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Office of the City Clerk
March 23, 2011

City Council held a work session on the Fort
Ward Park Ad Hoc Committee Report, with the Ad
Hoc Committee, the Alexandria Archaeology
Commission, and the Historic Alexandria Resources
Commission at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Workroom.

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - - 7:00 p.m.

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1. Calling the Roll.

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Euille, and the City Clerk called the roll; all the members of Council were present.
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2. Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance.

City Council observed a moment of silence and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
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3. Reading and Acting Upon the Minutes of the Following Meetings of City Council:

(a) The Special Public Hearing Meeting Minutes of March 7, 2011; and

(b) The Regular Meeting Minutes of March 8, 2011.

City Council approved the special public hearing meeting minutes of March 7, 2011 and the regular meeting minutes of March 8, 2011.
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4. Recognition of the 2010 State PTA Reflections Art Contest Winners.

City Council recognized the winners of the 2010 State PTA reflections art contest.
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(Resignations and Uncontested Appointments)

5. Receipt of the Following Resignations From Members of Boards, Commissions and Committees:

(a) Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee

(b) Commission on Employment
David Svec

(c) Commission on Persons with Disabilities
Petra Osborne

(d) Public Health Advisory Commission
Jerome Cordts

6. Uncontested Appointments to Boards, Commissions and Committees:

(a) Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
1 Financial Professional With Knowledge or Experience in the Field
of Finance as it Relates to Residential Housing

(b) Alexandria Caen Sister City Committee
1 Citizen Member

(c) Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee
1 Member Designated By the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce

(d) Commission on HIV/AIDS
1 HIV/AIDS Services Organization Which Provides Services in the
City to the Minority Community

(e) Emergency Medical Services Council
1 Citizen Member

(f) Historic Alexandria Resources Commission
1 Alexandria Historical Society Representative

(g) Local Emergency Planning Commission
1 Representative of Community Groups

(h) Park and Recreation Commission
2 Planning District III Representatives

(i) Sister Cities Committee
1 Citizen Member

(Reports and Recommendations of the City Manager)

7. Consideration of Authorization of Recommended Capital Allocations and Planned Expenditures.


City Council approved the consent calendar. The City Manager's recommendations were as follows:

5. City Council accepted the following resignations with regret: (a) Cate Johnson, Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee; (b) David Svec, Commission on Employment; (c) Petra Osborne, Commission on Persons with Disabilities; and (d) Jerome Cordts, Public Health Advisory Commission.

6. City Council made the following appointments: (a) appointed Michael Butler as the one financial professional with knowledge or experience in the field of finance as it relates to residential housing, to the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee; (b) reappointed Lora Jerakis as the one citizen member to the Alexandria Caen Sister City Committee; (c) reappointed Jermaine Mincey as the one member designated by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce to the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee; (d) reappointed Marcos Castillo as the one HIV/AIDS services organization which provides services in the City to the minority community to the Commission on HIV/AIDS; (e) appointed Anthony Barone as the one citizen member to the Emergency Medical Services Council; (f) appointed Talmage Day as the one Alexandria Historical Society representative to the Historic Alexandria Resources Commission; (g) appointed Carl Adcock as the one representative of community groups to the Local Emergency Planning Commission; (h) reappointed Rich Brune and appointed John Sullivan as the two planning district III representatives to the Park and Recreation Commission; and (i) appointed Shelu Patel as the one citizen member to the Sister Cities Committee.

7. City Council authorized $1,096,000 for capital project allocations and planned expenditures for the capital projects as detailed in the Capital Improvement Expenditure Summary.
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8. Alexandria Gang Prevention Community Task Force
1 Member From and Representing T.C. Williams High School
1 Member From and Representing Alexandria City Middle Schools
1 Citizen-at-large Member

City Council waived the residency requirement and appointed Fulton Vinson as the one member from and representing T.C. Williams High School; waived the residency requirement and appointed Arthur Williams as the one member from and representing Alexandria City Middle Schools; and waived the residency requirement and appointed James Copple as the one citizen-at-large member to the Alexandria Gang Prevention Community Task Force.
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9. Landlord-Tenant Relations Board
1 Tenant Member

City Council appointed Kelly Merrill as the one tenant member to the Landlord-Tenant Relations Board.
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10. Oral Report on Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC-133) Project at Mark Center.

City Council heard the report on the BRAC-133 project at Mark Center.
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11. Presentation on the Alexandria Community Youth Mapping Project.

City Council received the report and thanked the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria (SAPCA) for their work on behalf of the City.
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12. Consideration of Report on Disposition of City Real Estate at 716-718 N. Columbus Street, 401 E. Braddock Road, and 1505 Powhatan Street and Receipt of Update Report on City-owned Property Disposition.

City Council: 1. declared 716-718 North Columbus Street as surplus property and authorized the City Manager to seek offers of bids, or auction the property, as described in the City Real Estate Disposition Policy; 2. received notice that the City has received an unsolicited offer for 401 East Braddock Road and declared 401 East Braddock Road as surplus property; 3. authorized the City Manager to issue a request for proposal for 1505 Powhatan Street, following the process as described in the City Real Estate Disposition Policy (contingent on additional City Council discussion); and 4. received updates on City-owned properties previously approved for disposition or under consideration for disposition; 509 North Saint Asaph Street, 511-515 Oronoco Street, 200 North Royal Street, 912, 916 and 920 King Street, and 116 South Henry Street.
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13. Consideration of Report on the Long-Range Transportation Demand Management Plan (TDM).

City Council adopted the Long Range TDM Plan, including adopting as aspirational goals the recommendations contained in this Long Range TDM Plan.
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(a) Vice Mayor Donley said the Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board took a few actions on the ramp at Seminary Road. It agreed to do an air quality analysis on the ramp which is required prior to anything being officially approved as part of the transportation improvement program and they agreed to amend the 2011 constrained long-range plan to add this to the plan so that it could be considered, which is one more step in adding it to the transportation improvement program. Those studies will happen over the next 4-6 months and he anticipated they would come back before the TPB at COG in the Fall for final adoption. He said it signals that VDOT is serious about doing the necessary work and committing the dollars to make the transportation infrastructure investment in the Mark Center area.

(b) Vice Mayor Donley offered congratulations to Dan Shipp and his family who were recognized by the Alexandria crew boosters and the T.C. Williams crew team this weekend by having a boat named after him. Vice Mayor Donley said Dan has been associated with the crew boosters and T.C. Williams crew for about 15 years.

(c) Councilman Krupicka said he learned recently that the Arlandria Farmers Market has secured funding to get a wireless point of sale device, which will allow them to take credit and debit cards. It gives a lot more people access to those kind of payment options and makes it easier for the vendors. He said he would like to work with staff to explore how it could make that happen and it might turn into a budget memo request.

(d) Councilman Smedberg said he represents the Council on the VRE Operations Committee, and he noted that over the past several months, VRE ridership has slowly been trending up and they hit a milestone earlier this month of 20,000 riders.

(e) Councilwoman Hughes said the Jefferson Houston PTA had a celebrity BINGO as a fundraiser Saturday night and a number of Councilmembers were there. She congratulated them on a good fun-filled family event.

(f) Councilwoman Hughes congratulated the Alexandria Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta sorority on having a wonderful 25th year of service anniversary luncheon at the Army Navy Club. They have done a number of wonderful programs in the City and in the near future will be doing a Read Across America Day.

(g) Councilman Fannon said they have a lot of City employees that spend their whole careers giving to the community and to the City, and when one retires or leaves, there is a lot of institutional knowledge that goes along with that. He said he introduced Detective Tom Durkin, who retired with 34 years with the Police Department. He thanked Detective Jerkin for his service and wished him well in his retirement.
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14. Consideration of Resolution Reaffirming the City’s Endorsement of an Independent Policy Board for the Alexandria Alcohol Safety Action Program. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

City Council adopted the resolution reaffirming the continuation of an independent policy board, appointed by Council, for the AASAP program. (RES. NO. 2441)
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15. Consideration of Resolution Providing For A Six-month Extension of the City’s Cable Television Franchise Agreement with Comcast of Virginia, Inc. From April 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

City Council: 1. approved the request and adopted the resolution, which extends the expiration date of the cable television franchise agreement with Comcast of Virginia, Inc., from March 31, 2011 to September 30, 2011; and 2. extended the waiver of the requirement for a minimum of 10 hours of local origination programming that is produced by Comcast and intended for use in the City and is of specific local interest to the residents of the City until a new franchise agreement is executed. Comcast's temporary studio is located at its headend on Wheeler Avenue, a secure building, which makes it difficult for members of the public to access the facility. Council directed the City Manager to provide an update by the June 28, 2011 Council meeting on where negotiations stand and to have an executive session conversation on the matter much earlier than June 28. (RES. NO. 2442)
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16. Receipt of Report on the City Council Process for City Manager Selection.

City Council approved the process for the recruitment and selection of the new City Manager as discussed in the staff report.
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17. Consideration of City Council Schedule.

City Council: 1. confirmed that there will be a budget work session with the School Board at George Washington Middle School on March 30 at 7:00 p.m. as discussed at the March 14 joint budget work session with the School Board; 2. scheduled a special executive session at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Workroom on Tuesday, April 5 to discuss personnel matters related to the recruitment and selection of a new city manager; 3. scheduled a work session with the Alexandria HIV/AIDS Task Force in the City Council workroom at 5:30 p.m. before Council's Tuesday, June 28 legislative meeting; and 4. noted that the following events that have been added to the Council Calendar since the last legislative meeting: the annual City employee recognition program on Tuesday, April 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the George Washington Masonic Memorial; the City employee health fair on Wednesday, May 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Lee Center; and the Commission for the Arts annual grantee and artists recognition reception on Monday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Room 2000.
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18. Consideration of a Closed Meeting For the Purpose of Consulting With Legal Counsel Regarding Pending Litigation and to Discuss Personnel Matters.

City Council convened in closed executive session at 9:39 p.m., pursuant to Sections 2.2-3711(A)(1) and (7) of the Code of Virginia, for the purpose of discussion and consideration of the appointment of a specific appointee of City Council and consultation with legal counsel and briefings by staff members pertaining to actual or probable litigation regarding specific legal matters requiring the provision of legal advice.

City Council reconvened the meeting at 10:00 p.m., and noted that the closed executive session, pursuant to Section 2.2.-3711(A)(1) be recessed until April 5, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council workroom and then to April 12, 2011 at the same time and place.

City Council adopted the resolution pertaining to the Executive Session. (RES. NO. 2443)
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The meeting adjourned at 10:01 p.m.

Note: The action docket is a summary of Council's meeting deliberations prepared largely for staff follow-up. Formal minutes of the meeting, when approved by Council become the official record of the meeting and of Council decisions made at the meeting.

This docket is subject to change.

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