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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 26, 1996 - - 7:30 pm

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

Absent: None.

Also Present: 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 Services; Mrs. Godwin, Director of Management and Budget; Mr. O'Kane, Director of Transportation and Environmental Services; Mr. Lynn, Director of Planning and Zoning; Mr. Cyphers, Director of Human Services; Mr. Brannan, Assistant City Manager; Mr. Neckel, Director of Finance; Mr. Robinson, Director of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; Ms.Boyd, Director of Citizen Assistance; Mr. Caton, Legislative Director; Mr. Sanderson, Director of Real Estate Assessments; Ms. Davis, Director of Housing; Ms. Gattsek, Director of Office on Women; Ms. Fayne, Special Assistant to the City Manager; Ms. Chis, Director, Division of Social Services; Mr. Eiffert, Director, Agency on Aging; Mr. Powers, Director, Division of Community Programs; Ms. Barnett, Division Chief, Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; Ms. Anderson, Deputy Director, Transportation and Environmental Services; Fire Chief Hawkins; Police Chief Samarra; Planning Commission Chair Hurd; and Lieutenant Kaluta, Police Department.

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



OPENING

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

The Invocation was pronounced by Chaplain John Poffenberger of Good News Mission at the Alexandria Jail.

3. THERE BEING NO DISCUSSION, upon motion by Councilman Euille, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, City Council approved the minutes of (a) the Regular Meeting of March 12, 1996; (b) the Special Meeting of March 13, 1996; and (c) the Special Meeting of March 19, 1996, as submitted. The voting was as follows:


Euille "aye" Pepper "aye"
Cleveland "aye" Rich "aye"
Donley "aye" Walker "aye"
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4. THERE BEING NO DISCUSSION, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Vice Mayor Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council received the report of the City Clerk dated March 20, 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; 3/26/96, 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" Walker "aye"

5. Presentation of Proclamation Declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in the City of Alexandria. (Council Member Walker)

(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; 3/26/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

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

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

6. Presentation of Proclamation Proclaiming the Week of April 1 to April 7, 1996, as National Public Health Awareness Week 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; 3/26/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(Vice Mayor Pepper presented the proclamation.

Councilman Euille stated that he would like a work session on Health Department issues raised in the Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program Community Needs Assessment which Council received recently. He also was amazed at the large percentage of Alexandrians who lack insurance.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor 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"

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER
CONSENT CALENDAR (7 - 13; 21)
7. Receipt of the Following Resignations from Members of Boards, Commissions and Committees:



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(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. 7(a); 3/26/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
(b) Alexandria-Gyumri Sister City Committee
6 Citizen Members


(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 Nos. 8 (a-d); 3/26/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

9. Consideration of Application to the Virginia Commission for the Arts for a Local Government Challenge Grant for the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.

(A copy of the City Manager' s memorandum dated March 20, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 9; 3/26/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

10. Consideration of Application to the Virginia Department of Social Services for the Continuation of the Community Services Block Grant for Fiscal Year 1997.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated March 21, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 10; 3/26/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

11. Consideration of Renewal of the Contract Between the Office of Human Rights and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for the Period October 1, 1995 - September 30, 1996.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated March 21, 1996, is on file in the office of the City clerk and Clerk of Council marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 11; 3/26/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

12. Consideration of the 1994-1995 Annual Report from the Alexandria Waterfront Committee.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated March 22, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 12; 3/26/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

13. Receipt of the Monthly Financial Report for Period Ending February 29, 1996.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated March 11, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 13; 3/26/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

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21. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to establish the real and personal property tax rates for calendar year 1996.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated March 22, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 21; 3/26/96, 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. 21; 3/26/96, 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. 3 of Item No. 21; 3/26/96, 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 approved the consent calendar, as presented. The City Manager's recommendations are as follows:

7. (a) City Council received the resignation of J. Chapman Petersen from the Alexandria Social Services Advisory Board.

8. (a) City Council reappointed Daniel Abramson as a Builder to the Alexandria Affordable Housing Advisory Committee; (b) reappointed Helen Bertot, Benjamin Justesen, II, Daniel Maljanian, William Morgan, Margaret Pickering, and Tatyana Schriempf as Citizen Members to the Alexandria-Gyumri Sister City Committee; (c) appointed Paul Smedberg as a Representative of State Senator Patricia S. Ticer to the Alexandria Economic Opportunities Commission; and (d) reappointed C. Peter Schumaier as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Traffic and Parking Board.

9. City Council authorized the City Manager to (1) submit a grant application in the amount of $5,000 to the Virginia Commission for the Arts' Local Government Challenge Grant Program; and (2) execute all necessary documents that may be required.

10. City Council authorized the City Manager to (1) submit a grant application for federal and State Community Services Block Grant continuation funding, in the amount of $172,473, to the Virginia Department of Social Services; (2) approved the continuation of the four grant-funded positions covered by the Community Services Block Grant. Grant-funded positions terminate upon expiration of the grant and the individuals filling these positions are notified of this condition of employment; and (3) execute all necessary documents that may be required.

11. City Council authorized the City Manager to submit a renewal contract to the EEOC for funding, in the amount of $60,500, for the Alexandria Office of Human Rights to continue as a Fair Employment Practice Agency (FEPA).

12. City Council deferred this item until the May 14, 1996 City Council meeting.

13. City Council received the Financial Report for the period ending February 29, 1996, and authorized the City Manager to issue an invitation to bid and award a contract to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for the replacement of the HVAC system at the Charles Barrett Recreation Center.

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21. City Council introduced and passed the ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing on April 15, 1996; and for Second Reading and Final Passage on May 7, 1996, following the adoption of the FY 1996 Budget.

The voting was as follows:

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

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

14. Consideration of Request to Permit an Exception to the Major Events Policy for the War Between the States Chili Cook-off. (Vice Mayor Pepper)

(A copy of the City Manager' s memorandum dated March 13, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 14; 3/26/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Vice Mayor Pepper, seconded by Councilman Euille and carried unanimously, City Council permitted an exception to the Major Events Policy to allow the 1996 War Between the States Chili Cookoff to occur at Oronoco Bay Park on the fourth Saturday in September (September 28, 1996) instead of the third Saturday in September (September 21, 1996) as currently scheduled. The voting was as follows:

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

15. Consideration of a Change in the Docking Operations Plan to Provide for the Leasing of Ten Additional Pleasure Boat Slips at the City Marina on a Monthly or Yearly Basis.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated March 12, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 15; 3/26/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Walker, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, City Council approved the leasing of ten additional pleasure boat slips at the City Marina, and authorized the City Dockmaster, in conjunction with the Director of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, to determine, based on demand, if these slips should be leased on a monthly or yearly basis. The voting was as follows:

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







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16. Consideration of Application to the Virginia Department of Social Services for Funding for the Office on Women's Sexual Assault Response and Awareness Program.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated March 6, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 16; 3/26/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Euille, seconded by Vice Mayor Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council increased a .50 FTE, grant-funded, Outreach Prevention Specialist position to a full-time (1.0) position. 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 to the Virginia Department of Social Services for funding, in the amount of $22,473; (2) contingent upon the award of the grant, approved the increase of a part-time (.50 FTE), grant-funded position to the full-time position reflected above; and (3) authorized the City Manager to execute all documents that may be required. The voting was as follows:

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

17. Consideration of Request to the Virginia Department of Transportation for Changes in Lane Mileage Eligible for Street Maintenance Payments. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated March 21, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 17; 3/26/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Rich, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried on a unanimous ROLL-CALL vote, City Council (1) adopted the resolution listing (a) the various new roadways and lanes to be added to the State Highway road inventory; and (2) authorized the Director of Transportation and Environmental Services to forward the information to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The voting was as follows:

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

The resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 1780
WHEREAS, the 1985 Virginia General Assembly passed House Bill 1269 providing for a change in that municipal streets eligible for maintenance payments be divided into two categories based on functional classification; and



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WHEREAS, these categories are Primary/Minor arterial roads and Collector/Local streets and they replaced the past administrative classifications of Primary Extensions and Other streets, respectively; and

WHEREAS, the code, as set forth is Sec. 33.1-41.1 provided for a process in which municipalities may request additions, deletions or changes to the functional classification of Urban Roads or Streets eligible for maintenance payments on an annual basis; and

WHEREAS, the City of Alexandria contains additional new roadways which meet the State Highway road inventory criteria; and

WHEREAS, the City Council wishes to add various new roadways and lanes as Primary/Minor Arterials and Collector/Local streets and delete various vacated roadways; and

WHEREAS, the City Council wishes to make these changes to the Virginia Department of Transportation's road inventory in order to qualify for maintenance payments under the new quarterly payment rates per lane mile for Primary/Minor Arterial and Collector/Local streets respectively, starting as of July 1, 1996; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Alexandria City Council requests that the following new roadways and lanes be added to the Virginia Department of Transportation's road inventory:

NEW STREETS AND LANES

A. PRIMARY/MINOR

ROADWAY FROM/TO CENTERLINE JUSTIFICATION
MILEAGE

Hampton Dr. Kirkpatrick - Old dead end 0.11 Add 2 new lanes
Hampton Dr. Braddock Rd.- Kirkpatrick 0.13 Add 4 new lanes
Walter Reed Dr. King St.- North City Limits 0.04 Add 2 lanes
King St. Scroggins St.- Melrose St. 0.49 Add 1 lane
King St. Melrose St.-Janney's La. 0.12 Add 1 lane
Jeff-Davis Hwy. NCL - Reed Ave. 0.25 Add 2 lanes
Walker St. Duke St. - Stevenson Ave. 0.10 Add 1 lane
S. Pickett St. Duke St. - Edsall Rd. 0.57 Add 2 lanes
S. Pickett St. Edsall Rd. - Van Dorn St. 0.35 Add 1 lane

B. COLLECTOR/LOCAL

ROADWAY FROM/TO CENTERLINE JUSTIFICATION
MILEAGE

Charles Alexander Ct. Russell Rd.-cul-de-sac 0.16 Add 2 new lanes
King St. Service Rd. N. Quaker La.-Menokin Dr. 0.56 Add 1 lane
Duke St. Service Rd. 0.16 M.W. Taylor Run Pky. 0.12 Add 2 lanes
W. to-0.28 M.W. Taylor Run
Pkwy. W.
Cameron St. Commonwealth Ave.-King St. 0.15 Add 1 lane
Summers Ct. Summers Dr.-cul-de-sac 0.05 Add 2 lanes
(500 blk.)
Alfred St. S. Washington St.-O.09 mi. 0.09 Add 2 lanes
W.S. Alfred St.
Farrington Ave. Van Dorn St.-WCL 0.19 Add 2 lanes
C. DELETION OF VACATED ROADWAYS
ROADWAY FROM/TO CENTERLINE JUSTIFICATION
MILEAGE
Armistead St. N. Beauregard St. 0.17 Delete 2 lanes


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Alexandria City Council urges the Virginia Department of Transportation to approve this request as submitted.


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THEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Walker, seconded by Council Member Rich and carried on a unanimous ROLL-CALL vote, City Council (1) adopted the resolution listing: (b) the various roadways to be changed from Collector/Local streets to Primary/Minor Arterial roadways and vice versa; and (2) authorized the Director of Transportation and Environmental Services to forward the information to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The voting was as follows:

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

The resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 1781
WHEREAS, the 1985 Virginia General Assembly passed House Bill 1269 providing for a change in that municipal streets eligible for maintenance payments be divided into two categories based on functional classification; and

WHEREAS, these categories are Primary/Minor arterial roads and Collector/Local streets and they replaced the past administrative classifications of Primary Extensions and Other streets, respectively; and

WHEREAS, the code, as set forth is Sec. 33.1-41.1 provided for a process in which municipalities may request additions, deletions or changes to the functional classification of Urban Roads or Streets eligible for maintenance payments on an annual basis; and

WHEREAS, the City Council wishes to change the classification of various other roadways which are heavily travelled from Collector/Local streets to Primary/Minor arterial roadways classification, and roadways less travelled from Primary/Minor Arterial roadways to the Collector/Local Streets classification in order to qualify for the new maintenance payments starting as of July 1, 1996; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Alexandria City Council requests that the following new roadways be added to the "Primary/Minor Arterials" list and the same deleted from the "Collector/Local Streets list and vice versa:

NEW STREETS AND LANES

A. PRIMARY/MINOR

ROADWAY FROM/TO CENTERLINE JUSTIFICATION
MILEAGE

Holland La. Duke St.-O.3 M.S. Duke St. 0.32 Traffic Volume
Connecting Arterials
Gibbon St. Washington-Patrick St. 0.52 " " " "
Slaters La. Washington St.-Monroe Ave. 0.43 " " " "
West St. Madison St.-Braddock Rd. 0.10 " " " "
West St. Duke St.-King St. 0.15 " " " "
Madison St. Henry St.-West St. 0.16 " " " "
Wythe St. Fairfax St.-West St. 0.59 " " " "
Fairfax St. Pendleton St.-Third St. 0.48 " " " "
Third St. Fairfax St.-Royal St. 0.05 " " " "
Royal St. Third St.-Bashford La. 0.03 " " " "
Bashford La. Royal St.-G.W. Memorial Pky. 0.20 " " " "
Daingerfield Rd. King St.-Duke St. 0.21 " " " "
Mill Rd. Eisenhower Ave.-Public Safety 0.14 " " " "
Mill Rd. West of Telegraph Rd. 0.18 " " " "
Quantrell Ave. Lincolnia Rd. -Beauregard St. 0.11 " " " "
Lincolnia Rd. Quantrell Ave-West City limits 0.25 " " " "
S. Pickett St. Duke St. -Edsall Rd. 0.57 " " " "
S. Pickett St. Edsall Rd. -West city limits 0.75 " " " "




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B. COLLECTOR/LOCAL


ROADWAY FROM PRIMARY COLLECTOR CENTERLINE JUSTIFICATION
MILEAGE

Duke St. S. Patrick St.-Washington St 0.16 Reduced Traffic Volume
Valley Dr. W. Glebe Rd.-Martha Custis Dr. 0.17 " " "
Gunston Rd. Martha Custis Dr.-Quaker La. 0.05 " " "
Powhatan St. Washington St.-Monroe Ave. 0.67 " " "

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Alexandria City Council urges the Virginia Department of Transportation to approve this request as submitted.


18. Consideration of the Human Services Study Committee Report. (WS 3/19/96; #10 2/27/96)

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated March 21, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 18; 3/26/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.) Council Member Walker requested a study on services for seniors throughout the Community.

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Rich, seconded by Councilman Euille and carried unanimously, City Council directed staff and the designated Commissions and Boards to proceed with the following study recommendations from the Human Services Committee Report: (1) Review and evaluation of the homeless and emergency services consolidation (Recommendation #4); (2) Comparison and analysis of the cost effectiveness of Alexandria Community Shelter and Carpenter's Shelter (Recommendation #6); (3) City-wide Youth Services Study (Recommendation #7); (4) Study of child care issues (Recommendation #8); (5) Review and comment on ARCH alternatives (Recommendation #11); (6) Review of alternatives for reducing the companion aide budget (Recommendation #12); and (7) Study alternatives for the senior transportation program (Recommendation #13). The voting was as follows:



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

WITHOUT OBJECTION, City Council took Docket Item No. 20 at this point.

20. Consideration of Establishment of an Ad Hoc Planning Commission Committee to Determine How to Reduce Impediments to Commercial Development.

(A copy of the City Manager' s memorandum dated March 21, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 20; 3/26/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of a verbatim transcript of this item is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 20; 3/26/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, a motion was made by made by Council Member Walker, seconded by Councilman Cleveland that City Council approve the proposal for the establishment of an Ad Hoc Planning Commission Committee to examine ways to reduce impediments to commercial development with any amendments Council wishes to add. This program was developed by Planning Commission Chairman Bill Hurd and concurred with by the individual members of the Planning Commission.

THEREUPON, a substitute motion was made by Council Member Rich, seconded by Vice Mayor Pepper to create an Ad Hoc committee doing basically what has been recommended by the Planning Commission, but that the membership be made up of 11 members, 3 appointed by the Council from the Planning Commission, 4 citizens at-large and 4 from the development community; which motion FAILED on vote of 2 "ayes" to 4 "nos. The voting was as follows:

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

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Walker, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried on a vote of 5-to-1, City Council approved the proposal for the establishment of an Ad Hoc Planning Commission Committee to examine ways to reduce impediments to commercial development with any amendments Council wishes to add. This program was developed by Planning Commission Chairman Bill Hurd and concurred with by the individual members of the Planning Commission. The voting was as follows:

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

19. Consideration of Final Report on Legislation Introduced at the 1996 General Assembly Session.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated March 20, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 19; 3/26/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)


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WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Euille, seconded by Vice Mayor Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council received the report. The voting was as follows:

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

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES

ORAL PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

(a) Vice Mayor Pepper congratulated Council Member Rich and wife, Marcia, for the impending birth of their first child, October 2.

(b) Vice Mayor Pepper reminded everyone that the American Heart Association will be holding its "Celebrity Waiter" fundraiser, Thursday night, March 28, at 6:00 p.m. at the Ramada Inn Old Town.

(c) Vice Mayor Pepper thanked the Chamber of Commerce for continuing to honor our Police Officers and Firefighters.

(d) Council Member Rich spoke to the recent murder/suicide in his neighborhood. He questioned the response rendered by the system.

City Manager Lawson stated that staff will be setting up a committee of the Commonwealth's Attorney, Office on Women, Police Department and others to review the issues and legislation with respect to domestic violence. The committee will report back with appropriate recommendations.

(A copy of the verbatim transcript of this item is available in the City Clerk's Office.)

(e) Councilman Cleveland spoke to the successful dance sponsored by the Police Association for the Alexandria Youth Camp. The dance was held on March 23 at the Holiday Inn North. A good time was had by all.

(f) Councilman Euille spoke to the Second Annual Homeownership Fair to be held on April 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at T.C. Williams.

(g) Councilman Euille spoke to the recent decision of ARHA to redevelop the Berg. He suggested that the task force suggested by Mayor Donley be established and should include representatives from the Alexandria Tenant Council and lay citizens. He stressed that we need to insure that Resolution No. 830 is strictly adhered to and those who are displaced by this decision will be able to remain in Alexandria and some return to this site.

Mayor Donley stated that the ARHA Task Force should be convened. It should be broadened to include the Resident Council and possibly a representative from the ministerial alliance.

(A copy of the verbatim transcript for this item is available in the City Clerk's Office.)

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(h) Mayor Donley spoke to a letter he received from Jim Hunter, Chairman, Arlington County Board, requesting that the appointment of a resident of Fairlington be added to serve as a member of the Beauregard Street Corridor Study Task Force. He requested that we amend the enabling legislation setting up the Task Force by adding a representative from Fairlington designated by the Arlington County Board. The City Clerk was requested to advise Chairman Hunter of Council's decision.



ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS (continued)

22. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading and Second Reading of AN ORDINANCE to adopt Supplement No. 8 of the City of Alexandria Zoning Ordinance. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]


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

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

The ordinance finally passed reads as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 3854

AN ORDINANCE adopting supplemental pages for the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1992, as amended, and providing for the repeal of ordinances not included therein, except those saved from repeal by this ordinance, and for other purposes.
THE CITY COUNCIL OF ALEXANDRIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

Section 1. That the sections of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1992, as amended ("Zoning Ordinance"), and the portions thereof, set forth in the supplemental and replacement pages for the Zoning Ordinance, each of which pages is identified in the lower left-hand corner by the notation "Supp. No. 8," are hereby adopted as and shall constitute "The Eighth Supplement to the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1992."

Section 2. That the sections of the Zoning Ordinance, and the portions thereof, set forth in "The Eighth Supplement to the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1992," shall be in force and effect on and after the effective date of this ordinance, and all ordinances amending the text of the Zoning Ordinance which were adopted between June 18, 1995, and January 20, 1996, inclusive, and which are not included in such supplement or in the Zoning Ordinance are hereby repealed, except as otherwise provided in section 3 of this ordinance.

Section 3. That the repeal provided for in section 2 of this ordinance shall not affect any offense or act committed or done, or any penalty or forfeiture incurred, or any contract established or accruing prior to the effective date of this ordinance; nor shall it affect any prosecution, suit or proceeding pending or any judgment rendered prior to said date; nor shall it affect any provision of any ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance which was adopted between June 18, 1995, and January 20, 1996, inclusive, and which is inadvertently omitted from or erroneously incorporated into "The Eighth Supplement to The Zoning Ordinance of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1992; nor shall
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it affect any ordinance adopted after January 20, 1996.

Section 4. That one complete set of pages comprising "The Eighth Supplement to the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1992," shall be stapled or otherwise permanently fastened together, shall be manually signed on the front sheet by the mayor and the city clerk, and shall be filed in the office of the city clerk and made available to any person desiring to inspect the same. In addition, one complete set of the pages comprising such supplement shall be properly inserted into the copy of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1992, which bears the manual signatures of the mayor and the city clerk, and such code, as amended and supplemented, shall be kept on file in the office of the city clerk and be made available to any person desiring to inspect the same.

Section 5. That this ordinance shall become effective upon the date and at the time of its final passage.

Introduction: 3/12/96
First Reading: 3/12/96
Publication: 3/13/96; 3/14/96
Public Hearing: 3/26/96
Second Reading: 3/26/96
Final Passage: 3/26/96



23. Consideration of a Resolution Supporting the National League of Cities' Efforts to Lobby the President and Congress to Achieve a Fair and Balanced Budget without Shutting the Government Down Again. (Mayor Donley and Council Member Rich) [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Rich, seconded by Vice Mayor Pepper and carried on a ROLL-CALL vote of 5-to-0-to-1, City Council adopted the resolution. The voting was as follows:

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

The resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 1782
WHEREAS, the United States Congress and the President have not agreed on permanent spending legislation for the operation of the federal government for the remainder of the federal fiscal year; and

WHEREAS, achieving a fair and balanced budget without once again closing down the federal government is a matter of the highest priority at all levels of government; and

WHEREAS, all Americans must share in the sacrifice if a balanced budget is to be achieved; and

W WHEREAS, at its meeting on November 29, 1995 the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities adopted a set of principles to ensure enactment of a balanced budget; and

W WHEREAS, the Alexandria City Council wishes to support this effort by the National League of Cities;


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NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Alexandria supports the principles adopted by the National League of Cities in their effort to urge the United States Congress to enact a balanced budget:

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Council requests the City Clerk to forward copies of this resolution to the City's congressional delegation.

OTHER

24. Consideration of City Council Schedule.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated March 22, 1996, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 24; 3/26/96, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

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

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







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CONTESTED APPOINTMENTS

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

Dean Shahinian* 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; 3/26/96, 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 Dean Shahinian as a Citizen member to the Alexandria-Gyumri Sister City Committee. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Shahinian
Pepper - Shahinian
Cleveland - Shahinian
Euille - Shahinian
Rich - Shahinian
Walker - Shahinian

26. Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission
(The following persons volunteered for appointment to the above Commission:)

NAME ENDORSED BY:

Elizabeth Anderson*

Laurence Breaker

Anne LeHuray

Christopher Ros



(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; 3/26/96, 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: No one received the required four votes; therefore, there had to be a second balloting between Breaker and Ros. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Ros
Pepper - Ros
Cleveland - Breaker
Euille - Anderson
Rich - Breaker
Walker - Ros

Thereupon, ballots were again distributed, tellers were again appointed and the ballots again tallied with the following result: City Council appointed Christopher Ros as a Member from the Field of Environmental Sciences to the Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Ros
Pepper - Ros
Cleveland - Breaker
Euille - Ros
Rich - Ros
Walker - Ros




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

Michael Lynch*
(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; 3/26/96, 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 reappointed Michael Lynch as a Landlord or Representative of a Landlord to the Alexandria Landlord-Tenant Relations Board. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Lynch
Pepper - Lynch
Cleveland - Lynch
Euille - Lynch
Rich - Lynch
Walker - Lynch







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

James Bracken

Robert Busler

Joan Buntzen

Bobby Jones

John Kupik

Marjorie Posner

Linda Schaefer

Mary Ann Way

Ann Williams



(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; 3/26/96, 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: No one received the required four votes; therefore, there had to be a second balloting between Posner and Williams. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Posner
Pepper - Buntzen
Cleveland - Williams
Euille - Posner
Rich - Williams
Walker - Posner



Thereupon, ballots were again distributed, tellers were again appointed and the ballots again tallied with the following result: City Council appointed Marjorie Posner as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Library Board. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Posner
Pepper - Posner
Cleveland - Williams
Euille - Posner
Rich - Posner
Walker - Posner







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29. Alexandria Social Services Advisory Board

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

Carla Menares
Carolyn Merck* Sophie M. Korczyk
Susan Riedinger
Jennifer Schimpf
*Incumbent


(Material pertaining to the above appointment is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 29; 3/26/96, 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 Carolyn Merck as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Social Services Advisory Board. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Merck
Pepper - Merck
Cleveland - Merck
Euille - Merck
Rich - Merck
Walker - Riedinger

30. Alexandria Youth Services Commission

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

Amy Gotwals

Judith Smith

Nancy Van Gulick



(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; 3/26/96, 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 Nancy Van Gulick as a Member from the Professions, including Law, Medicine or Education, having an Interest and Concern with the Problems of Young People to the Alexandria Youth Services Commission. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Van Gulick
Pepper - Van Gulick
Cleveland - Smith
Euille - Van Gulick
Rich - Smith
Walker - Van Gulick

EXECUTIVE SESSION

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


WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Euille, seconded by Council Member Rich and carried unanimously, at 9:55 p.m., City Council convened an Executive Session pursuant to Virginia Code 2.1-344(B) (7), to discuss pending litigation against the City in a case captioned: Charles R. Hooff and others v. City of Alexandria, which is a case pending in the Alexandria Circuit Court involving four real estate parcels located in Eisenhower Valley. The voting was as follows:

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

THEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Rich, seconded by Vice Mayor Pepper and carried on a vote of 5-to-0, at 10:05 p.m., City Council reconvened the meeting. The voting was as follows:

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

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Council Member Rich and carried on a vote of 5-to-0, City Council approved the settlement of the case discussed in Executive Session as outlined by the City Attorney. The voting was as follows:

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

THEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Council Member Walker 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:

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

The resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 1783
WHEREAS, on this 26th day of March, 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
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WHEREAS, Section 2.1-344.1 of the Code of Virginia requires a certification by City Council that such executive session was conducted in accordance with Virginia law;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that city council does hereby certify that, to the best of each member's knowledge, only public business matters that were identified in the motion by which the executive session was convened, and that are lawfully exempted by the Freedom of Information Act from the Act's open meeting requirements, were heard, discussed or considered by council during the executive session.



THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried on a vote of 5-to-0, at 10:13 p.m., the Regular Meeting of March 26, 1996, was adjourned. The voting was as follows:

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