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City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Civic Recognition & Public Comment Period
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
5:35:01 PM
Linda Curtis, W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr., Will Moffett, Chris Snead, Christopher G. Stuart, 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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Call to Order / Roll Call
  Mayor Wallace called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m.
Invocation - Vice Mayor Curtis
  Vice Mayor Curtis gave the invocation and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Pledge of Allegiance
Ceremonial Items - "Spotlight on Citizens" - Council Placemaking Awards
  Bruce Sturk, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs took the lead on this portion of the meeting. Awards were presented as follow:

Commercial Renovation Award -
McDonald's, 1131 W. Mercury Blvd. (Coliseum Central) -- Top Award
The Point, 30 E. Mellen Street (Phoebus)
Red Lobster, 1046 W. Mercury Blvd.

Design Excellence Award -
Zaxby's, 2201 Todds Lane -- Top Award
Patient First, 2304 W. Mercury Blvd.
Tysinger Audi, 2712 Magruder Blvd.

Infill Project Award -
HHHunt Homes, South 2nd St., Mallory, Pembroke & Point Comfort -- Top Award
Zaxby's, 2201 Todds Lane

Third Place Award -
The Barking Dog, 4330 Kecoughtan Road -- Top Award
Venture Kitchen & Bar, 9 E. Queens Way (Downtown Hampton)
The Point, 30 E. Mellen St. (Phoebus)

Placemaking Award -
The Point, 30 E. Mellen St. (Phoebus) -- Top Award
HHHunt Homes, South 2nd St., Mallory, Pembroke & Point Comfort
Public Comment
  John Krulis spoke in memory of Rudy Langford.

Eddie Deerfield expressed questions about the budget process and where the year-end surplus goes when developing the next year's budget.

Edwin M. Boone spoke about Rudy Langford, on the budget, and about candidates in the upcoming City Council election.

Samuel Jones of Tide Mill Farms spoke about difficulties they are having with an entrance way sign.

Councilwoman Snead stated her opinion that individuals speaking during public comment should speak on matters of city business but that it should not be used for campaigning. She suggested that Council might consider reviewing the protocol for the public comment period after this election cycle.
  The meeting adjourned at 6:18 p.m.