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Word of the Day for Saturday, June 6, 2009

mores \MOR-ayz; -eez\, plural noun:

1. The fixed customs of a particular group that are morally binding upon all members of the group.
2. Moral attitudes.
3. Customs; habits; ways.

Usually the laws mirror the mores of the populace in this regard, though at times they run ahead, and at times they lag behind.
-- Daniel C. Maguire, "Death Legal and Illegal", The Atlantic, February 1974
In much the same bold spirit, I rapidly absorbed the other gestures, turns of phrase and exclamations popular among my peers, as well as grasping the deeper mores and etiquettes prevailing in my new surroundings.
-- Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans
Artists rebelled against the stodgy mores of the bourgeoisie.
-- David Brooks, "The Organization Kid", The Atlantic, April 2001

Mores comes from Latin, plural of mos, "custom." It is related to moral. Entry and Pronunciation for mores

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Friday, June 5, 2009

DHR Parks and Recreation

Weekly Report

Department: Parks and Recreation

Date: 6-08-09

Prepared by: B. O'Shea Burrell

Specific Weekly Activities



Orientation for summer employees

Daily cleaning of HWHCC

Cut 10th Street Park

Adult free play 6pm-close

Cut Holler

Tuesday 6-02-09

Daily cleaning @ HWHCC

Cut Washington St. Park

Orientation for Summer Employees

Wednesday 6-03-09

Daily cleaning @HWHCC

Cut Helena Park

Adult Volleyball

Kitchen floor stripped and waxed

Thursday 6-04-09

Adult male free play 6pm-9pm

Daily cleaning @HWHCC

Cleaned out flower bed @ Pool House

Community Health Group held mtg. @ Malco 6pm

Kitchen cleaned and prepped for summer food program

Friday 6-05-09

Daily Cleaning @HWHCC

Prepared field for softball games

Adult male softball games6pm-9pm

Cut N. Helena Park

Knowlton Plumbing fixing urinal in bathroom @HWHCC

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

Weekly Code Enforcement Report DHR June 8, 2009

June 1, 2009 – June 5, 2009

Code Enforcement Weekly Report


Department:   Code Enforcement

Date:                 June 8, 2009

Prepared by:  Joshua McIntosh & Patrick Allen

Code Enforcement Officers


Special Weekly Activities


·        Assisted Connie Mugtasid of Marianna AR in Code Enforcement procedures

·        315 S. 6th St. – demolished and Cleaning Up- continuing

·        Canvassing of West Side West Helena

·        Adopting new code enforcement software- Training Monday

·        Contacted Gas Company with list for demolishment

·        Demolishing homes on list

o       1806 Holly

o       1920 Holly

o       1114 Poplar

o       1308 Ohio

o       1306 Ohio

o       1510 Holly

·        409 E Garland Ave- Letter of Approval for new home business- Lawn Care and Moving service

·        CR Walker case- hand delivered contract to Walker's Attorney- waiting for response

·        Collecting information regarding fire in Sanitation trash truck- Pending near completion

·        Gathering information regarding burned out houses in city

o       Collecting information regarding Burned Homes- Per Mayor Valley

o       Preparing report due by June 12


Complaints by Citizens


·        127 Valley Dr. – Bernadette Messina- Sink Hole in Yard

·        Grass on Radial St. – overgrown

·        219 S Washington- Tree in Power Lines

·        21 Lincoln Ct- overgrown property pending resolution

·        Various Complaints of Dogs at Large x 10

·        Lot Corner Park and Parkdale St.-Overgrown

·        James Carter- 109 S. Ashlar St.- Water Carwash x 3



Cited Vehicle


o       None


Mailed Postcards


·        Lot 194 Old Helena – William & Patricia Chuyou

·        927 Walnut- John Broome

·        828 Arkansas St.- Debra Moore




·        Dodge Charger- White 2008

o       6/04/09 -$42.05

·        Chevy Impala- 2000

o       None

·        GMC Truck

o       None



·        $

Letters Mailed


·        567 Oakland Ave- Faxed- Lawn care


Lots with piles of debris


·        141 Center St.

·        138 S. 6th St.- In Process of Clearing and Cleaning

·        727 Pecan St.

·        462 Washington St.

·        207 S. Sam St.

·        200Blk Jane St.

·        817Blk Cherry St

·        510 W. Park St.

·        202 Madison St.

·        216 Beech St.

·        Joe Brady Dr.




Abandoned House List for Planning Commission- Submitted


·        602 Kentucky – Adail Lillie Dunlap- pending review

·        723 Bennett- Lisa Terry

·        503 Biscoe- John Palmer

·        330 S. 6th St- Charles Graham

·        1114 Porter St. – Mayweather & Bailey

·        311 Walnut- Robert Titus

·        315 Walnut- Robert Titus

·        353 Prairie St.- Roger & Janet Sanchez

·        812 Elm St.- Carrie Kelly

·        180 Dennis Dr.- Jerry & Linda Teague- pending review


Abandoned House List for City Council – pending Submission


·        252 West Wood Pl.- Alfred & Michele Kines

·        503 Biscoe- John Palmer

·        330 S. 6th St- Charles Graham

·        1114 Porter St. – Mayweather & Bailey

·        311 Walnut- Robert Titus

·        315 Walnut- Robert Titus

·        353 Prairie St.- Roger & Janet Sanchez

·        812 Elm St.- Carrie Kelly


Lien or Affidavit Issued


·        None


Future Weekly Activities


·        Historic District Council meeting- TBA

·        City Council Meeting- June 5, 2009


Follow-up Activities


·        Continue to address Non complaint properties

·        Focus on Lots and clean up efforts

·        Mail out Postcards and Canvassing neighborhoods

·        Meet with neighborhood watch organizations

·        Propose adopting of Mechanical ordinance- Per City Attorney




Staff Concerns


·        Office Space

·        Adopting of Mechanical Ordinance.

·        Training and Testing


Work Order Request Form (WORF) Report


·  Fallen Tree- Corner of Washington & South St. Lot 1-3


SRT weekly report


Helena West Helena Police Department

Special Response Team

Weekly Report

June 1 – June 5, 2009

  1. This week we started our training on High Risk Search Warrants. Members from the Team met with Sgt. Bivens and went over entry techniques and weapon control. Colonel Fielder was present for training observation and critique.

  2. Sunday, May 31, 2001, Sgt. Bivens was called out to assist in a shooting incident on Cleburne Street. A vehicle was shot twice in an attempted armed robbery. There were several witnesses and the victim that described the vehicle the suspects were driving and described the suspects also. From information gathered, detectives then drew up affidavits and took them in front of Judge King for him to review. Judge King read the affidavits and signed warrants with $130,000 bonds for two suspects from the shooting incident. After we had signed warrants for these suspects we went to their residence and arrested one of the suspects. The second suspect was not there. We received information where the second suspect was and went to that residence. The suspect was not there but a person with outstanding warrants was and they were arrested. The second suspect was arrested without incident the following day, Monday June 1, 2009.

  3. Sgt. Bivens and Colonel Fielder have been checking on ammunition prices to find ammunition that is readily available and for the cheapest price available. We have found two suppliers that say they can deliver ammunition the following week after ordered and the price is within $.03 per shell of the state contract price. We have had ammunition ordered on state contract prices for 6 months and still no delivery and no guarantee of a date of when it will be here. We will stay on top of this situation to make sure that we have the ammunition we need when we need it.

  4. Sgt. Bivens and Colonel Fielder assisted officers Friday morning on a suicide on Beech Street. The residence was only occupied by the deceased and to keep the residence secure, Colonel Fielder and Sgt. Bivens stayed at the residence until family members came to take possession of the house.

    Wants and Needs:

    1. Members need flashlights that mount on their weapons to free up there hands for entry and safety.

    2. BDU uniforms for members of entry team because of the need for extra pockets to carry equipment in on entries.

    Future Plans:

    1. Continue training for team members, and use this training to start executing search warrants suspected drug houses and arrest drug dealers at these houses.

    2. Train our whole department in the Active Shooter Training that we have available so everyone of our officers will have an idea of their part to be played in this scenerio if it happens here.

    3. Get Sgt. Bivens trained to teach patrol rifle to our officers so we can implement long guns in our patrol as we are outgunned by the criminal element as of right now. The criminals have gigger guns and they are shooting these guns at our citizens. We need to be able to respond in kind to these larger weapons.

    Gas useage for the Black Crown Victoria: 15.3 gallons @ $2.41 per gallon = $37.15

Sgt. Tommy Bivens

SRT Troop Commander



DATE: June 5, 2009 Month of May 29-June 4, 2009



Investigators are currently investigating the charge of Attempted Aggravated Robbery committed against Dollar General Store. There were two suspects taken into custody and are currently being held in Phillips County Jail awaiting bond.



Investigators are currently investigating the act of Battery 2nd Degree, Terroristic Act, and Aggravated Assault of a Helena- West Helena Man and Woman. There are several suspects in question but no arrests have been made at this time.

Investigators are currently investigating the act of Attempted Robbery, Terroristic Act, and Aggravated Assault of a Helena- West Helena Man. There were two arrests made and bond was set at $130,000.00 each.

Investigators are currently investigating the act of Battery 1st Degree, and Aggravated Assault of a Helena- West Helena juvenile. There is a suspect in question but no formal charges have been filed at this time. This case is still pending investigation.

Investigators are currently investigating the act of Battery 2nd Degree, of a Helena- West Helena Woman. There was a suspect arrested in this case.

Investigators are currently investigating the act of Aggravated Assault of three Helena- West Helena residents. There are several suspects in question but no arrests have been made at this time. This case is still pending investigation.



Investigators are currently investigating the act of Possession of Controlled Substance Marijuana and Possession of Controlled Substance Cocaine with Intent. There was one arrest made during a traffic stop and that subject was arrested and is currently awaiting a bond amount on pending charge.



Investigators are currently investigating a child custody case and this case is still pending an opinion.



Det. Dennis Cox- scheduled to attend CID 2 course and Tactical Officers course training

Sgt. Covington to attend Training Officer’s Development course

Develop and Implement Tip Line


We have began saturation efforts to combat random gun fire, drug sales and loitering in residential areas

Working with surrounding agencies to end the ring of commercial burglaries

Developing a strategic plan to combat the sudden influx of aggravated robberies

Attending Phillips County Circuit Court Session


A Plan to Address City’s Issues of Aggravated Robberies and Commercial Burglaries

Off- site recording for The Office of Investigations

Additional Training for the Division

Promotions & Raises

Clothing Allowance

Networking for East and West Precincts

Address City’s problem areas.


Criminal Investigation Division fuel Purchased for the week of May 29- June 04, 2009

InvestigatorDateGallonsFuel Usage Cost
Roy Covington Sr.06/03/200919.9 GAL. @ $2.47$49.57
Dennis Cox05/31/2009


14.2 Gal. @ $2.45

14.2 Gal. @ $2.49



Michael Thomas05/29/200915.7 Gal. @ $2.41$38.00
Chanta Mansfieldn/an/an/a
TOTAL 64 gallons$158.07
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Street Dept report 6/8/09



Department: Street Department


Date: May 29-June 4, 2009


Prepared by Oscar Hoskins and Earnest Womack


Specific Weekly Activities:




Hauling trash off 741 Liberty St

Cleaned up shop

Changed tail lights on Police unit 18


Charged battery on Parks & Rec bus

Worked on red and white dump truck

Charged battery on black Dually

Changed battery on Dodge truck

Hauled dirt to Beech St

Replaced mirror on Sanitation unit 21


Serviced brown rental trailer

Replaced alternator on Police unit 4

Charged battery on dump truck

Transported brown passenger van to shop

Serviced unit 5 knuckle boom for hauling debris

Removed gun mount off SRT Humvee

Replaced light on Sanitation unit 26

Started demolishing structure at 1500 block of Holly St

Charged AC in track hoe


Boosted off track hoe

Replaced belt on Sanitation unit 21

Replaced fuel filter on East Water Co unit 108

Replaced bolt and bucket on Street unit 107

Assisted w/debris removal on Holly St

Replaced filter housing on Dozer

Repaired deck on 5310 John Deere side cutter


Serviced Sanitation unit 21 w/hydraulic fluid

Serviced Sanitation unit 26 w/transmission fluid

Replaced tail light in Police unit 18

Replaced water overflow reservoir on track hoe

Replaced headlight on Police unit 16

Priced rebar at Friedman Scrape Iron for dumpster lid repair




Poplar Hill-18

900 block Rightor-3



Animal control:

Removed numerous dead animals from streets

Picked up six 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



Hauling debris from Liberty St

Removal of debris from designated Sanitation routes

Mowed field behind tennis court and picnic area at Cleo Dunning Park           


Removal of debris from designated Sanitation routes

Debris removal from lot on corner of Beech and Phillips

Sprayed Roundup on tracks behind HNB and Levee

Preparing Rice St for paving and culvert repair


Completed dirt and Dozer work on S Beech St (Williams)

Assisted with removal of debris from 1510 Holly St

Started paving Tulip Circle


            Caney Creek


            East side shop

            Lots on corner of Perry, Porter and Oakland intersections-2

            Alley at corner of Coanza and Bonanza

            Mowed around ditch on Bonanza St and stop sign


Replaced a bolt on unit 107 jaws

Monitored sewer repair on No 8th St with West side Water Dept for possible drain repair


            No & So Ridge

            Finished spraying Caney Creek

            Sprayed around signs at the Bridge approach

            Started mowing alley behind WH Library

            Cut ditches at Quarles & Kentucky

            Ditch at 207 Ashlar

            6th & Baldwin lots and ditches

            All ditches on Bonanza

            Alley between 8th & 9th St

            Shoulders-Newman Dr, South St, Stonebrook, and Quarles Ln

            Lots at Ladino & Coanza

Blew out storm drain at corner of York & Cherry with diamond cutter assisted by Fire and Water Depts


Checked drain in front of The Daily World on York St

Weed eat sidewalk of old Ronny's bldg on York St

E Womack measured the length of hose in storm drain on York St at 210 ft


Follow Up Activities:

Cover ditch Ladino and Baringo-pipe received on 6/2/09

Sidewalk-100 block Coanza (Contacted concrete finisher for repair)

Checking on engine for Sanitation unit 27 (Council approved purchase on 6/2)


Staff Concerns/Issues:

Multiple line telephones for Street and Sanitation offices

Kubota tractor ready for pick up week of 6/8/09 in Searcy







Week of 5/29-6/4/09














S Johnson




A Barry




E Butler




L Driver


Parks & Rec


Lawn Mowers


Black Dually


T Wilson




M Ross




R Williams




J Huff


4 Wheeler


Parks & Rec


White Dodge


Parks & Rec




R Clark




E Womack




E Butler




J Lemaire