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Autumn in Upper St. Clair

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A Beautiful Time of Year

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PICTURED: Boyce Mayview Park Trails

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Planned Power Outages
On Wednesday, Dec. 2, West Penn Power will perform a planned power outage to upgrade facilities. The outage will affect 12 customers in the vicinity of Giant Oaks Drive from about 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, the outage will be moved to Thursday, Dec. 3.

On Thursday Dec. 3, West Penn Power will perform a planned power outage to upgrade facilities. This outage will affect 152 customers in the vicinity of Chapelwood Drive, Partridge Drive and Red Mill Drive from about 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the outage will be moved to Monday, Dec. 7.

An automated call will be made to each affected customer's phone number as listed on his/her electric account. Customers who need to update their phone numbers or have questions about the planned outage should call West Penn Power at 1-800-686-0021.

Veterans Day Observance

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McLaughlin Run Road Roundabout Project

Utility relocation work has begun on PennDOT'S roundabout project for the intersection of McLaughlin Run, Lesnett and McMillan roads. The intersection improvement is expected a year and a half to two years to complete, weather and utility conflict pending. Click here to view PennDOT's presentation on the project. Please note that the timeline has changed.


Glass Recycling Available at Michael Brothers
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West Penn Power Presentation

Due to some residents' concerns about recent power outages, a representative from West Penn Power gave a presentation and answered some customers' questions during the Board of Commissioners Informational & General Affairs meeting on Jan. 27. 
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Boyce Mayview Park Perimeter Trail
Click here to view the presentation on the final phases of the Boyce Mayview Park Perimeter Trail. 

Community & Recreation Center Assessment
A Facilities Implementation Team (FIT) has been created to prioritize improvements and changes to the Community & Recreation Center, which includes elected officials, C&RC employees and residents. The meetings are open to the public. Click here to view the Community & Recreation Center Facility Assessment Report. 

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12-Dec-2020
Electronics Recycling
When: Second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park 1551 Mayview Road Upper St. Clair, PA 15241 Follow the directio..Read More

12-Dec-2020
Yard Waste Drop-Off
Drop your yard waste off in paper bags between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Boyce Compost Site along Boyce Road. Yard waste includes leaves, plants, garden residue, chipped shubbery, tree tri..Read More

05-Dec-2020
Yard Debris Curbside Collection
Yard debris/leaf waste must be at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on collection day. Yard waste curbside collection includes leaves, plants, garden residue, chipped shubbery, tree trimming, and grass clip..Read More

Reservations

Reservations are required for select amenities. Please click the links listed below to begin your reservation:

Indoor Leisure Pool Reservation

Lap Pool Reservation

Group Exercise Reservation

Playroom Reservation



Basketball Courts Reopened

The gym is back open for use during business hours. In order to keep our facility as safe as possible, please help us with the following: -All children age 14 and under must be directly supervised by their legal guardian. -Maintain a maximum of one household or three individuals per hoop. -Bring your own basketball. -Continue to wear a face mask when social distancing is not possible. -Please no training, organized group or team play on the courts. Family Gym Times: -4-6 p.m. Wednesdays -1-3 p.m. Saturdays

Libby: A Free App for Overdrive Books!

Digitally borrow books and audio-books from the library with this easy-to-use one-tap reading app.

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Hoopla

Stream or download free movies, TV shows, audio-books and more!

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Online Classes for Kids & Teens

The Library is pleased to announce a schedule of classes for kids and teens.

These classes will be held online, over ZOOM.

Online Classes for Kids

Online Programs for Teens

Click here for a ZOOM tutorial

McMillan Road Closures Begin

USC Administration - Thursday, November 12, 2020

PennDOT District 11 announces milling and paving operations on Route 3034 (McMillan Road) in Upper St. Clair beginning Thursday, Nov.12 weather permitting.

Crews from A. Liberoni, Inc. will conduct milling and paving operations, base repairs and traffic loop sensor installation on McMillan Road between Painters Run Road and Fort Couch Road. To allow the work to occur, McMillan Road will be closed and through traffic will be detoured according to the following schedule:

-McMillan Road will close between Painters Run Road and Fort Couch Road from 7 a.m. Thursday morning continuously through 5 p.m. Friday.
-Restrictions will be lifted from Friday night at 5 p.m. through 7 a.m. Monday morning
-McMillan Road will re-close between Painters Run Road and Fort Couch Road from 7 a.m. Monday morning continuously through 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon

Posted Detours

From Painters Run Road
-From Painters Run Road, traffic would head east
-Painters Run Road becomes Gilkeson Road
-Turn right onto Route 19 (Washington Road)
-Turn right onto Fort Couch Road
-Follow Fort Couch Road back to McMillan Road
-End detour

From Fort Couch Road
-Same detour in the opposite direction

If work is completed early, the roadway will reopen to traffic.

West Penn Power Plans Outage for Halloween Morning

USC Administration - Thursday, October 29, 2020
On Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, West Penn Power will perform a planned power outage from approximately 8 to 9 a.m. The outage will affect 1,333 customers in Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park. Click here to view the affected streets.

West Penn Power will send an automated phone call to affected customers. For questions, call 1-800-686-0021.

Firefighters Honored at Upper St. Clair Meeting

USC Administration - Tuesday, October 06, 2020





















The following Upper St. Clair volunteer firefighters were recognized Monday night with Certificates of Appreciation for years of service:


-Doug Dennig, 45 years
-Keith Scannell, 40 years
-John Doebler, 25 years
-Michael Gannon, 15 years
-Marius Rosu, 5 years
-Richard Jurik, 5 years

Commissioner Rex Waller presented the certificates to the firefighters. Mr. Waller gave a heartfelt thanks to the men for their service and told them they have the full support of the Township. 

Commissioner Robert Orchowski presented a proclamation to Russ Rauch, Upper St. Clair's fire prevention coordinator, declaring Oct. 4-10 Fire Prevention Week in Upper St. Clair. This year's theme is "Serve Up Fire Prevention in the Kitchen" due to the fact cooking is the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries. 

Fundraising for the Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department is down this year due to the pandemic. Visit the USC VFD website to learn how you can help.

"Let's do our darndest to get that (fundraising) number up to support this great group of folks," Mr. Orchowski said. 

Commissioner Pamela Enck Honored with Certificate of Achievement

USC Administration - Tuesday, September 15, 2020

PA State Rep. Natalie Mihalek honored Upper St. Clair’s new Commissioner Pamela L. Enck with a Certificate of Achievement at the Board’s September regular meeting.

“She’s always ready to volunteer in the community, from charities to church,” said Rep. Mihalek.

Mrs. Enck was sworn in as a commissioner on Aug. 3, 2020 to finish the term of C. Elise Logan, who had resigned. Rep. Mihalek said she especially appreciated Commissioner Enck stepping up to serve her community during the COVID-19 pandemic, a challenging time for many local leaders.








Upper St. Clair Recognizes World Odyssey of the Mind Champions

USC Administration - Wednesday, September 09, 2020





















The Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners issued an official proclamation recognizing the Upper St. Clair High School Odyssey of the Mind Division III Problem Performance Team 2019-20 for placing first at the World Finals.

Commissioner Pamela L. Enck presented the honor to the team, consisting of Victoria Cuba, Brianna Lin, Joseph Markovitz, Max Murtough, Sammie Seewald, Constantine Tripodes and Eric Wang. Coaches Laura Murtough, Stacey Seewald and Meridith Markovitz led the team in defeating 36 other teams at the World Finals. It was the only team from Western Pennsylvania to earn an award at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals and the only Pennsylvania team to earn first-place honors.

The Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, set to take place at Iowa Stat University in May, was canceled, providing more than 850 teams around the world the opportunity to submit their performance by video. One judge noted that, “this (Upper St. Clair) team’s video was the single biggest takeaway” he had from this year. He said the virtual tournament helped showcase creativity in new ways

“These kids had to adjust to perform virtually. What they achieved is just awesome,” said Commissioner Enck.

Visit Upper St. Clair’s Odyssey of the Mind website to see the World Champs’ performance and video.

Tickets on Sale for New Miracle League of the South Hills Fundraiser

USC Recreation - Tuesday, September 01, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced the Miracle League of the South Hills to cancel its 2020 spring and fall baseball seasons, but it will not affect the continued efforts of this amazing organization to enrich the lives of kids and adults with special needs in Upper St. Clair and across the South Hills of Pittsburgh. 

The Miracle League of the South Hills is proud to announce - America’s Got Magic -
 an exciting and interactive virtual fundraising show, featuring the world’s most incredible magicians, illusionists, and mind readers from your favorite television shows like America’s Got Talent, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show – streamed right to the comfort of your home!  


A performance of side-splitting comedy, jaw-dropping magic, and Zoom-style audience interaction,
America's Got Magic promises to have your whole family raving about this new and unique theatrical experience that will have you sitting on the edge of your couch! The star-studded lineup features: 

Derek Hughes
- America's Got Talent, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Carbonaro Effect
Ben Seidman - Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Brainchild (Netflix Original Series), Criss Angel: Mindfreak
With special guest host - the high-octane magic of Tom Pesce!

This performance of
America's Got Magic is a fundraiser for the Miracle League of the South Hills. Half of the ticket proceeds will benefit The Next Inning, a project to build a new job training center in Upper St. Clair for the Miracle League athletes. The center will include a concession stand and announcers' booth. The Miracle League will hire their athletes to work in the new building and provide training in customer service, accounting, custodial work and more. The athletes will get paid and it will be the first paying job for many. 

 “We are really excited that these nationally recognized, amazing magicians are going to do a show to benefit our kids. I’ve seen them do this virtually, and it is truly fun for the whole family!” said Sean Casey, President of the Miracle League of the South Hills.

Don’t miss out on this mind-blowing and hilarious bonanza of live, interactive magic that you will actually get to experience through the screen! Tickets start at $25 per household with the ability to donate additional funds to the Miracle League of the South Hills.

America’s Got Magic streams live on Thursday, October 15 at 7 p.m. To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/SouthHillsMagic

Bethel Church Road Closure Begins Sept. 8

USC Administration - Tuesday, August 25, 2020

From the Allegheny County Department of Public Works:

The westbound lane of Bethel Church Road will close between Alton Drive and Walther Lane in Bethel Park starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The closure, which is expected to end in December 2020, is required for construction of a rock embankment, extension of a stormwater pipe, and replacement of pavement and guide rail.

The eastbound lane will remain open to traffic throughout construction. Westbound passenger vehicles will be detoured using Logan Road, South Park Road, and Drake Road. Due to a weight restriction on Logan Road, westbound trucks weighing more than 10 tons will be detoured using Fort Couch Road, Washington Road (Route 19), and McMurray Road.

New Upper St. Clair Commissioner Sworn In

USC Administration - Tuesday, August 04, 2020








































On Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, the Honorable Ronald A. Arnoni officiated the swearing-in of appointed Commissioner Pamela L. Enck. Commissioner Enck will finish the term of C. Elise Logan, who recently resigned. 

"I've known Commissioner Enck for some time now and I know she will a great asset to your Township," said the Honorable Ronald A. Arnoni. 

Masks were removed for the photos. 

Part of Painters Run Road Reopens and Another Part Closes

USC Administration - Thursday, July 30, 2020
From Allegheny County Department of Public Works:

Allegheny County Department of Public Works reopened part of the 1800 block of Painters Run Road in Scott Township and Upper St. Clair to traffic. The closure, which began on July 20, 2020 as part of an ongoing project, was required for preservation of Painters Run Bridge No. 9. That work included repairs to the bridge deck, installation of guide rail, and paving.

Another part of Painters Run Road – just west of its intersection with McMillan Road in Upper St. Clair – is now closed. While completing drainage work there, crews encountered an unmarked underground mine void that might affect the road’s stability. As a result, Allegheny County Public Works will keep that section of road closed until it can ensure that it is safe for drivers.

Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation are being brought in to evaluate the mine void and potential remediation options. At this time, there is no timetable for when the road will reopen. When one has been established, that information will be provided to the public.

Traffic will be detoured using Bower Hill Road, Kelso Road and Rob Hollow Road.

As previously announced, paving work will begin on July 31, 2020 on other sections of Painters Run Road between Bower Hill Road in Scott Township and Cedar Boulevard in Mt. Lebanon. The majority of that work, which is expected to last at least two weeks, will occur overnight – between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Monday-Saturday. The department worked with the affected municipalities for a waiver of their noise ordinances and is notifying property owners who might be impacted by the night work.

While paving work is taking place, drivers can expect to experience short stoppages in work zones. Flaggers will be used to control traffic, and drivers are urged to use caution in the area.

After the paving work is complete, crews will return to working between daylight hours only – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – until the project ends. The project was expected to end in August, but the mine void could alter that schedule.

The project is being done by Northeast Paving, a division of Eurovia Atlantic Coast, LLC, of Pittsburgh, as part of the $10.7 million 2019 Capital Roads contract.

Upper St. Clair Board Recognizes Commissioner Logan

USC Administration - Tuesday, July 28, 2020






















The Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation Monday night recognizing the service of Commissioner C. Elise Logan.

Commissioner Logan served as a member of the Board of Commissioners, Ward 2, from Jan. 2, 2018 to July 6, 2020. Commissioner Logan resigned because her family is moving out of the Township.

During her time as commissioner, she has served as a community development committee chair; budget and finance committee chair, member of the parks and recreation committee, human resources committee, and representative of the South Hills Area Council of Governments.

Commissioner Logan was an active member of the Board at which time the Township committed to jointly participate through 3 Rivers Wet Weather on source reduction efforts within our region, promoted engagement in the Live Well Allegheny campaign, and supported approval and construction to extend the Perimeter Trail in Boyce Mayview Park.

The sense of calmness and compassion Commissioner Logan demonstrated during the most challenging periods of time is valued, starting with the flood in the summer of 2018 and ending with the global pandemic. Commissioner Logan also brought a much-appreciated balance of community perspective and fiscal responsibility during her involvement with the Community & Recreation Center’s Facility Implementation Team.

Commissioner Logan’s efforts have contributed significantly to the growth and overall quality of life in Upper St. Clair during her service, voting on matters with the best interest of her constituents at heart.

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