Last Publish on 1/28/2009 5:20:03 PM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Afternoon Session
Lawson Conference Rm., 8th Flr., City Hall
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
1:04:16 PM
Randall A. Gilliland, Ross A. Kearney, II, Angela Lee Leary, Joseph H. Spencer, II, George E. Wallace, Paige V. Washington, Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor
Jesse T. Wallace Jr., City Manager
Cynthia Hudson, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, Clerk of Council

Call to Order
  When the meeting was called to order, the following members were present: Councilman Gilliland, Councilman Kearney, Councilwoman Leary, and Mayor Ward.

At 1:06 p.m., Councilwoman Leary indicated that she had to leave for a medical appointment. As she was leaving, Councilman Wallace came into the room and another roll call was taken.

At 1:09 p.m., Councilman Washington arrived. Vice Mayor Spencer is out of the country and that is the reason he was not present for the meeting.
1.09-0030Overview of City-Owned Real Estate
ACTION: Presented by James A. "Pete" Peterson, Assistant City Manager. Additional presentations on property owned by the Industrial Development Authority, Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and the Hampton City Schools will be scheduled in the future.
Regional Issues
New Business
Closed Meeting
09-0027Closed session as provided in Virginia Code Section 2.2-3711.A.1, .5 and .7
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Paige V. Washington.
SECONDER: Councilmember Randall A. Gilliland.
ACTION: Moved to amend the motion to add another discussion item under the .5 discussion involving a business in the Power Plant.

MOVER: Councilmember George E. Wallace.
SECONDER: Councilmember Randall A. Gilliland.
09-0017to discuss a personnel matter relating to the Police Division;

09-0029to consult with legal counsel pertaining to actual or probable litigation, where such consultation in an open meeting would adversely affect the negotiating or litigating posture of the City;

09-0040to discuss a prospective business or industry or the expansion of an existing business or industry where no previous announcement has been made of the business' or industry's interest in locating or expanding its facilities in the community

2.09-0028Resolution Certifying Closed Session
ACTION: Adopted

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Randall A. Gilliland.
Agenda Supplement
  In response to Council’s direction, the City Manager conducted a comprehensive review of the Police Division employment practices. An external consultant was hired to audit the practices and those findings were shared with Council today. As a result, the Manager has recommended, and Council has approved, certain changes in Police Department employment promotion and assignment procedures. Similar reviews are also planned for various other city departments.

Mayor Ward shared that she participated in a conference call today with Congressman Glenn Nye who plans to visit Hampton on February 18th to tour Fort Monroe and NASA/Langley.