Last Publish on 5/24/2007 10:28:09 AM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Afternoon Session
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
2:24:06 PM
Randall A. Gilliland, Angela Lee Leary, Charles N. Sapp, Joseph H. Spencer, II, Rhet Tignor, 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
  The Mayor relayed that Councilman Spencer is out of town and Councilman Sapp will be arriving to the meeting a bit late.
1.07-0297Update on the Crime & Grime Initiative for the period of October 1, 2006 - March 30, 2007
ACTION: Presented by Mary Bunting, Assistant City Manager, and Chuck R. Jordan, Chief of Police.
2.07-0284Presentation on Procedures to Amend the Buckroe Master Plan.
ACTION: Presented by Keith Cannady, Chief Planner.
3.07-0287Council Discussion of Policies Regarding Proclamations and Meetings
ACTION: Council discussed trying new ways to handle ceremonial items.
New Business
  Councilwoman Leary has questions on several items on the Consent Agenda that she'll attempt to resolve before the evening session.

Councilwoman Leary also intends to pursue ways to save paper and will bring a suggestion forward in the future.

Councilman Tignor wanted Council to think about whether a referendum on the transportation authority will be meaningful if it isn't held until November and believes the City Council should consider voting on the issue sooner rather than later. Council will schedule a presentation of information, time for public comment and a vote at a special meeting in June.
Closed Meeting
07-0276Closed session as provided in Virginia Code Section 2.2-3711.A.1, .3 and .7
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Rhet Tignor.
SECONDER: Vice Mayor Randall A. Gilliland.
07-0277to discuss the disposition of publicly held real property in the Downtown Hampton area where the discussion in an open meeting would adversely affect the bargaining position or the negotiating strategy of City Council.

07-0285to receive a legal briefing regarding actual/probable litigation.

07-0286to discuss or consider the acquisition of real property in the Buckroe, Downtown, Phoebus and Wythe areas where discussion in an open session would adversely affect the negotiating strategy or bargaining position of the City.

07-0309to consult with legal counsel retained/employed by the City regarding specific legal matters relating to enviromental regulation and requiring the advice of legal counsel.

07-0313to discuss personnel related to Council-appointed Committees.

07-0274to consider an appointment to the Virginia Peninsula Disability Services Board.

07-0281to consider appointments to the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board.

07-0282to consider appointments to the Board of Directors of the Virginia Air & Space Center.

07-0283to consider seven (7) citizen appointments to the Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

4.07-0314Certification of Closed Session
ACTION: Adopted

MOVER: Councilmember Charles N. Sapp.
SECONDER: Councilmember Paige V. Washington.