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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: September 11 – September 17, 2010

Saturday, September 11 – Remembrance Ceremony for 9/11
The City of Alexandria’s public safety departments will host a joint memorial service honoring the sacrifice of our nation’s first responders in the aftermath of the attacks on September 11, 2001. The ceremony will begin at noon at the George Washington Masonic Temple, 101 Callahan Drive.  For more information, contact Robert Rodriguez at 703.746.4184.

Tuesday, September 14 – Citizenship Day Ceremony
The City of Alexandria will join the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in recognizing up to 30 individuals as naturalized United States citizens at its Citizenship Day Ceremony at 6 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Market Square, 301 King St., in front of City Hall. During the event, the honorees will be sworn in and will take the oath of allegiance for United States citizenship. This event also recognizes Constitution Day and National Citizenship Day, traditionally celebrated on September 17. For more information, contact JoAnn Maldonado, at 703.746.4322 or e-mail joann.maldonado@alexandriava.gov.

Coming Soon

Monday, September 20 – Community Meeting on Open Space Properties at 4109 – 4125 Mt. Vernon Ave.
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities invites the public to attend a meeting with the community to begin the park planning and design process for the open space properties at 4109 – 4125 Mt. Vernon Ave., including an update and discussion about the approved community use of the former Duron Paint store building.  The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 25 West Reed Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to gather input from the community about potential park elements that would support the community use of the property and to discuss a concept plan for the site developed by area architects. For more information, call Laura Durham, Open Space Coordinator, at 703.746.5493 or e-mail laura.durham@alexandriava.gov.

Wednesday, September 29 – Charles Houston “Krunch Bunch” Senior Center
The staff and members of the “Krunch Bunch” at the Charles Houston Senior Center invite you to join them in the celebration of the Center’s 38th Anniversary at 11 a.m. at the Charles Houston Community Center, Multipurpose Room, 901 Wythe St.  To reserve lunch, please RSVP to Vanessa Green by September 27 at 703.746.5456 or e-mail vanessa.greene@alexandriava.gov. Suggested meal donation for guests under age 60 is $5.82.

Ongoing

2010 Business Personal Property Tax Bills Mailed
The City of Alexandria has mailed 2010 Business Personal Property Tax bills to all businesses that were operating in the City as of January 1, 2010.  If you do not receive a business personal property tax bill by September 15, please call Business Tax at 703.746.3903 or e-mail businesstax@alexadnriava.gov. You may also e-mail the City’s Treasury Division at payments@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3902. Taxpayers who have had a change of address and have not previously reported this change to the City should contact Business Tax so that a bill can be provided for them prior to the October 5 due date. For more information on the business personal property tax, visit www.alexandriava.gov/businesstax. For information on payment options, including new cash payment centers, visit www.alexandriava.gov/payments.

2010 Vehicle Personal Property Tax Bills Mailed
The City of Alexandria has mailed 2010 Vehicle Personal Property Tax bills to all vehicle owners residing in the City.  If you do not receive a personal property tax bill by September 15, please e-mail Personal Property at vehicletax@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3995. You may also e-mail the City’s Treasury Division at payments@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3902.  Taxpayers who have had a change of address or have disposed of a vehicle and have not previously reported this change to the City should contact Personal Property so that an adjusted bill can be provided for them prior to the October 5 due date.  For more information on personal property taxes, visit www.alexandriava.gov/cartax. For information on payment options, including new cash payment centers, visit www.alexandriava.gov/payments.

Alexandria Commission for the Arts Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Del Ray Mural
The Alexandria Commission for the Arts is seeking public comment on a proposed mural to be painted at Art on the Avenue scheduled for Saturday, October 2. The purpose of the Del Ray Mural Youth Project is to involve local youth in a meaningful public art project that not only produces an inspiring work of art but provides a valuable learning experience for the youth involved. The Del Ray Mural Youth Project will culminate with the painting of a mural on the outside wall of the gymnasium at the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, located at 2701 Commonwealth Ave. The public is invited to view the concept board of the mural and submit comments through Monday, September 20. Renderings of the mural will be on display in the lobby of the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center during normal operating hours. For more information and questions on the Del Ray Mural, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation, or contact the Alexandria the Commission for the Arts at 703.746.5588 or aca@alexandriava.gov.

Charles Houston Recreation Center Naming Committee Seeks 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, seeks nominations of honorees for a second round of dedications. 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, who have made 1) a doctrinal or technical contribution; 2) an innovation with an identifiable impact on Alexandria's African American community; 3) efforts that were an inspiration to others; or, 4) any combination of the above that records the excellence of their achievements for posterity. 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.

King Street Paving Project
The City of Alexandria is resurfacing King Street, between Columbus Street and the King Street Metro. The scope of the King Street improvement project includes two phases. The first phase began on July 12 and includes curb and gutter repairs and new ADA accessible ramps at crosswalks. The work is scheduled Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for approximately eight weeks. The second phase, which includes milling and paving, will start in late September. It is scheduled Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., and will last two to three weeks, weather permitting. For more information, call Rashad Friday, Project Manager, at 703.746.4049 or e-mail Rashad.Friday@alexandriava.gov.

Board and Commission Meetings

Monday, September 13 - Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee
Meeting at 7 p.m., City Hall, 301 King St., Sister Cities Conf. Rm. 1101.
For more information, contact Rose Boyd at 703.746.4300.

Monday, September 13 - Alexandria Commission on Information Technology
Meeting at 7 p.m., City Hall, 301 King St., Council Workroom.
For more information, contact Beverly Hill-McDonald at 703.746.3001.

Monday, September 13 - Alexandria Early Childhood Commission – Executive Committee
Meeting at 3 p.m., Human Services Building, 2525 Mt. Vernon Ave., Avenue Conference Rm.
For more information, contact Wendy Morris at 703.746.5939.

Monday, September 13 - Alexandria Marketing Fund Committee
Meeting at 8 a.m., City Hall, 301 King St., Sister Cities Conf. Rm. 1101.
For more information, contact Andrea Blackford at 703.746.3959.

Tuesday, September 14 - Alexandria City Council
Meeting at 7 p.m., City Hall, 301 King St., Council Chambers.
For more information, contact Jackie Henderson at 703.746.4550.

Tuesday, September 14 - Alexandria City Firefighters and Police Officers Pension Plan Board
Meeting at 1 p.m., City Hall, 301 King St., Sister Cities Conf. Rm., 1101.
For more information, contact Steven Bland at 703.746.3886.

Tuesday, September 14 - Alexandria Commission for Women
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., City Hall, 301 King St., Rm. 2000.
For more information, contact Lisa Baker at 703.746.5030.

Tuesday, September 14 - Alexandria Commission on Employment
Meeting at 8 a.m., JobLink, 1900 Beauregard St., Suite 300.
For more information, contact Dennis McKinney at 703.746.5990.

Tuesday, September 14 - Alexandria Electoral Board
Meeting at 8:30 a.m., 132 North Royal St.
For more information, contact Eric Spicer at 703.746.4050.

Tuesday, September 14 - Alexandria Industrial Development Authority
Meeting at 5 p.m., 1729 King St., Suite 410.
For more information, contact Stephanie Landrum at 703.739.3820.

Tuesday, September 14 - Alexandria Potomac Station, LLC Group
Meeting at 2 p.m., Office of Housing, 421 King St., City Conf. Rm. 221.
For more information, contact Mildrilyn Davis at 703.746.4990.

Wednesday, September 15 - Alexandria Archaeological Commission
Meeting at 6:30 p.m., Alexandria Archaeology Museum, Torpedo Factory, 105 North Union St., Suite 327. For more information, contact Pamela Cressey at 703.746.4399.

Wednesday, September 15 - Alexandria Board of Architectural Review, Old and Historic District
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., City Hall, 301 King St., Council Chambers.
For more information, contact Steven Malone at 703.746.4666.

Wednesday, September 15 - Alexandria Community Policy and Management Team
Meeting at 3 p.m., Human Services Building, 4545 Mt. Vernon Ave., Cyphers Conf. Rm.
For more information, contact Dawnel White at 703.746.5787.

Wednesday, September 15 - Alexandria Early Childhood Commission
Meeting at 7 p.m., DHS, 2525 Mt. Vernon Ave., Cyphers Conf. Rm.
For more information, contact Wendy Morris at 703.746.5935.

Wednesday, September 15 - Alexandria Economic Opportunities Commission
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Human Services Center, 2525 Mt. Vernon Ave.
For more information contact Ann Moore, 703.746.5915.

Wednesday, September 15 - Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission
Meeting at 8 a.m., Lloyd House, 220 North Washington St.
For more information, contact Lance Mallamo at 703.746.4554.

Wednesday, September 15 - Alexandria Law Library Board
Meeting at 4 p.m., Law Library, 520 King Street, Grenadier Rm.
For more information, contact Christine Hall at 703.746.4077.

Thursday, September 16 - Alexandria Board of Zoning Appeals
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., City Hall, 301 King St., Council Chambers.
For more information, contact Peter Leiberg at 703.746.4666.

Thursday, September 16 - Alexandria Community Criminal Justice Board
Meeting at 4 p.m., City Hall, 301 King St., Council Workroom.
For more information, contact Desha Hall-Winstead at 703.746.3190. 

Thursday, September 16 - Alexandria Community Services Board
Meeting at 6:30 p.m., 720 North St. Asaph St., 4th Fl.
For more information, contact Will Thompson at 703.746.3565.

Thursday, September 16 - Alexandria Housing Master Plan Advisory Group
Meeting at 7 p.m., John Adams Elementary School Multipurpose Room, 5651 Rayburn Ave.
For more information, contact Mildrilyn Davis at 703.746.4990.

Thursday, September 16 - Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission
Meeting at 5:30 p.m., Alexandria Health Department, 4480 King St., 4th Fl. Conf. Rm.
For more information, contact Dean Bryant at 703.746.4872.

Thursday, September 16 - Alexandria Public Records Advisory Commission
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Archives and Records Center, 801 Payne St.
For more information, contact Jackie Cohan at 703.746.4402.

Thursday, September 16 - Alexandria School Board Meeting
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., School Adm. Offices, 2000 N. Beauregard St., Winkler Bldg. Bd. Rm.
For more information, contact Rosemary Webb at 703.824.6614.

CORRECTION: Tuesday, September 21 - Alexandria Waterfront Committee (not September 14 as originally advertised)
Meeting at 7:30 a.m., Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St.
For more information, contact Roger Blakeley at 703.746.5495.