|March 14, 2023||7:00 PM|
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 one time 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.
(First Reading) To amend §§ 51-55, 51-55.1, and 51-56 of Chapter 51, Personnel Policies and Grievance Procedure, of the Colonial Heights City Code, to remove the prohibition on using annual leave during the first six months of employment; to adjust the leave time accrual rate of 24-hour employees; and to increase from $8,000 to $10,000 the amount of sick leave payable to certain employees upon retirement.
(Second Reading) Granting an easement to Verizon Virginia Inc. allowing Verizon Virginia Inc. to install communication system lines on utility poles across four parcels bordering the Boulevard or Dupuy Avenue that the City of Colonial Heights owns.
(First Reading) To amend § 258-16 of Chapter 258, Taxation, of the Colonial Heights City Code, to increase by 10% the income limits, and by $20,000 the maximum net worth allowed, for elderly citizens and permanently and totally disabled persons to qualify for a real estate tax exemption.
(First Reading) To amend the General Fund Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023, by $94,475 consisting of 1) $53,109 in bond funds for emergency sewer repairs; 2) $8,000 in donations to the Police Department from the American Legion for a K-9 kennel and dog food; 3) $19,225 in grant funds to the Fire Department for ballistic vests and accessories from Firehouse Subs; 4) $10,000 from HEAT program to Public Safety for a surveillance camera system; 5) $2,732 in State Asset Forfeiture to the Commonwealth Attorney for crime scene screens; 6) $1,209 in remaining grants and donations from last year to the Office on Youth; and 7) $200 in donations to the Sheriff’s Office from the Colonial Heights Moose Lodge 1783. Also, to transfer $2,250 from Nondepartmental to Human Services for the City’s annual contribution to the Youth Advisory Council.
To amend the Capital Projects Budget for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023, by appropriating $53,109 in transfer from the general fund for emergency sewer repairs.
Approving the City’s participation in the proposed settlements of opioid-related claims against Teva, Allergan, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and their related corporate entities, and directing the City Manager to execute the documents necessary to effectuate the City’s participation in the settlements.