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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: February 12 – 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17 - Public Hearing on Proposed Site Plan for Four Mile Run Park Expansion
The Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave. The purpose of the public hearing is to obtain public comment on the proposed site plan for the Four Mile Run Park Expansion. After discussion on the proposed Four Mile Run Park expansion, the Commission will hear comments from City residents on any other park and recreation related issue not previously discussed in a public hearing by the Commission. The regular meeting of the Commission will follow. Individuals who are unable to attend the public hearing can view the proposed site plan at www.alexandriava.gov/Recreation, and send written comments to the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, Attention: Laura Durham, Open Space Coordinator, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA 22314, or e-mail laura.durham@alexandriava.gov.

Ongoing

Free Tax Preparation for Low-Income Residents
Free tax preparation assistance is available to low-income residents 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.

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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Alexandria City Council will hold a public hearing at 9:30 a.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Jackie Henderson at 703.746.4550.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1102, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Rose Boyd at 703.746.4300.

Alexandria City Firefighters and Police Officers Pension Plan Board will hold a due diligence meeting at 8:30 a.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Steven Bland at 703.746.3886.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Alexandria City 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 Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., 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 will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Durant Community Art Center, 1605 Cameron Street. For more information, contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5588.

Historic Alexandria Resources Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Lloyd House, 220 N. Washington Street. For more information, contact Lance Mallamo at 703.746.4554.

Alexandria Human Rights Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Black History Museum, 902 Wythe Street. For more information, contact Jean Niebauer at 703.746.3140.

Alexandria Sanitation Authority Board of Directors will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Sanitation Authority, 1500 Eisenhower Avenue. For more information, contact Karen Pallansch at 703.549.3381.

Alexandria Waterfront Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 a.m., Torpedo Factory Food Pavilion, 105 N. Union Street. For more information, contact Roger Blakeley at 703.746.5495.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Alexandria City Council/Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Subcommittee will hold a meeting at 3 p.m., Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Mildrilyn Davis at 703.746.4990.

Alexandria Archaeological Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Alexandria Archaeology Museum, Torpedo Factory, 105 North Union Street, Suite 327. For more information, contact Pamela Cressey at 703.746.4399.

Alexandria BRAC-133 Advisory Group will hold a meeting at 7 p.m., Beatley Library Meeting Room, 5005 Duke Street. For more information, contact David Grover at 703.746.4061.

Alexandria Board of Architectural Review – Old and Historic District will hold its second meeting of the month at 7:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Al Cox at 703.746.3833.

Alexandria Community Policy and Management Team will hold its regular monthly meeting at 3 p.m., Department of Human Services, 2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue. For more information, contact Dawnel White at 703.746.5787.

Alexandria Community Services Board – Local Human Rights Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., 720 North St. Asaph Street, 4th Floor. For more information, contact LaTanya Wooten at 703.746.3579.

Alexandria Economic Opportunities Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Alexandria Community Shelter, 2355-B Mill Road. For more information, contact Ann Moore at 703.746.5915.

Alexandria Potomac Stations, LLC Group will hold a meeting at 1:30 p.m., The Station at Potomac Yard, Community Room, 650 Maskell Street. For more information, contact Mildrilyn Davis at 703.746.4990.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Juvenile Detention Commission for Northern Virginia will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Home, 200 South Whiting Street. For more information, contact Monet Paterson at 703.842.2280.

Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m., followed by its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue. For more information, contact William Chesley at 703.746.5426.

Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m., 4th Floor Conference Room, Alexandria Health Department, 4480 King Street. For more information, contact Dean Bryant at 703.746.4872.

Alexandria Public Records Advisory Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1102, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Jackie Cohan at 703.746.4402.

Alexandria School Board will hold a Budget Public Hearing and an Add/Delete 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.