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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/20/2010 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2010-0769 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Friends of the Riverfront and the Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race for providing all city residents with a weekend of excitement and achievement, showcasing top athletes from around the country as well as the incredible City in which the races take place; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh declares Sunday, August 1, 2010, to be Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race Day in the City of Pittsburgh. AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0770 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare July 20, 2010 to be “FROGS Day” in the City of Pittsburgh in honor of the club's 100 years of service to the African American community. AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0771 1 ProclamationNOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That the People of the City of Pittsburgh declare today, Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 “Fran Accamando Day” and a City wide day of memoriam in honor of Fran Accamando. AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0772 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that this Council does hereby recognize, appreciate and celebrate the life, the wisdom, the career of Robert R. Lavelle and the care he had for his family, his employees, his clients and his community - all that he accomplished in both his public career and private life; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Council, certainly joining this City, are deeply saddened by the passing of this wonderful man and grandfather of City Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle hereby express our grief and extend our sympathy to his family, friends, and coworkers. AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0773 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh, does hereby commend Hunter Steinitz for her courage, strength and her intense drive to educate others about Harlequin Ichthyosis, and does hereby declare Tuesday, July 20, 2010, to be “Hunter Steinitz Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0774 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby extend greetings and best wishes to all observing July 26, 2010 as “Americans with Disabilities Act Awareness Day.” BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare July 26, 2010 to be “AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AWARENESS DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0775 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby welcome and recognize His Excellency Batu Kutelia and looks forward to future collaborations between the City of Pittsburgh and the Republic of Georgia.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0776 1 ProclamationTHEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does, herby, commend and congratulate the Citiparks Community Services Staff for their efforts to promote Healthy Active Independent Living and for all they do to make Pittsburgh one of the most livable cities, anywhere, for residents aged 60 and over.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0777 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend the generous support and contributions from sponsors and the dedication of 1200 volunteers who make the Vintage Grand Prix a spectacular Pittsburgh tradition by providing all city residents with ten days of vintage motorsport excitement, bringing the top vintage cars out for the public to view, and pursuing their philanthropic duty as a fundraiser for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh declares Sunday, July 25, 2010, to be “Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0778 1 Will of CouncilNOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh, does hereby endorse Senate Bill No. 1447, as introduced by State Senator Jim Ferlo, of Allegheny County; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh, does hereby call upon the members of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee to pass Senate Bill No. 1447 out of committee and for the full state legislature to pass this bill when it comes to the floor for a final vote; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution shall be transmitted to the Pennsylvania State Legislature.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0760 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 2010-2011 Community Development Block Grant Program, and providing for the payment of the cost thereof, not to exceed $4,650,000. (Council Districts: All).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0761 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the execution of a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh for the administration of certain projects and programs, and providing for the payment of the cost thereof, not to exceed $1,150,000. (Council Districts: All).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0762 1 ResolutionResolution further amending and supplementing Resolution No. 768, effective January 1, 2010, as amended, 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 Major Development line item by $450,000 and increasing the Neighborhood Business and Economic Development line item by the same amount. (Council Districts: All)Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0747 1 Resolution Resolution granting unto Jeffrey J. Kobistek, 1602 Clinton Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, his successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, two balconies attached to the structure at 1602 Clinton Street in the in the 17th Ward, 3rd Council District of the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0765 1 ResolutionResolution further amending and supplementing Resolution No. 180, effective April 5, 2000, entitled "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 the Neighborhood Needs Program in Council District 3", by adding $500 to “Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council” and by adjusting amounts in various other projects within Council District 3 Neighborhood Needs. Total cost is not to exceed $1,000,000.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0766 1 ResolutionResolution Amending and supplementing Resolution No. 861, effective January 1, 2000, as amended, entitled: “Adopting and approving the 2000 Capital Budget and the 2000 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2000 through 2005 Capital Improvement Program, by adjusting various line items in conformance with City Council's 2000 Capital Budget amendments” by adding $500 to “Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council” and by adjusting amounts in various other projects within Council District 3 Neighborhood Needs. Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0742 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a One Hundred Fourteen Thousand and Five Hundred Dollar ($114,500.00) warrant in favor of Mary Lynn Lebec c/o Walter J. Nalducci, Esquire, Cutruzzula & Nalducci, 3300 Grant Building, 330 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, in settlement of an action filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania at GD 08-20581 for personal injuries and damages arising from a motor vehicle accident on or about May 24, 2007, at or near the intersection of Wrights Way and South 18th Street, in the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0743 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements and a Lease or Leases by and between the City of Pittsburgh (“City”) and First Vehicle Services (“First Vehicle”), pursuant to which First Vehicle will furnish all work and services needed to manage and maintain the City's Vehicle Fleet.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0744 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Finance Department, to enter into an agreement with Penn Credit Corporation, in a form approved by the City Solicitor, for the purpose of performing collection of delinquent taxes, fines, penalties and interest for the City of Pittsburgh. Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0745 1 ResolutionResolution amending and supplementing Resolution No.768, effective January 1, 2010, 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 adjusting various line-items to reflect additional funding available under the Community Development Block Grant program.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0768 1 OrdinanceOrdinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Four, Public Places and Property, Article I Streets and Sidewalks, Chapter 416 Obstructions by adding a new section, entitled, Section 416.15 Extension of Premise for Cooking and Foodservice Purposes.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0748 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements or Contract or Contracts, or use of existing Agreements or Contracts, with a Consultant or Consultants, or Vendor or Vendors, for the purpose of conducting planning and management studies, and related activities in support of such studies including the purchase of data and data analysis equipment at a cost not to exceed $250,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0749 1 ResolutionResolution 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 $ 918,650.00.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0750 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements with the Urban League of Pgh., for the implementation/administration of the Housing Counseling Program, and related costs, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0751 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement(s) and Contract(s) with Consultant(s) and Vendor(s) to assist the City in its Comprehensive Planning Process and providing for the payment of the cost thereof, at a cost not to exceed $400,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0752 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements or Contract or Contracts, or use of existing Agreements or Contracts, with a Consultant or Consultants, or Vendor or Vendors, for the purpose of preparing the Consolidated Plan, Performance Report and Financial Management Systems and related activities in support of the CDBG and Stimulus Programs at a cost not to exceed $50,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0753 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements with the Jewish Healthcare Foundation to provide administration and operating expenses, housing and housing related supportive services to persons with HIV/AIDS and their families, at a total cost not to exceed $731,148.00.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0754 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements with Contractors(s) and/or vendors for Captioning and Interpreting of City meetings (sponsored or hosted) and other public events including, but not limited to public events approved by the City (i.e. City Television shows press conferences, speeches by elected officials and City Department Directors, etc.) at a cost not to exceed $25,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0755 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreement(s) and to provide administrative/operating expenses, including but not limited to, rehabilitation, maintenance, operation, insurance, utilities, furnishings, homeless prevention and essential services and other miscellaneous expenses associated with the Emergency Shelter Grant funds, at a cost not to exceed $731,271.00.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0756 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement(s) and Contract(s) with Consultant(s) and Vendor(s) to assist the City in improving its Citizen Participation Process and providing for the payment of the cost thereof, at a cost not to exceed $215,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0757 1 ResolutionResolution 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 $800,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0758 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements with Community Based Organizations for community and economic development planning assistance in various neighborhoods in the City and providing operating support for these groups in an amount not to exceed $700,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0759 1 ResolutionResolution 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 2010 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.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0763 1 ResolutionResolution further amending and supplementing Resolution No. 229 effective April 19, 2000, entitled "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 the Neighborhood Needs Program; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof," by adding “Public Works-Hazelwood Gazebo” $6,133 and by reducing the “Squirrel Hill Sewer Line” project by the same amount in Council District 5. Total cost of all projects is not to exceed $1,000,000.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0764 1 ResolutionResolution amending and supplementing Resolution No. 861, effective January 1, 2000, as amended, entitled: “Adopting and approving the 2000 Capital Budget and the 2000 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2000 through 2005 Capital Improvement Program, by adjusting various line items in conformance with City Council's 2000 Capital Budget amendments,” by adding “Public Works-Hazelwood Gazebo” $6,133 and by reducing the “Squirrel Hill Sewer Line” project by the same amount in Council District 5.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0746 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 2009 Assistance to Firefighters Grant and further providing for an agreement or agreements for training in connection with the execution of said agreement. In an amount not to exceed Six Hundred fifty seven thousand and nine hundred and forty three dollars ($657,943). Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-0767 1 Appointment-InformingResolution informing Council of the appointment by Councilman William Peduto of Norton Gusky, 6659 Northumberland Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15217, as a Member of the Pittsburgh Cable Communications Advisory Committee representing District 8, for a term to expire December 31, 2013.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0642 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the appointment of Leshonda Roberts, 2927 Sacramento Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15204, as a member of the Citizen Police Review Board for a term to expire on October 31, 2013.Held in CouncilPass Action details Not available
2010-0673 1 Appointment-InformingResolution informing City Council of the appointment of John Jennings, 1230 Kirsopp Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15220 , as a member of the Allegheny County Plumbing Advisory Board with a term to expire December 31, 2013.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0676 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the appointment of Eric Horwith, 194 Oneida Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211, as a member of the Commission on Human Relations for a term to expire on April 1, 2014.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
2010-0685 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the appointment of Joel Bernard, 122 Elysian Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, as a member of the Board of Appeals.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
2010-0687 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the appointment of Susanne Slavick as a member of the Art Commission for a term to expire on December 31, 2013.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
2010-0689 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the appointment of Dee Briggs as a member of the Art Commission for a term to expire on December 31, 2013.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
2010-0692 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the appointment of Jim Costello, 1000 Jancey Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, as a member of the City Planning Commission for a term to expire on January 2, 2016.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
2010-0693 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the appointment of Lorraine Eberhardt, 3516 Sirius Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15214, as a member of the Commission on Human Relations for a term to expire on April 1, 2013. Ms. Eberhardt is replacing Chaz Kellem.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
2010-0737 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for July 14, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0702 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an agreement for payment of operation expenses for the Allegheny County Central Tax Collection District for tax collection. Cost not to exceed $11,106.75.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0709 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 232, effective April 19, 2000, as amended, entitled "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 the Neighborhood Needs Program in Council District 2; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof," by adding “Elliott West End Athletic Association”, $5,000, District 2 Public Works $1,498.95 and by deleting “West End Elliott Citizens Council” $5,000 and by adjusting various projects in Council District 2. Total cost of all projects not to exceed $1,000,000.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0738 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for July 14, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0705 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Chief of Police to use the City's Firing Range and Training Academy classrooms and other resources to certify, including to carry concealed firearms, retired City of Pittsburgh police officers under 37 Pa. Code Ch. 221.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0739 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for July 14, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0704 1 ResolutionResolution repealing Resolution No. 271, effective May 13, 2010, entitled “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 Penn Circle into a two-way traffic flow system; and further providing for the payment of the costs thereof. Cost not to exceed $175,000.00,” by repealing it in its entirety. Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0710 1 ResolutionResolution naming the Community Center located at 2406 Saw Mill Run Boulevard as the Fran Accamando Community Center. Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0740 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for July 14, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0703 1 ResolutionResolution closing out Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Grant Project (BRC-TAG-11.5-32) for a Natural Areas Study of the Four RAD Regional ParksPassed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0708 1 ResolutionResolution amending and supplementing Resolution No. 861, effective January 1, 2000, as amended, entitled: “Adopting and approving the 2000 Capital Budget and the 2000 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2000 through 2005 Capital Improvement Program, by adjusting various line items in conformance with City Council's 2000 Capital Budget amendments,” by adding “Elliott West End Athletic Association”, $5,000 District 2 Public Works $1,498.95 and by deleting “West End Elliott Citizens Council” $5,000 and by adjusting various projects in Council District 2.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0741 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Urban Recreation for July 14, 2010 with an Affirmatiave Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0553 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Public Works and/or Director of Parks and Recreation to rename the Dunseith Street Playground, located in the 4th Ward, as “Shalane's Play Yard” effective September 10, 2010.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0778 1 Will of CouncilNOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh, does hereby endorse Senate Bill No. 1447, as introduced by State Senator Jim Ferlo, of Allegheny County; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh, does hereby call upon the members of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee to pass Senate Bill No. 1447 out of committee and for the full state legislature to pass this bill when it comes to the floor for a final vote; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution shall be transmitted to the Pennsylvania State Legislature.AdoptedPass Action details Not available