Saturday, March 21, 2009

Street Dept report 3/20/09



Department: Street Department


Date: Mar13-19, 2009


Prepared by Oscar Hoskins and Earnest Womack


Specific Weekly Activities:




Checked Police unit 1-needs front brakes and rotor

Worked on Auto car


Installed relay switch in maroon CID vehicle

Installed fuel switch in Auto Car

Worked on arm and repaired hose in Sanitation unit 26

Serviced John Deere tractor


Changed oil in Police units 1, 16, 3, 20, 19, and 17

Replaced air line on track hoe trailer truck

Replaced top on dumpster at Crestpark

Checked hydraulic line on Sanitation unit 30


Tightened arm on Sanitation unit 30

Replaced tail light bulb and headlight bulb in Police unit 7

Changed oil in Police unit Tahoe


Worked on signal and brake lights on Sanitation unit 21

Put light in Sanitation unit 28

Started and serviced chemical sprayer


Checked Administration Yukon suspension

Checked Street unit F250

Replaced control switch in Capt. Petty Police unit

Serviced white Code Enforcement oil, windshield wiper fluid, power steering fluid and tire pressure

Worked on air hose on Auto car

Repaired fender guard on Police unit 16

Replaced signal light on Police unit 17



100 block Garland-2

Alley between Southern Bank Corp and Watson Flowers-2

100 block Cherrydale-2

Kentucky and Anderson-3

100 Helen and Anderson-3

800 block Columbia-3


Animal control:

  • Removed numerous dead animals from streets
  • Picked up three 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



Continuous removal of leaf bags and debris from designated Sanitation routes

Assisted Sanitation in dumping and picking up trash carts

Cleaned debris from 300 block of East Garland and First & Sebastian           


Continuous removal of leaf bags and debris from designated Sanitation routes

Assisted Sanitation in dumping and picking up trash carts

Unstopped drain at Market and Pecan with assistance from East Side Water Co

Checked with Peterson about turn motor for Street unit 107

Cleaned ditch at 1100 block of College St

Cleaned shop and office grounds

Picking up boxes from Box Shop

Checked fence after a citizen complaint on Bart St


Continuous removal of leaf bags and debris from designated Sanitation routes

Assisted Sanitation in dumping and picking up trash carts

Mowed center green East side

Started cutting center green West side

Cleaned ditches 800 block East Russell St


Continuous removal of leaf bags and debris from designated Sanitation routes

Assisted Sanitation in dumping and picking up trash carts

Finished mowing and weed-eating West center green

Mowed North and South Ridge entrance

Mowed welcome sign at Hwy 49 and 49B (El Canaveral)

Cut 4 trees at rifle range

Checked on pricing of transmission and engines out-of-service vehicles

Started cutting crepe myrtles at West Helena Library

O Hoskins attended press conference on bio-diesel legislation at State Capitol


Continuous removal of leaf bags and debris from designated Sanitation routes

Assisted Sanitation in dumping and picking up trash carts

Filled holes in road at rifle range

Street and Sanitation met with Mayor

Hauled 175 tires to Waste Disposal site


Finished cutting crepe myrtles at S Biscoe

Attended ALFD meeting in Forrest City


Future Weekly Activities:

Old Dominion drainage

Traffic light (green) at Oakland and Valley Dr



Follow Up Activities:

Drain at 127 Valley Dr


Staff Concerns/Issues:

Pay increases for 10 laborers

Advertise for shop mechanic









Week of 3/19/09














J Lemaire




R Smith


Parks & Rec


G Carter




M Ross




E Butler


Parks & Rec


O Burrell




J Huff


Yukon (Admin)


O Hoskins




J Lemaire




W Wilson




R Smith
































veracity: Word of the Day Word of the Day

Word of the Day for Saturday, March 21, 2009

veracity \vuh-RAS-i-tee\, noun:

1. truthfulness
2. truth

Veracity is the heart of morality.
-- Thomas Henry Huxley
The world is upheld by the veracity of good men: they make the earth wholesome. They who lived with them found life glad and nutritious. Life is sweet and tolerable only in our belief in such society.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

by 1623, from French véracité,from Middle Latin veracitatem/veracitas "truthfulness," from Latin verax/ veracis "truthful," from verus "true" Entry and Pronunciation for veracity

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Weekly Code Enforcement Report DHR March 23, 2009

March 23, 2009

Code Enforcement Weekly Report

March 16, 2009 – March 20, 2009


Department:   Code Enforcement

Date:                 March 23, 2009

Prepared by:  Terrence Oliver, Joshua McIntosh & Patrick Allen

Code Enforcement Officers


Special Weekly Activities


·        Submitted Dog Ordinance to Councilman Larry Wilson

·        Monica Manning- Open Photo business on 4th St.- Refer to Plan  Comm.

·        Richard McNary - place chain link fence on corner of Elm & Walnut

·        Call regarding ordinance requirements for business signs –Drew Mcgraw

·        Checking for Occupational Licenses of Local Business

·        509 Grand- Judy Givens request time to comply with ordinance

·        Conference Call regarding Iworq Code Enforcement Software

o       Cost $2,480 per year for Internet based services

·        Met with Andre regarding

o        Various prolonged issues

o       Nuisance Abatement

o       Rewriting of Ordinances(amendments)

o       Certifications in training



Complaints by Citizens


·        Citizen complaints of major auto repairs being done on Dennis Dr.

·        927 Walnut St. Complaints about drugs and vandelism


Cited Vehicle


·        302 N. Sebastian St.- Brown Ford F250

·        301 Arkansas St.-

o       Brown Lincoln Town Car

o       Black Mercury Grand Marquis

o       Burgundy Ford Van

o       White Cadillac Deville

·        Frank Frost St.- White Conv. Mustang

·        44 Parkdale- White Lincoln Town Car

·        454 West St.- Green GMC Jimmy- Towed

·        211 East Ridge- Red GMC Jimmy- Towed

·        632 Kentucky St.- Blue Cadillac Deville- Towed



Mailed Postcards


·        474 West St- Jesse Porter



·        Dodge Charger- White 2008

o       3/19/09- $ 25.00

·        Chevy Impala

o       3/16/09- $21.59

o       3/18/09 - $12.50


·        $5.04

Letters Mailed


·        638 Kentucky St.-

o       Lloyd James & Patricia Smith

·        301 Arkansas St.- Joe Greer (Greer's Body Shop)

o       Joe Willie Greer of Little Rock AR.

·        23 Lincoln Ct. – Bernard Scoggins (Inv.)

·        306/308 A & B West St.- W & L Realty Co.

·        401 S. Baringo St.- Marvin Cooper


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.

·        58 Lincoln Ct.

·        800Blk Cherry St

·        100Blk E. Park St

·        510 W. Park St.

·        202 Madison St.

·        216 Beech St.

·        Joe Brady Dr.



 Condemned House List from Planning Commission


·        602 Kentucky St.-  Adail Lillie Dunlap




Lien or Affidavit Issued


·        804 Poplar St.- James Norman

·        148 Anderson St.- Antonio Robinson


Future Weekly Activities


·        Continue addressing overgrown lots and dilapidated structures

·        Patrick Allen is scheduled to test on International Code Council exam March 27, 2009

·        Adopt International Property and Zoning Codes

·        Historic District Meeting March 26, 2009

·        Helena West Helena Great American Clean Up – April 18, 2009


Follow-up Activities


·        GMC Truck has new Light bar


Staff Concerns


·        Code Enforcement Software