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Notice of Public Hearing matters for Monday, April 21, at 7:00 p.m.

Pursuant to instruction of the Council or provisions of Resolution No. 25523 adopted by the Council of the City of Roanoke on Monday, April 6, 1981, the following matters were advertised for public hearing on Monday, April 21, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Council Chamber located on the Fourth Floor of the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, 215 Church Avenue, S.W., Roanoke, Virginia 24011:


1. Request of Stacy L. Roberts to permanently discontinue, vacate and close an approximately 400 foot long portion of the alley behind property located at 816 Munford Avenue, S. E.

2. Request of John and Barbara Frantz to permanently discontinue, vacate and close an approximate 2,921 square foot portion of the right-of-way of 5th Street adjacent to 502 Janette Avenue, S. W.

3. Request of Barry C. Bellamy to rezone property located at 440 and 444 Elm Avenue, S. W., and 808 5th Street, S. W., from RM-1, Residential Mixed Density District, to CN, Commercial-Neighborhood District for future village center use.

4. Request of Ivy View, LLC, to repeal all conditions proffered as part of a previous rezoning and amend the Planned Unit Development Plan as it pertains to a portion of properties located at 2309 and 2331 Franklin Road, S. W., pursuant to Ordinance No. 36925-122004 adopted by the Council on November 20, 2004.

5. Request of MVG Development, LLC, to rezone property and repeal all conditions proffered as part of a previous rezoning for the property located at 3419 Orange Avenue (US Route 460), from CG, Commercial-General District, with conditions, to CLS, Commercial Large Site District, with a condition pursuant to Ordinance No. 24626 adopted by the Council on May 29, 1979.

6. Request of Unified Human Services Transportation Systems, Inc. (RADAR), for exemption on certain real property located at 2930 Baker Avenue, N. W.

7. Receive the views of citizens regarding appointment of two Roanoke City School Board Trustees for three-year terms commencing July 1, 2014. The candidates are The Reverend Timothy P. Harvey, Lori E. Vaught and William B. Hopkins, Jr.


Citizens shall have the opportunity to be heard and to express their opinions on the abovementioned public hearing matters.

If you are a person with a disability who needs accommodations, please contact the City Clerk's Office, (540) 853-2541, by Thursday, April 17, 2014.


Notice:

Public Hearing on Roanoke City Recommended Fiscal Year 2014 - 2015 Budget on Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m., in City Council Chamber. (Contact (540-853-2541 for additional info.)


Agendas and Meetings

Notice of Intent to comply with Americans With Disabilities Act. Special assistance is available for disabled persons addressing City Council. Efforts will be made to provide adaptations or accommodations based on individual needs of qualified individuals with disabilities, provided that reasonable advance notification has been received by the City Clerk's Office. For assistance, please contact the City Clerk's Office, 215 Church Avenue, S.W., Suite 456, Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, or call 853-2541.
  • Regular meetings of the Roanoke City Council will convene on the first Monday of each month at 9:00 a.m., to conduct formal meetings, work sessions or closed meetings, and thereafter, City Council shall take up the regular agenda at 2:00 p.m., in the City Council Chamber, fourth floor, Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, 215 Church Avenue, S. W.
  • Regular meetings of the Roanoke City Council will convene on the third Monday of each month, at 2:00 p.m., City Council shall take up the regular agenda, and thereafter, at 7:00 p.m., City Council shall take up matters on public hearings in the City Council Chamber, fourth floor, Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, 215 Church Avenue, S. W.
  • Special meetings may be held, or meeting times may be altered with prior notification to the public.
  • The deadline for placing an item on the City Council agenda is 5:00 p.m., on the Tuesday preceding the Monday Council meeting.

Regular meetings of the Council are formal proceedings. City Council meetings are televised live and replayed at various times by RVTV Channel 3. All comments are recorded on tape. An agenda is provided for the convenience of the public and the Council. Council reserves the right to alter the agenda at any time without prior notice.

GUIDELINES FOR CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

The Roanoke City Council aims to provide a high quality of service, in a safe and secure environment. In order to achieve this, the following behavior will not be accepted.
  • Behavior which is disruptive and interferes with the process, function, and enjoyment of the meeting;
  • Harassment or the threat of violence toward City Council, staff, or members of the public; and
  • Use of mobile communication devices while in Council Chambers.

Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

If you wish to address the Council:
Any person wishing to address Council will be required to call the City Clerk's Office prior to the Monday Council meeting, or register with the staff assistant at the entrance to the Council Chamber prior to commencement of the Council meeting. Once the Council meeting has convened, there will be no further registration of speakers, except for public hearing matters. If you would like your comments to be made a part of the record, please file a copy with the City Clerk.

A spokesperson may be named to present a group position, with others in agreement being recognized by standing. Council will try to hear everyone who wishes to speak on a subject, but occasionally discussion is limited because of time. On any single agenda item, one to four speakers will be allotted five minutes each and five or more speakers will be allotted three minutes each.

When you are called upon to speak, you are requested to:
1. Come to the speaker's podium.
2. State your name, address, the party that you represent and direct questions to the Mayor.
3. Address your remarks to the Mayor and Members of Council and not to the audience.
4. File all written statements, along with other documentation, with the City Clerk.

Persons appearing before Council will not be allowed to:
1. Campaign for public office.
2. Promote private business ventures.
3. Engage in personal attacks.
4. Debate among the audience.
5. Use profanity or abusive language.
6. Jeer, cheer, or applaud, except during ceremonial matters.

Thank you for taking time to participate in your City Council meeting. The Mayor and Members of Council invite and encourage you to attend whenever possible because good government depends on the interest and involvement of citizens.