Carrick Community Council Meeting

There will be a Carrick Community Council Meeting on Wednesday June 10, 2009 at 7pm at Pittsburgh Concord K-5 auditorium located at 2350 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh PA 15210. This will be a public safety meeting with Officer Christine Luffey as speaker. Come to learn some important information about the safety of the Carrick community

Safe Neighborhoods Network Meeting

The next Safe Neighborhoods Network meeting is around the corner!

Safe Neighborhoods Network Quarterly Meeting

DATE: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

TIME: 6 pm – 8 pm

LOCATION: PCRG conference room

1901 Centre Ave, Suite 200

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Join the Safe Neighborhoods Network on June 17th as individuals from neighborhoods across the city gather to discuss how we can work together to address safety issues!

Safe Neighborhoods is a collaborative network of block watches across Pittsburgh.

Sponsored by PCRG, our goal is to bring neighborhood public safety activists together to share strategies, discuss root causes of crime across communities, receive training from public safety experts, and build safe communities from the grass roots up.

Join us at 5:30 pm for light snacks. The discussion will last from 6pm to 8pm in the PCRG Conference Room. The discussion will include available resources for community groups; any problems that you might be having in your own neighborhood and how we can work together to address them; and National Night Out 2009. If there is something specific that you would like the group to address, please let me know so I can make sure it is on the agenda for the evening.

RSVP by June 15th by contacting Sarah at or (412) 391-6732 x210

Community Updates May 2009


  • There was a meeting held to discuss the Brookline Blvd reconstruction project
    • Construction to begin in 2011 season.
    • Repave/reconfigure the Pioneer/Brookline intersection
  • The BACC Potluck had a strong turnout
  • SPDC will continue meeting throughout the summer; BACC is off for the summer
  • A history class from Brashear High School repainted the Cannon and worked on the landscaping around the cannon in preparation for Memorial Day
  • Upcoming Events:
    • August 8th: Brookline Breeze and  Neighborhood Sidewalk Sale


  • A community meeting with Port Authority had a strong community presence
    • PAT staff will present their proposed changes to the board in June/July
    • Decision will be made in September
    • Currently, PAT is considering eliminating stops in Beechview based on data collected in Spring 2008
  • The Memorial Service and Flower Sale were successful events
  • The old Beechveiw pool was demoed, and construction for the new Spray Park should begin shortly
  • The Beechview Summit is now available online at
  • Upcoming Events:
    • Appraisal fair June 16th, 6-9 @ library, 3 items, $5 per item with the money goes to the library
    • Beechview Area Concerned Citizens will have their monthly meeting on June 4th, 7pm at Beechview United Presbyterian Church
    • June 6th, 8:30am-3pm: Beechview United Presbyterian Church Flea Market
    • Beginning on June 18th, Beechview will have a Farmer’s Market from 3:30-7:30 every Thursday in the Upper Parking Lot of St. Catherine’s Church
    • August 4th: Beechview’s annual Night Out Against Crime


  • Overbrook Community Council met Tuesday 5/26 and will have elections at the June 23rd meeting
  • Paty attended a Port Authority meeting in Greentree hosted by the Local Government Academy
    • Documents have been added to the Carrick listserve
    • Port Authority would like to use what resources/infrastructure is available
    • There was an ACCESS presentation
    • The Airport Corridor Transportation Association also presented their services
    • Need to find ways to get people to PAT stops
    • There is a proposed Park-n-ride in Greentree
      • Residents would be able to park for free but non-residents would be charged for parking
  • Overbrook Firehouse: bidding for downstairs remodeling has started
    • There will be a new bathroom
    • The current kitchen will be used as a meeting room
    • The upstairs will be closed off to meet ADA requirements


  • Upcoming Meetings:
    • June 10th 7pm, the Carrick Community Council will meet at Concord Elementary’s Auditorium
      • Officer Christine Luffy will be attending the meeting
    • June 15th, 6pm: Tree-tenders will meet at Brownsville and  – new trees have been put up; need to have some old ones removed; 6/15, 6pm, Brownsville and Sankey. Tree tenders will also meet on July 13th and August 17th at 6pm, with a location to be determined
    • August 23rd, 12pm: Carrick Corn Fest at Phillips Park
    • There will be a block party tentatively scheduled for September 12th in the 1800 block of Brownsville Road


  • Beechview seniors picnic attended a picnic at Banksville Park
  • Beechview and Banksville community members have been working to have a van or bus to transport Beechview youth to Banksville’s pool
    • Want to encourage use of the pool
    • Beechview youth don’t have easy access to the pool
  • Upcoming Events:
  • June 11th, 7pm: Ribbon cutting at Banksville Park for the renovated park facility