Emerald Point Block Wall Project
In April of 2008, a resident of the Emerald Point Subdivision contacted the City of Henderson with concerns about the community’s perimeter block wall. Constructed of masonry covered with stucco, the wall is in need of patching and new paint. Though the wall is structurally sound, its appearance detracts from the overall appearance of the neighborhood.
Always eager to assist with projects that benefit the community, City of Henderson Neighborhood Services hosted a neighborhood meeting on May 13, 2008. The meeting’s purpose was to explore solutions and secure neighborhood involvement for a project to address the deterioration of the wall. Emerald Point residents were encouraged to attend, meet their neighbors, and share their opinions.
Seventeen residents - over 10% of Emerald Point households – were in attendance! Since the average turnout for this type of meeting is only 3%, we were pleased with the amount of participation. City representatives included Councilman Steve Kirk, Neighborhood Services Manager Skeet Fitzgerald and other Neighborhood Services staff. Attendees unanimously agreed to volunteer their time and move forward with the project.
On Saturday, November 15th & 22nd, volunteers scraped and cleaned the block wall in preparation for new stucco. The stucco work has been generously donated by Fischer Sand & Gravel. We look forward to seeing the final product!
Thanks to the Emerald Point volunteers for making the project a success!
If you are interested in volunteering to improve Emerald Point, please call your Neighborhood Project Co-Chairs Brad Blankenship at (702) 914-8939 or Audrey Elliott at (702) 454-3302. You may also contact Emily Lewis, Senior Neighborhood Programs Specialist, at (702) 267-2008 or email@example.com.
For more information contact Emily Lewis at (702) 267-2008 or firstname.lastname@example.org.