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BETHLEHEM CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 – 7:00 PM
TOWN HALL – 10 EAST CHURCH STREET – BETHLEHEM, PA
Invocation – Reverend Ron Hari, Hungarian Evangelical Reformed Church
Pledge to the Flag.
1. Roll Call.
Prior to the regular Agenda items, City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider the continuation and extension of the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) Program through December 31, 2017 and to expand the boundaries of the LERTA Program to include the Eastern Gateway bounded by Daly Avenue to the north, Lynn Avenue to the east, Fifth Street to the south and generally Edward Street to the west, and portions of Third Street and Fourth Street from Hayes Street westwardly to Broadway, Wyandotte Street and Route 378 at the Five Points area.
Communication 5A – Chairman of Community Development Committee – LERTA Ordinance – Amending Codified Ordinance Article 342 – Renewal to December 2017; Changing Boundaries
2. Approval of Minutes – September 4, 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
B. City Council Solicitor – Appeals of Penn Venture
Capital, LLC – Zoning Hearing
C. Chairman of Community Development Committee – Proposed Zoning Ordinance –
Amending Article 1304.04 – Reuse of Corner Commercial Uses Allowed in RT and
D. Chairman of Community Development Committee – Proposed Zoning Ordinance –
Amending Articles 1302 and 1319 – Commercial and Recreational Vehicles in
Residential Zoning Districts
E. Chairman of Community Development Committee – Establishing Article 1321 –
Landmarks and Historic Resources
F. Chairman of Community Development Committee – Proposed Zoning Ordinance –
Amending Article 1317 – Flood Plain Ordinance
G. City Solicitor – Records Destruction – Health Bureau
H. City Solicitor – Amendment No. 4 to Lease Agreement – Ice Rink Concession Stand
I. City Solicitor – Use Permit Agreement – LeadDog Marketing Group, Inc. – Runner’s
World Half Marathon and Festival
J. Business Administrator – 2013 Preliminary Budget Estimate – Pensions
K. City Solicitor – Use Permit Agreement – Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of
Commerce, Downtown Bethlehem Association – Harvest Festival
L. Intermunicipal Liquor License Transfer Request – Corked Wine Bar Inc. –
515 Main Street
A. President of Council
C. Community Development Committee (Mr. DiGiacinto)
7. Ordinances for Final Passage.
A. Bill No. 24 – 2012 – Amending Article 531
– Handicapped Parking Violations – Special Condition
B. Bill No. 25 – 2012 – Amending Article 1739 – Regulated Rental Unit Occupancy
C. Bill No. 26 – 2012 – Amending General Fund Budget – Healthy Women, HIV/Aids,
D. Bill No. 27 – 2012 – Amending Non-Utility Capital Budget – Ice Rink, Johnston
Park, South Bethlehem Greenway, Genoa Street – B. Braun, William Street
8. New Ordinances.
A. Bill No. 28 – 2012 – Amending Article 342 – LERTA – Continuation and Extension; Changing Boundaries
A. Authorizing Intervention – Appeals of Penn Venture
Capital, LLC – Zoning
B. Certificate of Appropriateness – 443 Linden Street
C. Certificate of Appropriateness – 81 West Broad Street
D. Certificate of Appropriateness – 338 West Street
E. Certificate of Appropriateness – 241, 243, and 245 East Wall Street
10. New Business.
A. Amendments to Proposed Zoning Ordinance Articles
11. Public Comment. (for public comment on any subject – 5 Minute Time Limit)