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City Council Meeting Minutes

May 3, 2011

CALL TO ORDER:City Council convened in a General Committee meeting on May 3, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 1 Marketway West, 3rd Floor, York, PA, to receive general public comment, with the following Council members present: Renee S. Nelson, Henry Hay Nixon, Toni Smith, Carol Hill-Evans, Vice President, and Genevieve H. Ray, President, with President Ray presiding.


 
GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

 
Tim Page said he would like the Director of Economic Development to assess how many rental properties exist in York. Mr. Page then complained about businesses emitting loud noise six days a week. He asked why businesses are being allowed to break the law.

 
Jody Moore, owner of Home Run Snacks, said the new vending ordinance has not been presented to Council and, as such, he feels this is affecting his business, which is his livelihood. He said he had hoped he could get a vending license by the beginning of May but since the legislation hasn't been presented, that's not going to happen.

 
Michael Helfrich thanked the 120 volunteers who participated in the Codorus Creek Cleanup initiative. He said another cleanup will take place this summer. He then discussed exorbitant towing charges and said he was told of a situation where a 17 year old girl had her car towed from a spot where she was only parked for 25 minutes. It cost her $180 to remedy the situation. He said that had to be a very discouraging experience for a young person and fears she won't come back to downtown York because of that experience.

 
Joan Burgasser presented a letter to Council on behalf of Olde Towne East Neighborhood Association expressing concern about the possible demolition of Trinity United Methodist Church. She said the concern is that if this church is demolished, we will have an unsightly, unused property within our boundaries. She discussed compromises the Historical Architectural Review Board is willing to make in order to save this structure.

 
Stacey Boyer expressed dissatisfaction with the decision-making processes taking place within Trinity United Methodist Church. She feels as though the church can be saved if they stabilize the structure in phases.

 
There being no further public comment, President Ray adjourned the General Committee meeting and reconvened in Legislative Session at 7:00 p.m., in Council Chambers, 1 Marketway West, 3rd Floor, York, PA, with the following members present: Renee S. Nelson, Henry Hay Nixon, Toni Smith, Carol Hill-Evans, Vice President, and Genevieve H. Ray, President, with President Ray presiding.

 
Members of the Administration in attendance included: Jim Gross, Director of Public Works, Kevin Schreiber, Director of Economic and Community Development, Wes Kahley, Police Chief, and Tom Ray, Human Resources Director. Also present was Assistant Solicitor Mark Elion.

 
Members of York City Council staff in attendance included: Dianna L. Thompson, City Clerk.

 
Pledge of Allegiance: The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 
Approval of Minutes: Council dispensed with the reading of the Minutes of April 19, 2011 and unanimously approved them as written.

 
Correspondence and Announcements: None
 
PRESENTATIONS: None
 
Resolution No. 55, Session 2011 (Resolution), A Resolution proclaiming the week of May 1 through May 8, 2011 as the Days of Remembrance in the City of York in memory of the Holocaust, was introduced by Nixon, read at length, and on motion of Nixon, seconded by Smith, Resolution No. 55 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Nelson, Hill-Evans, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 5; Nays – 0.

After reading the Resolution, Councilman Nixon, who said it was an honor to sponsor, formally presented a signed copy of the Resolution, inclusive of the city's raised seal, to Randy Freedman, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Center. (Proclamation)

 
Mr. Freedman accepted the Resolution and thanked the Mayor and Council for the recognition. He then invited residents to visit the Jewish Community Center, 2000 Hollywood Dr., York, PA (717-843-0918) to see the Holocaust Memorial exhibit now on display.

 
Councilwoman Smith spoke about the Holocaust killings and how it directly affected her family as one of her cousins was murdered during this tragic period in history.

 
Councilman Nixon then recognized Allan Dameshek, founding father of Jewish Family Services of York, who was sitting in the audience.

 
COMMITTEE MEETINGS SCHEDULED

 
Public Hearing: York City Council will convene in a public hearing on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 1 Marketway West, 3rd Floor, York, PA, for the purpose of receiving additional testimony on a request received from petitioner Walter L. Randall and Split Your Wig, LLC, to transfer PA Eating Place Retail Dispenser License Number E-3012 from the Borough of Wrightsville to the City of York for the sale of malt beverages at 41 E. Jackson St., York, PA. Council will plan to vote on the request at its May 18, 2011 meeting which begins at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. (Petition)(Procedures)
 
STATUS OF PRIOR COMMITTEE REFERRALS: No reports.
 

 

SUBDIVISION / LAND DEVELOPMENT / HARB
 
Resolution No. 56, Session 2011, (View) A Resolution approving the final reverse subdivision plan submitted by York College to consolidate nine parcels into one (Parcel ID: 480002701840000000), with parcels being situated in both Spring Garden Twp. and the City of York, was introduced by Hill-Evans, read at length, and on motion of Hill-Evans, seconded by Smith, Resolution No. 56 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Nelson, Hill-Evans, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 5; Nays – 0.

 
Resolution No. 57, Session 2011, (View) A Resolution accepting the recommendations of HARB in issuing a certificate of appropriateness to Hammel Associates Architects for work to be done at 327 E. King St., Liquid Hero Brewery, LLC, for work to be done at 50 E. North St., and Salvaging Creativity for work to be done at 144 Roosevelt Ave., was introduced by Nixon, read at length, and on motion of Nixon, seconded by Hill-Evans, Resolution No. 57 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Nelson, Hill-Evans, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 5; Nays – 0.

 
Resolution No. 58, Session 2011, (View) A Resolution accepting the recommendations of HARB in issuing a certificate of appropriateness for work to be done at 56 S. Pershing Ave., was introduced by Nelson, read at length, and on motion of Nelson, seconded by Hill-Evans, Resolution No. 58 came up for discussion.

 
Background:
At the April 19, 2011 meeting of Council (read excerpt) Mr. John Shepard, applicant for work to be done at 56 S. Pershing Ave., appealed HARB's recommendation regarding installation of a railing. He explained that HARB stated that a “heavier” aluminum railing made to represent wrought iron would be acceptable. Per the board, no aluminum would be acceptable.

 
Further, in an email received from Mr. Shepard, he stated, in part, that “[he] believes that HARB’s recommendation on my property is more restrictive than those of other nearby properties, that the ruling by HARB is in part 'selective enforcement' due to my belief I had a right to ask for explanation and HARB felt offended that they should have to provide one. Further, requesting me to appear before the board on a matter that is not normally handled in this manner is an attempt to 'punish me' for thinking I had the right to request an explanation from the HARB Board that receives city taxpayer money. As a taxpayer, I believe it is not only permissible, but a legally protected right.”

 
Additionally, Mr. Shepard's email went on to outline that: “In the end, installing a railing is a small and rather trivial detail, so long as it meets city code and does nothing to detract from efforts to preserve historical buildings. However, this is now becoming somewhat of an elongated process that I simply wish to end and move on. A lack of railing on these steps is a significant safety issue given the foot traffic that passes by. It is my hope that we can all agree on a railing that does not detract from any historical guideline, enhances the property and neighborhood, and can be sourced quickly to avoid any further safety issues.”

 
Dave Redshaw, Chairman of HARB, presented HARB's comments related to this application. He outlined that:

 
  1. Mr. Shepard brought a photograph of an existing railing on the back porch of the building. He said if HARB had approved that inappropriate railing, it also should allow the one he proposes to install at the King St. entrance. The board told him that the existing railing predates the HARB district.
  2. The board described an appropriate type of porch railing. It should be wrought iron with a square bottom rail, square pickets, and a molded top rail with an ogee profile.
  3. The pickets must terminate full-size into the top and bottom rails, unlike the railing the applicant proposes to use. There should be a rounded return at the bottom of the staircase handrail.
  4. Also, the door was replaced inappropriately. It should be replaced with a solid wood pane door. The applicant would prefer to have windows across the top. The windows must be square or rectangular.

Mr. Redshaw said that the board approved, by a 7-0 vote, that the application be amended with the following stipulations: 1. The new railing system will be a standard design as made by Julis Blum & Co., or an equivalent manufacturer. 2. The black wrought iron railing system must have square balusters set in between a square bottom rail and molded top rail with an ogee profile. 3. The balusters will be spaced per building codes and will terminate full size and full profile into the top and bottom rails. 4. The handrail will terminate in a rounded return at the bottom of the stairs. 5. The new door will be solid wood with a four-panel design and three square or rectangular windows across the top.

 
Mr. Redshaw said that the applicant was given an opportunity to bring in sample products as an alternative to the wrought iron railings. He said that the photos and sample railing Mr. Shepard showed Council was not the same railing he presented to HARB. Mr. Redshaw went on to explain that HARB could only approve what was appropriate based on guidelines and code regulations.

 
Mr. Shepard challenged Mr. Redshaw's recollection in that he said he did bring samples to HARB but they rejected them and said it didn't meet codes. He said this process is taking way too long and he wants to put up a railing. Mr. Shepard feels he is being held to requirements that others are not.

 
Vice President Hill-Evans asked if HARB would approve the fence Mr. Shepard presented to Council. Mr. Redshaw said he couldn't speak for HARB but he could tell you that what Mr. Shepard presented to Council was not what he presented to HARB. He said Mr. Shepard was invited to come back to HARB with alternative suggestions but he demanded a determination from the board right then and there.

 
President Ray said HARB suggested that the applicant canvas the neighborhood to gather ideas on railings. However, she asked if some railings in the district are appropriate and others inappropriate, how is the applicant suppose to know what's appropriate. She questioned whether HARB may be making decisions based on how they feel at the time. Mr. Redshaw responded that they are professionals and make determinations based on guidelines and codes.

 
Councilwoman Smith asked what was the difference between what Mr. Shepard presented to Council versus what he presented to HARB. Mr. Redshaw said the railing he presented to Council was much heavier. Councilwoman Smith asked Mr. Redshaw what the applicant should do. He said the applicant should bring the samples and pictures to HARB like they originally suggested. Mr. Shepard interjected that he did bring pictures and samples. However, Mr. Redshaw presented the pictures in which he said HARB actually received from the applicant.

 
Councilman Nixon said he's is not interested in all of this he-said-she-said debate. He said he wants the applicant to be able to move forward with his project. To take property that has been deplorable for years and spend the time and money on making it nicer, should be a welcome change. Councilman Nixon thanked Mr. Shepard for his interest and said he would support whatever he needs to do in order to make the structure look better.

 
Vice President Hill-Evans disagreed. She said that sort of attitude is why some of our buildings look the way they do now. HARB is a board of professionals charged with protecting historically significant buildings and neighborhoods. She said we shouldn't be allowing Mr. Shepard to do whatever it is he wants to do to the property and she hopes that Mr. Shepard will take samples back to HARB and work this out.

 
President Ray asked if what Mr. Shepard presented to Council seems more appropriate than what was presented to HARB. Mr. Redshaw said it appears so. He said they were not originally aware of the applicants appeal to Council because emails regarding the issue were sent to the HARB secretary who was out-of-town for several days. Once they became aware, he said they gathered information to further support their recommendations.

 
Justine Landis, HARB, added that Mr. Shepard's application was not denied by HARB, it was amended so that railings would be installed as recommended and approved by HARB.

 
Mr. Shepard agreed to retrieve, from his vehicle, the railing he presented to Council. President Ray agreed and called for a 5 minute recess at 7:45 p.m.

 
President Ray reconvened the meeting at 7:52 p.m. as Mr. Shepard now had in his possession the railings he would like to install. Mr. Shepard said this railing is a steel Arabian, somerset, black railing with square balusters.

 
Mr. Redshaw said that he must stand by the ruling of HARB based on what was presented to them. He did say that if Council amends the recommendations of HARB, the issue about the door should also be addressed. Mr. Shepard said he has no problems adhering to the recommendations from HARB regarding the wood door.

 
After discussion, Council decided to vote on the issue at hand. President Ray said she would like to amend the Resolution to deny HARB's recommendations and make recommendations of their own. She asked Assistant Solicitor Mark Elion what needs to be done, procedurally, to accomplish this type of action.

 
Assistant Solicitor Elion said Council must suspend its rules and make a motion to deny HARB's recommendations and then a motion to amend the Resolution with Council's stipulations.

 
Motion to suspend rules. A motion was made by Nixon, seconded by Nelson, to suspend said rules. The motion to suspend passed by the following vote: Yeas – Nelson, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 4; Nays – Hill-Evans – 1.

 
Motion to amend. A motion was made by Ray, seconded by Nixon, to amend the application (Resolution No. 58)to include the following: (1) The applicant is authorized to install a steel Arabian, somerset, black railing with square balusters, which shall be approved by the city's code official; (2) A solid wood panel door shall be installed, 4-panel design with optional 3 square or rectangular windows across the top. The motion to amend passed by the following vote: Yeas – Nelson, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 4; Nays – Hill-Evans – 1.

 
There being no further discussion, Resolution No. 58, as amended, passed by the following vote: Yeas – Nelson, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 4; Nays – Hill-Evans – 1.

 
Joan Burgasser, HARB, asked Council if they read Article 1731.12 of the Codified Ordinances and whether Council felt they met those requirements. President Ray said she feels Council's actions were appropriate. Solicitor Elion stated that he believes Council meet the specific requirements for their actions.

 
FINAL PASSAGE OF BILLS / RESOLUTIONS

 
Final Passage of Bill No. 11, Ordinance No. 12, Session 2011, (View) An Ordinance vacating a portion of Jessop Place in the 8th Ward of the City of York, which was introduced by Hill-Evans at the April 5, 2011 meeting of Council and read by short title, came up for final passage. On motion of Hill-Evans, seconded by Nixon, Bill No. 11 came up for discussion.

 
Jeff Loback, Barley Snyder, Dr. Ken Martin, Dean of York College, and Neil Metzger, LSC Design, were in attendance to answer questions about the project. Mr. Loback explained that the general intent behind vacating portions of W. Springettsbury Ave. and Jessop Place is to allow for submission of a reverse subdivision plan to consolidate several parcels into one. They then plan to provide a corridor that will connect the main campus to the north campus. He said this will be an open space plan that will include landscaping, walkways and some parking. Mr. Loback said that portions of this project are also located in Spring Garden Twp.

 
There being no further questions, Bill No. 11, Ordinance No. 12, passed by the following vote: Yeas – Nelson, Hill-Evans, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 5; Nays – 0.

 
Final Passage of Bill No. 12, Ordinance No. 13, Session 2011, (View) An Ordinance vacating a portion of W. Springettsbury Ave. in the 8th Ward of the City of York, which was introduced by Hill-Evans at the April 5, 2011 meeting of Council and read by short title, came up for final passage. On motion of Hill-Evans, seconded by Nixon, Bill No. 12, Ordinance No. 13 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Nelson, Hill-Evans, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 5; Nays – 0. (See discussion on Bill No. 11)

 
Final Passage of Bill No. 14, Ordinance No. 14, Session 2011, (View) An Ordinance amending the 2011 Budget in the amount of $1,200 for the Police Dept. for additional travel expense received from the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency for police attendance at the mandatory training sessions relating to the 2010-2011 PA Weed and Seed grant, which was introduced by Nelson at the April 19 meeting of Council and read by short title, came up for final passage. On motion of Hill-Evans, seconded by Nixon, Bill No. 14, Ordinance No. 14, passed by the following vote: Yeas – Nelson, Hill-Evans, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 5; Nays – 0.

 
Final Passage of Bill No. 15, Ordinance No. 15, Session 2011, (View) An Ordinance amending the 2011 CDBG & HOME Budgets for the Bureau of Housing Services to reflect changes resulting from actual levels rolled over from 2010, which was introduced by Hill-Evans at the April 19 meeting of Council and read by short title, came up for final passage. On motion of Hill-Evans, seconded by Nelson, Bill No. 15, Ordinance No. 15 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Nelson, Hill-Evans, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 5; Nays – 0.
 
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
 
Introduction of Bill No. 16, Session 2011, (View) A Bill establishing a comprehensive Towing ordinance, was introduced by Nixon, read by short title, and deferred until the May 18 meeting of Council.

 
Introduction of Bill No. 17, Session 2011, (View) A Bill amending the 2011 Budget in the amount of $622,949.17 for the Public Works Dept. for the community center improvements project, was introduced by Smith, read by short title and deferred until the May 18 meeting of Council.

 
Introduction of Bill No. 18, Session 2011, (View) A Bill amending the 2011 Budget for the Bureau of Health in the amount of $73,000 for an Injury Prevention grant, and $20,728 for a Cholesterol grant, was introduced by Hill-Evans, read by short title, and deferred until the May 18 meeting of Council.

 
Resolution No. 59, Session 2011, (View) A Resolution reappointing the following: Marion Oberdick to the Housing Authority Board, which term shall expire April 1, 2016; Kerryn Fulton to the Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals, which term shall expire March 1, 2014; Chester Landis to the Nuisance Abatement Board of Appeals, which term shall expire April 1, 2014; and H. Michael Buckingham to the York City Planning Commission, which term shall expire January 1, 2015, was introduced by Ray, read at length, and on motion of Ray, seconded by Nixon, Resolution No. 59 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Nelson, Hill-Evans, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 5; Nays – 0.

 
Resolution No. 60, Session 2011,(View) A Resolution supporting the “Complete Streets” initiative, was introduced by Ray, read at length, and on motion of Ray, seconded by Smith, Resolution No. 60 came up for discussion.

 
Public Works Director Jim Gross said the administration is supportive of this initiative and is taking into account all forms of transportation when undertaking street projects.

 
Cori Strathmeyer, Wellness and Active America Coordinator, YMCA of York, and Shaun Underkoffler, York City Bureau of Health, were in attendance to discuss the Complete Streets Initiative.

 
Mr. Strathmeyer explained that physical fitness serves as the focus of this initiative. He said they hope to increase and/or implement bicycle-friendly routes throughout the city. With that in mind, he said they will pilot a Bike Week kickoff on May 15, 2011.

 
Mr. Underkoffler outlined the four key components of the Complete Streets initiative:

 
1. Complete Streets are streets for everyone to allow safe mobility.
2. Transport agencies will routinely devise right-of-ways that are safe for all to travel.
3. There is no singular design. This initiative encourages bike lanes, safe crosswalks, curb extensions or whatever means available for safe mobility.
4. This initiative will benefit all communities and encourages better health and lowers travel costs.

 
For more information on the Complete Streets initiative, please visit www.completestreets.org.

 
President Ray said she served on the Complete Streets committee and she fully supports this program.

 
Franklin Williams, resident, said he doesn't understand what this is about. Our city is already built so how can we plan this development? He said he doesn't believe motorists have any right-of-way options because pedestrians have sidewalks to use yet they insist on crossing in the middle of the block then dare motorists to hit them.

 
There being no further discussion, Resolution No. 60 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Nelson, Hill-Evans, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 5; Nays – 0.

 
Resolution No. 61, Session 2011, (View) A Resolution authorizing the execution of a Condition Statement for the Royal Farms development project, was introduced by Smith, read at length, and on motion of Smith, seconded by Hill-Evans, Resolution No. 61 came up for discussion.

 
Director Gross explained that this is part of the Royal Farms land development plan previously approved for improvements to the property located at the southeast corner of Route 30 and Roosevelt Ave. As part of the improvements, Royal Farms must make attachments to the existing storm water. This process would basically serve as the components necessary to allow this connection.

 
There being no further discussion, Resolution No. 61 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Nelson, Hill-Evans, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 5; Nays – 0.

 
Resolution No. 62, Session 2011, (View) A Resolution authorizing the purchase of one (1) 2012 International 7600, 6 x 4 Dump-truck with plow, for use by the Sewer Maintenance and Highway Bureaus, through PA Costars Contract 025-005 at a cost of $172,124.00, with the vendor being Five Star International, and financed through a 5-yr municipal program with Fulton Bank, with annual payments not to exceed $37,500, with the first payment due on or about November 1, 2011, and paid from the Sewer Fund budget, account number 60-242-46101-0004, was introduced by Smith, read at length, and on motion of Smith, seconded by Hill-Evans, Resolution No. 62 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Nelson, Hill-Evans, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 5; Nays – 0.

 
Resolution No. 63, Session 2011, (View) A Resolution awarding a contract to Worden & Shewell in the amount of $67,864.00, paid from account 52-425-47110-00000, through the PA State CoStars Contract 008-081, for upgrades to the HVAC system at the Yorktown Center, was introduced by Smith, read at length, and on motion of Smith, seconded by Hill-Evans, Resolution No. 63 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Nelson, Hill-Evans, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 5; Nays – 0.

 
Resolution No. 64, Session 2011, (View) A Resolution authorizing an agreement with Garland/DBS, Inc. in the amount of $59,993.00 to replace the compressor building roof at the WWTP, and paid from account number 61-240-44190-00000, was introduced by Smith, read at length, and on motion of Smith, seconded by Hill-Evans, Resolution No. 64 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Nelson, Hill-Evans, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 5; Nays – 0.

 
Pulled from Agenda. (View) A Resolution authorizing conditional letters of employment as probationary police officers was pulled from the agenda at the request of Police Chief Wes Kahley to allow for further review. This Resolution will appear on the May 18, 2011 Council agenda.

 
Resolution No. 65, Session 2011, (View) A Resolution authorizing the release of security funds to Nickson Oyer in the amount of $42,795.50 associated with the land development plan for construction of a 6,250 sq. ft. probation/parole office at 851 Vogelsong Rd., was introduced by Hill-Evans, read at length, and on motion of Hill-Evans, seconded by Smith, Resolution No. 65 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Nelson, Hill-Evans, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 5; Nays – 0.

 
Resolution No. 66, Session 2011, (View) A Resolution supporting domestic partnership benefits, was introduced by Nixon, read at length, and on motion of Nixon, seconded by Hill-Evans, Resolution No. 66 came up for discussion.

 
Human Resources Director Tom Ray explained that the City Administration has determined that employees in non-traditional relationships should be allowed to include their significant other on their medical and prescription drug benefits' plan if the non-traditional relationship meets the status of domestic partnership, which is described as:

 
1. Same or opposite gender;
2. In an exclusive committed relationship;
3. Share a common residence, and lived together for a minimum of six months prior to enrollment;
4. Financially interdependent and jointly responsible for each others basic living expenses;
5. At least 18 years old and are capable of consenting to the partnership;
6. Not married or a member of another domestic partnership

 
Councilwoman Smith said she supports this program.

 
Councilwoman Nelson asked for clarification on the six month rule outlined in point number 3 above.

 
Director Ray said the insurance agent suggested this language as it meets the industry standard.

 
Franklin Williams, resident, said this is a great idea but questioned how much it would cost taxpayers.
Director Ray responded that research has shown the average increase would be between 1%-2%.

 
Marakay Rogers asked who the “industry” was Mr. Ray referred to. Mr. Ray said the “industry” is the insurance companies themselves.

 
There being no further discussion, Resolution No. 66 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Hill-Evans, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 4; Nays - Nelson – 1.

 
Pulled from Agenda. The Resolutions terminating Anthony Cucuzella's membership on the Zoning Hearing Board and appointing Eric Kirkland to fill said vacancy was pulled from the agenda at the request of the City Clerk. The City Clerk stated that Mr. Cucuzella is entitled to 15 days notice and the Resolutions were prematurely placed on the agenda in error. Both Resolutions will appear on the May 18, 2011 Council agenda.

 
Resolution No. 67, Session 2011, (View) A Resolution authorizing an agreement with the PA Dept. of Health to provide injury prevention programs for the period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014, in the amount of $420,000.00 and paid from the State Health Injury Prevention Grant #10011, was introduced by Hill-Evans, read at length, and on motion of Hill-Evans, seconded by Smith, Resolution No. 67 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Nelson, Hill-Evans, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 5; Nays – 0.

 
Resolution No. 68, Session 2011, (View) A Resolution authorizing an agreement with the PA Dept. of Health to provide intervention programs for the period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014, in the amount of $330,000.00 and paid from the State Health Injury Prevention Grant #10011, was introduced by Hill-Evans, read at length, and on motion of Hill-Evans, seconded by Smith, Resolution No. 68 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Nelson, Hill-Evans, Nixon, Smith, Ray – 5; Nays – 0.

 
REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS

 
Fire Committee – Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 1 Marketway West, 3rd Floor, York, PA, to discuss relocation of the proposed new fire station and related funding.

 

 
General Committee – Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 1 Marketway West, 3rd Floor, York, PA, for the purpose of hearing a presentation and update on the Northwest Triangle Project from representatives of LSC Design (Kathy Conley and Rob Kinsley).

 
General Committee – Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 1 W. Market St., 3rd Floor, York, PA 17404, to discuss relocation of the York Main Post Office currently located at 200 S. George St., York, PA.
 
COUNCIL COMMENT
 
Councilwoman Smith applauded the efforts of President Barak Obama, his team, and the Navy Seals, on finding and destroying terrorist Osama bin Laden who was responsible for the attacks on America on September 11, 2011 (also referred to as 9/11).

 
President Ray announced the 2011 Preservation Celebration being hosted by Historic York. The event takes place on Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St. York, PA. The guest speaker will be Erin Hammerstedt, Field Representative for Preservation, PA & National Trust for Historic Preservation.

 
ADMINISTRATION COMMENT

 
Public Works Director Jim Gross said he has provided an update on the move to 101 S. George St. (location for new City Hall). He said city employees will have an opportunity to tour the building next week.

 
RESUMPTION OF PUBLIC COMMENT
 
E. Hayden Mitchell, resident, asked that the City Administration consider removing the Residential Parking Permit Area currently located on the 200 block of W. Springettsbury Ave. He said there is only one property owner on that block and it would be nice to free up that parking area for the college students. He said this would help alleviate some of the parking congestion on the surrounding streets.

 
President Ray asked that Director Schreiber and Chief Kahley relay this request to the Traffic Safety Committee for investigation.

 
NEXT MEETING: The next regular meeting of City Council is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. (Public Comment commences at 6:30 p.m.) in City Council Chambers, 1 Marketway West, 3rd Floor, York, PA.

 
ADJOURNMENT:There being no further business, the May 3, 2011 meeting of Council adjourned at 9:02 p.m.