Dirty Dozen Viewing

Join the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association to cheer on the Dirty Dozen riders bicycling up Eleanor Street on Saturday November 29. We will be cheering at the Eleanor Street Park from 3:30PM to 5:30PM with hot coffee. Bring a mug!

If you’re not familiar the Dirty Dozen is a bicycle race up Pittsburgh’s 13 toughest hills. Welsh Way is hill #11, and Eleanor Street is hill #12. This year is the 32nd annual event. More details here: http://www.dannychew.com/ddinfo.html
To track the riders on the day of the race, a live stream will be available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D61-Er_WrE

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Slopes Christmas Party

The annual South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will be on Tuesday, December 9 at 7PM at St Paul’s Monastery Retreat Center.

Dinner will be provided, but feel free to bring a dessert or appetizer.

Hope to see you there!

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2015 Capital Budget Hearing

The City of Pittsburgh will hold a public hearing to seek public comment from interested citizens, community organizations, and the business community on the 2015 Capital Budget. This hearing is separate from the 2015 Community Development Block Grant Program hearings.

The Capital Budget funds projects to build or renovate City assets such as bridges, roads, parks, and buildings. It also supports long-lasting programs to strengthen neighborhoods and improve quality of life. These public hearings allow Pittsburghers to voice opinions about where they feel City resources are best spent.

The hearing will begin at 6:00 PM and will be held at the following location:

Wednesday, October 29th
Morningside Senior Center
6944 President Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Anyone interested in signing up to give testimony at the hearing should contact Jennifer Sample Presutti at 412-255-2640 or jennifer.sample@pittsburghpa.gov.

Neighbors have requested support for the following projects:

  • Repairing the hillside on Huron Street
  • Repairing Mission Street Bridge
  • General Improvements to our retaining walls, fences, and steps
  • Anything you want to see fixed in the Slopes

 

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Welcome New Board Members

Welcome to Kristin Raup and Candice Gonzalez – our new South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association Board Members.

For the past few years, Kristin has been a very active member of the Association – present at clean-ups, StepTrek and many committee meetings always offering new insight. She just recently purchased her second home on the South Side Slopes.

Candice is a South Side native who lived in California and Italy before deciding to return to her hometown. You may have seen her at the South Side Chamber of Commerce where she is Executive Director.

We also wish to thank Molly McClelland and Maggie Buck for their years of service on the Board.

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StepTrek is Saturday, October 4

Take a journey of 2,000 steps as you trek up and down the hillsides of the South Side Slopes this Saturday from 11am-4pm. The 14th Annual Pittsburgh StepTrek begins at South Side Park (21st and Josephine), where the StepTrek Marketplace will feature entertainment, raffles, sponsor displays, artists, historic photos and food trucks- including Saucy Mamas, South Side BBQ and Spun Sugars!  Along the routes, enjoy spectacular views with plenty of photo ops, stop for a water break and listen to music from Corey James and Brad Yoder.

Advanced Tickets available here: http://www.showclix.com/event/steptrek

All the details here: StepTrek

 

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Slopes Board Meeting & General Elections

StepTrek wrap-up and the Board Elections for the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will be at the next general meeting. If you are interested in running for a board position, please contact Brian Oswald (brian.oswald@southsideslopes.org).

The meeting will be on Tuesday October 7 at the at the St Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Avenue at 7PM.

Voting Members of SSSNA are eligible to vote at the October Meeting. Voting Members must be eighteen years old or older and have attended at least two General Meetings this past year. (See By Laws, Article IV, Section 1.)

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Birmingham Bridge Public Meeting September 17th 2014 in Oakland

Pittsburgh, PA-PennDOT District 11, SAI Consulting Engineers and the Joseph B. Fay Company are hosting two public meetings to provide information on the Birmingham Bridge preservation project on Wednesday, Sept. 17th 2014.

 

The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place-3454 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15213. 
Two separate sessions are scheduled at the following times:
Session 1
• 11-11:30 a.m. – Open house
• 11:30 a.m.–noon – Project presentation
Session 2
• Noon-12:30 p.m. – Open house
• 12:30-1 p.m. – Project presentation
The $23.5 million preservation project is part of Act 89, the state’s new transportation plan.  Act 89, the legislation made possible by the bipartisan consensus reached by Governor Tom Corbett and the Legislature, will enable PennDOT to invest an additional $128 million in District 11 this year for 15 projects in Allegheny, Beaver and Lawrence counties.
Work on the Birmingham Bridge includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, lighting and sign replacements, bridge deck rehabilitation and guiderail improvements. Approximately 21,000 vehicles use the Birmingham Bridge on an average day.
The public meeting will identify the project details, traffic impacts, schedule, and other information. PennDOT’s project team, SAI Consulting Engineers and representatives from the Joseph B. Fay Company will be available for questions and answers. Comments on the proposed project will be accepted.
The display location is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability. In addition, if you or an individual with whom you are familiar does not speak English as their primary language and who has a limited ability to read, write, speak, or understand
English desires to participate in this display, or if you require special assistance to attend and/or participate in this display, or if you feel that you have been denied the benefits of, or participation in a PennDOT program or activity, you may contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Equal Opportunity, DBE/Title VI Division, at 717 787-5891 or 800-468-4201.
For more information on this public meeting contact the Oakland Transportation Management Assocaition at (412) 687-4505.
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2014 Board Elections

Board Elections for the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will be held at the next general meeting. If you are interested in running for a board position, please contact Brian Oswald (brian.oswald@southsideslopes.org).

The meeting will be on Tuesday October 7 at the at the St Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Avenue at 7PM.

Voting Members of SSSNA are eligible to vote at the October Meeting. Voting Members must be eighteen years old or older and have attended at least two General Meetings this past year. (See By Laws, Article IV, Section 1.)

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Knoxville Incline Overlook – Final Work Day

Join us for the final volunteer day at the old Knoxville Incline Overlook & Trail along Brosville Street.

Projects Include:
* Priming and Painting the old bridge
* Finishing the gravel trail from the bridge to Brosville Street
* Cementing benches in place in the meadow area
* Mulching and small plantings in the area

This event is in collaboration with GTECH Strategies ReClaim South Program. http://gtechstrategies.org/projects/reclaim-south-ambassador-project-knoxville-incline-historic-site/

GTECH will be supplying all the tools. We just need volunteers!

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Page’s Dairy Social Hour

Join us at Page’s Dairy Mart to celebrate the end of summer on Tuesday September 16 at 7PM. Come out and enjoy an ice cream with your neighbors while supporting this local institution.

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