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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/20/2010 12:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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2010-0512 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh commends Natalie A. Kaplan for 35 years of work nurturing and educating children at the Carriage House Children's Center; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby declares May 22, 2010, “Natalie A. Kaplan Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0513 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognizes the 40th anniversary of Community Human Services and commends the organization for its efforts to improve the lives of the people it serves; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby declares May 20, 2010, “Community Human Services Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0514 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby acknowledge this worthy and important program and hereby congratulates School Board Member and Chairman of Take Your Father to School Day Mark Brentley and all of his volunteers and participants who give of themselves to further the growth and healthy development of our city's children; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Friday, May 21, 2010, to be “TAKE YOUR FATHER TO SCHOOL DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0515 1 ProclamationTHEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does, hereby, congratulate and commend Mary Haith Savage for being named the Most Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for the local Jefferson Awards for Public Service and wishes her well as she heads to Washington DC to receive her award. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does, hereby, declare, Thursday, May 20, 2010, to be Mary Haith Savage Day in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0516 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize John Dubensky for his leadership and hard work and congratulates John on earning the Eagle Scout Award through his remarkable and noteworthy project.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0517 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and commend the good work of the Emergency Medical Teams; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh declares May 16 through 22, 2010 as “Emergency Medical Services Week” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0518 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh, Barbara Reed Martin, Joanne Kehris, Leslie Montgomery, Lynn Ussack, Becky Magnelli and Lea Edmonds for the exceptional work they do for seriously ill children and their families; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, May 20 , 2010, to be “Ronald McDonald House Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0519 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and congratulate the Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church for withstanding 125 years of perseverance and commitment to our communities; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh, does hereby proclaim Sunday, May 23, 2010, as the “Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0520 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Thursday, May 20, 2010 “Mary Lou Williams Day” in the City of Pittsburgh for her lasting contributions to the musical art form of Jazz.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0508 1 ResolutionOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code to add language that would bring more transparency and accountability to the City's Community Development Block Grant program.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0500 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Four, Public Places and Property, Article 1 Public Right-of-Way, Chapter 416, Obstructions by adding Sub-Section 416.14. 416.08 entitled Market Square Historic District Sidewalk Cafes, renumbering subsequent sections, and deleting language in Section 416.13 (b).Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0501 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a Contract or Contracts or for the use of existing Contracts, providing for an Agreement or Agreements or for the use of existing Agreements, providing for the purchase of materials and supplies in connection with the renovations and maintenance of various public buildings, and further providing for the payment of the costs thereof. Cost not to exceed $250,000.00.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0502 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements or for the use of existing Agreements, providing for a Contract or Contracts, or use of existing Contracts, providing for the design, repairs, maintenance, improvements, emergencies and for the purchase of materials and supplies in connection with the installation of traffic signal hardware throughout the City; and further providing for the payment of the costs thereof. Cost not to exceed $35,000.00.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0503 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements or for the use of existing Agreements, providing for a Contract or Contracts or for the use of existing Contracts, providing for repairs, maintenance, improvements, emergencies and/or the purchase of materials, equipment and supplies in connection with the investigation, design, construction and/or remediation for critical wall and slope failures throughout the City; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof. Cost not to exceed $300,000.00.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0504 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a Contract or Contracts or the use of existing Contracts; providing for an Agreement or Agreements or for the use of existing Agreements; providing for the design, repairs, maintenance, improvements, emergencies and/or the purchase of materials, equipment and supplies in connection with the design and construction of handicap ramps and sidewalks at various city-owned locations throughout the City of Pittsburgh; and further providing for the payment of the costs thereof. Cost not to exceed $100,000.00.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0505 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements or for the use of existing Agreements, providing for a Contract or Contracts, or use of existing Contracts and providing for the design, repairs, maintenance, improvements, emergencies and for the purchase of materials and supplies in connection with the installation of on-road bike markings, signage and bike trails; and further providing for the payment of the costs thereof. Cost not to exceed $100,000.00.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0506 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto Eastside Associates, LP, P.O. Box 2166, Pittsburgh, PA 15230, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, a parking area on the right-of-way of 5400 Elmer Street, aka 701 South Aiken Avenue. in the 7th Ward, 8th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh. Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0507 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto MetroCom Management, 307 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, a business identification sign over the sidewalk area at 4809 Penn Avenue. in the 10th Ward, 9th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh. Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0510 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for a grant of City capital funds for operational/administrative expenses, maintenance, purchase of equipment and/or rehabilitation of neighborhood library facilities for the benefit of residents of the City of Pittsburgh at a cost not to exceed $640,000.00.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0511 1 ResolutionResolution further amending resolution No. 768 of 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 reducing the funding to the Carnegie Library from $1,000,000 to $640,000 and adding the remaining $360,0000 to the fund balance.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0498 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the sum of $15,000.00 to Danielle Fortunato c/o Matthew G. Mazefsky, Esquire, McGuire Woods, LLP, 625 Liberty Avenue, 23rd floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, in full and final settlement of an action filed at USDC 2:09-cv-159, and arising from alleged injuries as a result of alleged violation of 4th and 14th amendment rights.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0499 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the sum of $155,000.00 to Daniel A. Hackett, III and Timothy O'Brien, Esquire, 1705 Allegheny Building, 429 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, in full and final settlement of an action filed at 2:09-cv-163 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and arising from alleged injuries as a result of an alleged violation of 4th and 14th Amendment rights on March 15, 2008 at Sarah and 17th Streets in the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0509 1 CommunicationCommunication from Michael Lamb, City Controller, submitting the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the year ended December 31, 2009.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0491 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for May 12, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0405 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 200, effective April 21, 2010, entitled “Providing for the issuance of a $5,787.32 warrant in favor of Sacred Heart Parish, of 310 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, in settlement of a claim for sidewalk damage due to City tree roots on August 14, 2009.” to change the Budget Year from 2010 to 2009.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0426 1 ResolutionResolution transferring a total of $40,000 from the Department of Finance, Payroll account to the Department of Finance, Bureau of Procurement, Fleet & Asset Services, Miscellaneous Services account for the purpose of the X-Car Program.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0492 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for May 12, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0406 1 ResolutionResolution 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.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0407 1 ResolutionResolution 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, software, and/or services in connection with the police station enhancements and technology and providing for the payment of the costs thereof. Cost not to exceed $254,000.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0493 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for May 12, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0409 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a Contract or Contracts, or the use of existing Contracts for street resurfacing programs to include, hot mix asphalt, crack sealing, equipment purchases, sawing and sealing, asphalt milling, truck rental, brick and blockstone repairs, handicap ramps, concrete slab replacement and parks related asphalt work in CDBG areas throughout the City of Pittsburgh, and providing for the payment of the cost thereof, at a cost not to exceed $2,318,800.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0408 1 ResolutionProviding for a Contract or Contracts, or the use of existing Contracts for Vacant lot cleanup services, beginning on or after April 1, 2010 and providing for the payment of the cost thereof, at a cost not to exceed $400,000.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0465 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 609, effective October 28, 2009 entitled “Providing for a Contract or Contracts, or use of existing Contracts, providing for an Agreement or Agreements, or use of existing Agreements, and providing for the repairs, maintenance, improvements, emergencies and/or the purchase of materials and supplies in connection with the McArdle Roadway Viaduct No. 1 Construction; including Construction Management Services; providing for a Reimbursement Agreement or Agreements with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof, by decreasing the project allocation by $6,827,038.37 from $7,469,177.57 to $642,139.20.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0466 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements, or for the use of existing Agreements, with a Consultant or Consultants, for design services and for project management services, in connection with the transformation of East Liberty-Penn Circle into a two-way traffic flow system; and further providing for the payment of the costs thereof; at a cost not to exceed $1,706,759.75.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0467 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements or for the use of existing Agreements, providing for a Contract or Contracts or for the use of existing Contracts, providing for repairs, maintenance, improvements, emergencies and/or the purchase of materials, equipment and supplies in connection with the investigation, design, construction and/or remediation for critical wall and slope failures throughout the City; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof. Cost not to exceed $400,000.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0473 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 675, effective December 30, 2008, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2009 Capital Budget and the 2009 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2009 through 2013 Capital Improvement Program,” by transferring $400,000.00 CITY money from the “Slope Failure Remediation” line item and increasing the “Bates Street/2nd Avenue Intersection” line item in the amount of $2,400,000.00 ($400,000.00 CITY/$2,000,000.00 FHWA). Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0494 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Human Resources for May 12, 2010 with an Affirmatiave Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0420 1 ResolutionResolution providing that the City of Pittsburgh enter into a professional services agreement or agreements with First Advantage for professional services in connection with the administration and provision of clerical examination software for the City of Pittsburgh for testing prospective employees, and providing for the payment of the cost thereof. Cost not to exceed $7,143.50.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0421 1 ResolutionResolution providing that the City enter into a professional services agreement with an insurance broker for the purpose of securing excess workers' compensation insurance coverage, cost not to exceed $165,000.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0495 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for May 12, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0210 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning, Article I, Section 902.03 Zoning Map, by changing from RM-H, Residential Multi-Unit High Density District to EMI, Educational/Medical Institution District, all that certain property identified as Block Number 28 - G, Lot Number 320 in the Allegheny County Block and Lot System, 4th Ward.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0211 1 ResolutionResolution approving an Amended Institutional Master Plan under the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning, Article II, Chapter 905, Section 905.03.D and Article VII, Chapter 922, Section 922.12.G for the University of Pittsburgh entitled “Proposed Institutional Master Plan Update” dated January 29, 2010 on property zoned EMI, Educational/Medical Institution District, 4th Ward.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0476 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 619, effective October 28, 2009, 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 Department of Public Works from “McArcdle Viaduct #1” (-$130,000) and from Bates St. 2nd Ave Improvements (-$583,655.00 and from City Council's East Carnegie Food Bank ($-1,000) to St Andrew's (+1,000.00) and to “Penn Ave. Reconstruction (+$135,318.75) and to Bridge Repair (+$48,346.25) and to Slope Failure (+$400,000.00 and to East Liberty - Penn (+$130,000.00) and to reallocate funds in City Council from DPW Infrastructure IPassed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0496 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Performance and Asset Management for May 12, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation. Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0422 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an agreement or agreements for Information Systems Modernization to include upgrades to the City's existing information and telecommunication systems, public safety systems, and public works systems for a sum not to exceed $400,000 and for the payment of the costs thereof.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0423 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an agreement or agreements for enhancements and upgrades to the City's Public Safety systems, mobile data computers, and Automated Police Reporting Systems for a sum not to exceed $275,000 and for the payment of the costs thereof.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0424 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor, the Director of City Information Systems, or the Director of Public Safety to enter into a grant agreement with U.S. Department of Justice to receive the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Technology Program Grant for professional services and the purchase of equipment, hardware, and software in connection with the execution of said grant agreement. Grant not to exceed $250,000.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0497 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for May 12, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation. Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0425 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 415, effective July 16, 2009, entitled “Authorizing the execution of a cooperation agreement or agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh in which URA will transfer up to $4,500,000 to the City for the East Liberty Infrastructure Project” by increasing the amount to $5,300,000. (Council Districts 8 and 9)Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available