April 2011


Vote for Henderson in Reader's Digest "We Hear You America" Campaign!

On March 24th, Reader's Digest visited Henderson as part of their 100 Cities in 100 Days - We Hear You America Tour. Mayor Hafen was presented with a check for $1,000, which was passed on to HopeLink, Henderson's Family Resource Center. 

But the $1,000 check is only the beginning. With your help, we have the opportunity to vote for Henderson to receive up to an additional $40,000!

To vote, visit http://wehearyouamerica.readersdigest.com/ and type in your zip code. You will be taken to Henderson's page, where you can click "Cheer" on the left side of your page. Remember, you can cheer up to 10 times per day, every day! While you're there, don't forget to register to win the Reader's Digest RV.

To see highlights from the visit, view the YouTube link.

Foreclosure Assistance Available  

Neighborhood Services is proud to partner with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (LACSN) to present a FREE class on the foreclosure mediation process on Wednesday, April 27th  from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Silver Springs Rec Center.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Notice of default

  • Notice of trustee sale

  • How to understand your loan

  • Loan modifications

  • How to prepare for foreclosure mediation

The class will be taught by an attorney with LACSN. Upon completion, attendees may apply for a pro bono attorney if they meet qualifications. Please see the flier for more information.

Registration is required; please call (702) 386-1070 ext. 161 to reserve your spot. You may contact Emily Lewis at (702) 267-2008 or Emily.lewis@cityofhenderson.com with any questions.

LACSN offers a variety of other services as well, including:

  • Foreclosure Information
    If a homeowner has received a Notice of Default and has elected Foreclosure Mediation, or is about to receive a Notice of Default and wants to know their options, they have a variety of resources that may help.

  • Civil Law Self Help Center
    They now have the ability to answer foreclosure and foreclosure mediation related questions at the Regional Justice Center Self Help Center. This is a place where a homeowner can go to have procedural and administrative questions answered.

  • Ask-A-Lawyer Program
    For homeowners who have more detailed questions about foreclosure mediation and who want to talk to an attorney, they have attorneys available at the Civil Law Self Help Center at predetermined times. Homeowners can sign up at the Civil Law Self-Help Center at the Regional Justice Center at 200 Lewis Ave., Downtown Las Vegas.

  • Legal Representation at Mediation
    For homeowners who meet certain income guidelines and need legal representation at mediation, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada staff attorneys or pro bono attorneys may be able to represent the individual. Prospective clients must attend one of the free Legal Education Classes first to apply for services. Information on this process is available after each class.


To learn more about the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, visit their website.






Henderson Pavilion Concerts & Events

The Henderson Pavilion will host a number of concerts and events this April. Please expect a higher volume of traffic around the venue and surrounding areas including Green Valley Parkway and Paseo Verde Parkway. Slight delays may occur during the following dates and times:

  • April 28     Jesse Cook               6pm-10pm

  • April 29     Sugar Ray                 7pm-11pm

  • April 30     Everest College       7am-1pm


Henderson Heritage Parade & Festival

The Henderson Heritage Parade will be held April 16. Several street closures within the Water Street District will be in effect from April 15-16 to accommodate the staging, parade and activities. Temporary street closures with dates & times include:


Ocean Avenue (Van Wagenen – Haynes)

Closed to Through Traffic:                                            April 15, 11pm – April 16, 12pm


Victory Road (Water Street – Atlantic Avenue)

Closed to Through Traffic:                                            April 15, 11pm – April 16, 12pm


Atlantic Avenue (Lead Street – Water Street)

Closed to Through Traffic:                                            April 16, 5am – 1pm


Water Street (Ocean Avenue – Victory Road)

FULL Street Closure April 16, 5am – 1pm


Water Street (Basic Road – Pacific Avenue)

FULL Street Closure Will Remain April 16, 1pm – 6pm



Art & All That Jazz

The inaugural Art & All That Jazz, Henderson’s fine art & music festival, will be held May 7-8. The Water Street District will experience street closures from May 6-8 to accommodate the event. Temporary street closures with dates & times include:


Water Street (Basic Road – Atlantic Avenue)      

FULL Street Closure May 6, 6am – May 8, 11pm



Public parking for ALL EVENTS is available at various locations throughout the Water Street District including City Hall and Justice Facility parking garages, Henderson Convention Center parking lot and surrounding streets.



 For a full listing of all upcoming events, visit hendersonlive.com.








Crime Prevention Tip of the Month


Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tip Line

The Henderson Police Department encourages residents to make use of the Crime Stoppers of Nevada anonymous tip line to help ensure safety in the community.

The most common reasons people give for not contacting Crime Stoppers with vital information are:

  1. The person in possession of the information does not care about the arrest of the suspects or solving the crime

  2. They are unsure if the information they possess is important

  3. They are unsure if police want the information

Remember, the police would rather investigate hundreds of tips that prove fruitless than have people withhold information that could ultimately turn out to be helpful.

In cases dealing with felony crimes, tips processed through Crime Stoppers that directly lead to an arrest or an indictment may result in a cash reward.

Contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or online at crimestoppersofnv.com


Don't forget our upcoming Neighborhood Leadership Forum!


When: Tuesday, April 26th, 7:30-10:00am


Where: Henderson Convention Center - 200 S. Water Street


What: Santana Garcia, City of Henderson Intergovernmental Relations Specialist, and Sara Barry, CMCA PCAM, from Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP, will discuss the 2011 Nevada Legislative Session. The forum will highlight the legislative process and bills that directly impact HOAs.  



To RSVP, contact Heather Rosich at (702) 267-2026 or heather.rosich@ cityofhenderson.com




Reader Question of the Month



 Q: My neighbor's trees are hanging over my property line; what are my rights and what can I do to solve the problem?

A: Overhanging trees and other landscape encroachments from a private property upon another's private property are outside the Henderson Municipal Codes and strictly a civil matter.

If the landscape encroachment results from plantings in the "public-way", the City of Henderson will trim and maintain the encroaching plants. However, if your landscape enters upon public property, you, as the property owner, are required to maintain clearances of (1) three foot radius around fire hydrants, and (2) seven foot height clearance about hydrants and walkways as well as (3) other safety provisions.

Per Henderson Municipal Code 8.68.010, it is unlawful for any person to cut, root up or otherwise injure or destroy any tree, shrub, plant or other growing thing without permission of the owner thereof. Consult your Homeowners' Association, if applicable, on whether it has a standard regarding planting encroachments.

To inquire about mediation, contact the Clark County Neighborhood Justice Center at (702) 455-3898.



It’s A Gas! The Bright Side of Science Exhibit


The Henderson Space & Science Center, in partnership with Exhibit IQ, is proud to present "It’s a Gas! The Bright Side of Science", now through May 15, inside the Galleria at Sunset.


Learn about neon, argon, hydrogen and all the other gases in the periodic table with interactive displays, multimedia presentations and technology exhibits.


Exhibit hours are Monday-Saturday, 10am – 8pm, and Sunday & holidays from 12pm – 5pm. CLOSED Easter. Tickets start at $4 and can be purchased at the door.


To learn more about It’s a Gas!, please visit HendersonLive.com or call the City of Henderson Cultural Arts & Tourism Department at (702)267-2171.

City of Henderson
Neighborhood Services

Barbara Geach,

Acting Manager

(702) 267-2000



"Neighborhood Services makes a difference in the lives of our residents by offering premier
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