The Cammack Village Periodical August 2018

THE CAMMACK PERIODICAL

Volume 24, Issue 7   August, 2018
City Council Agenda Meetings – 1st Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
City Council Meetings – 2nd Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
USD Board Meetings – First Tuesday of Feb, May, Aug, Nov. at 7:00 p.m.

 


CITY COUNCIL

The City Council met on Tuesday, August 14th. There were five items of New Business on the Agenda for the August Meeting. The Council first appointed Ron Crane to City Recorder. The position was previously held by Jill Sullivan. We would like to thank Mrs. Sullivan for all her hard work during her time as Recorder. They then approved Amending Ordinance 18-03 that amends Ordinance 17-02. Ordinance 18-03 prohibits the storage of building materials and equipment on vacant lots and defines the procedures for removal of violations. Following the ordinance, the Council then updated the Tree Removal Section of the Architectural Design Guidelines. The update adds procedures that better represent the City’s desire to preserve the trees in Cammack Village.  Last up on the Agenda were two agreements for renewal. The Council renewed a Franchise Agreement with Comcast but chose to table the renewal of a Mutual Aid Agreement with the University of Arkansas until the City Attorney could review it.

CAMMACK VILLAGE POLICE REPORT – JULY 2018

There were 2 incidents in the month of July in Cammack Village. Please note the following relate to incidents reported and handled by the Police Department and do not necessarily indicate that charges were filed based upon the incidents.

INCIDENTS:  2         (Note; some incidents involve multiple criminal charges)

  • Theft by Receiving / Break & Entering (Arrest 5 subjects)
  • Medical / Suicidal Sub

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY  

From Chief Powell

The 2018/19 school year is here and the Police Department would like to ask for your assistance in making this a safe school year.
Cammack Village is home to Jefferson Elementary. With the presence of the school comes a higher volume of vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

If you are not dropping off or picking up children at Jefferson, between 7:15 am and 8:00 am or from 2:30pm till 3pm, you should avoid this area, if at all possible because it is heavily congested.

When parents talk about school safety these days, they’re usually referring to the surge in violence at schools. But research shows that school-age children are actually nine times more likely to sustain an unintentional injury — whether on the playground or in school or in route to school- than to be the victim of violence while at school.

Traveling to and from school- Safety tips

Walking
Plan a walking route to school or the bus stop. Walk the route with your child beforehand.   Choose the most direct way with the fewest street crossings.  Tell your child to stay away from alleys, vacant lots, fields and other places where there aren’t many people.

Teach your child never to talk to strangers or accept rides or gifts from strangers. Remember, a stranger is anyone you or your children don’t know well or don’t trust.

Be sure that your child knows his or her home phone number and address, your work number, the number of another trusted adult and how to call 911 for emergencies.

School Buses
Teach children to arrive at the bus stop early, stay out of the street, wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before approaching the street, watch for cars and avoid the driver’s blind spot.

Biking
If your child bikes to school make sure he/she wears a helmet.  The No. 1 rule: Always wear a bike helmet. Head injury is the leading cause of death in bicycle crashes.  Bicycle helmets can reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent.

Teach your kids — whether walking, biking, or riding the bus to school — to obey all traffic signals, signs and traffic officers.
Drivers

  • The School speed limit is 20 MPH on N. McKinley from Hawthorne to Brentwood. Slower speeds provide for more reaction time for unexpected actions by children.
  • Do not pass school buses that have lights flashing and the stop sign extended.
  • Pedestrians have the right of way at crosswalks and intersections.
  • Arkansas law requires all children 14 years of age or younger to be restrained by a seat belt – in either the front seat or back seat of a vehicle. Children 6 years of age and younger or children less than 60 pounds are required to be restrained in a child safety seat.
  • Use of handheld cell phones/texting while operating a vehicle in the school zone is prohibited.

 

Officers will be strictly enforcing the speed limit, as well as the laws requiring drivers to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.   Please use extra care when traveling anywhere around the school and neighborhood to make this school year accident-free.

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