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

Saturday, February 21, 2015

passing of a neighbor

John Williams of Stonehedge Ave passed away yesterday morning in his home. He is survived by his wife Edith Williams. Our thoughts go out to Edith.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Durham Plans Saturday Recycling Collection & Delays All Services Unt

Durham Plans Saturday Recycling Collection & Delays All Services Unt

Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:03 pm (PST) . Posted by:


Office of Public Affairs
101 City Hall Plaza
Durham, NC 27701

 For Immediate Release: February 19, 2015

Share! Durham delays solid waste collections until Monday

 Durham Plans Saturday Recycling Collection and Suspends Other Solid Waste Collections
Normal Collection Schedule Will Resume Next Week; Blue Week Recycling Customers to Receive Saturday Collection

DURHAM, N.C. - Due to this week's winter weather and continued icy road conditions in neighborhoods throughout Durham, the City's Solid Waste Management Department will collect blue week recycling customers this Saturday and resume normal collections for all other services on Monday.

Blue Week recycling customers who did not receive their curbside collection on their regular day this week are asked to place their carts on the curb by 6 a.m. on Saturday, February 21. Customers can determine their recycling collection schedule by visiting http://durhamnc.gov/ich/op/swmd/Pages/Recycling.aspx. On Monday, February 23, the department will resume its normal collections schedule for all curbside services. Customers should return their carts to the curb on their regular collection day next week.

According to Solid Waste Management Director Donald Long, the need to suspend collections for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday customers this week boils down to ensuring the safety for residents and City employees. "Safety is a top priority and the condition of many of the neighborhood streets throughout the city are still very icy," Long said. "We realize no one likes to see garbage piling up, and we do want to collect, but we want to do it safely. We plan to work on Saturday to collect recycling from our Blue Week customers since they won't receive collection again until the first week of March. Next week, we should be back on track for curbside collections. We really appreciate the patience of our customers as we all work to get back to normal after this week's winter weather."

The City's Waste Disposal and Recycling Center (Transfer Station) and Household Hazardous Waste Center are also now operating under their normal schedules. Any questions regarding solid waste collection schedule changes should be directed to Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200.

Residents are encouraged to like http://Facebook.com/CityofDurhamNC and follow http://Twitter.com/CityofDurhamNC to continue to get up-to-date information about changes to programs, services, trash collection and more.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Dangerous temperatures

The temperatures are dangerously low for the next few days. Bring pets inside and see the note below from the police department regarding elderly neighbors:

We're expecting highs in the teens on Thursday and Durham won't see temperatures above freezing until Saturday, so we're concerned about our vulnerable neighbors. The Sheriff's Office would like to check on elderly citizens, but we need to hear from you! Please contact our Communications Center at 919-560-0900 if you're aware of someone that we should look in on, particularly as temperatures drop.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

No trash pick up today afterall

City of Durham Delays Solid Waste Collections Due to Winter Weather
DURHAM, N.C. – The City of Durham is announcing the following delays and cancellations due to this week’s winter weather event.
·         The City’s Solid Waste Management Department has suspended solid waste, recycling, yard waste, and bulky items collections until Thursday, February 19, weather and road conditions permitting. The department plans to make up collections for Tuesday customers on Thursday and Wednesday customers on Friday. Only trash will be collected. Recycling, bulky items and yard waste collections normally scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday will be picked up on the next regularly scheduled collection day.
·         The City's Waste Disposal and Recycling Center (Transfer Station) and Household Hazardous Waste Center will open at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 19.
·         Customers who are waiting for collection should continue to 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.
Residents are encouraged to like http://Facebook.com/CityofDurhamNC and follow http://Twitter.com/CityofDurhamNC to get up-to-date information about roads, programs, services, trash collection and more.

Trash pick-up today

According to Durham One, Solid Waste will be picked up today after 10am.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

City of Durham Announces Closures Due to Weather


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Jr. Fire Marshal Program Returns this Spring Break-students ages 11-15

The Jr. Fire Marshal Program Returns this Spring Break

Application Deadline March 23, 30 Vacancies

Durham, N.C.- After a  one-year hiatus caused by make-up snow days during last year’s spring break,
the Jr. Fire Marshal program is back. Beginning today, students ages 11-15 can  register for the free spring break program.

The  City’s Fire and Parks and Recreation Departments offer the program annually during the Durham Public School spring break. The program allows participants to explore different careers in the fire service industry and other careers within the City of Durham while learning to become safety ambassadors for the community. Limited space allows room for 30 students to sign up, participate and earn the title “Jr. Fire Marshal” during this year’s four-day long program.

“We are thrilled to offer the program again because each time we do, we instill rich qualities into our youth through character building, and personal development through hands-on activities, field trips and team building exercises,” says Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Edward L. Reid. “ In addition to the core skills we introduce to the youth, we also teach fire safety tactics that help prepare participants for the worst in case of emergency situations.”

This year’s program kicks-off Monday, March 30 – Thursday, April 2 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pick-up and drop off each day will take place at Lyon Park Recreation Center located at 1309 Halley St. Durham, NC 27707. The 2015 program theme: “Service to Community”.

Participants must attend each day of the program in order to graduate and be deemed as Jr. Fire Marshals at Thursday’s graduation.  The program is free of charge, and lunch will be provided daily.
Applications must be submitted by March 23 for consideration.

Parents interesting in signing their kids up for the annual Jr. Fire Marshal program should complete an application form at http://durhamnc.gov/ich/op/Fire/Pages/Jr-Fire-Marshal-Program.aspx. For more information contact Sierra Mckoy, public education coordinator/PIO for the Durham Fire Department at sierra.mckoy@durhamnc.gov or 919-560-4233 ext. 19242.

 About the Durham Fire Department

The Durham Fire Department strives to provide a cost-effective level of service designed to
protect and prevent the loss of life and property from the adverse effects of fires, medical emergencies and exposure to dangerous conditions created by either man or nature. The department offers fire education and suppression programs; enforces state and city fire codes; investigates arson and the causes of fires; provides basic training skills to recruits and in-service personnel and
conducts a preventive fire maintenance program to ensure equipment is dependable and efficient. To learn more, visit http://DurhamNC.gov/ich/op/Fire/Pages/home.aspx or “like” at http://facebook.com/DurhamFireDepartment

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

District 3 Contact Information

Did you know the Hope Valley North is in District 3? Ever wonder who in the city you should call for an issue but not sure? Below is a list of District 3 contact information:

Durham Police Department

Sub Station District 3
#8 Consultant Place, 27707

Capt. David Addison
919.560.4583 x 29352

Assistant Commander Lieutenant Mark J. Morais (919) 560-4583 ext. 29354 Mark.Morais@durhamnc.gov

Citizen Observation Patrol (COP) Officer John Suitt, Jr. (919) 560-4404, ext. 29361 John.Suitt@durhamnc.gov

Community Resources
Master Officer Jeffery Fair
919.560.4404 x 29417, 919.591.1783 (c)

City of Durham Police
Non-Emergencies Numbers

Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Sgt. Keith Johnson (919) 560-4583 x 29359 Keith.Johnson@durhamnc.gov

Victim/Witness Service Unit
Lukas Strout
919.560.4404 x 29293

Fair Housing (Housing discrimina-tion) Larry Revelle
919.560.4107 x 34278

Code Enforcement Officer *NEW*(Houses)(Weedy Lots/ABVs)
Marie James
919.560.1NIS (1647) x 34281

Code Enforcement Officer
Dawn Hill-Alston
919.560.1NIS (1647) x 34260

Impact Team Manager
Daryl Hedgspeth
919.560.1NIS (1647) x 34255

Solid Waste Management
Andrew Martin
919.560.4186 x 32245

Zoning Enforcement Officer
Karen Swope
919.560.4137 x 28242

Zoning Enforcement
Grace Smith
919.560.4137 x 28215


(speed humps. speed limit, street-lights)
Terry Thompson
919.560.4366 x 36407

Bring your trash cans in. No pick-up this week.

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