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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, May 28, 1996 - - 7:30pm

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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 David G. Speck.

Absent: Council Member Lois L. Walker.

Also Present: Mrs. Lawson, City Manager; Mr. Sunderland, City Attorney; Ms. Evans, Assistant City Manager; Ms. Steele, Deputy City Manager; Mr. Gitajn, Director of Financial and Information Technology Services; Mrs. Godwin, Director of Management and Budget; Ms. Boyd, Director of Citizen Assistance; Mr. Caton Legislative Director; Ms. Ross, Deputy Director of Planning and Zoning; Mr. O'Kane, Director of Transportation and Environmental Services; Mr. Brannan, Assistant City Manager; Mr. Neckel, Director of Finance; Ms. Federico, Director of Historic Alexandria; Mr. Cyphers, Director of Human Services; Mr. Powers, Director of Community Programs; Ms. Barnett, Division Chief, Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; Ms. Davis, Director of Housing; Ms. Hansen, Deputy Director of Housing; Ms. Gattsek, Director of Office on Women; Fire Chief Hawkins; and Lieutenant Kaluta, Police Department.

Recorded by: Mrs. 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 City Council were present except Council Member Walker.

The Invocation was pronounced by Reverend Dr. Gregory L. Adkins, Senior Pastor, Washington Street United Methodist Church.

3. THERE BEING NO DISCUSSION, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Vice Mayor Pepper and carried unanimously by all those present, City Council approved the Minutes for (a) the Special Meeting of May 7, 1996, and (b) the Regular Meeting of May 14, 1996, as submitted. The voting was as follows:
Cleveland "aye" Euille" 'aye"
Pepper "aye" Rich "aye"
Donley "aye" Speck "aye"
Walker absent

4. THERE BEING NO DISCUSSION, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Vice Mayor Pepper and carried unanimously by all those present, City Council received the report of the City Clerk dated May 7, 1996, 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; 5/28/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference. The voting was as follows:

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

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5 Presentation of Proclamation Proclaiming Friday, June 21, 1996, as 1996 Olympic Torch Relay Day in the City of Alexandria. (Mayor Donley)

(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; 5/28/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(Mayor Donley presented the proclamation.)

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

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

6. Presentation of Proclamation Proclaiming June 13, 1996, as the T.C. Williams All Night Drug and Alcohol Free Graduation Celebration. (Councilman Cleveland)

(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; 5/28/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(Councilman Cleveland presented the proclamation.)

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

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

7. Presentation of Proclamation Declaring the City's Support for the Summer Jobs for Alexandria Youth Program. (Councilman Euille)

(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; 5/28/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(Councilman Euille presented the proclamation.

Councilman Euille, on behalf of William D. Euille and Associates, presented the City a check in the amount of $5,000 in support of the Summer Jobs for Alexandria Youth Program.)

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

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




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REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

CONSENT CALENDAR (8 - 11)

8. Receipt of the Following Resignations from members of Boards, Commissions and Committees:

(a) Alexandria Archaeological Commission
Margaret Gaynor

(b) Alexandria Economic Opportunities Commission
Luis Baquedano

(c) Alexandria Historic Resources Commission
Sara Graham Peck

(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. 8 (a-c); 5/28/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

9. Uncontested Appointments to Boards, Commissions and Committees:

(a) Alexandria Cameron Station/Recreational Task Force
1 Representative from the Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission

1 Representative from the Alexandria Commission on Aging

1 Representative from the Holmes Run Park Committee

1 Representative from the Cameron Station Reuse Task Force

1 Representative from the Alexandria School Board

(b) Alexandria-Gyumri Sister City Committee
1 Citizen Member

(c) Alexandria Commission on Employment
1 Citizen-at-Large

(d) Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission
1 Representative of the Alexandria Dental Society

(e) Alexandria Task Force to Monitor the Closing of Cameron Station
1 Representative from the Alexandria Park and Recreation
(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. 9 (a-e); 5/28/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

10. Receipt of the Monthly Financial Report for Period Ending April 30, 1996.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated May 20, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 10; 5/28/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)



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11. Receipt of the Annual Report of the Alexandria Public Records Advisory Commission.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated May 20, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 11; 5/28/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Pepper, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously by all those present, City Council approved the Consent Calendar as presented. The City Manager's recommendations are as follows:

8. City Council received the following resignations with regret: (a) Margaret Gaynor from the Alexandria Archaeological Commission; (b) Luis Baquedano from the Alexandria Economic Opportunities Commission; and (c) Sara Graham Peck from the Alexandria Historic Resources Commission; and requested the Executive Secretary to send the appropriate letters of appreciation and to advertise the vacancies in the usual manner.

9. City Council appointed (a) Chanley Mohney as a Representative from the Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission, Lois Van Valkenburgh as a Representative from the Alexandria Commission on Aging, Converse West as a Representative from the Holmes Run Park Committee, Bernard Brenman as a Representative from the Cameron Station Reuse Task Force, and Stephen Kenealy as a Representative from the Alexandria School Board to the Alexandria Cameron Station/Recreational Task Force; (b) reappointed Nairy Pakoyan as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria-Gyumri Sister City Committee; (c) appointed Vanessa Hardee as a Citizen-at-Large to the Alexandria Commission on Employment; (d) reappointed John Kling as a Representative of the Alexandria Dental Society to the Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission; and (e) appointed Anne Haynes as a Representative from the Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission to the Alexandria Task Force to Monitor the Closing of Cameron Station.

10. City Council (1) received the Financial Report for the period ending April 30, 1996; and (2) authorized the City Manager to award contracts to the lowest responsive and responsible bidders for the following public improvement projects: playground renovations at Jordan Street and Holmes Run; and the replacement of the Courthouse chiller.

11. City Council received the report of the Public Records Advisory Commission and thanked the Commission for its efforts on behalf of the City.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

The voting was as follows:

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







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REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

12. Consideration of Adoption of a Resolution and the Submission of a Grant Application to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development for FY 1997 Continuation Funding Under the State Homeless Housing Assistance Resources Program. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Vice Mayor Pepper and carried on a ROLL-CALL vote of 6-to-0, City Council (1) adopted the Governing Body Resolution to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development to accompany the application for continuation funding; and (2) authorized the City Manager to: (a) submit the grant application to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development for $24,102 in FY 1997 continuation funding from the Shelter Support Grant component of the State Homeless Housing Assistance Resources (SHARE) grant program to enhance services of the Alexandria Community Shelter and the Office on Women's Battered Women's Shelter; and (b) execute all necessary documents that may be required; and noted that there are no funds available in the City budget to continue these activities once the grant funds are expended. The voting was as follows:

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

The resolution reads as follows:

RESOLUTION NO. 1790

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Housing and Community Development, has issued a Notice of Funding Availability and requested applications under the SHARE Shelter Support Grant Program; and

WHEREAS, assistance is needed to effectively and adequately address the shelter/housing needs of homeless persons in the City of Alexandria; and

WHEREAS, a SHARE Shelter Support Grant Application for a grant under this program has been prepared; and

WHEREAS, Vola Lawson, City Manager, can act on behalf of the City of Alexandria and will sign all necessary documents required to complete the grant transaction; and

WHEREAS, a dollar-for-dollar match, under the SHARE Shelter Support Grant guidelines, will be provided;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, hereby authorizes Vola Lawson, City Manager, to apply for and accept the grant and enter into a Grant Agreement with the Department of Housing and Community Development and perform any and all actions and responsibilities in relation to such Agreement.





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13. Consideration of the Submission of a Grant Application to the Federal Administration on Children and Families for Continuation of the Alexandria Head Start Program for FY 1997.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated May 23, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 13; 5/28/96, and is ncorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(General Discussion. Mayor Donley and Vice Mayor Pepper asked questions of Community Programs Director Powers.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Pepper, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously by all those present, City Council authorized: (1) the City Manager to submit the school year 1996-1997 Alexandria Head Start grant application to the Federal Administration for Children and Families Head Start Bureau for $896,238 (including $877,967 for the basic grant: $6,608 for quality improvements; and $11,663 for Training and Technical Assistance) ; (2) the expenditure of up to $51,000 in FY 1996 and up to $43,100 in FY 1997, which will be absorbed in the Department of Human Services budget each year to cover the non-federal share of the program should the City be required to provide a cash match to replace disallowed in-kind match; and (3) the City Manager to execute all necessary documents that may be required. The voting was as follows:

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

14. Consideration of Request to Permit an Exception to the Major Events Policy to Allow the Addition of a Venue East of Washington Street for First Night Alexandria, a Non-alcoholic New Year's Eve Celebration.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated May 13, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 14; 5/28/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of the Old Town Civic Association's letter dated May 28, 1996, reversing its position, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 14; 5/28/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Mayor Donley stated that this involves his employer and his place of employment. To his knowledge, there is no exchange of funds relative to the use by First Night and the Crestar Bank location at 515 King Street; however, given the fact that it is not only involving his employer, but actually where he works, and the fact that he manages this office, he turned over the gavel to Vice Mayor Pepper. He did not participate in the discussion of this item nor the vote on this item.

(General Discussion. Members of Council participated in the discussion of this item.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Speck, seconded by Council Member Rich and carried on a vote of 3 "ayes" to 2 "nos", City Council permitted an exception to the Major Events Policy to allow for the addition of a First Night Alexandria venue at Crestar Bank, 515 King Street, which is located east of Washington Street. The voting was as follows:

Speck "aye" Pepper "no"
Rich "aye" Cleveland "no"
Donley out of room Euille "aye"
Walker absent

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15. Consideration of Report on the Proposed Changes in the City's Taxicab Regulations.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated May 24, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 15; 5/28/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of Mr. Werth's memorandum dated May 28, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 15; 5/28/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(General Discussion. Members of City Council participated in the discussion.

Councilman Euille stated for the record that everyone needs to understand that this is just not something that the staff has taken an initiative to do on their own. This evolved after months and months of meetings and discussions with both the owners and the taxicab drivers, so this is not just a pie in the sky type of thing. A lot of work and time and effort have been employed in this.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Rich, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously by all those present, City Council referred this item to the Traffic and Parking Board, the Commission on Persons with Disabilities, the Commission on Aging, for comment, and to staff for review of the memorandum submitted by Mr. Werth, as well as others submitted by the Taxi Operators, and will hold a public hearing on it in September. The voting was as follows:

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

16. Consideration of Minor Revisions to the Community Development Block Grant and the Home Investment Partnerships Program Budgets and Funding Applications to Reflect Final Federal Grant Amounts.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated May 21, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 16; 5/28/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Pepper, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried on a vote of 5-to-0, City Council (1) approved the following revisions to the Federal Fiscal Year 1996 CDBG and HOME Program budgets (for use in the City's Fiscal Year 1997) and to the funding applications included in the City's One-Year Action Plan for the Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development in order to reflect final grant allocation figures: (a) the addition of $1,000 in CDBG monies to the Home Rehabilitation Loan Program budget; (b) the reduction of $7,000 in HOME monies as follows: $6,300 from the Home Preservation Program; and $700 from the HOME administration budget (which cannot exceed 10% of each grant); and (c) the redirection of $1,575 (25% of the $6,300 in HOME non-administrative monies) in General Fund monies previously required for HOME Program matching funds to be used for fees for professional services in connection with affordable housing activities; (2) authorized staff to make corresponding text changes in the approved One-Year Action Plan (July 1, 1996 - June 30, 1997) for the Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The voting was as follows:


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

17. Consideration of Local Governing Body Support of the Applications by the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition and Carpenter's Lodgings, Inc. to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Grant Funding Under the Supportive Housing Program.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated May 23, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 17; 5/28/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WITHOUT OBJECTION, City Council noted the deferral of this item until the June 11, 1996 City Council meeting.

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES

None.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

(a) Councilman Cleveland apologized to the lady who wrote a letter to Council expressing her concern about Council eating its dinner at their seats during a Council meeting.

(b) Councilman Euille announced that this coming Saturday is the National Stand for Children's Day event at the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. In addition to that, the City of Alexandria will be sponsoring a rally preceding this Saturday's event. It will be held this Friday, May 31, 1996, at 4:00 p.m. on Market Square.

(c) Councilman Euille spoke to the rally on Market Square this past Saturday, May 25, 1996, sponsored by several of the local neighborhoods with regard to the Woodrow Wilson Crossing. There was some expression of concern by a number of speakers with regard to what City Council's stand would be. Councilman Euille and Mayor Donley spoke to the group indicating that the Council's position has not changed with respect to the all-tunnel proposal.

Further Discussion. Mayor Donley, Vice Mayor Pepper and Transportation and Environmental Services Director O'Kane participated in the discussion.

There will be a presentation about the financing of the new crossing on Thursday, May 30, 1996, at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodrow Wilson Design Center on North Union Street.

Staff will come back with a recommendation to Council with respect to a work session with staff.

(d) Mayor Donley spoke to the barbecue grill issue on which Council has been receiving a lot of phone calls and mail.

City Attorney Sunderland gave a report. Fire Chief Hawkins participated in the discussion.

City Attorney Sunderland stated that as of today it appears to the City that barbecuing on balconies, both by propane gas and by briquettes, is not prevented by the State-wide Fire Prevention Code. He stated that he needed to call the State Fire Marshal in the morning to confirm that the State agrees with the interpretation as it relates to propane gas.

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Chief Hawkins stated that a letter will be sent to apartment complexes and condominium associations noting that the City is not enforcing, providing safety tips, and leaving it up to the individual management to decide whether or not to permit grilling on balconies.

(e) Council Member Rich requested a status report on the Karen Mitsoff murder. City Manager Lawson spoke to this and stated that a report will be docketed for the Regular Meeting on June 25, 1996.

(f) Mayor Donley spoke to an article which appeared recently in The Prince George's Post. The article stated that the National Black Chamber of Commerce has announced the best and worst cities in the nation for growth in black business development. In terms of sales growth from 1987-92, the five best were: Alexandria, VA, 434.27%; Los Angeles, CA, 364.14%, Portland, OR, 349.32%, Colorado Springs, CO, 328.13% and Huntsville, AL, 306.83%. The cities that are the best in terms of dollars per capita included: Los Angeles, CA, $5388; Alexandria, VA, $45467, San Francisco, CA, $2799; Denver, CO, $2030, and Indianapolis, IN, $1624.

(A copy of the article is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Oral Presentation (f) ; 5/28/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(g) Councilman Euille gave a brief update of the progress with Alexandria Works! -- Welfare Reform.

(A copy of the data is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Oral Presentation (g); 5/28/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)



ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

18. Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage of AN ORDINANCE to re-establish the Environmental Policy Commission by ordinance, and amend the composition of the commission by changing three designated memberships to citizen-at-large memberships. (#30 5/18/96) [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

(A copy of League of Women Voters' letter dated May 28, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 18; 5/28/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Speck, seconded by Vice Mayor Pepper and carried on a ROLL-CALL vote of 6-to-0, City Council finally passed the ordinance upon its Second Reading. The voting was as follows:

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

The ordinance finally passed reads as follows:



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ORDINANCE NO. 3868

AN ORDINANCE to rescind Resolution No. 1610, and to add a new Article M (ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY COMMISSION) to Chapter 4 (COMMITTEES, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS), of 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 Chapter 4 of Title 2 of The Code of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1981, as amended, be, and the same hereby is, amended by adding thereto a new Article M to read as follows:

ARTICLE M

Environmental Policy Commission

Sec. 2-4-110 Creation, composition and organization.

(a) There is hereby established a standing commission known as the Environmental Policy Commission.

(b) The commission shall consist of 15 members to be appointed by the city council. The composition of the commission shall be as follows:

(1) one lawyer with experience in federal or state environmental statutes, regulations and procedures,

(2) one member from the field of sanitary engineering;

(3) one member from the field of engineering;

(4) one member from the field of intergovernmental relations;

(5) one member from the field of urban planning;

(6) one member from the field of ecology;

(7) two members from the field of environmental sciences;

(8) one member designated by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce;

(9) one student attending high school in the City of Alexandria; and

(10) five citizens-at-large.

(c) Members of the commission shall be appointed in the manner prescribed in title 2, chapter 4, article A of this code; provided, that a member who is the representative of an organization shall be nominated by the organization and confirmed by city council. The members shall serve for a term of two years; provided, (1) that a member who is the representative of an organization shall cease to be a member at such time as such member shall cease to be a member in good standing of the organization for which such member serves as representative; and (2) that the high school student member shall cease to be a member upon graduation.





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Sec. 2-4-111 Functions; powers and duties.

(a) The functions of the commission shall be to advise and make recommendations to the city council and, where appropriate, to the planning commission and the city manager. The city manager shall distribute commission recommendations to appropriate city departments for their consideration. These recommendations shall relate to: clean air, land use, noise pollution and abatement, pesticides, herbicides and contaminants, solid waste, water quality and supply, other topics relating to conservation and protection of environmental conditions in the City of Alexandria, and such other matters as from time to time may be referred to the commission by the city council.

(b) The directors of the departments of health, transportation and environmental services, and planning and zoning shall be responsible for forwarding appropriate information, through the city manager, to the commission on all matters that impact on the areas of the commission's responsibility.

(c) It shall also be the responsibility of the commission to consult with and cooperate with federal, state, regional and local agencies charged with the protection of the environment, in accord with the provisions of section 2-4-5(d) of this code.

(d) The commission is empowered to adopt rules and regulations in regard to procedure and other matters so long as same are not inconsistent with the city code, including, but not limited to, the establishment of committees through which it may carry on its functions and purpose.

(e) A commission chair, vice-chair and secretary shall be elected annually by the commission members at the organizational meeting designed by the commission.

(f) The health department shall provide administrative and logistical support to the commission and its chair.

Section 2. That Resolution No. 1610 be, and the same hereby is, rescinded.

Section 3. The members of the Environmental Policy Commission in office as of the effective date of this ordinance shall continue to serve the unexpired portion of their term of office.

Section 4. That this ordinance shall become effective upon the date and at the time of its final passage.

KERRY J. DONLEY
Mayor

Introduction: 5/18/96
First Reading: 5/18/96
Publication: 5/22/96; 5/23/96
Public Hearing: 5/28/96
Second Reading: 5/28/96
Final Passage: 5/28/96

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OTHER

19. Consideration of City Council Schedule.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated May 24, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 19; 5/28/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(General Discussion.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Euille, seconded by Vice Mayor Pepper and carried on a vote of 5-to-0, City Council (1) noted that the annual award reception sponsored by the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Room 2000 before the June 11 Council Meeting; and (2) scheduled a joint work session with the School Board to discuss the Demographic Study on Student Enrollment Projections on Monday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m., at Minnie Howard School. City Council noted that the United Way Awards Banquet is June 18, and Hopkins House Awards Banquet is June 19. The voting was as follows:

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

CONTESTED APPOINTMENTS

20. Alexandria Beauregard Street Corridor Task Force
1 Representative from Arlington County

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

NAME ENDORSED BY:

Edward Hilz* Arlington County Board

*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. 20; 5/28/96, 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 waived the residency requirement and appointed Edward Hilz as a Representative from Arlington County to the Alexandria Beauregard Street Corridor Task Force. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Hilz
Pepper - Hilz
Cleveland - Hilz
Euille - Hilz
Rich - Hilz
Speck - Hilz
Walker - absent







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21. Alexandria Cameron Station/Recreational Task Force
3 Members-at-Large

(The following persons volunteered or were recommended for appointment to the above Task Force:)

NAME ENDORSED BY:

Kenneth Foran

Timothy Gannon

John Hines

Florence Price
Commission on Aging
Joanne Tomasello

Reginald Weaver Jefferson-Houston P.T.A.

Cynthia Wheeler Jefferson-Houston P.T.A.

(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; 5/28/96, 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 appointed Florence Price, Joanne Tomasello, and Cynthia Wheeler as Members-at-Large to the Alexandria Cameron Station/Recreational Task Force. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Tomasello, Weaver, Wheeler
Pepper - Price, Tomasello, Wheeler
Cleveland - Foran, Hines, Price
Euille - Price, Weaver, Wheeler
Rich - Price, Tomasello, Wheeler
Speck - Price, Tomasello, Weaver
Walker - absent

22. Alexandria Task Force on AIDS
1 Member-at-Large

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

NAME ENDORSED BY:

Beth Hoyas

Billie Hughes



(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. 22; 5/28/96, 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: Both Ms. Hoyas and Ms. Hughes received three votes each; therefore, there had to be a second balloting. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Hoyas
Pepper - Hughes
Cleveland - Hughes
Euille - Hughes
Rich - Hoyas
Speck - Hoyas
Walker - absent


Thereupon, ballots were again distributed, tellers were again appointed and the ballots again tallied with the following result: Ms. Hoyas and Ms. Hughes again received three votes each and City Council deferred this appointment until the June 11, 1996 Council Meeting. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Hoyas
Pepper - Hughes
Cleveland - Hughes
Euille - Hughes
Rich - Hoyas
Speck - Hoyas
Walker - absent

23. Alexandria Task Force on Information and Communication Technologies
1 Member-at-Large

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

NAME ENDORSED BY:

Barbara Bernstein

Ann Dorman



(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; 5/28/96, 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 Barbara Bernstein as a Member-at-Large to the Alexandria Task Force on Information and Communication Technologies. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Bernstein
Pepper - Bernstein
Cleveland - Dorman
Euille - Bernstein
Rich - Bernstein
Speck - Bernstein
Walker - absent

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24. Alexandria Waterfront Commission
1 Representative from the Old Town Business Association

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

NAME ENDORSED BY:

Charlotte Hall* Old Town Business Association

*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. 24; 5/28/96, 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 waived the residency requirement and appointed Charlotte Hall as a Representative from the Old Town Business Association to the Alexandria Waterfront Commission. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Hall
Pepper - Hall
Cleveland - Hall
Euille - Hall
Rich - Hall
Speck - Hall
Walker - absent



EXECUTIVE SESSION

25. 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 Councilman Speck, seconded by Vice Mayor Pepper and carried unanimously by all those present, at 9:12 p.m., City Council convened an executive session for the purpose of consulting with legal counsel and receiving a briefing by staff pertaining, first, to a workers' compensation claim pending against the City and, second, to another specific legal matter requiring the provision of legal advice, both pursuant to Virginia Code 2.1-344(A)(7). The voting was as follows:

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

THEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Speck, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, at 9:40 p.m., City Council reconvened the meeting. The voting was as follows:

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

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WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Speck, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, City Council authorized the City Attorney to settle worker's compensation claim referenced 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:

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

THEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Speck, 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:

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

The resolution reads as follows:

RESOLUTION NO. 1791

WHEREAS, on this 28th day of May, 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.







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THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED, upon motion by Councilman Speck, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously by all those present, at 9:42 p.m., the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, May 28, 1996, was adjourned. The voting was as follows:

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



APPROVED BY:


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KERRYJ. DONLEY MAYOR



ATTEST:


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Beverly I. Jett, CMC City Clerk







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