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DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MUNICIPAL BUILDING

May 7, 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 - J. Lee Vogler, 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.
 
MEETING MINUTES
 
A.   Consideration of Approval of Minutes from Regular Council Meeting held on April 2, 2019.
Council Letter Number CL - 2102
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of Granting a Special Use Permit for a Daycare Center at 801 Kemper Road.
Council Letter Number CL - 2103.
 
1.          Public Hearing
 
2. An Ordinance Granting a Special Use Permit for a Daycare Center in Accordance with Article 3:E, Section C, Item 7 of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia 1986, As Amended at 801 Kemper Road, Otherwise Known as Grid 1610, Block 020, Parcels 000027, 000028, and 000029 of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map.
 
B.   Consideration of Granting a Special Use Permit for Waiver of Minimum Lot Size and Yard Requirements on Cahill Court.
Council Letter Number CL - 2104.
 
1.         Public Hearing
 
2. An Ordinance Granting a Special Use Permit for a Waiver of Minimum Lot Size and Yard Requirements in Accordance With Article 3.O, Section C, Items 20 and 25 of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia, 1986, As Amended, at Parcel ID#s 20833, 20834, 20835, and 20837 on Cahill Court, Otherwise Known as Grid 1711, Block 006, Parcels 000012, 000011, 000010, and 000009 of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map.
 
C.   Consideration of Amending the Zoning Code Regarding Home Occupations and Homestay Facilities.
Council Letter Number CL - 2105
 
1.          Public Hearing
 
2. An Ordinance Amending Chapter 41 Entitled “Zoning Ordinance” of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia, 1986 as Amended, more specifically Article 2 Entitled “General Regulations”, Section T Entitled “Home Occupations”, and Article 15 Entitled “Definitions”, Section B Entitled “Definitions” to Amend Regulations Regarding Home Occupations, and Homestay Facilities.
 
D.   Consideration of Adjusting Utility Rates for Utility Services.
Council Letter Number CL - 2086
 
1.          Public Hearing
 
2. An Ordinance Adjusting Utility Rates for Utility Services Effective July 1, 2019.
 
E.   Consideration of Amending Danville City Code for Revisions to the Real Estate Tax Abatement Program.
Council Letter Number CL - 2094.

An Ordinance Amending Article XI, Entitled “Partial Exemption of Real Estate Taxes for Certain Rehabilitated or Renovated Real Estate,” of Chapter 37, Entitled “Taxation,” of the Danville City Code to Allow for Revisions to the Real Estate Tax Abatement Program.
 
F.   Consideration of Approving the Fiscal Year 2020 Danville Public Schools Budget.
Council Letter Number CL - 2112
 
1.          Public Hearing
 
2. A Resolution Approving the Budget of the School Board of the City of Danville for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 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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