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City Council Meeting Minutes

January 6, 2014

Signed Resolutions / 2014 TRAN

CALL TO ORDER: City Council convened in a Reorganization Meeting on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 101 S. George St., York, PA, with the following Council members present: David Satterlee, Michael Ray Helfrich, Renee S. Nelson, Henry Hay Nixon, and Carol Hill-Evans.

City Clerk, Dianna L. Thompson-Mitchell, presided over the meeting until a Council President was appointed.

Members of the Administration in attendance included: 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.

CERTIFICATES OF ELECTIONS

The following Certificates of Election were received, found to be in order, and duly filed with the Minutes of this meeting:

• Renee S. Nelson to the Office of City Council for a term of four years beginning the first Monday of January 2014.

• David S. Satterlee to the Office of City Council for a term of two years beginning the first Monday of January 2014.

• Henry Hay Nixon to the Office of City Council for a term of four years beginning the first Monday of January 2014.

City Clerk Dianna L. Thompson-Mitchell administered the Oath of Office to Councilpersons Nelson, Satterlee and Nixon.

Approval of Minutes: Council dispensed with the reading of the Minutes of December 17, 2013 and unanimously approved them as written.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS SCHEDULED

• Committee Work Session – The next committee work session is scheduled for Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers.
 

STATUS OF PRIOR COMMITTEE REFERRALS

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

Mobile Food Carts: A Bill establishing Article 332 “Mobile Food Carts” remains in committee.


REORGANIZATION

Resolution No. 1, Session 2014, (View) A Resolution adopting the Rules and Procedures of Council, was introduced by Hill-Evans, and incorporated herein by reference. On motion of Hill-Evans, seconded by Helfrich, Resolution No. 1 came up for discussion.

Councilwoman Hill-Evans said she would like to offer an amendment to the rules to include a moment of silence to take place immediately after the Pledge of Allegiance. She said her thought for inclusion of a moment of silence is that there are always people, places and/or things that occur within a day, a week or a month that could use contemplation. She said for her, a moment of silence is just that – an opportunity to think of others. Councilwoman Hill-Evans went on to say if one wants to pray, they could pray. If they don’t want to participate, they could stand quietly or sit. She further said the moment of silence would only be 10-15 seconds in length.

The motion to amend was seconded by Helfrich, and passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

There being no further discussion, Resolution No. 1, as amended, passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 2, Session 2014, (View) A Resolution appointing a Council President to serve in said capacity until the first Monday of January 2016, was introduced by Nixon, read at length, and on motion of Nixon, seconded by Helfrich, Resolution No. 2 came up for discussion.

The City Clerk asked for nominations for Council President.

Councilman Nixon nominated Carol Hill-Evans to serve as Council President. The nomination was seconded by Satterlee, and approved by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

The City Clerk read the Resolution in its entirety appointing Carol Hill-Evans as President of Council to serve until the first Monday of January 2016. On motion of Helfrich, seconded by Nixon, Resolution No. 2 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

Council President Hill-Evans assumed the Presidency and presided over the meeting.

Resolution No. 3, Session 2014, (View) A Resolution appointing a Council Vice President to serve in said capacity until the first Monday of January 2016, was introduced by Hill-Evans, read at length, and on motion of Hill-Evans, seconded by Helfrich, Resolution No. 3 came up for discussion.


President Hill-Evans asked for nominations for Council Vice President.

Councilman Satterlee nominated Henry Hay Nixon to serve as Council Vice President. The nomination was seconded by Nelson, and approved by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

The City Clerk read the Resolution in its entirety appointing Henry Hay Nixon as Vice President of Council to serve until the first Monday of January 2016. On motion of Helfrich, seconded by Satterlee, Resolution No. 3 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 4, Session 2014, (View) A Resolution establishing Council seating order around the Council table, was introduced by Hill-Evans, read at length, and on motion of Hill-Evans, seconded by Nixon, Resolution No. 4 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 5, Session 2014, (View) A Resolution establishing Council’s voting order, was introduced by Nelson, read at length, and on motion of Nelson, seconded by Nixon, Resolution No. 5 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 6, Session 2014, (View) A Resolution establishing Council’s committee assignments, was introduced by Helfrich, read at length, and on motion of Helfrich, seconded by Nixon, Resolution No. 6 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 7, Session 2014, (View) A Resolution adopting Council’s schedule of 2014 meetings, was introduced by Satterlee, read at length, and on motion of Satterlee, seconded by Nelson, Resolution No. 7 came up for discussion.

Vice President Nixon noted a typographical error in that the second meeting in February is scheduled for February 18th not 19th. The City Clerk said she would make the correction. There being no further discussion, Resolution No. 7 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 8, Session 2014, (View) A Resolution appointing Council members to the following: Officers and Employees Retirement Board (Hill-Evans), York County Board of Commissioners (Hill-Evans), City/School District Cooperation & Open Communications Committee (Satterlee), Vacant Property Review Committee (Helfrich), and Community Progress Council (Nixon) each to serve in said capacity until the first Monday of January 2016, was introduced by Hill-Evans, read at length, and on motion of Hill-Evans, seconded by Nixon, Resolution No. 8 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

A motion was made by Helfrich, seconded by Nelson, to read Resolution No. 9 by short title only. The motion passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 9, Session 2014, (View) A Resolution authorizing the borrowing in anticipation of current taxes and revenues, by the issuance of a $5,700,000.00 aggregate principal amount Tax and Revenue Anticipation Note, Series of 2014, was introduced by Helfrich, read by short title, and came up for final passage. On motion of Helfrich, seconded by Nelson, Resolution No. 9 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 Tuesday, January 21, 2014 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 January 6, 2014 Reorganization meeting of Council adjourned at 5:20 p.m.