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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/15/2019 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2019-1299 1 Will of CouncilWHEREAS, rates of opioid use, fatal overdoses, and Hepatitis C diagnoses are higher than national averages in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County; and,AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2019-1283 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 797 of 2017, effective December 28, 2017, as amended, entitled “Resolution adopting and approving the 2018 Capital Budget and the 2018 Community Development Block Grant Program, and the 2018 through 2023 Capital Improvement Program,” by increasing PARK RECONSTRUCTION - REGIONAL ASSET DISTRICT PARKS by $54,290.00 from $965,000.00 to $1,019,290.00.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1284 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 14 of 2019 realigning a total of $4,311,000 $4,322,000 between various accounts within the 2018 Operating Budget. This transfer is necessary for the 2018 close to meet final expenditures for fiscal year 2018.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1285 1 ResolutionResolution to authorize and direct the incurring of Non-Electoral Debt through the issuance of a series of General Obligation Bonds of the City of Pittsburgh, in the maximum aggregate principal amount of Sixty-Two Million Four Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($62,435,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1286 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Finance to enter into an agreement with Clark Hill to serve as Bond Counsel for the purpose of rendering any and all necessary opinions with respect to the Bonds and preparing such additional documents as may be necessary. Total costs shall not exceed Thirty-Six Thousand One Hundred Twenty-Five Dollars ($36,125.00) and shall be paid using proceeds from the debt issuance.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1287 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of warrant in the total sum of Six Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty-Seven Dollars and Two Cents ($6,857.02) in favor of Diane and Ronald J. Bawkey c/o Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., 2500 Gulf Tower, 707 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, a warrant in the sum of Nine Hundred Eighteen and 08/100 Dollars ($918.08) in favor of the City of Pittsburgh, Treasurer, and a warrant in the total sum of Seven Hundred Twenty-Four and 90/100 ($724.90) in favor of Jordan Tax Service, as final settlement related to the action filed in the Common Pleas Court of Allegheny County. (Executive Session held 1/30/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1288 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the amount of Five Thousand Three Hundred Three Dollars and Thirty-Four Cents ($5,303.34) to Pepper Hamilton LLP, 501 Grant St., Suite 300, Union Trust Building, Pittsburgh, PA l5219 for professional consulting and legal services in relation to False Claims Act litigation. (Executive Session held 1/30/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1289 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Gleason & Associates PC, P.O. Box 644816, Pittsburgh, PA l5264-4816 in an amount not to exceed Nine Thousand Nine Hundred Forty-Six Dollars and No Cents ($9,946.00) for professional services in connection with a lawsuit filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. (Executive Session held 1/30/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1290 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Kittelson LLC, 1008 Woodcreek Drive, College Station, TX 77845 in an amount not to exceed Ten Thousand Eighty-Two Dollars and Twenty Cents ($10,082.20) for professional services in connection with a lawsuit filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. (Executive Session held 1/30/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1291 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 Alcoa Corporation of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) to be deposited into the Public Safety Support Trust Fund.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1292 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of Human Resources and Civil Service Commission to enter into an Agreement with Willis Towers Watson for services related to supporting the City with development and negotiations of employee benefits that are provided to City employees, for a sum not to exceed One Million, One Hundred Sixteen Thousand Dollars ($1,116,000.00) over four years and for the payment of costs thereof.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1293 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Public Safety to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding from the Hillman Family Foundations/Nina Hamilton Baldwin Fisher Foundation to provide funds to support the creation and support of a Domestic Violence Team housed in the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND ($500,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1294 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a cooperation agreement or agreements, providing for the transfer of funds not to exceed Six Million Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($6,750,000.00) dollars to the City of Pittsburgh Equipment Leasing Authority for the purchase of vehicles, equipment and accessories for use by City of Pittsburgh Departments and Authorities.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1295 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 701, effective November 2, 2015, to now read as follows: "Resolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Mobility and Infrastructure, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into an Agreement or Agreements with PENNDOT under which PENNDOT will make improvements to and transfer Industrial Highway, approximately 1.2 miles of roadway, to the City, and the City will transfer to PENNDOT two current City street segments, those street segments being: 1) Euclid Avenue from Baum Boulevard to Centre Avenue, approximately 347 feet; and 2) Centre Avenue from Euclid Avenue to Highland Avenue, approximately 1,017 feet."Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1296 1 ResolutionCommunication from City Controller Michael Lamb submitting a Fiscal Audit of the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Finance-Real Estate Division and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Pittsburgh Tax Abatement and Tax Increment Financing Programs, dated December 21, 2018.Read, Received and Filed  Action details Video Video
2019-1297 1 CommunicationCommunication from Jennifer Olzinger, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget, submitting a One Thousand Dollar ($1,000.00) donation on behalf of Paul D. Fitzsimmons for the Public Safety Support Trust Fund.Read, Received and Filed  Action details Video Video
2019-1298 1 CommunicationCommunication from Jennifer Olzinger, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget, submitting an acting pay approval for Erm Buccina; and submitting an acting pay approval on behalf of the Department of Innovation and Performance for Katherine Grober per the Acting Pay Policy revised in March 2008Read, Received and Filed  Action details Video Video
2019-1282 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for January 9, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2018-1083 1 ResolutionResolution approving a Conditional Use Application under the Pittsburgh Code, Title 9, Zoning, Article IV, Chapter 910, Section 910.01.D.1 to allow PMC/717 Liberty Associates, the transfer of Development Rights from 908 Penn Avenue (Parcel 9-N-94) to 717 Liberty Ave (Parcel 1-D-66), zoned “GT-C” Golden Triangle Subdistrict C, 2nd Ward, Council District No. 6. (Public Hearing held 1/8/19)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1252 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 470, effective July 12, 2018, 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 2010 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 transfer funds within City Council from: “Preservation Pittsburgh/Allegheny City Historic Gallery” (-$1,508.14)” and transfer these funds to “Sarah Heinz House” (+$1,508.14).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1253 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 471, effective July 12, 2018, entitled: Resolution 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, at a cost not to exceed $918,650.00; so as to transfer funds within City Council from: “Preservation Pittsburgh/Allegheny City Historic Gallery ” (-$1,508.14); and transfer these funds to “Sarah Heinz House” (+$1,508.14).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1254 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 563, effective August 6,2018 entitled: Amending the Capital Budget and pro viding 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 City Council “Holy Wisdom Parish Food Bank” (-$1,500.00), “Preservation Pgh/Allegheny City Historic Gallery”(-$2,612.99) and transfer these funds to “Allen Place Community Services” (+$1,500.00) and “Sarah Heinz House (+$2,612.99)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1255 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 475, effective July 12, 2018, 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 City Council: from “Holy Wisdom Parish Food Bank” (-$1,500.00), “Preservation Pgh/Allegheny City Historic Gallery”(-$2,612.99) and transfer these funds to “Allen Place Community Services” (+$1,500.00) and “Sarah Heinz House (+$2,612.99)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1256 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 673, effective April 7, 2016 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 City Council from: “Holy Wisdom Parish Food Bank” (-$1,500.00), “Preservation Pgh/Allegheny City Historic Gallery” (-$878.87); “Northview Heights Tenant Council” (-$1,000.00), “ Tri Valley Athletic Association”(-$2,000.00)and transfer these funds to “Sarah Heinz House” (+$2,378.87), “Allen Place Community Services” (+$1,000.00) and. “Rox Performance Academy” (+$2,000.00)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1257 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 564, effective August 6, 2018, 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 2013 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 City Council from:“Holy Wisdom Parish Food Bank” (-$1,500.00), “Preservation Pgh/Allegheny City Historic Gallery” (-$878.87); “Northview Heights Tenant Council” (-$1,000.00), “ Tri Valley Athletic Association”(-$2,000.00)and transfer these funds to “Sarah Heinz House” (+$2,378.87), “Allen Place Community Services Gallery” (+$1,000.00) and. “Rox Performance Academy” (+$2,000.00)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1258 1 ResolutionResolution Amending Resolution No. 593, effective September 10, 2018, entitled: Resolution 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 $940,000.00; : so as to reprogram funds within City Council from: “Poise Foundation Aquaponics Northview Heights”(-$5,000.00); “West Park Court” (-$3,000.00), “Northside Leadership Conference Allegheny City Sanitary Fair(-$3,000.00) “North Boroughs Sewickley MOW/Tri-Valley MOW” (-$2,000.00), North Boroughs Sewickley MOW/Brighton Heights MOW” (-$1,500.00)and transfer these funds to “Sarah Heinz House ” (+$3,500.00) and “Allegheny City Society”(+$3,000.00) “Artist Image Resources” (+$5,000.00) and “Rox Performance Academy” (+$3,000.00.)”Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1259 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution number 594, effective September 10, 2018, 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 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 City Council from North Boroughs-Sewickley Meals on Wheels/Brighton Heights Meals on Wheels (-$1,500), North Boroughs Sewickley Meals on Wheels/Tri-Valley (-$2,000), Northside Leadership Conference-Allegheny City Sanitary Fair (-$3,000), Poise Foundation-Aquaponics Northview Heights (-$5,000), West Park Court (-$3,000) and transfer these funds to Allegheny City Society (+$3,000), Artist Image Resources (+$5,000), Rox PerfoPassed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1260 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 754, effective December 13, 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 City Council Office from: “North Boroughs Sewickley MOW/Brighton Heights” (-$2,500.00), “North Boroughs Sewickley MOW/Tri Valley” (-$2,500.00) and transfer these funds to “Bridge Committee ” (+$5,000.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1261 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 598, effective September 10, 2018 entitled: Resolution 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 $895,000.00; so as to reprogram funds within City Council from “North Boroughs Sewickley MOW/Brighton Heights (-$2,500.00), “North Boroughs Sewickley MOW/Tri Valley (-$2,500.00) and transfer these funds to “Bridge Committee ” (+$5,000.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1262 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 742, effective November 9, 2018, 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 2017 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 from the City Council budget: “Northside Senior Center “ (-$2,500.00) and Northside Senior Programming (-$2,500.00) to transfer funds to Allegheny Mountain USA Boxing (+$5,000.00)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1263 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 743, effective November 9, 2018 entitled: Resolution 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 $825,000.00 so as to reprogram funds within City Council from “Northside Senior Center” (-$2,500.00) and “Northside Senior Programming” (-$2,500.00) to transfer funds to “ Allegheny Mountain USA Boxing” (+$5,000.00)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video