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COLONIAL HEIGHTS CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA

SPECIAL MEETING
CITY HALL

Council Members
Michael A. Cherry
Kenneth B. Frenier
W. Joe Green, Jr.
John E. Piotrowski
John T. Wood
Elizabeth G. Luck, Vice-Mayor
T. Gregory Kochuba, Mayor

       April 28, 2020            201 James Avenue, Colonial Heights, VA
5:30 PM         
1.

Call to Order

2.

Roll Call

3.

Declarations of Personal Interest

4.

Closed meeting pursuant to the Code of Virginia in accordance with the following provision:

  • Paragraph A.5 of Virginia Code Section 2.2-3711, to discuss prospective businesses or industries locating on a 10.84 acre parcel with parcel ID number 5400020000H and a street address of 401 Temple Avenue, where no previous announcement has been made of the businesses' or industries' interest in locating in the community.  

5.

Vote to come back into open meeting.

The Council has been in a closed meeting pursuant to the Code of Virginia in accordance with the following provision:

  • Paragraph A.5 of Virginia Code Section 2.2-3711, to discuss prospective businesses or industries locating on a 10.84 acre parcel with parcel ID number 5400020000H and a street address of 401 Temple Avenue, where no previous announcement has been made of the businesses' or industries' interest in locating in the community. 
Consideration of the following certification:

Each member will now certify that to the best of the member's knowledge (i) only public business matters lawfully exempted from open meeting requirements of the act and (ii) only such public business matters as were identified in the motion by which the closed meeting was convened were heard, discussed or considered in the meeting by the public body.  Any member who believes there was a departure from the requirements of clauses (i) and (ii), shall so state prior to the vote, indicating the substance of the departure that, in his judgment, has taken place.

Roll Call.  An affirmative vote shall constitute certification of compliance.
6.

Reading of Manner of Addressing Council.

ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC addressing the Council shall approach the lectern, give his name and address in an audible tone of voice for the record, AND ADDRESS THE COUNCIL AS A BODY RATHER THAN SPEAK TO ANY MEMBER. Unless further time is granted by the Council, ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC shall address the Council for a maximum of five (5) minutes, regardless of the number of issues he desires to discuss. PROVIDED however, that the main proponent of any application, petition, or plan that is the subject of a public hearing shall be allowed to address the Council initially for a maximum of ten (10) minutes and later in rebuttal for a maximum of three (3) minutes.
7.

Advertised Public Hearings

A.

Increasing Real Property Tax Levies Due To A 4.71% Increase In Assessed Value- 6:00 P.M.


B.

AN ORDINANCE NO 20-13

(First Reading) Providing for a levy on all real estate located in the City not exempt from taxation to be fixed at $1.20 for the tax year commencing January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2020; and providing for a levy on all real estate located in the City not exempt from taxation to be fixed at $1.20 for the tax year commencing January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2021, for general municipal purposes.


C.

AN ORDINANCE NO 20-14

(First Reading) Providing for a tax levy on all tangible personal property not either exempt from taxation or otherwise taxed, for the tax year ending December 31, 2020; and for the tax year commencing January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2021; for general municipal purposes.


D.

AN ORDINANCE NO 20-15

(First Reading) Providing for a tax levy on motor vehicles owned by members of a volunteer rescue squad or volunteer fire department, and persons appointed to serve as auxiliary police officers for the tax year ending December 31, 2020; and for the tax year commencing January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2021, for general municipal purposes.


E.

AN ORDINANCE NO 20-16

(First Reading) Providing for a personal property levy of one dollar ($1.00) on each motor vehicle which is specifically equipped to provide transportation for physically handicapped individuals for the tax year commencing January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2020; and providing for such levy on motor vehicles which are specifically equipped to provide transportation for physically handicapped individuals for the tax year commencing January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2021, for general municipal purposes.


F.

AN ORDINANCE NO 20-17

(First Reading) Providing for a tax levy of $2.00 on each $100 of assessed value on machinery and tools, tangible personal property used in a research and development business, and motor vehicles, trailers and semitrailers with a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or more used to transport property for hire by a motor carrier engaged in interstate commerce, for the tax year ending December 31, 2020; and for the tax year commencing January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2021; for general municipal purposes.


G.

AN ORDINANCE NO 20-18

(First Reading) Establishing a tax rate pursuant to Chapter 35.1 of Title 58.1 of the Code of Virginia (“Personal Property Tax Relief”) on all qualifying vehicles under the Chapter.


H.

AN ORDINANCE NO 20-FIN-3

(First Reading) Adopting the General Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021, and appropriating the estimated revenues for the year for the objects and purposes stated herein.


I.

AN ORDINANCE NO 20-FIN-4

(First Reading) Appropriating and providing funds for financing the City of Colonial Heights Public School Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, and approving such budget.

J.

AN ORDINANCE NO 20-FIN-5

(First Reading) Adopting the Recreation Activity Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021, and appropriating the estimated revenues for the year for the principal purposes stated.




K.

AN ORDINANCE NO 20-FIN-6

(First Reading) Adopting the Capital Projects Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021, and appropriating the estimated revenues for the year for the principal purposes stated.


L.

AN ORDINANCE NO 20-FIN-7

(First Reading) Adopting the Stormwater Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021, and appropriating the estimated revenues for the year for the principal purposes stated.


M.

AN ORDINANCE NO 20-FIN-8

(First Reading) Adopting the Water and Sewer Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021, and appropriating the estimated revenues for the year for the operating expenses stated.


N.

AN ORDINANCE NO 20-FIN-9

(First Reading) Adopting the Economic Development Authority Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021, and appropriating the estimated revenues for the year for the operating expenditures stated.


O.

Discussion And Consideration Of The Proposed 2020-2021 City Of Colonial Heights Annual Operating Budget - 6:05 P.M.


8.

Discussion and Approval of the Following Items:


    
  
A.

Presentation Of The Utility Rate Study


B.

A RESOLUTION NO 20-21

Approving and adopting the City of Colonial Heights Fiscal Years 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Plan.
C.

A RESOLUTION NO 20-22

Requesting the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to seriously consider modifying Executive Orders Fifty-One, Fifty-Three, and Fifty-Five so as to allow for the reopening of Virginia’s society and economy no later than May 25, 2020.
9.

Adjournment