Saturday, December 6, 2008

Charlie Stayton has passed away

I am informed that Ms. Charlie DeSquare Stayton expired last night.
Jackson & Highley Funeral Home has charge. (870)572-2111 (121 Panama
Road, 72390).

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this
difficult time in their lives.

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P O Box 248
Helena-West Helena, 72342
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P O Box 248
Helena-West Helena, 72342
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sentinel \SEN-tuhn-uhl\, noun, verb:

1. to stand guard and watch
2. a person stationed to keep watch and guard

Sometimes the puppy barked when a customer came in, taking on the sentinel's role that no one had assigned him.
-- Eliseo Alberto, Caracol Beach
At dawn on June 18, as the bell tolls, the sentinel on the East Tower sees a yellowish cloud in the far distance - the dust kicked up by their horses.
-- Lewis Jones, Previous conquests," review of The Siege by Ismail Kadare (translated by David Bellos), Daily Telegraph, 5/17/2008

by 1579, from Middle French sentinelle, from Italian sentinella, perhaps (from a notion of "perceive, watch"), from sentire "to hear, perceive," from Latin senire "feel"

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Friday, December 5, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS TO CITY OF HELENA WEST HELENA EMPLOYEES 3RD PLACE CHRISTMAS FLOAT

We congratulate the Christmas Parade Float winners:

1st Place
ELAINE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

2nd Place
SOUTHERN BANCORP

3rd Place
CITY OF HELENA-WEST HELENA

WE ARE PROUD OF OUR EMPLOYEES.
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District Court DHR (12-08-08)


WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of December 1 - 4, 2008)

 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date: December 8, 2008

Prepared by: Linda Danley

 

 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

Dec. 1 - 4, 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., December 3, 2008 - Civil and Small Claims

Total number of cases scheduled - 6

 

Thurs., December 4, 2008 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trial on Traffic Violations

Total number of cases scheduled - 95

 

Thurs., December 4, 2008 (1:30 P.M.) - Bench Trial on Criminal Actions

Total number of cases scheduled - 50

 

---------------------------------------------------------------

Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved on December 4, 2008

 
Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

DM

3

2

5

G

20

3

23

NP

4

 

4

TOTAL

27

5

32

 
ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

DM

3

2

5

G

20

3

23

NP

4

 

4

TOTAL

27

5

32

 
KEY:
DM - Dismissed
G - Guilty
NP - Nol Prossed
 

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JAIL ROSTER

(December 1 - 4, 2008)

 

Defendant

Docket #

Arrest

Date

Release/

Sent. Date

Status/

Disposition

Ewing, Aaron

TR-08-3415

TR-08-3416

TR-08-3417

CR-08-4242

CR-08-4243

12/01/08

 

Set for plea on 12/05/08.

Porter, James

CR-07-1363

CR-07-1512

CR-07-1571

11/14/08

 

Set for plea on 12/05/08.

Robinson, Clyde Bell

CR-08-712

CR-08-713

CR-08-714

CR-08-715

CR-08-2351

CR-08-2352

CR-08-2353

CR-08-2354

CR-08-4549

12/02/08

 

Set for plea on 12/05/08.

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
•Thurs., December 11, 2008 (9:00 a.m.) Bench Trials on Traffic Violations
•Thurs., December 11, 2008 (1:30 p.m.) Bench Trials on Criminal Actions
•Fri., December 12, 2008 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment
•Sat., December 13, 2008 - City Christmas Dinner/Party
•Thurs., Dec. 25 and Fri., Dec. 26, 2008 - No court (Christmas Holiday)
 
 
FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:
• Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on Fri., December 5, 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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We Painted Helena-West Helena Red and Blue

We Painted Helena-West Helena Red and Blue today in honor of the Central High School Cougars and the Desoto Thunderbirds.

Congratulations to the State Champion T-Birds and Best Wishes to the Conference Champion Cougars who are playing tomorrow at 6:30 in Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium for the State 5A Title.





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See you there.

Sanition Department DHR 12/09/08

SANITATION DEPARTMENT

PROGRESS REPORT

Prepared by: Victor L. Jordan 12-09-08

Weekly Activities:

Monday

Begin the Lakeview trash route at 4:00am

Washed and serviced the vehicle's

Picked up and delivered cans to residents

Assisted Street Department with back hoe cleaning ditch on 10th and Garland and installing culvert

Picked up boxes from Sonic, Corner Market, Perry Street Market


 

Tuesday

Begin the trash route at 4:00am

Mechanic went to Memphis to pick up parts for unit 30 and unit 27

Continued to assist Street Department at 10th and Garland

Picked up boxes at Hoffinger,Juengel's and Dollar General


 

Wednesday

Begin trash route at 4:00am

Replaced resevoir on unit 27 and installed new rubber stops on unit 30

Picked up boxes at Twin City Liqour, Sears and JF Whal

Continued to clean ditch on 10th and Garland

Thursday

Begin trash route at 4:00am

Serviced back hoe before going back to 10th and Garland

Picked up boxes at Dollar General, Corner Market and Perry Street Market


 


 

Friday

Begin trash route at 4:00am

Repaired cart tipper on unit 29

Cleaned unit 27 after the route for Christmas Parade

Completed the ditch on 10th and Garland

Continued the demolition on North Beech


 


 

Follow up Activities

Continuing to check the Market for paper prices

Winter maintenance procedures for all equipment and vehicle's


 

Future Weekly Activities

Working with ADEQ to obtain final results of waste analysis


 

Staff Concerns

Two employees still out on Workers Comp, one part-time employee has returned to work


 


 


 


 

Police (DHR) December 8, 2008

HELENA-WEST HELENA POLICE DEPARTMENT

"WE SERVE, WE CARE"

 

 

DATE: DECEMBER 8, 2008

REPORTING DATES: NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 3, 2008

PREPARED BY: OFFICE MANAGER / RECORDS

 

CRIME DATA         

Disturbance: 61

Burglary: 18

Stolen Vehicle: 01

Escort: 32

Alarm: 30

Call for Police: 17   

Missing Person: 00

 

COMMUNICATION CENTER:

CALL INTAKE:

CENTER: 485

911: 142

COLLECTIONS $1,305.00

 

OFFICER CONTACTS:

Tickets: 37

Arrest: 19

Warrants: 05     

Affidavit: 08    

Reports: 32

Accidents: 04

Building Checks: 506

Officer Response / Contacts: 520                     

 

 

TICKETS: (Target Violations)

D.W.I.: 05

Suspended D/L: 04        

Possession of Control Substance: 03  

Speeding: 01                                                   

Loud Music: 00        

Seat Belt: 08

Stop Sign Violation: 00

Warning Tickets: 12

 

 

 

OFFICERS /WEEKLY GAS REPORT:

TOTAL $1,050.00

 

 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY REPORT:

COMMUNITY PROJECT / PARADE DECEMBER 5, 2008

TRAINING / CAPTAIN MEETING / DECEMBER 10, 2008

 

 

FUTURE WEEKY ACTIVITIES:

COMMUNITY PROJECT / MID DELTA SENIOR CITIZEN / DEC. 18, 2008

COMMUNITY PROJECT / THE ANGEL TREE / DECEMBER 23, 2008

TROOP MEETING / DECEMBER 17, 2008

 

 

 

VEHICLES / REPAIRS / FLEET MANAGEMENT:

UNIT 04 / REPAIR / TIRE RODS

UNIT 11 / REPAIR / TRANSMISSION

UNIT 12 / REPAIR / TRANSMISSION

UNIT 14 / REPAIR / FUEL PUMP

UNIT 15 / REPAIR / MOTOR

REGULAR MAINTANCE / UNIT 20 / BRAKES & TIRES

 

PATROL:

SHIFT 1/ TARGET AREAS: (PENDING)

 

SHIFT 2 / TARGET AREAS:

06 DISTURBANCES

01 CITATION

163 BUILDING CHECKS

 

SHIFT 3 / TARGET AREAS:

14 DISTURBANCES

15 CITATIONS

01 WARRANT

26 TRAFFIC STOPS

182 BUILDING CHECKS

 

SHIFT 4 / TARGET AREAS:

14 DISTURBANCES

02 MISD ARREST

19 TRAFFIC STOPS

01 FELONY

161 BUILDING CHECKS

 

 

Weekly Code Enforcement Report

December 4, 2008

Code Enforcement Weekly Report

November 27 – December 4, 2008

 

Department:   Code Enforcement

Date:                 December 4, 2008

Prepared by:  Joshua McIntosh & Patrick Allen

Code Enforcement Officers

 

Special Weekly Activities 11/27/08 – 12/4/08

 

·        Historic District Meeting-

o       Helena Wholesale- Requesting inspection of building to determine if building is being demolished form inside.  Spoke with Capt. Travis Williams to arrange an inspection.

o       Determined that Code Enforcement will contact Property owners regarding code violations. List being sent via email from Paula Oliver

·        Called regarding Zoning on Alabama/West St

o       William Mercer- 1-901-488-7878

·        1040 Arkansas St.- Dorothy Buchanan-requesting another 30 day extension

·        712 Elm- Bertha Lucas- INV.04482-000- $600.00 PAID

·        Referred to Vic the status of these properties

o       Old Little Rock Rd.-Blanca Diaz

o       1023 College- Marva Bobo

o       1302 Cherry St.- Canlas Corazon

·        180 Dennis Dr. Tagged and Pictured

o       Reported that someone is living in property

·        Followed up on Jane and Jordan St.

o       Received some phone calls regarding the cited vehicles

·        Crown Inn Requesting Extension to remove vegetation from fence

·        Compiling Animal ordinances for Mayor Valley-Pending

 

Complaints By Citizens

 

·        Wayne Webb burning trash in dumpster

·        Dogs running at large

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cited Vehicle

 

·        Springdale Apt- Honda Civic Blue; VIN 1HGEG8555PL012596; LIC TND044

o       - Removed

·        401 S Baringo St.- Geo Metro Burnt- VIN; LIC 4S8ETJ – Removed

·        203 Jordan St.

o       Caprice Classic Blk 4Dr. NO VIN; NO LIC

o       Dodge Omni Red VIN I83BL806KY31266; NO LIC

o       Chevy Monte Carlo WHT- NO VIN; NO LIC

·        123 Jordan St.

o       Ford Ranch- Two Tone Red'White NO VIN; NO LIC

o       Dodge Rambler Blue 4Dr. NO VIN; NO LIC

·        115 Jordan St.

o       Datsun 2Dr. Crimson VIN JN1R90635DW008630; LIC 040EKE

o       Dodge 2Dr. Two Tone Red/White VIN 3B4CD12T4HM701307; NO LIC

o       Continental Burgundy VIN 1LNLM9842KY746852; NO LIC

o       Toyota Camry Burgundy NO VIN; NO LIC

·        110 Jordan St.-

o       Olds Cutless Ciera Burgundy VIN 1G3AL54N3N6389459; LIC 922LXL

o       Two Tone Gray/Tan- NO VIN; LIC 929JFB

o       Honda Accord White 4Dr VIN 1HGCA5623K056089; NO LIC

 

 

Mailed Postcards

 

·        1138/1140 Holly St.- Southern Community Dev Corp.

·        St. Francis St.- Maxine Miller

·        825BeechSt.-Mooneyham Hershel

·        Lot 21 Holly St.- Williams Trice

·        1134 Holly St.- James Gordon

·        214 Buckeye- Pearl Dunlap

 

Fuel

·        $27.51

Mail

·        $6.50

 

 

Letters mailed

 

·        180 Dennis Dr.-Jerry & Linda Teague

·        110 Jordan St.- Vincent Bell- ExtensionLtr

·        825 Alabama St. Ext Ltr.- Lillie Walker-Williams

·        1603 Sulphur Springs- Otis Turner

·        406/408/410/412 Jefferson St.-  Dorothy Harris

·        Old Little Rock Rd.- Sammie Fonzie

 

Lots with piles of debris

 

·        141 Center St.

·        138 S. 6th St.

·        727 Pecan St.

·        462 Washington St.

·        207 S. Sam St.

·        Jane St. –200 Block

·        58 Lincoln Ct.

·        800Blk Cherry St

·        100Blk E. Park St

 

Approved Condemned House List-

 

·        None

 

Pending Condemned House List

 

·        1429 Holly St. – Carolyn Lockridge,

·        200 S. Sam St.- JB King

·        837 Alabama St. – Tonya Lee

·        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

·        731 Aaron St.- Warner Helen Barrow

·        121 N 4th St.- Johnny Adams & Ruth Bigham

·        1513/1517 Franklin – Garland Ridenour

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

·        228/230 Ponotoc St.- Elliott Watson

·        Valley Dr

o       410-Dave Henderson St.

o       407-Noble Franklin

o       510-David Braggs

 

 

 

Citation or Affidavit Issued

 

·        110 Arlington St.- Donald & Virginia Hartley

·        180 Dennis Dr.-Jerry & Linda Teague

 

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

·        Focus on liens on property for outstanding Invoices

·        Adopt International Property and Zoning Codes

·        Planning Commission Meeting- December 10, 2008

·        Council Meeting- December 2, 2008 cancelled; rescheduled pending

·        EduCode Conference- Las Vegas February 23-27

·        Municipal League Conference- Little Rock January 14-16

·        ACEC meeting – Little Rock December 10, 2008

·         

 

Follow-up Activities

 

·        Followed Up on various properties to close out files before end of year

 

Staff Concerns

 

·              Property Maintenance & Zoning Testing –

·              Blue Prince Code Enforcement Software or iWorkQ SoftwareTraining


FIRE DEPT. DHR 12-8-2008

Weekly Department Report
Department:Fire
Date:12/05/08
Prepared by:Chief Reginald Wilson
Specific Weekly Activities:
East Side Runs:
11/28/08-215 Phillips 324 RD-Fire Alarm
11/29/08-316 Jefferson-Structure Fire
11/30/08-108 Dianna Place –False Alarm
12/01/08-726 Beech-Kitchen Fire
12/03/08-318 Miller-Structure Fire
West Side Runs:
11/28/08-N. Sebastain-MVA
12/03/08-149 Westwood-Structure Fire

Future Activities
***Schedule Fire Inspections in Helena – West Helena
Follow Up Activities
***U.S.D.A. CF Grant Approved for the Fire Department
***U.S.D.A. CF Grant Submitted for Police Department

Staff Concerns /Issues:
***3 Firefighters out on Military Leave
-Jamin Crawford
-Franklin Tyner
-Demarcus Foreman
1-Firefighter attending _Paramedic School @EACC in Forrest City, Arkansas
-Jeremy Powell




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East Water Weekly DHR 12/09/08
 
 
Weekly Department Report
Date: 12/09/08
Prepared by: Terry McGinister
 
 
Specific Weekly Activities 11/28/08-12/04/08
 
Monthly meter reading
Checked lift
Cleaned trucks
Worked on yearly inventory report
Cut city lot on Cherry Street
Completed  monthly reports
Unstopped sewer on Valley Drive and Pleasant View
Picked up pump for lift station #9 in Brinkley, AR
Cleaned up the plant area
Cleaned out baskets at lift stations #5 and #6
 
Future Weekly Activities
Station rehab
 
Follow up Activities
Putting riprap on levees at the ponds
 
Staff Concerns/Issues
Scheduling classes for all employees to attend to have enough hours to renew their licenses.

CID Weekly DHR (Police) 12-9-08

PREPARED BY: CID COMMANDER, SGT. R. COVINGTON SR.

                             

DATE: DECEMBER 5, 2008                                      Month of NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 04, 2008

 

______________________________________________________________________

CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY

5- RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

7- THEFT OF PROPERTY (2 VEHICLES THEFTS)

1- COMMERCIAL BURGLARY

1- ARREST MADE

______________________________________________________________ 

CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS 

1- BATTERY 2ND DEGREE 

_________________________________________________________________________________ 

NARCOTICS CRIMES 

_________________________________________________________________________________ 

MISC. FELONIOUS CRIME 

1- HOUSE FIRE (2 PERSON FATALITY) 

FUTURE ACTIVITIES:

SCHEDULE FOR TRAINING IN THE INVESTIGATIVE FIELD.

DEVELOP JUVENILE CRIME MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES- WILL TATE

CURRENT ACTIVITIES:

PERFORMING BACKGROUND CHECK ON SELECTED INVESTIGATOR CANDIDATE- CHANTA S. MANSFIELD

ATTENDED CIRCUIT COURT SESSION

STAFF CONCERNS:

REPLACEMENT FOR NEWLY APPOINTED (SRT TEAM) TROOP COMMANDER TOMMY BIVENS

OFF- SITE RECORDING AND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM FOR INVESTIGATION'S OFFICE

PROVIDE NEW ASSIGNED INVESTIGATOR, DENNIS COX, ADDITIONAL TRAINING

PROMOTIONS AND RAISES FOR ALL INVESTIGATORS

UPDATE COMPUTERS IN THE OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS

DEVELOP MORE ADVANCE WAYS TO COMBAT ILLEGAL NARCOTIC SELLING WITHIN THE CITY AS WELL AS COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES.

FUEL:

Criminal Investigation Division fuel Purchased for the week of NOVEMBER 28 TO DECEMBER 04, 2008

Investigator Date Gallons Fuel Usage Cost
Roy Covington Sr. 12/01/2008

12/04/2008

21.1 UNIT 400 

20.0

$35.85 

$34.00

Brian Holloway 12/03/2008 14.0  UNIT 401 $24.23
Tommy Bivens N/A N/A N/A
Dennis Cox 12/02/2008

12/04/2008

10.0 UNIT 402

12.3

$17.00

$21.00

TOTAL   77.1 gallons $132.08