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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/6/2012 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2012-0170 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Jennie Pelled and Katie Whitlach for their entrepreneurial spirit in creating a viable and dynamic small business in this economy and for providing young mothers the opportunity to engage in a real life social network for moms and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, , that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, March 6, 2012, to be “URBAN MOMMIES DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2012-0171 1 ProclamationNow, therefore be it resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby honor Forbes Hospice and all of their social workers for their compassionate and dedicated service; and, Be it further resolved, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare March 2012, Forbes Hospice Social Work Month in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2012-0172 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, March 6th 2012, to be Harry Tolbert Day in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2012-0173 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize the No Name Players and SWAN Day Pittsburgh 2012 for promoting works of art by female artists across the Pittsburgh region; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare March 15, 2012 to be “SWAN Day Pittsburgh 2012” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2012-0174 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby officially recognize and honor Cribs for Kids® for their success in reducing the incidence of infant deaths due to unsafe sleep environments through their awareness campaigns and successful outreach, and does hereby declare March 7, 2012 to be “CELEBRATE & SHARE WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2012-0175 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and honor the past successes of both Oliver and Perry High Schools as well as look forward to a bright future for the new, unified Perry Traditional Academy, and does hereby declare Wednesday, March 7, 2012, to be “Perry/Oliver Unity Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2012-0176 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize Witold J. “Vic” Walczak's outstanding contributions to the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare March 18, 2012 to be “Vic Walczak Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2012-0177 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize the new inductees to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare March 11, 2012 to be “National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2012-0178 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and honor the PEAL Center for encouraging all citizens to welcome the full participation of children and youth with disabilities in schools and all of those community activities that all children enjoy, and does hereby declare March 10, 2012, to be “PEAL Center Inclusion Awards Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2012-0163 1 Will of CouncilNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh, that our city welcomes all religious beliefs, traditions, and heritages; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby call on the Pennsylvania General Assembly to reject House Bill 2029 as unnecessary and inconsistent with our core constitutional principles.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2012-0156 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a Nine Thousand Eight Hundred Dollar ($9,800.00) warrant in favor of Linda L. Winston, c/o Mark S. Mislanovich, Esquire, Woomer & Hall, LP, 2945 Banksville Road, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15216-2749, in settlement of the action filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania at AR 11-002471, for personal injuries and damages arising from a vehicular accident on or about September 16, 2010, at or near the public thoroughfare known as East Warrington Avenue, in the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0168 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh designating URA as the City's agent for administration of a TIGER IV Grant in an amount up to $17,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the development and construction of the East Liberty Transit Center/Transit Oriented Development project (Council District 8).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0169 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the filing of an application for federal assistance with the U.S. Department of Transportation for up to $17,000,000 in TIGER IV funds for the development and construction of the East Liberty Transit Center/Transit Oriented Development project (Council District 8).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0159 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into an easement agreement or agreements with THE SYCAMORE GRANDVIEW ASSOCIATES, LP, (“Sycamore”) a Pennsylvania limited partnership, and others whereby THE SYCAMORE GRANDVIEW ASSOCIATES, LP, and others grant to the City an easement along Wyoming Street, in the Nineteenth Ward of the City of Pittsburgh; for Wyoming Street is supported by a retaining wall (the “Wall”) for the construction over and across a portion of the Sycamore Property and a permanent easement for the Wall as it is constructed by the City.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0160 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a Contract or Contracts, or use of existing Contracts, providing for an Agreement or Agreements, or use of existing Agreements, and providing for the design, repairs, maintenance, improvements, emergencies and/or the purchase of materials and supplies in connection with the construction of the S. Highland Avenue Bridge; including Construction Management Services; providing for a Reimbursement Agreement or Agreements with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof, not to exceed $1,932,836.40.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0161 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto the Regional Trail Corporation, P.O. Box 95, West Newton, PA 15089, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, a portion of a trail on the right-of-way of Haysglen Street in the 31st Ward, 5th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh. Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0162 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 768 of 2009, 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 decreasing the “Carnahan Road Bridge” line item in the amount of $71,000 city dollars and decreasing the “Bridge Repairs” line item in the amount of $25,641.82 city dollars, and transferring the total of these accounts ($96,641.82 city dollars) to the “S. Highland Avenue Bridge' line item.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0164 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 5; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof and by reducing Various District 5 DPW Projects by $4,000 and transferring that amount to The Penn State Center-Pittsburgh, for tree plantings in Four Mile Run. Total cost of all projects is not to exceed $198,980.27Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0165 1 ResolutionResolution further amending and supplementing Resolution Nos. 763, 722, 793 and 855 of 2011, entitled “adopting and approving the 2000, 2003, 1996 and 2012 capital budgets” respectively by transferring all active District 5 Neighborhood Needs projects from three budget years into budget year 2012 in the JDE financial system and by reducing Various District 5 DPW Projects by $4,000 and transferring that amount to The Penn State Center-Pittsburgh, for tree plantings in Four Mile Run.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0157 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 60 of 2010, effective February 22, 2010, entitled “Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of Personnel to enter into a professional services agreement or agreements with Angela Hooper Gorman, a sole proprietorship organized under the law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for the provision of professional services in connection with the development of customer service training and related activities for the City of Pittsburgh,” in order to include the Chief of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and to increase the cost amount by $10,735.00 from $26,850.00 to $37,585.00.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0158 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements with UPMC for the purchase of Pharmaceutical Services, Supplies, and Medications necessary for the operations of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services for a period of three years (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015)Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0166 1 ResolutionResolution naming Allegheny Public Square to Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0167 1 Appointment-InformingResolution submitting the name of Douglas Shields for consideration by the Mayor for an appointment to fill the expired term on the Citizens Police Review Board, in accordance with the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Six, Conduct, Article VI, Citizen Police Review Board. (Withdrawal of Joelle Tighe)Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2012-0151 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for February 29, 2012 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass 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.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0085 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of William J. Miller, Jr. Esquire, 106 Rampart Lane, Ligonier, PA 15658, in an amount not to exceed Five Thousand Six Hundred Four Dollars and Thirteen Cents ($5,604.13) for arbitration services rendered in connection with the FOP Interim Health Care Award.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0086 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Tucker Independent Medical Experts, Inc., 1082 Bower Hill Road, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15243, in an amount not to exceed Two Thousand Six Hundred Dollars ($2,600.00) for professional services rendered in connection with the litigation case of Elmer R. Undereiner v. City of Pittsburgh, GD 09-11559. Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0087 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Tucker Independent Medical Experts, Inc., 1082 Bower Hill Road, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15243, in an amount not to exceed Two Thousand Six Hundred Dollars ($2,600.00) for professional services rendered in connection with the litigation case of Christopher P. Lageman v. City of Pittsburgh, GD 07-16796.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0088 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Tucker Independent Medical Experts, Inc., 1082 Bower Hill Road, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15243, in an amount not to exceed Two Thousand Six Hundred Dollars ($2,600.00) for professional services rendered in connection with the litigation case of Joel Palashoff v. City of Pittsburgh, GD 03-18157.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0099 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Langholz Wilson Ellis, Inc., 606 Liberty Avenue, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2721, in an amount not to exceed Five Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($5,500.00) for professional services rendered in connection with real estate tax assessment matters for the City of Pittsburgh.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0152 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for February 29, 2012 with an NEGATIVE RECOMMENDATION.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2012-0090 1 ResolutionResolution vacating of a portion of Sheridan Square between Antler Way and Penn Circle South in the 8th Ward, 9 Council District of the City of Pittsburgh. Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0153 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for February 29, 2012 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2012-0118 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Department of Public Works to enter into a grant agreement with the Laurel Foundation to receive monies to secure funds for the Greenfield Neighborhood Portal Project at the intersection of Beechwood Boulevard and Alger Street and further providing for legitimate expenditures for payments and agreement or agreements, or contract or contracts for any services required in connection with the expenditure of said grant funds per the original intent of the grant award. Said agreement or agreements, contract or contracts or expenditures shall not exceed $10,000.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0119 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a Contract or Contracts, or use of existing Contracts, providing for an Agreement or Agreements, or use of existing Agreements, and providing for the design, repairs, maintenance, improvements, emergencies and/or the purchase of materials and supplies in connection with the construction of the S. Highland Avenue Bridge; including Construction Management Services; providing for a Reimbursement Agreement or Agreements with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0120 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 675, effective December 30, 2008, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2009 Capital Budget and the 2009 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2009 through 2013 Capital Improvement Program,” by deleting the “Carnahan Road Bridge” line item in the amount of $520,000.00 ($104,000 CITY/$416,000 FHWA) and creating the “South Highland Avenue Bridge” line item in the amount of $520,000.00 ($104,000 CITY/$1,664,000.00 FHWA/$312,000 SH). Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0121 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 768 of 2009, 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 decreasing the "Carnahan Road Bridge" line item in the amount of $16,000 city dollars to $71,000 CITY/$284,000 FHWA and transferring the $16,000 to the "S. Highland Avenue Bridge' line item ($16,000 CITY/$22,550 CDBG/$616,800 FHWA/$115,650 SHW)Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0122 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 908 of 2010, effective January 1, 2011, as amended, 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 increasing the “Park Reconstruction” line item by $56,565.00 from $780,000.00 to $836,565.00. Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0154 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Performance and Asset Management for February 29, 2012 with an Affirmatiave Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2012-0018 1 ResolutionResolution endorsing the implementation of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan Version 2.0 prepared by the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative conveners and contributors and authorizing and instructing the City Solicitor and/or City Clerk to prepare for enactment, adoption and execution of any Ordinances, Resolutions, Agreements and other documents necessary for the implementation of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan Version 2.0.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0155 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for February 29, 2012 with an NEGATIVE RECOMMENDATION.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2012-0150 1 ResolutionResolution approving execution of a Contract for Disposition by Sale of Land by and between the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and Highland Wallace L. P., or an entity to be formed in connection with the sale of Block 84-B, Lots 68 & 78 and Block 84-C, Lots 32 & 33, in the 8th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, - S. Highland Avenue and Sheridan Square - Council District No. 9.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0179 1 Small Games of ChanceNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby recognizes the Westwood Oakwood Athletic Association to be a civic and/or service organization within the context of the Pennsylvania Small Games of Chance Act, as amended.AdoptedPass Action details Not available