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Meeting Name: Standing Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/27/2011 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2011-1884 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a professional services agreement or agreements for accounting, auditing and consulting services to the City related to tax collection, internal controls, financial reporting, performance, grant, and fiscal auditing, and financial systems implementation. Cost not to exceed $200,000.00.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1960 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a $12,000.00 warrant in favor of Susan Uhl, of 132 Oakville Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15220, in settlement of an action 09-0512 CV for alleged discrimination in disciplinary actions, under the terms and provisions of the American with Disability Act and Family Medical Leave Act, taken against claimant for use of sick leave, originally filed April 27, 2009.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1961 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 704, effective January 1, 2008, entitled "Adopting and approving the 2008 Capital Budget and the 2008 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2008 through 2012 Capital Improvement Program," by deleting the Firearms Training Section Relocation" $50,000 and by adding the "Police Facilities Upgrades" $50,000 line item.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1962 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No.768, effective December 31, 2009, entitled "Adopting and approving the 2010 Capital Budget and the 2010 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2010 through 2014 Capital Improvement Program," by deleting the Firearms Training Section Relocation" $125,000 and by adding the "Police Facilities Upgrades" $125,000 line item.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1972 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 654, effective October 25, 2001, entitled, “Resolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements, or use of existing Agreements and/or a Contract or Contracts, or use of existing Contracts, and for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment, and/or services for various projects in connection with City Council's 2001 Neighborhood Needs Supplement Program; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof,” by adding $300 to “Allentown Community Development Corporation” and by reducing “Southside LDC” by the same amount, in Council District 3.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1903 1 ResolutionResolution to authorize and direct the incurring of Non-Electoral Debt through the issuance of two Series of General Obligation Bonds or Notes of the City of Pittsburgh.TABLEDPass Action details
2011-1904 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into a Second Supplemental Agreement with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C., Joseph Quinn, Esquire for expert legal consulting services in connection with labor and employment negotiations and litigation, at a cost not to exceed $65,000.00 (Sixty-Five Thousand Dollars and No Cents).AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1906 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the filing of petitions for the sale of certain properties, acquired at tax sales in accordance with Act No. l7l of l984, "Second Class City Treasurer Sale and Collection Act", effective December 11, 1984. ITEMS A through L. A: 2009 Tustin; B: 220 Dunseith; C: 5430 Harrison; D: 513 & 515 Lincoln; E: 1386 Paulson; F: 7203 Hermitage (DELETED); G: 916 Chestnut; H: 938 Vista; I: 1416 Claim (DELETED); J: 2331 Maple; K: 3206 Rothpletz; L: 1233 Termon (DELETED).AMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1906 2 ResolutionResolution providing for the filing of petitions for the sale of certain properties, acquired at tax sales in accordance with Act No. l7l of l984, "Second Class City Treasurer Sale and Collection Act", effective December 11, 1984. ITEMS A through L. A: 2009 Tustin; B: 220 Dunseith; C: 5430 Harrison; D: 513 & 515 Lincoln; E: 1386 Paulson; F: 7203 Hermitage (DELETED); G: 916 Chestnut; H: 938 Vista; I: 1416 Claim (DELETED); J: 2331 Maple; K: 3206 Rothpletz; L: 1233 Termon (DELETED).Affirmatively Recommended as AmendedPass Action details
2011-1907 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the filing of petitions for the sale of certain properties, acquired at tax sales in accordance with Act No. l7l of l984, "Second Class City Treasurer Sale and Collection Act", effective December 11, 1984. ITEMS A through C. A: 510, 510-512, 514 and 520 Wicklow; B: 511, 513, 515 and 517 Wicklow; C: 518, 520, 522, 524, 526 and 528 Fannel.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1908 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the conveyance by the City of Pittsburgh of certain property, under Act No. 171 of 1984, entitled, “Second Class City Treasurer Sale and Collection Act”, effective December 11, 1984; having been placed for sale to adjoining property owners in conjunction with the City of Pittsburgh/City Source Associates Sideyard Program. ITEMS A through E. A: 2323 Fifth, B: 4516 Wertz; C: 1413 N. Murtland; D: 1409 Stedman; E: 7211 Monticello. AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1909 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Finance to enter into a Lease Agreement with the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation for use of the City's former Oakland Senior Community Center facility located on the corner of Semple and Louisa Streets in Oakland. AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1910 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Finance to enter into an Agreement with Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Inc. (“Phipps”) to convey ownership of two underground storage tanks and reimburse Phipps for the cost of cleaning the tanks for final permanent closure status. AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1922 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 861 of 1999, effective January 1, 2000, as amended, entitled "Adopting and approving the 2000 Capital Budget and Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2000 through 2005 Capital Improvements Program" by adjusting budget amounts to reflect actual expenditures for the following projects: Washer Extractor $14,241.65; City-County Building Renovations $8,766.32; Building Maintenance Program $249,986.37; Construction Division-Materials $208,774.47; Architectural & Engineering Services $520,587.91; Park Reconstruction Program $733,774.38; Renovation of Rec. & Sr. Centers $747,086.87; and Computerized Traffic Response $429,564.73; in order to close these projects in budget year 2000.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1923 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 881 of 2000, effective January 1, 2001, as amended, entitled "Adopting and approving the 2001 Capital Budget and Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2001 through 2006 Capital Improvements Program" by adjusting budget amounts to reflect actual expenditures for the following projects: Recreation Grants Matching Fund $67,500.00 in Planning and $372,961.99 in Engineering; Ft. Duquesne Boulevard $0.00; Streets Run Flood Control $0.00; Building Security Renovations $248,224.76; Demolition of Condemned Buildings $288,050.00; Slope Failure Remediation $306,416.00; Architectural & Engineering Services $398,034.91; Building Improvements $319,757.56; Non-Salary Engineering $93,687.28; and Building Improvements $1,267,193.79 in order to close these projects in budget year 2001.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1939 1 OrdinanceOrdinance directing the Allegheny County Board of Elections to place before the qualified voters of the City of Pittsburgh a referendum question as to whether or not said voters are in favor amending the Home Rule Charter to provide to add a Community Bill of Rights which bans commercial natural gas extraction within the City, as the City Council has adopted previously. AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1963 1 ResolutionResolution repealing Resolution No. 73 of 2008, effective February 20, 2008, entitled “Providing for an agreement or agreements, or use of existing agreements and/or a contract or contracts, or use of existing contracts, for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment or services in connection with the relocation and renovation of the Firearms Training Section at the new Zone 5 on Washington Boulevard; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof. Cost not to exceed $50,000.” by repealing it in its entirety.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1964 1 ResolutionResolution repealing Resolution No. 334 of 2010, effective June 4, 2010, entitled “Resolution providing for an agreement or agreements, or use of existing agreements and/or a contract or contracts, or use of existing contracts, for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment or services in connection with the relocation and renovation of the Firearms Training Section at Zone 5 on Washington Boulevard; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof. Cost not to exceed $125,000.” by repealing it in its entirety.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1905 1 OrdinanceOrdinance Repealing Title Six, Conduct, Article 1: Regulated Rights and Actions, Chapter 601: Public Order, §601.02 Distributing Handbills, Samples, and Other Materials.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1911 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a grant agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, to receive a FY 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant and further providing for an agreement or agreements for the purchase of SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) and equipment in connection with the execution of said agreement. AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1965 1 ResolutionResolution taking, appropriating and condemning by the City of Pittsburgh, for the purpose of investigation, design, construction, and remediation of a critical wall and slope failure, certain property in the 26th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, owned by Richard Fleming and designated 3919 Hewitt Street, authorizing the payment of just compensation and necessary and incidental acquisition costs related thereto, and designating the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh as the City's acquisition agent, and providing for the payment of the cost thereof. Cost for the property not to exceed $22,000 payable from Account 600000, Fund 6100, Organization 440000, Sub-Class PGHPR, Project/Grant 2239103, Budget Year 2010. Necessary and incidental acquisition costs related to acquisition of the property may not exceed $3,000 payable from Account 600000, Fund 6100, Organization 440000, Sub-Class PGHPR, Project/Grant 2239103, Budget Year 2010. AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1973 1 ResolutionResolution vacating a portion of Sassafras Way/Alley between 29th and 30th Streets in the 6th Ward, 7th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1912 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Seven, Business Licensing, Chapter 719 Vendors and Peddlers, Section 710.10, Lists of Sites Approved by Council, by adding permanent street and sidewalk vending sites for 2011 Licensure Year. AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1913 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 404 (Bill No. 2006-0497) as previously amended by Resolution 205 (Bill No. 2007-1317) finally locating rights of ways and accepting the dedication of roadways which are part of the North Shore Roadway Improvement Phases I-V/Stadium Projects and North Shore Infrastructure HOV Modifications Project, in the 22nd Ward, 6th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh. AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1914 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the letting, for and during the calendar year 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 of contracts and for the use of existing contracts for professional services including planning, architectural, engineering, and real estate services as well as construction administration, management and inspection services related to the assessment, design, construction, and maintenance of the city's infrastructure, buildings and lands as needed by the various Departments of the City of Pittsburgh, and for any miscellaneous related engineering and construction services in and for any or all Departments of the City of Pittsburgh, and providing for the payment of the costs thereof. AMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1914 2 ResolutionResolution providing for the letting, for and during the calendar year 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 of contracts and for the use of existing contracts for professional services including planning, architectural, engineering, and real estate services as well as construction administration, management and inspection services related to the assessment, design, construction, and maintenance of the city's infrastructure, buildings and lands as needed by the various Departments of the City of Pittsburgh, and for any miscellaneous related engineering and construction services in and for any or all Departments of the City of Pittsburgh, and providing for the payment of the costs thereof. Affirmatively Recommended as AmendedPass Action details
2011-1915 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a Contract for consulting services for Firefighter job analysis and Firefighter Recruit examination, and providing for payment of the cost thereof, not to exceed $50,000.00.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1971 1 ResolutionResolution further Amending Resolution No. 424 of 2001, effective June 19, 2001, entitled “Further amending Resolution No. 976 effective January 1, 1996, as amended, Adopting and Approving the 1996 Capital Budget and the 1996 Community Development Block Grant by creating a new line item, City Clerk Office Modernization Project Grant # 2271000 for the purpose of augmenting neighborhood needs programs and/or the District Improvement Fund, and transferring $1,128,888.00 from Grant/Liberty to City Clerk's Office Modernization” by adding by adding $300 to “Allentown Community Development Corporation” and by reducing “Southside LDC” by the same amount, in Council District 3 Neighborhood Needs.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1825 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning, Article I, Section 902.03 Zoning Map, by changing from R3-M, Residential Three-Unit, Moderate Density District, to UNC, Urban Neighborhood Commercial District, certain property having frontage on South Atlantic Avenue and identified as Block No. 51-L, Lot No. 239 in the Allegheny County Block and Lot System; 8th Ward.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1916 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning Code, Article VI, Chapter 919, Signs, to regulate the use of electronic media for Advertising and Non-advertising signs as a Special Exception. Held for Cablecast Public HearingPass Action details
2011-1917 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning, Article I, Section 902.03 Zoning Map, by changing from UI, Urban Industrial District, to R1A-VH, Residential Single Unit Attached, Very-High Density District, certain properties identified as Block No. 80-P, Lots No. 134 and 277, and Block 80-K, Lots No. 110, and 113 in the Allegheny County Block and Lot System, 9th Ward, Council District No. 7.Held for Cablecast Public HearingPass Action details
2011-1918 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning, Article I, Section 902.03 Zoning Map, by changing from SP-5, Specially Planned District No. 5 (South Side Works), to UI, Urban Industrial District, certain properties identified as Block No. 29-P, Lots No. 100 and 100-0-1, and Block 30-B, Lot No. 81 in the Allegheny County Block and Lot System, 16th Ward, Council District No. 3.Held for Cablecast Public HearingPass Action details
2011-1919 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the execution of a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh for the performance of certain work in connection with the 2011-2012 Community Development Block Grant Program, and providing for the payment of the cost thereof, not to exceed $2,750,000. (Council Districts: All).AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1920 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh designating URA as the City's agent for administration of the 2011 HOME Investments Partnership Program. (Council Districts: All)AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1926 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No.437, effective July 1, 2011, entitled: providing for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a grant in connection with the 2009 Community Development Block Grant Program; providing for the execution of grant contracts and for the filing of other data providing for required assurances; providing for execution of payment vouchers on letter of credit and for certification of authorized signature; the deposit of the funds in a bank account and providing for the payment of expenses within categories, so as to reallocate funds in the City Council from “Shine Awards” (-$1,000.00); “and transfer these funds to the “North Shore Community Alliance” (+$1,000.00).AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1927 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 436, effective July 1, 2011, entitled “providing for an Agreement or Agreements with various community organizations for operational/administrative expenses, maintenance, purchase of equipment: and/or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities; and for administrative/operational costs, maintenance, purchase of equipment, and/or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities of various departmental programs/projects for the benefit of residents of the City of Pittsburgh, at a cost not to exceed $800,000, so as to reallocate funds in the City Council from “Shine Awards” (-$1,000.00); “and transfer these funds to the “North Shore Community Alliance” (+$1,000.00).AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1937 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 425, effective July 1, 2011, as entitled, “Providing for an Agreement or Agreements with various community organizations for operational/administrative expenses, maintenance, purchase of equipment; and /or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities; and for administrative/operational costs, maintenance, purchase of equipment, and/or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities of various departmental programs/projects for the behalf of residents of the City of Pittsburgh, so as to reprogram funds in City Council from: “District 8 Equipment” (-$1,707.87); and transfer these funds to the “Community Empowerment” (+1,707.87).AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1938 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 424, effective July 1, 2011, as entitled, “Providing for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of HUD for a grant in connection with the 2000 Community Development Block Grant Program; providing for the execution of grant contracts and for the filing of other data providing for required assurances; providing for execution of payment vouchers on letter of credit and for certification of authorized signature; the deposit of the funds in a bank account and providing for the payment of expenses within categories”, so as to reprogram funds in City Council from: “District 8 Equipment” (-$1,707.87); and transfer these funds to the “Community Empowerment” (+1,707.87).AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details
2011-1970 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract or contracts, agreement or agreements, or the use of existing contracts or agreements and other approved expenditures for the rehabilitation of City recreation and senior centers. Cost not to exceed $112,500.00.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details