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DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MUNICIPAL BUILDING

July 17, 2018

7:00 P.M.


PRESIDING: Alonzo L. Jones, Mayor  
     
CITY COUNCIL
MEMBERS:
James B. Buckner
L.G. "Larry" Campbell, Jr.
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 RECOGNITIONS

Introduction of Gang Prevention Coordinator, Robert David.
 
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 June 19, 2018.
Council Letter Number CL - 1933.
 
B.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for Federal and State Transit Funds Related to the Provision of Regional Bus Service.
Council Letter Number CL - 1922

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for Federal and State Transit Capital Assistance Funds Related to the Provision of Regional Bus Service by the Danville Transit System to Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties.
FINAL ADOPTION
 
C.   Consideration of Authorizing the Issuance of General Obligation Bonds of the City of Danville in the Maximum Principal Amount of $16,000,000.
Council Letter Number CL - 1913

An Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds of the City Of Danville, Virginia, in the Maximum Principal Amount of $16,000,000 to Finance the Acquisition, Construction and Equipping of Various Capital Projects.
FINAL ADOPTION
 
D.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for a Department of Criminal Justice Services Grant to Fund the Gang Prevention Coordinator.
Council Letter Number CL - 1923.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance by Increasing Revenue for a Department of Criminal Justice Services, Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of the Attorney General Grant for Establishment of the Danville Crime Prevention to be used to Fund the Gang Prevention Coordinator.
FINAL ADOPTION
 
APPOINTMENTS
 
A.   Consideration of Mayor's Appointments to Boards and Commissions.
Council Letter Number CL - 1924.
 
1.          A Resolution Reappointing Sherman M. Saunders as a Member of the Danville Development Council.
 
2. A Resolution Reappointing Sherman M. Saunders as a Member of the Employee Retirement System Board of Trustees.
 
3. A Resolution Reappointing Gary P. Miller as a Member of the Roanoke River Basin Association.
 
4. A Resolution Appointing Madison J. Whittle as a Member of the West Piedmont Planning District Commission.
 
5. A Resolution Reappointing James B. Buckner as a Member of the Dan River Business Development Center.
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of Providing for the Issuance, Sale and Award by the City of Danville of General Obligation Public Improvement Bonds. 
Council Letter Number CL - 1917

Resolution Providing for the Issuance, Sale and Award by the City of Danville, Virginia, of a Series of General Obligation Public Improvement Bonds, Heretofore Authorized, and Providing for the Form, Details and Payment of Such Bonds.
 
B.   Consideration of Approval of a Moral Obligation with Virginia Small Business Financing Authority.
Council Letter Number CL - 1943

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing Execution of a Moral Obligation Agreement by and Between the City of Danville, Virginia and Virginia Small Business Financing Authority.
 
C.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for Virginia Department of Aviation Maintenance Grant Funds.
Council Letter Number CL - 1926

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for the Virginia Department of Aviation Maintenance Grant Funds Related to the Maintenance of Certain Airport Properties in the Amount of $100,000 and for the Local Share in the Amount of $16,719 for a Total Appropriation of $116,719 and Appropriating the Same.
FIRST READING
 
D.   Consideration of Endorsing Smart Scale Applications to the Virginia Department of Transportation for Various Transportation Projects.
Council Letter Number 1929.
 
1.          A Resolution Endorsing A Smart Scale Application by the Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization to the Virginia Department of Transportation for the Proposed Construction of a Connector Road to the Southern Virginia Mega Site at Berry Hill.
 
2. A Resolution Endorsing a Smart Scale Application to the Virginia Department of Transportation for the Proposed Construction of a Roundabout on Mt. Cross Road at Dimon Drive.
 
3. A Resolution Endorsing a Smart Scale Application to the Virginia Department of Transportation for the Proposed Construction of a Third Lane on Route 58 West Bound from Kentuck Road to Airport Drive.
 
4. A Resolution Endorsing a Smart Scale Application to the Virginia Department of Transportation for the Proposed Construction of Piedmont Drive Pedestrian Accessibility Improvements.
 
E.   Consideration of Amending Chapter 5, Article III, Section 25 of the Danville City Code.
Council Letter Number 1931.

An Ordinance Amending and Reordaining Chapter 5, Entitled “Animals and Fowl”, of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia, 1986, As Amended, Article III, Entitled “Animal Welfare”, More Specifically Section 5-25, Entitled “Adequate Space for Animals; Time Restriction on Tethering Companion Animals”.
 
F.   Consideration of Setting the Compensation of the City Attorney.
Council Letter Number CL - 1944.

A Resolution Setting the Compensation of the City Attorney.
 
G.   Consideration of Approving Execution of an Amendment to the City Manager's Contract.
Council Letter Number CL - 1946.
 
A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Execution of an Amendment to the City Manager’s Employment Agreement. 
 
 
H.   Consideration of Canceling the Regular Meeting of Danville City Council Scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, 2018.
Council Letter Number CL - 1940

A Resolution Canceling the Regular Meeting of Danville City Council Scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, 2018 and Scheduling a Special Meeting of City Council on Thursday, August 9, 2018.
 
COMMUNICATIONS FROM: 

  A.         City Manager

  B.         Deputy City Manager  

  C.         City Attorney

  D.         City Clerk

  E.         Roll Call
 
ADJOURNMENT
 

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