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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.