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Morrow Road Bridge Closed
Morrow Road Bridge is closed until further notice due to flood damage. Detour signs are posted. Pennsylvania inspectors say the bridge is structurally sound. The roadway needs to be repaved. 

Other facilities closed until further notice due to flood damage:
-Municipal Playground (adjacent to the Upper St. Clair Library)
-3-Hole Golf Course

Municipal Tennis Courts Reopen
The municipal tennis courts along McLaughlin Run Road reopened on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Work is still in progress following the June 20 flood. Please follow all signs. 

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 

Roll-Off Container Available for Extra Trash
UPDATE: The roll-off containers will be emptied and available again on Saturday, July 7, 2018.
 

Roll-off containers are available for residents who can transport their flood-damaged trash. It is located in the small parking lot adjacent to the Public Works Building. 
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Free Flood-Proofing Workshop in Oakdale
Do you live in or near a floodplain and would like to learn about flood-proofing actions you can take to reduce flood risk and decrease flood damages? Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers are hosting a free workshop at the Oakdale Community Center on July 17 from 4-7 p.m.
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Zoning Hearing Board Meeting Canceled
The Township's Zoning Hearing Board meeting scheduled for July 25, 2018 is canceled. 

Raccoon Found in Upper St. Clair Tests Positive for Rabies 
If an animal appears to be acting strange or becomes threatening, contact Animal Control at 412-833-7500 or the Police Department at 412-833-1113. 
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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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14-Jul-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

14-Jul-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

Youth Triathlon

Saturday, July 28, 2018
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

It's back, the annual Youth Triathlon at Boyce Mayview Park. Come and swim, bike, and run. For ages 7 - 12. 

Annual Facility Closure

August 19- August 24

The Community & Recreation Center's indoor facility will be closed for maintenance and cleaning. The outdoor aquatics area will remain open. 

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


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!

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.

Click for details.

Raccoon Found in Upper St. Clair Tests Positive for Rabies

USC Administration - Friday, June 29, 2018
From the Allegheny County Health Department:

The Allegheny County Health Department has confirmed that a raccoon brought to one of its facilities has tested positive for rabies. The raccoon was discovered near the intersection of Murdstone Road and Salem Drive in the Township of Upper St. Clair.

Rabies is a virus transmitted by an animal bite or scratch, and exposures due to a bite or scratch are almost always fatal if left untreated. Any individual who is bitten, scratched or otherwise exposed to saliva from a stray or any other animal, should immediately cleanse the contact area with soap and water, seek emergency medical treatment and call the Allegheny County Health Department (412-687-2243) to report the incident. 

Residents should always avoid stray animals and wildlife, even if they appear healthy, to avoid exposure to rabies. Residents should also have their pets vaccinated, and watch for unusual behavior. If any animal appears to be acting strange or becomes threatening, residents should notify their local animal control service, the police or the Pennsylvania Game Commission immediately. 

This is the eighth rabid animal reported in Allegheny County so far in 2018: four raccoons and four bats. 

Tri-Community South EMS Receives Three-Year Accreditation

USC Administration - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Tri-Community South EMS, which serves the communities of Upper St. Clair, Bethel Park and South Park, has received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services for its compliance with national standards of excellence. Tri-Community South EMS is one of more than 180 ambulance services in the country to successfully complete the voluntary review process which included completion of a comprehensive application and on-site review by national experts in emergency medical services. With this achievement, Tri-Community South EMS becomes the third ambulance service to be accredited in Pennsylvania.

The Commission is a nonprofit organization which was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America's transportation system. The primary focus of the Commission's standards is high-quality patient care. This is accomplished by establishing national standards which not only address the delivery of patient care, but also the ambulance service's total operation and its relationships with other agencies, the general public and the medical community. The Commission's standards often exceed state or local licensing requirements. 

Township Manager of Upper St. Clair Matthew R. Serakowski said accreditation "represents our firm commitment to our patients and community. We continuously strive to do our best and we view accreditation as another step toward excellence."

"Our staff has been key to our successful completion of the process. I think it gives the feeling of prestige and pride to work in an accredited ambulance service," said Tri-Community South EMS Director Nora Helfrich. "Everyone here played a valuable role in our ability to meet the Commission's high standards. We have achieved accreditation, but I believe it can only be a stimulus for continued improvement." 

Waste Management Works With USC During Flood Cleanup

Public Works - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Waste Management is working with the Township of Upper St. Clair during the flood cleanup. 

Waste Management plans to make every effort to collect on a normal schedule. Due to the wide impact of the storm, Waste Management will limit large trash items to no more than two per household. Most items not collected this week will be picked up the following week. 

For those who can transport flood-damaged household trash items, Waste Management will temporarily provide a roll-off container at the small parking lot adjacent to the Public Works Building located at 1751 McLaughlin Run Road.

Township officials thank residents and business owners for their patience as the community works through the recent flooding event. 

Try the Tri: Boyce Mayview Park Youth Triathlon is July 28

USC Recreation - Monday, June 25, 2018
Kids ages 7-12 years old are invited to try the tri!

The Boyce Mayview Park Youth Triathlon is on July 28, 2018 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. Check-in is at 6:45 a.m.

The youth triathlon in Upper St. Clair is a way to get kids active and exercising in a friendly competition that tests their abilities in multiple facets of exercise. 

Participants will receive:
1. Youth Tri T-shirt
2. Goodie bag
3. Finisher medal




Cost:
$38.50

Registration deadline:
July 25, 2018
There will be no race day registration.
Register at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park front desk. 




Ages 7-9 Years Old:
-Swim 75 yards (3 pool lengths)
-Bike 1 mile (1 lap around fields)
-Run 0.5 miles (out and back)

Ages 10-12 Years Old:
-Swim 125 yards (5 pool lengths)
-Bike 2 miles (2 laps around fields)
-Run 1 mile (out and back)








Training:
The Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park has an optional training program. It starts July 3. 

 General Rules:
1. Unsportsmanlike conduct on the part of participants or their parents and supporters will not be allowed. Participants must treat others with courtesy and respect. No rude, abusive or discourteous language or behavior will be tolerated.
2. Participants must complete the prescribed course in its entirety.
3. No unauthorized assistance of any kind is allowed. Non-participants may not run or ride a bicycle with a participant nor may they provide them with any food, fluid or equipment aid during the competition. 
4. Race numbers must be displayed at all times. Swimmers must be clearly body-marked. Cyclists and runners must wear their bib numbers. 
A full list and description of rules and regulations will be provided after registering for the event. 

Mandatory Pre-Race Preparation Meeting:
Friday, July 27, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park Community Room

Make sure your bike is in tip top shape for the race:
Bring your bike to the pre-race meeting for a safety check. Bikes may be checked on the day of the race, but lines will be long. Get ahead of the game and check it the day before at the meeting. Tandem Bike Connection will be doing the official checks. 

Race day checklist:
-Swim: Swimsuit, goggles, swim cap, ear plugs
-Bike: Bike helmet (required), water bottle, sunglasses, jersey/T-shirt/tank top, cycling shorts, cycling footwear and socks
-Run: Running shoes and socks, hat/visor

Sponsors (As of April 1, 2018):

Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park
KSG Orthodontics

Volunteers needed:
Contact Lisa Reutzel
412-221-1099 ext. 619
reutzel@twpusc.org

Morrow Road Bridge Closed Due to Flood Damage

USC Administration - Thursday, June 21, 2018
Morrow Road Bridge is closed until further notice due to flood damage. Detour signs are posted.

The Township of Upper St. Clair has declared a State of Emergency due to the severe storms and heavy flooding that took place on June 20, 2018 in the Township and surrounding area. 

Here are the other facilities closed until further notice:

-Marmion Field (Baseball and soccer fields)
-Municipal Playground (adjacent to the Upper St. Clair Library)
-Founders' Field
-3-Hole Golf Course
-Tennis Courts along McLaughlin Run Road

USC Commissioners Honor Eagle Scout

USC Administration - Tuesday, June 05, 2018




















The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners recognized Alexander Thomas Wolfe on Monday night for becoming an Eagle Scout.

Commissioner Ronald J. Pardini presented Mr. Wolfe, of Scout Troop 4, with an official proclamation. Mr. Wolfe completed his Eagle Scout project as a service to our community where he expended 118 hours with 16 volunteers building a retaining wall and installing benches and landscaping at the Children's Theater in South Park. 

"Alexander has demonstrated leadership and citizenship through his activities and notable achievements, both in and out of Scouting," the proclamation stated.

Mr. Wolfe is a 2017 Upper St. Clair High School graduate and now attends Duquesne University. 


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.



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