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COLONIAL HEIGHTS CITY COUNCIL
 AGENDA


REGULAR MEETING
CITY HALL

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

        November 9, 2021
    7:00 PM         
1.

Call to Order

2.

Roll Call

3.

Devotion - The Honorable Dr. Laura F. Poe

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Adoption of Agenda

6.

Declarations of Personal Interest

7.

Commendations and Presentations

A.

Presentation by Richmond Regional Tourism

B.

New City Employee Introductions

Employees hired by the Commonwealth's Attorney, Finance Department, and Library.

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

A.

Receive and Open Bids For A Telecommunications Franchise

10.

Advertised Public Hearings:

A.

AN ORDINANCE NO 21-21

(First 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 21-18

(First Reading) To amend § 258-16 of Chapter 258, Taxation, of the Colonial Heights City Code to include income from all sources living in the household, including non-relatives of the owner, when calculating real estate tax relief for the elderly and disabled.

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-FIN-12

(Second Reading)  To amend the General Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, by appropriating $854,600 in additional funds to be transferred to the schools pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the School Board.

B.

AN ORDINANCE NO 21-FIN-13

(Second Reading)  To amend the General Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022, by appropriating $31,878 consisting of: 1) $650 in prior year donations to the Animal Shelter; 2) $1,253 in donations made to the Youth Advisory Council; 3) $7,900 in prior year reserves for the Office on Youth; 4) $925 in donations to the Office on Youth Shoe Fund; 5) $5,000 in donations to the K-9 program for vehicle equipment; and 6) $16,150 in funding from the Compensation Board for bonuses in the Sheriff’s Office.

To amend the Water and Sewer Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022, by appropriating $3,629 in insurance recoveries for the replacement of a lawn mower.

C.

June 15, 2021

D.

October 12, 2021 Special Meeting Minutes

E.

October 12, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes

F.

October 19, 2021 Special Meeting Minutes

13.

Introduction and Consideration of Ordinances and Resolutions

A.

AN ORDINANCE NO 21-22

(First Reading) To adopt a revised General Pay Plan Class and Salary Range that increases the salary range for various part-time positions, including, but not limited to, those part-time positions affected by the Virginia legislative mandate effective January 1, 2022, for an $11.00 per hour minimum wage.

B.

AN ORDINANCE NO 21-FIN-14

(First Reading)  To amend the General Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022, by transferring $55,000 from Contingency to Public Safety for the Fire & EMS Department to purchase, as reserve unit, a used fire/engine pumper to replace Unit 991.

C.

A RESOLUTION NO 21-44

Approving the City’s participation in the proposed settlement of opioid-related claims against McKesson, Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, Janssen, and their related corporate entities, and directing the City Manager to execute the documents necessary to effectuate the City’s participation in the settlements.

D.

A RESOLUTION NO 21-45

Approving the City’s participation in the Virginia Abatement Fund and Settlement Allocation Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) and directing the City Manager to execute the documents necessary to effectuate the City’s participation in the MOU.

14.

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

A.

September 14, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes

15.

Reports of Officers and Documents Related Thereto

A.

City Manager

1.

Discussion Regarding Colonial Heights Public Schools Proposed High School Projects

B.

City Attorney

C.

Director of Planning and Community Development

1.

Planning Boards and Commissions Summary

16.

Adjournment