Meetings & Agendas

Slopes May Meeting Agenda (5/11/2020)

SSSNA General Meeting Agenda – May 12, 2020 (via Zoom Video)

When: May 12, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Where: Zoom Virtual Meeting ( https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86779007015 )

  • Welcome
  • Ways to Connect w/ SSSNA
  • Zoom meeting guidelines / Agenda overview
  • Zone 3 Police Update with Commander Dixon
  • City Councilor Bruce Kraus Presentation
  • Barbara Rudiak South Watch Update (tentative)
  • Brashear Association Food Pantry Drive Update
  • Vote by Mail Ballot Request Info
  • Committee Updates – South Side Park, StepTrek, Beautification, Outreach, Zoning, Governance
  • Open Floor / Questions / Additional Announcements
  • Adjourn

 

2020 Public Meeting Schedule (1/6/2020)

Every year, the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association holds six public meetings open to the community (two of which are parties!).

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center *
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center *
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center *
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Picnic at Bandi Schaum Community Garden
  • October General Meeting – Details TBD
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Holiday Party (location TBD)

All meetings start @ 6:30 p.m.

* St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center is located at 148 Monastery St. (parking available)

All South Side Slopes residents are invited to attend. Join us to meet new people or reconnect with long-time neighbors, learn what is happening and planned for the community, and share your ideas, concerns and love for the Slopes.

In order to be a voting member of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association, you must attend at least 2 meetings and/or events per year.

2019 Public Meeting Schedule (1/4/2019)

Every year, the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association holds six public meetings open to the community (two of which are parties!).

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center *
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center *
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center *
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Picnic at Bandi Schaum Community Garden
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center *
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Holiday Party (location TBD)

All meetings start @ 6:30 p.m.

* St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center is located at 148 Monastery St. (parking available)

All South Side Slopes residents are invited to attend. Join us to meet new people or reconnect with long-time neighbors, learn what is happening and planned for the community, and share your ideas, concerns and love for the Slopes.

In order to be a voting member of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association, you must attend at least 2 meetings and/or events per year.

 

Save the Dates 2018 (12/29/2017)

Here are the (actual) dates for the 2018 South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association General Meetings and Parties!

  • Tuesday, January 9 at 7 p.m. – General Meeting at Henry Kaufmann House*
  • Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. – General Meeting at Henry Kaufmann House* CANCELLED (Please stop by the South Side Park Master Plan Meeting on March 15 between 5 and 8 p.m. at Arlington Rec Center at 2201 Salisbury St, 15210)
  • Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. – General Meeting at Henry Kaufmann House*
  • Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. – Summer Picnic at Bandi Schaum Community Garden
  • Saturday October 6 at 11 a.m.- StepTrek
  • Tuesday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. – General Meeting at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat House (148 Monastery Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15203)
  • Tuesday, December 11 at 7 p.m. – Holiday Party (UUBU6 at 6:30 p.m. )

* Henry Kaufmann House is located at 2201 Salisbury St, Pittsburgh PA  15210

All South Side Slopes residents are invited to attend. Join us to meet new people or reconnect with long-time neighbors, learn what’s happening and what is planned for the community, and share your ideas, concerns and love for the Slopes.

In order to be a voting member of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association, you must attend at least 2 meetings and/or events per year.

Pittsburgh City Steps Plan Kick-Off Meeting (7/14/2017)

Kick-off Meeting

July 27, 2017 from 6-8pm

William Pitt Ballroom

959 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Pittsburgh’s public stair network is comprised of more than 700 staircases which vary in size, age, construction material and condition. Join us at our citywide kick-off meeting to learn about the project and provide your input on how these treasured assets should be repaired and maintained!

Steps Survey

You can also provide input on our project webpage by following the link to the Wikimap Survey and answering a few questions about any set of steps in the city:

 

UPDATED WEBSITE: http://wikimapping.com/wikimap/Pittsburgh-Citywide-Steps-Assessment/l-1130836_40.42115793049957_-79.96315240859985_16

 

South 21st Street Complete Green Street Project (2/27/2017)

Come and learn about the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s plans to transform South 21st Street with trees, grasses, bioswales and pedestrian improvements. They will present concept designs and seek feedback from you, your friends and neighbors to help inform the final design. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is not required. For more information, please email 21street@paconserve.org.

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Brew House – 711 21st Street, Pittsburgh, 15203
Who: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning and Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

Final South 21st Meeting Flyer

2016 Meeting Dates (1/6/2016)

Mark your calendars! These are the planned 2016 Meeting and party dates for the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association:

  • UPDATE: Tuesday January 19 – General Meeting @ Brashear Changed Due to Snow
  • Tuesday March 8 – General Meeting
  • Tuesday May 10 – General Meeting
  • Tuesday July 12 – Summer Picnic
  • Saturday October 1 – StepTrek
  • Tuesday October 11  – General Meeting & Elections
  • Tuesday December 13 – Christmas Party

All general meetings are held at the St Paul of the Cross Monastery Retreat Center at 7PM. The address is: 148 Monastery Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Parking is available.

In order to be a voting member, you need to attend at least 2 meetings and/or events during the year.

We will have more details for each event as we get closer. We hope to see you at an event this year.

2016 Pittsburgh Capital Budget Hearing (6/11/2015)

The city is holding a capital budget hearing on Tuesday June 22. This is your chance to tell the city how to spend their money in 2016.

This year, the hearing will follow a new format that gives residents the chance to learn more about what goes into the Capital Budget, discuss needs and priorities in a small-group setting, and ask questions of an expert panel. Residents will also have the chance to let the City know of specific Capital work in their neighborhoods that they would like to see done in 2016.

Monday June 22, at the South Side Market House, 1 Bedford Square.

The event will be held from 6:00-8:30 PM, and refreshments will be provided. The city asks that residents pre-­register by filling out the following form (walk-­in registration will be available on the day of the forum).

More details here: http://pittsburghpa.gov/cip/cip-announcements

What Do You Want in 2015? (1/15/2015)

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Thanks to everyone who came out for our 2015 New Year’s Goals meeting. Each committee member gave a brief overview of their committees, and the attendees gave some input on goals for the new year.

We got a lot of great ideas to bring back to committee meetings, and help drive 2015. Do you have some input on what you’d like to see in 2015?

Outreach: “What can outreach do to get more people involved in 2015?”

Steptrek: “How can we increase awareness about the StepTrek event in Pittsburgh and nationally?”

Beautification: “What are you willing to do to make your neighborhood a more beautiful place?”

Zoning and City Services: “What is the number one city service you have concerns about?”

Trash sub-committee: “How can we better address public health and public safety issues that accompany illegal trash storage?”

South Side Park: “What improvement would you like to see to the South Side Park?”

We invite you to reach out to one of our committee chairs if you are interested  in participating in a committee this year. For more information on our committees, check out our Committees page: http://www.southsideslopes.org/who-are-we/committees/

2015 Meeting Dates (1/7/2015)

Mark your calendars! These are the planned 2015 Meeting and party dates for the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association:

  • Tuesday January 13 – New Year’s Goals General Meeting
  • Tuesday March 3 – General Meeting
  • Tuesday May 12 – General Meeting
  • Tuesday July 14 – Summer Picnic
  • Saturday October 3 – StepTrek
  • Tuesday October 13  – General Meeting & Elections
  • Tuesday December 8 – Christmas Party

All general meetings are held at the St Paul of the Cross Monastery Retreat Center at 7PM. The address is: 148 Monastery Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Parking is available.

In order to be a voting member, you need to attend at least 2 meetings during the year.

We will have more details for each event as we get closer. We hope to see you at an event this year.

South Side Slopes Year in Review 2014 (12/28/2014)

What an exciting year for the South Side Slopes! Here are some highlights from 2014:

January: We welcomed in Bruce Kraus as President of City Council and Bill Peduto as Mayor of Pittsburgh.

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February: First General Meeting of the year

March: Meet the Candidates Night for our State Representatives

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April: Earth Day event in South Side Park collaborated with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy & Planted the Western Conservancy Gardens for the season

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May: Acacia Happy Hour with funds being generated for South Side Park signage

June: South Side Slopes receives a grant for $100K for Steps repair and maintenance

July: Annual Summer Picnic & Trail Improvements to South Side Park continue with our grant 

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August: Major progress on Knoxville Incline Overlook Park & Emerald Trail Corps wraps up for the summer

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September: Hosted the Pro-Walk Pro-Bike Conference for a walking tour of the South Side Slopes

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October: StepTrek (with honorary chair County Executive Rich Fitzgerald)

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November: First Annual Dirty Dozen Viewing

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December: Annual Christmas Party & Successful Fundraiser for Signage at the Knoxville Incline Overlook Park

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Hope to see you on January 13 as we re-group and start 2015 with new projects and goals!

2015 Capital Budget Hearing (10/21/2014)

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
Welcome New Board Members (10/14/2014)

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.

Birmingham Bridge Public Meeting September 17th 2014 in Oakland (9/15/2014)
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 Association at (412) 687-4505.
2014 Board Elections (9/9/2014)

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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