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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, February 10, 2010
6:00 PM
Molly Joseph Ward, Randall A. Gilliland, Ross A. Kearney, II, Angela Lee Leary, Joseph H. Spencer, II, George E. Wallace, Paige V. Washington, Jr., Mayor
Mary Bunting, City Manager
Cynthia Hudson, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, Clerk of Council

Each speaker is limited to three (3) minutes without regard to any attempt by others to yield time to the speaker.
If there are more speakers than the one hour time limit allows, those speakers will be permitted to speak at the conclusion of the business portion of the council's evening session agenda.
Use of Electronic Audio-Visual Aids are prohibited unless submitted to the Clerk two (2) business days prior to the meeting.
Call to Order / Roll Call
Public Comment
  Jesse Wilkins applauded the City's efforts to keep the dredging efforts funded and complimented the Council's 6 p.m. public comment session.

Eddie Deerfield spoke on behalf of the Buckroe Beach Bayfront Committee and announced that a lawsuit will be filed tomorrow against the City of Hampton and the Parade of Homes.

Lee Peters spoke on the flooding situation in the Riverdale area.

Rudy Langford spoke about the need for a new Circuit Court building.

Cliff Goodnight echoed the comments of Mr. Wilkins.

Pat Schuler spoke on the flooding issue in Riverdale and thanked Council for the Factory Point restoration efforts.

Polly Siemann spoke in appreciation of the earlier speaking opportunity and in support of the City's dredging. She also thanked the City's Legal Department for their assistance.

John Krulis gave his opinion that the Mayor, Council and City Staff have disrespected the wishes of the citizens when making decisions to sell property in Buckroe for the construction of mansion style condos.

Fred King spoke in support of dredging efforts.

Joan Charles expressed her appreciation of the efforts to clean the Thorton cemetery at Woodland and Mercury. She also spoke in opposition to the 6 p.m. public comment period and only having one evening meeting per month.

Sheri Power thanked Councilwoman Leary for her meeting with Riverdale residents and expressed that the dredging issue is more important than building a new court house.

James Quigley spoke about petition efforts by citizens with respect to Buckroe and in opposition to the City granting vested rights to Mr. Thompson. He reminded citizens of the power of the vote.

Frank J. Ottofaro spoke on the taking of his property on Pine Chapel Road.

Donnie Tuck spoke in favor of the 6 p.m. speaker time but thought the later time during the regular meeting should also remain.