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Jan 24

City Council Meeting Recap

Posted on January 24, 2018 at 9:58 AM by Communications Department

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Council Approves 2019-2023 Capital Improvements Plan
At last night’s meeting, City Council approved the 2019-2023 Capital Improvements Plan as recommended by City Manager Cindy Rohlf in October. The $607 million plan establishes a timeline and funding strategy for high-priority capital projects and equipment purchases. With last night’s approval, the first year of the plan (FY 2019) is now a schedule of capital spending commitments and the remaining four years (FY 2020 – FY 2023) represent a plan for capital investments. City Council will still have to appropriate funds for individual capital projects.

Marine Corps Reserve building transferred to city

City Council authorized the City Manager to accept the USMC Reserve property at 7401 Warwick Boulevard from the federal government. Deemed surplus property, the City applied to have the property transferred to it for use as a Day Service center for the homeless population to help individuals gain self-sufficiency and transition to a stable housing environment. The application was recently approved and this authorization from City Council completes the steps necessary for transfer of the property.

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 is Tuesday, February 13. 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.