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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: October 30 – November 5, 2010

Saturday, October 30 – Deadline for In-Person Absentee Voting
Out of town on Election Day? The deadline for voting absentee in person is Saturday, October 30, at 5 p.m. To vote absentee in person, go to the Alexandria Voter Registration Office, 132 North Royal St., where voting hours on October 30 will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 703.746.4050.

Tuesday, November 2 – Virginia General Election Day
The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for all registered voters to participate in Virginia’s General Election. For more information, visit www.alexandriavoter.org or call 703.746.4050.

Tuesday, November 2 - Arlandria Action Plan Open House
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the Arlandria Action Plan “Status of Implementation” open house to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Rita Parish Center, 3825 Russell Rd. For more information, contact Brandi Collins or Maya Contreras at 703.746.4666. 

Coming Soon

Thursday, November 11 – Priority Transportation Projects Funding Proposal Meeting
A proposal to fund Alexandria's Priority Transportation Projects is being reviewed as part of the FY2012 budget process. The proposal includes a list of short and long term projects that address Alexandria's transportation needs throughout the City. Members of the public are encouraged to attend an upcoming public meeting about priority transportation projects and funding options from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Sister Cities Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King St.  For more information, call the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services at 703.746.4025 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/TransportationAddonTax.

Monday, November 15 or Thursday, November 18 – Columbia Pike Transit Initiative 
The public is invited to attend a meeting on Monday, November 15, or Thursday, November 18, about the Columbia Pike Transit Initiative. Both meetings will be hosted by Arlington County and present the same information. The project, known as the Columbia Pike Transit Initiative, would extend along Columbia Pike (Route 244) from the Bailey’s Crossroads/Skyline area in Fairfax County to Pentagon City in Arlington County. Alignment and yard options extend to the Northern Virginia Community College within the City of Alexandria.  For more information, visit www.piketransit.com.

Ongoing

Rolling Out New Curbside Recycling Carts 
As part of the City’s Eco-City Alexandria initiative and the City’s efforts to increase the overall recycling rate, the City is making recycling easier and more convenient by upgrading the containers used in the curbside recycling program.  Throughout the month of November, residents will receive a new 18, 35, or 64 gallon container.  To get the facts about the new recycling carts, read Frequently Asked Questions, or find out what can be recycled, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recycling.

Second Half Real Estate Tax due Monday, November 15
The City of Alexandria reminds property owners that the second half 2010 Real Estate Tax and Refuse Fee payments are due November 15. To avoid a late payment penalty and interest, payment must be received by the City or postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service no later than November 15. If you have not received a bill in the mail and do not have your real estate tax paid by your mortgage company, contact the City’s Treasury Division at payments@alexandriava.gov, or call 703.746.3902 to request a duplicate bill. For information on the real estate tax and payment options, visit alexandriava.gov/realestatetax.

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 through November 10, 2010. 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.

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, November 1 – Alexandria Children/Youth Commission Alignment Work Group
Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Ron Frazier, 703.746.5967.

Monday, November 1 – Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association Board of Governors Executive Committee
Meeting at 4 p.m., 421 King St., Room 300. For more information, contact Stephanie Brown, 703.746.3302.

Monday, November 1 – Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission Work Session
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Bill Skrabak, 703.746.4065.

Monday, November 1 – Alexandria Sister Cities Committee
Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Sister Cities Conference Room 1102, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information contact Rose Boyd, 703.746.4300.

Tuesday, November 2 – Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Resource Issue Area Meeting
Meeting at 6:30 p.m., Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St., Multipurpose Room. For more information, contact Ian Hawkins, 703.549.7115

Wednesday, November 3 – Alexandria Board of Architectural Review – Old and Historic District
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Steven Malone, 703.746.4666.

Wednesday, November 3 – Alexandria Commission for Women Executive Committee
Meeting at 8:30 a.m., Nicole Café, 1125 Queen St. For more information, contact Lisa Baker, 703.746.5030.

Wednesday, November 3 – Alexandria Electoral Board
Meeting at 9:30 a.m. at 132 North Royal St. For more information, contact Eric Spicer, 703.746.4050.

Wednesday, November 3 – Alexandria Landlord-Tenant Relations Board 
Meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 2000, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Melodie Seau, 703.746.4990.

Wednesday, November 3 – Alexandria Transportation Commission 
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Karen Callaham, 703.746.4086.

Wednesday, November 3 – Alexandria Youth Policy Commission
Meeting at 7 p.m., Patrick Henry Recreation Center, 4643 Taney  Ave. For more information, contact Ron Frazier, 703.746.5700.

Thursday, November 4 – Alexandria Commission on Aging
Meeting at 4:00 p.m., Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. For more information, contact Debbie Ludington, 703.746.5692.

Thursday, November 4 – Alexandria Community Services Board – Annual Planning Retreat
Meeting at 6:30 p.m., 720 N. St. Asaph St., 4th Floor. For more information, contact Will Thompson, 703.746.3565

Thursday, November 4 – Alexandria Planning Commission
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Kendra Jacobs, 703.746.4666.

Thursday, November 4 – Alexandria School Board
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., School Administration Offices, 2000 N. Beauregard St., Winkler Building. For more information, contact Rosemary Webb, 703.824.6614.