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Starting Jan. 1, 2018: Residents Must Get Sanitary Sewer Lateral Inspections Before Selling Homes
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.
South Hills Capacity Project
Duquesne Light is replacing transmission line wires for West Penn and Duquesne Light customers in Upper St. Clair, Bethel Park, Scott and Collier. It's part of a 10-month long South Hills Capacity Project to increase the overall capacity and resiliency of the grid in the area. Visit Duquesne Light's website for more information.
Upper St. Clair MS-4 Pollutant Reduction Plan
Township Street Signs
The Township of Upper St. Clair Public Works Department will begin the process of replacing the existing Street signs with the newly designed signs the week of April 3, 2017. This will be an extended process while the department works through the system of streets. Crews will will begin on the north end of the Township (Wards 1 & 2, see attached map) and work south towards Ward 5 and hope to eventually complete the project in the year 2018.
In some locations the Street sign pole may need to be replaced or relocated, this process will involve a utility location One Call, these utilities are typically marked with paint and/or flags. The purpose of the utility locating is so the crews may bore the new pole location safely. Should you see these markings near Street sign locations you will know the reason.
During this project if you should have any questions please call the Public Works Department at 412-831-9000 x 217 or 271.
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
Youth Steering Committee
The Youth Steering Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month from September to June at 7:00 p.m. at the Community & Recreation Center - 1551 Mayview Road, Upper St. Clair. The Y..Read More
Third Annual Winter Pickleball Tournament
Saturday, February 17, 2018
8 AM - 4PM
Open to all C&RC Members and Non-Members Age 16 and up
Register at the C&RC no later than Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
$10 per team
Registration will be accepted for all Doubles teams of any combination.
Valentine's Day Workout
Valentine's Day Workout
Sunday, February 11
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fun, partner-based boot camp and yoga classes; bring your significant other, family member, or friend!
Libby: A New App for Overdrive Books!
Meet Libby. The one-tap reading app from your library. Try it today!Click for details.
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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.
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Snow Much Fun at the Library!
Come in from the cold and visit the Library!
Registration for all classes and special events for kids and families begins on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in person at the library.
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The spring outdoor recreation kicked off in May with the opening of the fourth season of The Miracle League of the South Hills followed by Community Day on May 20! The Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park begins its ninth season in June and the tennis bubbles have been stored for the season allowing for outdoor play. If you travel Boyce Road, you’ve most likely noticed the excavating taking place – that is the continuation of the Boyce Mayview Perimeter Trail which will travel past the former Caste Farm Barn (generously donated by the family to the Township) on Morton Road to the Rostron Drive area. That section of trail construction is approximately 1.5 miles long. Three miles were previously finished and only .5 mile is left to complete. The Township is currently seeking grants to aid in that final phase, the most challenging due to the terrain and potentially the most scenic.
Housing continues to grow at Bedner Farm Estates and construction of Siena townhouses will begin soon. Friendship Village is breaking ground on June 7 on a $39.5 million expansion that will add 50 Assisted Living apartments and 32 Memory Support suites. Retail is expanding with a Baskin-Robbins planned in the Dunkin’ Donuts building on McMurray Road. The Siena plan on Route 19 at Fort Couch, will welcome eateries The Porch, Hello Bistro, Duck Donuts, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Apericena, and more. Also coming to Siena are Sports Clips, Nail Envy, Scottrade, Xfinity, and Dry Bar, with additional tenants to be announced. The CVS construction across from Siena along Fort Couch Road and Route 19 is moving along.
The Township is completing its annual roadwork having paved 6.5 miles of streets. Public Works has begun replacing street signs to comply with a federal mandate requiring better visibility. (If you’re interested in bidding on an old street sign, contact the Public Works Department at 412.831.9000, x. 271.) PennDOT is currently (end of May) seal coating McMillan, Lesnett, Mayview, and Boyce Roads. The Morrow Road Bridge is slated for replacement beginning in July and plans are underway to begin the roundabout at the Lesnett/McMillan/McLaughlin Run intersection some time in 2018. The Township recently received word that a grant has been awarded for upgrades to the Boyce/Boyce Plaza, Johnston/McMurray, and Panther Pass/McLaughlin Run Route 19 off-ramp intersections.
Enjoy the season and all the Township has to offer!
Matthew R. Serakowski
These students spent Martin Luther King, Jr. Day completing a variety of service projects at the Upper St. Clair Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park.
More than 30 volunteers, including students from Upper St. Clair High School and the University of Pittsburgh, helped organize the community service acts. Some of the projects included making valentines and care bags for veterans; cookies for the homeless; thank you cards for local first responders; cat toys for rescue cats; and dog tugs and snuggle mats for rescue pit bulls.
A sincere thank you to everyone involved to make the C&RC's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event another big success!
Immediately following the swearing in, the Board of Commissioners held its reorganization meeting. The Board unanimously elected Commissioner Mark D. Christie as President and Commissioner Nicholas J. Seitanakis as Vice President.
The next Board of Commissioners regular meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.
(From left to right) Commissioner Daniel R. Paoly, the Honorable Ronald A. Arnoni, Commissioner C. Elise Logan, Commissioner Mark D. Christie
(Top from left to right) Commissioner Ronald J. Pardini, Commissioner Robert W. Orchowski, Commissioner Russell R. Del Re
(Bottom from left to right) Commissioner Daniel R. Paoly, Commissioner C. Elise Logan, Commissioner Mark D. Christie
Not pictured: Commissioner Nicholas J. Seitanakis, who joined the swearing-in ceremony and the reorganization meeting by phone
Newly elected Commissioner C. Elise Logan is joined by the Honorable Ronald A. Arnoni and her family, Steven, Naomi (3), and Hope (8).
The family fun run and walk is on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 from noon until 3 p.m. The race is open to all ages and fitness levels and sticks to a moderately challenging paved route through Boyce Mayview Park. It's a great opportunity to keep your friends and family active during the winter. Strollers are welcome.
The first 100 participants (ages 6 and older) will receive winter beanies. Packet pick-up is on Saturday, Jan. 13 between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Registration for the Winter Wellness Dash will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12. The $5 fee includes the winter beanie for all registrants ages 6 and older.
For more information, contact the C&RC at 412-221-1099.
Residents can drop their Christmas tree off in the Public Works Department's small parking lot on the corner of McLaughlin Run Road and Truxton Drive. Look for the sign. Remove all decorations from the tree.
The project will run through Jan. 31, 2018. The trees will be ground for mulch for residents' use. For questions, call the Public Works Department at 412-831-9000 ext. 271.
The Morrow Road Bridge construction is complete and open to traffic.
The bridge reopened to traffic on Friday, Dec. 22. The new crossing is longer and wider than the one it replaced and is designed with a 100-year lifespan. The work was performed by A. Merante Contracting, Inc. of Pittsburgh. Replacement of the bridge allows PennDOT to remove it from Allegheny County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
Morrow Road Bridge one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
The Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners recognized the service of Commissioner Rex A. Waller during their Dec. 4 meeting. President Mark Christie presented Vice President Waller with a proclamation.
Mr. Waller has served as a member of the Board of Commissioners, Ward 2, from January 2014 and will continue through Jan. 2, 2018.
Mr. Waller was an active member of the Board during the approval, construction and opening of Dunkin’ Donuts, Whole Foods, Siena at St. Clair, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, and CVS Pharmacy. He was also part of the renovation of Wiltshire Park, the addition of lights at Boyce Mayview Field, installation of new Township street signage, bond refunding, the approval of the consent order and agreement with the Allegheny Health Department, and more.
As chair of the Community Development Committee, Mr. Waller helped guide and oversee the development and approval of the 2015-2025 Comprehensive Plan and was a member of the Board for the approval of the 2016 Parks and Recreation Plan.
During his time as a commissioner, Mr. Waller also served as Vice President of the Board, member of the Human Resources Committee, member of the Budget and Finance Committee, member of the Public Safety Committee, representative of the South Hills Area Council of Governments, and representative of The Outdoor Classroom Ad Hoc Committee.
Mr. Waller performed his duties with dedication, fairness, and intelligence – maintaining a positive spirit of cooperation and respect with Board members and Township staff. Commissioners expressed a deep appreciation on behalf of Upper St. Clair residents for his loyal service.
After 20 years of service, Township Engineer Ruthann L. Omer, P.E. will be retiring.
Mrs. Omer will be retiring as the President of The Gateway Engineers, Inc. on Dec. 31, thereby leaving her position as Engineer for the Township of Upper St. Clair. The Board of Commissioners recognized her service to the Township at their monthly meeting in December. Commissioner Russell R. Del Re presented Mrs. Omer with a proclamation.
Mrs. Omer has been instrumental as a municipal team leader and principal in charge of many Township projects, including Boyce Mayview Park, the Community & Recreation Center, Upper St. Clair main fire station, the Veterans Park, and many other park and sewer utility projects.
As a lifelong Upper St. Clair resident, Mrs. Omer has contributed significantly to the growth and overall quality of life in the Township.
“It’s always a pleasure being able to make positive changes in the community you live in,” said Mrs. Omer. “I’d never want to live anywhere else.”
Along with her dedication to the Township, Omer serves on a number of boards and committees, and has been an educator with the Local Government Academy since 1990. Mrs. Omer has received multiple recognitions throughout her careers and promotes the recruitment of more women in the fields of engineering, science and management.
Mrs. Omer performed her duties with high standards, maintaining a positive spirit of cooperation and respect with the commissioners, planning commission and Township staff. We wish her a happy and healthy retirement.
A blood drive for the Central Blood Bank is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 13 from noon to 6 p.m. in the community rooms. Save up to three lives with every donation, and receive a festive holiday ugly sweater T-shirt in return!
Appointments are recommended; walk-ins are welcomed. Use the group code C565 online or call 412-221-1099. Prepare for your donation by eating well, staying hydrated and be sure to bring your ID.
The Township’s real estate tax rate will remain at 3.83 mills and the earned income tax rate will remain at 0.80 percent.
Continued planning and construction of several transportation projects will take place during 2018. The Township received grant funding to improve the traffic signals at the intersections of McMurray and Johnston roads, as well as Panther Pass, McMurray and McLaughlin Run roads. Improvements to the intersection of Boyce and Boyce Plaza roads should be completed in 2018, with developer contributions and grants covering most of the cost. The Township will continue to work with PennDOT on upcoming improvements to the intersection of McLaughlin Run, Lesnett and McMillan roads.
The Township recognizes the benefits of well-maintained streets and is committed to a regular schedule of street repairs. The annual Street Improvement Program is projected at $1,700,000, an increase of $100,000 over last year.
In 2018, the Township plans to reinvest in its facilities with a variety of building projects. This includes construction of a new tennis and golf administration building on McLaughlin Run Road and a renovation of the McLaughlin Run Activity Center. Discussion and study of future space allocation within the municipal building will also take place in 2018, keeping in mind the growing needs of the Upper St. Clair Police Department and the pending departure of the Upper St. Clair School District administration offices.
Going on 10 years strong, the Township plans to reinvest in the Community & Recreation Center by undertaking a facility assessment study in 2018. The objective is to develop long-term recommendations for future facility and program enhancements. Several capital projects are also planned for the C&RC including pool deck resurfacing, and replacement of fitness equipment and community room furniture.
In 2017, the Township received its ninth consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The 2018 budget document continues to meet the GFOA’s award criteria.
Video By: Glenn Ward, Township of Upper St. Clair Cable
Families and friends from all over the region met up in Upper St. Clair on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 for the 9th annual Bounty at Boyce Mayview Park Fall Fest. Beautiful autumn weather and plenty of sunshine helped festival-goers enjoy everything that fall had to offer.
"This is our Bounty Fall Fest. We have it every year and each year it gets a little bit bigger. Here we have some live entertainment in the event tent, we have food trucks, we have a drum circle going on right now, we have apple slingshots, corn pools, petting zoo, s'more making, a little bit of everything," said Melissa Lindberg, Marketing/Member Services Supervisor.
"Our highlight was the petting zoo. So she liked to play with all the animals. We got to see all the trucks and things over there which was really cool," said Justin Falce, with daughter Violet, of Upper St. Clair.
"I think this is amazing. My kids so far have really enjoyed the public works vehicles here. They really enjoyed having the fire trucks here. And mom and dad are excited for the food trucks," said Melissa DePuy, of Upper St. Clair.
"We do this to show off the park. It's such a beautiful park. And to get our neighbors not just from Upper St. Clair, but all over the region, to enjoy Boyce Mayview Park," said Amy Kerman, Facilities Rental Coordinator.
"I think it's a great day for people to enjoy their families at a leisurely pace and enjoy the fall weather together," said Lynn Walcoff, Community Programs Coordinator.