City Council

NOTE:  Please turn off cell phones during City Council Meeting

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018 – 7:00 PM

Invocation - Robert Rentler, Pastor, New Covenant Church
Pledge to the Flag.

1.         Roll Call

CITATIONS – Honoring Jason Fulmer
James Smith


Prior to the consideration of the regular Agenda items, City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance to add Sections 1302.29 and 1306.08 to include the definition of a City Revitalization and Improvement Zone qualified project and include related dimensional requirements; amend Sections 1306.01.b.1(b) and 1306.01.B (NOTE l) to change the maximum percent building coverage in the CB District; and amend Section 1305.01.b to remove a drive-through fast casual restaurant from the CB and CL Zoning Districts.

Communication 6A – Lehigh Valley Planning Commission – Various Zoning Amendments

2.         Approval of Minutes – April 17, 2018

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.        City Solicitor - Highway Safety Project Grant – DUI Program Sobriety Checkpoints and
Enforcement Operations
C.        Director of Public Works – Recommendation of Award – F. A. Rohrbach Pennsylvania, LLC
D.        City Solicitor – Use Permit Agreement – McCarthy’s Irish Pub – Fergus McCarthy’s Birthday
E.         City Solicitor – Use Permit Agreement – ArtsQuest – Step Outdoors Lehigh Valley
F.         City Solicitor – Use Permit Agreement – Holy Infancy Church – Portuguese Heritage
Celebration and Multicultural Festival

7.         Reports.

A.          President of Council

1.         Councilmanic Appointment – Elisabeth Cichonski – Environmental Advisory Council

B.        Mayor

1.         Administrative Order – Kathy Zelko-Lund – Fine Arts Commission

8.         Ordinances for Final Passage.


9.         New Ordinances.

A.        Bill No. 15-2018 – Intermunicipal Agreement Amendment – City of Bethlehem, Palmer
Township, Bethlehem Township, Bethlehem Township Municipal Authority

10.       Resolutions.

A.        Authorizing Resolution – PennDOT Highway Safety Project Grant – DUI
B.        Authorizing Contract – F. A. Rohrbach Pennsylvania LLC
C.        Authorizing Use Permit Agreement – MANA – West Side Farmers Market
D.        Certificate of Appropriateness – 700 Evans Street

11.       New Business.

Rescheduling Tuesday, May 15, 2018 City Council Meeting to Wednesday May 16, 2018 due to the Primary Election.

12.       Adjournment.