* Council approved erection of a 120-foot tall cellular tower on city land at 1325 Oxford Drive, which will be leased to Crown Castle. That property near Queen City Ariport is the site of the city's recycling center. A fenced-in compound will be at the base of the tower.

* Council unanimously approved appointing Jeff Glazier to the Allentown Planning Commission.

Jeff Glazier

He will serve until Jan. 1, 2017, completing the term of Martin Velazquez, who resigned.

Glazier was appointed to fill a vacancy on City Council in October 2012 and served through December 2013.

He also served on the Allentown School Board from 1999-2011, including six years as president, and on the Allentown Public Library board from 2005-2011.

* Craig Messinger was introduced to council as Allentown's new acting public works director.

Messinger, the former deputy public works director, replaces Richard Young, who recently resigned as public works director to take the same position in Northampton County.

Messinger has been employed by the city for 25 years.

Council vice president Ray O'Connell told Messinger he is very well respected in the city.