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File #: 23-0443    Name:
Type: Written Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/29/2022 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 3/14/2023 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a License Agreement Renewal Between the City of Alexandria and City Experiences, by Hornblower for Use of the City's Marina.
Attachments: 1. 23-0443_City Experiences by Hornblower License Agreement 2023-2028
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM


DATE: MARCH 7, 2023

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

THROUGH: JAMES F. PARAJON, CITY MANAGER /s/

FROM: JAMES SPENGLER, DIRECTOR
RECREATION, PARKS & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

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Consideration of a License Agreement Renewal Between the City of Alexandria and City Experiences, by Hornblower for Use of the City's Marina.
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ISSUE: City Council consideration of a License Agreement Renewal between the City of Alexandria and City Experiences, by Hornblower.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1. Receive this report recommending a License Agreement Renewal between the City of Alexandria and City Experiences, by Hornblower; and

2. Schedule a public hearing for Saturday, March 18, 2023, and after the public hearing is concluded authorize the City Manager to execute the License Agreement Renewal (Attachment) substantially in the form attached between the City of Alexandria and City Experiences, by Hornblower.

BACKGROUND: The current License Agreements between City Experiences, by Hornblower and the City of Alexandria was authorized to operate a water taxi service, site seeing tours and charter vessel rentals from the City of Alexandria Marina. The current License Agreement expires on March 31, 2023.

DISCUSSION: In March 2017, the City issued a Request for Proposal for the sole purpose and intent to obtain competitive proposals from licensed commercial passenger boat operators for use of the commercial dock space at the City Marina. The City's intention is to award a license or licenses for an initial period of five (5) years with the mutually agreed license extensions of one (1) additional five (5) year period. The City's commercial boat operation utilizes the commercial dock space, which is located at the foot of Cameron Street, and is adjacent to the Chart House Restaurant at the City'...

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