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DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
REVISED AGENDA

MUNICIPAL BUILDING

May 21, 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 - Dr. Gary P. Miller
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Proclamation:  Business Appreciation Week
Presented to:   Alexis Ehrhardt
 
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 April 16, 2019.
Council Letter Number CL - 2118
 
OLD BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of Approving the Fiscal Year 2020 Danville Public Schools Budget.
Council Letter Number CL - 2112

A Resolution Approving the Budget of the School Board of the City of Danville for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2020.
FINAL ADOPTION
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Funds for the Victim Witness Program in the Amount of $177,083.
Council Letter Number CL - 2106.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 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.
FIRST READING
 
B.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Appropriate Funds for the Domestic Violence Victim Program Grant in the Amount of $44,635.
Council Letter Number CL - 2107.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 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.
FIRST READING
 
C.   Consideration of Authorizing the City Manager to Renew the Community Garden License with Right Touch Christian Church.
Council Letter Number CL - 2098.
 
1.         Public Hearing
 
2. A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Renew the Existing License for Community Gardening on North Main Street.
 
D.   Consideration of Amending the Danville City Code to Increase the Real Estate Tax.
Council Letter Number CL - 2117.
 
1.          Public Hearing
 
2. An Ordinance Amending and Reordaining Sections 37-27, 37-28 and 37-29 of the Danville City Code thereby Increasing the Real Estate Tax from Eighty (80) Cents on every One Hundred Dollars to Eighty-Four (84) Cents on every One Hundred Dollars of Assessed Value Effective July 1, 2019.
FIRST READING
 
E.   Consideration of Amending Danville City Code to Increase the Tax on Transient Lodgers, Implement a Room Occupancy Tax, and a Tangible Personal Property Tax.
Council Letter Number CL - 2116.
 
1.          Public Hearing
 
2. An Ordinance Amending and Reordaining Section 37-97 of the Danville City Code to Increase the tax on Transient Lodgers from Seven (7) Percent to Eight (8) Percent and to Implement a $2.00 Per Day Room Occupancy Tax Effective July 1, 2019.
FIRST READING
 
3. An Ordinance Amending and Reordaining Section 37-30 of the Danville City Code to Increase the Personal Property Tax from $3.50 Per $100 Assessed Value to $3.60 Per $100 Assessed Value Effective January 1, 2020.
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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