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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, February 27, 1996 - - 7:30 pm

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

Absent: None.

Also Present: Ms. Steele, Deputy City Manager; Mr. Sunderland, City Attorney; Ms. Evans, 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. Neckel, Director of Finance; Mr. Brannan, Assistant City Manager; Ms. Gattsek, Director of Office on Women; Ms. Fayne, Special Assistant to the City Manager; Ms. Davis, Director of Housing; Ms. Hansen, Deputy Director of Housing; Ms. Schmitt, Division Chief, Accounting; Mr. Caton, Legislative Director; Mr. Cyphers, Director of Human Services; Ms. Chis, Director of Social Services; Mr. Powers, Director of Community Services; Mr. O'Kane, Director of Transportation and Environmental Services; Ms. Anderson, Deputy Director of Transportation and Environmental Services; Ms. Sikora, Division Chief, Transit Services; Fire Chief Hawkins; Police Chief Samarra; and Lieutenant Kaluta, Police Department.

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



OPENING

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

2. THERE BEING NO DISCUSSION, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Vice Mayor Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council approved the Minutes for (a) the Regular Meeting of February 13, 1996, as submitted. The voting was as follows:


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

3. THERE BEING NO DISCUSSION, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried unanimously, City Council received the report of the City Clerk dated February 21, 1996, which is on file in the office of the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 3; 2/27/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference. The voting was as follows:

Cleveland "aye" Pepper "aye"
Walker "aye" Euille "aye"
Donley "aye" Rich "aye"
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4. Presentation of Proclamation Proclaiming the Month of March as Red Cross Month in the City of Alexandria. (Mayor Donley)

(A copy of the City Clerk's memorandum dated February 22, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 4; 2/27/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WITHOUT OBJECTION, City Council noted the deferral of this item to the March 12, 1996 Legislative Meeting.

5. Presentation of Proclamation Recognizing March as Women's History Month in Alexandria. (Vice Mayor 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. 5; 2/27/95, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

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

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

6. Presentation of Proclamation Declaring March 9, 1996 as St. Patrick's Parade Day in the City of Alexandria. (Vice Mayor 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. 6; 2/27/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
(Vice Mayor Pepper presented the proclamation.)

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

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

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER
CONSENT CALENDAR (7 - 9)
7. Receipt of the Following Resignations from Members of Boards, Commissions and Committees:
Timothy O'Connor
Loralee Freilich
Odell McCants, Jr.

(A copy of the above resignations is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 7 (a-c); 2/27/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)


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Committees:
1 Homeowner

(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. 8 (a-e); 2/27/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

9. Consideration of the Monthly Financial Report for the Period Ending January 31, 1996.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 12, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 9; 2/27/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Walker, seconded by Council Member Rich and carried unanimously, City Council approved the Consent Calendar as presented. The City Manager's recommendations are as follows:

7. City Council received the following resignations with regret: (a) Timothy O'Connor from the Alexandria-Gyumri Sister City Committee; (b) Lorale Freilich from the Alexandria Beautification Commission; and (c) Odell McCants, Jr. from the Alexandria Board of Zoning Appeals; and requested the Executive Secretary to send the appropriate letters of appreciation and to advertise the vacancies in the usual manner.

8. City Council (a) reappointed Margarette Cooper as a Member from the Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage to the Alexandria Archaeological Commission; (b) reappointed Timothy Sullivan as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities; (c) reappointed Kimberly Koch as a Member of the Alexandria Social Services Advisory Board to the Alexandria Early Childhood Commission; (d) appointed Fletcher Johnston as a Homeowner to the Alexandria Landlord-Tenant Relations Board; and (e) appointed Teresa Adams-Flynn as a Representative from the Whitman-Walker Clinic to the Alexandria Task Force on AIDS.







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9. City Council received the Financial Report for the period ending January 31, 1996.
The voting was as follows:

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

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

10. Consideration of the Human Services Study Committee Report.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 27, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 10; 2/27/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 22, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 10; 2/27/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of the verbatim transcript for this item is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 3 of Item No. 10; 2/27/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Rich, seconded by Councilman Euille and carried unanimously, City Council (1) received the Human Services Committee Report; (2) scheduled a work session on Tuesday, March 19, (following the budget presentation) to discuss the Report; (3) scheduled the Report for City Council consideration at the March 26 Legislative Meeting to determine how Council wishes to proceed; and (4) authorized the staff to: (a) issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to the non-profit sector, as part of our welfare reform effort, for: (i) the operation of a Community Work Experience Program, from April 1, 1996, through June 30, 1997; and (ii) the coordination of community support services (e.g., mentoring, adopt-a-family) to assist AFDC recipients toward self-sufficiency. Funding ($75,000) for these programs is coming from redirected monies previously budgeted for AFDC Level IV supplements; (b) fill the four positions (Case Manager, Child Care Worker and two Job Developers) in the Department of Human Services that are necessary to implement Alexandria Works! Funds for the four positions are available from the new welfare reform allocation from the State Department of Social Services. These positions will be re-evaluated in the context of the FY 1998 budget cycle to determine if the positions continue to be needed; (c) implement a Summer Jobs for Alexandria Youth Program, working with the Alexandria Commission on Employment, including hiring a seasonal Coordinator beginning March 1. Funds for the Coordinator are included in the DHS approved budget. The voting was as follows:

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







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11. Consideration of Submission of a Grant Application to the Virginia Department of Social Services for the Office on Women's Domestic Violence Program.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 23, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 11; 2/27/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WITHOUT OBJECTION, City Council deferred this item until the March 12, 1996 City Council Meeting.

12. Consideration of Update Report on Items Before the 1996 General Assembly.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 26, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 12; 2/27/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Walker, seconded by Councilman Euille and carried unanimously, City Council (1) adopted the positions recommended by staff relative to HB 1149, which is to take our position of opposed to one of neutrality; HB 188 and SB 36, relative to the State and Local Hospital Program, which our position is one of neutrality; HB 336, support amendments which would make the Bill process easier on local governments for design-to-build projects; and finally support amendments to insure City representation on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and Tunnel Authority, HB 1163 and SB 580. The voting was as follows:

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

THEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Euille, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried unanimously, City Council adopted the positions recommended by staff to ask the delegation to take the following positions on budget issues outlined in Attachment 2 of the memorandum, and to be supportive of other amendments that will be beneficial to Alexandria: (a) Comprehensive Services Act - Support the Senate amendments to increase State funding by $6 million, and retain the maximum local match rate of 45 percent; (b) Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Home - Support Senate amendments to increase funding by $208,000 in FY 1996, and $130,000 in FY 1997; (c) Alexandria Small Business Development Center - Support the House amendment to provide $50,000 for a Small Business Development Center in Alexandria; (d) Arlandria Health Center - Support the House amendment to provide $100,000 annually; and (e) Payments to the State for federal prisoners - Oppose the Senate amendment to require the City to pay the State an overhead charge of $8 per day for each federal prisoner held in a City jail. The City would have to pay the State $353,000 in federal prisoner revenue under this amendment. The voting was as follows:

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







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13. Consideration of Concept Plan for Renovation and Condominium Conversion of Fayette Court Apartments and Allocation of Preliminary Funding from The Housing Trust Fund.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 22, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 13; 2/27/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Euille, seconded by Council Member Rich and carried on a vote of 5-to-1, City Council approved a no-interest loan of $100,000 in Housing Trust Fund monies to the Fayette Court Corporation, due and payable in three years, for necessary non-renovation development expenses associated with the planned renovation and condominium conversion of the Fayette Court Apartments, including such items as legal fees, consulting fees (architectural, engineering, and others), and similar costs, with the understanding that a recommendation for additional funding will be forthcoming this spring. The voting was as follows:

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

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES

ORAL PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

(a) Councilman Euille and Councilman Cleveland spoke to the success of the First Community Political Leadership Institute which was held on Saturday, February 17, 1996.

(b) Mayor Donley spoke to savings that have been achieved in the personnel portion of the City Council for the current year as a result of the vacancies created by the resignations of State Senator Ticer and her Aide. He proposed that Council create two summer intern positions, one for the Summer Jobs for Youth and one for The Economic Institute. These two positions would serve in the Clerk's office for special projects as well as any projects a Member of Council may have over the summer months.

WITHOUT OBJECTION, Council requested the City Clerk to notify the Department of Human Services regarding the Summer Jobs for Youth, and Jack Henes who usually operates The Economic Institute.







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ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

14. Public Hearing. Second Reading and Final Passage of AN ORDINANCE to amend the City of Alexandria Zoning Ordinance to allow day care centers to be located in apartment buildings in the RA, RC and RCX zones with a special use permit. (#4 2/24/96) [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

It was noted that there were no speakers on this item; therefore, the public hearing was concluded.

Vice Mayor Pepper noted that this item was an item that originated because of an interest in using 4600 Duke, and that her participation, discussion and voting on this item had been cleared with the Commonwealth's Attorney. There is no conflict.

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Pepper, seconded by Council Member Rich and carried on a unanimous ROLL-CALL vote, City Council finally passed the Ordinance upon its Second Reading. The voting was as follows:

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

The ordinance finally passed reads as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 3847

AN ORDINANCE to amend and reordain Section 3-600 (RA/MULTIFAMILY ZONE), Section 3-800 (RCX/MEDIUM DENSITY APARTMENT ZONE) and Section 3-900 (RC/HIGH DENSITY APARTMENT ZONE), of Article III (RESIDENTIAL ZONES) of the City of Alexandria Zoning Ordinance to allow daycare centers in the said zones (TA No. 96-002).
THE CITY COUNCIL OF ALEXANDRIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

Section 1. That Section 3-603, subsection (J) of Section 3-803 and subsection (K) of Section 3-903 be, and the same hereby are, severally amended by adding as a special use a new subsection or paragraph, the appropriate subsection or paragraph heading to be assigned by the city attorney in preparing the codification of this ordinance, to read as follows:

Section 2. That Sections 3-600, 3-800, and 3-900 of the City of Alexandria Zoning Ordinance, as amended by this ordinance, be, and the same hereby are, reordained as part of the City of Alexandria Zoning Ordinance.

Section 3. That this ordinance shall become effective upon the date and at the time of its final passage, and shall apply to all applications for land use or land development approval provided for under the City of Alexandria Zoning Ordinance which on such date are pending before any city department, agency or board, or before city council, or on judicial review; shall apply to all such applications which may be filed after such date, and shall apply to all other facts and circumstances subject to the provisions of the City of Alexandria Zoning Ordinance, except as may be provided in Article XII of said ordinance.

Introduction: 2/24/96
First Reading: 2/24/96
Publication: 2/26/96
Public Hearing: 2/27/96
Second Reading: 2/27/96
Final Passage: 2/27/96



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15. Public Hearing. Second Reading and Final Passage of AN ORDINANCE to relocate the polling place for the Agudas Achim Congregation voting district from the Charles Barrett Center to the Agudas Achim Congregation. (#37 2/24/96) [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

It was noted that there were no speakers on this item; therefore, the public hearing was concluded.

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Rich, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried on a unanimous ROLL-CALL vote, City Council finally passed the ordinance upon its Second Reading. The voting was as follows:

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

The ordinance finally passed reads as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 3848

AN ORDINANCE to amend and reordain subsection (k) (AGUDAS ACHIM CONGREGATION ELECTION DISTRICT), of Section 2-2-10 (ESTABLISHMENT OF ELECTION DISTRICTS AND VOTING PLACES), of Chapter 2 (ELECTIONS) , Title 2 (GENERAL GOVERNMENT) of The Code of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1981, as amended.
THE CITY COUNCIL OF ALEXANDRIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

Section 1. That subsection (k) of Section 2-2-10 of The Code of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1981, as amended, be, and the same hereby is, amended and reordained to read as follows:

(k) The Agudas Achim Congregation Election district shall be bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at the centerline of the intersection of Beverley Drive and Cameron Mills Road; thence westward along the centerline of Beverley Drive to the centerline of Wellington Road; thence southward along the centerline of Wellington Road to the centerline of Beverley Drive; thence westward along the centerline of Beverley Drive to the centerline of Valley Drive; thence southward along the centerline of Valley Drive to the centerline of Crestwood Drive; thence westward along the centerline of Crestwood Drive to the western city boundary at Quaker Lane; thence northward along the western city boundary to the northern city boundary at Four Mile Run; thence eastward along the northern city boundary to its intersection with a point due north of the centerline of Cameron Mills Road; thence southward along the centerline of Cameron Mills Road to the point of beginning.

The voting place within the Agudas Achim Congregation Election District shall be at the Agudas Achim Congregation, located at 2908 Valley Drive.







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Section 2. This ordinance shall become effective upon the date and at the time of its final passage; provided, however, that the change in the voting place herein made shall not be implemented until the change is first submitted to the Attorney General of the United States and no objection is interposed within 60 days of the submission, as required pursuant to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended.
KERRY DONLEY
Mayor

Introduction: 2/24/96
First Reading: 2/24/96
Publication: 2/26/96
Public Hearing: 2/27/96
Second Reading: 2/27/96
Final Passage: 2/27/96



16. Consideration of Submission of a Grant Application and Resolution to the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for FY 1997 Funding for the Continuation of the Alexandria Rideshare Program. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 20, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 16; 2/27/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(General Discussion. Council Member Walker asked questions of Transit Services Division Chief Sikora.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Euille, seconded by Vice Mayor Pepper and carried on a vote of 5-to-0, City Council adopted the resolution and authorized the City Manager to: (1) submit a grant application and the 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:

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







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The resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 1775

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, 1996 and ending June 30, 1997; 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, 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 that funds granted to THE PUBLIC BODY for defraying the expenses of the ridesharing program of THE PUBLIC BODY shall be used only for such purposes as authorized in the Code of Virginia.

The undersigned 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 27th day of February 1996.


ADOPTED: February 27, 1996



OTHER

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated February 23, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 17; 2/27/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Walker, seconded by Vice Mayor Pepper and carried on a vote of 5-to-0, City Council received the Council calendar and noted the following additions and changes that have been made since the February 13 Council meeting: Additions: Tuesday, February 27, 7:15 p.m. special meeting of Council for swearing in of new mayor, declaration of vacancy on Council and election of vice mayor; Tuesday, March 12, 6 p.m. work session with Edgehill, LLC, the contract purchaser of Cameron Station, to discuss the Community Development Authority proposed for Cameron Station; Wednesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m. public hearing on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Improvement Project; and Tuesday, March 26, 6 p.m. work session with the Early Childhood Commission to discuss child care issues. Changes: Thursday, April 18 budget work session rescheduled to Wednesday, April 17. The voting was as follows:

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




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WITHOUT OBJECTION, City Council will begin the Special Meeting on the Budget presentation at 7:00 p.m., on March 19, and immediately following that Special Meeting, City Council will hold a Work Session on the Human Services Committee Report.

CONTESTED APPOINTMENTS

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

Paula Darte

Florine Greenberg

Lewis Robinson

Violet Thompson



(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. 18; 2/27/96, 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 Violet Thompson as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Commission on Aging. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Thompson
Pepper - Thompson
Cleveland - Thompson
Euille - Thompson
Rich - Thompson
Walker - Thompson



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

NAME ENDORSED BY:
Phyllis Mariam*
(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. 19; 2/27/96, 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 waived the residency requirement and appointed Phyllis Mariam as a Business Representative to the Alexandria Commission on Employment. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Mariam
Pepper - Mariam
Cleveland - Mariam
Euille - Mariam
Rich - Mariam
Walker - Mariam



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

Norman Briere

Scott Oliphant

William Shieber

Jeanette Sites



(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. 20; 2/27/96, 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 Norman Briere as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Human Rights Commission. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Briere
Pepper - Briere
Cleveland - Shieber
Euille - Briere
Rich - Briere
Walker - Briere







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(The following persons either volunteered or were recommended for appointment to the above Board:)

NAME ENDORSED BY:

1 Landlord or Representative of a Landlord

Joann Poladian* Landlord-Tenant Relations Board

David Welch

1 Low-Income Tenant

Helene Butler

Barbara Harris* Landlord-Tenant Relations Board
Alice P. Morgan
Wilson M. Morgan
Petition

*Incumbent


(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. 21; 2/27/96, 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 Joann Poladian as a Landlord or Representative of a Landlord and reappointed Barbara Harris as a Low-Income Tenant to the Alexandria Landlord-Tenant Relations Board. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Poladian, Harris
Pepper - Poladian, Harris
Cleveland - Poladian, Harris
Euille - Poladian, Harris
Rich - Poladian, did not vote for low-income tenant
Walker - Poladian, abstained from voting for low-income tenant

AT THIS POINT, City Council considered Docket Item No. 23.
OTHER (continued)
23. Appointment of Landlord-Tenant Relations Board Representative to the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.


(The following person was recommended for appointment to the above Board:)

NAME ENDORSED BY:

Barbara Harris* Landlord-Tenant Relations Board

*Incumbent


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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. 23; 2/27/96, 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 Barbara Harris as a Representative from the Landlord-Tenant Relations Board to the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Harris
Pepper - Harris
Cleveland - Harris
Euille - Harris
Rich - did not vote
Walker - abstained

EXECUTIVE SESSION

22. 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).

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Euille, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried unanimously, at 9:17 p.m., City Council convened an executive session for the purpose of consulting with legal counsel pertaining to the following litigation involving the City, pursuant to Virginia Code 2. 1-344 (a) (7): City of Alexandria v. Amerco Real Estate Company, a case pending in the Circuit Court for the City of Alexandria which involves the City's condemnation of approximately 2.2 acres of land, at 5005 Duke Street, for use as part of the site for the City's new central library facility. The voting was as follows:

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

THEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried on a vote of 5-to-0, at 9:45 p.m., City Council reconvened the Meeting. The voting was as follows:

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

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Walker, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried on a vote of 5-to-0, City Council authorized the City Attorney to settle the suit identified in the motion to convene this evening's executive session in accordance with the terms and conditions recommended by the City Attorney in the executive session. The voting was as follows:

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

THEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Walker, seconded by Vice Mayor Pepper and carried on a ROLL-CALL vote of 5-to-0 City Council adopted the resolution pertaining to the executive session. The voting was as follows:

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

The resolution reads as follows:
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RESOLUTION NO. 1776

WHEREAS, on this 27th day of February, 1996, the Alexandria City Council did recess 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 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 Vice Mayor Pepper, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried on a vote of 5-to-0, at 9:47 p.m., the Regular Meeting of February 27, 1996, was adjourned. The voting was as follows:

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


APPROVED BY:
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ATTEST:


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Beverly I. Jett, CMC, City Clerk

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