FIRST ENERGY/WEST PENN POWER CALL CENTER (FOR POWER INTERRUPTIONS OR PROBLEMS WITH YOUR SERVICE): 1-800-686-0021
WOOD STREET CLOSURE - APRIL 17 AND APRIL 18, 2019
Wood Street will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, April 17th and April 18th, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for construction activities related to the Summit Station plan at the former site of Consol Coal.
2019 SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM REGISTRATION - APRIL 18, 2019
South Park Township will hold the Annual Summer Recreation Program starting in June. Registration will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, located in the Municipal Complex. Program activity fees include a $60 fee per child ($90 for two (2) family members and $100 for three (3) family members), with an extra $3 charge for Tennis and Golf Camps. Times and dates of specific activities will be available at registration. Activity groups will be formed according to the grade the child will be entering in the coming school year. Registrants may choose as many activities as they wish for the individual fee, providing they meet the grade requirements. There will be NO REFUNDS. Click here for a complete list of activities, dates and times. All children must be registered in order to participate in the Summer Recreation Program. Any questions should be directed to Recreation Director, Colleen Dominick, at 412-831-7000.
PUBLIC MEETING - RT. 88 INTERSECTION PROJECT - MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019
Township officials are pleased to report that exciting plans are underway for the renovation of the intersection of Rt. 88 and Brownsville Road, in the Library section of South Park Township. The traffic pattern and blighted conditions of a number of structures in the area have been a focus for many years. The scope of the project includes the removal of a number of deteriorated buildings, the addition of a turning lane due to increasing traffic flows on Rt. 88, the installation of a new traffic signal, and additional parking. A combination of financial resources will be used to fund the renovation, including a contribution of $365,000 by the developer of the Summit Station plan and the pursuit of grant funding by South Park Township. A public informational meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 22, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the Board Room of the Administration Building. The purpose of the meeting is to provide residents with the opportunity to review the preliminary intersection design and to pose any questions they may have concerning the project.
LIFE LINE SCREENING EVENT - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventative health screenings, will offer affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at the Township Community Center on April 24, 2019. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries; abdominal aortic aneurysms; hardening of the arteries in the legs; atrial fibrillation of irregular heartbeat; and bone density screening for men and women. Participants can register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and an osteoporosis screening from $149. All 5 screenings take approximately 60-90 minutes to complete. To register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-circle or text the word circle to 797979.
ENVIRONMENTAL DAY AT SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP - APRIL 27, 2019
South Park Township will be holding an Environmental Day at the Municipal Complex on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The following events will take place at various locations throughout the complex and will provide residents with the opportunity to recycle electronics and documents, dispose of medication, and volunteer for the clean-up program:
Electronic Waste Recycling - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Public Works parking lot. RESIDENTS ARE TO ENTER VIA PARKFORD DRIVE, AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONAL SIGNS TO THE PUBLIC WORKS PARKING LOT. Call 412-831-7000 for details.
Document Destruction - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Short Term parking lot next to the Administration Building. Call 412-831-7000 for details.
Prescription Drug Collection - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the South Park Township Police Department. Residents are encouraged to bring expired prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications to the police department for disposal rather than discarding the materials in the trash or introducing the drugs to the sanitary sewer system. Call 412-833-1000 for details.
Clean-Up Day - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Volunteers will meet at the Administration Building. Supplies will be provided, and South Park Township's famous hot dogs will be served afterward to clean-up volunteers. The litter collection event also provides any Township resident with an opportunity to complete mandatory community service requirements. For additional information, or if you would like to Adopt-A-Road, contact Dave Buchewicz at 412-833-8025.
DISTRICT COURT 101 - YOUR LOCAL MAGISTRATE - APRIL 29, 2019
Have you ever spent time in your local court? In his courtroom located in Pleasant Hills, Magisterial District Judge Thatcher presides over many different types of cases. Come and join Judge Thatcher on Monday, April 29, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the South Park Township Library to learn more about the magisterial district court. This is an opportunity to gain insight into the procedures for many common situations, such as: What happens when I am stopped by a police officer or receive a traffic violation? What happens at a summary trial? What is the process if someone I know gets arrested? What should I do if I get a notice from PennDOT? How do I file a civil complaint? What are the possible penalties if my child has to appear before the District Judge? What if I disagree with the Judge's decision? We hope you will join us on April 29th to meet your Magisterial District Judge and learn more about the court serving our community as the first level in the Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System. JUDGE THATCHER IS NOT PERMITTED TO PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE OR SPEAK ABOUT SPECIFIC CASES.
REFUSE/RECYCLING CONTRACTOR TO CHANGE IN 2019
Residents are advised that as of January 1, 2019, refuse and recycling will be collected by Waste Management.
View Waste Management's 2019 Trash & Recycling Calendar and Collection Rules
The Township and 20+ communities are part of a consortia identified as the South Hills Area Council of Governments (SHACOG), and engaged in a joint bid for the provision of refuse and recycling services. The contract with Republic Services expired on December 31, 2018 and Waste Management was the low bidder for the contract. South Park Township officials were originally assured by Waste Management personnel that there would be no change to the trash and recycling collection schedule. Unfortunately, Waste Management recently contacted the Township and indicated that a schedule comprised of two collection days, being Mondays and Wednesdays, would be necessary. If the Township did not agree to the change, Waste Management would be unable to enter into a contract with our community. Unfortunately, the bids submitted by two additional contractors were much higher in cost, which would dramatically increase the refuse bill. Republic Services, one of the bidders, also indicated that they would be unable to service the Township because of the number of municipal contracts the company lost in the recent bid. Therefore, Township officials had no option but to contract with Waste Management.
The township has also mailed out a flyer that further explains the changes in refuse/recycling for 2019. This flyer can be viewed online here.
To see which streets will have refuse/recycling collection on Mondays and Wednesdays, please use one of the links below.
Monday Refuse/Recycling Collection Street List
Wednesday Refuse/Recycling Collection Street List
MICHAEL BROTHERS HAULING & RECYCLING
GLASS RECYCLING PROGRAM TO CONTINUE-NOW INCLUDES CARDBOARD
Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling glass container recycling pilot program at the company's North and South Hills locations is being continued indefinitely, and now includes cardboard. Township residents can take their glass containers and cardboard to the South Hills site which is located at 901 Horning Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. The hours of operation for the program have been expanded to Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Participants are to enter the drive-thru area. Glass is separated by color: clear, green and brown, and items are to be placed in the correct color-coded receptacle when making a drop-off at the facility. Cardboard also has a designated drop-off receptacle. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE. For more information concerning the program, please contact Michael Brothers at 412-835-6428. View the Michael Brothers Glass Recycling Flyer here.
GLASS RECYCLING COLLECTION EVENTS - PENNSYLVANIA RESOURCES COUNCIL (PRC)
PRC will be hosting pop-up collection events at no cost to participants. All colors of glass bottles and jars are accepted. Window glass, drinking glasses or ceramics will NOT be accepted. The PRC staff and volunteers will be on site to assist recyclers. The following events are scheduled for Spring of 2019: For more information call 412-488-7490 or visit the PRC website at http://prc.org/programs/collection-events/glassrecycling/.
April 27th - Avalon Borough Park (sponsored by Avalon & Bellevue Boroughs)
May 11th - Village Square Mall (sponsored by Upper St. Clair Twp.)
June 1st - Avonworth Park (sponsored by Kilbuck Twp.)
PINEY FORK ROAD REPAIRS
Township officials have been receiving calls and e-mails from residents inquiring as to the status of the road collapse, located on Piney Fork Road. Please be advised that Piney Fork Road is owned and maintained by PennDOT, not South Park Township. PennDOT has informed the Township that the repair project will take place during the 2019 construction season. The project consists of repairing a slope failure which has damaged the shoulder and travel lane. Residents can call the PennDOT hotline at 412-781-3260 to voice their concerns.
SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP LIBRARY "HEART OF THE COMMUNITY" MOSAIC MURAL
South Park Township Library, in conjunction with South Park Township, is in the process of building a mosaic mural in the coming months that honors the history and future of the community. When built, the mural will be displayed along the exterior of the library. Residents are encouraged to stay updated with the progress of the "Heart of the Community" Mosaic Mural project here.
Building sessions and other mural-related programs that the entire community can be involved with will be posted on the South Park Township Library's website!
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) COLLECTION - JUNE 1, 2019
Township officials recognize the need to provide residents with a safe and economical disposal method for household hazardous waste products which is an ongoing problem. South Park Township will be holding a HHW Collection on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Public Works Garage located in the Municipal Complex. Typical examples of HHW include household cleaning products, aerosols, pool chemicals, paints, driveway sealer, universal waste (bulbs and batteries) automotive fluids, indoor pesticides, propane tanks, Freon-containing devices, etc. Items that WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED include explosives, radioactive material, ammunition, tires, medical waste, syringes, large appliances, compressed gas, or mercury-containing devices. There is a cost associated with the HHW Collection, and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Visit www.ecsr.net or call 866-815-0016 to schedule your appointment. Click here to view a list of acceptable items and associated fees.
SENIORS FOR SAFE DRIVING COURSE - SEPTEMBER 9 & 10, 2019 - PRESENTED BY REPRESENTATIVE MIKE PUSKARIC
State Representative, Mike Puskaric, will present a Safe Driving Course for Seniors on September 9 & 10, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Jefferson Hills Borough Community Room. View the event flyer here for more information. Register by phone at 1-800-559-4880 or online at www.SeniorsForSafeDriving.com.
LOCAL LEGISLATORS HAVE OFFICE HOURS IN TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
The following State Representatives have a satellite office in South Park Township to serve constituents in the township and nearby communities. The office is located in the Administration Building of the South Park Township Municipal Complex. The State Representative's staff will be available to assist constituents with any state related issues:
State Representative MICHAEL PUSKARIC- 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month. For additional information, call 412-382-2009.
State Representative BILL KORTZ- 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. For additional information, call 412-466-1940 or 412-886-2870.
JOIN THE 2020 CENSUS TEAM
The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking individuals to fill a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff for the 2020 Census process. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen. For more information or help applying, please call 1-855-JOB-2020 or visit the 2020 Census Jobs website at https://2020census.gov/jobs. The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT - LIBRARY ROAD AND CLIFTON ROAD
The PA Department of Transportation, District 11-0, is in the process of preparing highway construction plans for S.R. 0088, Section A23 (Library Road and Clifton Road intersection improvements) in South Park Township and Bethel Park Borough (See Project Location Map here.). Construction is anticipated to begin during the spring of 2019 and conclude in the fall of 2019. The scope of the work for the project calls to add a left turn lane from Library Road northbound onto Clifton Road, a left turn lane from Library Road northbound onto Churchill Road, as well as a right turn lane from Clifton Road onto Library Road southbound. Also, including as part of the project are the replacement of two stone arch bridges with precast concrete box culverts. Additional work includes: drainage updates, signing, pavement markings, and delineation updates, traffic signal updates, and ADA curb ramp updates. The project will primarily be constructed while maintaining one lane of traffic in each direction. However, detours of approximately 5-7 days for the replacement of each structure are required.
Due to the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act, Act 108 of 2010, residents will no longer be allowed to place televisions, computers, and electronic equipment at the curb for pick-up with municipal waste. These items are required to be correctly disposed at a recycling event or facility. For more information and locations of recycling events throughout Allegheny County, please visit the Pennsylvania Resources Council at www.prc.org or call South Park Township Administration at (412) 831-7000.
South Park Township will be hosting two (2) Electronic Recycling Events in 2019: Saturday, April 27th and Saturday, October 19th. They will be held in the Public Works Parking Lot (enter via Parkford Drive), located in the Municipal Complex, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For additional information, contact the Administration Office at 412-831-7000;
The following ELECTRONIC RECYCLERS accept televisions. Please contact the recycler for any information, including fees charged: Evolution E-Cycle, 2235 Mary Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, 412-390-3450 (pick up or drop off service); eLoop, 625 Plum Industrial Court, Pittsburgh, PA 15239, 724-519-7646.
RECYCLING BY COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, GOVERNMENTAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS
Effective September 6, 1990, all occupants of commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional establishments must recycle high-grade office paper, aluminum and bimetal containers, corrugated paper, leaf waste and other materials deemed appropriate by the Township Board of Supervisors. Occupants of said establishments shall submit an annual report to the Township by January 31st of each year reporting the tonnage of materials recycled during the previous year and the name of the hauler(s)..
DOG LICENSES: Dog Licenses for 2019 will be available after January 1, 2019 at the South Park Township Administration Building, at a cost of $2.00 per license. Dog owners must present proof of the pet's current rabies vaccination verification and also complete an application form before a license can be issued. Licensing is required for all dogs six (6) months of age and older. Additional questions can be directed to 412-831-7000.
SEWAGE & REFUSE BILLING: Refuse and sewer rental charges appear on one bill and are sent out on a quarterly basis. Bills are sent out during the months of March, June, September and December. If you have any questions regarding your bill, please contact the Sewage & Refuse Office at 412-831-7000.
THE RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAW
The Right-to-Know Law is the Pennsylvania law that guarantees your right to access and obtain copies of public records held by government agencies. All Right-to-Know requests directed to South Park Township should be submitted to South Park Township's Open Records Officer, Karen F. Fosbaugh, by mail at 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA 15129; by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by fax at 412-831-0425. All requests must be submitted on the Pennsylvania Standard Right-to Know Request Form. For more information, please visit http://openrecords.state.pa.us.
DRUG DROP-OFF CONTAINER AT POLICE DEPARTMENT
A drop-off container for unwanted and/or outdated prescriptions and over-the-counter medications has been placed in the lobby of the South Park Township Police Department and is available to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Residents can also drop off vitamins, gel caps, and similar items which do not have to be removed from the original packaging. No syringes of any type will be accepted. Needles ("sharps") can be disposed of in the trash; however, special precautions must be taken for safety reasons. Sharps are to be placed in a container such as a plastic milk jug or coffee can with a secure lid. The lid should be taped so that it remains in place.
SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP NAMED BANNER COMMUNITY FOR 2019
For the 6th year in a row, South Park Township has been awarded the status of Banner Community for 2019. The program, sponsored by the Allegheny League of Municipalities in cooperation with the County, recognizes those communities committed to professional development, prudent fiscal management, transparency, accountability, and proactive communication to engage community stakeholders. Township officials are proud to share this information with our residents and thank them for supporting our community.
FIRST ENERGY UTILITIES - TIPS TO AVOID SCAMS AND FRAUD
FirstEnergy's utilities have received numerous reports of scams from customers. Scammers can be very convincing and often target those who are most vulnerable, like senior citizens or business owners. View tips on how to help ensure the safety of your family, property and personal information here. Customers who suspect a scam should hang up the phone/close the door, and call the local police, then notify FirstEnergy. Never dial the phone number the scammers provide.
SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP NAMED ONE OF THE 100 SAFEST CITIES IN AMERICA
South Park Township was ranked No. 10, in 2017, as one of the 100 safest cities in America. The Township was previously ranked No. 12, in 2016. Safe-Wise is an independent organization that analyzes FBI crime statistics as well as public safety, public health, and other criteria to determine the ranking. All communities on the list have a minimum population of 10,000 people.
In our efforts to provide more reliable communications with Residents and Businesses in the township, we have updated SwiftReach Networks, Inc. which is the township's Emergency Notification service provider. Swift911™ in its simplest form is a system that makes phone calls, email, and/or text messages to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information. Any call/message you receive will have the Caller ID of 'South Park Township' or 'South Park Police Department'. It is important for residents and business owners to provide contact information, such as unlisted phone numbers, to help ensure that everyone receives emergency information in a timely manner.
If you are not receiving these calls, please CLICK HERE or click on the SwiftReach picture on the left of this page to add or update your contact information. You may also remove yourself from our list at any time. Any questions may be directed to the Administration Office at 412-831-7000.
Two South Park Police Officers have been certified as child safety technicians. The officers are able to locate recalled seats and install every type of child seat into every type of vehicle. The Township of South Park would like to extend this service to our residents. To have your child seat checked for recalls and installation problems, please call us at 412-833-1000 to make an appointment. To learn more about the program, click here.
People looking for Grove Rentals, the Golf Course, the Wave Pool, the Ice Skating Rink or the Tennis Courts should use the contact information for the Allegheny County Park "South Park" listed at the bottom of the Contact Us page or visit the Allegheny County Parks Department website at http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/parks/. Please note that the Township of South Park is the municipality located around the Allegheny County Park "South Park".
TRI-COMMUNITY SOUTH EMS 2019 SUBSCRIPTION DRIVE UNDERWAY
The 2019 subscription drive for Tri-Community South is currently underway. The cost is $60.00 per subscriber for ambulance service. If you do not subscribe and transport by ambulance is necessary, you will be responsible for all associated costs that are not covered under your insurance plan. Call TCS at 412-831-3710 for details.