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Important Notice from Pennsylvania American Water – 2/22/2021

This is an urgent notification from Pennsylvania American Water. Our crews are making emergency repairs due to leak beginning at 8:45 am in Homestead, Pittsburgh on February 22, 2021. If you reside in the affected area , you may experience discolored or cloudy water, low water pressure, or no water. Repairs are expected to take approximately 10 hours to complete. When water service is restored, customers may experience discolored water. If your water is discolored, run the cold water taps only, at the lowest level of the house for about 3 to 5 minutes until the water runs clear. You will not receive any further notification unless additional action is required, or conditions change. If you are a landlord and water service is in your name, please inform your tenants so they are aware of this impact to their water service. In keeping with American Water’s focus on safety for both customers and employees, please do not approach our crews while they work. For more information or to see a map of the affected area please go to Pennsylvaniaamwater.com or call 1.800.565.7292. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to resolve the issue

 

 

 

Port Authority – NEXTransit Community Meetings

The Port Authority of Allegheny County is hosting their 3rd series of online public meetings for NEXTransit. These meetings will introduce the potential proposed projects, policies and programs that the Team has developed in response to the public input collected to date. The meetings will feature an engagement exercise designed to gather input as to what future investments are important to YOU. Public and stakeholder input and participation are key to the success of NEXTransit. Don’t miss this opportunity to offer valuable input on proposed transit projects through 2045!

The public is invited to participate in one of four online meetings:

  • Thursday, February 25th at 10:00 am
  • Thursday, February 25th at 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, March 2nd at 11:30 am
  • Tuesday, March 2nd at 6:00 pm

 

Meetings details and registration can be found at https://nextransit.network/events. Meetings will be held online, but participants may call to join over the phone by dialing 855-925-2801 and using meeting code 8676 during their desired meeting time.

Port Authority encourages community members, businesses, and other stakeholders to learn more about NEXTransit and sign up for email alerts on our plan website https://nextransit.network/

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Survey on Single-Use Plastics in Allegheny County

There is a collaborative effort looking to benchmark Allegheny County residents’ understanding of single-use plastics in the region. Please share your opinion on this important topic facing Allegheny County residents. Take a quick survey and enter to win a $100 grocery gift card! Click here to begin.

The anonymous survey is active now through 5pm, February 23, 2021. 

 

 

2-19-21 Council Meeting, 5:00 pm

Executive Session to discuss personnel issues

Please take notice that the Borough Council of Homestead Borough, Allegheny County, Pa, has scheduled a meeting for February 19,2021 at 5:00pm in the Second floor Council chambers of Homestead Borough Building, 221 E 7th Ave, Homestead, Pa 15120. The purpose of this meeting is an executive session to discuss personnel issues. Council may deliberate and possibly take official action on matters that may include, but not necessarily be limited to legal and personnel issues. This is an open public meeting.

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Freeze Notice for Western Pennsylvania Areas

With extremely cold weather in the forecast, Pennsylvania American Water reminds customers to take necessary measures to prevent frozen household pipes. Protect your home by wrapping exposed pipes with insulation and eliminate sources of cold air near any waterlines. We also recommend allowing a small trickle of water to run overnight to keep pipes from freezing. The cost of the water is minimal compared to repairing the damage from bursting pipes. Know the location of your main water shut-off valve. If a pipe freezes or bursts, shut the water off immediately. Do not attempt to thaw frozen pipes unless the water is shut off. To thaw pipes, apply heat from a hair dryer, space heater, or hot water. DO NOT USE a torch or open flame. For more tips on preventing frozen pipes, visit pennsylvaniaamwater.com, Click on Water Information, and Wise Water Use.

 

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

Volunteers Needed!!

Volunteers Needed at the Human Services Center’s free Tax Preparation site in Turtle Creek.  No Experience necessary and training is provided.

We are looking for volunteers to provide tax preparation for individuals on a fixed or low income this upcoming tax season.  Taxes will be prepared this year with minimal in-person contact with others and with strict COVID-19 protocols in place.

Sign up now: https://miypc.volunteerhub.com/lp/HSCC/

Questions?     Contact Stephanie Eson:  seson@hscc-mvpc.org or 412-437-8229

Homestead Streetside Gallery

Rivers of Steel Arts and Steel Valley Arts Council collaborated with local artists from across the Pittsburgh region to create a series of temporary murals and paintings. These colorful gestures, ranging in size from the intimate scale of a poster to the impact of a full wall, can be found on the sides of buildings and in the windows of shops throughout Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Avenues in Homestead, PA. If you’re in the area, explore Homestead this fall of 2020 to see familiar places in a new way!

View Homestead Streetside Video

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)

LIHEAP

LIHEAP Recovery Crisis Program is open.  The season is scheduled to close on April 9, 2021. For more details, please visit Pennsylvania Department of Human Resources.  There are two ways to apply: online and on paper

  • To apply online, visit the website, COMPASS, the online tool for Pennsylvanians to apply for health and human service programs and manage benefit information
  • To apply on paper, you can download a paper application, print it, fill it out, and return it to your local county assistance office. If you do not have a printer, feel free to visit the Homestead Borough Building and we can print an application for you.

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.

Recreation and Parks Joint Plan

West Homestead, Homestead, and Munhall have joined together to evaluate the state of parks and recreation in the Steel Valley and to plan for its future.

A copy of the plan is available at the Borough Building.

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