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New Date for the Winter Wellness Dash

USC Recreation - Friday, December 29, 2017
Since the weather forced us to cancel the original run, we're trying it again!

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. 

Upper St. Clair Christmas Tree Recycling

Public Works - Thursday, December 28, 2017
The Upper St. Clair Christmas Tree Recycling Project is under way.

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. 

Morrow Road Bridge Construction Complete

USC Administration - Friday, December 22, 2017

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


Upper St. Clair Commissioner Recognized for His Service

USC Administration - Saturday, December 16, 2017

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. 

Upper St. Clair Engineer Retires After 20 Years of Service

USC Administration - Friday, December 15, 2017

After 20 years of service, Township Engineer Ruthann L. Omer, P.E. will be retiring.

Mrs. Omer will be retiring as the President of The Gateway Engineers, Inc. on Dec. 31, thereby leaving her position as Engineer for the Township of Upper St. Clair. The Board of Commissioners recognized her service to the Township at their monthly meeting in December. Commissioner Russell R. Del Re presented Mrs. Omer with a proclamation.

Mrs. Omer has been instrumental as a municipal team leader and principal in charge of many Township projects, including Boyce Mayview Park, the Community & Recreation Center, Upper St. Clair main fire station, the Veterans Park, and many other park and sewer utility projects.

As a lifelong Upper St. Clair resident, Mrs. Omer has contributed significantly to the growth and overall quality of life in the Township.

“It’s always a pleasure being able to make positive changes in the community you live in,” said Mrs. Omer. “I’d never want to live anywhere else.”

Along with her dedication to the Township, Omer serves on a number of boards and committees, and has been an educator with the Local Government Academy since 1990. Mrs. Omer has received multiple recognitions throughout her careers and promotes the recruitment of more women in the fields of engineering, science and management.

Mrs. Omer performed her duties with high standards, maintaining a positive spirit of cooperation and respect with the commissioners, planning commission and Township staff. We wish her a happy and healthy retirement. 

C&RC Hosting Blood Drive

USC Recreation - Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Get in the giving spirit. Help keep blood supplies stocked during the holiday season by donating blood conveniently at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park.

A blood drive for the Central Blood Bank is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 13 from noon to 6 p.m. in the community rooms. Save up to three lives with every donation, and receive a festive holiday ugly sweater T-shirt in return!

Appointments are recommended; walk-ins are welcomed. Use the group code C565 online or call 412-221-1099. Prepare for your donation by eating well, staying hydrated and be sure to bring your ID. 

Upper St. Clair Commissioners Hold the Line on Taxes

USC Finance - Monday, December 04, 2017
The Township of Upper St. Clair will continue to have the same tax rate as it has had for nine consecutive years. Again, the Board of Commissioners approved a budget with no tax increase. 

The Township’s real estate tax rate will remain at 3.83 mills and the earned income tax rate will remain at 0.80 percent.

Continued planning and construction of several transportation projects will take place during 2018. The Township received grant funding to improve the traffic signals at the intersections of McMurray and Johnston roads, as well as Panther Pass, McMurray and McLaughlin Run roads. Improvements to the intersection of Boyce and Boyce Plaza roads should be completed in 2018, with developer contributions and grants covering most of the cost. The Township will continue to work with PennDOT on upcoming improvements to the intersection of McLaughlin Run, Lesnett and McMillan roads.

The Township recognizes the benefits of well-maintained streets and is committed to a regular schedule of street repairs. The annual Street Improvement Program is projected at $1,700,000, an increase of $100,000 over last year.

In 2018, the Township plans to reinvest in its facilities with a variety of building projects. This includes construction of a new tennis and golf administration building on McLaughlin Run Road and a renovation of the McLaughlin Run Activity Center. Discussion and study of future space allocation within the municipal building will also take place in 2018, keeping in mind the growing needs of the Upper St. Clair Police Department and the pending departure of the Upper St. Clair School District administration offices.

Going on 10 years strong, the Township plans to reinvest in the Community & Recreation Center by undertaking a facility assessment study in 2018. The objective is to develop long-term recommendations for future facility and program enhancements. Several capital projects are also planned for the C&RC including pool deck resurfacing, and replacement of fitness equipment and community room furniture.

In 2017, the Township received its ninth consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The 2018 budget document continues to meet the GFOA’s award criteria.
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