NORTHAMPTON COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING


Agenda

 

11/21/2019 6:30 PM

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Roll Call

 

Approval of the Minutes - November 7, 2019, October 30, 2019, and November 6, 2019

 

Confirmation of Appointments/Reappointments

 

Courtesy of the Floor

 

County Executive Report

 

Old Business

 

 

1.

Public Hearing on the Ordinance Amending the 2019 Northampton County Budget

 

 

2.

Public Hearing on the Ordinance Entitled, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE NORTHAMPTON COUNTY COUNCIL AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY OF NORTHAMPTON, EASTON, PENNSYLVANIA, TO LEASE APPROXIMATELY 2,650 RENTABLE SQUARE FEET OF SPACE IDENTIFIED AS 1710 BUTLER STREET, EASTON, PENNSYLVANIA FROM  JAMES S. GARAFALO, 1700 NORTHAMPTON STREET, EASTON, PENNSYLVANIA" (District Court 03-2-12)

 

New Business

 

 

1.

Consideration of Matters Related to the 2020 Northampton County Budget:

 

 

 

a.

Introduction of the 2020 Real Estate Tax Millage Rate Ordinance

 

 

 

b.

Public Hearing on the Proposed 2020 Northampton County Budget

 

 

 

c.

Public Hearing on the Proposed 2020 Northampton County Capital Improvements Plan

 

 

2.

Introduction of an Ordinance Entitled, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE NORTHAMPTON COUNTY COUNCIL AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY OF NORTHAMPTON, EASTON, PENNSYLVANIA, TO LEASE APPROXIIMATELY 3,550 SQUARE FEET OF SPACE IDENTIFIED AS 402 EAST BROAD STREET, BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA FROM GERRY S. HARTMAN AND MARILYN HARTMAN, PO BOX 4120, BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA (District Court 03-2-01)

 

 

3.

Introduction of an Ordinance Entitled, "AN ORDINANCE OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY COUNCIL PURSUANT TO THE HOTEL ROOM RENTAL TAX ACT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA (16 P.S. 1770, ET SEQ.) AND THE TOURIST PROMOTION LAW OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA (73 P.S.. 401, ET SEQ.) AND ORDINANCE NUMBERS 359 OF 2000 AND 440 OF 2005DETERMINING THAT ARTSQUEST, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION WITHIN NORTHAMPTON COUNTY THAT ENGAGES IN TOURISM RELATED ACTIVITIES THAT BENEFIT NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, AND THEREFORE DIRECTING TWO MILLION DOLLARS ($2,000,000) OF THE NORTHAMPTON COUNTY ANNUAL ALLOCATION OF 12.5% OF THE REVENUE GENERATED BY THE HOTEL ROOM RENTAL TAX ACT AND NORTHAMPTON COUNTY ORDINANCES 359 OF 2000 AND 440 of 2005 TO BE DISTRIBUTED AT A RATE OF TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS  ($200,000.00) A YEAR OVER A TEN (10) YEAR PERIOD TO ARTSQUEST IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS ORDINANCE"

 

 

4.

Consideration of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Master Plan Resolution

 

 

5.

Consideration of the Department of Human Services - Area Agency on Aging Personnel Request Resolution

 

 

6.

Consideration of Amendments to the List of County Depositories Resolution

 

 

7.

Consideration of the Gracedale Private Payor Resolution

 

 

8.

Consideration of a Donation from Sheepdog Cigar Club Resolution

 

 

9.

Consideration of Open Space Project Resolutions:

 

 

 

a.

Bangor Borough

 

 

 

b.

Borough of Hellertown

 

 

 

c.

Borough of North Catasauqua - Trail Connectivity Plan

 

 

 

d.

Borough of North Catasauqua - William J. Memorial Park

 

 

 

e.

Borough of Pen Argyl

 

 

 

f.

Borough of Wind Gap

 

 

 

g.

Bushkill Stream Conservancy

 

 

 

h.

Bushkill Township

 

 

 

i.

Lower Nazareth Township

 

 

 

j.

Palmer Township

 

 

 

k.

Plainfield Township

 

 

10.

Consideration of the Approval of the Gall Farm Preserve and Plainfield Township Recreation Trail Master Site Development Plan Resolution

 

 

11.

Consideration of Article XIII Contract Resolutions:

 

 

 

a.

Floyd G. Hersh, Inc.

 

 

 

b.

Mopec

 

 

 

c.

Hanover Engineering Associates, Inc.

 

 

 

d.

Princeton Hydro

 

Council Committee Reports

 

Council Liaison Reports

 

Council Clerk's Report

 

Council Solicitor's Reports

 

Adjournment