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TODAY: Keep Leesburg Beautiful Month Concludes with Tree Planting Ceremony at Raflo Park

TODAY: Keep Leesburg Beautiful Month Concludes with Tree Planting Ceremony at Raflo Park

From the Town of Leesburg – The Town of Leesburg’s annual month-long “Keep Leesburg Beautiful” community clean up and beautification campaign will conclude with a tree planting ceremony at Raflo Park on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.

Staff have selected five new trees to be planted at Raflo Park – two multi-trunk River Birches, two Black Gum trees and one October Glory Maple. The October Glory Maple will replace a dying Silver Maple that was removed earlier this week from near the park gazebo.  The tree planting ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m., and staff hope to plant four of the five trees, depending on ground conditions.

May 6: Bachrach Photography Honors Area Leaders With Portrait Exhibit During Leesburg’s First Friday

May 6: Bachrach Photography Honors Area Leaders With Portrait Exhibit During Leesburg’s First Friday

From the Town of Leesburg – At 6:00 p.m., on Friday, May 6, 2011, Town of Leesburg officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Bachrach Photography’s portrait exhibit honoring  the Town’s current and historical leaders.  The event will be held at 14 South King Street in historic downtown Leesburg.

One of the oldest and most prestigious photography studios in the country, Bachrach Photography is pleased to announce their arrival in Leesburg by honoring the achievements of the area’s movers and shakers in a portrait exhibit.  The exhibit includes portraits of current Leesburg Mayor Kristen C. Umstattd, former Leesburg Mayor Robert Sevila, Peter Burnett, Bob Anderson, Stanley Caulkins and Johnny Rocca.  The exhibit will also feature perspectives from Bachrach’s rich and colorful photographic history.

County Offers Businesses Cost-Effective Way to Dispose of Hazardous Waste

County Offers Businesses Cost-Effective Way to Dispose of Hazardous Waste

From Loudoun County -- Loudoun County's Department of Construction and Waste Management will host a Business Hazardous Waste Program event from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Friday, May 13, 2011 at the Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility located on 21101 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg.

The Business Hazardous Waste Program provides a cost effective way for eligible county businesses, organizations, and agencies to dispose of small quantities of hazardous waste in an environmentally responsible manner and in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations.  Businesses and organizations located in Loudoun County that generate less than 220 lbs. of hazardous waste or 2.2 lbs. of acute hazardous waste in a calendar month and never accumulate more than 2200 lbs. of hazardous waste at any time are eligible to participate in this program. 

Leesburg Receives “Tree City USA” Designation for 22nd Year

Leesburg Receives “Tree City USA” Designation for 22nd Year

From the Town of Leesburg – The National Arbor Day Foundation has designated the Town of Leesburg as a “Tree City USA” for the 22nd straight year.  A community must meet four standards to be designated as a Tree City USA:  the community must have a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. 

The Town of Leesburg celebrated Arbor Day 2011 on April 16, 2011 at the Flower & Garden Festival, with Mayor Kristen Umstattd and Tree Commission Chair Tom Seeman officially receiving the Tree City USA award from Virginia District Forester Bryant Bays.

“I want to congratulate our hard-working Tree Commission and all of the citizens of Leesburg for their efforts over the past two decades to preserve and build the Town’s tree canopy,” said Leesburg Mayor Kristen Umstattd, on receiving the award.

Loudoun County Personal Property Tax Deadline is May 5, 2011

Loudoun County Personal Property Tax Deadline is May 5, 2011

From Loudoun County -- Loudoun County Treasurer H. Roger Zurn Jr. reminds taxpayers that the deadline for payment of the first half personal property tax is Thursday, May 5, 2011.

Payments postmarked after May 5, 2011, will incur a 10% late payment penalty. Additional interest at the rate of 10% per annum will be assessed. Payments not received within 60 days of the due date will incur an additional 15% penalty. The due date will not be extended for bills where assessment questions have been filed with the Commissioner of the Revenue.

The Treasurer’s Office offers convenient payment options and locations:

Online: www.loudoun.gov/ppt - To pay using electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover

Mail: County of Loudoun, P.O. Box 1000, Leesburg, Virginia 20177-1000

Daisy Girl Scouts Tour Loudoun County Landfill

Daisy Girl Scouts Tour Loudoun County Landfill

Members of Girl Scouts Daisy Troop 825 from Tolbert Elementary School in Leesburg visited the Loudoun County landfill recently for a tour, and saw - among other sights - a large machine with a claw that grabbed scrap metal and lifted it into a metal box for recycling.

The Loudoun County landfill is located at 21101 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  Tours are currently being scheduled for July through November. Please call 703-771-5514 for more information.

General Registrar and Electoral Board Offices Moving to Miller Drive

General Registrar and Electoral Board Offices Moving to Miller Drive

From Loudoun County -- The offices of the Loudoun County General Registrar and Electoral Board will be moving this month from their current location on Sycolin Road to nearby Miller Drive. The new address of the offices will be 750 Miller Drive, S.E., Suite C, Leesburg. The telephone numbers for the offices will remain the same: 703-777-0380 for the General Registrar and 703-777-0548 for the Electoral Board.

The offices will be closed for the move Thursday, April 28, and Friday, April 29, 2011, and will re-open Monday, May 2, 2011.

More information about voting in Loudoun County is available on the Loudoun County government website at www.loudoun.gov/vote.