July 2011


The next Neighborhood Leadership Forum will be held on August 24, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The topic will be "Foreclosures in Your HOA: What are Your Rights?"

Keep an eye out for your invitation!




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Contact the HPD Community Relations Unit at (702) 267-5100 for more information.









For the first time, the city of Henderson will host the Ironman World Championship 70.3, Sunday, September 11. The triathlon is a citywide event that will affect several areas in and around Henderson between 4:30am – 6pm.

Residents should expect an increase of traffic, which include runners, bicyclists and cars/vans. In addition, temporary street closures will be in effect to accommodate the bike and run courses. View a detailed list of areas affected by the race.



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






Landscape Tip of the Month

by Lisa Ortega, City of Henderson Urban Forester

It seems like this year’s cooler weather has many people out in their yards working on their landscape. Unlike many other trees, palms love the hot weather and now is the time to prune and fertilize them. Cut fronds from palms when they have turned brown and are hanging down; avoid excessive pruning of the green fronds. Remember, these green fronds are generating the chlorophyll needed to feed the palms and removing them takes away needed food. Also, if you are not going to harvest and eat dates provided by the date palms, remove them at the same time. The production of seed takes quite a bit of energy for the palm - if they are not needed, a nice trim will keep a healthy, vigorous taper on the trunk.

As for other trees, many of them do not like to be pruned in the summer. Summer temperatures can stress trees and pruning can add to the stress. Be particularly careful on the south and west sides of trees and take care not to open up the inside of the tree or a new trunk to full sun. The full exposure, especially next to hardscapes, can lead to sunscald and cracking of the trunk.

This is the time of year to look for dead branches (since they have no leaves) and prune out what you know is dead. If you can, save the rest of your pruning for cooler temperatures this fall!


Welcome Councilman Sam Bateman!


Sam Bateman was elected at large to the Henderson City Council in June 2011 representing Ward IV.

Originally from Bountiful, Utah, Councilman Bateman received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Utah. He continued his studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, graduating from the UNLV Boyd School of Law in 2002. Sam honed his legal skills clerking for a United States District Court Judge as well as in private practice.

In 2004, Sam was named a Deputy District Attorney for Clark County, Nevada, primarily prosecuting criminal cases as well as advocating at the Nevada Legislature to help in Southern Nevada’s fight against crime.

A Henderson resident since 1999, Sam Bateman was appointed to the city of Henderson Planning Commission in September 2007 by Mayor James B. Gibson. He was reappointed by Mayor Andy Hafen in 2009 and then elected Chairman by his fellow commissioners in July 2010.



NV Energy Senior Energy Assistance Expo

What: Nonprofit and government agencies will be available to help seniors pay their past due electric bills, discuss weatherization options for their homes and provide energy education and conservation and rebate information. Additional information on social services such as food bank, housing, medical and rental assistance will be on hand.

Where: Cashman Center 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Hall A


When: Saturday, August 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


More information is available here.


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Neighborhood Services

Barbara Geach, Manager of Neighborhood Relations

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