Bethlehem City Council meeting tonight Tuesday, October 6, both at 6PM and 7PM

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 6PM: Click for public comment instructions, agenda, and etc.!

7PM: Click for public comment instructions, agenda, and etc.!

City Council — the “face” of Bethlehem City government — meets tonight Tuesday, October 6, at both 6PM and 7PM.

You can find all the information that you need to follow along and participate through the links above.

You can watch the City Council Meetings on the following YouTube channel:


6PM: Committee of the Whole

(Committee of the Whole: the whole membership of a legislative house sitting as a committee and operating under informal rules.)

How’s our money being spent?

The budget might be thought of as, bottom line, the most important thing Council does.

Council will be discussing the 2021 – 2025 Capital Budget. See documents here.

Find spending plans on public safety, traffic, streets, storm sewers, facilities, grounds, recreation, miscellaneous projects.

The beginning pages give dollar figures, followed by narrative explanation.

You might want to scan the narrative part.

Of interest to Gadfly:

  • South New St. streetscape, construction 2021 (p. 2)
  • Exploring conversion of Linden (the priority) and Center to 2-way (p. 3)
  • Northside 2027 Pedestrian Safety Improvements (p. 3)
  • Greenway extension (p. 9)
  • Rose Garden improvements (p. 9)
  • Citywide Wayfinding signage (p. 11)

7PM: The regularly scheduled normal Council meeting

Of interest to Gadfly:

  • Appointment of Michelle Kott as Chief of Police
  • Councilman Reynolds on the Community Engagement Initiative
  • Zoning amendment regarding a Retirement Complex at 2105 Creek Rd.

And there’s always the unexpected.

As long as he has flutter in his wings, Gadfly urges attending City Council.

Be informed. Be involved.

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