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City Council Meeting Minutes

April 3, 2007

City Council convened in Regular Session at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2007, in Council Chambers, 1 Marketway West, 3rd Floor, York, PA, with the following members present: Toni Smith, Wm. Lee Smallwood, Vickie Washington, Joseph R. Musso, Vice President, and Cameron Texter, President, with President Texter presiding. Mayor John Brenner was not present.

Members of the Administration in attendance included: Jim Gross, Director of Public Works, Kim Bracey, Director of Community Development, and Kendra Hunter, Director of the Bureau of Permits, Planning & Zoning. Also present was Assistant Solicitor Christopher Connard. Matt Jackson, Director of Economic Development, Mark Whitman, Police Commissioner, John Senft, Fire Chief, and Michael O’Rourke, Business Administrator were absent.

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

A motion was made by Washington, seconded by Smith, to dispense with the reading of the Minutes of March 20, 2007, and approve them as written. The motion passed by the following vote: Yeas – Washington, Musso, Smith, Smallwood, Texter – 5; Nays - 0.

Presentations: None

Public Comment

Craig Cooper, 735 W. Princess St., York, PA, said he has owned his property for seven years, which is located in a rough neighborhood riddled with trash. Mr. Cooper complained of a neighbor that constantly puts trash out in unapproved containers allowing animals to rip open the bags. He said this neighbor puts the trash out early in the week before trash pick-up is scheduled so the trash ends up sprawled all over the alley. Mr. Cooper stated that he contacted the Bureau of Permits, Planning & Zoning and reported the property to a Property Maintenance Inspector who explained the complaint process. Mr. Cooper feels the complaint process is too cumbersome and needs to be changed. Because of the burdensome process, he said he has to continue to look at this trash. Mr. Cooper urged Council to revisit the property maintenance code and to come up with stricter rules and penalties.

Wm. Kucker, 231 W. Jackson St., York, PA, and President of the Southwest Neighborhood Association, spoke about the Nuisance Abatement ordinance. Mr. Kucker said members of the SW Neighborhood Association backed Article 1751 “Nuisance Abatement” of the Codified Ordinances but has heard that some Council members are looking to have this law repealed. Before this ordinance was enacted, he said, the quality of life in York was placed on the back burner. Mr. Kucker urged homeowners to maintain their properties and to abide by the code or pay the consequences. Mr. Kucker agreed with Mr. Cooper in that the property maintenance complaint process is too cumbersome and is not being effectively enforced. However, he said he does not want to see this law abolished because that would leave them with nothing. Mr. Kucker then discussed the recent rash of fires, which has residents scared. He specifically mentioned the fire in the 400 block of S. Queen St. that started in a vacant property. Mr. Kucker suggested that in addition to rental properties being inspected, vacant properties should also be inspected because we are losing a lot of homes behind fires and negligence.

Franklin Williams, 528 W. Market St., York, PA, warned residents in West York about Saturday enforcement of parking meters. He said he recently visited West York and saw a long line of cars with parking tickets because the Saturday meter parking was enforced but residents weren’t notified. Next, Mr. Williams spoke about 14 public urination citations given in the City of York this weekend. He felt consideration should be given to install port-o-potties downtown at the expense of bar owners. Mr. Williams then discussed the warrant sweep at York High, which troubled him. He said he understands there was a meeting between the school administration and the police department on ways to better handle these types of sweeps in the future. Our youths need role models, he said. However, if I were a teacher, he stated, I would share this experience with my students to teach them that we all make mistakes but we can rectify our mistakes civilly and legally.

Tim Page, 680 E. Princess St., York, PA, said he purchased his property 21 years ago and keeps it well maintained and hopes his property adds to the quality of life of his neighbors. Mr. Page switched gears and spoke about the PEG channels - which he feels the community has lost control of and government has taken over. Mr. Page then discussed the Farquhar Park gazebo and how a few years ago he questioned the materials being used by the contractor. He said the contractor was using particleboard, which will deteriorate over time. Because of this, he said he feels taxpayer dollars were wasted with this project. Mr. Page then talked about the lack of respect he feels he’s getting from Council. He recalled an incident a few years ago where he attended a Council meeting and lost his temper. Mr. Page said false accusations were made about his behavior at the Council meeting and a cartoon was placed in the paper depicting this incident. Lastly, Mr. Page discussed junkyards. He waived in the air 23 documents from DEP about junkyards and asked Council to pay specific attention to these junkyards because our codes are being blatantly violated.

Ed Berry, 247 E. Maple St., York, PA, commented on the statements made about the warrant sweep at York High. Mr. Berry feels the community should be proud of its teachers because the sweep resulted in only two school district employees having more than minor traffic violations. He feels this is something to be proud of because all we had to worry about was minor traffic offenders. Mr. Berry said he hopes this same type of sweep will be done in the county as well. He questioned whether the kids in the surrounding municipalities are as safe as our children because they could be dealing with pedophiles, rapists or murderers. Next, Mr. Berry discussed an article he read where the city is again being sued because of a police pursuit that resulted in a death. Mr. Berry said it’s time for Council to seriously consider reinstating the police oversight committee because lives and money are being lost behind these pursuits. Lastly, Mr. Berry had an idea about snow removal. He said we could use our natural resources, like the Codorus Creek, to generate electricity to an underground conduit to heat the main corridors such as Market and George Streets, which will melt the ice. He said the city would then only need to plow the side streets.

Next, President Texter read an anonymous letter from residents on S. Pine St. reporting a nuisance neighbor in the 100 block of S. Pine St. The letter complained of load music, fights that resulted in damage to vehicles, and illegal restorations to the home that destroyed a set of 1890 historic double doors. The complainants say they have contacted the Police, HARB, and Community Development with no response. In the letter, the residents of S. Pine St. pleaded with Council to meet with the Police Department, HARB, and Community Development to enforce our laws on a consistent basis for the health, safety and welfare of the community.

President Texter then read a card given to him and Councilwoman Smith from resident Grace MacAfee thanking them for helping her with a personal / medical related issue. Ms. MacAfee said President Texter and Councilwoman Smith spent hours with her to help resolve her issue. She said whenever asked, President Texter and Councilwoman Smith answered her call. She also thanked Mayor Brenner for his extraordinary efforts to revive the City of York.

Councilwoman Smith spoke about the fire in the 400 block of S. Queen St. on April 2. She said she knows some of the families affected by the fire and many of them lost everything. She asked if residents would like to donate items to these displaced families to contact her at 848-6388.

Committee Reports

Business Administration Committee, Wm. Lee Smallwood, Chair: Councilman Smallwood reported that a Business Administration Committee meeting was held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 in Council Chambers to discuss the feasibility of forming a permanent PEG oversight committee to oversee White Rose Community Access Television. No recommendations were made, however, discussions continue and ideas are welcome.

Legislative Agenda

Final Passage of Bill No. 6, Ordinance No. 8, Session 2007, A Bill vacating a portion of Moul St. in the 1 Ward, Map 3, Block 7, of the City of York, running between Sampson Ave. and East Boundary Ave. being approximately 170 feet in length and 9 feet in width, which was introduced by Musso at the March 6 meeting of Council, and read by short title, came up for final passage. On motion of Musso, seconded by Smallwood, Bill No. 6 came up for discussion.

Kathy Conley, LSC Design, was onboard to answer questions. She said this plan proposes to abandon Moul St. (12 ft. row) between E. Boundary Ave. and Sampson Ave. Crispus Attucks Association owns all adjacent properties. Some of the contingencies include: (1) No buildings will be erected within the vacated rights-of-way until utility coordination and relocation is completed ensuring continued service to all customers within the area immediately surrounding the proposed Early Learning Center site; (2) The vacated right-of-way, if fenced, will be properly gated so as to allow sufficient ingress and egress of fire apparatus and utility vehicles at all times; and (3) The site must be accessible via a roadway/driveway at least 20 ft. wide with a gate that is a minimum of 18 ft.

Vice President Musso asked if the City Engineer has reviewed the plan and if his comments were addressed. Director Kendra Hunter said the engineer has reviewed the plan and comments were addressed.

Motion to amend. As the engineer has reviewed the plan and his comments were addressed, Vice President Musso made a motion to amend Bill No. 6, point 6, in the 2nd Whereas Clause, as follows: “6. City Engineer comments be addressed. City Engineer’s review is pending. were addressed.” The motion to amend was seconded by Smallwood and passed by the following vote: Yeas – Washington, Musso, Smith, Smallwood, Texter – 5; Nays – 0.

Ms. Conely said they are working with the utility companies to ensure service to residential properties in the construction area won’t be interrupted. She then provided Council with a color rending of the site plan and explained the ingress and egress of fire and utility apparatus.

There being no further discussion, Bill No. 6, Ordinance No. 8, as amended, passed by the following vote: Yeas – Washington, Musso, Smith, Smallwood, Texter – 5; Nays – 0.

Final Passage of Bill No. 7, Ordinance No. 9, Session 2007, A Bill amending the York City Budget for the year 2007 by appropriating revenue and expenditures in the amount of $23,000 for the Department of Public Works for the Allen Park Improvement Project, which was introduced by Washington at the March 20 meeting of Council, read by short title, and briefly discussed, came up for final passage. On motion of Washington, seconded by Smallwood, Bill No. 7, Ordinance No. 9, passed by the following vote: Yeas – Washington, Musso, Smith, Smallwood, Texter – 5; Nays – 0. (See the March 20 minutes for discussion on Bill No. 7.)

Final Passage of Bill No. 8, Ordinance No. 10, Session 2007, A Bill amending the York City Budget for the year 2007 by appropriating revenue and expenditures for the Health Bureau in the amount of $15,992.00 for a cancer grant, which was introduced by Musso at the March 20 meeting of Council, and read by short title, came up for final passage. On motion of Musso, seconded by Washington, Bill No. 8, Ordinance No. 10, passed by the following vote: Yeas – Washington, Musso, Smith, Smallwood, Texter – 5; Nays – 0.

Final Passage of Bill No. 9, Ordinance No. 11, Session 2007, A Bill amending the Budget for the year 2007 for the Department of Community Development, (which includes funds for a grant from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development for the Historic Fairmount redevelopment project) to appropriate $1,000.00 in remaining funds to go to the YMCA for Historic Fairmount Associates to pay towards the final audit, which was introduced by Musso at the March 20 meeting of Council, and read by short title, came up for final passage. On motion of Musso, seconded by Smith, Bill No. 9, Ordinance No. 11 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Washington, Musso, Smith, Smallwood, Texter – 5; Nays – 0.

Bill No. 10, Session 2007, A Bill amending the 2007 Budget for the Department of Business Administration, (which includes funds for a Venture Grant), in the amount of $4,000.00 from the York County Community Foundation for a mentoring / government leadership program for high school seniors, which was introduced by Smallwood at the March 20 meeting of Council, and read by short title, came up for final passage. On motion of Musso, seconded by Smith, Bill No. 10 came up for discussion.

Vice President Musso questioned the 3rd WHEREAS clause of the Bill, which reads: “WHEREAS, none of the funds have been expended”, which seems clear, he said. However, the next WHEREAS clause reads: “WHEREAS, the budget must be amended to reflect the expense.” He asked what expense? He said he thought funds were not been expended. He stated that he assumes Business Administration wishes to appropriate the money for a future expense.

Vice President Musso then questioned line item 10-200-43180-10092 “Refund-Subrecipient” for $4,000.00, which he interprets to mean that the money will be refunded to a subrecipient. He asked if the money being refunded to YCCF is because it was not used? Additionally, he asked if these funds are to be allocated to a future subrecipient or has the service already taken place and the funds are being allocated to pay for the service performed?

Motion to table. As no one from the Administration was in attendance to answer these questions, Vice President Musso made a motion to table Bill No. 10. The motion to table was seconded by Washington, and passed by the following vote: Yeas – Washington, Musso, Smith, Smallwood, Texter – 5; Nays – 0.

President Texter asked the City Clerk to relay Vice President Musso’s questions to the Administration and ask that a representative attend the April 17 Council meeting to answer these questions. The City Clerk said she would comply.

Therefore, Bill No. 10 was tabled until the April 17 meeting of Council.

Final Passage of Bill No. 11, Ordinance No. 12, Session 2007, A Bill amending the 2007 Budget for the Bureau of Housing Services for CDBG funds in the amount of $108,581.41 for planning administration, which was introduced by Musso at the March 20 meeting of Council, and read by short title, came up for final passage. On motion of Musso, seconded by Smith, Bill No. 11, Ordinance No. 12, passed by the following vote: Yeas – Washington, Musso, Smith, Smallwood, Texter – 5; Nays – 0.

Final Passage of Bill No. 12, Ordinance No. 13, Session 2007, A Bill supplementing Ordinance No. 3 of 2007 adopted by Council on Feb. 20, 2007, among other things, a 3rd Supplemental Lease and approving a Guaranty Agreement guaranteeing payment of the York City Sewer Authority Guaranteed Sewer Revenue Bond, Series of 2007 ($10m), by authorizing the proper officers to prepare, certify and file a debt statement, borrowing base certificate and exclusion application as required by the Local Government Unit Debt Act and including the debt service schedule for the Bond, which was introduced by Washington at the March 20 meeting of Council, read by short title, and briefly discussed, came up for final passage. On motion of Washington, seconded by Smallwood, Bill No. 12, Ordinance No. 13 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Washington, Musso, Smith, Smallwood, Texter – 5; Nays – 0. (See the March 20 minutes for discussion.)

Introduction of Bill No. 14, Session 2007, A Bill amending the 2006 York City Budget for the Department of Community Development for the Housing Rehabilitation and Assistance Program (HRA) grant received from DCED as part of the Elm Street New Communities initiative in the amount of $501,550.00 for the prevention and elimination of blight to build a community park and plaza in Olde Towne East, was introduced by Musso, read by short title, and deferred until the April 17 meeting of Council.

Introduction of Bill No. 15, Session 2007, A Bill amending the 2007 Budget for Community Development by appropriating expenditures in the amount of $501,550.00 for the Housing Rehabilitation and Assistance Program (HRA) grant received from DCED as part of the Elm Street New Communities initiative, was introduced by Musso, read by short title, and deferred until the April 17 meeting of Council.

Resolution No. 51, Session 2007, A Resolution reappointing Richard Merck as a member of the Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals, which term shall expire March 1, 2010, was introduced by Smallwood, read at length, and on motion of Smallwood, seconded by Smith, Resolution No. 51 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Washington, Musso, Smith, Smallwood, Texter – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 52, Session 2007, A Resolution authorizing an agreement with Met-Ed to install company owned, 250-watt, high-pressure sodium vapor streetlights on Harmon Ave., Grant St. & Harmon Ave., and N. Cherry Lane, and to upgrade one company owned, 100 watt high-pressure sodium vapor street light at 915 S. Pine St., was introduced by Washington, read at length, and on motion of Washington, seconded by Smith, Resolution No. 52 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Washington, Musso, Smith, Smallwood, Texter – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 53, Session 2007, A Resolution authorizing the filing of a proposal for grant funds with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in the amount of $250,000 for the Princess Street Center Rehabilitation Project, was introduced by Washington, read at length, and on motion of Washington, seconded by Smith, Resolution No. 53 came up for discussion.

Public Works Director Jim Gross explained that this grant will require a 50/50 match. The project includes interior and exterior upgrades to the Princess St. Center, with most of the upgrades being done to the inside of the structure. This project will provide much need space for the York City Human Relations Commission, he said.

Councilwoman Smith asked if the 50/50 match would be in city funds or an in-kind match. Director Gross said CDBG and Capital Funds would be used as the city’s 50/50 match. Director Gross then outlined the current uses of the Princess Street Center, which is owned by the city, and said the Mayor is committed to moving this project forward.

There being no further discussion, Resolution No. 53 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Washington, Musso, Smith, Smallwood, Texter – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 54, Session 2007, A Resolution approving the final reverse subdivision plan submitted by Del-Phia Athletic Associates for development at 991 Edison St., was introduced by Musso, read at length, and on motion of Musso, seconded by Smith, Resolution No. 54 came up for discussion.

Vice President Musso explained that a reverse subdivision takes several separate parcels and combines them into one parcel and there is no construction is intended with this reverse subdivision plan. Vice President Musso then asked what the engineer looks for when inspecting curbs and sidewalks during a plan review. Director Hunter said the engineer looks at condition and ADA compliance. She said our engineering firm, C.S. Davidson, inspected the curbs and sidewalks and said they are in good condition and are ADA compliant. Vice President Musso stated that there are many curbs and sidewalks throughout York that are in bad condition and maybe we need to revisit our regulations to enact stricter compliance.

Tim Page, 680 E. Princess St., York, PA, asked if Del-Phia Athletics is a non-profit organization. President Texter said they are a non-profit organization and he believes they will not be taxed on their income but he’s not sure if they would be taxed on real estate. He said their status could be challenged if circumstances exist to challenge them. Mr. Page then asked if the city would lose tax revenue with the combining of these lots. President Texter said that depends on what parcels are directly used for charitable activities. Mr. Page asked Council to research tax exempt organizations to make sure they are legitimate.

There being no further discussion, Resolution No. 54 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Washington, Musso, Smith, Smallwood, Texter – 5 ; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 55, Session 2007, A Resolution approving the final land development plan submitted by Commerce Bank for development of a new facility at 105 N. George St., was introduced by Musso, read at length, and on motion of Musso, seconded by Washington, Resolution No. 55 came up for discussion.

Blain Markel and Larry Lugaro, Commerce Bank representatives, were onboard to explain the project. Mr. Lugaro said the new bank will be constructed on the northeast corner of the intersection at N. George St. and E. Philadelphia St. Commerce Bank has asked for three waivers, those being: (1) to Section 1333.03 of the Codified Ordinances, request for waiver of requirement for submission of a preliminary plan for the final land development submission; (2) Section 1334.02(c)(7), Clear Sight Triangle, to allow encroachment of building within clear sight triangle; and (3) Section 1333.04(b)(5) and 1333.07(c) One foot contours and accurate distances and directions to the nearest established street corner or official monument. Additionally, the Planning Commission has recommended approval based on the following contingencies: (1) Curb and sidewalk improvements along property frontage must be made in accordance with the streetscape improvements plan for Philadelphia St.; and (2) Bonding or other acceptable form of financial guarantee must be provided in accordance with Section 1333.08 for public improvements such as curb, sidewalk, stormwater management and any other improvements within the public right-of-way.

President Texter spoke about past suggestions on how to development downtown York and said this project goes along with the history of York by providing businesses within walking distance of other businesses and residential properties, entertainment, and shopping convenience.

Mr. Lugaro said this project costs over $2 million and will create 16-20 new jobs. Vice President Musso asked Commerce Bank to consider giving its employees an hour lunch to allow them to enjoy downtown York.

Councilwoman Smith asked if city residents would be recruited for these positions. Mr. Lugaro said most applications are received by locals and it is up to the branch managers to hire qualified applicants.

Councilman Smallwood welcomed Commerce Bank to downtown York and said he believes York will embrace them. In looking at the colored renderings, he said, it appears Commerce has done an excellent job in addressing concerns from the Planning Commission, HARB, and the Administration. He applauded them a job well done.

Councilwoman Smith said downtown York use to be lifeless and she is very proud that life is being restored in our community and she is excited about the overall, ongoing redevelopment of the York community.

Mr. Lugaro then answered a few project questions from Council.

There being no further discussion, Resolution No. 55 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Washington, Musso, Smith, Smallwood, Texter – 5; Nays – 0.

Consent Agenda. A motion was made by Smith, seconded by Washington, to introduce Resolution No.’s 56 & 57 as a whole. The motion passed unanimously. Therefore, the following Resolutions were introduced by Musso and read at length:

Resolution No. 56, Session 2007, A Resolution approving the preliminary / final land development plan submitted by Crispus Attucks Association of York for development of a parking lot and Early Learning Center (child care center) at 36 and 50 E. Boundary Ave. (respectively).

Resolution No. 57, Session 2007, A Resolution approving the preliminary / final reverse subdivision plan submitted by Crispus Attucks Association of York to combine parcels bounded by E. Boundary Ave. to the north, Court St. to the west, Sampson Ave. to the south, and S. Duke St. to the east, and a vacated portion of Moul St. between E. Boundary Ave. and Sampson Ave., to create two parcels, Parcel #22 – 36 E. Boundary Ave., and Parcel #29 – 50 E. Boundary Ave.

On motion of Musso, seconded by Smith, Resolution No.’s 56 & 57 came up for discussion.

Kathy Conley, LSC Design, said when finished, this project will be something you will be proud of. She said the child-care facility will boast two-stories with the 3rd story being a rooftop play area. The first story will house the smaller children’s daycare and the second story will house the older children’s daycare. There will be a nice entry into the building with refurbished curbs and sidewalks. Street trees will be installed and the façade will mesh nicely with the surrounding buildings. We are creating two parcels with this plan, which will clean up the deed, she said.

Carol Kauffman, Crispus Attucks Community Development, explained that Crispus Attucks has maintained the highest level of childcare since 1931. This building will allow them to serve about 170 low-income families. We have 75 families already on the waiting list, she said. Additionally, this project merges well with the Boundary Avenue Redevelopment Plan.

Ms. Conley and Ms. Kauffman answered a few project questions from Council. Council said they are excited about the development.

There being no further discussion, Resolution No.’s 56 & 57 passed by the following vote; Yeas – Washington, Musso, Smith, Smallwood, Texter – 5; Nays – 0.

Consent Agenda. A motion was made by Smallwood, seconded by Musso, to introduce Resolution No.’s 58-59 as a whole. The motion passed unanimously. Therefore, the following Resolutions were introduced by Musso and read at length:

Resolution No. 58, Session 2007, A Resolution authorizing an encroachment agreement with The Yorktowne Hotel for a sidewalk café to be situated at 48 E. Market St.

Resolution No. 59, Session 2007, A Resolution authorizing an encroachment agreement with The Market Street Saloon for a sidewalk café to be situated at 25 W. Market St.

On motion of Musso, seconded by Smith, Resolution No.’s 58 & 59 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Washington, Musso, Smith, Smallwood, Texter – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 60, Session 2007, A Resolution authorizing an agreement with the York Revolution to sponsor a billboard promoting the “1-800-Quit-Now” quit-line for residents to receive free tobacco cessation information and referral services, which costs will be paid out of the state health grant #10070 for a total amount of $34,500.00, was introduced by Musso, read at length, and on motion of Musso, seconded by Smith, Resolution No. 60 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Washington, Musso, Smith, Smallwood, Texter – 5; Nays – 0.

Resolution No. 61, Session 2007, A Resolution accepting the recommendations of HARB in issuing a certificate of appropriateness to Randy Poe, Housing Initiatives CDC, for work to be done at 340 E. Princess St. to replace a façade window; Rick Motter, YWCA, for work to be done at 327 Reinecke Place to replace a front door; Larry Lugaro, Commerce Bank, for work to be done at 105 N. George St. to construct a new bank; and Olde York Homes for work to be done at 321 E. Market St. to make in-kind repairs to the 2nd story rear porch and replace the gutter system, was introduced by Smith, read at length, and on motion of Smith, seconded by Smallwood, Resolution No. 61 came up for discussion.

Councilwoman Smith questioned the installation of a door at 156 S. Pine St., which is located in the HARB district. She wondered why HARB didn’t require the property owner at 156 S. Pine St. to get HARB approval because they did extremely shoddy work in replacing a 19th Century double door. Director Kendra Hunter said the Administration is in the process of drafting a notice to the property owner that the work at 156 S. Pine St. was done without a permit or proper approvals. She said they are working with the Police Department and HARB on this issue.

There being no further discussion, Resolution No. 61 passed by the following vote: Yeas – Washington, Musso, Smith, Smallwood, Texter – 5; Nays – 0.

Requests for future meetings

Fire Committee, Councilwoman Toni Smith, Chair: Resolution No. 21 (click on Resolution No. 21 to view), a Resolution amending licensing and inspection fees associated with day care facilities as established in Article 1761 of the Codified Ordinances remains in committee. Councilwoman Smith reported that she is waiting for final recommendations from the ad-hoc committee. She said she would forward the committee’s recommendations at a future meeting of Council.

Public Works Committee, Councilwoman Vickie Washington, Chair: PW Committee meeting to be scheduled to discuss Bill No. 13 (click on Bill No. 13 to view) repealing Article 193 “Advisory Council on Recreation and Parks” of the Codified Ordinances.

General Committee, Committee meeting to be scheduled to discuss collection efforts being made by the York Credit Bureau in collecting delinquent city accounts.

Council Comment

President Texter said he received a letter from the York County Industrial Development Corporation stating that they would be developing a plaque for the Sovereign Stadium (baseball stadium) and wanted to recognize those individuals and groups involved in the stadium’s development and approval process. Therefore, Council members who would like their names to appear on the plaque are asked to identify themselves by filling out the form provided. President Texter passed out the form and asked the City Clerk to mail when completed.

Next Meeting: The next regular meeting of City Council is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 1 Marketway West, 3rd Floor, York, PA.

Adjournment: There being no further business, the April 3, 2007 meeting of Council adjourned at 9:25 p.m.