Block Watch

What is Block Watch?

A group of people living in the same area who work together to build community and improve the quality of life in their neighborhood by addressing safety issues, excessive noise, litter/trash/graffiti, and beautification projects.

How Can I participate in the Block Watch?

  • Introduce yourself to your neighbors, welcome new neighbors, and check in with each other throughout the year.
  • Know and follow city codes and ordinances regarding rubbish, recycling, parking, noise, and property maintenance.
  • Reach out to your Block Watch Leader(s) if you are experiencing a neighborhood challenge and need help.
  • Please join the South Side Flats Facebook page and be sure to join the SS Block Watch group on nextdoor.com.
  • Participate in a cleanup, graffiti removal, or weeding/gardening effort.

How to connect with my Block Watch?

For more information about the Block Watches, please send an email to blockwatch@southsidecommunitycouncil.org. Please include your name and address on the email so the correct block watch lead can contact you. 

Block Watch Map

 
 
1: 10th St. thru 16th St. South of Carson Street
Michele Margittai 
Andrew Lang
2: 12th St. thru 17th St. North of Carson Street
Nicole Lockhart
Beth Beech
3: 16th St. thru 20th St. South of Carson Street
Robert Cavalier
Evan Stoddard
4: 17th St. thru 22nd St. North of Carson Street
Gene Ricciardi
5: 23rd St. thru 26th St. North of Carson Street
Lead needed
6: 20th St. thru 26th St. South of Carson Street
Kathleen Petrillo
Frank Vitale
7: 26th St. thru 30th St. South of Carson Street
Devon George
Liz Sethner
8: Hollow
Amy Camp

Did you know?

  • Trash cans should have tightly fitted lids and trash bags should be sealed to decrease litter, pests, and overflow.
  • Trash cans/bags should not exceed 35 lbs. each and can be set out at 6 pm the night before trash pick up and must be removed from the sidewalk at the end of trash pickup day.
  • Upholstered furniture (sofas, chairs) and mattresses are not allowed to be stored outside.
  • Recycling is mandatory and collected every other week.
  • There are ordinances regarding noise levels, which vary depending on the time of day. The noise level is lower after 10 p.m.
  • It is illegal to set off fireworks within 150 feet (about 10 car lengths) of a building.
  • If you have questions about city services, you can call 311 or visit www.pittsburghpa.gov/311.
  • Remove all items from the inside of your vehicle to reduce risk of theft.
  • Park next to the curb so emergency vehicles and delivery trucks can pass.
  • Check on your vehicle daily as “No Parking” signs may be posted for street work, dumpster permits, etc.
  • Street Cleaning occurs April thru November on Jane and Sarah the first Wednesday and Thursday of the month.

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