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DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MUNICIPAL BUILDING

August 4, 2020

7:00 P.M.


PRESIDING: Alonzo L. Jones, Mayor  
     
CITY COUNCIL
MEMBERS:
James B. Buckner
L.G. "Larry" Campbell, Jr.
Samuel A. Kushner
Barry P. Mayo

 
Dr. Gary P. Miller, Vice Mayor
Sherman M. Saunders
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.

Due to ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, the City of Danville will continue to accept comments for Communications from Visitors and for Public Hearings via their on-line portal at:  danvilleva.gov/council or by phone using this number: (434) 857-3348, until further notice.  Comments submitted via these formats will be collected and distributed to all City Council members, and published with the minutes of the August 4, 2020 meeting.  Comments will be collected through August 3, 2020 5:00 p.m.
 
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
 
ROLL CALL
 
INVOCATION - Vice Mayor Gary P. Miller
 
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 the Inaugural Meeting held on July 1, 2020, and the Regular Council Meeting held on July 7, 2020.
Council Letter Number CL - 2367.
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NEW BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of Vacating an Unused City Owned Easement in Pittsylvania County.
Council Letter Number CL - 2345.
 
1.      Public Hearing                                   
 
2. A Resolution Authorizing the Abandonment of an Unused City Easement across Property in Pittsylvania County in Order to Secure a New Easement in a Better Location upon the Same Property.
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B.   Consideration of Requesting and Petitioning that a Referendum be held on Casino Gambling in the City of Danville.
Council Letter Number CL - 2373.

A Resolution Requesting and Petitioning that a Referendum be held on the Question of Whether Casino Gaming Shall be Permitted within the City of Danville at 1100 West Main Street, Danville, Virginia 24541 (Former Dan River Mills Schoolfield Division Site).
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C.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for a Virginia Commission for the Arts Grant in the Amount of $4,500.
Council Letter Number CL - 2357.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for a Virginia Commission for the Arts Grant in the Amount of $4,500, and to Provide for the Local Share in the Amount of $5,000 for a Total Grant of $9,500.
FIRST READING
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D.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Funds from the Danville Regional Foundation in the Amount of $37,187.50.
Council Letter Number CL - 2370.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance by Increasing Revenues from Danville Regional Foundation in the Amount of $37,187.50 for the Study on the Use of Potential Casino Revenue and Appropriating the Same.
FIRST READING
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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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