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251 <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Lawrence Burruss served on the Charlottesville <br />School Board from 1982 to 1991, and served as its Vice <br />Chairman from 1987 to 1990; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Lawrence Burruss successfully and sincerely <br />represented the Belmont neighborhood during his tenure on <br />the School Board; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Lawrence Burruss provided the valuable <br />perspective of a business person's point of view, and <br />stressed the need for fiscal responsibility as well as <br />educational excellence; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Lawrence Burruss was a strong advocate for the <br />Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center, both as <br />a Board Member and as Chairman, and recognized the <br />educational importance of the Center to the community; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Lawrence Burruss was an active member of the <br />School's Capital Projects Committee and supported responsible <br />planning efforts for all school facilities' <br /> <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of <br />Charlottesville would like to thank Lawrence Burruss for his <br />countless contributions to the Charlottesville school system, <br />for his respect for the needs of all students, and for his <br />steadfast devotion to the entire Charlottesville community. <br />We wish him well in his future endeavors. <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Emily Couric serVed on the Charlottesville <br />School Board from 1985 to 1991 and served as Chairperson from <br />1990 to 1991; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Emily Couric chose not to seek reappointment to <br />the Board; and ~ . - <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Emily Couric exhibited high expectations for <br />the School Board and the School administration; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Emily Couric was a leader in efforts to improve <br />public relations for the schools as well as school-community <br />relations; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Emily Couric provided~broadbased support for <br />the entire school system, but showed a particular~interest in <br />science education; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Emily Couric served on the School's Capital <br />Projects Committee and worked to provide a safe and <br />comfortable learning environment for all students; <br /> <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of <br />Charlottesville would like to thank Emily~Couric -for her <br />graciousness, dedication and intelligent leadership on the <br />Charlottesville School Board. We wish her success in her <br />future endeavors. <br /> <br />REQUEST: VOTING MACHINES - ELECTORAL BOARD <br /> <br /> Mr, Hendrix outlined the requesttof the Electoral Board <br />and the need for new Voting machines~ ~ . <br /> <br /> Mr. Toscano asked why the current budget did not include <br />funding for the voting machines-and.questioned where funds <br />could be'found for their purchase. <br /> <br /> Ms. Charlotte Riddick, General Register, addressed <br />several questions of the Council~ fundi~g¥ <br /> <br /> Ms. Waters questioned the purchase of the voting <br />equipment since the c~rren~ o~es are l~ss than seven years <br />old and expressed concern over the changing technology and <br />the high cost of the equipment. <br /> <br /> <br />