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File #: 2021-1742    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 8/20/2021 In control: Committee on Public Works
On agenda: 8/24/2021 Final action: 8/31/2021
Enactment date: 8/31/2021 Enactment #: 503
Effective date: 9/1/2021    
Title: Resolution amending Resolution 127 of 2020, entitled "322-324 Arlington Avenue in the 18th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh experienced land movement that threatens the safe maintenance and operation of the street for public travel. In order to stabilize the slope and restore the street, the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure must acquire the property at 322-324 for construction of a retaining structure. Resolution 746 of 2019 authorized the acquisition. This amendment to Resolution 746 of 2019 amends the JDE account information to reflect the 2020 operating budget. This resolution is to authorize the acquisition of the property at a cost not to exceed $10,000, while the project costs will be legislated separately and paid from the capital budget." To update the operating budget year for 2021.
Indexes: MISCELLANEOUS
Attachments: 1. 2021-1742 Cover Letter-2826 Edwards Way Letter, 2. Summary 2021-1742
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Resolution amending Resolution 127 of 2020, entitled "322-324 Arlington Avenue in the 18th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh experienced land movement that threatens the safe maintenance and operation of the street for public travel. In order to stabilize the slope and restore the street, the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure must acquire the property at 322-324 for construction of a retaining structure. Resolution 746 of 2019 authorized the acquisition. This amendment to Resolution 746 of 2019 amends the JDE account information to reflect the 2020 operating budget. This resolution is to authorize the acquisition of the property at a cost not to exceed $10,000, while the project costs will be legislated separately and paid from the capital budget." To update the operating budget year for 2021.

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WHEREAS, the Pennsylvania Eminent Domain Code, 26 Pa. C.S. ? 101 et seq., authorizes the City of Pittsburgh to take by eminent domain private property for a public purpose.

WHEREAS, the Pennsylvania General Municipal Law, 53 P.S. ? 1081, authorizes the City of Pittsburgh to take by eminent domain private property for roadway purposes.

WHEREAS, landslides on the property known as 322-324 Arlington Avenue endanger the stability of William Street and other public assets.

WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh deems it proper and expedient to exercise the power of eminent domain invested in it for the acquisition 322-324 Arlington Avenue in fee simple hereinafter to be used for the express public purpose of mitigating land movement activities and mitigate any further risk to public assets and infrastructure, including Arlington Avenue and William Street.)


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

Section 1 of Resolution No 127 effective May 17th, 2020 which previously reads as follows and remains unchanged:

322-324 Arlington Avenue, Block 3-E, Lot No. 14 (3-E-14), in the 18th Ward of the City Pittsburgh owned by 2826 Edwards Way ...

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