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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/31/2012 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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2012-0661 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby welcome the newest Ben & Jerry's to Downtown Pittsburgh and does hereby commend Life'sWork of Western Pennsylvania for their participation in this project.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2012-0662 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend and recognize the important work of Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace and their advocacy for the need of a reduction of stockpiles and safer handling procedures worldwide as steps toward a world free of nuclear weapons.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2012-0663 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend and congratulate Bonnie DiCarlo and Joann Forrester for their long standing and determined efforts to recognize accomplished women in our region through their Celebrate and Share events and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, August 28, 2012, to be “CELEBRATE AND SHARE 4TH ANNUAL BREAKFAST DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2012-0664 1 ProclamationTHEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh honors the years of service the Caruso Family has provided to the neighborhood of Carrick; and THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, July 31, 2012 to be Caruso's Music Day in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2012-0665 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby join WAMO's directors, staff, on-air personalities, and listeners in celebrating their long history of bringing arts and culture to Pittsburgh; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare August 3 through 5, 2012 to be “WAMO Reunion Weekend” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2012-0666 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby join Joseph H. Smith in celebrating his 90th birthday; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare September 2, 2012 to be “Joseph H. Smith Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2012-0649 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of $3,714.55 to R. Paul McCauley, Ph.D. FACFE, 4620 Lucerne Road, Indiana, PA, 15701, for witness fees and expenses in connection to 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.Waived under Rule 8  Action details Not available
2012-0649 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of $3,714.55 to R. Paul McCauley, Ph.D. FACFE, 4620 Lucerne Road, Indiana, PA, 15701, for witness fees and expenses in connection to 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
2012-0650 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., 918 South Pleasantburg Drive (29607), P.O. Box 167, Greenville, South Carolina 29602 in an amount not to exceed Two Thousand Nine Hundred Seventy Three Dollars and Fifty Cents ($2,973.50) for professional services rendered in connection with the matter Taylor v. City of Pittsburgh.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2012-0650 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., 918 South Pleasantburg Drive (29607), P.O. Box 167, Greenville, South Carolina 29602 in an amount not to exceed Two Thousand Nine Hundred Seventy Three Dollars and Fifty Cents ($2,973.50) for professional services rendered in connection with the matter Taylor v. City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0651 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of $8,083.33 to Bruce A. Wright, MD, LLC, 110 Fort Couch Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241, for professional services rendered in connection to 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.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2012-0651 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of $8,083.33 to Bruce A. Wright, MD, LLC, 110 Fort Couch Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241, for professional services rendered in connection to 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
2012-0658 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the execution of a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh for the administration of certain projects and programs, and providing for the payment of the cost thereof, not to exceed $3,535,000. (Council Districts: All).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0659 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the execution of a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh for the performance of certain work in connection with the 2012-2013 Community Development Block Grant Program, and providing for the payment of the cost thereof, not to exceed $3,400,000. (Council Districts: All).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0660 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh's Official Sewage Facilities Plan for Highland Building Renovation, 121 South Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0652 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in favor of Graciano Corporation, in the amount of $500,000.00, for emergency work for the protection of pedestrians and vehicles at the perimeter of the City County Building and providing for temporary repairs to the parapet and cornice, and providing for the payment thereof.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2012-0652 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in favor of Graciano Corporation, in the amount of $500,000.00, for emergency work for the protection of pedestrians and vehicles at the perimeter of the City County Building and providing for temporary repairs to the parapet and cornice, and providing for the payment thereof.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0653 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 710, effective October 17, 2011, as entitled, “Providing for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of HUD for a grant in connection with the 2000 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 Parks & Recreation to City Planning: “Beechview Recreation & Senior Centers” (-$84,870.00) and transfer these funds to the “Personnel - City Planning” (+$84,870.00).Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2012-0653 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 710, effective October 17, 2011, as entitled, “Providing for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of HUD for a grant in connection with the 2000 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 Parks & Recreation to City Planning: “Beechview Recreation & Senior Centers” (-$84,870.00) and transfer these funds to the “Personnel - City Planning” (+$84,870.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0654 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 712 effective October 17, 2011 entitled: “Resolution providing for the filing of a Community Development statement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a grant in connection with the 2002 CDBG Program; providing for execution of grant contracts, filing of data, execution of payment vouchers and certification of signature; the deposit of funds in a bank account and providing for payment of expenses within categories”, so as to reprogram funds from Parks & Recreation to City Planning from; “Beechview Recreation & Senior Center” (-$60,000.00); and transfer these funds to “Personnel - City Planning” (+$60,000.00).Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2012-0654 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 712 effective October 17, 2011 entitled: “Resolution providing for the filing of a Community Development statement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a grant in connection with the 2002 CDBG Program; providing for execution of grant contracts, filing of data, execution of payment vouchers and certification of signature; the deposit of funds in a bank account and providing for payment of expenses within categories”, so as to reprogram funds from Parks & Recreation to City Planning from; “Beechview Recreation & Senior Center” (-$60,000.00); and transfer these funds to “Personnel - City Planning” (+$60,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0655 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 456, effective July 23, 2012, entitled: Amending the Capital Budget and 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 2012 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 Planning to Parks & Recreation from: "Personnel - City Planning" (-$149,870.00) and "Hilltop Community Children's Center" (-$2,000.00) and transfer (+$147,870.00) to "Beechview Senior Center", and (+$2,000.00 $4,000.00) to Elder-Ado Inc.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2012-0655 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 456, effective July 23, 2012, entitled: Amending the Capital Budget and 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 2012 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 Planning to Parks & Recreation from: "Personnel - City Planning" (-$149,870.00) and "Hilltop Community Children's Center" (-$2,000.00) and transfer (+$147,870.00) to "Beechview Senior Center", and (+$2,000.00 $4,000.00) to Elder-Ado Inc.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0656 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 217, effective April 27, 2012, 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 behalf of residents of the City of Pittsburgh”, so as to reduce City Council's encumbrance: “BACC Beechview Share” (-$5,000.00).Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2012-0656 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 217, effective April 27, 2012, 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 behalf of residents of the City of Pittsburgh”, so as to reduce City Council's encumbrance: “BACC Beechview Share” (-$5,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0657 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 218, effective April 27, 2012, entitled: Amending the Capital Budget and 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 2003 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 to City Planning from: “BACC Beechview Share” (-$5,000.00) and transfer these funds to “Personnel - City Planning” (+$5,000.00).Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2012-0657 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 218, effective April 27, 2012, entitled: Amending the Capital Budget and 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 2003 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 to City Planning from: “BACC Beechview Share” (-$5,000.00) and transfer these funds to “Personnel - City Planning” (+$5,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2012-0646 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for July 25, 2012 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2012-0633 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an agreement/s, or use of existing agreements and/or a contract/s, or use of existing contracts, and for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment, and/or services for City Council Neighborhood Needs Program and providing for the payment of the costs thereof by transferring $1,250 from District 6 Neighborhood Initiative to the Hill Development Corporation in Council District 6 Neighborhood Needs. Total cost of all projects is not to exceed $130,802.79.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0647 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for July 25, 2012 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2012-0605 1 ResolutionResolution vacating a portion of Leath Way in the 14th, Ward, 5th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0648 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for July 25, 2012 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2012-0609 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of City Planning to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding to support the completion of a study of applying overlays to areas that have historic significance and that are threatened by inappropriate building modifications and demolitions, and are not City-Designated Historic Districts and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed thirty thousand ($30,000) dollars for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0630 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 768, 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 2015 Capital Improvement Program,” by transferring the Deutschtown Development project's department from Public Works to City Planning.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2012-0634 1 ResolutionResolution further amending and supplementing Resolution No. 855 of 2011, entitled “adopting and approving the 2012 capital budget and the 2012-2017 Capital Improvement Program” by transferring $1,250 from District 6 Neighborhood Initiative to the Hill Development Corporation in Council District 6 Neighborhood Needs.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available