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Official Announcements for the City of Alexandria: November 13 – 19, 2010

Monday, November 15 – Second Half Real Estate Tax Due
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 www.alexandriava.gov/realestatetax.

Monday, November 15 or Thursday, November 18 – Columbia Pike Transit Initiative 
The Columbia Pike Transit Initiative project team invites members of the public to attend a public meeting on Thursday November 15 or Thursday November 18 about the Columbia Pike Transit Initiative. Both meetings will be hosted by Arlington County and identical in format, so please come to the one most convenient for you. 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.

Tuesday, November 16 – Beauregard Ad-Hoc Group Meeting
The Beauregard Ad Hoc Group will hold a meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the John Adams Elementary School Library, located at 5651 Rayburn Ave. For more information, contact Zunilda Rodriguez at 703.746.3855.

Wednesday, November 17 – BRAC Advisory Group Meeting
The BRAC Advisory Group will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. The BRAC Advisory Group was established by City Council to provide input on the BRAC-133 process as it moves forward. For more information, contact David Grover at 703.746.4061.

Thursday, November 18 - High Capacity Transit Corridor Working Group 
The City of Alexandria invites members of the public to attend the High Capacity Transit Corridor Work Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Landmark Mall, 5801 Duke St.  Enter at the second level (north entrance near transit center), and go to the vacant retail space on the left side after entering the mall.  The meeting will focus on a review of existing conditions, transitway concepts, and evaluation criterion.  For more information, please visit  www.alexandriava.gov/HighCapacityTransit or contact Steve Sindiong, Transportation Planner, at 703.746.4047.

Ongoing

Alexandria Marketing Fund Announces Application Deadlines for FY 2011-2012
Applications are now being accepted for the Alexandria Marketing Fund, a program administered by the Alexandria Marketing Committee. The Marketing Fund is designed to foster projects that enhance the long-term marketing priorities of the City; increase awareness and improve the quality of Alexandria’s diverse businesses, promote Alexandria to specific target audiences, and generate additional business sales and tax revenues in Alexandria. The program encourages public-private partnerships that promote the City as a destination for visiting, shopping, dining, and doing business. Application deadlines for the FY 2011-2012 funding cycle are Tuesday, January 18, 2010; Tuesday, June 21, 2011; and Tuesday, August 16, 2011. For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/marketingfund or contact Andrea Blackford at 703.746.3959 or andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov.

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, view a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) flyer, or a reminder about what exactly can be recycled each week, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recycling.

Fort Ward Ad Hoc Advisory Group Seeks Public Comment on Draft Report
The City of Alexandria’s Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Stakeholder Advisory Group is seeking public comment on the draft report and recommendations prepared by the advisory group. The Ad Hoc Advisory Group, established by City Council and appointed by the City Manager, began their one-year term in December 2009, and has spent the past 10 months developing recommendations for the City’s management and planning at Fort Ward Park, including the museum area. The deadline to submit comments is Sunday, November 21, 2010. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

City of Alexandria Commission for the Arts Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Resource Panels
The Alexandria Commission for the Arts is seeking volunteers with experience and interest in dance, literature, music, theatre and visual arts to serve on Resource Panels.  Responsibilities include reviewing and evaluating Fiscal Year 2012 grant applications for grantees seeking funding for various arts programs. For more information, visit www.alexandriacommissionforthearts.orgwww.alexandriava.gov/Arts, or call the Office of the Arts at 703.746.5588.

Board and Commission Meetings

Saturday, November 13 – Alexandria City Council 
Meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Jackie Henderson, 703.746.4550.

Monday, November 15 – Alexandria Children/Youth Commission Alignment Work Group
Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Council Workroom, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Ron Frazier, 703.746.5967.

Monday, November 15 – Alexandria Commission on HIV/AIDS
Meeting at 7 p.m., 4th floor, Alexandria Health Department, 4480 King St.  For more information, contact Nechelle Terrell, 703.746.4933.

Monday, November 15 – Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association Board of Governors Meeting at 5 p.m., Connect 113, 113 S. Columbus St. For more information, contact Stephanie Brown, 703.746.3302.

Monday, November 15 – Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission
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 15 – Alexandria George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee
Meeting at 7 p.m., Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. For more information, contact Jack Browand, 703.746.5427.

Monday, November 15 – Alexandria School Board
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., School Administration Offices, Winkler Building Board Room, 2000 North Beauregard St. For more information, contact Rosemary Webb, 703.824.6614.

Monday, November 15 – Alexandria Social Services Advisory Board
Meeting at 7 p.m., Department of Human Services, 2525 Mt. Vernon Ave. For more information, contact Tresniece Perry, 703.746.5668.

Tuesday, November 16 – Alexandria Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Sister Cities Conference Room 1102A, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Steven Elliott, 703.746.3746.

Tuesday, November 16 – Alexandria Commission for the Arts: Poet Laureate Committee
Meeting at 4:30 p.m., Durant Community Art Center, 1605 Cameron St. For more information, contact Cheryl Anne Colton, 703.746.5588.

Tuesday, November 16 – Alexandria Commission for the Arts
Meeting at 7 p.m., Durant Community Art Center, 1605 Cameron St. For more information, contact Cheryl Anne Colton, 703.746.5588.

Tuesday, November 16 – Historic Alexandria Resources Commission
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Lloyd House, 220 North Washington St. For more information, contact Lance Mallamo, 703.746.4554.

Tuesday, November 16 – Alexandria Human Rights Commission
Meeting at 7 p.m., City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Jean Niebauer, 703.746.3140.

Tuesday, November 16 – Alexandria Potomac Station, LLC Group
Meeting at 2 p.m., The Station at Potomac Yard, Community Room, 650 Maskell St. For more information, contact Mildrilyn Davis, 703.746.4990.

Tuesday, November 16 – Alexandria Waterfront Committee
Meeting at 7:30 a.m., Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St. For more information, contact Roger Blakeley, 703.746.5495.

Wednesday, November 17 – Alexandria Archaeological Commission
Meeting at 7 p.m., Alexandria Archaeology Museum, Torpedo Factory, 105 North Union St., Suite 327. For more information, contact Pamela Cressey, 703.746.4399.

Wednesday, November 17 – 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, November 17 – Alexandria Community Policy and Management Team
Meeting at 3 p.m., Department of Human Services, 2525 Mt. Vernon Ave. For more information, contact Dawnel White, 703.746.5787.

Wednesday, November 17 – Alexandria Community Services Board: Local Human Rights Committee
Meeting at 7 p.m., 4th Floor Conference Room, 720 North St. Asaph St. For more information, contact LaTanya Wooten, 703.746.6400 x198.

Wednesday, November 17 – Alexandria Economic Opportunities Commission
Meeting at 7 p.m., Human Services Center, 2525 Mt. Vernon Ave. For more information, contact Ann Moore, 703.746.5915.

Thursday, November 18 – Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission
Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St. For more information, contact William Chesley, 703.746.5426.

Thursday, November 18 – Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission
Meeting at 5:30 p.m., 4th Floor Conference Room, Alexandria Health Department, 4480 King St.  For more information, contact Dean Bryant, 703.746.4872.

Thursday, November 18 – Alexandria Public Records Advisory Commission
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Sister Cities Conference Room 1102, City Hall, 301 King St. For more information, contact Jackie Cohan, 703.746.4402.

Friday, November 19 – Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association Tourism Marketing Forum
Meeting at 8 a.m., 138 North Royal St.  For more information, contact Stephanie Brown, 703.746.3302.