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DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MUNICIPAL BUILDING

May 7, 2020

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

 
 
             
Pursuant to City of Danville Ordinance Number 2020-04.01 (Continuity of Operations Ordinance), the format for the meeting has been modified to decrease the spread of the Coronavirus or COVID-19. The changes are designed to accommodate public input while encouraging the public to continue self-quarantining and practicing social distancing, as recommended by Governor Northam. The public is encouraged to watch the meeting live via River City TV Facebook page, Comcast Channel 10 or Gamewood Channel 122.  Because of this State of Emergency and the need for social distancing, the Council is conducting this meeting electronically via Zoom under the authority of the aforementioned Continuity of Operations Ordinance.

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 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.  Due to ongoing health concerns related to COVID-19, the City of Danville is modifying the structure of City Council meetings allowing for "virtual" meetings.  
 
Communications from Visitors and Public Hearings
Communication from Visitors is an opportunity for citizens to address Council on matters not on the agenda.  Though the municipal building is closed to the public, accommodations have been made to still allow public comments by encouraging citizens to provide comments for Communications from Visitors and Public Hearings on agenda items ahead of time.  There will be two options for submissions:  online at danvilleva.gov/council or by phone using this number: (434) 857-3348.
 
Comments submitted via these formats will be collected and distributed to all city council members, and published with the minutes of the May 7, 2020 meeting.  Comments will be collected through May 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
 
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
 
ROLL CALL
 
INVOCATION - Sherman M. Saunders
 
COMMUNICATIONS FROM VISITORS
 
               
 
Communication from Visitors is an opportunity for citizens to address Council on matters not on the agenda.  Comments have been solicited from citizens through the City's website and by telephone.   
 
MEETING MINUTES
 
A.   Consideration of Approval of Minutes from Regular Council Meeting held on April 7, 2020.
Council Letter Number CL - 2321.
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NEW BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of Denying a Special Use Permit at 401 South Ridge Street for Commercial Recreation (Indoor).
Council Letter Number CL - 2323.
 
1.      Public Hearing
2.  A Resolution Denying Special Use Permit Application PLSUP20190000386, filed by Justin Williams & Michelle Adkins, Requesting a Special Use Permit for Commercial Recreation (Indoor) in Accordance with Article 3.K, Section C, Item 5 of the Zoning Ordinance of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia 1986, as amended, at 401 South Ridge Street, Otherwise Known as Grid 2713, Block 021, Parcel 000008 of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map.
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B.   Consideration of Denying a Special Use Permit at 2980 West Main Street for Commercial Recreation (Indoor).
Council Letter Number CL - 2324.
 
1.      Public Hearing
2.  A Resolution Denying Special Use Permit Application PLSUP202000004, filed by Shazad Tahseen on Behalf of AANT Inc., Requesting a Special Use Permit for Commercial Recreation (Indoor) in Accordance with Article 3.M, Section C, Item 4 of the Zoning Ordinance of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia 1986, as amended, at 2980 West Main Street, Otherwise Known as Grid 0617, Block 007, Parcel 0000015 of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map.
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C.   Consideration of Granting a Special Use Permit at 1041 Piney Forest Road.
Council Letter Number CL - 2325.
 
1.      Public Hearing
2.  An Ordinance Granting a Special Use Permit to Allow a Waiver of Yard Requirements in Accordance with Article 3.M; Section C, Item 21 of the Code of the City Of Danville, Virginia, 1986, as amended, at 1041 Piney Forest Road.
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D.   Consideration of Approval of the Fiscal Year 2021 Danville Public Schools Budget.
Council Letter Number CL - 2326.
 
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, 2021.
FIRST READING
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E.   Consideration of Approving a Moral Obligation with American National Bank for Litehouse Foods.
Council Letter Number CL - 2305.

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Execution of a Moral Obligation Agreement by and Between the City of Danville, Virginia and American National Bank and Trust Company.
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F.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for a Grant for the Victim Witness Program.
Council Letter Number CL - 2311.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for a Grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia for a Victim Witness Program in the Amount of $177,083 and Appropriating Same.
FIRST READING
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G.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for a Domestic Violence Victim Program Grant.
Council Letter Number CL - 2312.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for a Grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia for a Domestic Violence Victim Program Grant in the Amount of $44,635 and Appropriating Same.
FIRST READING
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H.   Consideration of Canceling the Regular May 19, 2020 Council Meeting of Danville City Council.
Council Letter Number CL - 2329.

A Resolution Canceling the Regular Meeting of City Council Scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 2020, and Scheduling a Special Meeting of City Council on Thursday, May 21, 2020.
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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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