Last Publish on 11/1/2015 9:30:16 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 28, 2015
6:29:56 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 6:32 p.m. He shared that the City Manager is currently participating in the City Manager's Design Academy in Dallas, Texas. This event is by invitation only and is all expense paid by the American Architectural Foundation. The Foundation invites select cities to bring urban design challenges to a panel of experts that provide free advice on how to jump start projects to achieve desired goals. Mary is joined by city managers from Charlotte, NC, Fort Collins, CO, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Palo Alto, CA and Tacoma, WA. The Foundation and their experts will be assisting us in looking at how to best capitalize on the tiny home and rehabilitation trends to increase values in older neighborhoods.

Assistant City Manager James A. "Pete" Peterson substituted for the City Manager.
INVOCATION - Councilman W.H. "Billy" Hobbs Jr.
  Councilman Hobbs gave the invocation.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO FLAG -
MAYOR'S COMMENTS
  Mayor Wallace shared information and statistics on the City's Clean City Commission to include that the value of the volunteer hours provided by that group last year totaled $464,278.00.

Councilman Hobbs shared that he substituted for Mayor Wallace last Saturday at an event at the Peninsula Hispanic Seventh Day Adventist Church where he was honored with an award for work with the Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities. Members of the church were present to present the actual award to Mayor Wallace.
CONSENT AGENDA
Consent Items
1.15-0330Resolution Approving Fiscal Year 2015 Year-End Budget Adjustments
ACTION: Approved items 1 through 6 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Teresa V. Schmidt.
2.15-0332Correction of a term expiration date concerning an appointment to the Peninsula Agency on Aging
ACTION: Approved items 1 through 6 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Teresa V. Schmidt.
3.15-0335Resolution Approving the Commonwealth’s Development Opportunity Fund Performance Agreement by and among the City of Hampton, Virginia (the “City”), the Economic Development Authority of the City of Hampton, Virginia (the “Authority”) and Measurement Specialties, Inc. (“MSI”); Approving a Grant of City Funds to the Authority to Match and Supplement the Commonwealth’s Development Opportunity Fund; and Transferring Proceeds Received from the Commonwealth’s Development Opportunity Fund Grant to the Authority
ACTION: Approved items 1 through 6 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Teresa V. Schmidt.
4.15-0336Resolution Appropriating Funds for the Uncompleted Chesapeake Bay TMDL Capital Project
ACTION: Approved items 1 through 6 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Teresa V. Schmidt.
5.15-0346Request for Approval of Refund(s) and/or Abatement(s) for Tax Years 2014 and 2015
ACTION: Approved items 1 through 6 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Teresa V. Schmidt.
6.15-0347Approval of the minutes from the afternoon session of September 9, 2015, and the spotlight and evening session of September 23, 2015.
ACTION: Approved items 1 through 6 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Teresa V. Schmidt.
PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS
PUBLIC HEARINGS
General Items
Ordinances
7.15-0342Ordinance to Amend and Reenact the City Code of the City of Hampton, Virginia by Adding a New Article XIII to Chapter 2 Entitled, “Special Events” Pertaining to the Regulation of Special Events.
ACTION: Presented by Alison Alexander, City Planner, and Bonnie Brown, Senior Assistant City Attorney. This presentation applied to agenda items 7 through 11.
ACTION: Approved with the correction of a typographic area as identified by staff during the presentation.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
8.15-0341Ordinance to Amend and Reenact the City Code of the City of Hampton, Virginia by Amending Article II of Chapter 26 Entitled, “Regulations Governing Parks and Recreation Areas Generally” Pertaining to Special Event Permits and City Park Fees with an Effective Date of December 1, 2015
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
9.15-0343Ordinance to Amend and Reenact the City Code of the City of Hampton, Virginia by Amending Section 34-7 Entitled, “Sales Conducted on or Adjacent to a Public Right-of-Way,” Pertaining to the Regulation of Seasonal Sales and Special Event Permits.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
10.15-0344Ordinance to Amend and Reenact the City Code of the City of Hampton, Virginia by Amending Article I of Chapter 22 Entitled, “Noise” Pertaining to Definitions, Prohibited Noises, and Exemptions.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
11.15-0345Ordinance to Amend and Reenact the City Code of the City of Hampton, Virginia by Amending Article II of Chapter 26 Entitled, “Regulations Governing Parks and Recreation Areas Generally” Pertaining to Live Band Performances.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
Appointments
12.15-0329to consider appointments to the Neighborhood Commission
ACTION: Reappointed Sandra Medina for District 4, to her second term expiring on September 30, 2019, appointed Lynn Allsbrook as the Public Works representative filling an unexpired term until September 30, 2019, reappointed Major Ron Davis as the Police Division representative until September 30, 2019, and reappointed Barbara Franklin to another at-large term until September 30, 2019.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
13.15-0331to consider appointments to the Hampton on the Arts Commission
ACTION: Reappointed Joshua Head, Gail Rehmert and Nancy Eason for second terms expiring on June 30, 2019.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
14.15-0333to consider an appointment to the Hampton Federal Area Development Authority
ACTION: Appointed Claudette (Sam) Adams to fill an unexpired term which will conclude on December 30, 2018.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
15.15-0349to discuss an appointment to the 1619 Commission now known as the Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission
ACTION: Appointed Rev. Dr. Simeon R. Green, III in the place of Rev. Dr. Richard Wills.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
REPORTS BY CITY MANAGER, CITY COUNCIL, STAFF, COMMITTEES
  Assistant City Manager James A. "Pete" Peterson reported back on issues brought forward at the last City Council meeting. He reported that Elm Avenue isn't a viable alternate route for River Street as it experiences a similar flooding pattern.

He also reported that the logistics involved in changing the hazardous waste collection to pick up after a flooding event make it prohibitive since this is done on a cooperative basis through VPSSA. The City may, however, make additional collections needed in times of emergency on an as needed basis. Vice Mayor Curtis reminded citizens that they can always take those items to collections hosted by other localities. Mr. Peterson indicated the City will attempt to do a better job of advertising and communicating these opportunities.

Councilman Moffett shared that an event for homeless vets is scheduled for November 7th at Y. H. Thomas Community Center.

Mayor Wallace also shared that there is an environmental impact study is being done by the state highway department in connection with potential expansion of the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. The Mayor indicated that all work will be done within the existing right of way.

Councilman Tuck recognized a gentleman in the audience, Retired Major Anthony Grant, a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War.
Miscellaneous New Business
Public Comment
  There were no speakers.
Adjournment
  The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.