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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/15/2013 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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2013-1093 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby honor and thank Ms. Anna Hilliard for her tireless dedication to the Carnegie Library of East Liberty, her endless commitment to its patrons, and her near-infinite capacity to give to the people of East Liberty; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does wish Ms. Anna Hilliard a happy retirement, and does hereby declare January 15, 2013, to be Ms. Anna Day in the City of Pittsburgh. AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2013-1094 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare January 14, 2013 to be “Dorothy Edmunds-Carter Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2013-1095 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize Yves Jean for his dedication to improving our community through the power of music; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare January 17, 2013 to be “Yves Jean Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2013-1096 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize Joey Travolta Film Camp for raising awareness of autism spectrum disorder and providing valuable skill-building opportunities to Pittsburgh's youth; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare January 19, 2013 to be “Joey Travolta Film Camp Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2013-1097 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and congratulate Stephen Colbert for his ingenious integration of politics and comedy, his philanthropic efforts and for his appearance at the University of Pittsburgh, and recognizes the students for their unusual achievement; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare January 18, 2013 to be “STEPHEN COLBERT DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2013-1074 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into an Agreement with Aon Risk Solutions for professional consulting services related to developing a loss control program related to general liability claims against the City, at a cost not to exceed $6,800.00 (Six Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars and No Cents). Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1075 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Grant Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding with Cities of Service, Inc. for the purpose of receiving grant funding in the amount of $100,000 to implement the City's Cool Roofs and Green Up Pittsburgh (Edible Gardens) impact service initiatives and further authorizing the Mayor, the Director of the Department of Public Works, and/or the Director of Finance to enter into an agreement or agreements or to use existing agreements for the acquisition of goods and services in connection with the implementation of these service initiatives.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1076 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. ITEM A. A: 2148 Perrysville. Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1077 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 Side Yard Program. ITEMS A through D. A: 1093 Blackadore, B: 6419 Kemper, C: 128 Millbridge, D: 2 Lane. Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1078 1 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 D A: 12 Smithfield (rear), B: 3507 & 3509 Bigelow, C: 1087 Blackadore, D: 1308 Sigel.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1086 1 OrdinanceAn Ordinance 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 for 2013.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2013-1086 1 OrdinanceAn Ordinance 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 for 2013.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1087 1 OrdinanceAn Ordinance 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, subsection (a), Discount in advance, subsection (c), Interest for late payments, and subsection (d), Due dates for tax year 2012 only, to reflect the payment, discount and delinquent dates for the year 2013.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2013-1087 1 OrdinanceAn Ordinance 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, subsection (a), Discount in advance, subsection (c), Interest for late payments, and subsection (d), Due dates for tax year 2012 only, to reflect the payment, discount and delinquent dates for the year 2013.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1088 1 OrdinanceAn Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Two, Fiscal; Article IX, Property Taxes; Chapter 263, Real Property Tax and Exemption; Section 263.21, Property Tax Relief, by increasing the discount on the gross face amount of City real property tax due and owing on an eligible taxpayer's principal residence from thirty (30) percent to forty (40) percent.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2013-1088 1 OrdinanceAn Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Two, Fiscal; Article IX, Property Taxes; Chapter 263, Real Property Tax and Exemption; Section 263.21, Property Tax Relief, by increasing the discount on the gross face amount of City real property tax due and owing on an eligible taxpayer's principal residence from thirty (30) percent to forty (40) percent.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1089 1 OrdinanceOrdinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Two, Fiscal; Article IX, Property Taxes; Chapter 263, Real Property Tax and Exemption, by adding Section 263.26, Homestead Exclusion, so as to enact a homestead exclusion of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00) for the year 2013 and subsequent years.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2013-1089 1 OrdinanceOrdinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Two, Fiscal; Article IX, Property Taxes; Chapter 263, Real Property Tax and Exemption, by adding Section 263.26, Homestead Exclusion, so as to enact a homestead exclusion of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00) for the year 2013 and subsequent years.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1090 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor, Director of Public Safety and the Chief of the Bureau of Police to enter into agreement/agreements and/or contract/contracts with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (“PCADV”) and the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (“WCS”) to implement the Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment Program-Maryland Model (“LAP”) as required by Bill 2013-1091. Costs not to exceed Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1091 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title One, Administrative, Article Three, Organization, Chapter 116, Department of Public Safety by adding new language and making formatting changes.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1084 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh's Official Sewage Facilities Plan for FirstSite on Carson, 3447 East Carson Street, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1079 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No.855, effective January 1, 2012, as amended, 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 increasing the “Park Reconstruction” line item by $94,436.00 from $780,000.00 to $874,436.00. Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1080 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Public Works to Enter into a Professional Services Agreement with ELOOP LLC, a Pennsylvania Corporation, 625 Plum Industrial Ct., Pittsburgh, PA 15239, to render professional services for the City in providing electronic waste (“e-waste”) recycling services in compliance with the Covered Device Recycling Act of 2010. This agreement is at no cost to the City.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1081 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements, or for the use of existing Agreements, providing for a Contract or Contracts, or use of existing Contracts, and providing for the purchase of materials and supplies in connection with the Reconstruction of Forbes Avenue, Wood Street to Smithfield Street; including Construction Management Services, providing for a Reimbursement Agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation; and further providing for the payment of the costs thereof.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1082 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements, or the use of existing Agreements; providing for a Contract or Contracts, or the use of existing Contracts; providing for repairs, maintenance, improvements, emergencies and/or the purchase of materials, equipment and supplies in connection with the reconstruction of Brookline Boulevard from Pioneer Avenue to Starkamp Street; providing for the payment of the costs thereof; and further providing for a Reimbursement Agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation. Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2013-1082 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements, or the use of existing Agreements; providing for a Contract or Contracts, or the use of existing Contracts; providing for repairs, maintenance, improvements, emergencies and/or the purchase of materials, equipment and supplies in connection with the reconstruction of Brookline Boulevard from Pioneer Avenue to Starkamp Street; providing for the payment of the costs thereof; and further providing for a Reimbursement Agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation. Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1083 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the implementation of the Residential Parking Permit Program (RPPP) Area "EE" in the Point Breeze and Point Breeze North communities (Council District #8 and #9) pursuant to Pittsburgh Code Chapter 549.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1092 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 transferring $25,000 from the “31st Ward Community Action Group” to “Hazelwood Initiative”.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1061 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 719, effective November 28, 2012, 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 transfer funds in City Council from: “AHEAD” (- $2,500.00), “Associated Artists of Pittsburgh” (-$2,500.00), “Bloomfield Preservation & Heritage Society” (-$5,000.00), “Bloomfield Citizens Council” (-$5,000.00) “Friendship Preservation Group” (-$5,000.00), Geek Art/Green Innovators” (-$2,500.00) and “Light of Life” (-$2,500.00); and transfer these funds to “Bloomfield Deck Hockey” (+$25,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1062 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 717, effective November 28, 2012, 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; “AHEAD” (- $2,500.00), “Associated Artists of Pittsburgh” (-$2,500.00), “Bloomfield Preservation & Heritage Society” (-$5,000.00), “Bloomfield Citizens Council” (-$5,000.00) “Friendship Preservation Group” (-$5,000.00), Geek Art/Green Innovators” (-$2,500.00) and “Light of Life” (-$2,500.00); and transfer these funds to “Bloomfield Deck Hockey” (+$25,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1063 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 725, effective November 28, 2012, 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 transfer funds within City Council from: “Friendship Preservation Group” (-$2,966.82), “Just Harvest Education Fund” (-$2,000.00) and transfer these funds to “Bloomfield Deck Hockey” (+$4,966.82).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1064 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 724, effective November 28, 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 benefit of residents of the City of Pittsburgh, at a cost not to exceed $800,000, so as to reprogram funds in City Council from: “Friendship Preservation Group” (-$2,966.82), “Just Harvest Education Fund” (-$2,000.00) and transfer these funds to “Bloomfield Deck Hockey” (+$4,966.82).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1065 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 722 effective November 28, 2012, 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 reprogram funds in City Council from: “Bloomfield Citizens Council” (-$4,000.00), “Bloomfield Preservation & Heritage Society” (-$4,000.00) and transfer these funds to “Bloomfield Deck Hockey” (+ $8,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1066 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 720, effective November 28, 2012, 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 reprogram funds in City Council from: “Bloomfield Citizens Council” (-$4,000.00), “Bloomfield Preservation & Heritage Society” (-$4,000.00) and transfer these funds to “Bloomfield Deck Hockey” (+ $8,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1067 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 728, effective November 28, 2012, entitled: by 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 2007 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 in City Council from: City Council: “Bloomfield Preservation & Heritage Society” (-$4,418.86) and transfer these funds to “Bloomfield Deck Hockey” (+$2,771.86) and “Jewish Community Center” (+$1,647.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1068 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 726, effective November 28, 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 for the benefit of residents of the City of Pittsburgh; and further, authorizing various City departments to enter into a contract or contracts or use existing contracts for street paving, the purchase of equipment and/or furniture and other related costs, at a cost not to exceed $800,000.00, so as to reprogram funds in City Council from: “Bloomfield Preservation & Heritage Society” (-$4,418.86) and transfer these funds to “Bloomfield Deck Hockey” (+$2,771.86) and “Jewish Community Center” (+$1,647.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1069 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 730, effective November 28, 2012, 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 2006 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 transfer funds in City Council from: “Addison Behavioral Care”(-$1,000.00), “ First Charities” (-$1,000.00), “Just Harvest Education Fund (-$1,000.00), “ Kelly Strayhorn Theatre” (-$647.00) and “Royal Tribe Music” (-$1,000.00); and transfer these funds to “Bloomfield Deck Hockey” (+$4,647.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1070 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 729, effective November 28, 2012, 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 contract 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 $948,400.00” so as to transfer funds in City Council from: “Addison Behavioral Care”(-$1,000.00), “ First Charities” (-$1,000.00), “Just Harvest Education Fund (-$1,000.00), “ Kelly Strayhorn Theatre” (-$647.00) and “Royal Tribe Music” (-$1,000.00); and transfer these funds to “Bloomfield Deck Hockey” (+$4,647.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1071 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 545, effective September 21, 2012, 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 within City Council: “Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre” (-353.00) and transfer these funds to “Jewish Community Center” (+353.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1072 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 546, effective September 21, 2012, as 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 at a costs not to exceed $1,440,375.78, so as to reprogram funds in City Council from: “Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre” (-353.00) and transfer these funds to “Jewish Community Center” (+353.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2013-1085 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the appointment of Karen McLellan as a member of the Citizen Police Review Board (CPRB) for a term to expire October 31, 2013.Held, Pending Interview  Action details Not available
2013-1073 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for January 9, 2012 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2012-0978 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning, Article I, Section 902.03 Zoning Map, by changing from P, Parks District and NDI, Neighborhood Industrial District to HC, Highway Commercial District, certain property located on the westerly side of Banksville Road and south of the intersection with Banksville Avenue and identified as Block Number 16-J, Lots Numbered 56 and 58 in the Allegheny County Block and Lot System; 20th Ward.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2013-1098 1 Will of CouncilNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh urges the Pittsburgh Parking Authority to continue to work with CalAmerica Corporation to identify the most up-to-date and user-friendly parking meter options in an effort to put Pittsburgh at the forefront of modern-day parking and support our local business and taxpayers; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh calls on the Pittsburgh Parking Authority to research the possibility of using pre-paid parking cards to ameliorate the hardship now faced by our residents and visitors of Pittsburgh business districts.AdoptedPass Action details Not available