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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/20/2017 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2017-1650 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend the United States Navy and its Office of Community Outreach for bringing Navy Week to the City of Pittsburgh to engage and educate Pittsburghers about the US Navy; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare the week of June 19-25, 2017 to be “NAVY WEEK” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2017-1651 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize the health and wellness advantages of Pickleball as well as the benefits of exercise for baby boomers and those living with Parkinsons and congratulates the USAPA for bringing the 2017 Gamma Pickleball Classic to Pittsburgh; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, June 23, 24 and 25, 2017, to be “2017 GAMMA PICKLEBALL CLASSIC DAYS” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2017-1652 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize Community Empowerment Association on the occasion of its 24th anniversary and celebration of Founder’s Day and commends T. Rashad Byrdsong for his dedicated service to the Homewood-Brushton community; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Friday, June 9, 2017 to be “T. Rashad Byrdsong Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2017-1653 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize the noble and creative contributions of the Mattress Factory to the City, the state, and the world, through four decades; and, BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Friday, June 16th, 2017, “Mattress Factory Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2017-1654 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby honor the memory of Loretta Coleman and sends our deepest condolences to her family; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Friday, June 9, 2017, to be “Loretta Coleman Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2017-1655 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize, commend the leadership and board of the New Leaders Council of Pittsburgh and celebrates the graduation and accomplishments of the 2017 Class of New Leaders Council Fellows; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, June 20, 2017, to be “NEW LEADERS COUNCIL OF PITTTSBURGH CLASS OF 2017 DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2017-1639 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 587 of 2015, authorizing the Director of Finance and the Director of the Department of Innovation and Performance to enter into a contract or agreement, or use of existing contract or agreement with a vendor for the purpose of continuing to operate an Open Government Financial System for years 2015 and 2016 and ending July 31, 2017. This contract may be extended for one additional year upon mutual agreement of the parties. Total cost for 2015 and 2016 $40,000.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-1639 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 587 of 2015, authorizing the Director of Finance and the Director of the Department of Innovation and Performance to enter into a contract or agreement, or use of existing contract or agreement with a vendor for the purpose of continuing to operate an Open Government Financial System for years 2015 and 2016 and ending July 31, 2017. This contract may be extended for one additional year upon mutual agreement of the parties. Total cost for 2015 and 2016 $40,000.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details
2017-1640 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution Enactment Number 42, effective February 11, 2016, previously amending Resolution Enactment Number 271, effective May 5, 2014, providing for an agreement or agreements for the Departments of Innovation & Performance and Public Safety to include upgrades to the City's existing public safety systems for a sum not to exceed One Hundred Forty-Three Thousand Five Hundred Sixty-Two Dollars and Fifty Cents ($143,562.50) Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000) and for the payment of the costs thereof; said amendment to extend the term from December 31, 2016 to September 30, 2017 and to allocate funds from a new JDE # to provide for the same.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-1640 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution Enactment Number 42, effective February 11, 2016, previously amending Resolution Enactment Number 271, effective May 5, 2014, providing for an agreement or agreements for the Departments of Innovation & Performance and Public Safety to include upgrades to the City's existing public safety systems for a sum not to exceed One Hundred Forty-Three Thousand Five Hundred Sixty-Two Dollars and Fifty Cents ($143,562.50) Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000) and for the payment of the costs thereof; said amendment to extend the term from December 31, 2016 to September 30, 2017 and to allocate funds from a new JDE # to provide for the same.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details
2017-1641 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the designation as a Historic Structure under Title 11 of the Code of Ordinances that certain structure known as the Oliver Bath House, located at 38 South Tenth Street, block and lot number 3-G-206, in the 17th Ward, City of Pittsburgh. (Public Hearing Held, August 29, 2017)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-1642 1 ResolutionResolution providing that the City of Pittsburgh enter into a Professional Services Agreement(s) and/or Contracts with consultants and/or service providers for professional services in connection with Civil Service and MPOETC required assessment and evaluation of Public Safety candidates, and providing for payment of the cost thereof. Cost not to exceed $80,000.00.WithdrawnPass Action details
2017-1643 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of the Sheraton Hotel Station Square in an amount not to exceed Eight Thousand Seventy Four Dollars and Twenty One Cents ($8,074.21), for the Citiparks Seniors Program Volunteer Recognition Gala; and providing for the payment thereof.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-1644 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 752, effective December 13, 2016, previously amending Resolution No. 64, effective February 25, 2016, providing for an Agreement or Agreements with the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education for the purpose of providing meals in connection with the 2016-2018 Food Service Program in the Department of Parks and Recreation. The total cost thereof shall not exceed Seven Hundred, Fifty Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($750,000.00) One Million Five-Hundred Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($1,500,000.00). The purpose of this amendment is to extend the term of the program until May 31, 2018 and to change the applicable rates with regard to 2017 and 2018 food services.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-1645 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor, Director of Parks and Recreation, Director of Public Works and Director of Finance to enter, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, into a Lease Agreement or Agreements with Morningside Partners LP and Congregate Management Services, Inc., for providing social and recreational services to seniors and other eligible participants/inter-generational programming at the (as yet unbuilt) Morningside Central Community Center to be located in Morningside Crossing that is tentatively scheduled to open in 2018. Cost to the City not to exceed TWO HUNDRED THIRTY-EIGHT THOUSAND SEVENTY-SIX DOLLARS and EIGHTY CENTS ($238,076.80) and shall be for a term of fifteen (15) years.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-1646 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 1030 of 1992, which authorized the City of Pittsburgh to create the Three Taxing Bodies Services Trust Fund, to revise the categories of permitted expenditures to be made by the City of Pittsburgh with said Trust Fund monies on behalf of the Three Taxing Bodies.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-1647 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Office of Management and Budget to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding to support the Alternative Fuels Incentive Gant (AFIG) with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. This grant is for the Second Avenue Charging Station Project to assist in the purchase of renewable powered and mobile, dual port electric vehicle charging stations and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND ($175,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-1647 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Office of Management and Budget to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding to support the Alternative Fuels Incentive Gant (AFIG) with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. This grant is for the Second Avenue Charging Station Project to assist in the purchase of renewable powered and mobile, dual port electric vehicle charging stations and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND ($175,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details
2017-1648 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Office of Management and Budget to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding to support the Alternative Fuels Incentive Gant (AFIG) with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. This grant is for the second avenue electric vehicle project providing assistance to purchase 10 electric sedans to be used by the City’s motorpool and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed EIGHTY THOUSAND ($80,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-1648 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Office of Management and Budget to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding to support the Alternative Fuels Incentive Gant (AFIG) with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. This grant is for the second avenue electric vehicle project providing assistance to purchase 10 electric sedans to be used by the City’s motorpool and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed EIGHTY THOUSAND ($80,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details
2017-1633 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for June 14, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2017-1503 2 ResolutionResolution authorizing issuance of two warrants, the total sum of $4,000.00, payable as follows: In the sum of $3,153.60, in favor of Karwan H. Jabbar, 45 Petunia Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15210 for damage to his vehicle from an accident with a Citiparks vehicle and in the sum of $846.40 payable to the Bureau of Police's salaries account: 230000.51101 for repayment of overpayment of salary of Karwan Jabbar, upon his termination of employment with the City of Pittsburgh.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1504 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor, and the Chief Urban Affairs Officer of the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment, to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (“PAEYC”) in the amount of Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000.00) to provide professional services in the establishment of a strong and comprehensive early learning system for the City.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1623 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding from the Heinz Endowments to assist the City of Pittsburgh with a comprehensive review of development, permitting, and licensing processes and recommendations for optimization. This resolution further provides for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed FIFTY THOUSAND ($50,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose as it relates to the grant funding for the project.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1634 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for June 14, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2017-1599 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Citizen Police Review Board to enter into an Agreement(s) or Contract(s) with Attorney William F. Ward of Rothman Gordon, P.C., for professional services to assist in the legal representation of the Citizen Police Review Board for a period of Three years. Said Agreement(s) or Contract(s) shall not exceed Thirty-Three Thousand Dollars ($33,000) for 2017 and shall not exceed Forty-Five Thousand Dollars ($45,000) per year for 2018 and 2019; subject to the annual allocation by City Council.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1635 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for June 14, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2017-1577 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding to support the reconstruction of the Joncaire Steps in accordance to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) specifications and ECMS procedures. Further providing for agreements and expenditures at a cost not to exceed Seven Hundred Ninety Thousand Five Hundred Thirty ($790,530.00) dollars for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1625 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into a License Agreement for a period of one year in which the City grants to Allegheny GoatScape a right to utilize grazing goats upon particular City property in specified City parks.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1636 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for June 14, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2017-1618 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Office of Management and Budget to enter into an agreement with the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2), should the grant be awarded by DCNR, to provide funding for three (3) park Master Planning projects in the coming year: Kennard Park, Sheraden Park, and Emerald View Park. The total grant amount requested is ONE HUNDRED NINETY-SIX THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED FIFTY ($196,650.00) dollars for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1619 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Office of Management and Budget to enter into an agreement with the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2), should the grant be awarded by DCNR, to provide funding for the West End Trolley Trail Project repurpose an old trolley right-of-way in the underserved West End section of our city. The total grant amount requested is TWO HUNDRED NINETY-TWO THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED ($292,400.00) dollars for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1620 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Office of Management and Budget to enter into an agreement with the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2), should the grant be awarded by DCNR, to provide funding for the Wightman Park Development Project providing upgrades to the park including green infrastructure. The total grant amount requested is FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND ($500,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1637 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Performance and Asset Management for June 14, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2017-1612 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 319 entitled “Authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to enter into an Agreement or Agreements with Zucker Systems to optimize the City’s development review processes for a sum not to exceed One Hundred and Forty-Five Thousand Dollars ($145,000) and for the payment of the costs thereof,” so as to include grant funding from the Heinz Endowments.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1638 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for June 14, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2017-1596 1 ResolutionResolution adopting the Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for the Warehouse Townhomes project at 5227 and 5229 Duncan Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1597 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Two, Fiscal; Article IX, Property Taxes; Chapter 267, Exemptions for Industrial and Commercial Improvements; Section 267.03, Exemption Schedule; and Section 267.09, Participation by Allegheny County and Pittsburgh Board of Education, to extend the application periods for the exemptions set forth in Section 267.03, subsections (b) and (c), which were enacted pursuant to Ordinance 10 of 2007, to include applications filed on or after July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1598 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Two, Fiscal; Article IX, Property Taxes; Chapter 265, Exemptions for Residential Improvements; Section 265.03, Exemption for Improvements, subsection (e); and Section 265.04, Exemption for Residential Construction, subsection (g), to extend the application periods for the exemptions covering residential improvements and new residential construction in areas defined as the Uptown District, the Downtown District and Targeted Growth Zones, which were enacted pursuant to Ordinance 9 of 2007, to include applications filed on or after July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video