STATE SENATOR MATT SMITH OPENS A SATELLITE OFFICE IN SOUTH PARK
State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) opened a satellite office in South Park to serve constituents in the township and nearby communities. Senator Smith's satellite office is located in the Administration Building of the South Park Township Municipal Complex at 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA 15129. Staff will be available to assist constituents from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month beginning February 26. Additional information is available on Senator Smith's website, www.senatormattsmith.com/contact, or by calling 412-571-2169.
IMPORTANT CHANGES IN REFUSE/RECYCLING COLLECTION FOR 2014
Residents are being notified that South Park Township will be contracting with a new company in 2014 for the collection of refuse, recycling and leaf waste. South Park Township participates in a collective contract endeavor through the South Hills Area Council of Governments (SHACOG) with a number of other municipalities for these services. Republic Services was the successful bidder for the Township's refuse/recycling needs under a contract period that begins in 2014.
In an effort to improve collection services, the actual collection day for trash and recycling will also change from Friday to Monday. Trash will continue to be collected weekly and recycling will continue to be collected every other week. Leaf collection will remain on a seasonal basis.
Waste Management's final collection date in December will be Saturday, December 28th, which reflects the delay due to the Christmas holiday. The first trash collection in 2014 with Republic Services will be Monday, January 6, 2014. The first trash and recycling collection in 2014 with Republic Services will be Monday, January 13, 2014.
Republic Services will be providing a link on the Township's website whereby residents can contact the company directly via e-mail to address 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 firstname.lastname@example.org as well.
Residents will be receiving a mailer from Republic Services in December which will provide a calendar and related information concerning refuse and recycling collection. South Park Township will also be placing a calendar as an insert in the January edition of the Park News.
HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL AND HARD-TO-RECYCLE COLLECTION EVENT
The following is a list of designated locations which will be collecting acceptable materials. For questions, directions or a detailed list of items and fees, visit the Pennsylvania Resources Council website at www.prc.org.
Boyce Park (Ski Lodge parking lot): Sat., Aug. 2, 2014, 9 am - 1 pm
Settlers Cabin Park (Wave Pool parking lot): Sat., Sept. 13, 2014, 9 am - 1 pm
Allegheny County Airport (front parking lot): Sat., Aug. 16, 2014, 9 am - 1 pm
The Mall at Robinson (100 Robinson Centre Dr., Pgh, PA): Sat., Oct. 4, 2014, 9 am - 1 pm
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. 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. The drop-off container is available to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In our efforts to provide more reliable communications with Residents and Businesses in the township, we have implemented Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our Emergency Notification service provider. Swift911™ in its simplest form is a system that makes phone calls to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information. All the calls you receive will have the Caller ID of 'South Park Township' or 'South Park Police Department'. If you are not receiving these calls, please click on the link to the left to add or update your contact information. You may also remove yourself from our lists.
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 2014 SUBSCRIPTION DRIVE UNDERWAY
The 2014 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.