Legislation # 12-0373 Enactment Number 1133
Type Ordinance - Non-Coded Effective Date none
Introduction Date 10/10/2012
Title Ordinance to approve an agreement between the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and the county of York to construct and operate a Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter on property located at 5849 Jefferson Avenue in Newport News, and to authorize the execution and delivery of same.
 
Legislation History 12-0373
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
12/12/2012 Approved items 1 through 11 on the consent agenda.
12/7/2012 Enactment Number 1133 corrected enactment number
11/14/2012 Deferred (12/12/2012)
10/10/2012 Deferred (11/14/2012)
10/1/2012 Received By Clerk's Office
 
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Legislation Text 12-0373

 

City of Hampton, Virginia

Ordinance - Non-Coded

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669

www.hampton.gov

 

File Number: 12-0373

 

Enactment Number: 1133

 

Ordinance to approve an agreement between the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and the county of York to construct and operate a Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter on property located at 5849 Jefferson Avenue in Newport News, and to authorize the execution and delivery of same.

 

WHEREAS, the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and the county of York (the Localities) require a regional animal shelter with the capability of providing animal shelter services for the Localities on a regular basis;

 

WHEREAS, the Localities continue to incur considerable costs in maintaining animal shelter services for their daily use, and animal shelter services will no longer be provided by the Peninsula SPCA after July 1, 2013;

 

WHEREAS, the Localities desire to share in the construction and establishment of a regional animal shelter to serve the Localities;

 

WHEREAS, the City of Newport News has offered to issue bonds in the amount of $9,400,000.00 to design and construct, with the financial participation of the Localities, a 29,900 square foot animal shelter facility on a 2.612 acres site owned by the Newport News Industrial Development Authority at 5849 Jefferson Avenue in Newport News, Virginia (the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter);

 

WHEREAS, Virginia Code 15.2-1300 (Joint Powers Act) expressly provides that any two or more political subdivisions may enter into agreements with one another for joint action pursuant to the provisions of the Joint Powers Act and accordingly may contract with each other for the performance of governmental functions and for the joint use of facilities or services for the promotion and protection of the health and welfare of the citizens and for the mutual benefit of the Localities;

 

WHEREAS, designated staff members of the Localities have met periodically and have negotiated a mutually beneficial agreement pursuant to the Joint Powers Act for the construction and operation of the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter at the aforesaid site in Newport News, and said agreement addresses the areas of common concern, including the need to establish a steering committee to provide input and feedback on issues that arise regarding the operation and maintenance of the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, administrative procedures and financial obligations (the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter Agreement); and

 

WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia has determined that (i) the terms of the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter Agreement are acceptable; (ii) the pooling of resources in a regional facility will be more cost efficient; and (iii) approval of the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter Agreement attached to this Ordinance is in the interest of the public health, safety and welfare of its citizens as well as animals found within the City of Hampton.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia, as follows:

1. That it approves the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter Agreement with the cities of Newport News, Poquoson and the county of York; and

2. That the City Manager or her authorized Designee is hereby authorized to execute and deliver the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter Agreement attached to this Ordinance to the appropriate parties.

 

Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on November 14, 2012.

 

 

 

Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor

 

 

 

 

Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass, CMC

Clerk of the Council