Proposed County Budget Slashed

Proposed County Budget Slashed
Arlington expects a $56M drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Arlington Public Schools expect a $21.6M drop.

The revised FY 2021 proposed budget maintains only current levels of service, removes all salary increases, places many projects on hold,Click to Continue Reading…

All County Commission Meetings Cancelled

All County Commission Meetings Cancelled
Members of Arlington’s advisory commissions and boards were told that their meetings have been put on hold for the foreseeable future. Meetings may be held virtually for decisions directly related to COVID-19 and other essential continuity of business matters.
Story at ArlNOW

COVID-19 Community Mobility Report

COVID-19 Community Mobility Report
Google prepared this report to help understand responses to social distancing guidance related to COVID-19. The reports chart movement trends over time by geography, across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.
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Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting
The Virginia Department of Elections encourages voters to protect their health during COVID-19 outbreak. Voting absentee in the coming local elections is strongly encouraged. Voters may choose reason “2A My disability or illness” for Absentee voting due to COVID-19. Voters who choose the absentee option should do so as soon as possible so they can get their ballots in time to return them by mail by Election Day. Apply online for a Virginia absentee ballot

Complete Streets Upgrades Planned

Complete Streets Upgrades Planned
Five arterial streets in Arlington are being considered as candidates for a Complete Streets overhaul. Three are near Lyon Village:
● Clarendon Blvd: N Nash St to N. Oak St
● N Lorcom La: Old Dominion Drive to N. Taylor St
● Military Rd: Lorcom La to Old Dominion Dr
Upgrades may include “sidewalk expansion or obstruction elimination,” “curb ramp reconstruction,” “crosswalk and signal enhancements,” “pedestrian-scale lighting,” “improved access to transit stops” and bike lanes.
Complete Streets: 2020 Project Page

Help Map Published By NextDoor

Help Map Published By NextDoor
The Help Map displays green dots locating neighbors offering help. Clicking on a dot displays the neighbor’s name, how they can help, and a button to send them a message. As of this writing, 9 neighbors in LV are offering various kinds of assistance.
View the Help Map
The webpage also has a button to sign up as a helper.

Developer Spare That Tree

Developer Spare That Tree
Rampant development by spec builders is rapidly changing the character of Lyon Village and surrounding neighborhoods. A towering, 96-foot, 60-inch diameter, 175-210 year old, oak tree at 5920 N. 35th St, believed to be Arlington’s tallest outside the National Cemetery, is threatened by developers seeking to clear cut the lot where it stands. Full story at Falls Church News Press

Annual Water System Flush Begins

Annual Water System Flush Begins
Every year for approximately six weeks, Arlington switches disinfectants from chloramine to chlorine to flush out the water distribution system and improve water quality. The process runs from Mar 30 to May 4. Drinking water may taste slightly different.
Full details at County Water Quality Treatment webpage.

The Toilet is Not a Trash Can

The Toilet is Not a Trash Can
A toilet is designed to remove only human waste and bathroom tissue. Other items do not break down and can cause problems with home plumbing, Arlington’s sanitary sewer system and ultimately the Water Pollution Control Plant. Never send fats, oils, grease down the drain.
The County suggests everyone to keep a small trash can in the bathroom near the toilet for all those things that are not bathroom tissue.
Full list of toilet horrors at the County Web Site

Trash Surge Strains Residential Trash Collection

Trash Surge Strains Residential Trash Collection
Over the last week, residential trash tonnage has increased more than 30%. The residential collection system is becoming stressed. The County asks residents to limit the amount of trash, recycling and yard waste placed out for collection. Please keep your spring cleaning pile in your basement or garage for now. County News Release

Trader Joe’s Clarendon Closed by COVID-19

Trader Joe’s Clarendon Closed by COVID-19
Trader Joe’s, Clarendon, closed Wed morning because an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was last present in the store on Sun, Mar 29, 2020. The store is now closed for a thorough cleaning and restocking before it reopens. While a store is closed, Trader Joe’s pays all employees for their scheduled shifts.
Trader Joe’s News Release   ARLNow