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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, September 08, 2010
6:04:41 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

Call to Order / Roll Call
  The Mayor asked the Clerk to call the roll and the Clerk than read the protocol for the public comment period. Councilman Stuart arrived at 6:09 p.m.
Public Comment
  Wade Palmore, Pat Deconcini, Larry Dunn, and Tim Johnson spoke on the Hampton River Dredging Project.

Joan Charles reminded citizens of a Day of Remembrance and Hope to take place on Saturday, September 11th at 8 a.m. at Gosnold's Hope Park. She also spoke on Council meetings and requested a return to two full business meetings a month.

Eddie Deerfield spoke about citizens not being permitted to speak at work sessions and on the matter of respect between members of Council.

Jennifer Hinson spoke in support of a noise ordinance.

Rudy Langford spoke about the recent passing of Phil Everhart and his many contributions to the City of Hampton. He also expressed his appreciation for the excellence of the staff of Hampton's Codes Compliance Department.

Mark Jacobs spoke about faulty construction at 211 W. Chamberlin Avenue.

Bob Nuckles spoke on the situation of Frank Ottofaro and made suggestions on how it might be resolved.

Edwin Boone requested that Council return to two full business meetings a month.

Chauncey Brown spoke on the preservation of the history of African American churches.

Elizabeth McCoury reminded citizens that Citizens Night Out will take place on September 18th from 3 until 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Bass Pro. There will be one more "First Wednesdays" celebration for the season on the first Wednesday in October. The holiday parade will take place on November 20th.

John Krulis welcomed the new members of Council and spoke of a question that should have been asked at candidate's forums as to what was the best decision of the previous Council and the worst decision of the previous Council. He said overwhelmingly it was the Buckroe decision.

Hugh Bassette apologized for his behavior during the last afternoon work session. He thinks Council is doing fine with dredging but the poverty rate in Hampton continues to rise.

Frank J. Ottofaro requested 15 minutes to speak since Council discussed him at the last evening Council meeting after he had left.

Andre McCloud spoke on behalf of the members of the Board of Directors of the Kenneth Wallace Community Development Foundation on behalf of their Fallen Hero Golf Tournament on October 15th.
  The meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.