Last Publish on 12/14/2005 3:27:50 PM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Special Meeting - City Council and School Board
Radisson Hotel
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
11:30 AM
Ross A. Kearney, II, Randall A. Gilliland, Angela Lee Leary, Charles N. Sapp, Joseph H. Spencer, II, Turner M. Spencer, Rhet Tignor, Mayor
Jesse T. Wallace Jr., City Manager
A. Paul Burton, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, Clerk of Council

Call to Order
  Welcome / Introductions
  Mayor Kearney opened the meeting with a blessing. Chairman Routten welcomed those in attendance and provided some opening remarks.
  School Division Infrastructure Needs

--Investment Panel's Perspective - Ann Bane

--Student Enrollment Impact - Michael Thornton

--Programing Needs - Johnny Pauls

The Power Point presentation is attached to this agenda item.

Councilman Gilliland noted the projected decrease in enrollments when the historical data shows a stable enrollment.

Lunch was served.

Prior to resuming the business at hand, the 31st wedding anniversary of Linda Shifflet was acknowledge.
  Construction Management Advisor - Kahn Construction - Rick Ott


--Duties / Responsibilities

--Construction Plans -- Sentara and Buckroe Sites

The Power Point presentation is attached to this agenda item.

Councilman Sapp asked that Mr. Ott elaborate on the community involvement piece. Mr. Ott replied that a committee now exists of educators, parents and they intend to add others to the group which is already rather large. Subcommittees will also be formed.

Councilman Sapp inquired in co-location of community centers will be included in the process. Mr. Ott replied that not only will they work with a school / community but will also work with the neighborhood to identify partnerships.

Mr. Ott indicated that it is important that we also keep in mind ways that new schools can help existing schools.

Mr. Ott indicated that he is accessible by email and phone and welcomes the opportunity to work with City Council.

Chairman Routten stressed three goals: reinvesting in the communities, spending the necessary time pre-engineering, and keeping the jobs created here in our own community.

Vice Mayor Joseph Spencer asked who will build these schools and Mr. Ott indicated he will work with the City in the selection process.

Board member Kellum pointed out that the projections only include the students where the City receives money from the state, not those in the 4-year old program. Michael Thornton elaborated that the numbers are based on K-12 and don't include preschoolers or adults.

Councilwoman Leary indicated she had met with Mr. Ott and believes this is a good move for a number of reasons. She stressed that this is a joint venture and the Board and Council need to work together. She thanked Dr. Russo for making this happen.

Chairman Routten indicated that the School Board wants City Council in the loop as well.

Mayor Kearney asked that any new buildings not have flat roofs.

Boardmember Henry mentioned the benefit of using the same parts in multiple buildings (ceiling tiles, lighting fixtures, etc.) which realizes cost savings.

Mayor Kearney acknowledged that this would be Paul Burton's last joint meeting due to his impending retirement after over thirty years of service to the City.

Chairman Routten also acknowledged that Johnnie Pauls will be retiring in June of this year.
  Questions / Answers