Thursday, July 28, 2016

Street Light Outages and Google digging

You may have noticed a number of street lights out around HVN. With Google digging up our neighborhood, a number of underground street light lines have been cut. We as neighbors need to report these outages. Google workers aren't here after dark and Duke doesn't know when lines are cut.

To report an outage online, go to this website:
https://www.duke-energy.com/north-carolina-business/products/lighting/request-light-repair.asp

To report by phone call: 800.POWERON (800.769.3766).

You will need to know the address of the street light pole or the pole number (on the pole itself). It may be helpful to report that Google is digging in the neighborhood.





Baseball Card Family Day Aug. 13 at MoDH

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Baseball Card Family Day at MoDH, 2-5:30PM
The Museum of Durham History will host its first-ever Family Day at the Hub, 500 West Main Street downtown on Saturday, August 13th, from 2PM-5:30PM. This FREE event is a highlight of the two-part Baseball Cards exhibit currently on display at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and the Museum.
Family Day visitors can step inside the Museum to view the final weeks of Durham and the Rise of the Baseball Card, which chronicles the history of baseball cards, a national phenomenon which started in Durham.
Outside, they can test their skill at the cornhole beanbag toss, enjoy storytelling and face painting, create a sidewalk art masterpiece, shoot the breeze with Wool E. Bull, sign up for a baseball-themed scavenger hunt and cool off in the water misting tent.
All guests will be able create a personalized baseball card for a unique souvenir in the TapSnap photo booth. There’ll be live music by Tea Cup Gin, a shaved ice stand, beverage tent and the popular Joe’s Diner hot dog truck will be on site for refreshments.
For those who are going to see the Bulls take on the Charlotte Knights at 6:30PM, they can just walk over to the ballpark's main concourse, where they'll find the other component and Scavenger Hunt answers of Durham and the Rise of the Baseball Card!

Friday, July 22, 2016

NNO- August 2

Mark your calendars, It's time for HVNNA's National Night Out on August 2. More details to come.

Durham Hosts FEMA Revised Floodplain Map Public Meeting

Durham Hosts FEMA Revised Floodplain Map Public Meeting
Appeal Period for Revised Mapping Now Underway Until October 3

DURHAM, N.C. – Durham property owners whose flood insurance rates may be affected by recently revised floodplain mapping should mark their calendars now to attend a meeting later this month to learn more about the changes.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released its preliminary revised floodplain mapping for the City of Durham and Durham County in April 2015. Studies were conducted on approximately half of the flooding sources, such as streams and rivers, throughout Durham. The studies indicate approximately 146 buildings have been added and another 271 buildings have been removed from the FEMA mapped floodplain. In addition, regulatory floodplain elevations will change on developed and undeveloped properties. Property owners have from now until October 3, 2016, to appeal to FEMA if they believe their property has been inaccurately assessed in the preliminary studies.

To help Durham property owners understand the revised mapping, how it may affect their flood insurance rates and the appeals process, a public meeting is set for Thursday, July 28, 2016, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Durham County Human Services Building Conference Room A, located at 414 E. Main St.

Staff with the City of Durham Public Works Department Stormwater and GIS Services Division and the Durham County Engineering and Environmental Services Department will be on hand to answer questions and explain the mapping changes.

For more information about FEMA’s revised floodplain mapping, contact Civil Engineer Graham Summerson with the City’s Stormwater and GIS Services Division at (919) 560-4326, extension 30287 or by email. Residents may also contact Stormwater and Erosion Control Division Manager Ryan Eaves with Durham County Engineering and Environmental Services Department at (919) 560-7992 or by email.

Persons who require assistance to attend this meeting should call (919) 560-4197, TTY (919) 560-1200, or email no later than 48 hours before the event.

About the Public Works Department Stormwater and GIS Services Division The Stormwater and GIS Services Division with the City of Durham Public Works Department is guided by the City’s Strategic Plan goals of Stewardship of City’s Physical and Environmental Assets as well as Innovative and High-Performing Organization. Activities include storm drainage design and plans review; inspecting and maintaining City-owned drainage systems; enforcing stormwater ordinances and regulations; education and outreach; stream monitoring, restoration, and watershed master planning; maintaining multiple layers of the City’s geographic information; and stormwater billing. To learn more, visit the Web page, like on Facebook, and follow on Twitter.

About the Durham County Engineering and Environmental Services Department The mission of the Durham County Engineering and Environmental Services Department is to protect regional water quality through the administration of the sewer use, stormwater and erosion control ordinances; to improve County facilities through the management of capital projects; and to preserve natural and scenic lands, farms, and forests.

http://durhamnc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11338



Friday, July 1, 2016

Durham Tire Recycling Drive – 7/9

Durham Tire Recycling Drive – 7/9

Unlimited Free Tire Disposal for Non-Commercial Durham Residents
We are encouraging residents to properly dispose of old tires and other items that may hold standing water to prevent mosquito breeding and the diseases they may carry. Residents will be able to drop off unlimited tires (including tires with rims) for free during the event.
Time:               Saturday, July 9, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Place:               City of Durham Waste Disposal and Recycling Center, 2115 E. Club Blvd.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Attempted Home Invasion

Over the weekend, there was an attempted home invasion. Someone tried to kick in the backdoor of a house while the occupants were at home (asleep at night). A home security system alarm woke up the home owners who called the police.

While Hope Valley North is general a safe place, there has been an increase in crime over the past few months from unlocked cars being rifled through, to locked cars being broken into, to the burglary of a house while no one was home to an attempted break-in at night with the family at home.

Please beware of your surrounds and call the police if you see anything suspicious.