Last Publish on 10/27/2010 6:16:21 PM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Afternoon Session
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
1:03:22 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
1.10-0461Briefing on the New Circuit Courthouse
ACTION: Presented by James A. "Pete" Peterson, Assistant City Manager.

Chief Judge Wilford Taylor, Jr. spoke and was accompanied by Judge Louis R. Lerner who also made brief remarks. Judge Taylor explained that Judge Christopher W. Hutton and Judge Bonnie L. Jones were unable to attend as they were presiding over cases.

Additional information on the courthouse design was provided by Wiley Cooke of MMM Design Group and Frank Green of Ricci Greene Associates.

Following a short recess, Steve Bennett of Tim Haahs Engineers and Architects and Pete Sadowski of Clark-Nexsen Architecture and Engineering also provided information with respect to the parking garage.
ACTION: Moved to suspend the financing for the Circuit Courthouse project for two years to get a sense of where the economy is going.

MOVER: Councilmember Donnie R. Tuck.
SECONDER: Councilmember Angela Lee Leary.
2.10-0458Briefing on 2011 General Assembly Legislative Package
ACTION: Presented by Laura Bateman, Legislative Liaison.
3.10-0460Discussion - Ensuring Desired Development of Publicly Owned Real Property
ACTION: Deferred (11/10/2010)

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Vice Mayor George E. Wallace.
4.10-0462Briefing - Community/Strategic Plan Update Process
ACTION: Moved to approve the City Manager's recommendation.

MOVER: Vice Mayor George E. Wallace.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
5.10-0457Briefing on Status of Ft. Monroe
ACTION: Presented by City Manager, Mary Bunting.
Regional Issues
New Business
  Councilman Kearney shared that he and other members of Council attending the rededication of Spratley and he was impressed with its cleanliness. He asked that the City Manager update Council on any response received to the school condition concerns expressed by Ms. Eula Robbins and Ms. Barbara Burge. He also inquired as to the status of reinstating the School Board / City Council buddy system. He also would like to include some legislation regulating mopeds.

Councilwoman Leary echoed the moped concern.
Closed Meeting
10-0454Closed session as provided in Virginia Code Section 2.2-3711.A.3 and .7
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Vice Mayor George E. Wallace.
10-0456to consult with legal counsel employed by the city regarding specific legal matters pertaining to Ft. Monroe and requiring the advice of such counsel.

10-0459to discuss the acquisition of real property in the Shell Road, Coliseum Central, Langley, Old Northampton and Northampton areas of the city where discussion in open session would adversely affect the city's bargaining position or negotiating strategy.

6.10-0455Resolution Certifying Closed Session
ACTION: Adopted

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Angela Lee Leary.