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How to Report Stormwater Pollution
The Township of Upper St. Clair is committed to keeping our waterways clean and pollution-free. Please do your part to keep illicit discharges from entering our storm sewer system. Report illicit discharges to the Public Works Department by calling 412-831-9000 x271.
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Sanitary Sewer Lateral Inspections
Starting Jan. 1, 2018, residents must get sanitary sewer lateral inspections before selling homes.
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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.

2016's Best Places for Families to Live in Pennsylvania

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

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

Youth Steering Committee
The Youth Steering Committee (/government/youth-steering) meets the second Wednesday of each month from September to June at 7:00 p.m. at the Community & Recreation Center - 1551 Mayview Road,..Read More

Drug Take Back Day
As part of the National Drug Take Back Day, Upper St. Clair Police ( will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Satu..Read More

Yard Debris Curbside Collection
Yard waste curbside collection includes leaves, plants, garden residue, chipped shrubbery, tree trimmings, and leave/grass clipping mixture in compostable paper bags only along with bundled limbs and..Read More

Blood Drive

May 17, 2018
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Held in the C&RC's community rooms. You must be 16 years old (parent permission required) and older to donate blood.

Community Day 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Color Run for Fun - 9:00AM 

Hottest Dog Contest
 - 9:15AM

Kickoff Ceremony & Salute to Armed Forces Day - 10:30AM

Parade - 11:30AM

NEW! Scavenger Hunt - 12:00PM

USC Bake-Off - 12:15PM

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

Libby: A New App for Overdrive Books!

Meet Libby.  The one-tap reading app from your library.  Try it today!

Click for details.

Go to the Library Section.

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.

Spring Classes & Programs for Kids and Families

Spring into the Library for some fun!

Registration for our popular storytimes and classes begins on Wednesday, March 14 in person at the Library.  

There's something for every age and stage at the USC Library!

Spring Class Guide

Manager's Letter

Spring/Summer 2017

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
Township Manager

Archived Letters

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Keep Upper St. Clair Waterways Pollution-Free

Public Works - Friday, April 13, 2018

Stormwater pollution is a detrimental problem to our environment by degrading water quality in the streams, rivers and lakes. The Environmental Protection Agency and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recognize the growing problem and have implemented numerous permits to prevent stormwater pollution. One such permit is the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) that was issued to hundreds of Pennsylvania municipalities back in 2003, including the Township of Upper St. Clair.

Prohibited non-stormwater discharges that enter into the storm drain and result in pollution to our waterways are commonly referred to as illicit discharges. Examples of illicit discharges include:
-Fuel and Gasoline
-Automotive oil 
-Construction runoff (i.e. sediment) 
-Soaps and Detergents
-Grass clippings
-Sanitary wastewater
-Animal waste
-Household chemicals

According to the MS4 permit there are exemptions to what can drain into the storm sewer system. Examples of non-stormwater discharges which are not considered illicit include:
-Residential car washing without soaps
-Discharges from potable water sources
-Air conditioning condensation 
-Irrigation water
-Water from crawl space pumps
-Footing and foundation drains
-Lawn watering
-Water line flushing 
-Flows from firefighting

Please report any illicit discharges to the Township of Upper St. Clair Public Works Department at 412-831-9000 x271. 

West Penn Power: Planned Interruption on April 16

USC Administration - Tuesday, April 10, 2018
From West Penn Power:

On Monday, April 16, 2018, there will be a planned power outage to upgrade facilities. The outage will affect 62 customers in the vicinity of Fieldgate Drive and Spring Meadow Drive from about 7 a.m. to noon. 

If there is inclement weather, the planned outage will be rescheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Customers will be notified by an automated phone message. If customers have questions, please call West Penn Power's contact center at 1-800-686-0021.

Commissioners Declare April 8-14 Library Week in Upper St. Clair

USC Administration - Monday, April 02, 2018

Pictured above (L-R): Walker Evans, Beck Reitmeyer, Lisa DeLucia, Robert Ontolchik, Barbara Zimmt, Commissioner Elise Logan

The Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners declares April 8-14, 2018 Library Week in Upper St. Clair.

Commissioner Elise Logan presented an official proclamation to Library Board Member Robert Ontolchik at the Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday night. Logan and Ontolchik encourage residents to visit the library during National Library Week and see what's new at the Upper St. Clair Library.

"What a great operation we have here at the library," said Ontolchik.

According to Ontolchik, 325,000 items were checked out from the library in 2017. In addition, Ontolchik said the library ran 700 programs last year that 14,000 people attended.

Libraries have long served as trusted and treasured institutions, and library workers and librarians fuel efforts to better their communities. The Upper St. Clair Library provides STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) programming, Makerspaces (spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn), and access and training for new technologies.

Librarians look beyond their traditional roles and provide transformative opportunities for education, employment, entrepreneurship, empowerment and engagement, as well as new services that connect closely with patrons' needs. Upper St. Clair librarians are committed to serving and providing educational resources and equitable access to information to all library users regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, ability, or socio-economic status.

Upper St. Clair Designated as 2018 Banner Community

USC Administration - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and the Allegheny League of Municipalities (ALOM) announced that the Township of Upper St. Clair is one of 55 municipalities that have been designated as 2018 Banner Communities. The program recognizes municipalities committed to prudent fiscal management, transparency, accountability, and proactive communications to engage community stakeholders.

The Township of Upper St. Clair is one of 16 municipalities recognized for being part of the Banner Community Program since its inception in 2012.

"This designation highlights our commitment to sustainability, intergovernmental cooperation, professional development, emergency preparedness, and most of all, our efforts to connect with residents through the USC TODAY Magazine, our website, and social media," said Assistant Township Manager Mark Mansfield.

"We are delighted to see this tremendous program continue to grow and to recognize so many of our great municipalities this year," said Fitzgerald. "Local government officials are critical to the success of this region. They are more likely to know what issues matter most to local residents and how resources can be used most effectively in their area. Congratulations to the officials in our Banner Communities who represent their constituents so well, and thank you for all of your hard work in making this county a better place to live and work."

The announcement was made during a press event and ceremony at the River Club on Friday, March 23.

"The growth of the Banner Community Program throughout the last six years is a testament to the fine work being conducted in local government throughout our region," said ALOM Chairman Dennis Watson. "The record participation in the program for 2018 clearly demonstrates a commitment to best practices in governance by our municipal stakeholders. I look forward to the continued success and future enhancements of the Banner Community Program in the years to come."

The Allegheny League of Municipalities is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster local government in Allegheny County and southwestern Pennsylvania by educating elected officials, delivering essential resources, and advocating for sound policy and legislation.

Upper St. Clair Paving Plan Approved

Public Works - Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Township of Upper St. Clair recognizes the benefits of well-maintained streets and is committed to a regular schedule of street repairs. Many citizens share favorable comments with Township commissioners and employees regarding the condition of the Township streets and roadways.

On March 5, the Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners approved a paving contract with El Grande Industries.

The following Upper St. Clair roadways are currently on the plan for repaving in 2018. The list might change after the Upper St. Clair Public Works team performs its winter damage assessment or if there are delays in construction this summer due to weather. If streets on the list do not get repaved this year, they will likely be repaved next year.

-Apache Road from Brookside to the Township line

-Astronaut Circle from Sky Ridge to the cul de sac

-Brookside Boulevard from the Township line to Cherokee

-Candlewood Drive from Redfern to the cul de sac

-Comanche Road from Cherokee to Brookside

-Hathaway Lane from #1708 to Mill Grove

-Ivydale Drive from Redfern to Hollowtree

-Johnston Road from McMurray to Old Washington

-Mill Grove Road from Morrow to Hathaway

-Mohawk Road from Brookside to Ponoka

-North Highland Drive from Washington to Abbeyville

-Oaklawn Drive from Lorlita to the cul de sac

-Redfern Drive from #1519 to Terminus

-Rio Circle from Oaklawn to the cul de sac

-Salem Drive from Murdstone to the cul de sac

-Satellite Circle from Sky Ridge to Sky Ridge

-Sidgefield Lane from Mill Grove to both cul de sacs

-Southern Hilands from Washington to the cul de sac

-Trotwood Drive from Murdstone to Murdstone

-Trotwood Ridge Drive from Trotwood West to Harrogate

-Tyris Drive from Tragone to the cul de sac

The following park improvements are also in the current 2018 paving plan:

-Johnston Park tennis court

-Johnston Park basketball court

-Johnston Park hockey court

-Municipal tennis courts no. 1 and no. 2

-Municipal tennis parking lot

-Marmion Soccer Field parking lot

-Community and Recreation Center parking lot Alt. from C&RC to Mayview

-Bird Meadow Drive Alt. from Boyce to Terminus

-Byrnwick Park Alt. at Thornwick

Storm drainage upgrades will begin in early April. The milling and paving will follow in early May and be completed in late August.

USC Commissioners Approve Construction of Tennis/Golf Building

USC Administration - Tuesday, March 06, 2018

At their March 5 meeting, the Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners approved the construction of a new tennis and golf administration building on McLaughlin Run Road.

The current structure next to the Upper St. Clair tennis courts is more than 30 years old and beyond its useful life.

Construction is set to begin in late spring. The 1,110-square-foot structure will house Upper St. Clair Tennis and Golf administration, storage for the tennis programs, a pavilion, and ADA-compliant bathrooms.

USC Public Works Is Hiring Summer Employees

Public Works - Friday, February 09, 2018

The Township of Upper St. Clair Public Works Department is now accepting applications for part-time summer employment for 2018. Applicants must be a current student at the college level or graduating high school.

Successful applicants will be asked to perform various tasks, including grass mowing, trash collecting, building maintenance, road maintenance and parks maintenance.

Work hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for the time period of mid-April to September.

Hourly wage is $9.00 per hour.

Interested applicants can apply online or obtain an application at the Township of Upper St. Clair Municipal Building located at 1820 McLaughlin Run Road between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Equal Opportunity Employer   No phone calls please.  Click here for more information and/or to apply online. 

Become a Lifeguard in Upper St. Clair

USC Recreation - Friday, February 09, 2018
Here's your chance to become a lifeguard in Upper St. Clair. The Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park is hiring!

A new, blended-learning lifeguard course is available for those interested in a new lifeguard job. It includes approximately seven hours, 25 minutes of online learning and 20 hours of in-class skills. 

Here are some options for in-class skills:

Registration Due by Thursday, March 22:
-Tuesday, March 27 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
-Wednesday, March 28 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Registration Due By Wednesday, March 28
-Tuesday, April 3 4 - 9 p.m.
-Thursday, April 5 4 - 10 p.m.
-Tuesday, April 10 4 - 9 p.m.
-Thursday, April 12 4 - 10 p.m.

-$180 for C&RC member without book, or $215 with book
-$205 for Upper St. Clair resident non-member without book, or $240 with book
-$230 Surrounding community non-member without book, or $265 with book

Those who take the course must be 15 years old. In order to complete the lifeguard certification, one must attend all classes, pass all writing exams, perform all required skills with 100 percent accuracy, and pass the final scenario. 

Already certified?
Lifeguard positions are now available at the Community and Recreation Center at 1551 Mayview Road in Upper St. Clair. Pick up your employment packet at the front desk to start your new lifeguarding job! 

For more information, you can call 412-221-1099.

Editor's Note: This article was updated with new class dates on Feb. 27

Upper St. Clair Library Needs Your Vote to Advance In Best Library Contest

USC Library - Monday, February 05, 2018

Upper St. Clair Township Public Library has reached the sweet 16 in the ELGL’s competition to find the nation’s best public library. Now we need your vote to help get us to the next round. We are paired up against Pueblo, CO this week. Click here to vote.

Upper St. Clair Library is the only library in Allegheny County up for the award, because only libraries run by local government are eligible. The award is called the Leslie B. Knope Award, named after Amy Poehler’s character on the sitcom “Parks & Recreation.”

Round of 16 voting will end on Friday, Feb. 9. 

Commissioners Recognize Tri-Community South EMS for 40 Years of Service

USC Administration - Monday, February 05, 2018

Township of Upper St. Clair Commissioners recognized Tri-Community South Emergency Medical Services (TCS EMS) for 40 years of superior service. Commissioner Robert J. Orchowski presented TCS EMS with an official proclamation at January’s Board of Commissioners meeting.

TCS EMS initiated service on Dec. 31, 1977 at 11:00 p.m., establishing access to quality emergency care seven days a week, 24 hours a day to the residents of the Township of Upper St. Clair, the Municipality of Bethel Park and South Park Township.

After originally calling the Bethel Public Works complex home, the operation grew and expanded into its current state-of-the-art location at 5490 Progress Boulevard in Bethel Park.

During the last 40 years, TCS EMS has been led by only two directors, Mary Ann Scott, RN, BSN, and upon her retirement, current Director Nora Helfrich, RN, EMT-P. Under this leadership, TCS operates as a membership-driven organization necessitating no additional municipal tax support.

TCS EMS was the first EMS service in Allegheny County and second in Pennsylvania to be awarded the highest level of licensure one can obtain as an EMS Service, resulting in receiving recognition by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Service each of the three year cycles in 2006, 2009, 2012, and 2015. In addition, TCS EMS was the first AHA training center in the nation to hold instructor-training courses for Heart Association Faculty.

Other recognitions TCS EMS has received includes Pennsylvania Department of Health’s EMS for Children highest master level, recognition for its research participation by the Center for Emergency Medicine’s Department of Research, achieving Excellence for Best Community AED program in North America, and Ambulance Service of the Year Award in 2007.

The highly skilled team of emergency medical technicians, paramedics and staff annually attend thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance and hone their lifesaving skills. Eleven TCS EMS employees have been recommended for and have received the Star of Life Award since the program’s implementation in 2007.

TCS EMS looks to the future by continuing public education to help improve the health of the community while providing commendable emergency service to the Township of Upper St. Clair, Municipality of Bethel Park and South Park Township. 

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