Excerpts from the District 7 Newsletter – October 2013


Happy Halloween from the District 7 office

Get ready for another spooky Halloween season in Pittsburgh! The official trick-or-treat hours in the City of Pittsburgh will be held on Thursday, October 31st from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Check out the Department of Public Safety on the City’s official Halloween information page .

Planning Commission to review Produce Terminal historic designation nomination

On October 15, 2013, the Pittsburgh Planning Commission will hear and review the Historic Review Commission’s briefing on the Produce Terminal’s nomination to be designated an historic structure by the City of Pittsburgh.

There will also be an opportunity during the meeting for public comment. The Planning Commission meeting will begin at 2 PM on the first floor of the Robin Civic Building located at 200 Ross Street in Downtown Pittsburgh. Take a look at the Planning Commission’s website for more information about the Commission and its responsibilities.

City of Pittsburgh fall seasonal yard debris collection day

Clean up your yard and garden this fall by taking advantage of the Department of Public Works’ Environmental Services Division’s fall 2013 yard debris collection day to be held on Saturday, November 9th.

Please note the following guidelines for debris collection:

Bag Leaves for Collection: Residents must bag leaves in paper bags only and place them out at your normal refuse collection site. Bags should NOT exceed 35 pounds.

Leaves in plastic bags will not be accepted. Paper yard debris bags can be purchased at local hardware or department stores.

Tree Branches and Bushes: Cut, bundle and tie branches and bushes in lengths not exceeding 5 ft. in length. Tree branch diameter should not exceed four (4) inches.

Please note that City crews will NOT collect dirt, rocks, stones or cement. Yard debris left at the curb by contracted lawn care workers or independent contractors will not be collected by city crews.

Yard debris not meeting the collection guidelines will not be collected by city crews.

If you have any questions please contact Environmental Services at (412)-255-2631 or (412)-255-2773.


Council to Go

Join District 7 staff for Council to Go, City Council District 7’s mobile district office, where residents are encouraged to voice their concerns, ideas, and questions related to city government and services.

Polish Hill – Wednesday, October 9th, 7pm-8pm, Polish Hill Civic Association, 3060 Brereton Street

Community Events

There will be a public meeting regarding the liquor license application of a proposed business, Beer on Butler, to be located at 4811 Butler Street in Lawrenceville. The owners of the proposed business will be on hand to speak with the community about any questions or concerns related to the business or its liquor license application on Thursday, October 10th at the Boys and Girls Club (4600 Butler Street) at 6:00 PM.

It’s almost time for the Polish Hill Civic Associations’ fall yard sale, which will be held on Saturday, October 12th from 10:30 AM to 6 PM.

Yard sale donations will be accepted from Monday, October 7th through Friday, October 11th. The PHCA is looking for useful things, odd things, and old things; household items, tools, books, records, toys, art and craft materials, and more. Appliances must work, and furniture must be in good shape. The PHCA cannot accept clothing, shoes, or upholstered furniture.

[PHCA note:  It’s a bake sale too, so we’re also seeking donations of cookies and other tasty items]

For more information, call the PHCA at 412-681-1950, or email phca@phca.org.

Did you know?

The voter registration deadline to vote in the upcoming municipal election (which includes the race to fill the current City Council District 7 vacancy) is Monday, October 7th.

Individuals needing to register to vote may apply in person Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM at the Office of the Registration Commission in Room 609 of the County Office Building located at 542 Forbes Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh. The Elections Division will remain open until 5:00 PM on October 7th to accept hand-delivered voter registration forms. For more information  about registering to vote, take a look at the Allegheny County Elections Division’s website.