Last Publish on 3/2/2007 10:23:56 AM
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, February 28, 2007
7:27:58 PM
Randall A. Gilliland, Angela Lee Leary, Charles N. Sapp, Joseph H. Spencer, II, Rhet Tignor, Paige V. Washington, Ross A. Kearney, II, Mayor
Staff:
Jesse T. Wallace Jr., City Manager
Cynthia Hudson, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, Clerk of Council

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
INVOCATION - Joseph H. Spencer, II
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO FLAG -
MAYOR'S COMMENTS
  The Mayor indicated that there is a misprint in tonight's agenda and there will be an additional public hearing following item #15 on the Deed of Gift concerning the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center property and the American Theater.

He also indicated that the applicant on item #14, the Use Permit on Salt Ponds, requested that the application be withdrawn. Since the matter has been advertised, Council must act upon the application and plans to move to deny it but will hear any speakers on the issue.

Councilman Sapp thanked the entire delegation across the Peninsula in the General Assembly and also on the Federal level for their particularly strong support recently. He also indicated that Elizabeth Kersey is planning a recognition function to call elected officials together and show Hampton's appreciation.

Councilman Sapp also spoke regarding the seawall enhancement in Ft. Monroe and thanked Congresswoman Drake for getting the funding and the project reinstated. An RFP has been issued, a contractor selected and work will commence on the enhancement work which needs to be done.
CONSENT AGENDA
Consent Items - First Reading
1.07-0094AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 29, OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF HAMPTON, VIRGINIA, ENTITLED “POLICE.”
ACTION: Moved to to waive second reading on consent agenda items 1 through 3.

MOVER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Rhet Tignor.
ACTION: Moved to approve consent agenda items 1 through 3 on first and final reading.

MOVER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Rhet Tignor.
2.07-0095AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 31, OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF HAMPTON, VIRGINIA, ENTITLED “SOLICITORS AND SOLICITATIONS.”
ACTION: Moved to to waive second reading on consent agenda items 1 through 3.

MOVER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Rhet Tignor.
ACTION: Moved to approve consent agenda items 1 through 3 on first and final reading.

MOVER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Rhet Tignor.
3.07-0104ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND REINACT CHAPTER 21 ENTITLED MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC, ARTICLES I, IV, V, VII AND VIII AND TO REPEAL ARTICLE I, SECTION 21-11.
ACTION: Moved to to waive second reading on consent agenda items 1 through 3.

MOVER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Rhet Tignor.
ACTION: Moved to approve consent agenda items 1 through 3 on first and final reading.

MOVER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Rhet Tignor.
Consent Items - Other
4.07-0091Resolution approving the City of Hampton, Virginia's participation and appropriation of the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund Grant through the Hampton Fire Division from the Office of Emergency Medical Services, Virginia Department of Health.
ACTION: Moved to approve items 4, 6 and 7 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Rhet Tignor.
5.07-0092Northampton Area Drainage Studies Engineering Services Project No. 07-036
ACTION: Approved - Councilwoman Leary indicated that she had requested a some information from the City Manager and would have preferred to have that information prior to this vote.

MOVER: Councilmember Angela Lee Leary.
SECONDER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.
6.07-0101Approval of minutes from the Hampton City Council's afternoon and evening meetings on February 14, 2007.
ACTION: Moved to approve items 4, 6 and 7 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Rhet Tignor.
7.07-0103Gateway Boulevard Renaming - Enterprise Parkway
ACTION: Moved to approve items 4, 6 and 7 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Rhet Tignor.
PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS
8.07-0086Proclaiming March 2, 2007, as Hampton Education Association (HEA) Read Across America Day in the City of Hampton.
ACTION: Presented by Councilman Charles Sapp to Gwyn Lee-Lomax.
9.07-0100100 Best Communities for Young People
ACTION: Presented by Michael C. Canty, Director of School/Community Investments who announced that, for second year in a row, Hampton has been named as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. Information was also presented by Gregory Harrison, Chairman of Hampton's Youth Commission; Cindy Carlson, Director of the Coalition for Youth; Art Thatcher, Superintendent of Parks and Recreation; Debbie Russell, Resource Development Manager with Healthy Families Partnership; Charlene Johnson, Healthy Families Partnership participant; Katherine Fox, Curriculum Leader for the 21st Century Learning Program; Charlene Jones, of Youth Career Cafe'; Adrian Howard, a Youth Career Cafe' volunteer and participant; Kathy Johnson and Allison Graul of Alternatives, Inc.; and Marshae Tyson, a member of the Principal's Advisory Group at Hampton High School. Councilwoman Leary presented the award which she accepted from America's Promise on behalf of the City of Hampton at a presentation in Washington, DC.
10.07-0107Recognition of Hampton City School's Participation in Trees of Hope Project.
ACTION: Presented by Councilwoman Leary to Rebecca Lacy, Art Teacher from Robert E. Lee Elementary School. Ms. Lacy was accompanied by her family and also Levia Stovall, Principal of Lee Elementary; Lennie Routten, Chairman of the Hampton School Board, and Ann Bane, Community Relations Coordinator with Hampton City Schools.
REPORTS BY CITY MANAGER, CITY COUNCIL, STAFF, COMMITTEES
11.07-0093Regional Youth Violence Prevention Program.
ACTION: Presented by Chief C. R. Jordan, Jr., Hampton Police Dept. and Program Manager Sabrina Jones. She announced that there will be a safety forum sponsored by the Hampton City Schools which will be held on March 6, 2007, at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Holiday Inn and she invited citizens to attend.
12.07-0105Presentation of Hampton Clean City Commission's 2006 Annual Report
ACTION: Presented by Shirley Sypolt, Chairman of the Hampton Clean City Commission. She was accompanied by many members of the Commission.
13.07-0112Briefing on City of Hampton Drainage and Stormwater Management System
ACTION: Presented by James A. "Pete" Peterson, Assistant City Manager; John Veneziano, Director of Public Works; Fred Whitley, City Engineer; Charles W. Fleming, Senior Civil Engineer; and Patrick Ray, Drainage Maintenance Superintendent.
PUBLIC HEARINGS
Use Permit
14.07-0106Use Permit Application No.1009 by Salt Ponds Marina Resort, LLC. for 3.0+/- acres on Ivory Gull Crescent to add 30 multifamily units to the existing commercial development.
ACTION: Denied

MOVER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Angela Lee Leary.
Land Conveyance
15.07-0098PUBLIC HEARING regarding the sale of approximately 2.29 acres± of real property located on Medical Drive, Hampton, Virginia, described as Tax Parcel I.D. No. 07P011000000602, and more commonly known as the “Mason Tract” to the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board Property Company, Inc. pursuant to the authority set forth in §15.2-1800 of the Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - Harriet Storm spoke in favor of this matter.
16.07-0117PUBLIC HEARING regarding the Deed of Gift from the City of Hampton to the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center Foundation, Inc. of Property known as 110A, 112 and 114 East County Street, Hampton, Virginia.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - No one spoke on the matter.
General Items
Ordinances
17.07-0069AN ORDINANCE TO REPEAL NON-CODED ORDINANCE NO. 239, DESIGNATING THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HAMPTON, VIRGINIA, AS THE HAMPTON REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD AND TO APPPOINT A CITIZEN BOARD.
ACTION: Adopted on First Reading

MOVER: Councilmember Rhet Tignor.
SECONDER: Councilmember Charles N. Sapp.
Resolutions
18.07-0063Resolution Authorizing the Deed of Gift from the City of Hampton to the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center Foundation, Inc. of property known as 110A, 112 and 114 East County Street, Hampton, Virginia.
ACTION: Adopted

MOVER: Councilmember Rhet Tignor.
SECONDER: Vice Mayor Randall A. Gilliland.
19.07-0075Resolution authorizing the transfer of 19.5 +/- acres of real property at the corner of Coliseum Drive and Pine Chapel Road in the Crossroads area to XL Development Group I, L.P. and the execution of the Development/Acquisition Agreement for the Crossroads mixed-use complex.
ACTION: Adopted

MOVER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Charles N. Sapp.
20.07-0099Resolution authorizing the conveyance of approximately 2.29± acres of real property on Medical Drive in the Coliseum Central District of Hampton to the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board Property Company, Inc. and the execution of the Purchase and Sale Agreement
ACTION: Adopted

MOVER: Councilmember Charles N. Sapp.
SECONDER: Councilmember Rhet Tignor.
Appointments
21.07-0102to consider an Appointment to the Hampton Clean City Commission
ACTION: Appointed Christiana Betts to fulfill an unexpired term which will expire on January 9, 2010.

MOVER: Councilmember Rhet Tignor.
Audiences Granted to the General Public
  Carol Garrison of the Pastures Civic Association spoke on drainage issues.
Miscellaneous New Business
  Councilwoman Leary provided information on a request she plans to make to Congressman Bobby Scott regarding Fort Monroe and a clarifying amendment to the FY07 National Defense Authorization Act which pertains to ocean disposal of munitions.

She also presented the Mayor with a placque from DEAFBLINDNESS: A REAL VISION and the Bitting, Borum, Gilman and Winn families. Councilwoman Leary accepted the appreciation award on the Mayor's behalf on February 22, 2007.

Councilman Spencer asked the City Manager to look into a matter considered by the General Assembly with respect to Sheriffs' retirement.
Adjournment