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DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MUNICIPAL BUILDING

June 7, 2022

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 matters not listed on the agenda or on matters which do not have a public hearing, will be heard at this time.  Citizens who desire to speak on agenda items that have a public hearing will be heard when the agenda item is considered and the public hearing is opened.  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
 
SOVAH Update:      John Kent, Chief Operating Officer, SOVAH Health                                                     
   
Proclamation: LGBTQ Pride Month
Presented to: Maureen Belko, Collidescope, VA
 
COMMUNICATIONS FROM VISITORS
 
               
 
Citizens who desire to speak on matters not listed on the agenda or on matters which do not have a public hearing, will be heard at this time.  Citizens who desire to speak on agenda items that have a public hearing will be heard when the agenda item is considered and the public hearing is opened.
 
MEETING MINUTES
 
A.   Consideration of Approval of Minutes from the May 3, 2022 Regular Council Meeting.
Council Letter Number CL - 2758.
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OLD BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of Maintaining the Current Real Estate Tax Rate.
Council Letter Number CL - 2754.

An Ordinance Affirming the Real Estate Tax Rate of $0.84 on Every One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) of Assessed Value.
FINAL ADOPTION
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APPOINTMENTS
 
A.   Consideration of Appointments to the following Boards and Commissions.
Council Letter Number CL - 2787.
 
1.    A Resolution Reappointing Fred O. Shanks, III to the Airport Commission.
2.    A Resolution Reappointing Michael Duncan to the Airport Commission.
3.    A Resolution Reappointing Eugene Jackson to the Airport Commission.
4.    A Resolution Reappointing Bryant Hood to the Dan River Business Development Center.
5.     A Resolution Appointing Ernestine Payne to the Danville Community College Board to fill an Unexpired Term.
6.     A Resolution Reappointing Tammy Warren to the Danville Community Policy & Management Team.
7.     A Resolution Appointing Jerome Holman to the Danville Community Policy & Management Team.
8.     A Resolution Reappointing Ralph Price to the Danville Development Council.
9.     A Resolution Reappointing Philip Hall to the Danville Development Council.
10.    A Resolution Reappointing Bryant Hood to the Danville Development Council.
11.    A Resolution Reappointing Mike Mondul to the Danville Pittsylvania Community Services Board.
12.     A Resolution Appointing Lori Eanes-Brooks to the Danville Pittsylvania Community Services Board.
13.     A Resolution Appointing Adrian Watlington to the Danville Pittsylvania Community Services Board.
14.     A Resolution Reappointing Sheila Williamson-Branch to the Danville Utility Commission.
15.     A Resolution Appointing Mary Williamson to the Danville Utility Commission.
16.   A Resolution Appointing Gary P. Miller to the West Piedmont Planning District Commission to fill an unexpired term.
17.     A Resolution Appointing Gary P. Miller to the Metropolitan Planning Organization to fill an unexpired term.
18.     A Resolution Reappointing Qonell Totten to the Social Services Advisory Board.
19.     A Resolution Reappointing Venee Mayo to the Social Services Advisory Board.
20.     A Resolution Appointing Andrea Burney to the Social Services Advisory Board.
21.     A Resolution Reappointing Anna Kautzman to the Transportation Advisory Board.
22.     A Resolution Appointing Christopher Franks to the Transportation Advisory Board.
23.      A Resolution Reappointing Ken Gillie to the WPPDC-Technical Advisory Rural Transportation Board.
24.      A Resolution Reappointing Christopher Franks to the WPPDC-Technical Advisory Rural Transportation Board.
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NEW BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of Amending the Zoning Ordinance Establishing Dwelling Unit Quality Standards.
Council Letter Number CL - 2784.
 
1.      Public Hearing     
                                                                      
2. An Ordinance Amending, Repealing, and Reordaining Chapter 41, Entitled "Zoning Ordinance” of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia by Adding a New Section 2.CC Urban Agriculture in Article 2., General Regulations, that Establishes a Purpose, Standards for Dwelling Units, Additional Standards for One-Family Dwelling to Two-Family Dwelling Conversions, and Additional Standards for Accessory Dwelling Units. 
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B.   Consideration of Amending the Zoning Ordinance Establishing a Section on Urban Agriculture Standards.
Council Letter Number CL - 2785.
 
1.      Public Hearing                                                                
 
2. An Ordinance Amending, Repealing, and Reordaining Chapter 41, Entitled "Zoning Ordinance” of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia by Adding a New Section 2.CC Urban Agriculture in Article 2., General Regulations, that Establishes a Purpose and Standards for Urban Agriculture and Deleting the Definition for Urban Agriculture in Article 15.
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C.   Consideration of a Special Use Permit at 900 S Main Street.
Council Letter Number CL - 2786.
 
1.      Public Hearing                                                  
 
2. An Ordinance Granting Special Use Permit Application PZ22-71, filed by Ganzafari Ali for Usman Enterprises, Requesting a Special Use Permit for a Commercial Recreation Facility According to Article 3.M.C.4. of the Danville Zoning Ordinance at 900 S Main Street (Parcel ID#22494).
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D.   Consideration of Approval of an Application to the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for Mass Transit Funding.
Council Letter Number CL - 2771.
 
1.      Public Hearing                                                            
 
2. A Resolution Authorizing an Application by the City to the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for Grants for Operating and Capital Costs for Public Transportation for Fiscal Year 2023.
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E.   Consideration of Authorizing the US District Court for the Western District of Virginia to Conduct Hearings and Trials at the James F. Ingram Justice Center.
Council Letter Number CL - 2789.

A Resolution of the Council of the City of Danville Authorizing and Approving the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Danville Division, to Conduct Hearings and Trials at the James F. Ingram Justice Center.
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F.   Consideration of the Budget of the City of Danville, the Capital and Special Projects Plan and the Budget Appropriation Ordinance.
Council Letter Number CL - 2773.
 
1.      Public Hearing                               
 
2. A Resolution Approving the Budgets of the Various Funds of the City of Danville for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2023.
FIRST READING
 
3. A Resolution Approving the Fiscal Year 2023 Capital and Special Projects Plan for the City of Danville, Virginia.
FIRST READING
 
4. Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2023.
FIRST READING
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G.   Consideration of Fee Increases Effective July 1, 2022.
Council Letter Number CL - 2777.
 
1.      Public Hearing                                                                             
 
2. An Ordinance Amending and Establishing Certain Rental Fees of the City of Danville Effective July 1, 2022.
FIRST READING
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H.   Consideration of Increasing the Personal Property Tax on Aircraft.
Council Letter Number CL - 2779.
 
1.      Public Hearing                                                                     
 
2. An Ordinance Amending and Reordaining Section 37-36 of the Danville City Code to Increase the Personal Property Tax on Airplanes from $0.30 per $100 of Assessed Value to $0.69 per $100 of Assessed Value Effective January 1, 2023.
FIRST READING
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I.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for a Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant in the Amount of $25,115.
Council Letter Number CL - 2756.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Appropriation Ordinance by Increasing Revenue for the 2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Award in the Amount of $25,115 to be used to Implement a Utility Terrain Vehicle Project.
FIRST READING
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J.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for a Recreation Enrichment Program in the Amount of $249,240.
Council Letter Number CL - 2770.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for Funds in the Amount of $51,915 for a Recreation Enrichment Program and the Local In-Kind Share of $197,325 for a Total Appropriation of $249,240 and Appropriation of Same.
FIRST READING
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K.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for a Victim Witness Grant in the Amount of $177,083.
Council Letter Number CL - 2772.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for a Grant from the State for a Victim Witness Program in the Amount of $177,083 and Appropriating 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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