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DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MUNICIPAL BUILDING

September 18, 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 -  Vice Mayor J. Lee Vogler, Jr.
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Certificate of Recognition to the Garden Club of Danville 100th Anniversary
Presented to:     Bonnie Griffith, President

Proclamation:  Constitution Week
Presented to:   Anne Geyer, Regent

                          Dorothea Henry Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
 
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.         Public Hearing on Budget Appropriation Items
 
B.   Consideration of Approval of Minutes from Regular Council Meeting held on August 21, 2018.
Council Letter Number CL - 1987.
 
C.   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.
FINAL ADOPTION
 
D.   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.
FINAL ADOPTION
 
E.   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.
FINAL ADOPTION
 
F.   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.
FINAL ADOPTION
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of Vacating a Right of Way near Cherry Street.
Council Letter Number CL - 1960.
 
1.          Public Hearing
 
2. An Ordinance Vacating Approximately 2,230 Square Feet of Public Right-of-Way on Cherry Street.
 
B.   Consideration of Transferring City Owned Surplus Properties to the DRHA.
Council Letter Number CL - 1967
 
1.          Public Hearing
 
2. A Resolution Declaring Certain City-Owned Property to be Surplus to the Needs of the City and Authorizing the City Manager to Convey Such Property to the Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
 
C.   Consideration of Entering into a Purchase Power Agreement with Turningpoint Energy for the Whitmell Solar Project.
Council Letter Number 1968.

A Resolution Authorizing and Approving the City of Danville, Virginia to Enter into a Purchase Power Agreement with Turningpoint Energy, for the Whitmell Solar Project, for Ten Megawatts of Renewable Solar Peaking Generation Power to be Constructed at 7480 Irish Road within the Danville Utilities Service Territory.
 
D.   Consideration of a Entering Into a Purchase Power Agreement with Strata Solar for the Ringgold Solar Project.
Council Letter Number CL - 1972

A Resolution Authorizing and Approving the City of Danville, Virginia to Enter into a Purchase Power Agreement with Strata Solar, for the Ringgold Solar Project, for Twelve Megawatts of Renewable Solar Peaking Generation Power to be Constructed at 1493 Ringgold Road within the Danville Utilities Service Territory.
 
E.   Consideration of Entering into a Shared Usage Agreement with PATHS, Inc., for the Stonewall Recreation Center.
Council Letter Number CL - 1966

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Execution of a Memorandum of Understanding by and Between the City Of Danville, Virginia and PATHS, Inc.
 
F.   Consideration of Amending Chapter 24, Parades and Other Assemblies, of the Danville City Code.
Council Letter Number 1974.

An Ordinance Repealing and Reordaining Chapter 24, Entitled “Parades and Other Assemblies” of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia, 1986, as Amended, More Specifically Article 1, Entitled “In General”, Section 24-1, Entitled “Permit for Assemblies, Demonstrations, etc., on City Property”.
 
G.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Virginia DMV Occupant Protection Grant Program Funds.
Council Letter Number CL - 1984

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance by Increasing Revenue from Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Highway Safety Office Selective Enforcement – Occupant Protection Grant Program in the Amount of $5,250.00 and Appropriating Same.
FIRST READING
 
H.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Virginia DMV Highway Safety Speed Grant Program Funds.
Council Letter Number CL - 1985

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance by Increasing Revenue from Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Highway Safety Office Selective Enforcement – Speed Grant Program in the Amount of $9,100.00 and Appropriating Same.
FIRST READING
 
I.   Consideration of Amending the FY 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Virginia DMV Highway Safety Alcohol Grant Program Funds.
Council Letter Number CL - 1986

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Appropriation Ordinance by Increasing Revenues from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Highway Safety Selective Enforcement – Alcohol Grant Program in the Amount of $19,285 and Appropriating Same.
FIRST READING
 
J.   Consideration of Approving a Moral Obligation with American National Bank.
Council Letter Number CL - 1969.

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing Execution of a Moral Obligation Agreement by and Between the City of Danville, Virginia and American National Bank and Trust Company.
 
K.   Consideration of Amending Chapter 37 of the Danville City Code to Add a New Section, Entitled "Data Centers and Data Center Tax Rate."
Council Letter Number CL - 2000

An Ordinance Amending and Reordaining Chapter 37, Entitled “Taxation”, Article II, Entitled “Levy and Rate of Tax on Real Estate, Tangible Personal Property, Etc.” of the Code of the City of Danville, 1986, as Amended, to Add a New Section 37-37, Entitled “Data Centers and Data Center Tax Rate”.
FIRST READING
 
COMMUNICATIONS FROM: 

  A.         City Manager

  B.         Deputy City Manager  

  C.         City Attorney

  D.         City Clerk

  E.         Roll Call
 
ADJOURNMENT
 

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