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City Council Meeting Minutes

September 17, 2013

Signed Resolutions
No Bills


CALL TO ORDER: City Council convened in a General Committee meeting on September 17, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 101 S. George St., York, PA, to receive general public comment, with the following Council members present: David Satterlee, Michael Ray Helfrich, Renee S. Nelson, Henry Hay Nixon, Vice President, and Carol Hill-Evans, President, with President Hill-Evans presiding.

GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

Granger Reid, York, PA, stated that his neighbor’s tree fell into his backyard damaging his property. He contacted City Codes who sent out inspectors that said they could fine the owner. However, Mr. Reid said the property is a rental and the owner is Ebb Tide Properties but he is unable to find specific details on this company. He said although his insurance paid for a portion of the damages, he filed a civil judgment against Ebb Tide. Unfortunately, he said has received no compensation or resolve from Ebb Tide Properties. He asked what the city could do to help him. Council President Hill-Evans asked for Mr. Reid’s information and that she would forward his concerns to the solicitor’s office.

Leo Lunger, York, PA, complained about permit parking during the York Fair. He feels it’s unfair that he is restricted to the number of permits he can receive and that he has to come downtown to get his permit. He asked Council to revisit the ordinance and implement year-round permit parking for his area.

Charlotte Bergdoll, York, PA, suggested that the city ask corporations to provide specific names and addresses when completing certificate of occupancy permits to prevent some individuals from hiding behind a corporation name such as Ebb Tide Properties.

There being no further public comment, President Hill-Evans adjourned the General Committee meeting and convened in Legislative Session at 7:00 p.m., in Council Chambers, 101 S. George St., York, PA, with the following members present: David Satterlee, Michael Ray Helfrich, Renee S. Nelson, Henry Hay Nixon, Vice President, and Carol Hill-Evans, President, with President Hill-Evans presiding.

Members of the Administration in attendance included: Barb Kovacs, Director of the Bureau of Health. Also present was Assistant Solicitor Jason Sabol.

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

Pledge of Allegiance: The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Approval of Minutes: Council dispensed with the reading of the Minutes of September 3, 2013 and unanimously approved them as written.

Correspondence and Announcements: President Hill-Evans read correspondence and announcements.

PRESENTATIONS: None


COMMITTEE MEETINGS SCHEDULED

Committee Work Session: Scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. Council will be discussing items for the October legislative agenda.


STATUS OF PRIOR COMMITTEE REFERRALS: No reports.


SUBDIVISION / LAND DEVELOPMENT / HARB

Resolution No. 65, Session 2013, (View) A Resolution accepting the recommendations of HARB in issuing a certificate of appropriateness for work to be covered in the applications filed by Anguedita Rodriguez for work to be done at 41 Columbia Ave., Bradley Leib for work to be done at 234 W. Clarke Ave., Bob Peters for work to be done at 15 S. Pershing Ave., and Shannon Shupp for work to be done at 19 N. Hartley St., was introduced by Hill-Evans, read at length, and on motion of Hill-Evans, seconded by Helfrich, Resolution No. 65 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

FINAL PASSAGE OF BILLS / RESOLUTIONS: None


NEW BUSINESS

Resolution No. 66, Session 2013, (View) A Resolution authorizing the release of security funds to St. Mathews Church, 839 W. Market St., in the amount of $20,278.50 associated with the land development plan for 839 W. Market St., was introduced by Nelson, read at length, and on motion of Nelson, seconded by Nixon, Resolution No. 66 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 67, Session 2013, (View) A Resolution appointing Stanley Sexton as a member of the York City Human Relations Commission to serve until July 16, 2016, was introduced by Nixon, read at length, and on motion of Nixon, seconded by Helfrich, Resolution No. 67 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 68, Session 2013, (View) A Resolution authorizing an agreement with the York County Economic Development Corporation to lease space to the York City Bureau of Health at 435 W. Philadelphia St. in the amount of $4,461.00 per month from October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2016, was introduced by Nelson, read at length, and on motion of Nelson, seconded by Helfrich, Resolution No. 68 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.
 

REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS: None


COUNCIL COMMENT: None


ADMINISTRATION COMMENT: None


NEXT MEETING: The next regular meeting of City Council is scheduled for October 1, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. (Public Comment commences at 6:30 p.m.) in City Council Chambers, 101 S. George St., York, PA.

ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the September 17, 2013 meeting of Council adjourned at 7:15 p.m.