Last Publish on 4/11/2012 8:11:09 PM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
NOTICE OF ACTION
City Council - Afternoon Session
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Ross A. Kearney, II, Will Moffett, Joseph H. Spencer, II, 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 Mayor called the meeting to order at 1:02 p.m. Councilman Kearney was not present.
Briefing on proposed study to further regionalization of wastewater systems
Presented by Mary Bunting, City Manager. Additional information was provided by Ted Henifin, Executive Director of the Hampton Roads Sanitation District, and Tony Reyes, Director of Public Works.
Presented by Mary Bunting, City Manager. Additional information was provided by Karl Daughtrey, Finance Director. Ms. Bunting stated that the City Manager's Recommended Budget will be released on Friday, April 13, 2012, and the first public hearing on the budget will take place on April 25, 2012, with a full briefing in the afternoon and another in the evening. Information on the recommended budget will also be provided to the Daily Press.
Briefing on the Status of Ft. Monroe
Presented by Mary Bunting, City Manager.
Councilman Moffett asked that the City Manager explain a bit about the roles of the City of Hampton, the Fort Monroe Authority, and the National Park Service. She explained that the Fort Monroe Authority (FMA) is the legal entity charged by the General Assembly with control of Fort Monroe. Typically in a base closing process, the land reverts to the locality but, in the case of Fort Monroe, there is a reverter clause where it goes to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Commonwealth created the FMA.
Councilman Stuart suggested that it might be appropriate to have a briefing on Fort Monroe for City Council candidates or perhaps have a staff member available to work with candidates on questions they may have concerning Fort Monroe. Ms. Bunting expressed her willingness to provide staff to answer such questions and it was also covered in a candidate orientation briefing held on March 17, 2012.
Councilman Moffett complimented the entire team who worked so effectively to accomplish the National Park at Fort Monroe.
Mayor Ward indicated that the Wherry Quarters cannot be sold absent approval of the Governor or General Assembly and that area has always been intended as a pathway between the two sections of the park and no decision will be made on the future of that area until the Fort Monroe Authority has the benefit of the input from the ongoing planning efforts.
At the request of Councilman Spencer, Mary Bunting, City Manager, and James A. "Pete" Peterson, Assistant City Manager, provided additional information on item #13 on the evening agenda.
Closed Session as provided in Virginia Code Section 2.2-3711.A.1 to:
Vice Mayor George E. Wallace.
Councilmember Will Moffett.
to consider appointments to the Citizens Unity Commission
to consider appointments to the Hampton Clean City Commission
to consider appointments to the Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities
to consider appointments to the Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority
to consider appointments to the Hampton Parking Authority
Resolution Certifying Closed Session
Vice Mayor George E. Wallace.
Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.