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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, August 11, 2010
12:57:30 PM
Ross A. Kearney, II, Angela Lee Leary, Will Moffett, Christopher G. Stuart, Donnie R. Tuck, George E. Wallace, Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor
Mary Bunting, City Manager
Cynthia Hudson, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, CMC, Clerk of Council

Call to Order
  The meeting was called to order at 1:02 p.m. Councilman Kearney and Councilwoman Leary were not present at roll call but arrived just thereafter.
1.10-0364Resolution of the Hampton City Council Approving and Authorizing Submission to the State of the Fiscal Year 2011 Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board Performance Contract.
ACTION: Presented by Rev. Steven Brown, Chairman of the Board of the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board and also Charles (Chuck) Hall, Executive Director. Rev. Brown and Mr. Hall were accompanied by board member Anthony Soltys and staff members Natalie Ward and Chuck Young. This item is on the evening consent agenda for Council action.
2.10-0365Briefing on Emergency Preparedness
ACTION: Presented by Curt Shaffer, Emergency Management Coordinator.
3.10-0362Discussion of a proposed modification of the Hampton Roads Convention Center management contract
ACTION: Removed - Councilwoman Leary asked that the matter be removed from the agenda since it is within the purview of the City Manager and the City Manager can report back at a later date.

MOVER: Councilmember Angela Lee Leary.
4.10-0363Discussion of council role and policies involving real estate acquisitions and treatment of proposals for development of city-owned property.
ACTION: Presented by Councilwoman Leary. The issue arises from Councilwoman Leary being contacted by a developer about a piece of property located at Woodland Road and Mercury Boulevard and a concern about how the City responds to unsolicited proposals. The City Manager, Mary Bunting, provided explanatory information.
Regional Issues
5.10-0368Motion to change the order of the agenda to move the Regional Issues item to follow Item #2 (10-0364 -- Briefing on Emergency Preparedness).
ACTION: Approved - Councilwoman Leary called upon Matthew James, President and CEO of the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development, who gave a brief report on the recent visit by the Human Development Steering Committee of the National League of Cities. She also shared information on the other activities the committee participated in during their recent visit to Hampton.

Councilwoman Leary also reported on a recent function she attended which was hosted by Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP) and the Peninsula Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD).

Councilwoman Leary also reported on a July 29th meeting she attended of the Virginia Municipal League (VML) Human Development and Education committee. Mayor Ward shared that many other members of Council also met with VML subcommittees on that date.

MOVER: Councilmember Angela Lee Leary.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
New Business
Closed Meeting
10-0332Closed session as provided in Virginia Code Section 2.2-3711.A.1, .3, .7 and .19
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Vice Mayor George E. Wallace.
10-0359to discuss the acquisition of real property for a public purpose in the Kecoughtan Corridor of the city and to discuss the disposition of property by lease in the North King Street Corridor where discussion in an open meeting would adversely affect the bargaining position or negotiating strategy of the city

10-0360to consult with legal counsel employed by the city regarding street solicitation regulation, noise regulation and dredging, which matters require the provision of advice by such counsel

10-0367to discuss plans related to the security of government facilitiies, buildings or structures and persons using them

10-0335to consider appointments to the Hampton Federal Area Development Authority

10-0338to consider the appointment of an alternate to the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads

10-0343to consider an appointment to the Wetlands Board

6.10-0333Resolution Certifying Closed Session
ACTION: Adopted

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.