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FIVE THINGS: Extended In-Person Absentee Voting in the City

Brush collection fees waived through Nov. 7.

  1. The City of Falls Church has waived fees for brush pick-up through Nov. 7. The city requests residents do the following to prepare both leaves and debris for collection:
  • Place brush at the curb; do not obstruct the sidewalks or right-of-ways. Leave the gutter pan clear of all debris.
  • Do not combine leaves and limbs. Rake or bag leaves independently from branches and other large yard debris.
  • Cut large tree limbs into segments no longer than 5 feet; brush that exceeds this length requires additional manpower and resources. Smaller debris can be bundled or placed in brown, compostable yard-waste bags.
  • Leave only vegetative matter for pick-up; this collection is exclusively for tree limbs and brush downed by Monday’s storm. Fee waivers do not apply to special trash collections.

2. Hurricane Sandy knocked down some area trees and if you are looking for a certified tree care company, the city has prepared a list of prospective companies to use that can be found here.

3. The city’s Office of Voter Registration and Elections will hold extended in-person absentee voter hours from 8 a.m. through 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. through 7 p.m. Saturday. Voting will be held in City Hall in the Dogwood Room on level G.

4. The Mary Riley Styles Public Library will host “Mother Goose Rhyme Time,” for children up to 18-months-old from 10:30 a.m. through 11:30 a.m.

5. If you are celebrating a birthday on Nov. 2, you share it with rapper Nelly, the 11th president of the United States James Polk and the 29th president of the United States Warren Harding. Happy birthday!

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