Morehead Hill, a historic residential neighborhood located just south
of downtown Durham, North Carolina.
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
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.