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Closures at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park
The indoor pool is closed from Monday, Aug. 13 - Friday, Aug. 24 for concrete resurfacing and maintenance. The annual building closure is Sunday, Aug. 19 - Friday, Aug. 24 for maintenance. The outdoor pool will remain open, weather permitting. 
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Zoning Hearing Board Meeting Canceled
The Zoning Hearing Board meeting scheduled for Aug. 22 is canceled. The next scheduled meeting is at 8:00 p.m. on Sept. 26. 

Guidelines for Maintaining Creeks in Upper St. Clair
The PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has guidelines for maintaining streams and creeks across the state. Please review the booklet to understand what property owners can do to help prevent flooding in local creeks. 
DEP Stream Maintenance Booklet 

Low-Interest Loans Available for Upper St. Clair Flood Victims
Homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the June 20 flood may apply for low-interest loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Customer service representatives will be on hand in Bridgeville to answer questions and help fill out applications.
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Raccoon Found in Upper St. Clair Tests Positive for Rabies
 
If an animal appears to be acting strange or becomes threatening, contact Animal Control at 412-833-7500 or the Police Department at 412-833-1113. 
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McLaughlinRun Roundabout Project

PennDOT has proposed a plan to replace the signalized intersection at McLaughlin Run, Lesnett and McMillan Roads with a roundabout. A public meeting was held on Sept. 28, 2017. It concluded that PennDOT provide the PowerPoint presentation and a questionnaire to gather additional feedback from the community.
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11-Aug-2018
E-Cycling
E-cycling has moved to the Community & Recreation Center at 1551 Mayview Road. The days and times will be the same, which is the 2nd Saturday of every month (except February), from the hour..Read More

11-Aug-2018
Leaves and Debris Dropoff
This is a drop off, not a collection. Drop off your leaves and debris at Boyce Mayview Park recycle site. Leaves and yard debris drop off will occur every second Saturday of the month f..Read More

Annual Facility Closure

Indoor Pool Closed
August 13 - August 24
Fitness area and Outdoor Pool aquatics area will remain open. 

Regular Building Closure
August 19- August 24
The Community & Recreation Center's indoor facility (Indoor Pool and Fitness area) will be closed for maintenance and cleaning. The outdoor aquatics area will remain open. 

Community Foundation Family Movie Night

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Community Foundation's Annual Free Outdoor Family Movie.

Spring Summer 2018 Program Registration

Register NOW! Registration can be completed at the C&RC or online (unless otherwise noted). 

Click here to Register

Click here to view the brochure

Go to Community and Recreation Home page


Driver's Education Program

Driver's Ed is an online resource for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge of PA traffic laws. Drivers of all ages and experience levels can benefit from this free online service.

Click for details.

Go to the Library Section.

Fall Classes for Kids & Families

Fall Classes & Programs for Kids and Families are coming soon!
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 12 in person at the library.

Check out some of our Upcoming Kids Activities!

Go to the Library Section

USC Connect: A Homebound Delivery Service

If you are unable to get to the library due to a physical limitation, we can set up a monthly delivery to your door. To register, please complete the online application and return it to Walker Evans at the library.

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Community Blood Drive Set for Sept. 14

USC Recreation - Tuesday, August 14, 2018
A community blood drive will take place in Upper St. Clair on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

Appointments and walk-ins will be welcome between noon and 6:00 p.m. at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park. The address is 1551 Mayview Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241.

To make an appointment, please:
-Visit centralbloodbank.org, click Make an Appointment and search with group code C565,
-Download the Central Blood Bank app, or
-Call 412-221-1099 ext. 600.

Prepare for your donation by eating well, staying hydrated and be sure to bring your ID.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, 15,760 children are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Most of these kids undergoing cancer treatment require blood or platelet transfusion. Don't let them fight alone. Please open up your heart and roll up your sleeves. 

Bethel Church Road in USC to Temporarily Close

USC Administration - Wednesday, August 01, 2018
The southbound lane of Bethel Church Road near Alton Drive in Bethel Park and next to Upper St. Clair will close at 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The closure, which is expected to last until Friday, Aug. 17, is required for core drilling of the pavement as part of a landslide investigation, according to the Allegheny County Department of Public Works.

Crews will perform their work between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays, and there will be alternating single-lane traffic in the northbound lane. Flaggers will be used to direct traffic, and drivers are urged to use caution in the area. 

The work will be done by D'Appolonia of Churchill, PA. 

Official Winners of Boyce Mayview Park Youth Triathlon Announced

USC Recreation - Wednesday, August 01, 2018


































On July 28, 2018, about 70 children competed in the Boyce Mayview Park Youth Triathlon in Upper St. Clair. Spirits were high and the weather was perfect with a sunny sky and temperatures in the upper 60s. 

Below are the official winners of the race. We also want to report that every child finished the race. That's a big accomplishment! Congratulations to everyone involved.

Boys, Ages 7-9:
1. DJ Poe, 8
2. Liam Wilson, 9
3. Tabari Morgan, 8

Boys, Ages 10-12:
1. Alek Piatek, 11
2. Ryan Dougherty, 10
3. Cooper Bedilion, 10

Girls, Ages 7-9:
1. Mia Monaco, 8
2. Anelise Castrodale, 9
3. Emma Piatek, 8

Girls, Ages 10-12:
1. Freja Kile, 12
2. Abby Poe, 10
3. Teagan Yurocko, 10


Low-Interest Loans Available for Upper St. Clair Flood Victims

USC Administration - Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Homeowners, renters and business owners impacted by the June 20 flood in Upper St. Clair may be eligible for low-interest loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Programs. 

Low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. SBA regulations permit loans of up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property. Businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million to restore damaged or destroyed buildings, inventory, equipment and assets. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant's financial qualifications. 

A Disaster Loan Outreach Center will be set up in Bridgeville to assist anyone who wishes to apply for a loan. 

Where: Bethany Presbyterian Church
740 Washington Ave.
Bridgeville, PA 15017
Opening: Thursday, July 26 at 11:00 a.m.
Days: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 28, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday, July 29
Closing: Thursday, August 2 at 4:00 p.m.
Why: SBA customer service representatives will issue loan applications, answer questions about the disaster loan program, explain the application process and help individuals complete their applications.

Individuals unable to visit the center in person may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired), or by emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Loan applications can also be downloaded from www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be returned to the Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Bridgeville (see above for hours) or mailed to:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Processing and Disbursement Center
14925 Kingsport Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76155

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA's secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

Deadlines:
The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is September 24, 2018.
The deadline to return economic injury disaster loan applications in April 24, 2019.

Annual Building Closure Scheduled for Aug. 19-24

USC Recreation - Thursday, July 19, 2018

The annual building closure at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park is coming up on Sunday, Aug. 19 - Friday, Aug. 24.

The indoor pool will close from Monday, Aug. 13 - Friday, Aug. 24.

Cleaning and maintenance will be performed during the closure.

The outdoor pool will remain open from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. during the closure. In addition, outdoor lap swimming will be offered from 8:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. from Monday through Friday on Aug. 13-17 and Aug. 20-24. Please use the outdoor pool gate to enter the pool area.

Other hours of operation during the annual building closure from Aug. 19-24:
-Administrative office will be open weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
-Membership will be open weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
-Facility rentals will be open weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Raccoon Found in Upper St. Clair Tests Positive for Rabies

USC Administration - Friday, June 29, 2018
From the Allegheny County Health Department:

The Allegheny County Health Department has confirmed that a raccoon brought to one of its facilities has tested positive for rabies. The raccoon was discovered near the intersection of Murdstone Road and Salem Drive in the Township of Upper St. Clair.

Rabies is a virus transmitted by an animal bite or scratch, and exposures due to a bite or scratch are almost always fatal if left untreated. Any individual who is bitten, scratched or otherwise exposed to saliva from a stray or any other animal, should immediately cleanse the contact area with soap and water, seek emergency medical treatment and call the Allegheny County Health Department (412-687-2243) to report the incident. 

Residents should always avoid stray animals and wildlife, even if they appear healthy, to avoid exposure to rabies. Residents should also have their pets vaccinated, and watch for unusual behavior. If any animal appears to be acting strange or becomes threatening, residents should notify their local animal control service, the police or the Pennsylvania Game Commission immediately. 

This is the eighth rabid animal reported in Allegheny County so far in 2018: four raccoons and four bats. 

Tri-Community South EMS Receives Three-Year Accreditation

USC Administration - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Tri-Community South EMS, which serves the communities of Upper St. Clair, Bethel Park and South Park, has received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services for its compliance with national standards of excellence. Tri-Community South EMS is one of more than 180 ambulance services in the country to successfully complete the voluntary review process which included completion of a comprehensive application and on-site review by national experts in emergency medical services. With this achievement, Tri-Community South EMS becomes the third ambulance service to be accredited in Pennsylvania.

The Commission is a nonprofit organization which was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America's transportation system. The primary focus of the Commission's standards is high-quality patient care. This is accomplished by establishing national standards which not only address the delivery of patient care, but also the ambulance service's total operation and its relationships with other agencies, the general public and the medical community. The Commission's standards often exceed state or local licensing requirements. 

Township Manager of Upper St. Clair Matthew R. Serakowski said accreditation "represents our firm commitment to our patients and community. We continuously strive to do our best and we view accreditation as another step toward excellence."

"Our staff has been key to our successful completion of the process. I think it gives the feeling of prestige and pride to work in an accredited ambulance service," said Tri-Community South EMS Director Nora Helfrich. "Everyone here played a valuable role in our ability to meet the Commission's high standards. We have achieved accreditation, but I believe it can only be a stimulus for continued improvement." 

Waste Management Works With USC During Flood Cleanup

Public Works - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Waste Management is working with the Township of Upper St. Clair during the flood cleanup. 

Waste Management plans to make every effort to collect on a normal schedule. Due to the wide impact of the storm, Waste Management will limit large trash items to no more than two per household. Most items not collected this week will be picked up the following week. 

For those who can transport flood-damaged household trash items, Waste Management will temporarily provide a roll-off container at the small parking lot adjacent to the Public Works Building located at 1751 McLaughlin Run Road.

Township officials thank residents and business owners for their patience as the community works through the recent flooding event. 

Try the Tri: Boyce Mayview Park Youth Triathlon is July 28

USC Recreation - Monday, June 25, 2018
Kids ages 7-12 years old are invited to try the tri!

The Boyce Mayview Park Youth Triathlon is on July 28, 2018 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. Check-in is at 6:45 a.m.

The youth triathlon in Upper St. Clair is a way to get kids active and exercising in a friendly competition that tests their abilities in multiple facets of exercise. 

Participants will receive:
1. Youth Tri T-shirt
2. Goodie bag
3. Finisher medal




Cost:
$38.50

Registration deadline:
July 25, 2018
There will be no race day registration.
Register at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park front desk. 




Ages 7-9 Years Old:
-Swim 75 yards (3 pool lengths)
-Bike 1 mile (1 lap around fields)
-Run 0.5 miles (out and back)

Ages 10-12 Years Old:
-Swim 125 yards (5 pool lengths)
-Bike 2 miles (2 laps around fields)
-Run 1 mile (out and back)








Training:
The Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park has an optional training program. It starts July 3. 

 General Rules:
1. Unsportsmanlike conduct on the part of participants or their parents and supporters will not be allowed. Participants must treat others with courtesy and respect. No rude, abusive or discourteous language or behavior will be tolerated.
2. Participants must complete the prescribed course in its entirety.
3. No unauthorized assistance of any kind is allowed. Non-participants may not run or ride a bicycle with a participant nor may they provide them with any food, fluid or equipment aid during the competition. 
4. Race numbers must be displayed at all times. Swimmers must be clearly body-marked. Cyclists and runners must wear their bib numbers. 
A full list and description of rules and regulations will be provided after registering for the event. 

Mandatory Pre-Race Preparation Meeting:
Friday, July 27, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park Community Room

Make sure your bike is in tip top shape for the race:
Bring your bike to the pre-race meeting for a safety check. Bikes may be checked on the day of the race, but lines will be long. Get ahead of the game and check it the day before at the meeting. Tandem Bike Connection will be doing the official checks. 

Race day checklist:
-Swim: Swimsuit, goggles, swim cap, ear plugs
-Bike: Bike helmet (required), water bottle, sunglasses, jersey/T-shirt/tank top, cycling shorts, cycling footwear and socks
-Run: Running shoes and socks, hat/visor

Sponsors (As of April 1, 2018):

Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park
KSG Orthodontics

Volunteers needed:
Contact Lisa Reutzel
412-221-1099 ext. 619
reutzel@twpusc.org

Morrow Road Bridge Closed Due to Flood Damage

USC Administration - Thursday, June 21, 2018
Morrow Road Bridge is closed until further notice due to flood damage. Detour signs are posted.

The Township of Upper St. Clair has declared a State of Emergency due to the severe storms and heavy flooding that took place on June 20, 2018 in the Township and surrounding area. 

Here are the other facilities closed until further notice:

-Marmion Field (Baseball and soccer fields)
-Municipal Playground (adjacent to the Upper St. Clair Library)
-Founders' Field
-3-Hole Golf Course
-Tennis Courts along McLaughlin Run Road
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