Sunday Dec 15: LVCA Holiday Party YES, THE PARTY IS SUNDAY!
Dec 20: Free Tree Planted in Your Yard
The Tree Canopy Fund, administered by EcoAction Arlington and the Arlington County Urban Forestry Commission, provides grants to individuals and community groups to plant and maintain trees on private property. Since its inception, 1,213 trees have been planted!
Applications to get a tree planted in the spring of 2020 are due by midnight on Fri, Dec 20.
Applications to get a tree planted in the fall of 2020 will be posted in March.
What to do with unspent funds remains controversial. Should the year-end surplus be:
● Rolled over to the next FY, reducing the need for tax increases?
● Used to fund projects that failed to get funded in the previous FY?
● A bit of both?
STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2019 (Unaudited)
Source: Arlington Co page 42
|Excess of revenues and other financing sources over expenditures and transfers out||$46,220,591|
Skyrocketing Property Tax?
Arlington County has one of the highest median property taxes in the United States, ranked 40th of the 3143 counties in the USA. Arlington collects, on average, 0.8% of a property’s assessed fair market value, which amounts to about 3.6% of average resident’s yearly income.
Home Values are expected to increase significantly. Average Arlington sold price went up by 12.35% between Sept 2018 ($628,412.) and Sept 2019 ($705,997)
Source: Bright MLS
Key periods for citizen input:
November-December 2019: Provide online input to the County Manager as he begins developing his Proposed FY 2021 Budget to send to the County Board in February.
Provide Your Early Input on the FY 2021 Budget
January-February 2020: Provide input as the County Manager develops the Proposed FY 2021-2030 CIP to send to the County Board in May.
February-April 2020: Provide feedback to the County Board about the proposed budget.
May-July 2020: Provide feedback to the County Board about the proposed CIP.
Arlington real estate assessments are expected to rise by as much as 4% beginning in January which means property taxes could rise by 4% even without an increase in the tax rate.
Keep up with the latest budget and CIP news and information and opportunities to participate in the budget process at budget.arlingtonva.us.
School staff recently announced potential big changes to the school boundaries that affect LV and other areas.
Community Survey on
APS Proposals to Move Key Immersion School
APS has proposed to move the Key program to either:
● Arlington Traditional School (west of Ballston)
● Carlin Spring Elementary (in the southwestern part of the County)
Participate in a survey about these changes: Key School Enrollment Survey (survey closes Dec 6)
Information from Arlington Public Schools
APS “What’s Happening” Home Page
Meeting Recap (Nov 11, 2019)
School Board Member Reid Goldstein
Reid brought slides, but we didn’t have a projector.
Here are …
“Arlington Public Schools may shuffle nearly a quarter of its elementary school students around to combat the county’s persistent overcrowding problems.”
APS Proposes Major Elementary School Swap (ARLnow)
Clarendon Circle Construction Wraps Up
Work at the intersection is nearly complete.
Traffic changes are permanent.
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Thank You for a Wonderful Spaghetti Dinner
The Board of the Community House thanks all the volunteers who helped with this year’s Spaghetti Dinner…
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Volunteers are a must to make the Holiday Party possible. We need LV’s talented cooks to bring appetizers and desserts. We need neighbors with strong hands for setup, decorating, and cleanup. We need our most charming neighbors to serve food and drinks, and preside over kids crafts. We need talented neighbors to provide music and good cheer. All attendees are also encouraged to bring appetizers, finger foods, and desserts to share.
Sign up to volunteer at: Signup Genius
For more information about volunteering, please contact LVCA President, John, at firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Sunday, Dec 15, 4 to 6 PM
Where: Lyon Village Community House, 1920 N Highland St
Mark your calendars for the Lyon Village Holiday Party on Sunday, Dec 15, beginning at 4:00pm until 6:00pm at the Lyon Village Community House.
We ask Lyon Village neighbors to bring appetizers, finger foods, and/or desserts – and the community house will provide the beverages.
We will have cookie decorating and holiday crafts for the kids. Come join the fun for the whole family!
Arlington’s pilot kicked off in September 2018 with Bird and Lime and is expected to end in December 2019 with seven operators. This report provides the results of the evaluation of the nine-month Arlington County pilot program, including trends in deployment, utilization and feedback from the community to understand Shared Mobility Device (SMD) adoption and system performance. Click to Continue Reading...
Where: 1800 block of N. Highland St (near LV Park)
When: Approximately 3:36 a.m. on November 16, Saturday
ROBBERY, 2019-11160049, 1800 block of N. Highland Street. At approximately 3:36 a.m. on November 16, police were dispatched to the report of an armed robbery just occurred. Upon arrival, it was determined that the victim was walking in the area when he was approached by three unknown suspects, who each displayed a firearm and demanded the victim empty his pockets. The suspects stole the victim’s personal belongings and fled prior to police arrival. The suspects are all described as black males, 18-20 years old, 5’10”-6’0”, wearing dark colored hoodies, dark pants and dark masks. The investigation is ongoing.
Vehicle Decals No Longer Needed
The Arlington County Board voted last year to eliminate the requirement to display a decal. You can remove your old decal and dispose of it. The Motor Vehicle License fee ($33 for cars), which is an annual registration fee, has not been eliminated.
Virginia Hospital Center Plans to Open Trauma Center
Virginia Hospital Center is moving to secure Level II trauma center designation. This would enable VHC to handle more serious cases with a dedicated team.Click to Continue Reading…
GMU Arlington Campus Expanding
GMU announced plans to tear down one of its four Arlington buildings to construct a 400,000-square-foot building. The new building will house classrooms, computer labs, short-term housing, an Institute for Digital Innovation, and a newly established School of Computing.
Read More at ARLnow
Arlington County has lifted the Boil Water Advisory
Residents and businesses in Arlington can resume using tap water for all purposes. Water customers are advised to run their taps for a few minutes to release any air and sediment that may have accumulated following the break. Emptying and cleaning automatic ice makers and water chillers is also encouraged.
Boil Water Advisory Ends in Arlington
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