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Word of the Day for Saturday, July 25, 2009

peripatetic \pair-uh-puh-TET-ik\, adjective:

1. Of or pertaining to walking about or traveling from place to place; itinerant.
2. Of or pertaining to the philosophy taught by Aristotle (who gave his instructions while walking in the Lyceum at Athens), or to his followers.
3. One who walks about; a pedestrian; an itinerant.
4. A follower of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.

Nevertheless, the attachment which in later life he developed towards Charleston suggests that his peripatetic childhood had left unsatisfied his need for a permanent home.
-- Frances Spalding, Duncan Grant: A Biography
I was born in Italy, my sister on the west coast of Canada, because my father was pursuing a peripatetic career as an artist.
-- Anna Shapiro, USA Today, July 13, 2000
He would have a long way to go before he would match his peripatetic father. Nick had now moved five times and lived in four states from Kentucky to California.
-- Allen Barra, Inventing Wyatt Earp

Peripatetic derives from Greek peripatetikos, from peripatein, "to walk about," from peri-, "around, about" + patein, "to walk."

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Friday, July 24, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR (7-27-09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of July 17 – July 23, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    July 23, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

July 17 - 23, 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., July 17, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled - 365

Thurs., July 23, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled - 141

Thurs., July 23, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled – 64

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved during the period of July 17 - 23, 2009

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

BF

2

 

2

 

34

38

DM

6

 

1

 

45

52

G

47

4

2

1

40

94

NG

1

1

  

1

3

NP

20

 

1

 

8

29

PRB

    

2

2

TF

9

 

1

 

7

17

WR

6

    

6

TOTAL

91

5

7

1

137

241


 

Jurisdiction: Game & Fish

Finding

Criminal

Total

G

1

1

TOTAL

1

1


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

BF

 

4

4

DM

1

4

5

G

2

7

9

NP

7

4

11

TOTAL

10

19

29


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

BF

2

 

2

 

38

42

DM

7

 

1

 

49

57

G

50

4

2

1

47

104

NG

1

1

  

1

3

NP

27

 

1

 

12

40

PRB

    

2

2

TF

9

 

1

 

7

17

WR

6

    

6

TOTAL

102

5

7

1

156

271


 

KEY:

BF – Bond Forfeit        NP – Nolle Prosequi

DM – Dismissed        PRB – Probation

G – Guilty            TF – Transferred

NG – Not Guilty        WR – Warrant Recalled

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Jail Roster

(July 17 - 23, 2009)


 

Defendant 

Case # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Burton, Michael

TR-09-2191

TR-09-2192

TR-09-2193

CR-09-2469

CR-09-2470

CR-09-2471

CR-09-2192

07/14/09

07/17/09

Plea of not guilty to all charges. Trial set for 08/13/09. Released O.R.

Hall, Ricky 

CR-09-2528

CR-09-2259

CR-09-2530 

06/26/09

07/17/09

Plea of not guilty to CR-09-2529. Trial set for 08/20/09.


 

Plea of guilty to remaining charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $390 and sentenced to 22 days in jail with credit for 22 days served.

Johnson, Calvin B. Jr.

CR-09-2449

07/14/09

07/17/09

Plea of not guilty. Trial set for 07/30/09. Released O.R.

Matthews, Cedric

CR-07-1054

CR-07-1055

CR-07-2503

CR-07-2504

07/16/09

07/17/09

Released O.R. Set for arraignment on 07/31/09.

Thomas, Calvin

CR-09-2877

CR-09-2878

07/15/09

07/17/09

Plea of guilty to both charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $440, sentenced to 30 days in jail with 27 days suspended, and ordered to stay away from the Star Motel.


 

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• Fri., July 24, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., July 30, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

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

• Fri., July 31, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., August 5, 2009 – Civil & Small Claims Trials

• Thurs., August 6, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., August 6, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., August 7, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., August 13, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., August 13, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., August 14, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., August 19, 2009 – Civil & Small Claims Trials

• Thurs., August 20, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., August 20, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., August 21, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., August 27, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., August 27, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., August 28, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•    Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on July 24, 2009 (Bench Trial) 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 for dispatch personnel on use of Virtual Justice (court software).

•    Anti-virus protection for computers.


 

    

Weekly DHR 7-27-09

SANITATION DEPARTMENT

PROGRESS REPORT

Prepared by: Victor L. Jordan

Weekly Activities:

Monday 7-20-09

Begin the regular Lakeview route at 4:00am

Serviced the trucks and equipment changed the oil in unit #26

Picked up and delivered carts

Completed the demolition clean up on Don and Moore Streets


 

Tuesday 7-21-09

Begin the regular trash route at 4:00am

Assisted Ronnie Smith in getting the dump trailer to his shop for the installation of the new king pin

Earnest Womack took the cylinder for the back hoe to Scott Equipment for repair and brought back the replacement window

Repaired the rear lights on the White/GMC dump truck

Picked up and delivered carts

Picked up boxes from Juengel Interior and Corner Market

Put twenty carts back in service


 


 

Wednesday 7-22-09

Begin the regular trash route at 4:00am

Begin the demolition clean up on Holly St.

Picked up and delivered carts

Picked up boxes from Sonic, Watson Flowers, 143 Dortch Street, Producers Tractor, West Helena Furniture, Food Pantry and Helena National Bank

Replaced the outside mirror on unit #30

Picked up boxes from


 


 

Thursday 7-23-09

Begin the regular trash route at 4:00

Continued the demolition clean up on Holly St.

Replaced the fuel pump and filter on the black dually

Picked up and delivered carts

Picked up boxes from Tobacco Store, Sonic, Fred's, Budweiser, Kidney Care, Flower Shop and Food Pantry


 

Friday 7-24-09

Begin the regular route at 4:00am

Picked up and delivered carts

Picked up boxes from Juengel Interior, Sears (2 loads), Wendy's and Cunningham

Completed clean up on Holly Street

Begin demolition clean up on Baringo St.

Clean alley between 4th and 5th in the 200 block north


 


 


 

FOLLOW UP ACTIVITIES:

Continuing to follow up with Kitchen Truck Service on the status of unit # 27


 

STAFF CONCERNS:

No major staff concerns at this time

Police (DHR) July 27, 2009

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HELENA-WEST HELENA POLICE DEPARTMENT
“WE SERVE, WE CARE”


Date: July 27, 2009
Reporting Dates: July 16-22, 2009
Prepared By: Office Manager / Records

Crime Data
Disturbance: 31
Burglary: 06
Stolen Vehicle: 00
Escort: 24
Alarm: 12
Call for Police: 28
Missing Person: 00

Communication Center:
Dispatch / Call Intake
Landline: 3,583
911: 746

Officer Contacts:
Tickets: 77
Arrest: 26
Warrants:48
Affidavit: 13
Reports: 62
Accidents: 06
Building Checks: 360
Officer Response / Contacts: 585

Tickets:
D.W.I.: 02
Suspended D/L: 05
Possession of Control Substance: 00
Speeding: 15
Loud Music: 09
Seat Belt: 48
Stop Sign Violation: 02
No Vehicle Registration: 00
Warning Tickets: 00

Officers/ Weekly Gas Report:
$1,096.58

Bond & Fine:
$11,597.28

Vehicle / Repairs / Fleet Management:
Repairs/ Motor / Unit 01
Repairs/ Converter/ In Service/ Unit 04
Repairs/ Transmission / Unit 10
Repairs/ Transmission/ Unit 12
Repairs/ Head gasket blown on motor/ Unit 15
Repairs / Window Install/Compressor/ Unit 18
Repairs/ Rear end / Unit 19

Specific Weekly Report:
Training / Captains Meeting / July 29, 2009


Future Weekly Activities:
Community Event/ National Night Out / Cherry St. Pavilion/ August 4
Training/ Auxiliary Class/ August 17
Community Event / Walmart / August 22

Patrol:
Shift 1/ Target Areas:
30 Citations
29 Disturbances
14 Misd Warrants (Arrest)
32 Traffic Stops

Shift 2 / Target Areas:
12 Citations
09 Disturbances
05 Misd Warrants (Arrest)
01 Felony
37 Traffic Stops
37 Building Checks

Shift 3 / Target Areas:
25 Citations
18 Disturbances
16 Misd Warrants (Arrest)
22 Traffic Stops
79 Building Checks

Shift 4 / Target Areas:
37 Citations
75 Disturbances
34 Traffic Stop
13 Misd Warrants
244 Building Checks

Staff Concerns:
Police/ Copier/ WestSide
Clerical/ Warrants/ System for Scanning (Documents)

Code Enforcement DHR 7-27-09

July 20, 2009 – July 24, 2009

Code Enforcement Weekly Report

 

Department:   Code Enforcement

Date:     July 27, 2009

Prepared by:  Joshua McIntosh & Patrick Allen

Code Enforcement Officers

 

Special Weekly Activities

 

·         Standing Water 129 Short Mobile- Across from Greer's Auto Repair- Bunge Co. In progress

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

·         Zoning Letter – 107 Professional Plaza- Shay's Daycare

·         Submitted Mechanical Code- Mayor Valley

·         Submitted Bids via newspaper for razing of

o   1022/1024 Poplar St.

o   313 Miller St.

o   Lot 267 (corner of Elm St. and Pecan St.)- Delta Cleaners

o   313 E. Garland Ave

·         Hot Springs Ordinances- Submitted to Andre

·         Contacted Fire Academy Bookstore- Ordered Fire Code and Building Inspection Code Books

·         Ollie Jefferson- Requesting placing Manufactured Home on Oak St. property- referred to Planning Commission

·         Attended Permit Training via Iworq Webinar- per Patrick Allen

·         Spoke with Torrence Thrower (501) 682-0740- Resolved pending faxing Landfill receipts

o   ADEQ regarding properties on Ohio and Holly St.

o   Regarding Violation Classification2008-2 and Regulation 21.5.1 & 21.6.1

o   Requesting waste manifestations and dumb tickets

·         200 Block Don St.- Continuing demolition clean up.

·         Lot PT1 Block 24- Stephen Anderson Paid for Clean Up- $80.00

·         Spoke with School District regarding Durham Bus Company – ( property maint.)

o   Referred to Joe Black- Pending

·         Plotting Lots on Elm St. South St  Aaron St –Pending

·         355 S Ashlar St.- Lot 27 ½- Smith Lawn Service Cut

·         ADFA Home Inspections

·         927 Walnut- John Broome-Still Unresolved- Referred to Andre Valley

·         Gathering information regarding burned out houses in city - Submitted

o   Collecting information regarding Burned Homes- Per Mayor Valley

o   Preparing report due by June-  Complete pending submission

 

 

 

Complaints by Citizens

 

·         Illegal Dumping – Bunge Company pending research

·         C & O Auto Repair- Visit with Coleman regarding fences- per Andre

·         Lots on South St.-

·         Lots on N 9th St.

·         Shelter Ins.- Mud running into parking lot

·         Potholes in Alley behind Perry St.- 820 Perry St.

·         Corner of Cleburne and First St.- Overgrown Lots

·         Fence incomplete on 405 S. Baringo St.-pending- Waiting for Court Order Document-Per Andre

·         Sears Co.- lots around property

·         Grass on Radial St. – overgrown- pending

·         Reports of various complaints of Dogs at Large on various streets

 

Cited Vehicle

 

·         See Excel report

 

 

Fuel

·         Dodge Charger- White 2008

o   None

·         Chevy Impala- 2000

o   None

·         GMC Truck

o   None

 

Letters Mailed

 

·         See Excel Reports

Mail

 

·         $13.68

 

 

 

 

 

Lots with piles of debris

 

·         141 Center St.

·         727 Pecan St.

·         462 Washington St.

·         207 S. Sam St.

·         200Blk Jane St.

·         817Blk Cherry St

·         510 W. Park St.

·         202 Madison St..

·         Joe Brady Dr.

 

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

·         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

 

·         City Council Meeting- 8-4-09

·         Planning Commission Meeting- 8-5-09

·         Asbestos Inspector Training- Aug 4-6, 2009- Registered

·         Code Enforcement Building Inspector Course- Aug 10-14 2009- Registered

 

Follow-up Activities

 

·         Continue to address Non complaint properties

·         Focus on Lots and clean up efforts

·         Canvassing neighborhoods

·         Meet with neighborhood watch organizations

·         Invoices for demolished properties

·         Proposed adopting of Mechanical ordinance- Per City Attorney

 

 

Staff Concerns

 

·         Office Space

·         Adopting of Mechanical Ordinance.

·         Training and Testing

·         Issuing Permits;  software and procedures

·         Ordering Uniforms-

 

Work Order Request Form (WORF) Report

 

·       Radial Dr. Next to Durham Bus Co. Part along Radial Dr and Oakland

·       200 Block N 6th St Lot PT 1 Block 24 Across from 246 N 6th St.

·       121 N. 4th- Overgrown Lot

·       Lot 4- 500 Block N 2nd St.- Overgrown Lot

·       Lot 9-  Block 102 Lot is next to 327 N 9th- Overgrown Lot

·       Lot 1-3; 5-9  St. John's Addition Corner of Anderson and Second St.- Overgrown Lot

·       Lots on Both Sides of 237 Hernando St. Lot 13 and Lot 11 of Block 53- Overgrown Lot

·       238 S Ashlar St,- Overgrown Lot

·      Vandalized Stop Sign   

o   Corner of N 7th & E Baldwin

o   Kentucky & Sioux St

o   Quarles & Kentucky St.

o   Navijo & Sioux St.

o   Kentucky & Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Code Enforcement DHR 07-27-09

Case Date

Property Owner

Property Address

Notes

Letter

Status

Assigned To

Group: 26.2006-Maintaining Inoperable or Other Damaged Vehicles on Property

7/24/2009

Carolyn Franklin

246 N. 7th St

Burgundy; No Vin; Lic 485LLG

No

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/24/2009

Donald & Teresa Wiggins

221 S 7th St

White No Lic No Vin 4dr

No

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/24/2009

Keith & Patricia Wade

526 E Baldwin St.

Gray Van Vin; 1P4H4434IKX606535

No

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/24/2009

Sophia Henry

126 S. 8th St

Gas tank unattached

No

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/24/2009

Sophia Henry

126 S. 8th St

Door Panel on Roof

No

001: Open

Patrick Allen

Group Total: 5

Group: Chapter 5.12- Maintenance of Real Property

7/24/2009

1st American Real Est Serv
C/O James Norman

202 Cherrydale PL

Vandalized Property

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/21/2009

Allen Wayne Harpole

1107 College ST.

TREE HAS FALLEN ON PROPERTY

Yes

001: Open

Joshua McIntosh

7/23/2009

Anderson Stephen W ET AL

Lot 4; 500 Block N 2nd St.

This lot is between property belonging to Water Lumber Co.

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/24/2009

Benzene Collier SR.

1205 Porter

Overgrown Lot

Yes

001: Open

Joshua McIntosh

7/23/2009

Charles Bynum

587 Sioux St

improper storage of Pallets

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/22/2009

D T HARGRAVES J R

816 / 818 POPLAR ST

Overgrown lawn

Yes

001: Open

Joshua McIntosh

7/24/2009

Earl Perry Jr.

155 Center St.

Property Maintenance Issue with stuff and debris on property

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/24/2009

Eunice Godfrey

235 N 8th St

Lot Overgrown

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/24/2009

Habitat For Humanity

100 Block S 9th St

Overgrown Lot

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

 

 

7/24/2009

Henry Jordan

225 Cherrydale St

This property has overgrown lawn in rear yard

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/24/2009

Hornor Realty Co.

300 Block S. 6th St.

Lot across from 312 S 6th St.

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/23/2009

Jacqueline Mason-Gray

200 Block Hernando St.

Overgrown Lot next to 237 Hernando St

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/23/2009

James Brownlee or Nellie Brownlee

100 Blk N 5th St.

Overgrown Lot

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/21/2009

James Jones

1027 College ST.

Overgrown Lot

Yes

001: Open

Joshua McIntosh

7/24/2009

James Norman

202 Cherrydale PL

Vandalized Property

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/22/2009

James Norman

804 Poplar

Overgrown Lots

Yes

001: Open

Joshua McIntosh

7/23/2009

Katie Banks

587 Sioux St

improper storage of Pallets and vehicle Notice sent to landlord

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/24/2009

Larry T & Mary L Delk

1100 Block Franklin & Walker

Overgrown Lots

Yes

001: Open

Joshua McIntosh

7/24/2009

Larry T & Mary L Delk

536 Walker ST

1100 Block Holly & Walker Lots overgrown 536 Walker No house on property.

Yes

001: Open

Joshua McIntosh

7/24/2009

Lori Mosby

238 S Ashlar St.

This case has been referred to Andre via Affidavit Sept 6, 2008

No

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/23/2009

Marva Jean BoBo & Brian Paul Ward

1023 College ST

Overgrown Lot

Yes

001: Open

Joshua McIntosh

7/23/2009

Mr. Harry & Jane Webb

200 Block Hernando St.

Overgrown Lot next to 237 Hernando St

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/24/2009

Peter Beasley

307 &  309 Oakland Ave

Property around house & Lot. next to it overgrown

Yes

001: Open

Joshua McIntosh

7/21/2009

Sammie & Juril Fonzie

1218 Perry ST.

You are responsible for cutting & trimming your entire property.

Yes

001: Open

Joshua McIntosh

7/23/2009

Southern Community Dev Corp

1134 / 1138 / 1140 Holly ST

Overgrown Lots

Yes

001: Open

Joshua McIntosh

7/23/2009

Sublime Investments Inc.

300 Block N 9th St.

Overgrown Lot

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/24/2009

Traylor, Marvin M Rev Trst & Traylor Elois

155 Center St.

Property Maintenance Issue with stuff and debris on property

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/24/2009

Truman Rice

200 Block S 8th St

Overgrown Lot

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/23/2009

Water Lumber Co.

Lot 1-3; 5-9 St. John's Addition; Corner Anderson and 2nd St.

This is an overgrown lot This is the second notice the has been sent to this property owner

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/23/2009

Willie Hughes & Kathline Hughes

133 N 5th St.

parcel # 70303204-000 Overgrown Lot

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

Group Total: 30

Group: Chapter 6.04.08- Barking and howling Dogs

7/23/2009

Charles Bynum

587 Sioux St

Dog reported to constantly bark at neighbors walking by or across the street.

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

7/23/2009

Katie Banks

587 Sioux St

Dog reported to constantly bark at neighbors walking by or across the street.

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

Group Total: 2

Total Records: 37