Wilkinsburg Borough Council will hold a council meeting on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 7pm. Due to the current circumstances concerning the COVID-19 virus. Public access in person will be very limited to a maximum of 12 people permitted, you must be wearing a mask to enter, and entry will be on a first-come basis. To help prevent spread of the virus the meeting will be streamed live on our Youtube page here: (Wilkinsburg Borough Youtube) with several council members on video conference. There will be a public comment segment during the meeting for any questions or comments you may have. Please send all your questions from now until next Wednesday 5/20/2020 up until noon via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Public Comment” in order to have your concern addressed at the meeting. We will attempt to answer questions in advance if possible.
The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation and the Pennsylvania DCED were kind enough to provide these resources during quarantine.
Small Business Grants: https://savesmallbusiness.com/
Organizations looking for donations and volunteers:
Wilkinsburg Community Ministry – handing out food, weekdays 9-1:00
They are seeking donations and volunteers
Civically – Free Store Wilkinsburg – handing out free household items, clothing and masks when available Tuesday – Saturday, hours vary. Also – Food Distribution through 412 Rescue and Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank
Opening Doors for Kids, Inc.
Distributing Breakfast and Lunch for Wilkinsburg youth – in collaboration with WSD
9am – 1:30 at South Avenue Methodist Church, Community Forge and Eastridge Library
Protohaven – making masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Computer Reach – refurbishing computers for Pittsburgh AND Wilkinsburg public school students
Looking for donations, equipment and qualified people to help with rebuilding computers
Take care and be safe.
The April edition of Archives – The Wilkinsburg Historical Society Newsletter is here: Archives – April 2020
The Borough has just been informed of this detour for outbound (from city) traffic on Penn Ave. Traffic on Penn Ave. will make a right on Pennwood at McDonalds to the light at South Ave. then left under the overpass and then left on Hay St. back to Penn Ave. at CVS. The detour will start MONDAY. It is for the repair of the railroad trestle overpass. Inbound traffic on Penn Ave. will remain in place with a shifting of the lane later in the project.
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Wilkinsburg Borough Council will hold a council meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7pm. Due to the current circumstances concerning the COVID-19 virus. Public access in person will be very limited to a maximum of 10 people permitted, you must be wearing a mask, and entry will be on a first-come basis. To help prevent spread of the virus the meeting will be streamed live on our Youtube page here: (Wilkinsburg Borough Youtube) with several council members on a conference call. There will be a public comment segment during the meeting for any questions or comments you may have. Please send all your questions from now until next Wednesday up until noon via email to email@example.com with the subject “Public Comment” in order to have your concern addressed at the meeting. We will attempt to answer questions in advance if possible.
See agenda here: 04 April 15 2020 – Legislative Council Meeting Agenda
COVID-19 UPDATE 4.3.20
-Use of playground equipment and group play banned until further notice.
-Brush collection, clean up day and electronic recycle events in April are cancelled.
-Borough Council meeting to be held on April 15th. Details on electronic participation on Thursday 4/9.
-Street Sweeping has begun, but Parking Enforcement will not be issuing parking tickets. We will advise when ticketing will resume.
Due to the Wednesday work stoppage the garbage collection is lagging behind. The Borough contracts the City of Pittsburgh for collection of garbage (not recyclables). They are attempting to collect on the regular schedule as of Friday. Some delays are still possible.
Our parks are open but…….
Recommendations for Park Users on Observing Social Distancing Minimums
There are a number of specific recommendations for advising the public to keep safe social distancing when in parks
CHILDREN SHOULD NOT USE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AND NO PARK USERS SHOULD GATHER IN GROUPS.
• Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to parks — wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use parks if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc.
• Observe at all times CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, run or play with those from outside your home setting.
• Warn other park users of your presence and as you pass to allow proper distance and step off sidewalks or path to allow others to pass, keeping minimum recommended distances at all times.
• Note that park users may find seasonal, portable public restrooms closed — be prepared before you leave and time outings so that you are not dependent on public restrooms.
• Bring water or drinks — public drinking fountains may be disabled and should not be used, even if operable.
The Borough is continuing to operate but will discontinue public access to our building….
No Public Access Due to Coronavirus
For the safety of our employees, as of 4:30 p.m. on 3/18/20 until at least 3/30/20 all borough business must be conducted by phone, email or U.S. mail.
For parking ticket payments call our Finance Department at 412-593-5581 or visit our web site www.wilkinsburgpa.gov
All Code Dept. Permit payments must be made using a credit card by phone at 412-242-7251. You must have an address, approved permit number and amount when you call in to pay.
Non-urgent payments can be made with a check via U.S. Mail.
All documents must be submitted electronically or via U.S. mail. Contact the appropriate department by phone for an email address to submit documents.
You can ask your Borough contact about dropping documents on-site.
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