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Mnr~h Sth 1960 <br /> <br />At a regular meeting of the_CXty Council, held on March Sth, 1960, there were present: <br /> <br />B.W. Baker., A.C. Bartlett, W.R. Breedlove, R.B, Seward, R.. Irvine Smith, <br />George R. Walker, H. E. Weiseman, A P Johnson,Jr., City Manager and <br />J.S..Livesay, Jr., City Attorney. <br /> <br />The meeting was opened with prayer by Mr. Weiseman. <br /> <br />Minutes of regular meeting of February 23rd, 1960 were read and approved. <br /> <br />of the floor. <br /> <br /> The following reports from the C~ty Manager were read: <br /> <br /> 60-66 - 'I am in receipt of a letter from Mr. E.Eo Williams requesting the privilege <br />It is in order to do so at this time." <br /> <br />lng to a schedule of <br />to appear in court. <br /> <br /> Mr. Williams spoke, requesting the ~Council to set up a system of posting bonds, accord- <br />fees, without the necessity of a bondsman, which would permit the defendant to elect not <br /> <br />Motion of NiT. Walker to refer to a conference of the Council. <br /> <br /> Substitute motion of Mr. Bartlett that the m~tter be received as information and refer- <br />red to the City Manager, was lost, there being no second. <br /> <br />Vote being taken, ~lr. Walker's motion was adopted, without dissenting yore. <br /> <br /> 60-67 - "I submit the attached lease and recommend that the proper City officials be <br />authorized to sign. This lease is for property owned by the Pennsylvania Railroad at or near the foot of Chau- <br />tauqua Avenue. It is our desire to establish a boat ramp at this location for the launching of motor boats and <br />to provide sufficient parking space for £he automobiles and trailers. This is.'the same property that the <br />Council authorized me to negotiate a lease for, in Sop tember. We have just been able to complete the lease <br />satisfactorily to the City and I wish to proceed as quickly as possible in order that we may have this ramp <br />ready when the boating season arrives." <br /> <br /> Motion of M~ Smith to concur in the City Manager's recommendation and that the proper <br />city officials be authorized to sign, was adopted, without dissenting vote. <br /> <br /> 60-68 - "L.submit the a~tached resolution and recommend its ndop tion. This resolution <br />requests the Virginia State Highway Department and the United States Bureau of Public Roads Aa include a north- <br />south Interstate highway in connection with the proposed Chesapeake Bay Bridge COmlecting Eastern Shore and the <br />mainland of Virginia. <br /> This resolution is being requested by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and T(in~el <br />Commission and s~ates that the Council of the City of Portsmouth endorses the idea of designating s coastal route <br />between Savannah, Ga. and Wilmington, Deli, as par~ of the Interstate System of H~ghways." <br /> <br />On mo~ion of Mr. Seward, the following resolution was adopted, and by the following ~ot~: <br /> <br /> "WHEREAS, it has been brought to the attention of the Council <br /> of the City of Portsmouth, that there has been no north-south <br /> highway east of Interstate ~95' that passes through Richmond, <br /> which has been designated as a part of the Interstate Highway <br /> System, and <br /> WHEREAS, some of the mos~ densely populated sections of Vir- <br /> ginia and the adjoining states are along the'East coast, especially <br /> from Interstate #95 at Savanr~ah, Ga. to Interstate #95~at Wilmington, <br /> Delaware, and <br /> WHEREAS, theCH~snpeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission proposes <br /> to construct a b~idge-tunnel across Chesapeake Bay, completing a <br /> fixed crossing connection between the EasTern Shore and the mainland <br /> of Virginia, and <br /> WHEREAS, highways built on level terrain, such as along the east <br /> coast., are safer, more pleasant and easier to drive, and <br /> WHEREAS, the more favorable weather along the coast which is warmer <br /> in win~er, reducing the hazards of snow and ice, as well as being <br /> cooler in su3mner and more pleasant driving, and <br /> WHEREAS, the coastal route is known as the Ocean Hiway. which has <br /> far many years been very popular for north-south trafficbetween <br /> Florida, New York and New England. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of <br /> Portsmouth endorses the idea of designating a coastal route between <br /> Savannah, Ga. and WilmingTon, De., as a part of the Interstate System <br />of Highways, connecting with Interstate #95 in the above general areas. <br /> This new Interstate Coastal route should also connect with the East- <br /> Wes~ Interstate Highway #64 in the Tidewater Virginia area, and <br /> BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that it be urged upon those who are respon- <br /> sible ~or establishing such Interstate routes to gzve due consideration <br /> to the benefits that would be derived to National Defense by the con- <br /> struction of such a road, as~well as to the safety, convenience and <br /> comfort of local and out of state motorists that will use such highway. <br /> A road constructed ~o the standards of an interstate highway ms urgently <br /> ueeded ~o carry the traffic that is now traveling through this areakand <br /> that will be generated when the proposed Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel <br /> is completed and ol~ened for use. <br /> BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Cotu~cil of the City of Portsmouth <br /> requests the Virginia State Highway Commission and the United States <br /> <br /> <br />