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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/7/2021 7:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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15-4193 1  MinutesJanuary 13, 2021 City Council Meeting Minutes   Not available Not available
15-4187 1  MinutesJanuary 13, 2021 City Council Meeting 2 Minutes   Not available Not available
15-4201 1  DiscussionController Reports   Not available Not available
15-4144 1  AppointmentChris Cassidy, Commission on Homeless, 03-10-2025   Not available Not available
15-4145 1  AppointmentAbigail Goldfarb, Commission on Homeless, 03-10-2025   Not available Not available
15-4146 1  AppointmentRoslyn Kuba, Commission on Homeless, 03-10-2024   Not available Not available
15-4168 1  AppointmentErik Koller, Electricians Examining Board, 01/25/2022 Mr. Koller is a city employee who will be fulfilling the unexpired term of Walter Clouse, Jr.    Not available Not available
15-4185 1  AppointmentShane’ J. Gill, Human Relations Commission, 11/1/2023 (replacing Daniel Benitez)   Not available Not available
15-4140 1  OrdinanceBill 18 Budget and Finance, Recommended Favorably Amending the 2021 Capital Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Four Million Two Hundred Twenty-Seven Thousand Four Hundred Two Dollars and Sixty-Eight Cents ($4,227,402.68) from the proceeds of the 2020 Bond Issuance to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency Administrative Order.    Not available Not available
15-4141 1  OrdinanceBill 19 Budget and Finance, Recommended Favorably Amending the 2021 General Fund, the 2021 Risk Fund, the 2021 Equipment Fund, the 2021 Trexler Fund, the 2021 Golf Fund, the 2021 Solid Waste Fund and the 2021 Stormwater Fund by appropriating funds from the un-appropriated balances for the rollover of encumbrances for the prior year commitments   Not available Not available
15-4161 1  ResolutionR41 Sewage Planning Module for Lanta Para Transit Facility   Not available Not available
15-4184 1  ResolutionR42 812 South Front Street - Sewage Planning Module   Not available Not available
15-4167 1  ResolutionR43 Approves a $15,000 transfer in CEDC for the branding identity project and $21,625 in Police for CALEA Registration.   Not available Not available
15-4182 1  ResolutionR44 Approves the Submission of an application for a pass through grant for HADC from DCED for affordable housing activities.   Not available Not available
15-4162 1  ResolutionR45 A resolution supporting HB 988, specifically, the repealing of Act 43 of 2017 which expanded the sale and use of fireworks in Pennsylvania to “consumer fireworks.” These fireworks have an aerial and explosive element compared to “ground fireworks” for sale prior to Act 43. Since enactment, public safety personnel have reported a significant increase in fireworks-related incidents and injuries, as well as significant constituent complaints. Furthermore, Act 43 preempts local regulation via municipal ordinance.   Not available Not available
15-4196 1  ResolutionR46 Authorizes Mayor to Sign all documents related to the Traffic Signal Maintenance Agreement   Not available Not available
15-4195 1  ResolutionR47 Authorizes Submission of a Formal Application to the Pennsylvania DCNR for a Grant of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,500,000) to support the Bogert’s Bridge Restoration Project.   Not available Not available
15-4181 1  OrdinanceBill 20 Amending the Environmental Advisory Council by adding to the Purpose of the Council, changing the appointment process to reflect authority under the Home Rule Charter giving the Mayor the appointment authority, allowing the Environmental Advisory Council to elect their Chair, establishing a city councilperson as a liaison to the Council, adding to the Powers and Duties, and requiring minutes to be posted on the City website.    Not available Not available
15-4164 1  OrdinanceBill 21 Amending the 2021 Capital Projects Fund and the 2021 Trexler Fund to provide for a transfer of Sixty Thousand ($60,000) Dollars to continue repairs on various WPA structures in the park system.   Not available Not available
15-4177 1  OrdinanceBill 22 An ordinance of the City of Allentown authorizing the designation of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Allentown as land bank for the City of Allentown.   Not available Not available
15-4175 1  OrdinanceBill 23 Amending the 2021 General Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Twenty-Four Thousand Six Hundred Fifty-Seven ($24,657.00) Dollars from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of The State Fire Commissioner Grant, to the Allentown Fire Department for COVID-19 related expenses/purchases.   Not available Not available
15-4174 1  OrdinanceBill 24 Amending the 2021 General Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Forty-Five Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty-Three ($45,753.00) Dollars from the United States Department of Justice Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Grant to the City of Allentown for updating technology in seven police interview rooms.   Not available Not available
15-4169 1  OrdinanceBill 25 Request to be voted on Amending Part III, Business Regulation and Taxation, Title Three - Fees, Article 333, Business Privilege Tax, Subsection B. Tax Year Change, to provide tax relief to Allentown taxpayers in the calendar year 2021 by extending the deadline to file and pay 2020 Business Privilege Taxes in full thereof without interest and penalty from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021.   Not available Not available
15-4165 1  OrdinanceBill 26 Amending the 2021 General Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of One Thousand ($1,000) Dollars from GBU Financial Life to provide uniforms to support emergency preparedness and deployment initiatives for the Allentown Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps.   Not available Not available
15-4166 1  OrdinanceBill 27 Amending the 2021 Capital Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of One Hundred Ninety-Five Thousand Five Hundred Forty-Two ($195,542) Dollars from Lehigh County Authority (LCA) to make road improvements throughout the LCA restoration work area.   Not available Not available
15-4188 1  OrdinanceBill 28 Amending the 2021 Federal Grants Fund budget by creating the position of Homeless Services Coordinator within the Department of Community Development to provide coordination and support for the initiatives of the Allentown Commission on Homelessness. This position is funded through COVID ESG funds.   Not available Not available
15-4189 1  OrdinanceBill 29 Amending the 2021 General Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Seven Thousand ($7,000) Dollars from City Center Allentown to provide background checks and American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course fees for City of Allentown resident hires in the Department of Parks and Recreation.   Not available Not available
15-4190 1  OrdinanceBill 30 Amending the Ethics Code by adding language on conflict of interests clarifying a prohibition of using your ‘position’ in any way to result in a personal or financial benefit to yourself or associated person or entity as defined.    Not available Not available
15-4191 1  OrdinanceBill 31 Refer to Allentown and Lehigh Valley Planning Commissions Amending the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Allentown by repealing Section 1314.02.C.4 (7) of the Zoning Ordinance with respect to the prohibition of on-site frying of foods in the Traditional Neighborhood Development Overlay District (TNDO) in its entirety, providing for a repealer clause, a severability clause and an effective date.   Not available Not available
15-4192 1  OrdinanceBill 32 Amending Part Seven, General Offenses Code, of the Codified Ordinances of Allentown, Pennsylvania creating Article 717 – B.Y.O.B. Establishment, by creating a new Article entitled “B.Y.O.B. Establishment”.    Not available Not available
15-4170 1  OrdinanceBill 33 Amending the 2021 General Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Forty Thousand Seven Hundred One Dollar and Forty-Five Cents ($40,701.45) from FEMA US Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant, to the Allentown Fire Department for COVID-19 related expenses to purchase PPE and related supplies.   Not available Not available
15-4198 1  OrdinanceBill 34 Refer to Budget and Finance Amending the 2021 General Fund and Risk Management Fund budget to accommodate the reorganization of positions to allow the Department of Finance to operate more efficiently.    Not available Not available
15-4197 1  OrdinanceBill 35 Amending the 2021 General Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Two Thousand Five Hundred ($2,500) Dollars from Patient First to provide supplies for those volunteering to work the COVID vaccination clinic.   Not available Not available