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Friday, January 8, 2010

ADMINISTRATION WEEKLY DHR - 1-11-09

CITY OF HELENA WEST HELENA, ARKANSAS
JAMES F. VALLEY, MAYOR
(870)817-4035 CELL PHONE
_________________________________________________________________________________ 
ADMINISTRATION WEEKLY DHR - 01/11/10
PREPARED BY:  MARK A. PRICE, COS; DANA J. FLOWERS, AA; AND BELINDA COVINGTON, PA.

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

MONDAY:
  • WEEKLY DEPARTMENT HEAD MEETING
  • ASKED FOR VEHICLE LOGS
  • CONTINUED TOTALING & FINALIZING PO DOCUMENTS
  • DISCUSSED $11,000 DECLINE IN OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES
  • 2010 BUDGET SIGNED
  • ATTENDED OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE MEETING
  • Guidelines & Application Forms are available for download atwww.adem.arkansas.gov under the fire service section
  • State agencies, local governments, and private non-profits that are in the impacted counties and suffered damages from the Oct 29 & 30 event that they must complete an RPA and send it to ADEM no later than the Jan 2 date

TUESDAY: 
  • MET WITH MIKE TATUM, G & K UNIFORM SERVICES 
  • SENT BIDS OF 4 AUTOMOBILES TO DAILY WORLD (WILL RUN 3 TIMES)
  • CONTINUED TOTALING & FINALIZING PO DOCUMENTS
  • TRAVELED TO JONESBORO TO ATTEND CENSUS 2010 KICK OFF RALLY (Extremely important we get the word out)
  • CITY COUNCIL MEETING

WEDNESDAY:


THURSDAY:
  • RESEARCHED BID OF FIRE TRUCK
  • SPOKE WITH A REPRESENTATIVE OF CDW (a leading provider of technology products and services) 
  • COLLECTED VEHICLE MAINTENANCE LOGS FROM RACHEL AT PD

FRIDAY:
  • CREATING ONLINE DOCUMENTS FOR PURCHASING, TRAVEL, ETC.

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
  • BIDS FOR REFUSE TRUCK TO BE OPENED ON JANUARY 22ND
  • BIDS FOR FIRE CHIEF'S TRUCK
  • BIDS FOR SALE OF THE 4 AUTOS TO BE OPENED ON JANUARY 22ND
  • SALE OF WHITE IMPALA (CID 405)
  • TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT FORMS
  • OVERNIGHT TRAVEL APPLICATION FORMS

FOLLOW UP ACTIVITIES:
  • ANNEXATION -- ISLANDS
  • ANNEXATION -- GENERALLY
  • STREET PAVEMENT AND DRAINAGE PLANS
  • CITY COUNCIL REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
  • ENSURE THAT BOOK IS ACCURATE FOR G&K DELIVERIES

STAFF CONCERNS/ISSUES:

  • CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION: TBA
  • PLANNING COMMISSION: TBA
  • A & P COMMISSION: TBA
  • DISTRICT COURT NEEDS 1.5 MORE STAFF
  • POLICE DISPATCH NEEDS AT 0.5 ADDITIONAL DISPATCHER
  • WATER -- ADVERTISED OPEN POSITION
  • POLICE HAS SEVERAL OPEN OFFICER SLOTS
  • FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS TWO OPEN FIREFIGHTER SLOTS
  • SANITATION NEEDS ONE MORE STAFF PERSON
  • 98 PLAZA STREET SITE NEEDS JANITORIAL CARETAKER (ADD TO BW'S DUTIES/PERMIT OVERTIME)
  • HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION -- MAKE ASSESSMENT OF MEMBERS AND ATTENDANCE
  • ALL COMMISSIONS -- CHECK ON TERM EXPIRATION(S).

DHR Parks and Recreation 1-11-09

Weekly Report

Department: Parks and Recreation

Date: 01-11-10

Prepared by: B. O'Shea Burrell

Specific Weekly Activities

Monday 01-04-10

Daily cleaning done @ HWHCC

After School Tutorial 3:30pm-5pm

Free play 5pm-6pm

Adult male free play 6pm-close

Tuesday 01-05-10

Daily cleaning @ HWHCC

After School Tutorial 3:30pm-5pm

Free play 5pm-6pm

Game night 6pm-7pm

Adult male free play 7pm-close

Wednesday 01-06-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Created Boys League Forms and League Rules as well as Mission Statement

After School Tutorial 3:30pm-5pm

No practice

Free play 5pm-6pm

Adult Male Free Play 6pm-close

Thursday 01-07-10

Daily cleaning done @ HWHCC

Sealed holes in the HWHCC with expanding foam

Games cancelled due to inclement weather

Free play 3:30pm-6pm

Inclement weather schedule 10am-6pm

Friday 01-08-10

Daily cleaning done @ HWHCC

Inclement weather (8-5P)

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.

·         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 15th 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

·         Bring HWHCC playground up to standard TBA

·         Put together recreational equipment TBA

·         Little League Football TBA

·         Summer League Baseball and Softball TBA

·         Youth league football TBA

·         Credit Card Machine @ Golf Course, Phone lines, and computers

·         Call Ronnie Smith for progress about trash cans for the parks

·         Remove debris from N. Helena Park fence row

·         Replace fence at Baseball field

·         Back fill dirt along ditch @N. Helena Park

·         Sign for the HWHCC

·         Contact Stephon Smith about doing floors @ HWHCC

·         APRA conference in Fort Smith Feb. 8,9,10. (Parker, Burrell, Tyler, Henry)

·         40 and over basketball league TBA

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(Wal-Mart)

6.       Poor participation in Girls Basketball League; last 2 games cancelled

 

 

 

 

 


 
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 -01/11/10

January 4, 2010 – January 8, 2010

Code Enforcement Weekly Report

 

Department:   Code Enforcement

Date:           January 11, 2010

Prepared by:  Joshua McIntosh & Patrick Allen

Code Enforcement Officers

 

Special Weekly Activities

 

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

·        Closing Out various outstanding Invoices- Submitting to City Attorney

·        Reviewing Cases to close out and update.

·        City Planner to review city limit law and what and how to enforce ordinances

·        Received letter outlining standards for the "Conditional" Permits that will be issued by city clerk-

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

·        251 S Sam St. – Court case – meeting with Mr. Crockett to discuss property.

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

·        817 Cherry St.- James Higgins- Paid $150.00

·        Picked Up T-Shirts and Banners, awaiting Flyers- For Spring Cleanup

·        Emailed Melvin Hemme- question regarding proper ventilation of residential properties

 

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-8 hours - $620.00/$387.50Inv

·        2.) Across Pettis Memorial Church – Block 64 Lot PT 18- Holland Isaac- 4 hours -$310.00/$232.50Inv Reviewing- citizen says it is not his property

·        3.) Next door Pettis Memorial Nursery (Blue Building)-3 hours -$232.50

·        4.) Lot next to Mrs. Simes (next to 338 S Washington)- Lot 19 Block 83; Sublime Investments-1 hour - $77.50

·        5.) Lot Behind 51 Lambert – Lot 210  Desoto Heights Gary Lynch- 1 hour - $77.50Inv

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

·        7.) Lot in curve South & Washington/ Lot in curve across Gill crest 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- 1.5 hours -$116.25/$77.50Inv

·        9.) Lot on North side of 1219 Cherry St. – 1 hour - $77.50

·        10.) Lot 300 Block South 5th St-1.5 hours - $116.25Inv

·        11.) Lot corner Popular & Porter- 1 hour - $77.50Inv

·        12.) 500 Block Rightor behind Old Safeway- .5 hour - $38.25Inv corrected 01/06

·        13.) 500 Block Rightor behind PC housing- Rogerline & Gloria Johnson-.5 hour - $38.25Inv-corrected 01/06

·        14.) Corner York & Pecan- .5 hour - $38.75Inv

·        15.) 400BlkElm (Southside)across from CreditUnion- 262 E1/2 Phillips Gp-3.5 hours - $271.25/$116.25Inv

·        16.) 400 Block Elm (Northside) next to Credit Union -124-125 Phillips Group- 2 hours - $155.00

·        17.) 100 Block Frank Frost – 3 hours - $232.50

·        18.) 200 Block St Francis at Arkansas (Southside)- 1.5 hours -  $116.25

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

·        20.) Corner Pecan and Jefferson (Eastside) – 1 hour - $77.50

·        21.) South East Corner Lot Park & Ashlar-1 hour - $77.50

·        22.) South West Corner Lot Park & Ashlar- Quanita Jackson- Lot 1 Block       70- 1 hour - $77.50

·        23.) Northwest Corner lot Park & Ashlar- Robert Quick- Lot 11 Block 74-1.5 hours - $116.25

·        24.) Lot North of 334 South Coanza- Leola Green- Lot 18 Block 71-1.5 hours - $116.25

·        25.) Lot on Oakland Between Suddenlink office and Satellite Station-1 hour - $77.50

·        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- Barbara King- 6 hours - $465.00

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

·        31.) Corner lot Pecan & Mcdonough - .5 hour - $38.75

·        32.) 181 Oakland – Robert Titus-.5 hour - $38.75

·        33.) 144 Military Rd.- Robert Titus- 2 hours - $38.75

·        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 – being used by Fire Dept

o       $

·        Chevy Impala- 2000

o       $

·        GMC Truck

o       $ 43.42

 

 

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

·        714 Porter St.- Pearlene Boyd

·        1433 Perry Ext. – Augusta Mckinney

 

Lien, Citation, or Affidavit Issued

 

·        None

 

Future Weekly Activities

 

·        Attend various commissions.

 

Follow-up Activities

 

·        Focus on Lots and clean up efforts

·        Review Cases to Close Out and Update

·        Contact Railroad Company regarding overgrown grass

·        Canvassing neighborhoods

·        Invoices for demolished properties

·        Proposed adopting of Mechanical ordinance- Per City Attorney

 

Staff Concerns

 

·        Nuisance Abatement Ordinance- still working

 

Work Order Request Form (WORF) Report

 

·  See Excel Citizen Request Report

 

Citizen Request

Request Date

City

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?

Status

 

 

1/8/2010

Helena

200 Block Hackberry St

Illegal dumping

open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Request Date

City

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?

Status

 

 

1/8/2010

West Helena

216 Plaza

leaving trash on ground not in bin

closed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Request Date

City

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?

Status

 

 

1/8/2010

Helena

Reeves Grocery Store/ 1022-1024 Poplar St

What is hold up on demolishing builoding

open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Request Date

City

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?

Status

 

 

1/8/2010

Helena

Beech St

Mold in Apartment

open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Request Date

City

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?

Status

 

 

1/8/2010

Helena

Delta Cleaners

Vandalism and open doors; kids playing in building

open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Request Date

City

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?

Status

 

 

1/8/2010

West Helena

Central School, Miller School

Bleachers, condition of stadium

open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Request Date

City

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?

Status

 

 

1/8/2010

West Helena

900 Block  Baldwin St

Dog chasing and barking at residents small reddish tan pregnant femail

open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Request Date

City

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?

Status

 

 

1/8/2010

Helena

Cottonwood

Various Violations present

open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Request Date

City

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?

Status

 

 

1/7/2010

West Helena

100 Block N 9th  St

Dog chasing and barking at residents, small reddish tan pregnant femaile

open

 

 

 

Response Summary

 

 

 

Response Date

Response

 

 

 

1/8/2010

requesting that dog be picked up because she is barking and chasing children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Request Date

City

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?

Status

 

 

1/5/2010

West Helena

330 S 6th St

Burned Out Structure Needs Demolishing

open

 

 

 

 

 

 

Response Summary

 

 

 

Response Date

Response

 

 

 

1/5/2010

Spoke with Mr Graham, He states that he desired to have it torn down. He will do the demolishing and request the city to pick up debris. He will pay the landfill charges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Request Date

City

Address of Property in Violation

What are you concerned about?

Status

 

 

1/5/2010

Helena

510 Beech Apt 7A

Mold Roof Collapse, damage to private property

open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Records: 11

 

 

 

DHR-01/11/10

Case Date

Property Owner

Property Address

Notes

Letter

Status

Assigned To

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

1/8/2010

Necory Smith

543 Kentucky St

Red SUV on flats in carport

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

1/8/2010

Inize White

314 S 6th St.

Van in yard without tires, White  Car in carport on flats

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

1/8/2010

John Ray

203 S 7th St.

black vehicle with flat tires

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

Group Total: 3

 

 

Group: Chapter 5.12- Maintenance of Real Property

1/8/2010

Antonio Robinson

148 Anderson St.

Various Violations present-2nd Notice

Yes

001: Open

Patrick Allen

1/7/2010

Howard & Carolyn Lockridge

1429 Holly ST.

House unsecured & property clean up & lawn care. 3 RD Notice

Yes

001: Open

Joshua McIntosh

1/7/2010

Sybil Namour  Incare Of Helena Housing Partners L P

1009 Cherry ST.

Lot severely overgrown

Yes

001: Open

Joshua McIntosh

1/6/2010

Edward & Carretta MCdaniel

1210 Little Rock RD

Delapidated house and property clean up

Yes

001: Open

Joshua McIntosh

1/6/2010

Jack & Angela WoodYard

LOT . PT. 305 ST. JOHN CT.

House unsecured & property clean up & lawn care

Yes

001: Open

Joshua McIntosh

Group Total: 5

Total Records: 8



Patrick Allen