Saturday, August 7, 2010

Mary Ruth Hollowell Has Passed Away

I am saddened to learn that Mrs. Mary Ruth Hollowell, mother of long serving city council member Jay Hollowell, has passed away this afternoon. Mrs. Hollowell had recently been hospitalized in Little Rock. For many years, Mrs. Hollowell was the face and voice of Helena National Bank. At the main branch on Cherry Street, one could count on seeing Mrs. Hollowell sitting front and center helping customers, taking phone calls and otherwise directing traffic and transactions. 

Our community has certainly suffered a loss. I ask that you join me in praying for the family during this difficult time.
Sincerely,  James F. Valley, Mayor CITY OF HELENA-WEST HELENA, AR J. F. VALLEY, ESQ., P.A. P O BOX 451 HELENA, AR 72342 (866)786-9885

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Honorable James F. Valley
MAYOR - Helena West Helena
P O Box 248
226 Perry Street
Helena-West Helena, 72342
501-291-1735 Main Number
870-817-7400 Phone
870-817-4035 Cell
800-517-7240 Fax

Friday, August 6, 2010





Prepared by: Victor L. Jordan

Date: 8-9-10


Weekly Activities:

Monday 8-2-10

Began the regular Lakeview trash route at 4:00am

Replaced the rear brakes on unit 26

Repaired the gears on the white Chevy 3500 flat bed

Continued the dirt work on Joe Brady Drive

Delivered carts to 123 Spruce, 302 Quarles Lane and 1910 Holly

Delivered 4 yard dumpster to Hibbett Sports

Picked up boxes from Conoco Helena Crossing, Sears, Sonic, Bedroom Warehouse, Kidney Care, Pit Stop, Killion Heat and Air, Hibbett Sports, Wendy's, Family Dollar and Staton's

Total tonnage taken to Landfill 7-30-10 34.02, total tonnage taken to Landfill 31.80


Tuesday 8-3-10

Began the regular trash route at 4:00am

Adjusted the brakes on units 26 and 27

Repaired the air switch on unit 26 lift bed

Repaired fork lift

Assisted the Street Department with the red dump truck hauling asphalt to Rail Road repair sites

Delivered carts to 234-C North 4th, 769 Chicago, 95 Hillsboro and 713 Ohio

Delivered new dumpsters to Burger Shack 8 yard, O'Reilly 6 Yard, El Canaveral 8 yard and Pizza Hut 8 Yard

Picked up boxes from Family Dollar, Sears, Sonic, Bistro, Pit Stop, Corner Market, Kipp, Jordan Kwik Stop, West Side, Watson Flowers, West Helena Flowers

Total tonnage taken to Landfill 22.49


Wednesday 8-4-10

Began the regular trash route at 4:00am

Repaired the retriever arm on unit 26

Assisted Street Department hauling dirt to the Valley Drive project using the blue dump truck

Assisted the Street Department with the track hoe removing over sized concrete

Continued to assist Street Department hauling asphalt

Serviced the white dually

Picked up carts from 1411 Perry ext. and 226 Cherrydale

Delivered carts to 205 Sth 4th and 95 Hillsboro

Picked up boxes from Sonic, Wendy's, Kidney Care, Conoco Helena Crossing, Watson Flowers, Corner Market, Perry Street Market, Mixed Breed Car Clinic, West Helena Furniture and JF Wahl

Total tonnage taken to Landfill 20.56


Thursday 8-5-10

Began the regular trash route at 4:00am

Serviced the PTO pump on unit 21

Replaced oil cap and added oil on unit 28

Assisted the Street Department hauling white rock with the blue dump truck

Started the demolition of the Delta Cleaners on the corner of Elm and Franklin

Delivered carts to 121 Circle Dr. and 804 Walker

Picked up boxes from Sonic, Kipp, Wendy's, Watson Flowers, Corner Market, West Helena Flowers, State Farm, Something Special, Food Pantry, Sears, Hibbett Sports, Stage and China Buffett

Total tonnage taken to Landfill 31.71


Friday 8-6-10

Began the regular trash route at 4:00am

Continued the demolition clean up at the Delta Cleaners

Continued to process boxes collected for the week

Total tonnage taken to Landfill, not, complete at report time




Writing estimates for Code Enforcement

Completing the Washington Street drainage project

Selling the processed paper



Razing dilapidated structures

Completion of the Sims ditch project



No major staff concerns, one position open


Weekly Report

Department: Parks and Recreation

Date: 08-02-10

Prepared by: B. O’Shea Burrell

Specific Weekly Activities

Monday 08-02-10

Daily cleaning done @ HWHCC

Attended DHR meeting

Began to cut N. Helena Park

Kyle Miller accessing Malco all week preparing for upcoming event

Adult male free play 6pm-close

Tuesday 08-03-10

Daily cleaning @ HWHCC

Re-evaluating business relationship with KIPP

Continued to cut N. Helena Park

Set up for 2nd Annual National Night Out

Cut grass @ HWHCC

Attended Parks planning meeting

Wednesday 08-04-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Cut Solomon Hill Park

Adult male free play 6pm-close

Tracy and Tyler gathering uniforms for Back 2 School Rally

Chuck Davis Cleaned grease trap@ HWHCC

Killion performed A/C unit maintenance

Thursday 08-05-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Took Municipal League materials to Belinda Covington

Ms. Tracy left for Kids Across America Camp

Adult male free play 6pm-close

Friday 08-06-10

Daily cleaning done @ HWHCC

Cut Sacred Heart Park

Kid’s For the Future Graduation Practice

Saturday 08-07- 10

HWHCC Rental

Sunday 08-08-10

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.

· 5k run TBA

· Senior Citizen AARP 10- Week Walking Program TBA

· Contacted Someone about building trash cans for parks

· CPR training for HWHCC staff TBA

· Developing Mini conference with other SE Arkansas Park Professionals

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

· 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

· 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

· Replace fence at Baseball field

· Backfill dirt along ditch @N. Helena Park

· Tag Trailers

· Inquire about Camp Training held in Branson Missouri

Staff Issues/Concerns

1. Seeking ways to implement a more stringent protocol for offenses committed by patrons of the HWHCC

2. Two-way Radios

3. Electronic Marquee for Malco Theater

4. More money; Job security

5. Talked with Director about the lack of an equipment budget, planned to present a complete list of future projects and equipment needed to City Council in an attempt to gain their assistance in moving this department forward.

Fuel Log




















20 Gal

3-3-10 O’shea GMC 21 Gal

7-6-10 Jamal Dodge 21 Gal

7-11-10 Jamal Dodge 21 Gal

7-14-10 Jamal Dodge 22 Gal

7-20-10 Jamal Dodge 15 Gal

7-20-10 Jamal Green Truck 23.8 Gal

7-23-10 Jamal mower’s 12 Gal

7-28-10 Jamal Mower’s 10 Gal

HWHCC Monthly Count

January 655

February 1116

March 2613

April 2471

May 1472

June 0

July 0

August 0

September 0

October 0

November 0

December 0

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

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