caused some car to need minor maintenance. 

·         HWHCC Staff would like to solicit help with putting together a committee that organizes and plans tourism activities. 

·         The After-school Tutorial Program is trying to get ID Cards for the students who attend regularly.  This card will gain them access to more than just this program.

·         The outside workers have been on a 6am to 2pm work schedule due to the extreme heat

·         Tae Bo and Pilates classes need equipment and supplies to continue to be productive. 

Gallons of Fuel

Vehicle/ Usage

Date

User

28.3

Dodge-94,202

09/19/2008

B.O. Burrell

27.6

Lawn Mowers

09/12/2008

HWHCC Staff



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