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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: September 18 – September 24, 2010

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 is scheduled for Monday, September 20 at 7:00 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.

Monday, September 20 – Nominations Due to Charles Houston Recreation Center Naming Committee
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. 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.

Monday, September 20 – Public Comments Due 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 Commission for the Arts at 703.746.5588 or aca@alexandriava.gov.

Thursday, September 23 - Public Hearing on Concept Plan for Proposed Park at the New James Bland Development
The City of Alexandria’s Park and Recreation Commission is hosting a public hearing to discuss the proposed concept plan submitted by Eakin Youngentob Associates (EYA) for a new public park to be located within the recently approved James Bland residential development, now known as Old Town Commons. The public hearing will provide a public forum for EYA to 1) gather community input about potential park elements that would support the community’s use of the site; and 2) discuss the concept plan for the site. For more information, e-mail Laura Durham at laura.durham@alexandriava.gov.

Thursday, September 23 – ACPS Umbrella Site Plan: Modular Classroom Additions
Meeting at 7 p.m., James K. Polk Elementary School Library, 5000 Polk Street. For more information contact Kristen Mitten, 703.746.3813.

Ongoing

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.

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 contact Business Tax by phone at 703.746.3903 or by email at businesstax@alexadnriava.gov.  You may also contact the City’s Treasury Division by email at payments@alexandriava.gov or by phone at 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, please visit alexandriava.gov/businesstax.  For information on payment options, including new cash payment centers, please visit 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 contact Personal Property at vehicletax@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3995.  You may also contact 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, please visit alexandriava.gov/cartax.  For information on payment options, including new cash payment centers, please visit alexandriava.gov/payments.

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 is nearly complete, and includes curb and gutter repairs and new ADA accessible ramps at crosswalks. Crews will be obtaining pavement core sampling along King Street from Columbus to Dangerfield on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19. During the sampling process, the City will post "No Parking" signs in the areas of sampling between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The second phase, which includes milling and paving, will begin 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 the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services, Construction & Inspection Division, at 703.746.4035.

Board and Commission Meetings

Monday, September 20 – Alexandria Children/Youth Commission Alignment Work Group 
Meeting at 6:00 p.m., Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Ron Frazier at 703.746.5967.

Monday, September 20 – Alexandria Commission on HIV/AIDS
Meeting at 7 p.m., 4th Floor, Alexandria Health Department, 4480 King Street. For more information, contact Nechelle Terrell at 703.746.4933.

Monday, September 20 – Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission 
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Bill Skrabak at 703.746.4065.

Monday, September 20 – Alexandria George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee
Meeting at 7 p.m., Lee Center,1108 Jefferson Street. For more information, contact Jack Browand at 703.746.5427.

Monday September 20 – Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia
Meeting at 8 p.m., Northern Virginia Planning District Commission, 7535 Little River Turnpike. For more information, contact HSA Headquarters at 703.573.3100.

Monday, September 20 – Alexandria Housing Development Corporation Board of Directors Strategic Planning 
Retreat at 6 p.m., 1900 North Beauregard Street, #10. For more information, contact Mildrilyn Davis at 703.746.4990.

Monday, September 20 – Juvenile Detention Commission for Northern Virginia
Meeting at 6 p.m., Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Home, 200 South Whiting Street. For more information, contact Donna Howey at 703.751.3700.

Monday, September 20 – Alexandria Social Services Advisory Board
Meeting at 7 p.m., Department of Human Services, 2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue. For more information, contact Tresniece Perry at 703.746.5668.

Tuesday, September 21 – Alexandria Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1102A, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Steven Elliott at 703.746.3746.

Tuesday, September 21 – Historic Alexandria Resources Commission
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Lloyd House, 220 North Washington Street. For more information, contact Lance Mallamo at 703.746.4554.

Tuesday, September 21 – Alexandria Human Rights Commission
Meeting at 7 p.m., City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Jean Niebauer, 703.746.3140.

Tuesday, September 21 – Alexandria Sanitation Authority Board of Directors
Meeting at 6 p.m., Sanitation Authority, 1500 Eisenhower Avenue. For more information, contact Karen Pallansch at 703.549.3381.

Wednesday, September 22 – Alexandria Board of Architectural Review, Parker-Gray District 
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Steven Milone at 703.746.4666.

Wednesday, September 22 – Alexandria Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments
Meeting at 4 p.m., Room 3008, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Ann Radford at 703.746.4168.

Thursday, September 23 – Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission 
Meeting at 7 p.m., Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street. For more information, contact William Chesley at 703.746.5426.

Thursday, September 23 – Alexandria School Board
Public Hearing on the FY 2012 Budget, followed by meeting at 7:30 p.m., School Administration Offices, Winkler Building Board Room, 2000 North Beauregard Street. For more information, contact Rosemary Webb at 703.824.6614.

Thursday, September 23 – Alexandria Transit Company Board of Directors
Meeting at 5:30 p.m., Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Marlene Jones at 703.746.5637.

Saturday, September 25 – Alexandria City Council 
Public Hearing 9:30 a.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Jackie Henderson at 703.746.4550.

Saturday, September 25 – Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission
Retreat at 9 a.m., Winkler Preserve, 5400 Roanoke Avenue. For more information, contact Bill Skrabak at 703.746.4065.