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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/17/2017 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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2017-2009 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend The Pittsburgh City Paper for its 25th annual “Best of Pittsburgh Reader’s Poll” and a record-breaking year; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare October 19th, 2017 to be “Pittsburgh City Paper’s Best of Pittsburgh Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-2010 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Bonita Allen on her election to Pennsylvania PTA President and recognizes her unwavering commitment to quality education for all children; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Sunday, October 22, 2017, to be “Bonita Allen Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-2011 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize the hard work and sacrifice put into the entertainment industry by DJs and congratulates TJ Harris and DJ Get Nasty for creating an event to honor the 250 DJs in the Pittsburgh area with an annual event; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Saturday, October 18, 2017, to be “DJ Appreciation Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-2012 1 ProclamationNOW, THERFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby convey its best wishes and hearty congratulations to Helen Shields on the occasion of her 90th Birthday. We also thank her for her many acts of kindness she’s bestowed upon others over the course of her lifetime, making Pittsburgh a much better and happier city in which to live. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, in honor of Helen’s 90th Birthday, the Council does hereby declare, on the occasion of her grand, surprise birthday party, on Saturday, October 14th, 2017, to be “Helen Shields Day” in the City of Pittsburgh! And, furthermore, confers upon her the honorary title of Pittsburgh Goodwill Ambassador Plenipotentiary.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-2013 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and commend the Highmark Caring Place for its compassionate mission to help grieving children and adolescents and their families and congratulates them on their 20th Anniversary; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Wednesday, October 25, 2017, to be “Highmark Caring Place Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-2014 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and commend the Hovawart Club of North America on their mission to preserve, protect and steward the ancient German breed of Hovawart dogs and congratulates them on their Fall Show to be held in Pittsburgh; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare October 13, 14, and 15, 2017, to be “HOVAWART DAYS” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-2015 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and commend Patrick Francis Hassett on a rewarding and remarkable career in which he contributed to the growth and development of the City of Pittsburgh and where he became an invaluable and indispensable asset to its success and congratulates Pat on his retirement; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Saturday, October 14, 2017, the day in which the Greenfield Bridge will be reopened to the public to be “Patrick Francis Hassett Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-2016 1 Will of CouncilNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that it is the will and desire of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh that all members of the United States Senate show their support for banning these unnecessary and destructive accessories through the passage of legislation in the House of Representatives and the "Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act" in the Senate, and encourage their colleagues in the House and Senate Judiciary Committees to advance these bills for full consideration and passage; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby commends Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey for his support of this bill.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-2017 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution Number 432 of 2017, entitled, “Resolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the City of Pittsburgh (“City”), the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (“URA”) and the Pittsburgh Land Bank “PLB” to provide for future shared administrative services and the transfer of property among agencies for governmental, redevelopment, and portfolio management purposes (All Districts).”, by providing for City Council review of the Policies and Procedures of the Pittsburgh Land Bank pursuant to §174A.13(d) of the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-2017 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution Number 432 of 2017, entitled, “Resolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the City of Pittsburgh (“City”), the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (“URA”) and the Pittsburgh Land Bank “PLB” to provide for future shared administrative services and the transfer of property among agencies for governmental, redevelopment, and portfolio management purposes (All Districts).”, by providing for City Council review of the Policies and Procedures of the Pittsburgh Land Bank pursuant to §174A.13(d) of the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2017-2018 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the approval by City Council of the initial policies and procedures of the Pittsburgh Land Bank pursuant to section 174A.13 subsection d of the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2017-2018 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the approval by City Council of the initial policies and procedures of the Pittsburgh Land Bank pursuant to section 174A.13 subsection d of the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2017-2005 1 ResolutionResolution further amending and supplementing Resolution No. 855 of 2011, entitled “adopting and approving the 2012 capital budget” so as to close a completed DPW project, and move the remaining funds toward Public Works projects.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-2005 1 ResolutionResolution further amending and supplementing Resolution No. 855 of 2011, entitled “adopting and approving the 2012 capital budget” so as to close a completed DPW project, and move the remaining funds toward Public Works projects.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2017-2006 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 365, effective June 13, 2012, entitled “providing for an agreement/s, or use of existing agreements and/or a contract/s, or use of existing contracts, and for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment, and/or services for City Council District 8 Neighborhood Needs Program and providing for the payment of the costs thereof”, so as to close a completed DPW project, and move the remaining funds toward Public Works projects. Total cost of all projects is not to exceed $134,924.55.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-2006 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 365, effective June 13, 2012, entitled “providing for an agreement/s, or use of existing agreements and/or a contract/s, or use of existing contracts, and for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment, and/or services for City Council District 8 Neighborhood Needs Program and providing for the payment of the costs thereof”, so as to close a completed DPW project, and move the remaining funds toward Public Works projects. Total cost of all projects is not to exceed $134,924.55.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2017-1997 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of City Planning to accept funds from the Northside Leadership Conference in the amount of Nine Thousand Dollars ($9,000.00) provided as a gift in recognition of work previously performed by the City for the conservation, restoration, and maintenance of designated City-owned war memorials and monuments.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-1998 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the designation as a Historic Structure under Title 11 of the Code of Ordinances that certain structure known as the Accamando Center, located at 2410 Saw Mill Run Boulevard, block and lot numbers 95-N-390, in the 32nd Ward, City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-1999 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning, Article I, Section 902.03 Zoning Map, by changing from AP, Mixed-Use Planned Unit Development to GPR-C, Grandview Public Realm sub-district C, a certain property on Grandview Avenue, Block Number 6-H, lot number 43; in the Allegheny County Block and Lot System. (Public Hearing Held 5/22/18)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-2000 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto Howard Caleb Gamble, 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 5120 Penn Avenue in the 10th Ward, Council District Seven of the City of Pittsburgh, USA.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-1978 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Personnel and Civil Service 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 $51,450.00 over three years, subject to appropriation.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2017-1978 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Personnel and Civil Service 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 $51,450.00 over three years, subject to appropriation.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2017-1995 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the School District of Pittsburgh to acquire all of the City's Right, Title and Interest, if any, in and to the Publicly-Owned Property in the 16th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh designated in the Deed Registry Office of Allegheny County as Block 32-F, Lot 52 for the purpose of reopening the Murray Elementary School located at 800 Rectenwald St.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-1996 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 457, effective July 27, 2017, entitled “Authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to enter into a Transfer Agreement or Agreements with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (“PennDOT”), under which PennDOT will make improvements to and transfer to the City of Pittsburgh portions of State Route 4084 from East Street to the West End Bridge, including Allegheny Circle.”Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-2001 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the City of Pittsburgh to grant to Duquesne Light Company permanent utility easement for the installation, use, operation, maintenance, repair, renewal and for the removal of transformers and related facilities on City property located at 611 Second Avenue, a City of Pittsburgh property designated as Block 2-K-135 in the 1st Ward.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-2002 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto Trek Development Group, 130 7th Street, Suite 300, Pittsburgh PA 15222, their successors and assigns, an encroachment to construct, maintain, own and use at their own cost and expense, an underground transformer vault with steel grating for 731-737 Penn Avenue in the 2nd Ward, 6th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-2003 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into a Project Cooperation Agreement with Tree Pittsburgh for the purpose of supporting Tree Pittsburgh’s efforts to promote and advance the City of Pittsburgh’s Urban Forest Master Plan.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-2004 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor, The Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Western Pennsylvania Conservancy for the purpose of providing funds for new tree plantings at the Crafton Trolley Trail, West End Overlook Park and new street trees in various neighborhoods throughout the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-1990 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for October 11, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2017-1948 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing, pursuant to Ch. 210 (“Acceptance of Gifts to City”) of the City Code, the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Safety to accept a donation from BNY Mellon of fully depreciated office cubicle systems and free-standing office furniture totaling an estimated Ninety-Eight Thousand Dollars ($98,000), which shall be used for the purpose of redesigning office spaces of the City’s Department of Public Safety Administration unit and the Bureau of Police Intelligence division.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1951 1 ResolutionResolution Authorizing the Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh to offer free parking for on-street metered parking spaces and surface-level lots on select days in November 2017 and December 2017.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1991 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for October 11, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2017-1946 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Safety to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding from the Three Rivers Regatta to assist the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police with re-establishing the mounted unit. This resolution further provides for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed FOUR THOUSAND ($4,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose as it relates to the grant funding for the project.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1992 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for October 11, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2017-1949 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works and/or the Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to take all necessary actions to acquire and secure a right-of-way and temporary construction easements, as-needed, for the replacement structure, including the taking of property by eminent domain if necessary, involving the West Ohio Street Bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway Company.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1993 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for October 11, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2017-1823 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the designation as a Historic District under Title 11 of the Code of Ordinances that certain structures known as the Winter Homes, located at 2314 and 2316 Brownsville Road, block and lot numbers 95-M-310 and 312, in the 29th Ward, City of Pittsburgh. (Public Hearing Held, October 4, 2017)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1944 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in favor of International Code Council, in the amount of $3,453.59, for books and other training materials for new Inspectors, and providing for the payment of the costs thereof.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1947 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in favor of Building and Fire Code Academy, in the amount of $25,000, for 10 day training seminar Understanding the 2009 International Building Code, and providing for the payment of the costs thereof.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1976 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of City Planning Department to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding to support the development of a South Side Park Master Plan and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed forty thousand dollars ($40,000) dollars for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1977 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of City Planning to enter into contract and hire consultant, Studio Bryan Hanes, to develop a master plan for South Side Park. The park master plan should be executed for a sum not to exceed Eighty Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($80,000.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1994 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Innovation, Performance and Asset Management for October 11, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2017-1943 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Finance to enter into an Agreement or Agreements with RT Lawrence Corporation for the provision of a remittance processing system. The cost of the remittance processing solution shall not exceed Two Hundred Twenty-Nine Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty-Six Dollars and Eighty-Eight Cents ($229,856.88).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video