July 17, 2008

Letter from Patricia Alexander Love

To: Homeowner Associations and Neighborhood Associations

Please pass this information on to your members via newsletter or e-mail regarding how to report street light outages.


With over 84,000 streetlights in the City of Dallas, the City needs your help finding and reporting street light malfunctions.

The City currently checks the freeways and major thoroughfares for outages on a monthly basis. However, due to limited staff, regular patrolling of residential neighborhoods is not performed. Therefore, it is critical that citizens report outages in their neighborhood.

Our goal is to reduce the number of street light outages Citywide. With your help, this goal can be achieved. ONCOR Electric Delivery is under contract with the City of Dallas to maintain lights on public streets.

To expedite your request for repair contact ONCOR Electric Delivery by calling the number listed below or log on to their website:

1-888-313-4747 - Customer Service Line

If repairs are not made within 10 working days, then notify the City:

Dial 311 - Ask for a “Street Light Maintenance Service Request”

City staff will contact ONCOR, investigate the issues and start tracking the repair time. ONCOR Electric Delivery is required by contract to repair most malfunctions within 15 working days. Only repairs involving knockdown poles, cable cuts or stolen wire justify delays beyond the 15 day requirement.

Examples of how to report locations are as follows:

In front of 2431 Main Street (or nearest address)
At the intersection of Main and Elm next to the restaurant
The 3rd and 4th lights from the northwest corner of Main and Elm
Light Pole Number I N 2E 315 (normally located on the front side of the pole)

Since ONCOR Electric Delivery’s crews make repairs in the daytime, a good description helps crews locate the problem on the first visit and expedite the repair.

Typical malfunctions Include:

Light not on at night Pole is damaged or leaning
Light cycles on and off Wires in pole are exposed
Light stays on during the day Light fixture is in danger of falling
Pole is knocked down Glass or lens is broken

If you need further assistance, call the Public Works and Transportation Department, Street Lighting Section, (214) 670-6904. Color brochures in English and Spanish are available upon request.


Patricia Alexander Love
Council Assistant to Councilmember Jerry Allen
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla, 5FS
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 670-4068

Audelia Road Library

Audelia Library Calendar

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Stories, music, and activities for preschoolers and their families.

Continues through Saturday, August 9
All children may enroll, including those who read by themselves or those who participate by listening. Register and report to only one Dallas Public Library location. Record time spent reading or listening on the reading log provided at sign-up. Return reading log to the library where you registered so that hours may be recorded and prizes awarded. Readers may choose any reading material, such as books, magazines, audio books, etc. It is the time spent reading or listening that is important, not the number of titles read.

Tuesday, July 22, 2 p.m.
Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy
The Dallas Museum of Art brings us an educational and hands-on art program. Craft.

Tuesday, July 22, 6:30 p.m.
July's selection is Fatherland by Robert Harris. This is a discussion group, not a book review, and we always welcome new members. RSVPs are not required, but are encouraged. Please RSVP to 214-670-1350.

Wednesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 24, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
8-hour classroom refresher course for drivers age 50 and older. $10 charge for materials only.

Tuesday, July 29, 2 p.m.
Shree Foundation presents a theatrical adaptation of traditional Indian folk tales.
A Neighborhood Touring Program provided by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs

Tuesday, July 29, 6:30 p.m.
July's selection is Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez. This is a discussion group, not a book review, and we always welcome new members. Please RSVP to 214-670-1350.

Thursdays, July 10 and 24, 2 p.m.
Children read to therapy dogs. The dogs are excellent listeners and the children get practice with their reading skills. Children bring their own book or choose a library book. Grades K - 4th .

July 16, 2008

Neighborhood Announcements

The Prescott Realty Group (developers of Town Center) is inviting any woman who lives in Lake Highlands to join a Focus Group next week to guide them in designing Town Center. Here is their invitation:When: Tuesday July 22nd and Thursday July 24thWhere: Lake Highlands North Recreation Center, 9940 White Rock Trail.Session Options (choose one):

I. Tuesday July 22nd - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
II. Tuesday July 22nd - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
III. Thursday July 24th - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
IV. Thursday July 24th - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Prescott Realty Group is seeking feedback on Lake Highlands Town Center from our core customer - women shoppers. We need you to weigh in on many aspects of LHTC - from the center's layout, the architectural design, parking options, pedestrian walkways, outdoor features and, most importantly, retailers. We'd like to know which retailers you like or don't like and why, who some of the great local shops or restaurants are that you'd like to see at LHTC as well as some of the larger national retailers. While LHTC is a true mixed-use development with retail, residential and office uses, it's the retail that will drive the success. That retail experience revolves around you.Please RSVP by Thursday, July 17th to Brenna Ellis at Prescott Realty Group (214) 269-3147 or email bellis@prescottrealtygroup.com. Let us know which session works best for you and most importantly please let us know your name, marital status, whether you have children and if so, what ages. The sessions will be very informal and we'll have food and beverages for everyone. Thank you for your interest in Lake Highlands Town Center . We look forward to meeting with you.
Officer Ron Carpenter of our Northeast Division Police Station, announced that if anyone is interested in the August CERT classes (see class schedule below) to please visit the police website (http://www.northeastcrimewatch.org/) for a brochure and application form.Hello Prospective CERT Team Members:

Dallas CERT promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the Citizens of Dallas. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic emergency response skills. The next set of training classes will occur on the following dates and times listed below – all sessions must be attended in order to complete the program – missed sessions may be made up at a future CERT class offering. Please distribute this email to other interested parties that you feel may benefit from this information.

If you are interested in registering for this class please return the attached application to me by email or fax (214-670-4677).

City of Dallas
Community Emergency Response Team Training

Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Buckner Retirement Village, 4800 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, TX 75228
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday, August 7, 2008
Buckner Terrace Retirement Village, 4800 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, TX 75228
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Buckner Retirement Village, 4800 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, TX 75228
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday, August 14, 2008
Buckner Retirement Village, 4800 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, TX 75228
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Buckner Retirement Village, 4800 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, TX 75228
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday, August 21, 2008
Buckner Retirement Village, 4800 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, TX 75228
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, August 23, 2008
Dallas Fire Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Rd, Dallas, TX 75223
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

*Please note that ALL sessions must be taken in order to complete the program – missed sessions can be made up in future City of Dallas CERT class offerings*

Cassandra D. Wallace
Emergency Management Specialist
City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management
City Manager's Office
1500 Marilla, L2AN
Dallas, TX 75201
214-671-8969 (Office)
469-525-8778 (Cell)
214-670-4677 (Fax)

The City of Dallas is launching a website that will publish a monthly newsletter of information about the city's Trinity River Corridor Project. You'll find it at http://www.trinityrivercorridor.org/newsletter/trinitynewsletter.html.
John Gould, President of the Friends of the Audelia Library, announced that his group receives donations of used books in sufficient quantity to hold frequent book sales at the library. Each sale allows the Friends to earn $100 to $130, and the funds are used to support library programs. The Board has decided that so long as the supply of books holds up, it will hold a book sale on the 3rd Sunday afternoon each month from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and the next sale will be July 20th.

Recently the Friends were given several boxes of American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletins dating back to 1954. Please inquire at the sale table next Sunday if you are interested in the collection or know someone who would be.

Last week, a Lake Highlands resident donated a Clavinova digital piano to the library. The Friends of the Library are currently studying how to incorporate its use into library programs and would welcome your input on how it might be used.