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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/9/2019 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2019-1569 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and commend the Krause Family for its vision and generosity and Jewish Residential Services for its commitment to continuing its mission of helping members of the Pittsburgh community with psychiatric, development or intellectual disabilities live self-sufficiently and with dignity; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Thursday, April 11, 2019 to be “JEWISH RESIDENTIAL SERVICES DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1570 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby congratulate Korey Freyermuth for her athletic accomplishments and thank her for her service to the City of Pittsburgh; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 to be “Korey Freyermuth Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1571 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter for their extensive services and advocacy for all those that seek a world free of MS; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare, Sunday, April 14, 2019 to be “Walk MS Pittsburgh Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1572 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh commends and congratulates WQED for sixty-five years of excellence in communications and community service to the residents of Pittsburgh, America, and the rest of the world; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare April 9th, 2019, “WQED Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1573 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognizes, supports and celebrates all of the resources and services that Libraries do provide here in Pittsburgh and the region; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Pittsburgh City Council declares the week of April 7 through April 13, 2019, as “National Library Week 2019” in the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1574 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh sends its sincerest condolences to the family of Tracey Lynn Worthy for sharing her contagious positive attitude and always brightening the lives of those around her. Tracey will always be remembered as a genuine loving and caring individual by her family, co-workers, and community members; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 until Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 to be “Tracey Worthy Week” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1575 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby congratulate Dean Maureen Lally-Green on receiving the Judge James R. McGregor Award for Exceptional Contributions to the Community for his dedication to our community; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 to be “Dean Maureen Lally-Green Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1576 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby congratulate Justice Max Baer on receiving the Judge Robert E. Dauer Award for Judicial Leadership & Excellence Award for his contributions to our community; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, April 2nd 2019 to be “Justice Max Baer Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1577 1 Will of CouncilNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby urges the Pennsylvania General Assembly to support the infrastructure improvement plan Restore Pennsylvania.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1578 1 Will of CouncilNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council or Pittsburgh does hereby oppose the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposed Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States” and further resolve that the EPA and the Corps preserve a broad definition of “Waters of the United States” that includes Clean Water Act protections for headwater, ephemeral, and intermittent streams, and wetlands, as defined by the 2015 Clean Water Rule.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1559 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing issuance of a warrant in the amount of $4,545.19, in favor of Rental Carz of Western MD, Inc., ATTN: Lynda Fisher, President, 15812 National Hwy SW, Cumberland, MD 21502 for damage to a rental vehicle from an accident with a City of Pittsburgh dump truck near 1621 Saw Mill Run Blvd., on November 8, 2018.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1560 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Human Resources and Civil Service to enter into an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the County of Allegheny and Partner4Work for the shared operation and administration of the 2019 Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment Program in an amount not to exceed One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,500,000.00), and for the payment of the costs thereof.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1561 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the authorization to make all legitimate expenditures for payments and agreements or agreements with various agencies to conduct a summer youth employment program to youth residing in the City of Pittsburgh, summer staff wages, and administrative expenditures necessary to implement the 2019 Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment Program; and providing for the periodic transfer of funds to be used in the 2019 Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment Program for payment of cost thereof, cost not to exceed $200,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1562 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to acquire all the City's Right, Title and Interest, if any, in and to the Publicly-Owned Property in the 13th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh designated in the Deed Registry Office of Allegheny County as Block 175-B, Lot 152 (Council District No. 9 - Urban Agriculture - Corner of North Braddock Avenue and Susquehanna Street).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1563 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to acquire all the City's Right, Title and Interest, if any, in and to the Publicly-Owned Properties in the 13th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh designated in the Deed Registry Office of Allegheny County as Block 175-B, Lots 148 and 149 (Council District No. 9 - Urban Agriculture - 7537 and 7539 Susquehanna Street).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1564 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the execution of a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh for the administration of certain projects and programs, and providing for the payment of the cost thereof, not to exceed $2,550,000.00. (Council Districts: All).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1565 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to acquire all the City's Right, Title and Interest, if any, in and to the Publicly-Owned Properties in the 5th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh designated in the Deed Registry Office of Allegheny County as Block 27-B, Lots 18 and 19 (Council District No. 6 - New construction - 3312 and 3314 Camp Street).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1566 1 ResolutionResolution approving execution of a Contract for Disposition by Sale of Land by and between the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and the Hill Community Development Corporation, or an entity to be formed, with respect to the sale of Block 10-P, Lots 17 and 18 situated in the 5th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh -- Council District No. 6 (Commercial/Residential Rehabilitation).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1567 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Office of Management and Budget to renew the Non-Exclusive License Agreement with the Federal General Services Administration for the Veterans Affairs Highland Drive Campus at 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 for limited use and to conduct due diligence pursuant to the application approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Justice to acquire the property for law enforcement and emergency management purposes.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1546 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 50, effective January 28, 2019, 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: “Neighborhood Learning Alliance(-$176.74)” and transfer these funds to “Birmingham Foundation” (+$176.74).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1547 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No.51, effective January 28, 2019, 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: “Neighborhood Learning Alliance”(-$176.74); and transfer these funds to “Birmingham Foundation”(+$176.74).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1548 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 195, effective March 28, 2019, 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 City Council from:“Neighborhood Learning Alliance(formerly Wireless Neighborhoods)”(-$7,365.46) to “Birmingham Foundation” (+$7,365.46)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1549 1 ResolutionResolution Amending Resolution No. 196, effective March 28, 2019, 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: “Neighborhood Learning Alliance(formerly Wireless Neighborhoods)”(-$7,365.46) to “Birmingham Foundation” (+$7,365.46)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1550 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No.199, effective March 28, 2019 providing for the filing of a Community Development by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a grant in connection with the 2015 CDBG Program; providing for the execution of grant contracts 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: “Bridge Committee”(-$5,000.00) to “Northside Leadership Conference/Bridge Committee ”(+$5,000.00) and “Mt. Washington CDC Quality of Life Committee”(-$5,579.48) to “Elliott West End Athletic Association ”(+$5,579.48)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1551 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 200, effective March 28, 2019 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, 2015 CDBG at a cost not to exceed $895,000.00; so as to reprogram funds within City Council from “Bridge Committee”(-$5,000.00) to “Northside Leadership Conference/Bridge Committee ”(+$5,000.00) and “Mt. Washington CDC Quality of Life Committee”(-$5,579.48) to “Elliott West End Athletic Association ”(+$5,579.48)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1552 1 ResolutionResolution amending Res.197, effective March 28, 2019, 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 2016 CDBG 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’s office from “Neighborhood Learning Alliance Win-Char Seniors Rent” (-$3,000.00), “Youth Places-Hurricanes Youth Athletic Association (-$3,000.00) to “Birmingham Foundation/Win-Char Seniors Rent ” (+$ 3,000.00) and “Computer Reach” (+$3,000.00)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1553 1 ResolutionResolution amending Res. No. 198, effective March 28, 2019 entitled: Res. 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 $850,000.00; so as to reprogram funds within City Council from “Neighborhood Learning Alliance Win-Char Seniors Rent” (-$3,000.00), “Youth Places-Hurricanes Youth Athletic Association (-$3,000.00) to “Birmingham Foundation/Win-Char Seniors Rent ” (+$ 3,000.00) and “Computer Reach” (+$3,000.00)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1554 1 ResolutionResolution amending Res.203, effective March 28, 2019,providing for the filing a grant with the 2017 CDBG 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 issue a name change within City Council budget: “Parks and Recreation”(-$2,500.00)“Southwest Pittsburgh CDC”(-$11,500.00) to “Computer Reach” (+$250.00) “St. Andrews Lutheran Church”(+$3,750.00) “Associated Master Plumbers of Allegheny County”(+$5,000.00),“West End P.O.W.E.R.”(+$2,500.00) and “Birmingham Foundation/Westside Mustangs”(+$2,500.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1555 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 204, eff. March 28, 2019 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 the residents of the City of Pittsburgh, 2017 CDBG Program at a cost not to exceed $825,000.00 so as to perform a name change within City Council from: “Parks and Recreation”( -$2,500.00) “Southwest Pittsburgh CDC”(-$11,500.00) to “Computer Reach” (+$250.00) “St. Andrews Lutheran Church” (+$3,750.00) “Associated Master Plumbers of Allegheny County” (+$5,000.00), “West End P.O.W.E.R.”(+$2,500.00) and “Birmingham Foundation/Westside Mustangs”(+$2,500.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1556 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 178, effective March 15, 2019, 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 2018 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: as to transfer funds within City Council from:“Bridge Committee” (-$10,000.00), “West End Employment Center” (-$ 25,000.00) to “Northside Leadership Conference/Bridge Committee” (+$10,000.00), Birmingham Foundation/Westside Mustangs”(+5,000.00), “Pittsburgh Musical Theater (+$5,000.00), “Sheraden United Methodist Church/Kidz Klub”(+$5,000.00), “The Education Partnership”(+$10,000.00)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1557 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 179 effective March 15, 2019 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 $735,000.00: as to transfer funds within the City Council as follows from: “Bridge Committee” (-$10,000.00), “West End Employment Center” (-$ 25,000.00) to “Northside Leadership Conference/Bridge Committee” (+$10,000.00), Birmingham Foundation/Westside Mustangs”(+5,000.00), “Pittsburgh Musical Theater (+$5,000.00), “Sheraden United Methodist Church/Kidz Klub”(+$5,000.00), “The Education Partnership”(+$10,000.00)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1568 1 CommunicationCommunication from Jennifer Olzinger, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget, submitting acting pay approvals on behalf of the Department of Public Works for Shawn Wigle, Paul Abel, Rob Jacobs & Mike Schmitt per the Acting Pay Policy revised in June 2018.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2019-1542 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for April 3, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2019-1468 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Timothy Arnold, 713 8th Street, Pitcairn PA 15140 in an amount not to exceed Five Thousand Four Hundred Dollars and 00/100 ($5,400.00) in full and final settlement of a police-related matter. (Executive Session held 3/27/19)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1470 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Jane Desimone, Esquire, P.O. Box 8261, Pittsburgh, PA 15218, in the amount of Four Thousand Two Hundred Twenty-Three Dollars and Seventeen Cents ($4,223.17) for arbitration services rendered in connection with Grievance 17-01 labor matters and charging same to 11101.108000.53.53513.2019. (Executive Session held 3/27/19)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1471 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Robert A. Creo, 3934 Foster Street, Suite B531, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, in the amount of Four Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($4,500.00) for arbitration services rendered in connection with two labor matters and charging same to 11101.108000.53.53513.2019. (Executive Session held 3/27/19)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1543 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for April 3, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2019-1516 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works and the Director of the Department of Finance to enter into a License and Maintenance Agreement with Just Ducky Tours, Inc. for the use of property located at the Monongahela Wharf Landing.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1544 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for April 3, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2019-1533 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of City Planning to enter into a Second Amendment to the Cooperation Agreement for Program Administration Assistance with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership regarding its offer to provide administrative assistance to the City for The Market Square Public Art Program and to enter into an Art Exhibition Loan Agreement and License with Alisha B. Wormsley and Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership for the loan of “Ascension” for the Program’s 2019 display.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1545 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for April 3, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2019-1510 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for Mellon’s Orchard at Station Street and Euclid Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1511 1 ResolutionResolution adopting the Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for the 800 Penn Avenue Apartments project which will involve the conversion of the 8-story office building into 7 floors of apartment units with the street level being used as retail space. The building address is 800 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh 15222, in the 2nd Ward.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1512 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for the Thunderbird Café project, located at 4045, 4049, 4053, 4055, and 4065 Butler Street of Pittsburgh, PA, 15201. See attachment for approval of individual addresses.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1515 1 ResolutionResolution adopting the Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for the 209 Ninth Street Apartments project which will involve the conversion of the 9-story office building into 9 floors of apartment units with the street level being used as retail space. The building address is 209 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh 15222, in the 2nd Ward.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video