Friday, November 20, 2009

Parks & Recreation

Weekly Report

Department: Parks and Recreation

Date: 11-23-09

Prepared by: B. O'Shea Burrell

Specific Weekly Activities

Monday 11-16-09

Daily cleaning done @ HWHCC

Received commodities truck

Recreational equipment continuing to arrive

After school tutorial 3:30-5pm

Adult male free play 7pm-close

Coach Wilburn cancelled practice 5-6pm

Coach Mills practiced 6-7pm

Sent out e mail to all coaches concerning Girl's League

Tuesday 11-17-09

Daily cleaning @ HWHCC

Arkansas Dept. of Corrections cleaning fence row in N. Helena Park

After school Tutorial

Free play 5-6pm

Taebo 5-6pm

Coach Mills and Coach Williams practiced 6-7pm

Adult male free play 7-close

Wednesday 11-18-09

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Began to remove bricks from pool house

Tutorial 3-5pm

Pilates 5-6pm

Coach Mills and Coach Williams practiced 5-7pm

Adult male free play

Thursday 11-19-09

Daily cleaning @HWHCC

Updated Director and HWHCC director on Girl's League progress

After school tutorial 3:30pm-5pm

Continued to remove bricks from pool house

Coach Gilmore practiced from 5:30-6:30pm

Volunteers came to package commodities 6-9:30pm

Still soliciting for coaches for Youth League Football

Still planning to conduct College Fair slated for January 2010

Adult male free play 6:30-close

Friday 11-20-09

Daily cleaning done @ HWHCC

Weight training 8am-9am

Picked up Girl's League applications from schools

Cleaned Malco

Girl's League currently has 6 teams

Assisted in commodities distribution 10-4pm

Saturday 11-14-09

HWHCC rented



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 Washington St. bathrooms(Bid Labor$2100, Materials $1216,44) 9-22-09

·         Repairs to 10th street bathrooms (Bid Labor $2500, Materials $1475) 9-22-09

·         Repairs to A/C on house @ Golf Course

·         Repairs to lighting on Washington St.

·         Replace basketball goals @ N. Helena, Washington St., Catholic Hollow

·         Repair baseball field @ 10th street park

·         Storage space for equipment

·         Running water in all parks

·         Improve fencing around pool

·         Re-surface Greens at golf course

·         Repair goals in Hollow

·         Fix the trimming on backboards at HWHCC

·         Install Foul Poles at Little League Field

·         Recruiting coaches for youth football league

·         Power turned on at N. Helena Tennis courts

·         Check on storage at Cherry St.

·         Girls league begins 11-17-09

·         Start girls league registration 11-17-09

·         3k run TBA

·         Senior Citizen AARP 10- Week Walking Program TBA

·         Start date for boy's league TBA

·         Contacted Someone about building trash cans for parks

·         CPR training for HWHCC staff TBA

·         Developing Mini conference with other SE Arkansas Park Professionals

·         Dec 10th ARPA Board Meeting Fort Smith

·         Play ground equipment for parks (2010 budget)($44,603.92)

·         Identification Sign for the HWHCC

·         Marking the HWHCC parking lot

·         Repairs to Cart shed @Golf Course (Bid $3849.77 Materials, Labor $9600) 2-09-08





Staff Issues/Concerns

1.       Transportation

2.       Two-way Radios (gone to shop)

3.       Electronic Marquee for Malco Theater

4.       Transmission needed in white dodge

5.       Need to purchase 4 leaf rakes(Walmart)




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

Code Enforcement DHR 11-23-09

November 16, 2009November 20, 2009

Code Enforcement Weekly Report


Department:   Code Enforcement

Date:            November  23, 2009

Prepared by:  Joshua McIntosh & Patrick Allen

Code Enforcement Officers


Special Weekly Activities


·         Submitted Invoice to City Attorney – Barbara King- $930.00 overdue

·         Completed submission of flyer to Green's Printing

·         Dogs at Large

o   800 Blk Cherry St. Walker Levee, 1000 Blk Poplar, Arkansas & Chickasaw

·         Met with Police Chief regarding Nuisance Abatement program

·         Meet with City Attorney regarding Permits, Various Court Cases

o   Arranging meeting between Chief Williams, City Clerk Sandy Ramsey, Code Enforcement and City Attorney

Received list of lots to ID- per Street Dept.

Numbered List for Mowing & Code Enforcement  

·         1.) Across Valley Beauty Shop- Block 64 Lot 4,5,6 -William Earnest James

·         2.)  Across Pettis Memorial Church -

·         3.)  Next door Pettis Memorial Nursery (Blue Building)

·         4.)  Lot next to Mrs. Simes (next to 338 S Washington)- Lot 19 Block 83; Sublime Investments

·         5.)  Lot Behind 51 Lambert Lot 210  Desoto Heights Gary Lynch

·         6.)  Lot corner Park & Baringo – Johnny Hicks-Lot 6 Block 72

·         7.)  Lot in curve South & Washington/ Lot in curve across Gilcrest house South & Washington – South Park Subdivision

o   Lot 1- Linda Shannon

o   Lot 2- Bessie Kirkwood

o   Lot 3- Gwen Jones

o   Lot 4- Lewis Ellis

·         8.)  Lot behind Willie B. Warren on Coanza

·         9.)  Lot on North side of 1219 Cherry St.

·         10.) Lot 300 Block South 5th St

·         11.) Lot corner Popular & Porter

·         12.) 500 Block Rightor behind Old Safeway

·         13.) 500 Block Rightor behind PC housing- Rogerline & Gloria Johnson

·         14.) Corner York & Pecan

·         15.) 400 Block Elm (Southside) across from Credit Union- 262 E1/2 Phillips Group

·         16.) 400 Block Elm (Northside) next to Credit Union -124-125 Phillips Group

·         17.) 100 Block Frank Frost -

·         18.) 200 Block St Francis at Arkansas (Southside)

·         19.) Corner lot Walker & Pecan (across from Walker store)

·         20.) Corner Pecan and Jefferson (Eastside)

·         21.) South East Corner Lot Park & Ashlar-

·         22.) South West Corner Lot Park & Ashlar- Quanita Jackson- Lot 1 Block 70

·         23.) Northwest Corner lot Park & Ashlar- Robert Quick- Lot 11 Block 74

·         24.) Lot North of 334 South Coanza- Leola Green- Lot 18 Block 71

·         25.) Lot on Oakland Between Suddenlink office and Satellite Station

·         26.) Lot behind 595 Grand Ave on South Valley Dr.-

·         27.) Next to 530 South Valley Dr. near Word Ave- David Bragg- Lot 29-32 Block 24

·         28.) Next to 537 South Valley Dr. near Word Ave.-Ulus Burke – Lot 30-31 Block 23

·         29.) Corner lot at Franklin, Adams, and Holly in front of Mt. Tabor Church

·         30.) Corner lot on North East Jefferson & Holly St.

·         31.) Corner lot Pecan & Mcdonough

·         32.) 181 OaklandRobert Titus

·         33.) 144 Military Rd.- Robert Titus

·         34.) Corner Pontotoc & Arkansas


Request for Extension


·         Lot 41 Old Helena 1000 Block – Ernest Austin

·         1001/1003/1009/1011 College St.- Otis Turner


Complaints by Citizens


·         See Excel Citizen Request Report


Cited Vehicle


·         See Excel report



·         Dodge Charger- White 2008

o   $36.85

·         Chevy Impala- 2000

o   $

·         GMC Truck

o   $ 46.65


Letters Mailed

·         See Excel Report



·         $ 5.28



Lots with piles of debris


·         727 Pecan St.- owner

·         141 Center St.- Unknown pending Victor review

·         207 S. Sam St.- city

·         Joe Brady Dr. owner


·         Abandoned House List for City Council –  


·         216 Beech St.- Johnny Williams

·         330 S. 6th St.-  Charles Graham


Lien, Citation, or Affidavit Issued


·         None


Future Weekly Activities


·         City Council Meeting-; 11-17-09

·         Historic District Meeting-  12-3-09


Follow-up Activities


·         Continue to address Non-compliant properties

·         Focus on Lots and clean up efforts

·         Contact Railroad Company regarding overgrown grass

·         Canvassing neighborhoods

·         Invoices for demolished properties

·         Proposed adopting of Mechanical ordinance- Per City Attorney


Staff Concerns


·         Issuing Permits; software and procedures

·         Nuisance Abatement Ordinance

·         Witness to Code or Ordinance Violation

o   Get evidence (picture, and/or report to police)

o   Need street, date and person in violation.




Work Order Request Form (WORF) Report


·   See Excel Citizen Request Report




Custom Detail Report

Request #

Request Date

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?






Corner of Sheila and Kentucky St.

Parking on street, blocking road





Note Summary




Note Date






Recieved Complaint that people are blocking this street will go and take a look.









Request #

Request Date

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?






5012 Poco Industries

Zoning for OConner St





Response Summary




Response Date






Emailed response









Request #

Request Date

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?






125 Paradise Cove

sewage running down the road





Response Summary




Response Date






Spoke with Mrs. McKann, she will be notified progress.









Request #

Request Date

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?







pothole in road causing noise vibrations to shake house





Response Summary




Response Date






Spoke with Ms. Alberta she is requesting that pothole be filled and made level to road so that drivers wont hit it and make the loud noise.









Request #

Request Date

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?






100 Block N 9th  St

Dogs at Large











Request #

Request Date

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?







Open running sewage











Request #

Request Date

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?






Property next door vandalism

Vandalism and open doors











Request #

Request Date

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?






Property next door vandalism

Vandalism and open doors











Total Records: 8










Code Enforcement

Case Date

Property Owner

Property Address



Assigned To


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


Terrell Virgis

408 E Baldwin

Numerous vehicles on property-3rd notice


Patrick Allen



Earl Pery Jr.

155 Center St.

Sighted numerous vehicles on property


Patrick Allen



Lorease MIlls

149 Center St



Patrick Allen



Alfred L. Jones

147 Center St

Blue -truck


Patrick Allen


Group Total: 4


Group: Chapter 5.12- Maintenance of Real Property


Antonio Robinson

148 Anderson St.

Various Violations present


Patrick Allen



Andre Morgan LLC

819 Newman Drive

Lawn Care


Joshua McIntosh



Larry Delk

1121 College ST & 1117 College

Lawn Care & Property Clean up


Joshua McIntosh



Edward & Carretta MCdaniel

1210 Little Rock RD

Delapidated house and property clean up


Joshua McIntosh



Solomon Farms


Delapidated house and property clean up


Joshua McIntosh



Leonard Fitzgerald

Ebony ST. 

Delapidated house and property clean up


Joshua McIntosh


Group Total: 6


Total Records: 10