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For Immediate Release: October 2, 2009

Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: October 3– October 9, 2009

Monday, October 5 – Voter Registration Deadline for November 3 Election
The deadline to register to vote in the November 3 General Election for Governor is Monday, October 5 at 5 p.m. Mailed registration applications must be postmarked October 5. The Voter Registration Office at 132 N. Royal St. will be open Saturday, October 3 for voter registration. For more information, call 703.746.4050 or visit www.alexandriavoter.org.

Monday, October 5 – 2009 Business Personal Property Taxes Due 
The City of Alexandria reminds taxpayers that the 2009 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.  If you have not received a business personal property tax bill, please e-mail businesstax@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3903. You may also e-mail payments@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3902.  Businesses that 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.

Monday, October 5 – 2009 Vehicle Personal Property Taxes Due 
The City of Alexandria reminds taxpayers that the 2009 Vehicle Personal Property Tax is due October 5 from all vehicle owners who lived in the City for all or part of calendar year 2009.  Payment in full must be received or postmarked by October 5 to avoid penalties and interest.  If you have not received a personal property tax bill, please e-mail vehicletax@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3901. You may also e-mail 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 Personal Property Tax so that a bill can be provided for them prior to the October 5 due date.

Monday, October 5 – Watch the September 29 Town Hall Forum on H1N1 Flu
Comcast will rebroadcast the September 29 Town Hall Forum on H1N1 Flu on Local Government Access Channel 70 at 6 p.m. If you did not have the opportunity to attend, tune in to get the facts on what you need to know about the H1N1 flu virus. For the complete broadcast schedule, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Cable. For more information about the H1N1 Flu, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Flu.
 
Monday, October 5 – Old Town North Urban Design Advisory Committee Meeting
The Old Town North Urban Design Advisory Committee (UDAC) will meet, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., in Room 2000, City Hall, 301 King St. UDAC reviews development projects that occur within the Old Town North Urban Overlay District for compliance with the urban design guidelines for Old Town North. The committee only meets when there is a project to review. For more information, contact Dirk Geratz at 703.476.3815.

Monday, October 5 – Potomac Yard Planning Advisory Group
The Potomac Yard Planning Advisory Group (PYPAG) will be meeting from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St. There will be an open house from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. preceding the meeting. For more information, contact Valerie Peterson at 703.746.3853.

Tuesday, October 6 – Deadline for Comments on Naming of Charles Houston Recreation Center’s Gymnasium and Pool 
The City of Alexandria held a public hearing to review and receive comment on the proposal to name the Charles Houston Recreation Center gymnasium and pool in honor of African Americans in Alexandria who, from 1920 to 1965, played a significant role in the struggle for equal educational opportunity. Persons who were unable to attend may submit comments by phone or in writing by Tuesday, October 6. For additional information, call 703.746.5504 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

Thursday, October 8 – Invitation for Public Input: Proposed Windscreens 
The Mirant Community Monitoring Group and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) extend an invitation for public input for the proposed windscreens for the coal pile at the Mirant Potomac River Generating Station. The meeting will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 1101, Sister Cities Conference Room, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, please contact Khoa Tran at 703.746.4076.

Thursday, October 8 – Synthetic Turf Tour at Fort Ward Park Field
In anticipation of the installation of the City’s next synthetic field construction project, Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities (RPCA) staff will host a tour of the synthetic turf athletic field located at Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., at 7:15 p.m. The tour will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about synthetic turf athletic fields and full cut-off athletic field lighting. Transportation will be provided for a limited number of participants from Ben Brenman Park at 7 p.m. Call 703.746.5495 to RSVP by 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 7.

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.

Ongoing!

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.