Saturday, February 28, 2009

Agenda and Council Packets for March 3, 2009 Meeting

Dear Members of the City Council, Department Heads and Local Press:

I do not have any attachments for the agenda at this time. Therefore, I am not having any agendas personally delivered. This email transmission is the council packet for the March 3, 2009 meeting. Significantly, this agenda is not very different than the February 17, 2009 agenda. Each council member was delivered a 183 page council packet before that meeting.

Here's the link to the March 3, 2009 Agenda. There is a link on this page that will take you back to the February 17, 2009 agenda if you would like to see it.

Our meeting is at 6:00 p.m. at 226 Perry Street in the Municipal Building.  Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,


James F. Valley
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Honorable James F. Valley
MAYOR - Helena West Helena
P O Box 248
Helena-West Helena, 72342
870-572-3421 Phone
870-572-5034 Fax
870-817-4035 Cell

http://tinyurl.com/march32009agenda (City Council Agenda)

District Court Weekly DHR (3-02-09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of February 20 - 26, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    March 2, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

February 20, 2009 - 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., February 20, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled - 324

Thurs., February 26, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled - 41

Thurs., February 26, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled - 18


 

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved during the period of February 20 - 26, 2009


 

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

DM

1

1

   

2

G

36

   

91

127

NG

    

1

1

NP

21

 

1

1

11

34

WQ

1

    

1

TOTAL

59

1

1

1

103

165


 

Jurisdiction: City of West Helena-OLD

Finding

Criminal

Total

G

2

2

TOTAL

2

2


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

G

9

32

41

NP

4

4

8

TOTAL

13

36

49


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

DM

1

1

   

2

G

47

   

123

170

NG

    

1

1

NP

25

 

1

1

15

42

WQ

1

    

1

TOTAL

74

1

1

1

139

216


 

KEY:

DM – Dismissed        NP – Nolle Prosequi

G – Guilty            WQ – Warrant Quashed

NG – Not Guilty    

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Jail Roster

(February 20 - 26, 2009)


 

Defendant

Docket #

Arrest

Date

Release/

Sent. Date

Disposition

Loomis, Shirley

TR-09-610

02/17/09

02/19/09

Plea of guilty. Ordered to pay $30.00.

Eaton, Kenneth

CR-08-4410

CR-08-4631

02/18/09

02/19/09

Plea of guilty to both charges. Probation set aside on CR-08-4410 and sentenced imposed. Sentenced to 10 days in jail with credit for 2 days served on CR-08-4631. Given a furlough until 02/26/09. Did not return to court on 02/26/09 and bench warrant was issued.


 


 

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

•Wed., March 4, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Trials (Rescheduled 3/18/09)

•Thurs., March 5, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

•Thurs., March 5, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

•Fri., March 6, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

•Thurs., March 12, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

•Thurs., March 12, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

•Fri., March 13, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

•Wed., March 18, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Trials

•Thurs., March 19, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

•Thurs., March 19, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

•Fri., March 20, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

Thurs., March 26, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

•Thurs., March 26, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

•Fri., March 27, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

•Thurs. & Fri., April 23 – 24, 2009 – District Court Judges & Clerk's Meeting

(Hot Springs, Arkansas) – NO COURT


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•    Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on February 27, 2009 (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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pedant \PED-nt\, noun:

a person who makes a show of detailed knowledge, esp. relying on books; also, a narrow-minded teacher or scholar

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-- Robertson Davies, Speaking Of Books, New York Times, February 14, 1962

c 1586, "schoolmaster," from Middle French pédant, from Italian pedante "teacher, schoolmaster," apparently an alteration of Late Latin paedagogantem, from paedagogare. Meaning "person who trumpets minor points of learning" first recorded 1593.

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Friday, February 27, 2009

St Dept Report 2/26/09

STREET DEPARTMENT REPORT – 3/2/09

 

Department: Street Department

 

Date: Feb. 20-26, 2009

 

Prepared by Oscar Hoskins and Earnest Womack

 

Specific Weekly Activities:

 

Mechanic:

2/23

  • Assisted Park & Rec at Gene Bearden Park cleaning sidewalks and drains
  • Replaced fuse link on 790 John Deere tractor
  • Ordered arm cylinder from River City Hydraulics for Sanitation unit 25

2/24

  • Replaced tension pulley and belt on Box Shop Dodge pickup
  • Assisted Park & Rec at Gene Bearden Park cleaning sidewalks and drains
  • Changed hydraulic line on Street unit 106

2/25

  • Changed hydraulic oil and filter in Kubota tractor
  • Changed oil in court bailiff SUV
  • Changed fuel filter on bucket lift truck
  • Replaced arm cylinder on Sanitation unit 25

2/26

  • Changed oil on Street unit 30
  • Changed air and fuel filter on Police unit 19
  • Replaced front brakes on Police unit 3

2/27

  • Replaced pin in lift arm of Sanitation unit 25
  • Changed oil and air filter in Administration Yukon
  • Started working on Green Code Enforcement Impala

 

Potholes:

2/23

  • 900 block Poplar and alley-10
  • Alley between North 6th & 7th St-1

2/25

  • Intersection of Harvey & Devilla-2
  • 400 block Devilla-1
  • 800 block Oak St-1
  • 300 block Oak St-1
  • Intersection of South and Little Rock Rd-1
  • 100 block Cleburne-5
  • 200 block Cleburne-2
  • Little Rock Rd between Odd Fellow and Oak Grove Cemetery #1-7

2/26

  • 55 Plaza St-1
  • Mississippi St-5
  • 1st St near Fish Market-5

 

Animal control:

  • Removed numerous dead animals from streets
  • Picked up five dead animals from vet

 

Other activities:

Continuous removal of debris throughout city designated trash routes

Litter pick up at primary routes of City:

            Rightor St

Walnut St.

            Cherry St.

            Porter St.

            Perry St.

            Elm St.

Franklin St.

            Oakland Ave.

            Quarles Lane

            Plaza St

Phillips St

           

2/20

Continuous removal of leaf bags and debris from designated Sanitation routes

Assisted Sanitation in dumping and picking up trash carts

Trimmed trees at Gene Bearden Park

Bucket lift truck broke down at intersection of Perry and Oakland (fuel filter)

Womack hooked up stadium speakers at Gene Bearden Park

2/23

Continuous removal of leaf bags and debris from designated Sanitation routes

Assisted Sanitation in dumping and picking up trash carts

Removed old score board and set bases at Gene Bearden Park

Removed all debris from GB Park

Cleaned sidewalks and drainage at GB Park

2/24

Continuous removal of leaf bags and debris from designated Sanitation routes

Assisted Sanitation in dumping and picking up trash carts

Trimmed and removed fallen branches from alley behind residence at 416 S Sam

Secured door at Dr. Miller's old office

Continued cleanup of sidewalks and drainage at GB Park

2/25

Continuous removal of leaf bags and debris from designated Sanitation routes

Assisted Sanitation in dumping and picking up trash carts

Womack assisted parks director with installation of new score board

Removed five beaver dams from Caney Creek ditch

Completed cleanup of sidewalks and drainage at GB Park

 

2/26

Continuous removal of leaf bags and debris from designated Sanitation routes

Assisted Sanitation in dumping and picking up trash carts

Cut up fallen tree in Waverly Wood

Completed flushing of storm drain at Old Dominion

Cut and removed all branches from ditch at Old Dominion for drain pipe

 

Future Weekly Activities:

Old Dominion drainage

 

Follow Up Activities:

Drain at 127 Valley Dr

Alley behind 800 and 900 block of Poplar-received bid for alley repair ($12,000)

 

Staff Concerns/Issues:

Pay increases for 10 laborers

Advertise for shop mechanic

 

 

STREET DEPARTMENT GASOLINE LOG

 

 

 

 

Week of 2/20-26/09

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE

UNIT #

GALLONS

RECEIVER

2/20/2009

13

14

J Lemaire

2/23/2009

19

30

W Wilson

2/23/2009

9

16

O Hoskins

2/23/2009

30

26

E Butler

2/23/2009

103

15

R Smith

2/25/2009

Black Dually

30.1

T Wilson

2/25/2009

19

19

W Wilson

2/26/2009

13

13

J Lemaire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL GALLONS

163.1