10.9.2017 RVACouncil Meeting



4pm - Informal Meeting

6pm - Formal Meeting

CIty Hall, 900 E Broad Street, 2nd Floor, Council Chambers

Antenna Ch. 57, Cable Ch. 24

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Board Appointments and Reappointments

  1. Citizen Advisory Commission on Alternatives to Incarceration: Miles S. Gordon, John A. Irvin, DeVon Simmons, Amy C. Wentz, Nathaniel Lee Harris Jr.
  2. Maggie L. Walker Initiative Citizens Advisory Board: Chimere Miles

Awards and Recognitions Ceremony Docket

  1. Richmond Fire Prevention Week
  2. Sgt. Carol Adams of RPD for her work on behalf of victims and survivors of domestic violence

Citizen Comment Speaker List

  1. L. Shirley Harvey on the State of the City
  2. Melvin Jones on the raise for city workers and COLA for retirees
  3. Cheryl Nici-O’Connell- recognition and appreciation for police response to Richmond rally
  4. Stephanie Starling- Removal of Monument Ave statues
  5. Nancy LeNeve- Preserving the Monument Ave Statues
  6. James S. Haymes Jr.- Responsible spending of citizens tax dollars


  • ORD 2016-264: continued to November 13th
    • Residential permit parking district in Carver neighborhood
  • ORD 2017-008: continued to November 13th
    • Authorize a standard project administration agreement for funding the 1st and 2nd street buffered bike lanes project
  • ORD 2017-146: continued to November 13th
    • Establish a new open data and transparency program to govern future use of the City’s open data portal
  • ORD 2017-174: continued to November 13th
    • Regulate the owning, breeding, purchasing, selling, etc. of any exotic or wild animal in the city of Richmond (monkey, raccoon, skunk, wolf, squirrel, fox, leopard, panther, tiger, lion, lynch, warm-blooded animals found in the wild, venomous snake, or member of the crocodile family)
  • ORD 2017-179: continued to November 13th
    • Rezone 5720 Bliley Road from single-family residential district to single-family attached residential district
  • ORD 2017-087: continued to November 13th
    • City sale of a portion of Lewis G. Larus Park to Chesterfield
  • RES 2016-R016: continued to November 13th
    • Establish a policy that no one will be appointed to the Board of Commissioners of RRHA for more than 2 consecutive full terms

Consent Agenda

  • ORD 2017-129: Authorize SUP for illuminated canopy signage at Exxon on Arlington Rd
  • ORD 2017-143: No citizen members of a board or commission will be eligible for reappointment after eight consecutive years of service until one year has passed
  • ORD 2017-154: Authorize SUP at 2411 M St and 2416 Jefferson Ave for a building to exceed height restrictions (purpose is to build a three-story mixed-use building)
  • ORD 2017-169: Amend Beaufont Oaks Community Unit Plan to add church use
  • ORD 2017-173: Amend city code to make it unlawful for any dog to run at large and prescribe a penalty of a class 4 misdemeanor
  • ORD 2017-176: Amend city code regarding Aging and Disabilities Advisory Board to add “people first” language
  • ORD 2017-177: A new turn around for right-of-way purposes in block bound by Brookland Parkway, Brook Road, Sherwood Ave, I-95/I-64, and Robin Hood Road.
  • ORD 2017-178: Close a portion of E. Cary St on the east side of Pear St between East Main St and East Dock Street
  • ORD 2017-180: Authorize SUP at 3801 Seminary Ave, 3800 Chamberlayne Ave, and 3802 ½ Chamberlayne Ave for a vocational school accessory to a church (Ginter Park United Methodist Church)
  • ORD 2017-181: Authorize SUP at 211 W. 11th St. for a dwelling unit to be constructed
  • ORD 2017-182: Authorize SUP at 2911 Ellwood Ave and 2917 Ellwood Ave for 5 single-family attached dwellings and 1 single-family detached dwelling
  • ORD 2017-183: Authorize SUP at 3000 E. Franklin, 3004 E. Franklin, 3006 E. Franklin for three single-family attached dwellings
  • ORD 2017-184: Authorize SUP at 3005 E. Franklin for 1 or more multifamily dwellings for a total of no more than 12 units
  • ORD 2017-185: Authorize SUP at 305 Plazaview Road and 309 Plazaview Road for 2 single-family detached dwellings
  • ORD 2017-186: Authorize SUP at 3200 Utah Place for a day nursery for up to 12 children
  • ORD 2017-187: Authorize SUP at 707 E. Main St for 2 signs
  • ORD 2017-188: Authorize SUP at 718-720 Cleveland Street to authorize retail space for sale of juices and bakery items with a walk up window
  • ORD 2017-189: Authorize CAO to accept $5,000 grant from Optima Health Group for interactive health lessons focused on nutrition, chronic diseases, and physical fitness
  • ORD 2017-190: Transfer of money between funds to ensure appropriations for pay adjustments property reflect the assignments of personnel within Department of Fire and Emergency Services
  • ORD 2017-191: Transfer money between funds to ensure appropriations for pay adjustments property reflect the assignments of personnel within the Department of Police
  • ORD 2017-192: Authorize CAO to accept money from VA Dept of Criminal Justice Services for funding salary increases for grant-funded employees of City’s community corrections program.
  • RES 2017-R058: Nominate George Braxton, Benjamin Campbell, Eldridge Forest Coles and City of Richmond’s 3 directors and election of the Board of Directors of GRTC
  • RES 2017-R071: Establish a policy that no person will be appointed to an independent entity for continuous service longer than permitted for a board or commission
  • RES 2017-R072: Impose enhanced speeding penalties on Kimrod Road between Orcutt Lane and Bryce Lane

Regular Agenda

  • ORD 2017-175: Amend city code regarding time and places of solid waste collection, bulk items, brush collection, and collection of loose leaves
    • $50 penalty for not removing trash/recycling containers by 7AM after receiving 2 warning notices
  • RES 2017-R070: Create new reservation of fund balance called the General Employee Bonus Reserve
  • RES 2017-R073: Ask General Assembly to remove Mayor and CAO’s right to attend closed City Council Meetings