September 2011 | News and information from the City of Henderson 

MAYOR ANDY HAFEN
    Every day it seems I get positive news about the direction of our City. As I am out talking with residents, businessmen and women and other elected officials, I am hearing that we are on the road to recovery. Although we are not making huge strides in that recovery, little by little things are getting better. Whether it is the repaving of Lake Las Vegas Parkway, the 80th anniversary of Railroad Pass Casino and Cashman Equipment, or the awarding of bids to construct Cornerstone Park, I see evidence of the positive in this City over and over again. I always go back to our Strategic Plan’s goal to be America’s Premier Community. I truly feel that every day we get closer to being THE premier American city. I am amazed at how hard our City team works at achieving that goal. It is great being the Mayor of Henderson!
CITY EXPANDS SERVICES OFFERED ELECTRONICALLY
    In October, the Department of Utility Services will launch an electronic billing option for customers who wish to receive their water and sewer bill by email, and pay their bill electronically. Customers will also be able to schedule automatic or recurring payments online, and view and pay multiple accounts at one time. This service is the latest in a series of online services that presently allow you to register for Parks & Recreation classes, pay your business license fees, and search Henderson Municipal Court records. Another useful online tool is Contact Henderson, which provides information on hundreds of topics, and through which you may report such things as graffiti or traffic issues, provide input to the Mayor and City Council, and even request a speaker for your group meeting.
HENDERSON SURPASSES THE NATION IN CARDIAC SURVIVAL RATE
    Heart disease is the leading cause of death, yet the Henderson Fire Department is achieving industry-leading results saving patients who experience sudden cardiac arrest. The survival rate in Henderson is five times the national average for patients who experience ventricular fibrillation, the most common life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmia. The factors that set Henderson apart are the type of training Henderson paramedics receive, and the use of advanced techniques such as hypothermia to slow possible tissue damage from lack of blood flow. Henderson is one of only a handful of cities that equip their police department with Automatic External Defibrillators. Many times a police officer is the first to arrive at a medical emergency and can begin treatment immediately. This is the second year in a row that the Henderson Fire Department has surpassed the national average for cardiac survivability.
IT'S HALLOWEEN HENDERSON STYLE
    The Parks and Recreation Department will host a variety of family-friendly Halloween events in October. Trunk or Treat is Henderson’s premier safe trick or treating event, where families can enjoy trick or treating plus entertainment, games, contests, and food concessions. The event takes place on October 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd. Participation is $2 per child at the gate. Haunted at the Ranch provides an evening of haunted aquatic fun with games, bounce houses, and a spine-tingling haunted house tour. Bring a blank pillowcase to make bad decorating a real scream. The event takes place on October 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 C Galleria Dr. Admission is $1-$2 per person, all ages. For additional information, visit cityofhenderson.com or stop by any recreation center.
COUNCILWOMAN DEBRA MARCH, WARD II
    Each one can teach one; each one can reach one; Each one can make a difference in an others life. -Oprah Winfrey-

As I prepare this article, I'm reminded of this quote by Oprah Winfrey. While our community is challenged with economic concerns, including job losses and housing foreclosures, we also have opportunities to strengthen Henderson and to support one another through volunteer and community service programs. The City has been enhancing its Volunteer Partnership Program to identify additional opportunities for those of you who wish to lend assistance to your neighbors and organizations in need...from helping stuff Christmas stockings for the Blue Star Mothers to send to the men and women deployed in service to our country; to working on housing rehab projects for Habitat for Humanity; to trail watch efforts.

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