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September 19, 2006 Regular Meeting Agenda
BETHLEHEM CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
SEPTEMBER 19, 2006 - 7:30 PM - TOWN HALL
1. Invocation – The Reverend Laura Howell, Trinity Episcopal Church
2. Pledge to the Flag.
3. Roll Call.
* Public Hearings
Prior to the consideration of the regular Agenda items, two
Public Hearings will be conducted, as follows:
First Public Hearing - The purpose of the 1st Public Hearing is to consider Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance to add the definition of Licensed Gaming Facility, to add Licensed Gaming Facilities as a use permitted by right in the IR – Industrial Redevelopment District, to add Shopping Centers as a use permitted by right in the IR – Industrial Redevelopment District, to add a provision to determine the area, yard and building regulations for a Licensed Gaming Facility according to the C-B Commercial Business District criteria set forth in Article 1318.01 and Appendix A, to include Shopping Centers as a use permitted by right in the CS – Shopping Center District, and, to add parking space requirements for Licensed Gaming Facilities in Article 1319 – Off-Street Parking and Loading.
Second Public Hearing - The purpose of the 2nd Public Hearing is to consider the preceding Amendments, in addition to design provisions for a Licensed Gaming Facility, and other definitions and provisions for adult oriented entertainment, pawn shops, massage parlors, Bring Your Own Bottle Clubs, and check cashing operations.
7. A. Lehigh Valley Planning Commission – Zoning Ordinance
Licensed Gaming Facility and Shopping Centers in IR District
4. Approval of Minutes – September 5, 2006
5. Courtesy of the Floor. (for public comment on Ordinances and Resolutions to be voted on by Council this evening – 5 Minute Time Limit)
6. Old Business.
B. Business Administrator – 2007 Preliminary Budget Estimate – Pension Plans
C. City Solicitor – Street Vacation – Portion of Greenleaf Street
D. Business Administrator – Reorganization – Wastewater Treatment Plant
A. President of Council.
C. Finance Committee (Mr. Leeson)
9. Ordinances for Final Passage:
A. Bill No. 27 – 2006 – Establishing Article
1314.B – CMU Commercial Mixed Uses
Zoning District and Rezoning Parcels Along Eighth Avenue, Eaton Avenue and
Schoenersville Road to CMU District
10. New Ordinances:
A. Bill No. 28 – 2006 – Zoning Text Amendment
– Amending Articles 1302, 1313, 1317A and 1319 –
Licensed Gaming Facilities and Retail
B. Bill No. 29 – 2006 – Zoning Text Amendment – Amending Articles 1302, 1311, 1313, 1317, 1317A, 1318 and 1319 – Regulating Licensed Gaming Facilities, Providing Additional Regulations In IR Zoning District, and Regulating Adult Oriented Establishments, Pawn Shops, Bring Your Own Bottle Clubs, and Check Cashing Operations
C. Bill No. 30 – 2006 – Amending Non-Utility Capital Budget – HOME Investment Trust and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Program
D. Bill No. 31 – 2006 – Amending General Fund Budget – Pandemic Flu Grant
E. Bill No. 32 – 2006 – Amending Water Capital Budget – Water Treatment Plant – Improvement Engineering/Construction – Filters
F. Bill No. 33 – 2006 – Amending Article 1159 – Animals
G. Bill No. 23 – 2006 – Amending Community Development Budget – Comprehensive
Plan (Tabled at July 18, 2006 City Council Meeting)
H. Bill No. 34 – 2006 – Street Vacation – Portion of Greenleaf Street
A. Certificate of Appropriateness – 425 Center Street
B. Certificate of Appropriateness – 520-526 Main Street
C. Establishing Local Redevelopment Authority – Reuse Planning for Wilson-Kramer Army Reserve Center – Airport Road
D. Authorizing Amendment No. 2 to Lease Agreement – Ice Skating Rink Food Concession Stand
E. Approving Use Permit Agreement for Public Property - Harvest Wine and Beer Festival
F. Amending Golf Fees – Deleting Winter Rates and Monday Specials
G. Approving List for City Auction – September 30
H. Transfer of Funds – Mechanical Bureau – Overtime
I. Transfer of Funds – Compliance Officer – Salary
J. Transfer of Funds – Police Department – General Overtime
K. Transfer of Funds – Traffic Maintenance Bureau – Overtime
L. Transfer of Funds – Engineering Bureau – Overtime
M. Transfer of Funds – Streets Bureau – Overtime
N. Transfer of Funds – Water Treatment Plant – Roof Replacement
O. Transfer of Funds – Water Capital Budget – Commercial/Industrial Meters
P. Transfer of Funds – Sewer Fund Budget – Wastewater Treatment – Chemicals and Equipment Maintenance
Q. Transfer of Funds – City Council – Timer Equipment and Adding Data Base Users
12. New Business.
13. Courtesy of the Floor. (for public comment on any subject – 5 Minute Time Limit)