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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/17/2021 6:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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15-4724 1  MinutesOctober 27, 2021 Special Council Meeting Revenue and Expenditure Estimates, Finance Department MinutesapprovedPass Action details Video Video
15-4721 1  MinutesNovember 3, 2021 City Council Meeting MinutesapprovedPass Action details Video Video
15-4740 1  CommunicationController Reports   Action details Not available
15-4700 1  OrdinanceBill 114 CEDC, Forwarded Favorably An Ordinance providing for the expenditure of Three Hundred Thousand, Eight Hundred and Seventy-five ($300,875.00) dollars in DCED Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG) funds for the Lehigh Valley Regional Homeless Advisory Board, as appropriate by Federal Law and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations; these are 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.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4278 1  OrdinanceBill 44 Budget and Finance, forwarded favorably (2 - Siegel, Mota; 1 - Hendricks) Supplementing Part One, Administrative Code, Title Eleven, Authorities, Boards and Commissions of the Codified Ordinances of Allentown, Pennsylvania, by adding a new Article 171B entitled “Campaign Finance Regulations”. The legislation is based on Campaign Finance legislation used in Pittsburgh. It fixes the contribution limit to the federal limits, currently there are no limits – this would limit individuals to $2,900 to campaign, eliminate stacking, limit PAC Contributions to $5000 a candidate. Contributions could not exceed the limitations that are in effect and published by the Federal Election Commission as of the first day of that same calendar year. Political contribution limits for donations made by a political committee to a candidate committee shall be the same as the federal contribution limit for "PAC-Multicandidate" that makes contributions to "candidate committees." deniedFail 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. withdrawnPass Action details Video Video
15-4717 1  ResolutionR192 Alex Encelewski (fulfilling the unexpired term of Patricia Jackson – Old Fairgrounds Historic District), 01/07/2022 approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4726 1  ResolutionR193 Authorizes Submission of a Formal Application to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for a Grant of Nine Hundred Ninety-Two Thousand Nine Hundred Sixty Dollars ($992,960.00) to support the Downtown Signals Project at Lehigh and Union Streets.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4728 1  ResolutionR194 Approves City’s Application to the United State Department of Justice Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program for a Grant of Forty-Five Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-Three Dollars ($45,723) that will be used for technological upgrades to the Police interrogation rooms.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4722 1  ResolutionR195 Approves two transfers placing funds in the proper accounts: (1) $63,000 in CED to purchase a Fire/Compact Rescue Skid which will assist in rescue attempts in hard to reach areas of the City; (2) $12,000 in CED to purchase Lights in the Parkway Commemorative Ornaments for Retail Sales.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4734 1  ResolutionR196 Denial of Certificate of Appropriateness: 231 N 8thapprovedPass Action details Video Video
15-4735 1  ResolutionR197 Denial of Certificate of Appropriateness: 322 N 8thamendedPass Action details Video Video
15-4735 1  ResolutionR197 Denial of Certificate of Appropriateness: 322 N 8thapproved as amended  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. approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-4720 1  OrdinanceBill 115 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.    Action details Video Video
15-4725 1  OrdinanceBill 116 HR, Admin and Appts, forwarded favorably Amendment Contingency: make this § 36-15 and notch the later two sections up one section. Amending Article 171, Code of Ethics, by prohibiting city employees, officials, and elected officials from engaging in conduct that would lead to future transactions and requiring the reporting of such activity if such person is aware of such activity.   Action details Video Video
15-4723 1  OrdinanceBill 117 Public Works, this evening Amending the 2021 Capital Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Thirty-Two Thousand Nine Hundred Twelve Dollars and Thirty-four Cents ($32,912.34). This was the result of payment in lieu of tree plantings from Barnes Land Development LLC., Haldeman Ford Lincoln, Inc., City Center Investment Corp., St. Luke’s Health Network, North Star Construction Management, The Waterfront Corporation, and Allentown Parking Authority. Funds will be used for the purchase of new street trees.   Action details Video Video
15-4437 1  DiscussionCouncil Rules Home Rule Charter Contract Procedures   Action details Not available