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Meeting Name: Standing Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/18/2018 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2018-0079 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Finance to enter into an Agreement or Agreements with Strassburger, McKenna, Gutnick, & Gefsky for legal assistance in rewriting the City of Pittsburgh’s business tax/fee regulations, forms, and portions of the City Code of Ordinances. In addition, said firm will be available on an as-needed basis to provide tax consultation services. The total cost for this project shall not exceed Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000.00) over a three year period.Affirmatively RecommendedPass Action details Video Video
2018-0278 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Maiello, Brungo & Maiello, LLP, 424 South 27th Street, Suite 210, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, in an amount not to exceed Four Thousand Four Hundred Sixty-Five Dollars and No Cents ($4,465.00) for professional legal services in connection with Ethics Hearing Board matters. (Executive Session Held 4/16/18)Affirmatively RecommendedPass Action details Video Video
2018-0322 1 ResolutionResolution to create a Special Committee of Council no later than June 1, 2018, for the purpose of establishing a process of reviewing Request for Proposals by Council prior to the submitting of legislation for a payment agreement or after the authorization of Council.Affirmatively RecommendedPass Action details Video Video
2018-0330 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing an interdepartmental transfer in the amount of $50,000 from Judgements - Law Department to Legal Fees - Ethics Hearing Board. This transfer is necessary to cover continuing legal fees and appeal process associated with various Ethics Hearing Board hearings.Affirmatively RecommendedPass Action details Video Video
2018-0331 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of $5,444.21 to McGrail & Associates, 1714 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA for professional consulting services in connection with billboard tax litigation. (Executive Session Held 4/16/18)Affirmatively RecommendedPass Action details Video Video
2018-0332 2 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Patricia Poloka in an amount not to exceed Thirteen Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($13,800.00); and her attorney, Colleen Ramage Johnston, Esquire, Johnston & Lykos, LLC, 525 William Penn Place, 28th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 in an amount not to exceed Nine Thousand Two Hundred Dollars ($9,200.00) in full and final settlement of a litigation matter at 2:17-cv-00828. (Executive Session Held 4/16/18)AMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2018-0332 2 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Patricia Poloka in an amount not to exceed Thirteen Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($13,800.00); and her attorney, Colleen Ramage Johnston, Esquire, Johnston & Lykos, LLC, 525 William Penn Place, 28th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 in an amount not to exceed Nine Thousand Two Hundred Dollars ($9,200.00) in full and final settlement of a litigation matter at 2:17-cv-00828. (Executive Session Held 4/16/18)Affirmatively Recommended as AmendedPass Action details Not available
2018-0333 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 104 of 2015, which updated Resolution 1167 of 1986, creating the Record Storage, Technology and Operations Trust Fund, to revise the categories of permitted expenditures to be made by the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections, effective January 1, 2019.Affirmatively RecommendedPass Action details Video Video
2018-0347 1 ResolutionOrdinance amending the City Code at Title One, Administrative, Article Xl: Human Resources Administration, Chapter 181: General Provisions by amending section at §181.06 Allowance for Travel Expenses.Affirmatively RecommendedPass Action details Video Video
2018-0358 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of One Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($125,000.00) by way of two (2) separate checks, each payable in the amount of $62,500 to: Desiree Williamson, as Administratrix of the Estate of Henry Walker, deceased, and her attorneys Swensen & Perer and to: Desiree Williamson, as Administratrix of the Estate of Christine Williamson Walker and her attorneys Swensen & Perer, One Oxford Centre, Suite 2501, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219, fully releasing the City from all claims and liability for alleged personal injuries as described in a lawsuit filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas at G.D. 16-002201. (Executive Session Held 5/1/18)Held for Executive SessionPass Action details Video Video
2018-0359 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 April 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018.Affirmatively RecommendedPass Action details Not available
2018-0360 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 April 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018.Affirmatively RecommendedPass Action details Video Video
2018-0159 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 816 of 2015, effective December 18, 2015, as amended, entitled “Resolution 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 reducing LOWER HETH’S RUN by $75,599.09 and increasing STREET RESURFACING by $75,599.09.Held in CommitteePass Action details Video Video
2018-0343 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 414 of 2017, entitled “Resolution providing for a Contract or Contracts, or the use of existing Contracts, an Agreement or Agreements, or the use of existing Agreements, providing for the design, repairs, maintenance, improvements, emergencies and/or the purchase of materials, equipment and supplies in connection with PENN AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION, PHASE II PROJECT; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof, not to exceed $500,000.00” to increase the funding amount to $732,626.61 and alter the funding source.Affirmatively RecommendedPass Action details Video Video
2018-0344 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.” to include State Route 4001, Allegheny Avenue from Reedsdale Street to Western Avenue.Held in CommitteePass Action details Video Video
2018-0334 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending and supplementing the City of Pittsburgh Code, Title I (“Administrative”), Article I (“General Provisions”), Chapter 107 (“Permits and Licenses Generally”) with respect to permit/license application procedures and corresponding fees, effective immediately following passage.Held for Post Agenda Pass Action details Video Video
2018-0335 1 OrdinanceOrdinance supplementing the City of Pittsburgh Code, Title I0 (“Building”), Chapter 1002 (“Uniform Construction Code Adoption”) by adding a new subchapter 1002.03 (“Fees”), effective January 1, 2019.Held for Post Agenda Pass Action details Video Video
2018-0336 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending and supplementing the City of Pittsburgh Code, Title Seven (“Business Licensing”), with regard to license application procedures, licensing requirements and corresponding fees, effective October 1, 2018, except for the Fire Suppression Trade License which will be effective January 1, 2019.Held for Post Agenda Pass Action details Video Video
2018-0361 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning Code, Articles I-IX, to establish a new Riverfront Zoning District, and the provisions thereof, and to remove the Downtown Riverfront District, Riverfront Overlay District, and certain Specially Planned Districts from the Zoning Code as follows:Held for Public HearingPass Action details Video Video
2018-0135 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for Springway LLC for property located at 2330 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.Held in CommitteePass Action details Not available