“Our Trail, Our Town” Campaign Launched; Durham Monster Dash Set for October 26
DTV8’s “City Hall This Week” will debut a new show tonight at 8 p.m. Hosted by Senior Public Affairs Specialist Amy Blalock, this show will feature the following highlights and other topics of interest. You can also watch this new episode on demand at http://www.YouTube.com/CityofDurhamNC.
City Launches “Our Trail, Our Town” Campaign
The City of Durham recently launched the “Our Trail, Our Town” campaign to raise safety awareness on the American Tobacco Trail. The campaign allows the City and trail users to work in partnership to keep those on the trail safe. One component of the campaign is a Trail Watch Program, which is modeled after the Neighborhood Watch Program. Durham Police Department Master Officer Reese Carson III explains how the program will work.
Significant Sewer Main Project About to Get Underway
One of the sanitary sewer mains feeding into the North Durham Water Reclamation Facility is about to undergo some much-needed repairs. The project includes repairing approximately 1,900 linear feet of the Ellerbe Creek bank north of Club Boulevard. The stream bank surrounding one of the primary mains has significantly eroded, threatening to expose the main itself. The City Council approved a $595,000 contract to repair the stream bank, which should protect it from future erosion.
Southeast Central Durham Revitalization Effort Gets Boost from Federal Government
The effort to revitalize several communities within Southeast Central Durham recently got a big boost. The Durham Housing Authority received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grant, which is leveraged to approximately $1 million, will be used for the area that is bordered by Highway 147 on the north, Elmira Park on the south, Bacon Street on the east, and Roxboro Street on the west. It also includes the McDougald Terrace public housing community.
City-County Planning Department to Host Durham Monster Dash
The Durham City-County Planning Department is inviting all runners and walkers alike to the first ever Durham Monster Dash. The event will be held on Friday, October 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Durham. Participants can register online at http://www.DurhamMonsterDash.org and are asked to provide a monetary donation. Proceeds from the event will go toward KidzNotes, The Scrap Exchange, Keep Durham Beautiful, and Girls Rock, N.C.
About “City Hall This Week”
"City Hall This Week," a news program dedicated to informing Durham residents and City employees about what’s going on inside Durham's City Hall, airs daily at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. on DTV8 (Time Warner Cable channel 8). The show is also available for on demand viewing at http://www.DurhamNC.gov/DTV8 or on the City’s YouTube channel at http://www.YouTube.com/CityofDurhamNC. For more information, call (919) 560-4123, “like” http://www.Facebook/CityofDurhamNC, or “follow” http://www.Twitter.com/CityofDurhamNC.