For a listing of the upcoming Wilkinsburg Summer Concerts, please see the flyer the below
Join the Celebration of the Unveiling of the New Abraham Lincoln Monument in Historic Wilkinsburg:
Saturday, July 24
10am – Noon
At the Point of Ardmore Blvd. & Penn Avenue
Free Parking at Graham Field on Princeton Blvd. & Penn Ave. Shuttle Buses provided to the unveiling site. Join the Parade down Penn Avenue with Abe Lincoln and a drummer to the unveiling site. The parade will begin promptly at 9:45am from Graham Field.
See flyer below–
KDKA incorrectly reported on the morning news and web a story that a public hearing would be held this evening at Borough Council in regards to the proposed merger of the Borough with the City.
THIS STORY IS INCORRECT. No such hearing is scheduled this evening. The meeting link that was included in the story is to a Conditional Use Hearing that is scheduled before Council at 6:00 p.m. this evening. This meeting involves Council review of applications that have appeared before the Borough Planning Commission. The question of the merger will NOT be on the agenda.
KDKA regrets the inconvenience caused by the incorrect story and will be running corrections of the story during their noon and 4:00 p.m. broadcasts today. #wilkinsburgpa
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.
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).
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/
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.
The 2021 Recycling Calendar is now available.
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