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COLONIAL HEIGHTS CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA

 

REGULAR 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

 DATE:  May 9, 2017
TIME: 7:00 PM
1.

Call to Order

2.

Roll Call

3.

Devotion - The Honorable Michael A. Cherry

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Adoption of Agenda

6.

Declarations of Personal Interest

7.

Commendations and Presentations

A.

A PROCLAMATION

Designating May 14 - 20, 2017 as Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Week in the City of Colonial Heights, Virginia
B.

A PROCLAMATION

Designating the Week of May 21-27, 2017 as Emergency Medical Services Week in the City of Colonial Heights, Virginia
C.

A PROCLAMATION

Designating May 22 - June 4, 2017 as the Click It or Ticket Mobilization Enforcement Period in the City of Colonial Heights, Virginia
D.

Citizens Government Academy

Recognizing the program participants in the Citizens Government Academy (Spring 2017).
E.

New Employee Introductions

Introduction of new City employees hired by the Recreation & Parks Department.
8.

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.
9.

Written Petitions and Communications

10.

Advertised Public Hearings

A.

A RESOLUTION NO 17-20

Adopting the City of Colonial Heights’ Housing and Community Development Annual Action Plan and Budget for 2017-2018.
11.

Hearing of Citizens Generally on Non-Agenda Items

12.

Consideration of Uncontested Minutes, Ordinances, Resolutions, and Motions in Accordance with the Consent Agenda

A.

AN ORDINANCE NO 17-FIN-3

(Second Reading) 

Adopting the General Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, and appropriating the estimated revenues for the year for the objects and purposes stated herein. 

B.

AN ORDINANCE NO 17-FIN-4

(Second Reading) 

Appropriating and providing funds for financing the City of Colonial Heights Public School Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, and approving such budget. 

C.

AN ORDINANCE NO 17-FIN-5

(Second Reading) Adopting the Recreation Activity Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, and appropriating the estimated revenues for the year for the principal purposes stated.

D.

AN ORDINANCE NO 17-FIN-6

(Second Reading) 

Adopting the Storm Water Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, and appropriating the estimated revenues for the year for the principal purposes stated. 

E.

AN ORDINANCE NO 17-FIN-7

(Second Reading) Adopting the Water and Sewer Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, and appropriating the estimated revenues for the year for the operating expenses stated. 
F.

AN ORDINANCE NO 17-14

(Second 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, 2017, and ending December 31, 2017; 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, 2018, and ending December 31, 2018, for general municipal purposes. 
 
G.

AN ORDINANCE NO 17-15

(Second 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, 2017; and for the tax year commencing January 1, 2018, and ending December 31, 2018; for general municipal purposes. 
H.

AN ORDINANCE NO 17-16

(Second 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, 2017; and for the tax year commencing January 1, 2018, and ending December 31, 2018, for general municipal purposes. 
I.

AN ORDINANCE NO 17-17

(Second 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, 2017, and ending December 31, 2017; 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, 2018, and ending December 31, 2018, for general municipal purposes. 
 
J.

AN ORDINANCE NO 17-18

(Second 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.
K.

AN ORDINANCE NO 17-19

(Second Reading) Providing for a tax levy on machinery and tools, tangible personal property used in a research and development business, certain energy generating equipment, personal property used in manufacturing, testing or operating satellites, 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, 2017; and for the tax year commencing January 1, 2018, and ending December 31, 2018; for general municipal purposes. 
 
L.

AN ORDINANCE NO 17-20

(Second Reading) To amend and reordain § 238-8 of Chapter 238, Sewers and Sewage Disposal, of the Colonial Heights City Code, to increase charges for sewer service. 
M.

AN ORDINANCE NO 17-21

(Second Reading) To amend and reordain § 277-9 of Chapter 277, Water, of the Colonial Heights City Code, to increase charges for water service. 
N.

AN ORDINANCE NO 17-23

(Second Reading) To adopt a revised General Pay Plan Class and Salary Range that eliminates job titles no longer in existence and reflects the current salary range for each grade.
O.

AN ORDINANCE NO 17-FIN-8

(Second Reading) To amend the General Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017, to appropriate funds in the aggregate amount of $8,000, which consists of $4,000 in grant funding from the Virginia Municipal League and $4,000 in donations from the Library Donations Reserve account.
P.

AN ORDINANCE NO 17-13

(Second ReadingTo grant a special use permit to the City of Colonial Heights to allow construction of a 100-foot monopole tower, a 4-foot lightning rod at the top of the tower, and emergency communication antennas to the tower, to be located at 100 Highland Avenue (Parcel ID No. 5100020102C), as part of a public safety radio system.
13.

Introduction and Consideration of Ordinances and Resolutions

A.

A RESOLUTION NO 17-21

Approving a fiscal agent for the CodeRVA Regional School, and also approving the vesting of title to property in CodeRVA's Board of Control. 
14.

Unfinished Business, Contested Ordinances and Resolutions, and Items Removed from the Consent Agenda

A.

AN ORDINANCE NO 17-22

(Second Reading) To amend and reordain § 244-13 of Chapter 244, Solid Waste, of the Colonial Heights City Code, to increase the fees the City charges residential and commercial establishments for solid waste collection and disposal or recycling. 
B.

AN ORDINANCE NO 16-29

To amend and reordain §§ 286-200, 286-518.04, 286-518.05, and 286-530.24 of Chapter 286 of the Colonial Heights City Code, relating to the parking or storage of recreational vehicles, campers, commercial vehicles, utility trailers, boats, and tractor-trailers in certain zoning districts.   

15.

Reports of Officers and Documents Related Thereto

A.

City Manager

1.

General Activity Report And/Or Project Update

B.

City Attorney

C.

Director of Planning and Community Development

1.

Planning Commission Meeting Summary May 2017

16.

Consideration of Claims

17.

Adjournment