News to Use Podcast Transcript: August 22, 2012


Fairfax County Podcasts 

Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for August 22, 2012. Coming up, learn about the upcoming personal property tax deadline, required immunizations for school-aged children, a rain barrel sale, a new email newsletter from CSB, a Sheriff’s Safety Seat Saturday and the move of county human services agencies from Falls Church to Annandale. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.

Fairfax County residents who own vehicles should look for their personal property tax bill in the mail. The deadline to pay is Oct. 5. The most convenient way to pay is online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta. You may also pay in cash at your local Shoppers Food store in Northern Virginia. There will be a small service fee. For more information on your tax payment, call 703-222-8234.

 

The Fairfax County Health Department encourages parents whose children need vaccinations for school entry to visit their pediatrician’s office or a Health Department clinic now.  For information about the immunizations that are required for school entry, parents can check with their child’s school or visit the Health Department’s Web page at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd. To accommodate busy schedules, the Health Department will be offering extended clinic hours on select dates at all clinic sites. Remember to bring your child’s current immunization history – or shot record – to your doctor’s office or to the Health Department so that immunizations that are due or past due can be administered. All school-required immunizations are free of charge at the Health Department. For more information about back-to-school immunizations, including Health Department clinic hours, visit fairfaxcounty.gov/HD.

 

A rain barrel sale, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 1-4 p.m. at the Falls Church Property Yard, 7100 Gordons Road in Falls Church. Rain barrels are containers you can put under a downspout to collect rainwater to use in your garden. At this event you can purchase a sturdy rain barrel made from recycled pickle barrels that hold 55 gallons and costs just $65. Pre-register at www.arlingtonenvironment.org/barrel. Walk-ins will also be accepted. For more details and to pre-register, visit www.arlingtonenvironment.org/barrel or call 703-324-1428, TTY 711.

 

You are encouraged to sign up today for your free subscription to “CSB News” for the latest information from the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB). The CSB is the local agency that provides services for people with mental health concerns, substance use disorders and intellectual and developmental disabilities. You will receive quick emailed updates with news about CSB programs and services; CSB Board meetings and other events; budget developments; key reports and publications; opportunities for public comment; and more. This email list will replace hard copy mailings for CSB-related announcements. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/csb/ to sign up.

 

The next Sheriff’s Safety Seat Saturday is Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their vehicle and safety seat to the Fairfax County Public Safety Center where sheriff’s deputies – trained and certified in child safety seat inspection – will ensure that your child fits securely in the safety seat and that the safety seat fits securely in the vehicle seat. Look for the directional signs in the Public Parking Garage located at 10550 Page Avenue in Fairfax. Upcoming Safety Seat Saturdays are scheduled for Sept. 29 and Oct. 27. Learn more at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/sheriff.

 

Finally, this month, the Fairfax County’s Human services building located at 6245 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church will close permanently. All county human services agencies currently located there are moving to a new location in Annandale, at 7611 Little River Turnpike. For more on the move, call 703-Fairfax – that’s 703-324-7329 – or visit fairfaxcounty.gov.


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.  


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