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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/3/2016 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2016-0371 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize Pittonkatonk’s contribution to Pittsburgh’s vibrant arts scene and commends its commitment to artistic, social, and musical education; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Saturday, May 7, 2016, to be “PITTONKATONK DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2016-0372 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend and celebrate the accomplishments and community activism of Mrs. Sonia Taqi, and further joins the Pakistani American Association of Greater Pittsburgh in celebrating Pakistan Day by declaring Tuesday, May 3, 2016 to be “Sonia Taqi Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2016-0373 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize Jewish Healthcare Foundation and its partners for increasing awareness of HPV-related oral cancer and developing a strategy to promote the importance of vaccination in Pittsburgh; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, May 3, 2016 to be “HPV-Related Oral Cancer Awareness Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2016-0374 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby applaud Master Builders Association of Western Pennsylvania and Simcoach Games for developing Harness Heroes app and embodying the power of partnership in Pittsburgh; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, May 3, 2016 to be “Harness Heroes Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2016-0375 1 ProclamationNOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh thanks the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh for their contributions to Fiberart International 2016 and the overall cultural landscape in Pittsburgh, and; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare May 6, 2016 to be “Fiberart International Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2016-0376 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Nikkia Ingram for her compassion she has for our youth and the initiatives she has taken to support our youth; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, May 3, 2016, to be “Nikkia Ingram Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2016-0377 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend and congratulate Metro-Urban Institute on 25 years of service; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Saturday, April 30, 2016, to be “Metro-Urban Institute Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2016-0378 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize, commend, and congratulate Jeff on a long, storied and exemplary career at ALCOSAN that spanned five decades; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Thursday, April 28, 2016, to be “JEFF JEFFERSON DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2016-0352 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for the Arsenal Terminal Development at 3939 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2016-0353 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto Atlas Development Company, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, a handicap ramp with handrail and landing at 1601 Broadway Avenue in the 19th Ward, Council District 4 of the City of Pittsburgh, USA.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2016-0354 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 607, effective September 22, 2015, 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 the residents of the City of Pittsburgh, at a cost not to exceed $513,000.00, so as to reprogram funds within the Mayor’s Office from: “Homewood Renaissance Association” (-$10,00.00); “Light of Life Ministries” (-$5,000.00); and transfer these funds to “Kingsley Association” (+$15,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2016-0355 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No.160, effective April 7, 2016, 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 within the Mayor’s Office from: “Operation Better Block” (-$5,000.00) and transfer these funds to “Kingsley Association” (+$5,000.00)Read and referred  Action details
2016-0356 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 476, effective July 16, 2015, 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 cost not to exceed $800,000.00; so as to reprogram funds in the Mayor’s Office from: “Operation Better Block” (-$5,000.00), and transfer these funds to “Kingsley Association” (+$5,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2016-0357 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 162, effective April 7, 2016, 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 the Mayor’s Office from: “Operation Better Block” (-$5,000.00); and transfer these funds to “Kingsley Association” (+$5,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2016-0358 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 192, Effective April 9, 2015, 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 the Mayor’s Office from: “Operation Better Block’(-$5,000.00); and transfer these funds to “Kingsley Association (+$5,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2016-0359 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 167, effective April 7, 2016, 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 2014 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 the Mayor’s Office from: “Homewood Renaissance Assoc.” (-$10,000.00); “Operation Better Block” (-$10,000.00); “Light of Life Ministries” (-$5,000.00); and transfer these funds to “Kingsley Association” (+$25,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2016-0360 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 168, effective April 7, 2016, 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 the residents of the City of Pittsburgh, at a cost not to exceed $540,000.00, so as to reprogram funds within the Mayor’s Office from: “Homewood Renaissance Assoc.” (-$10,000.00); “Operation Better Block” (-$10,000.00); “Light of Life Ministries” (-$5,000.00); and transfer these funds to “Kingsley Association” (+$25,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2016-0361 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 169, effective April 7, 2016, 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 2015 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 the Mayor’s Office from: “Homewood Renaissance Association” (-$10,00.00); “Light of Life Ministries” (-$5,000.00); and transfer these funds to “Kingsley Association” (+$15,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2016-0362 1 ResolutionResolution providing that the City of Pittsburgh enter into a Professional Services Agreement(s) and/or Contract(s) with Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) for the purpose of providing customized applicant preparation training for Public Safety position applicants and services associated with Civil Service exam preparation and training; providing for the payment of the costs thereof not to exceed $17,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2016-0363 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 66 of 2016 providing that the City of Pittsburgh enter into a Professional Services Agreement(s) and/or Contract(s) with NEOGOV for the upgrade of workforce management software for HR management, applicant tracking, and Civil Service testing and for the setup, annual maintenance, and support of a software suite necessary to measure and assess software and office skills for Civil Service testing and other assessments and providing for the payment of the costs thereof by increasing the total cost from $41,056.75 to $48,963.75, a $7,907.00 increase.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2016-0364 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Office of Management & Budget to enter into a Contract or Agreement with MAYA Design for graphic design, branding, and application support for the City’s Smart City Challenge grant for a sum not to exceed Twenty Five Thousand and Five Hundred Dollars ($25,500.00) and for the payment of the costs thereof.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2016-0365 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing issuance of a warrant in the amount of $7,530.40, in favor of Duquesne Light Company, c/o Carolyn K. Cingel, Claims Specialist, 411 Seventh Avenue, Mail Drop 16-1, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 in settlement of a claim for a damaged wood light pole by a City of Pittsburgh, Public Works truck on June 16, 2015 on Baldwin Road in the Hays area of the City.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2016-0366 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution #779 of 2013 entitled, “providing for a professional services agreement or agreements with Maher Duessel for the performance of the City’s Financial Statement including Single Audit for the years ending 2013, 2014 and 2015,” to exercise the optional two year extension as stipulated in the original contract payable from the Department of Finance Auditing & Accounting Services, for Budget Years 2017 and 2018, at a cost not to exceed Three Hundred and Thirty Five Thousand, Nine Hundred and Twenty Dollars ($335,920.00) over two years. All other provisions remain unchanged.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2016-0367 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No.816, effective, January 1, 2016, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2016 Capital Budget and the 2016 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2016 through 2021 Capital Improvement Program,” by decreasing the “Penn Dot Local Shares (TIP)” line item” by the amount of $20,933.20 (from $143,000.00 BOND to $122,066.80 BOND) and creating the “Reconstruction of Forbes Avenue” line item in the amount of $104,666.00 ($20,933.20 BOND/ $83,732.80 FHWA).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2016-0368 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. Cost not to exceed $104,666.00.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2016-0369 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Office of Management and Budget, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into a License Agreement or Agreements with The Kingsley Association for the use of The Kingsley Center Pool by City residents; and shall be at a cost not to exceed Fifteen Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($15,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2016-0370 1 OrdinanceAn Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code at Title 6: Conduct, Article III: Dogs, Cats and Other Animals, by adding a New Chapter 637 - Infliction of Pain on Wild or Exotic Animals, making it unlawful to use devices or instruments to inflict pain for the purpose of training or controlling the behavior of any wild or exotic animal.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2016-0349 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for April 27, 2016 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2016-0311 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of Two Thousand Two Hundred Seventy-Seven Dollars and Ten Cents ($2,277.10) in favor of Michael E. Zobrak, Labor Arbitrator, 1217 Pleasant Street, Aliquippa, PA 15001-9425 for arbitration services, charging same to 11101.53.53513.108000.2016, Item number 522700.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2016-0312 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the sum of Thirteen Thousand Five Hundred Dollars and 00/100 ($13,500.00), in favor of Bart Maverick Yagla, c/o Ira M. Karoll, Jones Day, 500 Grant Street, Suite 4500, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, in Full and Final Settlement of an action filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania filed at 2:14-cv-00181.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2016-0313 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: 3627 & 3629 MexicoPassed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2016-0314 2 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 I: A: 135 & 133 Moultrie, B: 143 Moultrie, C: 3416 Webster, D: 5304 Hillcrest, E: 123 Finley, F: 6816 Fifth, G: 417 East Carson H: 960 & 926 E Warrington, I: 2911 Merwyn, J: 1312 Warner, K: 2039 Straubs, L: 1129 VoskampPassed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2016-0315 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 G: [A: 701-DELETED & 712 Webster - DELETED], B: 341 Flowers, C: 83 & 87 Westwood, D: 1231 Troy Hill, E: 2024 Straubs, F: 1535 Garfield, G: 1506 & 1509 Nobles, H: 1312 Warner Street.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2016-0315 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 G: [A: 701-DELETED & 712 Webster - DELETED], B: 341 Flowers, C: 83 & 87 Westwood, D: 1231 Troy Hill, E: 2024 Straubs, F: 1535 Garfield, G: 1506 & 1509 Nobles, H: 1312 Warner Street.AMENDEDPass Action details
2016-0315 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 G: [A: 701-DELETED & 712 Webster - DELETED], B: 341 Flowers, C: 83 & 87 Westwood, D: 1231 Troy Hill, E: 2024 Straubs, F: 1535 Garfield, G: 1506 & 1509 Nobles, H: 1312 Warner Street.Passed Finally, As AmendedPass Action details
2016-0350 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for April 27, 2016 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2016-0335 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of City Planning of the City of Pittsburgh to execute relevant agreements with the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to receive Municipal Assistance Program (MAP) grant funds in an amount not to exceed Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars and Zero cents ($75,000.00) in order to fund professional services/consultants to complete a TRID planning study for the Uptown and Fifth/Forbes Corridor in the City of Pittsburgh.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2016-0336 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of City Planning to amend an Agreement with Interface Studio, LLC, for the purpose of assigning the additional JDE accounts ## 1129400174.53901.00, 1129400178.53901.00 and Item # 1156, in order to make payments pursuant to said Agreement.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2016-0351 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for April 27, 2016 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2016-0235 2 ResolutionResolution requesting the approval of an inter-municipal transfer of liquor license, License No. R-12177, LID-64109 from CBear., LLC., 11822 Frankstown Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15235 to the Applicant, Fumanchew, LLC., 2101 Woodward Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 for the premises located at 4401 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201, known as “Ki Ramen”, pursuant to amended Pennsylvania Liquor Code, §4-461.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2016-0334 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of City Planning to enter into a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (“URA”) in order to accept a subgrant of Federal Transit Administration (“FTA”) awarded grant funds in an amount not to exceed One Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars and Zero cents ($1,200,000.00.) in order to fund the creation and implementation of the Uptown and Fifth/Forbes Corridor Investment District.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video