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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/6/2021 6:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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15-4589 1  ResolutionR151 Authorization for Contract with Penmar Services, Inc in the amount of $355,078.48 the City seeks the services from qualified firms to provide demolition and removal services related to the Irving Pool rebuild project.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4590 1  ResolutionR152 Authorization for Engagement of Professional Services Penn Credit Corporation for the Collection of delinquent Residential and Commercial Trash and Recycling Fees and Emergency Medical Services Fees The collection of delinquent fees on behalf of the City of Allentown for the Bureau of Revenue and Audit, the Bureau of Recycling and Solid Waste, and Emergency Medical Services. approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4626 1  MinutesSeptember 8, 2021 City Council Meeting MinutesapprovedPass Action details Video Video
15-4580 1  MinutesSeptember 15, 2021 City Council Meeting MinutesapprovedPass Action details Video Video
15-4613 1  DiscussionAct 205 MMO Reporting Requirement   Action details Not available
15-4643 1  DiscussionController Reports   Action details Not available
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. The recommendation from the Council of Youth was to increase adult members by one to six; and to increase the youth members from 6 to 8. amendedPass 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. The recommendation from the Council of Youth was to increase adult members by one to six; and to increase the youth members from 6 to 8. approved as amendedPass Action details Video Video
15-4536 1  OrdinanceBill 84 Amending the 2021 General Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Fifty Thousand One Hundred Twenty-Eight Dollars and Thirteen Cents ($50,128.13) from the Municipal Police Officer’s Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) for tuition and salary reimbursement from Act 120 Training to be used to purchase duty weapons and holsters for new hire Patrolmen.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4539 1  OrdinanceBill 85 Amending the 2021 General Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Eight Thousand Ninety-Four Dollars and Twenty Cents ($8,094.20) from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of The State Fire Commissioner Grant, to the Allentown EMS Department to purchase video larngyoscope devices.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4542 1  OrdinanceBill 87 Providing for the vacation of Mason Street from the centerline of South Fourth Street to the centerline of South Jute Street in the Nineteenth Ward of the City of Allentown.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4571 1  AppointmentR153 Mike Taylor, Electricians Examining Board, 01-24-2023 (Reappointment)   Action details Not available
15-4593 1  AppointmentR154 Peter Kleckner, Noise Control Hearing Board, 01-01-2022 (Replacing John Page)   Action details Not available
15-4594 1  AppointmentR155 R. Scott Unger, Noise Control Hearing Board, 01-02-2026   Action details Not available
15-4609 1  AppointmentR156 Captain Michael Becker, Nuisance Abatement Board of Appeals, 04-19-2022, Alternate   Action details Not available
15-4610 1  AppointmentR157 Sgt. Mark Holubek, Nuisance Abatement Board of Appeals, 04-19-2023 (Replacing Sgt. Justin Motz), Alternate   Action details Not available
15-4611 1  AppointmentR158 Thomas Williams, Nuisance Abatement Board of Appeals, 04-19-2025 (Represent Leonard Lightner, Director of Community and Economic Development)   Action details Not available
15-4612 1  AppointmentR159 Kelly McElroy, Nuisance Abatement Board of Appeals, 04-19-2023 (Replacing Bob Sandt)   Action details Not available
15-4631 1  ResolutionR160 Appointment of Three Police OfficersapprovedPass Action details Video Video
15-4634 1  ResolutionR161 Authorizes Submission of a Formal Application to the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development for a Grant of FIVE THOUSAND Dollars ($5,000.00) to support surveillance cameras for the Police Department.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4632 1  ResolutionR162 Authorizes application submission of $500,000 from the PA Community and Economic Development CDBG-CV 2021 GrantapprovedPass Action details Video Video
15-4627 1  ResolutionR163 Approves Transfer: $210,000.00 in Parks and Recreation which is Required for the Demolition of Irving Pool.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4627 1  ResolutionR163 Approves Transfer: $210,000.00 in Parks and Recreation which is Required for the Demolition of Irving Pool.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4573 1  ResolutionR164 Approves: $50,000 in CED to Move Funds to the Correct Account; $40,000 in CED – Special Events/LIP Needed to Create a 40 Account in Special Events and To Add More Funds to the 40 Account in Lights in the Parkway; $36,000 in CED to Purchase Lights in the Parkway Ornaments to Sell Commemorating Lights in the Parkway’s 25th Anniversary; $34,801.00 in Parks and Recreation to Purchase Trash Cans for the Parks and Ventrac Attachments (Flail Mower and Sickle Bar) for the Maintenance of the Parks; $16,740.00 in Recreation for the New Lights needed to be Installed at Percy Ruhe Park.amendedPass Action details Video Video
15-4573 1  ResolutionR164 Approves: $50,000 in CED to Move Funds to the Correct Account; $40,000 in CED – Special Events/LIP Needed to Create a 40 Account in Special Events and To Add More Funds to the 40 Account in Lights in the Parkway; $36,000 in CED to Purchase Lights in the Parkway Ornaments to Sell Commemorating Lights in the Parkway’s 25th Anniversary; $34,801.00 in Parks and Recreation to Purchase Trash Cans for the Parks and Ventrac Attachments (Flail Mower and Sickle Bar) for the Maintenance of the Parks; $16,740.00 in Recreation for the New Lights needed to be Installed at Percy Ruhe Park.approved as amendedPass Action details Video Video
15-4622 1  OrdinanceBill 90 CEDC, forwarded favorably An Ordinance providing for the expenditure of Two Hundred Eighty-Two Thousand Five Hundred Twelve Dollars and Ten Cents ($282,512.10) in Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), unspent funds for the January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 grant year, for housing and community development programs pursuant to the approved Consolidated Plan, appropriate Federal Law and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations. The monies are 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.   Action details Video Video
15-4587 1  OrdinanceBill 91 Public Safety, this evening Amending Article 531 Stopping, Standing, and Parking by adding Article 531.99 N Tampering with Boots and Other Devices Prohibited by creating a penalty for tampering or removing any device used to immobilize a motor vehicle that has been booted or who shall move or attempt to move the vehicle booted before official release of the vehicle.   Action details Video Video
15-4588 1  OrdinanceBill 92 Public Safety, this evening Amending Article 531, Stopping, Standing and Parking, Section 531.99 Notice of Violation; Waiver (H) by deleting a provision that states that in default of payment of fine and costs, someone could be imprisoned not more than ten days.   Action details Video Video
15-4591 1  OrdinanceBill 93 Budget and Finance, forwarded favorably for the full Council to consider (2 - Siegel, Mota; 1 - Hendricks) Amending Article171 Code of Ethics adding ARTICLE 171.15 CAMPAIGN FINANCE LIMITATIONS ENFORCEMENT, empowering the Ethics Board to enforce Campaign Finance Limitations. Motion to amend the bill proposing that the second Paragraph note the Board of Ethics shall recommend not levy a fine. It would read as follows: If the Board of Ethics recommends to the Finance Department that a fine be levied on a candidate for violations of the provisions, the fine shall be the greater of either one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per instance of a violation of this law, in which an instance shall be a single donation above the campaign finance limit, or one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for every two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) accepted by the candidate committee above the campaign finance limits set forth in this Chapter. Candidates shall also be required to fully refund all donations received above the campaign finance limits set forth in this Chapter.    Action details Video Video
15-4628 1  OrdinanceBill 94 Parks and Recreation, forwarded faborably Amending the 2021 Capital Fund Budget to provide for a transfer of Five-Hundred Ninety-Nine Dollars and Eighty-Seven Cents ($599.87) from Capital Project 2201 – Pool and Spray Parks to Capital Project 2206 – Jordan Creek Greenway Trail.   Action details Video Video
15-4630 1  OrdinanceBill 95 Refer to Public Safety - There is a request to vote on this tonight and waive the 14 days between introduction and final passage provided the bill passes with 6 votes - amendment would be needed. Amending the 2021 Capital Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) as a result from a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (PA DCED) Initiative Program to the Allentown Fire Department to provide funds which will be utilized for all costs associated with the appliance and furnishing related costs for the Fire Academy Public Safety Training and EOC building. I move to amend Bill 95 by adding the following as Section Five the bill: Section Five: That Pursuant to Section 218 of the Home Rule Charter and by the affirmative vote of six of seven members the 14 day period between introduction and passage of this ordinance is hereby eliminated. SECTION 218 FINAL PASSAGE OF ORDINANCES A minimum of fourteen days must intervene between introduction and passage of an ordamendedPass Action details Video Video
15-4630 1  OrdinanceBill 95 Refer to Public Safety - There is a request to vote on this tonight and waive the 14 days between introduction and final passage provided the bill passes with 6 votes - amendment would be needed. Amending the 2021 Capital Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) as a result from a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (PA DCED) Initiative Program to the Allentown Fire Department to provide funds which will be utilized for all costs associated with the appliance and furnishing related costs for the Fire Academy Public Safety Training and EOC building. I move to amend Bill 95 by adding the following as Section Five the bill: Section Five: That Pursuant to Section 218 of the Home Rule Charter and by the affirmative vote of six of seven members the 14 day period between introduction and passage of this ordinance is hereby eliminated. SECTION 218 FINAL PASSAGE OF ORDINANCES A minimum of fourteen days must intervene between introduction and passage of an ordapproved as amendedPass Action details Video Video
15-4629 1  OrdinanceBill 96 Parks and Recreation, forwarded favorably Amending the 2021 Golf Fund budget by transferring Thirty-Two Thousand ($32,000) from the unappropriated balance of the Golf Fund to Account 50 – Other Service and Charges – to provide for credit card fees.   Action details Video Video
15-4624 1  OrdinanceBill 97 CEDC, forwarded favorably An Ordinance providing for the expenditure of Three Million Four Hundred Ninety-Six Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-Nine ($3,496,829.00) Dollars in HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds for the fiscal year 2021 to September 2030, for American Rescue Plan (ARP) program pursuant to the approved Consolidated Plan, appropriate Federal Law and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations. The monies are 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.    Action details Video Video
15-4608 1  OrdinanceBill 98 CEDC, forwarded favorably An Ordinance providing for the expenditure of Fifty-Three Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty-Nine ($53,359.00) Dollars in Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG)- COVID CARES funds for the period of July 21, 2021 to July13, 2022, as appropriate by Federal Law and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations for the Warming Station..   Action details Video Video
15-4633 1  OrdinanceBill 99 HR, Admin and Appts: Forwarded favorable with the amendment that the bill goes into effect January 1, 2022. AN ORDINANCE TO APPROVE, ADOPT AND ENACT AN ORDINANCE CODIFICATION FOR THE CITY OF ALLENTOWN, COUNTY OF LEHIGH, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA; TO PROVIDE FOR THE REPEAL OF CERTAIN LEGISLATION NOT INCLUDED THEREIN; TO SAVE FROM REPEAL CERTAIN OTHER LEGISLATION NOT INCLUDED THEREIN; AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR TAMPERING WITH THE CODE.   Action details Video Video
15-4625 1  ResolutionR165 Approves the Submission of an amendment to the Action Plan to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development   Action details Video Video
15-4623 1  ResolutionR166 Approves the Submission of an amendment to the 2021 Action Plan to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.   Action details Video Video
15-4586 1  ResolutionR167 Budget and Finance, forwarded favorably 3-0 Authorizes expenditure of funds to hire a consultant to conduct a disparity study and make recommendations on the City's procurement process inclusive of ensuring access by minority and women owned business.    Action details Video Video
15-4437 1  DiscussionCouncil Rules Home Rule Charter Contract Procedures   Action details Not available