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USC Board of Commissioners to Have Regularly Scheduled Meeting on May 4

USC Administration - Thursday, April 30, 2020
There will be a regular meeting of the Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners at 7:30 p.m. on May 4, 2020 in the municipal building's Board of Commissioners meeting room, 1820 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241. Any member of the public who wants to participate and not attend in person may submit his/her questions or comments in writing by noon on Monday, May 4, 2020 to the main Township office at 1820 McLaughlin Run Road or via email to citizenscomments@twpusc.org. Select board members will participate via audio conference. Click here for the agenda.

PA Authorizes Construction Activities Starting May 1 and USC Extends Closures Through May 8

USC Administration - Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Beginning Friday, May 1, construction business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is permitted to maintain in-person operations. Allowable construction activities include new construction, renovation and repair, land development and subdivision and design-related activities. This may be accomplished under specified guidance through the PA Department of Health. Upper St. Clair inspectors also will be available for construction inspection activity. While the Township of Upper St. Clair municipal building, tax office, community development office, and public works buildings all remain closed to in-person service until further notice, the staff is available during normal business hours under the “drop box protocol” for the processing of permits, tax payments, questions, and phone calls.

In accordance with Governor Wolf’s “Process to Reopen Pennsylvania,” unveiled on April 21, Pennsylvania is in the red phase with stay-at-home orders and life-sustaining operations only. In consideration of those directives, the Community & Recreation Center (C&RC) and the Upper St. Clair Library will remain closed through May 8.

C&RC membership fees for the month of April were waived for all active members. Upper St. Clair staff is pleased to announce this waiver will continue into the month of May, as long as the C&RC remains closed. The “Process to Reopen Pennsylvania” states that all “indoor recreation, health and wellness facilities (gyms, spas) and all public entertainment (casinos and theaters)” are to remain closed through the red and yellow phases.

Room rentals at the C&RC and the McLaughlin Run Activity Center through May 8 are canceled and deposits will be refunded. All recreation programs and activities are also canceled through May 8.  Recreation staff, as always, is available to answer questions by phone at 412-221-1099.      

The library will continue to not assess fines during the closure. Residents should continue to keep items at home until such time the library reopens. Access to the library’s e-resources remains available, however the ability to hold items is temporarily disabled through the Allegheny County Library Association due to high demands.

Upper St. Clair leaders are diligently reviewing all available information, including state and federal guidelines, as Allegheny County and our region draw closer to the yellow phase. In the interim, playgrounds and sports courts in Upper St. Clair remain closed until further notice. This includes, but is not limited to, all playground equipment, tennis courts, basketball courts, outdoor hockey courts, sand volleyball, etc. Park walking and hiking trails remain available for residents and visitors. Park users are asked to follow the Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines and practice proper social distancing.

Upper St. Clair staff remains encouraged that each day and week we get closer to realizing the reopening of local businesses and facilities. There is much work to accomplish as we continue through the spring and prepare for the summer determining as to what those operations may entail. As the C&RC staff posted on the main window of the building, it goes for all municipal operations, “We Miss You,” and look forward to once again engaging with our residents, friends and neighbors. 

















Continue to visit this website and the Upper St. Clair Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for updates.

Upper St. Clair Extends Closures Through April 30

USC Administration - Friday, April 03, 2020

Following Governor Wolf's extension of the stay at home orders throughout the Commonwealth, the Township of Upper St. Clair is extending the closures currently in place for the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park (C&RC) and the Upper St. Clair Library through Thursday, April 30.

As previously reported, C&RC membership fees for the month of April will be waived for all active members. Room rentals at the C&RC and McLaughlin Run Activity Center through April 30 are now canceled, and deposits will be refunded. All recreation department programs and activities are also canceled through April 30. Recreation staff is available to answer questions by phone at 412-221-1099.

The Upper St. Clair Library will not assess fines during the closure. Residents should continue to keep items at home until the library reopens. Access to the library's e-resources remains available. The ability to hold items is temporarily disabled. 

Additionally, Upper St. Clair playgrounds and sports courts are closed. This includes, but is not limited to, all playground equipment, tennis courts, basketball courts, outdoor hockey court, volleyball courts, etc. The playgrounds and courts will remain closed until further notice.

Lastly, in a continued effort to minimize the health and safety risk of Upper St. Clair employees and residents, in-person service will remain closed at the Public Works Building, Municipal Building, Tax Office and Community Development Office until further notice. For paper correspondence that would be delivered in person, please use the provided drop box. Regular mail and scheduled deliveries are maintained. 

Upper St. Clair staff thanks residents and the community for your patience during this very trying time for everyone. 

Upper St. Clair Community Day Canceled

USC Administration - Thursday, April 02, 2020

Upper St. Clair Community Day – a 40-year springtime tradition – is the latest casualty to the COVID-19 virus. Upper St. Clair leaders have made the difficult decision to cancel the event, which was set for Saturday, May 16, 2020.

“The decision is not taken lightly,” said Matthew R. Serakowski, manager of the Township of Upper St. Clair. “We made this decision out of concern for the safety and health of our community due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Community Day is an annual, collaborative effort between the Township of Upper St. Clair, the Upper St. Clair School District, the Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department, Tri-Community South EMS, community groups and local businesses.

“We thank all the organizers and volunteers who have already put so much work into planning this year’s event,” said Dr. John Rozzo, superintendent of the Upper St. Clair School District. “All those efforts will be used to make next year’s Community Day even better.”

Previous Community Days have proceeded despite heavy rain, extreme heat and even some light morning snow flurries. This year marks the first Community Day cancellation since its debut on May 20, 1978.

Upper St. Clair’s Community Day 2020 was to include a fun run/walk, a parade, community game and food booths, and more.

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