Snow Removal Efforts Underway; Trash, Recycling Collection Set For This Weekend.
After receiving nearly a foot of snow in the Bull City on Wednesday, most City of Durham offices, including City Hall and all non-emergency City departments, have returned to operation today. The City’s Public Works Department is clearing nearly 1,000 lane miles on primary routes, and another 2,000+ lane miles to cover on residential streets, said Public Works Director Marvin Williams. “We're throwing everything we have at it, but with temperatures back below freezing tonight – which prevents salt from being effective – we expect significant re-freezing. Since many of the city’s neighborhood streets are still too icy for garbage and recycling trucks to safely maneuver, the City’s Solid Waste Management Department is revising its collection schedules as follows: Regular Tuesday garbage customers will be collected on their normal collection day next week, Jan. 23. Regular Tuesday recycling customers will be collected tomorrow. Regular Wednesday garbage and recycling customers will receive their collections tomorrow. Any missed collections will receive service on Sunday, Jan. 21. Regular Thursday garbage and recycling customers will receive their collections on Sunday, Jan. 21. More
Council Work Session Rescheduled For Jan. 23
After receiving nearly a foot of snow on Wednesday, the regular City Council Work Session has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. This meeting will take place in the Committee Room on the second floor of City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza, and will be audio live-streamed on the City’s website.
Durham Sets First-Ever Joint Community Conversations with Local Elected Officials
For the first time, Durham residents will have a way to engage with their local City and County elected officials at three joint community meetings beginning later this month. During these discussions, residents will be able to address issues and provide feedback directly with the Durham City Council and Durham County Board of Commissioners on topics ranging from public safety, affordable housing, human services, education, and economic development. These community conversations will each have a different theme allowing residents to choose the issues they are most passionate about, and to make sure residents feel heard by elected officials as well as staff members from the City, County, and Durham Public Schools. Residents are invited to attend any or all of the meetings. More
Durham Hosts Proposed Hillandale Road Bike/Pedestrian Facilities Meeting
If you live, work, or travel along Hillandale Road in Durham, you’ll want to make plans for a meeting later this month to discuss bicycle and pedestrian designs for this busy roadway. The City of Durham Public Works Department is now preparing designs for bicycle and pedestrian facilities along Hillandale Road from I-85 to the N.C. Highway 147, and staff wants to share their work and get resident input. The drop-in style meeting is set for Jan. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Durham Public Schools Staff Development Center Cafeteria, 2107 Hillandale Road. More
Durham Announces New Date for SummerWork Youth Job Expo, Seeks Employers
Durham employers looking to hire their summer staff will soon have an opportunity to interview hundreds of teens and young adults during this month’s SummerWork Youth Job Expo. The expo, previously scheduled for Janl. 16, has been moved to a later date this month due to the impact of January’s winter weather, and the public school make-up day that is now on January 16. The job expo will now take place on Jan. 31, which is an early-release day for Durham Public Schools. More
Durham Seeks Public Art Submissions for West Ellerbee Creek Trail Pedestrian Tunnel
Local and regional artists are now invited to apply for a new public art project to be displayed on the West Ellerbee Creek Trail Pedestrian Tunnel. The City's General Services Department, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Durham Parks and Recreation, and Public Art Committee are inviting qualified artists and/or artist teams to submit their qualifications to design, fabricate, and install urban public art along the pedestrian tunnel as part of Phase II of the West Ellerbee Creek Trail project. Application materials include: statement of interest, annotated samples of previous work relevant to project, project personnel resume(s), and references. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 2. More