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File #: 9990-17    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 1/13/2017 In control: Chief Clerk
On agenda: Final action: 2/7/2017
Title: An Ordinance of the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania extending the grant of a temporary license agreement to Riverlife, in conjunction with Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, for the purpose of maintaining a light display on the Rachel Carson Bridge (9th Street) Bridge in conjunction with the City of Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial Celebration known as “Pittsburgh 200” through December 31, 2018.
Sponsors: Chief Executive
Attachments: 1. 04-17-OR 9990-17.pdf
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An Ordinance of the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania extending the grant of a temporary license agreement to Riverlife, in conjunction with Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, for the purpose of maintaining a light display on the Rachel Carson Bridge (9th Street) Bridge in conjunction with the City of Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial Celebration known as “Pittsburgh 200” through December 31, 2018.

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Whereas, Article IV, Section 2 (k) of the Allegheny County Home Rule Charter vests the County Council with the power and duty by ordinance to permit the use of County land, buildings or other real or personal property owned by the County; and

Whereas, The County owns and maintains the Rachel Carson (9th Street) Bridge (the “Bridge”); and

Whereas, Riverlife, a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation, [Licensee”] in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership organized and erected a temporary light display on the Bridge (the “Light Display”) as part of the City of Pittsburgh Bicentennial Celebration known as “Pittsburgh 200”; and,

Whereas, Riverlife was previously granted a license to occupy the Bridge for the purposes of erecting and supervising the Light Display that began on October 1, 2016 ending 120 days thereafter (the “Display Time”); and

Whereas, the Light Display has proven to be a widely-recognized public project generating positive feedback for the entire Tri-State area; and

Whereas, given the success of the Light Display County Council desires to extend the Display Time to a period ending December 31, 2018 (the “Extended Display Time”); and

Whereas, Riverlife will require an additional temporary license for occupancy of the Bridge as part of it continued supervision and operation of the Light Display including removal of equipment, fixtures and structures at the conclusion of the Extended Display Time; and

Whereas, County Council finds that granting a license to Riverlife to occupy and use the Bridge for the Light D...

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