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Notice of Public Hearing Matters for Monday, October 20, 2014 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, October 20, 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 Krishna Enterprises, LLC, by Manish Patel, authorized representative, to vacate portions of Lukens Street, N. W., and Liberty Road, N. E., adjacent to 2201 Liberty Road, N. E.

2. Request of the City of Roanoke to rezone two parcels identified as 0 Tuckawana Circle, from RM-2, Residential Mixed Density District, to ROS, Recreation and Open Space District, for the purpose of permitting an offsite parking lot associated with an outdoor recreational facility.

3. Request of the City of Roanoke Planning Commission to amend Chapter 36.2, Zoning, Code of the City of Roanoke, (1979), as amended, to update, clarify, and make the City’s zoning ordinance easier to use for its citizens, such amendments not constituting a comprehensive rezoning or change of any densities.

4. Proposal of the City of Roanoke to amend Ordinance No. 39853-012114, adopted by the Council of the City of Roanoke on January 21, 2014, for the execution of a Lease Agreement with Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Club, Inc. The proposed amendment is intended to correct a scrivener’s error in the name of Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Club, Inc., and to clarify the parcels of City-owned property that are subject to the Lease Agreement.

5. Proposal of the City of Roanoke to consider adopting an ordinance realigning the boundaries of voting precincts and reducing the number of voting precincts within the City, as authorized by the provisions of 24.2-306, Code of Virginia (1950), as amended.

6. Proposal of the City of Roanoke to convey City-owned property at 250 Reserve Avenue, S. W., to Carilion Services, Inc.

7. Request of Bookbag Santa, Inc., for exemption on certain personal property located at 1207-A McDowell Avenue, N. E.


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, October 16, 2014.


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.