City Council


Monday , JUly 2, 2012 - 7:00 PM

Invocation – Pastor Debra K. Hess, St. Thomas United Church of Christ

Pledge to the Flag.

1. Roll Call.

PUBLIC HEARING – Proposed New Zoning Ordinance

Prior to the consideration of the regular Agenda items, City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to receive public comment on the proposed new Zoning Ordinance, Part 13 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, enacted by City Council on September 15, 1970 as Ordinance No. 2210, and as amended, known as the Zoning Code, consisting of Article 1301 through Article 1327, inclusive, and Tables and Zoning Map, to be re-enacted and replaced in its entirety with the new Zoning Ordinance of the City of Bethlehem.


A. Director of Planning and Zoning – Proposed New Zoning Ordinance
B. Lehigh Valley Planning Commission – Proposed New Zoning Ordinance

2. Approval of Minutes – June 19, 2012

3. Public Comment. (for public comment on Ordinances and Resolutions to be voted on by Council this evening – 5 Minute Time Limit)

4. Old Business.

A. Old Business – Members of Council
B. Tabled Items
C. Unfinished Business

5. Communications.

C. City Controller – Proposed Amendment – Article 111 – City Controller
D. City Clerk – Liquor License Transfer Request – Updated Resolution
E. Director of Planning and Zoning – Zoning Board Hearing Appeals – Fees
F. City Clerk – Liquor License Transfer Resolution – Steel Pub – Correction

6. Reports.

A. President of Council
B. Mayor
C. Finance Committee (Mr. Reynolds)

7. Ordinances for Final Passage.

A. Bill No. 18 – 2012 – Amending Article 1325.08 – Residential Treatment Facilities –
1,000 Ft. Buffer

8. New Ordinances.

A. Bill No. 19 – 2012 – Amending Non-Utility Capital Budget – Lynn Avenue
Bridge, Northampton County Gaming Grant – Fire Pumper, FEMA/PEMA Grants – Parks Projects, Tree Work – Dewberry Avenue, Street Paving – Genoa Street, HUD Sustainable Communities Grant – Eastern Gateway Study
B. Bill No. 20 – 2012 – Amending General Fund Budget – Health Bureau Grants

9. Resolutions.

A. Authorizing Use Permit Agreement for Public Property – Touchstone Theatre – Touchstone Theatre Fundraiser
B. Authorizing Amendments to Use Permit Agreements for Musikfest – Streets and
Festival Sites
C. Transfer of Funds – Liquid Fuels Fund Budget – Equipment
D. Transfer of Funds – Tax Bureau
E. Certificate of Appropriateness – 335-337 Vine Street
F. Certificate of Appropriateness – 1220 Prospect Avenue
G. Certificate of Appropriateness – 409 and 441 Wyandotte Street and 301 Broadway
H. Correcting Resolution 2012-100 – Liquor License Transfer – Steel Pub, LLC

10. New Business.

11. Public Comment. (for public comment on any subject – 5 Minute Time Limit)

12. Adjournment.