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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: October 2 – 8, 2010

Tuesday, October 5 - 2010 Business Personal Property Tax Bills Due 
The City of Alexandria reminds taxpayers that the 2010 Business Personal Property Tax is due October 5 from all businesses that were operating in the City as of January 1. Payment in full must be received or postmarked by October 5 to avoid penalties and interest. Alexandria taxpayers are encouraged to pay their business personal property taxes by mail or online to avoid waiting in line. The City offers several convenient methods for paying the business personal property tax, and you can learn more at www.alexandriava.gov/Payments. For more information on the business personal property tax, visit www.alexandriava.gov/BusinessTax.  

Tuesday, October 5 - 2010 Vehicle Personal Property Tax Bills Due 
The City of Alexandria reminds taxpayers that the 2010 Vehicle Personal Property Tax is due October 5 from all vehicle owners who lived in the City for all or part of calendar year 2010. Payment in full must be received or postmarked by October 5 to avoid penalties and interest. Alexandria taxpayers are encouraged to pay their personal property taxes by mail or online to avoid waiting in line. The City offers several convenient methods for paying the personal property tax, and you can learn more at www.alexandriava.gov/Payments. For more information on vehicle personal property taxes, visit www.alexandriava.gov/CarTax.  

Tuesday, October 5 – Virginia Paving Company Community Meeting
The Virginia Paving Company will host a community meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley Jr. Library Large Meeting Room. The Virginia Paving Company will discuss a recent request that the company made for an administrative minor amendment under Section 11-511 of the zoning ordinance to allow it to use natural gas as a fuel source for operation of the asphalt plant located at 5601 Courtney Avenue. For more information, contact Chris Monahan at the Virginia Paving Company at 703.906.0210 or visit the City’s website.

Thursday, October 7 – Housing Master Plan Community Meeting
The City of Alexandria will continue gathering community input as work on the Housing Master Plan moves forward at the next community meeting. It 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. The meeting topic is “Funding Strategies for Affordable Housing.” For more information, contact Carrie Beach at 703.746.3095.

Ongoing

Charles Houston Recreation Center Naming Committee Extends Deadline Seeking Nominations
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, has extended the deadline to submit nominations of honorees for a second round of dedications to Wednesday, October 20. Specifically, the Committee seeks nominations of people who participated in the struggle to advance African Americans economically, socially, educationally, and religiously from the 1920s to 1965. Nomination packets may be mailed or dropped off to RPCA, c/o Jack Browand, Division Chief, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Nominations must be received in person or postmarked by Monday, September 20. For more information, contact Jack Browand at 703.746.5504 or jack.browand@alexandriava.gov.

Provide Input on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Budget
The City of Alexandria expects FY 2012 to be another challenging year as we continue to plan strategically for the future. As the City begins the budget process, we would like public input regarding the FY 2012 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program. Our goal is to link the budget process more closely to the Strategic Plan, adopted by City Council. On Saturday, October 16, the public is invited to attend City Council’s public hearing to offer your comments regarding the upcoming budget and how the City should use its limited resources to meet our most important community goals. The public hearing will be held in City Council Chambers (Room 2400), 301 King St., and starts at 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Budget.

Police Memorial Finalists on Display
Police Memorial finalists will be on display at City Hall, 301 King St., through Friday, October 8. On October 11, the displays will be moved to the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. The public is encouraged to view the proposals and add their comments to a notebook that will be located next to the displays or send an e-mail to aca@alexandriava.gov with “Police Memorial Comment” in the subject line. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/arts.

City of Alexandria in Search of 2010 Holiday Tree
The City of Alexandria is 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 e-mail john.noelle@alexandriava.gov.

Board and Commission Meetings

Monday, October 4 – Alexandria Children/Youth Commission Alignment Work Group 
Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Sister Cites Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street.  For more information, contact Ron Frazier at 703.746.5967.

Monday, October 4 – Alexandria Commission on Aging, Executive Committee
Meeting at 4 p.m. at the Human Services Building, 2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue. For more information, contact Debbie Ludington at 703.746.5692.

Monday, October 4 – Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission
Work session at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Work Room, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Bill Skrabak at 703.746.4065.

Monday, October 4 – Alexandria Sister Cities Committee
Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Sister Cities Conference Room 1102, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Rose Boyd at 703.746.4300.

Monday, October 4 – Alexandria Human Rights Commission, Executive Commission
Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at La Madeleine, 500 King Street. For more information, contact Jean Niebauer, 703.746.6390.

Monday, October 4 – Alexandria Early Childhood Commission
Meeting at 7 p.m. at the Human Services Building, Cyphers Conference Room, 2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue. For more information, contact Wendy Morris at 703.746.5935.

Monday, October 4 – Alexandria Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments
Meeting at 4 p.m. in Room 3008, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Ann Radford at 703.746.4168.

Tuesday, October 5 – Alexandria Planning Commission
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Kendra Jacobs at 703.746.4666.

Tuesday, October 5 – Alexandria School Board
Compensation and Benefits Work Session at 7 p.m. at the School Administration Offices, Winkler Building Board Room, 2000 North Beauregard Street. For more information, contact Rosemary Webb at 703.824.6614.

Tuesday, October 5 – Modern and Sustainable Materials for Historic Buildings Ad-Hoc Work Group
Meeting at 7:30 a.m. in the Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Al Cox at 703.746.3830.

Tuesday, October 5 – Alexandria Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments
Meeting at 9 a.m. in Room 3008, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Ann Radford at 703.746.4168.

Wednesday, October 6 – Alexandria Board of Architectural Review, Old Town Historic District
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Steven Milone at 703.746.4666.

Wednesday, October 6 –Alexandria Landlord-Tenant Relations Board
Meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 2000, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Melodie Seau at 703.746.4990.

Wednesday, October 6 – Alexandria Youth Policy Commission
Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Ron Frazier at 703.746.5700.

Wednesday, October 6 – Alexandria Early Childhood Commission, Executive Committee
Meeting at 3 p.m. in the Human Services Building, Mt. Vernon Ave. Atrium Conference Room, 2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue. For more information, contact Wendy Morris at 703.746.5935.

Wednesday, October 6 – Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments
Meeting at 4 p.m. in Room 3008, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Ann Radford at 703.746.4168.

Wednesday, October 6 – Alexandria Transportation Commission
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Abi Lerner at 703.746.4025.

Thursday, October 7 – Alexandria School Board
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the School Administration Offices, Winkler Building Board Room, 2000 North Beauregard Street. For more information, contact Rosemary Webb at 703.824.6614.

Thursday, October 7 – Alexandria Community Services Board
Annual planning retreat at 6:30 p.m. in the 4th floor conference room, 720 N. St. Asaph Street. For more information, contact Will Thompson at 703.746.3565.