January 25, 2011
Special Meeting on Arlington County Micro Projects Fund, Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Dear Arlington Heights Residents,
Arlington Heights Civic Association holds a Special Meeting on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at 7:00 PM at the Patrick Henry Elementary School Library (701 South Highland Street).
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss suggested ideas for the newly created Arlington County Micro Projects Fund and to approve a list of projects ranked in order of priority to be presented to the County.
How can you participate?
1) Read the Program description posted below as well as the examples of eligible and ineligible projects.
2) Think of projects you would like to see happen in Arlington Heights that meet the posted criteria and email your suggestions directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 31. (The AHCA Executive Committee will compile the list of all eligible suggestions.)
3) Attend the AHCA Special Meeting on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at 7:00 PM at the Patrick Henry Elementary School Library (701 South Highland Street) to discuss the suggested ideas and to approve a list of projects ranked in order of priority to be presented to the County.
This is one of those opportunities where your feedback and participation will make a direct impact on the neighborhood in which you live. I encourage you to be an active part of this process.
Thank you for taking the time to review this email. I hope to hear your suggestions and I look forward to seeing you at the AHCA Special Meeting on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 7p.m..
Arlington Heights Civic Association
Neighborhood Conservation Micro Projects Program Information: (Established January 2011)
The Neighborhood Conservation (NC) Micro Projects Program has been established to implement small scale projects in neighborhoods that participate in the Neighborhood Conservation Program.
Proposed projects must be included in or consistent with County Board accepted Neighborhood Conservation Plans.
The program sets aside $100,000 to cover small projects over the two year bond cycle and approved projects can cost up to $10,000.
Neighborhoods will be invited to submit requests for a maximum of $10,000 estimated costs to implement small scale projects two times each calendar year.
Each neighborhood can submit only one application per bond cycle (every two years).
SELECTION: The primary selection criteria are that (1) the proposed project must be consistent with NC program goals and qualify as a capital improvement; (2) implementation work must be completed utilizing a vendor currently under contract with the County or some labor by county crews and (3) the project must be tied to the neighborhood's plan either as a specific recommendation in the plan or as a means to achieve a primary goal or objective in the plan, if applicable.
* Eligible Projects: (Any project must be approved by DES or PRCR as
**Any new plantings require volunteers for maintenance.