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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/22/2011 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2011-1458 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and commend the Duquesne Law School for 100 Years of Excellence in the law and notes its motto, “The Welfare of the People is the Highest Law” to be the most noble of traditions and goals. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare 2011 to be the “DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW CENTENNIAL” and February 23, 2011, to be “DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-1459 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby proclaim Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Service Worker Day in the City of Pittsburgh. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Pittsburgh encourages all citizens to join us in recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of public service workers at all levels - federal, state, county and city. AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-1460 1 ProclamationNow, Therefore, be it resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and commend The Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, Inc. for many dedicated years of excellence, contributing to efforts in the Commonwealth by promoting academic achievement within the African American community, and for continuing to realize goals established from its inception; and Be It Further Resolved, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does herby proclaim February 23rd - 26th, 2011, as “The Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, Inc." days in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-1461 1 ProclamationBE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Sunday, February 27th 2011, to be "PITTSBURGH FILM OFFICE DAY" in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-1462 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh thanks Odell Robinson for using his strength of character to care for those bereaved who come to him and for the children he reaches out to working toward bettering these children's lives by giving his wisdom and showing them opportunity; AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Council declare Tuesday, February 22, 2011 “Odell Robinson Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-1463 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby officially recognizes February 22, 2011, as “Spay Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-1464 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend and congratulate Philip Ameris on being named Person of the Year by the Mid-Atlantic Community Fund, and does hereby declare February 17th to be “Philip Ameris Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-1465 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend and congratulate John K. Weinstein on being named Person of the Year by the Mid-Atlantic Community Fund, and does hereby declare February 22, 2011, to be “John K. Weinstein Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-1466 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend and congratulate Samuel Staten, Sr., on being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mid-Atlantic Community Fund, and does hereby declare February 22, 2011, to be “Samuel Staten, Sr., Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-1450 1 ResolutionResolution providing that the City of Pittsburgh enter into Professional Service Agreement(s) and/or Contracts with consultants and/or service providers for professional services in connection with Civil Service and MPOETC required assessment and evaluation of Public Safety candidates (Police Officer Recruits, Paramedics), and providing for payment of the cost thereof, not to exceed $23,220.00.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1451 1 ResolutionResolution providing authorization for the City of Pittsburgh and the Urban Redevelopment Authority to enter into an agreement for the City to provide administrative services associated with the health care plan to the Urban Redevelopment Authority.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1452 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 439 of 2010 entitled "Providing for the filing of an application or applications by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of Labor and/or Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a grant or grants in connection with the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and/or the Joint Jobs Initiative Program Employment Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) and/or the ARRA TANF Pennsylvania Way to Work Program (WTW). Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1455 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 589, effective August 10, 2010, entitled “Resolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh designating URA as the City's agent for administration of a TIGER II Discretionary Grant in the amount of $30,000,000 and a TIGER II Community Challenge Planning Grant in the amount of $1,500,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation and/or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for planning for the Allegheny Riverfront Green Boulevard” by providing for the transfer to grant funds to URA, adding the account number into which funds will be deposited and making certain other changes. (Council Districts 7, 8 and 9)Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1448 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto Riva Ridge Enterprises, P.O. Box 876, McMurray, PA 15317, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, a deck over the sidewalk area at 838 Windom Street in the 17th Ward, 3rd Council District of the City of Pittsburgh. Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1449 1 ResolutionResolution vacating of a 20 foot Unnamed Way, from Marion Street to its terminus in the 1st Ward, 6th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh. Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1443 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Trans Associates Engineering Cons. Inc., in an amount not to exceed Four Thousand Seven Hundred Three Dollars and Eleven Cents ($4,703.11) for professional engineering consulting services in connection with the Carole Herman v. City of Pittsburgh litigation.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1444 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a $2,826.88 warrant in favor of Shadyside Honda, of 5121 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, in settlement of a claim for sidewalk damage due to City tree roots in August 2010.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1445 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of James C. Duff, Esquire, in an amount not to exceed Six Thousand Fifty-One Dollars and Thirty-Eight Cents ($6,051.38) for professional services in connection with the Fraternal Association of Professional Paramedics (J. Dimon discharge) arbitration matter.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1446 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., in an amount not to exceed Five Thousand One Hundred Dollars and Fifty Cents ($5,100.50) for professional mediation services in connection with the John Doe v. City of Pittsburgh and the Cathy Thomas-Taylor v. City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police labor litigation matters.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1447 1 ResolutionResolution Authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Elliot Newman, Arbitrator, in an amount not to exceed Two Thousand Four Hundred Twenty Dollars ($2,420.00) for professional services in connection with the Police Officer Eugene Hlavac Arbitration matter.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1453 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 1956 approved December 8th 2009, entitled "Resolution amending Resolution No. 763 approved December 31, 1998, entitled "Amending Resolution No. 221 approved April 15, 1997, entitled amending Resolution No. 578, approved July 31, 1996, entitled amending Resolution No. 206, approved April 11, 1996, entitled providing for implementation of a Residential Parking Permit Program (RPPP) Area "Y" in the Shadyside community (Council District #8) pursuant to Pittsburgh Code Chapter 549," so as to amend streets included in Area "Y" to include Elmer Street, from Maryland Street to College Street.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1454 1 ResolutionResolution amending resolution 95/1994 entitled "Resolution providing for implemention of the Residential Parking Permit Program in portions of the Bloomfield community pursuant to Pittsburgh Code Chapter 549, so as to amend the streets included in Area "H" so as to amend the streets to include Lorigan Street from Garnet Way to Sapphire Way. Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-1456 1 CommunicationCommunication from Rob Stephany, Executive Director of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) submitting the Position and Salary Report as of December 31, 2010.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2011-1457 1 CommunicationCommunication from Noor Ismail, Director of City Planning, submitting the recertification of Area "B" Central and West Oakland, area "D" Central Oakland and Area "M" South Oakland, for the Residential Parking Permit Program (RPPP).Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2011-1440 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for February 16, 2011 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2011-1363 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into an agreement or agreements with Langholz Wilson Ellis, Inc. for professional consulting services in connection with real estate tax assessment matters, including, but not limited to, tax assessment appeals filed by property owners and/or the City or other taxing jurisdictions in regard to commercial, industrial and residential real property in the City of Pittsburgh at a cost not to exceed $66,000 (Sixty-Six Thousand Dollars).Passed FinallyPass 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.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1441 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for February 16, 2011 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass 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. Passed FinallyPass 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.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1428 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a contract or contracts or the use of existing contract or contracts; or agreement or agreements for the implementation of a Spay and Neuter program for the Bureau of Animal Control at a cost not to exceed Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) and providing for the payment thereof.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1442 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Develpment for February 16, 2011 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0929 1 ResolutionResolution directing the Department of City Planning to begin the process of dedicating various parcels listed in Attachment A in the Morningside and Stanton Heights neighborhoods as a City of Pittsburgh Greenway, to be named the Allegheny Valley Greenway. (Note: Subsequently renamed Allegheny River Greenway per Resolution ___ of 2011.Passed FinallyPass 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.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-1467 1 Small Games of ChanceNOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby resolves by and with the authority of the same as follows: FIRST: The recitations set forth herein are incorporated by reference thereto. SECOND: The City Council of said City recognizes the Applicant as a non-profit corporation which is authorized by its written Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws to engage in a civic or service purpose within the Commonwealth and does engage in such activities, and which has existed in the Commonwealth for more than one year. THIRD: That the Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognizes The Beechview Merchants Association as a “Civic and/or Service Association” within the contest of the Local Options Small Games of Chance Act, as amended.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-1468 1 Appointment-InformingNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that in accordance with Ordinance 29 of 2010, City Council hereby submits the following nominees to the Mayor for his consideration to the Capital Program Facilitation Committee: District 1 Pete Bellisario District 2 Samantha Sims District 4 Clayton Wukich District 5 Brandon Trombatt District 6 Michael Strelic District 8 Sabina Deitrick, PhD District 9 Celeste TaylorRead, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available