Last Publish on 3/12/2010 10:19:59 AM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Afternoon Session
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
1:03 PM
Randall A. Gilliland, Ross A. Kearney, II, Angela Lee Leary, Joseph H. Spencer, II, George E. Wallace, Paige V. Washington, Jr., Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor
Mary Bunting, City Manager
Cynthia Hudson, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, Clerk of Council

Call to Order
  Councilman Gilliland contacted the Mayor and indicated that he was stuck in traffic and would be arriving late. He arrived at about 1:30 p.m.
1.10-0111Budget Process Update
ACTION: Presented by Mary Bunting, City Manager; Chris Snead, Budget Director; and John Eagle, Assistant City Manager.
2.10-0104Briefing on Hampton's Response to the Request for Information Regarding Google's Community Fiber Optic Project.
ACTION: Presented by John Eagle, Assistant City Manager.
Regional Issues
New Business
  Councilman Wallace would like Council to consider placing the following topics on a future agenda: Hampton ceremonial medals and a further discussion on the garage aspect of the Circuit Courthouse project.

He further reported that he would like more information on the General Assembly's legislation which changes the makeup of the Fort Monroe Federal Area Development Authority. Cynthia Hudson, City Attorney, provided brief information and explained the legislation, while it has passed the House and Senate, has not yet been signed by the Governor and, since it wasn't emergency legislation, wouldn't go into effect until July 1, 2010.

Councilwoman Leary spoke on FEMA's position that they will not rent facilities or build anything in areas at less than a 10' flood zone and requested additional information on that. She also requested staff assistance with respect to the topic of historical markers.
Closed Meeting
10-0091Closed session as provided in Virginia Code Section 22.1-3711A.1, .3 and .7
ACTION: Approved
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Paige V. Washington, Jr..
10-0098to discuss the acquisition and/or disposition of real property for a public purpose in the North Hampton and Downtown areas of the city where discussion in open session would adversely affect the bargaining position or negotiating strategy of the city.

10-0099to consult with legal counsel and staff briefing petaining to actual litigation where such consultation in open session would adversely affect the negotiating or litigating posture of the city.

10-0107to consult with legal counsel employed by the City regarding specific legal matters pertaining to dredging and requiring the provision of legal advice

10-0112to discuss candidates for city awards

10-0086to consider appointments to the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board

10-0089to consider appointments to the Industrial Development Authority

10-0106to consider appointments to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

10-0108to consider appointments to the Debt Set-Off Review Panel

10-0109to consider appointments to the Finance Committee

10-0110to consider appointments to the Fort Monroe Federal Area Development Authority

3.10-0090Resolution Certifying Closed Session
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Ross A. Kearney, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.