CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2021 TRASH AND RECYCLING CALENDAR
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
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.
TOWNSHIP 2021 REAL ESTATE TAX BILLS
DUE AT DISCOUNT UNTIL
AUGUST 1, 2021
The Real Estate Tax Office will be open additional days so that residents can take advantage of the Township Real Estate Tax discounted rate. The office will be open on Wednesday, July 28, at its usual time from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. In addition, the office will be open on Thursday, July 29, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.; and Friday July 30, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. As a reminder, the Tax Office is now located at 5821 Brownsville Road (across from Nativity Church).
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 COMMUNITY DAY - RETURNING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH
This year's Community Day will kick off with a parade starting at 11:00 a.m. and will bring the return of many old favorites, including inflatables, face painting, and craft vendors. There will be axe throwing, food trucks, and much more, along with some surprises that you will not want to miss! The Township Supervisors and the Recreation Board invite everyone to participate in this year's Township Community Day - Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, and Building for the Future.
Vendor and Parade Applications can be picked up at the Receptionist's Desk at the Township administration office. Click on the links below if you are a vendor wishing to participate in the event, or if you would like to secure a spot in the parade.
VENDOR INFORMATION AND APPLICATION FORM
Vendors can APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS YEAR'S COMMUNITY DAY AND PAY ONLINE HERE.
PARADE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION FORM
If you are interested in having your group march in the parade, you can fill out a Google form ONLINE HERE.
For further information, please contact Recreation Director, Devon Serena, at 412-831-7000, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 RACCOON ORAL VACCINATION PROGRAM BEGINS JULY 29TH
To reduce exposure to the rabies virus to humans and pets, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) will be distributing vaccine-containing baits from July 29th through September 15th across Allegheny County. The baits will be delivered both by hand from ground vehicles and by aircraft, including helicopter and fixed wing airplanes. The risk of adverse effects to humans and animals due to exposure to the vaccine is minimal, but the public is urged to avoid contact with the bait itself. Dogs are to be kept on a leash, indoors, or confined to their property as much as possible during baiting and the week after. View the Oral Rabies Vaccine Program Flyer here. Please call the Pennsylvania Public Health Information Line at 1-877-PA-HEALTH, or the ACHD at 1-412-350-4046 if you are exposed to the vaccine or need advice. More information can be found on the Raccoon & Rabies Pamphlet. For additional information, please visit www.achd.net/raccoon.
SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP SUMMER RECREATION - JUNE 14, 2021 - JULY 30, 2021
South Park Township children will once again be able to partake in the traditional Summer Recreation program that has been a staple of the Township’s summer programming. As the safety and well-being of all residents is a top priority, the Recreation Department has developed a Covid-Friendly program that will still maintain all the fun that children have come to grow and love.
Program Details: This year’s Summer Recreation program will run from June 14th through July 30th. Daily hours will run from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Monday - Friday. Participants are encouraged to sign up early, as the programs numbers will be capped at around 90 children to stay within the state’s guidelines for social distancing and indoor capacity levels. While the primary focus will be keeping children outdoors to mitigate the risk of spreading Covid-19, inclement weather plans will be in place for some indoor programming. Each day of the program will have a different drop off location, utilizing the outdoor areas of the Township Complex, Evan’s Park, and various locations throughout Allegheny County’s South Park. Any changes during the program will be communicated to parents via text, email, and posts on the South Park Township Recreation page. Children can expect to be able to try their hand at tennis, karate, basketball, arts and crafts, yoga, visits with the Allegheny County Park Rangers, programs from the Carnegie Science Center, hikes, and much more.
Registration: Sign up for Summer Recreation online by clicking here. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Recreation Director at 412-831-7000 or email at email@example.com.
BLOOD DRIVE - AUGUST 6, 2021
South Park Township and Vitalant (Central Blood Bank) will be hosting a blood drive on Friday, August 6, 2021, from Noon to 6:00 pm, in the South Park Township Community Center. Appointments are recommended. To schedule an appointment, call Vitalant at 412-209-7000 or visit https://www.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. View the Event Flyer here.
At this special blood drive, you can also help the South Park Community provide meals to our community. Vitalant, our local blood bank, will make a financial contribution to the South Hills Interfaith Movement on behalf of every donor. Please sign up to donate blood and you will also help the local food pantry.
TOWNSHIP RECREATION ADULT ART SERIES: "CRAFTY CREATIONS"
The next program will take place on August 12th 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.Please
direct any questions to Recreation Director, Devon Serena, at 412-831-7000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HARD TO RECYCLE COLLECTION EVENT - SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2021
BETHEL PARK HIGH SCHOOL
Pennsyvlania Resources Council (PRC) will be holding a Hard-to-Recycle Collection Event at Bethel Park High School on August 28th, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Participants must register in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hard-to-recycle-collection-event-at-bethel-park-high-school-tickets-143398567977. Registration will open one month prior to the event. For more information, including a list of acceptable materials (e-waste, cell phones, small Freon-containing appliances, tires, etc.), associated fees, and COVID-19 guidelines, visit the PRC website at prc.org.
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.