Friday, December 11, 2009

CODE ENFORCEMENT DHR 12/14/09

December 7, 2009 – December 11, 2009
Code Enforcement Weekly Report

Department: Code Enforcement
Date: December 14, 2009
Prepared by: Joshua McIntosh & Patrick Allen
Code Enforcement Officers

Special Weekly Activities

• Submitted Invoice to City Attorney – Barbara King- $930.00 overdue
• Attended Quorum Court meeting to discuss code issues
• Submitted zoning letter to Shay's Daycare
• Attended Planning Commission Meeting-
o Continuation of Kipp School project
o Issues of Having Manufactured Homes in City Limits
• Contacted Paula regarding 517/519 Cherry St.- Preparing Affidavit-
Pending Submission
• Reviewing Zoning Code Book- Submitted By Van Tungeln- Still in review
• Meet with City Attorney regarding Permits, Various Court Cases
o Arranging meeting between Chief Williams, City Clerk Sandy Ramsey,
Code Enforcement and City Attorney- Pending
Received list of lots to ID- per Street Dept.- Continuing to compile
cost and verify responsible owners
Numbered List for Mowing & Code Enforcement
• 1.) Across Valley Beauty Shop- Block 64 Lot 4,5,6 -William Earnest
James-$387.50Inv
• 2.) Across Pettis Memorial Church – Block 64 Lot PT 18- Holland
Isaac- $232.50Inv Reviewing- citizen says it is not his property
• 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-$77.50Inv
• 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- $77.50Inv
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- $77.50Inv
• 9.) Lot on North side of 1219 Cherry St.
• 10.) Lot 300 Block South 5th St-$116.25Inv
• 11.) Lot corner Popular & Porter- $77.50Inv
• 12.) 500 Block Rightor behind Old Safeway-$77.50Inv
• 13.) 500 Block Rightor behind PC housing- Rogerline & Gloria
Johnson-$77.50Inv
• 14.) Corner York & Pecan-$38.75Inv
• 15.) 400BlkElm (Southside)across from CredUnion- 262 E1/2 Phillips
Gp-$116.25Inv
• 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 Oakland – Robert Titus
• 33.) 144 Military Rd.- Robert Titus
• 34.) Corner Pontotoc & Arkansas

Request for Extension

• None

Complaints by Citizens

• See Excel Citizen Request Report

Cited Vehicle

• See Excel report

Fuel
• Dodge Charger- White 2008
o $34.00
• Chevy Impala- 2000
o $
• GMC Truck
o $

Letters Mailed
• See Excel Report
Mail

• $


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

• None

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- still working

Work Order Request Form (WORF) Report

• See Excel Citizen Request Report

Citizen Concerns
Group: Code Enforcement
Request Date Address of Property in Violation What are you concerned
about? Status
12/11/2009 820 Cherry Porch needs cleaning open
Response Summary
Response Date Response
12/11/2009 Contacted Resident regarding condition of property

Request Date Address of Property in Violation What are you concerned
about? Status
12/10/2009 929 Beech St Litter, Dogs, cats and smells open
Response Summary
Response Date Response
12/11/2009 Investing matter will contact regarding results.

Request Date Address of Property in Violation What are you concerned
about? Status
12/10/2009 9th St. Cudzu is overgrown into street and needs to be cut
back and killed open
Response Summary
Response Date Response
12/10/2009 Sent WO request to Oscar
12/11/2009 Oscar is looking into the matter. Will notify course
of action

Request Date Address of Property in Violation What are you concerned
about? Status
12/10/2009 Woodruff Elementary Flag needs replacing open
Response Summary
Response Date Response
12/11/2009 Notified Principal of condtion of flag. Stated will
give attention to matter

Request Date Address of Property in Violation What are you concerned
about? Status
12/10/2009 Springdale Trailor Park Trash and Unsafe or sanitary conditions

Requesting Trash Dumpster to be delivered to 1332 Springdale Rd to
demolish trailor open
Note Summary
Note Date Note
12/10/2009 Took several pictures and have contacted Land Owner
12/10/2009 Continuing to follow up with issue
Response Summary
Response Date Response
12/10/2009 Sent WO request to Victor
12/11/2009 Sent notices to property owners and owner of trailor park.

Total Records: 5




Case Date Property Owner Property Address Notes Letter Status Assigned To
Group: 12.2007-Historic Distric Maint. of Real Property
12/7/2009 Ellenburg Laura & Peggie Chism 517/519 Cherry St History of
numereous contacts but work still is not done Yes 001: Open Patrick
Allen
Group Total: 1
Group: 26.2006-Maintaining Inoperable or Other Damaged Vehicles on Property
12/10/2009 Patrick Kelley Hwy 49 @ Airport Rd Various Violations
present Yes 001: Open Patrick Allen
Group Total: 1
Group: Chapter 5.12- Maintenance of Real Property
12/10/2009 Ben Watkins 1325 Springdale Rd Chevy truck needs air in
tires, clean up around trailor Yes 001: Open Patrick Allen
12/10/2009 Harlan E Asche 1335 Springdale Rd Storage on side of
hill, vehicles in need of maintenance Yes 001: Open Patrick Allen
12/9/2009 Johnny Goings 1338 Spingdale Rd. Sent notice to owner of
trailor park Yes 001: Open Patrick Allen
12/7/2009 Joseph Blundell 1336 Springdale Rd Thie entire trailor park
needs attention. There are numerous violations of vehicles and
property maintenance Yes 001: Open Patrick Allen
12/10/2009 Pearlene Boyd 714 Porter St. Rear of home burned Yes 001:
Open Patrick Allen
12/10/2009 Ricky Schwinn 1332 Springdale Rd Demolishing trailor
without regard for safety and sanitation Yes 001: Open Patrick Allen
12/10/2009 Sheridan M Moore 1329 Springdale Rd Junk and couches on
property, tires Yes 001: Open Patrick Allen
Total Records: 9

Group Total: 7

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Mark A. Price

District Court Weekly DHR (12-14-09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of December 4 - 10, 2009)

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    December 14, 2009

Prepared by:     Linda Danley

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

December 4 - 10, 2009 - Processed civil and small claims actions as received; input traffic violations and criminal actions into court database in preparation for arraignment; prepared scheduled traffic violations and criminal actions for bench trial; processed warrants of arrest issued by the court; and reported dispositions to Arkansas Driver Control.

Fri., December 4, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

    Total number of cases scheduled – 405

Thurs., December 10, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled – 125

Thurs., December 10, 2009 – (1:30 P.M.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled – 62

Thurs., December 10, 2009 – (6:00 P.M.) – Helena-West Helena City Council Meeting/

    Budget Workshop. "Q & A"/Presentation of Proposed 2010 budget for District Court

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions Resolved

During the Period of December 4 - 10, 2009

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding 

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

DM 

        11

  

11

22

G

44

3

 

51

98

NG

2

2

  

4

NP

13

  

19

32

TF

1

 

1

 

2

TOTAL 

71

5

1

81

158


 

Jurisdiction: City Of West Helena – OLD

Finding

Criminal

Total

G

1

1

TOTAL

1

1


 

Jurisdiction: Game & Fish

Finding

Criminal

Total

G

1

1

TOTAL

1

1


 

Jurisdiction: Highway Police "Z" Tickets

Finding 

Traffic 

Total

G

1

1

TOTAL 

1

1


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

DM

  

3

3

G

2

 

19

21

NP

9

1

25

35

TOTAL

11

1

47

59


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

DM

11

  

14

25

48

3

 

71

122

NG

2

2

  

4

NP

22

 

1

44

67

TF

 

1

 

2

TOTAL 

84

5

2

129

220


 

KEY:

DM – Dismissed

NP – Nolle Prosequi

G - Guilty

TF – Transferred

NG – Not Guilty

 

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Jail Roster

(December 4 - 10, 2009)

Defendant 

Case # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Carruth, Anthony

TR-08-3872

TR-08-3873

CR-08-4686

CR-08-4687

11/13/09

(Arrested on county charges also.)

12/04/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $475.00.

Copeland, Randy

CR-09-3184

CR-09-4472

CR-09-4473

11/18/09

12/04/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $675.00. Sentenced to 1 year in jail.

Eaton, Kenneth

CR-09-3526

12/01/09

12/04/09

Plea of guilty. Probation revoked on CR-08-4410. Sentenced invoked. 1 year in jail with credit for time served already.

Henry, Mack

CR-09-1854

CR-09-3487

CR-07-3469

CR-07-3747

CR-08-275

CR-08-276

CR-08-277

CR-08-278

12/07/09

 

Scheduled for plea on 12/11/09.

Matthews, Freddie

CR-08-3072

CR-08-3073

CR-08-4827

CR-08-4728

12/03/09

12/04/09

Plea of guilty to CR-08-3072. Sentenced to 12 months probation. (Remaining charges under consideration for credit for time served at ADC.)

Roston, Dominic

TR-08-3957

CR-08-4517

CR-08-4785

CR-08-4786

12/07/09

 

Scheduled for plea on 12/11/09.

Vaughn, Demond

CR-09-4484

11/20/09

 

Scheduled for plea on 12/11/09.

Walker, Raffiel

CR-09-3809

CR-09-4246 

Served while in jail on felony charges.

 

Plea of not guilty. Trial set for 1/21/10.

Winters, Christal

CR-09-4548

12/10/09

 

Scheduled for plea on 12/11/09.

Young, Willie

CR-09-4247

12/04/09

 

Scheduled for plea on 12/11/09.


 

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• Fri., December 11, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., December 16, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

• Thurs., December 17, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., December 17, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., December 18, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., December 24, 2009 – CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYOFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.

• Fri., December 25, 2009 – CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYOFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.

• Thurs., December 31, 2009 –NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY- NO COURT.

• Fri., January 1, 2010 –– NEW YEAR'S DAY - OFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on December 11, 2009 (Plea/Arraignment) until completed.

• Process warrants of arrest as directed by the court.

• 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.

• Prepare abstract of the court's disposition of all cases for Arkansas Driver Control.


 

STAFF CONCERNS/ISSUES:

• Complete installation and set up of court server.

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

Code Enforcement DHR 12-14-09

December 7, 2009 – December 11, 2009

Code Enforcement Weekly Report

 

Department:   Code Enforcement

Date:            December 14, 2009

Prepared by:  Joshua McIntosh & Patrick Allen

Code Enforcement Officers

 

Special Weekly Activities

 

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

·         Attended Quorum Court meeting to discuss code issues

·         Submitted zoning letter to Shay's Daycare

·         Attended Planning Commission Meeting-

o   Continuation of Kipp School project

o   Issues of Having Manufactured Homes in City Limits

·         Contacted Paula regarding 517/519 Cherry St.- Preparing Affidavit- Pending Submission

·         Reviewing Zoning Code Book- Submitted By Van Tungeln- Still in review

·         Meet with City Attorney regarding Permits, Various Court Cases

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

Received list of lots to ID- per Street Dept.- Continuing to compile cost and verify responsible owners

Numbered List for Mowing & Code Enforcement  

·         1.) Across Valley Beauty Shop- Block 64 Lot 4,5,6 -William Earnest James-$387.50Inv

·         2.)  Across Pettis Memorial ChurchBlock 64 Lot PT 18- Holland Isaac- $232.50Inv  Reviewing- citizen says it is not his property

·         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-$77.50Inv

·         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- $77.50Inv

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- $77.50Inv

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

·         10.) Lot 300 Block South 5th St-$116.25Inv

·         11.) Lot corner Popular & Porter- $77.50Inv

·         12.) 500 Block Rightor behind Old Safeway-$77.50Inv

·         13.) 500 Block Rightor behind PC housing- Rogerline & Gloria Johnson-$77.50Inv

·         14.) Corner York & Pecan-$38.75Inv

·         15.) 400BlkElm (Southside)across from CredUnion- 262 E1/2 Phillips Gp-$116.25Inv

·         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

 

·         None

       

Complaints by Citizens

 

·         See Excel Citizen Request Report

 

Cited Vehicle

 

·         See Excel report

 

Fuel

·         Dodge Charger- White 2008

o   $34.00

·         Chevy Impala- 2000

o   $

·         GMC Truck

o   $

 

 

 

Letters Mailed

·         See Excel Report

Mail

 

·         $

 

 

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

 

·         None

 

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- still working

 

 

 

Work Order Request Form (WORF) Report

 

·   See Excel Citizen Request Report

 

 

Citizen Concerns

 

Group: Code Enforcement

 

Request Date

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?

Status

 

 

 

 

12/11/2009

820 Cherry

Porch needs cleaning

open

 

 

 

 

 

Response Summary

 

 

 

 

Response Date

Response

 

 

 

 

12/11/2009

Contacted Resident regarding condition of property

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Request Date

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?

Status

 

 

 

 

12/10/2009

929 Beech St

Litter, Dogs, cats and smells

open

 

 

 

 

 

Response Summary

 

 

 

 

Response Date

Response

 

 

 

 

12/11/2009

Investing matter will contact regarding results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Request Date

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?

Status

 

 

 

 

12/10/2009

9th St.

Cudzu is overgrown into street and needs to be cut back and killed

open

 

 

 

 

 

Response Summary

 

 

 

 

Response Date

Response

 

 

 

 

12/10/2009

Sent WO request to Oscar

 

 

 

 

12/11/2009

Oscar is looking into the matter. Will notify course of action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Request Date

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?

Status

 

 

 

 

12/10/2009

Woodruff Elementary

Flag needs replacing

open

 

 

 

 

 

Response Summary

 

 

 

 

Response Date

Response

 

 

 

 

12/11/2009

Notified Principal of condtion of flag. Stated will give attention to matter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Request Date

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?

Status

 

 

 

 

12/10/2009

Springdale Trailor Park

Trash and Unsafe or sanitary conditions

Requesting Trash Dumpster to be delivered to 1332 Springdale Rd  to demolish trailor

open

 

 

 

 

 

Note Summary

 

 

 

 

Note Date

Note

 

 

 

 

12/10/2009

Took several pictures and  have contacted Land Owner

 

 

 

 

12/10/2009

Continuing to follow up with issue

 

 

 

Response Summary

 

 

 

 

Response Date

Response

 

 

 

 

12/10/2009

Sent WO request to Victor

 

 

 

 

12/11/2009

Sent notices to property owners and owner of trailor park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Records: 5

 

 

 

 

Case Date

Property Owner

Property Address

Notes

Letter

Status

Assigned To

Group: 12.2007-Historic Distric Maint. of Real Property

12/7/2009

Ellenburg Laura & Peggie Chism

517/519 Cherry St

History of numereous contacts but work still is not done

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

Group Total: 1

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

12/10/2009

Patrick Kelley

Hwy 49 @ Airport Rd

Various Violations present

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

Group Total: 1

Group: Chapter 5.12- Maintenance of Real Property

12/10/2009

Ben Watkins

1325 Springdale Rd

Chevy truck needs air in tires, clean up around trailor

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

12/10/2009

Harlan E Asche

1335 Springdale Rd

Storage on side of hill, vehicles in need of maintenance

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

12/9/2009

Johnny Goings

1338 Spingdale Rd.

Sent notice to owner of trailor park

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

12/7/2009

Joseph Blundell

1336 Springdale Rd

Thie entire trailor park needs attention. There are numerous violations of vehicles and property maintenance

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

12/10/2009

Pearlene Boyd

714 Porter St.

Rear of home burned

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

12/10/2009

Ricky Schwinn

1332 Springdale Rd

Demolishing trailor without regard for safety and sanitation

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

12/10/2009

Sheridan M Moore

1329 Springdale Rd

Junk and couches on property, tires

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

Total Records: 9                                                                                                                                               Group Total: 7