Last Publish on 10/23/2014 1:23:56 PM
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, October 22, 2014
6:35 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 6:35 p.m. All members of City Council were present at roll call.
INVOCATION - Councilman Donnie Tuck
  Councilman Tuck asked that those present observe a moment of silence.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO FLAG -
MAYOR'S COMMENTS
CONSENT AGENDA
Consent Items
1.14-0415Approval of the minutes from the evening session of September 10, 2014.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
SECONDER: Councilmember Teresa V. Schmidt.
2.14-0419Resolution Appropriating $43,529.77, Funds Received from Hampton Roads Sanitation District, from the Capital Project Miscellaneous Revenue Account to the Capital Project Fund for Design and Construction Costs of the North King Street Corridor Improvements
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
SECONDER: Councilmember Teresa V. Schmidt.
3.14-0421Resolution to Approve the Consent Order from the Department of Environmental Quality to Resolve Certain Violations of the State Water Control Law and to Supersede Certain Orders by Consent Between the State Water Control Board, the Hampton Roads Sanitation District, and the Hampton Roads Localities to Support a Sanitary Sewer Regional Wet Weather Management Plan
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
SECONDER: Councilmember Teresa V. Schmidt.
4.14-0422Resolution Approving the Appropriation of Funds to the Capital Projects Fund for a VDOT HSIP Project at Magruder Boulevard and Semple Farm Road
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
SECONDER: Councilmember Teresa V. Schmidt.
5.14-0423Resolution Approving the City of Hampton, Virginia's Participation and Appropriation of the 2014-2015 Hampton Adult Drug Treatment Court Grant Program Funding through the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board from the Supreme Court of Virginia
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
SECONDER: Councilmember Teresa V. Schmidt.
6.14-0425Ordinance Vacating a Portion of City-Owned Public Right-of-Way Known As City Line Road and Consisting of 11,257± Square feet or 0.258± acres in the Copeland Industrial Park to the Economic Development Authority of the City of Hampton, Virginia.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
SECONDER: Councilmember Teresa V. Schmidt.
PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS
PUBLIC HEARINGS
Ordinances
7.14-0417Ordinance to amend and re-enact Chapter 12, Article IV of the City Code of the City of Hampton, Virginia By Amending §12-91 entitled “Voting districts for school board members”, §12-92 entitled “Election and terms of members of the school board” and §12-93 entitled “Nomination of candidates for members of the school board” pertaining to the election of school board members from voting districts to at-large for all seats.
ACTION: Presented by Steve Bond, Assistant City Manager.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there were 9 speakers on this item with the majority of speakers in favor of moving to at large elections.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
SECONDER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
Resolutions
8.14-0414Resolution Requesting the General Assembly to Amend Chapter 3, Section 3.01 of the Charter of the City of Hampton Entitled “Composition; Election and Terms” Pertaining to Council Members Running for Mayor
ACTION: Presented by Steve Bond, Assistant City Manager.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there were ten speakers with the majority being opposed to the resolution.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
9.14-0416Resolution Requesting the Virginia General Assembly to Amend Chapter 3, Section 3.01 of the Charter of the City of Hampton Entitled “Composition; Election and Terms” Pertaining to Date of the General Municipal Elections.
ACTION: Presented by Steve Bond, Assistant City Manager.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there were 7 speakers with most expressing a desire for the local elections to remain in May.
ACTION: Moved to table this item indefinitely.

MOVER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
SECONDER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
ACTION: Removed - removed from the agenda as the item was tabled indefinitely.
General Items
Appointments
10.14-0413to consider the appointment of a voting delegate and alternate(s) to the National League of Cities (NLC) Annual Business Meeting
ACTION: Appointed Councilman Moffett as delegate and Councilwoman Snead as alternate. Steve Bond was also appointed in the place of James Gray on the Community Policy and Management Team.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
11.14-0432to consider appointments to the Neighborhood Commission
ACTION: Appointed Sally Lazorchak for District 7 for 2 years until 9/30/2016, Johanna Marteney for District 8 for 2 years until 9/30/2016, Peggy Todd at-large for 4 years until 9/30/18, and as city representatives: Steve Bond, City Manager's Office for 4 years until 9/30/18, Anthony Reyes, Public Works for 4 years until 9/30/18, and Ann Bane, Hampton City Schools, for 4 years until 9/30/18.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
REPORTS BY CITY MANAGER, CITY COUNCIL, STAFF, COMMITTEES
12.14-0420N. King Street Corridor Improvements Landscape Update
ACTION: Presented by Gayle Hicks, Water Rescources Engineer.
Miscellaneous New Business
  Councilman Tuck spoke of a relay event that will happen next spring at Hampton University where the City may be able to offer support.
Public Comment
  E. Darryl O’Neil spoke on an odor near the landfill.

John R. Van Utrecht, Sr. had a complaint about high grass in an area of Pembroke Avenue.

Michael Edwards, DDS, spoke on a complaint the Southern Christian Leadership Council is filing against Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority concerning a conflict of interest with Old Point National Bank.

Frank Ottofaro spoke on flag protocol, the Ottofaro case, public comment protocol, and his request to put a road renaming on the agenda.

John Krulis spoke on tax relief for the elderly and disabled.

Herbert Pittman suggested a route change and more work with citizens on the decision making concerning the Crawlin' Crab Marathon.

Jill A. Davis suggested that Council explain why they vote the way the do so that people will understand and also she believes that Council should disclose who they talk to about issues they vote on instead of simply saying they talked with people and received e-mails.

Edwin M. Boone stated that he wants public comment period earlier and a return to 5 minutes per speaker.

Aubrielle Gardner spoke on traffic related issues on Todd's Lane between Big Bethel Road and Orcutt Avenue.

Hugh Bassette suggested that Old Northampton should be named a housing venture neighborhood.

Gaylene Kanoyton indicated that there is a silent majority who can’t attend meetings. She also spoke on the voter id law and reminded individuals that election day is November 4th.

The City Manager mentioned several speakers had issues which Public Works and Parks and Recreation may be able to address. She invited those individuals to speak to staff in the room at the close of the meeting or she will have someone from staff contact them.

She also thanked Public Works for their efforts to light City Hall pink tonight in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Vice Mayor Curtis shared some citizen comments she is aware of regarding appreciation of Public Works employees' efforts. She thanked the staff who make those things happen.
Adjournment
  The meeting adjourned at 9:24 p.m.