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On Saturday, December 20, from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Lee Center complex, at 1108 Jefferson St., will be closed due to building system upgrades.

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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: February 5 – 11, 2011

Saturday, February 5 – Free Tax Preparation for Low-Income Residents Begins
Free tax preparation assistance is available to low-income residents beginning February 5 and continuing through April 13 at the Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services, 2525 Mount Vernon Ave. Low-income City residents can get help filing federal and state income tax returns and applying for all applicable credits and deductions on Saturday mornings beginning at 9 a.m. and Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. Spanish-speaking preparers will be available. To request a reasonable disability accommodation or to receive materials in an alternative format, contact Suzanne Kratzok, Coordinator of Community Resources, at 703.746.5663 (703.836.1493 TTY) at least 48 hours prior to the session you wish to attend.

Tuesday, February 8 – Community Meeting on Proposed Lighting Improvements at Hammond Middle School
The public is invited to attend a community meeting to learn about proposed field lighting at the Hammond Middle School athletic field. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Hammond Middle School, 4646 Seminary Rd. In the event of inclement weather that closes Alexandria City Public Schools, the alternate meeting date is Tuesday, February 15. For more information, contact Bob Barusefski at 703.674.1381 or e-mail bob.barusefski@kimley-horn.com.

Thursday, February 10 - Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Environmental Scoping Meeting
The Federal Transit Administration, in cooperation with the City of Alexandria, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, and the National Park Service, is initiating the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed Metrorail Station in Potomac Yard. On February 10, residents may attend one of two meetings to learn about the process; ask questions; and comment on the alternatives considered, key issues, and the coordination process. Both meetings will be held at Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 25 W. Reed Ave., with the first meeting scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the second meeting scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.potomacyardmetro.com.

Friday, February 11 – City Boards, Commissions, and Committees Application Deadline
The Alexandria City Council is seeking applicants to fill the several vacancies on City of Alexandria boards, commissions and committees. Council will act on these vacancies at the February 22, 2011 City Council meeting. All applicants must complete a Personal Data Record Form and return it to the City Clerk’s Office or file the form electronically online no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2011. Applications received after this deadline will not be forwarded to City Council.

Ongoing

Nominations for the 2011 Salute to Women Awards
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2011 Salute to Women Awards through February 24.  The awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to improving the lives of women and girls in Alexandria. Save the date for Monday, March 28, when the awards will be presented at the Salute to Women banquet. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Women or call Sarah Watson or Lisa Baker at 703.746.5030. 

Nominations for Naming Rooms at the Charles Houston Recreation Center
The Ad Hoc Charles Houston Recreation Center Naming Committee, established to honor individuals who made outstanding contributions to Alexandria’s African American community by dedicating recreation center rooms in their honor, seeks nominations of honorees for a second round of dedications.  In 2009, the Committee facilitated the naming of the center’s gymnasium and pool. Nominations must be received in person or postmarked by Tuesday, March 1, 2011. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

Applications for Tax Relief for Elderly and/or Totally Disabled Persons Available
Staff has mailed all applications and/or certifications for tax relief to all current program participants and anyone who has requested being placed on the mailing list. As of February 1, any other resident interested in applying for real estate and/or personal property tax relief for the elderly and/or totally disabled may obtain program information and an application by visiting www.alexandriava.gov/taxrelief, e-mailing taxrelief@alexandriava.gov or calling 703.746.3901 and choosing option 6.  

Boards and Commissions

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Alexandria BRAC-133 Advisory Group 
The Ad Hoc Committee will hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m., Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact David Grover at 703.746.4061.

Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association Board of Governors
The Executive Committee will hold a meeting at 5 p.m., 421 King Street, Suite 300. For more information, contact Stephanie Brown at 703.746.3302.

Alexandria Early Childhood Commission 
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Cyphers Conference Room, DHS, 2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue. For more information, contact Wendy Morris at 703.746.5935.

Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission
The Commission will hold a work session at 7:30 p.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Bill Skrabak at 703.746.4065.

Alexandria George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee 
The Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street. For more information, contact Jack Browand at 703.746.5427.

Alexandria Human Rights Commission 
The Executive Committee will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m., La Madeleine, 500 King Street. For more information, contact Jean Niebauer at 703.746.3140.

Alexandria School Board
The Board will hold a Budget Work Session at 7 p.m., School Administration Offices, Winkler Building Board Room, 2000 North Beauregard Street. For more information, contact Rosemary Webb at 703.824.6614.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Alexandria City Council 
The Council will hold its first legislative meeting of the month at 7 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Jackie Henderson at 703.746.4550.

Alexandria Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee 
The Committee will hold a meeting at 8 p.m., following the presentation of the Proposed FY 2012 Budget to City Council, Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Steven Elliott at 703.746.3746.

Alexandria Commission for the Arts – Poetry Summit 
The Commission will hold a Poetry Summit at 4:30 p.m., Durant Community Art Center, 1605 Cameron Street. For more information, contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5588.

Alexandria Commission for Women 
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Room 2000, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Lisa Baker at 703.746.5030.

Alexandria Commission on Employment 
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 8 a.m., JobLink, 1900 Beauregard Street, Suite 300. For more information, contact Dennis McKinney at 703.746.5990.

Alexandria Urban Design Advisory Committee 
The Committee will hold a meeting at 9 a.m., Room 2000, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Dirk Geratz at 703.746.3815.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Alexandria City Council 
The Council will hold a budget work session on the FY 2012 Proposed Budget at 7 p.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Jackie Henderson at 703.746.4550.

Alexandria Commission for the Arts – Public Art Committee 
The Public Art Committee will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m., Durant Community Art Center, 1605 Cameron Street. For more information, contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5588.

Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Room 2000, City Hall, 301 King Street.  For more information, contact Mike Hatfield at 703.746.3148.

Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission
The Commission will hold a meeting at 8 a.m., Lloyd House, 220 North Washington Street. For more information, contact Lance Mallamo at 703.746.4554.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Alexandria Beautification Commission 
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street. For more information, contact Judy Lo at 703.746.5940.

Alexandria Board of Zoning Appeals
The Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Peter Leiberg at 703.746.4666.

Alexandria Commission for the Arts – Youth Arts Festival
The Youth Arts Festival committee will hold a meeting at 10 a.m., Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron Street. For more information, contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565.

Alexandria Commission on Aging 
The Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Department of Human Services, 2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue. For more information, contact Debbie Ludington at 703.746.5692.

Alexandria City Firefighters and Police Officers pension Plan Board 
The Board will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Steven Bland at 703.746.3886.

Alexandria School Board 
The Board will hold its first meeting of the month, which will include a FY 2012  Budget Public Hearing, at 7:30 p.m., School Administration Offices, Winkler Building Board Room, 2000 North Beauregard Street. For more information, contact Rosemary Webb at 703.824.6614.