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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/10/2014 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2014-1028 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby honor Rev. James and Dr. Sheila Johnson Hunt on 25 years of ministry ; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Sunday, November 16, 2014, to be “Rev. James and Sheila Johnson Hunt Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2014-1029 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize the critical role that the GBA and GCA has played in the community, commends those volunteers who have given unselfishly of their time and congratulates the honorees for their contributions to the Greenfield community; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Saturday, November 15, 2014, to be “GREENFIELD DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2014-1025 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of City Planning to receive insurance monies, encumber, and enter into contract or contracts, agreement or agreements, professional service agreements or utilize existing contracts and other services to perform restoration and re-installation of the Troy Hill WWI monument. Cost not to exceed $22,512.00.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1019 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor, Director of the Department of Public Safety and the Acting Chief of Police, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into a grant agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to receive the amount of one million eight hundred seventy-five thousand dollars and zero cents ($1,875,000.00). Grant ID: 2014ULWX0041 / September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2017Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1020 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code, Title VII Business Licensing, Article X Rental of Residential Housing, Chapter 781 Residential Housing Rental Permit Program by repealing the current Chapter and replacing with a new Chapter 781 Residential Housing Rental Permit Program.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1006 1 ResolutionResolution making Appropriations to pay the expenses of conducting the Public Business of the City of Pittsburgh and for meeting the debt charges thereof for the Fiscal Year, beginning January 1, 2015Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1007 1 ResolutionResolution fixing the number of officers and employees of the City of Pittsburgh, and the rate of compensation thereof, and setting minimum levels for designated positions.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1008 1 ResolutionResolution adopting and approving the 2015 Capital Budget and the 2015 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2015 through 2020 Capital Improvement Program.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1009 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing City Council to approve intra-departmental transfers throughout the 2015 Fiscal YearRead and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1010 1 ResolutionResolution amending and supplementing Resolution 273 of 2009, entitled “Resolution providing for an agreement between the City of Pittsburgh (“City”) and the County of Allegheny (“County”) for the continued assumption by the County of purchasing activities on behalf of the City which henceforth shall include service contracts (B contracts) and commodity purchases for the purchase of materials, general supplies, and equipment by the various Departments of the City of Pittsburgh for any or all Departments of the City of Pittsburgh; and providing for the payment of all costs thereof” so as to sunset the authorizationRead and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1011 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the City of Pittsburgh to participate in or purchase off contracts for goods, materials, services, construction, vehicles or equipment entered into by the U.S. General Services Administration, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, any Commonwealth of Pennsylvania County, City, Township, Municipality, Borough, Authority, Public Procurement Unit and the Pittsburgh School District for the 2015 fiscal year pursuant to the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Law, Act 57 of 1998 and Act 180 of 1972 as amended by Act 148 of 1986.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1012 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code, Title One, Administrative, Chapter 111 Departments Generally, Section 111.01 Establishment; Rules and Regulations; Organization and Control to change the name of the Bureau of Building Inspection to the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections (PLI).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1013 1 OrdinanceOrdinance supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code, Title One, Administrative, Chapter 114, to create the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections to encompass current Bureau of Building Inspection employees, responsibilities, and functions in order to formalize the status of the Department and set roles, responsibilities, and functions for its Director.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1014 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code, Title One, Administrative, Chapter 116 Department of Public Safety to remove the functions and responsibilities of the former Bureau of Building Inspection in order to facilitate the creation of the new Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1015 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Seven, Business Licensing, Chapter 701 General Provisions to reflect the renaming and reorganization of the former Bureau of Building Inspection to the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1016 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of Three Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-One Dollars and No Cents ($3,861.00) to Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C., One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., 20th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, for expert legal consulting services in connection with general labor advice and employment negotiations.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1017 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars and 00/100 ($15,000.00), in favor of Timothy M. Joyce, c/o Charles F. Bowers, Esquire, Bowers, Ross and Fawcett, LLC, 820 Kennedy Drive, P.O. Box 280, Ambridge, PA, 15003, releasing and discharging Kenneth Simon, Anthony Scarpine and the City of Pittsburgh, from direct liability in any and all claims in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania filed at 2:12-cv-334, and arising from an alleged incident on or about July 7, 2011 and described more fully in plaintiff's complaint in civil action.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1018 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of the Richard S. Caliguiri Amyloidosis Foundation in an amount not to exceed sixteen thousand, seven hundred, thirty two dollars ($16,732.00), in connection with the 2014 Great Race in the Department of Parks and Recreation, without previous authority of law; and providing for the payment thereof.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1026 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 $1,000 from Brookline Library Project to Brookline Knights Football League Scoreboard.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1027 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 719 of 2011, entitled “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 Neighborhood Needs Program in Council District 4; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof” by transferring $1,000 from Brookline Library Project to Brookline Knights Football League Scoreboard.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1021 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto McKnight 535 Smithfield LP, 310 Grant Street, Suite 2500, Pittsburgh PA 15219, their successor and assign, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, a canopy over the right-of-way of 535 Smithfield Street in the 2nd Ward, 6 Council District of the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1022 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto Cheryl Larry, 2916 Webster Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, her successors and assigns, an encroachment to construct, maintain and use at her own cost and expense, a side porch and a driveway with parking area on the right-of-way of Granite Street in the 5th Ward, 6 Council District of the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1023 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto MWK Forbes, LLC, 204 5th Avenue, Suite 404, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, their successors and assigns, an encroachment to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, a subsurface encroachment for soil nails under the right-of-way of 5th Avenue for 3333 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, in the 4th Ward, 6 Council District of the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-1024 1 ResolutionResoluiton granting unto Charlotte Ka, 924 North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221, her successors and assigns, an encroachment for a cantilvered building extension, walls with planting areas and rail on Soho Street, for 2297 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 in the 5th Ward, 6 Council District of the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2014-0984 ( Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Senator Wayne Fontana, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Land Bank for a term to expire on November 1, 2016. This appointment shall take effect upon confirmation by Pittsburgh City Council.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
2014-0983 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Paul Leger as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Land Bank for a term to expire on November 1, 2015. ApprovedPass Action details Not available
2014-0985 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Karen Abrams as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Land Bank for a term to expire on November 1, 2017. ApprovedPass Action details Not available
2014-0986 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Land Bank for a term to expire on November 1, 2015. ApprovedPass Action details Not available
2014-0987 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Land Bank for a term to expire on November 1, 2016.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
2014-0988 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Councilman Ricky Burgess as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Land Bank for a term to expire on November 1, 2017.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
2014-1000 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for November 3, 2014 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2014-0932 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of Twenty-five Thousand Dollars and 00/100 ($25,000.00), in favor of Diane Zion, c/o Austin P. Henry, Mills & Henry, 223 Fourth Avenue, 200 Benedum Trees Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, releasing and discharging Sergeant Terrence Donnelly, from direct liability in any and all claims in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania filed at 2:09-cv-0038, and arising from an alleged incident on or about March 17, 2009 and described more fully in plaintiff's complaint in civil action.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-0933 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a grant agreement with the Richard King Mellon Foundation to receive $150,000 in funding to support the operations of the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-0934 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a grant agreement with The Pittsburgh Foundation to receive $130,000 in funding to support the operations of the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-0935 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a grant agreement with The Hillman Foundation to receive $50,000 in funding to support the operations of the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-0936 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a grant agreement with The Buhl Foundation to receive $10,000 in funding to support the operations of the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-0937 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a grant agreement with the The Heinz Endowments to receive $100,000 in funding to support the operations of the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-0938 3 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 J: A: 1206 Herron, B: 1128 Ruthven, C: 4609 Carroll, D:7147 Hermitage, E: 7624 Frankstown, & 815 Durango, [F:420 E. Warrington - DELETED, & 424 E. Warrington - DELETED, G: 414 E Warrington - DELETED], H: 17 Curtin, I: Grace, J: 460 Grace, & 456 Grace. AMENDEDPass Action details Not available
2014-0938 3 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 J: A: 1206 Herron, B: 1128 Ruthven, C: 4609 Carroll, D:7147 Hermitage, E: 7624 Frankstown, & 815 Durango, [F:420 E. Warrington - DELETED, & 424 E. Warrington - DELETED, G: 414 E Warrington - DELETED], H: 17 Curtin, I: Grace, J: 460 Grace, & 456 Grace. Passed Finally, As AmendedPass Action details Not available
2014-0939 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: 5324 Natrona, B: 1745 Duffield, C: 7296 Lemington, 7296 Lemington, 7298 Lemington, D: 7300 Race Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-0940 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: 1420 and 1422 Liverpool Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-0941 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the filing of petitions for the sale of certain properties, acquired at tax sales, in accordance with Act No.171 of 1984, "Second Class City Treasurer Sale and Collection Act", effective December 11, 1984. ITEMS A through I. A: 5115 Lytle B: 5111 Lytle C: 5111½ Lytle D: 5113 Lytle E: 5109 Roma F: 919 Chestnut G: 1128 Woodland Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-0942 1 ResolutionResolution repealing items in Resolutions approved on various dates, authorizing the sale of properties in various wards of the City of Pittsburgh, in accordance with Act No. 171 of 1984, “Second Class City Treasurer Sale and Collection Act”, effective December 11, 1984. Item A: 6824 Fifth Avenue B: 2505 S. 18th Street Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-0990 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Director of the Department of Finance to purchase the Lot and Block# 54-J-187 located at 341 Saline Street, 15207 from John & Virginia Ingoldsby in the amount of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-1001 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for November 3, 2014 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2014-0944 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor, the Director of the Department of Public Safety, and the Acting Chief of Police, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into a grant agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation, Division of Highway Safety, Impaired Driving Grant (Federal Fiscal Year 2015), in the amount of eighty-nine thousand nine hundred ninety-six dollars and zero cents ($89,996.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-0945 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Public Safety to enter into a professional services agreement with ESM Advisors, LLC for an organizational assessment and strategic evaluation of the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. Cost not to exceed $32,340.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-1002 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for November 3, 2014 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2014-0946 1 ResolutionResolution repealing Resolution No. 342, effective June 2, 2014, entitled “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” by repealing it in its entirety.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-0947 1 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.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-1003 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Human Resources for November 3, 2014 with an Affirmatiave Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2014-0948 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Director of the Department of Finance to enter into an Agreement with Independent Catalyst to provide professional services related to the City of Pittsburgh's Payroll and Human Resource systems in the amount of twenty four thousand six hundred dollars ($24,600).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-1004 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for November 3, 2014 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2014-0995 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 417 approved June 10, 2014, to include additional addresses for Area “DD” in the South Side Flats community (Council District #3).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-1005 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for November 3, 2014 with an Affirmatiave Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2014-0950 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 554, effective August 12, 2013, entitled “Authorizing a cooperation agreement with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh designating URA as the City's agent in connection with a $882,990 Penn Works grant for the Lawrenceville Technology Center site owned by RIDC Southwestern Pennsylvania Growth Fund” by adding account numbers. (Council District 7)Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-0951 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to submit an application for financial assistance for the Highland Avenue Lighting project in the amount of $412,500 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for the operation and administration of the project in FY 2014-2015. (Council District 9)Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-0952 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a 2014-2015 Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh providing for the designation of the local matching share for a grant applied for in an application filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development under the Keystone Communities Program for the Highland Avenue Lighting project. (Council District 9)Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-0953 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to acquire all of the City's Right, Title and Interest, if any, in and to the Publicly-Owned Property in the 11th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh designated in the Deed Registry Office of Allegheny County as Block 83-P, Lot 230 (Council District No. 9 - Site Assemblage for Commercial Development - North Beatty Street).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2014-0954 1 ResolutionResolution approving execution of a Deed by and between the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and the City of Pittsburgh for the sale of Disposition Parcel A-9, Block 51-H, Lot 322, in the 8th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, the East Liberty Neighborhood - Baum Boulevard and South Negley Avenue - Council District No. 9 (community parklet).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available