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File #: 2016-0622    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 7/11/2016 In control: Committee on Urban Recreation
On agenda: 7/12/2016 Final action: 7/26/2016
Enactment date: 7/26/2016 Enactment #: 466
Effective date: 8/3/2016    
Title: Resolution authorizing the City of Pittsburgh to submit an application to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development's Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program (GTRP) for the Wightman Park Rehabilitation Project.
Sponsors: Dan Gilman

Title

Resolution authorizing the City of Pittsburgh to submit an application to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program (GTRP) for the Wightman Park Rehabilitation Project.

 

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Whereas, Wightman Park in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh has not seen upgrades for more than twenty years; and,

 

Whereas, local firm Pashek Associates, through robust community process, designed the Wightman Park Master Plan to not only improve but also remake the park for purposes of accessibility, neighborhood needs, and green infrastructure; and,

 

Whereas, the City of Pittsburgh’s City Council District 8 office is seeking funding to accomplish the Wightman Park Rehabilitation Project, valued at $2.89 million, according to the Wightman Park Master Plan; and,

 

Whereas, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program (GTRP) offers grant funding for projects related to rehabilitation and repair of greenways, open space, parks, and beautification projects.

 

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

 

Section 1.  The City of Pittsburgh of Allegheny County has hereby requested a Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program (GTRP) grant in the amount of $250,000 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority to be used for site preparation of the Wightman Park Rehabilitation Project.

 

Section 2.  The City of Pittsburgh designates Mike Gable, Director of Public Works and Sam Ashbaugh, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, as the officials to execute all documents and agreements between the City of Pittsburgh and the Commonwealth Financing Authority to facilitate and assist in obtaining the requested grant funds.