FIRST ENERGY/WEST PENN POWER CALL CENTER (FOR POWER INTERRUPTIONS OR PROBLEMS WITH YOUR SERVICE): 1-800-686-0021
PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER (PAWC) PIPELINE PROJECTS
PAWC will be upgrading infrastructure beginning in May or June through the end of July. The pipeline projects will improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household use and fire fighting. Final restoration for the following projects will take place later in the year. Work hours will be Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-565-7292:
Orchard Street - replacing 600 feet of aging 6-inch main with new 8-inch main.
Springvale Drive - replacing 1,840 feet of aging 8-inch main with new 8-inch main.
Ventura Drive - replacing 1,680 feet of aging 8-inch main with new 8-inch main.
Ridgevue Drive - replacing 1,250 feet of aging 6-inch main with new 8-inch main.
Hilldale Drive, Vara Drive & Vickers Drive - replacing 1,820 feet of aging 2-1/2 and 8-inch main with new 8-inch and 4-inch main.
RECYCLING BIN LIDS FOR SALE AT THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
South Park Township is now selling lids for the 32 gallon recycling bins which are also sold by the Township. The cost is $4.00 per lid, and the lids can be purchased at the Reception Desk in the Administration Building.
LIFE LINE SCREENING EVENT - JULY 19, 2019
South Park Township will be sponsoring a health care screening event on Friday, July 19th. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventative health screenings, will host affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at the South Park Township Community Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Five screenings that scan for potential health problems will be offered, which include: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Carotid Artery/Plaque, Atrial Fibrillation, Peripheral Arterial Disease, and Osteoporosis Risk Assessment. There is a cost associated with the screenings, and pre-registration is required by calling 1-800-772-8260 or by visiting the website at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle.
FIRST ENERGY-WEST PENN POWER SERVICE INTERRUPTION - JULY 24, 2019
LINDFIELD DR., HIDDEN RIDGE CT., AND SQUIRES MANOR LANE
For the purpose of upgrading facilities:
On July 24, 2019, 21 customers in the vicinity of Lindfield Drive will experience a service interruption between the hours of approximately 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
On July 24, 2019, 261 customers in the vicinity of Hidden Ridge Court and Squires Manor Lane will experience a service interruption between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
First Energy-West Penn Power customers will be notified of the outage via an automated phone message. Any questions should be directed to the contact center at 800-686-0021.
ALLEGHENY COUNTY VACANT PROPERTY RECOVERY PROGRAM
2019 SIDE YARD AND BLIGHTED STRUCTURE PROGRAM
For a limited time, 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 2019 Side Yard and Blighted Structure Program, Allegheny County will waive the standard parcel fee of $3,000 for applicants for a side yard to their primary residence and applicants proposing to demolish a blighted structure. The fee for applicants proposing to rehabilitate a blighted structure has been discounted to $1,400. All applicants will also be responsible for the appraised value of the property, a good faith deposit, and closing costs. The Program Guidelines can be obtained here, and the complete application, which contains additional details about the Program guidelines, can be accessed at www.alleghenycounty.us/VPRP. The Program will accept no more than five (5) applications per municipality in the order that they are received. All applications must be postmarked by September 30, 2019, and only one application will be accepted per applicant or household.
RECREATION BASKETBALL REGISTRATION - SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
The South Park Township Recreation Board is sponsoring a basketball program again this year for boys and girls in grades 3-7. Registration will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, located in the Municipal Complex. The registration fee is $50.00, which helps defray costs such as official's fees, shirts, monitors, etc. Practices will begin in December, and games begin in January. The "tentative" game schedule is as follows:
Girls in grades 3 & 4 will play on Tuesday nights.
Girls in grades 5, 6 & 7 will play on Thursday nights.
Boys in grades 3 & 4 will play on Friday nights.
Boys in grades 5, 6 & 7 will play on Monday nights and a few on Wednesday nights.
If you have any questions, please contact Recreation Director, Colleen Dominick, at 412-831-7000.
SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY DAY - SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
The South Park Township Supervisors and the Recreation Board invite everyone to participate in this years South Park Township Community Day, which will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 12 noon until dusk, at the South Park Fairgrounds. A parade will kickoff activities. This year's theme is "SOUTH PARK SPECTACULAR." Hope to see you there!
Click here to obtain a Community Day Booth/Vendor Application.
Click here to obtain an All American Miss Pageant Application.
REFUSE AND RECYCLING COLLECTED BY WASTE MANAGEMENT STARTING JANUARY 1, 2019
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 determine your designated collection day, please view the links below:
Monday Refuse/Recycling Collection Street List
Wednesday Refuse/Recycling Collection Street List
Residential RECYCLING UPDATES:
As part of the ongoing evolution of recycling in Pennsylvania, Waste Management will begin the tagging process the week of July 15, 2019. Drivers will have adhesive tags that will be left at recycling bins containing contamination. The tag will indicate to the homeowner that certain items in the bin are considered garbage and cannot be recycled. Contaminants include but are not limited to recyclables placed in plastic bags (bags are the largest contaminant in the recycling stream), dirty/wet items such as food and liquids remaining in the recycling container, glass, and non-recyclable items such as garden hoses or propane tanks, to name several. For the remainder of 2019, drivers will continue to collect contaminated recycling as a courtesy. The tags are being used at this time for educational purposes. As previously reported to residents, the goal is to remove as many contaminants from the recycling stream as possible. If contaminants are not removed, municipalities can be surcharged beginning in 2020 for contaminated items. The education process is ongoing and additional information will be forthcoming in future issues of the Park News, on the South Park Township Website and in the Township's enewsletter. Waste Management will also have a website available shortly that will be dedicated to the recycling issue. Township officials thank our residents for their ongoing support of the recycling program and continuing participation.
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 EVENT - JULY 20 AND AUGUST 10, 2019
VILLAGE SQUARE MALL
Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will be hosting pop-up glass recycling collection events on July 20th and August 10th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Village Square Mall, 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. For more information call 412-488-7490 or visit the PRC website at http://prc.org/programs/collection-events/glassrecycling/.
PINEY FORK ROAD - PENNDOT REPAIR PROJECT
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.
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.
PENNDOT BRIDGE REHABILITATION PROJECT - GILL HALL ROAD
PennDOT will be performing a bridge rehabilitation and related roadway construction on Gill Hall Road (SR 3017) in Jefferson Hills Borough. The project will begin approximately 485 feet east of Piney Fork Road (SR 3014) to a point approximately 50 feet west of Piney Fork Road. Operations are anticipated to begin in May 2019 with a project end date of late September 2019. During construction, Gill Hall Road will be detoured at the intersection of Piney Fork Road. The posted detour is 9.7 miles and will be clearly marked with appropriate signage.
2019 SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM
South Park Township will hold the 2019 Summer Recreation Program from June 10th through July 30th. Please click here or visit the Recreation page for the times and dates of specific activities and registration fees. ALL CHILDREN (TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS ONLY) MUST BE REGISTERED IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM.
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.
HARD-TO-RECYCLE COLLECTION EVENTS SPONSORED BY PRC
The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will sponsor a Hard-to-Recycle Collection event, which includes electronic waste, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at West Mifflin High School, West Mifflin, PA 15122
For dates and times of other locations and a list of acceptable items and any associated fees, please visit the PRC website here.
REAL ID INFORMATION SESSION - AUGUST 1, 2019
Representative Michael Puskaric will be hosting a REAL ID Event on Thursday, August 1st, at 10:00 a.m., at the Jefferson Hills Community Room. PennDOT will share information about REAL ID and answer questions from the audience. Staff will be available to preliminarily review people's REAL ID documents to ensure they have what they need when they visit a driver license center. It is not necessary to RSVP for the event. Any questions should be directed to the district office at 412-382-2009, or visit RepPuskaric.com for more information. View the event flyer here.
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.
REPRESENTATIVE BILL KORTZ TO HOST TWO FREE EVENTS;
SHREDDING EVENT-OCTOBER 5TH AND SENIOR FAIR-OCTOBER 10TH
The Shredding Event will be held on October 5, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the West Mifflin #3 Fire Hall, Rodeo Drive, and enables local residents to dispose of old documents safely and securely.
The Senior Fair will be held on October 10, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Broughton VFD, Cochrans Mill Road, and will feature services for senior citizens from local agencies and businesses. Residents can bring unused/old prescription drugs for proper disposal.
For more information, please contact Rep. Kortz's office at 412-466-1940 or 412-886-2870.
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.
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.