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City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Public Comment Period
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
6:01:44 PM
Ross A. Kearney, II, Angela Lee Leary, Will Moffett, Christopher G. Stuart, Donnie R. Tuck, George E. Wallace, Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor
Mary Bunting, City Manager
Cynthia Hudson, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, CMC, Clerk of Council

Call to Order / Roll Call
Public Comment
  Joan Charles thanked the City for using pervious brick at Buckroe. She asked that Council look into hand rails at Darling Stadium, particularly for senior citizens.

Rudy Langford thanked Council for the recognition afforded to the late Bishop Arthur House. He also shared information that the Coalition for Justice for Civil Rights recently met with the Chief of Police and his entire command structure. The meeting was very productive.

Frank J. Ottofaro spoke on the taking of his property on Pine Chapel Road. He also spoke about the recent work on Kecoughtan Road and the number of light posts and the interlocking pavers.

Chris Benda of Divaris Real Estate spoke about the vacancy rate in the Harbor Center building and asked that the City consider leasing any space they need by utilizing available space in downtown Hampton.

Linda Counts congratulated the three new members of Council and expressed that she felt Councilwoman Leary should have been the Vice Mayor instead of Vice Mayor Wallace. She requested that the City Council look at the situation to see if there is something that can be done to keep Repeat Engagements in Phoebus instead of moving to Smithfield.

Edwin M. Boone addressed each of the new members of Council and expressed that minorities should be awarded more contracts in Hampton.

Hugh Bassette spoke about the need for curb and gutter in Old Northampton and was critical of money being spent in Buckroe, Wythe, Sussex and Kecoughtan in advance of any funds being spent in Old Northampton.
  The meeting adjourned at 6:28 p.m.