Wilkinsburg Council Rejects Efforts To Merge With City; Calls On Community Development Corporation To Cease And Desist.
Wilkinsburg, PA – On Wednesday, February 3, 2021 six of nine Wilkinsburg Council members approved a resolution to remain an independent borough and to oppose efforts to merge the Borough with the City of Pittsburgh.
A friendly amendment to the resolution was adopted by a vote of seven to two that “the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation discussions regarding any potential merger between the Borough of Wilkinsburg and the City of Pittsburgh should involve the Wilkinsburg Council, or cease and desist.”
The resolution notes that the residents of Wilkinsburg “have successfully governed ourselves through our duly elected officials, with a proven record of community, sensitivity, and democracy.”
The resolution further states that the Borough is “a sustainable community with a diverse population of over 15,000, a workforce comprised mostly of residents, with a vibrant and growing business district.”
The Borough has not increased taxes since 2004 and has successfully balanced every budget in the intervening years.
The votes to approve and amend the resolution was read to the public during a regular Council session on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. The text of the full resolution can be found below.
The Council of Wilkinsburg is a body of nine elected officials representing each of Wilkinsburg’s three wards. 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, signing ordinances, voting appropriations, approving all personnel decisions, and establishing and maintaining the Borough’s budget.
Covid-19 Vaccine Resources
This information is as of 3/1/2021 and may become outdated soon. The Borough of Wilkinsburg (at the current time) is not issuing or scheduling any vaccine appointments and all links below will take you to sites outside of wilkinsburgpa.gov.
Appointments can be made online through the chain’s scheduling tool, or, beginning Monday, over the phone at 1-877-288-2070.
An immensely helpful Facebook group called Getting Pittsburgh Vaccinated. The site is a robust information hub with everything you need to know about getting a vaccine shot in the Pittsburgh region, from sharing tips to posting when new opportunities arise to getting volunteers to help others who are struggling (and there are plenty).
Planning Commission meeting for 2/9/2021
The Planning Commission will be holding a meeting on February 9, 2021 at 6:30pm. This meeting will be held via Zoom Video Conference. The Zoom information can be found here: https://www.wilkinsburgpa.gov/calendar/planning-commission-38/
Smoke testing to start 1/18/21
Resolution for Public Censure
At the council meeting on January 6, 2021, council voted 6 to 3 to introduce a resolution for Public Censure of Mayor Marita Garrett.
A link to the resolution can be found below.
2021 Recycling Calendar
The 2021 Recycling Calendar is now available.
January Electronic Recycling event cancelled
January E-cycle waste date slated for Saturday, January 23, 2021 has been cancelled. We will resume E-cycle waste drop-off on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 8am-1pm
2021 Fiscal Year Budget
The 2021 Budget is now available for Public Display electronically.
2021 Fiscal Year Budget – Wilkinsburg Borough
The budget can also be reviewed in person in the lobby at 605 Ross Avenue, but you will have to contact the Administrative Office to gain access to the building since it’s locked due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Admin office phone: 412-244-2900
Admin office email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Warm wishes on behalf of the Borough government to all for a joyous and safe Thanksgiving Holiday.
Borough offices will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2020.
Enjoy the holiday this long weekend.
Wilkinsburg Leaf Collection – Fall 2020
Wilkinsburg Leaf Collection 2020 – Begins November 2nd – Ends December 18th
ONLY LEAVES IN BROWN PAPER BAGS will be picked up at the curb
(leaves in plastic bags – will be picked up by garbage trucks)
LOOSE LEAVES AT THE CURB WILL NOT BE PICKED UP
30 gallon leaf bags are available – Call 412-244-2959