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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, February 28, 1995 - - 7:30 pm

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Present: Mayor Patricia S. Ticer, Vice Mayor Kerry J. Donley, Members of Council William C. Cleveland William D. Euille, Redella S. Pepper, Lonnie C. Rich, and Lois L. Walker.

Absent: None.

Also Present: Mrs. Lawson, City Manager; Ms. Evans, Assistant City Manager; Mr. Sunderland, City Attorney; Ms. Steele, Deputy City Manager; Mr. O'Kane, Director of Transportation and Environmental Services; Mrs. Godwin, Director of Management and Budget, and Members of her staff; Mr. Gitajn, Director of Financial and Information Services; Mr. Cyphers, Director of Human Services; Ms. Davis, Director of Housing; Mr. Simmons, Deputy Director of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; Mr. Brannan, Assistant City Manager; Mr. Neckel, Director of Finance; Mrs. Schmitt, Division Chief of Accounting; Ms. Boyd, Director of Citizen Assistance; Mr. Sanderson, Director of Real Estate Assessments; Ms. Gattsek, Director of Office on Women; Dr. Claiborn, Director of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse; Mr. Powers, Director of Division of Community Programs; Mr. Radauskas, Director of Code Enforcement; Ms. Federico, Director of Historic Alexandria; Mr. McMahon, Deputy Director of General Services; Senator Calhoun; Delegate Van Landingham; Police Chief Samarra; Fire Chief Hawkins; Assistant Police Chief George; and Lieutenant Crawford, Police Department.

Recorded by: Beverly I. Jett, CMC, City Clerk and Clerk of council.

There was a City Council work session on future bus service issues at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Workroom. (General Discussion. City Manager Lawson, Director of Transportation and Environmental Services O'Kane, Members of City Council, Alexandria Transit Company Chairman Hurd and Alexandria Transit Company General Manager Modell participated in the discussion.
Staff will follow-up on issues that were discussed at this work session during the FY 1996 budget deliberations.)

(A copy of the agenda pertaining to this work session is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, and is incorporated as part of the record by reference.)
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OPENING

The Meeting was called to order by Mayor Ticer and the City Clerk called the Roll; all Members of City Council were present.

The Invocation was pronounced by Chaplain John Poffenberger of Good News Mission, Alexandria Jail.

3. WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Donley, seconded simultaneously by Councilwoman Pepper and Council Member Rich and carried unanimously, City Council approved the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 14, 1995, as submitted. The voting was as follows:

Donley "aye" Ticer "aye"
Pepper "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Rich "aye" Euille "aye"
Walker "aye"

4. WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded simultaneously by Vice Mayor Donley and Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council received the report of the City Clerk dated February 21, 1995, which is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 4; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference. The voting was as follows:

Cleveland "aye" Ticer "aye"
Donley "aye" Euille "aye"
Pepper "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

WITHOUT OBJECTION, City Council considered Docket Item Nos. 6, 7, 8 and 9 out of order.

6. Receipt of a Distinguished Budget Award from the Government Finance Officers Association for the City's FY 1995 Budget Document.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 15, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 6; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
7. Presentation of Proclamation Commending the Alexandria Transit Company (DASH), its Employees, and the Board of Directors for Their Achievements That Have been Recognized by the Commonwealth Transportation Board and the Virginia Association of Public Transit Officials.

(A copy of the proclamation is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 7; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(Mayor Ticer presented the proclamation.)
WHEREUPON,, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Vice Mayor Donley and carried unanimously, City Council endorsed the proclamation. The voting was as follows:

Cleveland "aye" Euille "aye"
Donley "aye" Pepper "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"
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8. Presentation of Proclamation Proclaiming March 11, 1995 as St. Patrick's Day Parade Day in the City of Alexandria. (Vice Mayor Donley and Councilwoman Pepper)

(A copy of the proclamation is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 8; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland seconded simultaneously by Council Member Walker and Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council endorsed the proclamation. The voting was as follows:

Cleveland "aye" Ticer "aye"
Walker "aye" Donley "aye"
Pepper "aye" Euille "aye"
Rich "aye"

9. Presentation of Proclamation Declaring the Month of March as Women's History Month.

(A copy of the proclamation is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 9; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded simultaneously by Councilwoman Pepper and Vice Mayor Donley and carried unanimously, City Council endorsed the proclamation. The voting was as follows:

Cleveland "aye" Ticer "aye"
Pepper "aye" Euille "aye"
Donley "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

5. Presentation of the Proposed FY 1996 City Operating Budget and the FY 1996 to FY 2001 Capital Improvement Program.

(A copy of the Proposed Budget is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 5; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of the Proposed Budget Executive Summary is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 5; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of the Citizen's Guide to the City of Alexandria's FY 1996 Proposed Budget is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 3 of Item No. 5; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

The City Manager presented the Budget Message.

WITHOUT OBJECTION, the City Council received the proposed Budget.



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REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER
WITHOUT OBJECTION, City Council removed Docket Item No. 13 from the Consent Calendar and considered it under separate motion.

10. Receipt of the Following Resignation from members of Boards, Commissions and Committees:
(A copy of the above resignation is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 10 (a); 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
(Material pertaining to the above appointments is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 11 (a-d); 2/28/98, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

12. Receipt of the 1994 Annual Report from the Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 22, 1995, together with the report, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 12; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of Ms. Haynes' statement dated February 25, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 12; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 17, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 14; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Walker, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, City Council approved the Consent Calendar as presented with the exception of Docket Item No. 13 which was considered under separate motion. The City Manager's recommendations are as follows:
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10. City Council received the resignation of Joanne Sadler from the Alexandria-Gyumri Sister City Committee with regret; requested the Executive Secretary to send the appropriate letter of appreciation and to advertise the vacancy in the usual manner.

11. City Council (a) appointed Christine Arnison as a Representative from the Arts with Expertise in Music to the Alexandria-Caen Exchange Committee; (b) appointed Robert Goldberg as a Member-at-Large to the Alexandria Archaeological Commission; (c) reappointed Beth Fujishige and Pamela Oerth as Business Representatives to the Alexandria Commission on Employment; and (d) reappointed Thomas Lee as the Representative from the Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage to the Historic Alexandria Resources Commission.

12. City Council received the report and thanked the Commission members for their work; and will schedule a work session with the Commission later this spring. Staff will return with proposed dates for this work session at the March 14 Council Meeting.

14. Vice Mayor Donley spoke to the gift given by Edwin A. Poston and Coe G. and Maria C. Eldredge for the Hooff's Run Pedestrian Walkway, Lot 700 on East Linden Street.

City Council (1) accepted the gifts/donations shown in the report; and (2) requested the individuals listed in the report to send a letter to the donor expressing City Council's appreciation for the gifts/donations.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR
The voting was as follows:
Walker "aye" Donley "aye"
Cleveland "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer "aye" Pepper "aye"
Rich "aye"

13. Receipt of the Monthly Financial Report for the Period Ending January 31, 1995.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 17, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 13; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Donley, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council (1) received the Financial Report for the period ending January 31, 1995; and (2) authorized the City Manager to award contracts to the lowest responsive and responsible bidders for the following public improvement projects: the replacement of the Police Department's mini-computer and the replacement of the cable television equipment used to broadcast public meetings held in City Hall. The voting was as follows:

Donley "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Pepper "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"
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REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

15. Consideration of Report from the City Attorney on Items Before the 1995 General Assembly.

(A copy of the City Attorney's memorandum dated February 27, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 15; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
16. Consideration of Report on the Virginia-American Water Company's Application for a General Rate Increase.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 22, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 16; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, City Council (1) authorized the City Attorney to engage an expert to assist the City in opposing the application of Virginia-American Water Company for a general rate increase. The expert would review the application to the Commission and testify on behalf of the City at the public hearing conducted by the Commission; and (2) transferred $30,000 from contingent reserves to the City Attorney's Office to fund the cost of the expert. The voting was as follows:

Pepper "aye" Donley "aye"
Cleveland "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

17. Consideration of the Early Childhood Commission "Report on the Status of Early Childhood Education" and Approval of Recommendations of the Commission Regarding the Use of Unexpended FY 1995 Children's Fund Monies and Extension of the Deadline for Raising Matching Funds for the Children Together Project.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 21, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 17; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
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WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried on a vote of 6-to-0, City Council received the Status Report of the Early Childhood Commission dated November 1994 and approved the recommendations of the Early Childhood Commission that: (1) up to $5,500 in unexpended Children's Fund monies from FY 1995 be designated for the purchase of consultant services to provide required workshops for the program managers of all Children's Fund projects on the development of outcome measures and program evaluations; (2) the remaining $61,500 in unexpended Children's Fund monies be set aside for Crisis Aid Child Care and the Child Day Care Fee System Program; and (3) the Children Together deadline for raising the remainder of the matching funds for their project be extended from December 31, 1994 to June 30, 1995, with an interim report due in April. The voting was as follows:

Cleveland "aye" Donley "aye"
Pepper "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer out of room Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

18. Consideration of Application to the U.S. Department of Justice for the COPS AHEAD Program for the Alexandria Police Department.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 21, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 18; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Euille, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council authorized the City Manager to (1) submit a grant application for the COPS AHEAD program; (2) retain six advance-hired police officers if the grant is approved, which will increase the Alexandria Police Department's strength by six positions; and (3) that City Council approve the transfer of $144,328 to the Police Department's budget from contingent reserves to provide the required City matching funds to support this program, contingent upon approval of the federal funding as requested. The voting was as follows:

Euille "aye" Donley ".aye"
Pepper "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"


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19. Consideration of Acceptance of Grant Funds in the Amount of $325,333 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy of which $25,351 will be in Alexandria's Direct Grant for the Purchase of Substance Abuse Residential Treatment of Services and the Balance of $299,982 will go to Other Northern Virginia Jurisdictions.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 17, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 19; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, City Council accepted the federal funds totaling $25,351 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The voting was as follows:

Pepper "aye" Donley "aye"
Cleveland "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

20. Consideration of Report on Capital Beltway Major Investment Study.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 17, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 20; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, City Council (1) approved the list of proposed City stakeholders who will also be invited to provide input to the Capital Beltway Major Investment Study and review the ongoing analysis; and (2) authorized the City Manager to notify the stakeholders about the study and the nature of their involvement, and added two additional disciplines, one advocating transportation and one from the real estate development community. It was suggested that the Alexandria Trucking Association (ATA) and the Northern Virginia Board of Realtors be asked to fill these positions. The voting was as follows:

Pepper "aye" Donley "aye"
Cleveland "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

21. Consideration of Proposal to Establish a Pilot Auxiliary Police Program in the Alexandria Police Department.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 24, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 21; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WITHOUT OBJECTION, City Council deferred this item until its March 14, 1995, legislative session.

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES
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ORAL PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

(a) Councilwoman Pepper spoke to the recent death of former Environmental and Transportation Director Dayton L. Cook and wished his family well.

(b) Councilwoman Pepper gave City Council a report on the February 27, 1995 public hearing at Patrick Henry School on the design of Clermont Avenue. She stated that the State was informed that it is now called the Eisenhower Connector. She indicated that it went very well and there were comments with respect to the bicycle path.

(c) Vice Mayor Donley spoke to Council's participation and other City departments' participation in Christmas in April. He indicated that $1250 must be raised to participate and work on a house. He announced that one of the chief fundraisers is a basketball game between the Police and Fire Departments. Councilman Euille has agreed to play for the Fire Department and Vice Mayor Donley has agreed to play for the Police Department. The game will be in April at T.C. Williams High School. The tickets will be $4. Everybody is urged to sell tickets. The coordinator is Tracy Davis from the City Clerk's Office. She will be working with the Police and Fire Departments to sell tickets there and to coordinate the teams. He encouraged all to come. Donations are accepted as well to help reach the goal of $1250.

(d) Councilman Euille spoke to a recent meeting with representatives of the Northern Virginia Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. They indicated that they have a desire to involve themselves in the City to build affordable housing. He stated that he will be meeting with the Manager and a representative from the Office of Housing to help present their proposal or recommendations to the City in terms of some potential City properties that may be or can be made available to this organization for use. He stated how the program works is that they have all of the money, volunteers that will be involved in helping to build a brand new home for residents of Alexandria that will become affordable housing, first time homeownership, and hoping to build a new home for something around $50,000 to $60,000. If the City can assist in this endeavor in any way, he indicated that it should consider doing so.

(e) Councilman Euille announced that on Saturday, March 4, the Alexandria Hospital, in conjunction with the Washington Post, will be sponsoring its Second Annual Festival of Health which will be held at Springfield Mall starting at 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(f) Councilman Euille announced that the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Urban League will be having its Annual Community Service Awards Banquet which will be held on March 15, at the McLean Hilton Hotel. One of the recipients will be the former Chief of Staff of the Military, General Colin Powell.

(g) Councilman Euille stated that this Saturday morning, March 4, the Fifth Annual Parents and Teachers' Working Together Mini-conference will be held at Minnie Howard Ninth Grade Center. He stated that this is very worthwhile to attend.

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ORAL PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL (continued)

(h) Councilman Cleveland spoke to the Datatel building on Mt. Vernon Avenue. He would appreciate anything that the City can do to make those people to start doing something on their building. He indicated that there has been interest in business wanting to come to Mt. Vernon Avenue, and it would be a big boom to the Avenue to get something done to this building.

The City Manager stated that under the Mayor's Economic Outreach Program from time to time the Mayor, Members of Council and herself meet with people they want to encourage to stay here or to expand here in the City. She indicated that staff will try to set up a meeting with the owners, the Mayor, the Vice Mayor and herself to see what pressure we could bring to bear on them to either fix it up or sell it.

(i) Mayor Ticer noted Estelle and Bernard Brenman's donation to the Living Landscape Fund for a red bud tree to be planted at a location to be named by Vola Lawson, City Manager, "to celebrate the recovery of Vola Lawson."

(j) Mayor Ticer congratulated Transportation and Environmental Services Director O'Kane for his successful efforts with respect to Combined Sewer Overflow Permit.

(k) Mayor Ticer congratulated the seventeen police officers who raised $6000 for charity for their participation in the "Polar Plunge" which took place recently in Virginia Beach.

ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

22. Consideration of Resolution to Condemn the Properties Located at 5005 Duke Street. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 27, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 22; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
(Councilman Euille made comments on this item.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Council Member Rich and carried on a unanimous ROLL-CALL vote, City Council adopted the resolution which authorizes the City Attorney (or other attorney that the City may retain) to acquire the properties located at 5005 Duke Street by eminent domain on behalf of the City. The voting was as follows:

Pepper "aye" Donley "aye"
Rich "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Ticer "aye" Euille "aye"
Walker "aye"

The resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 1726

WHEREAS, the City of Alexandria, Virginia, desires to acquire 100,576 square feet of land, more or less, located within the city of Alexandria, for parkland and proposed central library purposes, the said land being shown on City Plats SP 95-001, SP 95-002, SP 95-003 attached hereto and made a part hereof, and being more particularly described as follows:

5005 Duke Street; Data Bank Number - 38064000
Tax Map Parcel Number - 48.00-05-07
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5001A Duke Street; Data Bank Number - 38056000
Tax Map Parcel Number - 48.00-05-07
Tax File Parcel Number - 48.00-02-26

5001 Duke Street; Data Bank Number - 38048000
Tax Map Parcel Number - 48.00-05-07
Tax File Parcel Number - 48.00-02-27

4947 Duke Street; Data Bank Number - 38040000
Tax Map Parcel Number - 48.00-05-07
Tax File Parcel Number - 48.00-02-28

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4941 Duke Street; Data Bank Number - 38024000
Tax Map Parcel Number - 48.00-05-09
Tax File Parcel Number - 48.00-02-30



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WHEREAS, the City Council is of the opinion that a public necessity exists for the immediate acquisition by the City of Alexandria of the said land for parkland purposes, and so finds; and

WHEREAS, the land records of the City of Alexandria indicate the owner of the property to be U-Haul Co. of Metro D.C., Inc.; and

WHEREAS, The City of Alexandria is empowered by Chapter 13 of its Charter and by general laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia to acquire private property by purchase for the purpose of carrying out its powers and duties, and to acquire private property by condemnation whenever in the opinion of this Council the public necessity exists therefore; and

WHEREAS, the current appraised value of the property is $1,364,000.00; and

WHEREAS, The City of Alexandria has made a bona fide effort to purchase the said land from the owner, thereof but cannot agree on the terms of purchase or settlement because of the inability to agree on the compensation to be paid to other terms of settlement to purchase;

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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Council of the City of Alexandria Virginia that pursuant to Chapter 13 of the Charter of the City of Alexandria, Virginia and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the City Attorney, or such other attorney as may be retained by the City, is hereby authorized and directed to institute an appropriate condemnation proceeding in the Circuit Court of the City of Alexandria, and take such action as may be necessary to conduct the proceeding to a satisfactory conclusion in order to obtain a valid title to the said property.
Adopted this 28th day of February, 1995.

City of Alexandria, Virginia

23. Consideration of a Resolution for Braddock Road Widening from Mount Vernon Avenue to North West Street. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 14, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 23; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Vice Mayor Donley and carried on a ROLL-CALL vote of 6-to-1, City Council adopted the resolution from the Virginia Department of Transportation that approves of the design plans with modifications and endorses the acquisition of the rights-of-way needed for the proposed improvements to Braddock Road. The voting was as follows:

Pepper "aye" Cleveland "no"
Donley "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

The resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 1727
BRADDOCK ROAD
NORTH WEST STREET TO MOUNT VERNON AVENUE
LOCATION AND DESIGN PUBLIC HEARING APPROVAL

WHEREAS, a Location and Design Public Hearing was conducted on September 29, 1994, in the City of Alexandria by representatives of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Transportation, after due and proper notice for the purpose of considering the proposed location and design of Braddock Road, Project UOOO-100-V10, C-501 in the City of Alexandria, at which hearing aerial photographs, drawings, and other pertinent information were made available for public inspection in accordance with State and Federal requirements; and

WHEREAS, all persons and parties in attendance were afforded full opportunity to participate in said public hearing; and
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WHEREAS, the representatives of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Transportation, did receive and review the comments and concerns expressed by the public that attended the public hearing and will incorporate into the final design the following items:
WHEREAS, representatives of the City of Alexandria were present and participated in said hearing; and

WHEREAS, the City Council had previously requested the Virginia Department of Transportation to program this project; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that City Council hereby approves the major design features of the proposed project as presented at the public hearing with the modifications listed herein; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Alexandria requests the Virginia Department of Transportation to acquire all rights-of-way necessary for this project conveying said rights-of-way to the City at the appropriate time; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor of the City of Alexandria is hereby authorized to execute, on behalf of the City of Alexandria, all necessary railroad and utility agreements required in conjunction with acquiring such rights-of-way.


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ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS (continued)

24. Consideration of Submission of a Grant Application and Resolution to the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for FY 1996 Funding for the Continuation of the Alexandria Rideshare Program. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 17, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 24; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Councilman Euille and carried on a unanimous ROLL-CALL vote, City Council authorized the City Manager to: (1) submit a grant application and adopted resolution to the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for funding, in the amount of $156,200, for the continuation of the City's ridesharing service, ALEXANDRIA RIDESHARE; (2) approved the continuation of two full-time grant-funded positions (Transit Specialist I and Transit Services Assistant I) to administer the ongoing ALEXANDRIA RIDESHARE program (these positions were originally established with the Office of Transit Services and Programs' first ALEXANDRIA RIDESHARE grant in the early 1980's). Continuation of these positions is contingent upon continuation of funding from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation or other non-City sources. These grant-funded positions would terminate upon the expiration of the grant, and the individuals who fill these positions would be notified of this condition of employment; and (3) execute all necessary documents that may be required under this program. The voting was as follows:

Pepper "aye" Donley "aye"
Euille "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

The resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 1728
BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the City Manager is authorized, for and on behalf of the City of Alexandria, (hereafter referred to as THE PUBLIC BODY) , to execute and file an application to the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, Commonwealth of Virginia, (hereafter referred to as THE DEPARTMENT), for a grant of financial assistance in the amount of $156,200 to defray the costs borne by THE PUBLIC BODY during a fiscal year commencing July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996; for the continuation of a ridesharing program, and to accept from THE DEPARTMENT grants in such amount as may be awarded, and to authorize the City Manager to furnish to THE DEPARTMENT such documents and other information as may be required for processing the grant request.

The City Council certifies that the funds shall be used in accordance with the requirements of Section 58.1-2425.E of the Code of Virginia, and that THE PUBLIC BODY will provide matching funds as required in such Act; that the record of receipts and expenditure of funds granted to THE PUBLIC BODY may be subject to audit by THE DEPARTMENT and by the State Auditor of Public Accounts; and the ridesharing program of THE PUBLIC BODY shall be used only for such purposes as authorized in the Code of Virginia.

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The undesigned duly qualified City Clerk of the City of Alexandria certifies that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a resolution, adopted at a legally convened meeting of the City Council held on the 28th day of February, 1995.

ADOPTED: February 28, 1995 ATTEST

/s/Beverly I. Jett, CMC City Clerk

OTHER
(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 27, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 25; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Donley, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, City Council received the updated Council calendar, as amended, which includes the following additions and changes since the February 14 Council meeting: Tuesday, March 14 work session on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge; Monday, March 20 Salute to Women Awards Dinner; and Wednesday, March 22 budget work session (The agenda for the work session will be the Schools budget and the proposed new main library.); and amended the calendar by changing the Budget Work Session scheduled for Monday, April 3 to Tuesday, April 4; vision setting sessions to be held on Tuesday, April 11, 1995, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday, April 12, 1995, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Workroom; and Councilwoman Pepper requested that there be an oral presentation from the ad hoc technology group on schools and library technology at the Budget Work Session scheduled for March 22. The voting was as follows:

Donley "aye" Euille "aye"
Cleveland "aye" Pepper "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

CONTESTED APPOINTMENTS
(The following persons volunteered for appointment to the above Commission:)
Jennifer Archer

Janet de Merode

Twig Murray
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(Material pertaining to the above appointment is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 26; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Whereupon, ballots were distributed, tellers were appointed and the ballots tallied with the following result: City Council appointed Jennifer Archer as an Arts Consumer Member to the Alexandria Commission for the Arts. The voting was as follows:

Ticer - Murray
Donley - Archer
Cleveland - Archer
Euille - Archer
Pepper - Murray
Rich - Archer
Walker - Murray
(The following persons volunteered for appointment to the above Commission:)
Abbie Moore

Stephen Murphy

(Material pertaining to the above appointment is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 1 of Item No. 27; and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Whereupon, ballots were distributed, tellers were appointed and the ballots tallied with the following result: City Council appointed Stephen Murphy as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities. The voting was as follows:

Ticer - Murphy
Donley - Murphy
Cleveland - Murphy
Euille - Moore
Pepper - Moore
Rich - Murphy
Walker - Moore


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(The following persons volunteered for appointment to the above commission:)
Eugenia Burkes

Pam Cornelio

John Daly

Marjorie Stein

John Villafranco

(Material pertaining to the above appointment is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 28; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Whereupon, ballots were distributed, tellers were appointed and the ballots tallied with the following result: City Council appointed Marjorie Stein as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Consumer Affairs Commission. The voting was as follows:

Ticer - Stein
Donley - Stein
Cleveland - Villafranco
Euille - Stein
Pepper - Stein
Rich - Cornelio
Walker - Burkes
(The following persons volunteered for appointment to the above Commission:)
Laura Duffy

Wynecta Fisher

Jacqueline Urow*

(Material pertaining to the above appointment is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 29; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

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Whereupon, ballots were distributed, tellers were appointed and the ballots tallied with the following result: City Council reappointed Jacqueline Urow as a Citizen Member to the Juvenile Detention Commission for Northern Virginia. The voting was as follows:

Ticer - Urow
Donley - Urow
Cleveland - Urow
Euille - Urow
Pepper - Urow
Rich - Urow
Walker - Urow
(The following persons volunteered for appointment to the above Commission:)
Todd Davis

Anne Haynes*
(Material pertaining to the above appointment is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 30; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Whereupon, ballots were distributed, tellers were appointed and the ballots tallied with the following result: City Council reappointed Anne Haynes as a Member from Planning District I to the Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission. The voting was as follows:

Ticer - Haynes
Donley - Haynes
Cleveland - Haynes
Euille - Haynes
Pepper - Haynes
Rich - Haynes
Walker - Haynes
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(The following persons volunteered for appointment to the above Board:)
John Hoggard

Thomas Johnson*

Gerald Tamanini*

Converse West*

James Yancey*

(Material pertaining to the above appointments is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 31; 2/28/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Whereupon, ballots were distributed, tellers were appointed and the ballots tallied with the following results: City Council reappointed Thomas Johnson, Gerald Tamanini, Converse West and James Yancey as Citizen Members to the Alexandria Traffic and Parking Board. The voting was as follows:

Ticer - Johnson, Tamanini, West, Yancey
Donley - Johnson, Tamanini, West, Yancey
Cleveland - Johnson, Tamanini, West, Yancey
Euille - Hoggard, Johnson, Tamanini, Yancey
Pepper - Johnson, Tamanini, West, Yancey
Rich - Johnson, Tamanini, West, Yancey
Walker - Hoggard, Johnson, West, Yancey



EXECUTIVE SESSION

32. Convening of executive session for the purpose of consulting with legal counsel and receiving a briefing by staff members and attorneys, pertaining to specific legal matters requiring the provision of legal advice, pursuant to Virginia Code 2.1-344 (A) (7) .

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Donley, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, at 10:42 p.m., City Council moved that the Council convene an executive session at the conclusion of this meeting for the purpose of consulting with legal counsel and receiving a briefing by staff members and attorneys, pertaining to specific legal matters requiring the provision of legal advice by counsel, pursuant to Virginia Code 2.1-344(A)(7) -- specifically, legal issues and strategies related to the implementation by the Bell Atlantic Corporation of a video dial tone network in the City of Alexandria. The voting was as follows:

Donley "aye" Euille "aye"
Cleveland "aye" Pepper "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"
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THEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Donley, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried on a vote of 6-to-0, at 11:26 p.m., City Council reconvened the meeting. The voting was as follows:

Donley "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Pepper "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich out of room
Walker "aye"

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Donley, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried on a ROLL-CALL vote of 6-to-0, City Council adopted the resolution pertaining to the executive session. The voting was as follows:

Donley "aye" Euille "aye"
Cleveland "aye" Pepper "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich out of room
Walker "aye"

The resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 1729

WHEREAS, the Alexandria City Council has this 28th day of February, 1995, recessed into executive session pursuant to a motion made and adopted in accordance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act; and

WHEREAS, Section 2.1-344.1 of the Code of Virginia requires a certification by City Council that such executive session was conducted in accordance with Virginia law;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council does hereby certify that, to the best of each member's knowledge, only public business matters that were identified in the motion by which the executive session was convened, and that are lawfully exempted by the Freedom of Information Act from the Act's open meeting requirements, were heard, discussed or considered by Council during the executive session.

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Councilman Euille and carried on a vote of 6-to-0, at 11:30 p.m., the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, February 28, 1995, was adjourned. The voting was as follows:

Pepper "aye" Donley "aye"
Euille "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Ticer "aye" Rich out of room
Walker "aye"
APPROVED BY:

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PATRICIA S. TICER MAYOR

ATTEST:

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Beverly I. Jett, CMC City Clerk







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