Last Publish on 4/11/2008 4:01:44 PM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Afternoon Session
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
2:01:43 PM
Anderson W. Clary, Jr., Randall A. Gilliland, Angela Lee Leary, Charles N. Sapp, Joseph H. Spencer, II, Paige V. Washington, Ross A. Kearney, II, Mayor
Jesse T. Wallace Jr., City Manager
Cynthia Hudson, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, Clerk of Council

Call to Order
  Mayor Kearney indicated that Councilman Washington e-mailed that he couldn't be in attendance at this meeting due to medical appointments.

Mayor Kearney welcomed Hampton University students who were attending the meeting.
1.08-0138Report on Economic Development Department Activities
ACTION: Presented by James T. Eason, Director of Economic Development.
2.08-0143Briefing on Undesignated Fund Balance
ACTION: Presented by Karl Daughtrey, Finance Director.
3.08-0147Process for Boards, Commissions and Committees
ACTION: Presented by Councilman Sapp and Councilman Spencer.
ACTION: Moved to accept the information contained in the April 2, 2008, memo from Councilman Sapp and Councilman Spencer as the basis for a policy.

MOVER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Anderson W. Clary, Jr..
Regional Issues
  Councilman Sapp briefly reported on a meeting on transportation held at VMASC by the Hampton Roads Caucus which several members of Council and staff recently attended.

Mayor Kearney also reported on the public meeting on transportation which was hosted by Hampton on April 2, 2008.
New Business
  The City Manager called upon Fred Whitley, City Engineer, to update Council on the project management aspect with respect to the magnolia trees which were recently removed in the Buckroe area. Jim Wilson, Director of Parks and Recreation, also provided information with respect to the landscape plan for the park. Councilman Sapp suggested that the community may want to get involved in offsetting the cost of getting larger trees by doing fundraising and sponsorship.

Councilwoman Leary brought up several areas of citizen concern.
Closed Meeting
08-0133Closed session as provided in Virginia Code Section 2.23711.A.1, .3 and .7
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Anderson W. Clary, Jr..
SECONDER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.
08-0145to consult with legal counsel pertaining to probable litigation, where such consultation in an open meeting would adversely affect the negotiating or litigating posture of the City;

08-0146to discuss or consider the disposition of publicly held real property in the Downtown area, where discussion in an open meeting would adversely affect the bargaining position or negotiating strategy of the City.

08-0021to consider appointments to Hampton’s 2010 Celebration Committee

08-0096to consider appointments to the Hampton Industrial Development Authority.

08-0142to consider an appointment to the Citizens' Unity Commission.

4.08-0134Resolution Certifying Closed Session
ACTION: Adopted

MOVER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Charles N. Sapp.