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March 2013 Minutes

Virginia Racing Commission

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION MEETING

March 27, 2013

HORSEMEN’S BUILDING
COLONIAL DOWNS
10700 HORSEMEN’S ROAD
NEW KENT, VA

In Attendance
Commission Members:
Stuart Siegel, Chairman
J. Sargeant Reynolds, Jr., Vice Chairman
Carol G. Dawson
Stran Trout
D.G. Van Clief, Jr.

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

Attorney General’s Office:
Joshua E. Laws
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At 10:03 a.m., the regular monthly meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission (VRC) was called to order by Chairman, Siegel.

The minutes of the regular meeting held on January 16, 2013 were approved as amended.

It was moved by Commissioner Dawson to approve Racing Officials for the Virginia Gold Cup. Seconded by Vice Chairman, S. Reynolds and unanimously approved.

Dr. Harden expanded on the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program, after a brief discussion, Chairman Siegel appointed Commission VanClief as Chair of the Medication Committee.

Joshua Laws, representation from the Attorney General’s Office made the following motion to go into closed session. “In accordance with the provisions of Section 2.2-3711 (A) (1) of the Code of Virginia, I move that the Commission go into closed meeting for the purpose of discussion or consideration of the assignment, appointment, performance or salary of a specific public officer, appointee or employee of the Commission. and 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 discussion or consideration of the assignment, appointment, performance or salary of a specific public officer or appointee or employee of the Commission and for the purpose of consultation with legal counsel employed or employee retained by the Commission regarding specific legal matters requiring the provision of legal advice by such counsel.” All were in favor by saying, “Aye.”

Coming out of closed meeting, Joshua Laws 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; Dawson, aye; Trout, aye; VanClief, aye and Chairman Siegel, aye.

There being no further business, Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. was set as the date and time of the next meeting to be held at Horsemen’s Building, 10700 Horsemen’s Road, New Kent, VA. The meeting was then adjourned.


 

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