Mayor Andy Hafen looks toward the future in 2011 State
of the City address
“Our city was
formed during the uncertainty of World War II. There
were risks and dangers, but there was also great
opportunity. And there is great opportunity now,” said
Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen in his State of the City
address last week.
With over 840 in attendance at the M Resort and Casino,
the Mayor detailed his commitment to the pursuit of
initiatives, programs and policies that will foster
opportunities for children, families and businesses. He
went on to discuss the City's vision - to become
America's premier community.
When highlighting one of the City's five goals -
promoting sustainable practices and development - Mayor
Hafen detailed the City's numerous accomplishments in
the last year, including:
Republic Services, implementation of a pilot
recycling program which, in only a few short months,
has increased recycling from 6% to more than 30%
the Mayor detailed Henderson’s
acknowledgement by the
American Institute of Architects with both their Nevada
2010 Sustainable Practices Award and special recognition
for the design and construction of our LEED certified
North Police Station.
Despite the economic downturn, Henderson is strong. As
Mayor Hafen said, “Working together I know our best is yet to
Visit the City website to
watch the State of the City video or read the
February/March Traffic Advisories
The Henderson Pavilion will host a concert by the
Brigham Young University (BYU) Young Ambassadors on February 25 from
expect a higher volume of traffic around the venue and surrounding areas
including Green Valley Parkway and Paseo Verde Parkway.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
The Southern Nevada Sons of Erin will host the 45th
annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival, March 17-20. Several street
closures within the Water Street District will be in effect during this
to accommodate the parade and activities. Temporary street closures with
dates & times include:
Atlantic Avenue (Lead Street - Water Street) Closed to Street Parking: March 17, 10pm – March 18, 5am, FULL Street Closure:
March 18, 5am – March 20, 10pm
Ocean Avenue (Van Wagenen Street - Haynes Drive): Closed to Through Traffic: March 19, 5am – March 19, 1pm
Victory Road (From Water Street –
Atlantic Avenue) Closed to Through Traffic: March 19, 5am – 1pm
Water Street (Ocean Avenue – Victory
Road) Closed to Through Traffic & Street Parking: March 18, 10pm – March 19, 5am, FULL
Street Closure: March 19, 5am-6pm
Public parking is available at various locations
throughout the Water Street District including City Hall and Justice
Facility parking garages, Henderson Convention Center parking lot and
For a full
listing of all upcoming events, visit
Crime Prevention Tip of
Starting a Neighborhood Watch
not just a police issue - it's a community issue.
A Neighborhood Watch is a group of people who come together to be the eyes
and ears of the police. Since 1972, the Neighborhood Watch program has
united law enforcement agencies, private organizations and individual
citizens in an effort to reduce crime and improve our communities.
Community Relations Officer
David Kohlmeier explains, "We have great success with the Neighborhood Watch
program, but need more of them in the City of Henderson".
The first step to starting a Neighborhood Watch is to request an
informational packet. If, after learning about the program, you are
interested in moving forward, an HPD Community Relations Officer will meet with you,
your neighbors and your HOA board to discuss how the it can be customized to your community.
To learn more about the Neighborhood
Watch program or to request an informational packet, call (702) 267-5100 or
Help Fight the Drug Epidemic
Report a drug dealer without identifying yourself and receive cash rewards
Please call 267-DRUG, 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Reader Question of the Month
Q: Is there anything new to report on the progress for the proposed Mission
View Park at Horizon Ridge and Annet?
A: Staff in the Parks and Recreation Department are currently
reviewing the construction plans, which are approximately
While the consultant is working on the plans,
the restroom and shade structures must go through
a design review. The project will then proceed to Planning Commission.
At this point, it appears
that the project will go out for bid late
this summer. Estimating that construction takes 9-12 months, it will be
completed and open in 2012.
Do you have a question on a city project or program?
Let us know and we will feature it in a upcoming E-inform.
Spring Watering Schedule Checkup
Did you know that the majority of our
drinking water is used outdoors to irrigate our landscaping? That’s why
mastering your landscape irrigation system is one of the most important
things you can do around the house.
Whether you take care of your system
yourself or hire someone, ensure that your system is in good working order.
First, take a few minutes to run through
a cycle on your system. Look for broken sprinkler heads and leaks and
repair them as soon as possible. Then look for water flowing or spraying
off your property. By reducing your sprinklers run times, you can eliminate
this problem and reduce water damage to your sidewalk, driveway, curbs and
Next make sure that your sprinkler clock
is set properly to comply with your assigned watering schedule. From March
1 through April 30, spray irrigation is allowed three days per week only on
assigned watering days.
To find your watering group and assigned
days, go to
City of Henderson
Barbara Geach, Acting Manager