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bilk \bilk\, verb, noun:

1. to defraud; cheat
2. to frustrate
3. to escape from; elude
4. a trick; fraud; deceit.
5. a cheat, swindler

Stuart Levine is a guy who is accused of trying to bilk numerous state agencies - and people seeking help from government agencies - out of millions of dollars.
-- Steve Brown

by 1651, from the noun (1633), first used as a cribbage term. Origin obscure, it was believed in 17th century to be "a word signifying nothing," perhaps of Arab origin; but it is rather perhaps a thinned form of balk. Meaning "to defraud" is first recorded 1672.

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Friday, March 6, 2009

SANITATION DHR 3-9-09


SANITATION DEPARTMENT

WEEKLY REPORT

Weekly Activities:

Monday 2-23-09

Lakeview route started at 4:00am

Serviced vehicles and equipment

Picked up and delivered carts to residents

Picked up boxes from Cato's, Wendy's and Watson's Flowers


Tuesday 2-24-09

Begin regular trash route at 4:00am

Picked up and delivered carts to residents

Repaired arm on unit# 25

Picked up boxes from Beec h Crest, Hoffinger, Food Pantry and Family Dollar

Assisted Street Department with dozer, cleaning lot on north Washington St.

Used mini-track to finish excavating the property onAdkins St.

Wednesday 2-25-09

Begin trash route at 4:00

Assisted Street Department with mini-track on Old Dominion with the ongoing drainage project

Repaired exhaust on GMC dump truck

Delivered carts to residents and removed extra carts

Picked up boxes from J.F. Wahl, Juengel Interior's and Myrna's


Thursday 2-26-09

Begin trash route at 4:00am

Assisted Street Department with track excavator removing five beaver dams on Caney Creek

Picked up boxes from Sear's, Staton's, Corner Market and Pizza Hut

Picked up and delivered carts to residents


Friday 2-27-09

Begin regular trash route at 4:00am

Repaired hose on unit #21

Delivered carts to residents

Picked up boxes from Factory Connection,Clover,Budweiser and Linda's


Monday 3-2-09

Sanitation Director attended the Southeast Recycling Conference in San Destin Florida 2-28-09/ 3-5-09

Lakeview route started at 4:00

Serviced trucks and equipment

Picked up boxes from Hoffinger, Corner Market, Family Dollar

Picked up and delivered carts to residents


Tuesday 3-3-09

Begin regular route at 4:00am

Removed 6yard dumpster from the former Dr. Payne's office used for special clean up project

Continued to process boxes

Delivered carts to residents

Picked up boxes from Dyialysis Center, Clover, Kwik Stop and Perry St. Market


Wednesday 3-4-09

Begin regular trash route at 4:00am

Continued to process boxes

Picked up boxes from Beech Crest, Wendy's, Food Pantry and Cato's

Picked up and delivered carts to residents


Thursday 3-5-09

Begin regular trash route at 4:00am

Units #29 and unit#25 where both taken to Twin City Machine Shop for repairs, unit #29 for the rear gate and unit#25 for the lift arm

Continued to pick up boxes and process bales

Delivered and picked up carts


Friday 3-6-09

Begin regular route at 4:00am using unit#26 and unit#21

Processed boxes collected for the week

Picked up boxes from Family Dollar, Factory Connection, Kwik Stop,Corner Market and J.F. Wahl

Picked up unit#29 from the shop and we are expecting unit#25 on Monday


Future Weekly Activities:

Continuing to work with other departments to assist in any way we can

Trying to improve trash collection


Follow up Activities:

Trying to find needed parts for all our equipment at the best possible price

Building moral among the employees

Continuing to demolish properties from the existing list:

1510 Holly 505-5031/2 Franklin 313 Garland 1806 Holly Lot267 Elm/Pecan 64-131 Sanderlin Dr. 1920 Holly 1238 Poplar 645 Seminole 1315 Franklin 1030 Arkansas 407 Valley Dr. 1306 Ohio 202 Madison(debris) 313 Miller 122 Walker 1415 Walnut 326 Baringo 1308Pecan 741 Liberty 1302 Cherry(debris) 909 College 413 Pecan 327 Cleburne 1325 Pecan 914 Alabama


Staff Concerns:

No staff concerns at this time




WEST HELENA-WEST HELENA WATER DHR 03-09-2009

Department:    WEST HELENA WATER UTILITIES

 

Date MARCH 09, 2009

 

Prepared by  KEN FRATESI (03/06/09)  

WEEK OF _02/27/09—03/05/09

900 BALDWIN MTC METER SET

19 EDGEWOOD CIRCLE REPLACE ANGLE VALVE

DIRT WORK ON PREVIOUS REPAIRS

HWY 242/ MLK REPAIR SEWER MAIN

CLEAN SEWERS:

READ METERS

 

Future Weekly Activities:

CHECK PROBLEM SEWERS

 

Follow Up Activities:

 RAN FINAL FLOW NUMBERS FOR ENGINEER

 

 

 

Staff Concerns/Issues:

 

District Court Weekly DHR (3-09-09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of February 27 – March 5, 2009)

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    March 9, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

February 27, 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 27, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled - 303

Thurs., March 5, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled - 41

Thurs., March 5, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled - 78

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved during the period of February 27 – March 5, 2009

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

2

2

27

31

DM

33

 

20

53

G

24

2

38

64

NP

1

 

3

4

PRB

  

1

1

TF

8

  

8

WR

2

  

2

TOTAL

70

4

89

163


 

Jurisdiction: City of West Helena-OLD

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

DM

1

 

1

2

G

 

1

 

1

TOTAL

1

1

1

3


 

Jurisdiction: Game & Fish

Finding

Criminal

Total

BF

1

1

TOTAL

1

1


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Traffic

Total

BF

4

 

20

24

DM

2

1

5

8

G

20

 

5

25

TOTAL

26

1

30

57


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

7

 

2

47

56

DM

36

1

 

26

63

G

44

 

3

43

90

NP

1

  

3

4

PRB

   

1

1

TF

8

   

8

WR

2

   

2

TOTAL

98

1

5

120

224


 

KEY:

BF – Bond Forfeit        PRB – Probation

DM – Dismissed        TF – Transferred

G – Guilty             WR – Warrant Recalled

NP – Nolle Prosequi

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Jail Roster

(February 27 – March 5, 2009)


 

Defendant

Docket #

Arrest

Date

Release/

Sent. Date

Status/

Disposition

     

Johnson, Cornell

CR-09-794

02/26/09

  

Mathews, Milton

CR-09-756

02/26/09

02/27/09

Plea of not guilty. Set for 3/5/09. Released O.R.

On 3/5/09, case continued until 3/12/09.

Nelson, Daron

CR-07-312

CR-07-2927

CR-07-2928

JV-06-95

03/03/09

03/05/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $1,615.00.


 

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

•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 March 6, 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.

Code Enforcement DHR- March 6, 2009

March 6, 2009

Code Enforcement Weekly Report

March 2, 2009 – March 6, 2009

 

Department:   Code Enforcement

Date:                 March 6, 2009

Prepared by:  Terrence Oliver, Joshua McIntosh & Patrick Allen

Code Enforcement Officers

 

Special Weekly Activities

 

·        632 Seminole St.- Dewayne Stackhouse- request extension

·        Established a vehicle maintenance checklist

·        Meet with Paula Oliver regarding procedures for Code compliance in the Historic District.

·        1321 College St. Laura Ellenburg - request extension

·        408 Valley Dr.- Lakeisha Ross – request extension

·        1311 Perry St. –  Willie Thornton- requesting extension

·        20 West Park St- Cleaned up- Billing Pending

·        Attended Floodplain manager training- All Code Officers - EACC March 5, 2009

·        Semi Truck Parking- Rev. Brooks voice concern about having permission to park near City Park.

·        Cited several lights out on Sioux and 4th St.- submitted to Entergy via fax.

·        353 Prairie St.- Janet Sanchez- Wants to donate property.

·        1302 Cherry St.-Cleaned property- Paid $ 165.00 on Inv ($200.00 due)

 

Complaints By Citizens

 

·        Received letter of complaint regarding semi trucks and 148 Anderson St.

 

Cited Vehicle-                                                                                               27 cited

 

·        484 West St – Blue Cadillac Deville

·        464 West St – Blue Chevy 1500

o       Gray Oldsmobile Cutlass

o       Tan Chevy Caprice

·        454 West St  - Gray Chevy Lumina (Van)

o       Green GMC Jimmy

·        426 West St – Blue Dodge Intrepid

o       Blue Plymouth Voyager

o       Blue Ford F150

·        314 West St  - White Chevy Beretta

o       Black Cadillac Deville

o       White Mazda 929

·        402 Nth Sam – Green Cadillac Deville

·        211 E. Ridge  - White Chevy Van

o       White Lincoln Town Car

o       Red GMC Jimmy

o       White Chevy El Camino

·        826 W. Russell – Red Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight

·        108 W. Park – White Ford Crown Victoria

o       Black Chevy Blazer

·        643 Mimosa – Green Toyota Truck

o       White Oldsmobile Cierra

·        642 Mimosa – White Mercury Grand Marquis

·        71 Lincoln Ct. – Red Trailer

·        632 Kentucky – Blue Cadillac Deville

·        846 Biscoe – Blue Chevy Van

·        Joe Brady Dr. – Blue Pontiac Bonneville

 

 

Mailed Postcards

 

·        None

 

Fuel

  • 2006 GMC Sierra-

§        $24.64

  • 2007 Chevy Charger

§        $27.00 3-3-09

§        $16.00 2-27-09

Mail Cost

·        None

Letters mailed

 

·        None

 

Lots with piles of debris

 

·        141 Center St.

·        138 S. 6th St.

·        727 Pecan St.

·        462 Washington St.

·        207 S. Sam St.

·        200Blk Jane St.

·        800Blk Cherry St

·        510 W. Park St.

·        202 Madison St.

·        216 Beech St.

·        Joe Brady Dr.

 

Approved Ordinance 9-2009 Condemned House List from City Council-      29

 

·        717 Bennett St.

·        723 Bennett St.

·        Block 26 Lot 1-3- Adams St

·        276 Westwood Pl

·        1433 Perry St

·        314 Hernando St.

·        204/206/208/210 Don St.

·        Block 44 Lot 5- Franklin St.

·        837 Alabama St

·        401/403 Missouri St

·        731 Aaron St

·        200 S. Sam St.

·        1510 Holly St

·        909 College St

·        1503 Franklin St

·        315 S 6th St.

·        1535 Sulphur Springs

·        1429 Holly St

·        305 Lithicum

·        1022/1024 Poplar St.

·        Lot 5 Block 44- Adams St. Ezekiel Young

·        1513/1517 Franklin – Garland Ridenour

·        Lot 22 Elm St. – Carolyn Sparks

·        21 Lincoln Ct. – Aline Cannon

·        927 Walnut St.- John Broome

·        107 S. Sebastian St.- James English

·        1114 Porter St

·        Lot 5 Block 43 Adams St.

·        237 Nth 7th St.

           

Lien or Affidavit Issued - 2

 

·        945 Panama Rd- Ruthie Smith

·        CR Walker

o       251 Desoto St.; 426 Bonanza; 139 S Ashlar St.; 150 Ashlar St.

 

Future Weekly Activities

 

·        Completed Comparative analysis of dog ordinances- pending submission to Mr. Wilson regarding findings

·        Continue addressing overgrown lots and dilapidated structures

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

·        Adopt International Property and Zoning Codes

·        Council Meeting- March 17, 2009

·        Planning Commission Training- Hot Springs March 11, 2009

·        Education Code Conference -Las Vegas February 23-27- Registered

·        Testing in Memphis- International Property Maintenance and Zoning Tests

 

 

 

Follow-up Activities

 

·        Green Chevy Impala in shop for:

o       Driver Window

o       Driver Mirror

o       Instrument Panel Lights

o       Fuel Pump & Filter

 

Staff Concerns

 

·        Code Enforcement Software

·        Training