May 31, 2012
Engineering Project Road Closures and Traffic Alert
The City of Midland Engineering Services Department has the following projects under construction. Road closures and traffic alerts for each project are listed below:
Lamesa Road – Water Main Replacement
* Lamesa and Maple Ave. will be open in all directions.
* Lamesa and Oak Ave. will be closed to northbound traffic.
* Lamesa and Pecan Ave. will be closed in all directions.
* Lamesa and Pine Ave. will be closed to southbound traffic.
* Lamesa and Spruce will be open in all directions.
Pinemont Dr. and Tremont Ave.- Drainage Improvements
The City of Midland’s Transportation Division will continue with drainage improvements at the Pinemont Dr. and Tremont Av. intersection. BeginningTuesday June 5, 2012, the 3300 block of Pinemont Dr. will be closed while a concrete valley gutter is placed across Pinemont Drive.
Detour signs routing traffic around the construction site are in place.
Early Arrival Reminder
The City of Midland, Department of Airports, wants to remind all passengers departing Midland International Airport to arrive early for their flights. Due to an increase in early morning travel, there have been times when passengers have missed flights due to late arrivals at the Airport. There are currently two (2) Southwest flights at 6:10AM and 6:15AM. and about three hundred (300) passengers will be going through the checkpoint early in the morning. We suggest that passengers should be in line at security or the airline counter one (1) hour prior to departure.
The Southwest Airlines Ticket Counter will be opening at 5:00AM.
This is the flight schedule through at least the end of June.
On May 26th at 03:06 a.m. a Hispanic male entered the Stripes at 4508 N. Big Spring and took a 12 pack of Bud Light valued at $21.00 from the beer cooler. While the suspect was heading for the door, the 60 year-old female clerk tried to stop the suspect. The suspect stiff-armed the clerk slamming them onto the floor causing her pain / injury. The suspect entered a small white box style vehicle and fled the scene.
Description: Hispanic Male, late teens to early 20's, approximately 5'-6" tall, medium build, wearing a white t-shirt with the numeral 2 on the front of his shirt. The suspect had long dark colored shorts and black tennis shoes.
POSSIBLE VEHICLE: A small white box style vehicle, possibly a Scion or similar to one.
If you have any information regarding this case, please call CrimeStoppers at 694-TIPS or the Midland Police Department at 685-7108
Utility Line Protection Program Now Available To Residents
The City of Midland is introducing a new, optional program available to homeowners, provided through the National League of Cities (NLC) Service Line Warranty Program administered by Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA). The Service Line Warranty program provides low cost, worry-free warranty protection for sewer lines.
"Many citizens are unaware that they are responsible for the sewer lines that go from their houses to the point of utility maintenance. If these lines break or leak, repairs can be very expensive," said Wes Perry, Mayor. The Service Line Warranty program offers citizens an affordable way to avoid the unexpected and often large expense involved with a sewer line break. When a line breaks, the cost to repair it can often cause hardship on a family's budget. This new program will offer warranty protection to help cover the costs of a break.
City of Midland residents will see offers in their mail boxes soon. The cost for citizens who choose to purchase the warranty protection is $5.95 per month, and will cover sewer line repairs up to $4,000 plus an additional allowance of $4,000 for public street cutting, if needed. The program is offered at no cost to the City of Midland, and no public funds are used to promote the program.
"We are pleased to work with the City of Midland to offer homeowners an affordable Service Line Warranty program," said Brad Carmichael, Vice President of Business Development for Service Line Warranties of America. "We think Midland residents will be pleased with our features and benefits, including a 24-hour repair hotline and the use of local, certified technicians. This keeps dollars in the local economy, an important benefit in these tough financial times."
SLWA is proud to have been selected by the NLC as an Enterprise Programs Partner. The National League of Cities, representing over 218 million Americans, is the nation's oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. After a decade in business, SLWA has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
To learn more about SLWA please visit www.SLWofA.com
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