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May 22nd, 1962 <br /> <br />At a regular meeting of the City Council, held on May 22nd, 1962, there were present: <br /> <br />R. Irvine Smith, C. <br />L. L. Knight, W. T. <br />City Manager, and J. <br /> <br />S. Atkinson, Jack P. Barnes, John L. Dillon, <br />Leafy, George R. Walker, A. P. Johnson, Jr., <br /> S. Livesay, Jr., City Attorney. <br /> <br />The meeting was opened with prayer by Mr. Walker. <br /> <br />and May 15th, <br /> <br /> Minutes of regular meeting held on May 8th, 1962 and called meetings of May 9th, <br />1962 were read and approved. <br /> <br />62-104 - The following hearing on zoning petitions was held: <br /> <br />1962 <br /> <br />62-12 - Petition of Jordan Turner - Virginia Avenue and Woodrow Street <br /> <br />John A. MacKenzie, representing Jordan Turner, spoke for the applica-~ <br /> <br />adopted, without dissenting vote. <br /> <br />Motion of Mr Leafy to approve this application on first reading was <br /> <br />62-13 - Petition of Elizabeth S. Kneas and George C. Norris. <br /> <br />62-16 - Petition of George C. Norris. <br /> <br /> The following letter from Robert F. Babb, Attorney, was read: <br /> <br /> "I represent the parties petitioning for the rezonlng matters afore- <br />mentioned. I am informed that Mr. Dixon, one of the property owners in these petitions, is ill and will not be <br />available for the public hearing which the council will hold on Tuesday, May 22, 1962. <br /> Please accept this letter as a request that this matter be continued <br />for az least one month or until June 26. If it will be necessary for me to appear at the council meeting on the <br />2gnd and make this request in person, please advise me so that I may be present. <br /> I am forwarding a copy of this' letter to Mr.- Gilbert Swink, the <br />attorney who represents the Highland Civic League and the Highland Park-Biltmore Civic League, so that he will <br />be apprised of my request. Signed: Robert F. Babb. <br /> <br />F. H. Abernathy of 101 Baldwin Avenue spoke.. <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr. Walker to postpone action on petitions 62-13 and 62-16 <br />until the regular meeting of Council on June 26th, 1962, was adopted, without dissenting vote. <br /> <br />Street <br /> <br />62-14 - Petition of City of Portsmouth to rezone land at foot of Crawford <br /> <br />was adopted, without dissenting vote. <br /> <br />Motion of Mr. Walker to approve this application on first reading <br /> <br />and Elm Avenue. <br /> <br />62-18 - Petition of Humble Oil Company - ~outheast corner of London Street <br /> <br />J. M. Overby, representing the petitioner, spoke for the application. <br /> <br />reading, without dissenting vote. <br /> <br />On motion of Mr. Knight, this application was approved on first <br /> <br />Legion Home, Inc. <br /> <br />Use Permit 62-4 - Petition of Sgt. William H Harrison Post #190, American <br /> <br />On motion of Mr. Barnes, the following resolution was adopted, with- <br /> <br />out dissenting vote: <br /> <br /> "WHEREAS, the Sgt. William H. Harrison Post #190, American Legion <br />Home, Inc., has filed an application pursuant to Section 4-2 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Portsmouth, <br />1961, for the granting of a use permit as hereinafter described; and, <br /> WHEREAS, the applicant, the Planning Director and the City Manager <br />have done all things required to be done in connection with ~aid application, and the Planning Commission has <br />recommended the granting of said use permit, subject to the conditions hereinafter stated. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Ports- <br />mouth, Virginia: <br /> A. That the use for which the use permit hereinafter described is <br />sought (1) will not adversely affect the health or safety of persons residing or working in the neighborhood of <br />the proposed use, (2) will not be detrimental to the public welfare or injurious to property or improvements in <br />the neighborhood, and (3) will be in accord with the purposes of the said Zoning Ordinance. <br /> B. That Sgt. William H. Harrison Post #190, American Legion Home, <br />Inc., zs hereby granted a use permit, pursuant to Section 4-2 of said Zoning Ordinance, for the construction, <br />operation and maintenance of a lodge, fraternal or social organization, not conducted primarily for gain, such <br />use being a lawful existing use at the time the said application was made, on premises owned by the applicant <br />an 2711 Peach Street, Portsmouth, Virginia, for a period not no exceed the useful life of the present structure <br />situate thereon, subject at all times to revocation by this Council for failure to comply with the following <br />conditions deemed necessary to assure that the use permit hereby granted will conform Eo the requirements of <br />said Zoning Ordinance, and that it will continue Eo do so: <br /> <br /> <br />