City Council


Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 7:00 PM

1. Invocation – Pastor Dale Miller, First Baptist Church

2. Pledge to the Flag.

3. Roll Call.

Citation – Honoring Cheryl A. Ruth


Prior to the consideration of the regular Agenda items, City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to review and accept public comment on the proposed use of funds to be received under the 2009 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) in the amount of $354, 538 .00, of which $172,216 .00 is allocated to the City of Bethlehem. The remaining funds are allocated to several other Northampton County municipalities for whom the City of Bethlehem serves as fiscal agent as required by federal guidelines. For serving as fiscal agent, the City of Bethlehem will receive an administrative fee of $18,232.00, which represents ten percent (10%) of each municipality's JAG funding.

4. Approval of Minutes – April 7, 2009

5. Courtesy of the Floor. (for public comment on Ordinances and Resolutions to be voted on by Council this evening – 5 Minute Time Limit)

6. Old Business.

A. Tabled Items

B. Unfinished Business

1. Establishing Article 314 – Security Cameras
2. Gift of Real Estate – LVIP
3. Bill No. 28 – 2008 – Amending Zoning Ordinance – Various Sections
4. Establishing Article 1716 – Landmarks and Properties of Historical Interest

C. Old Business – Members of Council

7. Communications:

A. Codified Ordinance Updates – Articles 109, 111 and 107
B. City Solicitor - Use Permit Agreement – Has Anyone Seen My Balloon
C. City Solicitor - PennDot Deed – Silvex Road Park and Ride Expansion

8. Reports:

A. President of Council.

B. Mayor.

1. Administrative Order – Glenn M. Taggart, Zoning Hearing Board
2. Administrative Order – Mari Girardot, Sister City Commission
3. Administrative Order – George Samuelson, Bethlehem Housing Authority
4. Administrative Order – Dorothy Saby, Bethlehem Housing Authority

C. Parks and Public Property Committee (Mrs. Belinski)

9. Ordinances for Final Passage:


10. New Ordinances:


11. Resolutions:

A. Authorizing Execution of Amendment No. 1 to ArtsQuest Use Permit Agreements – Musikfest 2009
B. Approving DCNR Grant for Fairview and Friendship Parks Design
C. Certificate of Appropriateness – 500 Main Street
D. Certificate of Appropriateness – 257 E. Market Street
E. Certificate of Appropriateness – 518 Main Street
F. Certificate of Appropriateness – 458 Main Street
G. Certificate of Appropriateness – Lehigh Street - Hurd Campus Residence Hall
H. Authorizing Execution of Deed - Silvex Road – PennDot Park and Ride Expansion

12. New Business.

13. Courtesy of the Floor. (for public comment on any subject – 5 Minute Time Limit)

14. Adjournment.