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File #: 2011-1830    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 6/21/2011 In control: Committee on Public Safety Services
On agenda: Final action: 6/28/2011
Enactment date: 6/28/2011 Enactment #: 10
Effective date: 6/30/2011    
Title: An Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code, Title IV, Public Places and Property, Chapter 463: Regulated Activities by adding a temporary Section 463.05, entitled “Temporary No Docking Zones During Regatta Activities Period.”
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 04 - PUBLIC PLACES
Attachments: 1. 2011-1830.doc, 2. 2011-1830 VERSION 2.doc
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An Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code, Title IV, Public Places and Property, Chapter 463: Regulated Activities by adding a temporary Section 463.05, entitled “Temporary No Docking Zones During Regatta Activities Period.”

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WHEREAS, the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta (the “Regatta”) will include activities planned for July 3-4, 2011 (the “Regatta Activities Period”), and

WHEREAS, the Regatta will attract many boaters and spectators to the Pittsburgh region; and

WHEREAS, in order to protect boaters, spectators, and participating craft from the hazards associated with the Regatta, the U.S. Coast Guard has established four temporary safety zones at various times/dates/locations on the Allegheny, Ohio, and Monongahela Rivers (Temporary U.S. Coast Guard safety zone information attached hereto as Exhibit A); and

WHEREAS, although the Coast Guard and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission have jurisdiction over navigation on the rivers, the City has jurisdiction over docking occurring on City-owned or controlled property; and

WHEREAS, the City currently holds riparian rights to certain property owned by the Sports and Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County “(SEA”) located along the Allegheny River and will obtain a license from the SEA to further control any docking activities along said property during the Regatta Activities Period; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the City, its residents, and the general public to further regulate the docking of boats at certain locations/times during the Regatta Activities Period in order to ensure the public health, safety and welfare of all residents, visitors, and participants; and

WHEREAS, City Council now wishes to promulgate legislation to authorize the creation of “Temporary No Docking Zones” at the times and locations designated.




Be it resolved by the City of Pittsburgh as follows: Section 1.

The Pittsburgh City Code is hereby amend...

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