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Meetings to gather public input on street and drainage improvements will be held in all seven wards of Little Rock throughout April, City Manager Bruce Moore said Friday.
The city said in a statement that the meetings would allow residents to ask questions. Displays and other information about the planned improvements will be available at the meetings, the city said.
The meetings for the seven wards of Little Rock are scheduled as follows:
• Ward 1— 6:00 p.m. April 11 at Dunbar Community Center, 1001 W. 16th St.
• Ward 2 — 6:00 p.m. April 3 at Willie Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center Auditorium, 3805 W. 12th St.
• Ward 3 — 6:30 p.m. April 23 at St. Paul United Methodist Church sanctuary, 2223 Durwood Road.
• Ward 4 — 6:00 p.m. April 1 at St. James United Methodist, Room 109, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive.
• Ward 5 — 6:00 p.m. April 8 in Highland Valley United Methodist Church’s sanctuary at 15524 Chenal Parkway.
• Ward 6 — 6:00 p.m. April 10 at Northwest Police Sub-Station 10001 Kanis Road.
• Ward 7 — 6:00 p.m. April 4 at Henderson United Methodist Church Sanctuary at 1300 W. Base Line Road.
(Little Rock – June 26, 2012)
The City of Little Rock is amending work schedules and taking other actions to keep employees safe during this time of dangerously high temperatures.
“I remain concerned about the extreme weather conditions we are currently facing in Central Arkansas,” said City Manager Bruce Moore. “At this point, I am authorizing all Department Directors to adjust work hours to allow employees to start the work day earlier than normal. Also, if the heat index reaches 105 employees who work outside are allowed to come into City facilities.”
Starting this month, the City of Little Rock will open its Alert and Community Centers to citizens who need a cool place to seek relief from the heat. Serious health consequences can occur for elderly and other residents who may not have air conditioning in their homes. According to the National Weather Service, heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States.
The Alert Center addresses are as follows:
- East Broadway Alert Center – 500 East 21st St.
- West Baseline Alert Center – 9209 Mann Rd.
- South End Alert Center – 1100 West 33rd
- Willie Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center – 3805 W. 12th Street
- Valley Drive Alert Center – 5621 Valley Dr.
- West Central Alert Center – 4200 John Barrow Road
- Upper Baseline Alert Center – 3623 Baseline Rd.
- Wakefield Alert Center – 7414 Doyle Springs Rd.
- Central High Alert Center – 1108 S. Park St.
- Capitol View/Stifft Station Alert Center – 2715 W. 7th St.
The Alert Centers are all staffed and open from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Little Rock’s Community Centers locations:
- Dunbar Community Center – 1001 W. 16th St.
- East Little Rock Community Center – 2500 E. 6th St.
- Southwest Community Center – 6401 Baseline Rd.
- Stephens Community Center – 3720 W. 18th St.
The Community Centers are also staffed and will have signage that will direct residents to the rooms they may use for cooling off purposes. Other spaces are in use for the Summer Playground and Senior Programs.
Also, the City of Little Rock is participating in the 5th year of collaboration with the Salvation Army to provide a Cooling Center at 111 W. Markham St. from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. every day when the heat index reaches 100 degrees.
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City of Little Rock “LOVE YOUR BLOCK” Neighborhood Grant deadline has been extended to June 15, 2012 (see below).
The Pettaway Neighborhood Association would like to apply for one of the five competitive neighborhood grants ($1000) that will be granted for Ward 1.
Residents are asked to come to Thursday’s (May 17, 2012) Pettaway Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting to share their grant proposal ideas for the community. The Pettaway Neighborhood Association has a monthly meeting the third Thursday of every month for Pettaway residents. The meeting is open to the general public.
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City of Little Rock Extends Due Date-Completion Date for Love Your Block Grants
(Little Rock – May 10, 2012)
Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore today announced two new dates of importance to Little Rock Neighborhood-Based Organizations (NBOs) regarding Love Your Block grants. “WE’VE DECIDED TO EXTEND THE GRANT SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO JUNE 15, 2012 AT 5:00 PM FOR THE LOVE YOUR BLOCK GRANTS,” explained Moore. “WE’VE ALSO EXTENDED THE GRANT COMPLETION DEADLINE TO NOVEMBER 30, 2012 TO GIVE NBOS MORE TIME TO FINISH THEIR PROJECTS. With the added benefit of cooler weather in October and November we believe we will see more volunteers stepping forward to participate in neighborhood beautification efforts and general improvement projects,” stated Moore.
The Love Your Block competitive grant program is designed to help NBOs meet their most pressing challenges through community service and focused City Services. “The purpose of the Love Your Block Grant Program is to promote and increase volunteerism in the city while partnering with city staff to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods,” said Moore. Thanks to a generous $10,000.00 grant from the Home Depot Foundation, $19,000.00 in City of Little Rock funds and a combined $6,000.00 from the Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, the City anticipates awarding thirty-five (35) $1,000 grants (Five (5) $1,000 grants in each Ward). Any NBO registered with the City is eligible to apply.
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE LOVE YOUR BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM IS TO ENCOURAGE PROJECTS THAT PROMOTE VOLUNTEERISM, FOSTER CIVIC PRIDE, ENHANCE AND BEAUTIFY NEIGHBORHOODS, OR ENCOURAGE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE WAY RESIDENTS CONNECT AND SOLVE PROBLEMS. With this launch, the City of Little Rock joins 10 cities nationwide in implementing the Cities of Service Love Your Block blueprint, which helps revitalize neighborhoods one block at a time.
Grant applications are available to download on the City website (www.littlerock.org) or may be requested to be mailed or emailed by calling the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Programs at 501-371-6825. Neighborhood-Based Organizations must register with the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Programs to be eligible for the Love Your Block grants.