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DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MUNICIPAL BUILDING

October 6, 2020

7:00 P.M.


 
PRESIDING: Alonzo L. Jones, Mayor  
     
CITY COUNCIL
MEMBERS:
James B. Buckner
L.G. "Larry" Campbell, Jr.
Samuel A. Kushner
Barry P. Mayo

 
Dr. Gary P. Miller, Vice Mayor
Sherman M. Saunders
J. Lee Vogler, Jr., 
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 - Vice Mayor Gary P. Miller
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITION
 
Proclamation:      Head Start Awareness Month in the City of Danville
Presented to: Tara K. Martin
 
Proclamation: Fire Prevention Week
Presented to: Tim Duffer, Deputy Fire Chief, and
Richard Guill, Assistant Fire Marshall
 
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.
 
MEETING MINUTES
 
A.   Consideration of Approval of Minutes from Regular Council Meeting held on September 1, 2020.
Council Letter Number CL - 2404.
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NEW BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of Approving and Authorizing a Cable Franchise Agreement with Verizon.
Council Letter Number CL - 2389.
 
1.      Public Hearing                                                  
2.  An Ordinance Approving and Authorizing a Negotiated Franchise Agreement with Cellco Partnership D/B/A Verizon Wireless.
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B.   Consideration of Approving Resolutions in Support of Proposed Virginia Department of Transportation Smart Scale Transportation Projects.
Council Letter Number CL - 2359.
 
1.      A Resolution Endorsing a Smart Scale Application by the City of Danville to the Virginia Department of Transportation for the Proposed Construction of Piedmont Drive Pedestrian Accessibility Improvements.
 
2. A Resolution Endorsing a Smart Scale Application by the City of Danville to the Virginia Department of Transportation for the Proposed Construction of Riverside Drive Improvements from Arnett Boulevard to Main Street.
 
3. A Resolution Endorsing a Smart Scale Application by the City of Danville to the Virginia Department of Transportation for the Proposed Construction of Riverside Drive Improvements from Piney Forest Road to Audubon Drive.
 
4. A Resolution Endorsing a Smart Scale Application by the City of Danville to the Virginia Department of Transportation for the Proposed Construction of Riverside Drive Improvements from Park Avenue to Westover Drive.
 
5. A Resolution Endorsing a Smart Scale Application by the Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization to the Virginia Department of Transportation for the Proposed Construction of a Roundabout on Mount Cross Road at Dimon Drive and Parker Road West.
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C.   Consideration of Support of the Creation of a Regional Alliance.
Council Letter Number CL - 2409.

A Resolution Supporting Formation of the Danville- Pittsylvania Economic Development Alliance.
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D.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for a Grant from the US Department of Justice in the Amount of $91,550.
Council Letter Number CL - 2393.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance by Increasing Revenue from the United States Department of Justice Community Policing Development Program Grant in the Amount of $91,550 for use in Establishing a Program for Proactive Police Response to Prevent Domestic Violence
FIRST READING
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E.   Approval of a Lease Agreement and a Purchase and Sale Agreement for a New Police Station.
Council Letter Number CL - 2403.
 
1.      A Resolution of the Council of the City of Danville, Virginia Approving and Authorizing a Lease Agreement Between 2291 Schoolfield, LLC and the City of Danville, Virginia for a New Police Station to be Located at 2291 Memorial Drive.
 
2.      A Resolution of the Council of the City of Danville, Virginia Approving and Authorizing a Purchase and Sale Agreement Between 2291 Schoolfield, LLC and the City of Danville, Virginia for a New Police Station to be Located at 2291 Memorial Drive.
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COMMUNICATIONS FROM: 

  A.         City Manager

  B.         Deputy City Manager  

  C.         City Attorney

  D.         City Clerk

  E.         Roll Call
 
ADJOURNMENT
 

    

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