2002 Uncodified Acts

2002 Virginia Uncodified Acts
Environment and Conservation
9/20/2019

CHAPTER 439

An Act to amend and reenact § 1 of Chapter 481 of the Acts of Assembly of 1962 and § 3 of Chapter 173 of the Acts of the Assembly of 1976, relating to the Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission.

[S 211]

Approved April 2, 2002

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 1 of Chapter 481 of the Acts of Assembly of 1962 and § 3 of Chapter 173 of the Acts of the Assembly of 1976 are amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 1. Definitions. As used in this act, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context shall indicate another or different meaning or intent:

(a) "Commission". The Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission.

(b) "Facilities". Those sites, historic or otherwise, whether residential or commercial situated in the restorable area, whether real, personal or mixed, as to which the Commission desires to exercise the authority granted in this act.

(c) "Restored facilities". Those sites, historic or otherwise, whether residential or commercial, situated in the restorable area, whether real, personal or mixed, which the Commission has acquired and which the Commission desires to restore, preserve, maintain, construct, reconstruct, produce, reproduce and operate for the use, benefit, education, recreation, enjoyment and general welfare of the people of the City of Alexandria the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States, in accordance with the restoration period.

(d) "Restorable area". The area or areas of the City of Alexandria in which the Commission shall have been given the right to exercise the powers of this chapter by an ordinance duly enacted by the city council of Alexandria.

(e) "Restoration period". The period of time during which the Commission shall seek to conform the design, architecture and construction shall be from the founding of the City of Alexandria to and including 1860 from the founding of the City of Alexandria to and including a period extending back fifty years from the date that the Commission makes its determination to restore a facility.

§ 3. The Commission shall consist of five members, three to be appointed by the city council of Alexandria and two to be appointed by the Governor; they shall be appointed within thirty days after the effective date of this act. Members of the original Commission shall be appointed for terms as follows: One for two years, two for three years and two for four years, provided that the members appointed by the Governor shall be appointed for four years, and thereafter members shall be appointed for four-year terms except appointments to fill vacancies for unexpired terms in which event the appointment shall be for the unexpired term only. The members of the Commission, including the chairman, shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be entitled to be reimbursed for per diem and travel expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties as members of the Commission. Each member shall give a surety bond in the sum of ten thousand dollars, executed by a surety company authorized to do business in this State, payable to the Governor and his successors in office, and conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duties.

The Commission shall be expanded to seven nine members beginning July one 1, nineteen hundred seventy-six 2002. The additional members shall be appointed by the city council of Alexandria. Of the initial appointments, one shall be for a term of three years, and the other shall be for four years. Thereafter members shall be appointed for four-year terms except appointments to fill vacancies for unexpired terms, in which event the appointment shall be for the unexpired term only.

2. That the provisions of this act shall not affect current members of the Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission whose terms have not expired as of July 1, 2000.