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Columbia Gas Pipeline Project Set to Begin in January

Public Works - Thursday, December 19, 2019
Columbia Gas will begin a pipeline project in Upper St. Clair in January.

Work is scheduled to begin Jan. 6, 2020. It will begin at Tall Trees/Morrow Road, extend down Morrow Road to Mayview Road, and then run northwest up Mayview Road to the new development at Laurel Place. Laurel Place is a new townhouse plan along Mayview Road. 

Work will be performed between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Residents in the area should have received notices from the gas company in the mail.

The project is expected to last two months, weather permitting. 

Commissioner Seitanakis Recognized For Service

USC Administration - Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners issued an official proclamation on Monday night recognizing the service of Commissioner Nicholas J. Seitanakis.

Mr. Seitanakis has served as a member of the Board of Commissioners, Ward 1, since Jan. 2, 2012. His term will end on Dec. 31, 2019.

Mr. Seitanakis has served in many roles on the Board, including Vice President of the Board; Human Resources Committee chair; Public Safety Committee chair, member of the Budget and Finance Committee, Public Works Committee, Parks and Recreation Committee, the Community Development Committee, the Outdoor Classroom Ad Hoc Committee; and representative of the South Hills Area Council of Governments.

In addition, Mr. Seitanakis was an active member of the Board during the approval; construction and opening of the Miracle Field and Casey’s Clubhouse Playground; Dunkin’ Donuts; Whole Foods; Siena at St. Clair; BJ’s Brewhouse; CVS Pharmacy; renovation of Wiltshire Park; the addition of lights at Boyce Mayview Field; installation of new Township street signage; bond refunding; and more.

“Nicholas Seitanakis’ efforts have contributed significantly to the growth and overall quality of life during his service, voting on matters with the best interests of his constituents at heart,” stated Mark Christie, president of the Board of Commissioners.

“Upper St. Clair is a great community and it has been one of my greatest privileges to serve this wonderful place to live,” said Mr. Seitanakis.

Dante R. Plutko, Jr. will begin his new term as Commissioner of Ward 1 starting in 2020.

Community and Recreation Center Kicks Off Holiday Season

USC Recreation - Saturday, December 07, 2019

On Saturday, the Community & Recreation Center made spirits bright with its annual Holidays at the C&RC event.

Attendees enjoyed live holiday music, crafts, hot chocolate, cookies and a visit from Santa Claus. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas arrived in grand fashion -- on top of an Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department fire truck!

Bado's Pizza Grill was also on hand selling sandwiches, pasta and soup. 

Thank you to all the attendees, performers, volunteers and staff for making the event fun for everyone!

Upper St. Clair to Again Host All-Star Weekend

USC Recreation - Friday, December 06, 2019

The Miracle League of the South Hills, located in Upper St. Clair, has been chosen for the second year in a row to host the 2020 Pirates Charities All-Star Weekend.

In addition, Pirates Charities awarded the Miracle League of the South Hills the “We Believe” Honoree, which is given to the Pirates Charities beneficiary of the year.

"It's an unbelievable honor to receive this award. The Pittsburgh Pirates organization is second to none when it comes to giving back to their community. This award is a reflection of our awesome players, buddies, volunteers, and their families that truly make the Miracle League of the South Hills and amazing place," said Tim Gebhart, Executive Director of the Miracle League of the South Hills. 

"We are humbled and honored to get this award. The Pirates Organization has been so amazing to us since the beginning. Thank you Patty Salerno and your team for being a huge reason why the Miracle League of the South Hills exists in my hometown,” said Sean Casey, co-founder and President of the Miracle League of the South Hills and Upper St. Clair resident.

The 2020 Pirates Charities All-Star Weekend is expected to take place in August.

“The positive impact and joy the Miracle League of the South Hills brings to our community is simply wonderful. We are proud to help the organization again prepare and host the Pirates Charities All-Star Weekend,” said Matthew R. Serakowski, Township Manager of Upper St. Clair.

The Miracle League of the South Hills is located at 1551 Mayview Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241. The League provides children and adults of all abilities the chance to play baseball. For more information, visit https://www.miracleleaguesouthhills.org.

2020 Budget Passed With No Tax Increase

USC Finance - Wednesday, December 04, 2019

On Monday night, the Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the 2020 budget with no tax increase.

For the 11
th consecutive year, 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.

“The 2020 budget allows the Township to continue providing high quality services in the coming year while keeping an eye on the future,” stated Township Manager Matthew R. Serakowski.

Upper St. Clair staff will continue to explore opportunities for sidewalk construction in 2020, focusing on areas where current segments can be connected and neighborhoods can be linked to civic amenities.

The next phase of the perimeter trail is expected to commence in 2020. The project will extend from its current end near Rostron Drive towards the Morton Fields Complex. The final trail segment to connect to the Morton Fields Complex is planned for 2021.

At the Community & Recreation Center, the most significant capital project will be the $1,000,000 replacement of the HVAC unit that serves the indoor 
pool area. Additionally, the routine annual replacement of fitness and aquatics equipment will continue in 2020. The Community & Recreation Center’s Facilities Implementation Team is expected to make several major recommendations to the Board of Commissioners in 2020 related to capital improvements and rates.

Upper St. Clair’s partnership with PennDOT on a two-year plan to improve the traffic signals along Route 19 will continue with four more intersections slated for 2020. Upper St. Clair Staff will also work with PennDOT to coordinate its roundabout project at the intersection of McLaughlin Run, McMillan and Lesnett roads. The project is slated to begin in 2020, starting with sewer improvements in the area.

The Township 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 31st time. The Township also received its 11th consecutive GFOA 
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. Upper St. Clair is one of only five municipalities in the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to receive both awards. The 2020 budget document continues to meet the GFOA’s award criteria.

View the entire
2020 budget here

Upper St. Clair Recognizes Girls Golf Team

USC Administration - Tuesday, December 03, 2019

The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners honored the Upper St. Clair High School girls’ golf team on Monday night.

Each teammate received a Certificate of Achievement for her outstanding performance in capturing the 2019 WPIAL Class AAA Team Championship, as well as for the team’s second place finish at the PIAA State Championship.

The girls honored include:
-Bridget Boal
-Sarah Eccher
-Mary Groninger
-Lauren McGrady
-Tori Slagle
-Gabi Spina
-Sara Steve
-Caroline Wright

“This group of girls put a lot of hard work into the season,” said coach Katy Loomis “I could not be more proud of them.”

“We’re proud of you and what you’ve done to put Upper St. Clair golf on the map,” said Nicholas J. Seitanakis, vice president of the Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners.

The girls’ golf team also won the Panther Cup this year, an Upper St. Clair High School academic team award for having the highest GPA.

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