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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, May 11, 1999 - - 7:30 p.m.


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

Absent: None.

Also Present: Mrs. Lawson, City Manager; Mr. Sunderland, City Attorney; Ms. Evans, Assistant City Manager; Mr. Lynn, Director of Planning and Zoning; Mr. O'Kane, Director of Transportation and Environmental Services; Mrs. Godwin, Director of Management and Budget; Ms. Steele, Deputy City Manager; Mr. Ransom, Special Assistant to the City Manager for Human Relations; Mr. Neckel, Director of Finance; Ms. Boyd, Director of Citizen Assistance; Mr. Sudduth, Director of Personnel Services; Mr. Caton, Legislative Director; Ms. Plemmer, Assistant City Manager; Ms. Davis, Director of Housing; Ms. Whitmore, Director of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; Mr. Jinks, Director of Financial and Information Technology Services; Ms. O'Regan, Director of Human Services; Fire Chief Hawkins; Mr. Pritchett, Acting Director of Health; Ms. Federico, Director of Historic Alexandria; and Lieutenant Butler, Police Department.

Recorded by: Mrs. Beverly I. Jett, CMC, City Clerk and Clerk of Council.
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City Council held a Work Session on Operating Procedures and Rules Pertaining to Proclamations at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Workroom.

The Mayor and Members of Council discussed this issue in detail. Council Member Walker indicated that she has been working with the Alexandria Commission on Information Technology to explore ways of using television, and she indicated that Jones Communications could look into videotaping proclamations for viewing separate from the City Council meetings.

After considerable discussion, effective September 1999, City Council will limit the number of proclamations to be docketed at the legislative meetings to three; proclamations that are submitted to be docketed will be forwarded to the Mayor and the City Clerk to determine which proclamations will be placed on the docket; proclamations are reserved for something that is most significant; those that are not docketed could be docketed at a later time, or other alternative methods could be taken for presenting them either by the Mayor, Vice Mayor or other Council Members; there will be one spokesperson per proclamation; and there will be no Council Member's name assigned to a proclamation that is submitted for the docket.



The work session was concluded at 7:20 p.m.
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(Material pertaining to this work session is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council and incorporated herewith as part of the record.)
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The Meeting was called to Order by Mayor Donley, and the City Clerk called the Roll; all Members of City Council were present.

The Invocation was pronounced by Reverend Carla E. Thompson, Rector, Meade Memorial Episcopal Church.

3. WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council approved the Minutes for (a) the Special Public Hearing Meeting of April 20, 1999; and (b) the Regular Meeting of April 27, 1999, as submitted. The voting was as follows:

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

4. WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council received the report of the City Clerk. The voting was as follows:

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

New Business Item No. 1: City Council Members were presented with slices of Alexandria's Birthday Cakes made from the winning recipes. It was on May 11, 1749, that Alexandria was first recognized as the Town of Alexandria by the House of Burgesses.
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5. Presentation of Proclamation Proclaiming May 24 through May 31, 1999, as Week of Remembrance of the Freedmen's Cemetery in the City of Alexandria. (Vice Mayor Euille and Councilman Cleveland)

(A copy of the proclamation is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 5; 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Councilman Cleveland presented the proclamation.





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

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

6. Presentation of Proclamation Declaring May 22, 1999, as Alexandria Earth Day and Arbor Day.

(A copy of the proclamation is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 6; 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Mayor Donley presented the proclamation.

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

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

New Business Item No. 2: William Walsh, Operations Manager, Virginia American Water Company, spoke to a public service brochure that is being sent to all Alexandrians pertaining to Cryptosporidium. It is not in Alexandria's water supply.

(A copy of the brochure is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of NB #2; 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)
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REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

CONSENT CALENDAR (7 - 13)(17 - 19)

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

(a) Alexandria Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee
Tara Hardiman

(b) Alexandria Commission on Information Technology
Tara Hardiman

(c) Alexandria Youth Policy Commission
Claude D. Convisser



(A copy of each of the above resignations is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item Nos. 7 (a-c); 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

8. Uncontested Appointments to Boards, Commissions and Committees:

(a) Ad Hoc Alexandria Year 2000 Census Complete Count Committee
1 Member Nominated by the Inner City Civic Association

(b) Ad Hoc City of Alexandria 250th Anniversary Commission
1 Member Designated by the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association

1 Member Designated by the Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission

1 Member Designated by the Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage

1 Member Designated by the Alexandria Waterfront Committee

1 Member From the Retail Business Community

1 Member Representing the Performing Arts

(c) Alexandria-Caen Exchange Committee
1 Representative From the Business Community Who Has Expertise in Economic Development Programs

1 Health Care Professional

(d) Alexandria Commission on Persons With Disabilities
1 Representative of the Business Community

1 Representative of the Business Community Designated
by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce

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

(f) Alexandria Local Emergency Planning Committee
1 Representative of the Broadcast and Print Media

(g) Alexandria Potomac West Alliance Board of Directors
1 Representative Nominated by a Potomac West Civic Association

(h) Alexandria Sister Cities Committee
1 Member Designated by the Alexandria-Gyumri Sister City Committee

(i) Alexandria Youth Policy Commission
1 Representative of a Community Non-Profit Agency Having an Interest in Youth Issues

(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-i); 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

9. Receipt of the FY 1998 Annual Report from the Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated April 27, 1999, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 9; 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

10. Consideration of a Grant Application to the Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Bureau for Expansion of the Alexandria Head Start Program for Fiscal Year 2000.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated April 26, 1999, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 10; 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

11. Consideration of a Grant Application to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for Funding of the Summer Food Service Program for Children.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated April 27, 1999, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 11; 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

12. Receipt of the Annual Report from the Public Records Advisory Commission.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated May 3, 1999, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 12; 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

13. Receipt of the Annual Report from the Ad Hoc City of Alexandria 250th Anniversary Commission

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated May 10, 1999, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 13; 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

17. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to amend the Seminary Hill/Strawberry Hill Small Area Plan Chapter of the 1992 Master Plan by changing the land use designation for the property at 4500 Wheeler Avenue and by changing the property's zoning designation from UT/Utilities Transportation to I/Industrial.

(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. 1 of Item No. 17; 5/11/99, 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. 17; 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

18. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to amend the City of Alexandria Zoning Ordinance by changing the zone designation of the property at 208 South Royal Street from RM/Residential to POS/ Public Open Space.

(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. 1 of Item No. 18; 5/11/99, 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. 18; 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

19. Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of AN ORDINANCE to authorize an encroachment into the public alley right-of-way at 1508 Mount Vernon Avenue for a trash dumpster.

(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. 1 of Item No. 19; 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A copy of the ordinance referred to in the above item, of which each Member of Council present received a copy not less than 24 hours before said introduction, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 19; 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Vice Mayor Euille and carried unanimously, City Council approved the Consent Calendar as presented. The City Manager's recommendations are as follows:

7. City Council accepted the following resignations with regret: (a) Tara Hardiman from the Alexandria Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee; (b) Tara Hardiman from the Alexandria Commission on Information Technology; and (c) Claude D. Convisser from the Alexandria Youth Policy Commission; and requested the Executive Secretary for Boards and Commissions to send the appropriate letters of appreciation and to advertise the vacancies in the usual manner.

8. City Council: (a) appointed Wendy Waldrop as a Member Nominated by the Inner City Civic Association to the Ad Hoc Alexandria Year 2000 Census Complete Count Committee; (b) reappointed Ferdinand Day as a Member Designated by the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association, Kenneth Foran as a Member Designated by the Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission, Carlton Funn, Sr. as a Member Designated by the Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage, James Dorsch as a Member Designated by the Alexandria Waterfront Committee, Francis Fannon, IV as a Member From the Retail Business Community, and Will Monahan as a Member Representing the Performing Arts to the Ad Hoc City of Alexandria 250th Anniversary Commission; (c) appointed Beverly Winterscheid as a Representative From the Business Community Who Has Expertise in Economic Development Programs and Ronald Yates as a Health Care Professional to the Alexandria-Caen Exchange Committee; (d) reappointed Timothy Sullivan as a Representative of the Business Community and Kathleen Padian as a Representative of the Business Community Designated by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce to the Alexandria Commission on Persons With Disabilities; (e) appointed Risa Greendlinger as a Member of the Alexandria Social Services Advisory Board to the Alexandria Early Childhood Commission; (f) appointed Thomas Freeman as a Representative of the Broadcast and Print Media to the Alexandria Local Emergency Planning Committee; (g) appointed Dennis Cordell, Jr. as a Representative Nominated by a Potomac West Civic Association to the Alexandria Potomac West Alliance Board of Directors; (h) appointed Candace Lightner as a Member Designated by the Alexandria-Gyumri Sister City Committee to the Alexandria Sister Cities Committee; and (i) appointed Tobie Hendricks as a Representative of a Community Non-Profit Agency Having an Interest in Youth Issues to the Alexandria Youth Policy Commission.

9. City Council received the Annual Report from the Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission and thanked the Commission for its efforts on behalf of the City.

10. City Council authorized the City Manager to: (1) submit a competitive proposal for $136,110 in FY 2000 federal expansion funds to operate a new Head Start classroom in the West End School for 17 additional children; and (2) execute all necessary documents.

11. City Council authorized the City Manager to: (1) submit the grant application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for continuation funding in the amount of $105,000 in estimated program income; and (2) execute all necessary documents that may be required.

12. City Council received the report of the Public Records Advisory Commission and thanked the Commission for its efforts on behalf of the City.

13. City Council received the Annual Report of the Ad Hoc City of Alexandria 250th Anniversary Commission, thanked the members for their efforts, and extended the term of the Commission for an additional year, from June 10, 1999 to June 30, 2000.

17. City Council introduced and passed the Ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, May 15, 1999.

18. City Council introduced and passed the Ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, May 15, 1999.




19. City Council introduced and passed the Ordinance on its First Reading; set it for Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage on Saturday, May 15, 1999.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

The voting was as follows:

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

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)

14. Receipt of the King Street Station Area Pedestrian Improvement Report.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum, together with a copy of the study, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 14; 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Council Member Walker gave an overview of the study. She offered, during the first week of June, to conduct tours of the King Street Metro area to explain what is going to happen. She requested that this be sent to our congressional and legislative delegations because they have been a big part of making this happen.

Transportation and Environmental Services Director O'Kane showed Council a picture of the new trailblazer sign showing how people get from the Metro Station to the river.

Mayor Donley requested that staff draft a letter, for his signature, to our congressional and legislative delegations transmitting this report to them.

Councilman Speck complimented Council Member Walker, staff and others on their persistence in getting to this point.

Mayor Donley thanked Council Member Walker for spearheading this effort.

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Walker, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, City Council: (1) received the King Street Station Pedestrian Access Study and scheduled it for Council discussion at Council's Tuesday, June 8 legislative meeting; and (2) authorized the City Manager to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Potomac Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) to obtain $897,088 on behalf of the City that was included in Federal Transportation Administration's (FTA) budget for pedestrian and safety improvements at King Street Station. The voting was as follows:

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

15. Consideration of a Request to Permit an Exception to the Major Events Guidelines to Allow the American Indian Festival to be Held on August 21, 1999, at Market Square.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated April 27, 1999, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 15; 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilwoman Pepper, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, City Council permitted an exception to the Major Events Guidelines to allow the American Indian Festival to occur from noon to 6:00 p.m. on August 21, 1999, at Market Square. The voting was as follows:

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

16. Consideration of a Permanent Change in the Route for the Scottish Christmas Walk. (#19 3/23/99)

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated May 5, 1999, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 16; 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Without Objection, City Council deferred this item.

REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES

None

ORAL PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

(a) Councilwoman Pepper spoke to the recent Washington Times regional government survey pertaining to Y2K.

(A copy of Mr. Jinks' memorandum dated 5/10/99, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Oral (a); 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

(b) Councilwoman Pepper noted that this is National Foster Care Month. She stated that there are 138 children registered with our Social Services Division who are in foster care homes, and 30 are looking for permanent homes. Anyone interested should contact our Social Services Division of Human Services.

(c) Councilman Speck questioned if the timing of the improvements at the Landover Street entrance to Warwick Village could be increased so that the project could be completed sooner.

City Manager Lawson and Transportation and Environmental Services Director O'Kane indicated that they are going to see if this project can move forward more rapidly, and will work with Alethea Camp and other residents of Warwick Village.

(d) Councilman Speck spoke to a recent kayaking trip he took on the Potomac River. He asked if it was possible to find a way that the kayak operation could be operated from the waterfront.

Director of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Whitmore spoke to a discussion of the Waterfront Committee indicating that it had discussed the possibility of using Jones Point or seeking permission of the School Board to use the crew facility for the kayaks.

City Manager Lawson stated that she could discuss with John Parsons of the National Park Service the possibility of using Jones Point and turning it over to the City.

Mayor Donley indicated that this would be a good use for the rowing facility.

(e) Council Member Walker thanked Tara Hardiman for her service as her representative on BFAAC, and as BFAAC's representative on the Alexandria Information Technology Commission. Council Member Walker expressed her regret, and noted that Peter Spencer will replace Tara.

(f) Vice Mayor Euille announced that the public hearing on elementary school redistricting will be held on Thursday, May 13, 1999, at 7:00 p.m. at T. C. Williams High School. He encouraged interested persons to sign up to speak on this issue.

(g) Mayor Donley noted that the City Manager and he were interested in holding a City reception for the former mayors, members of city council, and city managers to be scheduled before the Saturday, July 10, 250th Birthday Celebration fireworks. He indicated this is a way to recognize them for their service.

(h) Mayor Donley requested staff to draft a resolution for consideration at the May 25th legislative meeting endorsing President Clinton's recent initiatives pertaining to gun control.
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ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS (continued)

20. Consideration of Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds by the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Alexandria for Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated April 26, 1999, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 20; 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.

A certified copy of the AIDA resolution adopted May 11, 1999, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 2 of Item No. 20; 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)





WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried on a unanimous ROLL-CALL vote, City Council adopted the resolution as projected to be recommended by the AIDA at its meeting on May 11, 1999. The voting was as follows:

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

The resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 1916

The Industrial Development Authority of the City of Alexandria (the "Authority"), has considered the application of Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries (the "Applicant"), whose principal business address is 2200 South Dakota Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20018-1622, requesting the issuance of the Authority’s revenue bonds in a principal amount not to exceed $3,450,000 (the "Bonds"). The proceeds of the Bonds will be used to assist the Applicant in financing the cost of the acquisition of an approximately 26,000 square foot building and refinancing the cost of certain tenant improvements made thereto by the Applicant, which building will house a thrift store and storage and a job training and job search center, located at 10 South Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia 22204 (the "Project"). The proceeds of the Bonds may also be used to finance certain costs of the issuance of the Bonds and property functionally related and subordinate to the Project.

The Applicant has filed its request for the issuance of the Bonds by the Authority in connection with the bond pool program established by the agreement between the Authority and NationsBank, N.A. ("NationsBank"), pursuant to which NationsBank has agreed to have the Authority issue bonds for 501(c)(3) organizations utilizing the NationsBank bond pool program structure. The Bonds will be secured by a NationsBank Letter of Credit, will bear interest at a variable rate and will be in minimum authorized denominations of $100,000 so as to avoid the application of the continuing disclosure rules promulgated in Rule 15c2-12 by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"), and Section 15.2-4906 of the Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended (the "Virginia Code"), provide that the highest elected governmental unit of the locality having jurisdiction over the issuer of private activity bonds and over the area in which any facility financed with the proceeds of private activity bonds is located must approve the issuance of the bonds. The Authority issues its bonds on behalf of the City of Alexandria, Virginia (the "City"). The City Council of the City of Alexandria, Virginia (the "Council") constitutes the highest elected governmental unit of the City. The County Board of Arlington County, Virginia, as the highest elected governmental unit over the area in which the Project is located, will also have to consider and approve the issue.






Following the public hearing held by the Authority on May 11, 1999, the Authority adopted a resolution (the "Inducement Resolution") in which it recommended and requested that the Council approve of the issuance of the Bonds by the Authority. A copy of the Inducement Resolution, a brief summary of the Authority’s public hearing, and the Applicant’s Fiscal Impact Statement have been filed with the Council.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE
CITY COUNCIL OF ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA:

1. The Council approves the issuance of the Bonds by the Authority in a principal amount now estimated to be $3,450,000 for the benefit of the Applicant, as required by Section 147(f) of the Code and Section 15.2-4906 of the Virginia Code, to permit the Authority to assist in the financing of the Project.

2. The approval of the issuance of the Bonds does not constitute an endorsement to a prospective purchaser of the creditworthiness of the Project or the Applicant, and, as required by Section 15.2-4909 of the Virginia Code, the Bonds shall provide that neither the City nor the Authority shall be obligated to pay the Bonds or the interest thereon or other costs incident thereto except from the revenues and moneys pledged, and neither the faith and credit nor the taxing power of the Commonwealth of Virginia nor any political subdivision thereof, including the City and the Authority, shall be pledged thereto.

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

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

21. Consideration of City Council Schedule.

(A copy of the City Manager's memorandum dated May 6, 1999, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 21; 5/11/99, and is incorporated herewith as part of this record by reference.)

Councilman Cleveland indicated that it was necessary for him to take annual leave to attend important daytime functions, and requested that consideration be given to him when such items are scheduled or rescheduled.

Councilman Speck stated that he will be approximately one-half hour late on Saturday morning.









WHEREUPON, upon motion by Council Member Walker, seconded by Vice Mayor Euille and carried unanimously, City Council (1) added to the Council Calendar, the Tuesday, May 18 groundbreaking ceremony for the new elementary school at Cameron Station at 10:30 a.m., with a rain date scheduled for May 25, at 11:00 a.m.; (2) noted the Commission on the Condition and Future of Virginia Cities Summit on Monday, June 7, at the Omni Hotel in Charlottesville will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and (3) scheduled the public meeting on traffic issues as part of Council's regular legislative meeting on Tuesday, June 8. The voting was as follows:

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

CONTESTED APPOINTMENTS

22. Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association Board of Governors
1 Alexandria Promotion Team Representative

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

NAME ENDORSED BY:

Charlotte Hall*

*Residency Waiver Required
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(Material pertaining to the above appointment is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 22; 5/11/99, 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 Charlotte Hall as an Alexandria Promotion Team Representative to the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association Board of Governors. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Hall
Euille - Hall
Cleveland - Hall
Pepper - Hall
Rich - Hall
Speck - Hall
Walker - Hall
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23. Alexandria Human Rights Commission
1 Citizen Member

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

NAME ENDORSED BY:

Constance Bell

Jean MacHarg

Stephen Moss

Roderick Williams*

*Incumbent
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(Material pertaining to the above appointment is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 23; 5/11/99, 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 Roderick Williams as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Human Rights Commission. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Williams
Euille - Williams
Cleveland - Williams
Pepper - Williams
Rich - Williams
Speck - Williams
Walker - Williams
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24. Alexandria Social Services Advisory Board
1 Citizen Member

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

NAME ENDORSED BY:

Leslie Peterson*

*Residency Waiver Required
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(Material pertaining to the above appointment is on file in the office of the City Clerk and Clerk of Council, marked collectively as Exhibit No. 1 of Item No. 24; 5/11/99, 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 Leslie Peterson as a Citizen Member to the Alexandria Social Services Advisory Board. The voting was as follows:

Donley - Peterson
Euille - Peterson
Cleveland - Peterson
Pepper - Peterson
Rich - Peterson
Speck - Peterson
Walker - Peterson
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EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

WHEREUPON, at 9:10 p.m., upon motion by Councilman Speck, seconded by Councilman Cleveland and carried unanimously, City Council convened an executive session at this time for the purpose of consulting with legal counsel pertaining to actual and probable litigation, pursuant to Virginia Code 2.1-344(A)(7), the actual litigation being the City's condemnation action against a parcel of approximately 60,000 square feet of land owned by CSX Realty Development Corporation that is located south of Colvin Street, just to the east of South Quaker Lane, for purposes of constructing a new bus facility for DASH. The voting was as follows:

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

THEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Speck, seconded by Council Member Rich and carried on a vote of 6-to-0, at 9:20 p.m., City Council reconvened the meeting. The voting was as follows:

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







WHEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Speck, seconded by Council Member Walker and carried on a vote of 6-to-0, City Council authorized the City Attorney to settle the suit and claim identified in the motion to convene this evening's executive session in accordance with the terms and conditions recommended by the City Attorney in the Executive Session. The voting was as follows:

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

THEREUPON, upon motion by Councilman Speck, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried on a unanimous ROLL-CALL vote, City Council adopted the resolution pertaining to this evening's executive session. The voting was as follows:

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

The resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 1917

WHEREAS, on this 11th day of May 1999, 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

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.
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THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED, upon motion by Councilman Cleveland, seconded by Councilwoman Pepper and carried unanimously, at 9:25 p.m., the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, May 11, 1999, was adjourned. The voting was as follows:

Cleveland "aye" Euille "aye"
Pepper "aye" Rich "aye"
Donley "aye" Speck "aye"
Walker "aye"
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APPROVED BY:




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KERRY J. DONLEY MAYOR



ATTEST:




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Beverly I. Jett, CMC City Clerk








Res. No. 1917
Council Action:_______________________________________________________________

The Meeting was adjourned at 9:25 p.m.

This docket is subject to change.

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