City Manager's Report - Thomas J. Bonfield - Durham City Manager - Volume 10, No. 22 - June 9, 2017
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City and County Announce New Joint Mobile App Initiative

Durham residents can now submit service and public records requests to Durham City or County governments on a new joint mobile application that launched this week. The Durham One Call app is a free interactive tool and can be found by searching for “Durham One Call” on your smart phone in the Apple Store or Google Play store. The app forwards resident requests for service to City and County departments for concerns such as pothole repair, missed trash or recycling collection, litter removal, dead animal removal, reporting a vacant home or water service requests.  More

Ellerbee Creek Trail Project kickoff
City Gets Ellerbee Creek Trail Project Underway
Council Member Steve Schewel speaks at the June 1 gathering to begin the construction of the West Ellerbee Creek Trail Project, Phase II. The 10-foot wide trail project will connect Phase I of the West Ellerbee Creek Trail that terminates at Westover Park near Guess Road to the North/South Greenway on Stadium Drive.

Durham Seeks Continuum of Care Grant Funding Applications

The City of Durham Community Development Department is seeking additional organizations to apply for grants in the 2017 Continuum of Care Homeless Grants Competition. The website that the department is using to receive pre-applications re-opened on June 5 and will remain available to accept pre-applications through midnight on June 19. More

Durham Seeks Neighborhoods for Matching Grant Program

Durham neighborhood groups seeking to make their community a better place to live, work, play, and shop can now apply for the next round of City grant funding for neighborhood improvement projects. The City’s Neighborhood Improvement Services Department is seeking applications for its Neighborhood Matching Grants Program, which provides grants up to $2,500 to neighborhood associations, homeowner associations, community watch groups, and resident groups for projects that benefit a neighborhood’s quality of life.  More 

City Offers Construction Training Session - Thriving on a Project

A free seminar set for June 22 will provide information on how to recognize, manage, and in some instances, profit from risks in construction. Through the development of risk management solutions, attendees will discover ways to increase success. The seminar will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Council Chambers of City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza.  More 

Durham Pollinator Garden Tour

Calling Pollenteers of all ages! Come one, come all to Durham's first Pollinator Garden Tour on June 24. This one day, self-guided tour will take place during National Pollinator Week and showcase over 15 different pollinator habitats throughout Durham. Twelve of the participating gardens are located at local community gardens that help combat food insecurity throughout our community.  More 

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Sports tourism is big business for cities throughout the nation and Durham wants to get in on the action to attract, support and promote these events in our community. In this
new episode, CityLife Host Beverly B. Thompson sits down with Durham Sports Commission Executive Director Ashleigh Bachert to learn more about how this new commission is going to lead the community’s efforts in attracting sporting events to the Bull City. Watch the show.

Automatic Service Renewal Reminder for Current Yard Waste Customers

Yard waste customers will have their weekly service automatically renewed for another year on July 1. Renewal occurs each year on July 1 at the standard monthly rate of $7.50, which will be charged to your water bill. Need to cancel your existing service or relocating in the city? Call Durham One Call at 919-560-1200 to update your address or discontinue service. Want to become a yard waste customer?  Visit the website to submit your application or contact Durham One Call.

America’s Night Out Against Crime Set For Aug. 1

Registration is underway for Durham’s observance of National Night Out (NNO), America’s Night Out Against Crime on Aug. 1. Neighborhoods, agencies and businesses are encouraged to support the celebration by organizing or sponsoring a NNO event or promotion. The evening of Aug. 1 residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement and public safety partners. Neighborhoods typically host events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities and anti-crime campaigns.  More 

City Manager's Report Takes A Vacation

The City Manager's Report will take a week off next week. Look for us again on June 23.

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Parks and Recreation Notes

Rock The Park

Parks and Recreation again offers a summer series including concerts and movies in a beautiful setting, Durham's parks. The festivities begin tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Duke Park, 106 Knox Street, with R&B artist Dale Kimper. Visit the Rock The Park web page for information on all the shows.
Every Drop Counts - A weekly snapshot of Durham's water supply status 6/8/17 - Days of Supply: 232 - Reservoir Status: 100% - Year round outdoor efficiency requirements are in effect. For information: visit

Conservation At Work and Home

East Main Street Waterline Replacement Project Update

As minor touch-up and restorative work is finalized in the Downtown Loop, further improvements to the City’s waterline infrastructure will continue along the East Main Street corridor.  This weekend, water meter installation near the intersection of Ramseur and East Main streets will take place on Saturday. A lane closure on Ramseur Street will be used to accommodate the work. Traffic on East Main, Ramseur, and Roxboro streets will be maintained. Next week, waterline and service installations along Ramseur Street between Dillard and Fayetteville streets will continue. Lane shifts and flaggers will be used to maintain traffic at waterline crossing locations. Waterline service reconnections will be coordinated with affected parties at least seven days in advance of interruption. Pedestrian and driveway access to buildings / facilities will be maintained at all times. Final waterline and service connections on East Main Street between Dillard and Fayetteville streets will continue. Work includes preparing for final waterline connections at Commerce / East Main streets and Dillard / East Main streets. Additional information regarding this project can be found on the website.

Stay Informed with the City's Durham Information Network

Durham Information Network represents the communications umbrella for information about the City, and its events and activities. Included under this umbrella are all of the primary platforms used by the City to provide information and engage residents. Visit the Durham Information Network web page for quick access to all of our communication tools including existing social media platforms, Durham Television Network programming, the City Manager’s Report, and the Citizens’ Newsletter.
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Durham One Call provides a high level of service in English and Spanish for inquiries and requests for service via telephone at 919-560-1200 and in person at the City Hall lobby desk.  Durham One Call is also available 24 hours a day 7 days a week via the City’s website. Durham One Call is committed to providing an exceptional customer experience on behalf of the City.
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