Aug. 13, 2013 

What’s inside:

2013 Neighborhood Partners Fund Grant Results

Updates on Road Construction in Our Area

Upcoming Events for Ward 2 Residents

Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and Councilman Bob Beers celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Le Cordon Bleu in Las Vegas.  Look for their student restaurant to be reopening in the near future.

The city of Las Vegas’ small grant program assists small neighborhood projects proposed by homeowners associations registered with the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department or non-profit organizations located within the city of Las Vegas.  These grants help build community for a better life.  The applications are reviewed by a committee comprised of a citizen representative appointed by the mayor and two appointees from city staff and the public made by each City Council member. 

Prior to this year, the only Ward 2 applicant/recipient has been the Lakes Festival of Lights.  This year, significant outreach efforts resulted in four applicants, all of whom received funding.  In addition to the community-bonding Festival of Lights, there are projects improving the safety of two small homeowners associations.  There is also a fencing project for the Linda Givens Elementary School PTA to guide students to a crosswalk monitored by a crossing guard from the parking area on one side of the street to their school on the opposite side of the street. 

There are 17 other valuable projects in Wards 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the city.  It is very possible that none of these projects would take place without this grant program.  If your association or neighborhood group has projects that you want to talk about for 2014, then please contact me or my staff to find out how to apply for grants for your neighborhood.


Lake Mead Boulevard from Rancho Drive to Hills Center
The city of Las Vegas has begun work on a sewer rehabilitation project that will cause delays and traffic restrictions into the fourth quarter of 2013 along Lake Mead Boulevard from Rancho Drive to Hills Center Drive. The project will repair or replace approximately 23,000 feet of 21- to 27-inch sewer line and 70 manholes in Lake Mead Boulevard. In addition, 18 manholes in Hills Center Drive from Lake Mead Boulevard to Covington Cross Drive also will be repaired or replaced.  Work will be occurring in the overnight hours in non-residential areas and during the daytime in residential areas. During construction, motorists can expect lane closures and pedestrians should expect sidewalk closures. East-west travel alternatives include Cheyenne Avenue and Craig Road.

Las Vegas Paving is the contractor on the $7.1 million project. Funding is provided through the city of Las Vegas Sewer Enterprise Fund. Pedestrian and business access will be maintained during construction.

Westcliff Drive From Cimarron Road To Rainbow Boulevard
Through August, there will be roadway improvements construction with lane restrictions on Westcliff Drive between Cimarron Road and Rainbow Boulevard. Motorists are advised to use Washington Avenue or Alta Drive as alternate east-west travel routes. Work hours generally will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The work will consist of a full-width pavement mill and overlay, utility adjustments, replacement of traffic signal equipment and new roadway striping. The project should restore this section of road to near-new condition and extend its usable life by 15 to 20 years.

Las Vegas Paving Corporation is the contractor. The city of Las Vegas is managing the project and providing the funding. The estimated cost for this project is $550,000.


Summerlin Library’s 20th Anniversary
Thursday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Enjoy a full day of festivities with balloons, face painting, DJ Tony, a book sale and other special events. Call (702) 507-3860 for more information.

Coffee with the Councilman
Friday, Aug. 16, 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, 10834 W. Charleston Blvd. (across from Costco), (702) 838-5661.
Start the morning with Councilman Beers and take advantage of this opportunity to talk about Ward 2, the city of Las Vegas or anything else of interest to the community.

Dash and Splash
Saturday, Aug. 17, 7:30 a.m. arrival; race begins at 8 a.m.
Cost: $15 pre-registration, $20 on event day.
Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, (702) 229-1488.
Begin with a 1.5-mile run starting at Pavilion Center Pool and winding through Veterans Memorial Park. Race will conclude with a 300-meter swim at Pavilion Center Pool. There is no age limit, but participants must be able to swim 100 meters successfully.

Dive-In Movie Night! (all ages)
Saturday, Aug. 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $3 per person
Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, (702) 229-1488.
Bring the family to enjoy a  PG-rated movie!  Take a dip in the pool, lounge on a raft or in a deck chair while watching “Here Comes the Boom” on the big screen. Light refreshments will be provided for a small cost. All pool rules apply. Call 229-6309 or 229-1488 for more information.

American Red Cross Babysitter Training (ages 11-15)
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18.
Cost: $75 per child.
Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, (702) 229-1488.
If you want to learn how to responsibly care for children and infants, this training is for you! This training, which includes child and infant CPR, will teach basic first-aid skills, give pointers on starting your own babysitter business, and much more!


Comedy magician Mac King plans to set out on a Magical Literacy Tour collecting books for students in at-risk schools. If you donate three or more new or gently used books to the Clark County READS program, you will be rewarded with two tickets to see “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show” at Harrah’s Las Vegas, 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Books can be dropped off throughout August at all five of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria’s Las Vegas locations, where King has created the signature Mac King’s Magic Pizza, a pie decked out in anchovies and Kalamata olives. Grimaldi’s also is slated to give donors a $5 discount coupon good on their next visit. For a list of Grimaldi’s locations, visit online.

Spring Mountain Ranch Super Summer Theatre
“Legally Blonde the Musical”
Aug. 7-24
Call (702) 594-7529 or visit online for tickets and information.

Broadway Bound and Studio One’s Summerlin Dance Academy
“Hello, Dolly”
7 p.m., Aug. 16-24; with 1 p.m. matinees set for Saturdays, Aug. 17 and 24.
Tickets are $15 online.
Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive.

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