Election Officials Needed in Durham Couny

Durham, Elections Comments Off on Election Officials Needed in Durham Couny

The Durham Board of Elections is once again seeking people to act as election officials, this time for the November 4 election.  From their recruiting ad:

“Join a team of committed community members who help maintain the integrity of the election process. This is a non-partisan sport.”

“Along with celebrity status, you will receive full training and compensation.”

“Registered voters and qualified high school students are eligible to serve.”

“Half-day shifts available.”

“Democracy Loves Help”

“Priceless Info Found 4 Ways…”
Call: 919-560-0690
Visit: 706 W. Corporation St.
Search: www.durhamcountync.gov/departments/elec/
Email: wmay@durhamcountync.gov

Here’s the full PDF with all the information:

Durham Pollworker Recruiting Ad

Having worked as an election official in the 2006 election and then as an election judge in the 2008 primary and runoff I can definitely recommend it.  Last I heard they were expecting record crowds for this election so people are definitely needed.  So, if you are at all interested, give the Durham BOE a call or send them an e-mail and sign up today!

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Cycling, Durham, Life Comments Off on Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

October 4 is this year’s IMBA International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.  We had a lot of fun at this last year (my attempting to learn how to “pedal surge” to make it over large logs and instead flipping my bike over and landing on my back notwithstanding) when the local event was held down at Harris Lake park.  This year the local event will be held at Lake Crabtree County Park in conjuction with the Triangle Fat Tire Festival.  It is being put on by TORC and Trips For Kids Triangle.  I’m not sure yet if I’ll be helping out as a member of the mountain bike patrol but at the very least my son and I plan to be there for the event and if you have kids too I’d recommend you bring them out!

Here’s pictures from last year’s festival:


ATT I-40 Pedestrian Bridge Meeting

American Tobacco Trail, Durham, North Carolina Comments Off on ATT I-40 Pedestrian Bridge Meeting

I just got this in my e-mail.  Apparently, there is a “Drop-in meeting” on the I-40 pedestrian bridge for the American Tobacco Trail on Wednesday, September 17 from 5-7pm.  I won’t be able to go, unfortunately, but it looks like it doesn’t really matter as they’ve provided all the information in the letter.  It looks like the really cool “cable stayed bridge” is going to lose out because they are afraid of trying something new (my opinion).  In either case, it looks like they’re aiming to have the “Bid Phase” complete by December 2009 and construction complete by December 2010.  So, there’s still 2 more years to go before we’ll be able to use this.

Anyway, here’s the link to the letter (in PDF format): ATT Meeting Summary

Construction of Chatham County Section of ATT

Durham Comments Off on Construction of Chatham County Section of ATT
I received this email from the Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy a few days ago.  This is some very good news, especially for those of us in south Durham that use the American Tobacco Trail.

Hi Friends and Volunteers of the American Tobacco Trail,

I apologize if you receive this message multiple times.

American Tobacco Trail Construction in Chatham County to start Monday September 8

Please read the message from Joe Godfrey, Senior Park Planner for the Town of Cary below:


I am pleased to inform you that the Town of Cary will be issuing Holmes Contracting, Inc. a Notice To Proceed with the construction of the Chatham County segment of the American Tobacco Trail. We anticipate beginning construction on September 8, 2008 and completing the project in June, 2009.

As you know the project consists of the construction of a 4.68-mile long multi-use trail with two typical sections as follows: beginning at the Wake-Chatham County line and continuing to the south side of New Hope Church Road, the first section of the trail shall consist of a 12-foot wide granite screenings surface. The second section of the trail shall consist of a 10-foot wide asphalt surface and an adjacent 6-foot wide crushed stone surface from the north side of New Hope Church Road to the terminus of the project at the Chatham-Durham County line. The Project also includes the renovation of two wooden bridge structures, 157 and 170 feet long.

We anticipate that the project will be constructed in 4 sections which are listed below. The contractor will begin with the Wake-Chatham Co. Line to New Hope Church Road section.

  1. Wake- Chatham Co. Line to New Hope Church Road
  2. New Hope Church Road to Pittard Sears Road
  3. Pittard Sears Road to O’Kelly Chapel Road
  4. O’Kelly Chapel Road to Chatham – Durham Co. Line

Please forward this email to any user groups that I may have missed.

Thanks, Joe

Joe Godfrey, RLA
Senior Park Planner
Town of Cary
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
PO Box 8005
Cary, NC 27512-8005
Ph:   (919) 462-3863
Fax: (919) 469-4344
Email: joe.godfrey@townofcary.org

This is Great News!

This means that the American Tobacco Trail will be closed for use in the construction zones, with the first phase from the Chatham-Wake County line, north to New Hope Church Road and from New Hope Church Road to Panther Creek starting this coming Monday, September 8. We understand that the bridge contractor will be using the trail to access and construct the Panther Creek bridge first. After completion of Panther Creek, they will construct the Northeast Creek bridge.

The ATT access from Scott King Road south to Northeast Creek, and O’Kelly Chapel Road north to Northeast Creek, will continue to be open for use for the next several months. However, those sections will be closed when construction gets underway for them.

For your own safety and the safety of your loved ones, please DO NOT USE the American Tobacco Trail while and where it is under construction. The ATT will be very much off-limits while construction machinery is in place and in use.

If you see construction machinery working on the trail – turn around. Please do not attempt to ride or walk through the construction zone.

The trail will be torn up quite a bit during construction, so it won’t be a very nice place to walk or ride anyway. Please stay off the trail in construction zones.

Please Read and Heed construction area signs for your own safety.

Again, the ATT will be under construction in Chatham County starting this Monday, September 8. Please stay off the trail in construction zones. Please heed signs, notices and any instruction or directions by construction staff for your own safety.

For further information, please contact Joe Godfrey at his number above. You can also contact me for more information if you like. But I’ll defer to Joe if I’m at all unsure of the answer. We’ll periodically post updates on this list as construction progresses.

Keep in mind that 6.3 miles of the ATT is open in Wake County, and 6.5 miles, plus an additional 3 miles are open in Durham. There are over 80 miles (very rough guess) of trails and greenways in the Triangle, plus hundreds of miles of bike lanes. Thus, there are a lot of places to walk or ride while ATT construction is happening!

Thank you for your continuing support for the American Tobacco Trail.

Permission is given to share and post this with other lists andorganizations.

Happy Trails,

Bill Bussey and Dan Clever
Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
919 545-9104

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