Current Affairs

Last Council Meeting for 2011

posted Dec 27, 2011, 9:40 AM by James Valley   [ updated Dec 27, 2011, 9:42 AM ]

The Helena West Helena City Council will meet tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 226 Perry Street in the Municipal Building.

The agenda includes redistricting, increasing landfill fees, 2012 Budget, city council pay, holiday pay, vacation pay for employees, news paper articles, and demolition work need.

To view the agenda, please click on the following link:

City Council Agenda Published

posted Sep 15, 2011, 9:19 PM by James Valley   [ updated Sep 15, 2011, 10:13 PM ]

City Council Preparing To Work on 2012 Budget; 
Approve New Hires in Police Department
September 15, 2011
The Helena-West Helena City Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Their last council meeting was scheduled for September 6, 2011. It was canceled. That agenda had neither guests, new business nor old business to address. That agenda merely called for an approval of the minutes of previous meetings.

The meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, has a few items on the Agenda and it was submitted to the members of the city council, press and general public late Thursday evening. 

A copy of the full statement from Mrs. Sandi Ramsey, City Clerk, is as follows:

----- Original Message -----

From: sandi ramsey

Sent: 09/15/11 08:07 PM

To: daniel strickland, Joe St. Columbia, lakesia chandler, larry brown, MR. MARVIN T. JARRETT, don etherly, monica davis, christopher franklin, jay hollowell, Eddie Clark,, arnell willis, allen martin, Pat Roberson, kesha simpson

Subject: Tentative Agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 20th

Below is the Tentative Agenda for Tuesday. 

Minutes for:
August 16 and 23  (you already have copies)

Treasurer's Report  (Patrick will have copies at meeting)

Guest:  None at this time

Mechanical Code Ordinance: Placed on agenda by Ms. Chandler.
She would like you to reconsider this.  You have a copy.

Demolition Permit: Placed on agenda by Mr. Patrick Allen
He would like to you reconsider this. You have a copy.

Marsett Stevenson: An employee of the East Side Water/Sewer
and was terminated.  He is requesting a hearing for consideration of reinstatement.
His request has no details of reasons for termination, etc.  These will be presented at

Police Chief Uless Wallace: At Chief's Request
Requesting an increase in staff - Police Officers and Dispatchers

2012 Budget: Placed on agenda by Mayor Willis.
Discussion of framework and timeline.

Please let me know if you wish to add anything else.


The meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 226 Perry Street, Helena-West Helena, Arkansas. James "Jim" Riley, Owner of Videomasters, films the city council meetings. When he is present, he broadcasts the meeting live via internet live streaming. Here's the link to his live streaming:  Live Streaming Video.

The meetings are rebroadcast at 10:05 p.m. following the meeting on and KJIW FM 94.5 Radio to grant the public another listening opportunity. KJIW FM has a listen live link for those of you outside of the range of the FM radio dial. The listen link is: LISTEN LIVE

The meetings are also delay broadcast on local cable channel 12 during the week after the city council meeting.

Tonight's Meeting Cancelled

posted Sep 6, 2011, 2:00 PM by James Valley

City Council Meeting Canceled /

Agenda, September 6th Regularly Scheduled Meeting

posted Sep 6, 2011, 8:39 AM by James Valley

The Helena-West Helena City Council will meet in regular session tonight at 6:00 p.m. Here's link to the city council agenda: September 6, 2011 City Council Agenda.

The agenda is also displayed below:

Alderman Jarrett Submits Proposed Budget and Debt Reduction Resolution

posted Aug 23, 2011, 4:23 AM by James Valley   [ updated Aug 23, 2011, 4:33 AM ]

Helena-West Helena Alderman Marvin Jarrett, Ward 5, has submitted two crucial documents for consideration by the city council at tonight's meeting: 
  1. Amended Budget
  2. Debt Reduction Resolution
See the text of the documents below:



Citizen Pens A Letter After Budget Meeting (Day 196 w/o Budget)

posted Aug 19, 2011, 8:50 PM by James Valley   [ updated Aug 19, 2011, 9:03 PM ]


Live Streaming Link to Council Meetings

posted Aug 19, 2011, 8:41 PM by James Valley

Jim Riley of Videomasters manages the video recording of the city council meetings. We he is present, he uses his laptop computer to send a live webcast of the council meetings. Here's the live streaming link:

City Council to Meet Tuesday Aug 23rd

posted Aug 19, 2011, 8:16 PM by James Valley

Helena-West Helena City Council will meet in open session at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23rd. The meeting will be held in the city council chambers. Below is the agenda for the meeting:

Jarrett, Brown and Franklin Called Special "Debt Reduction" Meeting

posted Aug 16, 2011, 5:02 AM by James Valley

The Helena-West Helena City Council will meet tonight in a special called meeting at 6:00 p.m.  Attached is the call for the meeting as signed by Alderman Marvin Jarrett, Alderman Larry Brown and Alderman Christopher Franklin.

Here's a link to the Meeting Request Signed by the aldermen:  Meeting Request

City of Helena-West Helena Bank Register 1/1/2011 through 7/29/2011

posted Jul 29, 2011, 7:51 PM by James Valley   [ updated Jul 29, 2011, 8:02 PM ]


 Here's a link to the Bank Register retrieved using the Freedom of Information Act: 



 Here's a link to the Bank Register retrieved using the Freedom of Information Act:

Preview of the register

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