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City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Public Comment Period
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
5:59:51 PM
Ross A. Kearney, II, 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

Call to Order / Roll Call
Public Comment
  John Krulis spoke on Hampton's first responders, in appreciation of Angela Leary's service as a member of Council and on his suggestion on filling the vacancy created by her resignation.

Eddie Deerfield spoke on the issues he believes could have been addressed when the last afternoon council session was cancelled.

Carole Garrison spoke about the Downtown Hampton Presentation and the importance of citizen input.

Bill Webster gave an update on curb and gutter in his neighborhood.

Gloria Majette spoke about her experience with the HUD process.

David Braunbeck requested that elected leaders listen to the people who elected them.

Chuck Elinsky invited the members of Council to participate in the Exchange Club of Wythe Pancake Breakfast on October 29, 2011.

Joan Charles spoke on the City's website and the presence of logos for private entities. She also questioned why some Council minutes are not on line.

Edwin M. Boone spoke with respect to Councilwoman Leary and the need for candidates to run.

Frank J. Ottofaro spoke on the taking of his property on Pine Chapel Road.

Gaylene Kanoyton thanked the City Council and staff for their efforts during Hurricane Irene. She also spoke about the School Board voting district lines and the process being used for public input. She also expressed thanks to Councilwoman Leary and asked that Council appoint someone with experience to fill her seat until the election.

Hugh Bassette spoke about the Old Point Bank being constructed in Downtown Hampton and the City's debt.

Rev. Steve Brown thanked Councilwoman Leary for her service. He also expressed his appreciation to the city employees for their work during the Irene storm.

Howard E. Shepperson presented certificates to Mayor Ward, Vice Mayor Wallace, Councilman Kearney and former Councilwoman Leary.

The City Attorney explained more about the redistricting of the School Board district lines.

The City Manager shared some information relating to the construction of Old Point National Bank downtown and indicated she would have to do some research on the website issue raised by Ms. Charles.
  The meeting adjourned at 6:49 p.m.