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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/1/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2021-2098 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, Officer John Svitek became Sergeant of Arms for City Council in December of 2018, and has since made a great impact on the public safety of city employees, and visitors to the 5th floor; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2021-2108 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Parks & Recreation to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into a License Agreement or Agreements with Carnegie Mellon University for the Smart Parks Deployment project in Mellon Park at no cost to the City.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2109 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation to receive grant funding from the United States Tennis Association to reimburse the City for costs incurred by the tennis program not to exceed FOUR THOUSAND ($4,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2133 1 ResolutionResolution amending and supplementing Resolution No. 844 of 2019, effective December 23, 2019, entitled, “Resolution establishing the All-In Cities Investment Fund”, to facilitate and prioritize investments made by the Greater Pittsburgh Affordable Housing Fund.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2134 1 ResolutionResolution establishing an Affordable Housing Grade as part of Pittsburgh’s Annual Housing Plan, pursuant to Resolution No. 650 of 2021, effective October 11, 2021.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2135 1 ResolutionResolution establishing the Greater Pittsburgh Affordable Housing Trust (“GPAHT”) Implementation Committee.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2110 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into an agreement with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority for coordination of certain work surrounding the operation and maintenance of Liberty Green Park.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2111 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 283, effective May 6, 2021, entitled “Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Public Works to apply for grant funding from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Keystone Communities Grant program to provide funding for the construction of a community center in the Robert E Williams Memorial Park” to add language to decrease the amount of the grant, allow the City to accept the grant, and allow the City to spend the funds.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2112 1 ResolutionResolution vacating a portion of Watson Street, laid out in the Proposed Duquesne Light Company Parcel in the "Lot Consolidation Plan" as recorded in Plan Book Volume 308, Pg. 106, in the 4th Ward, 6th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2113 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 461 of 2021, entitled “Resolution amending Resolution 375 of 2020, entitled ‘Resolution providing for an amended reimbursement agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for costs associated with the Preliminary Engineering phase of the Smithfield Street reconstruction project, and providing for the payment of municipal incurred costs thereof, not to exceed Eight Hundred Thousand ($800,000.00) dollars; and the previously authorized municipal share of Commonwealth Incurred Costs not to exceed Five Thousand ($5,000.00) dollars.’ To increase the total not to exceed to Nine Million Eighty Thousand dollars ($9,080,000.00) for the addition of the Final Design, Utility Work, Right of Way and Construction Phases to the project; federally reimbursable at eighty percent; and the municipal share of Commonwealth Incurred Costs not to exceed Eighteen Thousand ($47,000.00) dollars, an increase of Forty Two Thousand dollars ($42,000.00)” To clarify municipal incurred and total project costs.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2114 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 105 of 2021, entitled “Resolution amending Resolution 447 of 2020 entitled ‘Resolution providing for an amended reimbursement agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for costs associated with the Preliminary Engineering phase of the Penn Avenue Reconstruction Phase II project, and providing for the payment of municipal incurred costs thereof, not to exceed Eight Hundred Twenty Five Thousand ($825,000.00) dollars; federally reimbursable at eighty percent; and the municipal share of Commonwealth Incurred Costs not to exceed Ten Thousand ($10,000.00) dollars.’ To increase the total not to exceed to One Million Nine Hundred Seventy Five Thousand dollars ($1,975,000.00); federally reimbursable at eighty percent; and the municipal share of Commonwealth Incurred Costs not to exceed Eighteen Thousand ($18,000.00) dollars.” To clarify municipal incurred and total project costs.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2115 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto NEW GRANADA DEVELOP LLC, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, to reconstruct a historical marquee and vertical sign, at 2007 Centre Ave, in the 5th Ward, 6th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2116 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF PITTSBURGH, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, an entrance ADA accessible ramp, at 2178 Centre Avenue, in the 5th Ward, 6th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2117 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto OLANDER FAMILY IRREVOCABLE TRUST, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, to install a new projecting sign, at 5993 Centre Ave, in the 8th Ward, 9th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2118 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto THREE PNC RESIDENTIAL LLC, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, to install a letter set on a low profile raceway on an existing canopy, at 510 Market Street, in the 2nd Ward, 6th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2119 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the sale of certain property, acquired by the City of Pittsburgh at tax sales. ITEMS A through F: A: 1380 Montezuma, B: 1382 Montezuma, C: 1384 Montezuma, D: 1384 Montezuma, E: 215 Chalfont, F: 1612 BrightonRead and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2120 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Finance, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh to enter into a temporary construction easement(s) and permanent easement(s) with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority on certain parcels of real property located on Toboggan Street and Rising Main Avenue in the 25th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2121 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing, pursuant to Chapter 173 of the City Code, entitled “Commission on Naming Public Properties”, section 173.02 “Powers and Duties,” subsection (f), City Council hereby names the park created by the I-579 Cap Urban Connector Project which spans over a portion of I-579 Crosstown Boulevard and is bounded by Washington Place, Centre Ave, Chatham Street, Bigelow Boulevard and includes land to the north of Bigelow Boulevard, as Frankie Pace Park. The area in question occupies lot-block numbers 2-B-107, 2-B-257, 2-B-406, and 2-B-402. (Public Hearing held 11/8/21)Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2021-2121 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing, pursuant to Chapter 173 of the City Code, entitled “Commission on Naming Public Properties”, section 173.02 “Powers and Duties,” subsection (f), City Council hereby names the park created by the I-579 Cap Urban Connector Project which spans over a portion of I-579 Crosstown Boulevard and is bounded by Washington Place, Centre Ave, Chatham Street, Bigelow Boulevard and includes land to the north of Bigelow Boulevard, as Frankie Pace Park. The area in question occupies lot-block numbers 2-B-107, 2-B-257, 2-B-406, and 2-B-402. (Public Hearing held 11/8/21)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2122 1 ResolutionResolution approving a new Institutional Master Plan under the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning, Article II, Chapter 905, Section 905.03.D and Article VII, Chapter 922, Section 922.12.G for Duquesne University entitled “Duquesne University Institutional Master Plan” dated September 2021 on property currently zoned EMI, Educational/Medical Institution District, 1st Ward, Council District No. 6. (Needs to be held for Public Hearing)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2123 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning, Article I, Section 902.03 Zoning Map, by changing from Uptown Public Realm, Subdistrict A (UPR-A) to Educational/Medical Institution (EMI), a certain property at 1323 Forbes Avenue, Block Number 1-L, lot number 42, in the Allegheny County Block and Lot System. A portion of the parcel is currently zoned Uptown Public Realm, Subdistrict A (UPR-A). (Needs to be held for Public Hearing)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2124 1 ResolutionResolution approving a new Institutional Master Plan under the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning, Article II, Chapter 905, Section 905.03.D and Article VII, Chapter 922, Section 922.12.G for The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary named “Institutional Master Plan” dated October 6, 2021 on property zoned EMI, Educational/Medical Institution District, 11th Ward, Council District No. 9. (Needs to be held for Public Hearing)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2125 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 863 of 2018, effective January 1, 2019, as amended, entitled “Resolution adopting and approving the 2019 Capital Budget and the 2019 Community Development Block Grant Program, and the 2019 through 2024 Capital Improvement Program” so as to reduce COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS by $4,300.29, increase NEIGHBORHOOD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT by $4,300.29, and authorize a subsequent Agreement or Agreements.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2126 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Raymond Robinson as a Member of the Citizens Police Review Board for a term to expire October 31, 2025. Mr. Robinson will serve in Seat #5 that was previously held by Sister Patrice Hughes who has resigned.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2021-2127 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing LaKeisha “Kiki” Brown as a Member of the Citizens Police Review Board for a term to expire October 31, 2023. Ms. Brown will serve the remainder of the term for Seat #1 that was previously held by Thomas Waters.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2021-2128 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution reappointing Mary Jo Guercio as a Member of the Citizens Police Review Board for a term to expire October 31, 2025. Dr. Guercio will continue to serve in Seat #2.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2021-2129 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution reappointing Karen McLellan as a Member of the Citizens Police Review Board for a term to expire October 31, 2025. Ms. McLellan will continue serving in Seat #2.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2021-2130 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Vivian Loftness as a Member of the Art Commission for a term to expire December 31, 2021. Ms. Loftness will serve in a seat designated for an architect, which has been vacant.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2021-2131 1 CommunicationCommunication from John H. Patterson, Executive Director of Pittsburgh Community Television Corporation, submitting PCTV’s approved budget and capital plan for 2022.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-2132 1 CommunicationCommunication from Kevin Pawlos, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, submitting acting pay approval on behalf of the Department of Public Works for John Minard and Kurtis McCarthy., per the Acting Pay Policy revised in June 2018.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-2102 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for October 27, 2021 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-1996 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 452 of 2020, which authorized the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with DeForest, Koscelnik, Yokitis & Berardinelli, Koppers Building, 30th Floor, 435 Seventh Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219 for professional legal services regarding ethics matters, by increasing the total spend by $25,000.00 (Twenty Five Thousand Dollars and No Cents) for a new not to exceed amount of $70,000.00 (Seventy Thousand Dollars and No Cents). (Executive Session held)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1997 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 372 of 2020, which authorized the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Jones Passodelis, PLLC, Gulf Tower, Suite 3410, 707 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 for professional legal services for an employment related matter before the Human Relations Commission, by increasing the total spend by $8,019.58 (Eight Thousand Nineteen Dollars and Fifty Eight Cents) for a new not to exceed amount of $32,019.58 (Thirty Two Thousand Nineteen Dollars and Fifty Eight Cents). (Executive Session Held)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1998 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Francisco J. Muniain, c/o his attorney, Matthew S. Marquette, 4773 William Flynn Highway, Allison Park, PA 15101, in the amount of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) relating to the full and final settlement of a case filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas at A.R. 20-003025. (Executive Session Held)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-2053 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing, pursuant to pursuant to Ch. 210 ("Acceptance of Gifts to City") of the City Code, the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to accept a donation from Carnegie Mellon University in the amount of TWO-HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($250,000) for the design and construction of playground improvements at Four Mile Run Playground in Greenfield and Lewis Playground in Hazelwood.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-2054 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Wheels, Inc. Attn: Adrianna #12048, P.O. Box 5046, Des Plains, IL 600617-5046, in the amount of Six Thousand Five Hundred Twenty Six Dollars and Eighty Cents ($6,526.80) in settlement of a claim for damage to a vehicle from City of Pittsburgh Public Works vehicle.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-2055 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Charles Rhys Griffin, 3916 Coleman Street, Apt. 3, Pittsburgh, PA 15207, in the amount of Seven Thousand Sixty Seven Dollars and No Cents ($7,067.00) in settlement of a claim for damage to a parked vehicle from a city Public Works vehicle on December 17, 2020.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-2090 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 651 of 2020 to include rental permit registration fees in the 2021 Fee Book pursuant to City Code Chapter 170.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-2103 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for October 27, 2021 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-2056 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of the Port Authority of Allegheny County, 345 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, in an amount not to exceed TWENTY-FOUR THOUSAND, SEVEN HUNDRED TWO DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS ($24,702.50), for transportation services provided for the 2019 City of Pittsburgh Richard S. Caliguiri Great Race on September 29, 2019, and 2021 City of Pittsburgh Richard S. Caliguiri Great Race on September 26, 2021.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-2104 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for October 27, 2021 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-2046 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works, on behalf of the Shade Tree Commission using funds of the Shade Tree Trust Fund (Resolution 490 of 2020), controlled by the Department of Public Works (DPW), to enter into a Cooperation Agreement for Tree-Related Activities and Services with Tree Pittsburgh not to exceed Twenty-Five Thousand, Seven Hundred Thirty Seven Dollars and sixty nine cents ($25,737.69) to enable reimbursement/payment to TREE PITTSBURGH for work in calendar year 2020.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-2047 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Green Light - Go Grant for the Fiber Network Expansion Project further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed TWO HUNDRED SIXTY SIX THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED THIRTY SIX ($266,736.00) dollars for this stated purpose. The grant requires a match from the City of Pittsburgh in the amount of SIXTY SIX THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR ($66,684.00) dollars for a total project cost of THREE HUNDRED THIRTY THREE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY ($333,420.00) dollars for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-2048 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Green Light - Go Grant for the East End Signal Retiming Project further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed ONE HUNDRED THIRTY TWO THOUSAND ($132,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose. The grant requires a match from the City of Pittsburgh in the amount of THIRTY THREE THOUSAND ($33,000.00) dollars for a total project cost of ONE HUNDRED SIXTY FIVE THOUSAND ($165,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-2049 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 22 of 2020, entitled “authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to execute relevant agreements with the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County to receive grant funding to support Homewood Complete Streets Planning project” to increase the amount of grant funding received.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-2071 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works, to enter into an Agreement or Agreements, or the use of existing Agreements, between the City of Pittsburgh and Brighton Heights Citizens Federation (BHCF), a 501(c) non-profit organization, in order that the Brighton Heights Citizens Federation (BHCF) will utilize a part of the first floor of the City of Pittsburgh building, located at 3515 McClure Avenue, for temporary storage. The term of the lease shall not exceed twelve (12) months. The Agreement(s) shall be in a form approved by the City Solicitor.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-2105 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Human Resources for October 27, 2021 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-2052 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 800 of 2017 (effective December 28, 2017), which authorized the City of Pittsburgh to enter into a Professional Services Agreement(s) with UPMC Benefits Management Services, Inc. d/b/a WorkPartners for services relating to the administration of the City's workers' compensation program, pursuant to the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, by increasing the cost by a sum not to exceed Three Million Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Six Hundred Sixty-Two Dollars ($3,350,662.00) for an additional three years of servicePassed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-2106 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for October 27, 2021 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-2057 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Department of City Planning to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction grant program to support a municipal composting program feasibility study and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed NINETY THOUSAND ($90,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose. The grant requires an in-kind match from the City of Pittsburgh in the amount of TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND ($28,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-2060 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Seven: Business Licensing, Article X: Rental of Residential Housing, Chapter 781: Residential Housing Rental Permit Program to change the fee for rental permit registration so as to reflect current practices in accordance with Chapter 170: Fees.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-2107 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for October 27, 2021 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-2051 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for the proposed SouthSide Works Apartment Building project, located at 2613 South Water Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-2081 1 ResolutionResolution approving Execution of a Deed by and between the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and the City of Pittsburgh, for the sale of Block 31-G, Lot 200, in the 31st Ward and Block 32-H, Lot 100, in the 16th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh (Hays Woods - Council District No. 5). Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video