Durham Inducts New Youth Commission Monday
Thirty Durham youth who want a voice in their City government will soon begin serving their one-year terms on the 2017-2018 Durham Youth Commission after Monday’s Induction Ceremony. The induction ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday with a welcome reception set for 6 p.m. in the lobby of City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza. More
Durham Seeks Entrepreneurs for Innovation Partnerships
Local startups and entrepreneurs looking to develop and test products and services now have a new way to do so thanks to a pilot program from the City of Durham. The City’s Office of Performance and Innovation is launching the new Innovate Durham program to open up the City's resources for entrepreneurs to develop, test and scale innovative solutions to improve City operations and solve community problems. This pilot program accepting applications until Aug. 28, will give startups and entrepreneurs a way to test their products or services using City data and infrastructure. More
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. There will be a full closure of the East Main Street and Fayetteville Street intersection this weekend. Lane shifts and flaggers on East Main Street between Roxboro Street and Fayetteville Street, Hood Street, and South Elizabeth Street. Lane closures on Angier Avenue between East Main Street and Elm Street. Next week, sidewalk/curb replacements and abandonment of existing waterlines in East Main Street between Roxboro and Fayetteville streets, Hood Street, South Elizabeth Street, and Ramseur Street will continue. Lane shifts and flaggers will be used to maintain traffic at isolated locations in the project area. Through traffic on East Main Street will be maintained. Pedestrian and driveway access to buildings and facilities will be maintained at all times. Stormwater installation will continue on East Main Street between South Elizabeth and Hood streets. Lane shifts and flaggers will be used to maintain traffic at stormwater crossing locations on East Main Street. Additional information regarding this project can be found on the website.
Maplewood Cemetery Office Relocating For Renovations
Beginning Aug. 31, the Maplewood Cemetery office staff will be temporarily relocated to the Beechwood Cemetery office to allow for renovations at Maplewood. The Beechwood office is located at 3300 Fayetteville Street, and can be reached by phone at 919-560-4156.
2017 Municipal Elections Information
The primary elections for the 2017 municipal elections will be held on Oct. 10. The general election will be held on Nov. 7. Early voting sites will be the Durham County Board of Elections Office at 201 N. Roxboro Street, the North Carolina Central University Turner Law Building at 1801 Fayetteville Street, the South Regional Library at 4505 South Alston Avenue, and the North Regional Library at 221 Milton Road. See the flyer
for more information on voting places and hours.