District 7 Newsletter – November 2013

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Election Day in District 7 — Today!

This year’s Election Day will include the opportunity for District 7 residents to vote for a representative to fill the currently vacant City Council District 7 seat. For information about Election Day, residents are encouraged to take a look at the Allegheny County Elections Division’s webpage, where information about registration, absentee ballots, and clarification regarding voter identification is available.

Need to find your polling place? Visit the Pennsylvania Voter Services website, where registered voters can enter address information to find their designated polling location.

Fall cleanup: how to dispose of leaves and other yard debris

While watching the leaves change is one of our favorite things about the fall months, cleaning up and properly disposing of leaves is an important basic quality of life issues in our neighborhoods during the fall season.

To better serve District 7 constituents, we’ve put together this blurb about special DPW fall yard debris pickup dates, yard debris drop-off center locations and requirements.

Follow this link to access the leaf and yard debris disposal article hosted on the District 7 website. 

Allegheny CleanWays to clear illegal dump site at Butler St. border of Stanton Heights, Morningside

The Office of City Council District 7 is excited to announce that Allegheny CleanWays’ Dumpbusters will be clearing one of the illegal dump sites in the Allegheny River Greenway* which we reported to them this summer.

Dumpbusters’ experienced volunteers are preparing the site for clean-up now and are looking for additional neighborhood volunteers to join them in a major effort on Saturday, November 9th.  This is a steep site, so volunteers should be sure-footed, adventurous and at least 16 years of age (those under 18 must bring the attached waiver signed by a parent.)

The clean up will be held on Saturday, November 9th from 9:30am to 1:00pm.  This includes a training at the start and pizza at the end.

For more information and to register with Allegheny CleanWays, visit this link.

For questions, contact Leah Thill at 412-381-1301 or email leah.thill@alleghenycleanways.org.

*The Allegheny River Greenway is the preserved green space on the edge of Stanton Heights and Morningside near Butler Street.


Community Events

The 9th annual Lawrenceville Artist’s Studio Tour will be held on Saturday, November 2nd from 10 AM until 6 PM. This year’s self-guided tour is the largest ever, and includes 17 studios and 42 artists. For a list of studios and a tour map, take a look at the Lawrenceville Artist’s Studio Tour 2013 Facebook page, or call 412-683-6488.

The Zone 5 Public Safety Council will hold its November meeting on Tuesday, November 12th at 7 PM at the Union Project at 801 N. Negley Avenue. A special guest speaker from the of City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Safety  will be on hand to talk about a plan to increase the number of cameras used to improve public safety in Zone 5.

On the evening of Thursday November 21st State Senator Jim Ferlo, Highmark officials, and West Penn Hospital staff will host a Town Hall Meeting at the Teamsters Temple (4701 Butler Street) from 6-8 PM. During the meeting, Highmark and West Penn officials will report on their progress in promoting health and sustaining vital medical services to insure the success of West Penn Hospital. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Did you know?

Because the November 5th election to fill the vacant District 7 City Council seat is a special election, its winner could be sworn in once the election results are officially certified by the Allegheny County Elections Division. This process generally takes about two weeks after Election Day results are collected.