DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

MUNICIPAL BUILDING

September 7, 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 - L.G. "Larry" Campbell, Jr.
 
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.
 

MEETING MINUTES

 
A.   Consideration of Approval of Minutes from Regular Council Meeting held on August 5, 2021.
Council Letter Number CL - 2607.
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
A.   Consideration of Rezoning 180 American Legion Boulevard.
Council Letter Number CL - 2616.
 
1.      Public Hearing                                                                 
 
2. An Ordinance Rezoning 180 American Legion Boulevard (Parcel ID# 73227) from T-R Threshold Residential to M-R, Multifamily Residential District.
 
B.   Consideration of Rezoning 212 Jefferson Avenue.
Council Letter Number CL - 2619.
 
1.      Public Hearing                                                                                    
 
2. An Ordinance Rezoning 212 Jefferson Avenue (Parcel ID# 24689) From OT-R Old Town Residential Zoning District To M-R, Multifamily Residential Zoning District.
 
C.   Consideration of Amending the Zoning Ordinance Regarding Short-Term Rentals.
Council Letter Number CL - 2620.
 
1.      Public Hearing                                                              
 
2. An Ordinance Repealing and Reordaining Certain Articles and Sections of Chapter 41, Entitled "Zoning Ordinance” of the Code of the City of Danville, Virginia, More Specifically Removing and Updating Portions of Article 2. Entitled “General Regulations” and Removing and Updating Portions of “Article 15 Entitled “Definitions”.
 
D.   Consideration of the Fiscal Year 2022 Aviation Promotion Grant.
Council Letter Number CL - 2606.
 
1.      A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Accept a Grant Agreement from the Virginia Department of Aviation to Promote Aviation Awareness at the Danville Regional Airport.
                                                              
2. An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for a State Department of Aviation Grant for the Purpose of Providing Funding to Promote Aviation Awareness at the Danville Regional Airport in the Amount of $7,500 and for the Local Share in the Amount of $7,500 to be Provided by the General Fund Support of Grants for a Total Appropriation of $15,000 and Appropriating Same.
FIRST READING
 
E.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for a Virginia Commission for the Arts Grant.
Council Letter Number CL - 2608.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Appropriation Ordinance to Provide for a Virginia Commission for the Arts Grant in the Amount of $4,500 and Local Share in the Amount of $5,000 for a Total of $9,500.
FIRST READING
 
F.   Consideration of Amending the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Appropriation for Economic Development Incentives.
Council Letter Number CL - 2614.

An Ordinance Amending the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Appropriation Ordinance for One Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund Grant from the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission in the Amount of $330,000 and One Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund Loan from the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission in the Amount of $330,000 for a Total of $660,000 as Economic Development Incentives for Taxable Capital Investments and Job Creation in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
FIRST READING
 

COMMUNICATIONS FROM: 

  A.         City Manager

  B.         Deputy City Manager  

  C.         City Attorney

  D.         City Clerk

  E.         Roll Call

 

ADJOURNMENT