Last Publish on 10/31/2011 11:07:08 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, September 14, 2011
7:02:20 PM
Ross A. Kearney, II, Angela Lee Leary, Will Moffett, Christopher G. Stuart, Donnie R. Tuck, George E. Wallace, Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor
Staff:
Mary Bunting, City Manager
Cynthia Hudson, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, CMC, Clerk of Council

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
INVOCATION - Councilman Will Moffett
  Prior to giving the invocation, Councilman Moffett extended the City Council's sympathy to the family of the 5-year old girl who tragically lost her life in the area of Westview Lakes recently.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO FLAG -
MAYOR'S COMMENTS
  Mayor Ward shared that TAPS will be played for the last time at Ft. Monroe tonight and she invited the public to the decommissioning ceremony to take place at Ft. Monroe at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 15th.

Vice Mayor Wallace extended birthday wishes to Catherine Barbour on the occasion of her 95th birthday. He also commended the staff of facilities, police, fire, and public works for their excellent work during recent events to include an earthquake, a hurricane, and Bay Days.

Mayor Ward called upon Ava Marrow of the Red Cross who presented the City of Hampton with the Mayor's Cup for the city's success in a recent blood drive. Hampton is the only locality in the 14 year history of the award who has won the award three years in a row. Ms. Marrow was accompanied by Amy Calhoun and Victoria Sisitka.

Mayor Ward then called upon Ruthann Kellum who was accompanied by a crab (Anne Henry) and shared that the Kiwanis Clubs of Hampton and Newport News will host Shuck 'N Shag at Ft. Monroe on Thursday, September 22nd with the proceeds going to childrens activities within the area.

Councilman Stuart complimented the volunteers who made Bay Days such a success.
CONSENT AGENDA
Consent Items
1.11-0268Approval of the minutes from the evening session of April 13, 2011; the special meeting of April 26, 2011; the spotlight on citizens and public comment period of April 27, 2011; the special afternoon budget work session of May 4, 2011; the evening session of May 11, 2011; the afternoon session of July 13, 2011; and the public comment session of August 10, 2011.
ACTION: Approved - this item was removed from the consent agenda by Councilwoman Leary since she did not have enough time to review the minutes in advance of the meeting.

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
2.11-0216Resolution Approving FY11 4th Quarter Budget Adjustments
ACTION: Approved items 2, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 11 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
3.11-0265Resolution Authorizing the Re-Appropriation of $222,546.50 from the General Fund Balance to the Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s Hampton Business Incentives Corporation.
ACTION: Approved - this item was removed from the consent agenda by Councilwoman Leary who expressed that she believes this incentive fund should be removed from the budget next year. James A. "Pete" Peterson, Assistant City Manager, provided information on this fund.

MOVER: Vice Mayor George E. Wallace.
SECONDER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
4.11-0271Resolution Requesting VDOT to Add the Attached List of New Streets to the State "Principal/Minor Arterial and Collector/Local" Street List
ACTION: Approved - this item was removed from the consent agenda by Councilwoman Leary. James A. "Pete" Peterson, Assistant City Manager, provided information on the process used to identify these streets and while some of the streets identified may not be new, additional area may have been identified and this is only able to be done once per year.

MOVER: Councilmember Angela Lee Leary.
SECONDER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
5.11-0274Resolution Approving the City of Hampton, Virginia's Participation and Appropriation of the FY2011 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Through the United States Department of Justice.
ACTION: Approved items 2, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 11 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
6.11-0281Resolution Approving the Allocation of Funds for the Pembroke Avenue/Armistead Avenue Intersection Improvements City Project 07-005
ACTION: Approved items 2, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 11 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
7.11-0282Resolution Approving the Allocation of Funds for the Saunders Road Widening Professional Engineering Design and Right of Way Acquisition Phases City Project 05-013
ACTION: Approved items 2, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 11 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
8.11-0283Resolution Approving the Allocation of Funds for the Commander Shepard Boulevard Extension Phase 2 Construction Project City Project 97-016C
ACTION: Approved - this item was removed from the consent agenda by Councilwoman Leary. James A. "Pete" Peterson, Assistant City Manager, provided additional information.

MOVER: Vice Mayor George E. Wallace.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
9.11-0285Resolution Appropriating Funds for Uncompleted Capital Projects Funded with General Funds, Stormwater Funds, Economic Development Funds and IDA Funds.
ACTION: Approved items 2, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 11 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
10.11-0294Resolution Setting Forth the Policy for the Use of the City Seal on Electronic and Other Correspondence
ACTION: Deferred (11/9/2011) - This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Councilman Stuart. Councilman Stuart shared samples of other uses of the seal. He is requesting deferral of this item until the November Council meeting for additional consideration of the matter.

MOVER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
SECONDER: Councilmember Angela Lee Leary.
11.11-0296Approval of Hampton City Council Meeting Schedule for 2012
ACTION: Approved items 2, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 11 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS
  Councilwoman Leary thanked the Military Affairs Committee for their work on the 10th anniversary commemoration of September 11th. Councilman Stuart asked that the video of the event be shared if possible.
PUBLIC HEARINGS
Rezonings
12.11-0276Rezoning Application No. 1295-2011 by Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting Corporation to rezone a 3.1± acre lot located at 555 Michigan Drive (LRSN# 2000240) from Multiple Residence District (R-M) to Neighborhood Commercial District (C-1) to allow a radio station.
ACTION: Presented by Chris Dyser, City Planner. Item #11-0276 and Item #11-0277 were heard together.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there were no speakers on the item.
ACTION: Approved - subject to five (5) conditions.

MOVER: Councilmember Angela Lee Leary.
SECONDER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
Use Permit
13.11-0277Use Permit Application No. 1073-2011 by Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting Corporation to construct a 197’ freestanding communications tower within a 45’X45’ equipment compound area located at 555 Michigan Drive (LRSN# 2000240).
ACTION: Presented by Chris Dyser, City Planner. Item #11-0276 and Item #11-0277 were heard together.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there were no speakers on the item.
ACTION: Approved - subject to eight (8) conditions.

MOVER: Councilmember Angela Lee Leary.
SECONDER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
Other Public Hearings
14.11-0289Public hearing to review the 2010-2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Program performance and to obtain the views of citizens on housing and community development needs in Hampton.
ACTION: Presented by Angelique Shenk, Housing and Neighborhood Services Manager for the Community Development Department. Philip Page, Housing Development Manager, also provided information.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - David Dietrich requested the amount budgeted for this program.
General Items
Appointments
15.11-0272to appoint an official delegate, delegate alternate, and staff assistant to the urban section of the Virginia Municipal League
ACTION: Appointed Vice Mayor George Wallace as official delegate and City Manager, Mary Bunting, as staff assistant.

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
16.11-0275to discuss an appointment to the Finance Committee.
ACTION: Appointed - continued the appointment of George Spade in his first full term which will expire on September 30, 2012.

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
17.11-0287to consider appointments to Hampton Parks and Recreation Teen Advisory Board
ACTION: Appointed Kayla Holston and Miles Boyd.

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
18.11-0292to consider the appointment of a voting delegate and alternate to the National League of Cities (NLC) Annual Business Meeting.
ACTION: Appointed Councilman Will Moffett as voting delegate and Councilwoman Angela Leary as alternate.

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
19.11-0293to discuss an appointment to the Peninsula Agency on Aging Board of Directors
ACTION: Appointed Lt. Col. Louis G. Kopp (USAF Ret.) to a three year term commencing on October 1, 2011, and ending on September 30, 2014.

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
20.11-0295to discuss appointments to the Peninsula Stadium Authority
ACTION: Appointed John Eagle to his first full term which will commence on October 1, 2011, and end on September 30, 2015. Also reappointed and/or ratified the appointment terms as follow:

Wanda Gomes - term expires September 30, 2012 (first term)

Trudy Kearney - reappoint to second term to expire on September 30, 2015

Ruth Simmons - term expires September 30, 2013 (first term)

Tim Smith - term expires September 30, 2012 (first term)

A. G. Womble - term expires September 30, 2012 (first term)

Lani Davis Chisman - reappoint to second term to expire on September 30, 2015

Bruce Hoogstraten - reappoint to second term to expire on September 30, 2015

John Vann - reappoint to second term to expire on September 30, 2015

Jim Wilson, City Representative - reappoint to first full term to expire on September 30, 2015

Pat Uribes - reappoint to full term to expire on September 30, 2015




MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
21.11-0297to consider an appointment to the Military Affairs Committee.
ACTION: Appointed Councilman Will Moffett in the place of Mayor Molly Joseph Ward as a Council Liaison.

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
REPORTS BY CITY MANAGER, CITY COUNCIL, STAFF, COMMITTEES
  Mary Bunting, City Manager, spoke with Carole Garrison and showed that all unused storm water funds are indeed being used for storm water projects.

She stated that many people read an article in the Daily Press and gathered the wrong impression that the Police Station next to City Hall was moving. This is incorrect. The building at Fort Monroe will be an additional resource. The City will pay the utilities but the building is at no cost. It will not cause any decrease of staffing in any other police substation.
Miscellaneous New Business
  Councilwoman Leary shared that if anyone is interested in getting a souvenir of Ft. Monroe like copper, it will be well-secured. She also shared that the Clean City Commission will have a drop off on September 17, 2011, that she hopes Marketing INC will help to promote. She stated that she visited the Freeman Property and reported on its condition. Councilwoman Leary hopes that the City can name a reading room for Mary Johnson in the Little England facility. Councilwoman Leary said that she may not be present on September 28th but commends Hampton University on five championships. She also mentioned that September 28th will be her 48th wedding anniversary and marrying her husband was the best decision she ever made.

Adjournment