THE CAMMACK PERIODICAL

Volume 25, Issue 7 July, 2019

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.
Street Improvement Dist. #1 Meetings – 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:00 p.m. (if necessary)

 


CITY COUNCIL

Due to renovations at City Hall the City Council met on Tuesday, July 16th. The Council had one item of New Business on the Agenda. Attorney Shane Strabala gave the Council an update on the contract dispute involving the length of time Redstone Construction took to complete the tennis court renovations in Cammack Village. Mr. Strabala presented an offer from Redstone Construction of $6,785 in liquidating damages to settle the contract dispute to avoid arbitration. Mr. Strabala recommended accepting the offer to avoid a lengthy legal process that would result in considerable legal fees. Based on the recommendation from Mr. Strabala, the Council approved a motion to accept the offer by Redstone Construction.

URBAN SERVICE BOARD POSITION OPEN
If you are interested in serving on the USD Board please send a letter of interest to City Hall. Letters can be emailed to alex@cammackvillage.org or mailed to 2710 N. McKinley Street. If you have any questions regarding the USD Board you can contact Alex at City Hall at 501-663-4593.

CAMMACK VILLAGE 5K AND FAMILY & PUP FUN RUN
Cammack will be hosting the 4th Annual 5K and Family Fun Run on Labor Day, September 2th. For more information on the race you can contact Ryan O’Malley at neighbors@cammackvillage.org or you can sign up at runsignup.com.

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY  

From Chief Powell

The 2019/20 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 in route
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.