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Friday, June 7, 2013

New “City Hall This Week” Begins June 7

New Options for Water Bill Payments; Some Parking Fees Increasing

​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

City Releases Third Quarter Financial Report
The City is on track to finish the year on budget, despite the fact that five departments are projected to end the year over budget. The third quarter financial report shows that revenues forecasted for the year are $1.9 million less than what was budgeted, but spending is projected to be $2.4 million less than expected. The complete report is available on the City’s website at

Parking Fees Increasing for Some City Decks
The City Council approved fee increases for some City parking decks. In general, monthly parking will increase by $10 per month; special events parking will increase by $1; and a $10 residential parking fee will be reinstituted for parking in the City parking decks from 6 p.m. - 8 a.m., Monday-Friday as well as weekends. The total annual increase in parking fees is estimated to provide more than $229,000 in additional revenue in 2014.

Water Customers to Have New Options for Paying Bills
City of Durham water customers will soon have more options for how they pay their bills. The Department of Water Management is developing a system that will allow customers to pay by telephone, as well as by e-check online. This is in addition to the current options of paying by credit or debit card online or through automatic bank draft payments. Customers will also be able to sign up for e-billing, as well as access certain account information 24 hours a day, seven days a week by phone or online. Water Management plans to roll out these new payment options by fall 2013.

Durham Dedicates Newest Habitat for Humanity House
Durham’s Habitat for Humanity is celebrating the completion of its latest home. Robert Brimmer received the keys to his new Chester Street home during a dedication ceremony on June 1. Find out why this particular build held special significance for City and County employees.

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 or at For more information, call (919) 560-4123, “like” http://www.Facebook/CityofDurhamNC, or “follow”

Published: 06/07/2013 - Last Edited: