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City Edition April 2018
  • Report Streetlight Outages to Duke Energy
  • Bike "Track Trail" Open at Salem Lake
  • Yoga Classes at Salem Lake Start April 10
  • Paul Norby Retiring as Director of City-County Planning and Development Services
  • Fire Department Conducting Hydrant Maintenance
  • City Joins Nextdoor Social Media Network
  • Emergency Management Offering Severe Weather Spotter Training
  • April is Fair Housing Month
  • Long-Term Project to Relocate Downtown Traffic Signal Cabinets Underway
  • Utility Division Seeking Comments on Proposed Development Fees

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Report Streetlight Outages to Duke Energy

As of April 2, city residents should report streetlight outages directly to Duke Energy instead of calling CityLink. Duke has an interactive webpage that allows residents to locate every streetlight in the city on a map. Clicking on the light with a problem pulls up an online report form. Citizens can also report streetlight outages by calling Duke Energy at 800-769-3766. Citizens who report a streetlight outage through Duke’s online system receive an email from Duke confirming their report. They can then track the progress of the repair online. READ MORE

Bike "Track Trail" Open at Salem Lake

Winston-Salem's first Kids in Parks location, where kids earn points toward prizes when they are active outdoors, is a bike "track trail" at Salem Lake. The track trail consists of nine stations along the 7-mile Salem Lake Trail. Each station provides information about plants and animals that make Salem Lake their home, as well as information about the value of the lake and why it is important to keep it clean. On the bottom of each sign is a code letter. Kids can collect all the letters and unscramble them to win a special prize. READ MORE

Yoga Classes at Salem Lake Start April 10

Yoga classes will be held twice a week at Salem Lake, starting Tuesday, April 10. Classes will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Sundays in the Salem Lake Marina Center assembly room. Classes will last one hour and will be led by certified yoga instructors. The fee is $10 per class or four classes for $36. A limited number of mats will be available; participants who have yoga mats are encouraged to bring them.

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Paul Norby Retiring as Director of City-County Planning and Development Services

Paul Norby, the planning director for Winston-Salem and Forsyth County since 1999, has announced that he will retire Aug. 1. He is the longest-serving planning director since the department was established in 1948.

During his 19-year tenure Norby was instrumental in furthering the Planning Department’s push to be a proactive partner with residents, developers and builders. These efforts include compilation of the Legacy Comprehensive Plan in 2001 and the Legacy 2030 update in 2014, downtown revitalization plans, development opportunities maps, area plans developed with participation of local residents, and master plans for greenways, parks and public art. READ MORE

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Fire Department Conducting Hydrant Maintenance

The Fire Department is holding its annual fire hydrant maintenance, during which fire hydrants are flushed and tested for proper operation, and their rate of flow verified. Testing will continue through May. The tests may stir up sediment in water lines that could result in households experiencing discolored water or fluctuating water pressure. For more information call CityLink 311.


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City Joins Nextdoor Social Media Network

The city of Winston-Salem has joined the Nextdoor social media platform to further its ability to reach citizens. The city has activated a public agency account, which allows it to post items to all Nextdoor groups in the city when needed. Nextdoor is a social media platform devised to serve individual neighborhoods. It provides a forum for neighbors to exchange information with each other, be it to organize a neighborhood event, solicit recommendations for a handyman or babysitter, or share a neighborhood concern. READ MORE


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Emergency Management Offering Severe Weather Spotter Training

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management will be hosting a Basic and Advanced Skywarn Severe Weather Spotter class on Wednesday, May 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension building, 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem. 

The training will include how and why buildings fail in high winds; thunderstorm development and severity; recognizing storm and cloud elements; anticipating storm motions, intensity and severity based on cloud structure; and lightning dynamics and threats. The training is free. No registration is required. READ MORE


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April is Fair Housing Month

Fair Housing Month promotes the federal Fair Housing Act and its laws against housing discrimination. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Fair Housing Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968. As part of its observance, the city will host the annual Fair and Affordable Housing Summit for housing professionals on Thursday, April 19, at 11:30 a.m. at the Benton Convention Center, 301 W. Fifth St.


Long-Term Project to Relocate Downtown Traffic Signal Cabinets Underway

Contractors and city crews are three months into a multi-year project to replace signal poles and relocate the steel cabinets that control traffic signals downtown. The project requires crews to close street lanes. To reduce traffic congestion, work is being performed at night, typically from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. READ MORE


Utility Division Seeking Comments on Proposed Development Fees

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities Division is requesting comments on proposed new water and wastewater system development fees that would replace the current schedule of special privilege and main line capital charges for developers and new customers. The proposed fees do not affect the rates for water and sewer service. The proposed fees are based on an analysis of Utilities Division costs, as required under a new state law, N.C. General Statute 162A, Article 8. The analysis and the proposed fees were developed by Raftelis Financial Consultants Inc. READ MORE


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City Edition 2018 

For more information about these stories, or to report problem or request services, call CityLink at 336-727-8000 or 311 in Winston-Salem.

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Allen Joines

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Vivian H. Burke, Mayor Pro Tempore
Denise D. Adams
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Robert C. Clark
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Derwin L. Montgomery
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Lee D. Garrity

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