INC NEWS - DRAFT June minutes
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Sun Jul 2 15:37:56 EDT 2006
I'll send out a revised resolution on dog chaining next. Please let me know
of any corrections. Thanks, pat
Minutes of Meeting of June 27, 2006
David Harris Old Farm
Ken Gasch Colonial Village
Marguerite Ward Pickett Rd.
Joe Chambliss Forest Hills Neighborhood
Amanda Arnington Pickett Rd.
Casey Arnington Pickett Rd.
Randy Pickle Forest Hills
Fuller Sasser American Village
Emily Weinstein EANG Solterra
Thelma Glenn White Emorywood Estate
Mike Woodard WHHNA
Bill Anderson Duke Park
Michael Shiflett Northgate Park NA
Cheryl Shiflett Northgate Park NA
Dick Mentock Hope Valley Farms
Stacey Poston City of Durham
Risa Foster Trinity Heights
Janet Hitti Parkwood
Pat Carstensen Cross County
Annette Smith Durham Parks and Rec
Jonathan Freeze Durham CVB
Jason Carter Durham CVB
Shelly Green Durham CVB
Reyn Bowman Durham CVB
Craigie Sanders Grove Park
Melissa Rooney Fairfield NA
Introductions President Mike Woodard opened the meeting. Members
Durham Brand A brand is a consistent way to talk about your product not
an ad campaign or a logo but the promises you want to make and can deliver.
It is hard to do an integrated brand when you are diverse, but the Durham
Convention and Visitors Bureau is working on it, and we spent some time
talking about how we see Durham. Public results will be available this
One Call Standards The resolution on Durham One Call and service standards
passed. See Appendix A.
Dog Chaining Resolutions See Appendix B. Randy will get the text for the
current guidelines on dog chaining. There was concern that people who cant
chain their dogs will let the dogs roam. Maybe it is as important to do
more education, as well as encourage enforcement. Pat will add a "whereas"
about good ideas from other jurisdictions.
Davidson Street Rezoning The neighborhood is still figuring out what to
ask INC to do.
Neighborhood Mini-grants from Durham Affordable Housing Coalition Great
opportunity for your neighborhood or areas near your neighborhood. Pat will
ask Lorisa for details to post to list-serve.
1. We approved the May minutes. Dues for 2005-06 are now due. As of
6/12/06, we have $1045.95 in checking and $2227.25 in savings.
2. Neighborhood Hero Awards Ad ran so nominations are open.
3. Nominating Committee Being on Executive Committee is a great
experience, so please consider running or nominating your friends.
4. Mailboxes vandalized in one neighborhood.
5. St. Teresa is organizing as a neighborhood.
6. Stacey mentioned holiday schedule for solid waste.
7. Planning is starting for the East End Connector.
8. Appearance Commission has finished their survey and the report has
9. Various entertainments (Festival for the Eno, Concerts in the Park, July
4th festivities) were mentioned. See
10. We are trying for a national award on the number of neighborhoods for
National Night Out so get your application in.
11. There is a new program for communities building projects to improve
12. Neighborhood College is gearing up. See
13. Graduate from being a resident to being a citizen get on a board or
The meeting was adjourned.
Attachment A: One Call Resolution
Whereas: Citizens need a way to monitor their service requests made to
Housing, Zoning, Solid Waste and other city/county departments, and get
discouraged when the work isn't completed
Whereas: When service requests become lost in the system, there may not be
Whereas: Unified call systems are an important way to get a "report card" on
the effectiveness of city services. That is, if there are standards -- for
example, how long it takes to handle requests -- and we monitor how well
they are met, citizens will have assurance that requests are being handled
in a timely fashion and will know how long to wait before following up on
Whereas: This monitoring is equally important for county and city/county
departments, such as zoning.
We resolve that: Durham One Call organizes "Service Delivery Standards," for
consistencies in city/county departmental service performances and to allow
citizens to monitor such performance of service requests through the system.
Furthermore, we propose that the County be strongly encouraged to join the
Durham One Call program in order to make county functions easily accessible
to the entire Durham community.
Attachment B: Dog Chaining Resolution (as of June 27)
Whereas: The practice of chaining dogs can be destructive to communities
because dogs become more aggressive and dangerous when not adequately
And, because barking is increased due to boredom and sadness.
And also, increased strain is put on Animal Control and Durham Police
Department Personnel who must deal with citizen complaints pertaining to the
problems associated with chained dogs.
Whereas, Durham County currently has guidelines [Section 4-62 (6)] as to how
a dog can be chained or tethered but is inadequate in protecting dogs and
unsuccessful in allowing animal control officers to efficiently enforce and
sufficiently punish those that break the law.
Whereas, this practice of chaining dogs is considered to be inhumane, cruel
Therefore, we, the member neighborhoods of The Inter-Neighborhood Council
resolve that Durham County adopt an ordinance that completely bans the
continuous chaining of dogs at any location within the County and for any
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