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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, October 10, 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; Mr. Sunderland, City Attorney; Ms. Evans, Assistant City Manager; Mr. Brannan, Assistant City Manager; Ms. Boyd, Director of Citizen Assistance; Mr. Lynn, Director of Planning and Zoning; Mrs. Godwin, Director of Management and Budget; Mr. Gitajn, Director of Financial and Information Services; Mr. Cole, Director of Management Information Services; Mr. Cyphers, Director of Human Services; Mr. O'Kane, Director of Transportation and Environmental Services; Mr. Schott, Director of General Services; Mr. Neckel, Director of Finance; Ms. Fayne, Special Assistant to the City Manager; Mr. Robinson, Director of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; Ms. Davis, Director of Housing; Ms. Hansen, Deputy Director of Housing; Ms. Steele, Deputy City Manager; Mr. Lynn, Director of Planning and Zoning; Mr. Caton, Legislative Director; Ms. Anderson, Deputy Director of Transportation and Environmental Services; Ms. Gattsek, Director of Office on Women; Mr. Powers, Director of Division of Community Programs; Mr. Garrity, Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator; Mr. Kloch, Commonwealth's Attorney; Fire Chief Hawkins; Police Chief Samarra; and Lieutenant Kaluta, Police Department.

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


OPENING

Vice Mayor Donley called the Meeting to Order, and the City Clerk called the Roll; all Members of Council were present except Mayor Ticer and Council Member Rich. Council Member Rich arrived at 7:40 p.m., and Mayor Ticer arrived at 9:00 p.m.

The Invocation was pronounced by Reverend Betty Jo Middleton, Unitarian-Universalist Minister.

3. THERE BEING NO DISCUSSION, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Councilman Euille and carried unanimously by all those present, City Council approved the Minutes of (a) the Public Hearing Meeting of Saturday, September 16, 1995; and (b) the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, September 26, 1995, as submitted. The voting was as follows:

Cleveland "aye" Donley "aye"
Euille "aye" Pepper "aye"
Ticer not yet arrived Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

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4. THERE BEING NO DISCUSSION, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried unanimously by all those present, City Council received the report of the City Clerk dated October 3, 1995, a copy of which is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 4; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference. The voting was as follows:
Walker "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer not yet arrived Pepper "aye"
Rich "aye"

5. Presentation of Proclamation Declaring the Month of October as National Arts and Humanities Month in the City of Alexandria.

(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. 5; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(Council Member Walker presented the proclamation.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously by all those present, City Council endorsed the proclamation. The voting was as follows:

Cleveland "aye Donley "aye"
Pepper "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer not yet arrived Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

6. Presentation of Proclamation Honoring the Past and Current Americorps Members and Thanking the Northern Virginia Urban League and the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority for Their Contribution to "Getting Things Done" for the City's Youth and Our Neighborhoods. (Council Member Rich)

(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. 6; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(Council Member Rich presented the proclamation.)

WHEREUPON upon motion by Council Member Rich, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously by all those present, City Council endorsed the proclamation. The voting was as follows:

Rich "aye" Donley "aye"
Cleveland "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer not yet arrived Pepper "aye"
Walker "aye"

7. Presentation of Proclamation Recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Alexandria.

(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; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(Councilwoman Pepper presented the proclamation.)






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WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried unanimously by all those present, City Council endorsed the proclamation. The voting was as follows:

Cleveland "aye" Donley "aye"
Walker "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer not yet arrived Pepper "aye"
Rich "aye"

8. Presentation of Proclamation Accepting an Award from the Community Appearance Alliance of Northern Virginia for the Alexandria African American Heritage Park.
(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; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(Councilman Cleveland presented the proclamation.)

Robert Montague presented the award from the Community Appearance Alliance of Northern Virginia.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded simultaneously by Council Member Walker, Councilwoman Pepper and Councilman Euille and carried on a vote of 5-to-0, City Council endorsed the proclamation. The voting was as follows:

Cleveland "aye" Euille "aye"
Walker "aye" Ticer not yet arrived
Pepper "aye" Donley "aye"
Rich out of room

9. Presentation of the 1995 Alex Awards. (Mayor Ticer)

(A copy of the list of the organizations is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 9; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

The National Children's Theater for the Environment
Debra Andrew

Opera Americana
Kathleen Baker

Alexandria Recital Series
Willis Bennett

Mt. Vernon Community Children's Theatre
Janet Fitzpatrick

MetroStage
Carolyn Griffin

The Little Theatre of Alexandria
Donn Hammel

Mount Vernon Chamber Orchestra Association
Ulysses James

Port City Playhouse
Ricki Kushner
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Alexandria Harmonizers
Paul Lensch

Alexandria Performing Arts Association
Tiffany Birch

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum
Mary Gaissert Jackson

Alexandria Choral Society
Kerry Krebill

Alexandria Citizens Band
Melinda Logan

Echoes of Joy
Mattie McIvor

City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums
J. J. Powers

The Alexandria Singers
Roger Oliver

Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center
Gerry Ragland

The Art League
Cora Rupp

Torpedo Factory Artists' Association
Murney Keleher

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
Marcia Speck

West End Dinner Theatre
James Matthews

Sensational Singing Angels
Robert Walker

Seaport Sounds of Alexandria
Reva Ward

Del Ray Artisans
David Nicholson

First Night Alexandria
Debra Kelly

10. Presentation of Special Greetings to Youngsters from Northern Ireland Who are Working on the Habitat for Humanity Home at 1114 Princess Street. (Vice Mayor Donley)

(Vice Mayor Donley brought special greetings and presented the youngsters with a memento.

Councilman Euille challenged the youngsters to complete their work two days ahead of time, and if they do, Councilman Euille will take each one of them to a Washington Bullets basketball game as well as a Washington Pistons hockey game.)

WITHOUT OBJECTION, City Council deferred consideration of Docket Item No. 11 until Mayor Ticer arrives.


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REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

CONSENT CALENDAR (12 - 17; 20 - 30)

WITHOUT OBJECTION, City Council removed Docket Item Nos. 12, 14, 20 and 30 from the Consent Calendar and considered them under separate motions.

13. Uncontested Appointments to Boards, Commissions and Committees:

(a) Alexandria Cable Television Advisory Commission
1 Citizen Member

(b) Alexandria Commission on Aging
1 Citizen Member

(c) Alexandria Emergency Medical Services Council
1 Citizen Member

(d) Historic Alexandria Resources Commission
1 Representative from the Alexandria
Archaeological Commission

(e) Alexandria Waterfront Committee
1 Representative from the Alexandria
Environmental Policy Commission

(f) Alexandria Youth Services Commission
1 Youth Member

(Material pertaining to the above appointments is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 13 (a-f); 10/10/95,and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

15. Consideration of Acceptance of Gifts/Donations to the City.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated September 25, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 15; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

16. Consideration of Acceptance of $16,000 of a Foundation Grant from the Summit Fund of Washington for the Office on Women's Project STEPOUT and Project MANHOOD.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated September 27, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 16; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

17. Consideration of Submission of an Application to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Litter Prevention and Recycling, for Funding for the Adopt-A-Park Program.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated September 27, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 17; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)







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21. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to amend city regulations governing the removal of graffiti from private property to conform with Virginia law.

(A copy of the City Attorney's memorandum dated October 4, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 21; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of the ordinance referred to in the above item, of which each Member of Council present received a copy not less than 24 hours before said introduction, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 21; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of an Informal Memorandum explaining ordinance is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 3 of Item No. 21; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

22. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to rezone the property located at 2A-16 West Glebe Road to amend a proffer, given in conjunction with the 1985 rezoning of the property, to allow development of residential townhouses.

(A copy of the ordinance referred to in the above item, of which each Member of Council present received a copy not less than 24 hours before said introduction, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 22; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of an Informal Memorandum explaining ordinance is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 22; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

23. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to amend section 4-1203 of the City of Alexandria Zoning Ordinance to add amusement enterprises as special use to the Industrial zone.

(A copy of the ordinance referred to in the above item, of which each Member of Council present received a copy not less than 24 hours before said introduction, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 23; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of an Informal Memorandum explaining ordinance is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 23; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

24. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to make supplemental appropriations for the support of the government of the City of Alexandria for fiscal year 1996.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated October 3, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 24; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.



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A copy of the ordinance referred to in the above item, of which each Member of Council present received a copy not less than 24 hours before said introduction, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 24; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of an Informal Memorandum explaining ordinance is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 3 of Item No. 24; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

25. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to authorize an encroachment into the public sidewalk right-of-way for planter boxes at 311 North Saint Asaph Street.

(A copy of the ordinance referred to in the above item, of which each Member of Council present received a copy not less than 24 hours before said introduction, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 25; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of an Informal Memorandum explaining ordinance is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 25; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

26. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to authorize an encroachment into the public right-of-way for planter boxes at 225 North Fairfax Street.

(A copy of the ordinance referred to in the above item, of which each Member of Council present received a copy not less than 24 hours before said introduction, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 26; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of an Informal Memorandum explaining ordinance is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 26; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

27. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to authorize an encroachment into the public sidewalk right-of-way for entrance steps at 123 North Alfred Street.

(A copy of the ordinance referred to in the above item, of which each Member of Council present received a copy not less than 24 hours before said introduction, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 27; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of an Informal Memorandum explaining ordinance is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 27; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)







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28. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to authorize an encroachment into the public sidewalk right-of-way for a planter at 312 Queen Street.

(A copy of the ordinance referred to in the above item, of which each Member of Council present received a copy not less than 24 hours before said introduction, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 28; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of an Informal Memorandum explaining ordinance is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 28; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

29. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to authorize an encroachment into the public sidewalk right-of-way for front entrance steps at 819 Church Street.

(A copy of the ordinance referred to in the above item, of which each Member of Council present received a copy not less than 24 hours before said introduction, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 29; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of an Informal Memorandum explaining ordinance is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 29; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)


END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Rich, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously by all those present, City Council approved the Consent Calendar as presented, with the exception of Docket Item Nos. 12, 14, 20 and 30 which were considered under separate motions. The City Manager's recommendations are as follows:

13. City Council (a) appointed John Lewis as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Cable Television Advisory Commission; (b) reappointed Lois Valkenburgh as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Commission on Aging; (c) appointed Mary Ann Cusack as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Emergency Medical Services Council; (d) appointed William Hranicky as a Representative from the Alexandria Archaeological Commission to the Historic Alexandria Resources Commission; (e) appointed Andrew MacDonald as a Representative from the Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission to the Alexandria Waterfront Committee; and (f) reappointed Gregory Steele as a Youth Member to the Alexandria Youth Services Commission.

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

16. City Council authorized the City Manager to: (1) accept the grant from the Summit Fund of Washington for Project STEPOUT and Project MANHOOD; (2) approve an extension of one part-time grant-funded Volunteer Developer position for a period of six months. Continuation of this position is contingent upon funding from other non-City sources; (3) approve a temporary (less than one year) increase of 10 hours-per-week in an existing 30 hours-per-week Employment and Mentoring Services Coordinator position; and (4) execute all necessary documents that may be required.



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17. City Council authorized the City Manager to: (1) submit a grant application to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Litter Prevention and Recycling Program, for funding in the amount of $10,093 for the Adopt-a-Park Program; and (2) execute all necessary documents that may be required.

21. City Council introduced the ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, October 14, 1995.

22 . City Council introduced the ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, October 14, 1995.

23. City Council introduced the ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, October 14, 1995.

24. City Council introduced the ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, October 14, 1995.

25. City Council introduced the ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, October 14, 1995.

26. City Council introduced the ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, October 14, 1995.

27. City Council introduced the ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, October 14, 1995.

28. City Council introduced the ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, October 14, 1995.

29. City Council introduced the ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, October 14, 1995.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

The voting was as follows:

Rich "aye" Donley "aye"
Pepper "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Ticer not yet arrived Euille "aye"
Walker "aye"

12. Receipt of the Following Resignations from Members of Boards, Commissions and Committees:

(a) Alexandria Commission on Aging
Laurestine Gravely

(b) Alexandria Youth Services Commission
Dionne Boston

(Copies of the above resignations are on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 12 (a-b) ; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)






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(Councilwoman Pepper echoed Councilman Euille's remarks.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Euille, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously by all those present, City Council received the resignations of (a) Laurestine Gravely from the Alexandria Commission on Aging and (b) Dionee Boston from the Alexandria Youth Services Commission with regret; and asked the City Clerk to send a special letter of thanks and recognition to Ms. Gravely for her many years of service to the City; and requested the Executive Secretary for Boards and Commissions to send the appropriate letter of appreciation to Ms. Boston and to advertise the vacancies in the usual manner. The voting was as follows:

Euille "aye" Donley "aye"
Pepper "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Ticer not yet arrived Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

14. Receipt of the Commission for the Arts Annual Report.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated September 25, 1995, together with presentation folder, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 14; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON upon motion by Councilman Euille, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously by all those present, City Council received the report and thanked the Alexandria Commission for the Arts for its efforts on behalf of the arts and the City. The voting was as follows:

Euille "aye" Donley "aye"
Pepper "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Ticer not yet arrived Rich "aye"
Walker "aye"

20. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to amend the city's business license tax, also known as the business professional and occupational license (or BPOL) tax, to exempt from the tax all businesses with less than $10, 000 in gross receipts, to provide for a flat tax of $30 on all businesses with gross receipts of between $10,000 and $50,000, to conform with a model BPOL ordinance developed by the Virginia Municipal League and Virginia Association of Counties that is being adopted by numerous jurisdictions throughout the Commonwealth, to eliminate numerous archaic terms and classifications in the current ordinance, to provide for fair allocation of receipts when a business operates both within and outside the city, to establish a mechanism for audits and administrative appeals and a system by which the director of finance can issue local tax rulings, to establish a mechanism for interjurisdictional agreements, to facilitate administration of and compliance with the BPOL tax, and to more precisely define certain terms used in the administration of the tax.

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(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated September 25, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 20; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of the ordinance referred to in the above item, of which each Member of Council present received a copy not less than 24 hours before said introduction, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 20; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of an Informal Memorandum explaining ordinance is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 3 of Item No. 20; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(General Discussion. Vice Mayor Donley spoke to a seminar he attended at the Virginia Municipal League with respect to this particular model ordinance. He pointed out that Arlington indicated that its due date is going to be in March. He indicated that ours is not due in March and this is an item staff needs to check. He stated that one of the driving elements in the reform of the BPOL legislation is to make it consistent throughout the State of Virginia. He requested staff to look into, not only the due date of other jurisdictions, but any other potential areas of conflict so that we can have the same ordinance as in other jurisdictions, especially in the Washington region.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Euille, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried on a vote of 5-to-0, City Council introduced the ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, November 18, 1995. The voting was as follows:

Euille "aye" Donley "aye"
Pepper "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Ticer not yet arrived Rich out of room
Walker "aye"

30. (a) Consideration of sale of 3807 Edison Street to Gloria Trammell.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated October 3, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 30 (a) ; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

((b) Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to authorize the sale of the real property owned by the city and located at 3807 Edison Street in the City of Alexandria.

(A copy of the ordinance referred to in the above item, of which each Member of Council present received a copy not less than 24 hours before said introduction, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 30 (b); 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of an Informal Memorandum explaining ordinance is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 30 (b); 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)




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(General Discussion. Councilman Euille complimented City staff for its approach and commitment to amenable affordable housing in the City of Alexandria. He directed questions to staff with respect to the waiting period once a property is placed on the blighting influences list. Councilman Euille suggested that the issue of trying to shorten the waiting period might be made part of our legislative package.

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Euille, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried on a vote of 5-to-0, City Council introduced the ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, October 14, 1995. The voting was as follows:

Euille "aye" Donley "aye"
Cleveland "aye" Pepper "aye"
Ticer not yet arrived Rich out of room
Walker "aye"

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

18. Consideration of a Revised Five-Year License Agreement with Church Schools in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia for the Use of Athletic Facilities Located at 4401 West Braddock Road by Student's Attending St. Stephen's/St. Agnes School.

WITHOUT OBJECTION, City Council noted that this item has been deferred to the Regular Meeting of October 24, 1995.

19. Consideration of Partial Waiver of Projected Interest on Construction Loan to Robert Johnson for Stevenson Court Condominiums.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated October 6, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 19; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(General Discussion. Councilwoman Pepper requested staff to make sure that all City employees are notified of the availability of this affordable housing when it becomes available.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried on a vote of 5-to-0, City Council agreed to waive up to $68,458 of the projected interest amount ($72,600) on the City's construction loan to the Robert Pierre Johnson Housing Development Corporation for Stevenson Court to cover $36,008 in projected additional construction expenses and one-half ($32,450) of the five percent contingency amount ($64, 900). This action will require the Robert Pierre Johnson Housing Development Corporation to provide the remaining $32,450. The voting was as follows:

Pepper "aye" Donley "aye"
Walker "aye" Cleveland "aye"
Ticer not yet arrived Euille "aye"
Rich out of room

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

(a) Councilwoman Pepper noted the passing of Jim Mulligan, former Chair of the Parks and Recreation Commission. In lieu of flowers, it has been suggested that persons who would like to could contribute to the living landscape program, Golden Books. Funeral service is private. She noted that when he was well he used to take care of Ewald Park.

(b) Councilwoman Pepper spoke to the closing of Cameron Station on September 29. She indicated as the flag came down she felt that it was only fitting that it be given to the City; however, the Post Commander stated that there was already a place for this flag. She understands that there has been an agreement made that when the new development is completed, a flag will be raised and it will be that flag that the City will receive. Councilwoman Pepper stated that the new development, at this point, is also going to be called Cameron Station.

(c) Councilwoman Pepper gave Mayor Ticer a gift which was received by everyone at the Virginia Municipal League conference.

(d) Councilman Cleveland announced that he had a meeting, along with the City Manager and City staff members, with the Director of the Governor's Employment Training and Development Office, with respect to the recent federal layoffs and work force preparedness. The Director informed them on the impending federal grant that will come to the Commonwealth. They are in the process of securing the grant to create a transition center. Councilman Cleveland stated that a notice of a meeting for October 17, at the Ramada Inn Hotel, at 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. He thought it would be a good idea for the City to think about trying to get this work center for the City of Alexandria. He asked that the City Council have a work session with the Director of Employment Training on November 28, before the City Council meeting. Council set this work session.

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried unanimously by all those present, City Council requested staff to send a letter of intent to the Deputy Director for Employment Training in Richmond, about the possibility of locating a training center in Alexandria to deal with the impending federal layoffs. The voting was as follows:

Cleveland "aye" Donley "aye"
Walker "aye" Euille "aye"
Ticer not yet arrived Pepper "aye"
Rich "aye"

It was noted that Mayor Ticer arrived at 9:00 p.m.

(e) Councilman Euille gave Council, on behalf of the Alexandria Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, its 1995 Annual Report. He noted that in the scholarship program this past year, 1994-95, the number of awards made to T.C. Williams students increased. Councilman Euille stated that they would like a work session with the City Council and City staff to discuss various aspects of the Foundation. He will discuss this with the Manager and try to coordinate it at a later date.

(f) Councilman Euille informed Council that on behalf of the City, this past Saturday he greeted and presented the key to the City to a 22-member delegation from the German parliament. He gave them a tour of City Hall. On behalf of the German parliament, they presented to the City of Alexandria a token of their appreciation. It is a silver platter with their national emblem on the inside.

Mayor Ticer announced that the platter could be placed in the Sister City room.
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(g) Councilman Euille suggested that a joint work session be held with the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority prior to January 20, 1996.

City Manager Lawson stated that she would talk with the Housing Authority to come up with a date that is suitable for both bodies.

11. Presentation by the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments on Its Proposed Vision-Setting Program and an Update on Other COG Programs.

(Material pertaining to this item is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 11; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(General Discussion. Ruth Crone, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and Ronald F. Kirby, Director, Department of Transportation Planning, gave a presentation on COG's proposed vision-setting program, as well as an update on other COG programs.)

31. Consideration of Grant Submission and Resolution Endorsing the City of Alexandria's Local Plan for the Expenditure of Funds Under the Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated September 27, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 31; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried on a ROLL-CALL vote of 6-to-0, City Council (1) approved the submission of a grant application to the Virginia Department of Youth and Family Services in the amount of $170,808 for Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act funds; (2) adopted the resolution endorsing the City's local plan for the expenditure of funds under the Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act; and (3) authorized the City Manager to execute all documents that may be required. The voting was as follows:

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

The resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 1756
WHEREAS, the 1995 Virginia General Assembly enacted the Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act with an effective date of January 1, 1996, to replace the block grant system for all community-based juvenile programs and services, except secure detention homes; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of the Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act is to establish balanced, community-based systems of sanctions, programs, and services for juvenile offenders that will: promote an adequate level of services to be available to every juvenile and domestic relations court; ensure local autonomy and flexibility in addressing juvenile crime; encourage a public and private partnership in the design and delivery of services for juveniles who come before the court on child in need of services, child in need of supervision, and delinquent charges; emphasize parental responsibility and provide community-based services for juveniles and their families which hold them accountable for their behavior; establish a locally driven statewide planning process for
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the allocation of state resources; promote the development of an adequate service capacity for juveniles before the court on petitions alleging status or delinquent offenses; and

WHEREAS, a locality wishing to use the Act's funds for the maintenance, development, implementation and operation of programs and services must submit a local plan for the expenditure of these funds biennially to the State Board of Youth and Family Services; and

WHEREAS, the City of Alexandria's local plan for the expenditure of funds under the Act was developed by City staff and the Court Service Unit Director, and reviewed by the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judges;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Alexandria City Council endorses the City of Alexandria's local plan for the expenditure of funds under the Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act.

32. Consideration of Submission of an Application and Resolution to the Virginia Department of Transportation for Funds to Partially Pay for Compressed Natural Gas Powered Vehicles and Fueling Station. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated September 29, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 32; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Vice Mayor Donley and carried on a ROLL-CALL vote of 6-to-0, City Council adopted the resolution and authorized the City Manager to: (1) approve the grant application and the resolution to the Virginia Department of Transportation for $252,300 that will be used to partially pay the cost of eight compressed natural gas vehicles and a fuel station; and (2) execute all documents that may be required. The voting was as follows:

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

The resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 1757

WHEREAS, the 1992 General Assembly enacted legislation creating the Virginia Alternative Fuels Revolving Fund to encourage the use of alternative fuels in vehicles owned by the State and local governments; and

WHEREAS, the City Council on February 12, 1991, established the Alternative Fuels Task Force for the purpose of recommending air quality improvement options to be accomplished by replacing gasoline as a motor fuel in City vehicles; and

WHEREAS, the Alternative Fuels Task Force has recommended that compressed natural gas is an alternative fuel that can produce 90% reductions in ozone producing compounds, exceed other air quality standards, is usable within available technology, and can be supplied locally;

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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Alexandria City Council does hereby apply for a grant for the purchase of eight natural gas-fueled vehicles and the establishment of a natural gas fueling station; and, that the Alexandria City Council accepts the financial and other requirements of the Virginia Alternative Fuels Revolving Fund program.

33. Consideration of Resolution Regarding Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. (Mayor Ticer) (ROLL-CALL VOTE]

(Material pertaining to this item is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 33; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(General Discussion. Mayor Ticer spoke to this item.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried on a unanimous ROLL-CALL vote, City Council adopted the resolution and requested the City Clerk to communicate it to its Congressional delegation and to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The voting was as follows:

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

The resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION No. 1758
WHEREAS, Congress is expected to consider amendments to the federal Safe Drinking Water Act in the near future; and

WHEREAS, at present, the Safe Drinking Water Act provides for testing standards and reporting requirements for eighty-three contaminants, and does not provide testing standards or reporting requirements for known hazardous contaminants such as Cryptosporidium and many disinfection by-products; and

WHEREAS, many federal "Maximum Contaminant Levels" (MCL's) and testing standards in the Safe Drinking Water Act as implemented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are presently not based on those people who are most at risk; and

WHEREAS, it is of crucial importance that drinking water be kept clean and safe by protecting it at its source; and

WHEREAS, members of the public have a right to know what contaminants are in their drinking water and the compliance status of their water supplier; and

WHEREAS, present rules may, in many cases, have failed to ensure that the public has this information; and

WHEREAS, there are presently inadequate funds for cleaning up polluted drinking water sources and modernizing old and unsafe water systems.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Alexandria City Council that it supports a strong Safe Drinking Water Act and opposes all attempts to weaken its testing, standards and reporting requirements; and



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BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that 1) appropriate legislation should be enacted to ensure that major polluters pay for the cost of cleaning up polluted drinking water sources; 2) the Safe Drinking Water Act should be amended to ensure that the public is meaningfully informed, in lay person's language, of the presence of contaminants in drinking water, the known anticipated health effects of such contaminants, and of any violations of standards that must be met by water systems; 3) a "State Revolving Fund" loan program for drinking water be established, to provide financial assistance so that old and unsafe water systems can be modernized and install appropriate technology; 4) drinking water standards should protect the health of all citizens, including vulnerable people, such as those suffering from immune system disorders, infants and other children, pregnant women and senior citizens; and 5) contamination of drinking water at its source should be prevented by protecting and preserving watershed areas and groundwater; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alexandria City Council request the City Clerk to communicate this Resolution to its Congressional delegation and to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

OTHER

34. Consideration of City Council Schedule.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated October 6, 1995, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of item No. 34; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(General Discussion. City Council and City Manager Lawson discussed the calendar.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Rich, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council adopted the Council schedule, as amended, and (1) noted that the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities' Reception in Recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the Cameron Street Lobby; (2) noted that the BFAAC Work Session has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Workroom; (3) adopted the following schedule for consideration of the FY 1997 budget:

January 4, 1996 The Superintendent issues his
Proposed FY 1997 Schools Budget to
the School Board
January 18, 1996 Work Session #1 - School Board
January 25, 1996 Work Session #2 - School Board
February 1, 1996 Work Session #3 - School Board
February 8, 1996 Work Session #4 - School Board
February 10, 1996 School Board Public Hearing
February 22, 1996 The School Board Approves the
Schools Budget (Note: This will be
a special meeting of the School Board)
February 23, 1996 The City Manager receives the School
Board's Adopted Budget
March 19, 1996 The City Manager issues her Proposed
Budget (NOTE: This will be a special
meeting of City Council)
March 27, 1996 Budget Work Session #1- City Council
April 15, 1996 Public Hearing on the FY 1997
Proposed Budget

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April 18, 1996 Budget Work Session #2 - City
Council
April 30, 1996 Budget Work Session #3 - City
Council
May 7, 1996 Budget Work Session #4 - City
Council and Budget Adoption
and Adoption of Tax Rate
Ordinance
May 15, 1996 Real Estate tax bills are mailed
to City Taxpayers
June 15, 1996 Tax bill payment due;

and (4) noted on November 28, 1995, there will be a work session at 6:30 p.m. on the Virginia work force preparedness issue in the Council Workroom prior to the City Council Meeting. Clarence Carter, Director of the Governor's Employment Training Department, will be here from Richmond to discuss it with Council. The voting was as follows:

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

CONTESTED APPOINTMENTS

35. Alexandria Commission on Persons With Disabilities
1 Citizen Member

(The following persons volunteered for appointment to the above Commission:)

NAME ENDORSED BY:

James Moorehead

Raymond Scheid

(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. 35; 10/10/95, 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 James Moorehead as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities. The voting was as follows:

Ticer - Moorehead
Donley - Moorehead
Cleveland - Moorehead
Euille - Moorehead
Pepper - Moorehead
Rich - Moorehead
Walker - Scheid







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36. Alexandria Consumer Affairs Commission
1 Citizen Member

(The following persons volunteered for appointment to the above Commission:)

NAME ENDORSED BY:

Dorothy Lacey

Dina Murray

William Reagan

(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. 36; 10/10/95, 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 William Reagan as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Consumer Affairs Commission. The voting was as follows:

Ticer - Reagan
Donley. - Reagan
Cleveland - Reagan
Euille - Reagan
Pepper - Reagan
Rich - Reagan
Walker - Reagan



37. Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission
1 Non-Health Professional Member


(The following persons volunteered for appointment to the above Commission:)

NAME ENDORSED BY:

Nancy Mason

Jean Mayhan*

*Incumbent

(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. 37; 10/10/95, 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 Jean Mayhan as a Non-Health Professional Member to the Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission. The voting was as follows:

Ticer - Mayhan
Donley - Mayhan
Cleveland - Mayhan
Euille - Mayhan
Pepper - Mayhan
Rich - Mayhan
Walker - Mayhan



38. Alexandria Task Force on AIDS
1 Representative from the Visiting Nurse
Association of Northern Virginia

(The following person volunteered for appointment to the above Task Force:)

NAME ENDORSED BY:


Emilie Deady* Visiting Nurse Association of Northern Virginia

*Residency Waiver Required

(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. 38; 10/10/95, 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 waived the residency requirement and appointed Emilie Deady as the Representative from the Visiting Nurse Association of Northern Virginia to the Alexandria Task Force on Aids. The voting was as follows:

Ticer - Deady
Donley - Deady
Cleveland - Deady
Euille - Deady
Pepper - Deady
Rich - Deady
Walker - Deady


REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

40. Presentation of the 1995 Annual Report and Setting it for Public Hearing on Saturday, November 18, 1995.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated October 6, 1995, together with a copy of the 1995 Annual Report ,is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 40; 10/10/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)





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WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Donley, seconded simultaneously by Councilman Cleveland and Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council received the City Manager's 1995 Annual Report and set the report for public hearing on November 18, 1995. The voting was as follows:

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

EXECUTIVE SESSION
39. Convening of an Executive Session for the Purpose of Consulting with Legal Counsel Pertaining to Pending Litigation Involving the City, Pursuant to Virginia Code 2.1-344(A)(7).

It was noted that an Executive Session was not necessary.

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED, upon motion by Vice Mayor Donley, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, at 9:47 p.m., the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, October 10, 1995, was adjourned. The voting was as follows:

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