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Pumpkinfest 2016 - 25th Annual Celebration

Saturday, October 22, 2016

1-4pm

Horace Mann Field

$5 Entrance Fee for children ages 2 to 14

(Fee includes lunch and all activities)

No fee for Adults

Don't miss the opportunity to have your child experience

the Climbing Wall!  Sponsored by Venture Outdoors

  • Lunch included for children

 

 

 

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS for 2016 DATES

Brightwood Civic Group General Meetings 6 PM ~ Open to the Public

Generally held the 1st Tuesday of the Month : located at Pressley Ridge Admin Bldg. 2611 Stayton Street

 

NO August Meeting

September 6nd

October 4th

November 1st

December 6th

 

 

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WEBSITE - Just for Brightwood Residents!

       If you Like Facebook you'll LOVE Brightwood Nextdoor         If you Hate Facebook you'll still LOVE Brightwood Nextdoor

It's a website just for YOU! Brightwood Residents.  Like Facebook where you can post messages but ALSO post stuff to sell, stuff for FREE, Lost/Found Pet, Need a baby sitter?  Do you do Handy-work?  Recommend a good Mechanic, your favorite Restaurant or Pub, etc...ALL the fun AND important stuff without all the hassels of "friending".  It's ONLY for Brightwood Residents and it's FREE!

Go to brightwood.nextdoor.com to sign up OR call or send me an e-mail here at the Brightwood Office BrightwoodCivic@verizon.net and I'll send you a personal e-mail invite.     (412) 732-8152

We launched and already neighbors are signing up!  Have you?

See you on the site!

Mel

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Side Yard Program Info.

If your house borders an overgrown, publicly owned, vacant lot, you no longer have to look out your window and cringe. The City of Pittsburgh, in cooperation with City Source Associates, is introducing a low-cost minimum way for you to buy that lot and make it your own.


Once the lot is yours, you can transform that eyesore into a garden, parking pad, deck-just about anything you want! In doing so, you’ll not only increase the size of your property and the value of your home, but you’ll also enhance the appearance of your entire neighborhood.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THAT PROPERTY??  Edible Garden, Flowers, Picnic Area or Play place for your kids?

Example BEFORE and AFTER


THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS…ALL IT TAKES
1 You must own the property (no more than 2 units) that directly borders (either on the side, front or rear) the vacant lot.
2 All taxes and water and sewage bills on the properties you already own must be current. You must not have any outstanding Bureau of Building Inspection violations.
3 You must provide evidence of liability insurance coverage for the lot.
4 Based on its square footage and/or terrain, the lot must be deemed unsuitable for erecting a freestanding building, as determined by the City.
5 The lot must be publicly owned. If, however, it is not publicly owned but is tax delinquent, you may request that the City seize the property in a Treasurer’s Sale. If successful, the lot may then become eligible for the Sideyard Sales Program.
6 Before you begin making any permanent improvements you must own the property and you must make sure that your plans comply with the City’s Zoning Ordinance. Call 255-2246 to find out what will be required.


TIME AND MONEY
Once the six basic requirements have been met, the vacant lot of your dreams is available through the following process.
􀂾 You must complete and return the Request to Purchase Form.
􀂾 The City will determine whether or not the lot you request is available and eligible under this program.
􀂾 The City will certify that you are not responsible for any outstanding taxes, water or sewage bills.
􀂾 You will then enter into a lease/purchase agreement with the City. The required down payment and lease costs total $201.00.
􀂾 You may begin using and maintaining the lot immediately (although you may not make any permanent improvements yet).
􀂾 While you are leasing the lot, the City of Pittsburgh and City Source will begin the process necessary to clear the title to the property. This usually takes up to 18 months…from start to finish.
􀂾 When the title has been cleared the City of Pittsburgh will arrange a closing date. At that time, you will need approximately $200.00 to cover closing costs, deed recording fees and transfer taxes.
􀂾 If you and a neighbor are both interested in purchasing the same lot, you’be be required to bid for the property. The minimum bid offer is $250.00.
􀂾 All applications will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CALL 412 255-2300

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Improving Your Neighborhood

The Brightwood Public Safety Committee encourages all residents to get involved with life on your street by combating illegal activity, reporting unsafe property conditions and code violations that erode the positive character of the street.  You can use any of the following tools to raise the quality of life on your street...

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Visit your local library and we have one right here on Woods Run Avenue.

Check out the great events and classes they have here at the Library!  Parking Available

www.CarnegieLibrary.org

 

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