Monday, March 16, 2015

COP interest meeting on Saturday April 25th, 10am

 Email about the Citizen Observer Patrol (COP) program:

Monday, March 9, 2015

General meeting 3/10/15 @ 7pm


The general neighborhood meeting will be held at the SW Durham Library on Shannon Rd on tomorrow night, Tuesday (3/10) at 7:00 p.m. Please come out. We will be talking about a number of things including the upcoming spring fling, a new neighborhood CCAP project and crime. We will have a police officer speaking about the recent crime in the neighborhood.

 

Speaking of crime, someone keeps stealing the meeting reminder signs. We put up reminder signs at the beginning of last week and they were stolen. We made new ones and put them up at the end of the week and again they were stolen. If anyone knows who did this or saw anything suspicious please contact Mo at 919- 632- 3166.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Durham YouthWork Internship Program Hiring Summer Interns

Durham YouthWork Internship Program Hiring Summer Interns
Employment Opportunities for Ages 14-to-21; Applications Accepted Until April 6th 
 
DURHAM, N.C. – Durham youth, ages 14-to-21, who want to explore a career, earn money and gain valuable work experience this summer are invited to apply to the Durham YouthWork Internship Program (DYIP).
 
The DYIP, a program of the Durham Workforce Development Board which is administered by the City of Durham’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, is now accepting applications until Monday, April 6, 2015. Approximately 300 summer employment opportunities will be available this year. Youth selected for internships will begin work in mid-June with job assignments typically lasting between six and eight weeks. Participants will also take part in a job skills workshop led by professionals from local businesses and organizations.
 
Internship placements within the City include the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Durham Parks and Recreation, and the Public Works Department. Other partners include Durham County Government, Durham Public Schools, Durham Technical Community College, North Carolina Central University as well as local businesses and non-profit organizations.
 
Potential applicants may review job listings online to determine their eligibility and apply for DYIP positions by visiting http://agency.governmentjobs.com/durhamnc/default.cfm. The position names are listed as “Internship – Durham YouthWork Internship Program.” Applicants must submit one application for each position desired. If there are questions about the application process, applicants or their parents should contact James Dickens at (919) 560-4965, ext. 15217 or by email at DurhamYouthWork@DurhamNC.gov.
 
The DYIP is also seeking businesses interested in hiring youth for the summer and/or afterschool internships. Businesses interested in participating should contact Malinda Todd at (919) 560-4965, ext.15220 or by email at Malinda.Todd@DurhamNC.gov.
 
 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Durham Offers Free Bulky Brush Removal Until March 13

DURHAM, N.C. – Last week’s winter storm brought more than heavy snow, treacherous driving conditions and wide-spread power outages. It also brought a considerable amount of downed trees, limbs and other debris to yards across the city.
 
To help city residents clean up this storm debris, the City of Durham Solid Waste Management Department is offering free curbside pick-up for bulky brush debris until Friday, March 13. Residents are asked to place up to three cubic yards of brush, which is just over three roll-out carts in size, neatly on their curb on their normal garbage collection day.
 
If residents have more than three cubic feet of bulky brush debris, they are asked to contact Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200 before March 13 to arrange for a special collection. After March 13, bulky brush debris collection will revert back to being an on-call service with applicable fees.
 
The City’s yard waste customers will not have this free collection count toward their two free annual collections of bulky brush debris. For more information on the City’s yard waste collection service, visit http://durhamnc.gov/ich/op/swmd/Pages/yard2.aspx.
 
Residents can also bring their bulky brush debris to the City’s Waste Disposal and Recycling Center (Transfer Station), located 2115 E. Club Blvd., where fees will be waived for non-commercial customers until noon on Saturday, March 14. City residents may also bring their trash and recycling to the Center at no cost until Friday, March 6.
 
Residents with any additional questions about these services should contact Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200.

General Meeting- 3/10/15 @ 7pm

The next general meeting will be held at the SW Durham Library on Shannon Rd on Tuesday, 3/15 at 7:00 p.m. Please come out.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

No trash pick up today

DURHAM, N.C. – The City of Durham is announcing the following service cancellations due to today’s winter weather event.
· The City’s Solid Waste Management Department has suspended solid waste, recycling, yard waste, and bulky items collections for Tuesday, February 24.
· Collection for trash and recycling will be delayed by one day for the remainder of this week, weather and road conditions permitting. Since collections for this week will now focus on trash and recycling, yard waste and bulky items collections are suspended for all customers until next week on their regularly scheduled collection day.
· Customers who are waiting for trash and recycling collections should leave their carts on the curb. Any questions or concerns regarding solid waste collection schedule changes should be directed to Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Durham Temporarily Changes Water Disinfection Method Beginning Today

DURHAM, N.C. — Durham residents are reminded that they may notice a slight change in the taste and color of their water during the month of March.
 
Beginning today through March 31, the City of Durham’s Water Management Department will temporarily stop adding ammonia as a part of the water treatment disinfection process in order to meet annual state and federal water requirements. 

During this time, only chlorine will be used for disinfection. The department’s Water and Sewer Maintenance Division will also begin flushing the entire water system to allow chlorine to disperse throughout the system. System flushing will begin in the evening of Sunday, March 1. Although most of the flushing will be conducted Sundays through Thursdays between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. to minimize the impact, customers should expect to see crews flushing during regular business hours of 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as well. During the three-week flushing process, there will be a maximum of seven two-person crews working from the center of the city out.

During this process, residents may notice slight discoloration in their water when crews are working in their neighborhoods. Residents receiving kidney dialysis treatment as well as aquarium and pond owners should continue to take special precautions to remove traces of ammonia and chlorine from the water prior to using it. Residents should also check their water before washing white clothing. If water discoloration occurs, customers should run their water for a few minutes until it becomes clear. If water discoloration persists, contact the Water and Sewer Maintenance Division at (919) 560-4344. Customers may also wish to collect water for drinking in a container and store in the refrigerator since the chlorine taste and odor will dissipate upon standing for a few hours.

Durham has been using chloramination as the disinfection process since January 2002. Chloramination uses both ammonia and chlorine to disinfect water and reduces the formation of disinfection by-products in the water distribution system. City water treatment plant staff will resume adding ammonia into the disinfection process on April 1.

Several other neighboring water providers, including Cary, Apex, Raleigh and the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), will be carrying out the same temporary disinfection process change and system flushing during this time period. 

For more information on the disinfection process, contact the City’s Water Management Department at (919) 560-4381. Questions related to the flushing program should be directed to the City’s Water and Sewer Maintenance Division at (919) 560-4344. Information about the City’s water treatment and disinfection process may also be found at http://DurhamNC.gov/ich/op/dwm/Pages/Water-Quality-and-Treatment.aspx