Last Publish on 7/13/2006 10:10:55 AM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Afternoon Session
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
3:41:34 PM
Randall A. Gilliland, Angela Lee Leary, Charles N. Sapp, Joseph H. Spencer, II, Turner M. Spencer, Rhet Tignor, Ross A. Kearney, II, Mayor
Jesse T. Wallace Jr., City Manager
Cynthia Hudson, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, Clerk of Council

Call to Order
1.06-0348Briefing on Local Impacts of State Budget Impasse
ACTION: Presented by Mary Bunting, Assistant City Manager.
2.06-0353North King Street Corridor Master Plan – Progress Report on the Master Planning Process.
ACTION: Presented by Constance Mason, City Planner.
3.06-0359Buckroe Master Plan – Public Improvements Phase II
ACTION: Presented by James Freas, City Planner.
4.06-0361Briefing on the Status of Peninsula Town Center and the City's Review Process.
ACTION: Removed - This item was removed from the agenda. The City Manager will provide the information on this item to Council by way of memorandum.
5.06-0375Briefing to Discuss the Necessary Steps to Consider the Community Services Board's Proposal for the Mason Tract.
ACTION: Removed - This item was removed from the agenda. The Planning Department will conduct a neighborhood meeting and, following that, the Manager will report back to Council.
6.06-0366An Ordinance to Amend and Re-Enact Chapter 2, “ADMINISTRATION”, ARTICLE II, “CITY COUNCIL”, DIVISION 2, “MEETINGS”, SECTION 2-43(6) of the Code of the City of Hampton, Virginia, Entitled, “ORDER OF BUSINESS – REGULAR MEETINGS”, to Add Language Regarding the Manner and Time for Presentations by the General Public
ACTION: Moved to defer this matter until August.

MOVER: Councilmember Angela Lee Leary.
SECONDER: Vice Mayor Randall A. Gilliland.
ACTION: Presented by Cynthia Hudson, City Attorney. The matter will be presented for first reading at the evening meeting.
7.06-0358Staff update on Explore Hampton 2007.
ACTION: Deferred (7/19/2006)

MOVER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.
SECONDER: Councilmember Rhet Tignor.
8.06-0369Creation of a Council Policy Manual
ACTION: Presented by Councilwoman Angela Leary. Councilwoman Leary and the City Attorney will continue to investigate options and will report back to Council at a later date.
9.06-0365Update on Hurricane Preparedness Meeting at HRCC
ACTION: Presented by Councilwoman Angela Leary. Councilwoman Leary also provided information on an Open House with local amateur radio operators which will take place on June 23 and 24, 2006.
New Business
  The Mayor asked if there was a consensus about the removal of the 'no parking' signs on North First Street so that direction could be given to the City Manager. The consensus of Council was to direct that the City Manager leave the 'no parking' signs in place. The issue of meaningful public access must still be addressed.

Councilman Gilliland spoke about accessible housing for the disabled and suggested that the Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority take the lead on this issue and that Councilman-Elect Paige V. Washington and Councilman Gilliland serve as a subcommittee on this.

Councilwoman Leary read an announcement about Hampton Citizens Appreciation Day which will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2006, where Hampton residents will have free admission to many Downtown amenities.

Councilman Tignor asked that Council set time to discuss refunding monies from tax sales and that Council also study the boat tax.

Councilman Turner Spencer congratulated the City Manager and his staff for obtaining a grant allowing the purchase of four buses to be used in the Coliseum Convention Center area for circular service.

Councilwoman Leary indicated her support of the Rivermont School.
Closed Meeting
06-0344Closed session as provided in Section 2.2-3711.A1, 3 and 7 to:
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Rhet Tignor.
SECONDER: Councilmember Turner M. Spencer.
06-0223consider appointments to the Virginia Air & Space Center Board of Directors
06-0328consider appointments to the Clean City Commission.
06-0341consider appointment of Council member to Planning Commission.
06-0342consider appointment to the Peninsula Stadium Authority.
06-0343consider appointment to the Building Code Board of Appeals.
06-0372consider appointment to the Virginia Peninsula Disability Services Board.
06-0373consider appointments to the Grievance Board.
06-0374consider appointments to the Office of Human Affairs.
06-0313consider appointments to the Purchasing and Procurement Oversight Committee (PPOC).
06-0332consult with legal counsel employed or retained by City council regarding specific legal matters concerning the City's Crime and Grime Initiative requiring the provision of legal advice by such counsel.
06-0335discuss the acquisition and/or disposition of real property for a public purpose in connection with the City's Crime and Grime initative where discussion in an open meeting would adversely affect the bargaining position or negotiating strategy of the public body.
06-0377discuss disposition of real property for a public purpose involving Armistead Point where discussion in an open meeting would adversely affect the bargaining position or negotiating strategy of the public body.

10.06-0345Closed Session Certification.
ACTION: Adopted

MOVER: Councilmember Rhet Tignor.
SECONDER: Councilmember Joseph H. Spencer, II.