District 7 Newsletter for June 2012

News and Updates

Councilman Patrick Dowd Appointed to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Executive Board

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) Board of Trustees has appointed City Council District 7 representative, Councilman Patrick Dowd, to serve as a Public Representative on the Executive Committee of the CLP’s Board of Trustees. In the Carnegie Library’s May 14, 2012 Board of Trustees meeting the Board entertained candidates for election to the CLP Executive Committee, which acts as the primary steering committee for the CLP Board of Trustees.

Movies in the Park Comes to Highland Park

Thanks to a Highland Park constituent request, Councilman Dowd and the District 7 office worked with Pittsburgh Citiparks to bring Pittsburgh Citiparks “Cinema in the Park” series to Reservoir Drive in Highland Park. The popular summer series will also be returning to Lawrenceville’s Arsenal Park. Click here to find the lineup of family-friendly popular films to be shown free of charge in two of District 7’s best summer venues.

PRESERVEPGH Holding Public Forum

Join PRESERVEPGH on June 13th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Bakery Square, 6425 Penn Avenue for a public forum and voice your opinions about the program and its goals. PRESERVEPGH is a program run through the City of Pittsburgh Planning Department focusing on putting together a master plan for the City while also preserving important pieces of historical architecture. More information about PRESERVEPGH is available at www.planpgh.com/preservepgh.

District 7 Welcomes New Staff!

District 7 is very excited to welcome Nathaniel Hanson as the District 7 team’s new Communications and Administration Manager. Nate, a District 7 resident, lives in Lawrenceville and already loves working in the District 7 office.

May Proclamations

During the month of May, Councilman Dowd presented the following proclamation to City Council for approval:

Mrs. Karen Barry for dedicating over 40 years of her life to positively impacting students from Bloomfield and the surrounding neighborhoods as a kindergarten teacher at Immaculate Conception School in Bloomfield. Mrs. Barry was nominated to receive City recognition by Immaculate Conception School 8th grade student, Rebecca Pietropaolo.

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Council to Go

Join Councilman Patrick Dowd and his staff at Council to Go, his mobile district office, to voice your concerns, ideas, and questions about local government and services.

Morningside – Thursday, June 7, 7:00pm-8:00pm – Meet at the Intersection of Greenwood and Chislett Streets and join Councilman Dowd and his staff on a walk through Morningside.

Lawrenceville – Friday, June 15, 7:30am-9:00am – Perk Me Up, 4407 Butler Street

Community Events

June 6th-9th, 321 Edmond Street – Join Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph’s for their Parish Festival from 6 to 10:30 pm for games, rides, and food . Dinner will be served from 4-7pm. Call 412-621-5199 with any questions.

June 12th, 6:30pm, Lawrenceville Goodwill, 118 52nd Street – Lawrenceville United will be holding its General Membership Meeting, where Lawrenceville residents will be able to renew their LU memberships and find out about happenings throughout Lawrenceville.

June 16th, 11:00am-4:00pm – Join fellow garden lovers for the Lawrenceville Garden Tour. The tour is free of charge and open to the public, providing a fun filled afternoon beginning at the Lawrenceville Organic Community Garden, located in the Allegheny Cemetery near the Butler Street entrance.

Pittsburgh Public Pools

City public pools are set to open on June 14th. Daily admission cost is $3 for children ages 3-15 and $4 for individuals 16 and older. Season passes are also available for children, adults, and families. Pools are open Monday-Friday, 1:00pm-7:45pm and Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays, 1:00pm-5:45pm. Public pools in District 7 are the Bloomfield Pool, Highland Park Pool, and West Penn Pool (in Polish Hill). More information about pool hours and season passes is available here.

Did You Know?

The average person in the United States uses anywhere from 80-100 gallons of water per day. Flushing the toilet actually takes up the largest amount of this water. Conserving water in the hot summer months goes a long way towards environmental health, while also helping to cut everyday costs. By installing more efficient water fixtures and regularly checking for leaks, households can reduce daily indoor per capita water use by about 35% to about 45.2 gallons per day.

In Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority compiles a report detailing the quality of Pittsburgh’s drinking water. The report outlines where drinking water comes from and how it is treated. Read the report here to better stay informed about each and every drop of your 80-100 gallons.