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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: November 6 – 12, 2010

Monday, November 8 – Youth Sports Advisory Board Meeting
The City of Alexandria's Youth Sports Advisory Board will meet at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Mt. Vernon Ave. at 7 p.m. For more information, call 703.746.5407.

Monday, November 8 – Alexandria Beautification Commission
The Alexandria Beautification Commission will meet at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/31634.

Wednesday, November 10 – Economic Issue Area Meeting #2
The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Nannie J. Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Gold Room 1, to discuss neighborhood economic development issues, including identification of economic development needs within ARHA neighborhoods, ARHA and other local policy and resource issues, and the impact of ARHA housing on neighborhood economic activity.  For more information, visit www.arha.us or contact ARHA at 703.549.7115.

Wednesday, November 10 – Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee Meeting
The Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee (PYDAC) will meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Sister Cities Conference Room 1101 at City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Colleen Rafferty, 703.746.3817.

Thursday, November 11 - Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting
The City of Alexandria's Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Stakeholder Advisory Group will meet at the Fort Ward Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Rd. at 7 p.m. For more information, call Laura Durham at 703.746.5493 or e-mail laura.durham@alexandriava.gov.

Thursday, November 11 – City of Alexandria Housing Master Plan Advisory Group Session 
The City of Alexandria Housing Master Plan Advisory Group will meet to discuss policy and regulatory tools that may be used to promote affordable housing. The meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Jefferson Houston Elementary School, 1501 Cameron St.  For more information, contact Carrie Beach at 703.746.3095.

Thursday, November 11 – Priority Transportation Projects Funding Proposal Meeting
A proposal to fund Alexandria’s Priority Transportation Projects is being conducted as part of the FY2012 budget process, which identifies short and long term projects that have the most transportation needs throughout the City of Alexandria. Members of the public are urged to attend an upcoming public meeting about priority transportation projects and funding options from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Sister Cities Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King St.  For more information, call Department of Transportation & Environmental Services at 703.746.4025 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/TransportationAddonTax.

Coming Soon

Monday, November 15 – Second Half Real Estate Tax Due
The City of Alexandria reminds property owners that the second half 2010 Real Estate Tax and Refuse Fee payments are due November 15. To avoid a late payment penalty and interest, payment must be received by the City or postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service no later than November 15. If you have not received a bill in the mail and do not have your real estate tax paid by your mortgage company, contact the City’s Treasury Division at payments@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3902 to request a duplicate bill. For information on the real estate tax and payment options, visit www.alexandriava.gov/realestatetax.

Monday, November 15 or Thursday, November 18 – Columbia Pike Transit Initiative hosted by Arlington County
The Columbia Pike Transit Initiative project team invites members of the public to attend a public meeting on Thursday November 15 or Thursday November 18 about the Columbia Pike Transit Initiative. Both meetings will be identical in format so please come to the one most convenient for you. The project, known as the Columbia Pike Transit Initiative, would extend along Columbia Pike (Route 244) from the Bailey’s Crossroads/Skyline area in Fairfax County to Pentagon City in Arlington County. Alignment and yard options extend to the Northern Virginia Community College within the City of Alexandria.  For more information, visit www.piketransit.com.

Ongoing

Rolling Out New Curbside Recycling Carts 
As part of the City’s Eco-City Alexandria initiative and the City’s efforts to increase the overall recycling rate, the City is making recycling easier and more convenient by upgrading the containers used in the curbside recycling program.  Throughout the month of November, residents will receive a new 18, 35, or 64 gallon container.  To get the facts about the new recycling carts, view a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) flyer, or a reminder about what exactly can be recycled each week, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recycling.

Fort Ward Ad Hoc Advisory Group Seeks Public Comment on Draft Report
The City of Alexandria’s Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Stakeholder Advisory Group is seeking public comment on the draft report and recommendations prepared by the advisory group. The Ad Hoc Advisory Group, established by City Council and appointed by the City Manager, began their one-year term in December 2009, and has spent the past 10 months developing recommendations for the City’s management and planning at Fort Ward Park, including the museum area. The deadline to submit comments is Sunday, November 21, 2010. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

City of Alexandria Seeks Comment on Proposal to Name Park to Honor Ruby Tucker
The City of Alexandria is seeking public comment on a proposal to name the park property located at 3500 Jefferson Davis Highway “Ruby Tucker Park” (end of Lynhaven Drive and Jefferson Davis Highway). The proposal was forwarded by the Lynhaven Citizens Association in response to Ruby Tucker’s tireless advocacy for their neighborhood as well as Alexandria’s children and underserved populations. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

City of Alexandria Seeks Artist Proposals to Exhibit Work in City Galleries
The Alexandria Commission for the Arts and the Office of the Arts seek artist proposals to exhibit their work in one of the City galleries.  Proposals will be accepted from individual artists, consortia of artists, and organizations who work and/or live within the City of Alexandria through November 10, 2010. All works must be original and only two-dimensional works will be accepted. No entry fee required. The deadline to submit proposals is Wednesday, November 10. Selected artists will be notified by November 22, 2010. For additional information on the City Galleries Program, contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565 or by email at cherylann.colton@alexandriava.gov.

City of Alexandria in Search of 2010 Holiday Tree
The City of Alexandria is once again in search of a Colorado Blue Spruce, Leyland Cypress or other well-formed evergreen tree, approximately 25 to 35 feet tall, to serve as the City’s official 2010 Holiday Tree. The City will remove the tree from the donor’s property in mid-November and grind the stump at no cost. The tree will be decorated and displayed at Market Square, 301 King St., throughout the holiday season. Persons in the Washington metropolitan area who are interested in donating a tree should call John Noelle, City Arborist, at 703.746.5499 or email john.noelle@alexandriava.gov.

Board and Commission Meetings

Monday, November 8 – Alexandria Children/Youth Commission Alignment Work Group
Meeting at 7 p.m. in Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Ron Frazier, 703.746.5967.

Monday, November 8 – Alexandria – Caen Sister City Committee
Meeting at 7 p.m. in Sister Cities Conference Room 1102, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Rose Boyd, 703.746.4300.

Monday, November 8 – Alexandria Commission on Information Technology
Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Beverly Hill-McDonald, 703.746.3001
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Monday, November 8 – Alexandria Early Childhood Commission 
Meeting at 7 p.m., Cyphers Conference Room, DHS, 2525 Mt. Vernon Ave. For more information, contact Wendy Morris, 703.746.5935.

Monday, November 8 – Alexandria Housing Development Corporation Board of Directors
Meeting at 6 p.m., 1900 North Beauregard St., #10. For more information, contact Mildrilyn Davis, 703.746.4990.

Monday, November 8 – Alexandria Human Rights Commission: Executive Committee
Meeting at 6:30 p.m., La Madeleine, 500 King St. For more information, contact Jean Niebauer, 703.746.3140.

Monday, November 8 – Alexandria Industrial Development Authority
Meeting at 5 p.m., Suite 410, 1729 King St. For more information, contact Stephanie Landrum, 703.739.3820.

Tuesday, November 9 – Alexandria City Council
Meeting at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Jackie Henderson, 703.746.4550.

Tuesday, November 9 – Alexandria Commission on Employment
Meeting at 8 a.m., JobLink, 1900 Beauregard St., Suite 300. For more information, contact Dennis McKinney, 703.746.5990.

Tuesday, November 9 – Alexandria Commission for Women
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Room 2000, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Lisa Baker, 703.746.5030.

Wednesday, November 10 – Alexandria City Firefighters and Police Officers Pension Plan Board: Vendor and Service Provider Committee
Meeting at 3:30 p.m. in the Finance Department Conference Room 1600, City Hall,  301 King St.  For more information, contact Steven Bland, 703.746.3886.

Wednesday, November 10 – Alexandria Commission for the Arts: Public Art Committee
Meeting at 6:30 p.m., Durant Community Art Center, 1605 Cameron St. For more information, contact Cheryl Anne Colton, 703.746.5588.

Wednesday, November 10 – Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities Meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 2000, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Mike Hatfield, 703.746.3148.

Wednesday, November 10 – Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission
Meeting at 8 a.m., Lloyd House, 220 North Washington St. For more information, contact Lance Mallamo, 703.746.4554.

Thursday, November 11 – Alexandria Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and Alexandria Housing Master Plan Advisory Group
Joint meeting at 6:30 p.m., Jefferson Houston Elementary School, 1501 Cameron St.  For more information, contact Mildrilyn Davis, 703.746.4990.

Thursday, November 11 – Alexandria Beautification Commission
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. For more information, contact Judy Lo, 703.746.5940.

Thursday, November 11 – Alexandria Board of Zoning Appeals
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Peter Leiberg, 703.746.4666.

Thursday, November 11 – Alexandria City Firefighters and Police Officers Pension Plan Board
Meeting at 8:30 a.m. in Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Steven Bland, 703.746.3886.