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DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MUNICIPAL BUILDING

December 15, 2020

7:00 P.M.


PRESIDING: Alonzo L. Jones, Mayor  
     
CITY COUNCIL
MEMBERS:
James B. Buckner
L.G. "Larry" Campbell, Jr.
Bryant Hood
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 - Sherman M. Saunders
 
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.
 
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
 
B.   Consideration of Approval of Minutes from Regular Council Meeting held on November 17, 2020.
Council Letter Number CL - 2468.
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C.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Grant Funds from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management in the Amount of $31,693.
Council Letter Number CL - 2420.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for a Grant from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management in an Amount of $31,693 for Equipment Upgrades to the Danville Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team, and Appropriating Same.
FINAL ADOPTION
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D.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Grant Funds for the Victim/Witness Program in the Amount of $177,083.
Council Letter Number CL - 2445.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for a Grant from the State for a Victim Witness Program in the Amount of $177,083 and Appropriating Same.
FINAL ADOPTION
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E.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for a Grant for Domestic Violence Victim Program.
Council Letter Number CL - 2446.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for a Grant from the State for a Domestic Violence Victim Program Grant in the Amount of $44,635 and Appropriating Same.
FINAL ADOPTION
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F.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation for a Danville Regional Foundation PEACE Grant in the Amount of $25,000.
Council Letter Number CL - 2449.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance by Increasing Revenue from a Danville Regional Foundation Grant for the P.E.A.C.E. with Police (Police Embrace Active Community Engagement) Initiative in the Amount $25,000 and Appropriating Same.
FINAL ADOPTION
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G.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Revenues from Caesars Virginia LLC.
Council Letter Number CL - 2462.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance by Increasing Revenues from Caesars Virginia, LLC, Casino Revenues for Various Capital Improvements for an Appropriation in the Amount of $15,000,000 and Appropriating the Same.
FINAL ADOPTION
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APPOINTMENTS
 
A.   Consideration of Appointments to Boards and Commissions.
Council Letter Number CL - 2463.
 
1.   A Resolution Reappointing Jeffrey Bond as a Member of the Building Code Board of Appeals.
 
2. A Resolution Reappointing Arthur Craft as a Member of the Building Code Board of Appeals.
 
3.
 
A Resolution Reappointing Lenard Lackey as a Member of the Employee Retirement System Board of Trustees.
 
4. A Resolution Reappointing Emmett Young as a Member of the Fair Housing Board.
 
5. A Resolution Reappointing Tommy Bennett as a Member of the Fair Housing Board.
 
6. A Resolution Reappointing Kalil Khan as a Member of the Planning Commission.
 
7. A Resolution Reappointing James Bolton as a Member of the Planning Commission.
 
8. A Resolution Appointing Geary Davis as a Member of the Danville Pittsylvania Community Services Board.
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NEW BUSINESS
 
A.   Review of General Fund Financial Results through November 30, 2020.
Council Letter Number CL - 2433.
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B.   Presentation of the Fiscal Year 2020 Audit Report.
Council Letter Number CL - 2432.
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C.   Consideration of Vacating Approximately 0.58 Acres of Right of Way on Old Farm Road.
Council Letter Number CL - 2427.
 
1.      Public Hearing                                    
 
2. An Ordinance Vacating Approximately 0.58 Acre of Unimproved Public Right-of-Way on Old Farm Road.
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D.   Consideration of Petitioning the Commonwealth Transportation Board for Ownership of Parcel #50902.
Council Letter Number CL - 2444.

A Resolution Petitioning the Commonwealth Transportation Board to Transfer Certain Surplus Real Property to the City of Danville.
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E.   Consideration of Approving the Submission of the City's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Projects List.
Council Letter Number CL - 2458.

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.
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F.   Consideration of Designating Arnold Hendrix as the City's FOIA Officer.
Council Letter Number CL - 2471.

A Resolution of the Council of the City of Danville, Virginia Designating the City's Public Information Officer Arnold Hendrix as the City of Danville’s Freedom of Information Act Officer.
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G.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program in the Amount of $29,787.
Council Letter Number CL - 2453.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance by Increasing Revenue for the 2020 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program  Award in the Amount of $29,797 to be used to Implement a Speed Trailer Project.
FIRST READING
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H.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Economic Development Incentive Funds.
Council Letter Number CL - 2460.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Three Commonwealth Opportunity Fund Grants from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership in the Amounts of $275,000, $150,000, and $780,000 Respectively and One Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund Grant from the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission in the Amount of $64,875 for a Total of $1,269,875 as an Economic Development Incentives for Taxable Capital Investments and Job Creation in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
FIRST READING
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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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