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DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MUNICIPAL BUILDING

December 21, 2021

7:00 P.M.


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

 
Dr. Gary P. Miller, Vice Mayor
Sherman M. Saunders
J. Lee Vogler, Jr., 
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 - Sherman M. Saunders
 
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.
 
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
 
B.   Consideration of Approval of Minutes from Regular Council Meeting held on November 16, 2021.
Council Letter Number CL - 2678.
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C.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Appropriation for Capital and Special Projects.
Council Letter Number CL - 2659.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Appropriation Ordinance by Anticipating the Proceeds from the Issuance of Bonds and Appropriating Same for Anticipated Expenditures
FINAL ADOPTION
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OLD BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of Imposing an Additional General Local Sales Tax and a Local Use Tax at a Rate of One Percent.
Council Letter Number CL - 2672.
 
1.      An Ordinance Amending and Reordaining Certain Sections of Chapter 37, Entitled “Taxation,” of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia, by Creating a New Article XIII, Entitled “Imposition of Additional Sales and Local Use Tax; Use of Revenues for Construction or Renovation of Schools” and Adding a New Section §37-185, Entitled “Imposition of Additional Sales Tax; Use of Revenues for Construction or Renovation of Schools”.
FINAL ADOPTION
 
2. An Ordinance Amending and Reordaining Certain Sections of Chapter 37, Entitled “Taxation,” of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia, by Amending Article XIII, Entitled “Imposition of Additional Sales and Local Use Tax; Use of Revenues for Construction or Renovation of Schools” by Adding a New §37-186, Entitled “Imposition of Additional Local Use Tax; Use of Revenues for Construction or Renovation of Schools”.
FINAL ADOPTION
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APPOINTMENTS
 
A.   Consideration of Appointments to the Following Boards and Commissions.
Council Letter Number CL - 2688.
 
1.      A Resolution Reappointing Lawrence Meder to the Building Code Board of Appeals.
 
2. A Resolution Reappointing Samuel Thomas to the Building Code Board of Appeals.
 
3. A Resolution Appointing Helm Dobbins to the Employee Retirement System.
 
4. A Resolution Reappointing Matthew Bailey to the Fair Housing Board.
 
5. A Resolution Reappointing Manuel Dodson to the Planning Commission.
 
6. A Resolution Reappointing Robert S. Petrick to the Planning Commission.
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NEW BUSINESS
 
A.   Review of General Fund Financials through November 30, 2021.
Council Letter Number CL - 2633.
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B.   Consideration of Official Intent to Reimburse Expenditures with Proceeds of a Borrowing.
Council Letter Number CL - 2675.

A Resolution of Official Intent to Reimburse Expenditures with Proceeds of a Borrowing.
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C.   Consideration of Amending Chapter 1.5 of the Danville City Code to Conform to Senate Bill 1157.
Council Letter Number CL - 2677.

An Ordinance Amending and Reordaining the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia, 1986, as Amended, to Add a New Chapter 1.5, Entitled “City Council Elections and Organizational Meeting; School Board Elections; Etc.”
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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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