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DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MUNICIPAL BUILDING

November 20, 2018

7:00 P.M.


PRESIDING: Alonzo L. Jones, Mayor  
     
CITY COUNCIL
MEMBERS:
James B. Buckner
L.G. "Larry" Campbell, Jr.
Dr. 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
 
APPOINTMENTS
 
A.   Consideration of Approval of Appointing Amanda Allen as the Interim City Clerk for the November 20, 2018 City Council Meeting.
Council Letter Number CL - 2029

A Resolution Appointing Amanda Allen as Interim City Clerk for the City of Danville, Virginia for the November 20, 2018 Meeting.
 
ROLL CALL
 
INVOCATION - L.G. "Larry" Campbell Jr.
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
 
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.
 
MINUTES
 
A.   Consideration of Approval of Minutes from Regular Council Meeting held on October 16, 2018.
Council Letter Number CL - 2023
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of Authorizing a Deed of Easement for Access Across Parcel #60207.
Council Letter Number CL-2012
 
1.           Public Hearing
 
2. A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Convey an Easement Across Specific City Property to Allow Access to an Adjacent Landlocked Parcel.
 
B.   Consideration of Authorizing Execution of a Lease Agreement with Norfolk Southern. 
Council Letter Number CL-2013

A Resolution Approving an Agreement with Norfolk Southern to Maintain the Use of a Passenger Boarding Area for The Danville Transit System.
 
C.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for the Proceeds from the Issuance of Bonds. 
Council Letter Number CL - 2016

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for the Proceeds from the Issuance of Bonds and Appropriating Same for Anticipated Expenditures.
FIRST READING
 
D.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance in the Amount of $120,000 from the Danville Regional Foundation. 
Council Letter Number CL-2026

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance by Increasing Revenues from the Danville Regional Foundation in the Amount of $120,000 for the City’s Business Attraction Strategy and Appropriating the Same.
FIRST READING
 
E.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance in the Amount of $612,080 for Two Virginia Tobacco Commission Grants.
Council Letter Number CL-2027

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance in the Amount of $612,080 to Provide for One Half of the Required Local Matching Funds for Two Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission Grants #3301 and #2264 for the Southern Virginia Megasite at Berry Hill and Appropriating the 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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