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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, February 11, 2015
6:27:29 PM
Linda Curtis, W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr., Will Moffett, Teresa V. Schmidt, Chris Snead, Donnie R. Tuck, George E. Wallace, Mayor
Staff:
Mary Bunting, City Manager
Vanessa T. Valldejuli, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, CMC, Clerk of Council
not set, not set

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
  Mayor Wallace called the meeting to order at 6:34 p.m. with all members of the City Council present.
INVOCATION - Councilwoman Chris Snead
  Councilwoman Snead gave the invocation.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO FLAG -
MAYOR'S COMMENTS
  ACTION: Removed - at the request of the City Attorney.
  Mayor Wallace announced that PTA Take Your Family to School Week takes place from February 16-20, 2015.
CONSENT AGENDA
Consent Items
1.15-0050Ordinance to Amend and Re-Enact Chapter 2, “Administration”, of the Code of the City of Hampton, Article XIV, “Procurement Office”, Sec. 2-338 (4) relating to its Disposal of Surplus Personal Property to decrease the years of service of retirement from 20 years to 10 years a law-enforcement officer may purchase a service issued handgun as set forth in the Code of Virginia.
ACTION: Removed at the request of the City Attorney.
2.15-0056Approval of the minutes from the special meeting session of December 15, 2014, evening session of January 14, 2015, and Spotlight on Citizens of January 28, 2015.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
SECONDER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
3.15-0057Resolution to Appropriate Remaining Balance of Comprehensive Services Act (CSA) Administrative Funding from Prior Fiscal Years to Hampton's Department of Social Services' Fiscal Year 2015 General Fund Budget
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
SECONDER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS
PUBLIC HEARINGS
Resolutions
4.15-0051Resolution to Authorize the Acquisition, by Negotiation or Condemnation, of Fee and Easement Takes, Pursuant to § 25.1-100, Et Seq. of the Code of Virginia of 1950, as Amended, from Portions of Six Parcels – 1214 Todds Lane (LRSN 13001166), 1220 & 1228 Todds Lane (LRSNs 3000740, 3001224, and 3001223), 1304 Todds Lane (LRSN 3000924), 1310 Todds Lane (LRSN 3000878), 1305 Todds Lane (LRSN 4001437), and 905 Big Bethel Road (LRSN 4000723) -- for the Todds Lane and Big Bethel Road Intersection Improvement Project
ACTION: Presented by Lynn Allsbrook, Deputy Director of Public Works/City Engineer.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there were no speakers on this item.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
SECONDER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
5.15-0052Resolution to Authorize the Acquisition, by Negotiation or Condemnation, of Easements Pursuant to § 25.1-100, Et Seq. of the Code of Virginia of 1950, as Amended, from Portions of Two Commercial Parcels – 1905 Coliseum Drive (LRSN 7001266) and 1909 Commerce Drive (LRSN 7001267) – Encompassing 8,454 Square Feet (0.194 Acre), More or Less, and 5,378 Square Feet (0.1235 Acre), More or Less, Respectively, for the Pine Chapel Trail Project
ACTION: Presented by Chris Swartz, VDOT Senior Civil Engineer / Project Manager.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there were no speakers on this item.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
General Items
Resolutions
6.15-0053Resolution Authorizing the Grant of an Encroachment, Pursuant to § 34-86 of the City Code, to Merryman Grounds Maintenance, Inc. of 1,260 Square Feet, More or Less, Onto City-Owned Right of Way Known As Ranhorne Court for a Display Area
ACTION: Deferred (4/8/2015)

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
REPORTS BY CITY MANAGER, CITY COUNCIL, STAFF, COMMITTEES
Miscellaneous New Business
Public Comment
  Hugh Bassette apologized to Mr. Tuck and Mr. Moffett for his remarks at the last meeting since they were incorrect.

Lin Batchelor requested a reduction in speed limit from 40 mph to 30 mph on Aberdeen Rd. from Mercury Blvd. to Weaver Rd.

Frank Ottofaro, Jr. spoke on the Ottofaro case and asked that the renaming of Pine Chapel Road be placed on a Council agenda.

Councilman Moffett complimented Mr. Bassette on his character tonight and on being a man of his word. He also made remarks about the citizen request to reduce the speed on Aberdeen Road and concurred that it should be looked at especially because the youth athletic association uses that area for practice.

Councilman Tuck indicated he was wearing a blue ribbon of a recent prostrate awareness forum. Hampton has the highest rate of prostrate cancer in Virginia and recommended testing.

Vice Mayor Curtis indicated that she serves on the Purchasing and Procurement Oversight Committee and shared the story of *. She also mentioned Batteries and Bulbs whose owners recently received the * award. King's Way Physical Therapy also recently opened a new building. While Hampton loves all businesses in Hampton, she shared that these three small businesses are thriving.

She also spoke about attending the recent opening of the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter where she acquired a new pet, a kitten named Boots, who she adopted on Super Bowl Sunday. She indicated that the shelter is a wonderful place demonstrating regionalism at its best. Ms. Bunting elaborated on the interaction rooms which are a deliberate part of the design of the new facility and also complimented the staff of the shelter.

Mayor Wallace spoke about kick boxing which occurred in Hampton last week and was televised world wide. He also mentioned that he welcomed the Girl Scouts for their annual meeting last week and reminded citizens that it is cookie time.
Adjournment
  The meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.