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City Council Meeting Minutes

November 19, 2013

Signed Resolutions/Bills
Notice of Corrected Bill No.’s

CALL TO ORDER: City Council convened in a General Committee meeting on November 19, 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, and Carol Hill-Evans, President, with President Hill-Evans presiding.

GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT: None

There being no 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, and Carol Hill-Evans, President, with President Hill-Evans presiding.

Members of the Administration in attendance included: Mayor C. Kim Bracey and 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 November 6, 2013 and unanimously approved them as written.

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

PRESENTATIONS: None

MEETINGS SCHEDULED

• Monday, November 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm: Council to hold a Public Hearing on Bill No. 20, a Bill creating the City Revitalization and Improvement Zone Authority (CRIZ). Council will vote on the legislation in Special Session immediately following the public hearing.

• Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm: Council Committee meeting scheduled to discuss items for December’s legislative agenda.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm: Council’s regularly scheduled legislative session. Public comment begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm: Council will hold public hearings on the 2014 Proposed York City Budget and will receive presentations from the Controller, Treasurer, Mayor, Human Relations Commission, Solicitor’s Office, Public Works and Economic & Community Development. Public comment will be received at the end of the hearing.

Wednesday, December 11 at 6:00 pm: Council will hold public hearings on the 2014 Proposed York City Budget and will receive presentations from Business Administration, Fire Department and Police Department. Public comment will be received at the end of the hearing.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:00 am: Public Hearing tentatively scheduled to receive testimony on an application for an Economic Development Liquor License. This meeting is not yet confirmed. (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm: Council’s regularly scheduled legislative session. Public comment begins at 6:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 6:00 pm: Council Committee meeting scheduled to discuss items for January’s legislative agenda.


STATUS OF PRIOR COMMITTEE REFERRALS

Booting: A Bill amending Article 507 “Booting” of the Codified Ordinances remains in committee.

Mobile Food Vendors: A Bill amending Article 333 “Peddlers & Solicitors” of the Codified Ordinances to increase the number of mobile food vendor licenses authorized to operate in Continental Square remains in committee.


SUBDIVISION / LAND DEVELOPMENT / HARB

Resolution No. 88, Session 2013, (View) A Resolution accepting the recommendation of HARB in issuing certificate of appropriateness to Carey McCartney for work to be done at 204 N. George St.; Joseph Kelly for work to be done at 121 W. Market St.; Keith Patterson for work to be done at 120 S. Newberry St.; Eric Hess for work to be done at 373 E. Market St.; Carol Kauffman for work to be done at 506 S. George St.; Heather Post for work to be done at 303 E. Market St.; Scott Pittman for work to be done at 34 N. Cherry Lane; Craig Zumbrun for work to be done at 315 W. King St.; Nicole Shaffer for work to be done at 320 E. Market St.; Josh Hankey for work to be done at 155 S. Queen St.; and Jodi Bauhof for work to be done at 22-24 N. George St., was introduced by Hill-Evans, read at length, and on motion of Hill-Evans, seconded by Satterlee, Resolution No. 88 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 4; Nays – 0.

Pulled from Agenda. Resolution approving a reverse final subdivision plan submitted by Sweet City Cinema to combine eight (8) lots into four (4) at 260 N. Beaver St., was pulled from the agenda at the request of Assistant Solicitor Jason Sabol.

FINAL PASSAGE OF BILLS / RESOLUTIONS

Final Passage of Bill No. 18, Ordinance No. 15, Session 2013, (View) A Bill establishing Article 1126 “Regulation of Portable Toilets” of the York City Codified Ordinances, which was introduced by Hill-Evans at the November 6th meeting of Council and read by short title, came up for final passage. On motion of Hill-Evans, seconded by Helfrich, Bill No. 18 came up for discussion.

Councilman Helfrich stated that after reviewing the proposed ordinance, he noted that there was no time limit established on the duration of the permit. As such, Councilman Helfrich made a motion to amend Bill No. 18 to include Subsection 1126.04.2 to read as follows: “A permit shall be valid for not more than fifteen (15) days and may, upon written request and subject to approval of the Building Code Official, be extended for one (1) additional fifteen (15) day period.

The motion to amend was seconded by Nelson, and passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 4; Nays – 0.

There being no further discussion, Bill No. 18, Ordinance No. 15, as amended, passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 4; Nays – 0.

NEW BUSINESS: None

SUPPLEMENTAL AGENDA

Mayor C. Kim Bracey formally presented the 2014 Proposed York City Budget. She gave a statement in which she highlighted that there will be no tax increase for 2014 and that she is pleased to present a balanced budget.

Motion to Waive Rule 215. A motion was made by Helfrich, seconded by Satterlee, to waive the provisions of Resolution No. 215 of Session 1969 to permit consideration of a supplemental agenda. The motion passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 4; Nays – 0.

Councilman Helfrich made a motion to refer the first two Resolutions on the agenda, establishing salary increases for the Public Works Director and Business Administrator, to the November 26th committee work session. The motion was seconded by Nelson, and passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 4; Nays – 0.

Introduction of Bill No. 21, Session 2013, (View) A Bill approving the 2014 York City Budget ($41,865,947.00), was introduced by Helfrich, read by short title, and deferred until a future meeting of Council. (Proposed date for adoption is slated for December 17, 2013.)

Introduction of Bill No. 22, Session 2013, (View) A Bill establishing the tax rate for year 2014, was introduced by Helfrich, read by short title, and deferred until a future meeting of Council. (Proposed date for adoption is slated for December 17, 2013.)

REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS: See “Meetings Scheduled” noted earlier in these Minutes.

COUNCIL COMMENT

Councilman Helfrich said he will present legislation to Council on the upcoming committee agenda to establish an opt-in/opt-out choice for connection to the city’s gamewell system.

ADMINISTRATION COMMENT: None

NEXT MEETING: The next regular meeting of City Council is scheduled for December 3, 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 November 19, 2013 meeting of Council adjourned at 7:25 p.m.