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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

September 10, 2019         201 James Avenue, Colonial Heights, VA

7:00 P.M.        

1.

Call to Order

2.

Roll Call

3.

Devotion - The Honorable John E. Piotrowski

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Adoption of Agenda

6.

Declarations of Personal Interest

7.

Commendations and Presentations

A.

Presentation By Richmond Region Tourism

B.

Presentation of the City's Annual Contribution to the Colonial Heights Food Pantry

C.

New Employee Introduction

Introduction Of New City Employee Hired By The Finance 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

A.

Receive and Open Natural Gas Franchise Bids

10.

Advertised Public Hearing

A.

AN ORDINANCE NO 19-21

(First Reading) To grant to Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc. a nonexclusive franchise authorizing Columbia, its successors, and assigns, to construct, repair, replace, operate, and maintain a system for the transmission, distribution, and sale of natural gas in, under, along, and across the City’s public rights-of-way.


B.

AN ORDINANCE NO 19-FIN-16

(First Reading)  To amend the Capital Projects Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, by $1,000,000 to appropriate state funds derived from a Virginia Department of Transportation grant for a Boulevard Resurfacing project, which involves resurfacing the Boulevard from Shuford Avenue North to Newcastle Drive.
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 19-FIN-14

(Second Reading)To amend the General Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, by increasing appropriations by $583,150 which includes: 1) $105,000 in local sales taxes to cover expenditures over budget for the Comprehensive Services Act; 2) $60,000 in personal property taxes to cover expenditures over budget for employee health insurance and retirement costs; and 3) a $418,150 transfer from the General Fund to the Capital Projects Fund.
B.

AN ORDINANCE NO 19-FIN-15

(Second Reading)  To amend the General Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020, to appropriate $539,946 in encumbrances from the prior fiscal year.
To amend the Recreation Activity Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020, to appropriate $8,620 in encumbrances from the prior fiscal year.
To amend the Water and Sewer Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020, to appropriate $221,279 in encumbrances from the prior fiscal year.
C.

AN ORDINANCE NO 19-20

(Second Reading) Amending § 258-12 of Chapter 258, Taxation, of the Colonial Heights City Code, to grant the Director of Finance more flexibility in publicizing the due dates of real estate taxes.
D.

August 13, 2019 Special Meeting Minutes

E.

August 13, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes

F.

August 26, 2019 Special Meeting Minutes

13.

Introduction and Consideration of Ordinances and Resolutions

A.

AN ORDINANCE NO 19-FIN-17

(First Reading)  To amend the General Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020, to appropriate $43,015, which includes 1) $12,515 in DMV State Highway Safety Grant funds for selective enforcement activities; and 2) $30,500 in fund balance/reserves for improvements at Shepherd Stadium.

To amend the Recreation Activity Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, by increasing appropriations by $3,837 in transfer from schools to transfer to capital improvements fund for the Middle School Courts project, and 2) transferring $5,000 from recreation operating expenses to transfer to capital projects for the Middle School Tennis Courts project.

To amend the Capital Projects Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020, to appropriate $51,837, which includes 1) a transfer from the general fund budget of $43,000 for improvements at Shepherd Stadium; 2) a transfer from the recreation fund budget of $8,837 for the Middle School Tennis Courts project; and 3) a transfer of $85,000 from the White Bank Restroom Project to Shepherd Stadium improvements.
B.

AN ORDINANCE NO 19-FIN-18

(First Reading)   To amend the General Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, to appropriate $709,000 in additional funds to transfer to the School Board pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the School Board.
14.

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

15.

Reports of Officers and Documents Related Thereto

A.

City Manager

B.

City Attorney

C.

Director of Planning and Community Development

1.

Department of Planning and Community Development and Planning Commission Summary

16.

Adjournment