Monday, February 25, 2013

Home Improvement Assistance

Homeowners may be eligible for assistance to make improvements to their homes through a partnership between the City of Little Rock's Department of Housing and Neighborhood Programs, CDBG & Housing Division and World Changers, Inc.

World Changers, Inc., is a faith-based nonprofit organization that will provide volunteers to work on homes during the summer of 2013.  The work may include  minor exterior repairs, and exterior painting.  To apply for assistance homeowners must meet the following criteria:

-Must be at least 62 years of age or disabled
-Must own and occupy the home
-Must meet the income guidelines for the program
-Please provide proof of income and ownership of the home. 
-Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Final selection of the homes to be repaired will be made by World Changers staff.

 
The City of Little Rock will be accepting applications until April 1, 2013 at the following location:

                                    City of Little Rock (City Hall)
                                    Department of Housing and
                                    Neighborhood Programs
                                    500 West Markham, Room 120 West
                                    Little Rock, AR  72201
                                    Monday – Friday
                                    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For more information:  Call 501-371-6825

Committees Meet 2-28-13, 7 PM

The Broadmoor Committees meeting is re-scheduled to meet on Thursday, February 28 at 7:00pm in the clubhouse.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Help Bring the Tech Park to the University District


TIME is CRITICAL – ACT TODAY

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board has scheduled a
meeting for Wednesday, 2-13-13 at 4 pm., to work on selecting a site
for the development.

The Asher/University Site need send their emails and letters of
support before the Tech Park meeting.

A large showing of people in support of our site is important!

Items that you may wish to share concerning the Asher/University Site are:
•       Immediate adjacency to the UALR Campus.
•       Access to a combined 2.4 terabyte bandwidth and direct access to the
Arkansas Research and Educational Optical Network.
•       The shortest distance to UAMS and ACH.
•       The opportunity for a phased development strategy with the first
phase property being available immediately.
•       Immediate income to the Authority from Village Shopping Center
tenants occupying property that can be developed in later phases.
•       Approximately 150,000 square feet of retail office space that can be
used for interim or temporary facilities.
•       No displacement of residents.
•       Full support by the neighborhoods in the University District.

Send you Emails to:
Dr. Mary Good, Chair mlgood@ualr.edu
Mr. Dickson Flake Dickson.flake@colliers.com
Mr. Jay Chesshir jchesshir@littlerockchamber.com
Mr. Eddie Drilling ed.drilling@att.com
Mr. C.J. Duvall cduvalljr@comcast.net
Mr. Tom Butler tbutler@uams.edu
Hon. Bob Johnson jbcinc@windstream.net
Mayor Mark Stodola mayor@littlerock.org
City Board of Directors Board@littlerock.org
Chancellor Anderson chancellor@ualr.edu
Chancellor Rahn drahn@uams.edu

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Truancy–Call 911

See school-aged kids out and about during the day? Please do your neighborhood a service and call 911.

Police will pick them up if they are out between 9 a.m. and 3:45.

They will take them to the new truancy center. http://www.todaysthv.com/news/article/242137/2/LRPD-LRSD-to-launch-Truancy-Center

City Ordinance 16,564, Section 17.5-25:

"It shall be unlawful for any minor to be upon the streets, sidewalks, parks, playgrounds, public places and vacant lots, or to ride in or upon, drive or otherwise operate or be a passenger of any automobile, bicycle, or other vehicle in, upon, or over or through the streets, or other public places between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, or 12:00 midnight and 5:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday. An amendment to this ordinance also provides for a daytime curfew to apply to these same circumstances, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday."

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

UD Neighborhoods Association President Guest Editorial

From Joe Busby, Fair Park resident and president of the Univeraity District Neighborhoods Association:

I invite you to read my Op-Ed piece that is in today’s (Feb. 6th) Arkansas Democrat Gazette on page 9B.

It is titled “Honor original idea – Tech park’s aim: Nurture research”. I share my thoughts on what the Tech Park is for and why it should not be located at the downtown site.

Due to being a guest writer and the Ark Dem. Gaz. “pay-wall” I can’t email the article, but hope you’ll read it.

Thanks,
Joe

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Neighborhood Association President on News Tonight

Broadmoor Neighborhood Association President Liz Mackenzie will be on Fox 16 news at 5:30 to discuss leadership training offered by the city.

Tune in!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Public Meeting Thursday

The Broadmoor Neighborhood Board will meet on Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse at 19 ½ Belmont.

This is our 58th year!

All are welcome to attend.

Come join your volunteer board to do your share to keep Broadmoor great.

We will put you to work.

Children's Library Opens March 16

CALS Children’s Library Grand Opening

Mark your calendars and save the date of March 16th to attend the Grand
Opening of the new Children's Library!

This is a great addition to our neighborhood and a huge resource for
families, children and everyone in our area.

Details of the Grand Opening will be posted as they are announced

LRPD Safety Suggestions

Officer Michelle Howard from the LRPD has some safety suggestions:

· Be curious

· Be observant:

· Call 911 about suspicious behavior of any kind. Do not
hesitate to call 911. If and when you call and the operator asks if this
is an emergency tell him/her that yes it is an emergency because you
feel threatened by suspicious behavior in the neighborhood and that you
feel unsafe. Do not be intimidated by the operator.

· If you feel unsafe or will be on vacation and are worried
about your safety at all call 371-4829 which is the non-emergency number
and ask for extra patrol.

· If there are suspicious people/cars in the neighborhood call
911. Be aware of details such as: height, weight, hair, neck, tattoos,
hands, shoes, and race. For vehicles be aware of: size, color, how many
doors, damage to vehicle, wheels, etc.

· Suggestions for your house:

i) Lock gates

ii) Do not leave any belongings in your car

iii) Lock your car

iv) Do not leave garage door opener within sight

v) Put alarm signs in yard and on your house even if you do not
have an alarm

vi) Put "beware of dog" signs in yard and in backyard even if
you do not have a dog

vii) Put in motion detector lights

viii) Put "no soliciting" signs on doors

ix) Cover all windows

Please contact Michelle Howard if you would like for her to come to your
house and give you a list of suggestions to help burglar-proof your
house. Her e-mail is mhill@littlerock.org mhill@littlerock.org>