Last Publish on 7/19/2006 6:21:40 PM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Afternoon Session
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
1:33:24 PM
Randall A. Gilliland, Angela Lee Leary, Charles N. Sapp, Joseph H. Spencer, II, Rhet Tignor, Paige V. Washington, Ross A. Kearney, II, Mayor
Jesse T. Wallace Jr., City Manager
Cynthia Hudson, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, Clerk of Council

Call to Order
1.06-0388Coliseum Drive Streetscape Improvement Project and Coliseum Convention Center Event Traffic Management
ACTION: Presented by Donald Whipple, Senior Planner and Fred Whitley, City Engineer.
2.06-0393Buckroe Fishing Pier: Project Status Report
ACTION: Presented by Terry O'Neill, Director of Planning; James Freas, City Planner; and Vanessa T. Valldejuli, Deputy City Attorney.
3.06-0403Briefing on Emergency Management Preparedness
ACTION: Presented by Curt Shaffer, Director of Plans Branch, Hampton Police Department, and Pete Sommer, Emergency Management Coordinator/Senior Police Planner.
4.06-0411Ordinance to Amend and Reenact Chapter 37, Article II, Division I of the Code of the City of Hampton entitled "Real Estate Taxes, Generally", by adding thereto a New Section 37-31 entitled "Surplus Proceeds Paid to the City from Delinquent Real Estate Tax Sales".
ACTION: Presented by Lesa Yeatts, Deputy City Attorney. The first reading of the ordinance is scheduled for the evening meeting.
5.06-0418North King Street Corridor Master Plan – Briefing on Phase II – “Trying Ideas”
ACTION: Presented by Constance Mason, City Planner. Council accepted the written report as submitted and requested that the information be disseminated to the neighborhood groups in the area.
6.06-0419Presentation and Discussion of Golf Cart Street Studies
ACTION: Presented by Ted Henifin, Director of Public Works.
7.06-0420An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 21, Article IX of the Code of the City of Hampton Entitled, "OPERATION OF GOLF CARTS" by Adding Thereto a New Section 21-221 Entitled, "PUBLIC HIGHWAYS DESIGNATED FOR GOLF CART USE"
ACTION: Presented by Ted Henifin, Director of Public Works. The ordinance is scheduled for first reading at the evening meeting.
8.06-0422Resolution authorizing the appropriation of $266,000 from the General Fund undesignated fund balance to Non-departmental for Hampton’s 2007 Celebration.
ACTION: Presented by Joan Kennedy, Neighborhood Office Director, and Mary Fugere, Director of Media and Community Relations for the Hampton Convention and Visitors Bureau.
9.06-0387Discussion of Council's Upcoming Meeting with Hampton's General Assembly Delegation.
ACTION: Council discussed topics for the upcoming meeting scheduled for August 8, 2006.
New Business
  The City Manager announced that the Director of Parks and Recreation, Laurine Press, will be retiring as of August 1, 2006. Additionally, Brian DeProfio, Assistant to the City Manager, has resigned from his position, also effective August 1, 2006, and he has accepted a position with the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The City Manager indicated that he has asked Terry O’Neill to create several options for the redesign of the Bayfront Initiative. Upon completion, the Planning Department will submit the work to City Council and the Council could decide on public hearings, etc.

Councilwoman Leary made a motion that the City Manager looking into hiring a park consultant or planner to assist withe the Buckroe Bayfront Initiative. Councilman Gilliland seconded the motion. A discussion was held about the possibility. Councilwoman Leary later withdrew her motion. The City Manager will report back with more information on the proposal at a later date.

Councilwoman Leary provided the City Manager and Council with research she conducted in connection with the 15 proposed parking spaces on North First Street. She would like the City Manager to try the proposed spaces for a limited period of time and she is requesting that the City Manager revisit this issue in light of the information she received in connection with the public safety issues.
Closed Meeting
06-0382Closed session as provided in Section 2.2-3711.A.1 and .3 to:
ACTION: Approved - The session is to be taped with the exception of personnel matters.

MOVER: Councilmember Angela Lee Leary.
SECONDER: Vice Mayor Randall A. Gilliland.
06-0398discuss or consider the acquisition of real property in the Buckroe area for a public purpose where discussion in an open meeting would adversely affect the bargaining position or negotiating strategy of the City.

06-0429discuss or consider the disposition of real property in the Armistead Point area for a public purpose where discussion in an open meeting would adversely affect the bargaining position or negotiating strategy of the City.

06-0401consider an appointment to the Federal Area Development Authority

06-0423consider an appointment to the Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities.

06-0424consider an appointment to the Board of Review of Real Estate Assessment.

06-0425consider an appointment to the board of Hampton Roads Transit.

10.06-0383Certification of Closed Session
ACTION: Adopted

MOVER: Councilmember Angela Lee Leary.
SECONDER: Councilmember Rhet Tignor.