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File #: 2021-2000    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 10/8/2021 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action: 10/26/2021
Enactment date: 10/26/2021 Enactment #: 724
Effective date: 11/1/2021    
Title: Resolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Finance to enter into a Donation and Professional Services Agreement or Agreements with Pittsburgh Land Bank and GRB Law to document the donation of legal services relating to the performance of designated quiet title actions on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh; and further, pursuant to Chapter 210 of the City Code ("Acceptance of Gifts to City") accepting the donation by Pittsburgh Land Bank of such legal services to be performed by GRB Law on behalf of the City.
Indexes: AGREEMENTS
Attachments: 1. 2021-2000 Cover Letter-GRB Law Contract Cover Letter, 2. Summary 2021-2000
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Resolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Finance to enter into a Donation and Professional Services Agreement or Agreements with Pittsburgh Land Bank and GRB Law to document the donation of legal services relating to the performance of designated quiet title actions on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh; and further, pursuant to Chapter 210 of the City Code ("Acceptance of Gifts to City") accepting the donation by Pittsburgh Land Bank of such legal services to be performed by GRB Law on behalf of the City.

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WHEREAS, the City is the owner of certain parcels of real property (the "Properties") that are designated to be transferred for community-based purposes to be used in the public interest; and

WHEREAS, the City has not quieted title to the Properties due to the COVID-19 pandemic and staffing issues; and

WHEREAS, the Pittsburgh Land Bank has retained GRB Law to provide legal services and now wishes to include a donation of designated GRB Law legal services to quiet title on the Properties on behalf of the City in order to expedite transfers without further delay and to assist in carrying out the City's interests in the Pittsburgh Property Reserve.


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

Section 1. The Mayor and the Director of the Department of Finance, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, are hereby authorized to enter into a Professional Services and Donation Agreement or Agreements with the Pittsburgh Land Bank and GRB Law to document the donation of legal services relating to the performance of designated quiet title actions by GRB Law on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh.

Section 2. Pursuant to Section 210 of the City Code, the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Finance, on behalf of the City are authorized to accept the donation by Pittsburgh Land Bank of legal services to be performed by GRB Law on behalf of the City, with a value not to exceed One Hundred Fifty Thousand and No/100 Dolla...

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