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Unpacking The Agenda: The January 9th City Council Meetings
Here's a preview of what's on the docket
Here’s what’s coming up in the City Council meetings today, Tuesday, January 9th
3:30 pm City Council Work Session
II.FESTEVENTS ANNUAL REPORT
Presenter: Ted Baroody
Background: According to the 2023 Fiscal Year Budget, the city of Norfolk will provide $2.06 million in funding to Norfolk Festevents.
III. CITY PLANNING UPDATE
Presenter: Robert Tajan, Planning Director
Background: No info was provided on the topic of discussion but it may be a preview of what’s coming up at future City Planning Commission meetings. Here’s the agenda for the January 11th and January 25th meetings.
6:00 pm City Council Formal Session Meeting
Consent Agenda items are typically passed together in single vote, unless discussion is requested.
Background: CM Chicken is a chain of Korean Style fried chicken shops. This is the location that was formerly home to Scotty Quixx, which had permits revoked by City Council.
Conditional Use Permit for PJ’s Kitchen to sell alcohol for on- and off-site consumption at 323 Granby Street.
Background: This location was formerly home to “California Fries and Wings,” the sister restaurant to California Burrito, which had permits revoked by City Council.
The City is approving a tax refund to Colonial Chevrolet Company for over-payment in tax year 2022 in the amount of $10,239.50.
An ordinance allowing the “Five Kings, llc” to encroach into the City right-of-way at 715 Orapax Street with a ramp and stairway.
An ordinance allowing a resident to encroach into the City right-of-way with a 130’ long pier, a 30’ by 5’ floating dock and a 15’X15’ pier at 707 W. Ocean View Avenue.
Background: The City’s Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) program proposes facilities that would conflict with the current water main and require the existing one to be abandoned.
This ordinance would change a variety of language to existing city code relating to wetlands. The changes include adding definitions to the areas named “back bay and its tributaries and the north landing river and its tributaries.”
This item is authorizing the City to purchase a parcel of land in Suffolk in order to move water mains that carry water into Norfolk. The purchase price is $3500, but up to $9000 is authorized to be spent to cover transaction costs.
The land sits within the Commonwealth Railway project.
This item is accepting $69,257 in grant funds from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Litter Prevention and Recycling Grant program that will be given to the Keep Norfolk Beautiful program.
This item increases the allotted funding for The Community Development Block Grant Program Income by $123,500.
These funds come from Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority income, and is more than expected in the originally passed budget. The total program income appropriated for use through the FY 2024 Annual Plan will increase by $123,500, from $427,114 to $550,614.
This item is accepting $10,000 in grant funds from the Hartford Fire Education Grant and assigning them to Norfolk Fire-Rescue with the purpose of educating Norfolk residents on fire awareness and prevention.
This item is accepting up to $40,000 from the proceeds of the sale of a giraffe by the Zoological Park. The $40,000 is then made available to the Zoo budget for habitat improvements.
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Program has deemed this giraffe is surplus to requirement for the program. Zoos across the country frequently relocate animals to other zoos in the best long-term interest of the species survival.
This item creates an advisory committee to assist the City Planning Commission in the development of a proposed new Comprehensive Plan (NFK2050) and appoints members to that committee. The committee will meet at least quarterly. Members include:
One representative from:
Norfolk Public Schools
Norfolk Department of Public Health
Naval Station Norfolk, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command
Hampton Roads Realtors Association
Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Community Foundation
Hampton Roads Transit
Urban League of Hampton Roads
N.A.A.C.P., Norfolk Branch
Greater Norfolk Corporation
Norfolk Federation of Civic Leagues
Norfolk Innovation Corridor
Elizabeth River Project
Elizabeth River Trail Foundation
And the following “community representatives”
Phillip Hawkins, representing the City at large;
Scott Guirlinger, representing Ward 1
Joseph Hamm, representing Ward 2
Joyi Winston, representing Ward 3
Vincent Hodges, representing Ward 4
Kenneth Paulson, representing Ward 5
Enrique E. Figueroa, Ph.D., representing Superward 6
Mya Vanderbilt, representing Superward 7