June 26, 2013 



WARD 5 “ACCESS CITY COUNCIL” TV SHOW
The “Access City Council” television show featuring Ward 5 news, events and opportunities continues airing on KCLV-TV channel 2 through June 27. See the broadcast schedule or watch the show online at www.kclv.tv/.

PORTION OF D STREET CLOSED UNTIL JULY 3
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has closed D Street from just south of the I-15 southbound on-ramp to Bonanza Road. Crews are removing the islands to create a straight-through commute on D Street. Several detour options are available, including using the F-D Street Connector, H Street and Main Street. In addition, the F-D Street Connector will be limited to one lane in each direction during the closure. The work is part of the F Street Underpass Reopening project, which will reopen F Street in its former location under I-15. See the news release.

SCHOOL SUPPLY MADNESS CONTEST
The Random Acts of Kindness Outreach Ministry of Nehemiah Ministries is sponsoring a School Supply Madness Contest for Clark County School District teachers. Current CCSD teachers are encouraged to submit an essay (250 words or less) detailing why their classrooms could benefit from being decorated and filled with school supplies for up to 30 students. All submissions should be e-mailed to svaughn8410@gmail.com before midnight June 30. A winner will be announced Aug. 10 during the Nehemiah Ministries annual Back-To-School Fair at 3606 N. Rancho Drive, Suite 144. For more information, call 412-0060.

RESIDENTIAL AMNESTY PROGRAM NOW YEAR-ROUND
The city of Las Vegas has extended its amnesty program that waives penalties on self-disclosed residential construction work done without permits. The city’s amnesty program is available year-round. Homeowners will be subject to paying normal fees for permits, inspections and plan reviews, but not penalties. Fees for residential-related construction range from $60 to more than $400, depending on the project. The primary goal of the Residential Amnesty Program is to encourage safety through code compliance. To find out more about the amnesty program, a homeowner may visit the city of Las Vegas Building & Safety Department, located in the Development Services Center, 333 N. Rancho Drive. Residents also may get more information by calling the department at (702) 229-6251 or by visiting the city’s website.

COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS ONLINE
The city of Las Vegas now is offering a new service to those looking to comment on items on City Council or Planning Commission agendas. As soon as the agendas are posted on the city of Las Vegas website, residents can click on any item that interests them and leave a comment. These comments become part of the official record if submitted before the item is heard by the council, just as they would if the residents were at the meeting making comments in person or submitted a letter. The new system is another way that the city is working to make city government more accessible to citizens and to make it as convenient as possible to participate in the process.

Once an item is selected by the user from the upcoming agenda, a button marked “comment” will appear above the supporting materials for the item. Clicking the button will take users to a page where they can enter their comments. The next City Council meeting is scheduled for July 10 at 9 a.m. in City Hall. The agenda will be available for comments July 3.

FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION JULY 5
Enjoy the First Friday celebration downtown in the Arts District July 5 from 5 to 11 p.m. Go online for all the details.

HEART TO HEART WOMEN’S HEALTH FAIR JULY 20
Residents are invited to the Heart to Heart Women’s Health Fair Saturday, July 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ebenezer Church of God in Christ, located at 1072 W. Bartlett Ave.  Participate in dental, vision, hearing, flexibility and BMI screenings; glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood testing. Receive information on health insurance, recovery and counseling programs, weight loss and diabetes management, and how to register for WIC and SNAP nutrition assistance programs. Enjoy a bounce house, food and entertainment.  See the flier for more details.


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