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New Roadside Solicitation Rules in Durham

New Roadside Solicitation Rules in DurhamNew Roadside Solicitation Rules in Durham
Effective January 16, 2013

Fact Sheet

The City of Durham recently changed the rules for solicitation on streets in the city's corporate limits. For purposes of the new rules, solicitation means asking for money, food or other products and selling of newspapers and other First-Amendment protected goods. Key changes are: Effective January 16, permits from the City are no longer required, and types of locations from which solicitations can be made have changed for the safety of solicitors and motorists.

Here are some answers to questions you might have about Durham's revised rules.

1. Can I still solicit from motor vehicles, including cars, on streets or highways in the city?
Yes, but there are limitations. First, as long as you're not impeding traffic, solicitation is allowed on "non-busy" ;* streets such as those in neighborhoods. However, for safety reasons, solicitation is now subjec…

Break-in and thefts

So far in January there have been four crimes within a 1/2 mile radius of Hope Valley North:

Jan 9 201315xx MARTIN LUTHER KING JR PKWYBurglary/Breaking and EnteringBurglary
Jan 12 201311xx SAXONY DRBurglary/Breaking and EnteringBurglary
Jan 17 2013     36xx SUFFOLK ST                                        Larceny/Theft Offenses/Theft of Motor Vehicle
Jan 15 201336xx GLIDEWELL CT                                   Larceny/Theft OffensesAll Other Larceny

Please remember to lock your car and house doors. Call 911 is you see anyone you tink is suspicious.

FREE Home Energy House Call - Duke Energy

Home Energy House Call is a free in-home energy assessment designed to help you learn how your home uses energy and how you can save on your monthly bills. The program provides personalized information unique to your home and energy practices. This service is available to Duke Energy customers that meet the qualifications below.

How do I qualify? You qualify for a free Home Energy House Call if you:
Are a Duke Energy customer Own your single-family home and have lived there for at least four months Have an electric water heater and/or electric heat, or central airMobile homes – due to such specific building specifications there is little room for improvement, therefore do not qualify.Rental properties - Duke Energy prefers to work directly with home owners to avoid seeking the approval from the property owner who may not be interested in having any of the recommended energy efficient items installed at their apartment/house. Additionally, since many customers may only reside in rental…

It's that time....

It's time to pay your dues. The HVNNA dues are $25.00 per year. Your paid dues are needed to help with the cost of various community projects. Some community projects include: front entrance work, clean up days, neighborhood cookouts, and benevolence fund.


Dues may be submitted by check to:
HVNNA P.O. Box 51283
Durham, NC27717

Dues will also be collected at the next meeting or can be given to your block captain.

Durham Residents Invited to Join the City Council for Coffee and Conversation

DURHAM, N.C. - Durham residents interested in giving their input
directly to the City Council on the City of Durham's 2013-2014 fiscal
year budget should mark their calendars now to attend one of five
"Coffee with Council" community meetings to be held throughout February
and March.

Hosted by the Durham City Council, the Coffee with Council sessions are
a series of face-to-face meetings designed to give residents the
opportunity to provide direct feedback to council members on budget
priorities for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The sessions also include a
presentation on the City's budget outlook for the upcoming fiscal year.

Residents who have ideas or comments on the use of City resources are
encouraged to attend any of the meetings scheduled below:

* Saturday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to noon - Campus Hill
Recreation Center, 2000 S. Alston Ave. (PAC 4)

* Saturday, February 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Holton
Career and Resource Center's Child Care Center, S…

2013 HVNNA schedule- mark your calendars

HVNNA dates for 2013
*All meetings at 7:00pm unless otherwise noted*
February 12 – steering committee meeting
March 12 – general meeting
April 20 – tentative date for Spring Fling (rain date 4/27) * time TBD
May 14 – steering committee meeting
June 11 – general meeting
August 6 – National Night Out * time TBD
August 13 – steering committee meeting
September 10 – general meeting
November 12 – steering committee meeting
December 10 – general meeting

2013 Recycling Schedule for HVN

The 2013 Recycling Schedule for HVN can be found at http://durhamnc.gov/ich/op/swmd/Documents/RecyclingCalendarRed%202013_18%20months.pdf Questions about what can be recycled and what can'? Check out this brochure: http://durhamnc.gov/ich/op/swmd/Documents/recycling_brochure.pdf