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Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park Survey
The Township of Upper St. Clair is assessing the operation of the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park and the possible enhancement of the facility. Your input as a community member and/or Community & Recreation Center member is a valuable part of the process. Please consider taking approximately 10 minutes to complete the online survey

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.
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13-Jun-2018
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

09-Jun-2018
E-Cycling
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

09-Jun-2018
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

Water Safety Day

Friday, May 25 & Saturday, May 26, 2018

Children age 3-13 years old and their parents are encouraged to join us to learn some essential information for keeping everyone safe in and around water. Program is held both in the classroom and in the water, so bring your suits!

FREE for everyone!

Outdoor Pool Opens May 26, 2018

May 26, 2018

11 AM - 7 PM

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.

Summer Reading Fun

This summer, join one of the Library Summer Reading Programs for kids of all ages!

We also offer a wide variety of classes and events throughout the summer months.

Check out our 2018 Summer Guide for Kids and our 2018 Summer Teen Read for more information!

May 20-26 Is EMS Week in Upper St. Clair

USC Administration - Monday, May 21, 2018
The Week of May 20-26, 2018 is Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week in the Township of Upper St. Clair. 

The Board issued a proclamation to officially designate the week at their May Board meeting. Commissioner Robert W. Orchowski presented the proclamation to Tri-Community South EMS Director Nora Helfrich and some members of her dedicated and highly skilled team. 

Commissioner Orchowski encourages the community to recognize the value and accomplishments of Tri-Community South EMS this week as they continue to provide superior service to Upper St. Clair and the entire South Hills. 

Your annual subscription/donation provides the revenue for Tri-Community South to operate in Upper St. Clair. No tax dollars are used to financially support Tri-Community South. Please be sure you make your annual subscription of $60. 

Commissioners Recognize Outstanding Swimmers

USC Administration - Friday, May 11, 2018
On May 7, The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners recognized three accomplished Upper St. Clair High School swimmers. 

Commissioner Nicholas J. Seitanakis presented Josh Matheny with an official proclamation and Abby Matheny and Jack Fitzpatrick with certificates of achievement.

Mr. Matheny captured the swimming state title Class AAA at the 2018 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Championships. He won a gold medal with a finish time of 54.55 seconds in the 100-yard breaststroke, surpassing his first place winning time of 54.94 seconds at the 2018 Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) Class AAA Championships. A freshman at Upper St. Clair High School, Mr. Matheny is one of the youngest swimmers to win a gold medal at the PIAA. The last time a freshman won an individual state title at the Class AAA level was in 2008 when Upper St. Clair's Kyle Dudzinski captured the 100-yard backstroke gold.

In addition, Mr. Matheny placed eighth in the 200-yard IM and was a member of the boys' 400-yard freestyle relay team that placed ninth at the PIAA Championships. At the WPIAL Championships, Mr. Matheny placed second in the 200-yard medley relay, third in the 200-yard IM, and fourth with his freestyle relay team.

The Board of Commissioners congratulated Mr. Matheny for his valuable contribution to the team's achievement of runner up at the WPIAL Championships and attaining an overall ranking of ninth place at the PIAA Championships. 

Mr. Matheny's sister, Abby, was also recognized on Monday night. Miss Matheny won the 2018 WPIAL 200-yard freestyle; placed second in the 500-yard freestyle; second in the 200-yard freestyle relay; and third in the 400-yard freestyle relay. At the PIAA Championships, Miss Matheny placed sixth in the 500-yard freestyle; eighth in the 200-yard freestyle; and 11th in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The Board commended her for her valuable contribution to the team's second place finish at the WPIAL Championships and 14th place at the PIAA Championships. The high school senior will swim for Williams College next year.

"I'm very grateful for the opportunities Upper St. Clair swimming has given me," Miss Matheny said. "It has helped develop me into the person I am today."

The Board also recognized Jack Fitzpatrick for being the highest point scorer on the Upper St. Clair High School boys swim team at the PIAA Championships by placing third in the 500-yard freestyle; fourth in the 200-yard IM; and ninth in the 400-yard freestyle relay team. At the WPIAL Championships, Fitzpatrick earned second place in the 200-yard IM; second place in the 500-yard freestyle; second place in the 200-yard medley relay team; and fourth place in the 400-yard freestyle relay team.

The Upper St. Clair High School swim coach was at the meeting for the special presentation.

"We really appreciate the recognition from the Township," said Coach David Schraven. "It was a really great year for us."


USC Commissioners Honor Girl Scout Award Honoree

USC Administration - Tuesday, May 08, 2018
The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners honored an Upper St. Clair High School sophomore on May 7 for earning a Girl Scout Gold Award.

Commissioner Elise Logan presented Gabriella Spina on with the official proclamation. Miss Spina completed her project called "Taking Care of Your SELFie," which was a free one-day workshop for girls in grades 6-8 to address and combat stress and low self esteem. The workshop included aspects such as practicing yoga, identifying positive role models and learning social media safety. 

In addition, Miss Spina serves as secretary and treasurer of the sophomore student council and has been a Girl Scout for 14 years. Mrs. Logan commended Spina for valuable civic contributions to the community.

"Girl Scouts have helped girls become leaders in their communities. You're a prime example of that," Mrs. Logan said to Miss Spina. 

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest recognition issued by the Girl Scouts of the USA. 

Community Day 2018 is May 19

USC Recreation - Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Upper St. Clair Community Day is Saturday, May 19, 2018. The public is invited to a brief, but certainly meaningful, Kick-Off Ceremony at Veterans Park, next to the municipal building at 1820 McLaughlin Run Road. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m.

At 11 a.m., nonprofit groups from the community will open their booths with games and food to buy in McLaughlin Run Activity Center's (the MAC) parking lot, located at 1770 McLaughlin Run Road. The booth area will remain open until 4 p.m.

The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. The parade will follow the route from Truxton Drive, along McLaughlin Run Road to Panther Pass, and back up to the high school. The best place to watch the parade is along McLaughlin Run Road. Consider bringing a bag or container for kids to collect candy thrown from the parade. This year's grand marshals are Dr. Patrick O'Toole, retiring superintendent of schools, and Joe Conners, retiring chief of school police. Pink Panthers is this year's theme.  

New this year, the Upper St. Clair High School Student Council will host a continual Scavenger Hunt from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids can hunt for hidden "gems" that will be scattered around Community Day. Inside each "gem," a note will tell the finder to bring the "gem" and the paper to the Student Council booth to claim his/her prize.
Schedule:

7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.: Color Run/Walk for Fun Registration at the Upper St. Clair High School's stadium 

9 a.m.: Color Run/Walk for Fun Begins (Preregistration required to participate, no registration accepted after 8:15 a.m.)

9:15 a.m.: Hottest Dog Contest at Founders Field stage, next to the municipal building (Preregistration required to participate, but not to watch)

10:30 a.m.: Kick-Off Ceremony at Veterans Park

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Fair Booths in the McLaughlin Run Road Activity Center's (the MAC) parking lot

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Clair's Kennel Open House, located behind the Veterans Park.

11:30 a.m.: Parade, watch along McLaughlin Run Road

Noon - 3 p.m.: Log House Open House and Herb Sale

Noon - 4 p.m.: Gilfillan Farm Open House

Noon - 4 p.m.: Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department Open House

Noon - 4 p.m.: Petting Zoo, Trackless Train, Inflatable 5-in-1 Obstacle Course behind the municipal building in the library parking lot (Upper St. Clair Library will be closed on Saturday, May 19)

12:15 p.m.: Bake Off Awards in the McLaughlin Run Road Activity Center's parking lot

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Public Works Department Open House

2 p.m.: Toddler Trot in Founders Field next to the municipal building

2-4 p.m.: High School sand volleyball behind the McLaughlin Run Activity Center (the MAC)

3 p.m.: Duck Race in the McLaughlin Run Creek

3:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Community Day After Party by the Upper St. Clair High School's front field

Shuttle bus parking

Shuttle bus service will be available to the municipal building every 30 minutes starting at 10 a.m. from the following locations:

-Boyce Middle School
-Fort Couch Middle School
-Upper St. Clair High School
-Gilfillan Farm
-Westminster Presbyterian Church, south lot
-Fire Station

Please be advised that permit parking only will be allowed in the Public Works parking lot on Truxton Drive.

Events that require preregistration

-Color Run/Walk for Fun
-Hottest Dog Contest
-Bake Off Contest
-Toddler Trot

For more information about Community Day, please call 412-221-1099, extension 655.



Planned Power Outage for Boyce Plaza Road

USC Administration - Monday, April 30, 2018
On May 8, 2018, West Penn Power will conduct a planned outage in the Boyce Plaza Road vicinity to upgrade facilities.

The planned power outage will occur from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It will affect about 230 customers in the Boyce Plaza Road area in Upper St. Clair and in the Liberty Avenue area in Pittsburgh. If there is inclement weather, the planned outage will be rescheduled for Wednesday, May 9. West Penn Power will notify customers via an automated phone message. If customers have question, please contact West Penn Power's contact center at 800-686-0021.

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 
-Grease
-Construction runoff (i.e. sediment) 
-Soaps and Detergents
-Paint
-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
-Springs
-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.

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