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113 <br /> <br />COUNCIL CHAMBER - January 7, 1991 <br /> <br /> CounCil met in regular session on this date with the <br />following members present: Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Toscano, Mr. <br />Vandever, Ms. Waters. Absent: Rev. Edwards. <br /> <br /> In Rev. Edwards' absence due to illness, Mr. Vandever, <br />Vice Mayor,. conducted the meeting. <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br /> On motion by Ms. Waters, seconded by Mr. Toscano, the <br />minutes of the December 17th meeting were unanimously <br />approved as presented. <br /> <br /> On motion by Mr. Toscano, seconded by Ms. Slaughter, the <br />minutes of~the December 19th meeting were unanimously <br />approved as presented. <br /> <br />PUBLIC <br /> <br /> Mr. Steve Stern, Chairman of the Social Development <br />Commission subcommittee on needs of persons with <br />disabilities, requested that Council schedule a work session <br />to discuss the subcommittee's report. <br /> <br /> Ms. Waters recommended that other issues with budget <br />implications also be discussed with the Social Development <br />Commission. <br /> <br /> Mr. Matt Mosey, stated that he has been told by his <br />landlord to leave his apartment at 711 Hinton Avenue and he <br />asked theiCity to think over.the decision not to allow.the <br />second apartment at that location, a decision he-maintains <br />will cause him to be homeless. <br /> <br /> Mr. Hendrix stated that the Housing Inspector inspected <br />711 Hinton Avenue after receiving a complaint and found that <br />the single family unit had illegally been converted into two <br />units. <br /> <br />PUBLIC HEARING: GRANTING TAX EXEMPT STATUS FOR 1100 LOCUST AVENUE <br />OWNED BY ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS <br /> <br /> Mr. Vandever opened the public hearing. <br /> <br /> As there were-no speakers, the pUblic,hearing was <br />closed. <br /> <br /> Mr. Clyde Gouldman, City Attorney, stated that the <br />Charlottesville-Albemarle Association for Retarded Citizens <br />had requested that the Council recommend to the General <br />Assembly that its property located at 1100 Locust Avenue be <br />granted tax exempt status. Mr. Gouldman noted that in 1988 <br />Council adopted a resolution which stated that their <br />preference was not to recommend that tax exemptions be <br />granted to additional organizations~ since the exemptions <br />are a form of subsidy and instead to consider any <br />contributions during budget deliberations. Mr. Gouldman <br />stated that Council had the following options: 1) take no <br />action; 2) recommend granting tax.~exempt status; or 3) pass a <br />resolution against granting tax exempt status. <br /> <br /> Ms. Waters stated that she continues to 'favor~the policy <br />reflected in the resolution adopted by Council in 1988 and <br />feels that it is most helpful to consider all funding <br />requests at the same time. <br /> <br /> Ms. Slaughter agreed that granting the tax exempt status <br />is a form of subsidy and favored continuing the previous <br />policy. <br /> <br /> <br />