Saturday, September 5, 2009

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Word of the Day for Saturday, September 5, 2009

voluptuary \vuh-LUHP-choo-er-ee\, noun:

1. A person devoted to luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites; a sensualist.

1. Of, pertaining to, or characterized by preoccupation with luxury and sensual pleasure.

Colette used to begin her day's writing by first picking fleas from her cat, and it's not hard to imagine how the methodical stroking and probing into fur might have focused such a voluptuary's mind.
-- Diane Ackerman, "O Muse! You Do Make Things Difficult!", New York Times, November 12, 1989
Though depicted as a decadent voluptuary, she remained celibate for more than half of her adult life.
-- Michiko Kakutani, "Cleopatra Behind Her Magic Mirror", New York Times, June 5, 1990
The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, on the other hand, is more of a voluptuary, taking conscious pleasure in its own reflected richness.
-- Bernard Holland, "Robo-Fish Are Ready to Take to the Seas", New York Times, October 30, 1989

Voluptuary derives from Latin voluptarius, "devoted to pleasure," from voluptas, "pleasure." Entry and Pronunciation for voluptuary

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Friday, September 4, 2009


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O'Shea Burrell
City of Helena-West Helena
Parks and Recreation Director
511 Miller St./P O Box 248
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342
870-338-8481 Phone
888-526-6665 Fax
870-995-8991 Cell

Sanitation DHR9-7-09



Date: 9-7-09

Prepared by: Victor L. Jordan

Weekly Activities:

Monday 8-31-09

Begin the regular Lakeview trash route at 4:00am

Removed the hydraulic pump from the blue GMC dump truck to return it to Truck Pro in Memphis

Serviced units 25, 26, 27, 28, and unit 30

Begin the demolition clean up on Walker and Ohio

Picked up and delivered carts

Picked up boxes from Sonic, The Clover, Central High, JF Wahl, Watson Flowers, Kwik Stop, Mid Delta, Family Dollar, Pizza Hut, Kidney Care and Beauty Mania


Tuesday 9-1-01

Begin the regular trash route at 4:00am

Continued the demolition clean up on Walker and Ohio

Picked up and delivered carts

Picked up boxes from Beech Crest, Corner Market, Kidney Care, 221 Buckeye, Sonic, Wendy's, Central High, Counseling Consultants, Kwik Stop, JF Wahl, Phillip County Health Unit and Allen Law Firm


Wednesday 9-2-09

Begin the regular trash route at 4:00am

Completed the demolition clean up at Walker and Ohio

Repaired the arm on unit 25

Goodyear repaired a flat on the right inside rear on the Auto Car tractor

Repaired the brakes on unit 29

Picked up and delivered carts

Picked up boxes from Sonic, Wendy's, Central High, Kidney Care, Beech Crest, Food Pantry, Woodruff, Sears, Corner Market and Watson Flowers


Thursday 9-3-09

Begin the regular trash route at 4:00am

Took two loads of wash out fill to Pillow Hill

Took unit 25 to Smith Welding Shop

Picked up and delivered carts

Picked up boxes from Sonic, Wendy's, Central High, Kidney Care, Beech Crest, Food Pantry, Woodruff, Sears, Corner Market, and Watson Flowers


Friday 9-4-09

Begin the regular route at 4:00am

Participated in the West Side School Parade

Removed the radiator from Auto Car diesel tractor and took it to Holland Radiator Shop

Picked up and delivered carts

Picked up boxes from Wendy's, JF Wahl, Central High, Corner Market, Beech Crest, Aarons Furniture

Sanitation will close at 12:00 noon except for the skeleton crew


Follow up Activities:

The radio system for Parks has not returned to us yet

The bid specs for the new refuse truck have been issued to Scruggs Equipment

Continuing to work closely with Code Enforcement

Assisting other Departments when needed




Future Activities:

Improving trash collection, demolition and recycling

Continuing to clean over grown alleys and lots

Working on budget plans

Developing a better maintenance plan


Staff Concerns:

Two employees are out due to minor injuries


SRT weekly report for August28, 2009-September3, 2009


Helena West Helena Police Department

S.R.T. Weekly Report

August 28, 2009 – September 3, 2009

The SRT for the Helena West Helena Police Department executed a search warrant for the address of 148 Anderson Street in West Helena on Friday the 28th. The SRT made entry into the suspect house and found three individuals in the house. We already had arrest warrants for one of these suspects, Johnny Ray Calvin. All three suspects were taken outside into the front yard. Sgt. Jones then came in with Viron, our K-9 drug dog, and searched the house. Officers followed Sgt. Jones through the house and found drugs in locations where Viron alerted to. Over three(3) ounces of marijuana was found along with .03 grams of powder cocaine. The three suspects were identified as Johnny Ray Calvin, Jeremy Box, and Ronnie Blue, Sr. All three were charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, and Mr. Calvin was also charged with two counts of delivery. During the search Patrol secured the area and kept intruders from entering the scene.Sgt. Bivens and Cpl. Cox have been busy processing paperwork and warrants from the search warrant Friday. They have also been compiling information on areas of concern for saturating. We have been successful in saturating these areas and will continue as needed.

Wants and Needs:

The SRT needs flexible cuffs so as each person will have enough cuffs when we execute search warrants with multiple suspects, and any time numerous suspects are arrested. Most officers carry only one or two metal cuffs. Mostly for the cost, $30-$50 a pair. These flexible cuffs are like a plastic cable tie. The cost of 100 pair is $199.99 which is about $2.00 a pair. These cuffs can be written on to show time of arrest and suspects information, they are wide enough to not cut into the suspects wrists. Each officer on the SRT could carry five pair without a noticable weight. These cuffs would only be used after all metal cuffs were used and none are available.

Future Plans:

Continue saturating areas of interest and assist patrol when we are needed. Obtain and execute future search warrants on suspected areas where drug trafficking is suspected. We will train for these operations as possible to get the SRT trained in all areas of special response.

Sgt. Tommy Bivens

SRT Troop Commander

Cpl. Dennis Cox

SRT Team Leader

Street dept report 9/7/09

                         STREET DEPARTMENT REPORT – 9/7/09


Department: Street Department


Date: August 28-September 3, 2009


Prepared by Oscar Hoskins and Earnest Womack


Specific Weekly Activities:




Picked up spindle for F150 from Coleman Automotive

Replaced right front spindle and bearings on Street dept Ford F250

Replaced alternator on Police unit 4

Replaced belt on Police unit 16


Removed pump from blue dump truck

Finished repair on Street dept Ford F250

Changed oil, charged battery, and flushed radiator on P & R red Chevrolet


Replaced tension pulley bolt in Sanitation unit 29

Picked up red dump truck from Mayville & Son

Replaced hydraulic hose on Street unit 106

Picked up street sweeper from Machine Shop


Replaced bolt in hydraulic box of John Deere 5310

Removed and checked alternator on street sweeper

Changed oil in Police unit 9

Replaced batteries in street sweeper

Repaired flat on street sweeper

Replaced rear brakes on Code Enforcement Dodge Charger


Checked John Deere 5310 for water leak

Took John Deere 5310 to Producers Tractor to repair water pump

Replaced blades on two 757 Zero turns and replaced deck roller wheels on one

Removed PTO and pump from Sanitation unit 21

Serviced red and white dump truck



Kentucky & Quarles Lane-2

800 block Walnut-1


Animal control:

Picked up numerous dead animals from street

Picked up 5 animal from vet

Received call from West side Post Office about numerous dogs on lot


Other activities:

Continuous removal of debris throughout city designated trash routes

Litter pick up at primary routes of City:

            Rightor St

Walnut St.30

            Cherry St.

            Porter St.

            Perry St.

            Elm St.

Franklin St.

            Oakland Ave.

            Quarles Lane

            Plaza St

Phillips St


Removed debris from Sanitation route

Mosquito control Friday Sanitation route

Cut & mowed:

West side center greens

Edgewood Circle

Oak Grove Cemeteries 1 & 3

Oak Grove Cemetery ditches

Holly & Walker-1 lot

Lot #25

Terry St-1 lot


Weed eat:

500 block Pecan St

300 & 400 blocks Rightor St

200 block Walnut and Elm

Calhoun Funeral Home lot


Womack surveyed trees at Cleo Dunning and Little League Parks for trimming

Unloaded log truck for Fire Dept

Mowed median at August Moon and Sebastian

Cut & mowed:

Oak Grove Cemetery #2

Started weed eating Oak Grove Cemetery #1

Caney Creek

Started edging and mowing West center greens

Hickory Hill

Adams & Holly-lot #29

St Johns alley

Walnut & Jefferson ditch

Pecan & Jefferson ditch

Monroe, Holly and Cottonwood shoulders

Lot #9

Quarles Lane & Mimosa St

Weed eat:

            520 Walnut

            400 Walnut lot & sidewalk

            300 Walnut 2 lots & sidewalk

            200 Walnut 1 lot & sidewalk


Picked up debris on Sanitation route

Cut & mowed:

Sprayed sidewalks and curbing on South Walnut

Finished weed eating Oak Grove Cemetery #1

Lot #10

Continued edging West side center greens

Stonebrook Rd

500 block Valley Dr-4 lots


Word St

Grand Ave


Sulphur Springs Rd

Spring Hill

Ditch on Bell St

Weed eat:

100 & 200 block Walnut

100 -700 blocks Missouri St


Finished spraying on Walnut St

Sprayed side streets and curbing on Elm St

Mowed 181 Oakland

Picked up blades and roller wheels for Zero turn

Started painting curbing West side center greens

Cleaned storm drains corner of Franklin & Porter

Weed eat:

300-600 blocks Phillips

500 block York St

Cut & mowed:

Panama Rd & Washington

Cherry & McDonough

Cherry & Miller-1 lot

Park Hill

Military Rd

Lot # 33


Cut & mowed:

South St

River Park shoulders

West center greens

Firefighter Memorial

East center greens

Lot #11 corner of Porter & Poplar

Started mowing Helena Bridge approach

Corner lot Holly, Franklin, and Adams-sprayed and cut

Sprayed ditch at Oak Grove Cemetery

Sprayed corner lot at Sam and Ladino

Weed eat:

200, 300, and 400 block York

400 block Pecan St

Continued edging and painting West center greens

Sanitation route debris removal

Removed debris from lot at 100 block So 6th St


Follow Up Activities:

Sidewalk-100 block Coanza

127 Valley Dr

Hackberry overgrowth

Cleaned curbing in North Helena

Fence repair at Ohio St Shop yard

Cut ditches between Sam and Ashlar

Miller Loop-One Call

Repair culvert at intersection of Valley Dr & Oakland

Repair loop at Oakland and Valley Dr, Hwy 242 and Hwy 49, Hwy 49 & Hwy 49B


Staff Concerns/Issues:







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