Manager's Report - 27 Sep 2013

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City's CRS Repetitive Loss Area Analysis Progress Report Available

The City of Alexandria is a participant in the Community Rating System (CRS) program administered by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The CRS is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed those required by the NFIP. Communities are encouraged to meet three goals: 1) reduce flood damage to insurable property; 2) strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the NFIP, and 3) encourage a comprehensive approach to floodplain management. Meeting these goals entitles residents to discounted flood insurance premiums. City residents receive up to a 15% discount because of the City’s ongoing efforts. For the 1,749 total flood insurance policies in force, this discount results in up to $210,000 in savings to residents. As part of the CRS, Alexandria conducted a Repetitive Loss Area Analysis (RLAA) for areas that experience frequent damage from flooding events. The RLAA document was adopted by the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services in 2012. To continue receiving credit for the RLAA activity, the City must submit an annual public progress report. The 2013 report is now available online.

Pavement Work Scheduled for King Street

The City, in conjunction with contractor Virginia Paving, is scheduled to begin paving King Street from Callahan Drive to Janneys Lane in the next two weeks. The paving will be conducted at night due to the extent of base restoration work and to ease potential traffic impacts. It is estimated the project will be completed over the course of 15 nights, with work taking place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. City staff will be on site for the duration of the project to work with the contractor and mitigate noise impacts. One lane of reversible traffic will remain open at all times.

City of Alexandria Celebrates National Public Lands Day

Celebrate National Public Lands Day in your own community by volunteering your efforts at a workday event at the newly acquired 5325 Polk Avenue site on September 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will help pick up litter and remove non-native invasive plants from the northwest corner of the property. The park is located at the north corner of the intersection of North Pelham Street and Polk Avenue in the west end of the City. Volunteers will meet at the park entrance.

Alexandria Recognized as One of Greater Washington’s Healthiest Employers

The Washington Business Journal honored the City of Alexandria as one of their 2013 Healthiest Employers. This award honors 50 local companies leading the way in workplace wellness with initiatives that promote the health and well-being of their employees.

Alexandria Health Department Conducts HIV Outreach Testing

On Saturday, September 21, 2013, the Health Department worked with the Gay Men’s Health Collaborative to conduct HIV Testing and counseling at Lotus Blooms, an adult specialty boutique located in Alexandria, as part of its “Great Sex Weekend 2013.” The Health Department’s HIV/AIDS Administrative Coordinator worked with health outreach and education workers from Inova Juniper to successfully reach their targeted population of gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender persons at this event.

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