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At a called meeting of the City Council, held on March 21st, 1962 at 4:00 P.M., there <br /> <br />R. Irvine Smith, C. S. Atkinson, John L. Dillon, L. L. Knight, W.T. Leery, <br />George R. Walker, A.P. Johnson~Jr., City Manager, and J.S. Livesay, <br />City Attorney <br /> <br />The meeting was opened with prayer by Mr. Smith. <br /> <br />The following call for the meeting was read: <br /> <br /> "Please attend a called meeting of the Portsmouth City Council, in the Council Chamber, <br />at 4:00 P.M., on Wednesday, March 21st= 1962, to consider the following: <br /> 1. An ordinance on second reading: <br /> "AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF ONE MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED <br /> THOHS~Z~D DOLLARS OF ~ONDS OF THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH, VIRG!NL~, TO BE <br /> KNOWN AS GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, FOR'THE PIRRPOSE OF PROVIDING FUNDS <br /> TO CONSTRUCT A NEW MUNICIPAL INCINERATOR, TO REMODEL AND EQUIP AN <br /> EXISTING BHILDING FOR USE AS A MIrNICIPAL L~_BRARY, AND TO CONSTRUCT <br /> CERTAIN STILEETANDUTILITY IMPROVEMENTS, MAKING PROVISION FOR THE <br /> FORM OF SAID BONDS AND FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF" <br /> <br />2. A resolution declaring a state of emergency in the City of Portsmouth <br /> by reason of the disastrous storm of March 7th and 8th, 1962. <br />By order of the President." <br /> <br /> 62-47 - Motion of Mr. Knight to amend tke ordinance by changing the figure '20' on <br />third line from bottom on page 4 of the ordinance to '21', was adopted, without dissenting vote. <br /> <br />O~motion of Fir. Leery, the following ordinance, as amended~ was adopted, and by <br /> <br />the following vote: <br /> <br />"AN ORDINANCE AIf~HORIZtNG THE ISSUANCE OF ONE MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED <br />THOUSA~ DOLLARS OF BONDS OF THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA, TO BE <br />KNOWN AS GENERAL OBLIGATION ~ONDS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING <br />FUAIDS TO CONSTRUCT A NEW MUNICIPAL I~CINERATOR, TO REMODEL AND EQUIP <br />AN EXISTING BUILDING FOR USE AS A MUNICIPAL LIBRARY, AND TO CONSTRUCT <br />CERTAIN STREET AND UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS, M-AIlING PROVISION FOR TIlE <br />FORM OF SAID BONDS AND FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF" <br /> <br />Ayes: Smith, Atkiuson, Dillon, Knight, Lsary, Walker <br />Nays: None <br /> <br />Mr. Walker made the following statemenn: <br /> <br /> "My vote for this bond issue ordinance in no way indicates approval of that portion of <br />the issue to be borrowed for the purpose of financing the Lincolnsville real estate speculation project, nor <br />does it indicate approval of the unorthodox arrangement of suburban roads which will be constructed with these <br />funds. Having failed to remo3e the Lincolnsville rider from the ordinance, on its first reading, but still <br />wishing to support the bulk of the issue for the library and the incinerator, I will support the passage of the <br />ordinance but under strong protest against increasing our long term indebtedness for the purpose of real estate <br />speculation." <br /> <br />Present - Mr. Barnes <br /> <br />62-62 The following resolution was read: <br /> <br />"WHEREAS, the Mayor of the City of Portsmouth by resolution, did on the <br />7th day of March, declare a state of emergency existed in the City of <br />Portsmouth by reason of the disastrous storm of March 7th and 8th~ 1962; <br />and <br />WHEREAS~ there has been a great loss and damage to public property by <br />reason of said storm, particularly to the property on, near and about <br />the area of the land adjacent to the bays, rivers and tributaries in <br />said City; and <br />WtLEREAS~ the area so affected has been designated by the Governor of <br />the State of Virginia and the President of the United States as a dis- <br />aster area; and <br />~ the Federal Government has requested assurance of reasonable <br />expenditure by the City of Portsmouth for alleviating damage resulting <br />from said disaster, <br />NOW, T~IEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the. City of <br />Portsmouth rnspectfully requests that under Public Law 875 (81st Congress) <br />said City of Portsmouth be given immediate consideration for Federal funds <br />applicable under said P~blic Law~ for the amount of $421,415.00 and that <br />the City of Portsmouth does hereby agree to expend or obligate itself to <br />expend $42,142.00 for repair of said damages, said amount to include funds <br />already expended or obligated~" <br /> <br />Motion of IV ir. Walker to table was lost, there being no second. <br /> <br />On motion of Mr. Leery, the resolution was adopted~ and by the following vote: <br /> <br />Ayes: ~ith, Atkinson, Barnes, Dillon, Knight, Leery <br />Nays: Walker <br /> <br /> <br />