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COLONIAL HEIGHTS CITY COUNCIL
 AGENDA


REGULAR MEETING
CITY HALL

Council Members
Kenneth B. Frenier
John E. Piotrowski
 Robert W. Wade
 Dr. Laura F. Poe
 John T. Wood
 Elizabeth G. Luck, Vice-Mayor
 T. Gregory Kochuba, Mayor

              January 11, 2022
7:00 PM             
1.

Call to Order

2.

Roll Call

3.

Devotion - The Honorable John T. Wood

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Adoption of Agenda

6.

Declarations of Personal Interest

7.

Commendations and Presentations

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 by Members of the Public and Council Members

10.

Advertised Public Hearings:

A.

AN ORDINANCE NO 21-23

(First Reading) To grant a special use permit to Christian Life Center located at 505 Lakeview Avenue, also known as parcel identification number 1900010Y001, and Swearingen Realty Company, allowing for an addition to the existing religious assembly, on a consolidated parcel.

B.

AN ORDINANCE NO 22-3

(First Reading) Approving a Deed of Easement granting Dunlop Station, LLC a variable width driveway maintenance easement across parcel identification number 6702000001A, consisting of approximately 2,684 ± square feet, to allow for vehicles to make a right turn from Ellerslie Avenue into the Dunlop Village Shopping Center and a right turn onto Ellerslie Avenue from the Dunlop Village Shopping Center.

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 21-21

(Second Reading) To grant a non-exclusive franchise to Verizon Virginia LLC to operate a telecommunications system in the City of Colonial Heights, Virginia and to approve a Telecommunications Franchise Agreement. 

B.

AN ORDINANCE NO 21-25

(Second Reading) Amending § 30-3 of Chapter 30, Finance, of the Colonial Heights City Code, by imposing a maximum convenience fee of 2% of the amount paid whenever a person uses, for any transaction with the City, except for a transaction with the Department of Recreation and Parks, a credit or debit card the City accepts; and further amending § 30-3 by allowing the imposition of a convenience fee whenever an accepted credit or debit card is used to pay a City utility bill.

C.

AN ORDINANCE NO 21-27

(Second Reading) Awarding a $500 bonus to each full-time sworn employee in the Police Department and awarding to certain police officers signing bonuses of $1,500 and referral bonuses of $1,000.

D.

AN ORDINANCE NO 21-FIN-16

(Second Reading) To amend the General Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022, by appropriating $128,542, consisting of 1) $4,000 in Virginia Risk Sharing Association Grant funds to the Police Department; 2) $3,700 in E Citation funds to the Police Department; 3) $3,371 in Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Funds to the Police Department; 4) $55,000 in assigned fund balance to reimburse the Contingency Fund for the purchase of a fire truck; 5) $21,200 in Library of Virginia ARPA Grants to the Library; 6) $2,961 in current and prior year litter control funds; 7) $36,310 in prior year DCJS Grant funds to the Police Department; and 8) $2,000 donation from Asset Protection Group, Inc. to the Sheriff’s Department.

E.

December 14, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes

F.

December 14, 2021 Special Meeting Minutes

G.

June 8, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes

H.

November 17, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes

I.

November 10, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes

J.

October 20, 2020 Special Meeting Minutes

13.

Introduction and Consideration of Ordinances and Resolutions

A.

AN ORDINANCE NO 22-FIN-1

(First Reading) To amend the General Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022, by appropriating $131,038, consisting of 1) $6,000 in donations to the Police Department, 2) $15,500 in assigned fund balance for the TMDL Placeholder Project 3) $85,000 in assigned fund balance for the North Elementary Sidewalks Phase I Project, 4) $2,587 in COVID ES DCJS Grant to the Police Department, 5) $16,463 in Byrne JAG Grant Program FY22 Training and Equipment for the Police Department, and 6) $5,488 in assigned fund balance to the Police Department from asset forfeiture funds, which is the local match requirement for the Byrne JAG Grant Program.

To amend the Emergency Response Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022, by appropriating $479,646, consisting of 1) $375,492 in American Rescue Plan Act State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) for utility lines on Lakeview Avenue associated with the Lakeview Avenue Modernization Project and 2) $104,154 in ARPA SLFRF Municipal Utility Assistance Program funds to be applied to Residential Utility Customer Accounts.

To amend the Capital Projects Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022, by appropriating $2,618,499, consisting of 1) $2,142,507 of state and federal highway construction funds to the Lakeview Avenue Widening Project, 2) $375,492 of SLFRF funds for utility lines on Lakeview Avenue associated with the Lakeview Avenue Modernization Project transferred from the Emergency Response Fund, 3) $85,000 in transfer of assigned fund balance from the General Fund for the North Elementary Sidewalks Phase I Project, and 4) $15,500 in transfer of assigned fund balance from the General Fund for TMDL Placeholder Project. Also, to amend the Capital Projects Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022, by transferring $375,000 from the Lakeview Avenue Utilities Project to the Lakeview Avenue Modernization Project.

B.

A RESOLUTION NO 22-1

Specifying the regular meeting dates of the Colonial Heights City Council. 

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.

Planning Boards and Commissions Summary

16.

Adjournment