Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
March 2011
Employee Spotlight � David Johnson

Student Spotlight � Bethel Glumac

Events Calendar



Dining Plan Approved for 2011-12

Branch out your Burger Savvy with Four New Burger Creations at Burger Studio

UH Hilton Restaurant Manager Wins Spirit of Hilton Award

Don�t Keep it to Yourself � Share your Opinions with UH Dining Services

Executive Chef Brent Gorman Earns ProChef�s Certified Chef de Cuisine

Catering on Cullen March Special

HUB Statistics

University Travel Insurance Discontinued

P-Card and Travel Card Update

Office Supply Vendor Show on March 10

Green UH
UH Earns Silver STARS Rating for Sustainability Initiatives

Winner Chosen for Green UH T-shirt Contest

METRO On-site Service Brings Students to Green Commuter Fair

Urban Harvest � Planning the Spring Vegetable

New Online Housing Application to Streamline Process

Residents Make Valentines for Hospitalized Children

Parking and Transportation
Parking Strategic Plan Approved by Board of Regents

Response to Cullen Field Concerns

Frontier Fiesta
Parking Plan

Keeping you Posted on METRO�s Light Rail Construction

METRO Service to the Houston Rodeo

Plant Operations
CenterPoint Energy Easement Clearing

Policies and Procedures
As the UH Policies and Procedures World Turns..

Public Safety
University Oaks Community Parking Follow Up

Obtaining Employee Driver Records is Now Quick and Economical

Stay Green and Donate


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CenterPoint Energy Easement Clearing

Starting March 12th and continuing through March19th, CenterPoint Energy will be conducting site clearing operations from their transmission line easement on the UH Main Campus. The easement runs along Wheeler Street, from Calhoun Road to Law Residence Hall.

In the past, trees located with transmission line easements were pruned to keep limbs safely away from power lines. However, in 2003 a massive blackout in the Northeast was found to have been caused by the failure of an electrical provider to properly trim trees around their transmission lines. The blackout affected approximately 55 million customers in the Northeast and Midwest United States and Ontario, Canada. Due to this event, utility companies across the United States re-evaluated their policies for allowable plant material in transmission line easements.

Approximately 80 trees will be cleared during these operations. The trees recently planted from Hurricane Ike Landscape Improvements will not be impacted. Some of the newly planted trees that were part of the Cougar Village housing project will be relocated around campus. CenterPoint Energy will donate $10,000 to the University as a goodwill payment through their Transmission Operation�s Tree Replacement Program which promotes the company�s �Right Tree in the Right Place� program. The University will apply the donated funds to purchase new trees to be planted throughout campus.

For more information regarding this project, please contact Roger Warner, Landscape Project and Planning Manager, at 713-743-9671 or via email