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● Over much of the last year, Durham County has engaged with community members and employees to develop a refreshed Strategic Plan for the next four years. To offer your comments on the draft document, please click here.
This online comment forum will be open through the end of the day on Wednesday, June 14. Thank you for your input, which will be shared with staff updating the Strategic Plan, slated to go before the Durham County Board of Commissioners for adoption on June 26.
● The State of Durham County’s Young Children Report is now available online. The full report as well as an executive summary are available; to access them, click here.
● The Durham City/County Planning Department and Preservation Durham are collaborating update Durham’s Architectural and Historic Inventory. A series of community meetings are planned where residents can learn how to input information into the Open Durham website to assist in collecting robust data for the inventory and sharing their stories about Durham. The drop-in style workshops will take place from 6:00-8:00PM as follows:
*September 21: Durham County Library South Branch, 4505 S Alston Road
*November 16: Durham County Library East Branch, 211 Lick Creek Lane
For more information, contact Lisa Miller at 919-560-4137, ext 28270.
● Durham City and County announce a joint mobile app initiative that will allow residents to submit service and public records 24 hours a day. Search “Durham One Call” in the App Store or Google Play Store for this free tool. Residents will still be able to call Durham One Call at 919-560-1200 or go online to place a request. The following requests can be forwarded thru the app just to name a few:
*Missed trash or recycling collection
*Dead animal removal
*Reporting a vacant, or abandoned home
*Water Service requests
*Concealed handgun permits
● Durham Emergency Management encourages anyone who lives or works in Durham to visit alertdurham.com to register for the new notification system that will be used to alert residents about a variety of events, ranging from severe weather, fires, floods and other emergencies to more routine announcements, such as road closures and water utility maintenance. Sign up today for emergency notifications at alertdurham.com.
● We invite you to tune in to Cable TV Channel 8 and AT&T U-verse channel 99 to see rebroadcasts of Durham County Commissioner meetings as well as other Durham County programming that may be of interest to you. Please contact the Public Information Office at 919-560-0008 or visit our webpage by clicking here
● Durham County needs you! If you have a few hours to commit, Durham County has a number of boards and commissions that can benefit from your participation. We invite you to make a difference in our community. Contact the Clerk’s Office at 919-560-0025, visit the County's Boards and Commissions page by clicking here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please note that all City and County taxes must be current at the time of application.