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New Upper St. Clair Commissioner Sworn In

USC Administration - Tuesday, August 04, 2020

On Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, the Honorable Ronald A. Arnoni officiated the swearing-in of appointed Commissioner Pamela L. Enck. Commissioner Enck will finish the term of C. Elise Logan, who recently resigned. 

"I've known Commissioner Enck for some time now and I know she will a great asset to your Township," said the Honorable Ronald A. Arnoni. 

Masks were removed for the photos. 

Part of Painters Run Road Reopens and Another Part Closes

USC Administration - Thursday, July 30, 2020
From Allegheny County Department of Public Works:

Allegheny County Department of Public Works reopened part of the 1800 block of Painters Run Road in Scott Township and Upper St. Clair to traffic. The closure, which began on July 20, 2020 as part of an ongoing project, was required for preservation of Painters Run Bridge No. 9. That work included repairs to the bridge deck, installation of guide rail, and paving.

Another part of Painters Run Road – just west of its intersection with McMillan Road in Upper St. Clair – is now closed. While completing drainage work there, crews encountered an unmarked underground mine void that might affect the road’s stability. As a result, Allegheny County Public Works will keep that section of road closed until it can ensure that it is safe for drivers.

Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation are being brought in to evaluate the mine void and potential remediation options. At this time, there is no timetable for when the road will reopen. When one has been established, that information will be provided to the public.

Traffic will be detoured using Bower Hill Road, Kelso Road and Rob Hollow Road.

As previously announced, paving work will begin on July 31, 2020 on other sections of Painters Run Road between Bower Hill Road in Scott Township and Cedar Boulevard in Mt. Lebanon. The majority of that work, which is expected to last at least two weeks, will occur overnight – between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Monday-Saturday. The department worked with the affected municipalities for a waiver of their noise ordinances and is notifying property owners who might be impacted by the night work.

While paving work is taking place, drivers can expect to experience short stoppages in work zones. Flaggers will be used to control traffic, and drivers are urged to use caution in the area.

After the paving work is complete, crews will return to working between daylight hours only – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – until the project ends. The project was expected to end in August, but the mine void could alter that schedule.

The project is being done by Northeast Paving, a division of Eurovia Atlantic Coast, LLC, of Pittsburgh, as part of the $10.7 million 2019 Capital Roads contract.

Upper St. Clair Board Recognizes Commissioner Logan

USC Administration - Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation Monday night recognizing the service of Commissioner C. Elise Logan.

Commissioner Logan served as a member of the Board of Commissioners, Ward 2, from Jan. 2, 2018 to July 6, 2020. Commissioner Logan resigned because her family is moving out of the Township.

During her time as commissioner, she has served as a community development committee chair; budget and finance committee chair, member of the parks and recreation committee, human resources committee, and representative of the South Hills Area Council of Governments.

Commissioner Logan was an active member of the Board at which time the Township committed to jointly participate through 3 Rivers Wet Weather on source reduction efforts within our region, promoted engagement in the Live Well Allegheny campaign, and supported approval and construction to extend the Perimeter Trail in Boyce Mayview Park.

The sense of calmness and compassion Commissioner Logan demonstrated during the most challenging periods of time is valued, starting with the flood in the summer of 2018 and ending with the global pandemic. Commissioner Logan also brought a much-appreciated balance of community perspective and fiscal responsibility during her involvement with the Community & Recreation Center’s Facility Implementation Team.

Commissioner Logan’s efforts have contributed significantly to the growth and overall quality of life in Upper St. Clair during her service, voting on matters with the best interest of her constituents at heart.

Painters Run Road Closure on July 20

USC Administration - Friday, July 10, 2020

From the Allegheny County Department of Public Works:

The start of a closure on part of the 1800 block of Painters Run Road in Scott Township will now begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020, and is expected to last at least one week. It is necessary for work on Painters Run Bridge No. 9, including repairs to the bridge deck, installation of guide rail and paving. 

When the closure begins, traffic will be detoured using Bower Hill Road, Kelso Road and Rob Hollow Road.

The work is part of an ongoing project on Painters Run Road that also requires short stoppages in work zones between Bower Hill Road in Scott Township and Cedar Boulevard in Mt. Lebanon. Those stoppages, which are expected to end in November 2020, are needed for structural repairs to Painters Run Bridge No. 3, roadway drainage and base repairs, guide rail installation, as well as milling and paving.

The project is being done by Northeast Paving, a division of Eurovia Atlantic Coast, LLC, of Pittsburgh, as part of the $10.7 million 2019 Capital Roads contract.

Upper St. Clair Seeks New Commissioner

USC Administration - Tuesday, July 07, 2020

The Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper St. Clair announces with regret the resignation of C. Elise Logan, Ward 2 Commissioner, effective July 7, 2020.

Upper St. Clair is seeking a resident to serve the remainder of Commissioner C. Elise Logan’s
term following her resignation.

Any resident interested in being considered for appointment to this vacancy should send a
resume and letter of interest to Matthew R. Serakowski, Township Manager, Township of Upper St. Clair, 1820 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241. This information must be received at the Township Manager’s Office no later than 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

Qualifications for Ward 2 Commissioner are U.S. Citizenship and residence in the Township for
a minimum of one (1) year, and a resident of Ward 2. The individual must be a qualified voter of the Township and remain the same during the term of office. The individual appointed to this position will serve the remainder of the term of December 31, 2021.

Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to the Township Manager’s Office at
412.831.9000, ext. 2160.

Community and Recreation Center Reopens July 6

USC Administration - Sunday, July 05, 2020

Allegheny County announced late on July 4 that it added new exemptions to its July 2 order. The change now exempts pools, gyms and fitness facilities from the 25-person limit for gatherings. As a result, the Community & Recreation Center will reopen on Monday, July 6.

Reservations at the Community & Recreation Center for the outdoor pool, indoor lap swimming and group exercise are now available. Camp St. Clair and the Upper St. Clair Tennis Development Program activities will resume as scheduled on Monday, July 6.

The three-hole golf course, parks, trails and playgrounds remain open for visitors. As always, you are asked to follow the latest health guidelines and use respect. Thank you for your patience and cooperation through this fluid situation.

Upper St. Clair Follows New ACHD Order and Cancels Activities of 25 or More

USC Administration - Thursday, July 02, 2020

Due to a new order announced late Thursday from the Allegheny County Health Department, the Township of Upper St. Clair must abruptly cancel activities of 25 people or more starting Friday morning, July 3.

The Community & Recreation Center and outdoor aquatics will close until further notice. Camp St. Clair and Upper St. Clair Athletic Association activities will also be canceled due to the Allegheny County Health Department’s new requirement. The Upper St. Clair Library will operate curbside services only.

Upper St. Clair’s parks, trails, playgrounds, three-hole golf course and sports courts will remain open. Visitors are encouraged to follow Allegheny County Health Department guidelines and be respectful of each other.

As we receive more information from the Allegheny County Health Department, we will continue to bring you more updates, both on the Upper St. Clair website and social media accounts. Thank you for your patience as we all navigate through this fluid situation.

West Penn Power Conducting 2020 Tree-Trimming Program

USC Administration - Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Written by West Penn Power

West Penn Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., continues to conduct tree-trimming work in communities across its 24-county Pennsylvania service area, including Upper St. Clair, as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance service reliability. 

Maintaining proper clearances around electrical equipment can reduce the frequency and duration of tree-related power outages, especially those associated with severe weather such as summer thunderstorms.
Since the beginning of the year, tree contractors have trimmed about 2,000 circuit miles of electric lines in the West Penn Power service area as part of the $46 million vegetation management program for 2020. West Penn Power’s program remains on track to complete an additional 2,600 miles of work by year end. 

“Our tree trimming is making a difference in keeping the lights on for our customers and more quickly restoring service, particularly after severe weather,” said John Rea, regional president of West Penn Power. “We are making tremendous progress in our proactive removal of tens of thousands of deteriorated ash trees along our electric distribution lines harmed or killed by the Emerald Ash Borer.” 

West Penn Power’s tree program in 2020 includes about $4 million to remove about 26,000 dead and dying ash trees along distribution lines in western Pennsylvania. Crews have removed about 9,600 ash trees so far this year. 

The tree-trimming program includes inspecting vegetation near the lines to ensure trees are pruned in a manner that helps preserve the health of the tree, while also maintaining safety near electric facilities. Trees that present a danger or are diseased also may be removed. 

As part of its notification process, West Penn Power works with municipalities to inform them of tree trimming schedules. In addition, customers living in areas along company rights-of-way also are notified prior to vegetation management work being done. 

If you see a tree in danger of falling on a power line in your Upper St. Clair neighborhood, please call the Public Works Department at 412-831-9100 ext. 2710. 

The vegetation management work is conducted by qualified line clearance arborists under the company’s direction, including Asplundh Tree Expert Company, Jaflo Inc., Lewis Tree Service Inc., Penn Line Service Inc., Davey Tree Expert Company and Townsend Tree.

Upper St. Clair Announces the Reopenings of Facilities

USC Administration - Monday, June 22, 2020

The Township of Upper St. Clair is pleased to announce the reopening of the library on Monday, June 22, 2020 and the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

For the safety of visitors and employees, some changes will be in affect. Face masks are required in the library. Tables, chairs and play areas will not be available. Library materials must be returned to the outside book returns. Inside returns will not be accepted. Curbside service is still available for those who do not feel comfortable entering the building. Please click here for the updated library hours and other frequently asked questions.

Cleanliness and safety are also top priorities at the Community & Recreation Center. Fitness equipment is spread out on the first and second floors to accommodate social distancing. The gym will be used for group exercise, camps and other programs. Open gym for basketball, pickleball and volleyball will not be immediately available. Group exercise classes begin June 29 and will require reservations. On July 7, the playroom will open by reservation for child care.

Reservations are required for the outdoor pool and indoor lap pool. The indoor leisure pool and spa are closed until further notice. On a first come, first serve basis, the resistance channel will be open for water exercise and water walking. Capacity will be limited to seven individuals. For more information to plan your visit, please click here.

Upper St. Clair staff thanks residents and visitors for their patience and understanding during the COVID-19 closures. We missed you! Please continue to respectful of each other and use social distancing whenever possible.

Upper St. Clair and South Fayette Fireworks Display Postponed

USC Administration - Friday, June 12, 2020
After thorough consideration, the municipalities of Upper St. Clair and South Fayette postponed their annual Fourth of July fireworks display. Administrators believe they will be unable to safely and fairly restrict the crowd size to comply with the Commonwealth requirements for large group gatherings. The safety of the residents and visitors is paramount. 

The two communities are looking at the possibility of holding the event in the fall. Follow the municipalities' websites and social media accounts for updates.

Upper St. Clair and South Fayette have teamed up to launch fireworks from Fairview Park since 2016. Many spectators gather at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park to watch the fireworks. 
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