Last Publish on 4/8/2015 8:50:36 PM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Evening Session
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
6:30:21 PM
Linda Curtis, W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr., Will Moffett, Teresa V. Schmidt, Chris Snead, Donnie R. Tuck, George E. Wallace, Mayor
Mary Bunting, City Manager
Vanessa T. Valldejuli, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, CMC, Clerk of Council
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  Mayor Wallace called the meeting to order at 6:34 p.m. Councilwoman Snead was not present and the Mayor shared that she anticipates returning at the next Council meeting.
INVOCATION - Councilman Will Moffett
  Councilman Moffett gave the invocation.
  Mayor Wallace shared that Consentino, an international producer of quartz and other stone surfaces used in homes and businesses worldwide, is expanding its multi-million dollar distribution center in Hampton. The expansion adds more than 32,000 square feet to the company’s Northeast HUB in Copeland Industrial Park.

Mayor Wallace also read and presented a proclamation to Nicole Clark, Human Resources Director, proclaiming April 12-18, 2015 as Volunteer Recognition Week in the City of Hampton, Virginia. Ms. Clark presented a ceremonial check to the Mayor in the amount of $244,857.46 which represented the value of the 11,458 hours of volunteer work provided to the citizens of Hampton.

Vice Mayor Curtis recognized a four-legged volunteer, Flower, who was accompanied by Marla Brown. Flower were recently recognized by Therapy Dogs International for accomplishing 250 therapy visit.
Consent Items
1.15-0117Approval of the minutes from the afternoon session of February 11, 2015.
ACTION: Approved items 1 - 3 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
2.15-0120Resolution Authorizing the Appropriation of $105,000 from the Economic Development Fund Unassigned Fund Balance to Capital Project Fund-Kecoughtan Corridor Master Plan Area to Correct the Adverse Environmental Condition Associated with the Pressey-Otley Future Development Site.
ACTION: Approved items 1 - 3 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
3.15-0121Resolution Changing the name of the 1619 Commission Created By Resolution #14-0085 to the Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission
ACTION: Approved items 1 - 3 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
Use Permit
4.15-0119Use Permit Application No. 14-00022: by Hampton Church of the Nazarene, Inc. to operate a Day Care 3 for up to 110 children at 32 Tide Mill Ln [LRSN 7001577].
ACTION: Presented by Matt Smith, City Planner.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there was one speaker, Elder Mark Armstrong, the applicant.
ACTION: Approved subject to ten (10) conditions.

MOVER: Councilmember Teresa V. Schmidt.
SECONDER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
Fiscal Year Budget Hearings
5.15-0113Public Hearing and Vote on Recommended Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Fiscal Years 2016-2020.
ACTION: Presented by Sunshine Torrey, Capital Improvement Budget Coordinator.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - Ryan Taylor-Fontes spoke in support of the Newmarket Creek Park and Trail and Hugh Bassette spoke on the streets and infrastructure and in opposition to the extension of Coliseum Drive. He was opposed to the creek trail project but was pleased with the cost figure going down. He also reminded people that the bridge referred to in the document as the Settlers Landing Bridge is actually the Booker T. Washington Bridge and he would like to see the Martin Luther King statue put back into the plan.
ACTION: Moved to amend the recommended capital improvement plan (CIP) for fiscal years 2016-2020 to increase the amount of “General Obligation Bond Proceeds ~ City” Revenue Sources by $3 million, from $17,465,700 to $20,465,700, in fiscal year 2016;

to increase “Neighborhood Centers, Newmarket Creek Park & Love Your City Projects” Expenditure Categories by $3 million, from $1,441,119 to $4,441,119, in fiscal year 2016;

to decrease “General Fund Operating Revenues Dedicated Tax Rate Increase: City Investments” Revenue Sources by $1 million, from $2 million to $1 million, each year of the 5-year Capital Improvement Plan for a total of a $5 million decrease; and

to decrease “Master Plan Area Investments” Expenditure Categories by $1 million, from $2 million to $1 million, each year of the 5-year Capital Improvement Plan for a total of a $5 million decrease.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
6.15-01142016-2020 Consolidated Plan and FY16 Annual Action Plan
ACTION: Presented by Jonathan McBride, Neighborhood Services Division Manager.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - Joseph Davis, II signed up to speak on this item but said he may have signed up on the wrong item. The Mayor said he would return to him after the public hearing.
General Items
7.15-0112Ordinance to Amend and Reenact the City Code of the City of Hampton, Virginia by Adding a New Chapter 42 Entitled, "Zones; Development Incentives" Pertaining to Tourism Zones.
ACTION: Presented by Leonard Sledge, Director of Economic Development.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Teresa V. Schmidt.
8.15-0053Resolution Authorizing the Grant of an Encroachment, Pursuant to § 34-86 of the City Code, to Merryman Grounds Maintenance, Inc. of 1,260 Square Feet, More or Less, Onto City-Owned Right of Way Known As Ranhorne Court for a Display Area
ACTION: Deferred (6/10/2015)

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
  Terry P. O'Neill, Director of Community Development, repeated his presentation from the afternoon session on what was formerly known as the Newmarket Creek Trail.
Miscellaneous New Business
  Councilman Moffett recognized the Hampton Parks & Recreation's Performing Arts Center for recognizing Sherman Watkins, a local artist. He also mentioned the event of last weekend at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, Honoring the Military Child, co-hosted by Hampton's Military Affairs Committee. He also expressed appreciation to the Hampton Police Division for their work with young people.

Councilman Tuck shared information on a recent event for Child Abuse Prevention awareness where City Hall was lighted blue. He also mentioned that the inaugural Hampton University Relays will take place this weekend.

Councilwoman Schmidt clarified information on internet sales tax from a previous meeting. Whenever an internet purchase is made, the tax goes to the city from which the purchase is made. She also said that on Monday, April 13th at 7 p.m. the movie, Iron-Jawed Angels will be shown in Council Chambers.
Public Comment
  The Mayor called upon Joseph Davis who signed up for the wrong period to speak but he received assistance from Tony Reyes, Director of Public Works.

David Dietrich spoke on the Constitution and his request for a proclamation in support of a state law that was declined. He also had several questions on illegal aliens.

Frank Ottofaro, Jr. spoke on eminent domain and his father's situation. He also requested that Pine Chapel Road be changed to be named for his father.

Vice Mayor Curtis shared that the Ultra Race will take place on April 24 and 25 at Sandy Bottom Nature Park. Runners run for 24 hours straight in support of the cancer society.
  The meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.