Last Publish on 1/26/2011 7:12:05 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, January 26, 2011
5:31:26 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
  Councilman Stuart was not present at roll call.
Pledge of Allegiance
  Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the invocation was given by Councilwoman Leary.
Ceremonial Items - "Spotlight on Citizens"
1.11-0013Recognition of Volunteers - Hampton's 400th Anniversary Celebration
ACTION: Council honored the volunteers who worked on the various events celebrating Hampton's 400th Anniversary. Co-Chairman Gwen Cumming gave a brief summary of the many events which took place during the celebration. Co-Chairman Will Moffett thanked all of the employees who supported the events of the year. the Co-Chairmen were both honored with the presentation of Hampton's Distinguished Citizen Medal. The committee members were recognized and each was provided with one of the City Council Anniversary Commemorative coins along with a video summarizing the celebration.
Public Comment
  Rev. Marcellus L. Harris spoke on behalf of the Coalition for Justice for Civil Rights and thanked the Council for their service to the citizens of Hampton. He was accompanied by the following members of the Coalition: Shaun Brown, Tony Casparriello, Kimberly Barrett, Frank Bryant, Gerry Banks, and Rudy Langford. The group recognized the City Council along with the Clerk of Council, City Attorney, and City Manager for their service to the citizens of Hampton.

Eddie Deerfield spoke about the residents of the Buckroe Trailer Park and a recent meeting held where the residents will have until June, 2011 to relocate.

George Baisley asked the Council to remember the senior citizens as they work on the next budget. He also expressed some thoughts on the recent election concerning the General Assembly seat recently vacated by Del. Tom Gear.

Edwin M. Boone spoke about the situation regarding the residents of the Buckroe Trailer Park and also expressed his concerns about the use of minority businesses in Hampton.