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Tax and Sewage Payments

In an effort to minimize the health and safety risk of the Township of Upper St. Clair employees and residents, in-person service is closed at the Public Works building, municipal building, tax office and Community Development Office effective Monday, March 23, 2020. Tax and sewage payments can be made online, by mail or by using the silver drop slot to the left of the main doors. Provide an email address or self-addressed envelope along with your payment if you would like a receipt. Staff remains available by phone and email. The number is 412-831-9000. Use this contact us form to email.

Pennsylvania Primary
The 2020 Pennsylvania Primary Elections has been changed to Tuesday, June 2, 2020. 
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Waste Management to Begin Picking Up Bulk Items Again on May 4, 2020
Effective May 4, Waste Management will resume collecting bulk items (furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances) at the curb. However, loose trash will still not be collected at this time. All trash must be bagged and sealed, and when possible, placed in containers. For recycling, only the recycling inside the container will be collected. No loose cardboard outside the container will be collected.

Nearby Household Chemical Collection
There is a Household Chemical Collection event in Washington, PA on June 27, 2020. The event takes place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wild Things Park.
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Allegheny County Announces New Cases of COVID19
May 28, 2020 Update: According to the Allegheny County Health Department, there are 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Upper St. Clair. Across the county, there are 1,870 confirmed cases and 151 deaths. The Allegheny County Health Department is investigating and will continue to follow up with all individuals identified as close contacts and enforce quarantine measures. 
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Upper St. Clair Taking Preventative Measures

The Township of Upper St. Clair administrators continue to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are receiving the latest updates from the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) and agencies with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This continues to be a very fluid situation and we will continue to update the public. 

Township administrators urge staff and residents to stay home if you feel sick. In addition, please follow common sense, but important, preventative measures:

-Wash your hands frequently with water and soap for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
-Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
-Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If there is no tissue available, cough or sneeze into your shoulder or sleeve.
-Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
-Avoid shaking hands.

Township administrators will continue to coordinate with the Commonwealth, County and Upper St. Clair School District as the response evolves over the coming weeks ahead. Check here on the Township website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for updates as information is made available. 

For more information regarding COVID-19, including ongoing updates, visit the ACHD website, or call ACHD at 412-687-2243. 
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McLaughlin Run Road Roundabout Project

PennDOT reports it has received bids for the roundabout project for the intersection of McLaughlin Run, Lesnett and McMillan Roads. The expectation is for the project to be awarded at the end of March 2020 with the project proceeding mid-April. Utility relocation work is scheduled to begin in the coming days in advance of the construction. The intersection improvement is expected a year and a half to two years to complete, weather and utility conflict pending. Click here to view PennDOT's presentation on the project. Please note that the timeline has changed.

Painters Run Road Construction
From Allegheny County: Work on Painters Run Road will begin on March 9, 2020 and is expected to end in October 2020.
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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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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. 

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Virtual Rec Center

For fun and helpful resources check out our Virtual Rec Center.






We're Hiring For Summer!

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Application Deadline: May 1, 2020


Spring Summer 2020 Program Registration

Registration will open on Thursday, March 19 at 8:00am! Registration can be completed at the C&RC or online (unless otherwise noted). 

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Spring Summer 2020  Program Guide

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Libby: A Free App for Overdrive Books!

Digitally borrow books and audio-books from the library with this easy-to-use one-tap reading app.

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Flipster

Read popular magazines on your phone or tablet. There are lots to choose from and it's free!

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Hoopla

Stream or download free movies, TV shows, audio-books and more!

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Upper St. Clair Prepares to Move to the Green Phase

USC Administration - Thursday, May 28, 2020

In anticipation of southwestern PA region moving to the “green phase” under the Commonwealth’s “Process to Reopen Pennsylvania,” unveiled back on April 21, 2020, Upper St. Clair administrators continue to develop plans and schedules for the reopening of Township facilities and amenities. Last week the Township and Upper St. Clair School District took steps to allow for open play at tennis courts, sports courts, school district tracks and fields. All users continue to be instructed to follow guidelines and social distancing recommendations established by the Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. 

Following this step, the Township staff is reviewing all available and current guidance to most effectively and safely allow for the use and enjoyment of additional municipal facilities. The next phase of the Township’s planning process is focused on the library, the municipal building, and the Community & Recreation Center, including outdoor aquatics and summer recreation. Elements of the plan are dependent upon clear guidance from state and county government officials. A tentative schedule will be released the first week of June.

In addition, on Monday, June 1, 2020, the Board of Commissioners will hold their Regular Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building's Board of Commissioners meeting room, 1820 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241. Any member of the public that may wish to participate and not attend in person can submit his/her questions or comments in writing by noon on Monday, June 1, 2020 to the main Township office at 1820 McLaughlin Run Road or via email to citizencomments@twpusc.org. Select board members will participate via audio conference. Click here to view the agenda.

Upper St. Clair Plans Limited Reopening Beginning Memorial Day Weekend

USC Recreation - Wednesday, May 20, 2020
As the region manages its way through the first week of the “yellow phase” under the Pennsylvania guidelines, Upper St. Clair Township and School District are set to begin the gradual reopening of the community’s outdoor resources.

This Friday, May 22, 2020, tennis courts and sports courts in Upper St. Clair will reopen for use. Singles play is encouraged. Also beginning on Friday, the Upper St. Clair School District will permit use of tracks, fields and outdoor basketball courts at all district buildings. Due to ongoing construction, access to the Upper St. Clair High School turf field and track will be limited to 4-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, and from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. All users should follow guidelines and social distancing recommendations established by the Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

As directed by Pennsylvania’s “yellow phase,” organized athletics, programs and permit-based activity are still prohibited on all Township and Upper St. Clair School District fields and within facilities. In addition, all playgrounds as well as the Community & Recreation Center (C&RC) remain closed through the “yellow phase” until further notice. Once the region enters the “green phase,” and upon further guidance from the Pa. Department of Health and Allegheny County Department of Health, additional decisions will be made regarding summer aquatics and organized athletics. The C&RC continues to waive membership fees through the closure.

“The Upper St. Clair community and region as a whole has worked extremely hard to get to this point permitting managed outdoor activity,” said Matthew R. Serakowski, Upper St. Clair Township Manager. “We want to thank everyone for your understanding and patience during this response. We ask that you continue to be respectful of one another, practice appropriate social distancing and enjoy the outdoors.”

Upper St. Clair administrators will continue to review available information and consult with local leaders regarding additional permitted activities. 

“It is our hope that we will be able to offer more overall access as the summer progresses,” Dr. John Rozzo, superintendent of schools, said. “Upper St. Clair is a community filled with caring individuals who work together for the greater good and find ways to help their neighbors through challenging times. I am certain we will emerge stronger than ever.”

Upper St. Clair Issues Proclamation for Emergency Medical Services Week

USC Administration - Thursday, May 07, 2020

The Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners issued an official proclamation designating the week of May 17-23, 2020 as Emergency Medical Services Week in Upper St. Clair.

It is especially important this year to recognize the value and sacrifices of emergency medical providers, in particular, Tri-Community South EMS Director Nora Helfrich and her dedicated and highly skilled team, as EMS services provide direct in-person care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency medical services is a vital public service and the members of the emergency medical services teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury and emergency medical services have grown to fill a gap by providing important, out-of-hospital care, including preventative medicine, follow-up care and access to telemedicine.

The emergency medical services system consists of first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers, firefighters, police officers, educators, administrators, pre-hospital nurses, emergency nurses, emergency physicians, trained members of the public, and other out-of-hospital medical care providers.

The members of emergency medical services teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills.

“EMS STRONG: Ready Today, Preparing for Tomorrow" is the theme of Emergency Medical Services Week in Upper St. Clair. The community is encouraged to support this invaluable service in any way possible. Consider a subscription

The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners wishes to specifically recognize Tri-Community South EMS for its superior service to Upper St. Clair and the South Hills.

May 6 Upper St. Clair COVID 19 Update

USC Administration - Wednesday, May 06, 2020
As we look forward to the reopening of businesses in Allegheny County and the southwestern Pennsylvania region, we remind residents that Upper St. Clair staff is available to respond to calls for inquiries regarding permitting, tax payments and other related matters. The municipal building, tax office, community development office and public works building all remain closed to in-person service beyond Friday, May 8, 2020 and until further notice. 

The Community & Recreation Center will remain closed in the red and yellow phases as set forth by the guidelines contained in the Commonwealth's Process to Reopen Pennsylvania.

We remained encouraged, as a region, to move into the yellow phase of the Governor's plan, and what that may provide for our residents and business owners. As information is made available to Upper St. Clair staff and clarity is provided as to what activities are permissible, we will advise the community. Until then, we remind those who visit our parks, walking trails and essential businesses to be kind and respectful to others by practicing proper social distancing and following CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines. 

USC Board of Commissioners to Have Regularly Scheduled Meeting on May 4

USC Administration - Thursday, April 30, 2020
There will be a regular meeting of the Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners at 7:30 p.m. on May 4, 2020 in the municipal building's Board of Commissioners meeting room, 1820 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241. Any member of the public who wants to participate and not attend in person may submit his/her questions or comments in writing by noon on Monday, May 4, 2020 to the main Township office at 1820 McLaughlin Run Road or via email to citizenscomments@twpusc.org. Select board members will participate via audio conference. Click here for the agenda.

PA Authorizes Construction Activities Starting May 1 and USC Extends Closures Through May 8

USC Administration - Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Beginning Friday, May 1, construction business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is permitted to maintain in-person operations. Allowable construction activities include new construction, renovation and repair, land development and subdivision and design-related activities. This may be accomplished under specified guidance through the PA Department of Health. Upper St. Clair inspectors also will be available for construction inspection activity. While the Township of Upper St. Clair municipal building, tax office, community development office, and public works buildings all remain closed to in-person service until further notice, the staff is available during normal business hours under the “drop box protocol” for the processing of permits, tax payments, questions, and phone calls.

In accordance with Governor Wolf’s “Process to Reopen Pennsylvania,” unveiled on April 21, Pennsylvania is in the red phase with stay-at-home orders and life-sustaining operations only. In consideration of those directives, the Community & Recreation Center (C&RC) and the Upper St. Clair Library will remain closed through May 8.

C&RC membership fees for the month of April were waived for all active members. Upper St. Clair staff is pleased to announce this waiver will continue into the month of May, as long as the C&RC remains closed. The “Process to Reopen Pennsylvania” states that all “indoor recreation, health and wellness facilities (gyms, spas) and all public entertainment (casinos and theaters)” are to remain closed through the red and yellow phases.

Room rentals at the C&RC and the McLaughlin Run Activity Center through May 8 are canceled and deposits will be refunded. All recreation programs and activities are also canceled through May 8.  Recreation staff, as always, is available to answer questions by phone at 412-221-1099.      

The library will continue to not assess fines during the closure. Residents should continue to keep items at home until such time the library reopens. Access to the library’s e-resources remains available, however the ability to hold items is temporarily disabled through the Allegheny County Library Association due to high demands.

Upper St. Clair leaders are diligently reviewing all available information, including state and federal guidelines, as Allegheny County and our region draw closer to the yellow phase. In the interim, playgrounds and sports courts in Upper St. Clair remain closed until further notice. This includes, but is not limited to, all playground equipment, tennis courts, basketball courts, outdoor hockey courts, sand volleyball, etc. Park walking and hiking trails remain available for residents and visitors. Park users are asked to follow the Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines and practice proper social distancing.

Upper St. Clair staff remains encouraged that each day and week we get closer to realizing the reopening of local businesses and facilities. There is much work to accomplish as we continue through the spring and prepare for the summer determining as to what those operations may entail. As the C&RC staff posted on the main window of the building, it goes for all municipal operations, “We Miss You,” and look forward to once again engaging with our residents, friends and neighbors. 

















Continue to visit this website and the Upper St. Clair Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for updates.

Upper St. Clair Extends Closures Through April 30

USC Administration - Friday, April 03, 2020

Following Governor Wolf's extension of the stay at home orders throughout the Commonwealth, the Township of Upper St. Clair is extending the closures currently in place for the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park (C&RC) and the Upper St. Clair Library through Thursday, April 30.

As previously reported, C&RC membership fees for the month of April will be waived for all active members. Room rentals at the C&RC and McLaughlin Run Activity Center through April 30 are now canceled, and deposits will be refunded. All recreation department programs and activities are also canceled through April 30. Recreation staff is available to answer questions by phone at 412-221-1099.

The Upper St. Clair Library will not assess fines during the closure. Residents should continue to keep items at home until the library reopens. Access to the library's e-resources remains available. The ability to hold items is temporarily disabled. 

Additionally, Upper St. Clair playgrounds and sports courts are closed. This includes, but is not limited to, all playground equipment, tennis courts, basketball courts, outdoor hockey court, volleyball courts, etc. The playgrounds and courts will remain closed until further notice.

Lastly, in a continued effort to minimize the health and safety risk of Upper St. Clair employees and residents, in-person service will remain closed at the Public Works Building, Municipal Building, Tax Office and Community Development Office until further notice. For paper correspondence that would be delivered in person, please use the provided drop box. Regular mail and scheduled deliveries are maintained. 

Upper St. Clair staff thanks residents and the community for your patience during this very trying time for everyone. 

Upper St. Clair Community Day Canceled

USC Administration - Thursday, April 02, 2020

Upper St. Clair Community Day – a 40-year springtime tradition – is the latest casualty to the COVID-19 virus. Upper St. Clair leaders have made the difficult decision to cancel the event, which was set for Saturday, May 16, 2020.

“The decision is not taken lightly,” said Matthew R. Serakowski, manager of the Township of Upper St. Clair. “We made this decision out of concern for the safety and health of our community due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Community Day is an annual, collaborative effort between the Township of Upper St. Clair, the Upper St. Clair School District, the Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department, Tri-Community South EMS, community groups and local businesses.

“We thank all the organizers and volunteers who have already put so much work into planning this year’s event,” said Dr. John Rozzo, superintendent of the Upper St. Clair School District. “All those efforts will be used to make next year’s Community Day even better.”

Previous Community Days have proceeded despite heavy rain, extreme heat and even some light morning snow flurries. This year marks the first Community Day cancellation since its debut on May 20, 1978.

Upper St. Clair’s Community Day 2020 was to include a fun run/walk, a parade, community game and food booths, and more.

Waste Management Suspends Bulk Item Pickups

Public Works - Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Due to the reduced number of employees in the field during the COVID-19 pandemic, Waste Management is temporarily suspending the collection of items not fully contained within the Upper St. Clair-issued carts. This includes extra bags and bulk items, such as furniture, carpet, appliances and mattresses. 

Waste Management will continue to collect waste and recycling in the Township-issued carts on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

The Township of Upper St. Clair leadership team will remain in communication with Waste Management and we will let you know when loose and bulk items will again be picked up. 

Rec. Center and Library Closures Extended and Playgrounds Closed

USC Administration - Monday, March 23, 2020

The closures that are currently in place for the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park (C&RC) and Upper St. Clair Library will extend through Monday, April 13. C&RC membership fees for the month of April will be waived for all active members. Room rentals at the C&RC and McLaughlin Run Activity Center through April 13 are canceled, and deposits will be refunded. All recreation department programs and activities are also canceled through April 13. Recreation staff is available to answer questions by phone at 412-221-1099. The Upper St. Clair Library will not assess fines during this closure. Please continue to hold items until the library reopens. Access to the Library’s e-resources remains available. Find answers to other library-related questions in the FAQ link or call 412-835-5540. Additionally, Upper St. Clair playgrounds and sports courts are closed. This includes, but is not limited to, all playground equipment, tennis courts, basketball courts, outdoor hockey court, volleyball courts, etc. The USC playgrounds and courts will remain closed until further notice.  Lastly, the Informational & General Affairs Meeting of the Board of Commissioners scheduled for Monday, March 30, is canceled. For any other questions, call Township Administration at 412-831-9000.


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