#RVACouncil 6.25.2018

Lengthy consent agenda full of SUPs and budget items moved around. There is some legislation set to pass on consent that would establish a grant process for non-departmental funds going to non-profits. Also, there are funds of ~$290K that are going to go from GRTC to a special fund intended to help business impacted by Pulse construction with beautification and parking projects. On the regular agenda tomorrow is the city's residency requirement and rezoning on the West Hampton School property. An interesting item that has been continued to July 23rd is Robertson's proposed legislation that directs the CAO to work with City Council and School Board and the Superintendent to recommend a funding amount, funding strategies, and changes to state law for school funding. I assume this is the legislation she promised to introduce at the meeting following the cigarette tax failing in April. The original resolution request states it is the Education Compact Team that should make a recommendation but the language of the resolution is around the governing bodies. The ECT actually refers to the community group AND handful of elected officials together so I am not sure if there is a better way to describe what they envision happening. In addition, it is the Superintendent who makes an Estimate of Needs recommendation to School Board. Would this bypass that process? How do those work together? Guess we will find out as discussion begins on this legislation. 

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CITIZEN COMMENT

  • Elizabeth “Elie” Elis on a program for educational toys and arts/music exposure for inner city students.

REGULAR AGENDA

  • ORD 2017-197: Establish an Education, Health, and Human Services Grant Commission, a Visual and Performing Arts Grant Commission, and grant related programs for nonprofit organizations to be administered by each commission
  • ORD 2018-030: Create a procedure for all city department’s strategic action plans to be inline with the city’s strategic vision.
  • ORD 2018-157: Amend City Code regarding the location and design of wireless communication facilities, microwave relay facilities, and radio and television broadcast antennas to reflect amendments to state law.
  • ORD 2018-159: Authorize special use of 1637 Williamsburg Road for the purpose of a day nursery with an existing church. Applicant is Fulton Montessori School and property owner is Calvary United Methodist Church.
  • ORD 2018-160: Authorize special use of 2825 M Street for a two single-family attached dwellings. Applicant is Mark Baker of Baker Development Resources and property owner is Matt Jarreau.
  • ORD 2018-161: Authorize special use of 3413 S Street for a single-family attached dwelling. Applicant is Positive K LLC and property owner is Positive K LLC whose managing member is Mary Pearson.
  • ORD 2018-162: Authorize special use of 526 North Boulevard for office uses.
  • ORD 2018-163: Authorize 23rd Street Triangle LLC to encroach on public right of way with an outdoor dining area encroachment at North 23rd St and Jessamine St in front of 718 North 23rd Street.
  • ORD 2018-164: Acquire 1606 Sewell Street at tax delinquent judicial sale and convey the property for $14,003.61 to ElderHomes.
  • ORD 2018-165: Acquire 1611 Monteiro Street at tax delinquent judicial sale and convey the property for $11,649.78 to ElderHomes.
  • ORD 2018-166: Acquire 1708 Monteiro Street at tax delinquent judicial sale and convey the property for $15,810.76 to ElderHomes.
  • ORD 2018-168: Amend special use permit of 700 Dinwiddie Avenue for the purpose of a shelter and social service delivery use to authorize the addition of a modular classroom within an existing parking lot.
  • ORD 2018-169: Accept $500 from Petco Foundation to provide canine and handler training and supplies for accelerant detection recertification.
  • ORD 2018-170: Accept $138,186 from VA Dept of Social Services for Human Services’ Richmond AmeriCorps Program.
  • ORD  2018-171: Accept $279,978 from GRTC for the Department of Economic and Community Development’s Pulse BRT Business Support Special Fund to assist businesses within areas directly affected by the prolonged construction of Pulse BRT by providing parking and beautification-related programs.
  • ORD 2018-172: Accept $890K for funding the Main Street Station Phase 3 development.
  • ORD 2018-173: Accept $5.5M from US Department of Transportation for funding the Main Street Station Phase 3 development.
  • ORD 2018-174: Re-appropriate $100K from Sheriff-Jail Operations program to Sheriff-Jail Administration & Huan Services program to properly reflect the assignment of personnel and procurement of goods and services within the Sheriff’s Office.
  • ORD 2018-175: Re-appropriate $130K from PDR-Prop. Maintenance Code Enforcement program to the PDR-Land Use Administration and PDR-Zoning Administration programs to properly reflect the assignment of personnel and procurement of goods and services within the Department of Planning and Development Review.
  • ORD 2018-176: Re-appropriate $1.3 from Fire-Office of Fire Chief, Fire-Fire Administration, Fire-Fire Prevention, Fire-Office of Emergency Management, and Fire-Emergency Medical Services/Safety programs to the Fire-Fire Operations, Fire-Fire Training, and Fire-Logistics programs to properly reflect the assignment of personnel and procurement of goods and services within the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
  • ORD 2018-177: Designate the 3100 block of Hawthorne Ave in honor of Clarence Lee Townes Jr.
  • ORD 2018-178: Designate 2200 block of Bainbridge Street in honor of Percy J. Minor Sr.
  • ORD 2018-179: Amend city code to set forth the role of the Director of Economic Development in providing certain City real estate services.
  • RES 2017-R076: Establish per capita amounts used to determine budget appropriations for nonprofit organization grant programs starting with FY 2018-2019.
  • RES 2018-R053: To approve 8th District expenditures to reimburse Councilwoman Reva Trammel for district meeting expenses $5.10 to 7-11 for ice, $22.11 to the Dollar Tree for gift bags, $42.69 to Sam’s Club for water and beverages, $75 to Jerry Blow for sound system services, $100 to Kathy Thompson for photography, and $42.68 to Sam’s Club for water and beverages
  • RES 2018-R054: Approve 7th District expenditures for a community meeting for $296.59 to Padow’s Deli.
  • RES 2018-R055: Approve 8th District expenditure for a community meeting for 50 pizzas for attendees for $425 to Sal’s Pizza.
  • RES 2018-R056: Approve 8th District expenditure for a community meeting for 50 pizzas for attendees for $425 to Sal’s Pizza.
  • RES 2018-R057: Approve 6th District expenditure for a community meeting for $525 to Mark Fish Fry & catering.
  • RES 2018-R058: Approve 7th District expenditure for a $600 donation to RRHA to assist with tenants council-sponsored programs in Creighton, Fairfield, and Mosby.
  • RES 2018-R059: Express Council’s support and request Commonwealth Transportation Board to provide funding for the City’s SMART SCALE candidate projects for 2018.
  • RES 2018-R060: Adopt procedures for utilizing construction management or design-build contracts.

REGULAR AGENDA

  • ORD 2018-110: Amend the city’s residency requirement so it only applies to the Chief Administrative Officer, Chief of Fire and Emergency Services and the Chief of Police.
  • ORD 2018-158: Rezone a portion of the former Westhampton School Building owned by the EDA and leased to Bon Secours from R-4 Single Family Residential District and B-7C Mixed Use Business District.

CONTINUANCES

  • RES 2018-R045 (continued to July 23rd): Request that CAO annually cause to be conducted a review of dedicated funding strategies for Richmond Public Schools and provide council, mayor, and school board with recommendations concerning the total budget appropriation for RPS, funding sources for RPS, and changes to state legislation necessary to increase state funding to RPS.
  • ORD 2018-101 and ORD 2018-126 (continued to July 23rd): Stone Brewing Phase 2 Agreement