Upper St. Clair Township

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Public Works

The primary responsibility of the Upper St. Clair Public Works Department is to keep the Township's infrastructure in working order for daily public use. We manage the maintenance of 12 buildings, 110 miles of roadways, parks, athletic fields, trails, stormwater, trash and recycling collection, and more. Our department takes pride in providing Upper St. Clair residents with the highest level of services.

Contact Information
The Department of Public Works
P. 412-831-9000, ext. 2710
F. 412-854-5330
Monday-Friday
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
1751 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241

Buildings

The Public Works Department provides maintenance for the Municipal Building located at 1820 McLaughlin Run Road, which houses:


The Public Works Department also provides maintenance for other Township buildings:

Grounds

Right-Of-Way Maintenance
Public Works provides Township-wide maintenance to all traffic islands, annual flower planting and roadside mowing.

Parks & Fields
Upper St. Clair supports 16 parks and fields totaling approximately 733 acres for the use and enjoyment of Township residents and organizations. Because the intent of the neighborhood parks is for pedestrian access, limited parking is available.

Allegheny Regional Asset District (ARAD) gives a generous grant to the Township of Upper St. Clair. The Township of Upper St. Clair values ARAD for their continued support with our development of Boyce Mayview Park. 

Boyce Gardens
The Boyce Gardens is a community based garden area in Boyce Mayview Park that allows gardeners to rent a plot of land to grow seasonal summer fruits and vegetables. If you are interested in renting a garden plot or have questions about the Boyce Gardens, please contact Phyllis Kender at 412-221-3118.

The Boyce Gardens is also a great location to enter the 10 plus miles of natural surface trails of Boyce Mayview Park. Please stop at the kiosk for up-to-date information regarding the Boyce Mayview Park and to view a map of the trails of the Park. Residents of USC are free to take leaf compost and wood mulch for all of your at home gardening needs. Public Works keeps a stocked pile for all residents to take at their leisure.


Forestry
The Township owns approximately 733 acres of developed park lands and natural open spaces.  These parks provide for many different activities and ecosystems for folks of all ages to enjoy.  The Township takes great pride in managing its natural forests in a sustainable manner for the wildlife to thrive and native habitat to flourish.  With a diverse mix of hardwood, softwoods, shrubs, ground level forested flora, and wildflower meadows, there is always something intriguing for park users to view, such as white-tailed deer, wild turkey, great blue heron, red fox, broad-winged hawk or numerous other animals. If the native plants provoke your entertainment, enjoy the stands of Sugar Maple, Oak, Beech, White Pine, Hackberry and Hickory trees, or look for the lesser common American Hornbeam, Dogwood and American Holly.

Boyce Mayview Park is a great place to participate in birding, or bird watching, or take a hike along the 11 miles of natural surface trails, or take in the spectacular views. In the spring season witness the native trilliums by the wetlands, or find some shade relief in the forest during the hot summer months. The fall leaf color change is always a delight to view, or enjoy the quiet scenery of a winter day at any neighborhood park. Please visit our parks and experience what Mother Nature has provided us.

Property owners are responsible for all landscape plants located within their property, as well as the adjacent right-of-way.  Vegetation encroaching into the street or causing vehicular or pedestrian obstructions, including limited sight distance, should be avoided at all times.   These landscape issues cause damage to school bus lights, Township and private vehicles, and personal injury along sidewalks. Trees that extend over the roadway are required to be maintained with a minimum 13 feet of vertical clearance above the edge of the road to ensure safe vehicle passage.  Evergreens should not extend over the roadway.  Sidewalks should have an 8’ overhead clearance. 

Our community has many beautiful and stately trees, unfortunately sometimes trees do become diseased, insect infested or turn into hazardous situations that lead to potential injury to personal property.  The Township, with the excellent cooperation of property owners, has initiated treatment programs that identify infected trees for removal.