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COVID-19 Vaccine Information from the Allegheny County Health Department

South West Communities Chamber of Commerce Offers Scholarship Opportunity for Local High School Seniors
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McLaughlin Run Road Roundabout Project

Utility relocation work has begun on PennDOT'S roundabout project for the intersection of McLaughlin Run, Lesnett and McMillan roads. 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.


Glass Recycling Available at Michael Brothers
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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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13-Mar-2021
Electronics Recycling
When: Second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (no collection in February) Where: Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park 1551 Mayview Road Upper St. Clair, PA ..Read More

Winter Programs

We have a variety of programs, classes and events for the whole family. Register today

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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Hoopla

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

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Online Classes for Kids & Teens

The Library is pleased to announce a schedule of classes for kids and teens.

These classes will be held online, over ZOOM.

Online Classes for Kids

Online Programs for Teens

ACLA Winter Bingo for Kids

Online Winter Reading Challenge for Readers of All Ages

Click here for a ZOOM tutorial

South West Communities Chamber of Commerce Offers Scholarship Opportunity

USC Administration - Tuesday, January 12, 2021
From South West Communities Chamber of Commerce:

The South West Communities Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with The Common Good Foundation, the chamber’s sister non-profit, is excited to offer a considerable scholarship opportunity to high school seniors in 2021. The Common Good Foundation Scholarship 2021 will grant one exemplary student $1,000.00 to put towards their future education. 

Each year the South West Communities Chamber of Commerce hosts a car raffle in order to raise funds not only for the chamber of commerce, but also to raise money to support one meritorious students who is making a difference in the community. 

High school seniors from Upper St. Clair, Carlynton, Chartiers Valley and South Fayette school districts are eligible for The Common Good Foundation Scholarship. In addition, students must fit the following criteria: 

1.) High school senior 

2.) Must have a minimum final GPA of 3.2 

3.) Provide one teacher recommendation 

4.) Provide a copy of high school transcripts or most recent report card 

5.) Complete an application form, including a typed 450-600 word essay 

Find more information about the scholarship here.

About The Common Good Foundation:  

The Common Good Foundation is the 501©(3) non-profit arm of the South West Communities Chamber of Commerce. Established in 2008 to enhance our community outreach programs, and when possible to award a scholarship to a high school senior in the school districts served by the Chamber.  It is our hope that in the future these young men and women will participate in their community’s achievement and growth.   

About the South West Communities Chamber of Commerce:  

The South West Communities Chamber of Commerce is a strong, pro-business membership organization serving business and our communities for almost 100 years. Member municipalities include the Boroughs of Bridgeville, Carnegie and Heidelberg, and the Townships of Collier, Scott, South Fayette, and Upper St. Clair as well as surrounding regions in and around the South Hills. The Chamber provides the tools to assist in the operation and promotion of area businesses, and our members work together to make our communities desirable places to live and do business. 


Commissioners Approve Upper St. Clair Board and Commission Reappointments

USC Administration - Wednesday, January 06, 2021
On Monday night, the Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners approved the following reappointments to various boards and commissions:

Building and Fire Codes Appeals and Advisory Board, 3-year term:
-David J. McLean
-Robert T. Stevens, Jr.

Civil Service Board, 3-year term:
-Shon Worner

Library Board, 3-year term:
-Barbara Zimmt

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, 3-year term:
-William O. Barnard (Vice Chair)
-Diane Morris

Planning Commission, 4-year term:
-David Sirota

Zoning Hearing Board, 3-year term:

-Justin W. Hollingsworth
-Gregg R. Zegarelli


Jordan Tax Service Sewage Bill Delivery Behind

USC Finance - Tuesday, January 05, 2021
The Township of Upper St. Clair staff is aware that many residents are concerned about the delayed receipt of December sewage bills which have payment due in January. Mail processing and delivery by the United States Postal Service (USPS) has been significantly delayed across the country. Upper St. Clair has also been impacted, resulting in delayed delivery of sewage bills and other items. 

Jordan Tax Service (JTS) processed all December bills on a normal schedule, but those who choose to have their monthly bill delivered through the USPS received the bill much later than usual. Sewage customers who are registered for eBilling received their bill on time.

To avoid reliance upon the USPS in the future, property owners are encouraged to register for the eBilling/autodraft service offered by JTS. This service allows you to receive your bill via email instead of postal mail, automatically debits your payment amount on time each month, and maintains a record of past bills and payments. 

Due to the widespread nature of this issue, JTS will not assess late fees for sewer bills that have a due date in January 2021. However, property owners are reminded that they are ultimately responsible for timely payment of their tax and sewage bills. If you do not receive your bill on its normal schedule, you should call JTS to request your balance. 

Township of Upper St. Clair Passes Budget With No Tax Increase for 12th Consecutive Year

USC Finance - Monday, December 07, 2020
Despite the challenging and uncertain economic environment resulting from the pandemic response, the Township of Upper St. Clair again accomplished a balanced budget with no tax increase.
 
On Monday night, the Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners approved the 2021 budget. The real estate tax rate will remain at 3.83 mills and the earned income tax rate will remain at 0.80 percent for the 12th consecutive year. 

ALCOSAN is scheduled to increase its billing rate for wastewater treatment by 7 percent in 2021. To help absorb some of that increase, the Township’s sewer rate multiplier will be reduced from 2.00 to 1.93.

"This budget represents the effort of Township staff and the Board of Commissioners to continue delivering consistent, high-quality services and programs for the residents and businesses of Upper St. Clair in a cost-effective manner amidst one of the most challenging periods of time ever experienced," said Township Manager Matthew R. Serakowski.  
 
The Township of Upper St. Clair again received two recognitions from the Government Finance Officers Association of the US & Canada (GFOA) during the year. The GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting was received for the 32nd time. The Township also received its 12th consecutive GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. Upper St. Clair is one of only five municipalities in the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to receive the award. The 2021 budget document continues to meet the GFOA’s award criteria.

Find out more about the 2021 budget here.

McMillan Road Closures Begin

USC Administration - Thursday, November 12, 2020

PennDOT District 11 announces milling and paving operations on Route 3034 (McMillan Road) in Upper St. Clair beginning Thursday, Nov.12 weather permitting.

Crews from A. Liberoni, Inc. will conduct milling and paving operations, base repairs and traffic loop sensor installation on McMillan Road between Painters Run Road and Fort Couch Road. To allow the work to occur, McMillan Road will be closed and through traffic will be detoured according to the following schedule:

-McMillan Road will close between Painters Run Road and Fort Couch Road from 7 a.m. Thursday morning continuously through 5 p.m. Friday.
-Restrictions will be lifted from Friday night at 5 p.m. through 7 a.m. Monday morning
-McMillan Road will re-close between Painters Run Road and Fort Couch Road from 7 a.m. Monday morning continuously through 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon

Posted Detours

From Painters Run Road
-From Painters Run Road, traffic would head east
-Painters Run Road becomes Gilkeson Road
-Turn right onto Route 19 (Washington Road)
-Turn right onto Fort Couch Road
-Follow Fort Couch Road back to McMillan Road
-End detour

From Fort Couch Road
-Same detour in the opposite direction

If work is completed early, the roadway will reopen to traffic.

West Penn Power Plans Outage for Halloween Morning

USC Administration - Thursday, October 29, 2020
On Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, West Penn Power will perform a planned power outage from approximately 8 to 9 a.m. The outage will affect 1,333 customers in Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park. Click here to view the affected streets.

West Penn Power will send an automated phone call to affected customers. For questions, call 1-800-686-0021.

Firefighters Honored at Upper St. Clair Meeting

USC Administration - Tuesday, October 06, 2020





















The following Upper St. Clair volunteer firefighters were recognized Monday night with Certificates of Appreciation for years of service:


-Doug Dennig, 45 years
-Keith Scannell, 40 years
-John Doebler, 25 years
-Michael Gannon, 15 years
-Marius Rosu, 5 years
-Richard Jurik, 5 years

Commissioner Rex Waller presented the certificates to the firefighters. Mr. Waller gave a heartfelt thanks to the men for their service and told them they have the full support of the Township. 

Commissioner Robert Orchowski presented a proclamation to Russ Rauch, Upper St. Clair's fire prevention coordinator, declaring Oct. 4-10 Fire Prevention Week in Upper St. Clair. This year's theme is "Serve Up Fire Prevention in the Kitchen" due to the fact cooking is the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries. 

Fundraising for the Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department is down this year due to the pandemic. Visit the USC VFD website to learn how you can help.

"Let's do our darndest to get that (fundraising) number up to support this great group of folks," Mr. Orchowski said. 

Commissioner Pamela Enck Honored with Certificate of Achievement

USC Administration - Tuesday, September 15, 2020

PA State Rep. Natalie Mihalek honored Upper St. Clair’s new Commissioner Pamela L. Enck with a Certificate of Achievement at the Board’s September regular meeting.

“She’s always ready to volunteer in the community, from charities to church,” said Rep. Mihalek.

Mrs. Enck was sworn in as a commissioner on Aug. 3, 2020 to finish the term of C. Elise Logan, who had resigned. Rep. Mihalek said she especially appreciated Commissioner Enck stepping up to serve her community during the COVID-19 pandemic, a challenging time for many local leaders.








Upper St. Clair Recognizes World Odyssey of the Mind Champions

USC Administration - Wednesday, September 09, 2020





















The Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners issued an official proclamation recognizing the Upper St. Clair High School Odyssey of the Mind Division III Problem Performance Team 2019-20 for placing first at the World Finals.

Commissioner Pamela L. Enck presented the honor to the team, consisting of Victoria Cuba, Brianna Lin, Joseph Markovitz, Max Murtough, Sammie Seewald, Constantine Tripodes and Eric Wang. Coaches Laura Murtough, Stacey Seewald and Meridith Markovitz led the team in defeating 36 other teams at the World Finals. It was the only team from Western Pennsylvania to earn an award at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals and the only Pennsylvania team to earn first-place honors.

The Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, set to take place at Iowa Stat University in May, was canceled, providing more than 850 teams around the world the opportunity to submit their performance by video. One judge noted that, “this (Upper St. Clair) team’s video was the single biggest takeaway” he had from this year. He said the virtual tournament helped showcase creativity in new ways

“These kids had to adjust to perform virtually. What they achieved is just awesome,” said Commissioner Enck.

Visit Upper St. Clair’s Odyssey of the Mind website to see the World Champs’ performance and video.

Tickets on Sale for New Miracle League of the South Hills Fundraiser

USC Recreation - Tuesday, September 01, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced the Miracle League of the South Hills to cancel its 2020 spring and fall baseball seasons, but it will not affect the continued efforts of this amazing organization to enrich the lives of kids and adults with special needs in Upper St. Clair and across the South Hills of Pittsburgh. 

The Miracle League of the South Hills is proud to announce - America’s Got Magic -
 an exciting and interactive virtual fundraising show, featuring the world’s most incredible magicians, illusionists, and mind readers from your favorite television shows like America’s Got Talent, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show – streamed right to the comfort of your home!  


A performance of side-splitting comedy, jaw-dropping magic, and Zoom-style audience interaction,
America's Got Magic promises to have your whole family raving about this new and unique theatrical experience that will have you sitting on the edge of your couch! The star-studded lineup features: 

Derek Hughes
- America's Got Talent, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Carbonaro Effect
Ben Seidman - Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Brainchild (Netflix Original Series), Criss Angel: Mindfreak
With special guest host - the high-octane magic of Tom Pesce!

This performance of
America's Got Magic is a fundraiser for the Miracle League of the South Hills. Half of the ticket proceeds will benefit The Next Inning, a project to build a new job training center in Upper St. Clair for the Miracle League athletes. The center will include a concession stand and announcers' booth. The Miracle League will hire their athletes to work in the new building and provide training in customer service, accounting, custodial work and more. The athletes will get paid and it will be the first paying job for many. 

 “We are really excited that these nationally recognized, amazing magicians are going to do a show to benefit our kids. I’ve seen them do this virtually, and it is truly fun for the whole family!” said Sean Casey, President of the Miracle League of the South Hills.

Don’t miss out on this mind-blowing and hilarious bonanza of live, interactive magic that you will actually get to experience through the screen! Tickets start at $25 per household with the ability to donate additional funds to the Miracle League of the South Hills.

America’s Got Magic streams live on Thursday, October 15 at 7 p.m. To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/SouthHillsMagic

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