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City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Afternoon Session
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
12:59:05 PM
W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr., Will Moffett, Chris Snead, 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
  In the absence of the Mayor and Vice Mayor, Katherine Glass, Clerk of Council, called the meeting to order at 1:02 p.m. The City Attorney solicited a motion from Council selecting a member to chair the meeting.
1.13-0029Motion to Select a Chair for the Meeting
ACTION: Moved to have Councilman Will Moffett serve as presiding officer.

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
SECONDER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
2.13-0027Briefing on Lincoln Park Redevelopment Demolition Application and Lincoln Park Redevelopment Master Plan - Amendment of the Downtown Hampton Master Plan
ACTION: Presented by Ron Jackson, Executive Director of the Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA). Steve Brown, a member of the HRHA Board of Commissioners, was also present. Additional information was presented by Eric Pickney, Vice President, Real Estate Division, Integral Group Associates and Ivette Mongalo, Architect, Urban Design Associates, who is the Project Manager on the design team. Jaymar Joseph, Project Manager, Integral Group Associates, also spoke to the relocation plan.
3.13-0026Waterways Management Monthly Report
ACTION: Presented by Weston Young, Senior Civil Engineer and Stormwater Project Manager.
4.13-0028Briefing on FY 2014 Budget Development Approach
ACTION: Presented by Mary Bunting, City Manager.
Regional Issues
  Councilman Stuart asked that Brian DeProfio, Special Assistant to the City Manager, share information from the recent meeting of the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission involving the clear zone around Joint Base Langley-Eustis.
New Business
  Councilman Tuck inquired as to the status of the fisherman's shack in Buckroe which may be scheduled for demolition. There are citizens who wish a reprieve to see if they can perhaps salvage it. The City Manager indicated the building is in disrepair and it might be as expensive to renovate it as to demolish it. It is now on City property and not in compliance with the City's Codes. She indicated that she would provide additional information to Council and indicated it would be helpful to her to understand if the group is looking for a site to hold activities or if they wish to preserve it for another reason. She offered to confer with the City Attorney and to provide an update at the evening meeting.

The City Manager shared that she is working on a means of getting citizen input on the issue of the matter which has come to be known as 'safe seat' or 'resign to run.' It is her suggestion that the services of the Neighborhood Commission be utilized to hold a series of meetings for citizens to educate them on the issue and to get their input. The Neighborhood Commission has agreed to do so. There is no immediate deadline for action since we have passed the deadline for General Assembly consideration this session.

She also reported on some General Assembly issues which are emerging: Senate Redistricting and also the Langley Clear Zone and Fort Monroe legislation. She will keep Council apprised as she receives additional details.

Councilman Tuck asked for the process to get a referendum on the ballot on the 'resign to run' issue. Ms. Hudson briefly summarized the process and offered to send him the pertinent information from the Charter following the meeting. She shared that there are two types: an advisory referendum and another where Council would be bound by the results.
  The meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.