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BETHLEHEM CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016 – 7:00 PM
TOWN HALL – 10 EAST CHURCH STREET – BETHLEHEM, PA
Invocation – Pastor Dwight Mikesell, Calvary Wesleyan Church
Pledge to the Flag.
1. Roll Call.
Prior to the consideration of the regular Agenda items, City Council will conduct a Public Hearing, as follows:
Public Hearing to consider a Street Vacation petition from the Bethlehem Parking Authority and Best Suites Hospitality, LLC to vacate in part Graham Place, from South New Street to Vine Street.
Communication 5A – City Planning Commission - Petition to Vacate – Graham Place
Communication 5B – Lehigh Valley Planning Commission – Vacating a portion of W.
Graham Place, from New Street to Vine Street
2. Approval of Minutes – March 1, 2016
March 15, 2016
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
C. Director of Public Works - Recommendation for Award - R-III Construction Inc.
D. Director of Parks and Public Property - Recommendation for Award –
Conservation Solutions, Inc.
E. Request for Intermunicipal Liquor License Transfer – 1313 Center Street
F. Housing and Community Development Planner - Recommendation for Award –
G. Parks and Public Property Director – Northampton County Open Space Initiative
Grant Application Resolution – Parham Park
H. Fire Chief – Disaster Relief Funding –Winter Storm Jonas
I. Mayor – Police and Fire Department Reorganization
J. Mayor – Establishing Article 1162 – Solid Waste Collection and Enforcement
K. Mayor – Amending Article 1161 - Health Nuisances
L. Legal Assistant – Records Destruction Resolution – Solicitor’s Office
M. Director of Budget and Finance – Recommendation for Award – Maher Duessel
A. President of Council
C. Parks and Public Property Committee (Mr. Evans)
Community Development Committee (Mr. Martell)
7. Ordinances for Final Passage.
A. Bill No. 1 – 2016 – Amending General Fund Budget – Health Bureau
B. Bill No. 2 – 2016 – Amending Liquid Fuels Fund Budget – 2015 Year End
C. Bill No. 3 – 2016 – Amending Non-Utility Capital Budget – 2015 Year End
D. Bill No. 4 – 2016 – Amending Sewer Fund Budget – 2015 Year End Adjustments
E. Bill No. 5 – 2016 – Amending Sewer Capital Fund Budget – 2015 Year End
F. Bill No. 6 – 2016 – Amending Water Capital Fund Budget – 2015 Year End
G. Bill No. 7 – 2016 – Amending Community Development Budget – CDBG and
HOME Programs – 2015 Year End Adjustments
8. New Ordinances.
A. Bill No. 8 – 2016 – Amending Article 121 – Finance
B. Bill No. 9 – 2016 – Amending Article 122 – Municipal Purchasing Policy
C. Bill No. 10 – 2016 – Amending Article 941 – Parks
A. Authorizing Use Permit Agreement - St. Luke’s University Health Network –
2016 Boutique at the Rink
B. Authorizing Use Permit Agreement - Celtic Fest, Inc. dba Celtic Cultural
Alliance – Lehigh Valley HopsFest
C. Authorizing Use Permit Agreement - Star of Bethlehem Festival – Christmas
City Wine Festival
D. Authorizing Contract – R-III Construction Inc.
E. Authorizing Contract – Conservation Solutions, Inc.
F. Authorizing Contract – Maser Consulting
G. Authorizing Grant Application – Northampton County Open Space Initiative
H. Designating Robert Novatnack– Disaster Relief Funding – Winter Storm Jonas
I. Declaring Special Condition –Parking Fines – Saucon Park
J. Declaring Special Condition – Parking Fines – Illick’s Mill/Monocacy Park
K. Certificate of Appropriateness – 821 East Fourth Street
L. Certificate of Appropriateness – 128 West Fourth Street
M. Certificate of Appropriateness – 711 East Fourth Street
N. Certificate of Appropriateness – 226 East Third Street
O. Authorizing Contract – Maher Duessel
10. New Business.
11. Public Comment. (for public comment on any subject – 5 Minute Time Limit)