Manager's Report - May 2, 2014

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Pavement Repair Work Scheduled for King Street

The City, in conjunction with contractor Virginia Paving, is scheduled to begin warranty repair work for paving that occurred last fall along King Street from Callahan Drive to Janneys Lane.  This work, scheduled to take place May 4-6, will be conducted at night due to the extent of the base repairs needed and to ease potential traffic impacts. It is estimated the project will be completed over the course of three 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.

Yard Waste Collection Begins May 5

On Monday, May 5, the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services will begin collecting yard waste for residents who receive City refuse services. Yard waste such as grass and leaves should be placed into hard-sided, reusable containers or paper yard waste bags for collection on the regular refuse day.  Remember to make sure these items are clearly separated from regular trash.  Residents may report missed collections by using Call.Click.Connect., or by calling 703.746.4357 (HELP).

Alexandria’s First Children and Youth Master Plan to Go Before City Council

The members of the Alexandria Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission have released the Children and Youth Master Plan. The Plan will be presented to City Council at a public hearing on Saturday, May 17, 9:30 a.m., at City Hall. All residents and stakeholders are encouraged to attend. The Plan serves as the basis for the coordination, alignment and delivery of effective services for all city children and youth from birth to 21 years old, and their families, while maximizing taxpayer and private investments in the allocation of resources. The Plan envisions a city where each program and initiative collaborates to improve outcomes in identified areas, while creating a culture of safety, social and civic engagement, and academic and vocational aspiration. The Plan aligns with the City’s and Alexandria City Public Schools’ strategic plans.

City Employees “Plant Seeds to Grow Futures” on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

The City of Alexandria Commission for Women sponsored the 21st Annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 24.  Forty-one students from T.C. Williams High School and the Minnie Howard Campus were introduced to various career fields.  Among the 30 City mentors were Judge Becky Moore, Deputy Police Chief Eddie Reyes and Councilmembers John Chapman and Del Pepper. This year’s event theme was “Plant a Seed, Grow a Future.”  In addition to workplace experiences, the mentees enjoyed a kick-off reception and luncheon featuring guest speakers Mayor William Euille, Deputy City Manager Debra Collins, and Alexandria School Board Member Chris Lewis.

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