Last Publish on 9/21/2005 10:43:37 PM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Afternoon Session
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
12:45:36 PM
Randall A. Gilliland, Angela Lee Leary, Charles N. Sapp, Joseph H. Spencer, II, Turner M. Spencer, Rhet Tignor, Ross A. Kearney, II, Mayor
Jesse T. Wallace Jr., City Manager
A. Paul Burton, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, Clerk of Council

Call to Order
Information presented by Steven Shapiro, Director of Codes Compliance, and Joan Kennedy, Director of the Neighborhood Office. Action to be taken in Evening Session.
2.05-0516Briefing Regarding Hampton's Military Affairs Committee Proposed Yearly Plan
Information presented by Dr. Alvin Bryant, Chairman of the Military Affairs Committee.
3.05-0576Resolution Approving the Recommendation of the Military Affairs Committee to Permit it to Raise Money to Fund a War Memorial and Other Tributes to Military Service
Information presented by Cynthia Hudson, Deputy City Attorney. Action to be taken in Evening Session.
4.05-0514Appointment of Council Liaison to the Federal Area Development Authority.
ACTION: Appointed Councilman Sapp and Council Joseph Spencer.

MOVER: Councilmember Turner M. Spencer.
SECONDER: Councilmember Rhet Tignor.
5.05-0592Briefing on Services of the City of Hampton
ACTION: Deferred until September 28, 2005.

MOVER: Councilmember Angela Lee Leary.
SECONDER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.
6.05-0591Presentation by Finance Committee Concerning Financial Model for Public/Private Partnerships.
Information presented by Jesse W. Hughes.
7.05-0085Discussion of Council Email Procedure.
ACTION: Adopted an email policy.
8.05-0289Buckroe Master Plan and the Downtown Hampton Master Plan
Action to be taken in the Evening Session with the possible modification to remove the Downtown Hampton Master Plan and only consider the Buckroe Master Plan.
9.05-0291A Resolution Appropriating $350,000 for the Emergency Dredging of Salt Ponds from Unallocated Bond Funds.
Ted Henefin, Director of Public Works, presented information. Action is to be taken in the Evening Session.
New Business
  Councilwoman Leary mentioned that Council had received a letter from taxi cab companies on August 6, 2005, and she'd like Council to consider a $1.00 surcharge per trip. Mr. Burton has prepared an ordinance based on what Norfolk did which allows for a $1.00 surcharge per trip. The City Manager also has the discretion to drop that if prices go down. The City Attorney has drafted an ordinance to be considered in the Evening Session.

Councilman Tignor indicated that he had received a letter from an old friend, Nelson Farley, who sent a check for $2,000 for the purchase of almonds. The City Manager will take the matter to the Employee Council for a recommendation. If we do accept the gift, it will require Council action so this may appear on a future Council agenda.

Councilman Gilliland would like action taken tonight to adopt the Finance Committee's proposed policy.

The City Attorney indicated he had a letter from Mark Williamson, that the title had been signed and received to the Sandler/Crossroads property.
Closed Meeting
05-0155Motion to Enter Closed Session as provided in Section 2.2-3711.A.1, 3, 6, and 7 to:
ACTION: Approved with the addition of a discussion of a personnel matter involving a public official, and the consideration of an appointment to the Industrial Development Authority.
05-0599Acquisition of Real Property - Pasture Point Neighborhood

05-0590Legal Briefing - reduction of traffic volumes on Big Bethel Road.

05-0597Legal Briefing - regarding specific legal matters concerning Coliseum Central requiring the provision of legal advice by such counsel.

05-0563Legal Briefing - to obtain advice regarding municipal technology proposals and to consider investment of public funds in proposed technology initiatives where bargaining is involved and where, if made public, the financial interest of the City would be adversely affected.

05-0586Personnel Matter - City Manager

05-0084Personnel Matter - Clerk of Council

05-0585Legal briefing - minutes at closed meetings
ACTION: Deferred (10/26/2005)
05-0583Discussion of property in the Downtown Hampton area.
ACTION: Deferred (9/28/2005)
05-0554Appointment to Peninsula Disability Services Board.
ACTION: Deferred (9/28/2005)
05-0564Appointments to the Golf Course Advisory Committee.
ACTION: Deferred (9/28/2005)
05-0581Appointment to the Hampton Employees' Retirement System (HERS) Board.
ACTION: Deferred (9/28/2005)
05-0582Appointments to the Hampton Arts Commission.
ACTION: Deferred (9/28/2005)
05-0593Appointment to the Federal Area Development Authority
ACTION: Deferred (9/28/2005)
05-0594Appointment to the Social Services Local Advisory Board
ACTION: Deferred (9/28/2005)
05-0533Appointments to Hampton Senior Citizens' Advisory Committee
ACTION: Deferred (9/28/2005)
05-0602Appointment to the Hampton Clean City Commission.
ACTION: Deferred (9/28/2005)
05-0603Appointment to Grievance Board.

05-0604Appointment to Peninsula Agency on Aging, Inc.
ACTION: Deferred (9/28/2005)
10.05-0126Resolution Certifying Closed Session
ACTION: Adopted