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AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – June 9, 2015

Guest Speakers

  1. One Northside AIM Project
  2. Stables Proposal
  3. Erin Tobin, Parks Conservancy

Minutes

  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Nominations for Secretary, Sgt. at Arms
  • Vote on the Budget
  • Neighborhood Clean-ups
  • Wine Tour Recap
  • Upcoming Membership Events
  • Housing and Planning Updates
  • AWDC Updates
  • Committee Q&A
    • Housing & Planning
    • Membership
    • Property
    • Friends of Allegheny West
    • Communications
    • NSLC

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – May 12, 2015

7:30 – Guests

  • Bridget Miller, Mary Cassatt Garden
  • Rev. Larry Homitsky, Calvary Church
  • Sarah Sweeney, Artist Model Buhl Grant

7:50 – Historic Preservation Awards

8:00 – Neighbor of the Year

8:05 – Approval of the Minutes from April

8:10 – Treasurer’s Report

8:15 – City Council Grants

8:20 – 2015/2016 Budget Proposal

8:50 – Treewells/Flower Order

8:55 – Upcoming Cleanups

9:00 – Wine Tour Update

9:05 –Upcoming Membership Events

9:10 – Committee Chair Q&A

Send a note to president@alleghenywest.org if you have additional agenda items to add.

311 Follow Ups from Last Meeting

Now that the folks are starting to venture out of the house after the Winter “blahs”, we’re starting to see an uptick in requests for AWCC to follow-up on issues like potholes, streetlights and parking. I figured this was a good time to remind people of strategies that have worked for us in the past when we’re trying to get some assistance from the City.

The first thing that any department we speak with asks us is a reference number for the 311 report that we should have already filed about the complaint. That means that it’s really important that when you call to make a report or when you make a report by email, make sure the operator gives a “Reference (sometimes called a Ticket) Number”. Generally we prefer that neighbors make the initial report since you’re the person with the most first-hand knowledge of the problem. If you’re not able to get the issue resolved, AWCC needs that 311 Reference Number to follow up. To make it easier to notify AWCC when you’ve filed a report and to keep track of reference numbers we set up the email address 311notifications@alleghenywest.org which you can use in one of the optional cc’ sections in the online reporting.

For more information about 311 tracking, as well as direct links to the City 311 online reporting website go to our Government Resources page. Happy reporting!

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – April 14, 2015

7:00 – Candidates’ Forum

8:30 – Guest Speakers

8:35 – Welcoming New Neighbors and AWCC Members

8:40 – Minutes (review/corrections from last meeting)

8:45 – Treasurer’s Report

8:50 – LRC Nominations for Historic Preservation Request

  • Budget request for 2 plaques not to exceed $100 each

9:00 – Pancake Supper Request

9:05 – City Council Grants

9:05 – 928 – 930 Western Avenue Update

9:10 – Neighbor of the Year / NSLC Annual Dinner

  • Neighbor of the Year Nominations
  • Budget request for tickets for Annual Dinner 6/11

9:20 – NSLC (budget request for annual dues – $75)

9:21 – Upcoming Membership Events

9:25 – Friends aka: Public Spaces (follow up to 4/11 Tree Well)

9:30 – New Business

9:35 – Q&A w/ Committee Chairs

 

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – March 10, 2015

7:30 – Guests (still waiting on confirmation)

  • Erin Tobin, Allegheny Commons Initiative
  • Darlene Harris (or representative)
  • Sally Stadelman, Office of the Mayor

7:40 – Welcoming New Neighbors and AWCC Members

8:00 – Minutes: Review of Motions from Last Meeting

8:05 – Treasurer’s Report

8:10 – Upcoming Membership Events

  • Marathon Party: Sunday 5/3 (City grant money available)
  • Memorial Day Picnic: 5/24, Hot Dogs & Hamburgers, 800 block of Beech
  • Independence Day Picnic: 7/4, Rib Cook Off, 900 block of Beech
  • Labor Day Picnic: 9/7, Corn Roast, 800 block of Lincoln
  • Next neighborhood mixer on Friday, 3/20, location TBA
  • Last day to bowl is April 29. Starting at 6:30pm now
  • Bocce: Thursdays, May 7 through Sept. 29. starting at 6:00pm
  • Shaw Festival Trip: Tentatively scheduled for June 25 & 26
  • Planning meeting March 13 at 7:00pm, location TBA
  • Neighborhood / Membership voluntary directory.
  • Welcoming new neighbors

8:25 – Friends (aka: Public Space)

  • Upcoming cleanups:
    • 4/11 – Mulching the Tree-wells,
    • 5/16 – Flower planting
    • 5/30 – Alley Clean up; looking for organizations to partner with
    • 7/15 – Babb Insurance service day

8:35 – Allegheny West Candidates Night

  • TENTATIVE: April 14 at 7:00 pm

8:40 – Ways & Means: Wine Tour

  • Paris of Appalachia theme, 3 tours instead of 2, chocolate tasting/wine pairing for dessert
  • Next planning meeting: early April
  • Tickets on sale now on alleghenywest.org

8:45 – NSLC

  • 2015 Dues
  • Ohio Street Bike Lane Update
  • AGH Update
  • NSLC, Dinner on 6/11

9:00 – New Business

9:15 – Q&A w/ Committee Chairs

Follow ups from last meeting and written committee reports:

  • Audit is scheduled for ???
  • (Philadelphia) Allegheny West lawsuit is now in the hands of our insurance company
  • Final number of flower baskets is ???, see the list of our charter sponsors at
  • alleghenywest.org/flowers

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – February 4, 2015

7:30 – Guest Speakers

  • Sarah Quinn:  City Historic Review Board
  • Erin Tobin:  Allegheny Commons Initiative

8:00 – Minutes: Review of Motions from last meeting

8:05 – Treasurer’s Report

  • Funding request for a 2 year financial review

8:10 – Housing & Planning

    • February H & P meeting canceled
    • Agent for 928-930 Western
    • Sale of vacant lot on Western
      • Retaining Real Estate Counsel for Vacant Lots & 928-930 Western
      • Adjustment of terms of sales agreement from the last meeting

8:30 – Friends: Grant for Tree Well

8:35 – Green Space: Funding request for Hanging Baskets for Western

8:40 – Bylaws: Timeline

8:45 – Ways & Means: Wine Tour

  • Dates: June 5 & 6
  • Planning meeting:  Feb. 19,  Location: TBA

8:50 – Property

    • Contract for Snow removal
    • Funds for meeting insurance requirements on 928/930 Western

8:55 – NSLC

    • Ohio Street Bridge Update
    • AGH Sign Update
    • Symphony in the West Commons

9:00 – Pancake Supper / Shrove: Tuesday, 2/17

9:05 – New Business

9:05 – Q&A w/ Committee Chairs

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – January 13, 2015

January 13, 2015, 7:30pm, Calvary Church (at 971 Beech Avenue)

7:30 Guest – Stephen Riccardi stephen@pennenvironment.org

PennEnvironment speaking about air quality in Western PA.

7:45 Approval of the Minutes from Nov

7:50 Treasurer’s Report

7:55 Thank yous to transitioning 2014 Board members

  • Membership: Tim Zinn
  • Property:  Mary Callison
  • Friends:  Howard Zinn
  • Recording Secretary:  Michael Shealy
  • President: Bob Griewahn

8:05 Nomination of Ways & Means Chair

8:10 Introduction of New Board Members

  • President,   Catherine Serventi
  • Vice President, John DeSantis
  • Treasurer, Bob Griewahn
  • Sergeant at Arms,  Gloria Rayman
  • Recording Secretary, Timothy Zinn
  • Communications  Secretary,  Fran Barbush
  • Membership Chair, Mary Callison
  • Property, Howard Brokenbek
  • Housing & Planning, James Wallace
  • Friends of Allegheny West,  Michael Shealey
  • Ways & Means, TBD

8:15 Committee Announcements / Requests to the Membership

  • [Membership] 2014 Annual Memberships are now expired – forms available here or renew online.
  • [Membership} Upcoming Membership Events – Mary Callison
  • [Ways & Means] Christmas Tour Report / Calvary Church Donation – Carole Malakoff
  • [Property] Loan to AWDC to support the Stables and 928-930 Western

8:30 Northside Leadership Conference

  • Confirmation of 2015 representatives
    • John DeSantis
    • Bob Griewahn (alternate)
  • Education & Public Safety representatives from AWCC

8:35 Tabled Business

8:40 New Business

8:45 Q&A w/ Committee Chair

Please send a note to president@alleghenywest.org if you have additional agenda items to add.

AWCC Annual Meeting & Election – November 11

Submitted by John DeSantis

At the November 11 Annual Meeting, the election of Officers for the 2015 calendar year will be conducted.

The 2014 AWCC Nominating Committee has proposed the following slate of candidates. In addition, nominations may be made from the floor at both the October and November General Membership Meetings. All nominees must be an AWCC Member in good standing, and must have agreed to serve in the nominated office if elected.


President: Cathy Serventi
Membership: Mary Callison
Vice President: John DeSantis
Housing & Planning: Jim Wallace
Treasurer: Bob Griewahn
Property: Howard Brokenbek

Secretary: Tim Zinn
Ways & Means: vacant
Sergeant at Arms: Gloria Rayman
Communications: Fran Barbush
Friends of Allegheny West: Michael Shealey

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014, 7:30 pm, Calvary Church

I. Guest Presentation – Jim Pashek on Fountain in NE Commons

II. Officer Reports

  • Secretary (Michael Shealey) – Minutes of Prior Meeting
  • Treasurer (Cathy Serventi) – Financial Report

III. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Housing & Planning (Jim Wallace)
    • North Avenue – Stables Building
    • Western Avenue Project
    • Brighton Lots
    • Zoning appeal re parking lots
    • Light of Life Relocation/Expansion
    • 928-930 Western Avenue – Wylie Holdings LP
  • Membership (Tim Zinn)
  • Property (Mary Callison)
  • Ways & Means (Pretty Vacant)
  • Friends of Allegheny West (Howard Brokenbek)
  • Communications (Fran Barbush)
  • Nominating

IV. AD HOC COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Green Space
    • Trees and Sidewalks (Martha Helmreich)

V. NORTHSIDE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE REPORT (John DeSantis)

VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  • Parking in Allegheny West
  • Bridges in the Commons

VII. NEW BUSINESS

VIII. ANNOUNCEMENTS

To be added to the agenda please email president@alleghenywest.org.

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – June 10, 2014

June 13, 2014,  7:30 p.m,  Calvary Church

I. Guest – Jennifer Kullgren of Tree Pittsburgh

II. Officer Reports

  • Secretary (Michael Shealey) – Minutes of Prior Meeting
  • Treasurer (Cathy Serventi) – Financial Report

III. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Housing & Planning (Jim Wallace)
    • North Avenue – Stables Building
    • Western Avenue Project
    • Brighton Lots
    • Zoning appeal re: parking lots
    • Light of Life Relocation/Expansion
    • 928-930 Western Avenue – Wylie Holdings LP
  • Membership (Tim Zinn)
  • Property (Mary Callison)
  • Ways & Means (Pretty Vacant)
  • Friends of Allegheny West (Howard Brokenbek)
  • Communications (Fran Barbush)
  • Nominating

IV. AD HOC COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Green Space
    • Trees and Sidewalks (Martha Helmreich)

V. NORTHSIDE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE REPORT (John DeSantis)

VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  • Parking in Allegheny West
  • Bridges in the Commons

VII. NEW BUSINESS

VIII. ANNOUNCEMENTS

To be added to the agenda please email president@alleghenywest.org.