Last Publish on 10/8/2014 8:52:35 PM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669

www.hampton.gov
NOTICE OF ACTION
City Council - Evening Session
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
6:31:49 PM
Linda Curtis, W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr., Will Moffett, Teresa V. Schmidt, Chris Snead, Donnie R. Tuck, George E. Wallace, Mayor
Staff:
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
INVOCATION - Councilwoman Chris Snead
  The invocation was given by Councilwoman Snead.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO FLAG -
MAYOR'S COMMENTS
  Mayor Wallace introduced Steve Jurczyk, the Director of NASA's Langley Research Center, who was present at the meeting to recognize Brian DeProfio for his work at the Virginia Air & Space Center. Mr. DeProfio was presented with the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, NASA's highest form of recognition awarded to any non-Federal Government individual.
CONSENT AGENDA
Consent Items
1.14-0407Approval of the minutes from the afternoon session of June 11, 2014, and the Spotlight on Citizens session of September 24, 2014.
ACTION: Adopted items 1 through 5 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
SECONDER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
2.14-0397Approval of Hampton City Council Meeting Schedule for 2015
ACTION: Adopted items 1 through 5 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
SECONDER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
3.14-0398Resolution Approving Utility Easements to Dominion Virginia Power for Six 30’-Wide Easements (Totaling 2,899 Square Feet, More or Less) on City Property Located at 2 Flinton Drive (LRSN 5001459), 173 Saunders Road (LRSN 5001460), 175 Saunders Road (LRSN 5001461), 177 Saunders Road (LRSN 5001462), 179 Saunders Road (LRSN 5001463), and 181 Saunders Road (LRSN 5001464) for the Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power for the Saunders Road Improvement Project
ACTION: Adopted items 1 through 5 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
SECONDER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
4.14-0400Resolution Approving the City of Hampton, Virginia's Participation and Appropriation of the FY2015 Highway Safety Grant (Selective Enforcement-Speed) through the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Motor Vehicles
ACTION: Adopted items 1 through 5 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
SECONDER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
5.14-0410Change of term lengths of Waymon Murphy, A. G. Womble, and Pat Uribes, on the Golf Course Advisory Committee from expiring on September 30, 2018, to expiring on September 30, 2017, to correct a clerical error.
ACTION: Adopted items 1 through 5 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
SECONDER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS
PUBLIC HEARINGS
Rezonings
6.14-0402Rezoning Application No. 14-00006: by Robert and Jody Egan to rezone 0.9± acres from R-11 [One-Family Residential District] to RT-1 [Residential Transition District] without proffers to allow for a chiropractic office.
ACTION: Presented by Alison Alexander, City Planner.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there were no speakers on this item.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
SECONDER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
7.14-0403Rezoning Application No. 14-00007: by Ego Ami, LLC and Riverside Healthcare Association, Inc. to rezone 2.66 + acres located at 91 E Mercury Boulevard [LRSN 8001553] from One-Family Residence (R-13) District to Neighborhood Commercial (C-1) District with conditions.
ACTION: Presented by Mike Hayes, Senior City Planner.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there were no speakers on this item.
ACTION: Approved subject to five (5) conditions.

MOVER: Councilmember Teresa V. Schmidt.
SECONDER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
8.14-0405Ordinance to Amend and Reenact Article XI of Chapter 17.3 Entitled, “SPI-OH Old Hampton District” of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Hampton, Virginia Pertaining to Development Standards.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there were no speakers on this item.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
Use Permit
9.14-0404Use Permit Application No. 14-00015: by Hampton Yacht Club, Inc. for a marina located at 515 Bridge St. [LRSN 2003828].
ACTION: Presented by Matt Smith, City Planner.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - S. Frear Hawkins, Jimmy Cerracchio, Larry Cumming, and John Heinke spoke on this item. All were in support of the application.
ACTION: Approved subject to seven (7) conditions.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
Ordinances
10.14-0399Ordinance Granting a Franchise to NewPath Networks, LLC for the Term and Upon the Conditions Herein Stated to Occupy and Use the Streets, Alleys, and Public Places of the City of Hampton, Virginia Within Its Corporate Limits to Install, Maintain, Upgrade, Repair, and Remove Poles, Cable, Optical Fibers, Wires, Electrical Conductors, Conduits, Subways, Manholes, and Other Equipment and Fixtures of a Telecommunications System in the Corporate Limits of the City of Hampton, Virginia
ACTION: Presented by Chris Swartz, Senior Civil Engineer/Project Manager.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there were no speakers on this item.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
SECONDER: Councilmember Teresa V. Schmidt.
Other Public Hearings
11.14-0411Resolution Requesting the General Assembly to Amend Chapter 3, Section 3.01 of the Charter of the City of Hampton Entitled “Composition; Election and Terms” Pertaining to Council Members Running for Mayor
ACTION: Presented by Steve Bond, Assistant City Manager.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing Jill Davis, Eddie Deerfield, David Dietrich, Joan Charles, Steve Brown, and Edwin M. Boone spoke on this matter.

ACTION: Held Public Hearing Jill Davis, Eddie Deerfield, David Dietrich, Joan Charles, Steve Brown, and Edwin M. Boone spoke on this matter.

- another public hearing will take place on October 22, 2014.
General Items
Resolutions
12.14-0396Resolution Requesting $5,412,500 from the Virginia Department of Transportation's FY16 Revenue Sharing Program and Authorization for the City Manager to Execute Necessary Project Agreements
ACTION: Presented by Lynn Allsbrook, Deputy Director/City Engineer of Public Works.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
REPORTS BY CITY MANAGER, CITY COUNCIL, STAFF, COMMITTEES
Miscellaneous New Business
Public Comment
  Eddie Deerfield spoke on election issues. Jill A. Davis signed up to speak on election issues but was not present when her name was called.

David Dietrich spoke on Council actions.

Joan Charles suggested leaving the sign in sheet for public comment out until the end of the business meeting. She questioned some of the research in the State of the City address and spoke on the need for a parking lot and better accessibility at the Grandview Nature Preserve.

Edward Sean Robinson thanked Council for their support of a recent domestic violence vigil.

Hugh Bassette spoke about Old Northampton and that there are no economic development projects planned for that area.

Edwin M. Boone spoke on the elderly and disabled tax program and on voting issues.

The City Attorney spoke on limited public forums.

Councilman Moffett asked staff for additional information with respect to the Old Northampton neighborhood.

Mayor Wallace addressed some misinformation on Paula Maria Apartments.
Adjournment
  Prior to adjourning, Vice Mayor Curtis shared that she enjoyed the Historic Aberdeen gala Friday evening with several Council peers. On Saturday morning, she started the Crawlin' Crab 5K race which brought many visitors to Hampton. She also spoke about the Chili Cookoff in Carousel Park on Saturday and also the Craft Brew Festival in Mill Point Park. Vice Mayor Curtis also visited a race at the BMX track this weekend. The events probably generated over $700,000 in economic impact for our community. She spoke highly of the domestic violence awareness event at Hampton University on Sunday. She commended the City's volunteers in all of these efforts.

This weekend will be a housing blitz in the Fordham neighborhood and also the Phoebus Fall Festival along with Driving for Diversity at Langley Speedway. She shared that there is a lot of wonderful going on in Hampton. Mayor Wallace made additional comments regarding the Langley Speedway event.

Councilman Moffett clarified that Councilman Tuck was at the Parents Againt Bullying event at Hampton University as opposed to him.

The meeting adjourned at 8:51 p.m.