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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/3/2019 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2019-2369 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Doug Spencer and thank him for the work he has and continues to do on behalf of our residents; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 to be “Doug Spencer Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2019-2370 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Pitaland; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Saturday, December 7th, 2019, to be “Pitaland Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2019-2371 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Charlise Smith; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, December 3, 2019, to be “Charlise Smith Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2019-2372 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Harry Hughes for his service to our country.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2019-2373 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and commend Amnesty International Pittsburgh Local Group 39 for its remarkable work to promote human rights and the “Declaration of Human Rights;” and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare December 9. 2019 to be “AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA LOCAL GROUP 39 DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2019-2374 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and commend Christian Polk for mobilizing so many different resources and people to meet the needs of food insecurity and literacy in Hazelwood and congratulates Christian on fulfilling the requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Saturday, December 7, 2019, to be “CHRISTIAN POLK DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2019-2354 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 211 effective March 28, 2019, authorizing the Mayor through the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to execute relevant agreements with Neighborhood Allies to implement the creation of Financial Empowerment Centers within the City of Pittsburgh and further providing for agreements and expenditures not to exceed Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) for this stated purpose.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2019-2354 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 211 effective March 28, 2019, authorizing the Mayor through the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to execute relevant agreements with Neighborhood Allies to implement the creation of Financial Empowerment Centers within the City of Pittsburgh and further providing for agreements and expenditures not to exceed Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) for this stated purpose.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2019-2355 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding from Living Cities to support the City’s work with the City Accelerator’s Retake: Inclusive Procurement Cohort and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed FIFTY THOUSAND ($50,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2019-2356 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing eighty-two (82) Open-End Professional Services Agreements with multiple vendors to provide professional services in twelve (12) categories of work on an on-call basis as required related to the assessment, design, construction, and maintenance of the City’s infrastructure, buildings, and lands as needed by the various Departments of the City of Pittsburgh, each Agreement being at an amount not-to-exceed two million and five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000) annually for a two (2) year term with up to two additional one year options, and providing for funding of the costs thereof.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2019-2357 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing one-hundred twenty-six (126) Open-End Professional Services Agreements with multiple vendors to provide professional services in twenty-two (22) categories of work on an on-call basis as required related to the assessment, design, construction, and maintenance of the City’s infrastructure, buildings, and lands as needed by the various Departments of the City of Pittsburgh, each Agreement being at an amount not-to-exceed seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($750,000) annually for a two (2) year term with up to two additional one year options, and providing for funding of the costs thereof.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2019-2358 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 751 of 2018, authorizing the Mayor and Director of Public Safety to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into an Amended Professional Services Agreement or Agreements with St. Moritz Security Services, Inc. for security guard services, in order to increase compensation in accordance with applicable collective bargaining wage rates. Compensation under said Amended Agreement(s) shall be in an amount not to exceed TWO MILLION FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY-TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,482,000), with annual not-to-exceed amounts as set forth below for each respective budget year subject to the availability of funds and annual Council appropriations, at rates in compliance with and subject to any applicable requirements, including but not limited to collective bargaining commitments and the City of Pittsburgh Service Worker Prevailing Wage Ordinance.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2019-2359 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 653 of 2018, authorizing the Mayor and Director of Public Safety to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into an amended Professional Services Agreement or Agreements with InTime Solutions, Inc. for EMS and Police scheduling and timekeeping services at a total cost not to exceed EIGHT HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE ($863,525).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2019-2360 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in favor of ZOLL Medical Corporation in the amount of Twenty-Four Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($24,500.00) for equipment mounting brackets for the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2019-2361 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in favor of ZOLL Medical Corporation in the amount of One Hundred Ninety-Five Thousand Dollars ($195,000.00) for software needed for the operation of automated external defibrillators and heart monitors for the Department of Public Safety.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2019-2362 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement between the City of Pittsburgh (the “City”) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (the “URA”) to divert 75% of the incremental parking taxes from the Garage (as defined below) up to a maximum of $25,000,000, to fund general construction costs at the proposed Block E development, part of the greater Lower Hill development project, in the Lower Hill neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2019-2363 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 Not available
2019-2364 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 563 of 2012 authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works and the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into a License, Loan, and Maintenance Agreement with the Carnegie Institute for Carnegie Museum of Art relating to the restoration, repair, reinstallation, loan and maintenance of sculptures for Allegheny Landing Park.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2019-2365 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Innovation and Performance to enter into a Third Amendment to Cooperation and Project Agreement for the Creation and Operation of the Regional Data Center Agreement with Allegheny County and the University of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2019-2366 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Innovation & Performance to enter into a Contract or Agreement with CDW Government to provide an ITSM (Information Technology Service Management) system to license, implement, manage, operate and deliver IT Services to meet the needs of the City of Pittsburgh at a sum not to exceed Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2019-2367 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the City Clerk and the Mayor to enter into an Agreement(s) and/or Contract(s) and/or the use of existing Agreement(s) and/or Contract(s) with vendor(s) and/or consultant(s) for the purpose of renovation of certain space on the Fifth Floor of the City County Building. Cost shall not exceed Eighty-Five Thousand Dollars ($85,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2019-2368 1 CommunicationCommunication from Kevin Pawlos, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, submitting acting pay approvals on behalf of the Department of Public Safety for Elizabeth Bliss, and the Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections for Sarah Kinter per the Acting Pay Policy revised in June 2018.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2019-2346 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for November 25, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2019-2304 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Finance to enter into an agreement with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC 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 Eighty-Five Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($85,000.00) over a three year period (2020, 2021, 2022) and shall be paid using proceeds from the debt issuance.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2019-2332 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing issuance of a warrant in the amount of $3,875.00, in favor of James & Randi Cohen, 5660 Melvin Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 for repair to their gas service line which was damaged by a city DPW Forestry crew performing stump removal and grinding operations of a city ROW tree at this location on September 19, 2019.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2019-2347 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for November 25, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2019-2345 1 OrdinanceOrdinance supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Six. Article III. Chapter 639, to supplement the and Code to regulate, set standards and oversee the possession and transfer of Crocodilians and Venomous Snakes, and authorize enforcement and the imposition of penalties and fines for violations.AMENDEDPass Action details Not available
2019-2345 1 OrdinanceOrdinance supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Six. Article III. Chapter 639, to supplement the and Code to regulate, set standards and oversee the possession and transfer of Crocodilians and Venomous Snakes, and authorize enforcement and the imposition of penalties and fines for violations.Passed Finally, As AmendedPass Action details Not available
2019-2348 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for November 25, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2019-2314 1 ResolutionResolution 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 the Liberty Avenue Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) project; and providing for a Reimbursement Agreement or Agreements with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof, not to exceed $797,570.66.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2019-2315 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh and the Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to apply for grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) under the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) to provide funding for sidewalk construction, curb reconstruction, street and pedestrian lighting and small retaining walls on Irvine Street between Greenfield Avenue and Berwick Street/Lewis Playground. This grant proposal includes an ask of $840,000.00 with a local match of $356,452.00, included in the 2019 City of Pittsburgh Capital Budget. In the event the grant is awarded, this resolution provides for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed One Million, One Hundred Ninety Six Thousand, Four Hundred and Fifty Two dollars ($1,196,452.00) for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2019-2316 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh and the Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to apply for grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) under the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) to provide funding for the design and construction of the Davis Avenue Bridge. This grant proposal includes an ask of $1,803,533.00 with a local match of $772,943.00, included in the 2020 City of Pittsburgh Capital Budget. In the event the grant is awarded, this resolution provides for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed Two Million, Five Hundred Seventy Six Thousand, Four Hundred Seventy Six dollars ($2,576,476) for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2019-2317 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Directors of the Department of Public Works and the Department of Finance, on behalf of the City, to enter into an agreement with Duquesne Light Company, to provide an easement to Duquesne Light Company, and in accordance with Resolution 564 of 2019 allowing for the erection, installation to provide for electricity to power the neighborhood including Highland Park and its amenities, and use of an underground electrical system and associated apparatus upon the City’s property at the Forestry Division on Stanton Avenue in Highland Park for the purpose of electrical services.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2019-2349 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Human Resources for November 25, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2019-2309 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 692 of 2015, entitled “Resolution providing that the City of Pittsburgh enter into a Professional Services Agreement(s) and/or Contract(s) with Industrial/Organizational Solutions, Inc. (I/O Solutions) for professional consulting services in connection with Police Lieutenant and Police Sergeant position job analyses; the development, administration, and scoring of new written examinations; and development, assessor selection, administration, and scoring of new oral board examinations; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof,” by increasing the authorized amount by Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) and by extending the term one year.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2019-2350 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for November 25, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2019-2229 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of City Planning to receive eighty-thousand ($80,000.00) dollars grant award per agreement between the City of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, executed 5/15/19, to support the development of an Emerald View Park Master Plan, and to further enter into contract to hire consultants Merritt / Chase to develop aforementioned master plan with additional City expenditures (local match) not to exceed fifty-five thousand ($55,000.00) dollars, for a total contract value not to exceed one-hundred and thirty-five thousand ($135,000.00) dollars.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2019-2308 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of City Planning of the City of Pittsburgh to accept a grant from the Pennsylvania Museum and Historical Commission in the amount of twenty-two thousand ($22,000) dollars. This grant will be used in conjunction with department funds to execute a contract with Michael Baker International for an architectural inventory of historic structures in the Oakland and Upper Hill neighborhoods of the city not to exceed one-hundred two-thousand ($102,000) dollars.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2019-2351 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Urban Recreation for November 25, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2019-2319 1 ResolutionResolution calling for transparency and oversight in regards to previously approved cooperation agreements, contracts, leases, and special agreements with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (PPC) in light of a voter approved referendum measure to amend the Home Rule Charter.RECOMMITTEDPass Action details Not available
2019-2320 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing and directing the Pittsburgh City Controller to perform an audit of all contracts, agreements, and leases between the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (PPC), as well as the administering agencies, departments, authorities, and entities within the Controller’s jurisdiction to do so, pursuant to the powers outlined in the Home Rule Charter.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2019-2352 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Innovation, Performance and Asset Management for November 25, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2019-2318 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Innovation & Performance to enter into an amended agreement with B-Three Solutions, Inc. for further provision of software maintenance and support services, the development of critical applications, and possible transition guidance, for a sum not to exceed One Million, Seven Hundred Nine Thousand, Three Hundred Twenty One Dollars ($1,709,321) over a five-year periodPassed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2019-2353 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for November 25, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2019-2310 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for 308 Miltenberger Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2019-2311 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for the 2908 Smallman Street Land Development project, located at 2908-2916 Smallman Street of Pittsburgh, PA, 15201.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2019-2312 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for the 614 Edmond Street Duplex, 614 Edmond Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2019-2313 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of City Planning, in cooperation with the Director of the Department of Public Works, to accept funds from an Allegheny Regional Assets District “RADical ImPAct Grant” in the amount of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) to fund public art projects in Emerald View Park, Frick Park, Highland Park, Riverview Park, and Schenley Park.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available