May 22, 2013 



WARD 5 “ACCESS CITY COUNCIL” TV SHOW
The “Access City Council” television show featuring Ward 5 news, events and opportunities begins airing on KCLV-TV channel 2 May 29. See the broadcast schedule or watch the show online at www.kclv.tv/.

CYCLISTS INVITED TO JUNE 1 BIKE RIDE DOWNTOWN
Cyclists of all skill levels are invited to join me to take in the sights of downtown Las Vegas as we travel together in this six-mile ride to promote Nevada’s 3-Foot Law and to enhance bicycle safety for motorists and cyclists. The ride begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 1, and will include prizes, music and safety marshals. Registration and entertainment begins at 7 a.m. This recreational ride is free and open to the public. Ample parking is available at the departure site, the RTC building parking lot at 600 S. Grand Central Parkway. The first 200 riders that arrive to the event site will receive a free 3-Foot Law awareness T-shirt. Register online. All the details are here.  See the route map.  

COFFEE WITH THE COUNCILMAN JUNE 6
Join me for coffee and conversation on Thursday, June 6, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Starbucks, located at 751 N. Rancho Drive at Bonanza Road. Let's discuss our vision for Ward 5 and what we can do together to achieve those goals. This is a great way to talk with me about exciting events I am planning for this year! There are so many ways to be involved with our community, so join me for a cup of coffee or tea – on me! 

KKG YOUTH COUNTRY CLUB TEACHER GRAD-NITE
Teachers are invited to the KKG Youth Country Club Teacher Grad-Nite event June 6 from noon to 5:30 p.m. at Boulder Station. See the flier for details. RSVP no later than Friday, May 31, by e-mailing kkgyouthcountryclub@yahoo.com or calling 498-8620. 

Washington Avenue median island improvementsWASHINGTON AVENUE MEDIAN ISLAND IMPROVEMENTS
City staff currently are working on median island improvements on Washington Avenue, between Las Vegas Boulevard and Bruce.  These are big islands, and they are using metal and rock cactus structures, some new flowering yuccas and sawtooth agaves, coyotes, rabbits, ants, ravens, scorpions, burrows, meandering river beds, and a weathered 20-foot tree trunk that is set half fallen across one of the river beds. Still to come are joshua trees and a rebar spider web with a three-foot rock-and-steel black widow spider sitting in the corner of the web. All should be finished by the first week of June. 

BEE SEASON SAFETY TIPS
It's bee swarming season again, and time to refresh our memories on what to do if we encounter swarming bees. Click here for useful safety information and tips.

NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES OFFERS OPTIONAL SEWER LINE INSURANCE
The National League of Cities is offering a program to city of Las Vegas residents interested in purchasing warranty protection for the small sewer lines that extend from their homes to the main sewer line near the middle of the street. This optional program is being administered by Service Line Warranties of America. Many residents may not know that they are ultimately responsible for the sewer line that connects their home to the city’s sewer system. These lines, known as sewer laterals, normally extend from the home to about halfway into the street, where they connect with a main sewer line. The city is responsible for the main sewer lines only. See all the details here.

ONLINE SEWER PAYMENTS UNAVAILABLE MAY 22-28
The city of Las Vegas is converting to a new sewer billing system that will be better for our customers. During this conversion – from today at 5 p.m. until Tuesday, May 28, at 9 a.m. – the online sewer payment page on the city website will be unavailable.  Payments will not be accepted over the telephone during this time, and customer inquiries regarding sewer accounts will not be able to be answered, as account information will not be available or able to be updated during the conversion. For more information on how sewer billing is changing, go online.


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