Upper St. Clair Welcomes You!
Planning Commission Meeting Rescheduled
The Feb. 15, 2018 Planning Commission meeting has been rescheduled for Feb. 22, 2018. The rescheduled meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Upper St. Clair Municipal Building.
Trash and recycling pickup will be on regular schedule the week of Feb. 19. There will be no delay due to Presidents Day.
Sanitary Sewer Lateral Inspections
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.
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
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
DATE CHANGE: The Youth Steering Committee will meet on Feb. 21, 2018 instead of Feb. 14, 2018. The Youth Steering Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month from September to June at ..Read More
Annual Egg Hunt
March 17, 2018
Easter Bunny photos 10:00AM
Egg Hunt 11:00AM
McLaughlin Activity Center
Open to USC residents & non-residents
Arts & Chocolate Spectacular
Saturday, March 24
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Bakeries & Chocolatiers Selling Sweet Treats
Kid's Craft Tent
Student Art Gallery
And so much more
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
A new, blended-learning lifeguard course is available at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park. It includes approximately seven hours, 25 minutes of online learning and 20 hours of in-class skills.
There are two options for in-class skills:
Option 1 - Registration Due By Thursday, Feb. 15
-Thursday, Feb. 20 4-9 p.m.
-Thursday, Feb. 22 4-9 p.m.
-Thursday, Feb. 27 4-9 p.m.
-Thursday, March 1 4-9 p.m.
Option 2 - Registration Due by Thursday, March 22
-Tuesday, March 27 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
-Wednesday, March 28 8 a.m. - 6 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Start the new year on the right foot by participating in the Upper St. Clair Community & Recreation Center's Winter Wellness Dash on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 from noon until 3 p.m.
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. Kids ages 5 and under participate for free.
The family fun run and walk 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.
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.