Washington Boulevard DMV Office
Good reports about the Division of Motor Vehicles office at 3434 Washington Boulevard. Not nearly as large as the one on Four Mile Run, but providing almost all the same services. On-street parking is scarce, but the office is a short walk from the Quincy Park parking lot. Click for DMV page
Massive Redevelopment Plan Announced for Crystal City
Plans include redevelopment of approximately 2.6 million square feet of space across five multifamily buildings and one office building, upgrades to Route 1, and possible removal of overpasses near the Crystal City Metro station. Read story at ARLnow
Vehicle theft is a multi-billion-dollar crime that costs victims time and money. According to the FBI’s Uniformed Crime Reporting Program, there was an estimated 773,139 thefts of motor vehicles nationwide in 2017. Motor vehicle thefts in Arlington rose 15% last year (ACPD 2018 report).
By educating yourself on the common methods of theft and taking some simple precautions, you can reduce the risk of having your vehicle become a target.
The school board has named Cintia Johnson as the Interim Superintendent, while the board searches to permanently fill this role.
Ms. Johnson has been an educator for more than 30 years — most of the time spent in Arlington as a teacher, principal, and administrator. Immediately prior to taking on this role, Ms. Johnson served as the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services. Her goals for the 2019-2020 school year include increasing achievement for all school groups, supporting student well-being and mental health, and ensuring that all students know they have an advocate in APS.
Due to an increase in demand, Arlington MOW needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound members of the community. They need volunteers who can commit to one day a month (or more) weekdays from 11:00 am to approximately 12:30 pm.
Arlington’s Updated Energy Plan
The Arlington County Board adopted a sweeping update to the Community Energy Plan that sets ambitious targets for transforming the County’s energy sector.
The plan incorporates goals for buildings; resilience; renewable energy; transportation, County government actions, and education and human behavior. It envisions a carbon neutral Arlington by 2050 that will be more resilient, where all electricity will come from renewable sources, where more residents will drive electric vehicles and more will use transit, and where homes and buildings will be more energy-efficient.
Car Stolen Saturday in Lyon Village
The car was stolen overnight Saturday. It was parked far up the driveway next to the house. Also 3 cars were broken into on Wednesday in Cherrydale. Keep in mind the tips provided by ACPD (see below). If possible, it is best to keep your car in your garage.
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.