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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/7/2020 7:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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15-3797 1  MinutesAugust 5, 2020 City Council Meeting Minutes   Not available Not available
15-3796 1  DiscussionPursuant to Act 205 Council received the MMOs for the City's Pension plans which were made part of this agenda for public notification.    Not available Not available
15-3813 1  DiscussionController Action   Not available Not available
15-3815 1  OrdinanceDraft - Homeless Bill of Rights   Not available Not available
15-3787 1  AppointmentLinda Vega, Human Relations Commission, 12/31/2020   Not available Not available
15-3786 1  AppointmentWilliam A. Seng, Human Relations Commission, 01/01/2023   Not available Not available
15-3751 1  OrdinanceBill 60 Budget and Finance, Forwarded Favorably Correcting Ordinance 15607, Section One, by appropriating the correct total of Two Hundred Forty-Eight Thousand Five Hundred Sixty-Six Dollars and Forty-Six Cents ($248,566.46) to the 2020 Stormwater Fund from the 2019 Purchase Order Rollovers of rather than Four Hundred Seventy Thousand Six Hundred Sixty-Two Dollars and Thirty-Sixty Cents ($470,662.36) which was previously approved.   Not available Not available
15-3756 1  OrdinanceBill 62 Budget and Finance, Forwarded Favorably Amending the 2020 General Fund budget to add the position of Finance Deputy Director Finance Deputy Director (18N) at annual salary of Ninety-Five Thousand ($95,000) Dollars.as recommended in the City’s Early Intervention Plan.   Not available Not available
15-3770 1  OrdinanceBill 64 Amending the 2020 General Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of One Hundred Fifty Thousand One Hundred Forty-Nine ($150,149) Dollars from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Bureau of Public Health Preparedness and Response to the City of Allentown for COVID-19 related expenses.    Not available Not available
15-3671 1  OrdinanceBill 47 Rules, Chambers, IGR and Strategy, Forwarded Favorably Amending Article 125.01(d) of the Administrative Code by modifying a provision requiring the Solicitor’s Office to sign off on all bills and resolutions in regard to form, substance and compliance with the charter, administrative code and other relevant statutes, prior to the legislation being placed on council agenda for introduction.   Not available Not available
15-3780 1  ResolutionR112 CEDC, Recommended Favorably, HARB Secretary to work with applicant Denial of a Certificate of Appropriateness – 1444 W. Linden Street   Not available Not available
15-3784 1  ResolutionR118 Public Hearing, this evening A RESOLUTION OF CITY OF ALLENTOWN, COUNTY OF LEHIGH, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE NO. E4301 INTO CITY OF ALLENTOWN FROM WHITEHALL   Not available Not available
15-3775 1  ResolutionR120 Approval of Transfers: $251,500 in Recycling & Solid Waste as a result of an increase in residential trash and recycling collections; $136,496.28 and $36,451.60 in Public Works, Traffic Planning for consolidation of the LED program; $94,000 in Streets to Complete 2020 Storm Water Lining Program; $80,000 in Recreation to purchase the land the basketball courts at Bucky Boyle; $31,800 in CED for Project Management Certification Training; $7,445.22 in CED to replace the bows and $5,000 in City Council for legal ads for the remainder of the year.    Not available Not available
15-3807 1  ResolutionR121 Hiring of Police Officers   Not available Video Video
15-3807 1  ResolutionR121 Hiring of Police Officers   Not available Video Video
15-3799 1  OrdinanceBill 67 Parks and Rec, this evening Amending the 2020 Capital Fund Budget and the 2020 General Fund by transferring Thirty-One Thousand ($31,000) Dollars from the Aquatics program in the Department of Parks and Recreation, of the General Fund to Capital Project 2214 – Cedar Creek Bridges. The original budgeted funds are available for reappropriating due to the cancellation of all recreational activities due to COVID-19. The Parks department was not able to use the funds for the original intended purpose.   Not available Not available
15-3798 1  OrdinanceBill 68 Parks and Rec, this evening Amending the 2020 Capital Fund Budget and the 2020 General Fund by transferring Twenty-Five Thousand ($25,000) Dollars from the Aquatics program in the Department of Parks and Recreation, of the General Fund to Capital Project 2200 – Percy Ruhe Park. The original budgeted funds are available for reappropriating due to the cancellation of all recreational activities due to COVID-19. The Parks Department was not able to use the funds for the original intended purpose.   Not available Not available
15-3800 1  OrdinanceBill 69 CEDC, forwarded favorably An Ordinance providing for the expenditure of certain monies received by the City of Allentown under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1976, as amended; The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009; and Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended; for the purpose of undertaking programs of housing and community development within the City.   Not available Not available
15-3802 1  OrdinanceBill 70 Public Works, this evening Amending the 2020 Stormwater Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Eleven Thousand Nine Hundred Ten dollars ($11,910.00) from the Owner of 526 S. Aubrey Street, Vendetta Hines, Owner, Burnt Offerings, LLC. The Bureau of Engineering is supervising and monitoring the funds.   Not available Not available
15-3808 1  OrdinanceBill 71 Public Works, this evening Amending Article 507 (Traffic control Maps) of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Allentown. The request is from the Administration. The Administration is authorized to establish and evaluate traffic regulations for a temporary period not to exceed 90 days. This legislation makes the temporary changes permanent.    Not available Not available
15-3809 1  OrdinanceBill 72 Amends the Ethics Code by adding the following provision: No compensated appointed official or employee of the City, excluding those in elected offices of the city, shall be a candidate for nomination or election to a city public office unless the employee shall have first resigned from employment with the city. The City employee must resign prior to the candidate's filing of the nominating petitions.   Not available Not available
15-3801 1  ResolutionR119 CEDC, forwarded favorably Approves the Submission of the Action Plan to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development   Not available Not available
15-3804 1  ResolutionR122 Rules, forwarded favorably Prohibits electronic (including cell phone) communications during public meetings I. Use of Electronic Communication Devices During City Council Meetings Councilmember’s use of electronic communication devices (including cell phones), other than for the purpose of accessing agenda materials that are on a Councilmember’s I-pad/tablet device or lap top computer, is prohibited during Council meetings. Council members should not be sending or receiving email, or texting or receiving texts during the meeting. This policy does not prohibit using an electronic communications device in the event of an urgent family matter. Should council inadvertently receive such messaging it shall be immediately shared with the council and the public during the meeting.    Not available Not available