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Planned Power Outage
On Feb. 17, 2020, West Penn Power will perform a planned power outage to upgrade facilities. The outage will affect 15 customers in the vicinity of Tilton Drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If customers have questions, please call the West Penn Power Contact Center at 800-686-0021.

Recycling Tags

On Feb. 4, 2020, Waste Management will begin leaving tags on recycling bins that have visible trash in them. If your bin is tagged, Waste Management will not take the contents of the recycling bin until the next pickup. 
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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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Columbia Gas Pipeline Project
Columbia Gas begag a pipeline project on Jan. 6, 2020. The project begins at Tall Trees/Morrow Road, extends down Morrow Road to Mayview Road, and then runs northwest up Mayview Road to the new development at Laurel Place. Residents in this area should have received notices from the gas company in the mail. The project is expected to last two months, weather permitting. Work will be performed between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

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.

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. 

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 

2016's Best Places for Families to Live in Pennsylvania

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
In an effort to stay committed to sustainability (/public-works/sustainability) and our local environment, the Township of Upper St. Clair is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection. When:..Read More

Spring Curbside Yard Waste Collection
Yard 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 trimmings, and leaf/grass clipping mixture..Read More

Document Shredding
When: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 Where: Municipal Building Parking Lot 1820 McLaughlin Run Road Fees apply ..Read More

Electronics Recycling
In conjunction with JVS Environmental, e-cycling is available in the Township of Upper St. Clair the second Saturday of every month (except February) from the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at t..Read More

Annual Egg Hunt

March 28, 2020

Arts and crafts 10:00AM

Egg Hunt 11:00AM

McLaughlin Activity Center

Open to USC residents & non-residents

Arts & Chocolate Spectacular

Saturday, March 28
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bakeries & Chocolatiers Selling Sweet Treats

Live Performances

Kid's Craft Tent

And so much more

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.

Click for details.

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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.

Events Calendar

College Alternatives: Information Sessions

Tween & Teen Programs

January & February Classes, Programs & Events

February Pop-Up Programs

March & April 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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Winter Blast Set for Fifth and Sixth Graders

USC Recreation - Friday, February 07, 2020

All fifth and sixth graders who reside in Upper St. Clair are invited to the Winter Blast from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park.

The event is sponsored by USC Cares for Kids, an initiative of the Youth Steering Committee of Upper St. Clair. Winter Blast offers a safe and fun time for kids to gather with a variety of activities including dodgeball, bingo, giant Jenga, inflatable attraction, live DJ and more. Refreshments – including pizza, cookies and other snacks – are included with admission. Gym shoes are recommended.

The cost is $10 per student with a family maximum of $20. The admission fee is waived for families who wish to chaperone. All chaperones must have clearances. Payment (check or cash) will be collected at the door. Make checks payable to Upper St. Clair School District.

Pre-registration is highly recommended. However, registration will be available at the door.

-Pre-register your child(ren)

-Sign up to volunteer

Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or personal care item in support of the USC Parent Teacher Council food drive to benefit the South Hills Interfaith Movement. A box for donations will be located in the lobby. 

Upper St. Clair Community Invited to Documentary Showings

USC Library - Friday, February 07, 2020

Upper St. Clair's Youth Steering Committee has organized the showings of the documentary, "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age," on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

Upper St. Clair residents may come watch the 67-minute film for free at 10 a.m. at the McLaughlin Activity Center (aka the old Upper St. Clair Recreation Center) or at 7 p.m. at the Boyce Middle School theater. A facilitated discussion will follow each showing. Please register below:

-Register for the 10 a.m. Screenagers (MAC)

-Register for the 7 p.m. Screenagers (Boyce MS Theater)

In March, community members are invited to view the follow-up documentary, “Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncoving Skills for Stress Resilience.
” Showings will be available at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

Along with the Youth Steering Committee, the screenings are also sponsored by the Parent Teacher Council’s Wellness Committee, Community Foundation, Upper St. Clair School District, Upper St. Clair Library and the Township of Upper St. Clair.

West Penn Power Addresses Upper St. Clair Customer Concerns

USC Administration - Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Due to some Upper St. Clair residents’ concerns about recent power outages, a West Penn Power representative gave a presentation and answered some customers’ questions at the Board of Commissioners Informational & General Affairs meeting on Jan. 27, 2020.

Here are some of the key takeaways from the presentation:

-If you are experiencing a power outage, report it. The information helps the power company determine where and how big the outage is. The West Penn Power phone number is 800-686-0021. View reported outages and their statuses on

-Trees are the leading cause of power outages. If you see a tree that looks like it may be in danger of falling into a power line, report it to the Upper St. Clair Public Works Department. The Public Works phone number is 412-831-9000, ext. 271.

-There were two large power outages on Dec. 9 and Dec. 13, 2019 in Upper St. Clair.  In both instances, the causes were trees down. Also in both cases, the outages caused twice as many customers to experience a power outage than normal because the McLaughlin and Brookside circuits were temporarily tied together at that time to complete an upgrade at the substation.  

-West Penn Power has a vegetation management team which follows a five-year trimming cycle. Additional rainfall in the past few years has caused more instances of healthy trees uprooting and falling into power lines.

-West Penn Power is aware of issues at the Bethel Park Substation/Clifton Circuit. This serves the Deerfield Manor area, among others. West Penn Power installed tollgrades on Nov. 23, 3019. An engineer is reviewing the findings. In addition, a drone inspection identified 17 maintenance issues with the Bethel Park Substation/Clifton Circuit. Workers have begun fixing the maintenance issues and will continue to do so this year.

-Underground wires that were installed in the 1960s and 1970s are starting fail due to its age. After they fail two to three times, the power company will replace the affected underground wires.

-It is cost prohibitive to replace overhead power lines with underground lines.  

-Squirrels and birds on power lines are common causes for momentary outages/flickering of lights.

See the entire presentation here.

Community Service Projects Galore on MLK Day

USC Recreation - Monday, January 20, 2020

While many folks had the day off, a group of 100 volunteers made MLK Day a day on! 

The annual MLK Day of Service took place at the Community & Recreation Center. Volunteers took turns performing a variety of community service projects, including the making of cookies for the unsheltered and disadvantaged; snuffle mats and toys for dogs, cats, and bunnies at rescue agencies; blankets for head start programs; T-shirt bags for food pantries; cards for VA Oakland patients and senior citizens; treat bags for VA Oakland patients; and valentines for senior citizens.

A big thank you for everyone involved. It's work and dedication like your's that makes our Pittsburgh community so great! 

Participants Brave Weather During Winter Wellness Dash

USC Recreation - Monday, January 20, 2020
The wintery mix falling from the sky did not detract about two dozen racers from performing exceptionally well during the Winter Wellness Dash.

The annual one-mile race was held on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Community & Recreation Center. Runners of all ages and abilities ran through a very cold rain. A special congratulations to the first place finisher, Heath Piper, who finished the mile in five minutes, 37 seconds.

Race Results

State Representative Presents Check to Upper St. Clair

USC Finance - Tuesday, January 07, 2020
State Rep. Natalie Mihalek, R-Upper St. Clair, presented Mark D. Christie, president of the Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners, with a $150,000 grant during the January Board of Commissioners meeting. The money will be used to connect the Morton outdoor athletic complex to the Boyce Community Gardens with the Perimeter Trail in Boyce Mayview Park. 

Newly and Re-Elected Commissioners Sworn In

USC Administration - Tuesday, January 07, 2020
On Monday night, the Honorable Ronald A. Arnoni officiated the swearing in of newly elected Commissioner Dante R. Plutko, Jr. and re-elected Commissioner Robert W. Orchowski, re-elected Commissioner Ronald J. Pardini, and re-elected Commissioner Rex A. Waller. 

In addition, the Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners unanimously re-elected Mark D. Christie as president of the Board of Commissioners and unanimously elected Daniel R. Paoly as vice president of the Board of Commissioners. 

Pictured: Commissioner Rex A. Waller; Commissioner Robert W. Orchowski; State Rep. Natalie Mihalek; Honorable Ronald A. Arnoni; Commissioner Ronald J. Pardini; Commissioner Dante R. Plutko, Jr. 

Pictured: Newly Elected Commissioner Dante R. Plutko, Jr. and his family

Pictured: State Rep. Natalie Mihalek; Commissioner Ronald J. Pardini; Vice President of the Board of Commissioners Daniel R. Paoly; Commissioner Dante R. Plutko, Jr.; President of the Board of Commissioners Mark D. Christie; Commissioner Robert W. Orchowski; Commissioner C. Elise Logan; Commissioner Rex A. Waller; Honorable Ronald A. Arnoni

Columbia Gas Pipeline Project Set to Begin in January

Public Works - Thursday, December 19, 2019
Columbia Gas will begin a pipeline project in Upper St. Clair in January.

Work is scheduled to begin Jan. 6, 2020. It will begin at Tall Trees/Morrow Road, extend down Morrow Road to Mayview Road, and then run northwest up Mayview Road to the new development at Laurel Place. Laurel Place is a new townhouse plan along Mayview Road. 

Work will be performed between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Residents in the area should have received notices from the gas company in the mail.

The project is expected to last two months, weather permitting. 

Commissioner Seitanakis Recognized For Service

USC Administration - Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners issued an official proclamation on Monday night recognizing the service of Commissioner Nicholas J. Seitanakis.

Mr. Seitanakis has served as a member of the Board of Commissioners, Ward 1, since Jan. 2, 2012. His term will end on Dec. 31, 2019.

Mr. Seitanakis has served in many roles on the Board, including Vice President of the Board; Human Resources Committee chair; Public Safety Committee chair, member of the Budget and Finance Committee, Public Works Committee, Parks and Recreation Committee, the Community Development Committee, the Outdoor Classroom Ad Hoc Committee; and representative of the South Hills Area Council of Governments.

In addition, Mr. Seitanakis was an active member of the Board during the approval; construction and opening of the Miracle Field and Casey’s Clubhouse Playground; Dunkin’ Donuts; Whole Foods; Siena at St. Clair; BJ’s Brewhouse; CVS Pharmacy; renovation of Wiltshire Park; the addition of lights at Boyce Mayview Field; installation of new Township street signage; bond refunding; and more.

“Nicholas Seitanakis’ efforts have contributed significantly to the growth and overall quality of life during his service, voting on matters with the best interests of his constituents at heart,” stated Mark Christie, president of the Board of Commissioners.

“Upper St. Clair is a great community and it has been one of my greatest privileges to serve this wonderful place to live,” said Mr. Seitanakis.

Dante R. Plutko, Jr. will begin his new term as Commissioner of Ward 1 starting in 2020.

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!

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