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BETHLEHEM CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017 – 7:00 PM
TOWN HALL – 10 EAST CHURCH STREET – BETHLEHEM, PA
Invocation – Reverend Andrew Gehringer, Holy Infancy Roman Catholic Church
Pledge to the Flag.
1. Roll Call
Citations honoring: Mark Casciani Barbara Miller Ernest Stavrovsky
Karen Dancho Richard Oscavich Dai Van Nguyen
James Davis Michael Pennella Ronald Williamson
Anthony Facchiano James Schnecker James Zondlo
2. Approval of Minutes - January 17, 2017
3. Public Comment. (on any subject not being voted on this evening – 5 Minute Time
4. Public Comment. (on Ordinances and Resolutions to be voted on this evening – 5 Minute
5. Old Business.
A. Old Business – Members of Council
B. Tabled Items
C. Unfinished Business
A. Councilman Evans – Amending Rules of Council – Rule 8
B. City Solicitor - Use Permit Agreement for Public Property – American Association of
University Women, Bethlehem Branch – 2017 Book Fair
C. City Solicitor - Use Permit Agreement for Public – St. Luke’s University Health Network –
2017 Boutique at the Rink
D. City Solicitor - Use Permit Agreement for Public – Celtic Fest, Inc. dba Celtic Cultural
Alliance – Lehigh Valley HopsFest
E. City Solicitor - Use Permit Agreement for Public Property – Work to Live, LLC
d/b/a Run Lehigh Valley – Brew to Brew Run Event
F. City Solicitor – Use Permit Agreement for Public Property – Bethlehem Chamber of
Commerce – Bethlehem Italian Festival
G. City Solicitor – Use Permit Agreement for Public Property – Holy Infancy Roman Catholic
Church – Holy Infancy Portuguese Heritage Celebration and Multicultural Festival
H. City Solicitor – Use Permit Agreement – Mount Airy Neighborhood Association – West
Side Farmer’s Market
I. City Solicitor – Use Permit Agreement – Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce by
and through its Downtown Bethlehem Association – Tunes at Twilight
J. City Solicitor – Use Permit Agreement – ArtsQuest – Step Outdoors Lehigh Valley
K. Director of Budget and Finance – Amending Article 341- Business Privilege and Mercantile
Tax and Business Privilege and Mercantile Tax Regulations
L. Chief Building Inspector – Amending Article 1739 – Regulated Rental Unit Occupancy
M. Director of Water and Sewer Resources – Recommendation for Award – The ITR Company, LP
N. Business Administrator – Recommendation for Award – Pennoni Associates, Inc.
O. Council President – Engaging Bethlehem Resolution
P. Council President – Open Bethlehem Resolution
A. President of Council
1. Councilmanic Appointment – Brian Hillard – Environmental Advisory Council
2. Councilmanic Appointment – John P. Brunner – Environmental Advisory Council
8. Ordinances for Final Passage.
9. New Ordinances.
A. Bill No. 1 - 2017Amending Article 1161 – Health Nuisances - Bamboo
B. Bill No. 2 – 2017 – Adopting Salaries – Members of Council and President of
C. Bill No. 3 – 2017 – Adopting Salary – Mayor
D. Bill No. 4 – 2017 – Adopting Salary – Controller
E. Bill No. 5 – 2017 – Adopting Salary – Treasurer
F. Bill No. 6– 2017 - Authorizing 2017 GO Bond – Non-Utility Capital Improvement Projects;
Sewer Capital Projects – Debt Refinancing
A. Approving Establishment of Climate Action Plan and Climate Change Working Group
B. Approving Records Destruction – Police Department
C. Approving Records Destruction – Office of the Solicitor
D. Approving Redevelopment Assistance Capital Grant – Bethlehem Parking Authority
E. Certificate of Appropriateness – 119-123 East Third Street
F. Certificate of Appropriateness – 129 West Fourth Street
G. Approving Contract – The ITR Company, LP
H. Approving Contract – Pennoni Associates, Inc.
11. New Business.