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CLICK HERE TO VIEW TOWNSHIP ORDINANCE #692 - REGULATING FIREWORKS
FIRST ENERGY/WEST PENN POWER CALL CENTER (FOR POWER INTERRUPTIONS OR PROBLEMS WITH YOUR SERVICE): 1-800-686-0021
VIEW THE 2021 9/11 CEREMONY PHOTO GALLERY BELOW
ALLEGHENY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT - COVID-19 INFORMATION
For updates on COVID-19 vaccines and testing availability, please contact the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) at 412-687-2243 or dial 211. You may also visit the ACHD website at https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Health-Department/resources/COVID-19/Covid-19.aspx.The ACHD is the lead agency providing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the website contains updated information on the virus. For more information related to the Coronavirus, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website at WWW.CDC.GOV.
SNOWDEN ROAD TEMPORARILY REDUCED TO ONE LANE
Snowden Road in South Park Township has been reduced to one lane between Royal Park Boulevard and Connor Drive because of a slide that occurred in the area. The closure will remain in effect until repairs can be made by PennDOT.
SLEEPY HOLLOW ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT BEGINNING AUGUST 23RD
Allegheny County Department of Public Works has announced that crews will begin replacing Sleepy Hollow Bridge No.1, starting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 23, 2021. The project, which is expected to end in December 2021, also incudes bridge approach work and streambank stabilization. Before removing the existing bridge, crews will create a temporary road, and pedestrians and cyclists will have access to the nearby trail throughout the project.
CARDOX ROAD CLOSURE - SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 - Motorists are advised that Cardox Road will be closed for road widening activities in Union Township starting September 21, 2020.
TOWNSHIP SELLING COMMEMORATIVE EAGLE
The Township eagle has landed! South Park Township is celebrating our 175th anniversary at Community Day on September 18th. Although the actual date occurred in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented Community Day from being held. As part of the celebration, South Park Township is selling a limited-edition, commemorative eagle. The cost of the eagle is $5.00 and can be purchased at the Tax/Sewage office located in the Administration Building. The proceeds will be deposited into the Recreation Fund for future projects. The eagle will be making appearances on the Township's Facebook page, so keep any eye out for our newest resident!
2021-2022 RECREATIONAL BASKETBALL REGISTRATION - SEPTEMBER 16TH - OCTOBER 1ST
Online Registration is now live for the Recreational Basketball Season for boys and girls in grades 3-7. Register online for Recreational Basketball here. The registration fee is $65 and practices begin in December. For further information, please contact Recreation Director, Devon Serena, at 412-831-7000, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR STREAM CLEAN-UP - SATURDAY,
SEPTEMBER 25, 2021
South Park Township will again be sponsoring the annual fall creek clean-up on Saturday, September 25, 2021, 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 work will involve both sides of each creek. Please contact Walt Sackinsky at 412-992-1597 (C) or 412-833-1933 (H) for additional information.
LIFE LINE SCREENING - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2021
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is offering affordable, non-invasive, and painless health screenings at the Township Community Center on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems. Participants can register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and an osteoporosis screening. All five screenings take approximately 60 to 90 minutes to complete.
To register for this event, please use one of the following options: call 1-888-653-6450, or visit https://www.lifelinescreening.com/community-circle.
USED FISHING EQUIPMENT BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
Tri-Community Anglers Association (TCAA) is accepting used fishing equipment: rods, reels, hooks, sinkers, artificial bait, tackle boxes, nets, and any other type of fishing gear for the upcoming "Kids Fishing Day," which is scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Equipment was not collected in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. All items will be cleaned and repaired (if possible) before being distributed to the kids. The members of TCAA are extremely grateful to everyone who contributed to this worthwhile event. Please contact Township Supervisor, Walt Sackinsky, who is also a member of TCAA, by phone at 412-992-1597 (c), 412-833-1933 (h), or e-mail at email@example.com if you have items to donate or if additional information is needed. The final day that used fishing equipment will be accepted is September 30, 2021.
KIDS FISH FOR FUN DAY - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2021
A "Kids Fish for Fun Day" is scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. - 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, October 9, 2021.
GLASS RECYCLING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7
ALLEGHENY COUNTY PARK VIP LOT, CORRIGAN DR. & 100 ACRES DR.
Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) Traveling Glass Bin Program will be held from October 2nd through October 7th, 2021, from 6:00 a.m. to sundown. The program is a contact-free, self-serve drop-off service, free to participants. Place GLASS ONLY (bottles, jars, and jugs) in the collection bin. Bags and boxes used to deliver glass must be discarded off-site. For more information, including all collection sites, dates and times, visit the PRC website at prc.org.
TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE- OCTOBER 4, 2021
South Park Township and Vitalant (Central Blood Bank) will be hosting a blood drive on Monday, October 4, 2021, from Noon to 6:00 pm, in the South Park Township Community Center. Participating donors will have a free COVID-19 antibodies test. Appointments are recommended. To schedule an appointment, call Vitalant at 412-209-7000 or visit vitalant.org and click the "Log In" button. On the new window, choose Donor Login (previous donor) or New Donor (haven't donated with Vitalant before), and search with group code C5300090.
TOWNSHIP FLU CLINIC - OCTOBER 5, 2021
South Park Township, in conjunction with Tri-Community South (TCS) Emergency Medical Service, will be sponsoring a flu inoculation clinic for Township residents 18 years of age and older. The clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, October 5, 2021, from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m., and will be held at the Community Center. FLU SHOTS ARE FREE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS. Residents are asked to register by Friday, October 1, 2021, by calling 412-831-7000 so that adequate vaccine is available at the clinic.
SEWAGE / REFUSE BILLS DUE OCTOBER 7, 2021
Sewage and Refuse bills will be sent out on September 3rd and are due by October 7, 2021. If you have not received your bill by mid-September, or you have any questions concerning your bill, please notify the Sewage & Refuse Billing Office at 412-831-7000.
TOWNSHIP RECREATION ADULT ART SERIES: "CRAFTY CREATIONS"
The next program will take place on October 7th at 7:30 P.M.
The Township Recreation Department "Crafty Creations" adult art series will allow residents to tap into their creative side. Check out the 2021 line-up for the Crafty Creations Adult Art Series here. Save the Dates and check back on the Township's website or on the South Park Township Recreation Facebook page about a week before each class for the link to sign up. Pricing for these sessions will range from $10-$20. Classes will be held from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Township Community Center. Registration is required, and registrants must be South Park Township residents.
direct any questions to Recreation Director, Devon Serena, at 412-831-7000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENVIRONMENTAL DAY - MUNICIPAL COMPLEX - OCTOBER 16, 2021
South Park Township will be holding an Environmental Day at the Municipal Complex on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will provide residents with the opportunity to recycle electronics and documents, dispose of medications, and volunteer for the clean-up day program. Click on the links below for more detailed information:
ENVIRONMENTAL DAY DETAILS
ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING
LEAF / YARD WASTE COLLECTION - FALL 2021
South Park Township has contracted with Waste Management for the collection and processing of leaf/yard waste on the following Saturdays: October 23, November 6, November 20, and December 4.
Click here for LEAF/YARD WASTE COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS
PARKING LOT NEAR FAIRGROUNDS CLOSING ON JUNE 22, 2021
The Allegheny County Department of Public Works announced that crews have begun mobilizing and will soon start demolishing a deteriorated parking lot above the old fairgrounds site near the intersection of Brownsville Road and Corrigan Drive. The parking lot, which is being replaced with a permeable parking lot that will reduce stormwater runoff, will close on Tuesday, June 22nd and will not be available to the public until late 2021.
SANITARY SEWER ISSUES
The Township is experiencing an escalating number of problems throughout the Township's sanitary sewer system. Sanitary sewer lines are becoming obstructed because of an increasing number of wipes, paper towels, and other materials being introduced into the sanitary sewer lines. Residents are asked to discard the materials in the trash rather than flushing them, placing the items in the basement floor drain, or in manholes. Continuing these practices may cause expensive sanitary sewer back-ups not only in your home, but in your neighbor's home as well. Residents are to contact South Park Township at 412-831-7000 with any questions or if they notice sewage smells or manhole problems.
ATTENTION FISHERMEN - TROUT STOCKING AND FISHING AT PETERS CREEK
Fishing at Peters Creek this year will be a bit different. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (with the help of Tri-Community Anglers) will be stocking Peters Creek from the head waters located at the intersection of Piney Fork Creek and Peters Creek, downstream to Pennview Avenue (across Rt. 51), which is approximately 5 miles. Opening day is April 3rd, and all fishermen, 16 years of age and older, must have a valid Pennsylvania fishing license and a trout stamp. Trout must be a minimum of seven inches (7"), with a catch limit of 5 fish. Fishermen are to obey all state rules and regulations, and be courteous to others fishing in the area. Fishermen should also be good stewards of the creek and leave the area free of debris, pop cans, food wrappers, bait cans, and other litter. Litter can be deposited in one of the refuse cans located along the creek or simply dispose the litter at home. Any violations should be reported to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission or dial 911 for the local police. Fish and Boat Commission officers will be routinely patrolling the area to cite violators. Please enjoy and take care of the beautiful natural resources we have available in our community.
PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS/DUMPSTERS REQUIRING PERMITS
Ordinance No. 698 was adopted on May 11, 2020, for the purpose of regulating the use of portable storage containers, temporary dumpsters, and other refuse containers within the Township. Any questions concerning the use of portable storage containers/dumpsters, or to obtain a permit, please contact the Code Enforcement Office at 412-831-7000. To read Ordinance #698 in its entirety, please click here.
DOG LICENSES: Dog Licenses for 2021 are available after January 1, 2021 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.
PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER (PAWC) PIPELINE PROJECTS
PAWC will be upgrading infrastructure throughout the Township. The pipeline projects will improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household use and fire fighting. For more information, call 1-800-565-7292.
SAVVY CITIZEN NOTIFICATION SYSTEM NOW AVAILABLE
Township officials are pleased to announce that the Savvy Citizen resident notification system is now available to the public. There are two components to Savvy Citizen: Events and Alerts. The Events option allows residents to reference an online calendar for upcoming municipal meetings, community events, such as Community Day, refuse/recycling collection, etc. The Alerts option provides residents with notifications of severe or extreme weather conditions, road closures, power outages, emergency conditions, and other safety updates.
For residents with smartphones/tablets, simply visit the Google Play Store (Android) or App Store (Apple) to download the Savvy Citizen App for FREE and opt in to receive information from South Park Township. Those without smartphones/tablets can sign up for Savvy Citizen at www.savvycitizenapp.com/signup and select to have text notifications or e-mails sent to them. For more information about Savvy Citizen, contact Chris at 412-831-7000.
SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP NAMED BANNER COMMUNITY FOR 2021
For the 8th year in a row, South Park Township has been awarded the status of Banner Community for 2020. 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.
REFUSE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION
South Park Township contracts with Waste Management as the waste and recycling hauler for residents. Garbage will be collected once every week and recycling will be collected every other week, designated by street. Click here for a Trash & Recycling Calendar and street listing guide to identify your collection day. A Trash & Recycling Calendar insert is also available in the January edition of the Park News. Residents are advised to place material at the curb after 6:00 p.m. on the prior day of your scheduled collection day. When your collection day falls on or after a major weekday holiday (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day), your collection will be delayed one day that week only. If a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, there will be no change in the collection schedule. For more information regarding refuse and recycling collection,visit the Refuse, Recycling and Sewage page under "Our Services" tab.
RECYCLING BINS AND LIDS FOR SALE AT THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING - Residents can purchase 32 gallon recycling bins for $16.00/each and recycling bin lids for $4.00/each at the Reception Desk located in the Administration Building.
LOCAL OPTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING:
Best Buy Stores - visit www.bestbuy.com for a list of acceptable items.
Staple Stores - visit www.staples.com for a list of acceptable items.
Evolution E-Cycling, LLC, 2235 Mary Street, Pgh, PA 15203; Phone: 412-787-1616
eLoop, LLC, 155 Plum Industrial Court, Pgh, PA 15239; Phone: 724-519-7646
LOCAL OPTIONS FOR GLASS RECYCLING
Michael Brothers Hauling and Recycling
- Township residents can take their glass containers and cardboard to the South Hills site which is located at 901 Horning Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236.Hours of operation are 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, please contact Michael Brothers at 412-835-6428. View the Michael Brothers Glass Recycling Flyer here.
Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC)- PRC has a new Traveling Glass Bin program, which is a contact-free, self-serve drop-off service, free to participants. Hours of operation are Saturday through Thursday, 6:00 a.m. - sundown. For more information, including all collection sites, dates and times, visit the PRC website at prc.org.
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)..
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 email@example.com; 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. The program has expanded to include allowing people to drop off electronic vaping devices, provided any lithium ion batteries are removed. 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.
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. Click here to view the Press Release on tips to help ensure the safety of your family, property and personal information. 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.
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 2021 SUBSCRIPTION DRIVE UNDERWAY
The 2021 subscription drive for Tri-Community South is currently underway. The cost is $60.00 per individual 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.