Last Publish on 2/14/2008 11:46:51 AM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Afternoon Session
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
2:04:32 PM
Anderson W. Clary, Jr., Randall A. Gilliland, Angela Lee Leary, Charles N. Sapp, Joseph H. Spencer, II, Paige V. Washington, Ross A. Kearney, II, Mayor
Jesse T. Wallace Jr., City Manager
Cynthia Hudson, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, Clerk of Council

Call to Order
1.08-0054Explore Hampton Update
ACTION: Presented by Art Thatcher, Superintendent with Parks and Recreation. Erin McMahon, Special Events Coordinator, Parks and Recreation, also presented information.
2.08-0055Hampton Green Community Initiative
ACTION: Presented by Terry P. O'Neill, Director of Planning, and James Freas, Senior City Planner. Other individuals presenting information were: Kevin Gallagher, Public Works Management Analyst; Christiana Betts, Clean City Commission; Debbie Blanton, Hampton Clean City Commission Coordinator; and Darren Robinson, Neighborhood Development Associate.
3.08-0057Briefing on Request for Refund of Erroneous Tax Assessment by City of Newport News
ACTION: Presented by Richie McKeithen, Assessor, and Joyce Melvin-Jones, Deputy City Attorney. This item is on the evening agenda but staff will request a deferral pending receipt of a form which must be completed.
4.08-0059Discussion of Mill Point Street Lights.
ACTION: Presented by Jesse T. Wallace, Jr., City Manager. The Mayor asked for a full briefing on this matter at the first March meeting.
Regional Issues
New Business
  Councilwoman Leary shared that she is working with some students from Syms Middle School on Project Citizen involving homelessness. She visited the school and the students have provided several questions that she will pass along to the City Manager to get the staff's assistance in answering.

Councilwoman Leary also asked that the City Manager identify pump stations, fire stations, etc. in the inventory of City-owned property. She wants to include properties owned by the IDA and HRHA.
Closed Meeting
08-0030Closed session as provided in Virginia Code Section 2.23711.A.1, .3, .4 and .7
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Anderson W. Clary, Jr..
08-0060to discuss the acquisition of real property for a public purpose in the Coliseum Central area where discussion in an open meeting would adversely affect the bargaining position or negotiating strategy of the City.

08-0069to discuss certain matters concerning the SPCA that involved the protection of the privacy of individuals in personal matters not related to public business.

08-0067to consult with legal counsel employed by the City concerning actual or probable litigation, where such consultation or briefing in an open meeting would adversely affect the negotiating or litigating posture of the public body.

07-0684to consider an appointment of an alternate to the Wetlands Board.

08-0021to consider appointments to Hampton’s 2010 Celebration Committee

08-0039to consider an appointment to the Hampton Parking Authority

08-0040to consider the appointment of an alternate to the H2O Community Development Authority.

08-0053to consider appointments of alternates to the Grievance Board.

5.08-0031Resolution Certifying Closed Session
ACTION: Adopted

MOVER: Councilmember Anderson W. Clary, Jr..
SECONDER: Councilmember Angela Lee Leary.