Last Publish on 3/23/2011 6:22:10 PM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Civic Recognition & Public Comment Period
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
5:32:05 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 / Roll Call
  Mayor Ward called the meeting to order.

Councilman Stuart was not present at roll call but arrived before the public comment portion of the agenda.
Invocation - Vice Mayor George E. Wallace
  Vice Mayor Wallace gave the invocation.
Pledge of Allegiance
Ceremonial Items - "Spotlight on Citizens"
1.11-0064Recognition of Ji Hee (Brianna) Hong, Exchange Student from Anyang, South Korea
ACTION: Presented by Dianne Foster, Special Assistant to the City Attorney. Information was also shared by Myra Chambers, Principal of Hampton High School. Brianna and Mayor Ward exchanged gifts.
2.11-0066Proclamation in Recognition of Antonio Brown and Jaequan Mabry
ACTION: Presented by Vice Mayor Wallace.
3.11-0065Proclamation in Recognition of Alfred B. Knight
ACTION: Presented by Councilman Kearney. Mr. Knight was unable to be present but the proclamation will be delivered to him.
4.11-0068Proclamation in Recognition of Leroy Crosby
ACTION: Presented by Councilman Moffett.
Public Comment
  Nicole Quigley thanked the City Council for their assistance with a recent service project -- Birthday in a Bag.

Elizabeth McCoury spoke on behalf of the Coliseum Central Business Improvement District and shared their award winners from this year for those who couldn't attend their annual meeting. She also thanked the City Manager for attending the Coliseum Central BID's board meeting yesterday. She spoke about the value of the Greenman House and its importance when considering the capital improvements budget.

Eddie Deerfield spoke on reasons that residents are leaving Hampton.

Edwin Boone read an article from the November 30 issue of the Daily Press involving the lack of use of minority contractors in connection with fire station construction.