June 10 2008 Agenda

The Helena West Helena City Council will meet on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at 226 Perry Street in the City Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.

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City Council Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Time: 6:00 pm
Next Meeting: June 24, 2008 (in lieu of June 17, 2008)

City Council Chambers-226 Perry St, Helena-West Helena, Arkansas
REGULAR MEETING (in lieu of June 3, 2008)

Table of Links:

Unfinished Business 
New Business 
Proposed New Business
Announcements
Resolution 10
Additional Links

Call to Order- Mayor Valley
Lord's Prayer Recited in Unison
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call- Sandi Ramsey, City Clerk or Designee
Minutes- Sandi Ramsey, City Clerk or Designee

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  1. Department Head Reports | All Weekly Reports are available 24 hours per day on the Mayor's Journal. These reports are also available at Department Head Reports. We attempt to post these reports by 4:00 p.m. on Friday prior to each week's Monday Department Head Meeting. City Staff will print these reports upon request to Mayor's Office. Department Heads are not required to attend city council meetigs unless specifically requested by the city council.
  2. AMENDED BUDGET
  3. MOTIONS (A & P)(FINANCES)
  4. RESOLUTIONS
  5. A & P COMMISSION APPOINTMENT(S)
    TERMS EXPIRE APRIL OF EACH YEAR FIRST APPOINTED 4/12/06
    i. PAT ROBERSON 2008 (Renominated by A & P Commission for Full 4 year Term Ending April 2012)
  6. A & P COMMISSION TAX RATE
    COUNCIL PROMISED MONEY TO PARKS
    i. RESOLUTION REGARDING A & P FUNDS AND PARKS & RECREATION
    ii. COUNCIL PROMISED 1% CUT IN TAX RATE UPON PASSAGE OF 2% TAX IN 2006
  7. Click the Link to see the proposed Ordinance: ORDINANCE 16-2007 (REVISITED) REGARDING TAX RATE
  8. Discussion Arkansas Street Fire Station (Beautiful Zion Community Center) Rev. Danny Robinson and Representatives
  9. Appointment of John Crow to Warfield Committee (Replacing Betty Faust)

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NEW BUSINESS

  1. Don Etherly's proposal for Stiff Consequences on Weed Lots Etc. For Language Click Here: Etherly's Request For Strict Compliance
  2. APERS Resolution (Special Consideration for City Clerk and City Attorney)(Impact on Local Retirement Plan needs to be resolved prior to placing them into APERS)
  3. APERS (WEBPAGE) 
  4. APERS HANDBOOK LINK
  5. Cell Tower Update --- David McGee
  6. Smoke Free Parks Ordinance (FYEN) -- Marvin Jarrett, Sponsor
  7. West Helena Housing Authority -- Reappointment -- Mr. Rochester Johnson

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PROPOSED NEW BUSINESS

  1. Municipal League Summer Conference
  2. Tentative Itinerary for ARML Conference
  3. Link to Arkansas Municipal League's Website (www.arml.org)

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Announcements:

  1. Executive Committee Meeting (Paragould-Home City of League President) 5/14/08
  2. Delta Regional Authority Luncheon
  3. Mississippi Delta Grassroots Caucus
  4. Fireworks Show July 3, 2008 at 9:00 p.m.

After one and one half hours, the council will be asked to recess or adjourn and complete the remaining items at another announced time. The council very well may not complete this agenda in one setting.

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Resolution 10- 2008

A Resolution Requesting that the A & P Commission Designate and Appropriate One-Half of Its Revenues For Use in, for and by The Parks and Recreation Department of the City Of Helena-West Helena

Whereas, The City Council of the City of Helena-West Helena acknowledges the importance of a good Parks and Recreation Department; and

Whereas, the City Council of the City of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas finds it important that the Parks and Recreation Department have and receive ample financial support in order to enhance the quality of life of our citizens; and

Whereas, The City Council of the City of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas believes that one-half of the taxes levied by the enabling legislation should appropriately be designated for and assigned to use in our Parks and Recreation Department.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas hereby requests that the A & P Commission and each of its members designate and appropriate one-half of its revenue for use in, for and by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.

Passed this 10th day of June, 2008.
Approved:

 

MAYOR:

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HONORABLE JAMES F. VALLEY

 

ATTEST: CITY CLERK

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MRS. SANDRA RAMSEY

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Additional Links

May 20 2008 Agenda

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