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FY 2013 Budget Meeting Schedule

Town Council will hold two work sessions during March to discuss the Town’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Budget. The public is invited to attend; however, public commentary is not permitted during work sessions. The work sessions will be held at Town Hall, 127 Center Street, S, on Saturday, March 10 beginning at 9 a.m. and on Monday, March 12 at 8 p.m. If necessary, a third work session will be held on Monday, April 23 at 8 p.m.

A public hearing on the FY2013 budget, tax rate, and water and sewer rates will be held on Monday, April 16 at 8 p.m. in Town Hall. The public is invited to attend and provide their input during the public hearing process. The adoption of the budget, tax rate, and water and sewer rates is scheduled for Monday, May 7 at 8 p.m.

The FY 2013 budget will be made available to the public on the Town’s website prior to March 10. If you are unable to attend a meeting, e-mail your comments to mayor@viennava.gov prior to the April 16 public hearing. For questions regarding the budget process, contact the Finance Department at 703-255-7842.

Vienna to Hosts 4th Green Expo on April 19

The Town of Vienna will host the 4th Annual Green Expo on Thursday, April 19, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Admission is free.

Presentations and discussions for children and adults from 35 organizations and businesses will include information on energy efficiency, purchasing local organic products, creating green gardens, recycling options and more ideas to save money and help the environment.

Organizations or individuals interested in participating as a vendor in the Green Expo should contact Cathy Salgado at 703-255-6356 or csalgado@viennava.gov for a vendor application. Applications are due by Friday, March 16.

For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Visit Philadelphia Flower Show on March 7

Enjoy a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, on Wednesday, March 7. A charter bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., and return around 7 p.m.

Participants can take advantage of the bustling marketplace with over 180 vendors selling garden furniture, one-of-a-kind plant containers, hand crafted jewelry, specialty foods, cut flowers, unique plants and garden tools, and more.

The cost of $72 for Town of Vienna residents and $90 for out-of-town participants includes transportation and admission to the show with all-day re-entry privileges. Registration required. For more information, call Vienna Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360 or register online at www.viennava.org.