November 2013




Save the date for our next

Neighborhood Leadership Forum!   

Date:  Tuesday, December 10

Time:  7:30am

Location:  Henderson Convention Center

Topic:  Nuisance Neighbors - What Can You Do?

Our special guest, Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, will provide opening remarks. Recipients of the 2013 Premier Community Award will also be recognized. 


Stay tuned - more information will be coming soon!








WinterFest, Hendersonís much-anticipated holiday event, will be held December 12-14 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water Street. Bring the family and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas delight with such wintertime traditions as horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers and a special visit from St. Nick. The evening light parade illuminates Water Street on December 14 at 5pm. Donít forget to check out the larger-than-life, one-of-a-kind holiday fish tank designed by the guys from Animal Planetís hit show, Tanked. Admission is complimentary.

Please note: Portions of Water Street will be closed during the event. For a complete list of closures and an entertainment schedule, visit or call the city of Henderson Cultural Arts & Tourism Department at (702) 267-2171.



  With November underway and Thanksgiving fast approaching, Barkules would like to remind you that this most likely means more guests at your house and more food on the table.


Please make sure your house guests know the rules when it comes to your pets. Pets are often overlooked with the hustle and bustle of friends and family coming and going. All it takes is a door opened too long or one not shut securely for your pet to accidently slip unnoticed out the door. If you usually don't allow your pets to have "people food", then don't indulge them with the turkey tidbits or ham handouts. This could result in upset tummies or ingested bones.


The animals and staff at the Henderson Animal Shelter wish all of you and your pets a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.


Looking for a new best friend?

Check out these adoptable pets! 



These are just a few of the pets available for adoption at the Henderson Animal Shelter. Learn more by calling (702) 267-4970 or visit the website.





Keep Trees Branches Trimmed to Avoid Landscaping Obstructions



Our street sweepers work hard to keep your neighborhoods clean, but low-hanging tree branches can get in the way. Help our Public Works Department by staying in compliance with Henderson Municipal Code (15.12.030 Landscaping Obstruction) and keeping branches at a level where street sweepers aren't impeded by them.

The diagram below shows the minimum requirements to avoid violation. As with all information provided in our E-Informs, we encourage you to include this in your next HOA newsletter.







Lisa's Landscaping Corner

Here comes winter - get your cameras out while the fall color is still going strong! Globe Mallow, Brittlebush, Daleas, Damianita, Dyssodia , and Penstemons liven up the cool season with sunny pops of color. Annaís Hummingbirds, white crowned sparrows, yellow rumped warblers (butter butts) and Gambelís quail will be visiting, too!

Plants need less water this time of year. They shouldnít go without water (even cacti), but because they aren't growing as fast and temperatures are dropping, they need less to maintain life. The Southern Nevada Water Authority recommends watering twice per week during the fall season.
Keep planting the cool season herbs and veggies, with the lists available to you from the UNR Cooperative Extension website.

November and December are great months to prune your trees. Once the leaves are off and trees are dormant, itís easier to see what is going on. Look for crossing, damaged or dead branches to prune. Give your smaller trees some future direction by establishing a central leader, then prune side branches that are competing. Sometimes we get trees from the nursery that have been topped, so the decision still needs to be made which branches will form which functions - is the branch a central leader or a competing side branch? Prune accordingly! Also, avoid pruning Palo Verde in the winter. Mesquites can take a light pruning and most of your desert shrubs can be manicured.

For pruning tips, please visit     http://www.trees aregoodcom/treecare




Become an even greater asset to your community by

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.







HPD - Making a Difference in Our



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 also discuss various crime prevention strategies that can be implemented.

Call (702) 267-5100 or visit the CRU website for more information.


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  Barbara Geach, Manager of Neighborhood Relations

City of Henderson
Neighborhood Services
(702) 267-2000


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