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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: October 10– October 16, 2009

Monday, October 12 – Columbus Day Holiday, City of Alexandria Government Offices Closed

Tuesday, October 13 - Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Public Hearing
WMATA will hold a public hearing regarding two bus routes that travel through Alexandria: Route 28A (travels on Russell Road, West Braddock Road, King Street, Beauregard Street, Fillmore Avenue, and Seminary Road on its way from King Street Metro Station to Tysons Corner) and Route 28B (travels on King Street, Janey's Lane, Seminary Road, Beauregard Street, Fillmore Avenue, and Seminary Road on it way from King Street Station to Tysons Corner). These two branches are proposed to be consolidated into one branch traveling on King Street, Braddock Road, Howard Avenue, Seminary Road, Beauregard Street, Fillmore Avenue, and Seminary Road from the King Street Metro Station to Tyson's Corner. For more information, please visit www.wmata.com.  

Wednesday, October 14 – Please note the Carlyle Design Review Board hearing is cancelled. 

Thursday, October 15 – John Carlyle Square Park Dedication
The City will hold a "Picnic in the Park and Dedication" of the John Carlyle Square Park, 300 John Carlyle Dr., at noon. Bring a bag lunch, and following the dedication, treat yourself to an early afternoon concert featuring The Larry Brown Trio. For more information, call 703.746.5504.

Thursday, October 15 – Public Hearing on Recommendation to Convert Rectangular Field at Ben Brenman Park to Synthetic Turf 
The City of Alexandria's Park and Recreation Commission will hold a public hearing for staff to present a recommendation on the City's next synthetic turf conversion and to receive public comment. The public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Recreation Center, 4643 Taney Ave. For more information, call 703.746.5500

Coming soon!

Saturday, October 17 – FY 2011 Fall Budget Public Hearing
The Alexandria City Council invites the general public to attend its regularly scheduled public hearing to offer comments regarding the FY 2011 budget. The public hearing will be held in City Council Chambers (Room 2400), 301 King St., beginning at 9:30 a.m. Due to the difficult economic conditions the City faces, residents are encouraged to take advantage of an early opportunity to present their views and priorities directly to City Council and City staff.

Saturday, October 17 – Fort Ward Park History Group Meeting
The Office of Historic Alexandria is forming a workgroup to help document the historic and cultural resources of the Fort Ward site, in particular, the African-American community that once existed there. The new Fort Ward Park History Group will hold its first meeting at Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd. Members of the workgroup will be asked to record family history, identify features such as graves, document historical photographs including family and landscape images, and other projects related to the history of the site.  Those interested in participating are invited to attend a tour of the site beginning at 11 a.m., and a planning meeting will begin at noon. Dress for the weather and bring a bag lunch. For more information, please visit www.fortward.org or call 703.838.4848.

Saturday, October 24 – Civil War Sesquicentennial Meeting
A second Civil War Sesquicentennial community planning meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr. A speaker from the Virginia Tourism Corporation will facilitate sessions to plan programs for Alexandria’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. This meeting is open to all, and public participation is most welcome. For more information, please contact the Office of Historic Alexandria at 703.838.4554.

Ongoing!

The City of Alexandria has mailed bills for the second half 2009 Real Estate Tax and Refuse Fee to all property owners and mortgage companies. If you do not receive a real estate tax bill in the mail by November 2 and do not have your real estate tax paid by your mortgage company, please e-mail payments@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3902. Property owners who changed their mailing address but did not previously report this change to the City should e-mail realestate@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4646 to ensure that future bills and correspondence are mailed to the correct address. 

Call for Artists for Alexandria Police Memorial
The City of Alexandria has issued a Call for Artists for the Alexandria Police Memorial at the Alexandria Police Department headquarters, 3534 Wheeler Ave., currently under construction. The City is conducting the search for qualified applicants through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ.) The deadline for applications is October 30 at 4 p.m. For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/Arts.

For more information, contact Jennifer Harris, Communications Officer, Office of Communications, at 703.746.3961 or jennifer.harris@alexandriava.gov