Saturday, May 23, 2009

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equanimity \ee-kwuh-NIM-uh-tee; ek-wuh-\, noun:

Evenness of mind; calmness; composure; as, "to bear misfortunes with equanimity."

For one whose mind has been notoriously troubled, Brian Lara is at least retaining a sense of equanimity.
-- Richard Hobson, "Croft offers no respite as Lara's theme continues", Times (London), June 8, 2000
When one is happy, one can look at both comedy and tragedy with equanimity.
-- Phillip Lopate, Totally, Tenderly, Tragically
I think one person can hardly understand why another has conducted his life in such a way, how he came to commit certain actions and not others, whether he looks upon the past with mostly pleasure or equanimity or regret.
-- Chang-Rae Lee, A Gesture Life

Equanimity comes from Latin aequanimitas, "impartiality, calmness," from aequanimus, "impartial, even-tempered," from aequus, "even" + animus, "mind, soul."

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Street Dept report 5/15-21/09

STREET DEPARTMENT REPORT – 5/25/09

 

Department: Street Department

 

Date: May 15-21, 2009

 

Prepared by Oscar Hoskins and Earnest Womack

 

Specific Weekly Activities:

 

Mechanic:

5/15

Worked on door Sanitation unit 21

Changed oil in Dist. Court Explorer

Serviced track hoe

Took auto cart truck to Mayville & Son

5/18

Changed plugs in Police unit 21

Plugged tire and changed oil in Police unit 13

Assisted welder with arm on Sanitation unit 25

Removed thermostat from Sanitation unit 29 (ordered by Mayville & Son)

5/19

Replaced heater hose in Police unit 4

Replaced hydraulic hose on John Deere 5310

Removed blower motor Police unit 21

Changed oil in Park & Rec 4-wheeler

Received thermostat for Sanitation unit 29 from Mayville & Son

5/20

Installed blower motor in Police unit 21

Assisted with trash pickup

Assisted with replacing traffic signal lights

Installing thermostat in sanitation unit 29 (incompatible thermostat)

5/21

Assisted with back hoe work at Little Rock Rd Park

Replaced hydraulic hose in Sanitation unit 25

Working on Sanitation unit 22

Hooked up auto car to trailer for debris removal at 1108 Porter

Installed glad hand on auto car air hookup

Put battery, compressor and AC dryer on Police unit 16

Went to MHC Ford in Memphis to pick up thermostat and installed in Sanitation unit 29

 

Potholes:

100 block Don St-4

100 block Neill Rd-3

100 block Military Rd-3

100 block Tulip Circle-2

400 block Miller St-2

1000 block College-3

200 block Joe Brady-6

Alley-Columbia & Beech-3

 

Animal control:

Removed numerous dead animals from streets

Picked up three dead animals from vet

Euthanized bleeding pit bull that was chasing residents on Ashlar St

 

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

 

5/15

Mowed:

            East & West center greens

            Corner lot Poplar & Porter

            No & So ridge

            Edgewood Circle cul-de-sac

Unstopped drain corner of Perry & Pecan

Unstopped drain corner of Franklin & Elm

5/18

Removed pipe from ditch on So Baringo

Cleaned out drains at Ridgemont at Bernice and Grider

Mowed:

            Helena Bridge

            Rifle range

            Helena Fish Market

            Caney Creek

            East side shoulders

5/19

Finished drainage project on Old Dominion

Ordered pipe for Baringo drainage project

Assisted with Sanitation trash route

Mowed:

            Shoulders at 4th & Anderson

            Ladino & Coanza

            Midland Heights

            South St

            Springdale Rd

            Park & DeSoto

            3 lots on So Coanza

5/20

Placed AR One call for 127 Valley Dr

Replaced street signs Red Bud Cove and Jackson St

Straightened stop sign Baringo at Bonanza

Replaced 4 traffic signal lights-Sebastian at Anderson-1, Valley Dr at Oakland-2, Columbia at Porter-1

5/21

Assisted with Old Little Rock Rd Park cleanup

Cleaned ditch on Elm St

Checked signal lights at Oakland and Valley Dr

Event sprayed CHS, Thad Kelly Park, and Cherry St Pavilion

Mowed shoulders:

            College & McDonough

            Walker Hill

            No Franklin & Pecan

            Madison & Pecan

            Military Rd

            Adam Hill

            Lot at 908 Cherry

            Lot near 619 Kelly

            North Helena alleys

 

Future Weekly Activities:

Washout on Wire Rd near Magnolia Cemetery (County will maintain)

Ditch at Center St behind TIC

 

Follow Up Activities:

Cover ditch Ladino and Baringo

Sidewalk-100 block Coanza (met with engineer-Ken Weiland)

 

Staff Concerns/Issues:

Telephones for Street and Sanitation offices (multiple lines)

 

 

 

STREET DEPARTMENT GASOLINE LOG

 

 

 

 

Week of 5/15-21/09

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE

UNIT #

GALLONS

RECEIVER

5/15/2009

Zero Turn

11.8

E Butler

5/15/2009

1

20

E Womack

5/15/2009

Red & White Dump Truck

8

C Allen

5/18/2009

19

31

M Ross

5/18/2009

Zero Turn

12.5

E Butler

5/18/2009

12

12

S Johnson

5/19/2009

Parks & Rec

11

G Carter

5/19/2009

13

19

J Lemaire

5/20/2009

30

27.2

E Butler

5/20/2009

Mosquito Rig

1.9

R Smith

5/20/2009

12

8

R Smith

5/21/2009

9

21

O Hoskins

5/21/2009

12

5

R Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL GALLONS

186.5

 

 


DHR Parks and Recreation

Weekly Report

Department: Parks and Recreation

Date: 5-25-09

Prepared by: B. O'Shea Burrell

Specific Weekly Activities

5-18-09

Monday

Cleaned Malco

Daily cleaning of the HWHCC

Adult free play basketball

Cut Washington St. Park

Diabetic Shoppe

Tuesday 5-19-09

Daily cleaning @ HWHCC

Cut 10th St. Park

Wednesday 5-20-09

Volleyball 7:45pm- until close

Daily cleaning @HWHCC

Re -cut Washington St. Park

R&J Graduation @the Malco

Cleaned Malco

Thursday 5-21-09

Prepared field for soft ball game

Cut grass At Helena Park

Children's softball practice held at N. Helena Park

Adult Softball Games 6pm-9pm

Movie shown @the Malco

Friday 5-22-09

Daily Cleaning @HWHCC

Graduation Party 8- until

Closed at noon for holiday, return on Tuesday May 26th


 


 

Future Activities

  • Check fire extinguisher every month and Initial after inspection.
    Fire extinguisher need to be replaced in light room.
    Ground work @ Washington Street Park

  • Prune all trees at North Helena Park and Washington Street Park(Via Street department)
  • Repairs to bathrooms in all parks
  • Order pool tables and table tennis for game room
  • Bids for repairs on cart shed
  • Order playground equipment from A&P funds
  • Bids for air rating golf course
  • Repairs to Washington St. bathrooms
  • Repairs to 10th street bathrooms
  • Tuesday Youth Boys basketball games starts at 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Repairs to A/C on house @ Golf Course
  • Repairs to lighting on 10th street and Washington St.
  • New play ground equipment in all parks
  • Replace basketball goals @ N. Helena, Washington St., Catholic Holler
  • Repair baseball field @ 10th street park
  • Storage space for equipment
  • Repairs to pump house @ N. Helena
  • Running water in all parks
  • Improve fencing around pool
  • Re-surface Greens at golf course
  • Repair clock at HWHCC
  • Order swing approved by A&P
  • Repair goals in Holler
  • Clean ditch in North Helena Park
  • Clean-up piles of debris in North Helena Park
  • Fix the trimming on backboards at HWHCC
  • Install Foul Poles at Little League Field
  • Replace urinal in boys restroom@ HWHCC


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Staff Issues/Concerns

None at this time

District Court Weekly DHR (5-26-09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of May 15 - 21, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    May 26, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

May 15 - 21, 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., May 15, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 218

Wed., May 20, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) – Civil & Small Claims Trial

    Total number of cases scheduled – 8 civil actions; 1 small claims

Thurs., May 21, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled - 49

Thurs., May 21, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled - 49

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved during the period of May 15 - 21, 2009


 

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

BF 

   

1 

1 

DM 

8 

   

8 

G 

27 

3 

4 

48 

82 

NP 

7 

  

11 

18 

TOTAL 

42 

3 

4 

60 

109 


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding 

Criminal 

Traffic 

Total

BF 

 

1 

1 

DM 

1 

 

1 

G 

1 

7 

8 

NP 

6 

7 

13 

WR 

1 

 

1 

TOTAL 

9 

15 

24 


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

BF 

   

2 

2

DM 

9 

   

9

G 

28 

3 

4 

55 

90 

NP 

13 

  

18 

31 

WR 

1 

   

1 

TOTAL 

51 

3 

4 

75 

133 


 

KEY:

BF – Bond Forfeit        NP – Nolle Prosequi

DM – Dismissed        WR – Warrant Recalled

G - Guilty


 

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Jail Roster

(May 15 - 21, 2009)


 

Defendant 

Docket # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Burns, Aron Jr.

CR-08-4839

CR-08-4840

05/12/09

 

Plea of not guilty. Trial set for 6/04/09.

Carter, Macon

CR-08-3782

CR-08-3988

TR-09-750

TR-09-751

CR-09-844

CR-09-845

Served while in jail on other charges.

05/15/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $1515.00, sentenced to 90 days in jail, and driver's license suspended for 6 months.

Henderson, Alvin

TR-09-2018

TR-09-2019

CR-07-2774

CR-07-2775

05/10/09

 

Plea of guilty to TR-07-2018 and CR-07-2774. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $485.00.

CR-07-2775 merged with CR-07-2774.


 

Plea of not guilty to TR-09-2019. Trial set on 6/25/09.

Roberson, Leon

CR-07-2618

CR-07-2619

CR-07-2666

CR-07-2667 

05/14/09

05/15/09

Plea of not guilty. Arranged bond. Set for trial on 07/02/09.


 

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• Fri., May 22, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Mon., May 25, 2009 – Office Closed – Memorial Day

• Thurs., May 28, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., May 28, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., May 29, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., June 3, 2009 – Civil & Small Claims Trials

• Thurs., June 4, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., June 4, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., June 5, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., June 11, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., June 11, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., June 12, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., June 17, 2009 – Civil & Small Claims Trials

• Thurs., June 18, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., June 18, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., June 19, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•    Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on May 22, 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:

•    Training of dispatch personnel on use of Virtual Justice (court software).

•    Have computer technician determine source of recent problems with computer system/networking and install virus protection. (Virus protection expired.)