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Letter from the President – December 2017

So what are you doing on Tuesday evening?

Each​ ​month​ ​this​ ​is​ ​where​ ​we​ ​make​ ​decisions​ ​about​ ​our neighborhood—decisions​ ​that​ ​in​ ​ways​ ​both​ ​small​ ​and​ ​large​ ​will​ ​affect​ ​you.​ ​And​ ​we​ ​always​ ​have​ ​a​ ​good​ ​time socializing​ ​and​ ​enjoying​ ​refreshments — especially​ ​at​ ​our​ ​last​ ​meeting​ ​before​ ​the​ ​holidays!​

Everyone is welcome – second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 pm, in the Calvary Church social hall, corner of Beech and Allegheny Avenues (use the Beech Avenue entrance). The meeting is usually over by 9:00 pm. It’s also a great way for newer folks to meet your neighbors and get involved!

We hope to see you on Tuesday evening!

Josh DeSantis
President, AWCC

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Letter from the President – November 2017

So what are you doing on Tuesday evening?

Join your neighbors on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:30 pm at Calvary Church for the annual meeting of the Allegheny West Civic Council.

Each month, this is where and when we make decisions about our neighborhood – decisions that in ways both small and large will affect you. And we always have a good time socializing and enjoying refreshments while we’re at it!

Everyone is welcome – second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 pm, in the Calvary Church social hall, corner of Beech and Allegheny Avenues (use the Beech Avenue entrance). The meeting is usually over by 9:00 pm. It’s also a great way for newer folks to meet your neighbors and get involved!

We hope to see you on Tuesday evening!

Josh DeSantis
President, AWCC

Read John’s Latest Installment in the History of Allegheny West

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – November 14, 2017

Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave
Tuesday, November 14th at 7:30 pm

  • Visitors
    • Councilwoman Harris’s Office
    • Mayor Peduto’s Office
    • Zone One Police
    • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • New Neighbors & Guests
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
    • Adoption of the 2017/2018 Budget
  • Membership
    • November Mixer
    • Bowling at the Elks
  • Ways and Means
    • Update on Five Year Plan with Calvary
    • Christmas Candlelight House Tour (December 8th and 9th)
  • Friends of Allegheny West
    • Green Space
  • Property
  • Housing and Planning
    • Parking and Traffic
    • MCC: Blocks bounded by Western, Allegheny, Ridge, Bridge
    • Western Avenue Revitalization
    • Light of Life: Ridge Avenue Project
    • Revised AW Film Guidelines
    • Allegheny Commons Update of 2002 Master Plan
    • Expansion of Historic District (LRC Report)
    • Historic District Enforcement Issues (old cases)
    • Medical Marijuana Dispensary (decision to join ZBA appeal)
    • Comprehensive Guidelines for New Construction on Vacant Sites
    • Revised AW Film Guidelines
  • Northside Leadership Conference
    • Allegheny General Hospital Master Plan
  • Other Business (Old & New)
  • Annual Election of Officers & Committee Chairs

Old Allegheny Victorian Christmas House Tour

The Tour is shaping up for December 8th and 9th. Here are the updates:

  1. Flyers are going into the mail. A big thanks to Trish Burton for coordinating the effort…once again, it went off like clockwork. Thanks also to Greg Coll for designing and managing the printing. The flyers are lovely.

    A big thank you from Carol and Trish to all who helped put address labels on the 8008 (!) postcards that we’ll be sending to advertise the tour. A special thanks to Quentin Lane and Charlie and Eli Sweeney for giving up homework time to help us set a new record! We have extra postcards available should anyone want to distribute to coworkers and friends, or to post on community bulletin boards.
  2. Next up, putting the swags together. We’ll be meeting at Cathy and Gene’s house on December 2nd at 9:00 am Please come and help. The swags help make the entire neighborhood look so special for the tour guests. In addition to putting them together, we’ll be looking for volunteers to help hang the swags.
  3. We’re still on the hunt for the final house. Please consider joining the tour this year. Contact Carol ASAP at carolgomrick@gmail.com.
  4. If you haven’t signed up to volunteer yet, please reach out to Doug Sprague at doug.osrg@gmail.com
  5. There are so many people who continue to help behind the scenes to make the tour successful every year. Thank you for your efforts and support!

AWCC Executive Board for 2018

Below are the names for the 2018 AWCC Executive Board slate.

Staying on for 2018

Executives

President: John DeSantis
Vice President: Ann Gilligan
Treasurer: Dan Adam
Secretary: Michael Shealey

Committee Chairs

Housing and Planning: Tim Zinn
Way & Means: Carol Gomrick
Property: Elaine Stone
Friends of Allegheny West: Trish Burton
Sergeant of Arms: Fran Barbush

Nominees for Open Positions

Membership: Greg Coll
Communications: Diane Caruso

Volunteers Needed at the Parklet Pull-out

Submitted by Trish Burton & Diane Caruso

This Sunday, November 12th, we’ll be hosting a “Parklet Pull-out” to remove annuals. Please meet at the corner of Western Avenue & Brighton Road at 12:00 pm (noon). We’d really appreciate if volunteers could come and help out for at least a half hour.

Thank you!

Letter from the President – October 2017

So what are you doing on Tuesday evening?

Join your neighbors on Tuesday, October 10th at 7:30 pm, at Calvary Church for the monthly meeting of the Allegheny West Civic Council.

Each month, this is where and when we make decisions about our neighborhood – decisions that in ways both small and large will affect you. And we always have a good time socializing and enjoying refreshments while we’re at it!

Everyone is welcome – second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 pm, in the Calvary Church social hall, corner of Beech and Allegheny (use the Beech Avenue entrance). The meeting is usually over by 9:00. It’s also a great way for newer folks to meet your neighbors and get involved!

We hope to see you on Tuesday evening!

Josh DeSantis
President, AWCC

Read John’s Latest Installment in the History of Allegheny West

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – October 10, 2017

Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave
Tuesday, October 10th at 7:30 pm

  • Visitors
    • Councilwoman Harris’s Office
    • Mayor Peduto’s Office
    • Zone One Police
    • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • New Neighbors & Guests
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
    • Finance Committee Progress Report
  • Membership
    • October Mixer
  • Ways and Means
    • Update on Five Year Plan with Calvary
    • Results of Alleys, Axles & Ales Tour
    • Christmas Candlelight House Tour (December 8th and 9th)
  • Friends of Allegheny West
    • Green Space
  • Property
  • Housing and Planning
    • Parking and Traffic
    • MCC: Blocks bounded by Western, Allegheny, Ridge, Bridge
    • Western Avenue Revitalization
    • Light of Life: Ridge Avenue Project
    • Revised AW Film Guidelines
    • Allegheny Commons Update of 2002 Master Plan
    • Expansion of Historic District (LRC Report)
    • Historic District Enforcement Issues (old cases)
    • Medical Marijuana Dispensary (decision to join ZBA appeal)
    • Comprehensive Guidelines for New Construction on Vacant Sites
    • AirBnB Issues/Impacts
  • Northside Leadership Conference
    • Allegheny General Hospital Master Plan
  • Other Business (Old & New)

Old Allegheny Victorian Christmas House Tour

On September 28th, the Christmas tour Kick Off meeting was held. Thank you to all who attended. Below is a summary of where we are at with the planning of the 2017 tour:

Houses

Currently we have 3 homes on the tour. We need 3 more. Please contact Carol Gomrick (carolgomrick@gmail.com) if you are interested in putting your house on the tour.

Tour Volunteers-lead Needed

Our fearless leader, Doug Sprague, will not be able to coordinate volunteers this year. We all wish him well on his new adventure! With Doug’s absence, we need a volunteer to help coordinate the docents and other ancillary volunteer openings. Please contact Carol if you’re willing to help, or if you know someone who is. We will be sending out a spreadsheet for signups.

Flyer Mailings

Trish Burton has offered to coordinate the flyer mailing activities. Tentative meeting to
address and send these out is Monday, November 6th. More details to come. Greg Coll will do the graphics and printing of the flyer. Thank you for your efforts, Greg and Trish!

Tickets, Emails and Website Updates

Cathy Serventi will get the website updated and the emails out to announce the event. I’m getting a lot of requests to purchase tickets already, so I’m sure we’ll have another great turnout this year. Thanks for all of your help, Cathy!

After Party

Tom Cihil and and John Engle are the organizers of this year’s after party. Thank you both for stepping up to do this. We now just need an after party venue!

Greens

We’re tentatively scheduling a ‘swag’ party at Cathy Serventi’s porch on Saturday, November 2nd. Tom Cihil and and John Engle will lead efforts to get these on the lamp posts. If you’re interested in volunteering to help with this, please let Carol know.

Administration (Permits, Etc)

Carol with work with Cathy to get these permits in place for the tour. There will be new banners for the tour homes this year.

Train Tours

Cecile Canales will be the contact person for the train tour volunteers.