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Office of the City Clerk
June 23, 1999

There was a Work Session in
the City Council Workroom at 6:00 p.m.
Discussing the Development of a Visitors'
Center at Union Station.

There was an Executive Session
at the Close of this Meeting. See
Docket Item No. 44.


Regular Meeting
Tuesday, June 22, 1999 - - 7:30 p.m.


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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 Reverend Donald C. Hayes, Pastor of The Church of The Bible.
2. Invocation. By:_________________________________________________________

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

(a) the Regular Meeting of June 8, 1999; and
(b) the Public Hearing Meeting of June 12, 1999.

City Council approved the Minutes for (a) the Regular Meeting of June 8, 1999; and (b) the Public Hearing Meeting of June 12, 1999, as submitted.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

4. Report of the City Clerk.

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

5. Presentation of Proclamation Recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the Juvenile Court System in America. (Mayor Donley)

Judge Dawkins spoke to the Town Meeting to be held on June 27, 1999, at 4:00 p.m. at the T.C. Williams High School Mini-auditorium.

City Council endorsed the proclamation.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________
OPENING (continued)

6. Presentation of Proclamation Declaring Thursday, June 24, 1999, as St. John the Baptist Day in the City of Alexandria. (Councilwoman Pepper)

City Council endorsed the proclamation.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

CONSENT CALENDAR (7 - 18)

Without Objection, City Council removed docket item nos. 9, 10, 11, 15, and 18 from the Consent Calendar and considered them under separate motions.

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

None

8. Uncontested Appointments to Boards, Commissions and Committees:

(a) Alexandria Board of Architectural Review - Parker-Gray
District
1 Citizen Member

(b) Alexandria Carr/Norfolk Southern (Carlyle) Design
Review Board
1 Citizen Member

(c) Alexandria Community Services Board
1 Licensed Physician

1 Consumer Member

1 Citizen Member

(d) Historic Alexandria Resources Commission
1 Representative From the Alexandria Public Records
Advisory Commission

(e) Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission
1 Representative of the Alexandria Community Services
Board

(f) Alexandria Public Records Advisory Commission
3 Citizen Members

(g) Alexandria Waterfront Committee
1 Representative From the Founders Park Community
Association

1 Representative From the Pleasure Boat Lease Holders
at the Alexandria Marina


REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

CONSENT CALENDAR (continued)

9. Consideration of a Three-Year Lease Between the City and the Del Ray Artisans for the Use of the Colasanto Center Located at 2704 Mt. Vernon Avenue.

10. Consideration of a Three-Year Lease Agreement with the Alexandria Community Network Preschool for the Use of Room 13 and the Multi-Purpose Room at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street.

11. Consideration of a One-Year Lease Agreement with the Children's International Center, Inc. for Use of the Open Space Behind the James T. Luckett, Jr. Stadium Located at Duke Street and Wheeler Avenue.

12. Consideration of Grant-Funded Position from the Virginia Department of Social Services for the Fraud Reduction and Elimination Effort (Fraud Free) Program.

13. Consideration of a Non-Competitive Grant Application to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Litter Prevention and Recycling Program, for Funding for the Adopt-A-Park Program.

14. Consideration of a Renewal Grant Application to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for FY 2000 Pass-Through Funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the Alexandria Health Department Office of Environmental Quality, Air Pollution Control Program.

15. Receipt of the FY 1997-1998 Annual Report from the Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission.

16. Consideration of Early Childhood Commission and Review Committee Recommendations for the Use of FY 2000 Alexandria Children's Fund Monies.

17. Consideration of Career Ladder Program for Purchasing Division Buyers I and II.

18. Receipt of the Monthly Financial Report for the Period Ending May 31, 1999.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

City Council approved the Consent Calendar as presented, with the exception of docket item nos. 9, 10, 11, 15 and 18, which were considered under separate motions. The City Manager's recommendations are as follows:

7. There were no resignations for Council to receive.






REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

CONSENT CALENDAR (continued)

8. City Council: (a) reappointed Donald Kraft as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Board of Architectural Review - Parker-Gray District; (b) reappointed Kerry St. Clair as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Carr/Norfolk Southern (Carlyle) Design Review Board; (c) reappointed Dale Cloyd as a Licensed Physician, Larry Hoffer as a Consumer Member, and Nancy Turner as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Community Services Board; (d) reappointed Clarence Henley as a Representative From the Alexandria Public Records Advisory Commission to the Historic Alexandria Resources Commission; (e) appointed Megan Contakes as a Representative of the Alexandria Community Services Board to the Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission; (f) reappointed Ruth Kaye, Maida Loescher, and Robert Smith as Citizen Members to the Alexandria Public Records Advisory Commission; and (g) reappointed Charles Hamel as a Representative From the Founders Park Community Association and appointed Stafford Farmer-Lee as a Representative From the Pleasure Boat Lease Holders at the Alexandria Marina to the Alexandria Waterfront Committee.

9. Vice Mayor Euille questioned whether or not we have undertaken the responsibility, if required and necessary, to advertise this facility space and spaces available for lease to other entities other than to the current lessee. He also queried why the attendance at the pool had not increased.

Deputy Director of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Barnett and Deputy City Manager Steele spoke to these queries.

City Attorney Sunderland stated it was not required to advertise since it was for less than five years.

City Council authorized the City Manager to enter into a three-year lease (July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2002) between the City and the Del Ray Artisans for the Colasanto Center located at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue. (Separate Motion)

10. Vice Mayor Euille questioned the fiscal impact of this lease with respect to the City.

Management and Budget Director Godwin indicated that staff will note in the future the fiscal impact with respect to the maintenance of the facility. She stated that it is a marginal cost at the Charles Houston Center, and it is incorporated as part of the on-going facility maintenance at the particular facility. It is an agreement that has been in place for some time but staff will track it in the future.

City Council authorized the City Manager to enter into a three-year (September 1, 1999 - August 31, 2002) lease agreement with the Alexandria Community Network Preschool for use of room 13 and the multi-purpose room at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street. (Separate Motion)

11. City Council authorized the City Manager to enter into a one-year lease agreement (July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2000) with the Children's International Center, Inc., 25 South Quaker Lane, to use the open space as shown in Attachment 2 (of the memorandum) for play space. (Separate Motion)
REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

CONSENT CALENDAR (continued)

12. City Council approved the establishment of one full-time grant-funded position to be responsible for fraud prevention, investigation, claim establishment and collections in public assistance programs in the Department of Human Services. This position will be terminated upon expiration of the grant and any person filling this position will be notified of this condition of employment.

13. City Council authorized the City Manager to (1) submit a non-competitive grant application to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Litter Prevention and Recycling Program, for funding in the approximate amount of $13,000 for the Adopt-a-Park Program (the exact amount to be determined by the Department of Environmental Quality by August 1, 1999); and (2) execute all necessary documents that may be required.

14. City Council authorized the City Manager to: (1) submit a renewal grant application to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for FY 2000 pass-through funding from EPA, in the amount of $40,870, for the Alexandria Health Department OEQ Air Pollution Control Program; and (2) approve the continuation of three full-time grant-funded positions in the Alexandria Health Department OEQ Air Pollution Control Program to administer the grant-funded activities should the grant be awarded. These grant-funded positions would terminate upon expiration of the grant and the individuals who fill these positions would be notified of this condition of employment at the time their employment is renewed and would sign an agreement of understanding with regard to this condition. It should be noted there are no additional monies available in the City budget to continue the grant-funded activities after the grant funds expire; and (3) execute all necessary documents that may be required.

15. Council Member Walker highlighted the Environmental Policy Commission's accomplishments for the past year.

Mayor Donley and Councilwoman Pepper also provided comment.

City Council received the Annual Report from the Environmental Policy Commission and thanked Commission members for their efforts on behalf of the City. (Separate Motion)

16. Councilman Speck disclosed for the record that he serves on the Board of Directors of Stop Child Abuse Now which is receiving the smallest of the grants from the Early Childhood Commission, and he does not receive any compensation from them and has no direct involvement in the decision to award them or to be benefited from the receipt of that. He will vote on this item.

Vice Mayor Euille disclosed that he serves on the Board of Directors of Healthy Families, and they will be receiving a significant portion of the funds from the Children's Fund. He will be voting on this item.

Council Member Walker also disclosed that she serves on the Board of Directors of Healthy Families, and they will be receiving a significant portion of the funds from the Children's Fund. She will be voting on this item.


REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

CONSENT CALENDAR (continued)

16. City Council approved the following: (1) a $35,000 set-aside for continuation funding for the Mount Vernon Head Start site; (2) a $50,000 set-aside for the Virginia Preschool Initiative; (3) That the remaining $889,400 be designated to fund 11 projects that provide quality child care and comprehensive services to at-risk children; and (4) that any unexpended funds from the FY 2000 Children's Fund programs be reallocated to the Crisis Aid Child Care Fund or the Child Day Care Fee System.

17. City Council approved the proposed career ladder program for Buyers I and II.

18. Vice Mayor Euille directed questions to Management and Budget Director Godwin regarding approved funding available and planned expenditure amounts as they relate to the capital improvement program planned expenditures.

Vice Mayor Euille suggested in the future that staff place an added statement for similar projects that notes that the balance of the funds will be utilized as the project progresses, because when one reads the recommendation, you assume that this is all that is necessary even though we planned "x" dollars but we are only gong to spend "y" dollars.

City Council: (1) received the Monthly Financial Report for the period ending May 31, 1999; (2) authorized the capital project allocations and planned expenditures for the capital projects as detailed in the Capital Improvement Program Planned Expenditure Summary; and (3) delegated to the City Manager, or her designee, authority to award contracts to the lowest responsible bidders for the following construction projects: (a) the Ramsay Recreation Center, located at 5700 Sanger Avenue; (b) the new Animal Shelter, located on Eisenhower Avenue; (c) Fire Station 206, located at 4906 Seminary Road; and (d) the Torpedo Factory exterior. (Separate Motion)

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

19. Consideration on Interim Report on Traffic Concerns and Traffic Calming Measures in the City (#12 6/8/99).

Mayor Donley highlighted the interim report.

City Council received this report.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________








REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

20. Consideration of the Location of a Gift of a Shipbuilder Statue.

Staff was requested to find out how much it would cost to move the statue to another location, and will formalize agreements and report back to Council.

City Council approved the Waterfront Committee's and the Park and Recreation Commission's recommendation "to place a gift of a shipbuilder statue at the southeast corner of Waterfront Park on a temporary basis."
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

21. Consideration of Two Five-Year License Agreements with Polak Steamboat, Incorporated for Use of Commercial Dock Space at the City Marina for the Berthing of Two Sightseeing Vessels.

Councilwoman Pepper noted for the record that she will abstain from voting on this item due to a generous gift given many years ago.

Vice Mayor Euille noted for the record that when City Council approves the two five-year lease agreements, they both represent a 2.5 percent increase in each of the subsequent four years over the current lease.

City Council approved and authorized the City Manager to execute the five-year license agreements (July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2004) with Polak Steamboat, Incorporated, allowing them to berth the Admiral Tilp and the Matthew Hayes in commercial dock space located at the City Marina's North Pier to provide scenic tours along the Potomac River.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

22. Receipt of the Cameron Valley Limited Partnership Semi-Annual Reports to City Council.

Mayor Donley stated that in the language of the report it indicates that Resnick, Fedder and Silverman have indicated that they have done some financial analysis and that ARHA should be able to repay the loan. Mayor Donley queried if we expect repayment by August 15, 2006, or before, or whether there will be curtailments.

Financial and Information Technology Director Jinks responded that the study is several years old, and indicated that ARHA has retained Resnick, Fedder and Silverman to redo the study based upon current rents, based upon the refinancing and mortgage, and he thinks we will get the answer to the Mayor's question at that point in time. Based upon the prior study, ARHA did not plan on paying back the City's loan until the very end of the process.

City Council received these reports.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________








REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

23. Consideration of Approval of Four Full-Time and Two Part-Time Social Worker Positions from the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) for Child Welfare Services.

City Council: (1) approved the establishment of two full-time Social Worker II positions in the Division of Social Services to provide additional services to help reunify children with their families or achieve permanency for them through adoption. These positions will be terminated upon expiration of the additional State allocation, and persons filling these positions will be notified of this condition of employment; and (2) approved the establishment of two full-time and two part-time Social Worker II positions in the Division of Social Services to establish and maintain a therapeutic foster care program for special needs children and to recruit and prepare foster and adoptive homes. These positions will be terminated upon expiration of the additional federal funding, and persons filling these positions will be notified of this condition of employment.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

24. Consideration of the Alexandria Community Services Board's: (1) Amended FY 2000 Plan of Services Which Includes the FY 2000 Performance Contract with the State; (2) FY 2000 Prioritized List of Unmet Needs of Alexandrians with Mental Disabilities; (3) Status of the FY 1999 - 2003 Proposed Housing Plan; and, (4) FY 2000 Program Evaluation Plan.

Councilwoman Pepper questioned Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Director Claiborn about the application to be submitted to the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority to obtain 30 Section 8 Certificates.

City Council: (1) approved the Board's amended FY 2000 Plan of Services which includes approval of the Performance Contract with the State including: (a) several new provisions which increase the reporting and accountability of the Board and require the Board to change some of the ways in which it conducts business; and (b) $241,350 in additional State and Federal monies; (2) authorized the Board to submit joint applications with two other agencies to obtain State funding to provide substance abuse services as follows: (a) a joint application with Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board to develop a community-based perinatal treatment program for chemically-dependent women; and (b) a joint application with the Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) to locate a DRS position of Substance Abuse Services to provide vocational assessment and rehabilitation services to men and women in substance abuse treatment; and (3) approved the Board's FY 2000 Program Evaluation Plan.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________









REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

25. Consideration of the One-Year Action Plan (July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2000) for the Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development Which Includes the City's Applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investments Partnerships (HOME) Funding. (#18 6/12/99)

City Council: (1) approved and authorized the submission of the One-Year Action Plan, which includes the budgets and funding applications for the CDBG and HOME Program for the City's Fiscal Year (FY) 2000, to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); (2) approved the transfers of up to $767,210 in CDBG monies and $99,604 in HOME monies as shown in Attachment II of the memorandum; and (3) authorized the City Manager to execute all necessary documents following the adoption of the One-Year Action Plan.
Council Action:______________________________________________________________

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES

None

ORAL PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

(a) Councilwoman Pepper spoke to the opening of the Regional Office of Census 2000 which is located on Eisenhower Avenue. She presented the Mayor with items received at the opening which included a plaque supporting the Census 2000 Project.

(b) Councilwoman Pepper spoke to the 250th Anniversary reception for those who submitted recipes for inclusion in the Great Chefs of Historic Alexandria Cookbook which is now available. She presented the Members of Council with a copy of the cookbook. It can be purchased for $17.95.

(c) Councilman Cleveland received a complaint from a gentleman who parked in the King Street Metro parking area and who received a ticket for parking at a meter. He stated that he went to the Adjudication Office and he had it adjudicated, and then ten days later he received a letter reversing the decision on the adjudication. He also had received an extra fine for being late. Assistant City Manager Evans stated that staff will turn it over to the Commonwealth's Attorney who administers this office.

(d) Councilman Cleveland reminded everyone that the Governor's New Partnership will be having a meeting at the Lee Center on July 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. He will be supporting a Fatherhood Project. He encouraged everyone to attend.

(e) Councilman Speck spoke to the permanent display of the history of the City in the form of past mayors and trustees of the City, and past city managers in the Council Workroom. It is a wonderful historical visual reference. He requested the City Manager to communicate to those responsible for this what a really fine presentation it is.




ORAL PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL (continued)

(f) Councilman Speck said at the Agenda Alexandria meeting on Monday, June 21, our City Attorney did the City proud with his excellent presentation on an explanation of the circumstance and situation of the Wilson Bridge. He stated that it was a good, positive, constructive, and spirited debate between a representative of the Coalition for a Sensible Bridge, City Attorney Sunderland presenting the City's view, and the representative from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Design Office who gave its perspective. He indicated that Jones is filming the Agenda Alexandria meetings, but he does not know what the schedule is for rebroadcasting. Due to the quality of the presentation, he requested Citizen Assistance Director Boyd to ask Jones to increase the broadcast schedule through the summer.

(g) Councilman Speck noted that when Council comes back from summer recess, Council is going to be facing the fullest plate this fall that this Council, and most Councils, have ever had. He indicated that Council will be dealing with Potomac Yard, PTO Carlyle, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, the general traffic issues, the visitors' center, some possible waterfront development issues, some restaurants, etc. These issues that are to be addressed are going to have consequences to this community for many, many generations. He stated that we, in the end, are all looking for the same objective and that's the good of the City. Councilman Speck expressed concern that we seem to be creating an environment in which issues are defined as either business issues or resident issues and that we seem to be letting an environment occur in which people feel intimidated towards coming here and speaking. He noted this only because he thinks, speaking only for himself, sometimes he probably creates some of those stark discussions. He indicated that he needs to use the vacation to relax, rejuvenate and to think about when we come back the significant issues that Council is going to be addressing. He noted that he is looking forward to it, he knows it is going to be challenging, and noted the obvious which is that Council is coming before these issues in an election year, and that always creates a different coloration. He said that Council needs to, as much as it can, think not about that, but about the fact that it is going to be deciding some things that are going to be really very, very important to this City and to all of the community. He indicated that he is going to try to contribute to the dialogue and the debate as constructively as he can and to continue to work to be kinder and gentler. He realized that that is not always easy, but he thinks that we all need to work to create that environment in which this whole community participates in a constructive way on these issues.

Vice Mayor Euille piggybacked on Councilman Speck's comments. He indicated that Council has had a very difficult year. He indicated that Council needed to bring closure to some of these items and some significant progress has happened, but there is a lot more work yet to be done and there are challenges still ahead. He noted that Council has worked very hard and very well together despite its differences. He indicated that he feels that the citizens are respective of the fact that this has been a very challenging year for all of us.

Council Member Rich stated that while Council has had some tough issues that it dealt with in the last couple of years, he can't help but think that this has been a dream Council. He noted that in the last couple of years this Council has worked well together with less contention than anytime since he has been watching Council.


ORAL PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL (continued)

Mayor Donley thanked each of his colleagues for the work that they have done during this legislative year on all of the tough issues. He noted that we have begun building a new central library, broke ground on the first school in 30 years, approved a new recreation center at Ramsay Elementary School, approved a new animal shelter, and Cameron Station is well under development. He stated that certainly there will be some decisions and issues that Council is going to face in the fall, and Council will face them in the same manner in which it faced the other tough decisions that it has dealt with in the past and that is in a very open, honest and public way.

Mayor Donley also thanked the City Manager and her staff from top to bottom for its responsiveness and professionalism.

(h) Mayor Donley noted that the YouthMapping project is about to begin this summer. Youngsters from across Alexandria will be mapping or surveying our City to insure that we are a child-friendly community. They will be visiting businesses, public facilities, organizations and agencies throughout the City, door-to-door. The information will go into a data base that will then be used to report back to the Council and the Youth Policy Commission about our City and our attitudes and our facilities as they relate to young people.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

26. Consideration of Implementation of State Legislation Permitting City Employees Who are Members of the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) to Retire at Age 50 with 30 Years of Service (Council Member Rich)

City Council approved inclusion of all City employees who are members of VRS in the new 50/30 retirement provision.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

27. Consideration of Resolution Providing for Tax Deferred Purchase of Prior Service Credit for City Employees in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS). [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

City Council adopted the resolution. This purchase of prior service option applies to City employees in VRS who elect to purchase prior service at the rate of five percent of current salary on a tax deferred basis. The purchase of prior service through payroll deduction will provide employees with a tax-saving option.
RES. NO. 1923
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

28. Consideration of Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds by the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Alexandria for the Volunteers of America, Inc. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

City Council adopted the resolution as recommended by the AIDA at its meeting on June 8, 1999. RES. NO. 1924
Council Action:______________________________________________________________



ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS (continued)

29. Consideration of a Resolution and Grant Applications to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development for FY 2000 Continuation Funding of the State Homeless Housing Assistance Resources (SHARE) Program and Approval of Share Applications Submitted by Alexandria Non-Profit Organizations. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

City Council: (1) adopted the Governing Body Resolution, authorizing the City Manager to act on behalf of the City Council to apply for SHARE funding from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development; (2) approved applications for continuation funding from SHARE for the Alexandria Community Shelter in the amount of $66,824 and the Office on Women Domestic Violence Program in the amount of $14,392; (3) approved the Certification of Local Approval, authorizing the submission of the grant applications to SHARE for continuation funding for seven eligible non-profit organizations, which are: ALIVE!, the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless, Catholic Charities for Christ House, Carpenter's Shelter, Community Lodgings, Inc., Friends of Guest House, and The Salvation Army; and (4) authorized the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. RES. NO. 1925
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

30. Consideration of a Resolution Providing Local Governing Body Approval of Approximately $7 Million in ARHA Multi-Family Housing Bond Financing for the New Brookside (Formerly Portals West) Apartments in Alexandria. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

City Council: (1) adopted, by a roll-call vote, the resolution approving the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) issuance of approximately $7 million ($6,698,000) in ARHA multifamily bond financing to Vanguard Group for New Brookside Apartments, a rental complex in Alexandria; and (2) authorized the Clerk of the Council to complete the proposed Certificate of Resolution. RES. NO. 1926
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

31. Consideration of a Resolution Endorsing the Issuance of Northern Virginia Transportation District (NVTD) Bonds. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

Mayor Donley explained this item.

City Council: (1) adopted the resolution endorsing the issuance of an additional $104.3 million in transportation bonds for the transit and highway projects included in the 1999 Northern Virginia Transportation District bond legislation; (2) requested staff to forward the resolution to VDOT and authorized the City Manager to sign any related documents; and (3) authorized the City Manager to enter into a contract with the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to dedicate available local revenues to pay the City's share of debt service on Alexandria's project bonds. As indicated in the FY 2000 Approved Budgets, the local revenues that will be pledged to pay the City's share of debt service for these bonds will be revenues generated by the telecommunications right-of-way fee. RES. NO. 1927
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________



ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS (continued)

32. Consideration of Resolution Transferring Funds in the FY 1999 Operating Budget. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

City Council adopted this resolution which adjusts the various departmental accounts to projected final expenditure patterns. RES. NO. 1928
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

33. Consideration of Resolution Designating the Acting City Manager when the City Manager is Out of Town. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

City Council repealed Resolution 1560, and adopted the resolution.
RES. NO. 1929
Council Action:______________________________________________________________

OTHER

34. Consideration of City Council Schedule.

Vice Mayor Euille requested staff to check with the Youth Council to set a date to have a work session with Council early in the fall.

City Council: (1) set the date for the Council's public hearing and consideration of the Potomac Yard proposal on Wednesday, September 8, beginning at 4:00 p.m.; (2) confirmed Friday evening, November 5 and Saturday, November 6 as the dates of Council's fall retreat. There will be a dinner and speaker on Friday, November 5, and a one-day retreat at the Lee Center on Saturday, November 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m.; (3) added to the Council Calendar the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities Annual Reception recognizing Disability Employee Awareness Month and commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Commission on Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 3000, before Council's regular legislative meeting; and (4) requested the Commission on Information Technology to sponsor a community meeting sometime in October to discuss Year 2000 (Y2K) issues (such as City preparedness and utility companies status) as they might affect the City residents and businesses. Councilwoman Pepper stated that the Commission on Aging is interested in scams and might be interested in participating in this.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

35. Consideration of Memorandum from City Attorney regarding City Manager regulation prohibiting the possession or use of firearms at City worksites, and pending litigation that challenges the regulation

City Council approved and ratified the manager's regulation that prohibits the possession or use of, or threatening to use, a weapon or firearm at any City worksite.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________







CONTESTED APPOINTMENTS

36. Ad Hoc City of Alexandria 250th Anniversary Commission
1 Resident of the City of Alexandria

City Council appointed F. J. Pepper as a Resident of the City of Alexandria to the Ad Hoc City of Alexandria 250th Anniversary Commission.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

37. Alexandria Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
1 Representative From the Religious Community

City Council reappointed Ardith Collins as a Representative From the Religious Community to the Alexandria Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.

Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

38. Alexandria Board of Architectural Review - Old and
Historic District
2 Citizen Members

City Council reappointed Thomas Hulfish, III and Peter Smeallie as Citizen Members to the Alexandria Board of Architectural Review - Old and Historic District.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

39. Alexandria Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee
3 Members-at-Large

City Council reappointed Lisa Chimento and James McIntyre and appointed Matthew Tallmer as Members-at-Large to the Alexandria Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

40. Alexandria Consumer Affairs Commission
1 Citizen Member

City Council appointed Julia Howell as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Consumer Affairs Commission.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

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

City Council reappointed Nancy Pomerleau as a Member From the Field of Environmental Sciences to the Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

42. Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia
1 Consumer Member

City Council reappointed Robert Haas as a Consumer Member to the Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________


CONTESTED APPOINTMENTS (continued)

43. Alexandria Waterfront Committee
1 Citizen Representative Who Resides East of
Washington Street and South of King Street

1 Citizen Representative Who Resides East of
Washington Street and North of King Street

City Council appointed David Guy as a Citizen Representative Who Resides East of Washington Street and South of King Street, and reappointed James Dorsch as a Citizen Representative Who Resides East of Washington Street and North of King Street to the Alexandria Waterfront Committee.
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

EXECUTIVE SESSION

44. Consideration of Convening of an Executive Session to Discuss the Performance During the Past Fiscal Year of the City Manager, City Attorney and City Clerk, Pursuant to Virginia Code 2.1-344(A)(1).

At 9:30 p.m., City Council convened an Executive Session at this time to discuss the performance during the past Fiscal Year of the City Manager, City Attorney and City Clerk, pursuant to Virginia Code 2.1-344(A)(1).

At 9:55 p.m., City Council reconvened the meeting.

City Council authorized the salary increases proposed in the Fiscal Year 2000 Budget for the City Manager, City Attorney and City Clerk for Fiscal Year 2000.

City Council adopted the resolution pertaining to the executive session.
RES. NO. 1930
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 p.m.

This docket is subject to change.

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