Friday, January 14, 2011

CODE ENFORCEMENT DHR 1-14-11

Jan 10, 2011 – Jan 14, 2011

Code Enforcement Weekly Report


 

Department: Code Enforcement

Date:      Jan 17, 2011

Prepared by: Joshua McIntosh & Patrick Allen

Code Enforcement Officers


 

Special Weekly Activities &

Unresolved Business


 

  • Reviewing Affidavits and All Pending or Open Invoices with City Attorney
  • EDDIE EVANS- INQUIRY REGARDING PLACING SHED NEXT TO SOUTHERN BANCORP-ZONING
  • SOUTHERN TOWING- CONCERNED ABOUT TOW COMPANIES OPERATING WITHOUT PROPER LICENSES – REVIEWING STATE REQUIREMENTS-
  • SPOKE WITH CITY CLERK REGARDINGOCCUPATIONAL LICENSE VERIFICATION OF CREDENTIALS
  • LEWIS DANABY- WANTING TO OPEN BAIT SHOP AT 71 HWY 44- ZONING
    • LOCATION IS IN COMMERICAL ZONE
  • 1122 WALNUT- MS SPRINGS- INSPECTED PROPERTY REGARDING COMPLAINT OF MOLD.-
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH DEPT(NATANIEL WRIGHT)
  • SPOKE WITH PAULA OLIVER REGARDING OUTSTANDING ISSUES WITH HISTORIC DISTRICT.
  • OCCUPATIONAL PERMITS- FEES; REGULATING
  • ZONING ORDINANCE- SPOKE WITH JIM VAN TUNGELN REGARDING MEETING WITH COUNCIL TO DISCUSS PASSAGE OF ZONING AND MAP ORDINANCE
  • Meet with Human Society Kathy Freres – Rewriting Dog Ordinance and placing hold on current ordinance enforcement (per city council)- Reviewing proposed dog ordinance
  • 313 N. 6th- Request information regarding liens and property owners.- Contacted Victor awaiting charges
  • Reviewing procedures to property liens- Per Mr. A. Willis (Elected Mayor)
    • Pending meeting with Attorney Mitchell
  • Mechanical Ordinance- Gathering sample ordinances for submission to council.
    • MET WITH HVAC CONTRACTORS REGARDING MECHANICAL CODE
      • SCHEDULING MEETING WITH APPROPRIATE CITY COMMITTEE -PENDING
  • Lot 13 Block 74- Johnny Lee- C. Angel disputing bill for lawn maintenance- referred to City Council
  • 323 DESOTO ST. W.H- $1148.08 INV-
    • PAID $50.00 12-26-10; 1-3-11 ($1048.08 BAL)
  • 136 Center- Roberson- Request city to demolish property- Referred to B. JONES-CONTRACTED
    • PAID DEPOSIT $200.00- WORK DUE TO START 1-14-11
  • 163 Center- Wiggins- Request city to demolish property- Referred to MAYOR WILLIS-PENDING CONTRACT
  • 330 S. 6TH St- C. Graham (E. Schieffler)- Request city to demolish property-
    • INVOICED SENT- $2049.34 BILLED
  • Posting "Condemnation Notice" on all existing council approved properties
  • Reviewing Cases to close out and update.
  • Compiled List of Properties


 

Condemned Properties that Remain Standing

Ordinance 48-2006

  • 131 Sanderlin Dr.-    Sanderlin Dr.- Piles of debris – Condemnation Notice Posted
  • 1962 Holly St.
  • 728 Highland         Overgrown with debris pile remaining
  • 410 Valley Dr.- Condemnation notice posted
  • 407 Valley Dr.- OWNER SECURED PROPERTY; WORKING TOWARD COMPLIANCE
  • 103-105 Moore Pl. -Condemnation notice posted
  • 107-109 Moore Pl.- Condemnation notice posted    
  • 123-125 Moore Pl. – Condemnation notice posted
  • 215 Moore Pl.- Condemnation notice posted
  • 415-419 Phillips
  • 313 Miller St.- Condemnation notice posted

Ordinance 13-2007

  • Biscoe & Louisiana (Car Wash)
  • Joe Brady Dr.         Pile of debris
  • 12 Lincoln Ct.

Ordinance 20-2007

  • 928 Franklin St.
  • 909 College St.
  • 1030 Arkansas St.- Condemnation notice posted

Ordinance 16-2008

  • 276 Westwood
  • 207 South 6th St.-Condemnation notice posted
  • 1308 Cherry St.
  • 1308 Pecan St.

Ordinance 9-2009

  • 401/403/405/407 Missouri St.- Condemnation notice posted
  • 731 Aaron St.
  • 1503 Franklin St.
  • 107 Sebastian St. Debris left on site
  • 1513/1517 Franklin St.


     

Ordinance 28-2009

  • 812 Elm St.
  • 503 Biscoe St.
  • 353 Prairie St.
  • 322 Market St.-Condemnation notice posted
  • 1009 First St. Helena
  • 945 Panama St


     

Ordinance 25-2010- Passed

  • 216 Beech St.- Condemnation notice posted
  • 100 Neil Rd.-
  • 339 S. 6th St. – Condemnation notice posted
  • Miron Billingsley
    • 1158 Ohio St.-
    • 1160 Ohio St.- Condemnation notice posted
  • Lot PT 85 Middle Addition – Gas Station (Elm & Walnut)
  • 338 S 8th St- Condemnation notice posted
  • 226 N 3rd St.- Condemnation notice posted
  • 1137 Beech St.-Condemnation notice posted
  • 333 N 3rd St

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

Numbered List for Mowing & Code Enforcement
 

  • Sending Invoices to Attorney Mitchell to see which ones can be collected upon and proceed with liens


     

Request for Extension


 

  • 56 Plaza St.


 


Fuel

  • $54.00

Lots with piles of debris

  • 723 Pecan St.- Strickland- requesting to city to clean property
  • Joe Brady Dr. owner
  • 1172 Ohio St.- owner
  • 21 Lincoln Ct- owner
  • Lincoln Ct- owner
  • 140 Center St.- Ridenour


 


 


 

Lien, Citation, or Affidavit Issued


 

  • None


     

Future Weekly Activities


 

  • COMPILE NEW CONDEMNATION LIST FOR COUNCIL APPROVAL
    • 126 N 6th St.
    • 1025 Park Hill.
    • 602 Kentucky St
    • 325 N 6th St.
    • 238 N 7th St.
    • 334 N 3rd St.


 

Follow-up Activities


 

  • Focus on Lots and clean up efforts
  • Canvassing neighborhoods site vehicles, dilapidated or abandoned properties


 

STAFF CONCERNS


 

  • LAPTOP FOR MOBILE USE
  • OFFICE ASSISTANCE
  • TRAINING


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Case Report 

        

01/10/2011 - 1/14/2011 

Case Date 

Ordinances 

Property Owner 

Property Address

Notes 

Assigned To 

 

1/14/2011 

Chapter 5.12- Maintenance of Real Property 

RRIDENOUR FAMILY REV TRUST 

140/142 CENTER AVE 

THIS PROPERY IS OVERGROWN HAS THE REMAINS OF A STRUCTURE ON IT. 

Patrick Allen 

 

1/13/2011 

Chapter 5.12- Maintenance of Real Property

Fern Quattebaum 

1109 First ST. 

House standing open, windows out doors open 

Joshua McIntosh 

 

1/13/2011 

Chapter 5.12- Maintenance of Real Property 

Holder Mary,Helen AL C/S Eddie L Evans Eddie L & Ramona 

803 Pecan 

Dilapidated House 

Joshua McIntosh 

 

1/13/2011

Chapter 5.12- Maintenance of Real Property 

Maxine Miller 

1428 Pecan ST. 

House severely burnt 

Joshua McIntosh 

 

1/13/2011 

Chapter 5.12- Maintenance of Real Property 

KNOWLTON, BIRDIE DENNIS 

99 Bart St. 

Your property has been vandalized & is unsecured. THIRD NOTICE
1ST-7-7-10
2ND- 11-3-10

Joshua McIntosh 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

 
        

Total Records: 5 

1/14/2011 

        


 


 


 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Helena West Helena School Board Meets Tonight

The Helena West Helena School Board has rescheduled a meeting. Because of the inclement weather which caused the schools to be closed on Monday and Tuesday, the district did not meet on Monday night. Instead the board will meet tonight. According to the district's website (HWHSD), the meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. tonight.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fwd: Breaking News: Obama addresses memorial service in Tucson



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Subject: Breaking News: Obama addresses memorial service in Tucson
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Breaking News Alert: Obama addresses memorial service in Tucson
January 12, 2011 8:47:17 PM
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President Obama, after earlier visiting survivors of the shooting in the hospital, has begun addressing a crowd gathered for a memorial service at the University of Arizona. The president is to commemorate each victim of the shooting and call on the country to start "talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds."



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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

School and Business Schedules for Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Open at 8:00 a.m.

Taylor & Eaton Childcare Centers

Closed:

Rosie and Jackie's Daycare Centers
KIPP Delta – Helena
Helena-West Helena School District
Marvell Elaine School District
Desoto School

Opening Late:

9:00 a.m.
Phillips County Developmental Center (PCDC)(Hwy 49)
Adult Training Center (3rd Street)
Lakeview Area Learning Center (Lakeview)

10:00 a.m.
PCCUA — All Campuses (Helena-Dewitt-Stuttgart)
Phillips County Courthouse
Southern Bancorp -- Open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

If you have information that you would like to add, revise or correct for this notice, please send an email to Editor@phillipscountyindex.com

Monday, January 10, 2011

School and Business Closings for January 11, 2011- Update 7:15 p.m.

Helena West Helena School District 
KIPP Delta

School and Business Closings for January 11, 2011

Helena West Helena School District

Helena West Helena School Board Meeting Cancelled

The Board Meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled because of the inclement weather conditions. Reverend Jarvis Smith, Board President, said that an announcement will be made regarding the new date and time for this meeting. He emphasized that the board would try to get notice of the meeting published in the newspaper and that he is currently contemplating having the meeting on Thursday evening (1/13/11).

Ray Galloway Funeral Arrangements (Tentative)

The following information has been provided by Ray Galloway's daughter Leslie:

Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. If the weather permits and allows our family and friends to get here, the funeral is scheduled for Wednesday at 11am. It will be a graveside only at Maple Hill with lunch to follow at the Helena Methodist Church. The date may change if family can not get here by then.
Let's continue to keep the family held up in prayer.

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Winter Storm Warning Updated at 1:33 A.M. Jan 10th

Summary:


* IMPACTS: ROAD CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE RAPIDLY. THE
DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE THROUGH
MONDAY AS SNOW TRANSITIONS TO FREEZING DRIZZLE MONDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...OR ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL
VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.


ACTUAL TEXT FROM NATION WEATHER SERVICE, MEMPHIS, TN.

Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
133 AM CST MON JAN 10 2011

...MAJOR WINTER STORM WARNING CONTINUES OVERNIGHT TONIGHT...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CONTINUES TO TRACK ALONG THE GULF COAST
OVERNIGHT. SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD NORTHEAST THROUGH THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS. THE SNOW WILL BE MIXED WITH SLEET AT TIMES ACROSS
PORTIONS OF NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI...MAINLY SOUTH OF OXFORD AND
TUPELO. SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS...HEAVY AT
TIMES...BEFORE TAPERING OFF JUST BEFORE SUNRISE.

AS THE SNOW ENDS EARLY MONDAY MORNING...AREAS OF FREEZING DRIZZLE
ARE LIKELY TO PERSIST THROUGH MONDAY. ANY FREEZING DRIZZLE WOULD
LIKELY PROLONG THE DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY ON
BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.

ARZ049-058-MSZ007-008-010>017-020>024-101200-
/O.CON.KMEG.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-110110T1200Z/
LEE AR-PHILLIPS-TUNICA-TATE-COAHOMA-QUITMAN-PANOLA-LAFAYETTE-
UNION-PONTOTOC-LEE MS-ITAWAMBA-TALLAHATCHIE-YALOBUSHA-CALHOUN-
CHICKASAW-MONROE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HELENA...TUNICA...CLARKSDALE...
BATESVILLE...OXFORD...NEW ALBANY...TUPELO...AMORY...ABERDEEN
133 AM CST MON JAN 10 2011

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY
THIS MORNING...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST EARLY
THIS MORNING.

* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED AREAS
RECEIVING UP TO 10 INCHES IN NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI.

* TIMING: SNOW AND SOME SLEET WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT.
PRECIPITATION WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS
ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. ANY THUNDERSTORMS WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY
ENHANCE HOURLY SNOWFALL RATES.

* IMPACTS: ROAD CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE RAPIDLY. THE
DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE THROUGH
MONDAY AS SNOW TRANSITIONS TO FREEZING DRIZZLE MONDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...OR ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL
VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

School Closings For Monday Jan 10th

From the PCINDEX
KIPP Delta – Helena
Helena-West Helena School District
PCCUA — All Campuses (Helena-Dewitt-Stuttgart)
Phillips County Developmental Center (PCDC)(Hwy 49)
Adult Training Center (3rd Street)
Lakeview Area Learning Center (Lakeview)
Phillips County Courthouse -- CLOSED ALL DAY (UPDATED AT 8:00 A.M. 1/10/11)
Taylor & Eaton Childcare
Barton-Lexa School District


As more Closings are announced, we will update this page.
You can email updates to editor@phillipscountyindex.com



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Barges Strike Helena Bridge over Mississippi River Causing Temporary Shutdown


At approximately 2:50 p.m. this afternoon, barges strike the Helena
River Bridge near the Isle of Capri Casino between Lula, Mississippi
and Helena-West Helena, Arkansas. No major damage was reported. 

The bridge was closed to through traffic until it could be checked out.
Inspectors were called to the scene and after performing a survey of
the damage done (or lack thereof) declared the bridge safe for travel
and permitted it to be re-opened to traffic at 3:18 p.m. 

For more information, please check with the Helena-West Helena Police
Department, Phillips County Sheriff's Department, Coahoma County
Sheriff's Department or the Arkansas State Highway Department.

Frieda Boose, 45, of Poplar Grove, Arkansas has passed away


Frieda Boose, 45, of Poplar Grove, Arkansas has passed away

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The family of Ms. Frieda Boose has reported that she passed away at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas today. She was 45 and had three children. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. We are praying for this family and all bereaved families.
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Ray Galloway, Helena Lawyer, has passed away




Ray Galloway, Helena Lawyer, has passed away

James F. Valley | January 9, 2011 at 11:29 am | Categories: Community Information | URL: http://wp.me/pSFkK-iz
Raymond Galloway, attorney in Helena, Arkansas, passed away this morning. No details have been provided. His family is in our prayers.

Update from Judge Ben Story (8:15 a.m.):
Dear Attorneys,

Donald Knapp emailed me the following:

Ray was on his treadmill Sunday morning and his daughter, Leslie, heard him fall. He was transported to Helena Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead from a massive heart attack. Ray has three children. Leslie and Amy live in Helena and Forrest, his son, lives in Little Rock. All of the children are adults.


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Herman Dixon, Former Elaine Alderman, has passed away

We are saddened to report that Mr. Herman Dixon has passed away. He
died Friday, January 7, 2011, in Elaine, Arkansas during the evening
hours. For many years, Mr. Dixon served on the city council in Elaine,
Arkansas. Brown's Home For Funerals is entrusted with the funeral
arrangements and will announce them later. No cause of death or other
information has been made public at this time. His wife, Nora Dixon,
and entire family are in our prayers.