Friday, October 26, 2012

Neighborhoods Candidate Forum

City officials just released the schedule of broadcasts on the community cable channel for Coalition of Greater LR Neighborhoods Candidate Forum.

*8 p.m. Fri. Oct. 26

*Noon Sat. Oct. 27

The candidates were asked a series of questions on the positions they would take on important local issues.
Tune in, or record if for later viewing. See for yourself what city leaders are saying.

Also visit www.lrneighborhoods.org to read responses from candidates (who could not attend the video forum) to the same questions.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Free Rides to Voting Locations

Mr. Ellis Houston, owner of Yellow Cab Company, invites all seniors (60 and over) who need a ride to go vote, to please call the Yellow Cab Company at 501-222-2222.  They will come pick you up and either wait for you, or if there is a long line they will return when you call to take you home.  This service is completely free of charge.  This service is for Early Voting, as well as Election Day, November 6th.
 
When you call, just tell them "I need a ride to go vote", you will need to give them your address and they will take you to the closest Early Voting location to your home, or your regular voting location on November 6th.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Technology Park Hearings

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board will have 2 public hearings on the four sites identified. The Meetings are to hear from the consultant, site owners and the public.

Tech Park Facilitated Discussion will be led by former U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder, now working for Blue Cross, will "facilitate" the discussion. He has agreed to do on the condition that he strictly be a moderator, not an expert on the project or sites and with the understanding that technical questions would be answered by others.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2801 South University Avenue, Little Rock

Engineering & Information Technology Building, Room #203 (map)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2801 South University

Jack Stephens Center, Legends Room (map)

This your opportunity to speak out in support of the Flake & Kelley/University District Development Corporation site of the Village Shopping Center/Coleman Dairy or to express your opposition on any site.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bill Looney, Past President of BPOA

Thursday October 18, 2012

WILLIAM P. “BILL” LOONEY of Little Rock, was mercifully taken by his Savior Tuesday, October 16, 2012. Bill was born on February 10, 1924 in Plumerville, Arkansas to Benjamin Franklin and Alma Palmer Looney. Bill graduated from Plumerville High School in 1942. He volunteered for the Navy and was stationed in Hawaii, where he served in aircraft maintenance and repair. He was interested in flying and took flying lessons in college, earning his pilot license to fly small planes.

After the war he attended Arkansas Tech on the GI bill and graduated in January 1950. He started work for the Arkansas Highway Department in January 1950 and worked there for 37 years, beginning in the planning and research department. He then became the Highway Public Affairs Officer for Director Henry Gray. Bill traveled all over the state and was the Highway Department representative to the Arkansas Legislature. He loved to talk to people and never met a stranger.

Bill joined Oak Forest United Methodist Church in 1955 where he served in many ways. He served as president of the administrative board and as a Sunday school teacher for jr. high youth. He served as chair of the evangelism committee for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ben Jr. and A.W. Looney, sister Pauline Canady, and his daughter Becky Looney Newman. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Charlene Bryant Looney; son, Randy and wife Rita Looney; granddaughter Becca and husband Carter Sample; grandson Kyle Looney; sister Joyce McReynolds; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2012, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, (501) 224-8300. Funeral services will be held at 10: a.m., Friday, October 19, 2012 at Oak Forest United Methodist Church, with Reverend Russ Breshears officiating. Interment will be at Plumerville Cemetery, Plumerville, Ark. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Oak Forest United Methodist Church, 2415 Fair Park Blvd., Little Rock, Arkansas 72204. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.










Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vote November 6

Check your registration status at: http://www.pulaskiclerk.com/search.asp

Please don’t forget to vote on Nov. 6
As well as the general election, three at-large positions on LR City Board of Directors are on the ballot:

Position 8 -

Dir. Dean Kumpuris
Lynette Bryant
Adam Lansky

Position 9 -

Dir. Gene Fortson
Willard Proctor
Glen Schwarz

Position 10 -

Dir. Joan Adcock
Robert Webb


Candidate Forum at City Hall

City officials have again granted a request to host a televised Candidate Forum for city director candidates this election season. The Coalition of Greater Little Rock members will conduct the forum this Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10:00am in the Board Room at City Hall, 500 W. Markham St.

The Coalition needs some Volunteers to serve at this event to help read questions to the candidates and as timekeepers – if you can volunteer, please contact Kathy Wells at katwells@earthlink.net as soon as possible. This is very easy work and educational. You will have meet the people who wish to serve the citizens of Little Rock.

The recorded Forum will be re-broadcast a number of times on city cable Channel 11 in advance of the Nov. 6 election.

The Coalition thanks City Mgr. Bruce Moore for his support for the democratic process at City Hall, and his quick reply granting this Coalition request.


The Wellness Fair is THIS SATURDAY!

Broadmoor is part of the University District.

All residents of the Fair Park neighborhood are invited to be a part
of this great benefit of living in the University District.

Pre-Register today!

The University District Wellness Fair scheduled for Saturday, October
13, from 9 to 2 PM at the UALR Field House.

The UALR Field House is at the Southern Entrance to the Donaghey Student Center.

UALR map link: http://ualr.edu/communications/files/2012/06/campusmap.jpg

The Wellness Fair is open and free for University District residents.

The Wellness Fair consist of basic body measurements (weight, height,
blood-pressure, heart-rate, body-fat, etc.) in order to help
participants understand their own health status. All information is
confidential.

All Participants must pre-register.

Go to the below link to the University District Partnership website.
The link to the Wellness Fair is on the right-hand of the page.

www.ualr.edu/universitydistrict/


First Time Participants will receive a Free Membership to the UALR
Fitness Center.

UD Residents who participated last year and received the free
membership will qualify this year for a discounted membership fee.
The discounted fee is $12.50 per month for an individual and $20 per
month for a family membership.

Please share this with all of your neighbors.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

FREE - Grant Writting and Management Training for 2012

FREE - Grant Writting and Management Training for 2012

GRANT WRITING AND MANAGEMENT TRAINING

FALL 2012 SCHEDULE

The City of Little Rock Finance Department is again offering classes on
various aspects of grant writing and management. These classes are
available for free for all city employees, Little Rock Neighborhood
Associations, City of Little Rock Outside Agencies, Little Rock
non-profit agencies, Little Rock sub-grant recipients and grant
partners. Class size is limited, so be sure to register early and let
the Grants Division know if you cannot attend. To register for any or
all of the classes, contact Caran Curry, Grants Manager at 501-371-4583
and specify which of the classes you would like to attend. All classes
will be held in the second floor Board Room at City Hall at 500 West
Markham from 2 PM until 5 PM. Free parking is available behind City
Hall.

The first class is entitled "Grant Writing 101" and will be held
on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. It will focus on the importance of
organizational readiness, the planning process and the design of grants.
It will also cover ways to locate appropriate grant opportunities
including using Grants.gov and the Foundation Center. It will also
address the most important topic of relationships with granting
agencies.

The second class is entitled "Writing the Grant Narrative" and
will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. This class is designed for
the novice grant writer and will feature things to do to make the
application more competitive. Topics include writing the proposal
narrative, goals and objectives, sustainability, letters of support,
documenting and describing collaborative efforts, Memoranda of
Understanding, and more.

The third class is entitled "Creating a Grant Budget" and will
be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. This seminar will be most
useful to individuals who have never prepared a budget for a federal
grant project. It will also cover allowable and unallowable costs, and
computing and documenting match.

The fourth class will feature a panel of grant writers who will answer
questions and will provide tips on grant writing. It will be held on
October, 31, 2012.

The last two classes are entitled "Effective Grants Management"
and will be held on Monday, November 7 and 14, 2012. These two classes
will be most useful to individuals who actually manage federal or state
grants, but is also helpful for grant writers to understand all of the
obligations that grants entail. Topics will include the types of
grants, grant statutes, regulations, Office of Management and Budget
Circulars, the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, pre-award
agreements, project implementation, time and effort documentation,
timely expenditure of funding, draw downs, Cash Management Act,
financial management, program income, procurement, audit requirements in
including SEFA, certified assurances, debarment and suspension, record
retention, inventory, recordkeeping and retention, copyright and rights
in data, prior authorizations, interest, non-supplanting, and closeout
requirements. Audit requirements in including SEFA, A-133 Cumulative
Supplement and submission will also be covered.

Caran Curry
Grant Manager
City of Little Rock
501-371-4583

Two Houses for Sale by the University District Development Corporation

The University District Development Corporation (UDDC) has just
completed the substantial rehabilitation of two homes.

Both homes are directly across the street from Franklin Elementary
School and are part of the UDDC's Harrison Street Revitalization
Initiative. The initiative includes but is not limited to
rehabilitation of existing homes and new home construction, along with
street infrastructure improvements that will result in new sidewalks
in coming months. Franklin Elementary is a UALR Children's
International and Promise Neighborhood school.

The homes were rehabilitated under the UDDC's Affordable Housing
Program and are for sale to first-time home buyers who must also meet
income guidelines. A first-time is someone who has not owned a home
within the last three years with a few exceptions. Program income
guidelines stipulate that a one person income household cannot have
annual income exceeding $34,900. The income limits are adjusted for
household size and go up to $49,850 for a family of four.

Interested individuals must qualify for a mortgage through a lending
institution. The UDDC works with several lenders that offer mortgage
products designed for our first-time home buyer program. Additionally,
the UDDC can provide up to a $20,000 subsidy to potential homeowners
that qualify. The subsidy can be used towards down payment and closing
cost. The funds can also be used to reduce the purchase price of the
home.

For more information visit www.uddclittlerock.org, contact me 683-7361
or blallen@ualr.edu.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Monthly Meeting Agenda

Monthly Broadmoor Board meetings are public. Please attend!

Broadmoor Board  Agenda – October 4,  2012

Call to Order

Introductions

Last Month’s Minutes – Board votes

Treasurer’s Report - Karen – monthly report –Board Votes

Guest Speaker – City Director Joan Adcock

Yard of the Month Winner – need nominations

Pool - Pat

Clubhouse, Park, Lake and Dam

Neighborhood Watch – Edward or Rhiannon - City of Faith

New, Old, Other Business and Announcements

BPOA Committees Meeting resumes on October 18 Thursday at 7:00 pm at Clubhouse

The University District Wellness Fair is scheduled for Saturday,
October 13, from 9 to 2 PM at the UALR Field house.  The Wellness Fair
is open and free for University District residents. Participants must
pre-register. Registration is available on the University District
Partnership website: www.ualr.edu/universitydistrict/

UD Neighborhood Leaders Association meeting – BPOA Clubhouse –
Tuesday, October  23 - 6:30 pm with dinner provided – please RSVP-562-6877

VOTE November 6 – verify that you are a registered voter at
https://www.voterview.ar-nova.org/

Call City Services –  dial 311  -  for pick up of furniture and large
items to be discarded-this includes your neighbors discards that are
sitting at the curb.  This number is also used to report addresses
that have not mowed their grass and/or have vehicles parked in the
yard.

Website - www.BroadmoorLR.com       Blog – www.BroadmoorLR.blogspot.com

Broadmoor Clubhouse Rental - 562-6877

UALR University District – www.ualr.edu/universitydistrict
www.uddclittlerock.org

Police NON-emergency – 371-4829  Anonymous Vice Squad Tip Line   918-3800

City Services – 311    or   www.LR311.org    

Alert Center – Kevin Dawford – 565-4807

Free Grant Writing and Management Training

FREE - Grant Writting and Management Training for 2012

GRANT WRITING AND MANAGEMENT TRAINING

FALL 2012 SCHEDULE

The City of Little Rock Finance Department is again offering classes on
various aspects of grant writing and management. These classes are
available for free for all city employees, Little Rock Neighborhood
Associations, City of Little Rock Outside Agencies, Little Rock
non-profit agencies, Little Rock sub-grant recipients and grant
partners. Class size is limited, so be sure to register early and let
the Grants Division know if you cannot attend. To register for any or
all of the classes, contact Caran Curry, Grants Manager at 501-371-4583
and specify which of the classes you would like to attend. All classes
will be held in the second floor Board Room at City Hall at 500 West
Markham from 2 PM until 5 PM. Free parking is available behind City
Hall.

The first class is entitled "Grant Writing 101" and will be held
on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. It will focus on the importance of
organizational readiness, the planning process and the design of grants.
It will also cover ways to locate appropriate grant opportunities
including using Grants.gov and the Foundation Center. It will also
address the most important topic of relationships with granting
agencies.

The second class is entitled "Writing the Grant Narrative" and
will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. This class is designed for
the novice grant writer and will feature things to do to make the
application more competitive. Topics include writing the proposal
narrative, goals and objectives, sustainability, letters of support,
documenting and describing collaborative efforts, Memoranda of
Understanding, and more.

The third class is entitled "Creating a Grant Budget" and will
be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. This seminar will be most
useful to individuals who have never prepared a budget for a federal
grant project. It will also cover allowable and unallowable costs, and
computing and documenting match.

The fourth class will feature a panel of grant writers who will answer
questions and will provide tips on grant writing. It will be held on
October, 31, 2012.

The last two classes are entitled "Effective Grants Management"
and will be held on Monday, November 7 and 14, 2012. These two classes
will be most useful to individuals who actually manage federal or state
grants, but is also helpful for grant writers to understand all of the
obligations that grants entail. Topics will include the types of
grants, grant statutes, regulations, Office of Management and Budget
Circulars, the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, pre-award
agreements, project implementation, time and effort documentation,
timely expenditure of funding, draw downs, Cash Management Act,
financial management, program income, procurement, audit requirements in
including SEFA, certified assurances, debarment and suspension, record
retention, inventory, recordkeeping and retention, copyright and rights
in data, prior authorizations, interest, non-supplanting, and closeout
requirements. Audit requirements in including SEFA, A-133 Cumulative
Supplement and submission will also be covered.

Caran Curry
Grant Manager
City of Little Rock
501-371-4583

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wellness Fair Update


The University District Wellness Fair is scheduled for Saturday, October 13, from 9 to 2 PM at the UALR Field House.

The Wellness Fair is open and free for University District residents. 

Participants must pre-register. A weblink for registration is available on the University District Partnership website: www.ualr.edu/universitydistrict/

First-time Participants will receive a FREE membership to the UALR Fitness Center.

UD Residents who participated last year and received the free membership will qualify this year for a discounted membership fee.

The discounted fee is $12.50 per month for an individual and $20 per month for a family membership.

 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Neighborhoods to Award Police and Fire Fighters of the Year at National Night Out

            LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 2, 2012) – As part of their National Night Out celebration the University District Neighborhoods Association will be awarding the University District’s; Little Rock Police Officer of the Year, Little Rock Fire Fighter of the Year and UALR Police Officer of the Year.

 The neighborhoods will also be recognizing Little Rock Housing Code Enforcement Officer Kobe Tworivers who passed away in August.  Code Officer Tworivers had been an important contributor to the neighborhood’s advancement.

            The University District’s National Night Out will be held October 2, 2012 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Welcome Center in the University Plaza.  The celebration will run from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm, with the awards being presented at 6:00 pm.  The event will include food & drink, games for children & adults and many information tables by various agencies.

            The University District Neighborhood Association is made up of ten neighborhoods that surround the University of Arkansas at Little Rock including; Broadmoor, Broadmoor North, College Terrace, Curran-Conway, Fair Park, Oak Forest, Point O’ Woods, South of Asher, University Park and War Memorial neighborhoods.  They are all committed to improving the area through positive actions.

            The neighborhoods’ National Night Out is sponsored in part by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University District Development Corporation.  The University District Neighborhoods Association thanks AARP Arkansas for their support.

Free Smoke Alarms from LRFD

The Little Rock Fire Department was awarded a grant that will provide smoke alarms, as well as carbon monoxide alarms, to the citizens of Little Rock at no charge.

The Little Rock Fire Department, will install these FREE important life saving devices and will assist in conducting some fire safety presentations. In addition, a free home fire safety inspection can be conducted with the installation. Up to three (3) smoke alarms and one (1) carbon monoxide detector per household can be installed, if needed.

For more information, please contact Captain Randy Hickmon (501) 912-4829 or by e-mail at RHickmon@LittleRock.org

October Monthly Meeting Thursday

The Broadmoor Neighborhood Association Board will meet on Thursday, October 4 at 7:00pm in the Clubhouse House at 19 1/2 Belmont.

All are welcome to attend!!