A. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections B and C of § 2.2-1129, the Director of the Department and the City of Richmond shall enter into an agreement that would allow the City to permit the use of or access to the Virginia War Memorial Carillon for such short-term events as the City deems appropriate. The agreement (i) may allow the City to charge and collect a fee for such use and to retain any such fee, and (ii) shall require the City to provide a report by December 1 of each year to the Director of the Department, in a form approved by the Director, detailing (a) the funds collected by the City for use of the Carillon for the preceding year; (b) the funds made available to the City from all sources; and (c) the City’s expenditures for upkeep, maintenance, and improvement of the facility.
B. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection H of § 2.2-1156 or any other law to the contrary, the proceeds from the lease or other conveyance of an interest in the Virginia War Memorial Carillon by the Department shall be paid to the City to be applied with other City funds for the cost of upkeep, maintenance, and improvement of the Virginia War Memorial Carillon. The proceeds are hereby appropriated and shall be paid by the Comptroller to the City as soon as practicable after receipt by the Commonwealth.
C. All funds retained by the City or transferred to the City in accordance with this section and all fees collected by the City from use of or access to the Virginia War Memorial Carillon shall be paid into the City’s treasury to the credit of a special fund that shall be used by the City solely for the upkeep, maintenance, and improvement of the Virginia War Memorial Carillon. Use of the special fund for any other purpose is prohibited.
1966, c. 55, §§ 2-65.1, 2.1-82.1; 1970, c. 202; 1974, c. 27; 1976, c. 125; 1977, c. 672, § 2.1-481; 2000, cc. 599, 612; 2001, c. 844; 2009, c. 612.