December 9-13, 2019 SHOP WITH A COP
Inaugural event a hit
City of Hot Springs Police Department
The Hot Springs Police
Department (HSPD) helped
make 25 children’s Christmases
brighter with the first annual
Shop with a Hot Springs Cop
event on December 7. HSPD
coordinated with area schools
to select 25 kids who are in need
this year, and each child was
allotted $200 to spend on clothes,
toys, and whatever else the child
wanted. An officer was paired
with each child for the shopping
experience. The event was made
possible by a $5,000 grant from
the Walmart on Albert Pike
Road. “We would like to thank
Walmart Hot Springs – Albert
Pike Road, store manager Coy
Jackson and his team. Thank
you for opening your doors and
heart for the children of our community." To see more photos from this event and others from HSPD, visit (and like)
their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hotspringspd.
Monty Ledbetter, Director
Utilities awards attention to safety
At the Utilities Department's first annual Safety
Awards Luncheon, the following employees
received an Award of Safety Excellence: Chase
Helton of Water Production, Coy Eudy of
Compost, George Holcomb of Lift Stations,
Glen Partain of Utilities Administration, Gordon
Yates of Wastewater treatment, Jeff Smith of
Wastewater Collections, Keith Kimery of Water
Distribution and Ken McCoy of Lift Stations.
Teri Vann, the City's health and safety officer, Pictured, from left, are Keith Kimery, Glen Partain, Chase Helton, George Holcomb, Teri Vann,
selected an honoree from each of Utilities' eight Ken McCoy, Coy Eudy, Jeff Smith and Monty Ledbetter. Not pictured is Gordon Yates.
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Utilities Chili Cook-off Raises $2,200
The 11th Annual Utilities Chili Cook-Off on
December 9 raised more than $2,200 for the
City's designated Christmas families, those
with extenuating circumstances and in need of
support this season. Admission was a donation,
and guests enjoyed sampling from the 17
homemade competition entries.
Each chili was judged on five criteria: aroma, Evan Ussery – Second Place Jimmy Davis – Third Place
texture, color, taste and aftertaste/bite.
Shawn Newton – Best Overall Best Overall was awarded to Shawn Newton; Second Place went to Evan Ussery; and Third
Place went to Jimmy Davis.
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
Kathy Sellman, Director
Before Before Before
After After After
The structure at 206 Bower St. was torn down by the The structure at 709 Pullman Ave. was torn down by The structure at 110 Tuggle St. was torn down by
City after being condemned on August 6. the new owner. Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort.
Court ADDRESS VIOLATION RESULT JUDGE
cases for 502 Cones 1 Inoperable automobile Failure to appear; bench warrant issued Graham
the week 502 Cones Failure to appear; bench warrant issued Graham
103 Casalinda 1 Premise violation Guilty plea; reset for sentencing 1/7/20 Graham
124 Randy 2 Premise violations Graham
3 Premise violations Not guilty plea; reset for 2/19/19
Permit summary (11/15/19 - 12/06/19)
Residential Permits Non-Residential Permits
• 22 permits; total value of $229,851 • 14 permits; total value of $1,272,253
• Items of interest: • 1910 Malvern Ave.; Noah Williams; interior remodel to become a
• 106 Breeze St.; Rash Home Improvement; pharmacy; $230,000
home remodel • 4441 Central Ave.; Regions Financial Corp.; interior remodel; $100,000
• 127 Lamott St.; Archie VanGorder; remodel • 200 McAuley Ct.; Harrison Construction Co.; exterior remodel; $114,466
kitchen and two baths
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This year's Parks & Trails Christmas Memories event on December 9 was a night of fun and remembrance as visitors not
only got to take photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus, the elfs and the array of lights, they also could place an ornament on a
memorial tree in memory of loved ones who have passed or in honor of those on active military duty. To see more photos,
visit (and like) the Hot Springs Parks & Trails Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hot-springs-parks-trails.
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The Hot Springs Police Department is pleased to announce two new employees have been added to our team. Officer
Jonathan Israel was added to the Patrol Division and Officer Lindie Webb was added to the Animal Control Division.
Please welcome these new employees to our ranks.
Weekly Snapshot highlights some of the recent projects from the various City of Hot Springs departments
and is part of the City’s efforts to broaden its communications with the public.
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