City of Alexandria Announces Schedule of Services for the New Year’s Day Holiday, January 1For Immediate Release: December 28, 2012
All City of Alexandria government offices will be open on New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31, 2012. City government offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday.
Health Facilities: The Alexandria Health Department (4480 King St.) and the Casey Health Center (1200 N. Howard St.) will be closed December 31 and January 1. The Teen Wellness Center at T.C. Williams High School (3330 King St.) will be open on December 31 and closed on January 1.
Hotlines: All emergency hotlines operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including the child protective services hotline at 703.746.5800; the domestic violence hotline, 703.746.4911; the emergency services for mental health or substance abuse crisis hotline, 703.746.3401; and the sexual assault hotline, 703.683.7273.
Libraries: All Alexandria Library branches will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 31 and closed on January 1.
Museums: All museums operated by the City of Alexandria will be open on their regular schedules on December 31, but will be closed on January 1. For more information, call 703.746.4554 or visit alexandriava.gov/Historic.
Parking: On January 1, the Alexandria Police Department will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions at metered spaces, as well as time restrictions in residential permit parking districts and other areas with signed parking time limits. Meter payments are not required on January 1.
Recreation Centers: On December 31, Alexandria neighborhood recreation centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Chinquapin Recreation Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and the Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center will be closed. All City of Alexandria recreation centers will be closed on January 1.
Refuse Collection: Residential trash and recycling will be collected on Monday, December 31. There will be no collection scheduled for Tuesday, January 1. Residential trash and recycling normally scheduled for January 1, 2, or 3 will be collected one day late. Residents who receive City refuse collection may place Christmas trees at the curb for recycling on regular trash collection days, beginning Monday, January 7 through Friday, January 18. Trees set out before that time will be collected as regular refuse. The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Collection site (3224 Colvin St.) is open on December 31. For more information, visitalexandriava.gov/SolidWaste.
Schools: The Alexandria City Public Schools are closed through January 1, reopening January 2.
State Offices: The General District Court and Circuit Court will be closed on January 1; the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and the Alexandria DMV Office (2681 Mill Rd.) will be closed on December 31 and January 1.
Transit: DASH will operate a regular weekday schedule on December 31. Beginning at 6 p.m., free shuttle service will be provided for First Night Alexandria along King Street between the King Street Metrorail Station and the Potomac River Waterfront until 1 a.m. There will be no DASH service on January 1, except for the King Street Trolley.
Trolley: On December 31, the free King Street Trolley will begin at 11:30 a.m. and provide shuttle service for First Night Alexandria until 1 a.m. On January 1, the trolley service will operate on its normal schedule, every 15 minutes between the King Street Metrorail Station and the Potomac River Waterfront from 11:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.
For more information, contact Andrea Blackford, Communications Officer, Office of Communications and Public Information, at 571.481.8967 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mixed Precipitation Upcoming The National Weather Service is forecasting a mix of snow, sleet, and rain in the D.C. area, beginning around 4AM Saturday morning, and ending just after noon Saturday. In the District, precipitation will likely begin as snow, and gradually change over to rain after sunrise. Snow totals will likely be anywhere from a trace to 1.5". Suburbs to the north and west of D.C. will likely receive more snow. These suburbs are under a Winter Weather Advisory, and will likely receive anywhere from 1 to 4 inches of snow. Because the temperature will hover within a few degrees of 32 for much of the next 48 hours, precipitation is likely to melt and refreeze. Citizens should drive with particular caution and keep a lookout for slick spots and black ice.
New Alexandria City Council to be Installed January 2, 2013
For Immediate Release: December 27, 2012
On November 6, 2012, Alexandria voters elected the Mayor and City Council members for the next three-year City Council term, which begins January 2, 2013.
The community is invited to attend the formal City Council installation ceremony on Wednesday, January 2, at 7 p.m. in the T.C. Williams High School Auditorium, 3330 King St. For more information, contact the Office of Communications and Public Information at 703.746.HELP (4357).
Mayor William D. Euille was re-elected, as were Council Members Redella S. “Del” Pepper and Paul C. Smedberg. Four new Council members will join them: Justin M. Wilson (who served on Council from 2007 to 2009), Timothy B. Lovain (who served on Council from 2006 to 2009), John Taylor Chapman and Allison Silberberg. Leaving the Council are Vice Mayor Kerry J. Donley; Frank H. Fannon IV; Alicia R. Hughes; and David G. Speck.
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Andrea Blackford, Communications Officer, Office of Communications and Public Information, at 703.746.3959 (TTY:703.838.5056) or e-mail email@example.com
Alexandria Police arrested Michael Dean Crapo, 61, and charged him with driving under the influence on Sunday, December 23 at 12:45 a.m. An officer was on routine patrol when he noticed a vehicle go through a red traffic signal. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle at Hume Avenue and Mount Vernon Avenue. Sen. Crapo was identified as the driver and arrested after failing several field sobriety tests. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Alexandria Adult Detention Center where he was released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. His BAC was .110 and he was alone in his personal vehicle at the time of arrest. He has a January 4, 2013 court date.
For further questions, please contact Jody Donaldson of the Public Information Office of the Alexandria Police Department at 703-801-7531.