Borough of Homestead, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Homestead 10-14-1974 as Ch. A103 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
WHEREAS, for many years there has been an inequality of population in the existing three wards of the Borough of Homestead due, primarily, to the elimination of two wards and the traditionally oversized Third Ward; and
WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of the United States has required representation in local governments as nearly equal as possible; and
WHEREAS, the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Articles 9 and 11, provides for local reapportionment by a local governing body which is not elected at large; and
WHEREAS, unofficial figures from the 1970 Federal Decennial Census are available to provide the basis for a reapportionment based upon such figures; and
WHEREAS, a committee appointed by the President of Council has studied the problems at length and met with community and political leaders regarding solutions to the same; and
WHEREAS, the committee, in order to comply with the aforesaid requirements of the Supreme Court and Constitution, has recommended that the ward system be continued under the reapportionment hereinafter set forth which would require a minimum of changes to ward lines and district lines and which would result in wards as nearly equal in population as practicable as follows:
Ward
Estimated
Population
First (formerly fourth)
2,029
Second (formerly fifth)
2,115
Third (formerly third)
2,165
NOW, THEREFORE, be it ordained and enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Homestead in Council assembled, and it is hereby ordained and enacted by the authority of the same as follows:
The boundary lines of the present three wards of the Borough of Homestead are hereby changed so that each of the said three wards shall consist of and comprise the territory or area hereinafter described.
First Ward (formerly the Fourth Ward):
Beginning at the intersection of center lines of West Street and East Plum Way; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of West Street to the intersection of the center lines of West Street and East Pine Way; thence in an easterly direction along the center line of East Pine Way to the intersection of center lines of East Pine Way and Mifflin Street; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Mifflin Street to the intersection of center lines of Mifflin Street and East Fifteenth Avenue; thence in an easterly direction along the center line of East Fifteenth Avenue to the intersection of the center lines of East Fifteenth Avenue and McClure Street; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of McClure Street to the intersection of the center lines of McClure Street and East Eighth Avenue; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of East Eighth Avenue to the center line of City Farm Lane; thence along the line dividing the Boroughs of Homestead and Munhall to the northerly side of East Sixth Avenue; thence in a southwesterly direction along the northerly side of East Sixth Avenue to the intersection of the center lines of East Sixth Avenue and Amity Street; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of Amity Street to the intersection of the center lines of Amity Street and East Twelfth Avenue; thence easterly along the center line of East Twelfth Avenue to the intersection of the center lines of East Twelfth Avenue and Glen Street; thence southeasterly along the center line of Glen Street to the intersection of Glen Street and East Thirteenth Avenue; thence in a westerly direction along the center line of East Thirteenth Avenue to the intersection of the center lines of East Thirteenth Avenue and West Street; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of West Street to the place of beginning.
Second Ward (formerly the Fifth Ward):
Beginning at the intersection of the center lines of West Street and East Plum Way; thence southwesterly along the center line of East Plum Way to the intersection of center lines of East Plum Way and Sarah Street; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of Sarah Street to the intersection of the center lines of Sarah Street and Joseph Street; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Joseph Street to the intersection of the center lines of Joseph Street and West Plum Way; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of West Plum Way to the point of intersection of the rear property line projected of the residences situate along the easterly line of Sylvan Avenue; thence southeastwardly along the rear property lines to the point of its intersection with the center line of West Fifteenth Avenue; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of West Fifteenth Avenue projected to the boundary line between the Borough of Homestead and West Homestead; thence in a northwesterly direction along the line that divides the Boroughs of Homestead and West Homestead to its point of intersection with the center line of Grand View Boulevard; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Grand View Boulevard to the intersection of the center lines of Grand View Boulevard, Sarah Street and Hays Street; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of Hays Street, which is also the line that divides the Boroughs of Homestead and West Homestead, to the Hays Street point of intersection with the northerly side of East Fifth Avenue projected; thence in a northeasterly direction along the northerly side of the East Fifth Avenue to the point of intersection with the center line of Amity Street; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of Amity Street to the intersection of the center lines of Amity Street and East Twelfth Avenue; thence in an easterly direction along the center line of East Twelfth Avenue to the point of intersection of the center lines of East Twelfth Avenue and Glen Street; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of Glen Street to the point of intersection of the center lines of Glen Street and East Thirteenth Avenue; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of East Thirteenth Avenue to the point of intersection of the center lines of East Thirteenth Avenue and West Street; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of West Street to the place of beginning.
Third Ward (formerly the Third Ward):
Beginning at the intersection of the center lines of West Street and East Plum Way; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of East Plum Way to the point of intersection of the center lines of East Plum Way and Sarah Street; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of Sarah Street to the point of intersection of the center lines of Sarah Street and Joseph Street; thence in a southwesterly direction along Joseph Street to the point of intersection of the center lines of Joseph Street and West Plum Way; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of West Plum Way to the point of intersection of the rear property lines projected of the residences situate along the easterly line of Sylvan Avenue; thence in a southeasterly direction along the rear property lines to the point of intersection of the center line of West Fifteenth Avenue; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of West Fifteenth Avenue projected to the point of intersection with the boundary line between the Boroughs of Homestead and West Homestead; thence in an easterly direction and continuing along the boundary line of the Boroughs of Homestead and West Homestead to its point where the boundary line thence becomes the boundary line between the Boroughs of Homestead and Munhall; thence continuing in the easterly direction along the boundary line between the Boroughs of Homestead and Munhall to its point of intersection with the center lines of McClure Street and East Fifteenth Avenue; thence in a westerly direction along the center line of East Fifteenth Avenue with the intersection of the center lines of East Fifteenth Avenue and Mifflin Street; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Mifflin Street with its intersection of the center lines of Mifflin Street and East Pine Way; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of East Pine Way to the intersection of the center lines of East Pine Way and West Street; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of West Street to the place of beginning.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance be and the same are hereby repealed.