Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Changes in City-Provided Services & Programs due to Holidays

Most City of Durham Offices Closed for Christmas and New Year’s
Residents Asked to Note Changes in City-Provided Services & Programs
 
DURHAM, N.C. – Most City of Durham offices, including City Hall and other non-emergency City operations, will be closed Friday, December 23, Monday, December 26, and Monday, January 2 in observance of Christmas and New Year’s. Police, fire, and rescue services for life-threatening or in-progress emergencies may be reached by calling 9-1-1. Non-emergency concerns may be directed to (919) 560-4600. Residents are asked to take note of the following changes in other City services and programs.
 
Solid Waste, Recycling, Yard Waste, and Bulky Item Curbside Collections
The Solid Waste Management Department will operate under its normal collection schedules for yard waste and bulky items on December 23. Trash and recycling collections for the week of December 19−23 will not be impacted. However, the department will be closed on December 26 and January 2, therefore trash and recycling collections will be delayed by one business day for the weeks of December 26−December 30 and January 2−January 6.
 
Yard waste and bulky items collections will operate under their normal schedules the weeks of December 26−December 30 and January 2−January 6.
 
The Waste Disposal & Recycling Center, Yard Waste Facility, and the Household Hazardous Waste Center will be closed on December 24, December 26, and January 2. These facilities will operate under their regular schedules on December 23 and December 31.
 
Residents are reminded to place their carts at the curb by 6 a.m. the day of their scheduled collections. Residents are also encouraged to recycle during the holiday season. Paper holiday waste, including wrapping paper (non-metallic only), cardboard boxes, and greeting cards may be placed in the blue recycling cart.
 
Curbside Christmas Tree Collection
Non-Yard Waste customers must contact Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200 to have a “Christmas Tree Collection” service request created between January 3 and the end of business on February 2. Once a service request is made, the tree will be added to a Saturday collection route which will occur on January 14, January 28, and February 4.
 
Yard Waste customers may place their trees on their curbs between January 3 and February 2 to be collected as part of their regular service. Trees will be noted by their weekly yard waste collection crew and the location automatically added for a Saturday collection on one of the dates noted above. A Christmas tree collection will not count as a one of their free brush collections if it is set out during this timeframe.
 
In addition to free curbside collections, the Waste Disposal and Recycling Center will accept live Christmas trees at no charge from January 3 through February 4. Trees delivered after February 4 will be subject to the usual disposal fees.
 
Requirements for live Christmas tree disposal for curbside or drop-off service are as follows: trees taller than six feet should be cut in half; all decorations and hardware should be removed including tinsel, lights, garland, ornaments, nails, and stands; and trees should not be placed in bags.
 
Durham Parks and Recreation
Durham Parks and Recreation will close its administrative offices on December 23, December 26, and January 2. All recreation centers will be closed December 23−December 26 and January 1−January 2. Special use facilities will only be closed on December 24 and December 25. For more information, like, follow, or call (919) 560-4355.
 
GoDurham, GoDurham ACCESS, and Bull City Connector
GoDurham and GoDurham ACCESS will provide holiday service on December 24, in which hourly service is provided from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and will not operate on December 25. GoDurham and GoDurham ACCESS will operate its regular Saturday service on December 31 and its regular Sunday service on January 1. GoDurham’s administrative office will be closed on December 23, December 26, and January 2. For more information, like, follow, or call (919) 485-RIDE. For more information about GoDurham ACCESS, call (919) 560-1551. The Bull City Connector will operate until 7 p.m. on December 24, but will not operate on December 25.  The Bull City Connector will operate its regular Saturday service on December 31 and its regular Sunday service on January 1. For more information, like, follow, or call (919) 485-RIDE.
 
Durham One Call
Durham One Call will be closed will be closed on December 23, December 26, and January 2. Residents may complete an online service request or leave a message at (919) 560-1200. Durham One Call will forward all requests for City services to the appropriate department on the next business day. For information about the City’s holiday schedule and any other services that may be affected, contact Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Monday, December 19, 2016

2017 HVNNA board members

The 2017 HVNNA board remains unchanged from last year!

Joe Lidowski- President
Sandra Johnson- Vice President
Martha Wilaby- Treasurer

Valerie Haig- Secretary

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Recycling (from City of Durham website)

 Recycling from https://durhamnc.gov/862/Recycling

Did you know that every year, North Carolinians throw away enough trash to circle the earth twice? Recycling is one of the best ways you can help to protect the environment. Recycling saves natural resources, keeps reusable items out of landfills, and provides the materials needed to make recycled products.

Collection
Recycling is collected every other week. Verify your recycling collection week online by entering your address. View the 2016 Recycling Red Calendar or Blue Calendar for your specific days of service.

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Sorting

In Durham, it's easy to recycle. Place all acceptable recycling items in 1 container. There is no need for any sorting.
All paper must be clean and dry. Discard anything that is wet or contaminated by dirt, paint, chemicals, food, etc. Boxes with wax coating and/or grease and food residue are unacceptable. Do not bundle or place anything in bags. Shredded paper must be placed in bags. Only paper or clear plastic bags are acceptable. Hardback books will not be accepted.

Glass & Metal


Only glass bottles and jugs are acceptable. Anything with grease and food residue is unacceptable. Fluorescent bulbs should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Please, no drinking glasses or mirrors.

Plastics


Rinse containers to remove grease and food residue. Do not place anything in the cart longer than 2 feet or heavier than 40 pounds. Do not place anything in the cart that has come into contact with petroleum products or hazardous waste.Foam
We do not accept any foam or Styrofoam material in the City of Durham recycling program.

Exclusion List


  • Empty motor oil containers
  • Food containers with debris
  • Plastic Bags  (We do not accept plastic bags in our blue bins but you can find a store close to you that does)
  • Styrofoam
  • Window blinds

Other/ Miscellaneous


Most of these items can be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility or the Swap Shop (only if in good working condition).
  1. Recycling Drop-Off Sites

    The City of Durham owns and operates 1 staffed recycling center.
  2. Recycling Guidelines

    See a guide for recycling online.
  3. Recycling Laws

    In 1997, Durham passed an ordinance making it unlawful to place target recyclables in the garbage.
  4. Waste Disposal & Recycling Center

    View information about the Waste Disposal and Recycling Center in Durham.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Durham County Department of Public Health conducting community surveys

Picture of Executive Officer to the Chief of Police Marianne Bond

Strangers in your neighborhood - upcoming two weeks

Executive Officer to the Chief of Police Marianne Bond from Durham Police Department
Photo from Executive Officer to the Chief of Police Marianne Bond
Good afternoon,

I recieved the following message from Neighborhood Improvement Services today and they wanted you all to be aware that volunteers may be walking around your neighborhood in the upcoming weeks.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or email the folks listed below.

The Durham County Department of Public Health (DCDPH) is conducting community surveys in neighborhoods Thurs. – Sat. (this week, 10/6-10/8, and next week, 10/13-10/15). Hours will be 9:30am-6:30pm.

Survey volunteers will wear neon blue t-shirts with the DCDPH logo. They will also have a letter from the County confirming they are a volunteer.

If volunteers visit your residence, please participate. This survey is your change to help DCDPH identify and plan for our community’s future health priorities.

Please help us spread the word- let your friends and neighbors know our volunteers may visit their homes to ask to conduct a survey.

About the survey: Every three years, the DCDPH completes a health assessment for the entire county, which includes an opinion survey. The survey is conducted at randomly selected households throughout the county. The information collected is used to help community members and organizations set health priorities and to help inform programming needs for nonprofits, government agencies, and hospitals in the area.

For more information, please contact Denver Bailey with the DCDPH.

Many thanks,

Laura M. Biediger
Community Engagement Coordinator
Neighborhood Improvement Services, City of Durham
807 E. Main Street
Durham, NC 27701

P 919-560-1647 X34259
F 919-560-1790

Friday, September 16, 2016

General Meeting 9/20 @ 7pm

The HVNNA  Fall Quarterly General Meeting will be held this Tuesday 9/20/16 at Piper's Deli @ 7pm. Please come out and join us.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

trash, recycling, yard waste pick-up delayed one day next week

Most City of Durham Offices Closed for Labor Day
Durham Residents Are Asked to Take Note of Changes in Multiple City Services

DURHAM, N.C. – Most City of Durham offices will be closed Monday, September 5, 2016, in observance of Labor Day. The City will operate under normal business hours on Tuesday, September 6. Police, fire, and rescue services for life-threatening or in-progress emergencies may be reached by calling 9-1-1. Non-emergency problems or concerns may be directed to (919) 560-4600.

Solid Waste, Recycling, Yard Waste, and Bulky Item Curbside Collections
The Solid Waste Management Department will be closed on Monday, September 5. Collection for all services, including solid waste, recycling, yard waste and bulky items, will be delayed by one business day for the entire week. Collections for yard waste and bulky items on Friday, September 9 will instead occur on Monday, September 12. The Waste Disposal & Recycling Center, Yard Waste Facility,and the Household Hazardous Waste Center will be closed on Monday, September 5 and will reopen under normal operating schedules on Tuesday, September 6.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Most City of Durham Offices Closed for Labor Day

Most City of Durham Offices Closed for Labor Day
Durham Residents Are Asked to Take Note of Changes in Multiple City Services

DURHAM, N.C. - Most City of Durham offices will be closed Monday, September 5, 2016, in observance of Labor Day. The City will operate under normal business hours on Tuesday, September 6. Police, fire, and rescue services for life-threatening or in-progress emergencies may be reached by calling 9-1-1. Non-emergency problems or concerns may be directed to (919) 560-4600.

The regularly scheduled City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 6 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located on the first floor of City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza. The meeting will also be livestreamed from the City's website<http://durham.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2> and televised live on Durham Television Network<http://durhamnc.gov/1104/Durham-Television-Network>. Residents are asked to take note of the following changes in other City services and programs.

Solid Waste, Recycling, Yard Waste, and Bulky Item Curbside Collections
The Solid Waste Management Department<http://durhamnc.gov/832/Solid-Waste-Management> will be closed on Monday, September 5. Collection for all services, including solid waste, recycling, yard waste and bulky items, will be delayed by one business day<http://durhamnc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/8584> for the entire week. Collections for yard waste and bulky items on Friday, September 9 will instead occur on Monday, September 12. The Waste Disposal & Recycling Center, Yard Waste Facility, and the Household Hazardous Waste Center<http://nc-durham.civicplus.com/898/Disposal-Facilities> will be closed on Monday, September 5 and will reopen under normal operating schedules on Tuesday, September 6.

Durham Parks and Recreation
Durham Parks and Recreation<http://durhamnc.gov/753/Parks-Recreation> will close its administrative office and all recreation centers on Monday, September 5. Recreation centers will operate under normal schedules on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4. City lakes will be open regular hours Friday through Monday. The administrative office and recreation centers will reopen under normal schedules on Tuesday, September 6. For more information visit<http://www.dprplaymore.org/>, like<http://www.facebook.com/DurhamParksandRecreation>, follow<https://twitter.com/dprplaymore>, or call (919) 560-4355.

GoDurham, GoDurham ACCESS, and Bull City Connector
GoDurham<http://godurhamtransit.org/> and GoDurham ACCESS<http://godurhamtransit.org/access> will operate their Sunday-level service on Monday, September 5. For more information about GoDurham visit<http://godurhamtransit.org/>, like<https://www.facebook.com/GoDurhamTransit?fref=ts>, follow<https://twitter.com/GoDurhamTransit>, or call (919) 485-RIDE. For more information about GoDurham ACCESS visit<http://godurhamtransit.org/access> or call (919) 560-1551. The Bull City Connector<http://www.bullcityconnector.org/> will not operate on Monday, September 5. For more information about the Bull City Connector visit<http://www.bullcityconnector.org/>, like<http://www.facebook.com/BullCityConnector>, follow<http://www.twitter.com/BullCityConnect>, or call (919) 485-RIDE.

Durham One Call
Durham One Call<http://durhamnc.gov/1439/Durham-One-Call> will be closed on Monday, September 5. Residents may complete an online service request<http://nc-durham.civicplus.com/FormCenter/City-Managers-Office-15/Durham-One-Call-Online-Request-Form-64> or leave a message at (919) 560-1200. Durham One Call will forward all requests for City services to the appropriate department on the next business day. For information about the City's holiday schedule and any other services that may be affected, contact Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Monday, August 15, 2016

street light update

Several street lights have been out for nearly a month. Duke Energy's customer service said they have been extraordinarily busy with Google, AT&T and Verizon cutting lines all over Durham (and other cities in NC). Now that Google Fiber is done in our neighborhood, they said HVN would be serviced as quickly as possible.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Multi Family Yard- 8/13

Multi Family Yard  and Estate Sale
Saturday August 13th 7am to 12 noon
1112 Stonehedge Ave, Durham

Items for sale include but not limited to:
·       Household Items
·       Gardening items
·       Gently Used Golf Balls
·       A ton of great books

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.  

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Google woork in HVN

Gigabit Fiber Construction

Construction Overview 
Private utility companies such as AT&T, Google, and Time Warner Cable are constructing new and upgrading existing communications infrastructure. The work includes the installation of Gigabit Fiber throughout Durham (which should bring more services, capabilities, and choices for those living and doing business in our community.

The City of Durham is not performing this work. The City is responsible for inspecting the work in the public rights-of-way to ensure it is restored to an acceptable condition. A private consulting firm was hired by the City of Durham to assist with the project management and inspections associated with this work (see below for contact information).

What to Expect: 

Contractors 
Informational door hangers should be distributed in advance of construction in your neighborhood. Most of the utility companies contractor's use sub-contractors to perform this work. Sub-contractor vehicles/equipment are generally not marked with the contracting company’s name. Google authorized sub-contractor vehicles should have a "Bechtel" or "S&N" logo on each vehicle.

Markings 
Blue, purple, green, orange, yellow, white and/or pink paint markings will be sprayed on the ground several weeks before construction. The paint tells contractors where existing underground utility lines are so that they can be avoided when digging. The paint typically disappears in a few weeks.

Rights-of-way 
Work on public streets or in rights-of-way is governed by a Utility Excavation Permit issued by the City of Durham or an Encroachment Agreement from the NC Department of Transportation, depending on which entity maintains the road. 
A public right-of-way area is designated between most streets and the adjacent private property. This is where service providers are allowed by law to place their fiber along with water/sewer/electrical lines. Typically, the rights-of-way include the area from the curb towards your home for about 8 feet (or about 3 feet of grass or 5 foot-wide sidewalk).
Contractors should receive permission from property owners before working on private property (ex: Home Owner's Association, Town Homes, & Condos).

Time of Day 
Work typically occurs weekdays 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; however, sometimes permission is given to expand this schedule on a case-by-case basis. While construction noise can be as loud as necessary during these permitted times, you should not be bothered by noise in your home or business outside of these times.

Post-Construction 
In most cases and weather permitting, private property should be restored to original condition within 3-5 business days once construction is complete. 
Companies are not required by law to coordinate their activities, which means that even after one company is finished and the property is restored, other companies can come through the same area and start the process over.

Construction in your area does not mean that new or improved service will be available to you. It could be up to one year or not at all. The areas of service are determined by the utility provider.


If You Have Construction Concerns or to Report Damages: 

For questions or concerns about construction in your area, call the number on the vehicle, door hanger or the below numbers for assistance. Call 911 immediately if you believe there is a danger threatening life or health.

        Kimley-Horn & Associates (City of Durham Consultant for Private Utility Project Mgmt. & Inspections Services for Gigabit Fiber Installation) - Please email Todd Ireland with Kimley-Horn or call 919-677-2042.
        AT&T: Call 919-873-9143 or email.
        Google Support/Construction Line: Call 877-454-6959 or visit the website.
        Time Warner: Call 919-595-4892.

If you’re not sure which company is responsible for the work or if you’re not satisfied with the company’s response, please call Durham One Call at 919-560-1200 weekdays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or Todd Ireland with Kimley-Horn and Associates.

Filing Formal Complaints 
Register complaints with the State by contacting the NC Attorney General’s Office and/or the NC Utilities Commission.

Service Questions 
Use these contacts if you have questions about new service or want to report problems with existing service:

AT&T - 855-786-3920

Google - 866-777-7550

Time Warner - 800-892-4357


Thursday, June 16, 2016

HVNNA General Meeting -June 21

The June general meeting will take place on 6/21 at 7:00 pm. It will be held at Piper's Deli. Please come out and meet your neighbors.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

another car break-in

Last night, we had another car break-in. A few weekends ago, someone went through the neighborhood opening unlocked cars and stealing items. But last night, someone broke into a locked car on Suffolk Street. Please be aware of your surrounds and watch out for your neighbors.

Call 911 if you see anything strange.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

crime alert

We had a break-in last night in our neighborhood. It took place in the evening between 6pm and 8pm while neighbors were home after work and it was still light outside. The homeowner was out of the house for less than 2 hours and came home to find the house broken into through the backdoor.

We also had cars broken into two weekends ago.

Please keep an eye out and report anything suspicious to the police.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Trash pick-up; recycling and yard waste pick-up Memorial Day week

City of Durham trash, recycling and yard waste pick-up will be delayed by one day city-wide due to Memorial Day holiday on Monday.

Monday, May 23, 2016

more info on car break-ins

If your car was broke into, EVEN IF NOTHING WAS TAKEN, please report it to the police so they have an idea of the true scope of the problem. Of at least four people in HVN who had their cars broken into, so far only one person actually reported it to the police.



-------from the Durham PD----------------------
Good Soggy Morning to Everyone:

Over the weekend, we had 7 vehicle break-ins around the Hope Valley area. 2 of those were done when the vehicles were actually sitting in the garages. At this time, none of them had any signs of forced entry or damage. District 3 Investigators are currently following up on leads in these cases.

Just a few tips:

1. Do not leave anything of value in your vehicle.

2. ALWAYS lock your vehicle- no matter where it is parked or how secure you think the area is. Yes, lock your car while in the garage......

3. If you are not currently in your garage, secure the doors. It is spring time and many of us are doing yard work, gardening, etc and leave our garages open. Suspects will take advantage of the situation.

4. As we always stress, you know who belongs in your neighborhoods. Call 911 if someone or something seems out of place. We would be happy to investigate it for you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you.

Lt. Mark Morais

Assistant Commander- District 3
919-560-4583 x29354
mark.morais@durhamnc.gov

Friday, May 20, 2016

recent car break-ins

Recently several cars have been broken into here in Hope Valley North. Remember to always lock your car doors and reports anything suspicious you see to police.  

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

2016 Earth Day Festival is presented by Durham Parks and Recreation

The 2016 Earth Day Festival is presented by Durham Parks and Recreation in partnership with Keep Durham Beautiful.
Earth Day Festival Information
Saturday, April 23, 2016
12-5 p.m.
Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Dr.
Free Event
Festival Map

Earth Day Festival Rain Location
Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 N. Driver St.
E-Waste Recycling / Shredding Drive
Saturday, April 23, 2016
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Durham County Stadium, 750 Stadium Dr.
Free - Hosted by the Durham Solid Waste Management Department

Recycle your old electronics and bring your confidential documents for shredding! A convenient drive through area will be set up to collect your materials. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore will also be collecting gently used household items. Click here for a list of acceptable items.

Activities and events subject to change.
Main Stage Schedule
12 p.m.                Welcome by Durham Officials
12:05 p.m.           Hank Smith Band (Bluegrass)
1:05 p.m.             Bixby Honey Farm - Environmental Education Demo
1:20 p.m.             Break/Yoga
1:30 p.m.             Nina's School of Dance
2:15 p.m.             Victoria Lee & New Ground (Folk & Bluegrass)
3:15 p.m.             Earth Day Parade
3:45 p.m.             Durham County Extension Master Gardeners - Environmental Education Demo
4:00 p.m.             TROSA Band (Classic Rock & Contemporary)

Earth Day Market
Browse and shop for local, hand-made green goods, crafts and environmental art! Information will also be available about green products and services including sustainable building, energy and water conservation, gardening, and more!

Sustainability Expo
Enjoy a showcase of environmentally friendly businesses and organizations sharing information and resources with the community.

Kids' Zone
Kids will have a blast while engaging with the natural world! The Kids’ Zone will feature hands-on activities from the Music Explorium, The Home Depot, Frog Hollow Outdoors, Museum of Life and Science, City of Durham Fire Department, Usborne Books, Schoolhouse of Wonder, and more! We will also have face painting and coloring activities for children, as well as a recycling relay that will take place at 1:30 p.m.

Earth Day Parade
Make your own parade percussion instrument in the Kids' Zone to play in the parade at 3:15 p.m. with the Bulltown Strutters. All are welcome to walk in the parade, be sure to line up at 3:00 p.m. near the parking lot (we will also make announcements from the stage). Kids are encouraged to dress up as their favorite plant or animal.

Child Identification Card Program
The City of Durham Police Department will be on hand to create free child identification cards. This program is a way for parents to have an ID of their child in case of an emergency, although the ID itself is not a valid/legal form of identification, it will have the name, photo, height, weight, eye and hair color of the child.

Yoga
BYOM – Bring your own mat! Participate in some light yoga exercises during our Main Stage break.

The Blue Green Machine
BYOB – Bring your own bottle for water refills from the Blue Green Machine! Help reduce waste at this event by bringing your own bottle or cup. The Blue Green Machine provides the highest quality water available to communities from local water sources.  This mobile system filters, cool and dispenses on-demand drinking water.

Waste Wise
Help us strive for zero waste during the festival by properly sorting your waste into compost, recycling and trash bins. Zero waste is a philosophy of thoughtful reuse, composting and recycling in order to minimize the amount of waste sent to the landfill. Waste Wise volunteers will be available to help you sort and answer any questions.

Sustainable Transportation
Participants are encouraged to “go green” by biking, walking, skating, carpooling or riding DATA and Triangle Transit to the festival.

Bike Valet
Members of Durham’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission will house a valet bicycle parking service near the festival entrance. Ride in and valet your bicycle for free! They will also provide free bike safety checks and show you how to change a flat!

Earth Day T-shirts

Purchase your very own Eco-Friendly Earth Day T-shirt made on the spot.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

car break-ins near HVN

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Good Afternoon: 
In the last 2 days, we have had a spike in vehicle break-ins on Sun Valley Dr., Summertime Ct., and areas around Southwest Durham Dr. Many of the vehicles seemed to be unlocked and the items taken were in plain view. Just a reminder to remove all valuables from the vehicles and lock the car. 

Also- please call 911 if you see anyone that does not look like they belong in your neighborhood or may be looking into cars. We would be happy to check things out for you. 

Thank you. 

Lt. Mark Morais 
Assistant Commander- District 3 
mark.morais@durhamnc.gov 
919-560-4583 x29354

Monday, April 18, 2016

Plant Sale- May 7 at 8:00am

Home Grown Native Perennial Plant Yard Sale
Saturday May 7th 8am to 12 noon
1003 Stonehedge Ave. Durham

·      Over 300 plants to choose from
·      All plants well below nursery outlet retails
·      20 plus native plant species and a variety of shrubs, houseplants and non-natives
·      Miscellaneous sale of seeds, gardening supplies and books

Friday, April 15, 2016

Durham County to Enforce Canine Waste Collection

Durham County to Enforce Canine Waste Collection

Post Date:03/15/2016
    Durham, N.C. – Dog owners living in or visiting Durham County are now responsible for collecting and properly disposing of canine waste. At a regular session held by the Durham Board of County Commissioners on Monday, March 14, 2016, commissioners voted unanimously to amend and add a code provision to Chapter 4, Article VI, section 4-140 of the Durham County Code of Ordinances entitled Removal of Canine Waste. This provision addresses public property, public right of way or any private property without the permission of the private property owner.

    In part, the section states “any person owning, harboring, walking, in possession of or in charge of a dog which defecates on public property, public park property, public right-of-way or any private property without the permission of the private property owner, shall remove all feces immediately after it is deposited by the dog.  All feces removed in accordance with this section shall be placed in a suitable bag or other container that closes and disposed of in a lawful manner.”

    According to the Office of the Durham County Attorney, the ordinance helping to keep public spaces sanitary for all, is effective immediately, however, civil penalties will not be assessed until September 14, 2016. A first offense will result in a fine of $50. The consequence of a second offense is $100 and $150 for repeat offenders.

    Enforcement of the ordinance will be handled by the Animal Services Division of the Durham Office of the Sheriff.

    The provision regarding pet waste aligns with Durham County’s desire to make the County a desirable place to live, work and thrive. The County is not the first to develop a “poop and scoop” regulation for residents. Several North Carolina counties and municipalities, including Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Raleigh, and Apex, have taken a similar step to enforce proper pick up of solid excretions made by canines.

    The provision does not apply to a guide dog, hearing dog or service dog accompanying a person with a disability.

    For more information about Durham County Government’s Code of Ordinances regarding Animals, contact Public Information for the Durham County Manager’s Office at 919-560-0000.
     

    Thursday, April 7, 2016

    Monthly Meeting of PAC3 Residents, this Saturday, April 09, 2016 @ 10AM

    *PAC 3 Neighbors and Neighborhood Representatives*

    Join us this Saturday, April 09, from 10 am to noon for our monthly PAC3 
    meeting. The meeting is held at 1309 Halley Street, Durham, NC 27707 
    (Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park.)

    This meeting provides a wealth of information and is a great forum for 
    citizens to interact the with law enforcement and other Durham City and 
    County departments. If you have a neighborhood concern, bring it! If 
    you've never been to a PAC 3 meeting, come see what you're missing!
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    The meeting agenda will include:
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    * Police and City Department Reports: As always the meeting will
    include reports from various City Departments and our District 3
    Commander, Capt Robert Gaddy,Jr., offering you the opportunity to
    voice your concerns, questions and comments

    * PAC3 2016 Election of Officers.

    * Presentation of the "Lynwood Best" award.

    * PAC3 " 2016 National Night Out" Drawing: All District 3
    neighborhoods attending are eligible to sign up to win "2016 NNO"
    promo packages.

    *** Neighborhood Listserv Moderators: Please forward to your 
    neighborhood listserv or website.

    Join us this Saturday. We look forward to seeing you.

    PAC3 Co-Facilitators
    JoAnn Comis jcomis@mindspring.com 919-225-5176
    Mike Mayo mikewmayo@gmail.com 973- 722-4772
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    About PAC3:Partners Against Crime,District 3 is much more than our name 
    implies; We strive to educate and provide our neighborhoods in District 
    3 with the tools and venue necessary to promote a stronger, safer 
    community, and higher quality of life. Learn more at: www.pac3durhamnc. org