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Dec 13

City Council Meeting Recap

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 10:03 AM by Communications Department

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Capital Improvements Plan 
At an afternoon work session yesterday, City Council continued a discussion on the City Manager’s FY 2019-2013 Recommended Capital Improvements Plan. The Recommended CIP was presented to Council in October and is anticipated to be adopted in January. The entire plan can be reviewed online.

Property Transferred to Housing Authority
City Council conveyed city-owned vacant property at 646 Hampton Avenue to the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority, which will, in turn, transfer it to Habitat for Humanity. With the support of Newport News Shipbuilding, Habitat for Humanity is building a home on the site in the spring. This will be the 16th home funded and constructed by employees of Newport News Shipbuilding, of which 13 are in Newport News. 

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, January 9. 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.