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.
- No Council Meeting May 20, 2015
- Please note that there will not be a Council Meeting on Wednesday, May 20 as originally advertised. The next...
- Posted: 05/19/2015
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- April, 2015 Council Mtg. Minutes
- Council Meeting Minutes for April 1, 2015 and April 8, 2015 are now on-line for reading. April 15,2015 ...
- Posted: 05/15/2015
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- Shade Tree Advisory Committee: 6:00 pm in Council Chambers, 2nd floor Borough Building
- Planning Commission: 6:30 pm in Council Chambers, 2nd floor Borough Building
- Joint Tax Comm. on Process to Reclaim Vacant Prop: 5:30 pm in the Wilkinsburg School District Board Room, 718 Wallace Ave.
April 1, 2015 Council Mtg. Minutes
April 8, 2015 Council Mtg. Minutes
Council Mtg. Minutes for March 4, 2015
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