Penn Avenue Parklet gets a name

The Parklet on Penn Avenue, Wilkinsburg, will be officially named this Saturday, August 8th, 1pm, the Harold Young Parklet. Harold Young Sr did much for the Wilkinsburg Community, helping underserved youth to learn about music and to play instruments before he passed away. He was a Wilkinsburg resident. Art in the Park was part of his vision. His daughter, Dr. Jacqueline Young carries on the tradition still today. She’s an awesome musician and continues reaching out to the youth. Jacqueline Young and the Jazz Workshop Quintet will play at the Harold Young Parklet Saturday, August 8th, 739 Penn Ave. That’s it in a nutshell! We’d love to see folks come out and support the Summer Concert Series: Art in the Park, and Jacqueline Young. It’s fun and free….it’s Wilkinsburg!

Berkheimer for remainder of 2020

Due to Covid-19, the folks from Berkheimer will not be providing any in-person services at the borough building for the remainder of the year. Any tax payments should be mailed or paid online.

Planning Commission – June meeting

The Planning Commission meeting originally scheduled for June 2, 2020 has been moved to June 9, 2020. See calendar here: https://www.wilkinsburgpa.gov/calendar/

Social distancing guidelines are in place for this meeting and any other meetings held within the Wilkinsburg Borough Building.

Council Meeting Agenda for 5/20/2020

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 info@wilkinsburgpa.gov 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.

Agenda: 05 May 20 2020 – Legislative Council Meeting Agenda revised 5 15

Wilkinsburg COVID-19 Resources

The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation and the Pennsylvania DCED were kind enough to provide these resources during quarantine.

 

http://wilkinsburgcdc.org/wilkinsburg-business-district-update-in-response-to-covid-19/

 

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

www.wcm15221.org

 

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

www.civicallyinc.org

 

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

www.openingdoorsforyouthfamiliesinc.com

 

Protohaven – making masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

www.protohaven.org

 

Computer Reach – refurbishing computers for Pittsburgh AND Wilkinsburg public school students

Looking for donations, equipment and qualified people to help with rebuilding computers

www.computerreach.org

 

Take care and be safe.

Penn Avenue Detour to Begin 4/20/2020

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.

PLEASE SHARE TO MAKE OTHERS AWARE !

Council Meeting Agenda for 4/15/2020

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 info@wilkinsburgpa.gov 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