Last Publish on 3/19/2014 11:10:55 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, March 12, 2014
7:00 PM
Linda Curtis, W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr., Will Moffett, Chris Snead, Christopher G. Stuart, Donnie R. Tuck, George E. Wallace, Mayor
Staff:
Mary Bunting, City Manager
Vanessa T. Valldejuli, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, CMC, Clerk of Council
not set, not set

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
  All members of the Hampton City Council were present at roll call.
INVOCATION - Councilman Tuck
  Councilman Tuck asked that everyone observe a moment of silence in memory of Rudy Langford who passed away earlier in the week.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO FLAG -
MAYOR'S COMMENTS
CONSENT AGENDA
Consent Items
1.14-0091Request for Refunds for Tax Years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013
ACTION: Approved items 1 through 8 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
SECONDER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
2.14-0112Approval of the minutes from the afternoon session, the public comment period, and the evening session of January 8, 2014; the special meeting of February 5, 2014; and the evening meeting of February 12, 2014.
ACTION: Approved items 1 through 8 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
SECONDER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
3.14-0113Ordinance to amend and reenact Chapter 29 of Code of the City of Hampton, Section 29-4 entitled, "Provision of certain records and services; fees", by amending Subsection 29-4(c)(5) pertaining to photographs.
ACTION: Approved items 1 through 8 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
SECONDER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
4.14-0115Resolution Approving the City of Hampton, Virginia's Participation and Appropriation of the 2013 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program Through the Hampton Sheriff's Office from the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance.
ACTION: Approved items 1 through 8 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
SECONDER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
5.14-0119Resolution Concurring With And Approving The Hampton Redevelopment And Housing Authority of the City of Hampton’s Issuance of Multi-Family Housing Revenue Bonds, Series 2014, In An Amount Not to Exceed $11,500,000 For The Woodlands Hampton, L. P. Project also known as the Marlyn Development Corporation Project
ACTION: Approved items 1 through 8 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
SECONDER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
6.14-0122Resolution Determining Shellae Blackwell To Be The Only Source Practicably Available From Which To Procure Neighborhood Capacity Building Services and Authorizing The Negotiation And Execution Of A Service Contract With Shellae Blackwell as “Sole Source
ACTION: Approved items 1 through 8 on the consent agenda. During the vote on the consent agenda, Councilwoman Snead disclosed that Shellae Blackwell is a very close friend and that she had discussed her participation in this vote with the City Attorney who indicated that there was not a conflict of interest in her participating in the vote.

MOVER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
SECONDER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
7.14-0124Resolution Authorizing the Transfer of Two Parcels of City Owned Property Identified as Portions of 41 Floyd Thompson Boulevard (LRSN 6000980) and Totaling 844± Square Feet to the Economic Development Authority of the City of Hampton and the Execution and Delivery of All Documents Necessary for the Conveyance.
ACTION: Approved items 1 through 8 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
SECONDER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
8.14-0126Reappointment of William "Bill" H. Benson, Jr. and appointment of Jim Wilson as the employee representative to the Hampton Employees Retirement System Board (HERS) for full two year terms which will expire on January 30, 2016.
ACTION: Approved items 1 through 8 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
SECONDER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS
PUBLIC HEARINGS
Rezonings
9.14-0116Ordinance To Amend And Re-enact Chapter 18.1 Of The Zoning Ordinance Of The City of Hampton, Virginia Entitled “Signs” By Amending Section 18.1-6(2) Pertaining To Menu Boards.
ACTION: Presented by Jeff Conkle, Senior Zoning Official.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there were no speakers on this item.
ACTION: Adopted

MOVER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
SECONDER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
10.14-0117Ordinance To Amend And Re-Enact Chapter 2 Of The Zoning Ordinance Of The City Of Hampton, Virginia Entitled “Uses Permitted” By Amending Sections 2-2 And 2-3(46) Pertaining To Community Gardens To Adding The New Use Of Community Gardens To The Use Table And Adding Section 2-3(46) For Standards Pertaining To Community Gardens.
ACTION: Presented by Tolu Ibikunle, City Planner. Jim Wilson, Director of Parks and Recreation, also provided information. Items 14-0117 and 14-0118 were handled together.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there were no speakers on this item. Items 14-0117 and 14-0118 were handled together.
ACTION: Adopted Items 14-0117 and 14-0118 were handled together.

MOVER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
SECONDER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
11.14-0118Ordinance To Amend And Re-Enact Chapter 2.1 Of The Zoning Ordinance Of The City Of Hampton, Virginia Entitled “Definitions” By Amending Section 2.1-2 Pertaining To Community Gardens.
ACTION: Presented by Tolu Ibikunle, City Planner. Jim Wilson, Director of Parks and Recreation, also provided information. Items 14-0117 and 14-0118 were handled together.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there were no speakers on this item. Items 14-0117 and 14-0118 were handled together.
ACTION: Adopted Items 14-0117 and 14-0118 were handled together.

MOVER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
SECONDER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
Other Planning Actions
12.14-0120Subdivision Exception Application No. 14-0001: by Thomas and Anne-Marie Loughran at 21 N. Cypress Street requesting an exception from Sections 35-26.1(B) and 35-71 (A) of the Subdivision Ordinance. Section 36-26.1 (B) requires adequate public facilities including the installation of required streets. Section 35-71 (B) requires lots created in a subdivision to meet a minimum lot frontage on a public street.
ACTION: Presented by the City Manager who indicated that the applicants wish to withdraw the application which would make a public hearing unnecessary.
ACTION: Withdrawn - Council approved the applicants' request to withdraw their application.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
Other Public Hearings
13.14-0123Resolution Authorizing the Conveyance of City Owned Property Located in the Grandview Subdivision, Also Known As “White Marsh,” Totaling 22± Acres and Designated as LRSNs 13002918 and 13002957 to GRANDVIEW ISLAND BEACH PARTNERS CORP., At No Cost, and the Execution and Delivery of All Documents Necessary for the Conveyance.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - Bud Hurst and Anne Butcher spoke in favor of the resolution.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
SECONDER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
General Items
Appointments
14.13-0386to consider appointments to the Citizens' Engagement Advisory Commission (CEAC) formerly known as the Ad Hoc Leadership Group
ACTION: Appointed Sanket Acharya, Celestine Carter, Thurman Clark, Dr. Pamela Hammond, Kathy Johnson, Sallie Marchello, Shaun O'Keefe, and Pastor Brian Sixbey.

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
15.14-0045to consider appointments to the Peninsula Town Center Community Development Authority
ACTION: Appointed James A. "Pete" Peterson, the City Manager's designee, for four years; James Eason, the landowner's designee, for four years; Jesse Wallace for one year; Scott Seymour, Esq. for two years; Patricia Melochick, Esq. for three years; and Brian DeProfio as the alternate.

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
16.14-0093to consider appointments to the 1619 Commission
ACTION: Appointed Colita Fairfax and Calvin Pearson as co-chairs and also Ann Bane, Valinda Carroll, Eola Dance, Billie Einselen, William Harper, Hugh Harrell, Ashley Ide, Glenn Oder, Rob Shuford, Chadra Pittman-Walke, Dr. William Wiggins, Audrey Williams, Rev. Dr. Richard Wills, Judy Carr, and Larry Gibson as committee members.

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
17.14-0135to consider appointments to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
ACTION: Appointed Douglas Sessoms and Willie Brown to four year terms which will expire on March 31, 2018, and reappointed Robert Shuford for his second four year term which will expire on March 31, 2018.

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
REPORTS BY CITY MANAGER, CITY COUNCIL, STAFF, COMMITTEES
  Ms. Bunting provided an update on the Indian Creek and Robinson Road dredging.

She also provided an update on the King Street road construction and it sometimes looks as if it starts and stops but this is due to utility work which has to be done prior to the final overlay of paving. Weather issues have also caused delays but it will hopefully be complete in July.
Miscellaneous New Business
Adjournment