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DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MUNICIPAL BUILDING

July 2, 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
 
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.
 
MINUTES
 
Consideration of Approval of Minutes from Regular Council Meeting held on June 4, 2019.
Council Letter Number CL - 2144.
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of Authorizing an Application to the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for Grant Funds.
Council Letter Number CL - 2134.
 
1.          Public Hearing
 
2. A Resolution Authorizing an Application by the City to the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for Grants for Operating and Capital Costs for Public Transportation Fiscal Year 2020.
 
B.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2020 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for State Demonstration Grant Funds Related to Regional Bus Service.
Council Letter Number CL - 2133.
 
1.          Public Hearing
 
2. An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for State Demonstration Grant Assistance Funds Related to the Provision of Regional Bus Service by the Danville Transit System to Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties in the Amount of $183,275, Cash Fare Revenues in the Amount of $24,192 and for the Local Share in the Amount of $45,819 for a Total Appropriation of $253,286 and Appropriating the Same.
FIRST READING
 
C.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2020 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for State Department of Aviation Maintenance Grant Funds.
Council Letter Number CL - 2139.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for State 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 $52,750 for a Total Appropriation of $152,750 and Appropriating the Same.
FIRST READING
 
D.   Consideration of Rezoning from OT-R, Old Town Residential to TW-C, Tobacco Warehouse District, Parcel ID#s 22511 and 26632.
Council Letter Number CL - 2147.
 
1.          Public Hearing
 
2. An Ordinance Rezoning from OT-R Old Town Residential to TW-C Tobacco Warehouse District Parcels 22511 and 26632, Otherwise Known as Grid 2718, Block 019, Parcels 000012 and 000011 of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map.
 
E.   Consideration of Rezoning from N-C, Neighborhood Commercial and S-R, Suburban Residential to "Conditional" NT-R, Neo-Traditional Residential, Portions of Parcel ID#s 59958 and 51032.
Council Letter Number CL - 2148.
 
1.          Public Hearing
 
2. An Ordinance Rezoning from N-C Neighborhood Commercial and S-R Suburban Residential to “Conditional” NT-R Neo-Traditional Residential District Parcels 59958 and 51032, Otherwise Known as Grid 2918, Block 004, Parcels 000033 and 000018 of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map.
 
F.   Consideration of Amending the Zoning Ordinance to Allow for Short-Term Rentals of Entire Homes within Residential Districts.
Council Letter Number CL - 2145.
 
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”, Various Sub-Articles and Sections of Article 3, Entitled “Zoning Districts”, and Article 15, Entitled “Definitions”, Section B, Entitled “Definitions” to Allow for Short-Term Rentals of an Entire Home within Residential Districts.
 
G.   Consideration of Granting a Special Use Permit at 500 Plum Street for Short-Term Home Rental.
Council Letter Number CL - 2146.
 
1.          Public Hearing
 
2. An Ordinance Granting a Special Use Permit for a Short-Term Home Rental in Accordance with Article 3.E, Section C, Item 29 of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia 1986 As Amended at 500 Plum Street, Otherwise Known as Grid 2710, Block 006, Parcel 000008 of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map.
 
H.   Consideration of Amending the Rules of Procedure for Danville City Council.
Council Letter Number CL - 2142.

A Resolution Amending the Rules of Procedure for the Council of the City of Danville, Virginia.
 
COMMUNICATIONS FROM: 

  A.         City Manager

  B.         Deputy City Manager  

  C.         City Attorney

  D.         City Clerk

  E.         Roll Call
 
ADJOURNMENT
 

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