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DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MUNICIPAL BUILDING

February 19, 2019

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 - Vice Mayor J. Lee Vogler, Jr.
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Presentation of Reaccreditation Certificate to the Danville City Sheriff's Office
Presented by:  Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission
 
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 January 15, 2019.
Council Letter Number CL - 2065.
 
B.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for a State Department of Aviation Grant in the Amount of $7,500 and Local Share of $7,500 for a Total Appropriation of $15,000 to Promote Aviation Awareness.
Council Letter Number CL - 2062

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for a State Department of Aviation Grant for the Purpose of Providing Funding to Promote Aviation Awareness at the Danville Regional Airport in the Amount of $7,500 and for the Local Share in the Amount of $7,500 to be Provided by the General Fund Support of Grants for a Total Appropriation of $15,000 and Appropriating Same.
FINAL ADOPTION
 
APPOINTMENTS
 
A.   Consideration of Appointments to the following Boards and Commissions.
Council Letter Number CL - 2070.
 
1.          A Resolution Appointing Jason Payne to the Airport Commission to fill the Unexpired Term of Scott  Brown.
 
2. A Resolution Appointing Harold Garrison to the Building Code Board of Appeals.
 
3. A Resolution Appointing Vanessa Cain to the Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority to fill the Unexpired Term of Tia Yancey.
 
4. A Resolution Appointing Matthew Bailey to the Danville Pittsylvania Community Services Board.
 
5. A Resolution Appointing Tia Hairston to the Danville Community Policy & Management Team as the Representative for Danville Public Schools.
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of Vacating a Right of Way on Patton Street.
Council Letter Number CL - 2069
 
1.          Public Hearing
 
2. An Ordinance Vacating Approximately 0.01 Acre of Public Right-of-Way on Patton Street.
 
B.   Consideration of Approval of the Emergency Operations Plan for the City of Danville, Virginia.
Council Letter Number CL - 2059.

A Resolution Approving an Updated Emergency Operations Plan for the City of Danville, Virginia.
 
C.   Consideration of Designation of the DNDC as the City's Official Land Bank Entity.
Council Letter Number CL - 2047.

An Ordinance Designating the Danville Neighborhood Development Corporation as a Land Bank Entity for the Purpose of Assisting the City of Danville in Addressing Vacant, Abandoned, and Tax Delinquent Properties and to Authorize the City Manager to Enter into a Memorandum of Agreement, As Amended, Setting the Terms and Conditions of Such Designation.
 
D.   Consideration of Directing the City Manager to Negotiate Establishment of a RIFA at Virginia International Raceway.
Council Letter Number CL - 2068

Resolution Directing the City Manager to Negotiate Establishment of a RIFA at the Virginia International Raceway in Order to Facilitate Continued Operation and Further Development.
 
COMMUNICATIONS FROM: 

  A.         City Manager

  B.         Deputy City Manager  

  C.         City Attorney

  D.         City Clerk

  E.         Roll Call
 
ADJOURNMENT
 

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