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June 2011 Minutes



June 29, 2011


In Attendance
Commission Members:
Clinton Miller, Chairman
J. Sargeant Reynolds, Jr.
Stuart Siegel

Commission Staff:
Bernard J. Hettel, Executive Secretary
David S. Lermond, Jr., Deputy Executive Secretary
Kimberly M. Carter, Office Administrator
C. Richard Harden, DVM, Equine Medical Director

Attorney General’s Office:
Amy K. Dilworth

At 3:11 p.m., the regular monthly meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission (VRC) was called to order by Chairman Miller. David Reynolds was absent. Mark Brown is not present.

The minutes of the regular meeting held on May 24, 2011 were approved unanimously.

During Commissioners comments, Chairman Miller reviewed the status of those assigned to various standing and special committees and study groups of the Commission. Once lists are complete, they should be forwarded to the Executive Secretary.

Chairman Miller made the following motion to go into closed session. “In accordance with the provisions of Section 2.2-3711 (A) (7) of the Code of Virginia, I move that the Commission go into closed meeting for the purpose of consultation with legal counsel employed or retained by the Commission regarding specific legal matters requiring the provision of legal advice by such counsel and consideration of certain expenses regarding a personnel matter.” Chairman Miller’s motion was seconded by Commissioner Siegel. All were in favor by saying, “Aye.”

Coming out of closed meeting, Chairman Miller adopted of the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Virginia Racing Commission has convened a closed meeting on this date pursuant to an affirmative recorded vote and in accordance with the provisions of The Virginia Freedom of Information Act; and WHEREAS, Section 2.2 3712 of the Code of Virginia requires a certification by this Commission that such closed meeting was conducted in conformity with Virginia law; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Virginia Racing Commission certifies that, to the best of each member's knowledge, (i) only public business matters lawfully exempted from open meeting requirements under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and (ii) only such public business matters as were identified in the motion convening the closed meeting were heard, discussed or considered by the Commission in the closed meeting. Certified by the Commission, the vote was: S. Reynolds, aye; Siegel, aye; Chairman Miller, aye.

There being no further business, Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. was set as the date and time of the next meeting to be held at the Horsemen’s Building, Colonial Downs, 10700 Horsemen’s Road, New Kent, VA. The meeting was then adjourned.



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