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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/27/2014 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2014-0498 1 ProclamationBE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby proclaim May 27, 2014, as “Cheers for Ears Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2014-0499 1 ProclamationBE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby proclaim May 27, 2014 as “Katie Keim Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2014-0500 1 ProclamationBE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, May 27, 2014, to be “Charlotte Hughes Day” in our most livable City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2014-0501 1 ProclamationBE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Thursday, May 22, 2014, to be “Dr. Katy Carroll Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2014-0502 1 ProclamationBE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare May 29, 2014 to be “Be There Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. AdoptedPass Action details
2014-0503 1 ProclamationBE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, , that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Sunday, June 8, 2014 to be “ HILLEL ACADEMY OF PITTSBURGH DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2014-0485 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 144, effective April 2, 2014, 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, so as to reprogram funds within City Council City Council from: "Angel's Place" (-$1,000.00) "New Hope for Neighborhood Renewal" (-$1,000.00), "District 1 Community Based Organizations" (-$5,000.00) and "Family House" (-$2,000.00) and transfer these funds to "Northside Leadership Conference/NS Senior Program" (+$2,000.00), "Northside Leadership Conference" (+$5,000.00) and "Tree of Hope" (+$2,000.00)Withdrawn  Action details
2014-0486 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 145, effective April 2, 2014, 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 2013 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 from: “Angel's Place” (-$1,000.00) “New Hope for Neighborhood Renewal” (-$1,000.00), “District 1 Community Based Organizations” (-$5,000.00) and “Family House” (-$2,000.00) and transfer these funds to “Northside Leadership Conference/NS Senior Program” (+$2,000.00), “Northside Leadership Conference” (+$5,000.00) and “Tree of Hope” (+$2,000.00).Withdrawn  Action details
2014-0487 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 136, effective April 2, 2014, 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 $1,357,500.00; so as to reprogram funds in City Council from: "East Liberty Concerned Citizens" (-$2,000.00), 'Friendship Development Association" (-$4,000.00) and "Friendship Preservation Group" (-$4,000.00) and transfer these funds to "Pittsburgh Action Against Rape" (+$3,000.00),"Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force" (+$3,000.00) "Community Human Services" (+$2,000.00) and "East End Cooperative Ministry" (+$2,000.00).Withdrawn  Action details
2014-0488 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 137, effective April 2, 2014, 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 reprogram funds in City Council from: “East Liberty Concerned Citizens” (-$2,000.00), 'Friendship Development Association” (-$4,000.00) and “Friendship Preservation Group” (-$4,000.00) and transfer these funds to “Pittsburgh Action Against Rape” (+$3,000.00),“Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force” (+$3,000.00) “Community Human Services” (+$2,000.00) and “East End Cooperative Ministry” (+$2,000.00).Withdrawn  Action details
2014-0489 1 Resolution Resolution amending Resolution No. 142, effective April 2, 2014, 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, so as to reprogram funds within City Council: from "Family House" (-$2,000.00), "The Challenge Program" (-$3,000.00) and "Tri-Valley Athletic Association" (-$2,000.00) and transfer these funds to "Women's Center and Shelter" (+$3,000.00), "Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank" (+2,000.00), and "Allen Place Community Services" ($2,000.00).Withdrawn  Action details
2014-0490 1 Resolution Resolution amending Resolution No. 143, effective April 2, 2014, 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 within City Council from "Family House" (-$2,000.00),"The Challenge Program" (-$3,000.00) and "Tri-Valley Athletic Association" (-$2,000.00), and transfer these funds to "Women's Center and Shelter" (+$3,000.00), "Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank" (+2,000.00), and "Allen Place Withdrawn  Action details
2014-0494 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 362 approved May 25, 2010, to include additional addresses and extend enforcement hours for Area “DD” in the Southside Flats community (Council District #3).Read and referred  Action details
2014-0495 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 549 approved July 30, 2002 to include additional addresses for Area “I” in the Garfield community (Council District #9).Read and referred  Action details
2014-0493 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a Professional Services Agreement Amendment #2 in the total sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($50,000.00) to Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky for professional consulting and legal services in relation to reviews of the City's processes and procedures regarding tax collection matters. Cost not to exceed $50,000.00.Read and referred  Action details
2014-0491 1 CommunicationCommunication from Robert Rubenstien, Executive Director of the URA, submitting the Independent Auditor's Reports of Financial Statements and Required Supplementary Information for the year ended December 31, 213 Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2014-0492 1 CommunicationCommunication from John Patterson, Executive Director of Pittsburgh Community Television, submitting the PCTV Annual Report in accordance with Resolution 639 of 2013.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2014-0445 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Paul Leger as Director of the Department of Finance of the City of Pittsburgh.ApprovedPass Action details
2014-0447 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing James Griffin as Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation of the City of Pittsburgh. ApprovedPass Action details
2014-0448 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Deborah Walker as Manager of the Office of Municipal Investigations of the City of Pittsburgh. ApprovedPass Action details
2014-0449 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Paul Leger as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority for a term to expire on February 27, 2017. Mr. Leger will fill the seat vacated by Debbie Lestitian. ApprovedPass Action details
2014-0481 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for May 19, 2014 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2014-0327 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of Two Thousand Four Hundred Three Dollars and Twenty-Seven Cents ($2,403.27) to Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C., One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, 20th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, for arbitration services in connection with an Act 111 Interest Arbitration and General Labor Advice and Negotiation. Pursuant to Section 8 of the Policemen and Firemen Collective Bargaining Act (Act 111), the City is required to pay the expenses incurred in connection with the arbitration proceeding. Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0328 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a Five Thousand Four Hundred Dollar ($5,400.00) warrant in favor of John M. Skonier, Esquire, 2417 Oakland Avenue, Norristown, PA 19403, for payment of professional services rendered in the Act 111 Interest Arbitration (Residency) between the City of Pittsburgh and the Fraternal Order of Police, Case No. 55 360 L 00341 04. Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0395 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Pepper Hamilton, LLP, 500 Grant Street, Suite 5000 Pittsburgh, PA 15219, in an amount not to exceed One Hundred Ten Thousand Dollars, ($110,000.00), said amount representing payment for professional services rendered in connection with currently pending litigation in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania at Civil Action No. 12-1600.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0396 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00) Two Thousand Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($2,250.00), in favor of VocResources, LLC, P.O. Box 12881, Pittsburgh, PA 15241, for payment of professional services rendered in Tara Clanagan vs. City of Pittsburgh, et al., Common Pleas Court of Allegheny County, No. GD 12-021607, for personal injuries and damages arising from a vehicular accident, on or about July 8, 2012, at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Shetland Avenue. Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0399 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and City Solicitor to enter into an agreement or agreements for the hiring of outside legal counsel and consultants to represent the City of Pittsburgh in connection with currently pending litigation in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County at GD 13-003256 regarding the Outdoor Advertising Tax ordinance at a cost not to exceed $20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Dollars).Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0482 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for May 19, 2014 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2014-0370 2 ResolutionResolution authorizing the City of Pittsburgh's Department of Public Works to assume responsibility for the year round maintenance, repair, and future alterations of facilities constructed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as part of the PA Route 28 Roadway Improvement Project, subject to City Council's final approval. .Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0409 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto Community College of Allegheny County, 800 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15233, their successor and assign, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, an encroachment for landscape lighting fixtures and wiring to uplight street trees in the right-of-way of Ridge Avenue, in the 22nd Ward, Council District 1 of the City of Pittsburgh.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0453 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 transferring the amount of $175,000 from the City Signal Upgrades BOND line item and creating the "CBD (Central Business District) Signal Upgrades " line item. Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0454 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 772, effective, January 1, 2013, as amended, entitled "Adopting and approving the 2013 Capital Budget and the 2013 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2013 through 2017 Capital Improvement Program," by transferring $600,000.00 in BOND funds from the "Wenzell Avenue and Carnahan Road" line item and transferring $125,050.00 in BOND funds from the "City Signal Update" line item and creating the "CBD (Central Business District) Signal Upgrades" line item in the amount of $725,050.00 BOND.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0455 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 investigation, design, and construction of CBD (Central Business District) Signal Upgrades throughout the City; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof, at a cost not to exceed $4,500,250.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0483 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Human Resources for May 19, 2014 with an Affirmatiave Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2014-0410 1 ResolutionResolution to amend Resolution No. 339 of 2010, "Providing that the City enter into a professional services agreement with an insurance broker for the purpose of securing excess workers' compensation insurance coverage”, by increasing the total cost from $165,000.00 to $185,625.00 for extending services for an additional six (6) months.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0411 1 ResolutionResolution providing for Professional Services Agreement(s) and/or Contract(s) with Ceridian HCM, Inc. for the purpose of on-going payroll processing services, payroll tax filing services, application outsourcing services and related support services. Cost not to exceed Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars ($700,000.00). Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0412 1 ResolutionResolution providing that the City of Pittsburgh enter into a Professional Services Agreement(s) for the annual maintenance and support of software necessary for the processing and administration of Personnel and Civil Service applications for employment and providing for the payment of the costs thereof. Cost not to exceed $12,218.75.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0497 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Urban Recreation for May 19, 2014 with an Affirmatiave Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2014-0414 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into agreements in individual amounts of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) or less with performers, instructors, artists and persons with specialized skills in connection with the Department's recreational and instructional programs. Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0415 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into agreement or agreements, contract or contracts and use of existing agreement or agreements, contract or contracts in individual amounts of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) or less with consultants in connection with the Department's recreational and park related services.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0416 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements, Lease(s) and/or License Agreement(s) for the use of certain property for senior facilities for the provision of center services to seniors in an amount not to exceed Sixty Five Thousand Four Hundred ($65,400.00), chargeable to and payable from the Seniors Community Program Trust Fund in the Department of Parks and Recreation. Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0417 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements with the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education or another vendor chosen through the City bid process for the purpose of providing meals in connection with the 2014 Summer Food Service Program in the Department of Parks and Recreation. The total cost shall not exceed Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($600,000.00). Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0418 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into a License Agreement with the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, St. Catherine of Sienna Parish parking lot located at Broadway Avenue and Belasco Street for a 2014 Farmers' Market. Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0419 2 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into a License Agreement with the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, Saint Maria Goretti School parking lot for a 2014 Farmers' Market. Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0420 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into a License Agreement with Union Real Estate Company of Pittsburgh for the use of property behind Carrick Shopping Center for the 2014 Farmers' Market. Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0421 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into a License Agreement with the Parking Authority for the use of property on 18th and Carson Streets for the 2014 Farmers' Market. Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0422 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into a License Agreement with the Parking Authority for use of property located between Beacon and Bartlett Streets for the 2014 Farmers' Market. Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0423 1 ResolutionResoluiton authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract or contracts, agreement or agreements, or the use of existing contracts or agreements and other approved expenditures for the maintenance of City swimming pools using 2014 Paygo funds in an amount not to exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0424 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract or contracts, agreement or agreements, or the use of existing contracts or agreements and other approved expenditures for the maintenance and enhancement of City recreation and senior centers using 2014 Paygo funds in an amount not to exceed One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0425 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract or contracts, agreement or agreements, or the use of existing contracts or agreements and other approved expenditures for the construction of Splash Zones, aquatic playground facilities using the 2014 Paygo Funds in an amount not to exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0426 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract or contracts, agreement or agreements, lease or leases, professional service agreements or the use of existing contracts, leases or agreements, design, construction and other services, along with other approved expenditures and for the payment of supplies, equipment, materials, rentals, and other services for the construction of Community Center in Riverview Park using the 2014 Paygo Funds in an amount not to exceed Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00). Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0427 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract or contracts, agreement or agreements, or the use of existing contracts or agreements and other approved expenditures for the maintenance and enhancement of Beechview Community Center using 2014 Paygo funds in an amount not to exceed Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0484 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for may 17, 2014 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2014-0428 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh's Official Sewage Facilities Plan for Schenley Place, 4420 Bayard Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Passed FinallyPass Action details
2014-0504 1 Will of CouncilNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh urges the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to revise its proposed rules to limit smog-forming emissions from coal-fired electric generating facilities in Pennsylvania to require effective operation of Selective Catalytic Reduction controls for the benefit of residents of southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Will of Council shall be circulated to Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, Congressman Mike Doyle, DEP Secretary Christopher Abruzzo, Governor Tom Corbett, EPA Region 3 Administrator Shawn Garvin, and Director of Region 3 Air Protection Division Diana Escher.AdoptedPass Action details