Last Publish on 10/21/2005 9:37:25 AM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669
City Council - Evening Session
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
7:31:04 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
A. Paul Burton, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, Clerk of Council

INVOCATION - Given by Vice Mayor Joseph Spencer
  Information was presented by Councilmember Leary concerning fundraising events for Katrina victims this weekend. Councilmember Gilliland also presented comments concerning local transportation issues.
Consent Items - Other
1.05-0615Donation of aluminum wheels for Rescue #10 from Alcoa Corporation, parent company of Howmet.
ACTION: Approved Items 1 through 5 on consent agenda.
2.05-0616Adoption of National Incident Management System (NIMS)
ACTION: Approved Items 1 through 5 on consent agenda.
3.05-06172005 NFL Youth Football Grant
ACTION: Approved Items 1 through 5 on consent agenda.
4.05-0619Resolution concurring with the issuance by the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Poquoson, Virginia, of revenue bonds in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 for the benefit of the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA.
ACTION: Approved Items 1 through 5 on consent agenda.
5.05-0622Virginia Department of Transportation – Enhancement Grant Funding Applications
ACTION: Approved Items 1 through 5 on consent agenda.
6.05-0623Minutes from the Special and Regular Council Meetings held on September 14, 2005, and September 28, 2005.
ACTION: Deferred (10/26/2005) Removed from Consent Agenda

MOVER: Councilmember Angela Lee Leary.
SECONDER: Vice Mayor Joseph H. Spencer, II.
7.05-0548Proclaiming October 20, 2005, as "Lights on After School" Day in the City of Hampton, Virginia.
ACTION: Read and Presented by Councilmember Turner Spencer to Gwendolyn Lee-Lomax.
8.05-0618Fire Prevention Week Proclamation
ACTION: Read and Presented by Councilmember Sapp to Deputy Fire Marshals Benjamin Harris "Sparky" and Maurice Wilson.
9.05-0625Proclamation In Recognition of Girard Chambers, Jr.
ACTION: Read and Presented by Councilmember Leary to Girard Chambers, Jr.
10.05-0628Proclamation Recognizing Senior Awareness Day in Conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of the Peninsula S. A. L. T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together).
ACTION: Read and Presented by Vice Mayor Joseph Spencer to Col. Karen Bowden of the Hampton Sheriff's Office and to Cpl. Allen Cline of the Hampton Police Department and also to Mr. Willie Edwards.
11.05-0629Proclaiming October as Crime Prevention Month in the City of Hampton
ACTION: Read and Presented by Councilmember Gilliland to Lt. Curtis Coles of the Hampton Police Department.
12.05-0630A Day of Rememberance and Appreciation for the Devonshire Earth Angel Retirees (DEAR)
ACTION: Read and Presented by Councilmember Leary to Mary Johnson, Betty Griffith, Joan Meredith and Betty Small. They were accompanied by Judy Cunningham, Executive Director of the Devonshire.
13.05-0632Annual Report and Presentation of the Purchasing and Procurement Oversight Committee (PPOC) Award
ACTION: Presented by Margo Young-Wiggins, Chairman of the Purchasing and Procurement Oversight Committee, to the Finance Department.
General Items
14.05-0627Appointment to the Hampton Clean City Commission
ACTION: Appointed Mary MacDonald Tyndall.

MOVER: Councilmember Charles N. Sapp.
Other Items
15.05-0624Buckroe Master Plan – Revised Motion
ACTION: Denied Councilwoman Leary's motion was to stand by original motion as previously passed.

MOVER: Councilmember Angela Lee Leary.
SECONDER: Councilmember Charles N. Sapp.
16.05-0604Appointment to Peninsula Agency on Aging, Inc.
ACTION: Appointed Bill Baker.

MOVER: Councilmember Charles N. Sapp.
Audiences Granted to the General Public
  John McCrimmon, Executive Director of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, 12388 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, relayed information to Council on the activities of the volunteers in their program and their contribution to the community.

William E. Webster, 201 Greenbriar Avenue, thanked Council for the tax relief to the elderly and disabled and expressed his concern about the drainage problems which appear to be more prevalent in primarily black neighborhoods.

Teresa Roundy, 511 Smiley Road, spoke about the problem with the Barnes cemetery and the disinterred bodies and reiterated her opposition to development of that site.

Joan Charles, 101 Madrid Drive, spoke about the Delphi technique.

Frank J. Ottofarro, 63 Wheatland Drive, spoke about 20 driveways being paved in the area of Chesapeake Avenue. He also spoke about his property on Pine Chapel Road being taken unfairly.
Miscellaneous New Business
  Councilmember Leary reminded all that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and encouraged all women to undergo routine self exams.