Two Kids in Action programs will be consolidated into APS after-school programs.
The Arlington County Board today adopted a $1.16 billion General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, that includes no tax rate hike while adding funding for Schools and economic development to the County Manager’s Proposed Budget.
Don Walsh and Mary McLean, two Arlingtonians on a mission to rid Arlington of the scourge of invasive plants, were honored today by the Arlington County Board for their outstanding volunteer service to our parks. Walsh, an Arlington/Alexandria Tree Steward, and McLean, a steward of Tuckahoe Park, are the 2015 recipients of the Bill Thomas Outstanding Park Service Volunteer Award.
The County Board today honored 16 new Notable Trees and their caretakers in an annual ceremony that celebrates some of the County’s oldest, rarest, most beloved or otherwise exceptional trees and the residents who love them.
The Board hopes to hear from the public on a plan to raise parking meter rates and extend the hours of operation for most of the County’s parking meters.
The Arlington County Board today voted against designating any portion of the Wilson School a Local Historic District.
The Arlington County Board today approved a contract for $670,638 to replace Washington-Lee High School’s synthetic turf field, which is used for school and community football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and other sports.
The Board today approved a $5.792 million Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF) loan to developer McCormack Baron Salazar (MBS) to assist with the purchase and renovation of 103 affordable units at Clarendon Court Apartments. MBS plans to preserve all of the existing affordable units, deepen the affordability of some units and fully renovate the property by leveraging additional resources with the loan.
The Arlington County Board today voted to lower the late payment penalty for real estate taxes from 10 percent to 5 percent for the first 30 days after the due date. The penalty for delinquent real estate taxes not paid within 30 days following the due date will remain unchanged at 10 percent. More than 1,000 taxpayers could benefit annually.
In its final work session on the FY 2016 Budget, the County Board said it will not raise tax rates.