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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, January 22, 2014
12:59:42 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
Jeff Sachs, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, CMC, Clerk of Council
not set, not set

Call to Order
  Mayor Wallace called the meeting to order at 1:01 p.m. All members of City Council were present along with Jeffry Sachs, the Interim City Attorney.
1.14-0049Update on Committee Work to Identify Best Ways to Recognize Dr. Martin Luther King and Hampton Civil Rights Heroes
ACTION: Presented by Michele Woods-Jones.
2.14-0065Wastewater Operations Consent Order Progress Report
ACTION: Presented by Jason, Mitchell, Wastewater Operations Manager.
3.14-0061Staff Briefing on Armistead Pointe Park Master Plan Update
ACTION: Presented by Terry P. O'Neill, Director of Community Development.
4.14-0069Buckroe Water/Splash Park
ACTION: Presented by Jim Wilson, Director of Parks and Recreation.
5.14-0066FY15 Budget Preview - Real Estate Assessment Update and Community Input on Capital Improvement Plan
ACTION: Presented by Brian Gordineer, City Assessor; Gloria Washington, Budget Director; and Robin McCormick, Communications Strategist.
Regional Issues
New Business
  Councilman Tuck inquired as to the agenda for the Council's retreat on February 5, 2014, what is hoped to be accomplished, and also the cost of the outside facilitator. The City Manager responded that the facilitators will create the agenda based upon their conversations with each individual member of Council. The facilitators are actually a three member team and the approximate cost is $6,000. It is hoped to accomplish clarity on Council's collective guidance in moving forward with projects and especially the upcoming budget process. It is hoped it will assist Council and staff to reach the next level in working together. Mayor Wallace also added that it is to assist in team building.

Councilman Tuck inquired about the buffer in the Willow Oaks area recently considered as a part of a land use matter and asked if there were other similar circumstances in other areas. The Manager indicated that she would do this but it may take some time as she'll need to survey department heads and the City Attorney's office to ensure an accurate response.

Councilman Moffett indicated that the entire Council stands in support of the local veterans community contrary to what was recently mentioned by a Salvation Army official in a newspaper article.

Councilman Stuart also commended Brian DeProfio for his work at the Virginia Air & Space Center and mentioned a wonderful editorial on the Center.
Closed Meeting
14-0067Closed session pursuant to Virginia Code Sections 2.2-3711.A.3 to discuss or consider the disposition of publicly held real property in the Coliseum Central area, where discussion in an open meeting would adversely affect the bargaining position or negotiating strategy of the City.
ACTION: Council didn't convene a closed session and will consider this item at a later date.
6.14-0068Resolution Certifying Closed Session
ACTION: Removed - This item wasn't necessary as a closed session was not convened.
  The meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m.