Meetings & Agendas

SSSNA Development Activities Meeting – Nov 21, 2023 (10/26/2023)

South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association is hosting a virtual Development Activities Meeting (DAM) on Tuesday, November 21st, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

What:  Changing 2501 Arlington Ave to become a 2-unit (duplex) building.

Why:  SSSNA is a Registered Community Organization (RCO) through the Department of City Planning to provide input and feedback on local development activities and planning procedures in partnership with community stake holders.

Where: This will be a virtual Zoom meeting. The meeting zoom link will be sent via email to the SSSNA e-blast list before the meeting. If you do not receive it, please email info@southsideslopes.org to be added to the list or receive the Zoom meeting link.

For more information about RCOs and DAMs, visit https://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/dev-activities-meeting.

The site is 2501 Arlington Ave and the project will be changing their use to become a 2-unit (duplex)

October 17, 2023 General Meeting Agenda (10/17/2023)

Join us at the Kollar Club (3226 Jane St., 15203) at 6:30pm on Tuesday October 17, 2023.

Meeting Agenda
1. Meet the Candidates

  • Sam Schmidt, Allegheny Council District 13
  • David Bonaroti, Allegheny County District 13
  • Pat Sweeney – Judge of the Court of Common Pleas

2. Neighborhood Updates

  • Zone 3 – Meet Commander Jeffrey Abraham
  • District 3 – Councilman Bruce Kraus, Bob Charland

3. Committee Updates

  • Step Trek
  • South Side Park
  • Holiday Party – save the date!
  • New Board Member – Meet Dr Coralee Toal
SSSNA Development Activities Meeting – September 2023 (9/2/2023)

South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association is hosting a virtual Development Activities Meeting (DAM) on Wednesday, Sept. 20th, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. to review a revised plan for 2 projects.

What:  

  1. 2712 Burham Street Development: They are seeking a use variance with Zoning Board of Adjustment to have two single-family residential attached units (one in each parcel) in an R1D zoning district that only allows single-family residential detached.
  2. Arlington Recreation Center Mural: This is a community review for an art project on a city owned wall.

Why:  SSSNA is a Registered Community Organization (RCO) through the Department of City Planning to provide input and feedback on local development activities and planning procedures in partnership with community stake holders.

Where: This will be a virtual Zoom meeting. The meeting zoom link will be sent via email to the SSSNA e-blast list before the meeting. If you do not receive it, please email info@southsideslopes.org to be added to the list or receive the Zoom meeting link.

For more information about RCOs and DAMs, visit https://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/dev-activities-meeting.

Save the Dates for 2023 (1/4/2023)

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

  • Tuesday, March 14 – Board Elections & General Meeting
  • Tuesday, May 9 – General Meeting
    Meet the Candidates @ the Kollar Club (3226 Jane St., 15203)
    Doors open: 6:30 p.m. | Candidate forum starts: 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 11 – Summer Picnic
    LaPalapa Food Truck @ Bandi Schaum Community Garden
  • Tuesday October 17– General Meeting
    Location: The Kollar Club (3226 Jane St., 15203)
  • Thursday December 7 – Holiday Party
    Location: The Zenith (86 S 26th St, 15203)

Meetings start @ 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. We will be updating meeting locations as we get closer.

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.

October General Meeting is Oct. 11 (10/9/2022)

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom for the October public meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association. Meeting agenda is listed below the Zoom information.

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MEETING AGENDA

1. Zone 3 Police Commander – Christopher Ragland  (5-10 min.)

  • Introduction and Zone 3 updates
  • Q/A

2. Rep. Jessica Benham; PA House of Representatives 36th District  (5-10 min.)

  • State updates
  • Q/A 

3. Councilman Bruce Kraus; City of Pittsburgh, 3rd District  (5-10 min.)

  • District updates
  • Q/A 

4. Chrisarah Johnson; Office of the Mayor, Community Outreach  (5-10 min.)

  • City updates
  • Q/A 

5. Jamie Piotrowski; Pittsburgh Public School Board Member, District 7 (5-10 min.)

  • Updates given by SSSNA board member

6. Committee Updates (10-15 min.)

  • South Side Park
  • StepTREK – 2022 review
  • Beautification – Love Your Block Grant
  • Outreach – Holiday Party
  • Zoning
  • Governance – Looking for new board members

7. Open Floor / Questions / Additional Announcements
8. Adjourn

SSSNA Development Activities Meeting (DAM) for 32-44 Pius Street project (8/27/2022)

South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association is hosting a virtual Development Activities Meeting (DAM) on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. to review a revised plan for a development project.

What:  Desmone Architects & Abode Well Realty, Inc. will share significant updates to their 32 and 44 Pius Street development plans. The new plan proposed includes the demolition of the existing 44 Pius Street building and construction of a new building with a similar footprint, height and size, instead of the previous plan to renovate the 44 Pius Street building.

Why:  SSSNA is a Registered Community Organization (RCO) through the Department of City Planning to provide input and feedback on local development activities and planning procedures in partnership with community stake holders.

Where: This will be a virtual Zoom meeting. The meeting zoom link will be sent via email to the SSSNA e-blast list before the meeting. If you do not receive it, please email info@southsideslopes.org to be added to the list or receive the Zoom meeting link.

For more information about RCOs and DAMs, visit https://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/dev-activities-meeting.

SSSNA Development Activities Meeting (DAM) for 1035-1037 E Warrington (4/28/2022)

Who: South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association is hosting a Development Activities Meeting (DAM) on Wednesday, May 11th at 6:30pm to review one development project.

What:  Hart Architects is constructing a single-family residence at 1035-1037 E Warrington Ave

Why:  SSSNA is a Registered Community Organization (RCO) through the Department of City Planning to provide input and feedback on local development activities and planning procedures in partnership with community stake holders.

Where: This will be a virtual Zoom meeting. The meeting zoom link will be sent via email to the SSSNA e-blast list before the meeting. If you do not receive it, please email info@southsideslopes.org to be added to the list or receive the Zoom meeting link.

For more information about RCOs and DAMs, visit https://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/dev-activities-meeting.

SSSNA Development Activities Meeting (DAM) for South Side Park Public Art (3/26/2022)

Who: South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association is hosting a Development Activities Meeting (DAM) on Tuesday, April 5th at 6:30pm to review one development project.

What:  Artist Carin Mincemoyer will present her artwork concept for South Side Park. Ms Mincemoyer is contracted for the Percent for Art commission as part of the South Side Park Phase 1 renovation.

Why:  SSSNA is a Registered Community Organization (RCO) through the Department of City Planning to provide input and feedback on local development activities and planning procedures in partnership with community stake holders.

Where: This will be a virtual Zoom meeting. The meeting zoom link will be sent via email to the SSSNA e-blast list before the meeting. If you do not receive it, please email info@southsideslopes.org to be added to the list or receive the Zoom meeting link.

For more information about RCOs and DAMs, visit https://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/dev-activities-meeting.

Proposed SSSNA Bylaws Update (3/14/2022)

UPDATE: This Bylaws change was approved at a vote at the May 14, 2022 General Meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association. The updated Bylaws are now posted on our website here: SSSNA Bylaws

The Board of the South Slide Slopes Neighborhood Association is proposing a change to the bylaws of the association. This change to the bylaws regards the eligibility to be considered for board membership. It would more accurately reflect how we engage with our community and broaden the pool of potential board members.

Here is how Article IV: Members, Section 1. b. currently reads:

Voting Members: those members eighteen (18) years or older who attended at least two public meetings in the past year.”

We propose that this sentence of the bylaw be revised to read:

Voting members: those members eighteen (18) years or older who attended at least two public meetings, events, or activities convened by the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association in the past year.”

The entire current bylaws are available here: http://www.southsideslopes.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SSSNA-Bylaws-UpdatedMarch2020.pdf

We, like many other for- and not-for-profit organizations, have experienced a shift in the way that we interact with our members – and the way that they interact with us. It’s clear that the pandemic has fundamentally changed how people are choosing to spend their time outside of family, work, and other obligations.

It’s important for us to understand and respond to these shifts. Expanding the pool of potential Board Members to more accurately reflect how the organization engages with the community – now, and going forward – will put us in a better position to achieve our goals. We see the challenge of attracting and retaining board members as a long term one – and this is the appropriate opportunity to make this small, but impactful change.

This proposed change will be published in the South Pittsburgh Reporter and on our website. The change was introduced to the membership at the March Annual meeting. We will have a discussion before a formal vote at our May 10th general meeting. This vote will be open to all board members and general members in good standing. If you have any thoughts on the topic in the meantime, please reach out to any of our Board Members in the meantime and let’s chat! 

Thank you,

Blake M. McLaren

President of the Board – SSSNA

Slopes March Annual Meeting Agenda (3/7/2022)

Topic: SSSNA Annual Meeting
Time: March 8, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time

The Zoom link is being sent over our e-blast. If you did not receive it, please email info@southsideslopes.org

Agenda Overview

  1. PWSA
    1. Stormwater Program and South Side Park Update
    2. Q/A (5-10 min.)
  2. Rep. Jessica Benham; PA House of Representatives 36th District
    1. State Updates
    2. Q/A (5-10 min.)
  3. Councilman Bruce Kraus; City of Pittsburgh, 3rd District
    1. District Updates
    2. Q/A (5-10 min.)
  4. Kitty Vagley; Friends of South Side Park
    1. Park Updates and Volunteer Opportunities
    2. Q/A (5-10 min.)
  5. Introduction of Proposed Bylaw Change
  6. Board Member Elections
    1. Retiring Board Members
    2. New Board Nominee Introduction(s)
    3. Vote
  7. Committee Updates
    1. South Side Park
    2. StepTrek
    3. Beautification
    4. Outreach
    5. Zoning
    6. Governance
  8. Open Floor / Questions / Additional Announcements
  9. Adjourn
Slopes January General Meeting Agenda (1/11/2022)

Topic: SSSNA General Meeting
Time: Jan 11, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time

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Agenda Overview

  1. Friends of South Side Park
    1. Park Plans and Pump Track Design
    2. Q/A (5-10 min.)
  2. Rep. Jessica Benham; PA House of Representatives 36th District
    1. State Updates
    2. Q/A (5-10 min.)
  3. Councilman Bruce Kraus; City of Pittsburgh, 3rd District
    1. Neighborhood Homeless Encampments
    2. 18th St. Lighting Updates
    3. Salt Boxes: City’s Snow Response
    4. District Updates
    5. Q/A (5-10 min.)
  4. Thomas Scharff
    1. City of Pittsburgh, City Planner
    2. Q/A (5-10 in.)
  5. Jamie Piotrowski
    1. Pittsburgh Public School Board Member, District 7: Updates
    2. Q/A (5-10 min.)
  6. Committee Updates
    1. South Side Park
    2. StepTREK
    3. Beautification
    4. Outreach
    5. Zoning
    6. Governance
  7. Open Floor / Questions / Additional Announcements
  8. Adjourn
Save the Dates for 2022 (1/4/2022)

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

  • Tuesday, January 11 
  • Tuesday, March 8
  • Tuesday, May 10 – IN PERSON! At Bandi Schaum!
  • Tuesday, July 12 – Summer Picnic
  • Tuesday, October 11
  • ** NEW DATE! Friday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. – Holiday Party at Zenith. Learn more and register!

All meetings start @ 6:30 p.m. At this time, all meetings are being held virtually on Zoom. Zoom links will be published before each meeting.

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.

SSSNA Development Activities Meeting (DAM) for South Side Park (12/9/2021)

Who: South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association is hosting a Development Activities Meeting (DAM) on Wednesday, December 15th at 6:30pm to review one development project.

What:  LaQuatra Bonci Associates has completed the engineering and design of the ADA Trail proposed to run near the Bandi Schaum Community Garden

Why:  SSSNA is a Registered Community Organization (RCO) through the Department of City Planning to provide input and feedback on local development activities and planning procedures in partnership with community stake holders.

Where: Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 667 800 5469
Passcode: 052167

SSSNA Development Activities Meeting (DAM) for St Patrick St (10/18/2021)

Who: South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association is hosting a Development Activities Meeting (DAM) on Wednesday, October 27th at 6:30pm to review one development project.

What:  1611 St Patrick Street Single Family Home

Why:  SSSNA is a Registered Community Organization (RCO) through the Department of City Planning to provide input and feedback on local development activities and planning procedures in partnership with community stake holders.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 667 800 5469
Passcode: 052167

You can also dial into the call by one of these phone numbers:

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For more information about RCOs and DAMs, visit https://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/dev-activities-meeting.

October 2021 General Meeting Agenda (10/10/2021)

Topic: South Side Slopes’ Public Zoom Meeting
Time: Oct 12, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Agenda:

  1. Bruce Kraus
    1. District 3 Updates
    2. Misc. Info.
    3. Q/A (5-10 min)
  2. Jess Benham
    1. 36th District Updates
    2. Q/A (5-10 min)
  3. Recognized Community Organization (RCO) and Development Activities Meetings (DAM) Project Review
  4. Committee Updates
    1. South Side Park
    2. StepTrek
    3. Beautification
    4. Outreach
    5. Zoning
    6. Governance
  5. Open Floor : SSSNA in 2022
  6. Questions / Add. Announcements
  7. Adjourn
SSSNA Development Activities Meeting (DAM) for Pius St Development (9/13/2021)

Who: South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association is hosting a Development Activities Meeting (DAM) on Thursday, September 23rd at 6:30pm to review one development project.

What:  32/44 Pius St Development

Why:  SSSNA is a Registered Community Organization (RCO) through the Department of City Planning to provide input and feedback on local development activities and planning procedures in partnership with community stake holders.


Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 667 800 5469
Passcode: 052167

For more meeting details, visit https://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/dev-activities-meeting.

May General Meeting Agenda (5/4/2021)


When: Tuesday May 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Where: Zoom (via URL or phone) 
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Don’t have a laptop or smart phone? You can dial into the meeting: 1-646-558-8656

Meeting ID: 667 800 5469
Passcode: 052167

  1. Welcome
  2. Ways to connect w/ SSSNA
  3. Zoom meeting guidelines / Agenda Overview
  4. School Board Candidate Forum w/ Candidates Jamie Piotrowski and Khamil Scantling
  5. Cmdr. John Fisher: Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Zone 3
    1. Introduction
    2. Zone 3 Updates
    3. Q/A (5-10 min.)
  6. Rep. Jessica Benham; PA House of Representatives 36th District
    1. State Updates
    2. Q/A (5-10 min.)
  7. Councilman Bruce Kraus; City of Pittsburgh, 3rd District
    1. 18th St. Lighting Updates
    2. District Updates
    3. Q/A (5-10 min.)
  8. Committee Updates
    1. South Side Park
    2. StepTREK
    3. Beautification
    4. Outreach
    5. Zoning
    6. Governance
  9. Open Floor / Questions / Additional Announcements
  10. Adjourn
March 2021 Meeting Agenda (3/5/2021)

When: Tuesday March 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Where: Zoom (via URL or phone) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89318503168?pwd=Sk9UZE9JdUZkcmFYN3JZSFhXVVhodz09

Don’t have a laptop or smart phone? You can dial into the meeting: 1-646-558-8656

Meeting ID: 893 1850 3168
Passcode: 651985

  1. Welcome
  2. Ways to connect w/ SSSNA
  3. Zoom meeting guidelines / Agenda Overview
  4. Julie Hecker; VP of Operations Mercy Hospital
    • Pandemic and Vaccine Response/Updates
    • Q/A (5-10 min.)
  5. Cmdr. John Fisher: Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Zone 3
    • Introduction
    • Zone 3 Updates
    • Q/A (5-10 min.)
  6. Rep. Jessica Benham; PA House of Representatives 36th District
    • State Updates
    • Jamie Piotrowski Introduction
    • Q/A (5-10 min.)
  7. Councilman Bruce Kraus; City of Pittsburgh, 3rd District
    • 18th St. Lighting Updates
    • Speed Bumps: Salt Boxes
    • District Updates
    • Q/A (5-10 min.)
  8. Board Member Elections
    • Retiring Board Members
    • New Board Nominee Introduction(s)
    • Vote
  9. Committee Updates
    • South Side Park
    • StepTrek
    • Beautification
    • Outreach
    • Zoning
    • Governance
  10. Open Floor / Questions / Additional Announcements
  11. Adjourn
SSSNA Development Activities Meeting for South Side Park Improvements (10/12/2020)

Who: South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association is hosting a Development Activities Meeting (DAM) on Wednesday, October 21st at 7pm to review one development project.

What:  South Side Park Phase 1 Improvements – Presentation by Sara Thompson of Pashek + MTR

Why:  SSSNA is a Registered Community Organization (RCO) through the Department of City Planning to provide input and feedback on local development activities and planning procedures in partnership with community stake holders.

For more meeting details, visit https://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/dev-activities-meeting

October 2020 Meeting Agenda (10/7/2020)

 

SSSNA October General Meeting  (via Zoom Video)

When: October 20, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Where: Zoom Virtual Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84837370248?pwd=UHZ5UFBlaGVSSU1pL1V6MUZPWTRPUT09

  • Welcome

    Ways to Connect w/ SSSNA

    Zoom meeting guidelines / Agenda overview

    1. Zone 3 Police Update – Cmdr. Dixon to report on:
      1. Recent Slopes shootings : American Legion & Arlington Spray Park
      2. Zone safety
      3. Public safety resources
      4. Q/A (5-10 min)
    2. Bruce Kraus
      1. District 3 Updates
      2. Misc. Info.
      3. Q/A (5-10 min)
    3. Recognized Community Organization (RCO) and Development Activities Meetings (DAM) Overview
    4. Committee Updates
      1. South Side Park
      2. StepTREK
      3. Beautification : Garbage Olympics Report
      4. Outreach
      5. Zoning
      6. Governance
    5. Open Floor / Questions / Add. Announcements
    6. Adjourn

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