News to Use Podcast Transcript: Sept. 22, 2010
Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for Sept. 22, 2010. Coming up, payment options for the county personal property tax due Oct. 5; two community forums are scheduled for resident input on the county’s fiscal year 2012 budget; save money during the “Fall for Fitness” pass sale; and save the date for the annual Fairfax County History Conference. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.
Oct. 5 is the deadline to pay the 2010 Personal Property Tax. Fairfax County provides several convenient payment options that can save time and gas. These include paying online; cash payments at Shoppers Food and Pharmacy locations; by credit card over the phone; at Fairfax County branches of Bank of America, SunTrust and Wachovia; or paying by mail. You also may pay in person at the Fairfax County Government Center, or by mail by sending your bill and checks only (no cash), payable to the Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 223, Fairfax, Va. 22035. Payments must be postmarked before or on Oct. 5. Further information is online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta.
Fairfax County residents will have an opportunity to provide input on the county’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget – which runs from July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012 – to county leaders at community forums on Tuesday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 23. They will include an overview of the budget, a facilitated discussion with Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova and School Board Chairman Kathy Smith, and small-group workshops. Registration is required and can be completed online or by calling 703-324-2391. The Oct. 5 meeting will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center; the Oct. 23 meeting will be held from 2-4 p.m. in the cafeteria of Hayfield Secondary School.
The Fairfax County Park Authority’s “Fall for Fitness” sale is underway. Save 14 percent off the everyday low prices for both four-month and 12-month passes, on sale at all Park Authority RECenters. But hurry, these special prices are only good through Oct. 15. For more information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.
Finally, the Fairfax County History Commission, in partnership with the Fairfax County Park Authority, the Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center and the Northern Virginia Branch, Preservation Virginia, is presenting the sixth annual Fairfax County History Conference on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the James Lee Community Center, located at 2855 Annandale Road in Falls Church. The registration fee of $20 includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch catered by students from the Annandale High School Culinary Arts Program. The deadline for registration is Oct. 25. Complete conference information and the registration form may be accessed on the Fairfax County History Commission Web page. For more information, call 703- 322-1811.
That’s all for this News to Use podcast. Thanks for listening. For more information about the topics in this podcast and for continuous news updates, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news. You may also call 703-FAIRFAX, that’s 703-324-7329, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. News to Use is produced by the Fairfax County, Virginia, government.