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BETHLEHEM CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009 - 7:00 PM
TOWN HALL – 10 EAST CHURCH STREET – BETHLEHEM, PA
1. Invocation – Pastor Howard Rice, Bethlehem Community Fellowship
2. Pledge to the Flag.
3. Roll Call.
Citations – Honoring Michael Baab
Honoring Randy L. Israel
Prior to the consideration of the regular Agenda items, City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider revisions to the 2007 and 2009 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs, and the 2009 Home Investment Partnership (HOME) Programs. The purpose for these revisions is to reprogram funds from prior year programs, revise specific project budgets, and create a new activity.
The 2007 CDBG budget will be amended as follows: decrease Elm Street Admin. by $12,347, from $12,997 to $650. The 2009 CDBG Budget will be amended as follows: decrease Carlton Avenue Reconstruction by $280,000, from $280,000 to $0; increase Elm Street – Streetscape Improvements by $112,724, from $20,000 to $132,724; increase Community Development Consulting by $15,000, from $30,000 to $45,000; establish new activity, Mountain Drive Reconstruction, in the amount of $180,000; establish a new activity, Perry Street Reconstruction, in the amount of $100,000; establish a new activity, Historic Resources Study, in the amount of $30,000; and establish a new activity, Dental Program, in the amount of $5,000. These revisions effectively increase the FY 2009 CDBG Program budget from $2,213,635 to $2,376,359.
The HOME program will be amended as follows: increase Housing Rehabilitation by $66,500, from $160,100 to $226,660; and establish a new activity, 532 Broadway, in the amount of $40,000. These revisions effectively increase the FY 2009 budget from $560,100 to $666,660.
4. Approval of Minutes – July 21, 2009
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.
A. Tabled Items
B. Unfinished Business
1. Bill No. 28 – 2008 – Amending Zoning Ordinance – Various Sections
2. Establishing Article 1716 – Landmarks and Properties of Historical Interest
C. Old Business – Members of Council
A. City Solicitor - Highway Safety Project Grant
B. City Solicitor - Drainage Structures and Sidewalk Maintenance Agreement –
C. City Solicitor - Amendment No. 1 – Use Permit Agreement for Public Property – Celtic Fest, Inc. – Celtic Classic 2009 and 2010 and Harvest Fest 2009 and 2010
D. City Solicitor – Highway Safety Project Grant – DUI Program
E. Director of Parks and Public Property – Amending Article 941 – Parks
A. President of Council.
1. Administrative Order – Sheila O’Connell – Fine Arts Commission
C. Finance Committee (Mr. Leeson)
9. Ordinances for Final Passage:
10. New Ordinances:
A. Bill No. 19 – 2009 – Amending General Fund
Budget – Health Bureau Grants; PA DCED Grant –
Enterprise Zone Manager; Walmart Grant – Parks –
Playground Program; Public Works – Vehicle Damage -
B. Bill No. 20 – 2009 – Amending Non-Utility Capital Budget – Traffic Calming Study – South Mountain; HOME Program – CADCB Façade/Housing Rehabilitation; TANF Program – Repayment; Parks Maintenance – Pick-up Trucks
A. Authorizing 2009 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance
B. Transfer of Funds – Code Enforcement – Overtime
12. New Business.
13. Courtesy of the Floor. (for public comment on any subject – 5 Minute Time Limit)