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Jun 14

City Council Recap

Posted on June 14, 2017 at 9:38 AM by Communications Department

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City Council Recap

Seafood Industrial Park Lease Renewal
City Council approved a 20 year lease renewal for PAPCO, Inc. in the Seafood Industrial Park. A tenant of the park since 1997, PAPCO provides dockside fuel and lubricant services for ocean-going trawler fleet homeported at the Seafood Industrial Park as well as numerous other industrial vessels frequenting the park. PAPCO also delivers fuel and lubricant products to land based entities.

Appropriation for Economic Development Initiatives
City Council also appropriated last night $1.3 million from the Community Development category of this year’s Capital Improvements Plan for ongoing economic development activities and initiatives, including strategic property acquisitions and infrastructure.

Performance Evaluations
The City Attorney, Collie Owens, and the City Clerk, Mabel Washington Jenkins, were evaluated by Council during the closed portion of yesterday’s afternoon work session. In the regular meeting last night, Council voted to give each of them a  3% raise. The City Attorney, City Clerk and City Manager are the three positions that are appointed and evaluated by City Council. City Manager Cindy Rohlf, having just been appointed in March, was not evaluated this time, but will be next June.

Other Actions 
All items on last night’s regular City Council meeting agenda were approved, and the entire Council meeting can be viewed on-demand. 

Next Meeting 
The next regular meeting of the Newport News City Council will be Tuesday, June 27th. City Council typically meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 pm in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 2400 Washington Avenue. Meetings are shown live on the City's Cable Channel NNTV (Cox Ch 48/Verizon Ch 19) and are streamed live on City Council meetings are also available to be watched on-demand the day following the meeting. Oftentimes City Council holds work sessions in the 10th floor conference room of City Hall in the afternoon before the regular meetings. Work sessions are open to the public. Agendas for work sessions and regular meetings are available online in the Agenda Center the Friday before the meeting.