February 2012

Was one of your New Year's resolutions to clear some clutter from your life?

Neighborhood Services can help!

February is already here and, if you're like many of us, your well-intended New Year's resolutions are starting to fade.

Maybe you're already tired of hitting the gym and eating turkey burgers. Or perhaps you have been reminded why you stopped spending time with your family in the first place. But if one of your resolutions was to clear clutter from your life, we've got good news for you. Neighborhood Services has simple, painless programs that can help you cross that resolution off your list and feel great!  

  • With the Enhancement Grant, your registered neighborhood group could receive up to $2,000 in matching funds for projects that provide either a physical or social benefit.

  • Preparations are underway for our next Henderson Shines that will be held in May/June of 2012.

  • Reserve the Parks and Recreation Department's Cleanup Trailer, which is full of tools and supplies.  

With all of these resources available, you'll rest easily (in front of the TV enjoying that bowl of ice cream) knowing your neighborhood looks great!



St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

The Southern Nevada Sons of Erin will host the 46th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival, March 15-18. Several street closures within the Water Street District will be in effect to accommodate the parade and activities. Temporary street closures with dates & times include: 

Atlantic Avenue (Eldorado Parking Lot Entrance – Water Street)

FULL Street Closure March 16, 5am – March 18, 10am

Water Street (Ocean Avenue – Victory Road)

Closed to Through Traffic & Street Parking March 16, 11am – March 17, 5am

FULL Street Closure March 17, 5am – 1pm

Water Street (Basic Road – Atomic Street)

FULL Street Closure March 17, 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 surrounding streets.

Henderson Pavilion Concerts & Events

The Henderson Pavilion will host a number of concerts in the next few months. 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:

  • February 25, 5pm-11pm - The Rock & Worship Roadshow

  • March 11, 1pm-5pm - Henderson Symphony Orchestra

  • April 7, 7pm-11pm - The Symphonic Rock Show

  • April 13, 14, 20 & 21, 7pm-11pm - Cinderella

  • April 15 & 22, 6pm-10pm - Cinderella

  • April 27 & 28, 10am-12pm - Indie Music Fest

HPD Tip of the Month - Help the Community by Dropping Off Your Old Cell Phone


Most of us have a least one old cell phone lying around the house. Instead of leaving them to take up space in a drawer, the Henderson Police Dept asks that you donate your old cellular phones to be refurbished and given to residents who need them in case of emergency.

It's quick and easy to drop your phone in the collection sites at any of our substations. We don't need the box, books or any accessories that came with it. Your phone will be sent to www.911cellphonebank.org, where they will delete all old numbers, text messages and photos. The refurbished phone will soon be back in the hand of the Henderson Police Dept, where officers will be able to pass it on to neighborhood watch participants, domestic violence victims and or anyone who may need to call the police in an emergency.

If you are a volunteer and want to participate, challenge yourself or your group to collect as many old cell phones as possible. Or how about setting up a collection box at your place of business? The simple act of donating a phone you're not using can truly make a difference in someone's life!

For more information on cell phone collection, contact the HPD Community Relations Unit at (702) 267-5100.

Officers are available to attend your HOA board meeting to discuss Community Policing Programs and how to start a Neighborhood Watch. 

Call (702) 267-5100 for more information.

Lisa's Landscape Corner:
Is it too late in the year to prune my trees?

-by Lisa Ortega, City of Henderson Urban Forester

There’s nothing better than our Southern Nevada winters - we are so lucky to live in a place with such mild weather!

Many of us are still pruning our trees, but be careful - varieties such as Fan Tex Ash or Ornamental Pears trees are ready for their buds to pop open. With all their stored energy, they are ready to show off their new annual leaves.

A good rule of thumb to help you decide if it's too late in the year for pruning is to see if your trees look as if they're ready to ‘break’. Do the tips of the stems look swollen? If so, you’ve still got time to select a few branches for pruning. You can get to those branches that are rubbing on each other or just going the wrong direction for the site.

Remember, don’t take off more than 25 percent of the tree at one time. Leaves make the ‘food’, so you don’t want to starve your tree from much needed energy and sugars that it will need to produce. Also, don’t prune too much off the south or west side of your tree to avoid sun damage on previously sheltered bark! When it comes to pruning, less is more!

Contact Lisa at (702) 267-4000 or by email.



Welcome Ward III Councilman John Marz!

John F. Marz was appointed January 23, 2012 to the Henderson City Council representing Ward III. Councilman Marz serves with the mayor and fellow council members as the legislative branch of the Henderson community, responsible for setting policies and making decisions concerning many different aspects of local government. The City Council also approves the city’s budget.

A Henderson resident for over 26 years, Councilman Marz is the owner of a marketing consultancy firm. He has over 30 years experience in marketing, advertising and public relations at the senior executive and corporate levels with the Mandalay Resort Group in Las Vegas and DRGM Advertising in Reno and Las Vegas.

Before his City Council appointment, Marz served since August 2009 on the Henderson Planning Commission. He previously was president of the Foxridge Home Owners Association for three years and served on the Estes McDoniel Elementary School Parent Teacher Association for two years.

In addition to his volunteer service within the Henderson community, Marz served four years on the Washoe County Planning Commission and four years on the Nevada State Board of Tourism.

Councilman Marz graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s in communications with a minor in marketing.

Use our ward map to find your elected officials




"Home Means Nevada"

Help for Homeowners Event

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval encourages homeowners to attend this special event to meet one-on-one with lenders, pro-bono attorneys and HUD-approved housing counselors.

This Weekend, March 9 and 10, at Cashman Center.

View the flier for additional information in English or Spanish






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Barbara Geach, Manager of Neighborhood Relations

(702) 267-2000

City of Henderson
Neighborhood Services

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