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Office of the City Clerk
October 15, 1998

There was a City Council Work Session
at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Workroom
with Representatives of the Alexandria Boards
of Architectural Review and the Alexandria Historical
Restoration and Preservation Commission.


Special Meeting
Wednesday, October 14, 1998 - - 7:30 p.m.
[In lieu of October 13, 1998 Regular Meeting]


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Please take notice that there was a Special Meeting (in lieu of the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, October 13, 1998) of City Council held on Wednesday, October 14, 1998, at 7:30 p.m., in the Council Chamber of City Hall, Alexandria, Virginia, for the purpose of considering the following:

/s/Vola Lawson, City Manager

OPENING

1. Calling the Roll.

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

The Invocation was pronounced by Councilman Cleveland.
2. Invocation. By:_________________________________________________________

3. Reading and Acting Upon the Minutes of the Following Meetings of City Council:

(a) The Public Hearing Meeting of September 12, 1998; and

(b) The Regular Meeting of September 22, 1998.

City Council approved the Minutes for (a) the Public Hearing Meeting of September 12, 1998; and (b) the Regular Meeting of September 22, 1998, as submitted.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

4. Report of the City Clerk.

City Council received the report of the City Clerk.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________



OPENING (continued)

5. Presentation of Proclamation Proclaiming the Month of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and October 16 as Mammography Day, and Reminding the Citizens of the City about the Fourth Annual Alexandria Walk to Fight Breast Cancer on Saturday, October 24, 1998. (Mayor Donley and City Manager Lawson)

City Council endorsed the proclamation.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

6. Presentation of Proclamation Proclaiming October 1998 as Crime Prevention Month. (Councilwoman Pepper)

City Council endorsed the proclamation.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

7. Consideration of Memorandum on the National Recycling Day Campaign and Presentation of Proclamation Proclaiming November 15, 1998, as City of Alexandria Recycles Day.

City Council endorsed the proclamation and authorized staff to work with the Metropolitan Council of Governments (MWCOG) to promote the City's participation in the national Recycling Day campaign.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

8. Presentation of Proclamation Proclaiming the Month of October as Disability Awareness Month in Alexandria.

City Council endorsed the proclamation.

Chet Avery announced and introduced the winners of the 1998 Business Awards to Alexandria businesses that have shown exemplary services to employees or customers with disabilities. The winners were Blockbusters and LandisScapes and Associates.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

New Business Item No. 1: City Manager Lawson introduced Edward Mandley as the new Director of General Services, and Louis Hicks as the new Director of the Alexandria Black History Resource Center.

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

CONSENT CALENDAR (9 - 12) (17 - 19) (24)

9. Receipt of Resignations from Boards, Commissions and Committees:

(a) Alexandria-Gyumri Sister City Committee
Susan Clot de Broissia

(b) Alexandria Board of Zoning Appeals
Antoine P. Cobb

(c) Alexandria Commission for the Arts
Kimberly A. Maney

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

CONSENT CALENDAR (continued)

(d) Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission
Ann H. Ross

(e) Alexandria Sister Cities Committee
Susan Clot de Broissia

10. Receipt of the Listing of Alexandria Delinquent Real Estate Taxes.

11. Receipt of the Fiscal Year 1998 Annual Report from the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities.

12. Receipt of the Annual Report from the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department, 1996-1997.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

City Council approved the Consent Calendar as presented with the exception of docket item nos. 10 and 19, which were considered under separate motions. The City Manager's recommendations are as follows:

9. City Council received the following resignations with regret: (a) Susan Clot de Broissia from the Alexandria-Gyumri Sister City Committee; (b) Antoine P. Cobb from the Alexandria Board of Zoning Appeals; (c) Kimberly A. Maney from the Alexandria Commission for the Arts; (d) Ann H. Ross from the Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission; and (e) Susan Clot de Broissia from the Alexandria Sister Cities Committee; requested the Executive Secretary to send appropriate letters of appreciation and to advertise the vacancies in the usual manner.

10. Vice Mayor Euille complimented the staff for their fine efforts over the past several years in terms of reducing the outstanding delinquency with regards to the real estate taxes. He questioned whether or not the $500,000 that staff expects to collect in delinquent taxes during FY 1999, is already designated in the budget or in addition to the adopted budget. Financial and Information Technology Services Director Gitajn indicated that the $500,000 was budgeted.

City Council received the listing of delinquent 1993 through 1997 real estate taxes and authorized that the list of 1997 delinquencies, less any payments received prior to publication, tax exemption appeals or real estate tax adjustments, be published once in a newspaper having general circulation in the City. (Separate Motion)

11. City Council received the report and thanked the members of the Commission on Persons with Disabilities for their dedicated work on behalf of Alexandria's citizens with disabilities.

12. City Council received the report from the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., and recognized the volunteers for their outstanding service and generous contribution to the City.

17. City Council introduced the ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, October 17, 1998.
REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

CONSENT CALENDAR (continued)

18. City Council introduced the ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, October 17, 1998.

19. Vice Mayor Euille questioned staff with respect to paragraph numbered 2 regarding the $16,302,225 of previously appropriated grant monies which staff is asking to be carried over from FY 98 to FY 99. He asked why the $4,612,964 grant monies associated with Housing and predominantly Federal monies were not spent and what plans do we have to utilize these funds?

Director of Housing Davis spoke to his concerns.

Vice Mayor Euille stated that he has asked staff to develop a housing plan or program in terms of what can be done for a need in this City for improved and enhanced homeownership opportunities. (Separate Motion)

City Council introduced the ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, October 17, 1998.

24. (a) City Council appointed Gail Gregory as a Member Representing the Fine Arts, Anna Leider and Michael Wilkosz as Residents of the City of Alexandria to the Ad Hoc City of Alexandria 250th Anniversary Commission; (b) Sandra Tinkham as a Representative From the Arts With Expertise in Museum Exhibition Work and Shirlee Friedenberg as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria-Caen Exchange Committee; (c) reappointed Samuel Gyulnazarian as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria-Gyumri Sister City Committee; (d) reappointed Richard Clausen as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Building Code Board of Appeals; (e) reappointed Lois Van Valkenburgh as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Commission on Aging; (f) appointed Linda Hester as a Member of the Social Services Advisory Board to the Alexandria Early Childhood Commission; (g) reappointed Jeffrey Mosher as a Member From the Field of Sanitary/Environmental Engineering and appointed Jacqueline Kamara as a Student Attending High School in the City of Alexandria to the Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission; (h) reappointed Angela Freeman as a Member From Planning District III and Charles Trozzo as a Representative From the Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission to the Historic Alexandria Resources Commission; (i) appointed David Phillips and Michael Starkweather as Members-at-Large to the Alexandria Task Force on AIDS; (j) reappointed James Wamsley as a Citizen Member to the Northern Virginia Transportation Coordinating Council's Citizens Advisory Committee; and (k) reappointed Marian Clarke and Jean Thompson as Residents Representing the Old Town North Residential Community to the Alexandria Urban Design Advisory Committee.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

13. Consideration of a Report on City Hall Services That Can Be Provided Beyond the Normal Work Day. (Councilman Speck)

City Council deferred this item to the second legislative meeting in November at which time staff was requested to bring back some information from the survey of our clients.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________
REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

14. Consideration of Proposal for Funding for the Alexandria Soccer Association and Alexandria Baseball, Incorporated. (Mayor Donley)

City Council: (1) approved, as an interim measure pending adjustments in the adult/youth fee schedules, the transfer of $15,000 from contingent reserves (account # 103556-2709) to the Alexandria Soccer Association (ASA) and the transfer of $13,000 to Alexandria Baseball Incorporated (ABI) for operations in FY 1999. Beginning in FY 2000, funding for ASA and ABI is to be fully reimbursed from fees collected by the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities for youth and adult sports; and (3) requested that staff report back in the context of the FY 2000 budget with a permanent plan for City support for ASA and ABI.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

15. Consideration of Report on Community Partnership Fund for Human Services Recommended Priorities for the FY 2000 Competitive Grant Cycle, Setting a Public Hearing on the Proposed Priorities for Saturday, October 17, and Consideration of Requested Revisions to the Community Partnership Fund Grant Process.

City Council: (1) docketed for public hearing on October 17, the FY 2000 priorities for the Community Partnership Fund, including the community input on priorities received this summer (pages 2-3 in Section A) and staff's recommendations on priorities (pages 4-5 in Section A). Final action on the FY 2000 priorities will be at the October 27 regular legislative meeting; and (2) approved the modifications to the process for the Community Partnership Fund for Human Services as discussed on pages 5-8 in Section B of this report.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

16. Consideration of Request to Extend the Term of the Alexandria Fair Share Task Force and to Amend the Designation for One Task Force Position.

City Council: (1) approved an extension of the term of the Fair Share Task Force from October 22, 1998 through April 30, 1999; (2) reaffirmed the appointments of the current Task Force members through April 1999; and (3) changed the Task Force member designation for the Community Services Board (CSB) representative from the Chair to one representative designated by the Community Services Board, and reaffirmed the appointment of Geraldine Doon to continue in this position.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES

None

ORAL PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

(a) Council Member Rich reminded the public that the Quality of Life Summit will be held on Saturday, October 31, 1998, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn and Suites, 625 First Street.

(b) Council Member Rich, with respect to the work on the Braddock Road overpass, recognized the flagmen who keep the traffic moving relatively smoothly. He thanked them for a job well done.
ORAL PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL (continued)

(c) Councilwoman Pepper congratulated Council Member Walker on being appointed chair of the Urban Section of the Virginia Municipal League.

(d) Councilwoman Pepper noted that there has been some clear-cutting activity on some of the banks on Holmes Run. From Duke Street south to Eisenhower it has been completed; however, on the north side of Duke, staff will be meeting with the Holmes Run Committee and neighbors to work out something that is reasonably acceptable to everyone before beginning the clear cutting from Duke Street to North Van Dorn Street.

(e) Councilwoman Pepper spoke to Council's recent discussion on the safety of dog exercise areas and the environmental impact of dog waste which empties into waterways. She noted that Council has been invited to a Regional Rally hosted by ArlingtonDogs members on Thursday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the NRECA Building, 4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, at which one of the issues to be discussed is the possible environmental impact of dog waste on our region's waterways.

(f) Vice Mayor Euille requested his colleagues on Council and the City staff that we, as a body, participate in the National Make a Difference Day. He will get permission from the City Manager and Tom O'Kane's Office to bring two trash barrels in for our Saturday, October 17 Public Hearing Meeting, and for the Tuesday, October 27 Legislative Meeting, even though the national day is celebrated on Saturday, October 24. We can do our part at City Hall by bringing in a canned good and/or a pair of gloves or a hat so that we can show our commitment and our support for helping to make a difference in lives of our own citizens in Alexandria. We will collect those goods and distribute them to the homeless shelters and other organizations throughout the City.

(g) Vice Mayor Euille noted that Friends of the Torpedo Art Factory will be hosting its Third Annual Taste for Arts, this Friday evening, October 16, 1998, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Torpedo Arts Center.

(h) Vice Mayor Euille announced that the Washington Metropolitan United Way Campaign is underway. He serves as Chairperson this year. He reminded our citizens that it's never too late to participate in this effort. Please call the local United Way Office in Alexandria, or give his office a call at 751-7970. The goal this year is to try to raise $964,000 which is a 7% increase over a year ago.

(i) Councilman Cleveland indicated that the 65th Anniversary Dinner of the NAACP will be held at the Ramada Hotel on North Fairfax Street on October 18. He will serve as Honorary Chair this year. Judge William Newman will be the guest speaker.











ORAL PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL (continued)

(j) Councilman Speck spoke to the Council Retreat this weekend and the Summit on the Commission on the Future of Cities in Charlottesville on October 13. Both of these occasions permitted him to focus on what Council does and how Council does it. He indicated that we are not a policy body, we are the policy body, and that as the governing body of this City, the decisions that we make not only have immediate but very long-term consequences to the City. He stated that he is going to use the orals occasionally to make some comments about policy issues that he thinks are coming up before Council that seem to be important. Councilman Speck stressed that what became very apparent at yesterday's summit is that Alexandria is obviously not alone in this State in the matters that we have been talking about that came before us at the Retreat as it relates to the budget. He noted that what is so evident as we have talked to our colleagues in other cities throughout the State, is that we are all in some various stages in a precarious financial situation.

(k) Mayor Donley announced that the Council of Governments has a new Chesapeake Bay Policy Committee on which Council Member Walker and Larry Gavin will represent the City.

(l) Mayor Donley noted that Inova Alexandria Hospital will have a "Bank Your Blood with the Mayor Campaign" on October 28, 1998, in the afternoon at Virginia Commerce Bank, 5140 Duke Street. To make reservations to donate, please call 751-4400.

(m) Mayor Donley spoke to Councilman Speck's having an appendectomy recently, and noted that he will be participating in the Marine Corps Marathon. Councilman Speck is accepting pledges for the new Polk Community Playground.

(n) City Manager Lawson reported on the recent Summit on the Commission on the Future of Cities in Charlottesville on October 13.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

CONSENT CALENDAR (17 - 19)

17. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE authorizing an encroachment into the public right-of-way at 1600 West Abingdon Drive for placement of a sign.

18. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to amend the Zoning Ordinance to change the rules for allowing general automobile repair uses.

19. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to make supplemental appropriations for the Fiscal Year 1998-1999 operating budget.

City Council introduced the ordinances and set them for public hearing, second reading and final passage on Saturday, October 17, 1998.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________



ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS (continued)

20. Consideration of Request of Goodwin House, Inc. for City Council Resolution In Support of Tax Exemption by Designation for Its Property Located in the City of Alexandria.

There was considerable discussion on this item by the Members of City Council, representatives of Goodwin House, City Attorney Sunderland, City Manager Lawson and Financial and Information Technology Services Director Gitajn.

[A copy of a verbatim transcript will be available on this item in the City Clerk's Office.]

Whereupon, a motion was made by Councilwoman Pepper and seconded by Councilman Cleveland to grant Goodwin House the tax exemption by designation, and approve a tightly worded resolution as outlined by the staff in its memorandum, so that they will be able to proceed with their mission as tax exempt.

Councilman Speck offered a friendly amendment to the motion as follows: that Council agrees to support a resolution for tax exemption by designation contingent upon an agreed upon payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) that staff negotiates with Goodwin House that would have both permanent agreement as well as some agreed upon escalating clause, probably pegged to average increases in commercial property, and that the resolution not move forward until staff advises Council that there is a PILOT that has those fixtures to it, i.e., the amount, the permanence as well as some agreed upon escalating clause to it.

The friendly amendment was agreed to by the maker and seconder of the main motion and was made a part of the main motion; which motion passed unanimously.

This item will be brought back to City Council at its last meeting in November, November 24.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

21. Consideration of Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds by the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Alexandria for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Headquarters Building Located at 699 Prince Street. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

City Council adopted the resolution as recommended by the AIDA at its meeting on September 29, 1998. RES. NO. 1893
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

OTHER

22. Receipt of Viewers Report for Vacation of an Interior Court Located at 900 Second Street, between First Street, Second Street, Colonial Avenue, and Powhatan Street, Fire Station #54, and Authorization to the City Attorney to Prepare the Necessary Ordinance. (#26 9/12/98)

City Council received the Viewers Report and authorized the City Attorney to prepare the necessary ordinance.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

OTHER (continued)

23. Consideration of City Council Schedule.

City Council: (1) noted the change in time for the NAACP Banquet on Sunday, October 18, 1998; (2) added to the calendar the Summer Jobs for Alexandria Youth Employer Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, October 27, 1998, in Room 2000, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; (3) scheduled a work session at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Workroom before Council's Tuesday, October 27 legislative meeting to discuss the Department of Human Services JobLink Program; and scheduled the following work sessions: Wednesday, November 4, 1998, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Workroom, a Council Work Session on School issues; Tuesday, November 17, 1998, at 6:30 p.m., in the Council Workroom, a Council Work Session on Department expenditure activities; and Monday, November 23, 1998, at 6:30 p.m., joint Work Session with the School Board to discuss Standards of Learning, at the Fire Training Center, with the Delegation being asked to join them.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

CONSENT CALENDAR (24)

24. Uncontested Appointments to Boards, Commissions and Committees:

(a) Ad Hoc City of Alexandria 250th Anniversary Commission
1 Member Representing the Fine Arts

2 Residents of the City of Alexandria

(b) Alexandria-Caen Exchange Committee
1 Representative From the Arts With Expertise in
Museum Exhibition Work

1 Citizen Member

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

(d) Alexandria Building Code Board of Appeals
1 Citizen Member

(e) Alexandria Commission on Aging
1 Citizen Member

(f) Alexandria Early Childhood Commission
1 Member of the Social Services Advisory Board

(g) Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission
1 Member From the Field of Sanitary/Environmental Engineering

1 Student Attending High School in the City of Alexandria

(h) Historic Alexandria Resources Commission
1 Representative From Planning District III
1 Representative From the Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

CONSENT CALENDAR (continued)

(i) Alexandria Task Force on AIDS
2 Members-at-Large

(j) Northern Virginia Transportation Coordinating Council's
Citizens Advisory Committee
1 Citizen Member

(k) Alexandria Urban Design Advisory Committee
2 Residents Representing the Old Town North
Residential Community

See action under Consent Calendar.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

CONTESTED APPOINTMENTS

25. Ad Hoc City of Alexandria 250th Anniversary Commission
1 Member Designated by the Alexandria-Washington
Masonic Lodge No. 22

1 Member Designated by the Alexandria Convention
and Visitors Association Board of Governors

City Council waived the residency requirements and appointed Mark Underwood as a Member Designated by the Alexandria-Washington Masonic Lodge No. 22, and Laura Overstreet as a Member Designated by the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association Board of Governors to the Ad Hoc City of Alexandria 250th Anniversary Commission.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

26. Alexandria-Caen Exchange Committee
1 Citizen Member

City Council waived the residency requirement and reappointed David Lapan as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria-Caen Exchange Committee.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

27. Alexandria Community Services Board
1 Consumer Member

City Council appointed Rae Hansen Andonian as a Consumer Member to the Alexandria Community Services Board.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

28. Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission
1 Member From the Field of Environmental Sciences

City Council appointed Kenyon Larsen as a Member From the Field of Environmental Sciences to the Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

CONTESTED APPOINTMENTS (continued)

29. Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission
1 Citizen Member

City Council appointed Jeffery Epperson as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

30. Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission
1 Non-Health Professional

City Council appointed Lori Cooper as a Non-Health Professional to the Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

31. Alexandria Task Force on AIDS
1 Representative From Hopkins House

City Council waived the residency requirement and appointed Mari Parr as a Representative From Hopkins House to the Alexandria Task Force on AIDS.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS (continued)

32. Consideration of resolution approving and authorizing the execution and delivery of documents related to the issuance of bonds, in an aggregate amount not to exceed $50 million, to finance the acquisition and installation of air pollution control equipment in the waste-to-energy facility in the City of Alexandria. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

City Attorney Sunderland explained three clarifications to the Retrofit Guaranty.

City Council adopted the resolution which approves, in substantially final form, and authorizes the City Manager to execute in final form, the following documents that are related to the issuance of tax exempt bonds, the proceeds of which will finance the retrofit project ("Retrofit Bonds"); (1) Amendment No. 6 to the Amended and Restated Facility Construction and Operation Agreement by and among Ogden Martin Systems of Alexandria/Arlington, Inc., ("Company"), the Alexandria Sanitation Authority, the Arlington Solid Waste Authority, the City of Alexandria and Arlington County ("Facility Agreement"), including all of the schedules attached thereto; (2) Amendment No. 7 to the Facility Agreement; (3) the Bond Purchase Agreement involving Lehman Brothers (the underwriter of the Retrofit Bonds), the Industrial Development Authority of Arlington County ("Arlington IDA"), the Company, the Alexandria Sanitation Authority and the Arlington Solid Waste Authority (collectively, the "Authorities"), and the City of Alexandria and Arlington County (collectively, the "Jurisdictions"); (4) the Preliminary Official Statement for the Retrofit Bonds to the extent that the Preliminary Statement sets forth information for which the City has a continuing disclosure obligation under the Continuing Disclosure Agreement referenced in 5, below, and the Official Statement for the Retrofit Bonds substantially in the form of the Preliminary Statement to the extent that the Official Statement sets forth information for which the City has this continuing disclosure obligation; (5) a Continuing Disclosure Agreement; (6) a Letter of Representations; (7) Amendment No. 1 to the Amended and Restated Conditional Sale and Security
ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS (continued)

32. (continued) Agreement by and among the Company, the Alexandria Sanitation Authority and the Arlington Solid Waste Authority; (8) an Operating Lease Agreement by and among the Alexandria Sanitation Authority, the Arlington County Solid Waste Authority and the Company; and (9) a Ground Lease between the City and the Company. RES. NO. 1894
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

EXECUTIVE SESSION

33. Consideration of Convening of an Executive Session to Consult with Legal Counsel Pertaining to Actual and Pending Litigation that Involves the City of Alexandria, Pursuant to Virginia Code 2.1-344(A)(7)

At 11:30 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): City of Alexandria v. Federal Highway Administration, et al, a case pending in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, which involves the City's challenge to the replacement project for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

At 12:08 a.m., October 15, 1998, the meeting was reconvened and City Council adopted the resolution pertaining to the Executive Session. RES. NO. 1895
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

The Meeting was adjourned at 12:10 a.m., October 15, 1998.

This docket is subject to change.

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Public Notice

The Lyceum Company is planning a forum discussion for the public on the status of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. The forum is scheduled for October 6, 1998, at 7:30 p.m., at The Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia.
It is anticipated that more than two Members of Council will be in attendance.
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Public Notice
The Mayor and certain Members of City Council will be attending the 1998 Virginia Municipal League (VML) Annual Conference which will be held October 4-6 at the Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia.
Recently, Mayor Donley and City Manager Lawson met with the Mayor and Deputy City Manager of Roanoke to explore the establishment of a City to City exchange between the City of Alexandria and the City of Roanoke. The Mayor and Members of the Alexandria City Council attending the VML Conference will be meeting with Members of the Roanoke City Council to discuss this program during the course of the conference.
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Public Notice
The Commission on the Condition and Future of Virginia's Cities is holding a Summit on Tuesday, October 13, 1998, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the OMNI Hotel in Charlottesville, Virginia.
It is anticipated that more than two Members of Council will be attending this Summit.
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