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Dear Residents:

 

The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1 and ends November 30.  The week prior is typically Hurricane Preparedness Week.  We certainly know that Bunker Hill and the entire state of Texas are susceptible to powerful and destructive tropical storms and hurricanes realizing  first-hand the impact of these weather situations.  We continue to work with the various utility companies and with our first responders, the Memorial Villages Police Department and Village Fire Department to prepare for this season. 

The City is providing the following information to help you prepare on your end as well.   The City encourages everyone to continue to be vigilant and be aware of weather conditions through our local media.  Below is a quick short list to get you started on your preparedness efforts:

1.  Sign up for our own Community Alert System - "V-LINC"  with the Memorial Villages Police Department.  Click here to access the V-LINC registration.  This is also a great opportunity to note any special needs that you may have for examply:   Additional Occupants, Elderly, Oxygen, Special Needs, etc.

2.  Add your account, address and contact information to received CenterPoint Energy's power alerts (click here).  You will need information found on your electricity bill.  Note:  Regardless of who you have as your energy provider, CenterPoint Engery is the responsible party for all power outages.  Their number is 713-207-2222.   CenterPoint has shared that they now have "smart meters" so they know when you loose power.   They also have an online Customer Outage Tracker which displays current outage locations and estimated times to restore power - visit their website at http://CenterPointEnergy.com/OutageTracker for more information.   You can sign up for this information with CenterPoint even if you have a different energy provider.  They can provide text messages to you and it is very helpful. 

3.  Replenish your disaster supply kit with important emergency supplies including a first aid kit, a NOAA Weather Radio or a battery-operated radio, flashlight, medication, non-perishable food items, and bottled water.

4.  Develop an emergency plan for communicating with family and friends. 

For more information about Hurricane Preparedness, please visit the National Hurricane Center website: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/.

Coastal residents can find evacuation routes by visiting the TxDOT website: http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/traffic/safety/weather/hurricane.html.

Thank you for taking this time to be  aware, prepared, and to help prevent and reduce loss of life and property.

Karen Glynn,  City Administrator

"Smart Cities Virtual Gate Study"

Crime Prevention Cameras to be Studied for the

Memorial Villages Police Department Jurisdiction

(Cities of Bunker Hill, Hunters Creek and Piney Point)

 

The Cities of Bunker Hill, Hunters Creek and Piney Point Villages shared information with residents on Tuesday, February 7 on a study to determine the opportunity to utilize cameras for crime prevention.

See information and newstory below:

Project Summary

Project Location Map

KTRK 13 NEWS STORY

The City has awarded a contract to T-Con Construction to perform our second Waste Water (Sanitary Sewer) rehabilitation project.

Click Here to see the construction plans.

The contractor will be using an interesting method of replacing the pipes called "burst and pull".  This method uses a radial jack hammer inside the old concrete pipe to burst the pipe and push it into the surrounding soil while at the same time pulling a new plastic pipe into the newly created space.  There is an interesting  video which shows the general technique on youtube.  Click HERE to see the youtube video.  The general area of the work is along Strey Lane, Knipp Road and all of the side streets on these streets. 

Prior to the actual pipe replacement, the contractor will be sending a television camera through the pipes to document the location of each sanitary sewer house connection so that we can connect each house to the new sewer main.  We are also requiring the contractor to install new "clean outs" at the new connection point to allow a maintenance point for your sewer line.  Any disturbed grass will be replaced.  If you have landscaping on the City's easement, the contractor will make an attempt to remove any plants and replant them but will not replace them if they do not survive.  Excavation should only be required in the areas immediately above each house sanitary service connection and NOT the entire width of the lot.  As with any construction project, there may be exceptions to this plan.

All personnel involved in this project will have identification as an employee of the contractor or the City's inspection company.  The contractor will notify you by door hanger prior to performing work in your back yard.  On the day of the planned work, please make sure that all pets are secured.  NO ONE WHO IS PART OF THIS PROJECT WILL ASK TO GO INTO YOUR HOME.  SHOULD ANY ASK, CONTACT THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY.