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CHANGE IN COUNCIL MEETING DATES

Please take note, Homestead Borough Council monthly meetings will change to the 2nd and 3rd Thursdays of each month starting in July.  The Agenda setting meeting will be on Thursday, July 8th at 5:00 pm and the Legislative meeting will take place on July 15th at 6:00 pm.

 

 

Homestead Borough is HIRING!!!!!!

Homestead is hiring 2 Seasonal, PT – Public Works Laborers and a PT Parking Enforcement Officer.  If you are interested or would like more information, please call the Borough offices at 412-431-1340, ext 100 or send an email to info@homesteadborough.com. All positions require a valid Pennsylvania State Drivers License.

Seasonal, PT Public Works Laborer       $10.42 per hour, less than 35 hours per week.  Possibly to work through December with the potential to be on call dependent upon weather.

PT Parking Enforcement Officer      $11.54 per hour, less than 35 hours per week with Saturday hours. Must be able to coordinate schedule with FT Parking Enforcement Officer.

For more information on positions please download Homestead-Public-Works Laborer ll and Parking Enforcement Officer

 

HOMESTEAD BOROUGH COUNCIL – JUNE MEETINGS

Council meetings are now in person ONLY.  You can come to Council Chambers to attend the meeting.  Please remember, we are still wearing masks and social distancing. If you would like to speak, there will be a sign in sheet at the door. If you are speaking about something on the agenda, the comment section is first.  If you are speaking about something not on the agenda, the public comment is after the agenda items are discussed.

6-17–21 Council Legislative Meeting, 6:00 pm

Call to Order

Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance

Special Presentation

Name, Address – Comment

Reports

      1. Manager’s report
        • Juneteenth Holiday
        •   Learn and Earn Program update
        • Duquesne Light Cobrahead replacement update

Public Safety

      1. Police Chief’s report
      2. Fire Chief’s report
      3. Mayor’s report

Department Reports

      1. Engineering
      2. Building Code
      3. Parking
      4. Public Works

Public Comment – General Information

Agenda Items:

      1. Motion to approve April 2021 bill list – $430,269.06
      2. Motion to approve June2021 payroll – estimate: $136,459.20.
      3. Motion to approve minutes for May 10,2021, May 13, 2021 and June 3, 2021.
      4. Motion to authorize the Borough Manager apply for the COPS grants.
      5. Motion to approve the application to replace sodium vapor street lights with LED Cobraheads through the Duquesne Light program at the following locations at a cost of $109.00 per light:
      6. Motion to approve the Inter-Municipal Transfer of Liquor License Hearing for the Beer House at 200 E. 8th
      7. Motion to approve to approve the updated Public Parks Permits and Usage Policy- to add commercial use language and fee schedule.
      8. Motion to approve pension plan move out of the current provider with exception of the fund that will be charged a fee.
      9. Motion to accept the resignation of crossing guard, LD effective for the school year 2021-2022.
      10. Motion to approve four-way traffic stop signs at Amity Street at 10th and 11th
      11. TABLED at May meeting:  Motion to approve a surcharge to the businesses in the Waterfront that utilize the Pump Station, amount to be determined at a later date.
      12. Motion to approve payment of owed overpayment to the Waterfront Apartments for overbilling of sewage in the amount of $75,000.
      13. Motion to dismiss any legal cases pending, filed by previous Solicitor, against AW Construction.
      14. Motion to rescind the part-time officer position to John Dytko made at the May 13, 2021 Legislative session.
      15. Motion to offer John Dytko a full-time officer position pending clearances by the Homestead Borough Police Chief.

Public Comments

Adjournment

 

NEXT MEETING DATES

Zoning Board – June 23, 2021  6:00 pm

Planning Commission – June 23, 2021  7:00 pm

HARB – July 7, 2021  7:00 pm

Work Session/Caucus – July 8, 2021 5:00 pm

Legislative Session –  July 15, 2021  6:00 pm

 

6-14-21 Council Agenda Meeting, 5:00 pm

Agenda 

Call to Order

Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comment – Items on Agenda   Name, Address – Comment

Report – Manager’s report

Agenda Items

    1. CD47 Grant – $30,000 – street to be paved.
      1. 11th Avenue (West Street to Sarah Street)
      2. 12th Avenue (West to Sylvan Street)
      3. Mifflin Street (13th to 16th Avenue)
    2. COVID-19 American Rescue Plan Funding – ARPA Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
    3. COPS Grants
    4. USDA Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program.
    5. Inter-Municipal Transfer of Liquor License Hearing – June 17, 2021 at 5:30 pm.
    6. Recycling update.
    7. Duquesne Light public meeting to discuss cobra head replacement locations.
    8. Approval of minutes for May 10,2021, May 13, 2021 and June 3, 2021.
    9. Public Parks Permits and Usage Policy- review and approve.
    10. Approve April 2021 bill list – $426,448.96
    11. Approval June Payroll – estimate: $136,459.20
      1. Jun 11, 2021 $66,459.20 (actual)
      2. June 25, 2021 $70,000 (estimate)
      3. FYI actual May Payroll $122.292.46
    12. Pension Plan – choose new provider
    13. Soofa Sign
    14. Resignation of Crossing Guard
    15. Conditional Use approval – 208 E. 8th Avenue
    16. Conditional Use approval – 115 E. 9th Avenue
    17. Traffic Study – Amity Street results, how to proceed next.
    18. Hiring of Police Officers
    19. AW Construction
    20. Former Tax Collector outstanding balance

Public Comment – General Information – Name, Address – Comment

Adjournment

 

 

Homestead Community Clean-Up Day 

Thank you for all that came out and helped.  Some pictures from the event:

 

 

Homestead Events in June 2021

Please download our Homestead Events Flyer for more information on events listed.

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

June 17th, 2021 – 9:30a.m. – 2:00p.m. – Barrett Elementary School – 220 E 12th Ave, Homestead, PA 15120

Services:

  • Immunizations
  • Routine Physical Exams
  • Sick Child Visits
  • Adolescent and young adult health care
  • Referrals for specialty care
  • WIC (Women, Infants & Children) form assistance

As a collaboration between UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown, Inc., the Care Mobile offers no out-of­-pocket cost medical care to children throughout Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.

To schedule an appointment with the Care Mobile, call or text: 412-352-1060 Have any questions or need more information?

Call 412-352-1059 or visit us at www.chp.edu/our-services/mobile-medical-unit

Dress For Success Pittsburgh

Hosted by Rainbow Kitchen Community ServicesYou must PREREGISTER  412-201-4204 or 412-464-1892.

June 23, 2021 from 11:00am – 3:00p.m., at 135 E 9th Avenue, Homestead 15120

Bringing clothing and employment readiness support to women on location across the region.

Do you have an upcoming interview, internship, career fair, new job, or training program? Receive support in selecting complimentary business professional clothing, shoes, accessories, and personal care items from the Dress for Success Pittsburgh team. You’ll receive employment readiness support and connections to needed resources to address common barriers like childcare, food resources and professional mentorship.

Clothing, connections, confidence! The mission of Dress for Success Pittsburgh is to empower women who are entering and returning to the workforce across Southwestern PA.

VHV Veterans Wellness Festival and Memorial Ride

June 26th, 2021.  From 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m., at Under the Greys Bridge, East 7th & West Street, Homestead PA.

In Observance of National PTSD Awareness Day

A Community Event, everyone is invited!  A day of fun interacting with our local veterans!

Food Trucks, Live Music, Special Ceremony, Guest Speaker, Kidz Zone and MORE…..

For More Information:  Visit:  https://opvetnow.org/vhvfestival or Visit:  Facebook.com/Veteranshveterans or Facebook.com/operationvetnow

Memorial Motorcycle Run – $20 / Rider, $30 / Rider & Passenger.  Kickstands Up at 11:00a.m., and Ride to National cemetery for ceremony with Gold Star Families.

For More Information Contact:  http://www.opvetnow.org/vhv-ride

Homestead Neighborhood Event

Saturday, June 26th, from 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

For more information contact:  https://doorsopenpgh.org/

Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic

You must have a appointment.  Sunday, June 27th, 2021 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

You must have an appointment. To schedule, please call 833-653-0518 and ask for the Dreamz Hair Salon. Community Vaccine Clinic or log onto COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Form I UPMC and search for the Dreamz Hair Salon Community Vaccine Clinic.

If you or your organization are helping others to register or if you are having problems logging on, please use our scheduling form available at Community Coordinated Vaccination Clinic Request (office.com)

Vaccine is Pfizer, and the second dose is scheduled for Sunday, July 18th at the Dreamz Hair

All 12 years old and older are eligible for this vaccine clinic.

Dreamz Hair Salon
216 E 7th St Homestead PA 15120
All 12 years old and older are eligible for this vaccine clinic.

Congratulations to our 2021 Steel Valley School District Graduates!

Let’s give a round of applause to the Class of 2021! They were able to get through the pandemic and make it out on the other side. We celebrate you and know your future is bright!!!

Thank you to all the residents for coming out!

We want to thank each and every one of our residents and business owners who are coming out to participate in the many meetings and events that we have had this year!  We would especially like to give a shout out to everyone that helped with our Community Clean-up in May.  8th Avenue looked amazing. We hope that you will continue coming out and supporting all of the efforts to make Homestead home again.  All of us working together will build a greater tomorrow!

June 4th is National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Orange is the color of the gun safety movement, and the Homestead Grays (Hi-Level) will be lit orange to honor the more than 100 Americans killed by guns and hundreds more wounded every day, and help spread the powerful message that there is more we can do together to end gun violence. Go down and check it out!

In greater numbers than ever before, Americans will come together this June to show that we are united and committed to this core belief: that we can end gun violence.

Emergency Rental Assistance

Are you struggling to pay rent or utilities due to the pandemic? If you need help paying your rent and/or your utility bills, you may be able to get money to pay for those expenses through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Assistance is available for unpaid bills owed on or after March 13, 2020. ERAP can help eligible households pay rent and other bills that keep families in their home with working utilities. ERAP can help pay for:

  • Current rent
  • Past due rent (arrears)
  • Current balances and arrears for utilities such as:
    •  Electricity
    • Gas
    • Water
    • Sewer
    • Trash removal
    • Energy costs (i.e. fuel oil)
    • Rental fees
    • Late fees

Any person responsible for paying rent can apply for ERAP. Your landlord does not have to participate for you to get help.

Visit www.COMPASS.state.pa.us. You will be able to submit your application through COMPASS or, if your county is not participating in the COMPASS application, you will be automatically directed to your county’s application process.

For more information about the program including income limits, how to apply, and local county contacts, or to access a printable application, visit the DHS ERAP webpage.

Don’t wait – apply today!

Public Meeting on June 3, 2021, 7:00 pm

Homestead Borough is calling on residents, business owners, local organizations and others who have an interest in Homestead to come out and discuss where to replace streetlights with new LED lighting and to learn about the new alley parking ordinance.  This meeting will be held in Council Chambers, 2nd floor of the Borough Building.

 

SAVE THE DATE – 2021 COMMUNITY DAY, AUGUST 7, 2021

Please save the date for Homestead Borough’s 2021 Community Days.  If you are interested in more details to become a vendor, please contact info@homesteadborough.com and put Community Day in the subject line.

E-Newsletter Coming Soon

Sign up for our Monthly E-Newsletter that will give info on borough, events, and focus on businesses.

We hope to have it up and running by the end of May.

Announcement – Salvation Army Fresh Market Produce Distribution

The Fresh Market Produce Distribution has been cancelled for the month of May.  The distribution will resume in June, on the last Tuesday of the month, June 29th.

Amity Harvest Community Garden Spring Planting Day

Sunday, May 16     11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come out and help with our community garden located across from Aldi’s at the corner of Amity and 7th Avenue.

Any questions, please contact:  Jrm081275@yahoo.com

Follow the garden on Facebook and Instagram: Amity.Harvest.Community.Garden

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Friday, May 21, 2021      11:00 am to 1:00 pm

UPC is proudly partnering with the Steel Valley School District to vaccinate students and community members against COVID-19 for those students and community members in the Steel Valley School District ages 12+.

To schedule an appointment, please visit: UPMC Student Vaccination Clinic  and select “Steel Valley”. Students under age 1 will need a permission slip completed by a parent or guardian, which will be sent out by the Steel Valley School District.

The clinic will be at Steel Valley Sr. High School (3113 Main Street, Munhall, PA  15120)

Help Doors Open Pittsburgh Celebrate Homestead on

Saturday June 26!

The non-profit organization, DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh needs volunteers to help with this self-guided neighborhood tour.

The public will be immersed in the exciting transformation happening in Homestead as we invite them inside a diverse collection of buildings–-imagined as new spaces.

Once inside, the public will go behind-the-scenes, have a unique experience, or simply be nebby!

We need volunteers to serve as GREETERS — positioned at the entrance of any participating building to welcome guests, and check tickets.

What would be expected of you:

  • Self-schedule the building and shift you want – volunteer with a friend!
  • 1-hour training session is required – will be held via Zoom on multiple dates/times two weeks in advance of the event.
  • A volunteer shift is 3.3 hours – and it goes by quickly!

What you can expect from DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh:

  • The official #BeNebby volunteer shirt
  • A VIP badge giving you, and a guest, free access to the event before/after your shift
  • Love and admiration from the community for helping us re-introduce Pittsburgh to Homestead!

 

Register here now:  https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/mQIksGB

Self-selection for training/volunteer shift begins May 17th

Homestead Community Clean-Up Day

Join Borough staff and Council members in cleaning up the Homestead community.

May 22nd 2021, 9am-12pm
221 E. Seventh Ave. Homestead PA 15120
In front of the Homestead Borough Office

Download our Homestead Community Clean-Up Day flyer!

Community Cleanup Signup Form

Homestead Borough Community Cleanup Program – General Release and Waiver for Volunteers

For questions contact:  sparms@homesteadborough.com or call 412-461-1340

 

 

HOMESTEAD BOROUGH COUNCIL – MAY MEETINGS

Council meetings are now in person ONLY.  You can come to Council Chambers to attend the meeting.  Please remember, we are still wearing masks, social distancing, and taking temperatures for visitors to the Borough Building. If you would like to speak, there will be a sign in sheet at the door. If you are speaking about something on the agenda, the comment section is first.  If you are speaking about something not on the agenda, the public comment is after the agenda items are discussed.

5-13-21 Council Legislative Meeting, 6:00 pm

Call to Order

Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance

Special Presentation

  • Best of the Batch Foundation – Batch Playground
  • Dan Spanovitz – 9th and West Street Parking lot
  • Three Boroughs Group, Jeff Schaffer – Neighborhood Assistance Program SPP Tax Credit

Public Comment – Items on Agenda

Name, Address – Comment

Reports

    1. Manager’s report
      1. Alcosan Transforming 12th – will be on the agenda on Thursday; council needs to make the determination to either fully vacate 12th or go down to one lane; approval for Borough Manager to continue conversations and apply for additional funding for the project.
      2. Recurring bill list
      3. Public Park Permit

Public Safety

    1. Police Chief’s report
    2. Fire Chief’s report
    3. Mayor’s report

Department Reports

    1. Engineering
    2. Building Code
    3. Parking
    4. Public Works

Public Comment – General Information

Agenda Items:

    1. Approve April 2021 bill list – $99,177.34
    2. Motion to approve May 2021 payroll in the amount of $130,000 (estimate).
    3. Motion to approve minutes for April 12, 2021 and April 15, 2021.
    4. Motion to authorize the Borough Manager to continue pursuing the recycling proposal with Swissvale.
    5. Motion to approve a public meeting on June 3, 2021,7:00 pm, to discuss Cobrahead street light replacements and discuss alley parking restrictions.
    6. Motion to change dates of Council meetings to the 2nd (Work at 5:00 pm) and 3rd (Legislative at 6:00 pm) Thursdays to take effect with the July 2021 meetings.
    7. Motion to approve the 2021 donation to Munhall Area Prehospital Services in the amount of $10,000 per the 2021 Budget.
    8. Motion to approve to approve the 2021-2022 Blackboard contract renewal in the amount of $4,646.00.
    9. Motion to approve the Steel Valley Enterprise Zone Requests at no cost to Borough:
      1. Payment of the 2021 Main Street TIF program administration.
      2. $1,000 Donation to Boy Scout Troop 15 to landscape at the Homestead Gray’s
    10. Motion to approve the RuthRauff estimate to repair HVAC on second floor of the Borough Building for $1,951.00.
    11. Motion to approve creating parking lots on the current lots located at the 100 blocks of 7th and 8th this is to include putting up a fence at the top of lots, grading and adding gravel to level and putting up Meter Feeder signs.
    12. Motion to approve a surcharge to the businesses in the Waterfront that utilize the Pump Station, amount to be determined at a later date.
    13. Motion to approve the purchase of the Sensaphone, messaging service for the Pump Station, per the recommendation of the engineer in the amount of $1,850.
    14. Motion to add stop signs: 10th and Amity – uphill; 11th and Amity – downhill after a traffic study has been completed.
    15. Motion to approve updated Cell Phone Policy effective May 14, 2021 that added a section regarding Borough-owned software on personal cell phones of staff and updated language regarding law enforcement and use of personal cell phones.
    16. Motion to hire police officers based on Civil Service Test.

Resolutions

  • Resolution 2021-08: A Resolution of the Council for the Borough of Homestead, Allegheny County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, authorizing the application for a Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program (GTRP) Grant in the amount of $112,200 for the GAP Trail River Overlook.
  • Resolution 2021-09: A Resolution of the Borough of Homestead of Allegheny County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, establishing the Allegheny County 2020 Hazard Mitigation Act of 2000 as a prerequisite to receiving post-disaster hazard mitigation grant program funds.

Public Comment – General Information

Adjournment – Motion to adjourn – time

Motion:                                  Second: 

 

NEXT MEETING DATES

Zoning Board – April 28, 2021  6:00 pm

Planning Commission – April 28, 2021  7:00 pm

HARB – May 5, 2021  7:00 pm

Work Session/Caucus – May 10, 2021 5:00 pm

Legislative Session –  May 13, 2021  6:00 pm

 

5-10-21 Council Agenda Meeting, 5:00 pm

Agenda 

Call to Order

Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Comment – Items on Agenda   Name, Address – Comment

Report – Manager’s report

Agenda Items

      1. Approve April 2021 bill list.
      2. Approval May Payroll – estimate: $130,000
      3. Approval of minutes for April 2021.
      4. Recycling proposal.
      5. Date for Duquesne Light public meeting to discuss cobra head replacements.
      6. Change date of Council meetings to 1st (Work) and 3rd (Legislative) Thursdays.
      7. Homestead Volunteer Fire Department – donation through usage of electronic billboard.
      8. Approve donation to Munhall Area Prehospital Services
      9. Approve Blackboard renewal.
      10. Approve Steel Valley Enterprise Zone requests.
      11. Hiring of Police Officers.
      12. Parking lot requests: a. 7th and Amity;  b. 9th and West Street;  c.  100 blocks of 7th and 8th
      13. 109 E. Plum Way.
      14. Sewer collections.
      15. Waterfront properties – water.
      16. Traffic calming on Amity at 10th and 11th.
      17. Updated Cell Phone Policy.

Resolutions

      1. Allegheny County 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan
      2. GTRP grant resolution

Public Comment – General Information – Name, Address – Comment

Adjournment

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Homestead Meeting Dates

HARB                                                May 5, 2021                         7:00 pm

Work Session/Caucus                         May 10, 2021                       5:00 pm

Legislative Session                             May 13, 2021                       6:00 pm

Zoning Board                                     May 26, 2021                       6:00 pm

Planning Commission                          May 26, 2021                       7:00 pm

Council Work Session                          June 14, 2021                      5:00 pm

Council Legislative Session                  June 17, 2021                     6:00 pm

 

STREET SWEEPING STARTS ON APRIL 15, 2021!

Community Sweeps – whole community each month, alternating sides, the third and fourth Thursdays of the month – April – October.

4/15, 4/22, 5/20, 5/27, 6/17, 6/24, 7/15, 7/22, 8/19, 8/26, 9/16, 9/23, 10/14, 10/21

Business District – every Monday and Thursday except following holidays that fall on Monday (5/31, 7/5, and 9/6), then the sweep will be on Tuesday (6/1, 7/6, and 9/7)

 

Homestead Borough Named 2021 ALOM Banner Community!

The Borough of Homestead has been named a 2021 Banner Community. The Banner Community program, sponsored by Allegheny County and the Allegheny League of Municipalities (ALOM), recognizes communities that show a commitment to professional development, prudent fiscal management, transparency, accountability, and proactive communications to engage community stakeholders. A total of 71 municipalities and five municipal authorities were recognized this year.

“This is the first year that Homestead has been recognized as a Banner Community. We appreciate ALOM and Allegheny County for recognizing the Borough of Homestead as we work to provide services for the residents,” said Vanessa McCarthy-Johnson, Borough Manager. “We are proud of our staff’ and elected officials as they are committed to make the necessary changes to improve the quality of life for our residents and businesses. We are excited to receive this designation for 2021.”

A total of 54 municipalities received the Banner Community designation for multiple years, including Aspinwall, Avalon, Baldwin Borough, Baldwin Township, Bellevue, Bethel Park, Brentwood, Bridgeville, Butler (Butler County), Carnegie, Castle Shannon, Crafton, Dormont, East Deer, East McKeesport, Edgewood, Edgeworth, Elizabeth Township, Emsworth, Forest Hills, Fox Chapel, Glassport, Green Tree, Harrison, Heidelberg, Jefferson Hills, Kilbuck, Leet, Marshall, Millvale, Monroeville, Mt. Lebanon, Munhall, North Versailles, Oakmont, O’Hara, Pine, Pitcairn, Pleasant Hills, Port Vue, Robinson, Scott, Shaler, Sharpsburg, South Fayette, South Park, Swissvale, Verona, West Deer, West Homestead, West Mifflin, West View, Wilkinsburg and Wilmerding.

“All of our communities have been stressed during this pandemic, and perhaps none more than local governments which have had their finances as well as their operations impacted. Yet throughout these challenges, these municipalities continue to serve the residents of their community in ways that set them apart,” said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “Congratulations to all of the recipients of the Banner Community designation. We are grateful to you for your continued efforts on behalf of your residents and businesses and are fortunate to have you as part of our county.”

The Borough of Homestead is a member of the Allegheny League of Municipalities, a nonprofit organization created in the early 1960s to coordinate the needs of the area’s local elected officials. In 1974, it was officially established as the Allegheny League of Municipalities to coordinate, advocate and educate the hundreds of elected officials within its member municipalities in Allegheny County and southwestern Pennsylvania. The organization educates elected officials, delivers essential resources, and advocates for sound policy and legislation.

 

Learn and Earn Summer Work Experience Program

The Learn and Earn Team will begin accepting applications for 2021 on March 15, 2021.  The program allows students that are residents of Allegheny County/City of Pittsburgh and are between the ages of 14 – 21  years to participate in a 6-week paid summer work experience.

Visit jobs4summer.org or contact summer@partner4work.org for more information.

 

Allegheny County CHIRP Program

Allegheny County will be partnering with Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission to run the Allegheny County CHIRP program (COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program).This program has been established to focus on providing support to businesses in the hospitality industry.  More information about this program can be found at https://alleghenycounty.us/economic-development/chirp.aspxThe application period will open on March 15th Businesses should refer to the website for more information about the program, eligibility, guidelines and directions on how to apply.

Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation – Volunteer Application

Our organization encourages the participation of volunteers who support our mission. If you agree with our mission and are willing to be interviewed and trained in our procedures, we encourage you to complete this application. The information on this form will be kept confidential and will help us find the most satisfying and appropriate volunteer opportunity for you.

Volunteer Application

Steel Valley Enterprise Zone

Contact information: PO Box 168, Homestead, PA  15120    (412) 462-8870     Website:  www.svez.org

The Steel Valley Enterprise Zone is a private, non-profit local development corporation comprised of representatives from local government, businesspersons and citizens.  Its mission is to:

  • Build the capacity of the local governments in the Enterprise Zone communities to improve the local business climate,
  • Enable the local governments in the Enterprise Zone to facilitate growth in the quantity and quality of employment opportunities,
  • Increase the capabilities of local governments in the Enterprise Zone to respond effectively to local business expansion opportunities and constraints,
  • Present public discussion groups, forums, panels, lectures or other similar programs for the residents of the Enterprise Zone that address the unique economic and social issues present in the municipalities, and
  • Assist the local governments and local business communities of the Enterprise Zone in the formation of public/private partnerships which will develop and sustain increased rates of business investment and job creation in the Enterprise Zone.

Via an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement, the Steel Valley Enterprise Zone Corporation has been designated by the local governments to coordinate and direct economic development in the area.  Map of the Steel Valley Enterprise Zone.

Building Investment Loan Program Overview and Program Guidelines

Business Loan Program Overview and Program Guidelines

Carnegie Library of Homestead

The Carnegie of Homestead is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for all patrons and our staff. We continue to follow the information and recommendations that have been communicated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the COVID-19 virus. Given the fluidity of this situation, plans may change and event cancellations may occur. We will continue to keep you updated.

For updated information download our flyer Carnegie of Homestead Patrons.

MAPS Membership

REMINDER

Residents don’t forget to pay your MAPS memberships. If you have any questions you can contact us at:  412-464-7329.

Information Resources for The Community

Salvation Army
104 East 9th Ave Homestead PA, 15120     412-461-2460   Facebook:  facebook.com/steelvalleycorps/

Rainbow Kitchen
135 East 9th Ave Homestead Pa, 15120   412-464-1892    Website: rainbowkitchen.org

Free Community Meals

Free Community Meals will take place on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 4p.m.  The meals will be served at the LifeStone Church Homestead,  436 E 8th Ave, Homestead, PA 15120 (412-326-1978)

Annual Raccoon Rabies Baiting Project

Rabies vaccine baiting in Allegheny County. For more information visit: www.achd.net/raccoon

Veterans Helping Veterans

210 e. 7th Avenue, Homestead, PA  15120.  (412) 326-1959.   Website:  www.meadowsedge.com

For more information, please take a look at the flyer.

Protect our Rivers and Streams

Did you know that anything that goes into a catch basin or storm inlet on the street eventually ends up in a stream or river?  To read more visit our News Page.

 

Electronics Recycling now required in PA

By law, Allied Waste, the garbage collector for Homestead Borough, can no longer take televisions, laptops, computers, printers or other electronic computer and/or audio-visual items as part of the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act. It is against the law for these items to be thrown out with your trash and for us to take them. They must now be recycled and can be dropped off at a designated collection point.

eLoop, LLC (E)
625 Plum Industrial Court, Pittsburgh
724-519-7646
For more information on other places to recycle, please visit www.zerowastepgh.org