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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/6/2011 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2011-2343 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commends Judge Dwayne and Joy Woodruff for their commitment to the children of our region to reduce violence, their respective teachers, Patricia Pugh Mitchell and DeLacey Green, for nurturing their spirit and encouraging their work, the judges who gave of their time and expertise and congratulates Durelle Ward and Nina Nelly Kowalewski for their winning essays. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare December 6, 2011, to be “DO THE WRITE THING DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-2344 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and commend Amnesty International USA Local Group 39 for its remarkable work to promote human rights and supports the Write-a-Thon and Candle Lighting on December 12. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare December 12, 2011 to be “AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL WRITE-A-THON DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-2345 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize Buy Local Week as an opportunity for the region to support small businesses and the local economy and encourages consumers in the Pittsburgh region to shop locally throughout this holiday season; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare December 5th through December 11th, 2011 to be “Buy Local Week” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-2346 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize Carl Truss for his years of service to the City of Pittsburgh and its citizens; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare November 29, 2011 to be “Carl Truss Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-2347 1 ProclamationNow, therefore be it resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby honor the ceaseless efforts of the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation; and Be it further resolved, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Friday, December 2, 2011, as Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation Day in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-2348 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and honor Robert Sladack for his dedicated communal efforts, and does hereby declare the month of December to be “Robert Sladack Month” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-2349 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby congratulate Amen Corner for honoring Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D., as the inaugural recipient of the Amen Corner Excellence in Leadership Award, for his outstanding professional achievement and personal successes and does hereby declare Wednesday, December 7, 2011, to be “Dr. Cyril Wecht Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-2350 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby congratulate Amen Corner for honoring Sally Wiggin, with the David L. Lawrence Award for Public Service Leadership & Excellence, for her outstanding professional achievement and personal successes and does hereby declare Wednesday, December 7, 2011, to be “Sally Wiggin Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-2351 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and their volunteers and supporters for their tireless efforts to help children facing adversity achieve successes in life; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare December 12th, 2011 to be “Big Brothers Big Sisters Celebrate Coalitions Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-2352 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize Dominic DeNucci for providing entertainment and community service through the sport of wrestling; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare December 3, 2011 to be “Dominic DeNucci Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-2353 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Pastor Charles and Dr. Shirley Brown for the selfless work they have done in creating a ministry to help make our communities stronger and create a better place to live; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Sunday, December 11, 2011, to be “Pastor Charles and Dr. Shirley Brown Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-2354 1 ProclamationNOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the City of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, do hereby declare themselves to be a community of concern in their effort to meet the threat of aggressive natural gas extraction. EN CONSÉQUENCE, Il est proposé par la conseillèrre Valèry Lapointe et appuyé par le conseiller Fernand Brillant que la ville de Pittsburgh en Pennsylvanie, et celle de Mont-Saint-Hilaire, au Québec, se déclarent solidaires dans leur préoccupation et leur effort à protéger leur environnement et à encourager d'autres villes à faire de même; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does recognize and honor the work of Mont-Saint-Hilaire. De plus, il est résolu que la ville de Pittsburgh reconnait et honore le travail des citoyens de la ville de Mont-Saint-Hilaire. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does, hereby declare Tuesday, December 6, 2011 to be "Mont-Saint-Hilaire Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. De plus, il est résolu que le conseil municipal de la ville de AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2011-2336 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the execution of a cooperation agreement or agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh in which URA will make a $100,000.00 grant to the City to pay part of the cost to convert Broad Street to two-way traffic. (Council District 9)Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-2337 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh's Official Sewage Facilities Plan for Fifth Avenue Freshman Housing, 121 University Place, Pittsburgh, Pa 15213.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-2339 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a cooperation agreement with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh designating URA as the City's agent in connection with a $3,000,000 Penn Works grant for the LTV Hazelwood site owned by Almono, LP. (Council Districts 3 & 5)Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2011-2339 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a cooperation agreement with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh designating URA as the City's agent in connection with a $3,000,000 Penn Works grant for the LTV Hazelwood site owned by Almono, LP. (Council Districts 3 & 5)Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-2340 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the filing of an application with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for a $3,000,000 Penn Works grant for the LTV Hazelwood site owned by Almono, LP. (Council Districts 3 & 5)Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2011-2340 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the filing of an application with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for a $3,000,000 Penn Works grant for the LTV Hazelwood site owned by Almono, LP. (Council Districts 3 & 5)Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-2326 1 ResolutionResolution closing out old and unused Trust Funds so as to not include unused Trust Fund codes in the new Enterprise Resource Planning system.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-2327 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the City Controller to transfer One Million Three Hundred and Thirty Three Thousand Three Hundred and Twenty One dollars and Twelve Cents ($1,333,321.12) from various closed Trust Funds to the General fund for the purpose of cleaning out old trust funds and increasing the fund balance. Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-2328 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 908, effective January 1, 2011 entitled “Adopting and approving the 2011 Capital Budget and the 2011 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2011 through 2016 Capital Improvement Program,” by deleting and /or reducing funding for various capital projects by $17,872,500 from $25,687,500 to $7,815,000 in order to match available City PAYGO funding levels.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-2334 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a $13,448.40 warrant in favor of Mingo Creek Construction, LP, c/o Kinga N. Blum, P.O. Box 385, Meadow Lands, PA 15347, in settlement of a claim for property damage to for damage to equipment in a construction site located along Interstate Route 22, westbound in North Fayette Township on April 11, 2011, by a City of Pittsburgh Environmental Services vehicle.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-2335 1 ResolutionResolution realigning a total of $4,954,000 $4,956,500 between various accounts within the 2011 Operating Budget. This transfer is necessary for the 2011 close in order to meet expenditures for the remainder of the fiscal year.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2011-2335 1 ResolutionResolution realigning a total of $4,954,000 $4,956,500 between various accounts within the 2011 Operating Budget. This transfer is necessary for the 2011 close in order to meet expenditures for the remainder of the fiscal year.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-2338 1 OrdinanceOrdinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code at Title Six, Conduct, by adding Article X Blighted Properties, Chapter 694 entitled" Neighborhood Blight Reclamation and Revitalization (NBRRA)."Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2011-2338 1 OrdinanceOrdinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code at Title Six, Conduct, by adding Article X Blighted Properties, Chapter 694 entitled" Neighborhood Blight Reclamation and Revitalization (NBRRA)."Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-2341 1 ResolutionResolution of the City of Pittsburgh to extend the term of existence of the Chartiers Valley District Flood Control Authority.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2011-2341 1 ResolutionResolution of the City of Pittsburgh to extend the term of existence of the Chartiers Valley District Flood Control Authority.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-2333 1 ResolutionOrdinance Supplementing the Pittsburgh Code at Title Two: Fiscal, Article VII: Business Related Taxes, so as to add a new Chapter entitled “EXCISE TAX ON OUTDOOR ADVERTISING TRANSACTIONS.” (Signs and Billboards)Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2011-2333 1 ResolutionOrdinance Supplementing the Pittsburgh Code at Title Two: Fiscal, Article VII: Business Related Taxes, so as to add a new Chapter entitled “EXCISE TAX ON OUTDOOR ADVERTISING TRANSACTIONS.” (Signs and Billboards)Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-2342 1 ResolutionResolution Amending and reaffirming Resolution 180, effective April 16, 2008, entitled "Resolution authorizing and directing the Director of City Planning, the Zoning Administrator and the Chief of the Bureau of Building Inspection to place a Six (6) month moratorium on the erection, size modification and/or approval of all advertising signs in all zoning districts," as subsequently amended by Resolution 528, effective October 3, 2008, so as to extend the moratorium until a report and recommendation is received, and the legislative process is complete on Council Bill 2008-0222 and 2008-0721, to reaffirm that the moratorium continues in effect, and to continue the moratorium regarding receipt of report and recommendation for those and the completion of the legislative process for those and and any subsequent bill of similar substance, including but not limited to 2011-0216 and 2011-1916 and the moratorium shall remain in effect until such time as an appropriate regulatory ordinance is enacted. Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2011-2342 1 ResolutionResolution Amending and reaffirming Resolution 180, effective April 16, 2008, entitled "Resolution authorizing and directing the Director of City Planning, the Zoning Administrator and the Chief of the Bureau of Building Inspection to place a Six (6) month moratorium on the erection, size modification and/or approval of all advertising signs in all zoning districts," as subsequently amended by Resolution 528, effective October 3, 2008, so as to extend the moratorium until a report and recommendation is received, and the legislative process is complete on Council Bill 2008-0222 and 2008-0721, to reaffirm that the moratorium continues in effect, and to continue the moratorium regarding receipt of report and recommendation for those and the completion of the legislative process for those and and any subsequent bill of similar substance, including but not limited to 2011-0216 and 2011-1916 and the moratorium shall remain in effect until such time as an appropriate regulatory ordinance is enacted. Read and referred  Action details Not available
2011-2329 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for November 29, 2011 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2011-2304 1 ResolutionResolution repealing items in Resolutions approved on various dates, authorizing the sale of properties in various wards of the City of Pittsburgh, in accordance with Act No. 171 of 1984, "Second Class City Treasurer Sale and Collection Act", effective December 11, 1984. ITEMS A, B and C. A: Nineteen (19) Lots on Colwell Street and Diaz Way; B: Nine (9) Lots on Colwell Street, Diaz Way and Wyandotte Street; C: 3611 Baytree. Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-2305 1 ResolutionResolution providing for conveyance by the City of Pittsburgh of certain property. ITEM A. A: 7143 Vassar Street.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-2306 1 ResolutionResolution providing for conveyance by the City of Pittsburgh of certain property, under Act No. l7l of l984, entitled, "Second Class City Treasurer Sale and Collection Act", effective December 11, 1984. ITEMS A through C. A: 1956 & 1958 Lithgow; B: 125 Ravilla; C: Timberland Lots 16 & 17.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-2307 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 C. A: 3805 Melwood; B: 3820 Alexis; C: 16 Conestoga. Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-2308 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: 5103 Dearborn; B: 1923 Montier; C: 319 Kearsarge; D: 150 New York; E: 146 New York; F: 426 N. Taylor; G: 1518 Brighton; H: 316 Elsdon; I: 108 Wabash; J: 3316 Gass; K: 6040 Butler; L: 6036 Butler.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-2330 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for November 29, 2011 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2011-2292 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 776, approved December 19, 2006, effective December 27, 2006, entitled "Providing for an Agreement or Agreements, or for the use of existing Agreements, with a Consultant or Consultants, for design services in connection with the rehabilitation or replacement of the South Highland Avenue Bridge; providing for a Reimbursement Agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation; and further providing for the payment of the costs thereof.," by adding language.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-2309 1 ResolutionResolution accepting the dedication of Fern Street and Fern Circle, in the 10th Ward, 7th Council District.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-2310 1 ResolutionResolution vacating Burmah Way and a portion of Green Street in the 3rd Ward, 6th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-2331 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for November 29, 2011 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2011-2293 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 1267 approved November12, 1993, to include an additional address and area "V" in the Shadyside neighborhood.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-2332 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for November 29, 2011 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2011-2311 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 574, effective October 26, 2007, entitled “Resolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh in connection with URA's application for a $875,000 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant for the Pittsburgh Zoo Water's Edge and Multi Purpose Facility project” by increasing the amount of the grant to $2,275,000. (Council District 7)Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2011-2312 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 575, effective October 26, 2007, entitled “Resolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to submit an Application to the Pennsylvania Office of the Budget for a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant in the amount of $875,000 for the Pittsburgh Zoo Water's Edge and Multi Purpose Facility project” by increasing the grant to $2,275,000. (Council District 7)Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available