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Special Meeting
Thursday, January 11, 1996 - - 7:30 pm
(in lieu of the Regular Meeting of
Tuesday, January 9, 1996)


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Present: 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; Ms. Steele, Deputy 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. Robinson, Director of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; Ms. Federico, Director of Historic Alexandria; Mr. Brannan, Assistant City Manager; Ms. Davis, Director of Housing; Mr. O'Kane, Director of Transportation and Environmental Services; Mr. Flaherty, Executive Vice President, Economic Development; Fire Chief Hawkins; and Sergeant Hazel, Police Department.

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


There was a City Council Work Session with the Members of the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board of Directors, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Workroom.

Vice Mayor Donley, ARHA Chairman Cisco, and City Manager Lawson made opening remarks. ARHA Executive Director McNamara gave an overview of the state of the Housing Authority. ARHA Program Administration of Smirniotopoulos and EDAW Project Manager Harwood gave an overview of the Feasibility Study of Samuel Madden Homes.

Members of City Council, Members of the ARHA Board of Directors, City Manager Lawson, Executive Director McNamara, and EDAW Project Manager Harwood participated in a discussion of this item.

At approximately 7:50 p.m., the Work Session was concluded.

(A copy of the agenda and material relating to this Work Session are on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, and are incorporated herewith as part of the record by reference.)
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(It was noted that a Notice of this Special Meeting had been previously served upon each Member of Council, pursuant to a provision of the City Charter, a copy of the Notice certified by each Member of Council being on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council.)

OPENING

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

3. THERE BEING NO DISCUSSION, upon motion by Councilman Euille, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried on a vote of 4-to-0, City Council approved the Minutes for the following Meetings of City Council: (a) the Regular Meeting of December 12, 1995; and (b) the Public Hearing Meeting of December 16, 1995, as submitted.


The voting was as follows:

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

4. THERE BEING NO DISCUSSION, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried on a vote of 4-to-0, City Council received the report of the City Clerk dated January 4, 1996, which is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 4; 1/11/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.) The voting was as follows:


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

5. Presentation of Proclamation Proclaiming January 15, 1996, as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 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; 1/11/96; and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
(Councilman Euille presented the proclamation.)

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

Cleveland "aye" Euille "aye"
Pepper "aye" Rich out of room
Donley "aye" Walker "aye"
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6. Presentation of Proclamation Honoring the Tenth Anniversary of the Alexandria Scholarship Fund. [Vice 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. 6; 1/11/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
(Vice Mayor Donley presented the proclamation.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried unanimously, City Council endorsed the proclamation. The voting was as follows:

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

7. Presentation of Proclamation Declaring the Week of January 14, 1996, as Jaycee Week in the City of Alexandria. [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. 7; 1/11/96, 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, City Council endorsed the proclamation. The voting was as follows:

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

8. Presentation of Proclamation Honoring the Alexandria Raiders Youth Football Teams.

(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; 1/11/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(Councilman Cleveland presented the proclamation.)

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

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



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9. Presentation of Proclamations Honoring Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Borthwick for Their Donation of a Blue Spruce Tree at the Foot of King Street; Mr. and Mrs. James Archer for Their Donation of a Norway Spruce Tree at King Street Gardens Park; and Mr. and Mrs. Moss Hoskins for Their Donation of a Blue Spruce Tree at Market Square. [Councilwoman Pepper]

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

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Euille, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried unanimously, City Council endorsed the proclamations. The voting was as follows:

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

10. Recognition of the Members of the Business Community Who were Winners of the 1995 Holiday Decorating Contest.

(A copy of the Press Release is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 10; 1/11/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WITHOUT OBJECTION, City Council noted the deferral of this item. It will be rescheduled for a subsequent meeting.

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

WITHOUT OBJECTION, Council withdrew Docket Item No. 11 (c) from the Consent Calendar and considered it under separate motion.

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

(A copy of each of the above resignations is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 11 (a-b;d-e); 1/11/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

1 Member from a Group Concerned with the Development of Educational Policy

(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. 12 (a-h); 1/11/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

18. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to authorize an encroachment into the public sidewalk right-of-way for restaurant seating and a canopy at 2300 Mount Vernon Avenue.

(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. 18; 1/11/96, 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. 18; 1/11/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

19. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to make a technical correction to the City of Alexandria's zoning map by changing the zone classification of the property located at 318 North Henry Street from RB/Residential Townhouse to CL/Commercial Low, consistent with the Braddock Road Metro Station Small Area Plan.

(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. 19; 1/11/96, 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. 19; 1/11/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)





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20. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to amend Section 2-100 and Sections 4-103, 4-203, 4-303, 4-403, 4-503, 4-603, 4-703, 4-803, 4-903, 4-1003, 4-1103 and 4-1203 of the Zoning Ordinance to add garden centers as a new use allowed in various zones with special use permit approval, and to amend Section 9-302(E) of the Zoning Ordinance to allow freestanding signs in the historic districts with approval of the Board of Architectural Review.

(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. 20; 1/11/96, 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. 20; 1/11/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Rich, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council approved the consent calendar as presented with the exception of 11 (c). The City Manager's recommendations are as follows:

11. City Council received the following resignations with regret: (a) Susan T. MacKay from the Alexandria Commission for Women; (b) Stephen P. Murphy from the Alexandria Commission on Persons With Disabilities; (d) Nancy N. Brown from the Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission; and (e) Claire Eberwein and Margaret Paul from the Alexandria Youth Services Commission; requested the Executive Secretary to send the appropriate Letters of appreciation and to advertise the vacancies in the usual manner.

12. City Council (a) reappointed Marianne Weitz as a Member from the Historic Alexandria Foundation to the Alexandria Archaeological Commission; (b) appointed Tara Hardiman as a Representative of Council Member Lois L. Walker to the Alexandria Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee; (c) appointed Carlisle Bean and reappointed E. Duane Howard and James Moorehead as Citizen Members to the Alexandria Commission on Persons With Disabilities; (d) appointed Susan Quatannens as a Representative of the Alexandria Community Services Board to the Alexandria Community Criminal Justice Board; (e) reappointed Annette Duff as a Local Consumer Action Organization Member to the Alexandria Consumer Affairs Commission; (f) reappointed William Hranicky as a Member from the Alexandria Archaeological Commission to the Historic Alexandria Resources Commission; (g) appointed Carol Van Horn as a Representative from the Alexandria Commission for Women to the Alexandria Human Rights Commission; and (h) appointed Mary Danforth as a Member from a Group Concerned with the Development of Educational Policy to the Alexandria Youth Services Commission.

18. City Council introduced and passed the Ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, January 20, 1996.

19. City Council introduced and passed the Ordinance on its First Reading set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, January 20, 1996.





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20. City Council introduced and passed the ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, January 20, 1996.

The voting was as follows:
Pepper "aye" Euille "aye"
Donley "aye" Walker "aye"

11. (c) Receipt of the resignation of David Peters from the Historic Alexandria Resources Commission.

(A copy of the above resignation is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 11 (c); 1/11/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by references)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Rich, seconded by Councilman Euille and carried unanimously, City Council permitted David Peters to withdraw his resignation from the Historic Alexandria Resources Commission. He originally was scheduled to go to Bosnia for military service; however, that never came to fruition, thus it was his desire to remain on the Commission. The voting was as follows:

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

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

13. Consideration of Supplemental Funding for the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership. [Vice Mayor Donley]

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated January 4, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 13; 1/11/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
(Vice Mayor Donley spoke to this item.

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, City Council approved the recommendation of the Alexandria Economic Development and Tourism Board of Directors to transfer $39,000 budgeted within the City's contingent reserves contingent account (account #103556-2707) to the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (account #105403-2624). The voting was as follows:


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


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14. Consideration of Grant Application to the Institute of Museum Services for Funding for the Black History Resource Center.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated January 3, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 14; 1/11/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Rich, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, City Council decided to exceed its budget cap on the number of part-time City positions and approved the request which will increase the number of grant-funded City positions by one 0.60 FTE position (Museum Aide I) . This grant-funded position would terminate upon the expiration of the grant, and the individual who is to fill this position would be notified of this condition of employment. City Council (1) approved the submission of the grant application in the amount of $29,508; (2) contingent upon the award of the grant, approved the establishment of the part-time position reflected in the memorandum; and (3) authorized the City Manager to execute all documents that may be required. The voting was as follows:

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

15. Consideration of Grant Application to the Institute of Museum Services for Funding for Gadsby's Tavern Museum.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated January 3, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 15; 1/11/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Rich, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council decided to exceed its budget cap on the number of full-time and part-time City positions. Approval of this request will increase the number of grant-funded City positions by one 1.00 FTE position (Museum Aide I) and one .60 FTE position (Museum Aide I) . These grant-funded positions would terminate upon the expiration of the grant, and the individuals who are to fill these positions would be notified of this condition of employment. City Council (1) approved the submission of the grant application in the amount of $81,898; (2) contingent upon the award of the grant, approved the establishment of the full-time and the part-time position reflected in the memorandum; and (3) authorized the City Manager to execute all document that may be required. The voting was as follows:

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

16. Consideration of Grant Application to the Institute of Museum Services for Funding The Lyceum.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated January 3, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 16; 1/11/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)



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WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Rich, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, City Council decided to exceed its budget cap on the number of part-time City positions. Approval of this request will increase the number of grant-funded City positions by one .60 FTE position and two .20 FTE positions (Museum Aide I) These grant-funded positions would terminate upon the expiration of the grant, and the individuals who are to fill these positions would be notified of this condition of employment. City Council (1) approved the submission of the grant application in the amount of $50,202; (2) contingent upon the award of the grant, approved the establishment of the part-time positions reflected above; and (3) authorized the City Manager to execute all documents that may be required. The voting was as follows:

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

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES

17. Receipt of Report from the Alexandria Human Rights Commission on Council Appointments to City Boards, Committees and Commissions During 1992-1995.

(A copy of the City Clerk's memorandum dated January 10, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 17; 1/11/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Walker, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council deferred this item to the January 24, 1996 Legislative Meeting. The voting was as follows:

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

ORAL PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

(a) Councilwoman Pepper commended Transportation and Environmental Services Director O'Kane and his staff for the Herculean job done in removing the snow from the City streets.

Members of City Council, City Manager Lawson and Transportation and Environmental Services Director O'Kane participated in the discussion.

Councilman Euille encouraged businesses and citizens to clean their walkways and sidewalks. He indicated that the City has an ordinance that requires the sidewalks to be cleaned within twenty-four hours after a snowfall.

(b) Councilwoman Pepper spoke to the success of First Night Alexandria again this year.

(c) Council Member Walker announced that Vice Mayor Donley has been elected Vice Chair of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.

(d) Vice Mayor Donley briefed Council on the Potomac Conference which he and City Manager Lawson attended last weekend. The sole issue of the conference was that of Federal spending and Federal downsizing. There will be a definite impact on the area jurisdictions.






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OTHER

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated January 10, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 21; 1/11/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Rich, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried unanimously, City Council approved the Council calendar, as amended, and (1) scheduled a work session to discuss the alternatives for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge project at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7 in the Council Chambers; (2) received the draft agenda for Council's January 30 Community meeting in the West End at the Patrick Henry Elementary School; (3) noted that the winning entries from the Alexandria Public Schools Elementary School Art Contest will be displayed in the Cameron Street Lobby at City Hall during February with a reception for the winners and their families at 7:00 p.m. before the Tuesday, February 13 Council Meeting; and (4) changed the January 23, 1996 Legislative Meeting to Wednesday, January 24, 1996. The voting was as follows:

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

CONTESTED APPOINTMENTS

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

NAME ENDORSED BY:
Candace Beane Jennifer Hollings
Mary DeMinter
Mary DiGiulian
James Dolezal
Kathleen Everett
Fletcher Johnston
Patricia Hess
Gloria Houser Jennifer Hollings
Beverly Patton
Carol Rudolph Jennifer Hollings
Bette Jo Sullivan* Jennifer Hollings
Robert Watts Jennifer Hollings
*Incumbent

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(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. 22; 1/11/96, 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 Candace Beane, Carol Rudolph, Bette Jo Sullivan, and Robert Watts as Citizen Members to the Alexandria Beautification Commission. Since Dolezal, Houser nor Patton received the required majority of four votes, there was a second balloting. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Beane, Houser, Rudolph, Sullivan, Watts
Cleveland - Beane, Houser, Rudolph, Sullivan, Watts
Euille - Beane, Dolezal, Rudolph, Sullivan, Watts
Pepper - Beane, Houser, Rudolph, Sullivan, Watts
Rich - Beane, DiGiulian, Patton, Rudolph, Watts
Walker - DeMinter, Dolezal, Hess, Patton, Watts

Thereupon, ballots were again distributed, tellers were again appointed and the ballots again tallied with the following result: None of the above three received the required majority of four votes; therefore, there was a third balloting. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Houser
Cleveland - Houser
Euille - Dolezal
Pepper - Houser
Rich - Patton
Walker - Dolezal

Whereupon, ballots were again distributed, tellers were again appointed and the ballots again tallied with the following result: City Council reappointed Gloria Houser as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Beautification Commission. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Houser
Cleveland - Houser
Euille - Dolezal
Pepper - Houser
Rich - Houser
Walker - Dolezal

(The following persons volunteered for appointment to the above Board:

Thomas Downey

William Garrich



(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; 1/11/96, 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 appointed Thomas Downey as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Building Code Board of Appeals. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Downey
Cleveland - Downey
Euille - Downey
Pepper - Downey
Rich - Downey
Walker - Garrich


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

Ellice Barnes

Harry Mahon



(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; 1/11/96, 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 Harry Mahon as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Cable Television Advisory Commission. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Mahon
Cleveland - Mahon
Euille - Mahon
Pepper - Mahon
Rich - Mahon
Walker - Mahon


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

Kim Buckner-Patton

Nancy Deiss

Ann Greer

Tamu White-Fitzgerald*




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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. 25; 1/11/96, 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 Tamu White-Fitzgerald as a Member Who Has Expertise in the Arts, Either as a Practitioner of Various Art Disciplines or as a Professional Administrator to the Alexandria Commission for the Arts. The voting was as follows:

Donley - White-Fitzgerald
Cleveland - White-Fitzgerald
Euille - White-Fitzgerald
Pepper - White-Fitzgerald
Rich - White-Fitzgerald
Walker - White-Fitzgerald




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

Amy Gotwals

Andrea Hibbard

Katherine Hoffman

Evamarie Socha



(Material pertaining to the above appointment is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 26; 1/11/96, 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 Katherine Hoffman as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Commission on Women. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Hoffman
Cleveland - Hoffman
Euille - Hoffman
Pepper - Hoffman
Rich - Hoffman
Walker - Gotwals







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

J. Donald Edwards*

RoseMary Sunderland



(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. 27; 1/11/96, 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 J. Donald Edwards as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Commission on Aging. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Edwards
Cleveland - Edwards
Euille - Edwards
Pepper - Edwards
Rich - Edwards
Walker - Sunderland



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

Charles Brandi

Stefanie O'Rourke



(Material pertaining to the above appointment is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 28; 1/11/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Where upon, ballots were distributed, tellers were appointed and the ballots tallied with the following result: City Council appointed Stefanie O'Rourke as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Commission of Employment. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Brandi
Cleveland - O'Rourke
Euille - O'Rourke
Pepper - Brandi
Rich - O'Rourke
Walker - O'Rourke







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

Charles H. Jackson* Herbert Berg, Superintendent of Schools and Alexandria School Board



(Material pertaining to the above appointment is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 29; 1/11/96, 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 Charles H. Jackson as a Representative of Local Education Nominated by the Superintendent of Schools to the Alexandria Community Criminal Justice Board. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Jackson
Cleveland - Jackson
Euille - Jackson
Pepper - Jackson
Rich - Jackson
Walker - Jackson



30. Alexandria George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee


NAME ENDORSED BY:

Thomas Trotter* Alexandria Jaycees
*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. 30; 1/11/96, 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 Thomas Trotter as a Member Nominated by the Alexandria Jaycees to the Alexandria George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Trotter
Cleveland - Trotter
Euille - Trotter
Pepper - Trotter
Rich - Trotter
Walker - Trotter




NAME ENDORSED BY:

Arek Tatevossian* Alexandria Hospital
*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. 31; 1/11/96, 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 Arek Tatevossian as a Representative of the Alexandria Hospital to the Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Tatevossian
Cleveland - Tatevossian
Euille - Tatevossian
Pepper - Tatevossian
Rich - Tatevossian
Walker - Tatevossian



WITHOUT OBJECTION, City Council considered Docket Item No. 33 at this time

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES (continued)

33. SPECIAL USE PERMIT #95-0204 -- 2210 EISENHOWER AVENUE --PARKING FACILITIES FOR FEDERAL COURTHOUSE VISITORS -- Public Hearing and Consideration of a request for a special use permit to provide parking spaces for visitors to the new Federal Courthouse; zoned CDD #2/Coordinated Development District, Eisenhower Avenue. Applicant: Hoffman Management Company, by J. Howard Middleton, Jr., attorney.
COMMISSION ACTION: Recommend Approval 7-0

(A copy of the Planning Commission report dated January 2, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 33; 1/11/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
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WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council approved the Planning Commission recommendation and approved the request, subject to Compliance with all applicable codes, ordinances and staff recommendations and the added Conditions #14-22. The voting was as follows:

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

EXECUTIVE SESSION

32. 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 Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, at 9:35 p. m., City Council convened an executive session under Virginia Code 2.1-344 (A) (7) to discuss two pending lawsuits against the city as follows: 1) The American Trucking Association v. City of Alexandria, and (2) Woodward and Lothrop v. City of Alexandria, both pending in the Circuit Court for the City of Alexandria. The voting was as follows:

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

THEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried on a vote of 5-to-0, at 10:00 p.m., City Council reconvened the meeting. The voting was as follows:

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

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried on a vote of 5-to-0, City Council approved the settlement of the suits as recommended by the City Attorney in Executive Session. The voting was as follows:

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

THEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Councilman Cleveland 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:

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

The resolution reads as follows:

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RESOLUTION NO. 1767

WHEREAS, on this 11th day of January, 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, 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 Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried on a vote of 5-to-0, at 10:05 p.m., the Special Meeting of Thursday, January 11, 1996, was adjourned. The voting was as follows:

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



APPROVED BY:


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KERRY J. DONLEY VICE MAYOR



ATTEST:


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Beverly I. Jett, CMC, City Clerk







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