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City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Afternoon Session
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
1:03:31 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
not set, not set

Call to Order
  Mayor Wallace called the meeting to order at 1:03 p.m. All members of City Council were present at roll call with the exception of Councilman Tuck who previously notified the Mayor that he would be arriving a bit late for afternoon session. He arrived at 1:12 p.m.
1.15-0325Briefing on Potential Tuskegee Airman Memorial
ACTION: Presented by T. J. Spann and Tyrone Davis. Additional information was provided by Katie Stodghill, Architect and Interior Designer at PMA Architecture. Jim Wilson, Director of Parks and Recreation, also provided information.
2.15-0327Briefing on Hotel Reinvestment Strategy
ACTION: Presented by Leonard Sledge, Director of Economic Development. Additional information was provided by Mary Fugere, Interim Director of the Hampton Convention and Visitor Bureau, Boo Williams of Boo Williams Sportsplex, and Raymond Tripp, Executive Director of the Coliseum Central Business Improvement District.
3.15-0319FY 17 Revenue Sharing and Transportation Alternative Program Funds
ACTION: Presented by John Yorks, City Engineer.
Regional Issues
New Business
  Councilman Moffett requested consideration of a future work session on revisiting Council's strategic priorities as a checkpoint on progress and to discuss the possibility to scaling down the number of priorities to the top five or ten to allow more focus. He also indicated that he would like to know the City Manager's choices of top priorities.

Councilwoman Snead echoed Councilman Moffett's request to review the strategic priorities to ensure our limited resources are used where Hampton can receive the best return.

Councilwoman Schmidt shared information from the Transportation Advisory Committee and suggested that it would be wonderful to attract movies for filming in this area and to possibly have a package of materials ready for such opportunities.

Vice Mayor Curtis reminded everyone of the film, King Crab, which was filmed in Hampton some years ago.
4.15-0328Motion to request that a work session be scheduled in the future to revisit Council's strategic priorities.
ACTION: Moved to request a work session be scheduled in the future to revisit Council's strategic priorities.

MOVER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
SECONDER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
Closed Meeting
15-0290Closed session pursuant to Virginia Code Sections 2.2-3711.A.1, .3, .5, and .7 to discuss a personnel matter involving Parks and Recreation, to 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 city and to discuss the acquisition of real property for a public purpose and/or the disposition of publicly held real property in the areas of Downtown Hampton, Coliseum Central, Shell Road and Buckroe areas where discussion in an open meeting would adversely affect the bargaining position or negotiating strategy of the City Council; to consult with legal counsel on specific matters involving grievance procedures and special events and noise which require the provision of legal advice by legal counsel; and to 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.
ACTION: Approved - Open session concluded at 3:17 p.m.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
5.15-0291Resolution Certifying Closed Session
ACTION: Adopted - the meeting adjourned at 6:19 p.m.

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