February 24, 2011 

Below please find some important information for Ward 1 residents.

Lake Mead Boulevard, Between Buffalo Drive And Tenaya Way, To Close During Overnight Hours Feb. 24 & 28

Starting at approximately 9 p.m. and continuing to 6 a.m. on Feb. 24 and Feb. 28, Lake Mead Boulevard will be closed to through traffic between Buffalo Drive and Tenaya Way. Business access will be maintained. Lake Mead will reopen to traffic at 6 a.m. Feb. 25 and March 1, respectively. The temporary closures are necessary as crews work to lay flooring on a pedestrian bridge across Lake Mead and then pour concrete as part of a city of Las Vegas trail improvement project.
During the closures, eastbound traffic on Lake Mead will be detoured south on Buffalo to Vegas Drive. Westbound Lake Mead traffic will be detoured north on Tenaya to Smoke Ranch Road.
This work is part of a $4.7 million improvement project that is under way to install trail improvements and three pedestrian bridges throughout the city. Construction started in June 2010, and will take approximately 12 months to complete.
Funding is provided by the Bureau of Land Management through the sale of public lands as authorized by the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act. This act allows money from Nevada federal land sales to be used in the state for park and trail projects.
Part of this project includes construction of a 12-foot-wide concrete trail segment within the west side of the Buffalo flood control channel, between Vegas Drive and Lake Mead Boulevard. This segment will complete the Lone Mountain Trail from Washington Avenue to Alexander Road. The trail segment will be enhanced with lighting and a five-foot-tall decorative wrought-iron fence adjacent to the channel. Additionally, approximately 600 feet of six-foot-wide concrete trail section will be constructed north of Cheyenne. Lighting and fencing will also be included in this segment.
The project includes the installation of another pedestrian bridge, which will create trail continuity for pedestrians and bicyclists across Cheyenne Avenue.
A pedestrian bridge also is being constructed across Las Vegas Boulevard in the heart of the Cultural Corridor between the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum/Las Vegas Library and the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

City Of Las Vegas Applications Available For Grants Of Up To $5,000 For Neighborhood Improvement Projects

The city of Las Vegas will accept applications for Neighborhood Partners Fund grants now through Thursday, April 21. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for neighborhood improvement projects that are planned and implemented by nonprofit neighborhood associations registered with the city’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department. Applicants also are required to match requested grant funds with volunteer labor, funding or other matching resources.
Applications are available at upcoming free workshops and at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department office. These workshops will present information on how to develop a successful Neighborhood Partners Fund (NPF) project, how to apply for Nevada nonprofit status and specifics about the NPF program. Application packets, program guidelines and additional information are available online at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/Apply/20718.htm. Residents interested in the grants are encouraged to call 229-6681 to register for one of the workshops, which will be held at the following times and city of Las Vegas facilities:

Saturday, Feb. 26 – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. “J” St., Multipurpose Room B

Tuesday, March 8 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Centennial Hills Community Center (YMCA), 6601 N. Buffalo Drive

Thursday, March 17 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Durango Hills Community Center (YMCA), 3521 Durango Drive

Tuesday, March 22 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, Classroom 6

Saturday, April 2 – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave.

Thursday, April 7 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., Conference Room 2

To be considered, applications must be submitted to the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department office at 400 Stewart Ave., second floor, Las Vegas, NV 89101 by 4:30 p.m. on April 21. All applicants will be required to make a 10-minute presentation to the NPF Board to assist board members with their evaluation of the projects. The NPF Board will make its award recommendations to the City Council for approval on July 6, 2011.

In 2010, 19 neighborhoods representing all six city wards received NPF grants for beautification and physical enhancement projects; safety improvement and communications, senior engagement, and cultural and community events.

The city of Las Vegas Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department is responsible for administering the NPF, which is designed to improve the quality of life in Las Vegas neighborhoods through funding for neighborhood improvement projects. Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services promotes, develops and supports safe, healthy neighborhoods through partnerships, education and compliance. Residents can visit the city’s website to see what services are available at www.lasvegasnevada.gov.

Southern Nevada Health District To Launch Electronic Newsletter

The Southern Nevada Health District will soon be launching its new electronic newsletter, "The Perspective" ‐ a quarterly publication exploring the public health perspective on various topics and issues concerning the community.

To receive the inaugural issue, sign-up by visiting  www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/newsletter.


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