Last Publish on 5/14/2014 6:04:35 PM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Afternoon Session
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
1:52 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
not set, not set

Call to Order
1.14-0223Presentation on Census Information - Challenges to Census
ACTION: Presented by Robin McCormick, Communications Strategist.
2.14-0220Final FY-15 Budget Work Session
ACTION: Presented by Donald Whipple, Senior City Planner and Amy Jordan, Redevelopment Manager, (Newmarket Creek Trail). At the request of Councilman Stuart, Elizabeth McCoury, Director of the Coliseum Central Business Improvement District, spoke in favor of the Newmarket Creek Trail project.

The City Manager also spoke about options Council might consider if they wish to provide additional funding to Hampton City Schools.

With respect to the General Budget, the City Manager provided an updated revenue estimate concerning Peninsula Town Center, spoke on providing funding for the Patrnership for a New Phoebus from the general fund as opposed to grant funding as Council has discussed in the past, and spoke of a technical correction needed concerning funds for the Community Services Board.

She also mentioned amendments needed to the Capital Budget which involve VDOT funding for Ft. Monroe road projects and other self-balancing adjustments needed on VDOT funding. Ms. Bunting also indicated that clarifying language will make it clear that camera funding for police can be for vehicle cameras and/or body cameras.

Councilman Tuck expressed a desire for more accountability from the Partnership for a New Phoebus in terms of how they expend funding. Vice Mayor Curtis, Councilman Hobbs and Councilman Moffett each indicated that they want to see the funding to Phoebus continue but do share Councilman Tuck's concerns about accountability.

Councilman Tuck and Councilwoman Snead asked questions about the funding and logistics of Long Creek dredging. James A. "Pete" Peterson, Assistant City Manager, responded.
Regional Issues
New Business
  Councilman Moffett asked Leonard Sledge, Director of Economic Development, to provide an update on some things happening in Hampton with respect to economic development. Tysinger Motors opened an Audi Store, representing 50 new jobs and a $10 million dollar investment. EM Software and Systems (EMSS) has expanded from one employee to eight and has now been acquired by Alltair. He also encouraged citizens to watch the evening meeting for some major economic development news.

Councilman Tuck asked that a new intern be introduced. Robin McCormick, Communications Strategist, introduced Edward Robinson, a Hampton University student and veteran, who is interning in the Marketing Department.
Closed Meeting
14-0221Closed session pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2-3711.A.7 to consult with legal counsel regarding specific legal matters requiring the provision of legal advice by such counsel.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
3.14-0222Resolution Certifying Closed Session
ACTION: Adopted - Councilman Tuck left just prior to the certification vote. The meeting adjourned at 4:56 p.m.

MOVER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
SECONDER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.