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Word of the Day for Saturday, October 4, 2008

volte-face \vawlt-FAHS; vawl-tuh-\, noun:

An about-face; a reversal, as in policy or opinion.

I was eventually eased out of the organisation, but not before British policy had performed a volte-face on Cyprus, the colony had gained independence, and yesterday's political wisdoms had suddenly been repudiated.
-- George Urban, Radio Free Europe and the Pursuit of Democracy
In a sudden volte-face, he seemed to accept the agreement; then, when the besieged forces came out to embark, he had their barges held in port.
-- Richard Eder, "Just Wild About Horatio", New York Times, November 7, 1999
Suddenly confronted with the imminent ruin of Angela Lyne, his former mistress, who is drinking herself to death out of loneliness, he does the first real volte-face of his life by returning to her.
-- L.E. Sissman, "Evelyn Waugh: The Height of His Powers", The Atlantic, March 1972

Volte-face comes from French, from Italian voltafaccia, from volta, "turn" + faccia, "face."

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Weekly Code Enforcement Report

October 3, 2008

Code Enforcement Weekly Report

September 29– October 3, 2008

 

Department:   Code Enforcement

Date:                 October 3, 2008

Prepared by:  Joshua McIntosh & Patrick Allen

Code Enforcement Officers

 

Special Weekly Activities 09/29/08 – 10/03/08

 

·        Met with Sarah Smith about city dumping on her property on Mooney & Hawkins

·        Met with Andre about current issues regarding code enforcement.

·        426 Cherry St. Granny Dees- smell coming from Hair Store.

·        James & Barbara King

o       Lot 1 & 2 Block 42- Received letter regarding city cleaning lot

·        Spoke to Oscar –solution pending

·        1311 Perry St. – Willie & Maxine Thornton-Request 30 day Ext. to clean lot

·        114 Circle Dr- Investigated tree fallen on House

·        Holly St. Received call regarding tree in neighbors yard -needs cutting

·        112 Oakridge Rd- called regarding dead tree in neighbors yard.

·        211 McDonough St. – Tree limbs hanging over 917 Ohio St. property

·        116 Arlington Dr. Received complaints about junk everywhere.

·         Delta Rural Realty- Request 15 Extension

o       127/129/131 Sandraland Dr- Clean property

o       166 Westwood Pl.- Boarding up properties

·        Created Flyer for Code Enforcement Month to handout to Schools.

·        144 Military Rd.- Received Labor Hours for lawn maintenance

·        645 Seminole- Request 30 day Extension- to begin repairs- Royce Dressel

·        1626/1628 Sulphur Springs Rd. Request 60 day Extension- Todd Slaughter

·        214 Beech St. Leroy Williams –PAID INV. Amt. $3119.88

·        Baringo Ct- Delta Dream Homes- Leola Johnson – Faxed Court Order Mandating Wood Fence be maintained for 20 years

·        Received call about 406-412 Jefferson St- Dorothy Harris about apartments being razed without notice.

·        23 Lincoln Ct- Bernard Scoggins-PAID CITATION-$150.00  

·        Emailed Oscar to clean up property

o       23 Lincoln Ct

o       1023 Poplar St.

·        Visited Elementary Schools 960+ students (PCDC, Westside, Beech crest) to had out literature for Code Enforcement Month

·        Started Channel 12 Ad for Code Enforcement Month

o       Helena West Helena's Least Wanted Perpetrators of Dirtiest Deeds

·        Junkyard Johnnie

·        Spoke with Ester Herran about 1129 Beech St.-Emailing list of Lawn Care Providers

·        700 Elm St.- Sylvester & Alice Valley-2nd Notice- refer to Oscar

·        Victor's Quote on These Properties- Pending Notification

o       86 Cross- $2500.00 -estimated 18hours to demolish & remove

o       252 West Wood- $ 3000.00- estimated 16hours to demolish &remove

o       204 East of Don St- Pending

 

Complaints about Lawn Care

 

·        122 Nodaway St. Overgrown lot

·        301 Sears Ln- Overgrown Lot

·        West Park & Desota- overgrown lot- Owner –CR Walker

 

Cited Vehicle

 

·        413 W. Russell St.- Pending Tow- Working on vehicle refer to Bertha Lucas

·        Mazda Protégé White VIN: JM1BG2245PO653613

 

Mailed Postcards

 

·        804 Beech St- Thomas Brandon

·        1015 Franklin St Unit A&B- Indian Bay Properties- 2nd Notice

·        550 Alice St.- Kurt & Betty Jones

·        315 S 9th St- Charles & Joyce Ladd

·        702 E. Russell St.- Floyd Jones

·        414 Kentucky St.- Jessie V Jr. Mary A Hollowell

·        Lot 6 Block 30- Betty Jean Porter

·        191 Oakland Ave- Transamerica Tax Service

·        44 Parkdale- Ondrako Guynn Montgomery

·        238 Bart St. Denison Joseph W III

·        264 Westwood Pl.- Roderick Boyd

·        276 Westwood Pl.- Freddie Hill & Sadie –2nd Notice

·        907 Pecan St.- Nivar Delone

·        512 Market St- Bray Strickland & Associates

 

Fuel

Chevy Impala- 16.2gal; $ 60.00

Mercury Grand Marquis- 15.4gal; $57.00

Mail

·        $26.77

Letters mailed

 

·        180 Dennis Dr. – Jerry & Linda Teague- 3rd Notice

·        301 Garland Ave- Union Planters Bank NA

·        105 Arlington St. Wade Margaret Howard

·        110 Arlington St. Virginia Hartley

·        1009/1011 College St.- Otis Turner

·        1626/1628 Sulphur Springs Rd.- Response notice

·        413 Pecan St. Elder Wardell Reed

·        Sulphur Springs Rd.- Gerald Willie Coleman-2nd Notice

·        927 Walnut -John M. Linda C. Broome

·        107 Sebastian Rd- James English

 

Lots with piles of debris

 

·        141 Center St.

·        138 S. 6th St.

·        727 Pecan St.

·        462 Washington St.

·        207 S. Sam St.

 

Approved Condemned House List

 

·        1415 Walnut- McClinton, 7973 PC 300 Rd

·        122 Walker St.-Edwards, 743 Highland St.

·        1315 Franklin St- Armstrong, 21602 Figuerga St. 23 Carson CA

·        276 Westwood Place- Freddie Hill, 230 S Ashlar

·        837 Alabama St. Lee, 3353 Clearbrook St. Memphis

·        1806 Holly St. Baker, 300 S Damen Ave Apt 1505 Chicago

·        327 W Cleburne- Williams, PO Box 892 Marvell

·        209 S 6th St- Lambert, 97 Leslie Conway AR

·        326 S Baringo St- Wilson 600 Mulberry St Cherryville NC

·        1325 Pecan St- Johnnie Walker

·        1308 Cherry St. -Finley Olive, 9943 S Lafayette

·        1308 Pecan St. –Johnson Ernest- PO Box 289138 Chicago

·        1306 Ohio St. Ewing 12645 Liddington St Serrito CA

 

 

 

 

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

 

·        Ruthie Smith-945 Panama Rd.

·        CR Walker- 251 Desota; 150 Ashlar St. 139 S Ashlar St.

·        West Helena Methodist Church- 4th St Btwn 504 4th St.

·        401/403/405/407 Missouri St.- Alex Childs Jr.

 

Future Weekly Activities

 

·        Get condemnation listing from Daily World

·        Prepare for Blues Festival

·        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

·        City Council meeting Oct 7, 2008

·        Focus on liens on property for outstanding Invoices

 

Follow-up Activities

 

·        Jane and Jordan St.

 

 

 

 

Staff Concerns

 

·              Creation of Accurate Budget

·              Vehicles-

·              AACE Conference – Oct 28-31

o       Flight Little Rock Booked

o       Hotel Portland Pending Booking

§         Spoke with Michael Boone

 


District Court Weekly DHR (10-3-08)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of September 29 - October 2, 2008)

 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date: October 3, 2008

Prepared by: Linda Danley

 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 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.

 

Wed., Oct. 1, 2008 - Civil & Small Claims Trials

Total number of cases scheduled - 9 civil and 3 small claims

 

Thurs., Oct. 2, 2008 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trial on Traffic Violations

Total number of cases scheduled - 55

 

Thurs., Oct. 2, 2008 (1:30 P.M.) - Bench Trial on Criminal Actions

Total number of cases scheduled - 60

 

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved During the Period of Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2008

 

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Traffic

Total

BF

   

1

1

DA

1

   

1

DM

3

 

1

4

G

12

1

4

17

NP

1

   

1

TOTAL

17

1

6

24

 
Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Traffic

Total

BF

   

1

1

G

1

1

1

3

NP

2

   

2

TOTAL

3

1

2

6

 
ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Traffic

Total

BF

   

2

2

DA

1

   

1

DM

3

 

1

4

G

13

 

5

20

NP

3

   

3

TOTAL

20

2

8

30

 
KEY:

BF - Bond Forfeit

G - Guilty

DA - Deferred Adjudication

NP - Nolle Prosequi

DM - Dismissed

 

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JAIL ROSTER

(Week of September 26 - October 2, 2008)

 

Defendant

Docket #

Arrest

Date

Release/

Sent. Date

Status/

Disposition

Bridges, Curtis

CR-08-2762

09/26/08

 

Set for plea on 10/03/08

Davis, Michael

CR-08-2752

CR-08-1834

09/13/08

 

Set for plea on 10/03/08

Dismue, Demarcus

TR-08-889

TR-08-3121

CR-08-1364

CR-08-3196

09/27/08

 

Set for plea on 10/03/08

Edmond, Dewayne

CR-08-3663

09/28/08

 

Set for plea on 10/10/08

Ford, Cleveland J.

CR-08-3019

CR-08-3020

CR-08-3112

CR-08-3113

09/26/08

 

Set for plea on 10/3/08

Garner, Brandon

TR-08-1987

CR-08-2596

10/01/08

 

Set for plea on 10/03/08

Henry, Willie

CR-08-3414

CR-08-3415

CR-08-3416

CR-08-3417

09/09/08

10/02/08

Plea of guilty. Sentenced to 30 days in jail; with credit for 24 days on each case. Jail time to run concurrent.

Jefferson, Melvin

CR-07-3135

CR-07-3297

TR-08-1599

TR-08-1600

CR-08-1594

CR-08-1595

CR-08-1631

CR-08-1632

CR-08-2875

CR-08-2876

CR-08-2877

CR-08-2878

CR-08-2879

CR-08-2880

CR-08-2881

CR-08-2882

09/16/08

 

Set for plea on 10/03/08

Johnson, Marcus

CR-08-3579

CR-08-3580

CR-08-3581

07/19/08

 

Set for plea on 10/03/08

Johnson, John

CR-07-3888

CR-07-3894

CR-07-3795

CR-07-3997

CR-07-3998

CR-07-3999

Arrest date unknown. Served while in jail. (9/12/08)

 

Set for plea on 10/03/08

Johnson, Calvin

CR-08-2971

CR-08-3025

CR-08-3386

09/23/08

 

Set for plea on 10/03/08

McKinney, Ronnie

CR-06-614

CR-06-615

CR-06-1159

CR-06-1160

CR-08-2741

CR-08-3122

09/23/08

 

Set for plea of 10/03/08

Perry, Marvin

CR-08-1738

CR-08-2760

CR-08-3505

09/17/08

 

Set for plea on 10/03/08

Phiffer, Charley

CR-07-3906

CR-07-3907

CR-07-3908

CR-08-62

CR-08-63

CR-08-304

CR-08-305

CR-08-306

CR-08-2887

CR-08-2888

CR-08-2889

CR-08-3123

CR-08-3124

CR-08-3125

09/12/08

 

Set for plea on 10/03/08

Phillips, Dwayne

CR-08-2511

CR-08-2708

09/28/08

 

Set for plea on 10/03/08

Rattler, Tanderus

CR-08-3630

CR-08-3631

09/22/08

09/30/08

Set for plea on 10/03/08

Robinson, Janice

CR-08-3016

09/25/08

10/02/08

Plea of guilty. Sentenced to 6 months probation.

Spates, Freddie

CR-05-1489

CR-07-453

CR-07-630

TR-07-359

09/13/08

 

Set for plea on 10/03/08

Thompson, Alfonso

CR-08-3654

09/08/08

 

Set for plea on 10/03/08

 

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
•Thurs., Oct. 9, 2008 - (9:00 a.m.) Bench Trials on Traffic Violations
•Thurs., Oct. 9, 2008 (1:30 p.m.) Bench Trials on Criminal Actions
•Fri., Oct. 10, 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:
• Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on Friday, October 3, 2008 (Plea Day) until completed.
 
• 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 Department Weekly Report

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> Subject: Parks and Recreation Department Weekly Report
> Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 13:53:45 -0500
>
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> Weekly Department Report
>
>
> Department: Parks and Recreation
>
> Date: October 3, 2008
>
> Prepared by: B. O'Shea Burrell
>
> Specifically Weekly Activities
>
> September27, 2008/ Saturday
> • HWHCC Staff groomed the River Park.
> • HWHCC Staff set tables for evening event.
> September 28, 2008/ Sunday
> • HWHCC CLOSED
> September29, 2008/Monday
> • After-school Tutorial. 3pm-5pm Tutoring and Academic Assistance. 5pm-6pm Tutorial Free play.
> • HWHCC staff groomed Solomon Park.
> • Adult volleyball participants did not show up for volleyball
> • HWHCC Staff washed Department vehicle.
> • Men's Adult League Rules and Regulations for were completed by the HWHCC Staff.
> • Coaches meeting was conducted.
> • Daily cleaning of HWHCC done by morning and evening staff.
> September 30, 2008/Tuesday
> • HWHCC staff groomed Sacred Heart.
> • HWHCC staff preped for Adult Men's league first official game night.
> • HWHCC staff fueled lawn mowers and truck.
> • After-school Tutorial. 3pm-5pm Tutoring and Academic Assistance. 5pm-6pm Tutorial Free play.
> • Daily cleaning of HWHCC done by morning and evening staff.
> • HWHCC staff and after-school tutorial participants worked the first official game.
> • Weightlifting and Tae Bo class begins at 530pm in the side room.
> October 1, 2008/Wednesday
> • After-school Tutorial. 3pm-5pm Tutoring and Academic Assistance. 5pm-6pm Tutorial Free play.
> • Daily cleaning of HWHCC done by morning and evening staff.
> • Tae Bo and Pilates class began in the side room at 530pm.
> • Adults played volleyball from 7pm- about 9pm.
> • HWHCC lawn was cut and groomed.
> • All Parks and Recreation mowers were serviced.
> October 2, 2008/Thursday
> • After-school Tutorial. 3pm-5pm Tutoring and Academic Assistance. 5pm-6pm Tutorial Free play.
> • HWHCC Staff groomed River Park.
> • Daily cleaning of HWHCC done by morning and evening staff.
> • All keys were completed and submitted to Belinda Covington.
> • Adult basketball free play in HWHCC at 6pm
> October 3, 2008/Friday
> • Daily cleaning of HWHCC done by morning and evening staff
> • HWHCC Staff completed grooming of all parks in Helena-West Helena.
> Future Weekly Activities
> • 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.
> • The basketball rims, and the score clocks need to be repaired at HWHCC.
> • 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.
> • HWHCC staff would like the employee bathroom to require key access.
> • Tae Bo and Pilates classes need equipment and supplies to continue to be productive.
> Gallons of Fuel Vehicle/ Usage Date User
> 20.7 Dodge 09/12/2008 B.O. Burrell
> 21.6 Lawn Mowers 09/12/2008 HWHCC Staff
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Police Department Weekly DHR 10-6-08

      HELENA-WEST HELENA POLICE DEPARTMENT

"WE SERVE, WE CARE" 
 

DATE: OCTOBER 6, 2008

REPORTING DATES: SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 1, 2008

PREPARED BY: OFFICE MANAGER / RECORDS 

CRIME DATA 

Disturbance: 34

Burglary: 20

Stolen Vehicle: 00

Escort: 16

Alarm: 35

Call for Police: 19

Missing Person: 00 

COMMUNICATION CENTER:

CALL INTAKE:

CENTER: 703

911: 176

COLLECTIONS $2,472.56 

OFFICER CONTACTS:

Tickets: 42

Arrest: 20

Warrants: 07

Affidavit: 12

Reports: 48

Accidents: 06

Building Checks: 369

Officer Response / Contacts: 426  

Court Cases / September 25 & 26, 2008

 

TICKETS: (Target Violations)

D.W.I.: 02

Suspended D/L: 03

Possession of Control Substance: 00

Speeding: 13

Loud Music: 02  

Seat Belt: 07

Stop Sign Violation: 08

Warning Tickets: 14 
 

OFFICERS /WEEKLY GAS REPORT:

TOTAL $2,445.32 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY REPORT:

SECURITY / BLUES FEST / OCT. 9-11 

FUTURE WEEKY ACTIVITIES:

COMMUNITY PROJECT / MID-DELTA / SENIOR SAFETY CLUB / OCT. 16 

FOLLOW UP ACTIVITIES:

TRAINING / ALETA

OFFICER CORTEZ BOWERS IS PRESENTLY ATTENDING

THE ARKANSAS LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY

IN CAMDEN ARKANSAS / GOOD LUCK OFFICER BOWERS!

COMMUNITY PROJECT

POLICE PERSONNELL ATTENDED THE QUARTERLY MEETING

FOR DELTA PROMISE  / UAMS 

VEHICLES / REPAIRS / FLEET MANAGEMENT:

UNIT 01 / REPAIRS / AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM

UNIT 04 & 05 / PENDING

UNIT 19 & 20 / CURRENTLY BEING REPAIRED

PATROL:

SHIFT 1/ TARGET AREAS:

08 DISTURBANCES

02 MISD. (ARREST)

14 TRAFFIC STOPS

69 BUILDING CHECKS

09 CITATIONS 

SHIFT 2 / TARGET AREAS:

01 ARREST (MISD)

01 MISD. (WARRANTS)

16 DISTURBANCES

12 CITATIONS

130 BUILDING CHECKS

01 DWI 

SHIFT 3 / TARGET AREAS:

06 DISTURBANCES

05 MISD. WARRANTS (SERVED)

02 MISD. (ARREST)

16 TRAFFIC STOPS

13 CITATIONS

170 BUILDING CHECKS 

SHIFT 4 / TARGET AREAS:

PENDING 

WARRANT/ COURT OFFICER

COURT / SEPTEMBER 25 & 26, 2008 OFFICER JOHN THOMAS COLLECTED $1,868.00 BOND AND FINES   
 

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

BLUES FEST / SECURITY

EASTSIDE PRECINCT / LIGHTS ON BUILDING