PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR - POSITION AVAILABLE
South Park Township is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Public Works Director. Responsibilities include effectively managing the Public Works Department and staff within a community of 13,500 residents. Candidates are required to have a minimum of five (5) years of administrative and supervisory experience in Public Works or a related field. Full job description can be viewed here. Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience and is accompanied by an attractive benefit package. Resumes are to be forwarded to Karen Fosbaugh, Township Manager, South Park Township, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park PA 15129, by Thursday, August 31, 2017. South Park Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
9/11 REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 - 6:30 P.M.
Everyone is invited to attend this informal gathering, which will take place at Sunny Slope, located in the Allegheny County Park, on Monday, September 11th, at 6:30 pm.
The tribute will recognize all members of the departments who are the first to respond to any emergency in South Park Township. Active military personnel and veterans will be honored at the event, due to the many sacrifices they have made and continue to make on behalf of our country. The event will include patriotic songs and distribution of American flags. Please contact (412) 831-7000 for additional information.
PINEY FORK ROAD BRIDGE AND ROAD REPAIRS
Township officials have been receiving calls and e-mails from residents inquiring as to the status of the repairs to the bridge in the vicinity of the treatment plant, as well as the road collapse, both located on Piney Fork Road. Please be advised that Piney Fork Road is owned and maintained by PennDOT, not South Park Township. The Township has been advised that both projects will most likely be undertaken during the 2018 construction season. Residents can call the PennDOT hotline at 412-781-3260 to voice their concerns.
ALLEGHENY COUNTY VACANT PROPERTY RECOVERY PROGRAM TO INCLUDE SIDE YARDS
The Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program will be accepting applications to acquire vacant properties for side yards to an owner-occupied primary residence or blighted structure remediation at a reduced cost to the applicant. Under the 2017 Side Yard and Blighted Structure Program, Allegheny County will waive the standard parcel fee of $3,000 for applicants seeking a side yard to their primary residence and applicants proposing to rehabilitate a blighted structure. The fee to applicants proposing to demolish a blighted structure has been reduced to $1,400. All applicants will also be responsible for the appraised value of the property, a good faith deposit, and closing costs. The application, which contains additional details about the Program guidelines, can be accessed at www.alleghenycounty.us/VPRP. All applications must be postmarked by August 31, 2017. Only one application will be accepted per applicant.
RECREATION BASKETBALL REGISTRATION - SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 - 6:00 P.M.
The South Park Township Recreation Board is sponsoring a basketball program again this year for boys (grades 3-4 & 5-6-7) and girls (grades 3-4-5). Registration will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Municipal Complex. The registration fee is $50.00, which helps defray costs such as official's fees, shirts, monitor, etc.
Practice begins in December with one or two practices per week. Games begin in January with a practice every week or every other week. Girls in grades 3, 4 & 5 will play on Tuesday nights. Boys in grades 3 & 4 will play on Friday nights, and boys in grades 5, 6 & 7 will play on Monday and Thursday nights. Please direct any questions to Recreation Director, Colleen Dominick, at 412-831-7000.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR STREAM CLEAN-UP - SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 - 9:00 A.M.
South Park Township will again be sponsoring the annual fall creek clean-up on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. to remove accumulated litter and debris along both Peters Creek and Piney Fork Creek. Volunteers are needed to assist with the clean-up project. Anyone who has an interest in participating is asked to meet in the small parking lot located at the intersection of Snowden Road and Peters Creek Road. Plastic bags and gloves will be provided. It is recommended that all volunteers wear boots since the scope of the work will involve both sides of each creek.
SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP ANNUAL COMMUNITY DAY - SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
South Park Township's annual Community Day will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the South Park Fairgrounds. Festivities will start at noon with the parade along Corrigan Drive to Brownsville Road and into the Fairgrounds. The theme this year is "Fall Spooktacular." The celebration will include demonstrations, crafts and informational booths in the fairground buildings and surrounding areas. Local businesses and school groups will also be there with a variety of food and games to please everyone. There are plenty of activities for the kids and lots of entertainment and interesting booths throughout the fairgrounds. Soccer teams will be playing games all day. The District Band as well as River Trail Band will be on the outside stage. For more information, please contact Recreation Director, Colleen Dominick at 412-831-7000.
The schedule of events for Community Day can be found here.
Booth application forms are available at the Administration Building and online. Applications will be due on September 1, 2017. View a Booth Application Here.
Parade application forms for parade participants are available at the Administration Building and online. Applications will be due on September 1, 2017. View a Parade Application Here.
Entry forms for the Children's Halloween Costume Contest are available at the Administration Building and online. Forms will be due on September 11, 2017. View a Halloween Costume Contest Entry Form Here.
Entry forms for the All American Miss Pageant are available at the Administration Building and online. Forms will be due on September 12, 2017. View a Pageant Entry Form Here.
THE "FREE" HUNDRED ACRES MANOR HAUNTED HOUSE IS COMING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY DAY EVENT! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
PENNSYLVANIA RESOURCE COUNCIL (PRC) -
HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL COLLECTION EVENT - SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 - 9:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.
The PRC will also be hosting a Household Chemical Collection Event on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Allegheny County South Park Wave Pool parking lot, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Participant fee is $3.00 per gallon (a few exceptions apply), cash only. This event is restricted to household quantities of Household Chemicals, PRC accepts nearly every chemical product found in the bathroom, kitchen, basement, garage, garden shed or workshop.For more information (including any fees) visit the PRC website at http://prc.org or call 412-488-7452.
FINANCIAL SCAMS AND IDENTITY THEFT SEMINAR HOSTED BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE RICK SACCONE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF BANKING
State Representative Rick Saccone and the Department of Banking will be hosting a Financial Scams and Identity Theft Seminar. They will also be discussing Reverse Mortgages, Spending Plans and Cybersecurity. The seminar will be held at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave., Bethel Park, PA 15102, on Thursday, September 7, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PLEASE CALL THE DISTRICT OFFICE TO RSVP FOR THIS VERY SPECIAL EVENT AT 412-653-1025.
KIDS FISH FOR FUN DAY - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 - 1:00 P.M.
A "Kids Fish for Fun Day" is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. along Peters Creek in both South Park Township and Jefferson Hills Borough. Kids 15 years of age and younger are invited to participate but must be accompanied by an adult. The event is being sponsored by Tri-Community Anglers Association comprised of members from South Park Township, Jefferson Hills Borough, and Clairton. Please remember that this is a catch-and-release program. Registration will be held at the intersection of Peters Creek Road and Waterman Road in Jefferson Hills on the day of the event. Join us for an afternoon of fishing, fun, food and prizes! (The rain date is Saturday, September 30, 2017.)
FISHING EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Tri-Community Anglers Assoc. is currently collecting used equipment for the "Kids Fish for Fun Day." Please contact Walt Sackinsky at 412-833-1933 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The collection has been very successful in the past, and all items have been distributed to new fisherman on "Kids Fish for Fun Day." Thank you to all past donors!
TOWNSHIP FLU CLINIC - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017 - 12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
South Park Township, in conjunction with Tri-Community South Emergency Medical Service (TCS EMS), will be sponsoring a flu inoculation clinic for Township residents 18 years of age and older. The clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m., and will be held at the Community Center located in the Municipal Complex. FLU SHOTS ARE FREE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS. Residents are asked to register by Thursday, October 5, 2017, by calling 412-831-7000 so that adequate vaccine is available at the clinic.
NO SOLICITATION LIST
Township residents are reminded that an ordinance regulating peddling and soliciting within Township boundaries is in effect. This includes the distribution of commercial and advertising materials not received via the U.S. mail. Federal laws permit solicitation to continue until 9:00 p.m.
Residents who prefer not to be solicited may complete a "No Solicitation Request" form available at the South Park Township Municipal Building or by obtaining the "No Solicitation Request" form here. Upon receipt of the request, South Park Township will issue a "No Soliciting" sticker to the resident that can be affixed to a prominent window or door. The resident's address is also added to a list of restricted street addresses which is given to solicitors and peddlers who receive licenses from South Park Township, and also political and religious organizations. The ordinance does not apply to children under the age of 16, including Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, who take orders for and deliver newspapers, greeting cards, candy, cookies or other products related to school functions. Any questions may be directed to the Administration Office at 412-831-7000.
Please be on the alert for strangers in your neighborhood. Report any unusual occurrences to police department personnel by calling 911.
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 Billing Office at 412-831-7000.
DOG LICENSES AVAILABLE - 2017: Dog Licenses are available, starting in January, 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.
REFUSE/RECYCLING COLLECTION FOR 2017
Trash will be collected weekly on Mondays throughout the Township. Refuse is to be placed at the curb after 6:00 p.m. the evening proceeding the collection day. As a reminder to our residents, state laws prohibits electronic waste from being collected curb side. Examples of these items include computers, lap tops, televisions, printers, copiers, fax machines, etc. South Park Township hosts two electronic collection events for Township residents each year. This year, the electronic collection events will be held on April 22nd, and October 21st, 2017, located at the Public Works parking lot area in the municipal complex.
Recyclables will be collected on Mondays, twice a month. Residents were sent a mailer from Republic Services in December which provides a calendar and related information concerning refuse and recycling collection. South Park Township also placed a Refuse/Recycling Calendar as an insert in the January edition of the Park News. Please remember that aluminum and bimetal beverage cans and food containers; unbroken glass (all colors); plastic milk, water, juice and soda bottles; and paperboard boxes, white office paper, magazines, newspapers, advertising inserts, phone books, junk mail, paper bags (handles removed), corrugated paper (must be tied or bundled and no longer than 3 feet in length or width and tied in a bundle) are to be placed in your bin for collection, curbside. All Township residents are requested to mark "Recycling" on containers used other than the blue Township bin.
Due to the Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Christmas Day holidays, the collection day will be on Tuesday for those weeks. Please refer to the Republic Services 2017 flyer link located on the left side of this page.
Residents can contact Republic Services directly at 1-800-464-2120 or 412-429-2600 or via e-mail at SouthParkTwpPA@republicservices.com to address any refuse/recycling/leaf waste questions or concerns. Township officials hope this will speed up the response time should problems arise. Residents can also continue to contact South Park Township at 412-831-7000 or by e-mail email@example.com as well.
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
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 ONE OF THE 100 SAFEST CITIES IN AMERICA
South Park Township was recently ranked No. 10 as one of the 100 safest cities in America. The Township was 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.
SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP NAMED BANNER COMMUNITY FOR 2017
On March 31st, County officials announced the 2017 Banner Communities. 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. Since its inception in 2012, South Park Township has been honored several times.
MINE SUBSIDENCE INSURANCE NOTIFICATION CAMPAIGN
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is notifying property owners in areas of the South Hills of the Department's Mine Subsidence Insurance Program. The purpose of the notice is to alert property owners of abandoned coal mines beneath their property which may increase the risk of damage from mine subsidence activity. The notice will include a map that depicts undermined areas below the structure.
Western Pennsylvania was once an area of heavy coal mining activity. The long-abandoned mines can deteriorate and collapse, causing the surface area to sink. Mine substance can lead to extensive damage to walls and foundations, and in extreme cases, can render buildings uninhabitable.
Standard homeowners insurance rarely covers mine subsidence damage, leaving the property owner with the repair expense. DEP offers affordable MSI to protect property owners from potential damages caused by mine subsidence.
Additional mass mailings will be systematically sent to other property owners across the state who are also at risk for subsidence.
Mine subsidence damage often exceeds $100,000. Premiums are approximately $0.55 cents for every $1,000 of coverage. An average policy of $175,000 would cost just $95 a year, or about $8 per month. Despite the modest cost, only about 60,000 buildings are insured statewide. It is estimated that more than 1,000,000 buildings are built over abandoned mines in Pennsylvania.
Additional information with regard to the MSI program is available at www.paMSI.org or by calling 800-922-1678.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE BILL KORTZ OPENS A SATELLITE OFFICE IN SOUTH PARK
State Representative Bill Kortz opened a satellite office in South Park to serve constituents in the township and nearby communities. The office is located in the Administration Building of the South Park Township Municipal Complex at 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA 15129. Starting on January 8th, 2015, staff will be available to assist constituents with any state related issue from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. For additional information call 412-466-1940 or 412-886-2870.
BEWARE OF UTILITY COMPANY WORKER IMPOSTERS
You can prevent utility worker imposters from targeting you by taking precautions to protect yourself. Individuals claiming to represent the "water company" or another utility company will approach the resident and use a variety of excuses to enter the home. Once inside the home, the imposters typically divert the resident's attention by sending him/her to the basement or kitchen to run a faucet or other task while they or an accomplice robs another area of the home.
First, it is extremely rare for water company personnel to show up at a customer's home without an appointment. However, if a utility worker comes to your door and you are not expecting them, DO NOT let them inside without proper identification. All Pennsylvania American Water service personnel wear uniforms, drive company-branded vehicles and wear photo ID badges with the company's logo. (IMPORTANT: Company employees will never ask for nor accept payment at a customer's home or business.)
Do not be afraid to ask for photo ID, and take the time to examine the ID badge whenever someone from a utility company arrives at your home. If you are still unsure and have any suspicions about the individual's identity, call 9-1-1 immediately. Also, you can contact Pennsylvania American Water's customer service center (800-565-7292) to check if the service visit is legitimate.
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 lists at any time.
Two South Park Police Officers have been certified as child safety technicians. The two 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 2017 SUBSCRIPTION DRIVE UNDERWAY
The 2017 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.