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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


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)

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

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. 

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