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City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Council-Civic Recognition & Public Comment Period
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
5:29:26 PM
Ross A. Kearney, II, Angela Lee Leary, Will Moffett, 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 / Roll Call
  Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the Clerk called the roll.
Ceremonial Items - "Spotlight on Citizens"
  Brian Marchese of Hampton's Marketing Outreach Department introduced the ceremonial portion of the evening.

Councilman Kearney read and presented a proclamation to Grace Routten recognizing her service as a Commissioner on the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads.

Vice Mayor Wallace read and presented a proclamation to Rufus B. Easter, Jr. in recognition of his service in preserving Hampton's history and his service to the Hampton Jazz Festival.

A short video was played highlighting the achievements of Patrick Manuel. Following the video, Clerk of Council, Katherine K. Glass, gave brief remarks. Since Patrick has already begun his position as Page to Senator Jim Webb, he could not be present. His parents, Mebine Manuel, Jr. and Maria Virginia Manuel, were introduced and presented with a City Council coin commemorating Hampton's 400th Anniversary.

Following the Ceremonial Items, Council took a short recess.
Public Comment
  Philip Page, Jr. of the HRHA Entrepreneur's Club, expressed his appreciation for the program.

Joan Charles spoke in opposition to the $30M Courthouse project.

Lisa Chandler spoke on Veterans' rights. Later in the session she spoke on homelessness.

James T. Maguire, Eric Morris and Peter O'Shaughnessy spoke regarding development and lack of infrastructure on Grandview Island specifically relating to road conditions on private roads in the area.

Eddie Deerfield reminded citizens of a Ft. Monroe meeting tomorrow night at the Phoebus Auction House. He also shared information concerning the efforts made by local businesses to feed Hampton's first responders during the time they work to support the Bay Days and Blackbeard Festivals.

Edwin M. Boone spoke about disparity in contract awards made to minority businesses.

Joseph Byrum spoke about a problem with the homeless population in downtown Hampton.

Johnnie Carroll questioned the need for another court house in Hampton.

At the conclusion of the public comment period, Councilwoman Leary requested a conversation on privately-owned streets in the City of Hampton.
1.10-0423Motion to allow a power point presentation from residents of Grandview Island.
ACTION: Moved to to allow the use of the presentation by Grandview Island residents on Council Chambers' audiovisual equipment.

MOVER: Councilmember Angela Lee Leary.
SECONDER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
  The meeting adjourned at 7 p.m.