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At a-regular meeting of the City Council, held on July lOth, 1962, there were present: <br /> <br />R Irvine Smith, C. S. Atkinson, Jack P. Barnes, W. T. <br />Manager, and J. S. Livesay, Jr., City Attorney. <br /> <br />The meeting was opened with prayer by Mr. Smith. <br /> <br />Leafy, A. P. Johnson, Jr., City <br /> <br />The Chair greeted the History Class from ~oodrow Wilson High School. <br /> <br />The following communications from the City Manager were read: <br /> <br /> 62-158 - "I submit the attached Resolution and recommend its adoption. This requests <br />the Highway Department to survey and design a new highway from High Street and Hamilton Avenue along Hamilton <br />Avenue, Glasgow Street, London Btreet and Washington ~vee5 to High Street. <br /> It would include an interchange with the new tunnel road and an overpass at <br />the Belt: Line Railroad. <br /> This Resolution ms necessary in order that the project can be included in the <br />Highway Department's construction program." <br /> <br />On motion of Mr. Leafy, the following resolution was sdopted without dissenting vote. <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, provisions of the Second Elizabeth River Tunnel and existing <br />traffic necessitate the construction of a major east-west highway north of <br />High Street, with an overpass au the Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Rail- <br />road and an interchange with the tunnel access road; snd <br /> WHEREAS, the aforesaid highway construction qualifies under the Federal <br />Urban Aid program, and has been approved by the Bureau of Roads. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Portsmouth, <br />Virginia: <br /> (a) That the State Highway Department be and the same hereby is requested <br />to survey and design that portion of F. A P. Route 24 from High Street and <br />Hamilton Avenue .along Hamilton Avenue, Glasgow Street, London Street and <br />Washington Street, to Washington Street and High Street, for improvement <br />under the federal urban aid program. <br /> (b) That the estimated cost of smch project, including surveys to initiate <br />the project, preparation, of plans and. construction costs, is approximately <br />$2,500~000.00, and the City of Portsmouth i~s willing to contribute its one- <br />fourth share thereof under the federal urban aid program. <br /> (c) That copies of this resolution be forwarded to the State Highway <br />Department and the Bureau of Public Roads. <br /> <br /> 62-159 - "I recommend that I be authorized to have the new type mercury vapor street <br />lights installed on High Street between the Belt Line Railroad and the Churchland Bridge. This will complete <br />the relighting of Eigh Street for the entire length of the street." <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr. Atkinson to concur in.the recommendation of the City Manager was adopted <br />without dissenting vote. <br /> <br />NEW BUSINESS <br /> <br />62-160 - The following petitions regarding the vacancy on the School Board were read: <br /> <br /> "We, the undersigned, a group of interested parents would like to submit the name of <br />Dr. Robert M. Campbell for one of the vacancies on the Portsmouth School Board. <br /> We are confident he is well qualified and will serve not only to the best of his ability <br />but also with honor and integrity. <br /> The Olive Branch Area in which we reside is also his place of residence <br />Br. Campbell is one of Portsmouth's'most interested citizens, and we feel he will not <br />only support ideals for the continuation of good schools ~or ou~ children but be an asset to the School Board. <br /> Therefore, on'this 21st day of June, 1962, we.endorse Dr. Campbell as a Portsmouth <br />School Board member." (Signed: V. C. Randall and othe~s) <br /> <br /> "We, the undersigned qualified voters, do hereby endorse Dr. Robert M. Campbell for <br />membership on the Portsmouth City School Board.," (Signed: Louise A. Murden and ma~y others) <br /> <br /> '!We, the::undersigned residentS, prepeuty .ov~aers., and qualified ~vo2erlg.0f the,Cit~ ~ <br />Portsmouth, and patrons of the City of Portsmouth Public Schools, do hereby respectfully request :that the City <br />of Portsmouth City Council appoint Mr. Jack G. Snipes, of 106 Gee Street, to serve as a member of the City <br />School Board from the Third School Distrimt, to fill the unexpired ~erm of Mr. R. T. Daughtrey. <br /> We feel that Mr. Snipes is well qualified for this post and will serve faithfully and <br />to the best interests o~ fellow Portsmouth citizens in this capacity." (Signed: F. H. Abernathy, Sr. and others) <br /> <br /> On motion of Mr. Bsr~es, referred to conference of the Council on School Board vacancies. <br /> <br /> 62-161 - A report from the Department of WelfaTe and Institutions on the inspection of the <br />City Jail was presented, and on motion of Mr~ Atkinson, received as information. <br /> <br /> 62-162 - A report from the Department of Welfare a~d Institutions on the inspection of the <br />City lock-up was presented, and on motion of Mr. Leafy, received as~ information. <br /> <br />62-163 - The following communication from the West Side Civic League was read: <br /> <br />"The recent drowning of the Buchanan brothers near the new City Park Bridge in Baines <br /> <br /> <br />