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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/8/2011 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2011-1399 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize the 5th anniversary of Love of Friends and thanks the founders for providing opportunities to celebrate friendship and community; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare February 8, 2011 “Love of Friends Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-1400 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Charles “Chuck” Austin for the work he continues to do on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh and internationally through his passion for music and preservation of history; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare February 8, 2011 to be “Charles “Chuck” Austin Day” in the City of Pittsburgh, in the spirit of African American History Month.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-1401 1 ProclamationTHEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh wishes Xante well as he heads off to his life's work of aiding a blind individual in his/her pursuit of a life of independence. NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does, hereby, declare Tuesday, February 8, 2011 to be Xante Day in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-1402 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby commends this functional (and decorative) pillar of Pittsburgh's cultural community, thanks him for serving as Executive Director of The Andy Warhol Museum for 15 years, and declares Tuesday, February 8, 2011, to be “Tom Sokolowski Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-1390 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the designation and transfer of certain public properties within the Morningside and Stanton Heights neighborhoods to become permanent, public, passive open space under the Greenways for Pittsburgh program.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1395 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements with a vendor to assist the City in the creation of the Hospitality Zone Economic and Public Safety Assessment in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2011-1395 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements with a vendor to assist the City in the creation of the Hospitality Zone Economic and Public Safety Assessment in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1388 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a Sixty Five Thousand Dollar ($65,000.00) warrant in favor of Carole Lynn Herman c/o Daniel I. Herman, Geer and Herman, P.C., 2100 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA 16105, in settlement of an action filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania at GD 04-027465 for personal injuries and damages arising from a pedestrian-automobile accident on or about September 30, 2003, at or near the intersection of Braddock Avenue and Guthrie Street in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1389 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into an agreement or agreements for the hiring of Blaine Lucas of Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir, PC, Two Gateway Center, 603 Stanwix Street, 7th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 for representation of the City of Pittsburgh in connection with various zoning and land use matters, at a cost not to exceed $40,127.57 (Forty Thousand One Hundred Twenty-Seven Dollars and Fifty-seven Cents).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1396 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Six Conduct, Article I Regulated Rights and Actions, Chapter 601 Public Order, Section 601.04 Noise Control, Subsection (f) Refuse Collection, by deleting subsection (f) in its entirety. Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1397 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Seven Business Licensing, Article VII Service Businesses, Chapter 765 Commercial Hauling of Municipal Waste, Section 765.05 Collection Practices, Subsection (f), by deleting subsection (f) in its entirety.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1398 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 883 of 2010, entitled "Resolution authorizing the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh to renegotiate the co-operation agreements between the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Public Parking Authority so as to dedicate irrevocably the revenue generated by increased meter rates to the Pittsburgh Comprehensive Municipal Pension Trust Fund" so as to reflect actions of Council taken at the end of 2010.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2011-1398 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 883 of 2010, entitled "Resolution authorizing the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh to renegotiate the co-operation agreements between the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Public Parking Authority so as to dedicate irrevocably the revenue generated by increased meter rates to the Pittsburgh Comprehensive Municipal Pension Trust Fund" so as to reflect actions of Council taken at the end of 2010.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1391 1 CommunicationCommunication from David Onorato, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, submitting the annual Position and Salary Report for the fiscal years 2010 and 2011.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2011-1392 1 CommunicationCommunication from Thomas Palmosina, Acting Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, submitting the annual Position and Salary Report for the fiscal years 2009, 2010 and 2011.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2011-1393 1 CommunicationCommunication from Mary Conturo, Executive Director of the Sports and Exhibition Authority, submitting the annual Position and Salary Report for the fiscal years 2009, 2010 and 2011.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2011-1394 1 CommunicationCommunication from Rob Stephany, Executive Director of the Urban Redevelopment Authority, submitting the annual Position and Salary Report for the fiscal years 2009.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2011-1385 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for February 2, 2011 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2011-1301 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a professional services agreement or agreements with Maher Duessel for the performance of the City's Financial Statement including Single Audit for the years ending December 31, 2010, December 31, 2011, and December 31, 2012, at a total cost not to exceed Five Hundred Thirty Four Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty Dollars ($534,780.00) over three years, chargeable to and payable from the Department of Finance Miscellaneous Services Account, Budget Years 2011, 2012, and 2013.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1333 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a $4,756.39 warrant in favor of William A. & Deobrah K. Barker, c/o Robert B. Woomer, Esquire of Woomer & Hall, LLP, 2945 Banksville Road, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-2749, in settlement of a claim for personal injuries due to a motor vehicle accident that occurred on August 25, 2006 due to overgrown vegetation on City property. Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1334 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a Two Hundred Forty-Three Dollar and Sixty One Cents ($243.61) warrant in favor of Treasurer, City of Pittsburgh, for indebtedness to the City from the settlement of an action filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania by William A. & Deborah K. Barker at GD 08-004765 for personal injuries arising from a motor vehicle accident due to overgrown vegetation on City property on August 25, 2006.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1336 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 decreasing “Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council” by $500 and by adding that amount to “Beltzhoover Citizens Community Development Corporation” in Council District 3 Neighborhood Needs. Total cost is not to exceed $1,000,000.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1386 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for February 8, 2011 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2011-1350 2 OrdinanceOrdinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Six, Conduct, Article I Regulated Rights and Actions, Chapter 619 Refuse Collection and Recycling by adding a new section, entitled, Section 619.18 Refuse Collection Times in Residential Zones.AMENDEDPass Action details Not available
2011-1350 2 OrdinanceOrdinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Six, Conduct, Article I Regulated Rights and Actions, Chapter 619 Refuse Collection and Recycling by adding a new section, entitled, Section 619.18 Refuse Collection Times in Residential Zones.Passed Finally, As AmendedPass Action details Not available
2011-1387 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for February 8, 2011 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2011-1337 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 decreasing "Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council" by $500 and by adding that amount to "Beltzhoover Citizens Community Development Corporation" in Council District 3 Neighborhood Needs. Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1338 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 773, effective November 12, 2010 entitled: The Mayor and the Director of the Department of City Planning of the City of Pittsburgh are hereby authorized to enter into an Agreement or Agreements, in a form approved by the City Solicitor, with the following various community organizations, for operational/administrative expenses, maintenance, purchase of equipment and/or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities for the benefit of residents of the City of Pittsburgh and further, authorizing various departments to enter into contract(s) or use existing contract(s) for street paving and other related costs, for the purchase of equipment and/or furniture and installation thereof, at a cost not to exceed $1,000,000.00 chargeable to and payable from the 2005 Community Development Block Grant Program “City Council” so as to reprogram funds in City Council from the “Uptown Community Action Group” (- $800.00) and transfer these funds to “Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh” (+ $800.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1339 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 792, effective November 17, 2010, entitled: Resolution 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 2005 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 the “Uptown Community Action Group” (- $800.00); and transfer these funds to “Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh” (+ $800.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1340 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 774, effective November 12, 2010, entitled: “Resolution 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 the benefit of residents of the City of Pittsburgh; and further, authorizing various City Departments to enter into contract or contracts or use existing contract or contracts for street paving, the purchase of equipment and/or furniture and other related costs at a costs not to exceed $948,400.00” so as to reprogram funds from City Council from: “District 2 - Equipment” (- $6,500.00) and transfer these fund to “Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh” (+ $6,500.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1341 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 775, effective November 12, 2010, entitled: “Resolution 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 2006 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 from City Council from: “District 2 Equipment” (- $6,500.00); and transfer these funds to “Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh” (+ $6,500.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1342 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 777, effective November 12, 2010, 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 for the benefit of residents of the City of Pittsburgh; and further, authorizing various City departments to enter into a contract or contracts or use existing contracts for street paving, the purchase of equipment and/or furniture and other related costs, at a cost not to exceed $800,000.00, so as to reprogram funds in City Council from: “Carnegie Library - West End Branch” (- $5,000.00); and from the “Grandview Lions Club” (- $3,000.00); and from the Southwest PA Athletic Association” (- $3,000.00) and transfer these funds to “Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh” (+ $11,000.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1343 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 776, effective November 12, 2010 entitled: by 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 2007 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: “Carnegie Library-West End Branch” (- $5,000.00); and from the “Grandview Lions Club” (- $3,000.00); and from the southwest PA Athletic Association” (- $3,000.00); and transfer these funds to “Rebuilding together Pittsburgh” (+ $11,000.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1344 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 778, effective Nov. 12, 2010, entitled “Resolution 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 the benefit of residents of the City of Pittsburgh; and further, authorizing various City Departments to enter into contact or contracts or use existing contract or contracts for street paving, the purchase of equipment and/or furniture and other related costs at a costs not to exceed 800,000.00”, so as to reprogram funds in City Council from: the “Esplen Senior Center Assoc.” (- $796.40); and from the “Grandview Lions Club” (- $3,000.00); and transfer these funds to “Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh” (+ $796.40); and to the “Ream Recreation Center” (+ $3,000.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1345 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 779 , effective November 12, 2010_, entitled: Resolution 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 2008 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: the “Esplen Senior Center Assoc.” (- $796.40); and from the “Grandview Lions Club” (- $3,000.00); and transferring these funds to “Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh” (+ $796.40); and to the “Ream Recreation Center” (+ $3,000.00). Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1346 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 808, effective December 1, 2010, 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 City Council from “West Pittsburgh Youth Football” (- $1,000.00) and transfer these funds to “Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh” (+ $1,000.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1347 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 809, effective December 1, 2010, 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 “West Pittsburgh Youth Football” (- $1,000.00); and transfer these funds to the “Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh” (+ $1,000.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1348 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 781, effective November 12, 2010, entitled: Resolution 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; so as to reprogram funds in City Council from “District 2 - Public Works” (- $10,500.00); and transferring these funds to “MWCDC WILD Arts Trails Festival (+ $1,000.00); and to the “Pittsburgh Musical Theater” (+ 2,500.00); and to the “Western PA Police Athletic League” (+ 5,000.00); and to the “Ream Recreation Center” (+ $2,000.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1349 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 780, effective November 12, 2010, entitled: "Resolution 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 executive 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 transfer funds in City Council from "District 2 - Public Works" (- $10,500.00); and transfer these funds to "MWCDC Wild Art Trails Festival" (+ $1,000.00); and to the "Pittsburgh Musical Theater" (+$2,500.00); and to the "Western PA Police Athletic League" (+ $5,000.00); and to the "Ream Recreation Center" (+ $2,000.00). Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1403 1 Will of CouncilResolution encouraging Governor Corbett and the State Legislature to Continue Film Industry Tax Incentives in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. WHEREAS, the state film tax credit, enacted by Act 55 on July 25, 2007, has brought 300 million dollars of consumer industry to western Pennsylvania over the last four years, according to the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees; and WHEREAS, the tax credit has helped entice the production of feature films such as The Next Three Days, Love and Other Drugs, The Shelter, I Am Number Four, and She's Out of My League to the City of Pittsburgh, which provides positive exposure of our city, and brings jobs and dollars; and WHEREAS, a report from the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee in the Pennsylvania General Assembly indicates that the film tax credit created 4,000 jobs and produced $4.5 million of pure income in the greater Pittsburgh area between 2007 and 2008; and WHEREAS, thereAdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-1404 1 Will of CouncilWHEREAS, on November 16, 2010, Pittsburgh City Council unanimously passed an ordinance to ban Marcellus Shale drilling within city limits, making Pittsburgh the first municipality in the state of Pennsylvania to halt Marcellus Shale drilling; and, WHEREAS, on February 8, 2011, New York's Buffalo City Council followed suit, passing a bill banning hydraulic fracturing in a 9-0 vote, leading the movement in New York against Marcellus Shale; and, WHEREAS, two cities, Buffalo and Pittsburgh, are leading the nationwide fight against hydrofracking, potentially spurring other communities to do the same; and, WHEREAS, reports and testimony have shown that the process of extracting the Marcellus Shale, namely hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," has resulted in the contamination of water wells and drinking water; and, WHEREAS, municipal governments have a duty to protect the rights of community residents against corporate activities that clearly jeopardize those rights; and, WHEREAS, state-chartered corporations do not have a right to engage in activities that threaten the inaAdoptedPass Action details Not available