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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, May 14, 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, David G. Speck, 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; 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; Mr. Lynn, 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. Eiffert, Director of Agency on Aging; Ms. Casteel, Deputy Director of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; Ms. Wells, Special Services Coordinator, Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; Fire Chief Hawkins; Police Chief Samarra; 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.

The Invocation was pronounced by Reverend James B. Godwin, Sr., Pastor, Trinity United Methodist Church.


3. THERE BEING NO DISCUSSION, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Vice Mayor Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council approved the Minutes for the Regular Meeting of April 23, 1996, as submitted. The voting was as follows:

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

4. 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 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; 5/14/96, 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"
Speck "aye"

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5 Presentation of Proclamation Proclaiming the Week of May 12 through May 18, 1996, as Historic Preservation Week 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; 5/14/96, 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 unanimously, City Council endorsed the proclamation. The voting was as follows:

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

6. Presentation of Proclamation Proclaiming the Month of May as Older Alexandrians Month and Elder Abuse Prevention Month 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; 5/14/96, 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 Councilman Euille and carried unanimously, City Council endorsed the proclamation. The voting was as follows:

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

7. Presentation of Proclamation Proclaiming June 1, 1996, as Stand for Children Day in the City of Alexandria. (Mayor Donley and 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; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Councilman Euille presented the proclamation.

Councilman Euille, on behalf of William D. Euille Associates, presented them with a $500 donation to support this event.)

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

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







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8. Presentation of Proclamation Honoring the T.C. Williams Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) Drill Team for Winning the Fourth Brigade Championship. (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. 8; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

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

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

9. Presentation of Proclamation Declaring the Week of May 19, 1996, through May 25, 1996, as Emergency Medical Services Week 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. 9; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
(Councilman Rich presented the proclamation.)

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

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

10. Presentation of Gadsby's Tavern Root Beer to the Mayor and Members of City Council.

(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; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

City Council sampled the root beer which is bottled in Virginia by the Old Dominion Brewing Company and is being distributed locally by the Guiffre Distributing Company of Alexandria for the Office of Historic Alexandria. The public can purchase the root beer at Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant, the Ramsay House Visitors Center, The Lyceum Museum Shop and other Office of Historic Alexandria museums, as well as from local delis and restaurants.







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WITHOUT OBJECTION, City Council considered Docket Item No. 34 at this time.

34. Presentation of Proclamation Declaring Saturday, May 18, 1996, as Earth 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. 34; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(Vice Mayor Pepper presented the proclamation.)

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

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

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

WITHOUT OBJECTION, City Council removed Docket Item No. 19 from the Consent Calendar.

11. Receipt of the Following Resignations from Members of Boards, Commissions and Committees:
Edward W. Nidever
Antoine P. Cobb
Gregory M. Giammittorio
Edgar A. Rivera
Communication Technologies
Michael Brown
Wilbert Olin Thomas, II

(g) Alexandria Youth Services Commission
Robin G. Hayutin


(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. 11 (a-g); 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)



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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. 12 (a-d); 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

13. Receipt of the Annual Reports of the Alexandria Archaeology Commission.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated April 29, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 13; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

14. Receipt of the 1994-1995 Annual Report of the Alexandria Waterfront Committee.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated April 29, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 14; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

15. Consideration of Early Childhood Commission Recommendations Regarding Remaining FY 1996 Children's Fund Monies.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated April 30, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 15; 5/14/96, 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 an awning at 604 King Street, in the City of Alexandria.

(A copy of the ordinance referred to in the above item, of which each Member of Council present received a copy not less than 24 hours before said introduction, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 18; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of the 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; 5/14/96, 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 end section 5-2-29 of the City Code to add provisions regarding encroachments into the City's public rights-of-way that may occur without the enactment of specific authorizing ordinances.

(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; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of the 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; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

21. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to amend section 11-603 (G) of the City of Alexandria Zoning Ordinance to allow perimeter yards to be modified as part of the cluster approval process.

(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. 21; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of the 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. 21; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

22. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to amend the City of Alexandria Zoning Ordinance to remove existing proffers on the W-1/Waterfront Mixed Use zone of the property located at 700 South Union Street.

(A copy of the ordinance referred to in the above item, of which each Member of Council present received a copy not less than 24 hours before said introduction, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 22; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of the Informal Memorandum explaining ordinance is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 22; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

33. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to repeal Ordinance No. 3855 and to authorize an encroachment into the public right-of-way for bay windows, awnings and a cornice at 101 North Columbus Street and 725-727 King Street, in the City of Alexandria.

(A copy of the ordinance referred to in the above item, of which each Member of Council present received a copy not less than 24 hours before said introduction, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 33; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.




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A copy of the 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. 33; 5/14/96, 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 Consent Calendar as presented with the exception of Docket Item No. 19 which was considered under separate motion. The City Manager's recommendations are as follows:

11. With regret, City Council received the following resignations from Members of Boards, Commissions and Committees as follows: (a) Edward W. Nidever from the Alexandria Affordable Housing Advisory Committee; (b) Antoine P. Cobb from the Alexandria Commission on Employment; (c) Gregory M. Giammittorio from the Alexandria Industrial Development Authority; (d) Edgar A. Rivera from the Alexandria Landlord-Tenant Relations Board; (e) Michael Brown from the Alexandria Task Force on Information and Communication Technologies; (f) Wilbert Olin Thomas, III, from the Alexandria Task Force on AIDS; and (g) Robin G. Hayutin from the Alexandria Youth Services Commission; and 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 Kimberly Koch as a Representative from the Alexandria Social Services Advisory Board to the Alexandria Early Childhood Commission; (b) reappointed Kathleen Kelly and appointed Jane Fox-Barke and Elizabeth Kenny as Citizen Members to the Alexandria George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee; (c) reappointed Richard Reno as a Representative from the Alexandria Human Rights Commission to the Alexandria Task Force on AIDS; and (d) reappointed Paul Cassedy and Anthony Norward as Members of the Traffic and Parking Board to the Alexandria Transportation Safety Commission.

13. City Council received the three annual reports of the Alexandria Archaeological Commission and thanked the Commission members for their efforts on behalf of the City.

14. City Council received the report and thanked the Committee members for their work on behalf of the City.

15. City Council approved the following recommendations: (1) that $141,649 be designated for the Child Day Care Fee System to be used between now and June 30 as follows: (a) $92,000 to assist families currently in the program and (b) $49,649 to serve up to 20 families (30 new children) from the waiting list; (2) that $45,191 be designated for a full-time Social Worker I position in the Office for Early Childhood Development (OECD) to: provide additional training for prospective family child care providers; increase the monitoring of the levels of quality of care in family child care homes; and increase the availability of supportive services to help providers reach and maintain high levels of quality; and (3) that up to $2,000 be designated to increase the hours of a part-time child psychologist in the Mental Health Center from thirty to forty hours per week through June 30, 1996, to: provide additional screening, assessment and treatment services to at-risk children; work with parents; train center staff in the identification of children with psychological problems; and consult with staff in the management of serious behavior problems in the classroom.

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

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

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

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

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

19. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to revise the City's regulations governing pawnbrokers and dealers in second-hand articles by (1) restricting the number of pawnshops that may operate in the City to a maximum of four, (2) requiring separate licenses for pawnshop businesses and pawnshop employees, (3) broadening the list of grounds for refusing to issue a permit or license to pawnbrokers and dealers in second-hand articles, (4) establishing a formal license and permit revocation process, (5) extending the mandatory holding period for pawned items from 15 to 30 days, and (6) adopting various regulations set out in the Virginia Code.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated May 10, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 19; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of the ordinance referred to in the above item, of which each Member of Council present received a copy not less than 24 hours before said introduction, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 19; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of the Informal Memorandum explaining ordinance is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 3 of Item No. 19; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of a letter from Mr. Burch dated May 13, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 4 of Item No. 19; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)



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WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Council Member Rich and carried unanimously, City Council deferred this ordinance until June. Staff is to meet with persons affected by the ordinance. The voting was as follows:

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

16. Consideration of Approval to Use City Facilities and Personnel for the Alexandria Red Cross Waterfront Festival on June 7, 8, and 9, 1996.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated April 26, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 16; 5/14/96, 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 approved the use of the following City facilities and personnel for the 15th Annual Alexandria Red Cross Waterfront Festival on June 7, 8, and 9, and set conditions for their use. All City costs associated with the festival are paid for by the Red Cross, and include permits and license fees, facilities and equipment rental fees, and staff fees at the appropriate overtime rates. These fees are estimated to total $43,170 this year, and are not to be waived. The Red Cross made a net total of $128,403 on the festival last year after paying $40,707.96 in City fees and costs.


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B. Permits:

1. To allow the temporary occupancy of public spaces for displays, exhibits, events, demonstrations, sales, trash removal, toilet facilities, amusement rides and other similar activities (Attachment 2);

2. To allow the on-site sale of food and beer during festival hours for the hours outlined on the next page;

Friday, June 7 6:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 8 10:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 9 10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.

3. To allow the performance of staged musical events in Oronoco Bay Park on Friday, June 7, 6:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.; and Sunday, June 9, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.;

4. To support a fireworks display to be conducted from a barge in the Potomac River on Friday, June 7 at 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 8 at 9:30 p.m. (this support is contingent upon the Alexandria Red Cross obtaining permission to shoot fireworks from the District of Columbia); and,

5. To allow the placement of Red Cross flags on utility poles from June 5 to June 10 from the 100 block of North Union Street to the 500 block of North Union Street, Oronoco Bay Park, and at the City Marina.
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C. Set Conditions For Use:

1. No permits or license fees, facilities or equipment, rental fees, or staff costs required for the Festival shall be waived since the Red Cross raises a substantial amount of money from this festival.

Other requirements pertaining to beer sales are as follows:
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a. United Way of America

10. The Health Department must approve all food and beverage concessions prior to their arrival at the site. Adequate toilet facilities must also be provided.

11. The Red Cross shall provide and pay for night security of the Festival grounds and along the waterfront.
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12. The Red Cross shall be responsible for all docking fees incurred by visiting ships berthing at the City Marina. It is also the responsibility of the Red Cross to inform the captains of all visiting ships of the time frame uring which the Red Cross intends to pay docking fees, and advise them of City rates for all other times.

13. The Red Cross shall obtain a three-day banquet license and a three-day business license from the City's Finance Department (Attachment 4).

14. All food sales will be conducted under tents or from booths and wagons located throughout the Festival site. Concessionaires include several Alexandria restaurants and clubs. The Health and Fire Departments will monitor these activities to ensure that all codes are met.

The voting was as follows:

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

17. Consideration of Studies and Reports on Aging Issues, and Presentation of the Commission on Aging's Senior Study Report.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated April 19, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 17; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Pepper, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, City Council (1) received the Senior Center Study Group Report and requested staff to report back to City Council in the fall with recommendations for implementing the recommendations in the Report and for developing a long-range plan for senior recreation programming; (2) accepted the Commission on Aging's recommendation not to proceed with any further studies to examine senior services with the exception of the senior center long-range plan; and (3) thanked the Commission on Aging for its work. The voting was as follows:

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

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES

ORAL PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

(a) Councilman Euille announced that the Joy of Sports Foundation is having a fundraising event called "Smash to Serve Tennis Party" to raise money for the Foundation to provide its summer program for the youth in the City of Alexandria. This event will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., at the Skyline Club. He invited Members of City Council and City staff to come and enjoy the evening.

(b) Councilman Euille spoke to a disturbing article on the Op-Ed page of the Alexandria Journal regarding the recently adopted and approved budget. The author of the article spoke to the City's donations to non-profit groups in the City. Councilman Euille has requested a meeting with the author of the article.

(c) Vice Mayor Pepper complimented and thanked Ralph Thompson for getting a pilot project started regarding the Senior Computer Center located at Charles Houston.

(d) Mayor Donley gave a report on the recent retreat he attended on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

Staff is to provide Council with a copy of the minutes of the proceedings at the retreat. Staff is to examine the results of the retreat, look at the cost elements procedurally with the environmental process, try to give Council an assessment of where the City stands, and set up a work session to discuss the pros and cons of how the City might proceed. The report should be circulated to the civic activists.

(A copy of the verbatim transcript for Oral Presentation (d) is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of this item, and is incorporated herewith as part of the record by reference.)

(e) Councilman Speck spoke to the week-long activities to recognize police officers, specifically those who have died in the line of duty. In 1994, Congress passed a Bill requiring that the American flag be lowered at half staff on May 15 as a special tribute to the law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. There will be a memorial service on May 16, 1996 at 7:30 p.m. at Baptist Temple Church, 700 Commonwealth Avenue. Councilman Speck encouraged everyone to attend.

(f) Council Member Rich spoke to the fence issue that is scheduled for public hearing on Saturday. Members of the Board of Zoning Appeals have contacted Council requesting that the item be deferred until the BZA can consider it.

(g) Council Member Rich recognized the Finance staff for their outstanding work during the City decal season.

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ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS (continued)

23. Consideration of Resolution Authorizing the Refunding of a Portion of the Alexandria Industrial Development Authority's Educational Facilities Revenue Bond for Episcopal High School Issued in 1991. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated May 10, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 23; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Councilman Speck stated for the record that his firm was an underwriter of these bonds previously, and he suspects that they will be a financial participant in the future. He stated that he had voted on this matter previously because he is neither a direct nor indirect beneficiary of this transaction. He wanted to disclose that his firm is involved but that he will be voting because he does not believe that he has a conflict.

(A copy of Mr. Speck's transactional disclosure statement dated 5/14/96, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 23; 5/14/96, 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 unanimous ROLL-CALL vote, City Council adopted the resolution as recommended by the Alexandria Industrial Development Authority at its meeting on May 2, 1996. The refunding of these revenue bonds is intended to reduce debt service costs for Episcopal High School. The voting was as follows:

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

The resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 1788
WHEREAS, the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Alexandria, Virginia ("Authority"), has considered the application of Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia ("School") requesting the issuance of the Authority's revenue refunding bonds in an amount not to exceed $7,500,000 ("Bonds") to assist in refunding a portion of the Authority's $13,625,000 Educational Facilities Revenue Bonds (Episcopal High School), Series 1991, issued on January 9, 1991 to finance the acquisition, construction, equipping and renovation of various improvements to the campus at the School, located at 1200 North Quaker Lane in the City of Alexandria, Virginia ("School Facility"), including, without limitation, improvements to dormitory rooms, sports facilities, classrooms, library and security systems, and has held a public hearing on April 24, 1996; and

WHEREAS, Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"), provides that the governmental unit having jurisdiction over the issuer of private activity bonds and over the area in which any facility financed with the proceeds of private activity bonds is located must approve the issuance of the bonds; and

WHEREAS, the Authority issues its bonds on behalf of the City of Alexandria, Virginia ("City"); the School Facility is located in the City and the City Council of the City of Alexandria, Virginia ("Council") constitutes the highest elected governmental unit of the City; and

WHEREAS, the Authority has recommended that the Council approve the issuance of the Bonds; and

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WHEREAS, a copy of the Authority's resolution approving the issuance of the Bonds, subject to the terms to be agreed upon, a certificate of the public hearing and a Fiscal Impact Statement have been filed with the Council;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE
CITY COUNCIL OF ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA:

1. The Council approves the issuance of the Bonds by the Authority for the benefit of the School, as required by Section 147(f) of the Code and Section 15.1-1378.1 of the Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended ("Virginia Code") to permit the Authority to assist in the refunding.

2. The approval of the issuance of the Bonds does not constitute an endorsement to a prospective purchaser of the Bonds of the creditworthiness of the School Facility or the School.

3. Pursuant to the limitations contained in Temporary Income Tax Regulations Section 5f.103 -2 (f) (1), this resolution shall remain in effect for a period of one year from the date of its adoption.

4. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption.



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(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated May 10, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 24; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Pepper, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, City Council approved the City Council Calendar and scheduled a work session at 6:00 p.m. before the Tuesday, June 25 Council meeting to discuss the employee pay issues to be addressed in the study of employee pay to be conducted in FY 1997; noted the addition of Earth Day in the City of Alexandria, Saturday, May 18 at 12:30 p.m., at Chinquapin Park, 3210 King Street; and changed the Saturday, June 15 Public Hearing meeting time to 8:30 a.m. The voting was as follows:

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

CONTESTED APPOINTMENTS

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

NAME ENDORSED BY:

Amy Long* Charles Samarra, Chief of
Police

*Residency Waiver Required


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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; 5/14/96, 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 Amy Long as a Representative from the Alexandria Police Department to the Alexandria Ad Hoc Towing Services Contract Advisory Board. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Long
Pepper - Long
Cleveland - Long
Euille - Long
Rich - Long
Speck - Long
Walker - Long



Lucy Adams Andrea F. Dimond
David Zuckerkandel


(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; 5/14/96, 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 David Zuckerkandel as an Architect to the Alexandria Board of Architectural Review -- Parker-Gray District. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Zuckerkandel
Pepper - Adams
Cleveland - Adams
Euille - Adams
Rich - Zuckerkandel
Speck - Zuckerkandel
Walker - Zuckerkandel







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Flora Chappell

Charles Cox

Florine Greenberg

Lewis Robinson


(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; 5/14/96, 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 Charles Cox as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Commission on Aging. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Cox
Pepper - Cox
Cleveland - Chappell
Euille - Robinson
Rich - Cox
Speck - Cox
Walker - Cox



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

Ellice Barnes

Mark Smith



(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; 5/14/96, 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 Mark Smith as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Consumer Affairs Commission. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Barnes
Pepper - Smith
Cleveland - Smith
Euille - Smith
Rich - Smith
Speck - Barnes
Walker - Barnes


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(The following persons volunteered or were recommended for appointment to the above Commission:)
Charles Trozzo Robert L. Montague, III
Walter Van Dorn
(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; 5/14/96, 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 Charles Trozzo as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Trozzo
Pepper - Trozzo
Cleveland - Van Dorn
Euille - Trozzo
Rich - Trozzo
Speck - Trozzo
Walker - Trozzo



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

Norman Briere*

Jeanette Sites

Curtis Wagner



(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; 5/14/96, 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 reappointed Norman Briere as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Human Rights Commission. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Briere
Pepper - Briere
Cleveland - Briere
Euille - Wagner
Rich - Briere
Speck - Briere
Walker - Briere



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

Eric Epp

Carla Menares



(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; 5/14/96, 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 Carla Menares as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Social Services Advisory Board. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Menares
Pepper - Menares
Cleveland - Epp
Euille - Menares
Rich - Menares
Speck - Epp
Walker - Menares



APPOINTMENTS (continued)

32. Appointment of the Remaining Members to the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association, Inc. Board of Governors
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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. 32 (a); 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated May 9, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 32; 5/14/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
1 Alexandria Promotion Team
Charlotte Hall*

1 Alexandria Hotel Association
Representative

Michelle Hayes* Alexandria Hotel Association

The Director, Office of Historic Alexandria

Jean Federico*



(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. 3 of Item No. 32 (b); 5/14/96, 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 waived the residency requirements and appointed Charlotte Hall as the Alexandria Promotion Team Representative, Michelle Hayes as the Alexandria Hotel Association Representative, and Jean Federico as The Director, Office of Historic Alexandria, to the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association, Inc. Board of Governors; The voting was as follows:

Donley - Hall, Hayes, Federico
Pepper - Hall, Hayes, Federico
Cleveland - Hall, Hayes, Federico
Euille - Hall, Hayes, Federico
Rich - Hall, Hayes, Federico
Speck - Hall, Hayes, Federico
Walker - Hall, Hayes, Federico



NOTE: Item No. 32 (b) required a ballot because of the required residency waivers.

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Pepper, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried unanimously, City Council (a) appointed J. Lawrence Robinson as a Representative from the Old Town Civic Association, and Andrew Blair as The Chairman of the Board of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, to the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association, Inc. Board of Governors; (b) City Council waived the residency requirements and appointed Charlotte Hall as the Alexandria Promotion Team Representative, Michelle Hayes as the Alexandria Hotel Association Representative,
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and Jean Federico as The Director, Office of Historic Alexandria, to the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association, Inc. Board of Governors; and (c) made an interim appointment of the City Manager and endorsed a membership change which will delete the designated position for the City Manager and create a designated position for the Deputy City Manager on the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association, Inc. Board of Governors. The voting was as follows:

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

EXECUTIVE SESSION

35. 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 Speck, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, at 9:50 p.m., City Council convened an executive session at this time 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: First Alexandria Associates v. City of Alexandria, a case pending in the Circuit Court for the City of Alexandria, which involves the real estate tax assessments of the Foxchase apartments for tax years 1990 through 1993; Institute for Defense Analysis v.City of Alexandria, a case pending in the Circuit Court for the City of Alexandria, which involves the business personal property assessments of computer and related property owned by plaintiff for tax year 1991; and Fields v. Baxter, a case pending in the Circuit Court for the City of Alexandria, which asserts a claim for personal injury damages arising from an automobile accident involving a city employee. The voting was as follows:

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

THEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Walker, seconded by Vice Mayor Pepper and carried on a vote of 6-to-0, at 9:58 p.m., City Council reconvened the meeting. The voting was as follows:

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

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

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

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED, upon motion by Council Member Walker, seconded by Vice Mayor Pepper and carried unanimously, at 10:00 p.m., the Regular Meeting of May 14, 1996, was adjourned. The voting was as follows:

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

APPROVED BY:



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KERRY J. DONLEY MAYOR



ATTEST:




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Beverly I. Jett, CMC City Clerk










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