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City Council Meeting Minutes

April 1, 2014

Signed Resolutions / No Bills Approved / Committee Minutes of 3/26/14

CALL TO ORDER: City Council convened in a General Committee meeting on March 4, 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.

I. Public Comment: 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Leo Lunger, York, PA, complained about snow removal and how he was plowed in.

Britta Schwab, York, PA, invited residents to attend the York City Career Fair on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 140 W. King St. For more information, contact Britta Schwab at (717) 848-5767 ext. 514.

Brianna Nelson, York, PA, invited residents to attend a Spaghetti Dinner Sale to raise funds for the People-to-People Student Ambassador Program. The dinners will be sold on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 223 N. George St., York. The cost is $10 ($7 for seniors). For information call: (717) 668-1232.

Richard Klinedinst, York, PA, noted several streets that need resurfacing.

The following individuals spoke in support of implementing legislation to humanely address the feral cat population in the City of York: Jane Heller, Marie Rohleder, Judy Fry, Amy Wagner, Patricia Dwyer, Thomas Cramblitt, Kim Feldman, and Marcia Glatfelter.

As more residents wished to speak, President Hill-Evans recessed the general public comment session 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 Jason Sabol.

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

II. Call Legislative Meeting to Order: 7:00 p.m.

III. Roll Call

IV. Pledge of Allegiance

V. Moment of Silence

VI. Action on previous meeting Minutes of: Council dispensed with the reading of the minutes of March 18, 2014 (legislative) and March 26, 2014 (committee) and unanimously approved them as written.

VII. Presentations, Proclamations and Awards: None

VII. Committee Meeting(s) Scheduled

Committee Work Session: Next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. (Committee agenda items due by 12:00 noon on April 16th.)

IX. Status of Prior Committee Referrals

Sidewalk Cafés – (View) A Bill amending Article 1113.10 “Sidewalk Cafés” of the Codified Ordinances to update language, create safe passage along sidewalks for mobility devices, and increase enforcement of the ordinance as a whole, was discussed during the Rules & Administrative Code Committee on 3/26/14 and remains in committee at this time.

X. Legislative Agenda: (Order of Business – Action on Subdivision/Land Development & HARB Resolutions; Final Passage of Bills/Resolutions; New Business.)

Subdivision / Land Development / HARB

1. Resolution No. 34 - A Resolution accepting the recommendations of HARB in denying an application. (To demolish 114 W. Phila. St.)
Introduced by: Carol Hill-Evans (View)
Originator: Historic York

Resolution No. 34, Session 2014, A Resolution accepting the recommendations of HARB in denying a certificate of appropriateness for Joseph Mula to demolish 114 W. Philadelphia St., York, PA, was introduced by Hill-Evans, read at length, and on motion of Hill-Evans, seconded by Helfrich, Resolution No. 34 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 4; Nays – Satterlee – 1. (See Committee Minutes of 3/26/14 for discussion.)

Final Passage of Bills / Resolutions: NONE

New Business

2. Introduction of Bill No. 9 - A Bill Amending Article 705 “Keeping of Animals.” (To define “wild animals”)(View)
Introduced by: Carol Hill-Evans
Originator: Solicitor’s Office
Note: Bills must sit for at least one meeting. Therefore, this Bill will be considered for final passage on or after April 15th.

Introduction of Bill No. 9, Session 2014, A Bill amending Article 705 “Keeping of Animals” of the York City Codified Ordinances to define and establish regulations for the keeping of “wild animals,” was introduced by Hill-Evans, read by short title, and deferred until the April 15, 2014 meeting of Council. (See Committee Minutes of 3/26/14 for discussion.)
 

3. Resolution No. 35 - A Resolution assigning responsibility to maintain Council’s Boards/Authorities. (To the City Clerk)(View)
Introduced by: Carol Hill-Evans
Originator: City Clerk

Resolution No. 35, Session 2014, A Resolution establishing responsibility for the City Clerk to maintain Council’s board appointments/reappointments, was introduced by Hill-Evans, read at length, and on motion of Hill-Evans, seconded by Nixon, Resolution No. 35 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0. (See Committee Minutes of 3/26/14 for discussion.)


4. Resolution No. 36 - A Resolution authorizing purchase of a Street Sweeper. (Global Model M4 CNG – $337,545.00)(View)
Introduced by: David Satterlee
Originator: Public Works

Resolution No. 36, Session 2014, A Resolution authorizing the purchase of a Global Model M4 CNG Street Sweeper at a cost of $337,545.00, through PA State DGS Contract #4400011459 from U.S. Municipal Supply, Inc., and financed through a five year lease purchase agreement with Fulton Leasing Group, was introduced by Satterlee, read at length, and on motion of Satterlee, seconded by Nixon, Resolution No. 36 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0. (See Committee Minutes of 3/26/14 for discussion.)

5. Resolution No. 37 - A Resolution authorizing filing of a DCNR grant. (To undertake the North Bend Opportunity Area Planning Project)
Introduced by: David Satterlee (View)
Originator: Public Works

Resolution No. 37, Session 2014, A Resolution authorizing the filing of an application for grant funds with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to undertake the North Bend Opportunity Area Planning Project, was introduced by Satterlee, read at length, and on motion of Satterlee, seconded by Helfrich, Resolution No. 37 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0. (See Committee Minutes of 3/26/14 for discussion.)

6. Resolution No. 38 - A Resolution authorizing filing of a DCNR grant. (To undertake the Heritage Rail Trail Improvement Project)(View)
Introduced by: David Satterlee
Originator: Public Works

Resolution No. 38, Session 2014, A Resolution authorizing the filing of an application for grant funds with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to undertake the Heritage Rail Trail Improvement Project, was introduced by Satterlee, read at length, and on motion of Satterlee, seconded by Helfrich, Resolution No. 38 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0. (See Committee Minutes of 3/26/14 for discussion.)

7. Resolution PULLED (Will appear on 4/15/14 Agenda) - A Resolution approving the Lutheran Social Services Development Project to be undertaken by the York City General Authority. (GA to provide conduit funding for development of “The Village at Sprenkle Dr.” – 1802 Folkemer Circle, York, PA)(View)
Introduced by: Carol Hill-Evans
Originator: York City General Authority

Note: The Lutheran Social Services resolution was placed on the 4/1/14 agenda in error. During discussion at the 3/26/14 committee meeting, committee members released this item to appear on the 4/15/14 legislative agenda. (See Committee Minutes of 3/26/14 for discussion.)

8. Resolution No. 39 - A Resolution authorizing an agreement with the PA Dept. of Health. (To provide maternal/child health programs - $203,268.00)(View)
Introduced by: Renee S. Nelson
Originator: Economic & Community Development (Health)

Resolution No. 39, Session 2014, A Resolution authorizing an agreement with the PA Dept. of Health to continue its agreement with the York City Bureau of Health to provide maternal and child health programs to city residents for the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017 at a cost of $203,268.00, was introduced by Nelson, read at length, and on motion of Nelson, seconded by Nixon, Resolution No. 39 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Helfrich, Nixon, Satterlee, Nelson, Hill-Evans – 5; Nays – 0. (See Committee Minutes of 3/26/14 for discussion.)

XI. Requests for Future Meetings: None

XII. Council Comment

Councilman Helfrich invited residents to take part in the April 12, 2014 city-wide spring clean up.

XIII. Administration Comment: None

XIV. Adjournment

The next regular meeting of City Council is scheduled for April 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. (Public Comment commences at 6:30 p.m.) in City Council Chambers, 101 S. George St., York, PA. There being no further business, the April 1, 2014 meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

XV. Resumption of Public Comment Period (at the discretion of the presiding officer)

President Hill-Evans resumed general public comment at 7:26 p.m.

Thomas Cramblitt, Glen Rock, PA, discussed the definition of “keep/keeper” in Bill No. 9, which seeks to amend Article 705 “Keeping of Animals.” He said there is a conflict between sections 705.02(a)(4&5), 705.04(a) and 705.06. He said the legislation defines how a keeper is to shelter wild animals. He said a wild animal is not “kept” hence the reason they are called “wild.”

Kim Feldman, Springettsbury Township, PA, shared how she trapped, neutered and relocated feral cats and encouraged the city to educate its officers on what is needed to trap these animals.

Franklin Williams, York, PA, discussed the recent debacle with residents receiving erroneous tickets because parking enforcement officers mistakenly issued parking tickets. He said tickets were issued for vehicles not removed from the street for street cleaning when in fact street cleaning was not scheduled for the day tickets were issued. He applauded Councilman Helfrich for his part in rectifying those tickets.

There being no further public comment, President Hill-Evans adjourned the public comment session at 7:36 p.m.