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DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MUNICIPAL BUILDING

September 4, 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
J. Lee Vogler, Jr., Vice Mayor
Adam J. Tomer
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 -  L.G. "Larry" Campbell, Jr.
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS & SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

Proclamation:     National Suicide Prevention Month

Presented to:      Lorrie Eanes-Brooks, Secretary
                             American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Virginia Chapter
 
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 August 9, 2018.
Council Letter Number CL - 1975
 
B.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for a Grant from the Virginia Housing Development Authority.
Council Letter Number CL - 1964

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for a Grant from the Virginia Housing Development Authority in the Amount of $125,000 and Local Share in the Amount of $75,000 and Appropriating the Same.
FINAL ADOPTION
 
C.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for a Virginia Commission for the Arts Grant in the Amount of $4,500.
Council Letter Number CL - 1941

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 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.
FINAL ADOPTION
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for VDOT Highway Safety Improvement Program Funds in the Amount of $70,830.
Council Letter Number CL - 1962

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Safety Projects to be Undertaken within the City and to be Financed Anticipating Revenues from Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Highway Safety Improvement Program Funds in the Amount of $70,830.
FIRST READING
 
B.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for VDOT State of Good Repair/Primary Extension Funds in the Amount of $999,000.
Council Letter Number CL - 1963

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Roadway Maintenance Projects to be Undertaken within the City and to be Financed Anticipating Revenues from Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) State of Good Repair/Primary Extension Funds in the Amount of $999,000.
FIRST READING
 
C.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Senior Citizen Programs.
Council Letter Number CL - 1490

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance by Increasing Certain Revenues to Provide for Title III-B Grant Funds and Local Share for Senior Citizen Programs and Appropriating Same.
FIRST READING
 
D.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2019 Budget Appropriation by Transferring $3,000,000 from the Unreserved Fund Balance from the Wastewater Fund for an Economic Development Project.
Council Letter Number CL - 1988

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance by Transferring $3,000,000 from the Unreserved Fund Balance of the Wastewater Fund for an Economic Development Project to Establish a Revolving Economic Development Loan Fund and Appropriating the Same.
FIRST READING
 
E.   Consideration of Approval of a Special Use Permit at 523 Lynn Street.
Council Letter Number CL - 1976
 
1.          Public Hearing
 
2. An Ordinance Granting a Special Use Permit for Residential Uses in a Structure with Non-Residential Use on the First Floor, a Waiver to the Density, and Floor Area Ratio in Accordance with Article 3:L, Section C, Items 9, 12 & 13 of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia 1986, As Amended at 523 Lynn Street, Otherwise Known As Grid 2713, Block 004, Parcel 0000014, of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map.
 
F.   Consideration of Approval of a Special Use Permit at 525 Lynn Street.
Council Letter Number CL - 1977
 
1.          Public Hearing
 
2. An Ordinance Granting a Special Use Permit for Residential Uses in a Structure with Non-Residential Use on the First Floor, a Waiver to the Density, and Floor Area Ratio in Accordance with Article 3:L, Section C, Items 9, 12 & 13 of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia 1986, As Amended at 525 Lynn Street, Otherwise Known as Grid 2713, Block 004, Parcel 0000013, of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map.
 
G.   Consideration of a Special Use Permit to Operate a Bed and Breakfast at 418 Plum Street.
Council Letter Number CL - 1978.
 
1.          Public Hearing
 
2. An Ordinance Granting a Special Use Permit to Operate a Bed and Breakfast in Accordance with Article 3:E Section C, Item 3 of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia 1986, as Amended at 418 Plum Street, Otherwise Known as Grid 2710, Block 006, Parcel 000005 of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map.
 
H.   Consideration of Amending Chapter 41, Zoning Ordinance, of the Danville City Code, Article #3.M, Section C to Allow for Urban Agriculture.
Council Letter Number CL - 1979.
 
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 3.M: Entitled “HR-C Highway Retail Commercial”, Section C. entitled “Uses Permitted by Special Use Permit” by Adding Item #28 to Allow for Urban Agriculture.
 
I.   Consideration of Approval of a Special Use Permit for Urban Agriculture at 760 Memorial Drive.
Council Letter Number CL - 1980
 
1.          Public Hearing
 
2. An Ordinance Granting a Special Use Permit for Urban Agriculture in Accordance with Article 3:M, Section C., Item 28, As Amended at 760 Memorial Drive Otherwise known as Grid 1711, Block 006, Parcel 0000002, of the City of Danville, Virginia Zoning District Map.
 
J.   Consideration of Approving Canceling the October 2, 2018 Regular City Council Meeting.
Council Letter Number CL - 1983.

A Resolution Canceling the Regular Meeting of City Council Scheduled for Tuesday, October 2, 2018 and Scheduling a Special Meeting of City Council on Thursday, October 4, 2018.
 
COMMUNICATIONS FROM: 

  A.         City Manager

  B.         Deputy City Manager  

  C.         City Attorney

  D.         City Clerk

  E.         Roll Call
 
ADJOURNMENT
 

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