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City of Little Rock Calling on Citizens to be on Pothole Patrol

LITTLE ROCK – City of Little Rock Public Works crews are asking citizens to be on pothole patrol. With spring blooming and rain impacting the City, drivers will be seeing—and feeling—more potholes. When they do, drivers should report the pothole to 311.

 

Here are the many ways that citizens can report potholes:

  • Go online to www.LittleRock.org and click the 311 link in the upper right hand corner. Citizens will need an approximate address or street name to identify the pothole location. The more information provided the easier it will be for Public Works crews to locate and repair the pothole. Citizens should never report potholes online while driving.
  • Use the “Report Issue” feature of the City’s new smartphone app. Citizens will need an approximate address or street name to identify the pothole location. A GPS-enabled map and the ability to upload photo or video to the request make this a simple reporting method. Citizens should never use the City’s smartphone app while driving.
  • Dial 311 on your phone and speak directly to a live operator.

 

The City of Little Rock 311 will accept pothole requests 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the online reporting portal as well as the City’s new smartphone app. Operators are available by calling 311 Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

 

Public Works is currently working through all pothole requests at a normal response rate with between two and four two-man crews patching potholes daily.

Neighborhood Connections Meeting

MEMORANDUM

 TO:                 LITTLE ROCK NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATIONS

 FROM:          DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAMS

 SUBJECT:     NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTIONS MEETING

 DATE:            APRIL 17, 2014

The next Neighborhood Connections meeting will be Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., at the Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC), 3805 West 12th Street. Parking spaces are available around the building on the streets on the east and south sides of the building.

The agenda for the meeting is attached.

 If you have questions, please call Victor Turner at 371-6825.

 Enclosures                                                   

Neighborhood Connections Meeting      

Draft Agenda

Saturday, April 26, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Willie L. Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center, 3805 West 12th Street

(Corner of Pine and West 12th Street)

 

8:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.              Continental Breakfast

 

 

8:55 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.              Call To Order – TBA

                                                Pledge of Allegiance

                                                Acknowledgement of Elected Officials

 

 

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.              Grant Opportunities               

                                                Caran Curry

 

 

9:15 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.             NUSA – Update

                                               A. Bernard 

 

9:25 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.              Love Your Block    

                                               A. Bernard

 

9:35 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.              City of LR Website – Mobile Phone Application

                                               Information Technology Staff Representative

 

9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.            Little Rock School District – Update

                                               LRSD Representative

 

10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.          Neighborhood Issues and Concerns

 

10:30 a.m.                               Adjourn

             

 

Pettaway Neigborhood Association Meeting (Tonight)

This is a reminder about our monthly neighborhood association meeting which will be held tonight 6:00 p.m., at the East 21 Street Alert Center which is located at 500 East 21 Street.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting. 

MacArthur Park Clean-Up Day

Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m.-noon
MacArthur Park Group: MacArthur Park
Volunteers needed to join the MacArthur Park Group, Little Rock Parks & Recreation and Downtown Little Rock Partnership to spruce up the park. Free hot dogs and drinks. For more information call the DLRP at
501-375-0121 or just show up in front of MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History for assignments

Rocktown Poetry Slam

Rocktown Poetry Slam
Wednesday, April 9, 7 p.m.
Arkansas Arts Center: 9th & Commerce
Free for members, $5 for non-members. $10 for competing poets.

Speak Now!

Speak Now!

Upcoming LRSD Events

You are invited to the upcoming community meetings conducted by Fanning Howey to hear presentations and to have input about your child’s school, other LRSD buildings and athletic facilities.  Your principal will be contacting you about the specific date the meeting will be held at your school.  That information is also linked to lrsd.org in the community meetings story.
 
Don’t forget An Evening for the Stars ViP’s reception April 15th,  the Town Hall Meeting, April 21, 6 p.m. at St. Mark Baptist Church and Artistry in the Rock, April 23-25.  The 4th Annual Artistry in the Rock is a free district-wide showcase of student artwork and performances at the Metroplex Event Center.  Don’t forget the free adults only Artistry in the Rock event Friday night, April 25, featuring live music, hors d oeuvres and a silent auction of student and teacher artwork, benefiting scholarships.  
 
Details about all of the events mentioned in this call can be found on lrsd.org. Thank you and have a great evening.

FREE MOVIE!!

Join the Arkansas Earth Institute

at Market Street Cinema

on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7 pm

for a free screening of

“Chasing Ice”

Made possible with funding from the

Arkansas Environmental Education Association

 

The film is the adrenaline-infused story of a team of photographers that capture the first visual evidence of climate change through time-lapse photography of disappearing glaciers.

 

In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.

 

Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

 

As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.

 

After the screening, a brief discussion and Q&A session will serve to connect the dots between changes observed worldwide and the impact these changes have for the Natural State.

 

To see the trailer and get more information about the film, visit www.chasingice.com.

 

ARKANSAS EARTH INSTITUTE Inspiring people to take responsibility for Earth. www.arkansasearth.org

Life is Sweet at the The Green Corner Store

Life is Sweet at the The Green Corner Store

Meet the honeybees behind KBee honey.

Sunday, April 13th at 10:30.

Try some KBee local honey, honeycomb, and creamed honey!

Arkansas Fair Housing Commission Annual Conference

Arkansas Fair Housing Commission Annual Conference

The Arkansas Fair Housing Commission’s annual conference will be held Wednesday, April 16, 2014 through Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Embassy Suites, located at 11301 Financial Centre Pkwy., Little Rock, AR, 72211. The theme for this year’s conference is “Making the Connections, Building the Bridges”.

Our annual conference constitutes the State of Arkansas’ single largest education/outreach effort and we hope that you will join us in this year’s activities. CLE and CE credits will be available for this free conference.

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming conference!

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-arkansas-fair-housing-commission-annual-conference-tickets-10860396739

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS & RESERVATIONS: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/L/LITCPES-FHC-20140416/index.jhtml

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