Friday, September 24, 2010

Parks & Recreation Weekly DHR 9/27/2010

   Parks & Recreation Weekly Report

Department: Parks and Recreation

Date: 09-27-10

Prepared by: B. O'Shea Burrell

Specific Weekly Activities

Monday 09-20-10

Daily cleaning done @ HWHCC

Worked on swings @ Washington St. Park

Taebo class 5pm-6pm

HWHPD Basketball League games 6:30 pm-close

Tuesday 09-21-10

Daily cleaning @ HWHCC

Worked on swings @ Solomon Hill Park and 10th St Park

CHS Tennis matches held

Taebo Class 5pm

35 and over league games 6:30pm-close

Wednesday 09-22-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Worked on Don St Park (Sacred Heart)

Worked on goals @ Sacred Heart Park

Trimmed 10th St. Park

Taebo Class 5pm-6pm

HWHPD Basketball Games 6:30 pm-close

Thursday 09-23-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Continued to work @ Don St Park

35 and over league games 6:30 pm-close

Taebo Class 5pm-6pm

Friday 09-24-10

Daily cleaning done @ HWHCC

Commodities give-a-way held @ HWHCC

Saturday 09-25- 10

Sunday 09-26-10

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

·         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

·         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; generating more interest

·         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

·         Ink for cash register at Golf course

·         Ink for printer at Golf course; Hp Office Jet 4540

·         Upcoming Malco dates for HLT; Show nights November 18,19,20; Rehearsals begin November 1st @ 6:30pm-9:30pm

·         Soon to be announced, Dates for Kyle Miller's upcoming show



Staff Issues/Concerns

1.        Much larger television and floor mats for exercise classes; Great participation!

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

3.        Two-way Radios

4.       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.

5.     Significant drop in children attending center, typical during this time of year. There is an increase in adult participation in Parkers' exercise program and other forms of adult recreation. 

6.    Kitchen stove needs to be replaced.

7.     Budget Compliance  

8.     Leak @ HWHMGC 


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              2450

July               2175

August          538

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



REMINDER: Grand Opening of Phillips County Library Today from 12pm to 2pmbranch

Hello All,
I know this was announced in a previous Chamber Calendar of Events update but I wanted to provide a friendly reminder to all who are interested that the grand opening for new Phillips County Library branch in Helena-West Helena will take place today from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.
The event will include tours, light refreshments, and a formal ribbon cutting ceremony begins at noon today and will continue until 2pm. Hope you can make it and take a look at the magnificent new library. If you haven't seen it yet, you will be incredibly impressed.
All the best,
Doug Friedlander
Executive Director
Phillips County Chamber of Commerce
111 Hickory Hill Drive
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342
870.338.8327 (phone)
870.338.8882 (fax)


Stay informed:
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





Prepared by: Victor L. Jordan

Date: 9-20-10



Monday 9-20-10

Began the regular Lakeview trash route at 4:00am

Washed and serviced units 21, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, using a high pressure washer from Browns Rental

Replaced right rear tire on back hoe

Replaced two hydraulic hoses on unit 28

Delivered carts to 514 Hawkins, 215 Nth 8th two carts, 1113 Cherry and 140 Sacred Heart

Picked up a cart at 308 Cresent Dr.

Replaced a cart at 12 Woodale

Picked up boxes from JF Wahl, Wendy's, Central High Phillips College, Sonic Family Dollar Corner Market, Kipp, Conoco Helena Crossing, Sears, Pit Stop, West Helena Flowers, Watson Flowers, West Acres Conoco, Something Special, Nell Miller, Dixie Furniture, Miller Jr., Beech Crest, Helena National, Hibbett Sports and Jordan Kwik Stop

Total tonnage taken to Landfill9-17-10 29.72, Total tonnage taken to Landfill 20.05


Tuesday 9-21-10

Began the regular trash route at 4:00am

Mechanic checked the brakes on unit 29 they were sticking and creating extreme smoke, fluid was added and apparently solved the problem

Goodyear repaired a flat on the back hoe, left rear tire

Assisted the Street Department hauling a load of dirt and using the mini track on the Valley DR. drainage project

Hauled three loads of dirt to the Barnigo ST. demolition project

Hauled one load of dirt to R&J Day Care on Elm and Columbia

No carts picked up or delivered

Picked up boxes from Sonic, Family Dollar, Central High, Wendy's, JF Wahl, Greenway Implements, Kidney Care, Dixie Furniture, Pit Stop, Food Pantry, Myrna, Kipp, Bedroom Warehouse, Hibbett Sports, Sears, West Helena Gallery Show Room, Corner Market, Food Pantry and Southern Furniture

Total tonnage taken to Landfill 26.38


Wednesday 9-22-10

Began the regular trash route at 4:00am

Adjusted the brake system on unit 21

Boosted the blue and white dump truck

Started the demolition project at 313 Nth 3rd

Hauled a load of sand to The Church of The Living God on Memphis and Alabama

Delivered carts to 726 Liberty, 119 Sacred Heart and 604 St. Regis

Picked up carts at 1126 Ohio and 212 Mc Donough

Replaced carts at 97 Rose Circle and 115 Avalon Place

Picked up boxes from Central High, Wendy's, Hoffinger, Conoco Helena Crossing, Corner Market, Calhoun Funeral Home, Myrna, Payless and Kidney Care

Total tonnage taken to Landfill 32.68


Thursday 9-23-10

Began the regular trash route at 4:00am

Check brakes on unit 29 and added fluid

Charged the battery on the fork lift

Replaced the fuel filter on the box shop truck

Completed the demolition at 313 Nth 3rd

Assisted the Street Department with the use of the back hoe cleaning the boat ramp at the River Park Landing

Picked up boxes from Wendy's, Central High, JF Wahl, Corner Market, Southern Furniture, Sonic, Food Pantry and Clover

No carts picked up or delivered

Total tonnage taken to Landfill 18.36


Friday 9-24-10

Began the regular trash route at 4:00am

Replaced the hydraulic oil sending unit on unit 29

Repaired the brake system on unit 21

Rewired the PTO on unit 27

Escorted the track hoe to shop for service

Continued to process boxes collected for the week

Total tonnage taken to Landfill, not complete at report time




Completing the Washington Street drainage project

Writing estimates for Code Enforcement

Selling the processed paper to the highest bidder



Razing dilapidated structures

Completion of the Sims ditch project

Working with ADEQ on plastic recycling



Staff concerns at this time, one employee has been terminated due to a flagrant abuse of policy procedures. One CDL position open