Last Publish on 12/9/2010 12:23:58 PM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Evening Session
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
6:59:51 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

INVOCATION - Councilman George Wallace
  Mayor Ward wished everyone Happy Holidays. She reminded everyone of the Hampton Holly Days parade this Saturday evening. She also mentioned that the Halls of Art reception is at the Hampton Roads Convention Center tonight.
Consent Items
1.10-0495Approval of the minutes from the afternoon session of September 22, 2010; special meeting of September 29, 2010; evening session of October 13, 2010; spotlight on citizens and public comment session of October 27, 2010; and afternoon, public comment and evening sessions of November 10, 2010.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Vice Mayor George E. Wallace.
2.10-0504Resolution Authorizing and Directing the City Manager to Execute and the City Clerk to Attest, on Behalf of the City of Hampton, Virginia, an Agreement Between the Virginia Peninsula Localities on Homelessness by and Among the Cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg and the Counties of James City and York
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Vice Mayor George E. Wallace.
Conditional Privilege
3.10-0508Conditional Privilege Application No. 114 by Gate Way Adult Day Services to allow operation of a Day Care 3 within the Colony Square of Hampton Office Condominium located at 2200 Executive Drive, Suite E (LRSN 7001276) owned by Jeany Delima Devilla LLC.
ACTION: Presented by Chris Dyser, City Planner.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - There were no speakers on the item.
ACTION: Approved subject to nine (9) conditions.

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
4.10-0505Resolution to authorize the acquisition, by negotiation or condemnation, of fee takes, permanent drainage easements, temporary construction easements, barrier easements, utility easements, and miscellaneous acquisitions (reimbursing owners for the removal of fencing, landscaping, and a shed) from all or part of thirty-one (31) properties for construction of the Commander Shepard Boulevard Extension, Phase II, Right of Way City Project No. 97-0168
ACTION: Presented by James A. "Pete" Peterson, Assistant City Manager, and Lynn Allsbrook, Acting Director of Public Works. Councilman Kearney also shared information on the history of this project.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - There were no speakers on the item.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
General Items
5.10-0509Resolution Appropriating $2.5 Million ($2,500,000.00) From the General Fund-Undesignated Fund Balance For the Acquisition Of Approximately 49.5 Acres of the Real Property that Comprised the Campus of the Former Virginia School for the Deaf, Blind and Multidisabled
ACTION: Presented by Mary Bunting, City Manager, who provided background information on this item.
ACTION: Adopted

MOVER: Councilmember Christopher G. Stuart.
SECONDER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
  The City Manager stated that staff will continue to work toward resolving the dredging issue on Ancillary 6.
Miscellaneous New Business
  Councilman Kearney wished everyone happy holidays and encouraged citizens to attend the Holly Days Parade. He reminded citizens that it is televised live on WVEC. He continued that Council was invited to attend a ribbon-cutting last night in Magruder Heights where they celebrated the unveiling of neighborhood signs. Vice Mayor Wallace complimented the group on the wonderful food served.

Councilman Kearney wished the Phoebus Phantoms the best of luck in the state championship game this weekend in Charlottesville.

Councilwoman Leary did a shout out to Col. Robert F. McLaughlin, the Garrison Commander of Fort Carson, Colorado. They have entered into an Army Community Covenant similar to ours. They have built a home serving the needs of families who have lost loved ones in combat.

She thanked the City Manager, Councilman Tuck and Councilman Stuart for attending the First Night celebration last weekend. Councilwoman Leary indicated that she will not be able to attend the parade Saturday evening due to her attendance at a JFCOM event but that a military family will be attending the parade and sitting on the reviewing stand in her place.

She wished every a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanza. Councilwoman Leary stated that Item #5 from the afternoon agenda would require a charter change and it is too late to do it this year but she will be requested a resolution for a charter change next year.

Councilman Moffett shared that he has recently welcomed his 7th grandchild. He complimented the efforts of the city staff in many areas to include the recent stand down on homelessness for veterans. He stated that he is proud of the fact that Hampton is one of the 100 best communities for youth and one of the best for civic engagement. He applauded many city departments and the schools for their efforts. He encouraged the whole community to become involved as all will either succeed together or fail together. He wished all a Merry Christmas.

Councilman Stuart stated that a jolly elf would be visiting the Virginia Air & Space Center on Saturday if citizens are interested in attending.

Mayor Ward expressed holidays greetings to the citizens and the hard working City of Hampton employees.