City Manager's Report - Thomas J. Bonfield - Durham City Manager - Volume 11, No. 10 - March 9, 2018

City Emergency Communications Center Undergoes CALEA Reaccreditation Assessment

The Durham Emergency Communications Center is scheduled for an on-site assessment next week as part of a program to achieve reaccreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedure, administration, operations, and support services. Agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments by calling 919-560-4322, ext. 29175 on March 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  More 

Chapel Hill Street Parking Deck
Chapel Hill Street Deck Has A Bright New Look
Visitors using the Chapel Hill Street deck will find a much brighter look as new LED lighting was installed this week. The improvements will save about 200,000KWH or about $12,000 annually in electric costs.

Creek Week Leads Durham Community in Caring for Waterways

Residents interested in discovering and protecting Durham’s local waterways should mark their calendars now to celebrate the 10th annual Creek Week later this month. Creek Week, set for March 17-24, offers indoor and outdoor activities to help people of all ages and abilities learn more about creeks, rivers, and lakes and how to keep them healthy. More 

City Hosts Proposed Morreene Road Sidewalk & Bicycle Facilities Meeting

If you live, work, or travel along Morreene Road in Durham, you’ll want to mark your calendar for a meeting later this month to discuss bicycle and pedestrian designs for this busy roadway. The City's Public Works Department is preparing designs for bicycle and pedestrian facilities along Morreene Road from Neal Road to Erwin Road, and City staff wants to share their work and receive community input. The drop-in style meeting is set for March 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Durham Public Schools Staff Development Center Cafeteria, 2107 Hillandale Road. More 


Cornwallis Road Proposed Bicycle and Pedestrian Facility Improvements Meeting Set

Set the date to learn about proposed bicycle and pedestrian facility improvements along Cornwallis Road. The drop-in style meeting is set for March 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Rogers-Herr Middle School Cafeteria, 911 W. Cornwallis Road. Residents will be able to review the preliminary design, ask questions of City staff, and provide input before the department completes the design work. The City's Public Works Department is preparing designs for bicycle and pedestrian facilities along Cornwallis Road from Old Chapel Hill Road to S. Roxboro Street, and City staff wants to share their work and receive community input.  More 

Professional Development Scholarships for Cultural Arts Organizations Available

Non-profit cultural arts representatives interested in attending professional development training should apply now for a City of Durham scholarship. The City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development and Cultural Advisory Board are seeking applications for the second round of its Cultural Arts Capacity Building Grants Program, which funds scholarships for Durham arts and cultural organization representatives to attend professional development training. The application deadline is April 13.  More  

Police to Serve Up Summer Fun for Youth;  Summer Camp Enrollment Deadline is May 1

The Durham Police Department is accepting applications for its 2018 summer camps for youth ages 9 to 13. Campers will take daily field trips, and engage in recreational, educational and social activities with police officers and other campers. Hosted by school resource officers of the department’s Community Services Division, the program aims to add structured youth activities to the summer months and to strengthen law enforcement's relationship with participating youth and their families. Camp registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. More 


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Women who are fighting discrimination against women. In this new CityLife episode, Host Beverly B. Thompson sits down with James Davis Jr., human relations manager for the Neighborhood Improvement Services Department, and Dana Mangum, executive director for the NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, to find out why this is such an important issue in Durham that it's the focus of the 16th annual Women's Forum.
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Durham Seeks People’s Choice Votes for 2018 Golden Leaf Awards

Durham residents are invited to vote for the properties they like the best for the 2018 Golden Leaf Awards. The Durham City-County Appearance Commission, Keep Durham Beautiful, and the Durham City-County Environmental Affairs Board are seeking voters for the People’s Choice Award to be presented at the 2018 Golden Leaf Awards Ceremony in April. Residents can now choose their favorite project by visiting the Golden Leaf Awards website to review all of the nominated properties and casting their vote. The voting period for the People’s Choice Award is open until March 16. More 

Durham Hosts Women's Forum March 22

Three successful women will discuss various forms of discrimination that women commonly face and the resilience of women to thrive in spite of such inequities at the 16th Annual Women's Forum in honor of National Women's History Month. The forum will be held March 22 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza. The three panelists include Dana Mangum, executive director of the NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Yaba Blay, Ph.D., author and North Carolina Central University professor, and Wendy Jacobs, chair of the Durham Board of County Commissioners.  More 


City Hosts Human Relations Advocacy Awards April 4

The City of Durham Human Relations Commission is seeking nominations of residents who have distinguished themselves by honoring the spirit of leadership in Durham. In honor of National Fair Housing Month, the Human Relations Commission and the Human Relations Division of the City’s Neighborhood Improvement Services Department are hosting the 2018 Human Relations Advocacy Awards April 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville Street. The deadline for nominations has been extended to March 16. The ceremony is free and open to the public.  More 


NCDOT Services Survey

Interested in sharing your opinions with the N.C. Department of Transportation regarding services in North Carolina? Take their annual customer service survey by March 31. More 

YouthWork Internship Program Seeking Applicants

Durham youth, ages 14-24, who want to explore a career, earn money, and gain valuable work experience can apply for the 2018 Durham Youthwork Internship Program. Approximately 150 paid summer internship opportunities are available with numerous City departments, Durham Technical Community College, Durham County, Durham Public Schools, North Carolina Central University, local businesses and non-profit organizations. Applications will be accepted until March 18. More

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Durham Boards, Committees and Commissions                          

The City of Durham has 26 boards, committees and commissions with members appointed by the Durham City Council. To see the latest openings and apply for consideration, visit the website. February appointments included Carmen Williams to the Durham Planning Commission and Casey Collins to the Durham City-County Environmental Affairs Board.
Every Drop Counts - A weekly snapshot of Durham's water supply status 3/7/18 - Days of Supply: 267 - Reservoir Status : 100% - Year round outdoor efficiency requirements are in effect. For information: visit durhamnc.gov

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Central Park Waterline Replacement Project Update

The City appreciates your ongoing patience with the work along busy corridors associated with the Central Park Waterline Replacement Project. No work is planned for this weekend. Next week, Roney Street will be closed as sanitary sewer line installation continues. Traffic control signs and markings will be used for all traffic detours. No water or sewer service disruptions are anticipated. Foster Street between Corporation Street and Seminary Avenue will be closed as water line installation continues. No water or sewer service disruptions are anticipated. Periodic one-lane interruptions will occur on Corporation Street between Foster and  N. Duke streets as water services are connected to the new water line. Residents and business owners will be contacted in advance of any service disruptions. Periodic one-lane interruptions will occur on Liggett Street between Corporation Street and Fernway Avenue as water services are connected to the new water line. Residents and business owners will be contacted in advance of any service disruptions. Additional information regarding this project can be found on the website.

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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 webpage 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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