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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/7/2012 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2012-0080 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend the Honorable Michael Capozzoli for his hard work, time and success that benefits this city, especially District 2 in many ways; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, February 7, 2012, to be “Michael Capozzoli Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2012-0081 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend the Sheraden Baseball Association for 60 years of providing the children of Pittsburgh with an environment that enables them to learn and grow, not only as an athlete but as a person; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, February 7, 2012, to be “Sheraden Baseball Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2012-0054 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of $75,000 to J. Kerrington Lewis, Esq., 1040 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219 and Timothy P. O'Brien, Esq., 1705 Allegheny Building, 429 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219, releasing and discharging the City of Pittsbugh and supervisory employees from direct liability in the civil action filed at 2:10-cv-01335 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and arising from an alleged violation of Constitutional Rights in connection to an alleged incident on January 11, 2010 in the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0055 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a professional services agreement or agreements or existing agreements for consulting services, but not limited to auditing, accounting, and technical services for the City Controller's Office at a cost not to exceed $50,000.00Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0076 1 ResolutionResolution amending and supplementing Resolution Nos. 855, 722 and 793 of 2011 and Resolution No. 415 of 2008, entitled “adopting and approving the 2012, 2003, 1996 and 2000 capital budgets, respectively” by transferring all active District 9 Neighborhood Needs projects from three budget years into budget year 2012 in the JDE financial system and by changing the title of “North Point Breeze Community Development Corporation” to “Point Breeze North Community Development Corporation”. Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0077 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, and/or services for various projects in connection with the City Council Neighborhood Needs Program in Council District 9; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof by adding “Point Breeze North Community Development Corporation”, $10,000. Total of all projects is not to exceed $264,758.42.Reconsidered  Action details Not available
2012-0078 1 ResolutionResolution vacating of a portion of North Atlantic Avenue (cul-de-sac) in the 10th Ward, 9 Council District of the City of Pittsburgh. Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0036 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Citizen Police Review Board to enter into an Agreement(s) or Contract(s) with Robert J. Ridge, Partner and Lourdes Sanchez Ridge, Senior Counsel of Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP, for professional services to assist in the legal representation of the Citizen Police Review Board. Said Agreement(s) or Contract(s) shall not exceed Forty-Five Thousand Dollars ($45,000).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0056 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 675, effective September 27, 2011, 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 add the JDE Job Numbers to active line items and also to reprogram funds in City Council from: “West End Elliott Citizens Council” (-$6,000.00) and “Ream Recreation Center” (-$3,000.00); and transfer these funds to the “Mount Washington Community Development Corp.” (+ $6,000.00) and “Allegheny Cleanways” (+$3,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0057 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 674, effective October 6, 2011, 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 add the JDE Job Numbers to active line items and also to reprogram funds in City Council from: "West End Elliott Citizens Council" (-$6,000.00) and "Ream Recreation Center" (-$3,000.00); and transfer these funds to the "Mount Washington Community Development Corp." (+ $6,000.00) and "Allegheny Cleanways" (+$3,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0058 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 676, effective October 6, 2011, 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 add the JDE Job Numbers to active line items and also to reprogram funds in City Council from: “District 2 Public Safety Beat Cop” (-$18,000.00) and “My Brothers Keeper” (-3,000.00); West End Elliott Citizens Council (-5,000.00) and transfer these funds to the “Community Design Center of Pittsburgh” (+ $10,000.00), “Sheraden Community Council (+$8,000.00), Mount Washington CDC -Shiloh Street Planning (+5,000.00) and “Isaiah Project” (+$3,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0059 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 677, effective October 6, 2011, 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 add the JDE Job Numbers to active line items and also to reprogram funds in City Council from: “District 2 Public Safety Beat Cop” (-$18,000.00) and “My Brothers Keeper” (-$3,000.00), West End Elliott Citizens Council (-5,000.00) and transfer these funds to the “Community Design Center of Pittsburgh” (+ $10,000.00), “Sheraden Community Council (+$8,000.00), Mount Washington CDC -Shiloh Street Planning (+5,000.00) and “Isaiah Project” (+$3,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0060 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No.678, effective October 6, 2011, 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 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, so as to add the JDE Job Numbers to active line items and also to reprogram funds in City Council from: “My Brothers Keeper” (- $3,000.00); “Ream Recreation Center” (-$2,000.00) and “Windgap-Chartiers Athletic Association” (-$5,176.00) and transfer these funds to “Allegheny Cleanways” (+$2,000.00); “Isaiah Project” (+$3,000.00) and “Sheraden United Methodist Church” (+$5,176.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0061 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 679, effective October 6, 2011, 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 add the JDE Job Numbers to active line items and also to reprogram funds in City Council from: “My Brothers Keeper” (- $3,000.00); “Ream Recreation Center” (-$2,000.00) and “Windgap-Chartiers Athletic Association” (-$5,176.00) and transfer these funds to “Allegheny Cleanways” (+$2,000.00); “Isaiah Project” (+$3,000.00) and “Sheraden United Methodist Church” (+$5,176.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0062 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 506, effective July 27, 2011, 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 2011 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 add the JDE Job Numbers to active line items and also to reprogram funds in City Council from: “My Brothers Keeper” (- $2,000.00) and “District 2 BBI” (-$44,000.00); “District 2 Beat COP” (-$24,889.00) and transfer these funds to “Mount Washington Community Development Corp. - West End Alliance” (+$68,889.00) and “Isaiah Project” (+$2,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0063 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 504, effective July 27, 2011, 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 add the JDE Job Numbers to active line items and also to reprogram funds in City Council from: “My Brothers Keeper” (- $2,000.00) and “District 2 BBI” (-$44,000.00); “District 2 Beat COP” (-$24,889.00) and transfer these funds to “Mount Washington Community Development Corp. - West End Alliance” (+$68,889.00) and “Isaiah Project” (+$2,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0074 1 ResolutionResolution further amending and supplementing Resolution Nos. 253, 722, 793 and 855 of 2011, entitled “adopting and approving the 2000, 2003, 1996 and 2012 capital budgets” respectively by transferring all active District 2 Neighborhood Needs projects from three budget years into budget year 2012 in the JDE financial system and by deleting the “Police Chaplain Program” $6,700 and adding that amount to “West Pittsburgh Partnership for Regional Development” for a vet memorial.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0075 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, and/or services for various projects in connection with the City Council Neighborhood Needs Program in Council District 2; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof by deleting the “Police Chaplain Program” $6,700 and adding that amount to “West Pittsburgh Partnership for Regional Development” for a vet memorial. Total of all projects is not to exceed $15,964.53Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0064 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the appointment of Darlene Yanakos, 120 South 15th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, as a Member of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, for a term to expire December 31, 2016.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Not available
2012-0065 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the appointment of Robert Wilson, 533 Arthur Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 as a Member of the Housing Authority, for a term to expire april 30, 2015. Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Not available
2012-0066 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the appointment of Janet Evans, 135 Roselle Court, Pittsburgh, PA 15207 of as a Member of the Housing Authority, for a term to expire April 30, 2014. Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Not available
2012-0067 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the appointment of Patrick Connelly, 5922 Howe Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, to the Ethics Hearing Board, for a term to expire August 1, 2014. Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Not available
2012-0068 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the appointment of Joseph L. White, 861 Grand Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, as a Member of Allegheny County Sanitary Authority ALCOSAN, for a term to expire December 31, 2014. Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Not available
2012-0069 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the appointment of Kristin Baginski, 3608 Brighton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, as a Member of Allegheny County Sanitary Authority ALCOSAN, for a term to expire December 31, 2015. Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Not available
2012-0070 1 Appointment-InformingResolution informing City Council of the appointment of Corey O'Connor, 229 Whipple Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15218, as a member of the Stadium Authority, for a term to expire October 31, 2013. (Mr. O'Connor is replacing Mrs. Darlene M. Harris)Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2012-0071 1 ResolutionResolution informing City Council of the appointment of Jim Malanos, 1432 Termon Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 as a member of the Stadium Authority, for a term to expire December 31, 2015.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Not available
2012-0072 1 Appointment-InformingResolution informing City Council of the appointment of Gabe Mazefsky, 121 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211, as a member of the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, for a term to expire April 30, 2012.(Mr. Mazefsky is replacing Scott Kunka)Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Not available
2012-0073 1 Appointment-InformingResolution informing City Council of the appointment of Fauna Soloman, 1942 Broadway Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216, as a member of the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, for a term to expire April 30, 2013.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Not available
2012-0052 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for February 1, 2012 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2012-0006 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a Forty-Five Thousand Dollar ($45,000.00) warrant in favor of Douglas Blair, c/o Maurice A. Nernberg, Esquire, Maurice A. Nernberg & Associates, 301 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, in settlement of actions filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania at GD 05-0003418 and GD 05-011635 for the destruction of the property located at 627 Corfu Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15220, in the City of Pittsburgh, and to provide for the payment of professional engineering and attorney services rendered in the amount of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00), from the proceeds of the settlement. Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0033 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Two, Fiscal; Article IX, Property Taxes; Chapter 263, Real Property Tax and Exemption, Section 263.01, Levy and Rate on Lands and Buildings, by fixing the rate of taxation.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0034 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Two, Fiscal; Article IX, Property Taxes; Chapter 263, Real Property Tax and Exemption; Section 263.02, Payment Options, Discount and Delinquency Penalty, paragraph (a), Discount in advance, paragraph (c), Interest for late payments, and paragraph (d), Due dates for tax year 2005 only, to reflect the payment, discount and delinquent dates for the year 2012.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0045 2 ResolutionResolution authorizing and directing the City Controller and the Department of Finance to establish a program for the purpose of offering assessment appeal services to residential home owners in the City of Pittsburgh on their primary residence whose property value is $150,000 dollars or less in 2011, and/or is 65 years or older, and those services shall include but not be limited to, one-on-one consultation, free legal services, free assistance with appeals filing, and reduced-fee appraisal assistance and/or a reduced-free comparables analysis at a cost not to exceed $150, 00.00.AMENDEDPass Action details Not available
2012-0045 3 ResolutionResolution authorizing and directing the City Controller and the Department of Finance to establish a program for the purpose of offering assessment appeal services to residential home owners in the City of Pittsburgh on their primary residence whose property value is $150,000 dollars or less in 2011, and/or is 65 years or older, and those services shall include but not be limited to, one-on-one consultation, free legal services, free assistance with appeals filing, and reduced-fee appraisal assistance and/or a reduced-free comparables analysis at a cost not to exceed $150, 00.00.Passed Finally, As AmendedPass Action details Not available
2012-0053 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for February 1, 2012 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2012-0022 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 855, effective January 1, 2012 entitled “Adopting and approving the 2012 Capital Budget and the 2012 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2012 through 2017 Capital Improvement Program,” by allocating the $675,000 of the Mayor's Unspecified Local Option (ULO) to various community organizations.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0023 2 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 855, effective January 1, 2012 entitled “Adopting and approving the 2012 Capital Budget and the 2012 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2012 through 2017 Capital Improvement Program,” by decreasing the CDBG portion for Street Resurfacing by $34,643.00, thereby decreasing the total CDBG funding from $13,061,838 to $13,196,481, and by increasing the HOME funding by $14,762 from $1,934,666 to $1,949,428. This change is necessary in order to match the anticipated 2012 CDBG and HOME entitlement funds to the City's Capital Budget.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0025 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 891, effective January 1, 2003, as amended, entitled "Adopting and approving the 2003 Capital Budget and the 2003 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2003 through 2008 Capital Improvement Program," by deleting Lincoln Place Recreation Center project and by transferring $100,000 to two new projects; "Park Renovations in Lincoln Place" $75,000, and "31st Ward Community Action Group" $25,000.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0079 1 Will of CouncilWhereas, in 2003, the discovery of a "Super Giant" natural gas field named the Marcellus was announced and, for the most part was viewed as an economic godsend to Pennsylvania, a state that has seen decades of economic decline and population losses; and, AdoptedPass Action details Not available