Morehead Hill, a historic residential neighborhood located just south
of downtown Durham, North Carolina.
Please be advised of the upcoming Durham Planning Commission public hearing items:
TC17000001 – Omnibus Text Amendments 10: A
text amendment consisting of technical revisions and minor policy
changes to various provisions of the Unified Development Ordinance
amendments are identified as necessary corrections, clarifications,
re-organization, or other minor changes to more accurately comply with
the intent of the regulations, codify interpretations of
regulations, or reflect minor policy changes and are not solely
technical in nature.
X1000003 – Holloway Street Local Historic District Overlay Expansion and Preservation Plan Amendment: A
petition to expand the Holloway Street Local Historic District zoning
overlay, including the area currently within the 2009 National Register
District expansion, additional properties for consideration, and
proposed removal of the designation at 208 N. Elizabeth Street. The
proposal also includes corresponding amendments to the Cleveland Street and Holloway Street Local Historic District Preservation Plan.
The proposed expansion generally encompasses an area north of the
existing Holloway Street local historic district, including properties
along North Queen Street to the west, North Elizabeth Street to the
east, and Mallard Street to the north.
The Durham Planning Commission will hold the public hearings on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 101 City Hall Plaza, 1st Floor.
Agenda materials will be available online by April 27, 2017. The text of the proposed text amendment may be viewed at http://durhamnc.gov/415/Pending-Text-Amendments. Information regarding the Holloway Street Historic District Expansion may be viewed at http://durhamnc.gov/363/Holloway-Street-Historic-District-Expans.
Interested parties may appear and speak at the public hearing.
Substantial changes to the proposed action may be made following the
public hearing. For more information please contact Michael Stock,
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act - A person with a disability
may receive an auxiliary aid or service to effectively participate in
City government activities by contacting the ADA Coordinator, voice 919-560-4197, fax 560-4196, TTY 919-560-1200, or ADA@DurhamNC.gov, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the event or deadline date.
||Morehead Hill Spring Potluck
Meet your neighbors, hear the latest neighborhood news, turn in your
dues, have your say about issues affecting the neighborhood
||Sunday, May 23,
4 - 7pm
Orchar Park Picnic shelter
1000 S Duke St., Durham NC
events, try Indyweek.com, NC
Events, or the Durham Convention and
Visitors Bureau's Things to See and Do page
Potluck Held, MHNA Board of Directors Re-elected
Sunday, October 9, 2016, the Morehead Hill Neighborhood Association
(MHNA) hosted a potluck dinner for the neighborhood. In addition to
sharing food and meeting our neighbors, we conducted our annual MHNA
meeting/election and held a lively discssion about the pros and cons of
our Historic District. We got an update from our Treasurer and from
each of the four committees (a/k/a work groups), covering Traffic &
Transportation; Social Events; Historic Preservation
& Planning; and Environmental issues.
those of you who missed the meeting: there were no new nominations
for the board of directors this year (despite our best efforts). All
those currently serving on the BoD graciously agreed to serve for
another year and were duly re-elected. As always, anybody in the
neighborhood who is interested in serving on the board and/or a
committtee is welcome (and encouraged) to contact us at any time. For
details, refer to our Morehead Hill Neighborhood
Association (MHNA) page on this site.
Starting September 14, 2016 dog owners
who do not clean up after their animals can be fined $50-$150. This law applies
to any public property, public right-of-way, or private property without the
permission of a private property owner.
This ordinance does not apply to a guide
dog, service dog, or hearing dog accompanying any person with a
About the New Law
When does the new ordinance go into
The new ordinance was passed by the
Board of County Commissioners on March 7, 2016. The Board declared an
educational period until September 14, 2016, at which time enforcement may begin
on this ordinance.
Who can enforce this new
As this ordinance is a non-criminal
offense, the only enforcement action can be administered by the Durham County
What are the fines associated with this
The fines will fall within the
guidelines established under Article I, Sec. 4-9 which are as
A civil penalty of $50.00 shall be
assessed for the first violation.
A civil penalty of $100.00 shall be
assessed for the second violation.
A civil penalty of $150.00 shall be
assess for habitual violations.
Who do I call to report a violation of
Call the Durham County Sheriff’s Office
Communications Center at 919-560-0900.
What is the criteria needed to prove a
violation of this ordinance?
The determination of whether there’s a
violation of the ordinance is at the discretion of the deputy who responds to
the call for service. The decision of whether a violation has occurred, and
whether there is sufficient evidence to identify the responsible party is
determined on a case-by-case basis following an evaluation of all of the facts
What options do I have to refute a civil
A civil penalty can only be appealed
during the process for collecting it.
Where do you pay a civil
There are two options for paying a civil
You can pay the civil penalty to Durham
County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Division located at 3005 Glenn Road,
Durham, NC 27704
Or you can go to the Durham County Tax
Collector located at 200 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701.
For more information, please visit: dconc.gov/caninewaste
For other upcoming events in and around the neighborhood, check our
page, and try NC
or the Durham
Convention and Visitors Bureau's Things
to See and Do
Get your pets FIXED for $20 OR
helps low-income residents of Durham County with the cost of getting
their cats and dogs fixed!
qualify? Visit animalkind.org/spayNChelpline.html
for a list of reduced cost spay/neuter resources in your area or call
the SpayNC Helpline at 1 888-NC-FIX-EM
web site is sponsored by the Morehead
Hill Neighborhood Association
(MHNA), a not-for-profit, all-volunteer
organization dedicated to the betterment of the neighborhood and its
quality of life for all residents.