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January 9th, 1962 <br /> <br /> At a called meeting of the City Council, held on January 9th, 1962, at 3:00 P.M., there <br />were present: <br /> <br />R. Irvine Smith, C. S. Atkinson, Jack P. Barnes, John L. Dillon, W. T. Leafy, <br />George R. Walker, A. P. Johnson, Jr., City Manager, and J. S. Livesay, Jr., <br />City Attorney. <br /> <br />The meeting was opened with prayer by Mr. Barnes. <br /> <br />Minutes of the regular meeting held December 26th, 1961, were read and approved. <br /> <br />The following call for the meeting was read: <br /> <br />"Please attend a called meeting of the City Council to be held at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, <br />JanuarY 9th, 1962, iu the Council Chamber to consider the following: :1 <br /> 1. Ordinance on first reading. This ordinance establishes a Real Estate Tax and Personal <br />Property Tax for the year 1962. <br /> 2. Ordinance on first reading. This ordinance authorizes the collection of Bank Stock <br />Tax that cities are allowed to collect in lieu of the state collecting~the same. <br /> 3. Request from George T. McLean Company to reconsider rezoning application of Mark <br />ConstructiouiCo~pany and George T~ McLean application presented at Council meeting of September 27th, 1961. These <br />two applications were tabled by the City Council. <br /> 4. Ordinance to take over the maintenance of water service lines from the main to the <br />meter. This is requesbed since the Judge has ruled out the election on this ordinance. <br /> Unfinished Business <br /> 1. Ordinance closing 16 foot alley, Jane Cassell Estate, approved on first reading at <br /> <br />last meeting. <br /> <br />way of Interstate Route <br /> <br />2. Ordinance directing conveyance of two,parcels of land-within the proposed right-of- <br />264, approved on first reading et last regular meeting. <br /> New Business <br /> 1. Letter from Port Norfolk PTA concerning Juvenile Detention Home. <br /> By order of the P~esident." <br /> <br />62-1 - The following communications from th~ City Man~ger were read: <br /> <br /> "I submit the attached ordinance and recommend that it be placed on first reading. This <br />Ordinance establishes a Resl Estate Tax of $2.50 per hundred a Personal Property Tax of $2.75 per hundred and a <br />Machinery Tax of $1.00 for the year 1962. This is the same rare as the previous year and I feel it should s5ay <br />the same until 1963, at which time the new assessment will be complete." <br /> <br />voting "No." <br /> <br />On motion of Mr. Leery, the following ordinance was approved on first reading; Mr. Walker <br /> <br />"AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING AND COLLECTING TAXES ON REAL ESTATE, TANGIBLE <br />PERSONAL PROPERTY AND MACHINERYWITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF <br />PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RAISING REVENUE FOR THE <br />SUPPORT OF THE GOVEF~NMENT AND THE PUBLIC FREE SCHOOLS AND TO PAY <br />INTEREST AND SINKING FUND ON THE PUBLIC DEBT FOR THE YEAR BEGINNING <br />JANUARY l, 1962." <br /> <br />Mr. Walker. requested the following statement be recorded in the minutes. <br /> <br /> "I cannot support the proposed tax ordinance because it is contrary to the language and <br />intent of both the Cod~ of Virginia and the.Charter of the City of Portsmouth, and therefore, unlawful. Its <br />passage, a~ this date, is out-of-phase, unreasonable and illogical. Its purpose and effect will serve mainly <br />remove from Council the duty and responsibility for levying the rate necessary to produce the revenue needed." <br /> <br />62-2 - The following reports from the City Manager were read: <br /> <br /> "I submit the attached Ordinance and recommend it be placed on first reading. The adop- <br />tion of this Ordfnence enables the City to share in the ~ax on Bank Stock assessed by the State." <br /> <br />On motion of Mr. Dillon, the following ordinance was approved on first reading, without <br /> <br />dissenting vote: <br /> <br />"AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING TAXES ON SHARES OF STOCK OF BANKS LOCATED <br />IN THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH FOR THE YEAR 1962 AND ANNUALLY THERE- <br />AFTER, FIXING THE RATE AND REQUIRING THE PAYMENT THEREOF, REQUIRING <br />CERTAIN REPORTS, AND PRESCRIBING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION <br />THEREOF." <br /> <br /> 62-3 - "I submit the attached letter from George T. McLean Company requesting two zoning <br />applications be reconsidered. These applications were tabled by the City Council at the regular meeting of Septem- <br />ber 27th, 1961." <br /> <br /> - Attached "We are requesting that you place upon the agenda for the January 9, 1962, City Council <br />Meeting Agenda the reviewing of the rezoning applications as follows: <br /> Mark Construction Application #9-61 dated September 5, 1961, for the rezoning of tha~ <br />site located at Cavalier Boulevard and Langley Boulevard from Residential to a C-2 Commercial Classification. <br /> George T. McLean Application #11-61 dated September 5, 1961. for the rezoning of that <br />5tact bordering the Norfolk and Western Railroad for a depth of 900 feet from a Residential to a M-2 Industrial <br />Classification. Signed: F. L. Hawkins, Engineer." <br /> <br />Motion of Mr. Dillon that rules be suspended to hear from interested parties was adopted. <br /> <br /> <br />