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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/7/2024 6:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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15-6609 1  ResolutionR13 Authorization for Contract increase to the estimated yearly sum to be $45,000 that was previously Bid and Awarded under City Policies, with Edwards Business Systems for maintenance services for the City printers. The Agreement and will automatically renew for consecutive periods of one year unless either party notifies the other of cancellation, in writing.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-6610 1  ResolutionR14 Authorization for a contract increase in the amount of $30,000; an increase from $10,000.00 per year to $40,000.00 per year, for a contract previously bid and awarded to Ross Body and Frame Work, Inc. (d/b/a A-1 Towing) to provide towing services for city vehicles. This is due to bringing the garage in house and not knowing exactly how much we would spend on towing of City fleet vehicles. The City has 620 vehicles and equipment and continues to grow. The contract will expire March 13, 2024. It has been requested to utilized the first of four (4) renewal terms and extend the contract to March 13, 2025. Upon written notification, this contract can be extended for an additional four (4) one (1) year terms beyond the contract expiration period.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-6611 1  ResolutionR15 Authorization for Contract price increase with Alliance Hall of Allentown, Inc. in the amount of $359,088.78 for the lease of Alliance Hall. The initial contract Sum was for $246,316.08, the increase of $359,088.78 brings it to a total of $605,404.86. This is due to the increase of space being rented which in return has increased the rent from the original amount written into the original agreement and to cover the rent for the five-year extension term.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-6593 1  MinutesDecember 6, 2023 City Council Public Hearing Meeting MinutesapprovedPass Action details Video Video
15-6581 1  MinutesDecember 6, 2023 City Council Meeting MinutesapprovedPass Action details Video Video
15-6599 1  MinutesDecember 12, 2023 City Council Meeting MinutesapprovedPass Action details Video Video
15-6582 1  MinutesJanuary 10, 2024 Special Council Meeting Minutes (Organizational Meeting)   Action details Video Video
15-6591 1  MinutesJanuary 17, 2024 City Council Meeting MinutesapprovedPass Action details Video Video
15-6654 1  DiscussionPublic Safety Feasibility Study Media Kit   Action details Video Video
15-6653 1  DiscussionController Reports   Action details Video Video
15-6606 1  ResolutionR16 Arundhati (Tinku) Khanwalkar, Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) Reappointment, 01/04/2027    Action details Not available
15-6607 1  ResolutionR17 Tim M. O’Brien, Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) Appointment, 01/04/2027   Action details Not available
15-6600 1  ResolutionR18 Authorizes the disposition of certain records within Public Works.   Action details Not available
15-6592 1  ResolutionR19 Certificate of Appropriateness for work in the Historic Districts: 327 N. Nagle St.; 146 W. Turner St. and 515 Park St.    Action details Not available
15-6608 1  ResolutionR20 Authorizes lease agreement with Muhlenberg College for Bicentennial Park Stadium located at 1126 Lehigh Street, Allentown, PA 18103.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-6608 1  ResolutionR20 Authorizes lease agreement with Muhlenberg College for Bicentennial Park Stadium located at 1126 Lehigh Street, Allentown, PA 18103.   Action details Video Video
15-6588 1  ResolutionR21 Approves six transfers: (1) $78,879.35 to cover negative balances in premium pay in EMS; (2) $63,341.05 in Fire to cover year-end negative balances for premium pay, holiday and shift differential; (3) $56,252.77 in Public Safety – Police for overtime pay and health insurance opt our; (4) $53,000.00 in Public Safety/Police for 2023 Mark 43 records management annual maintenance; (5) $20,000 in Fire to move funds to correct budget account for expenditures; (6) $13,859.00 in Parks and Recreation for pool equipment. approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-6602 1  OrdinanceBill 2 Amending the 2024 Capital Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of One Thousand Six Hundred Dollars ($1,600) from the Hispanic American Organization, Inc. to support the mini-pitch system at Jordan Meadows.    Action details Video Video
15-6601 1  OrdinanceBill 3 Amending the 2024 Capital Fund Budget to correct a previous ordinance number 15951. This will appropriate the funds of Six Hundred Fifty Thousand ($650,000) Dollars from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to support design and construction of the D&L Trail – Allentown Segment to the proper accounts.    Action details Video Video
15-6603 1  OrdinanceBill 4 Amending the 2024 Trexler Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Two Thousand ($2,000.00) Dollars from the Trexler Trust to support the Romper Day Program.   Action details Video Video
15-6604 1  OrdinanceBill 5 Amending Part I Administrative Legislation, Chapter 5 Administration of Government, Article IV Financial Procedures, Section 21 Contracts by updating the language in Part A.    Action details Video Video
15-6605 1  OrdinanceBill 6 Amending the 2024 Capital Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Sixteen Thousand Eight Hundred Ninety-Six Dollars and Thirty-Six Cents ($16,896.36). This was the result of payment in lieu of tree plantings from Tilghman Street Dental LLC, City Center Development Corporation, Housing Development Corporation, Devon Self Storage Holdings, Lehigh River Development Corp 3, 1134 Hanover Ave LLC, and Stratagem Allentown LLC. Funds will be used for the purchase of new street trees.   Action details Video Video
15-6614 1  OrdinanceBill 7 Refer to the Public Safety Committee Amending Article III, Retail Pet Shops, by prohibiting the sale of guinea pigs by pet shops.    Action details Video Video
15-6619 1  ResolutionR22 Authorizes the Administration to enter into a cooperation agreement with the Allentown Parknership, to utilize the organization’s fundraising and planning capabilities to raise money to finance and manage capital improvement projects, manage construction, provide enhanced maintenance, provide programs and special events, coordinate volunteer activity, and to pursue such other authorized opportunities and address recognized needs, for the betterment of the city’s parks.   Action details Video Video
15-6577 1  DiscussionReference Materials: Council Rules Procurement Code Ethics Code   Action details Not available