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.

Resolution 21-036

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This information is as of 3/1/2021 and may become outdated soon.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.

https://triblive.com/local/giant-eagle-to-hold-mass-vaccination-clinic-at-heinz-field/

Appointments can be made online through the chain’s scheduling tool, or, beginning Monday, over the phone at 1-877-288-2070.

 

https://nextpittsburgh.com/latest-news/getting-pittsburgh-vaccinated-a-facebook-group-offers-everything-you-need-to-know-about-scoring-an-appointment/

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).

UPMC has an on-line sign up process at https://Vaccine.UPMC.com
If guidance for the sign-up process is needed, a phone number is listed on the site and will be answered by contact center staff. The contact center team is answering seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This registration does not immediately create an appointment — it serves to allow them to plan and inform about an eventual appointment.
AHN communicates through their “My Chart” electronic system and can be signed up for at https://mychart.ahn.org/
People who are registered successfully for mychart will be notified when a vaccine becomes available for them.

Smoke testing to start 1/18/21

Please be advised that there will be some smoke testing starting next week in some areas within Wilkinsburg. The smoke is non-toxic, so please do not panic if you happen to notice smoke entering through your drains. For any questions, contact Dave Keil, Superintendent at 412-337-6397, or John Antinori, Borough Manager, at 412-244-2906.
Some affected streets are:
Peebles St
Ross Ave
South Ave
Franklin Ave
Mifflin Ave
Vincent Way
Pitt St
Hay St
Wood St
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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: info@wilkinsburgpa.gov

Happy Thanksgiving

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