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City Council Meeting Minutes

February 18, 2014

Signed Resolutions
Signed Bills

CALL TO ORDER: City Council convened in a General Committee meeting on February 18, 2014 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: 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, Henry Hay Nixon, Vice President, and Carol Hill-Evans, President, with President Hill-Evans presiding.

Members of the Administration in attendance included: Assistant Solicitor Don Hoyt.

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

Pledge of Allegiance: The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Moment of Silence: Observed.

Approval of Minutes: Council dispensed with the reading of the Minutes of February 4, 2014 and unanimously approved them as written.

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

PRESENTATIONS: None

COMMITTEE MEETINGS SCHEDULED

Committee Work Session – Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers.

STATUS OF PRIOR COMMITTEE REFERRALS: No new reports.

SUBDIVISION / LAND DEVELOPMENT / HARB: None

FINAL PASSAGE OF BILLS / RESOLUTIONS

Final Passage of Bill No. 1, Ordinance No. 1, Session 2014, (View) A Bill amending the 2014 CDBG/HOME budget to reflect changes resulting from actual funding levels rolled over from 2013, which was introduced by Nelson at the February 4 meeting of Council and read by short title, came up for final passage. On motion of Nelson, seconded by Helfrich, Bill No. 1, Ordinance No. 1, passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

Final Passage of Bill No. 2, Ordinance No. 2, Session 2014, (View) A Bill amending the 2013 CDBG budget to reflect changes resulting from actual funding levels to decrease CDBG admin reimbursement in the amount of $5,000.00, which was introduced by Nelson at the February 4 meeting of Council and read by short title, came up for final passage. On motion of Nelson, seconded by Helfrich, Bill No. 2, Ordinance No. 2, passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

Final Passage of Bill No. 3, Ordinance No. 3, Session 2014, (View) A Bill amending Article 513.18 “Handicapped Parking” of the Codified Ordinances to waive application fees for applicants that fall within the Federal Housing and Urban Development Poverty Guidelines, which was introduced by Nixon at the February 4 meeting of Council and read by short title, came up for final passage. On motion of Nixon, seconded by Nelson, Bill No. 3, Ordinance No. 3, passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

NEW BUSINESS

Introduction of Bill No. 4, Session 2014, (View) A Bill amending the 2014 Budget for the Public Works Department to increase expenditures in the amount of $35,000 for purchase of road salt, was introduced by Satterlee, read by short title, and deferred until the March 4 meeting of Council. (Note: Due to the urgent nature of this expenditure, Council unanimously waived the committee requirement to allow this legislation to be introduced this evening.)

Resolution No. 21, Session 2014, (View) A Resolution appointing Thomas I. Warman to the York City Sewer Authority Board to fill the unexpired term of Larry Young, which term shall expire January 1, 2015, was introduced by Hill-Evans, read at length, and on motion of Hill-Evans, seconded by Nixon, Resolution No. 21 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 22, Session 2014, (View) A Resolution amending the 2013 Action Plan to reflect changes resulting from actual funding levels to decrease CDBG/HOME admin reimbursement in the amount of $5,000.00, was introduced by Nelson, read at length, and on motion of Nelson, seconded by Nixon, Resolution No. 22 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0.

REQUESTS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS: None

COUNCIL COMMENT

Councilmembers took a moment to thank and applaud city staff and residents for taking part in clearing snow and encouraged residents to clear snow and ice from storm drains. Vice President Nixon especially thanked Mayor Bracey for calling snow emergencies in advance of the storm so that citizens on the emergency routes could park their cars in the garages and be home safely before the storm.

President Hill-Evans recognized two students in attendance and asked that they introduce themselves. Jessica Glick & Karen West, Temple University Students, stated that they are working toward their Master’s Degree in Social Work and are attending tonight’s Council meeting as part of their policy course studies.

ADMINISTRATION COMMENT: None

NEXT MEETING: The next regular meeting of City Council is scheduled for March 4, 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 February 18, 2014 meeting of Council adjourned at 7:22 p.m.