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DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MUNICIPAL BUILDING

October 4, 2018

7:00 P.M.


PRESIDING: Alonzo L Jones, Mayor  
     
CITY COUNCIL
MEMBERS:
James B. Buckner
L.G. "Larry" Campbell, Jr.
Gary P. Miller
Sherman M. Saunders
Fred O. Shanks, III
Adam J. Tomer
J. Lee Vogler, Jr., Vice Mayor 
Madison J. Whittle

 
STAFF: Ken F. Larking, City Manager
Earl B. Reynolds, Jr., Deputy City Manager
W. Clarke Whitfield, Jr., City Attorney
Susan M. DeMasi, City Clerk

 
 
             
The City Council is the City of Danville’s legislative body and is composed of nine Council members.  Council members are elected to serve a four year term of office and elects one of its own to serve as Mayor and presiding officer for a two year term.

Time and Place of Meeting
The public is invited and encouraged to attend and participate in the City Council meetings.  The City Council meets in the City Hall, Fourth Floor, Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month.  All meetings of the Council are open to the public.
 
Communications from Visitors
Communication from Visitors is an opportunity for citizens to address Council on matters not on the agenda.  Citizens who desire to speak on agenda items will be heard when the agenda item is considered.  Each speaker shall clearly state his or her name and address. Each individual speaker shall have five uninterrupted minutes.  A representative of a group may have up to ten uninterrupted minutes to make a presentation.  The representative shall identify the group and a group may have no more than one spokesperson. Time will be kept using the electronic timer on the podium. 
 
Guidelines for Public Hearings
For Public Hearings the applicant or his or her representative shall be the first speaker(s).  There shall be a time limit of ten (10) minutes for the applicant’s or his or her representative’s presentation. The presiding officer shall then solicit comments from the public, asking those in favor of the proposal to speak first, and then those opposed to the proposal. Each speaker must clearly state his or her name and address. There shall be a time limit of three (3) minutes for each individual speaker.  If the speaker represents a group, there shall be a time limit of five (5) minutes. A speaker representing a group shall identify the group at the beginning of his or her remarks. A group may have no more than one spokesperson.  The presiding officer may limit or preclude comment which is repetitive, redundant, cumulative, or irrelevant to the subject of the public hearing. After public comments have been received, in a land use case, the applicant or the representative of the applicant, at his or her discretion, may respond with a rebuttal. There shall be a five (5) minute time limit for rebuttal.
 
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
 
ROLL CALL
 
INVOCATION - Dr. Gary P. Miller
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

Proclamation:   "A Day of Action Against Hunger and Poverty"
Presented to:     Sherri Tuck, Marie-LouIse Crane, Benton Tuck and Leslie Barksdale,
                            Danville CROP Hunger Walk Planning Team

Proclamation:    Domestic Violence Month
Presented to:     Lisa Caviness, Executive Director
                            Haven of the Dan River Region
 
COMMUNICATIONS FROM VISITORS

               
 
Citizens who desire to speak on matters not listed on the agenda will be heard at this time.  Citizens who desire to speak on agenda items will be heard when the agenda item is considered.
 
CONSENT AGENDA

All matters listed under the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine, have previously been discussed by City Council and/or introduced for First Reading.  There will be no separate discussion on these items and they will be enacted by one motion. If discussion is desired by a Council Member or a citizen, the item(s) will be removed from the consent process and considered separately.
 
A.   Consideration of Approval of Minutes from Regular Council Meeting held on September 4, 2018.
Council Letter Number CL - 2002.
 
B.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Virginia DMV Occupant Protection Grant Funds.
Council Letter Number CL - 1984

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance by Increasing Revenue from Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Highway Safety Office Selective Enforcement – Occupant Protection Grant Program in the Amount of $5,250.00 and Appropriating Same.
FINAL ADOPTION
 
C.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Virginia DMV Highway Safety Speed Grant Funds.
Council Letter Number CL - 1985

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance by Increasing Revenue from Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Highway Safety Office Selective Enforcement – Speed Grant Program in the Amount of $9,100 and Appropriating Same.
FINAL ADOPTION
 
D.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Virginia DMV Highway Safety Alcohol Grant Funds.
Council Letter Number CL - 1986

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance by Increasing Revenues from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Highway Safety Selective Enforcement – Alcohol Grant Program in the Amount of $19,285 and Appropriating Same.
FINAL ADOPTION
 
OLD BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of Amending Chapter 37 of the Danville City Code to Add a New Section, Entitled "Data Centers and Data Center Tax Rate."
Council Letter Number CL - 2000
 
1.          Public Hearing
 
2. An Ordinance Amending and Reordaining Chapter 37, Entitled “Taxation”, Article II, Entitled “Levy and Rate of Tax on Real Estate, Tangible Personal Property, Etc.” of the Code of the City of Danville, 1986, as Amended, to Add a New Section 37-37, Entitled “Data Centers and Data Center Tax Rate”.
FINAL ADOPTION
 
APPOINTMENTS
 
A.   Consideration of Appointments to the following Boards and Commissions:
Council Letter Number CL - 1996
 
1.          A Resolution Reappointing Constance Covington to the Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
 
2. A Resolution Appointing Jermaine Parker to the Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
 
3. A Resolution Reappointing John Ranson to the River District Design Commission.
 
4. A Resolution Reappointing Robert P. Keesee to the River District Design Commission.


 
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of Receipt and Approval of the Report of Delinquent and Improperly Assessed Taxes as of June 30, 2018.
Council Letter Number CL - 1995.

A Resolution Acknowledging Receipt of and Approving the Reports, dated August 31, 2018, of Delinquent and Improperly Assessed Taxes as of June 30, 2018, Submitted to the Council by the Director of Finance.
 
B.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for a USDA Grant for Food Service Operations at W.W. Moore, Jr., Detention Home in the Amount of $62,867.
Council Letter Number CL - 1993.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for a Federal Grant in the Amount of Approximately $62,867 to Aid the Food Service Operations at W. W. Moore, Jr. Detention Home and Appropriating Same.
FIRST READING
 
C.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for a Grant to Provide for Electronic Monitoring and Outreach Detention Programs and Contracted Pro-Social Skills Group at W.W. Moore, Jr., Detention Home.
Council Letter Number CL - 1994.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for a Grant from the Department of Juvenile Justice in the Amount of $86,999 and a Local Share of $39,830, for a Total Appropriation of $126,829, to Provide for the Electronic Monitoring and Outreach Detention Programs and Contracted Pro-Social Skills Group for the City of Danville at the W. W. Moore Jr. Detention Home and Appropriating Same.
FIRST READING
 
COMMUNICATIONS FROM: 

  A.         City Manager

  B.         Deputy City Manager  

  C.         City Attorney

  D.         City Clerk

  E.         Roll Call
 
ADJOURNMENT
 

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