City News Briefs

September 22, 2016

Section of Lomo Alto closed for installation of water and sanitary sewer lines

From Monday, September 26 to Saturday, October 1, weather permitting, Lomo Alto will be closed to traffic between Stanhope and Shenandoah from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Crews will be installing new water and sanitary sewer mains across Lomo Alto.  Detour signs will be in place to guide traffic. 

The alley serving homes in the 4500 blocks of Stanhope and Shenandoah will only be accessed at Roland when the street is closed.  

Prescription Drug Take Back Day  - October 22

Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., University Park residents can dispose of accumulated, unwanted, and unused prescription drugs by stopping by the fire station side of University Park City Hall at 3800 University Blvd.  This effort, hosted by UPPD, is part of a nationwide drug disposal program started by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 2010.  Since that time, with the assistance of thousands of local law enforcement agencies, households in communities across the U.S. have helped dramatically reduce the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse.  

By the way, residents don’t have to wait for Prescription Drug Take Back Day to dispose of their unused, unwanted drugs.  There is now safe and secure around-the-clock option on any day of the year.  The University Park Police Department has installed a MedReturn disposal box at City Hall (photo).  The box is located inside the building’s always-open entrance next to the City’s 9-1-1 call center.  

Oncor vegetation management - northeast side of University Park 

Oncor has contracted crews working in or near the mapped area trimming trees.  The streets and alleys (marked in green) is where work will occur.  These activities are focused on reducing tree-related power outages and providing a safer environment for utility workers. 

Special Notice from Oncor

  • Oncor employees will always wear ID and drive Oncor vehicles.
  • While Oncor employees may need access to a customer’s property to access an electric meter or power lines running close to the home, Oncor employees are not permitted to enter a customer’s home and have no need to do so.
  • Oncor will never call a customer or visit their home demanding personal information (Social Security numbers, Driver License Number, Banking Information, etc.) or payment to prevent cutting off their electric service.
  • If customers are ever unsure about the identity of Oncor employees, they should call Oncor at 888-313-6862.