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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, December 10, 2014
6:32:38 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 6:37 p.m. All members of Council were present at roll call.
INVOCATION - Councilman Billy Hobbs
  The invocation was given by Councilman Hobbs.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO FLAG -
MAYOR'S COMMENTS
  Mayor Wallace shared a Hampton holiday tradition of cards designed by students from Hampton's four high schools. The students' art work was displayed and they were each presented with their awards by the Mayor. The students recognized were Aila Gillespie of Bethel High School, Mohammed Issa of Hampton High School, and Jillian Kilgore of Kecoughtan High School. Nick Wildeson of Phoebus High School was also honored but was unable to be present at the meeting.

Following the presentation, Mayor Wallace indicated that items 7 and 8 would be addressed out of order and received the consensus of Council to do so. Those items were deferred until January 14, 2015.

Additionally, with the consensus of Council, he indicated that public comment would also be taken out of order. He then gave a statement concerning the actions he took in connection with a recent peaceful demonstration by Hampton University students.

Councilman Moffett also gave remarks.

The Clerk then read the protocol for the public comment period.
CONSENT AGENDA
Consent Items
1.14-0465Resolution Approving the City of Hampton, Virginia's Participation and Appropriation of the 2014 Residential Abuse Treatment Grant (RSAT)
ACTION: Approved items 1 through 5 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
2.14-0466Resolution Approving the Appropriation of $782,521 in VDOT State Funds to the Capital Projects Fund for a FY15 Primary Extension Improvement Program Allocation at Power Plant Parkway RTE 416
ACTION: Approved items 1 through 5 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
3.14-0474Resolution authorizing the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board to renew a line of credit with TowneBank of up to $5,000,000.00 for calendar year 2015 pursuant to the authority set forth in Virginia Code § 37.2-504.A (11).
ACTION: Approved items 1 through 5 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
4.14-0479Resolution Approving Fiscal Year 2014 Year End Budget Adjustments
ACTION: Approved items 1 through 5 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
5.14-0478Resolution Approving Fiscal Year 2015 First Quarter Budget Adjustments
ACTION: Approved items 1 through 5 on the consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS
6.14-0468Presentation of Digital Cities Award
ACTION: Deferred (1/14/2015)
PUBLIC HEARINGS
Rezonings
7.14-0470Rezoning Application No. 14-00004: Proposal by Mawusi Scott Properties II, LLC to rezone + 4.606 acres at 3217 Commander Shepard Boulevard (LRSN 6000976) and (LRSN 6000977) in the Langley Research and Development Park from Limited Manufacturing (M-1) District to Limited Commercial (C-2) District with proffers, to facilitate the development of a day care, greenhouse, and a second-hand store. Approval of this application would permit a day care establishment for children, a greenhouse for growing fruits, vegetables, and plants, and a second-hand store. This application accompanies Use Permit Application No. 14-00016 for Day Care 3, where the applicant is requesting permission to operate a day care for a maximum of 100 children, ages 0 months to 12 years old.
ACTION: Deferred (1/14/2015)

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
Use Permit
8.14-0471Use Permit Application No. 14-00016: Proposal by Mawusi Scott Properties II, LLC to operate a Day Care 3 in an existing building at 3217 Commander Shepard Boulevard (LRSN 6000976) in the Langley Research and Development Park. This application accompanies Rezoning Application No. 14-00016 to rezone the property listed above as well as an adjacent property, LRSN 6000977, from Limited Manufacturing (M-1) District to Limited Commercial (C-2) District with proffers, which if approved, would permit a Day Care 3 subject to approval of a use permit.
ACTION: Deferred (1/14/2015)

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
Resolutions
9.14-0472Resolution Authorizing The Execution Of A Use Agreement Between The City Of Hampton And The Newtown Improvement And Civic Club, Inc. To Use The Little England Cultural Center Located At 3922 Kecoughtan Road.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there were no speakers on this item.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
10.14-0473Resolution Authorizing The Execution Of A Lease Between The City Of Hampton And The Downtown Hampton Development Partnership For The Lease Of Approximately 800 Square Feet On The Second Floor Of The Building Known As The “Hampton Maritime Center”, 710 Settler’s Landing Road
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there were no speakers on this item.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
SECONDER: Councilmember Teresa V. Schmidt.
11.14-0475Resolution Authorizing The Execution Of A License Agreement Between The City of Hampton And Hampton BMX, LLC For Approximately 2.6 acres Of Real Property In Gosnold’s Hope Park.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - Claire Newbert spoke in opposition to the BMX track being located at Gosnold's Hope Park based on environmental issues. Jim Wilson, Director of Parks and Recreation, provided information on actions being taken to solve the environmental issues and Mary Bunting, City Manager, explained that this agreement is for a shorter than normal period of time as staff continues seeking a better location for the track.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Teresa V. Schmidt.
SECONDER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
12.14-0476Resolution Authorizing the (1) Execution of a Lease for an 85’ x 90’± Portion of City-Owned Property (LRSN 13003533), (2) Grant of a 36,174.80± Square Foot Ingress/Egress Easement, and (3) Grant of a 10,404.4± Square Foot Utility Easement Over City-Owned Property Located at 901 E. Little Back River Road in Gosnold’s Hope Park to ALLTEL Communications, LLC d/b/a Verizon Wireless, For a Power Equipment Compound and Cell Tower, Which are Already in Place
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there were no speakers on this item.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
SECONDER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
General Items
Appointments
13.14-0458to consider an appointment to the Wetlands Board
ACTION: Reappointed Gayle Cozzens to her second term which will expire December 30, 2019.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
14.14-0459to consider appointments to the Coliseum Advisory Committee
ACTION: Reappointed Pamela Lawson to a second term which will expire on December 30, 2017, and appointed Frank W. Newman and C. Issac Blanton to new three year terms to expire on December 30, 2017.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
15.14-0460to consider appointments to the Hampton Clean City Commission
ACTION: Appointed Edward Sean Robinson in the place of Tammy Trietch until January 31, 2016, and appointed Luretta Ray in the place of Laura Luth until September 1, 2017.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
16.14-0461to consider appointments to the Hampton Senior Citizens Advisory Board
ACTION: Reappointed Gustave Decoursey to a second four year term which will expire on September 30, 2018, and appointed George Gwynn, Jr.; Yvonne Gaynor; Pauline Cullins; and Sarah Drew to terms expiring on September 30, 2018, and Doris Farmer and Deborah Scott to terms expiring on November 30, 2017.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
17.14-0462to consider an appointment to the Neighborhood Commission
ACTION: Reappointed Major Ron Davis until September 30, 2018.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
18.14-0463to consider appointments to the Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority
ACTION: Reappointed Jason Mitchell as Hampton’s appointee with Chip McDonough as the alternate until December 31, 2018.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
19.14-0464to consider appointments to the Hampton FADA
ACTION: Reappointed William Lewis, Charlene Clark and Scott Seymour to second terms expiring on December 30, 2018, and appointed Timothy Leighton in the place of Kevin Van Sloten until December 30, 2018.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
20.14-0467to consider appointments to the Citizens' Unity Commission and CEAC
ACTION: Appointed Sharmane Baynard, Gloria Day, and Joshua Head to fill vacancies until June 30, 2017; and appointed Jodie James, Sarah Drew, and Alice Capehart until June 30, 2015; appointed Milton McDonald until June 30, 2016; and appointed Mei Stukes to fill a vacancy until June 30, 2018.

MOVER: Councilmember Linda Curtis.
21.14-0482to consider an appointment to the Economic Development Authority
ACTION: Deferred (1/14/2015) the appointment to the Economic Development Authority and to CEAC.

MOVER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
SECONDER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
REPORTS BY CITY MANAGER, CITY COUNCIL, STAFF, COMMITTEES
  Mary Bunting, City Manager, indicated that the matter of bus driver compensation to the Dr. Linda Shifflette and the Hampton School Board.

Ms. Bunting also indicated that the matter of employee compensation is a top priority in the budget process this year.

Councilwoman Schmidt shared a recent story which she heard from her pastor.

Councilman Tuck shared that he attended a recent candlelight vigil as part of HIV/AIDS awareness day and the disproportionate amount of African American women who are HIV positive and encouraged testing.

Councilman Hobbs made a statement about the communication which took place tonight and his thanks that Hampton residents can come together and have these conversations.

Vice Mayor Curtis echoed Councilman Hobbs' thoughts and indicated that Hampton's strength is that we talk about things and, even with emotion, we discuss issues civilly. She shared that Chief Sult told her that following the protest several Hampton University students hugged him and that's the image that she sees of Hampton.

Councilwoman Snead thanked the citizens of Hampton for the way they conducted themselves at tonight's meeting.

Mayor Wallace ended the meeting by sharing a video done by Mellen Street Creative which highlights Hampton landmarks.
Miscellaneous New Business
Public Comment
  The public comment portion of the meeting was taken out or order before the consent agenda.

The following individuals spoke in support of police pay issues: Sean McGowan, Joseph Woloszyn, Michael Wisniewski, Kimberly Garden, Leon Robertson, Blair Riddle, Ashley Frescatore, Melissa Wright Kelly, Kaitlin Rowe, Matthew Bond, Jon Ratliff, and Joyce Robertson.

The following individuals spoke in support of Mayor Wallace: Vickie Williams, William Kline, Jamal B. Bailey, Brielle Lewis, Amber Smith, Medina Jones, Devontae Green, Terry Riddick, Mahogany Waldon, Karen McAdoo, and Mary Wallace.

The following individuals spoke on working conditions and/or compensation for school bus drivers: Sylvia B. Phillips, Rev. Debbie Lee Bryant, Teresa Craig, and JoAnn Trip.

Jerry W. Hypes and Eddie Deerfield spoke in support of police officers.

Edwin Boone asked that the public comment protocol be increased from three minutes to five minutes and returned to the beginning of the meeting. He also spoke about housing in the Wherry Quarter of Fort Monroe.

Hugh Bassette commended the Hampton University students for the manner in which they conducted their recent demonstration. He also complimented the actions of the Hampton Police Division in working with the students and also the actions of Mayor Wallace in connection with the demonstration.
Adjournment