City Council

NOTE:  Please turn off cell phones during City Council Meeting

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016 – 7:00 PM

Invocation – Pastor James Muske, Saint Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Pledge to the Flag.

1.       Roll Call


          Prior to the consideration of the regular Agenda items, City Council will a Public Hearing
to accept recommendations concerning the location of boundaries of a deteriorated area or areas for which area proposed to include Main St. starting at W. North St. and continuing to the intersection of W. Laurel St.; W. Laurel St. from Main St. to Grenadier Blvd.; Grenadier Blvd. from W. Laurel St. to E. Fairview St.; E. Fairview St. from Pine St. to Maple St.; Maple St. from E. Fairview St. to E. Broad St.; E. Broad St. from Maple St. to N. New St.; N. New St. from E. Broad St to W. Raspberry St.; W. Raspberry St. from Guetter St. to W. North St.; W. North St. from Guetter St. to Main St., and extend the LERTA Program for the new boundaries as stated through December 31, 2022.  This Public Hearing is taking place due to a revised proposed Ordinance and Resolution that now references the residential LERTA statute Act 42 of 1977.

2.       Approval of Minutes – August 2, 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

5.       Communications.

   A. Director of Community and Economic Development – Recommendation for Award – Campbell DeLong Resources, Inc.
   B. Director of Community and Economic Development – Recommendation for Award –Christine Ussler, Artefact, Inc.
   C. Director of Public Works – Proposed Ordinance to Accept Streets in LVIP VII
   D. Councilman Evans  – Amendment to Rules of Council -  Rule 3A – Order of Business
   E. City Solicitor – Use Permit Agreement – Runner’s World – Runner’s World Half Marathon and Festival
   F. City Solicitor – Use Permit Agreement – Mount Airy Neighborhood Association - West Bethlehem Farmer’s Market
   G. Legal Assistant – Record Destruction Request – Solicitor’s Office
   H. Deputy Director of Community and Economic Development – Recommendation for Award – Retail Strategies

6.       Reports.

          A.      President of Council

          B.      Mayor

  1. Administrative Order – Hillary Rose Harper – Fine Arts Commission
  2. Administrative Order – Kathy Zelko-Lund – Fine Arts Commission
  3. Administrative Order – Kenneth Miller – Electricians’ Examining Board

          C.      Finance Committee (Mr. Callahan)

7.       Ordinances for Final Passage.


8.       New Ordinances.

   A.      Bill No. 23-2016 - Amending Article 342 – Local Economic Revitalization Tax
   B.      Bill No. 24-2016 – Amending Article 149 – Blighted Property Review Committee
   C.      Bill No. 25-2016 – Amending Community Development Budget
   D.      Bill No. 26-2016 – Amending General Fund Budget
   E.      Bill No. 27-2016 – Dedication of Streets – Emery Street, Spillman Drive,
Lynn Avenue, Commerce Center Boulevard, Harvard Avenue, Gilchrist Drive,
Feather Way

9.       Resolutions.

   A.      Approving Contract of Sale of Land – Bethlehem Armory – 301 Prospect Avenue
   B.      Authorizing Execution of Highway Safety Project Grant – Community Traffic Safety Project
   C.      Approving Contract – Campbell DeLong Resources, Inc.
   D.      Approving Contract – Christine Ussler, Artefact, Inc.
   E.      Approving Contract – Retail Strategies

10.     New Business.

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

12.     Adjournment.