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DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MUNICIPAL BUILDING

June 1, 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 - Vice Mayor Gary P. Miller
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITION
 
Proclamation:      Business Appreciation Week
June 7 through June 11, 2021
Presented to: Corrie Bobe, City of Danville Director of Economic Development
   
Proclamation: LGBTQ Pride Month
Presented: Collidescope of Danville 
 
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 Regular Council Meeting held on May 4, 2021.
Council Letter Number CL - 2553.
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APPOINTMENTS
 
A.   Recommendation of Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions.
Council Letter Number CL - 2550.
 
1.      A Resolution Reappointing Jessie Barksdale to the Airport Commission.
 
2. A Resolution Reappointing William Allgood to the Airport Commission.
 
3. A Resolution Reappointing Philip Hall to the Airport Commission.
 
4.  A Resolution Appointing Johnny West to the Dan River Alcohol Safety Action Program.
 
5. A Resolution Reappointing Sheila Baynes to the Danville Community College Board.
 
6. A Resolution Reappointing Tammy Warren to the Danville Community Policy & Management Team.
 
7. A Resolution Reappointing Demetrius Crews to the Danville Community Policy & Management Team.
 
8. A Resolution Reappointing RJ Lackey to the Danville Development Council.
 
9. A Resolution Reappointing Shelby Irving to the Danville Pittsylvania Community Services Board.
 
10. A Resolution Reappointing Anna Kautzman to the Danville Utility Commission.
 
11. A Resolution Appointing Steven Merricks to the Danville Utility Commission.
 
12.  A Resolution Appointing Mark Holland to the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.
 
13. A Resolution Reappointing Ty'quan Graves to the Social Services Advisory Board.
 
14. A Resolution Reappointing Alexis Ehrhardt to the Transportation Advisory Board.
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NEW BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of Granting a Special Use Permit at 424 Memorial Drive.
Council Letter Number CL - 2558.
 
1.      Public Hearing 
 
2. An Ordinance Granting Special Use Permit Application 2021-152 for Residential and Commercial Uses Permitted by Right with Lot Frontage on the Dan River in Accordance with Article 3.L Section C.11. of the Danville Zoning Ordinance, at 424 Memorial Drive Street (Parcel ID# 21344 and 21322).
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B.   Consideration of Amending the Zoning Ordinance to Allow the City Manager, Planning Director or Designees to Initiate Zoning Ordinance Amendments.
Council Letter Number CL - 2559.
 
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, to Amend Article 4. Section A. Initiation of Zoning Amendments and Changes by Adding Subsection 4. Allowing the City Manager, Planning Director, or Their Designees to Initiate Zoning Ordinance Amendments.
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C.   Consideration of a Referendum on a One Percent Sales Tax Increase for School Construction.
Council Letter Number CL - 2563.

A Resolution Initiating a Referendum to Authorize the City of Danville to Levy a General Retail Sales Tax at a Rate not to Exceed One Percent (1%) to Provide Revenue Soley for Capital Projects for the Construction or Renovation of Schools in the City of Danville, Virginia in Accordance with Virginia Code Section 58.1-605.1.
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D.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Funds for the Development of the River Front Park in the Amount of $740,000.
Council Letter Number CL - 2548.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for an Award from the State of Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation in the Amount of $740,000 for the Development of the River Front Park and Appropriation of Same.
FIRST READING
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E.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for American Rescue Plan funds in the Amount of $29,142,851.
Council Letter Number CL - 2554.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Appropriation Ordinance by Increasing Revenues from the US Department of Treasury for the American Rescue Plan in the Amount of $29,142,851 to be used to as Specified by the American Rescue Plan 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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