Formal 09/11/12 Session - Norfolk City Council


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>>> COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NORFOLK IS NOW IN SESSION.
>> HEAVENLY FATHER WE COME TO YOU THIS EVENING AS HUMBLY AS WE
KNOW HOW. WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT
TO REMEMBER THOSE PERSONS WHO WERE LOST IN THE 9/11
CATASTROPHE. WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE SPECIAL
TIME TO RECOGNIZE ANTHONY WHITE, A RESIDENT OF NORFOLK, WHO DIED
IN THAT CATASTROPHE. WE ALSO THAT YOU GIVE THIS
COUNCIL THE ABILITY TO DO THIS JOB IN A FAIR AND JUST MANNER.
THESE AND ALL THE BLESSINGS WE ASK IN THY NAME, AMEN.
>> AMEN. >> All: I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO
THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR
WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH
LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. >> THANK YOU.
THANK YOU. CLERK WILL CALL THE ROLL,
PLEASE. >> MR. BURFOOT.
>> HERE. >> MR. RIDDICK.
>> HERE. >> MR. SMIGIEL.
>> HERE. >> DR. WHIBLEY.
>> HERE. >> MS. WILLIAMS.
>> HERE. >> MR. WINN.
>> HERE. >> MR. FRAIM.
>> HERE. MOTION IS TO EXCUSE
MR. PROTOGYROU. >> MR. BURFOOT.
>> AYE. >> MR. RIDDICK.
>> AYE. >> MR. SMIGIEL.
>> AYE. >> DR. WHIBLEY.
>> AYE. >> MS. WILLIAMS.
>> AYE. >> MR. WINN.
>> AYE. >> MR. FRAIM.
>> AYE. MOTION IS TO DISPENSE WITH THE
READING OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING.
>> MR. BURFOOT. >> AYE.
>> MR. PROTOGYROU. >> MR. RIDDICK.
>> AYE. >> MR. SMIGIEL.
>> AYE. >> DR. WHIBLEY.
>> AYE. >> MS. WILLIAMS.
>> AYE. >> MR. WINN.
>> AYE. >> MR. FRAIM.
>> AYE. >> READ THE RESOLUTION OF THE
CLOSED MEETING. >> A RESOLUTION CERTIFYING A
CLOSED MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NORFOLK HELD IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE VIRGINIA FREEDOM OF
INFORMATION ACT. ADOPT THE RESOLUTION.
MR. BURFOOT. >> AYE.
>> MR. RIDDICK. >> AYE.
>> MR. SMIGIEL. >> AYE.
>> DR. WHIBLEY. >> AYE.
>> MS. WILLIAMS. >> AYE.
>> MR. WINN. >> AYE.
>> MR. FRAIM. >> AYE.
GOOD EVENING, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AND WELCOME TO THE
NORFOLK CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS. WE'RE GLAD TO HAVE ALL OF YOU
HERE. FOR YOUR BENEFIT, THE PROCESS
WHICH WE'RE GOING TO FOLLOW TONIGHT IS THE FIRST THING WE'RE
GOING TO DO IS TAKE UP THE PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE AGENDA.
AT THE CONCLUSION, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THEM, EXCUSE ME.
THERE ARE TEN, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE TO THEM FIRST AND THEN WE
GO TO THE CONSENT AGENDA. THERE'S JUST ONE ITEM THERE.
WE'LL GO TO THAT AT ONE TIME, THE COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON THE ONE
CONSENT AGENDA ITEM. AND THEN WE'LL MOVE TO THE
REGULAR AGENDA, AND THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ITEMS THERE.
THERE ARE 12 THERE AND WE HAVE ONE WALK ONWHICH WE'LL BE
APPOINTING -- WALK-ON WHICH WE'LL BE APPOINTING SOME MEMBERS
OF THE COMMUNITY TO A MILITARY ADVISORY COMMISSION AND A
MILITARY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION.
AT THE CONCLUSION OF OUR REGULAR AGENDA, FORMAL AGENCY, IF ANY
MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS THE CITY COUNCIL ON A
NON-AGENDA ITEM, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT'S NOT ON THE
DOCKET, YOU WILL BE GIVEN THAT OPPORTUNITY.
IN ORDER TO HAVE YOUR NAME CALLED E THOUGH, TO COME TO THE
PODIUM, YOU MUST HAVE FIRST SIGNED A SLIP OF PAPER WHICH THE
CLERK HAS MADE AVAILABLE IN THE CONFERENCE AREA BEHIND THE
COUNCIL CHAMBERS BEFORE THE MEETING BEGAN.
NOW, WE DO HAVE ONE VERY IMPORTANT CEREMONIAL MATTER
WHICH IS A GREAT SOURCE OF PRIDE FOR US, AND IT'S GLORIA PEEK,
COACH PEEK, WILL YOU COME TO THE PODIUM, PLEASE?
WE HAVE A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HAS ASKED TO BE
PREPARED, EXPRESSING OUR DEEP PRIDE IN YOUR BEING AN OLYMPIC
COACH AND FOR ALL THE GOOD WORK YOU HAVE DONE IN THIS COMMUNITY,
AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR COMING DOWN HERE TO LET US HONOR YOU.
THE RESOLUTION READS, WHEREAS GLORIA PEEK'S LOVE FOR BOXING
BEGAN AS A YOUNG GURL WATCHING THE FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS WITH HER
FATHER, ONLY TO BE LATER PROHIBITED BY BOXING AUTHORITIES
FROM COMPETING IN THE RING, WHEREAS WHILE WORKING AS A
JUVENILE CORRECTIONS OFFICER, SHE CHOSE TO APPLY HER
CONSIDERABLE TALENT AND SKILLS TO COACHING, OPENED THE
MONTGOMERY BOXING CLUB IN HER HOMETOWN OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK,
AND BEGAN HER UPWARD RISE THROUGH THE RANKS OF AMATEUR
COACHING THAT TOOK HER TO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL
AMATEUR BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS. WHEREAS IN 2006, SHE CAME TO
NORFOLK TO COACH THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION PARKS AND OPEN
SPACES NORFOLK BOXING CLUB, AND THROUGH DEDICATION AND HARD
WORK, HER LEADERSHIP ABILITIES WERE RECOGNIZED WHEN SHE BECAME
THE FIRST WOMAN SELECTED AS HEAD COACH FOR THE 2011 PAN AMERICAN
GAMES, AND WHEREAS IN JUNE 2012, GLORIA PEEK REACHED THE PINNACLE
OF AMATEUR BOOKING WHEN SHE WAS APPOINTED ASSISTANT COACH FOR
THE 2012 LONDON OLYMPICS BOXING TEAM, WHEREBY BECOMING THE FIRST
FEMALE COACH TO COACH BOXING AT THE OLYMPIC LEVEL.
WE HEREBY CONGRATULATE GLORIA PEEK FOR THE ROLE SHE HAS PLAYED
TO OPEN UP THE SPORT OF BOXING TO WOMEN AND TO FURTHER COMMEND
HER FOR THE NUMEROUS AND IMPORTANT IMPROVEMENTS SHE HAS
MADE TO THE SPORT OF BOXES. THIS RESOLUTION BE SPREAD ON THE
MINUTES AND A COPY THEREFORE PROVIDED TO COACH PEEK.
>>> MR. BURFOOT. >> AYE.
>> MR. RIDDICK. >> AYE.
>> MR. SMIGIEL. >> AYE.
>> DR. WHIBLEY. >> AYE.
>> MS. WILLIAMS I. AYE. >> MR. WINN.
>> AYE. >> MR. FRAIM.
>> AYE. >> COACH, IT'S UNANIMOUS.
[ APPLAUSE ] >> CAN I GIVE YOU THIS?
>> WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU SAY ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE.
MAKE ANY INTRODUCTIONS YOU WANT. >> IT'S AN HONOR TO HAVE THE
COUNCIL RECOGNIZE THE WORK. ANY TIME THAT YOU WORK IN A FEEL
AS LONG AS I HAVE, YOU KNOW, YOU -- ESPECIALLY WORKING WITH
KIDS AND WORKING IN OBJECT SKUR WRIT -- OBSCURITY, I DON'T
ALWAYS EXPECT TO BE HONORED OR TO HAVE PEOPLE EVEN NOTICE, SO
TO HAVE THE COUNCIL HONOR ME IN THIS WAY IS GREAT AND I REALLY
APPRECIATE IT. I ALSO RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT
IT WOULD HAVE BEEN -- IT WOULD BE REALLY NICE TO BE ABLE TO
HAVE THE COUNCIL COME TO BARRAUD PARK AND SEE, YOU KNOW, EXACTLY
THE JEWEL THAT YOU HAVE DOWN THERE, BUT I KNOW THAT WOULD BE
A DIFFICULT TASK. SO SINCE YOU CAN'T COME TO ME, I
BROUGHT BARRAUD PARK TO YOU. >> ALL RIGHT.
>> AND I WOULD LIKE ALL OF MY BOXERS TO STAND, PLEASE.
[ APPLAUSE ] CITY COUNCIL, THIS IS BARRAUD
PARK BOXING PROGRAM, AND IT'S ONLY THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG.
WE HAVE GROWN TREMENDOUSLY OVER THE YEARS.
IN FACT, WE'VE OUTGROWN THE FACILITY WE'RE IN.
IT'S BEEN THERE A LONG TIME AND IT'S KIND OF FALLING DOWN AROUND
US, BUT THE NEED FOR THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN GREAT AND CONTINUES TO
BE GREAT, AND THE CALL FROM THE COMMUNITY TO HAVE THEIR KIDS
PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM BECAUSE IT GOES BEYOND JUST THE
BOXING. THE EDUCATIONAL PIECE OF THIS
PROGRAM, THE PARENTS REALLY EMBRACE.
IT HELPS THE KIDS TO MOVE ON AND BECOME, YOU KNOW, PRODUCTIVE
PARTS OF THE COMMUNITY OR PRODUCTIVE INDIVIDUALS IN THE
COMMUNITY. SO I'M HOPING THAT THE COUNCIL
WILL CONTINUE TO RECOGNIZE US AND MAYBE SOMEWHERE DOWN THE
LINE WORK WITH US TO HELP US TO CONTINUE TO GROW, AND I THANK
YOU AGAIN AND THE CLUB THANKS YOU.
>> GOOD. COACH, THANKS FOR TAKING THAT
OPPORTUNITY TO REMIND US THAT WE CAN HELP YOU AND WE'RE WILLING
TO DO THAT. YOU LET US KNOW WHAT WE CAN DO
AND I THINK YOU HAVE SOME -- I KNOW YOU HAVE SOME FRIENDS ON
THIS COUNCIL, SO WE APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE WITH
THE BOXING TEAM, EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE DONE IN OUR COMMUNITY,
AND THE FACT THAT YOU GOT NAMED TO THE OLYMPIC TEAM WAS A GREAT
HONOR THAT WE, YOU KNOW, ACTUALLY BASKED IN THE GLORY OF
IT. NOT ONLY FOR YOU, BUT WE FELT A
PART OF IT WITH YOU BEING THERE, SO THANKS AND THANKS AGAIN FOR
ALL THAT YOU DO. MR. BURFOOT HERE WAS AN AMATEUR
BOXER AT ONE TIME. [ LAUGHTER ]
>> WE USED TO -- WELL, WE USED TO BOX AT THE ARENA.
>> OH, YES. >> BACK IN THE DAY.
CUMMINGS AND BERKLEY, BUT I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR BEING AN
AMBASSADOR. I SAW THAT HBO PIECE AND I SAW
YOU THERE AS WELL. I DON'T KNOW IF EVERYBODY GOT A
CHANCE TO SEE THAT, BUT IT WAS FOLLOWING THE CAREER OF THE
LATINO YOUNG LADY AND THEN ON TO THE PAN-AM GAMES AND THEN THEY
SHOWED YOU AND I GUESS YOU COACHED BOTH OF THOSE YOUNG
LADIES. >> YES, I DID.
>> AND I'VE BEEN TO THE GYM OVER IN BARRAUD PARK, SO NOT ONLY DO
YOU WORK WITH YOUNG LADIES, I KNOW YOU WORK WITH ALL THESE
YOUNG MEN, AND I KNOW YOU'RE TOUGH, YOU'RE FAIR, BUT IT'S
JUST NOT ABOUT BOXING. IT'S ABOUT EDUCATION, IT'S ABOUT
BUILDING CHARACTER. >> RIGHT.
>> AND TURNING THESE YOUNG MEN INTO PRODUCTIVE YOUNG MEN WHO
WILL GIVE BACK, AND ONE DAY BECOME PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS IN
THE CITY OF NORFOLK. >> AND YOUNG WOMEN.
>> SO THANK YOU. AGAIN, I KNOW THAT WE HAVE SOME
CHALLENGES OVER THERE, BUT WE'RE WORKING WITH PARKS AND OPEN
SPACE -- YEAH, REC AND OPEN SPACE -- WE'RE WORKING -- THEY
CHANGED THE NAME ON ME. >> RPOS.
>> YEAH, BUT THE REC DEPARTMENT AND WE'RE COMMITTED TO AGAIN
TRANSFORMING THAT AREA. THANK YOU.
>> YOU'RE WELCOME. AND WE HAVE AN OPEN DOOR POLICY.
ANY TIME ANY OF YOU ARE IN THE AREA, PLEASE STOP IN.
STOP IN FOR A MINUTE AND, YOU KNOW, BE ABLE TO MEET THE KIDS
FIRST-HAND AND CHECK OUT EXACTLY, YOU KNOW, WHERE WE ARE
AND WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE YOUTH IN THE CITY.
I THINK WE'RE A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHAT'S GOING ON.
SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STOP IN. >> THANK YOU.
APPRECIATE IT. >> THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING FOR
WHAT YOU DO. I WILL TELL YOU BEING NEW TO
THIS COUNCIL AND COMING IN AND WORKING WITH THE INDIVIDUALS IN
BARRAUD PARK, THERE'S NOT A SINGLE MEETING THAT WE HAVE
ABOUT BARRAUD PARK THAT YOUR NAME AND WHAT YOU DO DOESN'T
COME UP, AND SO, YOU KNOW, IF WE THOUGHT THAT WE COULD FORGET, WE
CAN'T FORGET BECAUSE THE COMMUNITY REALLY APPRECIATES
WHAT YOU DO AND EVERY SINGLE TIME THERE IS A MEETING ABOUT
THE PARK, IF THERE IS ANYTHING, WE CAN'T FORGET COACH FEEK AND
WE CAN'T -- PEEK AND WE CAN'T FORGET WHAT SHE DOES IN THE
BOXING CENTER, SO IT IS DEFINITELY ON OUR RADAR AND
DEFINITELY A PRIORITY TO MAKE SURE YOU GUYS HAVE WHAT YOU
NEED. >> THANK YOU.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> MAYBE YOU COULD BRING THE
MANAGER OVER THERE AND TOUGHEN HIM UP A BIT.
[ LAUGHTER ] >> WELL, THANK YOU ALL FOR
COMING DOWN. [ APPLAUSE ]
>> OKAY, WE WOULD NORMALLY GO TO PUBLIC HEARING ONE, BUT WHY
DON'T WE CALL R-3 QUICKLY HERE. >> AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING A
PORTION OF PARK AVENUE AS ROSEY'S WAY.
>> DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE
ORDINANCE AND ADOPT. MR. BURFOOT.
>> AYE. >> MR. RIDDICK.
>> AYE. >> MR. SMIGIEL.
>> AYE. >> DR. WHIBLEY.
>> AYE. >> MS. WILLIAMS.
>> AYE. >> MR. WINN.
>> AYE. >> MR. FRAIM.
>> AYE. >> WILL YOU COME TO THE PODIUM
FOR A MINUTE, PLEASE? >> THIS IS NOT A CEREMONIAL
MATTER BEFORE WE PUT THE SIGNS OUT, BUT WHEN WE PUT THE SIGNS
OUT, WE'LL HAVE AN APPROPRIATE CEREMONY IN FRONT OF THE SITE ON
HARBOR PARK. WE APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE
TIME TO COME DOWN HERE AND WE APPRECIATE YOU.
WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT. I MEAN, 50 YEARS IN ANYTHING,
ESPECIALLY PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL, IS -- OVER 50 YEARS AS
TRIBUTE, AND YOU'VE BEEN SUCH A GOOD, A GOOD AMBASSADOR FOR US,
THE NUMBER OF KIDS THAT HAVE COME THROUGH HARBOR PARK, THE
NUMBERS OF DOLLARS YOU RAISED FOR RECREATIONAL BASEBALL, THE
NUMBER OF YOUNG MEN WHO YOU HAVE HELPED, YOU KNOW, REACH THEIR
GOALS AND PLAYING PROFESSIONAL SPORTS IS LEGION, AND SO WE WANT
YOU TO KNOW WE APPRECIATE YOU. WE'RE GOING TO, YOU KNOW, HAVE A
CEREMONY OUT THERE AND, OF COURSE, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE AN
APPROPRIATE PIECE OF PUBLIC ART THAT LOOKS LIKE YOU SOMEHOW.
HAS A SIMILAR LOOK TO YOU, BUT THANKS FOR COMING DOWN FOR THIS.
WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. >> I'D LIKE TO THANK THE
COUNCIL. 50 YEARS WITH THE TIDES, I'D
LIKE TO THINK I COULD DO 50 MORE, BUT I DON'T THINK.
IT'S BEEN A JOB THAT NEVER A JOB, IT'S BEEN FUN, AND THE
COOPERATION FROM THE CITY, FROM THE COUNCIL, FROM THE STAFF OF
THE CITY, HAS MADE IT ALL WORK SO WELL.
AND HAVING A NAME LIKE THAT ON A STREET SIGN IS SOMETHING THAT IS
HUMBLING AND I CONSIDER IT TO BE A GREAT HONOR AND I THANK EACH
OF YOU. >> DAVE, IN MY EXPERIENCE, WE'VE
ONLY DONE IT THREE OR FOUR TIMES IN THE HISTORY OF THE CITY, SO
THIS IS SPECIAL. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH.
>> I KNOW YOU -- YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU DEAL WITH BASICALLY
SEMANTICS, BUT 20 YEARS FROM NOW WHEN THEY SEE ROSY'S WAY, I WISH
IT HAD BEEN DAVE ROSENFIELD'S WAY, BUT IT'S ALL RIGHT WITH
YOU, BECAUSE THE IMPACT YOU'VE HAD, ALTHOUGH THAT MIGHT BE YOUR
NICKNAME. >> THAT'S WHAT HE SAID HE
WANTED. >> THAT'S WHAT HE SAID HE
WANTED, THAT'S YOU GET. >> IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A LONG
SIGN. >> BUDGET CUTS.
>> AGAIN, I THANK YOU FOR THAT SENTIMENT, BUT, YOU KNOW, IT'S
MORE THAN JUST ME. IT'S BEEN BASEBALL IN THE CITY
AND AGAIN, I THANK YOU. IT'S JUST BEEN A GREAT RIDE.
>> DAVE, THANK YOU FOR THE NET POT DAYS AS WELL.
>> MY 51 YEARS, ONLY ABOUT 40 HAVE BEEN IN NORFOLK.
IT'S JUST -- IT'S BEEN GREAT AND, AGAIN, THE COOPERATION FROM
THE HIGHEST TO THE LOWEST HAS BEEN MADE IT WORK.
THANK YOU SO MUCH, ALL OF YOU. >> I JUST WANTED TO SAY, A LOT
OF YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW, BUT DAVE WAS MY BOSS FOR A PERIOD OF
TIME. I WAS AN USHER AT HARBOR PARK.
THAT'S ACTUALLY WHERE I MET MY WIFE, AND HE WAS ALWAYS A CLASSY
MANAGER, SO WE APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE AND I'VE
ENJOYED WATCHING THAT PARK. >> YOU GET BACK TO YOUR STATION
NOW. >> ALL RIGHT.
WELL, I'M GOING TO GO THERE. [ APPLAUSE ]
>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, ALL OF YOU.
>> GO BACK TO YOUR STATION. THANK YOU.
[ APPLAUSE ] >> AND DAVE, YOU'RE EXCUSED.
BELIEVE ME, YOU DON'T HAVE TO HANG AROUND HERE.
YOU'VE GOT -- >> I'LL LEAVE QUIETLY.
>> PUBLIC HEARING ONE, PLEASE. >> PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED THIS
DAY PURSUANT TO ACTION OF THE COUNCIL TO HEAR COMMENTS ON THE
SALE OF THE WESTERN ONE-HALF OF CITY-OWNED LAND AT 1417 37th
STREET TO MARCUS BELL AND DRELL L. BELL.
>> THERE IS NO ONE SIGN UP TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL ON THIS
MATTER. CALL THE ROLL.
>> AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY KNOWN
AS THE WESTERN ONE-HALF OF 1417 37th STREET, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA,
TO MARCUS BELL AND DRELL L. BELL FOR THE SUM OF $2,000, AND
AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE PURCHASE AND SALE
AGREEMENT. DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER
REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE ORDINANCE AND ADOPT.
MR. BURFOOT. >> AYE.
>> MR. RIDDICK. >> AYE.
>> MR. SMIGIEL. >> AYE.
>> DR. WHIBLEY. >> AYE.
>> MS. WILLIAMS. >> AYE.
>> MR. WINN. >> AYE.
>> MR. FRAIM. >> AYE.
PUBLIC HEARING 2. >> PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED THIS
DAY PURSUANT TO ACTION OF THE COUNCIL TO HEAR COMMENTS ON THE
SALE OF THE EASTERN ONE-HALF OF CITY OWNED LAND AT 1417 37th
STREET TO NATASA A. PITCHFORD. >> AGAIN, NO ONE SIGNED UP TO
ADDRESS THE COUNCIL ON THIS MATTER, SO IF THERE AREN'T ANY
QUESTIONS, CALL THE ROLL. >> AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE
SALE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY KNOWN AS THE EASTERN ONE-HALF OF 1417
37th STREET, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, TO NATASA PITCHFORD FOR THE SUM
OF $2,000 AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE
PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT. DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER
REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE ORDINANCE AND ADOPT.
MR. BURFOOT. >> AYE.
>> MR. RIDDICK. >> AYE.
>> MR. SMIGIEL. >> AYE.
>> DR. WHIBLEY. >> AYE.
>> MS. WILLIAMS. >> AYE.
>> MR. WINN. >> AYE.
>> MR. FRAIM. >> AYE.
PUBLIC HEARING 3. >> PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED THIS
DAY PURSUANT TO ACTION OF THE COUNCIL TO HEAR COMMENTS ON THE
CONVEYANCE OF A GEM LOT TO JEROME THOMPSON AND SHEKEIA
THOMPSON ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT E.S. WILSON ROAD.
>> AGAIN, THERE'S NO ONE SIGNED UP TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL.
>> AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE TO JEROME THOMPSON
AND SHEKEAI THOMPSON OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF PROPERTY,
ACQUIRED BY THE CITY OF NORFOLK PURSUANT TO SECTION 58.1-3970.1
OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA, 1950, AS AMENDED, AND AUTHORIZING THE
CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT IN
SUBSTANTIAL CONFORMITY WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE
ATTACHED CONVEYANCE AGREEMENT. DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER
REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE ORDINANCE AND ADOPT.
MR. BURFOOT. >> AYE.
>> MR. RIDDICK. >> AYE.
>> MR. SMIGIEL. >> AYE.
>> DR. WHIBLEY. >> AYE.
>> MS. WILLIAMS. >> AYE.
>> MR. WINN. >> AYE.
>> MR. FRAIM. >> AYE.
PUBLIC HEARING 4. >> PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED THIS
DAY PURSUANT TO ACTION OF THE COUNCIL TO HEAR COMMENTS ON A
LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF NORFOLK AND TEENS WITH A
PURPOSE AT THE VIVIAN C. MASON ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER ON
PROPERTY LOCATED AT 700 E. OLNEY ROAD.
>> THERE ARE THREE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO ARE SIGNED UP TO
ADDRESS THE COUNCIL ON THIS MATTER.
ALL OF THEM ARE PROPONENTS. THAT WOULD BE ROBERT JOHNSON AND
DEIDRA LOVE. I DON'T KNOW OF ANY OPPOSITION
AND NATE RICHARDSON. UNLESS YOU REALLY NEED TO --
UNLESS YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING, WE'RE GLAD TO HEAR
FROM YOU. OTHERWISE, WE CAN VOTE.
DEIDRA LOVE, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO -- YOU YIELD TO US?
OKAY. ROBERT JOHNSON?
MR. JOHNSON? OKAY.
COME FORWARD. WE'RE GLAD TO HAVE YOU.
JUST TELL US YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS.
>> ROBERT A. JOHNSON AND MY ADDRESS IS 2328 CORPORATE AVENUE
AND I HAVE A FEW WORDS READY. >> YES, SIR.
>> GOOD EVENING ONCE AGAIN. MY NAME IS ROBERT JOHNSON.
I'M A JUNIOR AT NORFOLK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, AND I JUST
REALLY WANTED TO EXPRESS HOW MUCH THE CENTER WOULD BE CRUCIAL
TO TEENS WITH A PURPOSE. SINCE TEENS WITH A PURPOSE HAS
TAKEN OVER THE CENTER, OR NOT TAKEN OVER THE CENTER, BUT FOR
THE SUMMER, FOR A CAMP INSPIRED FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS, THE
YOUTH HAVE BEEN GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD AND
UNDERSTAND WHAT REALLY GOES ON BEHIND THE SCENES OF RUNNING A
SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATION, GETTING INVOLVED IN VARIOUS COMMUNITY
EVENTS AND RAISING PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS.
GOING FROM THAT, I LIVED IN THE AREA FOR MOST OF MY LIFE AND I
KNOW TEENS WITH A PURPOSE HAS MADE ME A BETTER PERSON.
I'M BECOME MORE RESPONSIBLE. I'VE LEARNED HOW TO HAVE BETTER
TIME MANAGEMENT, AND IT ALWAYS HAS TAUGHT ME HOW TO BE A PEER
LEADER BECAUSE IN THE ORGANIZATION, WE AS TEENS HAVE
TO TEACH EACH OTHER THE RIGHT WAY, SO FOR THAT REASON, I THINK
TEENS WITH A PURPOSE IS A GREAT ORGANIZATION AND I THANK FOR
YOUR TIME. >> THANKS FOR COMING DOWN.
>> IS IT GOING TO BE COEXISTING WITH THE HOME WARD CENTER.
WE HAVE A GROUP THAT USES IT FOR AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING AND WILL
IT STILL BE CO-EXISTING WITH THAT GROUP?
[ INAUDIBLE COMMENTS ] >> NATHAN RICHARDSON?
OKAY. THANK YOU.
THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING DOWN. WE APPRECIATE IT.
YOU CAN CALL THE ROLL, PLEASE. >> AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A
LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF NORFOLK AND TEENS WITH A
PURPOSE: THE MOVEMENT, AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A
LEASE AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY.
DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE
ORDINANCE AND ADOPT. MR. BURFOOT.
>> AYE. >> MR. RIDDICK.
>> AYE. >> MR. SMIGIEL.
>> AYE. >> DR. WHIBLEY.
>> AYE. >> MS. WILLIAMS.
>> AYE. >> MR. WINN.
>> AYE. >> MR. FRAIM.
>> AYE. I JUST WANT TO MAKE ONE COMMENT.
THIS FACILITY WOULD NOT BE OPEN AND THE USE THAT IT'S MADE IF IT
WERE NOT FOR MR. RIDDICK INSISTING WE HAVE THESE
RESOURCES, SO THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD THAT'S OCCURRED.
PUBLIC HEARING 4. >> FIVE, MR. PRESIDENT.
>> FIVE, I'M SORRY, THAT'S RIGHT.
>> PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED THIS DAY PURSUANT TO ACTION OF THE
COUNCIL ON THE APPLICATION OF THE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION TO
AMEND SECTION 12-8, "DISCONTINUATION OF
NONCONFORMING USES," OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
NORFOLK, 1992, TO CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUATION OF
NONCONFORMING USES. I HAVE AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND
REORDAIN SECTION 12-9 OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE TO CLARIFY THAT
RESUMPTION OF A NON-CONFORMING USE SHALL ONLY BE PERMITTED WHEN
ALL APPLICABLE PERMITS AND LICENSES HAVE BEEN PROPERTY
OBTAINED. DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER
REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE ORDINANCE AND ADOPT.
MR. BURFOOT. >> AYE.
>> MR. RIDDICK. >> AYE.
>> MR. SMIGIEL. >> AYE.
>> DR. WHIBLEY. >> AYE.
>> MS. WILLIAMS. >> AYE.
>> MR. WINN. >> AYE.
>> MR. FRAIM. >> AYE.
PUBLIC HEARING 6. >> PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED THIS
DAY PURSUANT TO ACTION OF THE COUNCIL ON THE APPLICATION OF
ADVANTAGE INVESTMENTS, LLC, TO AMEND THE GENERAL PLAN OF
NORFOLK, 1992, TO REMOVE LANGUAGE REFERENCING THE
EXTENSION OF ROBIN HOOD ROAD FROM THE TRANSPORTATION CHAPTER
AND MAP, AND TO CHANGE LAND USE DESIGNATION FROM INDUSTRIAL/
TRANSPORTATION/UTILITY TO COMMERCIAL/OFFICE, FOR THE
CLOSING, VACATING, AND DISCONTINUING OF SIMPSON STREET
FROM THE WESTERN LINE OF CHESAPEAKE BOULEVARD WESTWARDLY
TO COUNTY STREET, AND FOR A CHANGE OF ZONING FROM C-1,
LIMITED COMMERCIAL, DISTRICT TO CONDITIONAL C-2, CORRIDOR
COMMERCIAL, DISTRICT. AND BY VOTES OF 6-0, 4-2, AND
6-0, PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDS APPROVAL OF THESE
THREE APPLICATIONS. >> WE HAVE SEVEN MEN'S OF THE
PUBLIC SIGNED UP -- MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC SIGN UP TO ADDRESS
THE COUNCIL ON THIS MATTER. WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME, COME TO
THE PODIUM, IDENTIFY YOURSELF FOR THE RECORD BY GIVING US YOUR
FULL NAME AND PRESENT HOME ADDRESS, AND THEN PLEASE LIMIT
YOUR REMARKS TO THREE MINUTES. SALLY CALLAHAN.
>> GOOD EVENING, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.
MY NAME IS F. SULLIVAN CALLAHAN. MY ADDRESS IS 327 DUKE STREET,
NORFOLK, VIRGINIA. I REPRESENT ADVANTAGE INVESTMENT
LLC, AND REQUEST THE CHANGE THAT YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU TODAY.
JUST TO START OUT, THESE FOLKS HAVE BEEN AT THIS PROCESS SINCE
ABOUT FEBRUARY OF LAST YEAR AND HAVE TRIED TO DO EVERYTHING THAT
THEY COULD TO SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CITY.
WE HAVE CLOSED THE STREET ON MANY -- OR HAVE ACQUIRED THE FEE
IN THE STREET AND IN ORDER FOR US TO OPERATE A RESTAURANT AT
THIS LOCATION, YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE THE STREET CLOSED SO THAT
WE HAVE THE NECESSARY PARKING SO THAT WE CAN OPERATE A
RESTAURANT. I HAVE RECEIVED FROM BOBBY KING
WITH THE HARVEY LINDSAY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE A LEASE
FOR THE PREMISES WHICH WOULD COMMENCE -- IS SUBJECT TO
OBVIOUSLY YOU ALL'S APPROVAL TO BE ABLE TO OPERATE A RESTAURANT.
MR. THOMAS OPERATES A COUPLE OF RESTAURANTS IN THE CITY OF
NORFOLK AND PLANS TO OPERATE ONE THERE WITH ADDITIONAL PERMITS HE
WOULD HAVE TO RECEIVE FROM COUNCIL.
IN AMENDING THE PLAN, THE PLAN REQUIRED THAT YOU WOULD GO
THROUGH ROBIN HOOD AND IT WOULD COME ACROSS THE RAILROAD TRACKS
A LITTLE BIT FURTHER DOWN. I THINK AMENDING THE PLAN IS IN
THE BEST INTERESTS BECAUSE THE RAILROAD AND THE CITY HAS A
SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF WORK AT THE CHESAPEAKE CROSSING THERE,
AND I DON'T KNOW IF THE CITY WOULD DO ANY MORE WORK DOWN AT
THE OUR END OR IF THE RAILROAD WOULD ALLOW ANOTHER CROSSING TO
TAKE PLACE THERE. AS FAR AS THE STREET IS
CONCERNED, ALTHOUGH WE HAVE THE FEE IN THE STREET, OBVIOUSLY WE
NEED WHAT YOU ALL HAVE IN THE STREET FOR US TO BE ABLE TO
OPERATE THAT, TO HAVE THE NECESSARY PARKING.
I DON'T BELIEVE, AND I WOULD STAND TO BE CORRECTED BY
MR. DUKE, THAT THE STREET IS WIDE ENOUGH TO MEET THE
COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC THAT YOU WOULD POSSIBLY PUT ON THAT
STREET TO GO BACK INTO THAT NEIGHBORHOOD, AND SO I THINK
THAT IN THAT SENSE, I DON'T THINK THAT IT MAKES FOR THE BEST
USE. LASTLY, WE'RE ASKING TO CHANGE
THE ZONING SO THAT WE CAN OPERATE A RESTAURANT.
THE ESTABROOK CIVIC LEAGUE IS HERE.
THEY ARE FOR IT. THEY WANT TO HAVE A NICE
FAMILY-RUN RESTAURANT. ESTABROOK AREA, BECAUSE OF THE
INFLUENCE OF MS. LeBEAU AND OTHER PEOPLE IN THE CIVIC
LEAGUE, HAVE DONE A NICE JOB IN REVITALIZING THAT AREA AND THIS
WILL GIVE THEM A PLACE TO GO TO SOCIALIZE WITH THEIR NEIGHBORS.
AND I WOULD ASK THAT EACH OF THESE REQUESTS BE APPROVED BY
THE CITY AND I'LL BE GLAD TO ANSWER ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
IF I CAN. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.
JOHN RICHARDSON. >> MAYOR FRAIM, MEMBERS OF THE
COUNCIL, MY NAME IS JOHN RICHARDSON.
I'M AT 2101 PARKS AVENUE, SUITE 700, VIRGINIA BEACH.
I REPRESENT JALEZ, LLC. WE'RE A NEIGHBORING PARCEL OF
PROPERTY, AND OUR CONCERN IS NOT WITH ANY OF THE OTHER TWO ITEMS,
BUT IT IS WITH THE STREET CLOSURE.
I HAVE A DIAGRAM THAT I CAN GIVE THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL --
>> WE SAW IT. WE TALKED ABOUT IT IN THE FORMER
MEETING, WE KNEW THIS WAS COMING UP.
>> MY CLIENT HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS THERE AS B AND L
MACHINERY FOR 22 YEARS. HE AND HIS DAUGHTER LILIANA
BOUGHT THE PROPERTY MANY YEARS AGO.
PARCEL B IS AN ACRE AND A HALF PARCEL THAT HE HAS PLANNED TO
USE TO RETIREMENT. THEY HAVE OFFERED IT FOR SALE
SOME YEARS BACK, BUT THE ECONOMY WENT SOUR, SO THEY TOOK IT OFF
THE MARKET, BUT THE HOPE IS AT SOME POINT, THE PROPERTY WOULD
BE SOLD FOR A THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS FOR THEIR USE.
THE PROBLEM FOR MY CLIENT IS IF THE STREET IS CLOSED, ANY USERS
IS GOING TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD, UP AMHERST AND
THEY WOULD HAVE TO GRANT AN EASEMENT ACROSS A TO GET TO B.
IF SIMPSON IS OPENED AND, OF COURSE, IT'S CLOSED, THAT WON'T
OCCUR, BUT IF SIMPSON IS OPENED AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE,
THEN THAT COULD OCCUR AND THE TRAFFIC COME OFF OF CHESAPEAKE
STRAIGHT UP SIMPSON TO THE COMMERCIAL SITE.
THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION WAS NOT TO APPROVE THIS STREET CLOSURE.
PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDED THAT IT BE APPROVED.
THE STAFF COMMENT THAT WE FIND MOST TELLING IS THIS.
IT SAYS TO AVOID DIVERTING INDUSTRIAL TRAFFIC THROUGH A
RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD, THE CITY WOULD CONSIDER BUILDING THE
STREET SEGMENT TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE INDUSTRIAL SITE WITHOUT
FORCING INDUSTRIAL TRAFFIC THROUGH A RESIDENTIAL
NEIGHBORHOOD, WHICH WE THINK IS WHAT WILL OCCUR.
WE DON'T HAVE AN OPPOSITION TO THE BUSINESS IN AND OF ITSELF.
IT'S SIMPLY WHAT WILL IMPACT MY CLIENT AND THE STATUTE SHOULD
STATE THAT THE INCONVENIENCE TO THE NEIGHBORING PARCEL SHOULD BE
CONSIDERED. THE STATE CODE AUTHORIZES
COUNCIL TO APPOINT VIEWERS TO DETERMINE IF THE
INCONVENIENCE -- IF ANY END CONVENIENCE MIGHT RESULT AND WE
WOULD CERTAIN SUGGEST TO COUNCIL, THAT MIGHT BE A WISE
COURSE, TO HAVE THREE TO FIVE VIEWERS AUTHORIZED BY THE STATE
CODE TO VIEW THE SITE AND MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO COUNCIL.
ABSENT THAT, AGAIN, WE HAVE NO OPPOSITION TO THE RESTAURANT IN
AND OF ITSELF. WE SIMPLY ARE OPPOSED TO WHAT WE
BELIEVE WILL BE A LOST VALUE TO OUR PROPERTY AND THE UTILIZATION
OF OUR PROPERTY. MY CLIENT WOULD BE HAPPY TO
ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AS WOULD I. >> THANK YOU.
>> THANK YOU, MR. FRAIM. >> PAUL JIMENEZ.
>> GOOD EVENING, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.
MY NAME IS PAUL JIMENEZ, I'M AN AGENT FOR ADVANTAGE INVESTMENT
AND MY ADDRESS IS 3847 LEN NOR CIRCLE.
I JUST WISH TO BRING TO THE ATTENTION TO COUNCIL AND SO
FORTH THAT THIS HAS BEEN A LONG DURATION OF AN ENDEAVOR TO
FOLLOW THE CITY PLANNING'S DIRECTIVE TO GET TO THIS POINT
WHERE WE ARE NOW. I'M GLAD TO BE AT THESE
CROSSROADS AND WE FEEL THAT THE OPERATION OF A RESTAURANT, WHICH
WE CURRENTLY HAVE A TENANT WHO IS JESSE, WHO AS SON-IN-LAW OF
MR. THOMAS, WOULD BE A GREAT OPERATOR, NOT ONLY FOR THIS
LOCATION, BUT WOULD BE AN ASSET TO THE COMMUNITY.
AND IF WE'RE UNABLE TO ASSEMBLE THIS PAPER STREET WITH THE 3351
AND 3353 CHESAPEAKE BOULEVARD, THE ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF THIS
LOCATION IS NONEXISTENT BECAUSE WE HAVE NO PARKING, NONE.
SO IT'S A VITAL CONSIDERATION FROM YOU TO GRANT US THIS USAGE
OF THIS PROPERTY, TO USE IT AS A RESTAURANT, WHICH GRATEFULLY WE
HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE CIVIC LEAGUE AND THE SURROUNDING
COMMUNITY, AND WE FEEL LIKE THIS WOULD BE OF AN INTEREST TO THE
COMMUNITY AND AN ASSET TO THE COMMUNITY AND A WONDERFUL
WELCOMED ESTABLISHMENT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.
>> THANK YOU. ELOISE LeBEAU?
>> GOOD EVENING. MAYOR AND YOU WONDERFUL MEMBERS
OF COUNCIL, I'M BUTTERING YOU UP, I HOPE, AND OUR NEW CITY
MANAGER JONES, HAPPY TO HAVE YOU HERE.
MY NAME IS ELOISE LeBEAU. I LIVE AT 3501 ORANGE STREET IN
NORFOLK. I HAVE LIVED IN MY RESIDENCE FOR
51 YEARS, AND I'M RECENTLY RETIRED FROM THE ESTABROOK CIVIC
LEAGUE AS PRESIDENT AFTER 25 YEARS.
WE HAVE INVITED THE NORFOLK FEDERATION OF CIVIC LEAGUES TO
COME TONIGHT TO SUPPORT US. WE HAVE SOME PEOPLE BACK HERE.
THANK YOU FOR COMING. WE HAVE BEEN PARTNERS WITH THE
FEDERATION FOR 30 YEARS. WE'VE ALWAYS WORKED WELL
TOGETHER AND WE ALWAYS WILL. ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO, MR. PAUL
JIMENEZ CAME TO THE CIVIC LEAGUE TO ASK FOR OUR SUPPORT OF
CLOSING SIMPSON STREET AND REZONING A SMALL PIECE OF
PROPERTY, ABOUT 35 FEET, WHICH IS UNDER A BUILDING, MOST OF IT,
FOR SPACE TO BUILD A PARKING LOT FOR LANDSCAPING AND AN AREA THEY
WANTED VERY MUCH TO HAVE A RESTAURANT IN, AND WE WANTED IT
BECAUSE IT WAS A CLOSED BAR THAT HAD BEEN THERE FOR YEARS.
THERE WAS A BAR AT THIS LOCATION.
THE BAR WAS THERE BEFORE I MOVED THERE IN 1961.
WE PUT UP WITH IT FOR MANY YEARS.
THEY FINALLY LEFT THE BUILDING AND IT WAS LEFT VACANT FOR A
LONG TIME. THE WHOLE SHOPPING AREA WAS
EMPTY FOR MOST OF THIS TIME. WE NOW HAVE A BEAUTY SHOP, A
PRINT SHOP, AND CROW'S LOCK AND KEY SHOP HAS RECENTLY MOVED IN
THERE. THINGS ARE LOOKING UP.
YOU CAN MAKE IT BETTER. MR. JIMENEZ HAS NEVER GIVEN UP.
HE CONTINUES TO WORK TO MAKE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD A BETTER PLACE TO
LIVE. HE HAS FOUND US AN OUTSTANDING
TENANT. MR. -- I CAN'T GET THIS NAME
RIGHT, I'M SURE. DURAS, HE'S OWNER AND OPERATOR
OF THE SHIPP'S CABIN RESTAURANT, THE LITTLE CREEK DINER, AND HAS
RECENTLY GOTTEN THE MOM AND POP PLACE.
HE AND HIS FAMILY ARE PLANNING ON HAVING A FAMILY-STYLE
RESTAURANT WITH WALK-IN, OF COURSE, AND WITH THIS NICE
PARKING LOT THAT WE HOPE TO HAVE WITH THIS LAND YOU'RE GOING TO
HELP US GET. WE ALL LOOK FORWARD TO THIS.
WE'VE NEEDED IT. THAT PART OF OUR TOWN HAS BEEN
REALLY BLIGHTED AND BAD, AND EMPTY.
AND YOU'RE LOSING MONEY. WE'RE ALL LOSING EVERYTHING.
I'M GETTING OLD, I DON'T WANT TO SEE MY PART OF TOWN GO DOWN
BEFORE I GO. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS
PARKING LOT WITH THE SHRUBBERIES AND THE TREES AND THE FLOWERS
AND A PLACE TO WALK. LIKE I SAID, IN THE OTHER THING,
MAYBE EVEN A DANCE OR TWO. BUT PLEASE, PLEASE SUPPORT THIS.
WE THANK YOU, AND I WOULD LIKE TO ASK EVERYBODY THAT IS HERE TO
SUPPORT IT TO PLEASE STAND. THANK YOU.
>> THANK YOU. >> AND THANK YOU AND THANK YOU
ALL FOR COMING. >> THANK YOU, ELOISE.
RICKY ROSS. >> GOOD EVENING, MAYOR FRAIM AND
DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER JONES.
MY NAME IS RICKY L. ROSS AND I AM RESIDING AT 6830 ORANGE WOOD
AVENUE IN NORFOLK AND I'M PART OF WARD FIVE -- WARD THREE, I'M
SORRY, AND SUPER-WARD 7 AND THE ROSEMONT VOTING PRECINCT.
I'M HERE TONIGHT TO SUPPORT THE ESTABROOKS ON BEHALF OF THE
NORFOLK FEDERATION OF CIVIC LEAGUES OF WHICH I'M PRESIDENT.
HAD A CHANCE TO VISIT THE SITE THAT IS IN QUESTION WITH
MS. LeBEAU ON THE 22nd OF LAST MONTH, AND HAD A LOT OF TROUBLE
KEEPING UP WITH HER BECAUSE SHE WAS REALLY WALKING, SO I
ACTUALLY TOURED THE AREA ON FOOT WITH HER AND FROM MY JUDGMENT
AND EVERYTHING, BECAUSE PRIOR TO THIS BEING APPROVED BY OUR
BOARD, I WENT DOWN THERE WITH HER JUST TO PUT A BIRDS EYE VIEW
ON IT AND I WILL BE IN FULL AGREEMENT WITH KEEPING THAT AS A
PARKING LOT BECAUSE THE MAYOR ROW -- AND I THINK IT WAS ONE OF
THE GENTLEMEN THAT CAME UP HERE EARLY, MR. CALLAHAN, THE MAYOR
ROW STREETS -- NARROW STREETS ARE VERY SUCH THAT I CAN'T SEE A
TRUCK GOING THROUGH THERE. I WAS DRIVING A HYUNDAI ELANTRA
AND I TRIED TO MAKE A 360-DEGREE TURN OFF OF COUNTY STREET WHEN
MS. LeBEAU AND I WERE DRIVING DOWN THERE AND THE WAY THE
STREET DIPS ON THE END TOWARDS THE CURB, I CAN JUST IMAGINE A
LARGE TRUCK BEING THERE, AND ON THAT PARTICULAR DAY, WE DID
HAPPEN TO SEE A LARGE MOVING TRUCK IN THAT AREA AND IF YOU
CAN JUST GO DOWN THERE YOURSELF AND SEE THE DAMAGE THAT'S DONE
TO THE CURBSIDES WHEN THESE TRUCKS GO THROUGH THERE AND I
KNOW THEY COME DOWN AMHERST BECAUSE THAT'S THE WAY THAT THEY
GET INTO THE B AND L MACHINE LOCATION.
BUT GOING AROUND THOSE CORNERS AND WHAT NOT LIKE THIS, YOU HAVE
A LOT OF DAMAGE THAT'S DONE TO THE CURBSIDE AND I CAN JUST
IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE IF YOU WERE TO OPEN UP SIMPSON
COMING ACROSS CHESAPEAKE BOULEVARD, GOING JUST BY THE
CORNER OF THAT BUILDING, YOU WOULD ELIMINATE JUST AS THE
GENTLEMAN SAID EARLIER, MR. JIMENEZ, YOU WOULD ELIMINATE
ALL THEIR POSSIBLE PARKING AND YOU WOULD JUST HAVE NOTHING BUT
INCONVENIENCE FOR THE NEIGHBORS WHOSE NARROW PORTION ON THEIR
SIDE OF THE FENCE IS SO CLOSE TO THE STREETS RIGHT NOW.
I CAN'T SEE ANY TRAFFIC GOING DOWN THERE, MUCH LESS INDUSTRIAL
TRAFFIC. SO ON BEHALF OF THE NORFOLK
FEDERATION OF CIVIC LEAGUES, WE DO FULLY SUPPORT THE ESTABROOK
CIVIC LEAGUE VOTING TO HAVE THIS AS A PARKING LOT AND RESTAURANT,
AND I BELIEVE IT'S A GOOD THING TO DO.
>> THANK YOU, MR. ROSS. WILLIAM JACKSON.
>> GOOD EVENING, MAYOR FRAIM. MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL.
MR. JONES, CITY MANAGER. MY NAME IS WILLIAM D. JACKSON
SR. I LIVE AT 3709 BUCKINGHAM STREET
IN NORFOLK, IN THE ESTABROOK SECTION OF NORFOLK.
I AM THE TREASURER OF THE ESTABROOK CIVIC LEAGUE AND I'M
SPEAKING TONIGHT ON BEHALF OF THE ESTABROOK CIVIC LEAGUE AND
ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS. THE DECISION CONFRONTING THE
COUNCIL IS A DIFFICULT ONE. FOR THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF, WE
HAVE HAD MEETINGS WITH THE OWNERS OF THE PROPERTY WHERE THE
FORMER ESTABROOK INN WAS LOCATED.
SOME OF US EVEN TOURED THE RENOVATED KITCHEN WHERE THE SITE
FOR THE RETRO DINER WAS GOING TO BE LOCATED WHEN THIS THING GOT
DRUG OUT SO LONG THAT THEY BELLIED OUT AND WENT SOMEWHERE
ELSE. AND THEN WE HEARD THAT THERE WAS
NOT ENOUGH ROOM FOR PARKING TO ALLOW THE RESTAURANT TO OPEN.
WE WERE HOPING FOR A NICE FAMILY RESTAURANT WOULD BE OPENED IN
THE NEIGHBORHOOD. IN ADDITION, THE OWNERS OF B AND
L MACHINE AND FABRICATION, A BUSINESS AT THE END OF AMHERST
STREET THAT EMPLOYS 17 PEOPLE, CAME AND TALKED TO THE BOARD
ABOUT THEIR DILEMMA WITH THE RESTAURANT BEING GOING IN THERE.
WITH THE CLOSING OF SIMPSON STREET.
THEY WOULD NOT HAVE ACCESS TO AN UNDEVELOPED PARCEL OF PROPERTY
SHOULD THEY EVER WANT TO EXPAND THEIR BUSINESS.
BOTH GROUPS AND THE ESTABROOK COMMUNITY WILL BE IMPACT BY THE
DECISION MADE HERE TONIGHT. IN ADDITION, WE APPRECIATE THE
EXTENSIVE ANALYSIS OF THIS PROBLEM BY THE NORFOLK
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND IT'S BEEN ELABORATED BY MR. FRANK
DUKE AT THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON JUNE 26th, 2012.
IDEALLY, WE HOPED FOR A DECISION THAT WOULD ALLOW ALL PARTIES TO
HAVE THEIR NEEDS MET. THE ESTABROOK CIVIC LEAGUE HAS
VOTED TO GIVE OUR APPROVAL TO THE APPLICATION OF ADVANTAGE
INVESTMENTS, LLC, TO AMEND THE GENERAL PLAN OF NORFOLK, 1992,
TO REMOVE THE LANGUAGE REFERENCING EXTENSION OF ROBIN
HOOD ROAD FROM THE TRANSPORTATION CHAPTER AND MAP.
AND TO CHANGE THE LAND USE DESIGNATION FROM INDUSTRIAL
TRANSPORTATION UTILITY TO COMMERCIAL/OFFICE, AND B, FOR
THE CLOSING, VACATING AND DISCONTINUING THE SIMPSON STREET
FROM THE WESTERN LINE OF CHESAPEAKE BOULEVARD WESTWARD TO
COUNTY STREET, AND C, FOR THE CHANGE OF ZONING FROM C-1
LIMITED COMMERCIAL DISTRICT TO COMMERCIAL C-2 CORRIDOR
COMMERCIAL DISTRICT. IN CONCLUSION, WE SUPPORT SAFE,
CLEAN, VIABLE COMMUNITIES AND SUPPORT JOBS AND HEALTHY LIVING,
AND WE'RE WORKING TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> THANK YOU.
MR. JESSE ESTERLINE IS HERE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS IF WE HAVE ANY.
THAT CONCLUDES THE LIST OF FOLKS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP TO ADDRESS
THE COUNCIL. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FOR
ANYBODY, COMMENTS? WE'RE READY TO VOTE?
>> I HAVE A COUPLE QUESTIONS. HOW MANY -- THE AMOUNT OF
PARKING SPACES -- >> YOU WANT TO SPEAK TO
MR. DUKE? >> YES.
>> FRANK, CAN YOU -- >> WHEN THEY PUT APPLICATION IN
FOR THE RESTAURANT ITSELF, HOW MANY PARKING SPACES ARE GOING TO
BE REQUIRED FOR THE NUMBER OF SEATS THAT THEY WANT TO
ACCOMMODATE? >> THE NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES
THAT WOULD BE REQUIRED ARE TIED TO THE NUMBER OF TABLES THAT
THEY WOULD HAVE. ITS TIED TO THE SEATS IN THE
TABLE. THE SEATS WITH THE TABLES, AND I
WANT TO TO SAY, LOOKING FROM MY SITE PLANS, THAT THE PLANS THAT
HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED DO BARELY MEET THAT REQUIREMENT.
THIS WILL BE A VERY SMALL ESTABLISHMENT BECAUSE OF LIMITED
SPACE FOR PARKING. THEY ARE SHOWING SEVEN PARKING
SPACES. >> THAT THEY WOULD NEED?
>> THAT'S THE MAXIMUM THEY CAN GET ON THIS SITE WITH THE STREET
CLOSURE. THE BUILDING TAKES UP VIRTUALLY
THE ENTIRE SITE, SO WITH THE ADDITIONAL LAND ASSOCIATED WITH
THE STREET RIGHT OF WAY, THEY'RE ABLE TO GET THAT PARKING.
WITHOUT THIS STREET CLOSURE, THEY HAVE NO PARKING.
>> OKAY. >> THEY HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO
PARKING? >> THAT'S CORRECT.
>> WELL, WITH THE STREET CLOSURE, THEY WOULD ONLY BE ABLE
TO GET SEVEN SPACES. >> YES, SIR.
>> SO IF WE VOTED TO DO THAT, WE WOULD IMPACT THE POTENTIAL
EXPANSION OF THE EXISTING BUSINESS, THE INDUSTRIAL
BUSINESS, JUST FOR SEVEN PARKING SPACES.
>> THAT'S CORRECT. >> THANK YOU.
AND THEN -- AND LOOKING AT THE AERIAL HERE, I WAS JUST
WONDERING, WHO OWNS THE LAND ALONG THE RAILROAD TRACK
GOING -- LOOKING AT THE AERIAL, IT WOULD BE TO THE LEFT OF THE
AREA THAT HAS THE RED GRADED AREA THERE.
>> YES, SIR. >> IS THAT NORFOLK SOUTHERN LAND
OR -- >> THE RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY
THAT YOU'RE SEEING ON THIS MAP DOES BELONG TO THE RAILROAD.
>> NORFOLK SOUTHERN, OKAY. AND HOW DID THE FORMER -- I
GUESS YOU WOULDN'T KNOW THIS. HOW ABOUT THE FORMER TENANT
ACCOMMODATE PARKING? >> AT THE TIME THAT THEY WERE IN
PLACE, WE DID NOT HAVE THE PARKING REQUIREMENTS THAT WE
HAVE NOW. >> OKAY.
>> AND THEN BECAUSE ONCE THEY OPENED UP, THEY ARE ALLOWED TO
REMAIN IN BUSINESS WITHOUT PROVIDING PARKING UNLESS THE
BUSINESS IS CLOSED AND ABANDONED FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS.
>> THEY HAD NO PARKING? >> THEY WERE USING THE CITY
RIGHT OF WAY FOR PARKING. BUT THEY HAD NO PARKING ON THEIR
OWN PROPERTY. THE ONLY WAY THAT YOU COULD GET
PARKING ON THIS SITE WITH THE BUILDING IS TO USE THE RIGHT OF
WAY. AND THIS WAS BROUGHT TO OUR
ATTENTION WHEN MR. JIMENEZ CAME IN AND FIRST BEGAN TALKING TO US
ABOUT THE SITE, BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN WE REALIZED THAT THIS IS
GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE. THERE IS NO WAY TO GET PARKING
WITHOUT CLOSING THE RIGHT OF WAY.
>> WHAT IS THE POTENTIAL USE FOR THE VACANT PROPERTY BACK THERE?
I KNOW IT'S INDUSTRIAL, BUT WHAT KIND OF THINGS CAN GO IN THERE?
>> YOU WOULD BE LOOKING AT ANY OF A VARIETY OF INDUSTRIAL USES.
THAT'S ZONED I-2, SO I THINK THAT'S -- I'M SORRY, THAT'S I-1,
THAT WOULD BE LIGHTER INDUSTRIAL USES.
YOU COULD HAVE WAREHOUSE USES FOR EXAMPLE.
>> AND IF WE CLOSE THE ROAD AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD WAS IN FAVOR
OF, WHICH I THINK THEY SAY THEY ARE, WHATEVER ACCESS WOULD
NEEDED TO COME THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD, NOWHERE DOWN THE
ROAD FURTHER, NO PUN, BUT COULD WE CLOSE IT?
IN OTHER WORDS, COULD THE NEIGHBORHOODS COME BACK IN FIVE
YEARS AND SAY WE DON'T WANT INDUSTRIAL TRAFFIC THROUGH HERE
TO ACCESS THIS MAN'S PROPERTY? >> THE ONLY WAY YOU WOULD BE
ABLE TO AVOID HAVING THE INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY GO THROUGH
THE NEIGHBORHOOD IF THIS RIGHT OF WAY IS CLOSED, WOULD BE TO
ACQUIRE THAT PROPER IN THE FUTURE.
>> THEY DON'T COME BACK AND -- >> YOU WOULD NOT HAVE THAT
OPTION. >> AND PEOPLE SAY THAT WAS THEM,
THIS IS US, SO THEY WOULD ALWAYS BE SOME ACCESS TO THAT PROPERTY.
>> YES, SIR. >> FRANK, IF ANYTHING ELSE GOES
THERE NOW IN THAT LOCATION, DO THEY STILL HAVE -- I MEAN, IS
THERE ANYTHING THAT COULD GO THERE?
I GUESS THAT'S THE QUESTION I SHOULD ASK.
>> THIS IS A VERY -- >> IS THERE ANYTHING THAT COULD
GO THERE WITH THE PARKING THE WAY THAT IT IS, WHICH IS NONE?
>> IF THEY CAME IN WITH A SMALL USE, A SMALL RETAIL USE THAT
WOULD BE ABLE TO GO IN USING C-1, WHICH IS THE ZONING ON
THIS, THAT USE WOULD BE GRANDFATHERED FOR A CERTAIN
AMOUNT OF PARKING. THEY WILL NOT HAVE TO PROVIDE
THE ADDITIONAL PARKING. IT IS THE REZONING AND THE
CHANGE OF USE CATEGORY FROM THE SMALL RETAIL TYPE USE,
NEIGHBORHOOD RETAIL TYPE USE TO THE RESTAURANT THAT DRIVES THE
NEED TO MEET PARKING REQUIREMENTS.
>> SO WHAT -- YOU'RE SAYING -- BUT YOU SAID THERE'S NO PARKING
NOW. >> THEY WOULD BE --
>> SO THERE'S COMMERCIAL USES THAT DON'T REQUIRE ANY PARKING?
>> THERE IS NO COMMERCIAL USE THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE PARKING,
BUT WE HAVE BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF NORFOLK
THAT WERE DEVELOPED -- THE SITE IS CONSIDERED TO BE
GRANDFATHERED AND SO WE WOULD GRANDFATHER THEM FOR THE MINIMAL
AMOUNT OF PARKING THAT THEY WOULD HAVE BASED ON THAT
BUILDING SIZE AND NO CHANGE IN ZONING IN CONTINUATION OF A USE
THAT WOULD BE ALLOWED WITH THAT ZONING.
>> HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN VACANT? >> I DON'T KNOW.
I WOULD DEFER TO MS. LeBEAU AS TO HOW LONG THE PROPERTY HAS
BEEN VACANT. I KNOW IT HAS BEEN VACANT
SINCE -- YES, MA'AM, AS TO HOW LONG IT'S BEEN VACANT.
>> THAT'S OKAY, ELOISE. >> I LEFT MY HEARING AIDS AT
HOME AND THEY'RE NEW AND -- WHAT DID YOU WANT TO KNOW?
>> HOW LONG HAS THE ESTABROOK INN BEEN VACANT.
>> AT LEAST THREE YEARS. >> DID YOU MEAN THE LOT?
>> THERE'S A ROBBERY OR MURDER OR SOMETHING THERE.
>> THIS HAS BEEN A BAD PLACE FOR A LONG TIME.
WE NEED THIS. >> THANK YOU.
>> AND HAS THERE BEEN ANY OTHER INTEREST, FRANK, BY OTHER THAN
RESTAURANTS? >> NO, MA'AM.
THE BUILDING IS DESIGNED AS A RESTAURANT AND SO THE ONLY USES
THAT HAVE CONTACTED US HAVE BEEN RESTAURANTS, AND YES, I WOULD
AGREE WE HAVE HAD OTHER PEOPLE LOOKING TO DO A RESTAURANT THAT
WALKED AWAY FROM THE SITE. >> REAL QUICK QUESTION THAT GOES
ALONG WITH COUNCILMAN RIDDICK'S. NEXT TO THE RAILROAD TRACKS
LOOKING AT THE AERIAL MAP RIGHT WHERE CHESAPEAKE BOULEVARD AND
THE RAILROAD TRACKS MEET, THERE'S ALREADY A BUILDING THERE
THAT'S INDUSTRIAL THAT HAS CARS PARKED THROUGH THERE.
COULD THE PROPERTY OWNER BEHIND THIS ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT
WITH THEM, AND I GUESS IF THAT ROAD ACTUALLY CUTS THROUGH
BEHIND THAT PROPERTY, AND EVENTUALLY IF THEY EVER WANTED
TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE PROPERTY THAT WAY, THEY COULD BE GRANTED
AN EASEMENT TO BE ABLE TO CROSS OVER THAT PIECE?
>> THEY WOULD HAVE TO ACQUIRE THAT CROSS ACCESS EASEMENT, SO
THAT WOULD BE A TRANSACTION BETWEEN TWO PRIVATE PROPERTY
OWNERS. >> BUT THEY COULD?
>> THEY COULD, BUT THERE WOULD BE NOTHING TO COMPEL THAT OTHER
PROPERTY OWNER TO ENTER INTO THAT AGREEMENT IF THEY FELT THAT
CROSS ACCESS EASEMENT WOULD INTERFERE WITH THEIR OPERATION.
>> DO WE KNOW WHO THAT OTHER PROPERTY OWNER IS?
>> I'M SORRY? >> ADVANTAGE, THEY DON'T OWN
THAT WHOLE -- >> I DON'T KNOW WHO THAT
PROPERTY OWNER IS. >> BUT THEY'RE JUST, LOOKING AT
THE AERIAL MAP, IT LOOKS LIKE THERE'S ENOUGH SPACE BETWEEN THE
RAILROAD TRACKS AND THAT BUILDING TO ACTUALLY CREATE A
DRIVEWAY TO THAT PROPERTY IN THE BACK FROM CHESAPEAKE BOULEVARD
IF THAT PROPERTY WAS EVER DEVELOPED AND WE DO HAVE THE --
THERE IS A STREET, PAPER STREET BACK THERE THAT THEY COULD APPLY
FOR, I GUESS, TO HAVE ACCESS THAT WAY IF THEY HAD THAT
AGREEMENT WITH THE PROPERTY OWNER.
>> THE REMAINDER OF THAT PAPER STREET IS THE CONTINUATION OF
SIMPSON STREET BECAUSE THEY'RE ONLY LOOKING TO CLOSE A SMALL
PORTION OF IT. >> FRANK, TELL ME, THE ISSUE IS
THAT THEY HAVE AN ADDITIONAL PARCEL THAT THEY EVENTUALLY WANT
TO SELL. >> YES, SIR.
>> AND THEY DON'T WANT THE TRAFFIC COMING THROUGH THEIR
EXISTING PROPERTY? >> I WOULD TO DEFER TO THE
PEOPLE WHO ARE OPPOSED. >> I'M ASSUMING THAT THEY HAVE
PARKING THERE NOW. AND --
>> THE AERIAL IS SHOWING THAT THERE ARE A FEW CARS PARKED ON
THE SITE, YES, SIR. >> OKAY.
WHY COULDN'T THEY JUST SWITCH OR SELL A SMALLER PARCEL?
I MEAN, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CLOSING -- YOU KNOW, THEY WANT
TO IMPACT A SMALL BUSINESS WHEN THEY HAVE THE ABILITY, THE LAND
MASS THAT THEY HAVE, TO SWITCH THEIR PARKING AND MIGHT CUT THE
SITE, THE POTENTIAL SITE DOWN, BUT IT WILL GIVE ACCESS FOR THE
EXISTING COMPANY AND THE FUTURE COMPANY TO HAVE ACCESS OUT TO
THE OTHER STREET WITHOUT NEGATIVELY IMPACTING THE
COMMUNITY. AMHERST, AND SO AGAIN, LIKE I
SAID, IF YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT BRINGING 18-WHEERLS BACK THERE,
I DON'T CARE WHO THE COMPANY IS. IF THEY SEE THAT THEY CAN'T GET
THROUGH, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO MAKE THAT TYPE OF INVESTMENT
ANYWAY. AND SO AGAIN, I JUST THINK THAT
YOU'RE TALKING FLEX OFFICE, FLEX OFFICE OR WHAT HAVE YOU, YOU
KNOW, THAT NEGATIVELY IMPACTS TRAFFIC GOING THROUGH THE
COMMUNITY, BUT I DON'T THINK THAT YOU'RE GOING TO ATTRACT
SOMEBODY WITH 18-WHEELERS TO COME BACK THERE BECAUSE THEY
WON'T BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH AND THE CITY HAS NO RESPONSIBILITY
TO WIDEN THE ROAD OR TELL PEOPLE TO PARK -- THAT THEY CAN'T PARK
ON EITHER SIDE OF THE STREET. AND SO AGAIN, I -- YOU KNOW,
WE'VE BEEN WORKING IN THAT AREA FOR QUITE SOME TIME, TEN YEARS.
WE WORKED WITH THAT GAS STATION ON CHESAPEAKE BOULEVARD, WORKING
TO TRY TO CLEAN UP THAT AND GET A VIABLE TENANT IN THIS.
THIS PARCEL HAS BEEN VACANT FOR QUITE SOME TIME, SINCE I'VE BEEN
ON COUNCIL, AND SO, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BREATHE
LIFE IN THAT END OF THE CORRIDOR, SO I THINK IT'S
INCUMBENT UPON US TO DO SO. >> IT WAS -- I MEAN, IN GRANTING
THE -- CLOSING THE STREET? >> YES.
>> I'M LOOKING AT THE AERIAL AND LOOKING -- LOOKING AT THE AERIAL
AND KNOWING THE PROPERTY, AND THE AERIAL THAT I'M LOOKING AT
IS THE AREA THAT HAS THE RED GRADED COLORED AREA, AND THAT
WOULD BE EAST -- ON THE EAST SIDE WHICH WOULD BE THE EAST
SIDE OF SIMPSON. THAT IS OURS ALL THE WAY TO THE
RAILROAD TRACK? >> YES, SIR.
>> CHESAPEAKE BOULEVARD ALL THE WAY OVER?
>> THAT IS RIGHT OF WAY THAT YOU'RE SEEING THERE, YES, SIR.
>> SO THAT WOODED AREA RIGHT THERE BELONGS TO THE CITY?
IT LOOKS LIKE IT. I CAN'T TELL.
>> I CAN'T TELL IF THE UNDERLYING TITLE BELONGS TO THE
CITY. I DON'T KNOW THAT, BUT I -- IT
IS UNOPENED RIGHT OF WAY. >> BECAUSE FOR THE SAKE OF, YOU
KNOW, MAKING ALL PEOPLE HAPPY, IT'S NOT A GEM LOT, BUT THIS
BUSINESS IS THE CLOSEST PORTION AS FAR AS PRACTICAL USE.
OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, YOU COULD -- ONE OF THE OTHER
COMPANIES COULD SAY THE SAME THING, BUT IF THAT WERE OUR
PROPERTY, I'M JUST WONDERING, COULD WE GIVE THEM AN EASEMENT
SHOULD THEY EVER DECIDE AND WHAT I'M SPEAKING OF, I'M SPEAKING OF
THE INDUSTRIAL AREA, SHOULD THEY EVER DECIDE TO USE THAT
INDUSTRIAL AREA TO CREATE NEW PARKING OPPORTUNITIES SO THAT
THEY WILL -- IF TRUCKS DID COME DOWN AMHERST AND WOULD TURN INTO
THEIR PROPER, EVERY -- PROPERTY, EVERY PLACE WHERE THEY HAVE
PARKING, IF WE COULD KIND OF GIVE THEM, YOU KNOW, SOME TYPE
OF CONSIDERATION OR EASEMENT, THEN THAT COULD CREATE NEW
PARKING SOME KIND OF WAY SHOULD THEY EVER DECIDE TO DO IT.
I'M VERY FAMILIAR WITH THIS PARTICULAR PIECE OF PROPERTY FOR
THE RESTAURANT. I'VE ALWAYS WONDERED WHY IT
WASN'T OPENED. THERE IS ANOTHER PIECE OF
PROPERTY CALLED THE LAFAYETTE GRILL WHICH IS UP, YOU KNOW,
JUST BEYOND -- DOWN LAFAYETTE BOULEVARD WHERE THERE ARE
ACTUALLY NO PARKING. YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST A
NEIGHBORHOOD PLACE, YOU KNOW. AND I'M SORT OF IN FAVOR OF
THESE LITTLE NEIGHBORHOOD PLACES, BUT I DON'T THINK THAT
WE CAN ENCUMBER THE POSSIBLE EXPANSION OF THIS INDUSTRIAL
AREA WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO GIVE THEM SOME TYPE OF RELIEF SHOULD
THEY TRY TO DO SOME EXPANSION. SO I DON'T KNOW.
>> AND I'M SORRY, I NEED TO CORRECT MYSELF.
THE PROPERTY, THE VACANT PROPERTY, I SAID I-3 ORIGINALLY,
WHICH IS HEAVY INDUSTRIAL. THAT IS WHAT THIS IS.
THE VACANT PARCEL IS NOT LIGHT INDUSTRIAL, IT'S HEAVY
INDUSTRIAL ZONING. >> YOU COULD POSSIBLY -- YOU
COULD -- >> PROPERTY CAN ALWAYS BE
REZONED. >> RIGHT, RIGHT.
>> OKAY. THANK YOU, MR. DUKE.
ALL RIGHT. CAL THE ROLL.
>> I HAVE THREE ORDINANCES FOR THIS, MR. PRESIDENT.
>> AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE GENERAL PLAN OF NORFOLK, 1992,
SO AS TO CHANGE THE LAND USE DESIGNATION FOR PROPERTY LOCATED
AT 3351 TO 3353 CHESAPEAKE BOULEVARD FROM
INDUSTRIAL/TRANSPORTATION/ UTILITY TO COMMERCIAL/OFFICE AND
TO MODIFY THE LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS MAP.
DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE
ORDINANCE AND ADOPT. MR. BURFOOT.
>> AYE. >> MR. RIDDICK.
>> YOU KNOW, I DON'T REALLY THINK THAT I'M REALLY CAPABLE OF
MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION, ALTHOUGH I WILL MAKE A DECISION.
I SEE THE PRUDENCE IN TRYING TO GIVE THIS PIECE OF PROPERTY,
MAKE IT AVAILABLE FOR A RESTAURANT, BUT I JUST DON'T
THINK THAT WE CAN ENCUMBER THE OTHER COMPANY SHOULD THEY DECIDE
TO DO SOMETHING WITH IT. SO I'M SORT OF IN THE MIDDLE,
BUT I'LL VOTE AYE ON THIS PARTICULAR ORDINANCE.
>> MR. SMIGIEL. >> AYE.
>> DR. WHIBLEY. >> AYE.
>> MS. WILLIAMS. >> UM, AYE.
>> MR. WINN. >> AYE.
>> MR. FRAIM. >> AYE.
>> AN ORDINANCE CLOSING, VACATING, AND DISCONTINUING A
PORTION OF SIMPSON STREET AND AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF
ANY INTEREST THE CITY MAY HAVE IN THE UNDERLYING FEE OF SAID
PORTION OF SIMPSON STREET. DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER
REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE ORDINANCE AND ADOPT.
MR. BURFOOT. >> MAKE THIS CLEAR.
THIS IS CLOSING, VACATING. >> YES, CLOSING, VACATING, AND
DISCONTINUING. >> OKAY, AYE.
>> MR. RIDDICK. >> I VOTE NO ON THIS ORDINANCE.
>> MR. SMIGIEL. >> AYE.
>> DR. WHIBLEY. >> AYE.
>> MS. WILLIAMS. >> THIS IS GOING TO GIVE ME
HEARTBURN TOO. I'VE LOOKED AT THIS THING A
COUPLE OF DIFFERENT TIMES AND GONE OUT TO THE LOCATION AND I
LISTENED TO THE COMMENTS. IT TELLS ME THAT THERE'S NO
PARKING AND I KNOW THE COMMUNITY'S WISHES FOR THIS
SPACE. I ALSO KNOW THAT I WOULD HATE TO
CLOSE A STREET AND HAVE COMMERCIAL TRUCKS GOING UP AND
DOWN MY NEIGHBORHOOD IF I LIVED THERE.
BUT GIVEN THE STRONG COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
SUPPORT AND THE FEDERATION SUPPORT, IT GIVES ME HEARTBURN,
BUT I VOTE AYE. >> MR. WINN.
>> AYE. >> MR. FRAIM.
>> AYE. >> AN ORDINANCE TO REZONE
PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3351 TO 3353 CHESAPEAKE BOULEVARD FROM C-1,
LIMITED COMMERCIAL, TO CONDITIONAL C-2, CORRIDOR
COMMERCIAL, DISTRICT. DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER
REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE ORDINANCE AND ADOPT.
MR. BURFOOT. >> FOR PART OF CLARITY, BRETT,
AS A -- FOR A POINT OF CLARITY. THIS THIRD VOTE --
>> REZONES THE PROPERTY TO CORRIDOR COMMERCIAL.
>> OKAY, AYE. >> MR. RIDDICK.
>> I VOTE AYE FOR THAT. >> MR. SMIGIEL.
>> AYE. >> DR. WHIBLEY.
>> AYE. >> MS. WILLIAMS.
>> AYE. >> MR. WINN.
>> AYE. >> MR. FRAIM.
>> AYE. THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING DOWN
HERE TONIGHT. >> I REALLY DO THINK THAT WE
NEED TO PUT A FOOTNOTE SOMEWHERE THAT LATER ON, SHOULD THIS
COMPANY THAT HAS THE INDUSTRIAL AREA WANT TO EXPAND --
>> ABSOLUTELY. >> -- THAT WE LOOK AT THE AREA,
WHICH I'M LOOKING AT A BETTER PICTURE NOW, WHICH IS WOODED AND
IF IT BELONGS TO THE CITY, THEN WE SHOULD TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT
YOU REMEMBER THIS DAY TO KIND OF HELP THEM OUT WHEN IT COMES
AROUND. >> THAT'S IN THE RECORD.
WE'D ENTERTAIN SOMETHING SOONER RATHER THAN LATER.
>> I JUST WOULDN'T WAIT FOREVER. I'D COME BACK AS QUICKLY AS I
CAN. >> ABSOLUTELY.
>> COUNCIL COULD CHANGE AND EVERYTHING COULD CHANGE, SO
WHILE IT'S FRESH, COME BACK AND TRY TO GET THIS DONE.
I WOULD SUGGEST IT. >> ALL RIGHT.
>> GOOD IDEA. >> OKAY.
THEY OWN THE OTHER LAND AND THEY CAN DEEM WITH THE STREET.
IF IT'S THAT PROFITABLING THEY CAN BUILD THE STREET.
THEY JUST DON'T WANT THE PRN GOING THROUGH THEIR EXISTING
PROPERTY ONCE THEY SELL IT. >> PUBLIC HEARING 7, PLEASE.
>> PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED THIS DAY PURSUANT TO ACTION OF THE
COUNCIL TO HEAR COMMENTS ON THE CONVEYANCE OF A GEM LOT TO
JOHN J. CHAPPELL SR. AND JOHN J. CHAPPELL JR. ON PROPERTY LOCATED
AT SOUTH-SOUTHWEST 26th STREET. AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE
CONVEYANCE TO JOHN J. CHAPPELL SR. AND JOHN J. CHAPPELL JR. OF
A CERTAIN PARCEL OF PROPERTY, ACQUIRED BY THE CITY OF NORFOLK
AND APPROVING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE CONVEYANCE
AGREEMENT. DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER
REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE ORDINANCE AND ADOPT.
MR. BURFOOT. >> AYE.
>> MR. RIDDICK. >> AYE.
>> MR. SMIGIEL. >> AYE.
>> DR. WHIBLEY. >> AYE.
>> MS. WILLIAMS. >> AYE.
>> MR. WINN. >> AYE.
>> MR. FRAIM. >> AYE.
PUBLIC HEARING 8. >> PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED THIS
DAY PURSUANT TO ACTION OF THE COUNCIL TO HEAR COMMENTS ON THE
CONVEYANCE OF A GEM LOT TO CHARLENE WIMBISH ON PROPERTY
LOCATED AT 859 WASHINGTON AVENUE.
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE TO CHARLENE WIMBISH
OF A CERTAIN PARCEL OF PROPERTY, AND APPROVING THE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS OF THE CONVEYANCE AGREEMENT.
DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE
ORDINANCE AND ADOPT. MR. BURFOOT.
>> AYE. >> MR. RIDDICK.
>> AYE. >> MR. SMIGIEL.
>> AYE. >> DR. WHIBLEY.
>> AYE. >> MS. WILLIAMS.
>> AYE. >> MR. WINN.
>> AYE. >> MR. FRAIM.
>> AYE. PUBLIC HEARING 9.
>> CAN I SAY SOMETHING, MR. MAYOR?
I WANT TO MAKE SURE THE GEM LOTS, THE FREQUENCY WE DO
THINGS, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THESE THINGS ARE GETTING
RECORDED IN COURT RECORDS. >> SURE.
>> PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED THIS DAY PURSUANT TO ACTION OF THE
COUNCIL TO HEAR COMMENTS ON THE CONVEYANCE OF THE CITY’S
INTEREST ON PROPERTY KNOWN AS 9500-9510 14th BAY STREET TO
FULTON BANK BY QUITCLAIM DEED. AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE
CONVEYANCE OF THE CITY OF NORFOLK'S INTEREST, IF ANY, IN
CERTAIN LOTS OFF 14th BAY STREET, KNOWN AS 9500 TO
9510 14th BAY STREET TO FULTON BANK, NA, BY QUITCLAIM DEED.
DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE
ORDINANCE AND ADOPT. >> CAN I GET TRANG TO -- IS THIS
FRANK OR WHO IS THIS? JOHN KEIFER?
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS ABOUT OR --
>> THE DEARth OF INFORMATION MAY BE DUE TO THE FACT THAT'S WHY
IT'S BEFORE YOU. THIS APPEARS TO BE NO MAN'S
LAND. >> ISN'T IT THIS THE WATER?
>> NO, I DON'T BELIEVE SO, BUT WE DON'T HAVE ANY RECORD OF
OWNERSHIP, BUT THE INTERESTED PARTY HAS HAD A TITLE EXCEPTION
AND SO THAT WE'VE REVIEWED IT AND DON'T SEE ANY REASON FOR US
TO BE OWNING IT, SO THIS WOULD QUITCLAIM IT SO WE DON'T KNOW
THAT WE OWN IT, BUT IT WOULD CLEAR THE TITLE.
>> IT'S NOT AN 8:00 DEAL, IS IT? >> NO, THERE CLARK IS NOT
INVOLVED. >> I SHOULD HAVE SAID THIS IS
EVENTUALLY GOING TO BE IN THE WATER, BOUGHT WHAT IS THEIR
INTEREST IN THIS? BECAUSE I LOOKED ON THE AERIAL.
ARE THEY TRYING TO ASSEMBLE THE PROPERTY FOR APARTMENTS OR WAS
THERE ANY INDICATION OF WHY THEY WANT THIS?
>> IT IS FOR THEIR USE IN DEVELOPMENT, BUT I DON'T KNOW
RIGHT NOW IF IT'S APARTMENTS OR ANYTHING BIGGER THAN THAT.
THAT'S THE REASON. IT CLEARS TITLE, BUT I DON'T
HAVE THE REST OF THE INFORMATION -- I DON'T KNOW OF
ANY PRESSING NEED SO IF YOU WANTED ANSWERS TO THOSE
QUESTIONS, I THINK WE COULD GET THEM.
>> JUST WE DON'T MAKE ANY WARRANTIES WITH THE QUITCLAIM,
SO THIS IS -- >> WE DON'T KNOW THAT WE OWN IT.
>> OKAY. >> OKAY, CAL THE ROLE.
DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE
ORDINANCE AND ADOPT. MR. BURFOOT.
>> AYE. >> MR. RIDDICK.
>> AYE. >> MR. SMIGIEL.
>> AYE. >> DR. WHIBLEY.
>> IS ANYBODY BOTHERED BY THE FACT THAT WE DON'T KNOW WHETHER
WE OWN IT? DOES THAT BOTHER ANYBODY OR DOES
IT HAPPEN ALL THE TIME? >> I THINK THAT'S A COMMON
MORE -- >> IS THERE ANYTHING I DON'T
KNOW I OWN? WELL, AYE.
>> I THINK IT'S COMMON WITH THE PRINCESS ANNE COUNTY
ACQUISITION. I THINK THERE'S QUITE A FEW
PROPERTIES ALONG THAT -- ESPECIALLY.
>> ESPECIALLY THE OLD PRINCESS ANNE COUNTY.
>> SO WE'RE GOING TO QUITCLAIM AND OWN THIS, RIGHT?
TAKE TITLE TO THIS? >> YES, THIS WOULD TRANSFER
TITLE TO THE PROPERTY OWNER THAT WANTS TO ADD IT --
>> AND HE WOULD PAY TAXES. >> IT'S GOING TO A TAXPAYER.
IT WOULD CLEARLY MAKE IT BACK -- >> SO JUST WHEN -- I'M CURIOUS.
WHEN WE GET THIS DOCUMENT AND IT SAYS FINANCIAL IMPACT AND IT
DOESN'T SAY THERE'S ANY FINANCIAL IMPACT, I THINK THAT
IT'S HELPFUL TO KNOW THAT WHOEVER PUTS THIS TOGETHER, THAT
IT SHOULD SAY THAT IT WILL GO ON THE TAX ROLLS BECAUSE THAT IS A
FINANCIAL IMPACT. >> YEAH, THAT'S WHAT -- I WANTED
TO MAKE SURE THAT GOT POINTED OUT.
>> OKAY. >> MS. WILLIAMS.
>> AYE. >> MR. WINN.
>> AYE. >> MR. FRAIM.
>> AYE. PUBLIC HEARING 10.
>> PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED THIS DAY PURSUANT TO ACTION OF THE
COUNCIL TO HEAR COMMENTS ON A LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY
OF NORFOLK AND FRIENDS OF THE PAGODA AND ORIENTAL GARDEN
FOUNDATION AT PROPERTY LOCATED AT 265 WEST TAZEWELL STREET.
>> AND MADELINE SLY IS HERE AS IS MARIAN CLARK TO ANSWER
QUESTIONS. JACK CAVANAUGH IS A PROPONENT,
BUT I DON'T SEE HIM HERE. DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR
COMMENTS? ALL RIGHT, THANKS.
MADELINE, THANK YOU. >> AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A
LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF NORFOLK, AS LANDLORD, AND
FRIENDS OF THE PAGODA AND ORIENTAL GARDEN FOUNDATION, AS
TENANT, FOR LEASE OF THAT CERTAIN PROPERTY OWNED BY THE
CITY KNOWN AS THE PAGODA BUILDING LOCATED AT 265 WEST
TAZEWELL STREET IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, AND AUTHORIZING THE
CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE LEASE AGREEMENT.
DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE
ORDINANCE AND ADOPT. MR. BURFOOT.
>> AYE. >> MR. RIDDICK.
>> AYE. >> MR. SMIGIEL.
>> AYE. >> DR. WHIBLEY.
>> DID ANYBODY ELSE HEAR FROM CITIZENS THAT WERE CONCERNED
ABOUT THE NOISE AT THE PAGODA AND LATE NIGHT?
ANYBODY ALSO HEAR ABOUT THAT? BECAUSE I COULDN'T FIND THAT
THAT WAS PART OF THIS LEASE AGREEMENT.
IS THAT -- NOISE ORDINANCES OR LATE NIGHT NOISE, IS THAT PART
OF THIS OR IS THIS PURELY A FINANCIAL ISSUE?
>> IT'S A LEASE AGREEMENT. >> THEY CAN CONTINUE OPERATING.
>> IN OTHER WORDS, THE COMPLAINTS THAT ARE RECEIVED
ABOUT THE -- THEY WOULD BE UNDER ANOTHER MATTER?
WOULD THAT BE CORRECT? >> IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE
LEASE AGREEMENT. >> I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY HOW TO
ANSWER THE QUESTION, TERRI. I KNOW THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE
OVER TIME WHO OBJECTED TO SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED
THERE, BUT THEY HAVE -- THE VAST MAJORITY, A NUMBER OF EVENTS
THERE THAT ARE WELL ATTENDED AND I THINK MOST OF THE COMMUNITY
SEEMS TO ENJOY IT. IT'S REALLY BEEN A -- IT WAS
A -- I WOULD SAY MOST OF THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN VERY
SUPPORTIVE. BUT I DON'T -- I MEAN, THE
PEOPLE -- >> APPARENTLY THERE WAS A
MEETING THIS WEEK WITH CITIZENS THAT WERE CONCERNED AND -- ABOUT
THIS. BUT I COULDN'T SEE ANYTHING IN
THE LEASE THAT RELATED TO THIS. SO I'LL VOTE AYE.
>> MS. WILLIAMS. >> AYE.
>> MR. WINN. >> AYE.
>> MR. FRAIM. >> AYE.
>> OKAY, THANK YOU FOR COMING DOWN, PRECIOUS IT.
C-1, PLEASE. >> APPROVE C-1.
MR. BURFOOT. >> AYE.
>> MR. RIDDICK. >> AYE.
>> MR. SMIGIEL. >> AYE.
>> DR. WHIBLEY. >> AYE.
>> MS. WILLIAMS. >> AYE.
>> MR. WINN. >> AYE.
>> MR. FRAIM. >> AYE.
R-1. >> AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING THE
DEDICATION OF A PERPETUAL FIXED-WIDTH UTILITY EASEMENT
OVER CERTAIN PROPERTY OWNED BY SENTARA HOSPITALS AND
AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ACCEPT THE DEED OF EASEMENT ON
BEHALF OF THE CITY. DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER
REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE ORDINANCE AND ADOPT.
MR. BURFOOT. >> AYE.
>> MR. RIDDICK. >> AYE.
>> MR. SMIGIEL. >> AYE.
>> DR. WHIBLEY. >> AYE.
>> MS. WILLIAMS. >> AYE.
>> MR. WINN. >> AYE.
>> MR. FRAIM. >> AYE.
R-2. >> AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND
REORDAIN CHAPTER 39.1 OF THE NORFOLK CITY CODE, 1979, SO AS
TO ADD NEW DEFINITIONS AND A NEW ARTICLE TO PROVIDE REGULATIONS
FOR FATS, OILS AND GREASE DISCHARGES FROM FOOD SERVICE
ESTABLISHMENTS TO THE SEWER SYSTEM.
DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE
ORDINANCE AND ADOPT. MR. BURFOOT.
>> AYE. >> MR. RIDDICK.
>> AYE. >> MR. SMIGIEL.
>> AYE. >> DR. WHIBLEY.
>> AYE. >> I WAS EXCITED ABOUT THIS,
THIS IS GREAT. AYE.
>> MS. WILLIAMS. >> AYE.
>> MR. WINN. >> AYE.
>> MR. FRAIM. >> AYE.
>> AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE NORFOLK ADULT
DRUG TREATMENT COURT GRANT AWARD OF $182,500 FROM THE SUPREME
COURT OF VIRGINIA FOR THE ADULT DRUG COURT PROGRAM AND PROGRAM
FEES UP TO $15,000 AND APPROPRIATING THE GRANT FUNDS
AND PROGRAM FEES AND AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURE OF $78,750 FROM
PREVIOUSLY APPROPRIATED FUNDS AS A LOCAL CASH MATCH.
DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE
ORDINANCE AND ADOPT. MR. BURFOOT.
>> AYE. >> MR. RIDDICK.
>> AYE. >> MR. SMIGIEL.
>> AYE. >> DR. WHIBLEY.
>> AYE. >> MS. WILLIAMS.
>> AYE. >> MR. WINN.
>> AYE. >> MR. FRAIM.
>> AYE. R-5.
>> A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF UTILITIES TO
PROVIDE WATER AND SEWER SERVICES TO A LESSEE OR TENANT IN THE
NAME OF THE LESSEE OR TENANT, WITH SUCH FEES AND CHARGES
APPLICABLE FOR WATER AND SEWER SERVICES, WITHOUT A WRITTEN
AUTHORIZATION FORM FROM THE PROPERTY OWNER.
ADOPT RESOLUTION, MR. BURFOOT -- >> CAN YOU EXPLAIN THAT?
>> I MIGHT KNOW MORE ABOUT THAT ONE UNLESS YOU WOULD LIKE --
>> GO FOR IT. >> THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WAS
PETITIONED BY A LANDLORD WHOSE PROPERTY WERE BEING LIENED FOR
TENANTS WHO WALK TO THE BILL, SO THEY THOUGHT THAT WAS UNFAIR, SO
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS GIVEN US THIS CHOICE TO DO THIS OR TO
DO ANOTHER ROUTE WHERE WE WOULD LIEN THE PROPERTY AND WE HAVE
GOT OVER 99% COLLECTION RATE WITHOUT LIENING THE PROPERTY.
>> I GOT IT. >> SO WE'RE MAINTAINING THE
STATUS QUO BECAUSE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY REQUESTED IT.
>> OKAY GO AHEAD. >> ADOPTION THE RESOLUTION, MR.
BURFOOT. >> AYE.
>> MR. RIDDICK. >> AYE.
>> MR. SMIGIEL. >> AYE.
>> DR. WHIBLEY. >> AYE.
>> MS. WILLIAMS. >> AYE.
>> MR. WINN. >> AYE.
>> MR. FRAIM. >> AYE.
R-6. >> AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A
SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO PERMIT THE OPERATION OF A GAS STATION,
SALES ONLY, ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 6100 TIDEWATER DRIVE.
DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE
ORDINANCE AND ADOPT. MR. BURFOOT.
>> AYE. >> MR. RIDDICK.
>> AYE. >> MR. SMIGIEL.
>> AYE. >> DR. WHIBLEY.
>> AYE. >> MS. WILLIAMS.
>> AYE. >> MR. WINN.
>> AYE. >> MR. FRAIM.
>> AYE. [ RESOLUTION READ ]
DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE
ORDINANCE AND ADOPT. MR. BURFOOT.
>> AYE. >> MR. RIDDICK.
>> AYE. >> MR. SMIGIEL.
>> AYE. >> DR. WHIBLEY.
>> AYE. >> MS. WILLIAMS.
>> AYE. >> MR. WINN.
>> AYE. >> MR. FRAIM.
>> AYE. >> AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A
SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO PERMIT THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR
OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 6100
TIDEWATER DRIVE. DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER
REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE ORDINANCE AND ADOPT.
MR. BURFOOT. >> AYE.
>> MR. RIDDICK. >> AYE.
>> MR. SMIGIEL. >> AYE.
>> DR. WHIBLEY. >> AYE.
>> MS. WILLIAMS. >> AYE.
>> MR. WINN. >> AYE.
>> MR. FRAIM. >> AYE.
R-7. >> WE LET HIM OFF EASY.
>> YEAH, WE DID. >> I WAS WAITING.
>> AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO PERMIT THE
OPERATION ON AN EATING AND DRINKING ESTABLISHMENT ON
PROPERTY LOCATED AT 4412 MONARCH WAY.
BY 7-0 VOTE, PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDS APPROVAL.
DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE
ORDINANCE AND ADOPT. MR. BURFOOT.
>> AYE. >> MR. RIDDICK.
>> AYE. >> MR. SMIGIEL.
>> AYE. >> DR. WHIBLEY.
>> AYE. >> MS. WILLIAMS.
>> AYE. >> MR. WINN.
>> AYE. >> MR. FRAIM.
>> AYE. R-8.
>> AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO PERMIT THE
OPERATION ON AN EATING AND DRINKING ESTABLISHMENT ON
PROPERTY LOCATED AT 7631 GRANBY STREET.
>> DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE
ORDINANCE AND ADOPT. MR. BURFOOT.
>> AYE. >> MR. RIDDICK.
>> AYE. >> MR. SMIGIEL.
>> AYE. >> DR. WHIBLEY.
>> AYE. >> MS. WILLIAMS.
>> AYE. >> MR. WINN.
>> AYE. >> MR. FRAIM.
>> AYE. R-9.
>> AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO PERMIT THE
SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION ON
PROPERTY LOCATED AT 123 WEST 21st STREET.
BY 7-0 VOTE, PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDS APPROVAL.
>> MR. ALAN BASIN IS HERE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.
GO AHEAD. THANK YOU.
>> DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE
ORDINANCE AND ADOPT. MR. BURFOOT.
>> AYE. >> MR. RIDDICK.
>> AYE. >> MR. SMIGIEL.
>> AYE. >> DR. WHIBLEY.
>> AYE. >> MS. WILLIAMS.
>> AYE. >> MR. WINN.
>> AYE. >> MR. FRAIM.
>> AYE. R-10.
>> AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO PERMIT THE
SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION ON
PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1309 RALEIGH AVENUE.
7-0 VOTE, PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDS APPROVAL.
DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE
ORDINANCE AND ADOPT. MR. BURFOOT.
>> AYE. >> MR. RIDDICK.
>> AYE. >> MR. SMIGIEL.
>> AYE. >> DR. WHIBLEY.
>> AYE. >> MS. WILLIAMS.
>> AYE. >> MR. WINN.
>> AYE. >> MR. FRAIM.
>> AYE. >> AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A
SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO OPERATE AN ENTERTAINMENT ESTABLISHMENT ON
PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1309 RALEIGH AVENUE.
DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE
ORDINANCE AND ADOPT. MR. BURFOOT.
>> AYE. >> MR. RIDDICK.
>> AYE. >> MR. SMIGIEL.
>> AYE. >> DR. WHIBLEY.
>> AYE. >> MS. WILLIAMS.
>> AYE. >> MR. WINN.
>> AYE. >> MR. FRAIM.
>> AYE. R-11.
>> AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NUMBER 44,371
ACCEPTING AND APPROPRIATING $649,065 FROM THE VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF FIRE PROGRAMS FOR THE AID-TO-LOCALITIES PROGRAM
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012. DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER
REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE ORDINANCE AND ADOPT.
MR. BURFOOT. >> AYE.
>> MR. RIDDICK. >> AYE.
>> MR. SMIGIEL. >> AYE.
>> DR. WHIBLEY. >> AYE.
>> MS. WILLIAMS. >> AYE.
>> MR. WINN. >> AYE.
>> MR. FRAIM. >> AYE.
R-12. >> AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING AND
APPROPRIATING UP TO THE SUM OF $649,065 FROM THE VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF THE FIRE PROGRAMS FOR THE AID-TO-LOCALITIES
PROGRAM. DISPENSE WITH THE CHARTER
REQUIREMENT FOR READING THE ORDINANCE AND ADOPT.
MR. BURFOOT. >> AYE.
>> MR. RIDDICK. >> AYE.
>> MR. SMIGIEL. >> AYE.
>> DR. WHIBLEY. >> AYE.
>> MS. WILLIAMS. >> AYE.
>> MR. WINN. >> AYE.
>> MR. FRAIM. >> AYE.
>> I HAVE TWO ADDITIONAL ITEMS, MR. PRESIDENT.
THE FIST IS A RESOLUTIONS A POINTING MEMBERS TO THE VETERANS
AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ADOPT THE RESOLUTION, MR. BURFOOT.
>> AYE. >> EXCUSE ME.
MAY I MAKE A COMMENT ABOUT BOTH OF THESE?
I REALIZE THAT WE WERE ALL INVITED TO PUT APPLICANTS IN,
BUT WE NEVER AS A GROUP LOOKED AT THESE GROUPS, AND IF YOU
NOTICE, OUT OF THESE, BOTH ANGELIA NOTICED THIS, OUT OF
THIS, ONLY ONE WOMAN. ONE WOMAN OUT OF 30, AND, YOU
KNOW, I JUST DON'T THINK THAT'S THE MESSAGE WE WANT TO SEND TO
YOUNG GIRLS IN OUR CITY, THAT ONLY VETERANS THAT ARE IN CHARGE
OF OUR VETERANS COMMITTEES ARE MALE.
YOU KNOW, I DON'T THINK ANYBODY, YOU KNOW, WAS CONSPIRATORY AND
TRYING TO MAKE IT THAT WAY, BUT IT JUST HAPPENED, AND NOBODY
HAPPENED TO LOOK OVER THE LIST UNTIL NOW.
>> WELL, WHY DON'T YOU BRING US SOME NAMES?
>> WHY DON'T WE BRING US SOME NAMES.
WE AS ALL OF US. >> DO WE HAVE ROOM?
>> WELL, SURE. I CHOSE KIMBERLY BECAUSE SHE HAD
CONTACTED ME AND I KNEW SHE WAS A VETERAN, SO I RECOMMENDED HER
AND SHE ACTUALLY WANTED GO TO THE ANNUAL ADVISORY BOARD,
NOT -- ANNUAL ADVISORY BOARD, NOT.
CAN WE LIMIT IT TO HOW MANY MEMBERS?
>> NOT ALL. IN FACT, WE SPECIFICALLY DREW
THE ORDINANCE, I MEAN, SO WE WOULD NOT BE LIMBED.
WE HAVE TO HAVE -- LIMITED. THERE'S A CERTAIN NUMBER, THE
ORDINANCE SAYS NOT LESS THAN -- >> NOT LESS THAN TEN, I BELIEVE.
>> LESS THAN TEN AND AS MANY AS HOW MANY?
>> 40, 50? >> WE DIDN'T LIMIT IT.
>> OKAY. >> WELL, I PERSONALLY WOULD TELL
YOU THAT I REALLY DON'T KNOW THAT MANY VETERANS, BUT THERE
ARE PLENTY OF PEOPLE ON THIS LIST THAT ARE ACTIVE IN THE
VETERAN COMMITTEE AND I THINK BY SOLICITING THEM OR MAYBE YOU ALL
KNOW A LOT OF VETERANS AND KNOW WOMEN, BUT I THINK WE NEED TO BE
PROACTIVE ABOUT THIS AND TRY TO GET SOME GOOD QUALIFIED WOMEN
ALSO. >> I AGREE.
OKAY. >> MR. RIDICULOUS.
>> AYE. >> MR. SMIGIEL.
>> I THINK ONE OF THE PROBLEMS TOO IS THE GENERATION SEPARATION
WITH WOMEN IN THE MILITARY. >> RIGHT.
>> SO THERE ARE GOING TO BE YOUNGER VARIETY RANS PROBABLY IF
THEY'RE -- VETERANS PROBABLY IF THEY'RE WOMEN.
AYE. >> DR. WHIBLEY.
>> AYE. >> MS. WILLIAMS.
>> AYE. >> MR. WINN.
>> AYE. >> MR. FRAIM.
>> AYE. >> AND THE SECOND AS RESOLUTION
APPOINTING MEMBERS TO THE MILITARY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
ADVISORY COMMITTEE. ADOPT THE RESOLUTION, MR.
BURFOOT. >> AYE.
>> MR. RIDDICK. >> AYE.
>> MR. SMIGIEL. >> AYE.
>> DR. WHIBLEY. >> AYE.
>> MS. WILLIAMS. >> AYE.
>> MR. WINN. >> AYE.
>> MR. FRAIM. >> AYE.
>> THAT'S ALL I HAVE, MR. PRESIDENT.
>> THANK YOU, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF FOLKS WHO SIGNED UP TO
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