City Council

NOTE:  Please turn off cell phones during City Council Meeting


Invocation - The Reverend Dr. Lynnette Delbridge, Central Moravian Church
Pledge to the Flag.

1.         Roll Call

Prior to the consideration of the regular Agenda items, City Council will conduct two Public Hearings as follows:

Public Hearing No. 1

            Public Hearing to receive public comments on the request for the Inter-municipal Transfer of Restaurant License No. R-8401 (acquired by Giant Food Stores, LLC from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board via Public Auction conducted July 2017) by Giant Food Stores, LLC to 2174 West Union Boulevard, Bethlehem, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Public Hearing No. 2

            Public Hearing to consider a Street Vacation petition from the Redevelopment Authority  and Peron Armory LP to vacate Filbert between Rauch Street and Second Avenue, and to vacate a portion of the western side of Second Avenue immediately adjacent to the Armory Project and the Filbert Street Property.

            Communication 6A – City Planning Commission - Petition to Vacate portions of Filbert Street and
Second Avenue

            Communication 6B – Lehigh Valley Planning Commission – Street Vacation Request

2.         Approval of Minutes – October 3, 2017
October 17, 2017

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.

            C.        Housing and Community Development Planner – Grant Application Resolution Request –
PADCED Municipal Assistance Program
            D.        Director of Budget and Finance - Proposed 2018 Budget – Fee Increases – General

            E.        Director of Budget and Finance – Recommendation of Award – Portnoff Law Associates
            F.        Director of Water and Sewer Resources – Recommendation of Award – Synagro Central, LLC
            G.        Housing and Community Development Planner – Records Destruction
            H.        Chief Building Inspector – Amending Article 1733 – International Property Maintenance Code
            I.          Chief Building Inspector – Amending Article 150 – Board of Appeals
            J.         Chief Building Inspector – Establishing New Article – Short Term Lodging Facilities
            K.        Deputy Director of Community & Economic Development – Recommendation of Award –
Goldenberg Marketing
            L.         Director of Water and Sewer Resources – Recommendation of Award – MBR Construction
Services Inc.

7.         Reports.

            A.        President of Council

            B.        Mayor

                        1.         Administrative Order – Joseph Long – Bethlehem Housing Authority
                        2.         Administrative Order – Joseph Kelly – Bethlehem Revitalization and Improvement
                        3.         Administrative Order – Robert Blum – Fine Arts Commission
                        4.         Administrative Order –Thomas Shillea – Fine Arts Commission

8.         Ordinances for Final Passage.

            A.        Bill No. 34 – 2017 – Establishing Open Data Program and Open Data Online Portal

9.         New Ordinances.


10.       Resolutions.

            A.        Approving 2018 CDBG and HOME Programs
            B.        Approving Inter-municipal Transfer of Liquor License – 2174 West Union Boulevard
            C.        Approving Rules and Regulations for the Civil Service of the City of Bethlehem
            D.        Authorizing Grant Application – PADCED Municipal Assistance Program
            E.         Authorizing Contract – Portnoff Law Associates
            F.         Authorizing Contract – Synagro Central, LLC
            G.        Authorizing Contract – Goldenberg Marketing
            H.        Authorizing Contract – MBR Construction Services, Inc.
            I.          Certificate of Appropriateness – 1 East Third Street
            J.          Certificate of Appropriateness – 113 East Third Street
            K.        Certificate of Appropriateness – 324 South New Street

11.       New Business.

            A.        2018 Budget Hearing Schedule

12.       Adjournment.