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USC Commissioners Approve 2020 Budget
For the 11th consecutive year, the Board of Commissioners approved a budget with no tax increase. 
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Upper St. Clair to Again Host All-Star Weekend
The Miracle League of the South Hills was chosen to host the 2020 Pirates Charities All-Star Weekend.
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McMillan & Lesnett Road Construction
McMillan Road's full closure has ended. The PennDOT contractor will continue work with single lane restrictions on McMillan Road, along with Lesnett Road, Kelso and Robb Hollow Roads in Mt. Lebanon, and Chartiers Street in Bridgeville. Check back for updates. 

McLaughlinRun Roundabout Project
In 2020, PennDOT plans to replace the signalized intersection at McLaughlin Run, Lesnett and McMillan Roads with a roundabout. Click here to view PennDOT's presentation on the project. Please note that the timeline has changed to 2020. 

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. 

Recycling Tags

 


On July 10, Waste Management will begin leaving tags on recycling bins that have visible trash in them. Please do your best to recycle correctly.
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Glass Recycling for Residents in Upper St. Clair

Pennsylvania Resources Council organizes glass recycling pop-up collection events in the South Hills. The 2020 dates will be announced soon.
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Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling accepts glass and cardboard for recycling during their normal business hours.
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Address: 901 Horning Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
For questions, please call 412-835-6428.


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 


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DANCE PARTY Jingle Jam

Saturday, December 14, 2019
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Join us for a holiday dance party to celebrate the season.


Coming "Om" for the Holidays

Sunday, December 15, 2019
12:30 p.m. -2:00 p.m.

Come breathe deeply, let go stress, and recharge your body and mind during the busy holiday season. 


Fall Winter 2019 - 2020 Program Registration

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

Click here to Register

Fall Winter 2019 - 2020  Program Guide

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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.

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It's Time to Visit the Library!

There's is always something to do on the Kids Floor!  Check out some of our activities for kids and families, tweens and teens..


November/December Classes & Events for Kids, Tweens and Teens

College Alternatives: Information Sessions

Tween & Teen Programs

Winter Break Activities at the Library

January & February Classes, Programs & Events

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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 and Recreation Center Kicks Off Holiday Season

USC Recreation - Saturday, December 07, 2019













































































































































On Saturday, the Community & Recreation Center made spirits bright with its annual Holidays at the C&RC event.


Attendees enjoyed live holiday music, crafts, hot chocolate, cookies and a visit from Santa Claus. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas arrived in grand fashion -- on top of an Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department fire truck!

Bado's Pizza Grill was also on hand selling sandwiches, pasta and soup. 

Thank you to all the attendees, performers, volunteers and staff for making the event fun for everyone!

Upper St. Clair to Again Host All-Star Weekend

USC Recreation - Friday, December 06, 2019

The Miracle League of the South Hills, located in Upper St. Clair, has been chosen for the second year in a row to host the 2020 Pirates Charities All-Star Weekend.

In addition, Pirates Charities awarded the Miracle League of the South Hills the “We Believe” Honoree, which is given to the Pirates Charities beneficiary of the year.

"It's an unbelievable honor to receive this award. The Pittsburgh Pirates organization is second to none when it comes to giving back to their community. This award is a reflection of our awesome players, buddies, volunteers, and their families that truly make the Miracle League of the South Hills and amazing place," said Tim Gebhart, Executive Director of the Miracle League of the South Hills. 

"We are humbled and honored to get this award. The Pirates Organization has been so amazing to us since the beginning. Thank you Patty Salerno and your team for being a huge reason why the Miracle League of the South Hills exists in my hometown,” said Sean Casey, co-founder and President of the Miracle League of the South Hills and Upper St. Clair resident.

The 2020 Pirates Charities All-Star Weekend is expected to take place in August.

“The positive impact and joy the Miracle League of the South Hills brings to our community is simply wonderful. We are proud to help the organization again prepare and host the Pirates Charities All-Star Weekend,” said Matthew R. Serakowski, Township Manager of Upper St. Clair.

The Miracle League of the South Hills is located at 1551 Mayview Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241. The League provides children and adults of all abilities the chance to play baseball. For more information, visit https://www.miracleleaguesouthhills.org.

2020 Budget Passed With No Tax Increase

USC Finance - Wednesday, December 04, 2019

On Monday night, the Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the 2020 budget with no tax increase.

For the 11
th consecutive year, 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.

“The 2020 budget allows the Township to continue providing high quality services in the coming year while keeping an eye on the future,” stated Township Manager Matthew R. Serakowski.

Upper St. Clair staff will continue to explore opportunities for sidewalk construction in 2020, focusing on areas where current segments can be connected and neighborhoods can be linked to civic amenities.

The next phase of the perimeter trail is expected to commence in 2020. The project will extend from its current end near Rostron Drive towards the Morton Fields Complex. The final trail segment to connect to the Morton Fields Complex is planned for 2021.

At the Community & Recreation Center, the most significant capital project will be the $1,000,000 replacement of the HVAC unit that serves the indoor 
pool area. Additionally, the routine annual replacement of fitness and aquatics equipment will continue in 2020. The Community & Recreation Center’s Facilities Implementation Team is expected to make several major recommendations to the Board of Commissioners in 2020 related to capital improvements and rates.

Upper St. Clair’s partnership with PennDOT on a two-year plan to improve the traffic signals along Route 19 will continue with four more intersections slated for 2020. Upper St. Clair Staff will also work with PennDOT to coordinate its roundabout project at the intersection of McLaughlin Run, McMillan and Lesnett roads. The project is slated to begin in 2020, starting with sewer improvements in the area.

The Township again received two recognitions from the Government Finance Officers Association of the US & Canada (GFOA) during the year. The GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting was received for the 31st time. The Township also received its 11th consecutive GFOA 
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. Upper St. Clair is one of only five municipalities in the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to receive both awards. The 2020 budget document continues to meet the GFOA’s award criteria.

View the entire
2020 budget here

Upper St. Clair Recognizes Girls Golf Team

USC Administration - Tuesday, December 03, 2019





















The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners honored the Upper St. Clair High School girls’ golf team on Monday night.

Each teammate received a Certificate of Achievement for her outstanding performance in capturing the 2019 WPIAL Class AAA Team Championship, as well as for the team’s second place finish at the PIAA State Championship.

The girls honored include:
-Bridget Boal
-Sarah Eccher
-Mary Groninger
-Lauren McGrady
-Tori Slagle
-Gabi Spina
-Sara Steve
-Caroline Wright

“This group of girls put a lot of hard work into the season,” said coach Katy Loomis “I could not be more proud of them.”

“We’re proud of you and what you’ve done to put Upper St. Clair golf on the map,” said Nicholas J. Seitanakis, vice president of the Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners.

The girls’ golf team also won the Panther Cup this year, an Upper St. Clair High School academic team award for having the highest GPA.

Tips for the Winter Season

Public Works - Tuesday, November 12, 2019

























As we see our first snowfall of the season, here are some reminders from the Upper St. Clair Public Works Department:
  • During snowstorms and ice storms, emergency phone calls only please to the Police & Public Works Departments.
  • Do NOT shovel snow into the street, it is a violation of the PA Vehicle Code.
  • Check Cable 7, the Township website or social media for news of any trash and/or recycling delays.
  • Per Chapter 109 of the Township Code, sidewalks should be shoveled within 12 hours after snow/ice event is over.
  • Keep fire hydrants free of snow.
  • Keep parked vehicles and trash/recycling cans out of the street to allow for snowplow access.
  • During a snowstorm/ice storm, major arteries are cleared first as a matter of public safety and for emergency vehicles.

Fall Fun Continues at Annual USC Festival

USC Recreation - Monday, November 04, 2019
Halloween is over, but the fall fun continued on Saturday at Upper St. Clair's annual fall festival -- Bounty at Boyce Mayview Park.

Residents from all over the South Hills gathered to enjoy fall-themed activities. There were hayrides, apple slingshots, s'mores making, corn pit, petting zoo, crafts and much more. Many attendees enjoyed the live entertainment while eating their lunches purchased from the food trucks. 

If you attended this year's Bounty, please click here to take our survey. 














































































































































































































































































































































































Color Crawl Is Another Success

USC Recreation - Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The Color Crawl: Halloween Edition was another colorful success!

The sun shone brightly on the participants the morning of Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Boyce Mayview Park. Athletes of all ages ran or walked two miles while be doused in vibrant color. Fun was had by all. Thanks to all the participants and organizers! 

Costume Parade at the Community and Recreation Center

USC Recreation - Friday, October 18, 2019
Thank you to all the organizers and participants of the Costume Parade! It was held on Friday morning, October 18, 2019 at the Community & Recreation Center. The annual event was again a big hit with the community! 
























































































































































































































































































































USC Recognizes Firefighters and Fire Prevention Week

USC Administration - Tuesday, October 08, 2019





















 The Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners recognized the following volunteer firefighters for their years of service on Monday night:

-David Kropp, 30 years
-Daniel Barr, 20 years 
-Douglas Heckman, 20 years
-Craig DeRoss, 10 years
-Sean Allebrand, 5 years

Commissioner Rex A. Waller presented the Certificates of Appreciation and thanked the firefighters for their dedication to the community. 




















In addition on Monday night, the Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation establishing the week of Oct. 6-12, 2019 as fire prevention week in the Township. 
Commissioner Ronald J. Pardini presented the proclamation to Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department's Fire Prevention Coordinator Russell Rauch, emphasizing that firefighters do more than put out house fires. Our Volunteer Fire Department also puts in a lot of time to teach fire prevention and keep the Township safe during and following storms.

"The community owes your a debt of gratitude and I personally want to commend you for your service," said Mr. Pardini.

The 2019 fire prevention week theme, "Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape," reminds citizens to take personal steps to increase safety from fire.

New Health Coaching Services Available in Upper St. Clair

USC Recreation - Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Fitness team at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park (C&RC) is offering a new service this fall 2019 – health coaching!

Whether your goal is to lose weight, increase energy, or improve on nutrition, a health coach at the C&RC will take time to listen to your concerns and guide you toward reaching your goals.

“We will provide support and inspiration to make positive and lasting changes to your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. No matter what condition or ailments you may have, a health coach can help you achieve a thriving life,” said Maura Trombetta, fitness coordinator.

In addition, working with a Health Coach will help you learn how to develop self-efficacy and resilience to gain strength and knowledge on personal setbacks.

Health coaching differs from personal training. Rather than designing a safe, effective fitness program, a health coach focuses on helping clients with behavior change, increasing activity, developing healthy eating practices, and lifestyle behaviors. If your health coach determines a need for personal training a 10% off discount will apply to the New Client Special only.

Health coaching services include:
-Readiness for lifestyle change assessment
-Weekly meetings and daily check-ins
-Managing obstacles to change and how to overcome them
-Goal setting
-Nutrition and exercise log review

Not sure if you are ready to commit? Meet with a health coach for a complimentary readiness assessment. It takes just 30 minutes. Contact:

Maura Trombetta, BS, ACSM EP-C, Fitness Coordinator
412-221-1099 est. 623
trombetta@twpusc.org

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