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COUNCIL MEETING
April 4, 2012
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
 
Public Safety– 7:00PM
Bill 9                                                                                                                             
Amending the 2012 General Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Nine Hundred ($900) Dollars as a result of a donation from Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery to the Police Department K-9 program to provide necessary equipment.
 
Bill 10                                                                                                                           
Amending the 2012 General Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation and transfer of Twenty-Nine Thousand Two Hundred-Fifty ($29,250.00) Dollars as a result of a PEMA reimbursement for the purchase of EMBERS, a complete Incident reporting and records management system for the Fire Department.
 
EMS Update
 
Council Meeting – 7:30 PM
 
1. Invocation: Cynthia Mota
2. Pledge to the Flag
3. Roll Call
4. Courtesy of the Floor
5. Approval of Minutes: March 7, 2012, March 21, 2012
6. Old Business
7. Communications
                             
8. REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES:
Budget and Finance: Chairperson Schlossberg
Public Safety: Chairperson Eichenwald
Community and Economic Development: Chairperson Schweyer
Parks and Recreation: Chairperson Mota
Public Works: Chairperson O’Connell
Human Resources, Administration and Appointments: Chairperson Concannon
Rules, Chambers, Intergovernmental Relations and Strategy:  Chairperson Guridy
 
OTHER COMMITTEE REPORTS
Controller’s Report
Managing Director’s Report
 
9. APPOINTMENTS:
               Sara Hailstone – Housing Authority – term to extend to 11/05/2016
               Shalon M. Easterling – Human Relations Commission – term to extend to 11/01/2014
               Dan Sell – HARB – Inspector – term to extend to 1/4/2013
               David Huber – HARB – At Large Reappointment – term to extend to – 1/2/2015
               Marvin Wheeler – HARB At Large Alternate – term to extend to 1/2/2015
               Barry Brobst – HARB Architect Alternate – term to extend to 1/2/2013
 
10. ORDINANCES FOR FINAL PASSAGE:
 
Bill 9                                                                                                                             
Amending the 2012 General Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Nine Hundred ($900) Dollars as a result of a donation from Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery to the Police Department K-9 program to provide necessary equipment.
 
Bill 10                                                                                                                           
Amending the 2012 General Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation and transfer of Twenty-Nine Thousand Two Hundred-Fifty ($29,250.00) Dollars as a result of a PEMA reimbursement for the purchase of EMBERS, a complete Incident reporting and records management system for the Fire Department.
 
11. ORDINANCES FOR INTRODUCTION:
 
Bill 16                                                                              
Amending the 2012 General Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Eight Hundred Fifty Dollars ($850). This is a donation from Elizabeth McCafferty to the Police Department for police equipment.
 
Bill 17                                                                              
An Ordinance providing for the expenditure of certain monies received by the City of Allentown from the repayment of loans made through the Rental Rehabilitation Program; authorized to expend One Hundred Five Thousand ($105,000) Dollars received from the repayment of loans made through the Rental Rehabilitation Program in accordance with regulations issued by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
 
Bill 18                                                                              
An Ordinance amending the Consolidated Plan One Year Action Plan for the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year of the Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG) which allocates $68,371 of additional ESG funds.
 
Bill 19                                                                              
An Ordinance amending the Consolidated Plan One Year Action Plan for the Thirtieth, Thirty-first, Thirty-second, Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth, Thirty-fifth, Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh years of the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) which re-programs Three Hundred Seven Thousand One Hundred Ten ($307,110) Dollars of unexpended funds.
 
Bill 20                                                                              
An Ordinance providing for the expenditure of certain monies received by the City of Allentown under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, 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, authorizing the expenditure of Three Million Three Hundred Forty-nine Thousand Six Hundred Seventy-five  ($3,349,675)  Dollars in Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG) funds for the July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 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.
 
Bill 21                                                                              
Amending the 2012 Capital Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Three Hundred Fifty Thousand ($350,000.00) Dollars to provide for the receipt of a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. This grant will provide funding which will be used to assist with the development of the Jordan Creek Greenway Development Project.
 
Bill 22                                                                              
Amending the 2012 Capital Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of One Hundred Thousand ($100,000.00) Dollars to provide for the receipt of a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. This grant will provide funding which will be used to assist with the Stevens Community Park Development Project. 
 
Bill 23                                                                                             
Authorizes the Mayor or his designee to enter into a cooperative purchasing agreement for 911 goods and services with other participating municipalities pursuant to the intergovernmental cooperation law (act 177 of 1996), 53 PA.C.S.A. Section 2301 Et. Seq.
 
Bill 24                                                                                             
Amending the 2012 Capital Project Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of One Hundred Twenty-Three Thousand Three Hundred Sixty-Four Dollars and Eighty-Seven Cents ($123,364.87) from various closed-out Capital Projects to three Capital Projects which need additional funding.
 
12. CONSENT AGENDA: None
 
13. RESOLUTIONS ON SECOND READING:
 
R16                                                                   
Authorizes submission of a grant for the rehabilitation/construction of an educational facility at 4th and Allen Streets.
 
14. RESOLUTIONS ON FIRST READING:
 
R19                                                                                                 
Authorizes the installation of a fire escape and catwalk for 1353 Chew Street
 
R20                                                                                                 
Approves the Submission of the Action Plan to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
 
R21                                                                                                 
Approves the Submission of an Amendment to the City of Allentown’s Consolidated Plan One Year Action Plan (for the period July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012) to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
 
R22                                                                                                 
Supports the Adoption of Swimming Towards the Future, A plan for Allentown’s Pools and Spray Parks
 
 
R23                                                                                                 
Authorizes Mayor to apply for a grant and enter into an Agreement if it is granted that would restore the Cedar Creek as it flows through Allentown’s Cedar Creek Parkway
 
R24                                                                                  
Amends Council Rules by providing for a 7:00 PM Council Start      
 
R25                                                                                                 
Authorizes the Mayor to revise the application for the additional Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000) for the new total of Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($750,000) in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Grant Funding to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for funding for the Allentown Symphony Association Project
 
R26                                                                                                 
Authorizes the Mayor to revise the application for an additional Three Hundred Seventy-five Thousand Dollars ($375,000) for the new total of Eight hundred and Seventy-five Thousand Dollars ($875,000) in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Grant Funding to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for funding the Community Services for Children Safestart Project
 
15. NEW BUSINESS
 
16.  GOOD AND WELFARE
 
17.  ADJOURN