February 2013


Didn't Attend the Last Leadership Forum?

 Need a Refresher?

Here's a recap on our December Emergency Preparedness presentation...

At the December Neighborhood Leadership Forum, Ryan Turner, emergency management coordinator, presented on the topic of Emergency Preparedness. Flash floods, high winds, chemical releases/spills, terrorism, earthquakes and home fires are all disasters that could occur in our community.  Ryan explained what to do before, during and after an emergency.

To kick-start your 2013 goals of being better prepared, here are some important tips:

Red Cross Family Disaster Supply Kit - Prepare your home and your family with a 72-hour kit of basic supplies.

Make a Plan- Know what to do in case of an emergency.

Be Informed - Know important information to stay safe.

For additional information, visit the following websites:




Be Red Cross Ready Handout

You can click here to view the PowerPoint presentation from the Forum.

In addition to the presentation, we recognized the following HOAs for going above and beyond in their efforts to improve their neighborhoods.

  • Green Valley Ranch

  • Montelago Village

  • Mountainside

  • Newport Cove

  • Peppertree

  • The Village Green

Learn more about how these innovative communities helped to make Henderson a premier community here.




Just a reminder that the Henderson Events Plaza and Water Street District is scheduled to host a number of events this spring, including the St. Patrickís Day Parade & Festival. To accommodate these events, Water Street, along with other streets within the Water Street District, will incur temporary street closures. Please expect traffic delays.


Southern Nevada Sons of Erin

St. Patrickís Day Parade & Festival

March 15-18, 2013

Atlantic Street (Eldorado Parking Entrance to Water)

CLOSED: March 15, 5am-March 18, 5am


Water Street (Ocean to Victory)

CLOSED: March 15, 11pm-March 16, 1pm


Water Street (Basic to Atomic)

TO REMAIN CLOSED: March 16, 1pm-6pm


Henderson Heritage Parade & Festival

April 5-6, 2013

Ocean Avenue (Van Wagenen to Haynes) & Victory Road (Water to Atlantic)

CLOSED: April 5, 11pm to April 6, 12pm


Atlantic Avenue (Lead to Water) & Water Street (Ocean to Victory)

CLOSED: April 6, 5am to 1pm


Water Street (Basic to Pacific)

TO REMAIN CLOSED: April 6, 1pm to 6pm


Art Festival of Henderson

May 10-12, 2013

Water Street (Basic to Atlantic)

CLOSED: May 10, 6am to May 12, 11pm


For more information on road closures and detour routes, please visit HendersonLive.com or call the city of Henderson Department of Cultural Arts & Tourism at (702) 267-2171.






Lisa's Landscape Corner

-by Lisa Ortega, City of Henderson Urban Forester


While youíre preparing your home for the year ahead, think about doing the same for your trees! This is a great time of year for pruning - the sap flow that brings life to trees is slow and they are much less active.


Remove a few limbs that might not fit within the canopy to make room for new shoots. Branches that come from the same location are great candidates for removal, as they become crowded as they get older. Any branches that grow across the canopy can also be removed. This time of year allows you to see into the tree, since the leaves are absent on the deciduous varieties. Itís a bit harder to remove dead branches as they all look about the same Ė bare! Summer is a better time for this.


Make sure you donít prune too much. Our harsh, hot climate scalds trunks, especially on new or thin-barked trees, so the less you prune newly planted trees the better. Ash trees donít like to be excessively pruned either. Remember, what you prune feeds the tree; you are actively removing food from the tree, essentially stunting its growth. Less is always better.


As shown in the diagram below, prune at the branch bark ridge - the area where the branch attaches, is darker in color, and typically has more texture than the bark. Prune directly along the ridge, not cutting into the area. Always make a cut under the branch and then saw off the heaviness of the branch. Then, with the weight gone, make that final professional cut. Be careful - tears are hard to close and can stay wounded for years after the cut has been made. Good luck and make sure to finish your pruning before bud swell!





Our Ward I and Ward II Neighborhood Connections have been scheduled!

Join Mayor Hafen and Councilwomen Schroder and March to learn about projects and ask questions.

Learn more on our website!  







Officers from our Community Relations Unit (CRU) are available to attend your HOA board meetings and help you set up a Neighborhood Watch. If your neighborhood is experiencing any problems, they can discuss various crime prevention strategies that can be implemented.

Call (702) 267-5100 for more information.






Want to learn something new?


How about taking a free class coordinated by the State of Nevada Ombudsman's Office!


The Office of the Ombudsman offers classes for those who live, work or own property within homeowners associations. All classes are free and open to the public.


For more information, view the class calendar. You may also contact Ken Richardson at (702) 486-4480 or by e-mail.






On January 31, Mayor Hafen presented the State of the City 2013



You can watch the video or view the transcript here






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City of Henderson
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