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DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MUNICIPAL BUILDING

July 20, 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 - J. Lee Vogler, Jr.
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

Goodwill of the Valleys Update
By:  Richmond Vincent, CEO
 
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 for the Regular Council Meeting held on June 15, 2021.
Council Letter Number CL - 2584.
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B.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for Virginia Department of Aviation Airport Maintenance Funds and Local Share, for a Total Appropriation of $120,000.
Council Letter Number CL - 2560.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for State Department of Aviation Maintenance Grant Funds Related to the Maintenance of Certain Airport Properties in the Amount of $100,000 and for the Local Share in the Amount of $20,000 for a Total Appropriation of $120,000 and Appropriating the Same.
FINAL ADOPTION
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NEW BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of the Purchase of Property for the Expansion of the West Fork Substation.
Council Letter Number CL - 2582.

A Resolution Authorizing and Approving the City of Danville, Virginia, to Enter Into a Purchase Agreement, as well as the Actual Purchase of 42.85 Acres of Land at 581 Long Circle within the Danville Utilities Service Territory.
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B.   Consideration of Canceling the August 3, 2021 Regular Meeting of Danville City Council.
Council Letter Number CL - 2587.

A Resolution Canceling the Regular Meeting of Danville City Council Scheduled for Tuesday, August 3, 2021 and Scheduling a Special Meeting of City Council on Thursday, August 5, 2021.
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C.   Consideration of Granting a Short Term Extension of Deadlines to River District Development, LLC.
Council Letter Number CL - 2589.

A Resolution Approving and Authorizing Granting River District Development, LLC a Short Term Extension of the Utilization Deadlines for the Fire Station and the Utility Building Properties in those Certain Real Estate Purchase Options By and Among the City of Danville, River District Development, LLC, and the Industrial Development Authority of Danville, Virginia.
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D.   Consideration of Authorizing Utilization of the City's Fiscal Year 2022 Borrowing Capacity to Issue General Obligation Bonds.
Council Letter Number CL - 2567.
 
1.      Public Hearing                                               
 
2.  An Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds of the City of Danville, Virginia, in the Maximum Aggregate Principal Amount of $16,000,000 to Finance the Acquisition, Construction, and Equipping of Various Capital Projects.
FIRST READING
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E.   Consideration of Requesting the Circuit Court to Order a Special Election on the Issuance of General Obligation School Bonds.
Council Letter Number CL - 2588.

An Ordinance of the Council of the City of Danville, Virginia, Requesting the Circuit Court to Order a Special Election on the Issuance of General Obligation School Bonds in the Maximum Principal Amount of $141,000,000 and Authorizing Such Bonds.
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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