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At e regular meeting of the City Council, held on September llth, 1962, there were present: <br /> <br />R. Irvine Smith, C. S. Atkinson, Jack P. Barnes, John L. Dillon, George D. Eastes, <br />L. L. Knight, W. T. Leafy, ,A. P. Johnson, Jr., City Manager, and J. S. Livesay, Jr., <br />City.Attorney. <br /> <br />The ~eetin~ was opened with prayer by Mr. Eastes. <br /> <br />Council meeting. <br /> <br />The Chair ~ecognized a group from the Portsmouth Service League who were attending the <br /> <br />62-215 - The hearing on the Comprehensive Plsn of the City of Portsmouth was held. <br /> <br /> Clinton Crawford, representing the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, spoke for the plan and <br />presented the following letter: <br /> <br /> Based on studies and recommendations of the Chamber s Urban Renewal Committee, the Executive <br />Board of the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, in a meeting Tuesday, September 11, 1962, endorses the 6-year capital <br />improvemen~ plan as submitted by the City Planning Commission st a public hearing August 21, 1962. The Executive <br />Board of the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce does hereby urge the City Council ~o approve and implement the plan <br />as submitted. <br /> It is further recommended tha~ the Minimum Housing Code of the City of Portsmouth be amended <br />to cope with those problems that cause blight and deteration and that the amended code be strictly enforced. <br /> The Chamber of Commerce, representing the business community of Portsmouth, realizes that <br />in order To compete in the market places for new industry and business, it is imperative that we rid our city of <br />blight as fast as possible. Signed: Richard F. Wood, President, Chamber of Commerce." <br /> <br />R. T. Etheridge, representing the Park View Area Improvement League, spoke for the plan. <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr. Knight To refer To a c6nference of the Council and that the matter be on the <br />Council agenda a~ the next meeting, was adopted, without dissenting vote. <br /> <br />The fallowing reports from the City Manager were read: <br /> <br /> 62-216 - "I submit the attached report from the City Attorney. This is in reference to the <br />Compulsory School Attendance Ordinance." <br /> <br /> "Att he last meeting of Council the City Attorney was requested to study and report on the <br />subject of a compulsory school attendance ordinance. <br /> Under Section 22-275.24 of the Code of Virginia, Council may not adopt such an ordinance <br />until the same has been recommended by resolution of the School Board. <br /> The Superintendent of Schools has informed me that he will recommend adoption of the <br />requisite resolution sT the meeting of the School Board to be held September 13, 1962. <br /> The ordinance To carry our this PrOposal can then be brought ~o you ar the next meeting of <br />Council. Signed: J. S. Livesay, Jr., City Attorney." <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr. Dillon to place on the agenda of the next Council meeting was adopted, <br />without dissenting vote. <br /> <br /> 62-217 -"The date of the next Council meeting is on September 25, 1962, this time, thc <br />Virginia League Convention will be in session. <br /> I recommend that the Council meeting date be chsnged to September 26, 27, or <br />28, 1962." <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr. Bi~ea to ~h~n~e t~e~;~a~of~the next regular Council meeting to September <br />2Sth, 1962, was'adopted, without dissenting vote. .- . <br /> <br />UNFINISHED BUSINESS <br /> <br />The following ordinance, approved on first reading at last meeting, was taken up <br /> <br />and read: <br /> <br />"AN ORDINANCE TO APPROPRIATE $73,000.00 FROM THE ANNEXATION BOND FUND (S~¥ERS) <br />FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING THE FACILITIES OF HAMPTON ROADS SANITATION <br />DISTRICT WITHIN THE 1960 ANNEXATION AREA." <br /> <br />On motion of Nr. Leafy the ordinance was adopted and by the following vote: <br /> <br />Ayes: Smith, Atkinson, Barnes, Dillon, Eastes, Knight, Leafy. <br />Nays: None <br /> <br />62-176 - The following ordinance approved on first reading at last meeting was taken up and <br /> <br />read: <br /> <br /> · "ZONING AMENDMENT ORDINANCE 1962-15." ~ - <br /> <br /> The following letter from ~illard j. Moody, attorney, was read: <br /> <br /> "Kindly defer the second reading of the Darpino Rezoning: matter until the next Council <br />meeting. Find passsge of the matter is sub3ect to a plat describing a setback line being put to record and at <br />this time ~e plat has not been completed. <br /> Thanking you in advance for your cooperation in this matter, I remain." <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr. Knight to defer action on this matter until the next meeting of the Council' <br />Was adopted, without dissenting vote. <br /> <br /> <br />