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139. <br /> <br />July 25th, 1961 <br /> <br />At a regular meeting of the City Council held on July 25th, 1961, there were present: <br /> <br />R. Irvine Smith, C, S. Atkinson, Jack P. Barnes, W. T. Leery, George R. Walker, <br />M. E. Weiseman, A. P. Johnson, Jr., City Manager, and J. S. Livesay, Jr., City Attorney <br /> <br />The Clerk presented the oath of office of C. S. Atkinson. <br /> <br />The meeting was opened with prayer by Mr. Weiseman <br /> <br />The Mayor greeted Mr. Atkinson as a new member of the City Council. <br /> <br /> Minutes of regular meeting of'July llth, 1961 and special meetings of July 20th and 24th, <br />1961 were read and approved. <br /> <br /> Mr~ Walkerrquestioned the minutes as read, stating that since his letter to the City <br />Attorney relative to the appropriation of funds to the General Fund had been recorded in the Council minutes <br />of June 27th, 1961, the reply from the City Attorney, addressed to him, should have been recorded in the <br />Council minutes of July llth, 1961, at which time it was read, and he asked that the record show his objection <br />to this omission from the minutes. <br /> <br />The following reports from the City Manager were read: <br /> <br /> 61-202 - "I submit the attached resolution and recommend its adoption. This commends <br />William R. Breedlove for his services as a City Councilman." <br /> <br />On motion of Mr. Barnes, the following resolution was adopted without dissenting vote. <br /> <br /> "WHEREAS, this Council has accepted with regret the resignation <br />of William R. Breedlove from the office of Councilman; and <br /> RR{EREAS~ each member of the Council knows of the tremendous <br />demands of the office of Councilman in time and effort, and the <br />strains placed upon the primate and business affairs of those <br />holding that office; and <br /> Wt{EREAS, in three years of service as Councilman, during two <br />of which he served as Vice Mayor, William R. Breedlove not only <br />attended every meeting and conference of the Council, but also <br />gave innumerable other hours to the conduct of the said offices. <br /> NOW, TREREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City <br />of Portsmouth, Virginias that the appreciation of the citizens <br />of this City for the services rendsred by William R. Breedlove as <br />Councilman and Vice Mayor of this City be expressed and conveyed <br />to the said William R. Breedlove. <br /> BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy ~ these resolutions be <br />spread upon the minutes of the City Council, and a copy be pre- <br />sented to the said William R. Breedlove~" <br /> <br /> 61-203 - "I recommend that city owned land south of Elliott Avenue extended be adver- <br />tised for sale. This is surplus land created by the extension of Elliott Avenue from Deep Creek Boulevard to <br />Frederick Boulevard. <br /> We expecn to open this street in the very near future This has been approved <br />by the Planning Commission." <br /> <br />Motion of Mr. Barnes to concur in the Manager's recommendation was adopted, without <br /> <br />dissenting vote. <br /> <br />be advertised <br />of these lots. <br /> <br /> 61-204 - "I recommend that city owned land consisting of Lots 139 and 140 on Pinner Avenue <br />for sale. <br /> These lots are not needed by the city, and we have had a request for the purchas~ <br /> This has been approved by the Planning Commission." <br /> <br />Motion of Mr. Weiseman to concur in the Manager's recommendation was adopted, without <br /> <br />dissenting vote. <br /> <br /> 61-205 - "I recommend that I be authorized no execute a deed releasing part of an easement <br />on Lot 148 B North Truxton. This release is requested to enable the property owner of Lot 148 B to construct <br />an addition to his house. <br /> This is a forty foot easemenn through this property and is only used for a sewer <br />line constructed through the easement. <br /> The Public Works Department has approved this release as not affecting the sewer <br />line." <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr. Leary to concur in the City Manager's recommendation that he be authorized <br />to execute the deed, was adopted, without dissenting vote. <br /> <br /> 61-206 - "I submit the attached ordinance and recommend it be placed on first reading. <br />This amends Section 5 of the ordinance adopted March 28th, 1961 authorizing the General Neighborhood Renewal <br />Plan. Federal officials have requested this amendment with reference no approving the plan. <br /> In Section 5 the words 'given consideration' have been deleted and the words <br />'used to the fullest extent feasible' have been substituted. <br /> <br /> On motion of Mr. Weiseman the following ordinance was appreved on first reading, without <br />dissenting vote. (Mr. Atkinson abstaining) <br /> "AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 5 OF THE ORDINANCE ENTITLED 'AN ORDINANCE APPROVING <br /> THE PREPARATION OF A GENERAL RENEWAL PLAN IN CONNECTION WITH PROPOSED RKDEVELOPMENT <br /> PROJECTS, AifD FILING OF AN APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL ADVANCE OF FUNDS,' WHICH WAS <br /> ADOPTED MAitGH 28, 1961." <br /> <br /> <br />