Vehicle Break-ins in LV

There were 9 reported break-ins of unlocked vehicles on Friday night on Key, Highland, Johnson, and 17th. Many more have been reported in the past few months within Lyon Village.

Be sure to keep parked vehicles locked and not leave valuables in them.

Police request that you contact Officer Black #1662 at rsblack@arlingtonva.us if you…

  • Have any security camera video from Friday night/Saturday morning that shows attempted or actual break-ins or of a dark sedan dropping off possible perpetrators.
  • If you find any belongings dumped in your yard.

The Case Number is 2019-07200138

County Offers Hot Weather Tips

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):

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95th Lyon Village Directory Distribution

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 lyonvillagedirectory@gmail.com.

Lee & Kirkwood Flooding

Flooding at Lee & Kirkwood
Flooding at Lee & Kirkwood July 8 2019
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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.

Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your car away.

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.

Phishing Attack Hits Lyon Park

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).

There is a useful guide about this at NextDoor…

How To Avoid Fraud, Phishing & Spam

Washington Blvd-Kirkwood Rd Building Approved

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.

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Red Top Cab Site Construction

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.

Bike Thefts

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.

Register your bike with the police

Newly Elected LVCA Officers 2019–20

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.

LVCA Board 2019-20

Residential Permit Parking Review

Residential Permit Parking Under Review
In 1968, a parking ordinance established Zoned Parking (also known as Residential Permit Parking or RPP) in Arlington. RPP limits on-street parking to neighborhood residents with County-issued permits/passes, their visitors, and landlords during restricted hours (usually Mon – Fri, 8 AM – 5 PM).

Why Restrict Parking? RPP was instituted as a growing number of commuters began parking in neighborhoods, causing problems with increased traffic, noise, pollution and consuming much of the on-street parking. As Arlington has become increasingly urban with increased development the RPP has expanded as residents petitioned the county to have their street zoned. Eventually, the program expanded to 24 parking zones.

The Deal with Residents. Over time this resulted in a “compact” with the residents and the County whereby in support for increased density adjacent to residential neighborhoods, the county would take steps to mitigate some of the negative impacts of the adjacent higher density development, including protection of on-street parking.

The County Declares a Pause and Rethink. In the summer of 2018, the County Board voted to put a moratorium on zoned parking and commissioned a study of the program. During the study residents could no longer petition the County to protect their street.

The County seeks to conclude its review and introduce a new residential parking policy in early 2021. Read the County Staff’s Report

The County will soon publish a draft policy. An online comment form will be online for 2 weeks and the County will hold an online question-and-answer session. Residents can testify about the draft policy in Nov/Dec and final policy in Jan at virtual meetings of the Tenant-Landlord Commission, Transportation Commission, Planning Commission and County Board.
Project Web Site Map of RPP Zones

LV Responds. In November 2018 the LVCA conducted a survey to collect LV residents’ opinions about RPP. Lyon Village Zoned Parking Survey

Sept 16 Residential Parking Enforcement Resumes

Residential Permit Parking Enforcement Resumes Sept 16
On Sept 16 Arlington will resume enforcement of Residential Permit Parking (RPP) rules. Enforcement was temporarily suspended in March due to the pandemic. If you park on the street in a zoned area, make sure your permits/passes are properly displayed. If you have not applied for 2021 permits/passes the fastest way to get them is to apply online. RPP Webpage