City Council

NOTE:  Please turn off cell phones during City Council Meeting

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Invocation – Father Alexandros Petrides, Presbyter, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Pledge to the Flag.

1.         Roll Call

                        Citation Honoring Gerald Kametz

                        South Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission Awards Presentation


            Prior to the consideration of the regular Agenda items, City Council will hold a Public Hearing to accept recommendations concerning the location of boundaries of a deteriorated area or areas for which area is proposed to include industrial property bounded by Union Station to the West, the Lehigh river to the North, Riverport to the East and 2nd Street to the South and the industrial property bounded by Columbia Street to the South and Polk Street to the East.

Communication 6A – City Planning Commission – Southside LERTA Renewal

2.         Approval of Minutes – None

3.         Public Comment.  (on any subject not being voted on this evening – 5 Minute Time Limit)

4.         Public Comment. (on Ordinances and Resolutions to be voted on this evening – 5 Minute Time Limit)

5.         Old Business.

            A.        Old Business – Members of Council
            B.        Tabled Items
            C.        Unfinished Business

6.         Communications.

            B.        Director of Planning and Zoning – Resolution Request – DCED Grant Application – Trail
Connections on Monocacy Way
            C.        Director of Water and Sewer Resources – Recommendation of Award – ARRO Consulting, Inc.
            D.        Director of Water and Sewer Resources – Recommendation of Award – Spotts, Stevens and McCoy
            E.         Purchasing Director – On-Line Auction
            F.         City Solicitor – Use Permit Agreement – ArtsQuest – Yuengling Summer Concert Series
            G.        City Solicitor – First Amendment to Intermunicipal Cooperation Agreement – Griffin Land
Subdivision and Land Development in Lower Nazareth Township, City of Bethlehem, Lower
Nazareth Township, Bethlehem Township and Bethlehem Township Municipal Authority
            H.        Director of Public Works – Recommendation of Award – Construction Master Services, LLC
            I.          Director of Public Works – Recommendation of Award – Gaver Industries dba Barker & Barker

7.         Reports.

            A.       President of Council


            B.        Mayor

            C.        Community Development Committee (Mr. Martell)

8.         Ordinances for Final Passage.

            A.        Bill No. 16-2017 – Establishing Article 131 - Requirements for Ethics Training for City Council
            B.        Bill No. 17-2017 – Intermunicipal Cooperation Agreement – East Allen Township

9.         New Ordinances.

            A.        Bill 18-2017 – Amending General Fund Budget – Health Bureau and Police Grant
            B.        Bill 19-2017 – Amending Liquid Fuels Fund Budget – Cash Balance-Carryover and State
            C.        Bill 20-2017 – Amending Non-Utility Capital Budget – Escrow and CADCB Grant
            D.        Bill 21-2017 – Amending Sewer Capital Fund Budget – PA Small W&S Program

10.       Resolutions.

            A.        Authorizing Grant Application – PA DCED Grant
            B.        Authorizing Contract – ARRO Consulting, Inc.
            C.        Authorizing Contract – Spotts, Stevens and McCoy
            D.        Certificate of Appropriateness -  444 Main Street
            E.         Certificate of Appropriateness -72 East Market Street
            F.         Certificate of Appropriateness - 242 East Wall Street
            G.        Certificate of Appropriateness - 27 East Church Street  
            H.        Certificate of Appropriateness - 437 Linden Street
            I.          Authorizing Contract – Construction Master Services, LLC
            J.          Authorizing Contract – Gaver Industries dba Barker & Barker Paving

11.       New Business.

12.       Adjournment.