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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: October 23 – 29, 2010

Tuesday, October 26 – Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting
The City of Alexandria's Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Stakeholder Advisory Group will meet at the Fort Ward Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Rd. at 7 p.m. For more information, e-mail Laura Durham at laura.durham@alexandriava.gov.

Wednesday, October 27 – ARHA Physical Issue Area Meeting #2
The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Charles Houston Center, 901 Wythe St., to discuss physical needs and long-term viability of existing ARHA housing. Discussion topics will include the identification of ARHA and external policy issues related to the maintenance of ARHA's supply of affordable housing. For more information, visit www.arha.us or contact ARHA at 703.549.7115.

Thursday, October 28 – City of Alexandria Housing Master Plan Advisory Group Session #8 
The City of Alexandria Housing Master Plan Advisory Group will continue its discussion of resources related to the creation and preservation of affordable housing. The meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Jefferson Houston Elementary School, 1501 Cameron St. The meeting topic is “Public-private partnership tools to create and preserve affordable housing.”  For more information, contact Carrie Beach at 703.746.3095.

Ongoing

Alexandria’s Second Half Real Estate Tax Bills Mailed
The City of Alexandria has mailed bills for the second half 2010 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 contact the City’s Treasury Division at 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. 

City of Alexandria Seeks Comment on Proposal to Name Park to Honor Ruby Tucker
The City of Alexandria is seeking public comment on a proposal to name the park property located at 3500 Jefferson Davis Highway “Ruby Tucker Park” (end of Lynhaven Drive and Jefferson Davis Highway). The proposal was forwarded by the Lynhaven Citizens Association in response to Ruby Tucker’s tireless advocacy for their neighborhood as well as Alexandria’s children and underserved populations. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

City of Alexandria Seeks Artist Proposals to Exhibit Work in City Galleries
The Alexandria Commission for the Arts and the Office of the Arts seek artist proposals to exhibit their work in one of the City galleries.  Proposals will be accepted from individual artists, consortia of artists, and organizations who work and/or live within the City of Alexandria. All works must be original and only two-dimensional works will be accepted. No entry fee required. The deadline to submit proposals is Wednesday, November 10. Selected artists will be notified by November 22, 2010. For more information on the City Galleries Program, contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565 or e-mail cherylann.colton@alexandriava.gov.

Police Memorial Finalists on Display
Police Memorial finalists will be on display at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St.. through Wednesday, October 27. The public is encouraged to view the proposals and add their comments to a notebook that will be located next to the displays or e-mail aca@alexandriava.gov; please write “Police Memorial Comment” in subject line. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/arts.

City of Alexandria in Search of 2010 Holiday Tree
The City of Alexandria is once again in search of a Colorado Blue Spruce, Leyland Cypress or other well-formed evergreen tree, approximately 25 to 35 feet tall, to serve as the City’s official 2010 Holiday Tree. The City will remove the tree from the donor’s property in mid-November and grind the stump at no cost. The tree will be decorated and displayed at Market Square, 301 King St., throughout the holiday season. Persons in the Washington metropolitan area who are interested in donating a tree should call John Noelle, City Arborist, at 703.746.5499 or e-mail john.noelle@alexandriava.gov.

Board and Commission Meetings

Monday, October 25 – Alexandria Citizen Corps Council
Meeting at 7 p.m., Fire Station 204, 900 Second St.  For more information, contact Kim Purcell, 703.746.3940, x231.

Monday, October 25 – Alexandria Commission on Aging: Executive Committee
Meeting at 4 p.m., Human Services Building, 2525 Mt. Vernon Ave.  For more information, contact Debbie Ludington, 703.746.5692.

Monday, October 25 – Alexandria Traffic and Parking Board
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St.  For more information, contact Robert Garbacz, 703.746.4025.

Monday, October 25 – Alexandria City Council: School Board Subcommittee
Meeting at 5:00 p.m., George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mt. Vernon Ave.  For more information, contact Jackie Henderson, 703.746.4550.

Monday, October 25 – Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board of Commissioners
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Ladrey Highrise, 300 Wythe St.  For more information, contact Roy Priest, 703.549.7115.

Monday, October 25 – Alexandria Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments
Meeting at 4:00 p.m. in Room 3008, City Hall, 301 King St.  For more information, contact Ann Radford, 703.746.4168.

Tuesday, October 26 – Alexandria City Council
Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St.  For more information, contact Jackie Henderson, 703.746.4550.

Tuesday, October 26 – Alexandria Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments
Meeting at 9 a.m. in Room 3008, City Hall, 301 King St.  For more information, contact Ann Radford, 703.746.4168.

Wednesday, October 27 – Alexandria Board of Architectural Review: Parker-Gray District
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St.  For more information, contact Steven Milone, 703.746.4666.

Wednesday, October 27 – Alexandria Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments
Meeting at 4 p.m. in Room 3008, City Hall, 301 King St.  For more information, contact Ann Radford, 703.746.4168.

Thursday, October 28 – Alexandria Transit Company Board of Directors
Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King St.  For more information, contact Marlene Jones, 703.746.5637.

Thursday, October 28 – Alexandria Commission for the Arts Film Festival Committee
Meeting at 7:00 p.m., Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St.  For more information, contact Cheryl Colton, 703.746.5588.