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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/21/2021 6:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
Meeting video: eComment: Not available  
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15-4433 1  ResolutionR94 Authorization for Contract with Penmar Services, Inc. for an estimated sum of $90,000 for emergency work related to building demolition and remediation work, bid, one response. approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4434 1  ResolutionR95 Authorization for Contract with Pennoni Associates, Inc. for the estimated sum of $25,000 to perform structural evaluations for Emergency and non-Emergency call outs as needed, competitively bid, multiple response. approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4439 1  ResolutionR96 Authorization for Contract with Overhead Door Company for $49,005 per contract year, for on call and on-site services related to garage door replacement, repair, inspection and maintenance,at various City owned and operated facilities, competitively bid, two proposals. approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4375 1  MinutesMay 5, 2021 City Council Meeting Minutes   Action details Not available
15-4376 1  MinutesMay 19, 2021 City Council Contract Approval Meeting Minutes   Action details Not available
15-4384 1  MinutesMay 19, 2021 City Council Meeting Minutes   Action details Not available
15-4385 1  MinutesJune 2, 2021 City Council Contract Approval Meeting Minutes   Action details Not available
15-4403 1  MinutesJune 2, 2021 City Council Meeting Minutes   Action details Not available
15-4404 1  MinutesJune 16, 2021 City Council Contract Approval Meeting Minutes   Action details Not available
15-4408 1  MinutesJune 16, 2021 Bill 31 Public Hearing Meeting Minutes   Action details Not available
15-4446 1  MinutesJune 16, 2021 City Council Meeting Minutes   Action details Not available
15-4356 1  OrdinanceBill 59 Amending the 2021 Capital Projects Fund and the 2021 Trexler Fund to provide for a transfer of Three Hundred Ninety-Nine Thousand Three Hundred Twelve Dollars and Thirty Cents ($399,312.30) from the Trexler Fund Capital Contribution Account to Capital Project 2213 (Valania Park Renovations) and Capital Project 2206 (Jordan Creek Greenway Trail).approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4362 1  OrdinanceBill 60 Amending the 2021 General Fund budget to create one (1) Project Manager position at a Paygrade 14N at an annual salary of Sixty-Nine Thousand Two Hundred Dollars ($69,200) to assist the Department of Community and Economic Development as well as other departments with implementation, oversight and management of city-wide projects.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4355 1  OrdinanceBill 61 Amending the 2021 General Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Ten Thousand ($10,000.00) Dollars from Stonyfield Organic for the purchase of Foamstream Equipment as part of the Non-Toxic Neighborhoods Initiative.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4367 1  OrdinanceBill 62 Amending the 2021 General Fund budget to create One (1) additional position of Community Health Nurse (11N) in the Allentown Health Bureau (AHB). This position and related expenses will be covered by a One Hundred Thousand ($100,000) Dollar donation from St. Luke’s Physician Group, Inc. to assist the Allentown School District in becoming a Vaccines for Children Provider (VFC). approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4420 1  AppointmentR97 Jennifer Miklus, Commission on Homeless, 07/15/2025 (reappointment)   Action details Video Video
15-4421 1  AppointmentR98 Hope Sabbagh, Commission on Homeless, 07/15/2025 (reappointment)   Action details Video Video
15-4423 1  AppointmentR99 Craig Messinger, Disruptive Conduct Board of Appeals, 06/01/2024   Action details Video Video
15-4424 1  AppointmentR100 Charles Roca, Disruptive Conduct Board of Appeals, 06/01/2024 (replacing Chief Granitz)   Action details Video Video
15-4425 1  AppointmentR101 Leonard Lightner, Disruptive Conduct Board of Appeals, 06/01/2024   Action details Video Video
15-4426 1  AppointmentR102 Linda Vega, Human Relations Commission, 12/31/2021 (reappointment)   Action details Video Video
15-4427 1  AppointmentR103 Nancy Wilt, Recreation Commission, 12/31/2021 (reappointment)   Action details Video Video
15-4428 1  AppointmentR104 Phoebe Harris, Recreation Commission, 12/31/2021 (reappointment)   Action details Video Video
15-4417 1  ResolutionR105 640 Dixon Street - Sewer Planning Module   Action details Video Video
15-4409 1  ResolutionR106 Appoints Police Officer AppointmentapprovedPass Action details Video Video
15-4409 1  ResolutionR106 Appoints Police Officer AppointmentapprovedPass Action details Video Video
15-4411 1  ResolutionR107 Approves the Submission of an Amendment to the PA DCED Emergency Solutions Grant Application approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4419 1  ResolutionR108 Authorizes Electronic Access to PennDOT SystemsapprovedPass Action details Video Video
15-4443 1  ResolutionR109 $200,000.00 in Risk Management for Excess Insurance Premiums Have Increased in 2021 and Exceeded the Amount Originally Appropriated; $18,199.74 in Human Resources for Account Not Changed to Deduct from Permanent Wages when HR Clerk Confidential Position Changed to Full Time; $8,730.59 in Finance for Existing Vehicle Duel Facing Dash Cameras Are In Need of Replacement in the EMS Vehicles.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4441 1  ResolutionR110 Needs an amendment to increase the request to $291,500 as a result of a recent analysis Authorizes Submission of a Formal Application to the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development for a Grant of Two Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($275,000.00) to support renovation of four city bridges, three over Cedar Creek and one on Dixon Street.amendedPass Action details Video Video
15-4441 1  ResolutionR110 Needs an amendment to increase the request to $291,500 as a result of a recent analysis Authorizes Submission of a Formal Application to the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development for a Grant of Two Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($275,000.00) to support renovation of four city bridges, three over Cedar Creek and one on Dixon Street.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4413 1  ResolutionR111 SUPPORTS OPPOSITION TO SENATE BILL 597approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4389 1  AppointmentR112 Tiffany Polek, Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (NIZ), 01/01/2026 (Reappointment)approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4422 1  AppointmentR113 Oscar F. Ortiz, Council of Youth, 07/01/2023tabledFail Action details Video Video
15-4422 1  AppointmentR113 Oscar F. Ortiz, Council of Youth, 07/01/2023approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4342 1  AppointmentR114 Appoints Joseph McMahon, Water and Sewer (Lease and Operations) Compliance Review Board, 01/01/2023 - Replaces John J. Bartol approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4435 1  OrdinanceBill 64 Budget and Finance, forwarded favorably - the administration is proposing this amendment to purchase more PPE. Amends Section One as follows: Removes: Emergency Medical Services 000-05-0605-0003-68 Operating Materials and Supplies -0- (was $11,608.11) Human Resources 000-06-0603-0001-34 Training and Professional Development -0- (was $11,495) Adds: Risk Management 081-02-8001-0001-68 Operating Materials and Supplies $23,103.11 Amending the 2021 General Fund budget by transferring Four Hundred Forty-Six Thousand Four Hundred Seventy Dollars and Ninety Cents ($446,470.90) from the unappropriated balance of the General Fund to the Fire, EMS and Human Resource Departments for related COVID-19 expenses. In 2020 the City was awarded a COVID-19 grant from the County of Lehigh in the amount of $1.9M. The original deadline to spend this grant was December 2020; however, the County has since amended the deadline to al   Action details Video Video
15-4436 1  OrdinanceBill 65 Public Works, this evening Amending the 2021 General Fund by eliminating two (2) Part-Time positions in Building Maintenance and creating one (1) Full-Time position which will allow the Bureau of Building Maintenance to operate more efficiently.   Action details Video Video
15-4412 1  OrdinanceBill 66 Parks and Recreation, this evening Amending the 2021 Capital Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of One Hundred Thirty Thousand ($130,000) Dollars from the NRPA and Niagara Bottling Company to support the renovations at Valania Park.   Action details Video Video
15-4429 1  OrdinanceBill 67 Parks and Recreation, this evening Amending the 2021 Golf Fund budget by transferring Seventy-Three Thousand Six Hundred Thirty-Two Dollars and Fifty-Two Cents ($73,632.52) from the unappropriated balance of the Golf Fund to the Equipment Account for the purchase of a new rough mower.   Action details Video Video
15-4438 1  OrdinanceBill 68 Amending Article 180B, Council of Youth, by modifying the composition of the board by changing the provision that five members shall be adults and be representative of youth organizations, interests or advocacy to eight and that the Department of Police designate a non-voting designee to the Council.   Action details Video Video
15-4390 1  OrdinanceBill 69 Public Works, this evening Amendment to the Traffic Control Maps   Action details Video Video
15-4440 1  OrdinanceBill 70 Parks and Recreation, this evening Amending the 2021 Capital Fund Budget to provide for a transfer of Nine Thousand Three Hundred Fifteen Dollars and Fifty Cents ($9,315.50) as a transfer of funds from Capital Project 2024 – 15th Street Traffic Signal Improvements to Capital Project 1663 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Trail to provide for additional lighting.    Action details Video Video
15-4442 1  OrdinanceBill 71 Public Safety, this evening Amending the 2021 General Fund by funding the Public Safety Analyst position currently budgeted for One ($1) Dollar in the Police Department budget.   Action details Video Video
15-4432 1  OrdinanceBill 72 Contract Preferences for Identified Business Enterprises   Action details Video Video
15-4430 1  OrdinanceBill 73 Public Safety, this evening Amending the 2021 General Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Eight Thousand Seventy-Five Dollars and Twenty-Nine Cents ($8,075.29) from the EMS Council State EMSOF Funds to be used to further prepare for medical emergencies and rebuild supplies from COVID-19.   Action details Video Video
15-4437 1  DiscussionCouncil Rules Home Rule Charter Contract Procedures   Action details Not available