Dog Wardens To Canvass Allegheny County Homes – Week Of April 20

GENERIC PUPPY DOG PET PETS PUPPIES DOGS Dog wardens will canvass homes in Allegheny County through the week of April 20 to ensure all dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.
Under Pennsylvania law, all dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year.
The fee is $6.50 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.50 for other dogs. Older adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.50 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.50 for others.

Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.

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PennDOT Programs To Make Emergency Information Accessible

PennDOT reminds its customers that they can take advantage of two voluntary, potentially life-saving programs designed to aid Pennsylvanians in emergency situations – the Yellow Dot and Emergency Contact Information programs.

Participants in the Yellow Dot program enter their emergency contact, medical contact and medical information on forms inside a Yellow Dot folder and then place the folder in their vehicle’s glove compartment. Participants then place a Yellow Dot sticker on their vehicle’s rear window. This sticker alerts emergency responders to check a vehicle’s glove compartment for the folder, helping emergency responders provide specific care to participants after a crash.

The Emergency Contact Information program offers Pennsylvania driver’s license and PennDOT-issued ID holders the opportunity to log into a secure database and list two emergency contacts. Customers can update the information as needed, but only law enforcement officials can view their information in the system. In the event of an emergency, law enforcement can use the participant’s ID to find their emergency contact information.While the Yellow Dot program is utilized only in vehicle crashes, the Emergency Contact Information program is usable in other emergencies as well as crashes.

To learn more about the Yellow Dot program or to sign up for a program folder visit www.YellowDot.pa.gov.

To sign up for the Emergency Contact Information program, visit www.dmv.state.pa.us and click on the program icon.

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04 2015

Oakwatch Mtg Wed 4/16 6pm – Oakland Career Ctr 294 Semple

Next Oakwatch meeting is Wednesday, April 15 at 6pm at the Oakland Career Center. In addition to our standard updates, the new Zone 4 Commander, Daniel Herrmann, is planning to attend and introduce himself. The University of Pittsburgh's Student Government Board President Graeme Meyer will also join to speak on student-community relations.
Oakwatch meeting minutes can be found online at opdc.org/oakwatch

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04 2015

Fifth Ave Traffic Signal Improvements at the Birmingham Br begin this weekend 4/11-12

Inline image 1Traffic Advisory
Fifth Avenue Traffic Signal Improvements at the Birmingham Bridge Saturday and Sunday in Pittsburgh
 
PennDOT District 11 is announcing traffic signal improvements on Fifth Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur on Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12, weather permitting.
Single-lane traffic will occur on Fifth Avenue between Brenham Street and Moultrie Street from 6 a.m. Saturday continuously through 5 p.m. on Sunday as crews install a new control panel and radar detection system at the Fifth Avenue intersection with Kirkpatrick Street and the Birmingham Bridge.
Crews from Joseph B. Fay Company will conduct the installation.
This work is part of $28.5 million Birmingham Bridge Preservation Project, which includes painting of the entire superstructure, steel repairs, bearing replacements, substructure repairs, light pole replacements and a concrete overlay.  Construction will conclude in the spring of 2017.
For more information, or to sign-up to receive project updates visit http://birmingham.otmapgh.org/.
Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com, through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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04 2015

2015 Street Paving Projects And New Online Information

 Inline image 1  The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has released its 2015 street paving list. For the first time in city history, the projected plan for the entire paving season – approximately 44 miles – is available to the public via the new Department of Public Works Street Paving Program website.
​Interactive map of paving projects: 

https://pap.accela.com/envista-public-web/index.xhtml?token=Pittsburgh

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Public Mtg On Plans For Proposed Student Rental Housing at 3407 Forbes, Tue 4/14 6pm

pdf icon 3407-Forbes-Ave-Campus-Advantage-Development-Meeting.pdf
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Inline image 13407 Forbes Avenue – Proposed Campus Advantage Development (next to Arby's)
Campus Advantage, a national student rental housing management company, is proposing to build a 13-story, 137-unit student housing building. Attached are some rough designs and details the developer shared with us.
They are on the ZBA agenda for April 23, 2015 at 9:20 pm. Currently they're planning to request a special exemption and a variance related to increasing floor area ratio* (FAR), a variance to increase the percentage of the lot covered by the building from the allowed 90% to 96%, as well as increasing the building height from the permitted 102 feet (with LEED bonus) to 140 feet.
Next week, OPDC will host a public meeting for community input on the project:
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:00 pm – Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple Street
*Floor Area Ratio (FAR): The total square feet of a building divided by the total square feet of the lot the building is located

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UPMC – Oakland Transformation Project Through 2016

pdf icon UPMCPlans2016.pdf

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"​UPMC is moving forward with plans to make major improvements that ​will bring more green space and enhanced traffic flow to the vibrant city neighborhood of Oakland.
The project will remove the top six floors of the South Tower (formerly Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh) and portions of the bottom eight floors.  The pedestrian bridge between the Falk Medical Building and UPMC Presbyterian also will be removed.
Large-scale demolition of the South Tower is scheduled to begin mid-June.  Project completion is anticipated in the summer of 2016."

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04 2015

City Begins 2015 Street Resurfacing Program

The Department of Public Works will begin the 2015 Street Resurfacing Program the week of April 6, 2015. Streets will be milled and paved, weather permitting.
None in Oakland so far

South Oakland Neighborhood Group (SONG)

SouthOaklandPgh.org

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04 2015

3407 Forbes student high rise public meeting 4/14 6pm Career Ctr – 294 Semple St

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Inline image 1Please see the attached flyer for a meeting Tuesday, 4/14, 6:00 pm at the Career Center building.  Please spread the word to your neighbors.
Key notes on the proposed development:
  • Specific to college students
  • Programming and resident assistants
  • 98 2 BR
  • 30 3 BR
  •  nine 1 BR
  • 137 units total for 295 beds
  •  Study room on each floor
  •  Will go for LEED Silver
  • Hope to break ground in Feb 2016, 18-month construction; open Fall 2017
  • Use allowed by right
  •  Zoning board variances requested for additional height and lot coverage, which equates to more units
  • Retail on first floor

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04 2015

Liberty Tunnel Washing Activities Begin Sunday 4/5 in Pittsburgh

Traffic Advisory
Liberty Tunnel Washing Activities Begin Sunday in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh – PennDOT is announcing work to wash the Liberty Tunnels (Route 3069) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Sunday night, April 5 weather permitting.
To accommodate tunnel washing activities, single-lane overnight closures will occur in both directions of the Liberty Tunnels from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Friday morning, April 10. Work will not begin on Tuesday, April 7 until two hours after the Neil Diamond concert ends. Traffic on the bridge will not be impacted.
Motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns. Please use caution when driving through the area.  Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility
Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com.  511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.  511PA is also available by calling 5-1-1, and regional Twitter alerts are available on the 511PA website.

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