The Council of Wilkinsburg is a body of nine elected officials. There are three officials from each of Wilkinsburg’s three wards. Council members elect a President among themselves. The Council President is responsible for presiding over Council meetings, establishing committees, and appointing committee chairs. There is also a Vice-President, who presides over Council meetings in the absence of the President.
The role of Council is to serve as civilian oversight of all activities of the Borough, including the management of Borough employees. Council is responsible for making policy, passing ordinances, voting appropriations, approving all personnel decisions, and establishing and maintaining the Borough’s budget. The Council also works with Pennsylvania and Allegheny County officials to find ways to stimulate economic development.
Council members serve four-year terms, with no limitation on the number of terms served. Elections occur every other year on odd-numbered years. Each election year, four or five seats on Council are open to voting. The rotation of seats ensures that there are always experienced representatives serving on Council.
Council meets the first, second and third Wednesdays of most months, with the exception of several months due to holidays. The first and third Wednesdays are planning sessions and the second Wednesday is the legislatve session. Council has only one meeting in August to allow for summer vacation schedules.
- 03.11.15 Council Meeting Agenda
- The revised agenda for the March 11, 2015 Borough Council meeting is available here.
- Posted: 03/11/2015
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- Council Agenda
- The agenda for the March 4, 2015 meeting of Wilkinsburg Borough Council is available here.
- Posted: 03/04/2015
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- Planning Commission Mtg.: 6:30 p.m. Council Chambers
- Civil Sector and Constinutent /Business Outreach C: 6:00 pm in the 1st floor Conference Room
- Finance Committee Meeting : 10:30 am in the 1st floor Conference Room
Dec. 10, 2014 Council Legislative Mtg. Agenda
December 3, 2014 Council Mtg. Agenda
November 19, 2014 Council Mtg. Agenda
Agenda for 03.11.15 Council Meeting
Agenda for March 4, 2015 meeting
Agenda for the February 18, 2015 Council Meeting