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City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Afternoon Session
Bay Breeze Conference Center
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
1:01 PM
W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr., Will Moffett, Chris Snead, 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
not set, not set

Call to Order
  Mayor Ward called the meeting to order at 1:01 p.m. and all members of City Council were present.
1.13-0227Presentation of Hampton-Newport News Community Service Board (CSB) in Support of Request for City Council Authorization for CSB to Incur Certain Borrowing Obligations
ACTION: Presented by Chuck Hall, Executive Director of the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board. He also introduced Natlie Ward, Deputy Director; Nona Hilton, Chief Financial Officer; and Alan Perkins, their CPA.
2.13-0221Staff Briefing on Rezoning Application No. 1310-2013 and Conditional Privilege No. 135-2013
ACTION: Presented by Donald Whipple. It was the consensus of Council to send this matter back to the Planning Commission. The Mayor will announce this at the 6 p.m. session and again at the beginning of the 7 p.m. session in an effort to not inconvenience those wishing to speak at the public hearing.
3.13-0234Waterways Management Monthly Report
ACTION: Presented by Weston Young, Senior Civil Engineer, Stormwater Project Manager.
4.13-0222Discussion of Chapter 2, Article 4, Section 2-134 Pertaining to Gifts to the City
ACTION: Council briefly discussed this item. Councilman Tuck indicated he wanted this on the agenda as he knew the question was still out there. The City Manager indicated that a proposed ordinance amendment is on the evening agenda.
5.13-0223Discussion of Councilmembers' Agenda Items
ACTION: Presented by Vice Mayor Wallace who indicated that putting an item on the agenda should require the same consideration that is given to calling a special meeting. There was some discussion that it might be better to require two Council members to concur to place an item on the agenda as opposed to three.
Regional Issues
New Business
  Councilman Tuck brought up a recent communication from the City Manager regarding Sister Cities where Council was asked to accede to funding for the Vice Mayor, Economic Development Director and an arts troop with a chaperone to take a trip to South Korea. He questioned how a person was to know if a majority was in favor or if a majority was opposed.

Ms. Bunting responded by giving information on the trip to Anyang, South Korea, one of Hampton's sister cities where a delegation from Hampton has been invited to celebrate their 40th anniversary. All meals and lodging for the delegation will be covered by Anyang with Hampton being responsible for airfare only. Vice Mayor Wallace stated that he had offered to pay for his own airfare. Ms. Bunting stated that she felt it was important for Hampton to attend if we are to maintain the relationship and its focus on economic development and education. Ms. Bunting received no phone calls in opposition to the proposal.
Closed Meeting
13-0163Closed session pursuant to Virginia Code Sections 2.2-3711.A.1, .3 and .7
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
13-0220to discuss or consider the disposition of publicly held property in the Langley Research and Development Park where discussion in an open meeting would adversely affect the bargaining position or negotiating strategy of the public body.

13-0224to consult with legal counsel about specific legal matters pertaining to Fort Monroe requiring the advice of counsel and to discuss pending litigation.

13-0225to consider an appointment to the Board of Review of Real Estate Assessment

13-0233to consider appointments to the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board

13-0241to consider appointments to the Grievance Panel

13-0235to consider an appointment to the Planning Commission

13-0236to consider an appointment to the Thomas Nelson Community College Board

13-0237to consider appointments to the Virginia Air & Space Center Board of Directors

13-0238to consider an appointment to the Peninsula Airport Commission

13-0239to consider appointments to the Hampton Parking Authority

13-0240to consider appointments to the Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority

13-0242to consider appointments to the Citizens' Engagement Advisory Commission (CEAC) formerly known as the Ad Hoc Leadership Group

13-0243to consider an appointment to the Building Code Board of Appeals

13-0244to consider an appointment to the Economic Development Authority

6.13-0162Resolution Certifying Closed Session
ACTION: Adopted - the meeting adjourned at 3:13 p.m.

MOVER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
SECONDER: Councilmember Chris Snead.