Last Publish on 5/6/2011 3:27:07 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, April 27, 2011
7:03:46 PM
Ross A. Kearney, II, Angela Lee Leary, Will Moffett, Christopher G. Stuart, Donnie R. Tuck, George E. Wallace, Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor
Staff:
Mary Bunting, City Manager
Cynthia Hudson, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, CMC, Clerk of Council
Public Hearing on Budget

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
  Mayor Ward called the meeting to order.
INVOCATION - Councilwoman Angela Lee Leary
  The invocation was given by Councilwoman Leary.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO FLAG -
MAYOR'S COMMENTS
  Mayor Ward extended Council's best wishes to Tamytha Lee, Deputy Clerk, as she recovers from surgery.
PUBLIC HEARINGS
Fiscal Year Budget Hearings
1.11-0118Public hearing to obtain the views of citizens and review the 2011-2012 Consolidated Annual Action Plan, which includes the fiscal year 2011-2012 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) program budgets.
ACTION: Presented by Angelique Shenk, Senior Neighborhood Development Specialist. Phillip Page of the Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority also provided information.
ACTION: Public Hearing Only - No Action Taken - Hugh Bassette and Edwin Boone spoke on this matter.
2.11-0115Public Hearing to Receive Citizens’ Comments Relative to the Fiscal Year 2012 General Fund, Capital Improvement Plan, Solid Waste Management Fund, Stormwater Management Fund, Wastewater Management Fund, The Hamptons Golf Course, Economic Development Fund and Hampton Roads Convention Center budgets.
ACTION: Public Hearing Only - No Action Taken - A combined public hearing was held on agenda items 11-0115, 11-0116, 11-0117, and 11-0123.

Wythe Holt and Tim Smith spoke on behalf of the Hampton History Museum. Perry Pilgrim spoke on behalf of the Downtown Hampton Development Partnership. David Dietrich had several questions with respect to the city's motor fleet. Steven Brown spoke on the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board. Hugh Bassette spoke on behalf of the Old Northampton Neighborhood Association about property valuations. Eddie Deerfield spoke about a proposed real estate tax rate increase to fund officers and his belief that they should be funded by a surplus instead of a tax increase.

Fred Brewer, Chairman of the School Board, also gave a presentation on the School Board budget and Tom Sawyer, Director of Facilities Maintenance, shared photographs of recent maintenance projects completed on schools. They were accompanied by School Board members Phyllis Henry, Joe Kilgore, and Martha Mugler, and Dr. Linda Shifflette, Superintendent of Schools, and Victor Hellman, Assistant Superintendent.
3.11-0116Public Hearing to Receive Citizens’ Comments Relative to the Proposed Personal Property Tax Rates.
ACTION: Public Hearing Only - No Action Taken - A combined public hearing was held on agenda items 11-0115, 11-0116, 11-0117, and 11-0123.
4.11-0117Public Hearing to Receive Citizens’ Comments Relative to the Proposed Real Estate Property Tax rate of $1.04 per $100 of Assessed Value.
ACTION: Public Hearing Only - No Action Taken - A combined public hearing was held on agenda items 11-0115, 11-0116, 11-0117, and 11-0123.
5.11-0123Public Hearing to Receive Citizens’ Comments Relative to the Fiscal Year 2012 Proposed Cigarette Tax Rate Increase.
ACTION: Public Hearing Only - No Action Taken - A combined public hearing was held on agenda items 11-0115, 11-0116, 11-0117, and 11-0123.
6.11-0153Motion to Increase the Real Estate Tax Rate
ACTION: Moved to hold a public hearing in accordance with applicable law to consider a proposed increase of the real estate property tax rate for the next fiscal year by one cent per $100 of assessed value with the resulting revenue to be dedicated to public safety needs.

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Vice Mayor George E. Wallace.
Adjournment