City Council


NOTE:  Please turn off cell phones during City Council Meeting

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015 – 7:00 PM

Invocation - The Very Reverend Anthony R. Pompa, the Cathedral Church of the Nativity
Pledge to the Flag.

1.       Roll Call.


Prior to the consideration of the regular Agenda items, City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider the following Zoning Text Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance: 
Amending Section 1314 of the Zoning Ordinance by deleting the CM-LTN - Landmark Conservation and Traditional Neighborhood Overlay District and replacing it with an OMU - Office Mixed Use District consisting of the specific tract of property in the City of Bethlehem, Lehigh County, known as the Martin Tower site located at Eighth Avenue and Route 378 containing approximately 52 acres.
Communication 5A – Director of Planning and Zoning  -  Zoning Text
Amendment – OMU – Office Mixed Use

                   Communication 5B – Lehigh Valley Planning Commission – Zoning Map Revision
and Text Amendments-Replacement of Landmark Conservation and Traditional Neighborhood Development District (CM-LTN) with the Office Mixed Use District (OMU) at the Martin Tower Site

2.       Approval of Minutes – September 15, 2015
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.      Mayor – Friends of the Mounted Police Unit Lease Agreement
D.    Friends of the Mounted Police Unit President-Proposed Lease Agreement
Withdraw Notification
E.      Director of Planning and Zoning – 2016-2020 Capital Plan
F.      Director of Public Works – Resolution Request – PennDOT- Policy and Procedure
for Consultant Selection
G.      Community and Economic Development Director-Recommendation for Award –
Triad Associates
H.      Director of Budget and Finance – 2015 Preliminary Budget Estimate – Pensions
I.       Housing and Community Development Planner – FY 2016 CDBG and HOME
J.       Assistant City Solicitor – Proposed Lease - The Appalachian Mountain Club

          K.      Parks and Public Property Director-Recommendation for Award – Wildlands
L.      City Solicitor-Resolution Request - Highway Safety Project Grant
M.     City Solicitor – Street Vacation Ordinance-Portions of Durham Street and
Orchard Street
N.      Mayor – Housing Rehabilitation Technical Specialist Position

6.       Reports.

          A.      President of Council

B.      Mayor

7.       Ordinances for Final Passage.

          A.      Bill No. 34 – Rezoning RT to I – Moravian College parcel

8.       New Ordinances.

          A.      Bill No. 35 – Bethlehem Parking Authority 2015 Bonds
B.      Bill No. 36 – Amending the Non-Utility Capital Improvement Fund
C.      Bill No. 37 – Street Vacation – Portions of Durham Street and Orchard Street

9.       Resolutions.

A.      Approving Sublease Agreement – The Appalachian Mountain Club
B.      Authorizing Execution of Policy and Procedure for Consultant Selection-
C.      Approving Contract – Triad Associates
D.      Authorizing Execution of Highway Safety Project Grant
E.      Approving Contract – Wildlands Conservancy
F.      Certificate of Appropriateness – 105 Rink Street
G.      Certificate of Appropriateness – 313 East Third Street

10.     New Business.

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

12.     Adjournment.