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DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MUNICIPAL BUILDING

December 18, 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
 
ROLL CALL
 
INVOCATION - Dr. Gary P. Miller
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

Certificate of Recognition:  Honoring the Former Mayors of the City of Danville
                                           for their Service and Continued Support
 
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.         Public Hearing for Budget Items
 
B.   Consideration of Approval of Minutes from Regular Council Meeting held on November 20, 2018 and Minutes from Special Work Session held on November 8, 2018.
Council Letter Number CL - 2040
 
C.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Estimated Program Income in the Amount of $1,286,284.00.
Council Letter Number CL - 2022

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Projects to be or Being Undertaken to Improve the Danville Community Financed with Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership Funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Estimated Program Income for a Total Appropriation of $1,286,284.00.
FINAL ADOPTION
 
D.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Funds from the Litter Control and Recycling Grant in the Amount of $9,597.00.
Council Letter Number CL - 2019

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Anticipate Grant Funds from the Commonwealth of Virginia for Litter Control and Recycling Efforts in the Amount of $9,597 and Appropriating Same.
FINAL ADOPTION
 
E.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for the 2018 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program in the Amount of $33,274.
Council Letter Number CL - 2021

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance by Increasing Revenue for the 2018 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Award in the Amount of $33,274 to be Used to Implement a Community Bicycle Patrol Project.
FINAL ADOPTION
 
APPOINTMENTS
 
A.   Consideration of Appointments to Boards and Commissions
Council Letter Number CL - 2042.
 
1.          A Resolution Reappointing Samuel S. Thomas as a Member of the Building Code Board of Appeals.
 
2. A Resolution Reappointing Jarrett White as a Member of the Building Code Board of Appeals.
 
3. A Resolution Appointing Lawrence Meder as a Member of the Building Code Board of Appeals.
 
4. A Resolution Reappointing Lenard Lackey as a Member of the Employee Retirement System Board of Trustees.
 
5. A Resolution Reappointing Krystal Farmer as a Member of the Fair Housing Board.
 
6. A Resolution Appointing Matthew Bailey as a Member of the Fair Housing Board.
 
7. A Resolution Reappointing Harold Garrison as a Member of the Planning Commission.
 
8. A Resolution Appointing Sherman M. Saunders as a Member of the Staunton River Regional Industrial Facility Authority.
 
9. A Resolution Appointing Fred O. Shanks, III, as a Member of the Staunton River Regional Industrial Facility Authority.
 
10. A Resolution Appointing J. Lee Vogler, Jr., as an Alternate Member of the Staunton River Regional Industrial Facility Authority.
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
A.   Review of General Fund Financials as of November 30, 2018.
Council Letter Number CL - 2017
 
B.   Consideration of Approval of Submission of the City's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Projects List.
Council Letter Number CL - 2039

A Resolution Approving the Submission of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Priority Projects for Maintaining Danville’s Status as a Redevelopment Area Under the Economic Development Administration’s Program.
 
C.   Declaration of the Opioid Crisis in the City of Danville a Public Nuisance.
Council Letter Number CL - 2041

A Resolution of the Council of the City of Danville, Virginia Declaring the Opioid Crisis in the City of Danville a Public Nuisance Which Must be Abated for the Benefit of Danville and its Residents and Citizens Pursuant to Virginia Code Sections 15.2-900 and 48-5.
 
D.   Consideration of Approving an Engagement to Represent Agreement to Authorize Employment of Outside Counsel.
Council Letter Number CL - 2043.

A Resolution Authorizing the Employment of James C. Peterson, Esquire, of the Law Firm Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC, to File Suit Against Those Legally Responsible for the Wrongful Distribution of Prescription Opiates and Damages Caused Thereby.
 
COMMUNICATIONS FROM: 

  A.         City Manager

  B.         Deputy City Manager  

  C.         City Attorney

  D.         City Clerk

  E.         Roll Call
 
ADJOURNMENT
 

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