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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/21/2022 6:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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15-5315 1  ResolutionR138 Authorization for Contract with McMahon Associates, Inc. in the amount of $128,000 for consulting work related to Traffic Signal and Systems design, Roadway design, PennDOT permitting process and inspection. The project is part of a PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) grant and must follow specific selection criteria different from our own. We must first chose a firm based on their qualifications, and only after we have chosen a firm, can we request pricing. This was competitively bid, five (5) proposals were received. By passing the resolution, Council notes proper procedures were followed based on the presentation, as follows: The City advertised the Solicitation on May 6, 2022, seeking to contract a highly qualified engineering consulting firm, which is familiar with Traffic Signal and Systems design, Roadway design, PennDOT permitting process and inspection. This project is part of a PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) grant. On June 6, 2022, the public opening was held for which the City received five (5) proposals. The technical evaluation was held onapprovedPass Action details Video Video
15-5316 1  ResolutionR139 Authorization for Contract with Arthur A. Swallow Associates, LLC in the estimated budgeted sum of $55,000 per contract year, for the unit prices as set forth in the Proposal to secure the services of a licensed surveying firm to provide a fully equipped two-person survey crew. This was competitively bid, and eight (8) proposals were received, one (1) was rejected. By passing the resolution, Council notes proper procedures were followed based on the presentation, as follows: The City advertised the Solicitation on June 24, 2022, seeking to secure the services of a licensed surveying firm to provide a fully equipped two-person survey crew, including transportation, GPS equipment and electronic data collection equipment to perform topographic surveys and construction stakeout. On July 25, 2022, the public opening was held for which the City received eight (8) proposals, and initially two (2) proposals were rejected. The technical evaluation was held on August 15, 2022. All committee members were present. The Proposals were scored based on the RFP requirements, Qualifications oapprovedPass Action details Video Video
15-5332 1  MinutesSeptember 7, 2022 City Council Meeting MinutesapprovedPass Action details Video Video
15-5338 1  DiscussionController Reports   Action details Not available
15-5298 1  OrdinanceBill 66 Parks and Recreation Amending the 2022 Capital Fund Budget to provide for an appropriation of the donation of Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars from Friends of the Allentown Parks into the Bogert’s Bridge capital project account. These funds will be used for design and construction of Bogert’s Bridge.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-5299 1  OrdinanceBill 68 Parks and Recreation Amending the 2022 Capital Fund Budget to provide for a transfer of funds from the General Fund to Project 2202, Jordan Creek Greenway Trail (JCGT) in the amount of Fifty Thousand ($50,000.00) Dollars to be used to provide additional funding for construction and/or construction inspection of the Jordan Creek Greenway Trail.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-5300 1  OrdinanceBill 69 Parks and Recreation Amending the 2022 Capital Fund Budget to provide for a deposit of One Thousand Two Hundred and Sixty-Three Dollars and Seventy-Three Cents ($1,263.73) of donation funds from Homebase Skate Shop to help contribute to the cost of construction for our Skate Park. These funds would be placed in the Jordan Skatepark capital project.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-5301 1  OrdinanceBill 70 Public Safety Amending the 2022 Equipment Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of funds received from Phase-4 of the Cares Act to provide for the purchase of an ambulance.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-5302 1  OrdinanceBill 71 Public Safety Amending the Part One: Administrative Legislation, Chapter 19 Civil Service Rules by updating the policies in Sections 19-5 and 19-6.approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-5339 1  OrdinanceBill 72 Request to suspend rules, introduce and vote on emergency transfer. Amending the 2022 Capital and General Fund Budgets to provide for a transfer of funds in the amount of two hundred ninety-nine thousand eight hundred dollars ($299,800) for an emergency (CoStars) procurement for the Cooling Tower & Remote Tank Replacement at City Hall. The cooling tower at City Hall is currently leaking and should be replaced before further damage occurs. It is a 1,000-gallon tank, if it fails, water damage will occur. This repair is an emergency. Pursuant to Section 218 of the Home Rule Charter and upon affirmative vote of six of seven councilpersons, this ordinance will take effect immediately after final passage. approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-5339 1  OrdinanceBill 72 Request to suspend rules, introduce and vote on emergency transfer. Amending the 2022 Capital and General Fund Budgets to provide for a transfer of funds in the amount of two hundred ninety-nine thousand eight hundred dollars ($299,800) for an emergency (CoStars) procurement for the Cooling Tower & Remote Tank Replacement at City Hall. The cooling tower at City Hall is currently leaking and should be replaced before further damage occurs. It is a 1,000-gallon tank, if it fails, water damage will occur. This repair is an emergency. Pursuant to Section 218 of the Home Rule Charter and upon affirmative vote of six of seven councilpersons, this ordinance will take effect immediately after final passage. approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-5329 1  ResolutionR140 Approves Certificates of Appropriateness for work in the Historic Districts at the following addresses: 811 W. Gordon Street, 948 North Street, 402 N. 6th Street approvedPass Action details Video Video
15-5310 1  ResolutionR141 Approves six transfers: (1) $99,800 from Streets Required Due to Salt Prices Increased from $55 to $77; (2) $24,000.00 from Parks and Recreation Needed to Pay for Chemicals and Other Materials to Improve the Course during the Fall Season and to Pay for Propane for Heating the Buildings at the Course; (3) $18,000 from Traffic for Engineering Design for the Traffic Signal Improvements on the other Portions of 15th Street near Sumner Avenue; (4) $16,500 from Finance Administration for DEI Training for Mayor’s Cabinet Members (5) $11,874 from Human Resources for Sage to provide a CDL Certification Course (6) $3,900.00 from Parks and Recreation to Repair the Football Lights at Percy Ruhe Park for Youth Sports Utilizing Fields.approvedPass Action details Video Video