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City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669

www.hampton.gov
NOTICE OF ACTION
City Council - Special Budget Meeting
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
6:58:38 PM
W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr., Will Moffett, Chris Snead, Christopher G. Stuart, Donnie R. Tuck, George E. Wallace, Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor
Staff:
Mary Bunting, City Manager
Cynthia Hudson, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, CMC, Clerk of Council
not set, not set

Call to Order
  Mayor Ward called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. All members of Council were present.
Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation
  Councilman Stuart gave the invocation. Following the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance, Mary Bunting, City Manager, gave some introductory remarks.
Agenda
2013-2014 Consolidated Annual Action Plan
1.13-0130FY14 Consolidated Annual Action Plan for Housing and Community Development, which inlcudes the FY14 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program budgets.
ACTION: Approved - subject to $36,000 for the Phoebus Improvement Plan being held pending additional information/documentation. Councilwoman Snead seconded the motion for the purposes of discussion. The motion failed.

MOVER: Councilmember Donnie R. Tuck.
SECONDER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
ACTION: Approved - approved as submitted to Council and presented at the meeting of April 24, 2013, at the public hearing on the item.

MOVER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
SECONDER: Vice Mayor George E. Wallace.
Public Hearing - Fiscal Year 2014 Budget
2.13-0154Public Hearing to Receive Citizens' Comments Relative to the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, and proposed taxes and fees, including: General Operating Budget (“General Fund”) Capital Projects Fund Budget Solid Waste Management Fund Budget Stormwater Management Fund Budget Wastewater Management Fund Budget Fleet Services Fund Budget Risk Management Fund Budget Information Technology Fund Budget Steam Plant Fund Budget Hampton Coliseum and Arts Fund Budget Hampton Roads Convention Center Fund Budget The Hamptons Golf Course Budget The Woodlands Golf Course Budget Economic Development Fund Budget Proposed Personal Property Tax Rate Proposed Real Estate Tax Rate (Increase) Proposed Stormwater User Fee (Increase) Proposed Hotel Lodging Fee (New)
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - Beverly Mack, Claudia Dickens, Norma Vonda Salaam, Tracy M. Synaker, Yusef El Amin, and Dawud “Abby” Abayomi spoke in support of keeping Old Hampton Community Center open.

Alan Booth, Michael York, Gaylene Kanoyton, Eleanor Kimball, Valarie Watts, Ja’Rae Bolton, Jason Samuels, Gineff I. McKinney, Carlton Ashby, Jennifer Flowers, Milan Brooks, and Katherine Forny Duval spoke in support of Hampton City Schools.

Chaunce Brown spoke about community.

Rudy Langford thanked Michele Woods-Jones, Jim Wilson, Dr. Shifflette and Ms. Bunting and indicated the City should support Hampton University and renovate the Old Hampton Community Center.

Peggy Mertz spoke in support of Hampton City Schools and indicated that military families use parks, libraries and community centers.

Archie Allen commended Jim Wilson for the work in Mill Point Park and indicated that Downtown Hampton is a jewel. He thanked Council for leaving the boat and RV tax alone.

Haywood Holder and Kate McOmber Mona spoke in support of the Downtown Hampton Child Development Center.

Yousra Nafea spoke in support of the arts.

David Dietrich indicated he supports teachers but not administrators, the City Council or the School Board.

Edwin Boone spoke about properties acquired by the City and taken off the tax rolls.

Tony Casparriello spoke about taxes other than the real estate tax and supports the school budget. He asked that a homestead policy be considered.

Joan Charles spoke about wants and needs and said the City doesn’t need a tax increase that large. She stated the City shouldn’t buy more property and should hold up on the courthouse.

Lisa Cumming stated that the real estate tax lowest in the region but when you add in fees, it equals out. She suggested that non-departmental funds and Youth & Family Services have redundant services and that golf courses run at deficit.

Grace Lassiter gave her support to Hampton City Schools, Downtown Hampton Child Development Center and Old Hampton Community Center.

Tom Newton and Rusty Gates talked about crime in Wythe and the need for more resources.

Hugh Bassette stated he is not against a tax increase but .23 is too much. He supports renovating the Old Hampton Community Center.

Frank Ottofaro, Jr. asked how Hampton reached the point of being $13 million short.

Martha Mugler, Chair of the Hampton School Board, advocated for spending on the education budget.

Cody Prosozo thanked everyone for their opinions and spoke on attaining goals.

Ricky Rochelle signed up to speak but wasn’t present when called.
Budget, Tax and Fee Ordinances Requiring Two Readings - May 1 and May 8, 2013
3.13-0143An Ordinance to Adopt a Budget and Appropriate Monies for the General Expenses of the City of Hampton, Virginia for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2013 and Ending June 30, 2014.
ACTION: Adopted on First Reading

MOVER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
SECONDER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
4.13-0138An Ordinance to Adopt a Budget and Appropriate Monies for the Capital Budget for the City of Hampton, Virginia for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2013 and Ending June 30, 2014.
ACTION: Adopted on First Reading

MOVER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
SECONDER: Vice Mayor George E. Wallace.
5.13-0148An Ordinance to Adopt a Budget and Appropriate Monies for the General Expenses of the Solid Waste Management Fund for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014.
ACTION: Adopted on First Reading - items 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14 and 15 were voted on in a single motion.

MOVER: Councilmember Donnie R. Tuck.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
6.13-0149An Ordinance to Adopt a Budget and Appropriate Monies for the General Expenses of the Stormwater Management Fund for the City of Hampton, Virginia, for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2013 and Ending June 30, 2014.
ACTION: Adopted on First Reading - items 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14 and 15 were voted on in a single motion.

MOVER: Councilmember Donnie R. Tuck.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
7.13-0152An Ordinance to Adopt a Budget and Appropriate Monies for the General Expenses of the Wastewater Management Fund for the City of Hampton, Virginia for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014.
ACTION: Adopted on First Reading - items 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14 and 15 were voted on in a single motion.

MOVER: Councilmember Donnie R. Tuck.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
8.13-0142An Ordinance to Adopt a Budget and Appropriate Monies for the General Expenses of the Fleet Services Fund for the City of Hampton, Virginia, for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2013 and Ending June 30, 2014.
ACTION: Adopted on First Reading - items 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14 and 15 were voted on in a single motion.

MOVER: Councilmember Donnie R. Tuck.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
9.13-0147An Ordinance to Adopt a Budget and Appropriate Monies for the General Expenses of the Risk Management Fund for the City of Hampton, Virginia, for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2013 and Ending June 30, 2014.
ACTION: Adopted on First Reading - items 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14 and 15 were voted on in a single motion.

MOVER: Councilmember Donnie R. Tuck.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
10.13-0155An Ordinance to Adopt a Budget and Appropriate Monies for the General Expenses of the Steam Plant for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014.
ACTION: Adopted on First Reading - items 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14 and 15 were voted on in a single motion.

MOVER: Councilmember Donnie R. Tuck.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
11.13-0139An ordinance to adopt a budget and appropriate monies for the general expenses of the Hampton Coliseum and Arts Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014.
ACTION: Adopted on First Reading

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
SECONDER: Vice Mayor George E. Wallace.
12.13-0140An ordinance to adopt a budget and appropriate monies for the general expenses of the Hampton Roads Convention Center Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014.
ACTION: Adopted on First Reading

MOVER: Vice Mayor George E. Wallace.
SECONDER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
13.13-0146An Ordinance to Increase the Tax Rate on Real Properties in the City of Hampton, Virginia, for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2013 and Ending June 30, 2014.
ACTION: Adopted on First Reading

MOVER: Vice Mayor George E. Wallace.
SECONDER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
14.13-0145An Ordinance to Set the Tax Rate on Tangible Personal Property, Vehicles Without Motive Power (Manufactured Homes), Motor Vehicles Specially Equipped to Provide Transportation for Physically Handicapped Individuals, Machinery and Tools, Machinery and Tools Used Directly in the Manufacture of Precision Investment Castings; Boats or Watercraft Weighing Five Tons or More, Not Used Solely For Business Purposes; Boats or Watercraft Weighing Less Than Five Tons, Not Used Solely for Business Purposes; Boats or Watercraft Weighing Five Tons or More, Used for Business Purposes Only; Boats or Watercraft Weighing Less Than Five Tons, Used For Business Purposes Only and Privately Owned Camping Trailers and Motor Homes Used For Recreational Purposes Only, and Motor Vehicles Owned Regularly Used by Disabled Veterans in the City of Hampton, Virginia for the Calendar Year Beginning January 1, 2014 and Ending on December 31, 2014.
ACTION: Adopted on First Reading - items 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14 and 15 were voted on in a single motion.

MOVER: Councilmember Donnie R. Tuck.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
15.13-0135An Ordinance To Amend And Reenact Chapter 37 “Taxation”, Of The Code Of The City Of Hampton, Article VIII, “Transient Lodging Tax”, Section 37-252 “Levied; Amount” To Impose, In Addition to the Tax, A Flat Fee Of One Dollar ($1.00) For Each Night Per Room Of Lodging At Any Hotel
ACTION: Adopted on First Reading - items 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14 and 15 were voted on in a single motion.

MOVER: Councilmember Donnie R. Tuck.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
Budget, Tax and Fee Ordinances Requiring One Reading - May 8, 2013
16.13-0144An Ordinance to Adopt a Budget and Appropriate Monies for the General Expenses of the Information Technology Fund for the City of Hampton, Virginia, for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2013 and Ending June 30, 2014.

17.13-0141An Ordinance to adopt a budget and appropriate monies for the Economic Development Fund for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2013 and Ending June 30, 2014.

18.13-0150An Ordinance to Adopt a Budget and Appropriate Monies for the General Expenses of The Hamptons Golf Course for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014.

19.13-0151An Ordinance to Adopt a Budget and Appropriate Monies for the General Expenses of The Woodlands Golf Course for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014.

20.13-0137An Ordinance To Amend And Reenact Chapter 33.1 “Stormwater Management”, Of The Code Of The City Of Hampton, Article II, “Service Charges And Revenues”, Section 33.1-21 “Same-Billing, Payment, Interest, Fee And Lien” to Increase the Stormwater User Fee

Adjournment
  - the meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.