Friday, January 25, 2013

PLEASE PLACE ALL LIMBS AND STORM DEBRIS AT THE CURB FOR PICK UP


BROADMOOR RESIDENTS

PLEASE PLACE ALL LIMBS AND STORM DEBRIS AT THE CURB FOR PICK UP

STORM DEBRIS PICK UP FOR LITTLE ROCK — Since Jan. 1, the city of Little Rock has removed 3,000 tons of debris caused by the Christmas Day winter storm, with 2,000 truckloads visiting local landfills in that time, according to Public Works Operations Manager Eric Petty.

Petty said that crews will be working for several more months to remove the debris, with 18 to 19 crews dispersed among seven wards. The crews range from three to nine people and also range in available equipment. Some crews working in areas with less debris may have only one loading truck, while crews working in more heavily damaged areas may operate several dump trucks and a backhoe. At least two crews are assigned to each ward, Petty said.

When clean-up efforts began, each crew started in the area with the most debris and damage in each ward. From there, crews worked outward until they reached the borders of their assigned ward.

When the crews reach the border of their ward, they will return to their starting point and check the routes again. Petty said this is necessary because several residents and areas had debris that could not be collected on the first attempt.

While this process could require multiple trips for clean-up crews, Petty said the work will continue until all debris is collected.

 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Boyle park is busy this warm and sunny January day.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Special Board Meeting January 23

The Broadmoor POA Board will meet on Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00pm in the clubhouse. Items to discuss are the upcoming Annual meeting, the budget and Ms. Milton (daycare).
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Northwest Division Quarterly Meeting is Thursday, January 24

The Northwest Division Quarterly Meeting is Thursday, January 24, 6:30pm at the Northwest Substation, 10,001 Kanis Road.

This meeting is for Districts 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 70, 71, and 72. Or in general, those that reside west of University Avenue and north of Colonel Glenn Rd.

The purpose and objective of Patrol Division Quarterly Neighborhood meetings:
Provide a forum for concerned Citizens to hear crime statistics and crime trends in their respective patrol division areas; Discussion on progress of arrests and investigations; To share success stories, accomplishments and to commend officers for outstanding performance; And, an opportunity for Citizens to express concerns.

For more information call:
918-3500


Dwight Davis
Public Affairs Coordinator
Neighborhood Watch Program Coordinator
Crime Prevention Specialist
Little Rock Police Department
700 W. Markham Street
Little Rock, Ark 72201
(501) 918-5358

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Free Organic Farming and Gardening Seminar

UUCLR Presents... Free Organic Farming and Gardening Seminar

Featuring Sue and Rusty Nuffer of Armstead Mountain Farm with a few words from Sam Hedges, Director of Operations - Arkansas Local Food Network about the “Locally Grown” movement in Central Arkansas.

What? A free seminar, Q&A, free lunch, and chance to network

When? Saturday, February 2, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where? Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock, 1818 Reservoir Rd

Among the Arkansas Times’ 50 Most Influential Arkansans, Sue and Rusty Nuffer have been making a living from organic farming for over 30 years and have had an enormous impact on the food culture of Arkansas.

Seating is limited – RVSP to UUCLRPresents@gmail.com by January 25th. A suggested $6 donation will support this program

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

January Meeting


The Broadmoor POA Board will meet on Thursday, January 10 at 7:00pm in the clubhouse at 19 ½ Belmont.

All are welcome to attend

Financial Help with Sewer Line Replacement

Financial Help with Sewer Line Replacement

From the Fair Park Residents Association:

LR Wastewater has a program that will reimburse you up to $2500 to totally replace your sewer line, and if you live in Oak Forest, Fair Park or in the University District with Orangeberg pipes, you'll probably qualify.

Applications are first come, first served until the money runs out.

Call 501-376-2903

The Staff that work there are wonderful.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Storm Update 5


From Mayor Stodola:

I am pleased to report that Little Rock is recovering well from the storm on Christmas night. Below you will find updates regarding the Yard Waste, Potholes, Trash and Recycling, Entergy, Comcast and AT&T:

·        YARD WASTE – The City of Little Rock has removed approximately 700 tons of yard waste from residences in the city to date. We have eight normal yard waste crews picking up bags and typical debris and we have 18 additional crews picking up broken limbs and larger debris. If you have yard waste that needs to be picked up, please take it to the curb and call 311. Please be patient as there is a tremendous amount of debris to be collected and the City is working to pick up everyone’s waste as quickly as possible.

·        POTHOLES – The weather has caused innumerable potholes on our city streets. The City is repairing pot holes as they are reported. Citizens should report potholes to 311 when they see them. Under normal circumstances, most potholes are repaired within 1-2 working days of being reported; however, because of the recent extreme weather it may take a little longer due to the volume of requests. The state Highway Department is filling the potholes on the state highway routes that run through town.

·        TRASH AND RECYCLING - Recycling and garbage pickup are back to their regular schedules; however, this is a holiday week so all collections since Tuesday are running a day later than normal. On, January 7 recycling and garbage will resume normal schedules. Waste Management asks that residents please leave recycling containers on the curb until crews can get to them. Also, Waste Management crews have been instructed to pick up overflow materials that are set beside the cart. Also, the Little Rock Landfill at 10801 Ironton Cutoff is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. and it will be open thisSaturday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.

·        ENTERGY – Entergy reports they have restored power to everyone who is able to receive power in Little Rock. If you are still without power, you may need to have a Master Electrician reconnect the wiring to your home. The City’s Planning Department will waive the cost of reconnection fees and inspection fees for any meters that were damaged due to the ice storm. A Master Electrician needs to obtain the permit on behalf of the individual needing the work completed.

COMCAST – Technicians and contractors continue their work to address storm-related outages that caused the loss of commercial power and subsequently a loss of Xfinity services. Comcast expects all customers to have their service restored by the end of this weekend. Comcast experienced many of the same problems that Entergy crews have encountered, including downed trees. Comcast cannot repair their infrastructure until the areas are deemed safe and the power company has restored power.

Comcast has brought in additional Comcast crews from Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee as well as additional local contractors to help clear debris and restore service. The reason manyWest Little Rock customers lost service last night was because a tree trimmer accidentally cut through a main Comcast fiber optic line. The line has since been patched and service should have been restored late last night to the customers who lost service.

If any customers have had power restored but are still without service, please call       1-800-XFINITY (1-800-934-6489). Comcast also provided the following link, which offers information about problems after an outage:http://customer.comcast.com/help-and-support/cable-tv/outages-in-your-area. Sometimes a reboot of equipment helps when power is back on but service is not.Comcast advises they work directly with customers to issue credits on a case-by-case basis.

·        AT&T – There were no major U-verse outages due to the ice storm and those outages that did occur were power-related. Generators were used to power services, including U-verse, until commercial power was restored. Generators were brought in from Texas, Oklahoma and Northern Arkansas to power AT&T cell sites without power. Customers in the Little Rock area may have experienced temporary issues with their wireless and wireline services in the coverage area of the cell sites affected. AT&T technicians worked quickly to resolve any issues. AT&T reports they are back to business as usual. 

I am grateful for all of the men and women who worked long hours to restore power to our citizens. I am grateful for all of our City employees who worked to open a warming center and an overnight shelter for our residents who lost power, who staffed our 311 call center, who picked up trash and recycling and who continue to pick up and process yard waste from the storm. They have been working around the clock. I am also especially grateful for the patience our citizens showed during this very difficult time. I know that losing power is a very difficult and frustrating experience and I appreciate all of the patience our citizens showed as crews worked to restore power and pick up trash, recycling and yard waste as quickly as possible. Should you have any questions, please contact me at 501-371-4510.

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Sincerely,

Mark Stodola
Mayor

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Recycle Collection - Storm Update


Recycle Collection - Storm Update
Fri Jan 4, 2013 11:21 am (PST)

Next week, Jan. 7-11, Waste Management Recycle Collection will pick-up
excess recyclables that won't fit into your container.

If you have accumulated more than your container will hold, put the
extra in Paper Sacks and place it next to the container.

Boxes should be broken down and stacked next to the container.

The Waste Management driver will get out of the truck and collect the
extra when they empty your container.

This will be ONLY for regular routes next week.

Please share this with your neighbors.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Storm Debris


LITTLE ROCK — The Little Rock Landfill is still taking any storm debris that residents have remaining after last weeks winter storm.

A release from the city of Little Rock stated that solid waste crews are still working to remove any debris as well as working on damage that could hinder area residents. That includes fallen trees and branches, as well as bushes and other loose landscaping.

Warren Atkins, Solid Waste Manager for the City of Little Rock, said that city workers are putting in 10-to-12 hour shifts to bring in what's left over from the winter storm that hit on Christmas night.

In all, Atkins said 616 tons of solid waste debris had already come into the area landfills in the past four days, with an even larger amount still out in the streets and in residential areas.

"There's still a whole lot out there," Atkins said.

For comparison, Atkins said that for the entire month of January in 2012, the city brought in 2,300 tons.

While the amount of waste coming in is, obviously, unusually large, Atkins said that he doesn't think that, while it's just an educated guess, the damage is as bad as it was after the 2000 ice storm that ravaged the city. Atkins said that he believes the city brought in 30,000 tons from that event alone.

Residents who would like to report any storm damage can call 3-1-1 or go to www.littlerock.org and click on the 3-1-1 logo on the page. All vegetation that is taken in will eventually be made into mulch.

For those that want to contribute, The Little Rock Landfill is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Those with garbage, yard waste and construction and demolition debris may bring it to the landfill for a fee, the release also states. Those curious about the fees can contact the Landfill Scale House at (502) 888-5806.

Recycling Update

Next week, Jan. 7-11, Waste Management Recycle Collection will pick-up excess recyclables that won't fit into your container.

If you have accumulated more than your container will hold, put the extra in Paper Sacks and place it next to the container.  

Boxes should be broken down and stacked next to the container.

The Waste Management driver will get out of the truck and collect the extra when they empty your container.

This will be ONLY for regular routes next week.

Please share this with your neighbors.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January Meeting Changed to 10th

To all Broadmoor Residents and BPOA board Members:

The BPOA Board Meeting for January 2013 is changed to a new date for
the monthly meeting:

New date: Thursday, January 10, 2013

All Broadmoor residents and homeowners are encouraged to attend.

See you at the clubhouse on January 10th at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Power Crews at Work

Thank you to Pike Electric, whose crews have been working to restore power to Broadmoor. Pike http://www.pike.com/ teams from as far away as North Carolina have been cutting limbs and repairing lines.

From Mayor Stodola's daily report: Entergy has brought more than 1,500 workers to Little Rock to do repair work, including 700 workers who arrived last night from Georgia and Florida. Other workers have come from Alabama, Missouri, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

If you notice that the power in your neighborhood has been restored but the power at your home has not, please call 1-800-9OUTAGE again. It is important to call again because Entergyâs resources might indicate that your entire neighborhood has restored power while your home is without power.