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At a regular meeting of the City Council, held on February 2$th, 1961, there were present: <br /> <br />R. Irvine Smith~ J~ck P. Barnes, W'. R. Breedlove, W. T. Leafy, R.B. Seward, <br />George R. Walker, H. E. Weisemsn, A.P. Johnson, Jr., City Manager, and <br />J. S. Livesay, Jr., City Attorsey. <br /> <br />The meeting was opened with prayer by Mr. Smith. <br /> <br />Minutes of regular meeting of February,14th, 1961 were read and approved. <br /> <br /> The following reports from the City Manager were read: <br /> <br /> 61-31 - "I submit the a~tached ordinance and recommend ~hat it be placed on first reading. <br />This ordinance on the Fire and Police complement is requested to establish the number of men and ranks necessary <br />for an efficient Fire and Police Department. <br /> The personnel requested for the Fire Department is based on standards established <br />the National Board of Fire Underwriters. This covers the present fire companies in the City. If additional eom <br />panies were formed, it would be necessary ~o increase the personnel. <br /> Complement for the Police Department was arrived at after a thorough study from many' <br />sources, there 'being no national criterbn for s Police Department complement. <br /> If this ordinance is adopted, it is planned ~o increaee the personnel over a period <br />of years until the departments have reached their quota. <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr. Walker that the follow'lng ordinance be referred 5o a confe~rence of the Council <br /> to be held on Tuesday, March 7th, was adopted, without dissenting vote: <br /> <br /> "AN ORDINANCE TO A~END THE ORDINANCE ~DOPTED AUGUST 9th, 1960 PROVIDII~G FOR THE <br /> CLASSIFICATION .OF EMPLOYMENT AND A COMPENSATION PLAN FOR FIREMEN ANq) POLICE. MFN <br /> OF THE CITY, BY ADDING THERETO A NEW SECTION TO BE NUMBERED SECTION 10, TO ESTABLISH <br /> A CON~PLEYtENT FOR THE POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS" <br /> <br /> 61-32 - "I submit the attached ordinance-and recommend that it be placed on first reading. <br />This ordinance ms in reference to the General Neighborhood ~Renewal Program as recommended by the Planning ~om - <br />~ission. While it does not contemplate the City spending any more y au this time, if the Federal Government ad - <br />vances the planning funds for thi~ program, should the City reject the plan after it has been made, there is a <br />possibilfty the City would the~ be ~equired to pay for the planning grant. <br /> It is estimated the cost will be between twenty and thirty thousand dollars for the <br />planning of this program." <br /> <br /> On motion of Mr, Breedlove, the following ordinance was referred to the conference of the <br />Council to be held on ~rch.Tth, and by the followiD4 vote: <br /> <br />'~AN ORDINANCE AtmPROVING TBE PREPARATIONOF A GENERAL NEIGHBORHOOD P~F~NEWAL PLAN IN <br />CONNECTION WITH PROPOSED REDEVELOPMENT IpROJECTS, AND FILING OF AMAPPLICATION FOR <br />FEDERAL ADVANCE OF FUNDS" <br /> <br />Ayes: Smith, Barnes, Breedlove, Leafy, Seward, Walker <br />Nays: Weiseman <br /> <br /> 61-33 - "Bids were opened at 12 o'clock noon on February 24th for the sale of appreximately <br />~seven sguare feet of iand on Bsinbridge Boulevard. One bid was received, in the amoun~ of $30.00 from John A. ,,1 <br />MacKenzie, representing Charles A. Rose. I recommend~ that the property be sold to the above party for $30.00. <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr. Barnes to concur in the, recommendation of the City Manager was adopted, <br />without dissenting vote. <br /> <br /> 61-34 - "I recommend an appropriation of $2,650.00 be placed on first reading. This appropri- <br />a.tion is to purchase land near the War ~emorial in West Park View. The propertF was purchased from the City by <br />the Ambassador Club a few years ago to construct a building. ~he Ambassador Club would now like 'to sell the <br />property and they are ~ willing to sell it back- to the City for the same price they paid, whi'ch was $2,650.00." <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr, B ames ~o concur in the recommendation of the City Manager was ~adopted, <br />without dissenting ~o~e, thereby placing an appropriation of $2,650.00 for said purpose on first reading. <br /> <br /> 61--35 - "I recommend that 20,000 l~men street lights be installed on Frederick Boulevard <br />a~ the major intersections, The intersections to .be lighted are- as follows: <br /> <br /> High Street snd Frederick Boulevard <br /> Airline Boulevard and Frederick Boulevard <br /> .Airline.Turnpike and Frederick Boulevard <br /> Deep Creek Boulevard and F~ederick Boulevard <br /> Gosport Road and Frederick Boulevard <br /> George Washington Highway and Frederick Boulevard. <br /> It will require thirty one lights to light, these intersections." <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr. Weiseman ~o concur in the recommendation of the City Manager was adopted, <br />without dissenting vote. <br /> <br />granted ~ <br /> <br />Tunnel Commission. <br /> <br />61-36 - "t submit the attached letter from the City Attorney and recommend ~hat refund be <br />This is for 1960 taxes paid on preperty that has ,been acquired by the Elizabeth River <br /> <br />The City Attorney's letter is as follows: <br /> <br /> <br />