Last Publish on 4/11/2012 8:11:09 PM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Afternoon Session
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
1:59 PM
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.
1.12-0131Briefing on proposed study to further regionalization of wastewater systems
ACTION: 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.
2.12-0135Budget Briefing
ACTION: 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.
3.12-0128Briefing on the Status of Ft. Monroe
ACTION: Presented by Mary Bunting, City Manager.
Regional Issues
New Business
  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 Meeting
12-0129Closed Session as provided in Virginia Code Section 2.2-3711.A.1 to:
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Vice Mayor George E. Wallace.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
12-0108to consider appointments to the Citizens Unity Commission

12-0118to consider appointments to the Hampton Clean City Commission

12-0136to consider appointments to the Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities

12-0137to consider appointments to the Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority

12-0138to consider appointments to the Hampton Parking Authority

4.12-0130Resolution Certifying Closed Session
ACTION: Adopted

MOVER: Vice Mayor George E. Wallace.
SECONDER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.