This week members of the Arlington Strategy Execution Office were spreading mulch in a small park located in Lyon Village at Kirkwood Road and 17th Street. This was a volunteer day for the group and the Arlington Parks Department was finding places where they could be helpful.
Recap from Sept 9, 2019 General Meeting
Thanks to Sgt. Tom Rakowski and Officer Kristen Oesterling of the The Arlington County Police Department who spoke to LVCA members at the Sept 9 General Meeting.
Police Emergency Number: 911
Police Non-Emergency Number: 703-558-2222
Do not hesitate to call if you see something suspicious or are fearful. Your calls help ACPD fight crime. Do not assume someone else will call. Think about what could happen if you fail to call.
New County Permitting System Launched Sep 9
Arlington County is launching the first phase of Permit Arlington, a new online permitting system. More than 30 permits will move from paper applications and in-person payments to the virtual system, eliminating the need for customers to visit County offices. Permit Arlington
Be sure to report any potholes that you see in the neighborhood to the county. You can call 703-228-6570 or go online to https://topics.arlingtonva.us/reportproblem/ or press this button…
Over the summer, there have been several car break-ins in Lyon Village. It is a crime of opportunity. The thieves are typically out late at night looking for cars with unlocked doors and visible valuables. When you exit your car, be sure to always lock it and don’t leave any valuables inside. Try to leave your car parked in a lighted area and be attentive to any suspicious activity.
If you see or hear something, call the police immediately, either on the non-emergency number 703-558-2222 or 911 for emergencies.
Extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. Among all weather-related hazards, the highest number of annual deaths results from extreme heat.
Hot Weather Tips
Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids like water, even if you’re not thirsty.
Wear light-weight, loose-fitting clothing.
Stay cool by staying indoors during the hottest parts of the day.
Schedule outdoor activities carefully and wear sunscreen.
If you exercise outdoors, go in the morning or evening hours.
Eat light, regular meals — avoid hot foods and heavy meals.
Never leave anyone — infants, children, or pets — in a parked car.
Know the signs of heat-related illness (click image to enlarge):
Our 95th Anniversary Lyon Village Citizens Association Directory is currently being distributed. The Lyon Village Directory is printed about every 5 years and distributed door-to-door with the Bulletin.
To add or change a listing, send an email to email@example.com.
The intersection of Lee Hwy (Rt 29) and N Kirkwood St floods frequently so is best avoided during periods of heavy rain. Flooding at Lee & Kirkwood on July 8 disabled several cars. Arlington Police reported 25 water rescue calls county-wide during the morning of July 8.
Unfortunately, there are few alternatives when this intersection is impassable. Probably the best is to go the long way around via Wilson/Clarendon Blvds or N 13th St.
As flooding is expected to become more frequent, remember that it is unwise to drive through deep water. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your car away.
Avoid parking in low-lying areas when storms are forecast.
Recently, Lyon Park residents received emails from someone impersonating the president of their citizens association requesting that they purchase and send gift cards. Everyone should take extreme care if they receive such emails.
Do not respond to such emails quickly (or at all) and check them out.
Consider if the request makes sense.
Consider if you are someone who would be contacted for this purpose.
Check that the sender address matches the ostensible sender.
Confirm with the ostensible sender by other means (like by telephone).
The Arlington County Board approved a plan to replace the aging commercial buildings on the northwest corner of Washington Blvd and Kirkwood Rd with a seven-story apartment building. The site is home to the former Sport & Health Club fitness center, two single-story commercial office buildings, and the Specialty Services auto service building. All those buildings will be demolished. The new building will have an entry lobby on Washington Boulevard, a tree- shaded interior courtyard, and an underground 198-space parking garage.
Work has begun on the old Red Top Cab site bounded by N. Hudson, N. Irving, and N. 13th Streets.The property is called Alexan Clarendon and is a 330-unit apartment complex. The developer is Trammell Crow Residential. The contractor is John Moriarity. Demolition started in April. Excavation should start in June. The expected completion date is April 2021. Construction hours are weekdays: 7:00am to 6:30pm. Weekends and holidays the hours are 10:00am to 6:30pm. The June construction work will include pile driving, the loudest part of the project.
Recently there have been some bicycle thefts in the Clarendon area. Protect your bike from theft. U-locks are the most effective locks to use. When leaving your bike in a public area always secure the bike to a bike rack or other immovable object even if just for a short time. When at home, secure your bike in a safe location such as a locked garage or other inside location.
New LVCA officers begin 1-year terms effective Sept. 1: President, John Carten; Executive Vice President, Andy Rude; 2nd Vice President, John Armstrong; 3rd Vice President, vacant; Recording Secretary, Beth Ferrill; Bulletin Editor, Adam Kernan-Schloss; Corresponding Secretary, Jason Harrier; Web Master, Tom Piwowar; Treasurer, Don Gay; Assistant; Treasurer, Bill Gearhart; Volunteer Coordinator, Tony Abreu; Historian, Martha Moore; Clerk, Lesley Berk; Immediate Past President, Eric Lawrence.