The Upper Arlington Electrical Division has installed a new traffic signal on the Northwest Boulevard side of Kingsdale Shopping Center will soon be in operation.

The Upper Arlington Electrical Division has installed a new traffic signal on the Northwest Boulevard side of Kingsdale Shopping Center will soon be in operation.

As a heads-up to motorists, the signal will initially go on "flash" for approximately seven days before being switched onto full operation the week of Sept. 6.

Those with questions may call the Electrical Division at 583-5382.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) will conduct an examination of all aspects of the Upper Arlington Police Division beginning Aug. 28.

The CALEA team will examine polices, procedures, management, operations and support services as part of a voluntary process to gain reaccreditation.

Members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at Upper Arlington Fire Station 72, 3861 Reed Road.

Those who are unable to attend the session may provide feedback for the assessment team by calling (614) 583-5109 between 1 and 3 p.m. Aug. 30.

Comments may also be provided by mail or e-mail. The mailing address is: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA. The e-mail address is calea@CALEA.org, with the subject line "Upper Arlington, Ohio On-Site."

To gain reaccreditation, the UA Division of Police must comply with more than 400 standards.

The Upper Arlington Engineering Division is currently testing for breaks in sanitary sewer lines using a non-toxic, non-combustible smoke.

Tests will run through late September in the following areas:

Areas north of Waltham Road, west of Beaumont Road, south of Ridgeview Road and east of Coventry Road

Areas north of Fifth Avenue, west of Wyandotte Road, east of Lower/Upper Chelsea roads and Cambridge Boulevard and south of Guilford Road

Households in the test areas will receive a dated door hanger notice when testing is imminent.

Burgess & Niple crews are performing the testing, and will not require access to homes. During testing, residents may still use appliances and facilities.

Testing results in the expected emission of smoke from manholes, catch basins and roof drain connections. The emission of smoke from any other location indicates a break in the sewer line.

Smoke may enter homes through floor drain traps. To reduce the likelihood of this occurring, residents can ensure all drain basins, washing facilities and floor drains contain water by flushing toilets and pouring up to a gallon of water in all drains.

If smoke enters the home in other locations, it may be an indicator of plumbing deficiencies.

The smoke is considered safe for humans and pets, but those with skin or breathing disorders should take extra precautions.

In rare instances, the testing could trigger smoke alarms. If this occurs, residents are advised to make sure there is not an actual fire. If there is any doubt as to the cause of the smoke, call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance.