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Community Talent Bank Application (to serve on a Board or Commission)

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LEARN ABOUT THE
PA AMERICAN WATER SERVICE LINE INVENTORY PROJECT

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Who Maintains Various Roads Within the Township?

Emergency Contact Information for South Park Township Emergency Database

Residency Certification Form - South Park Twp.

Right-to-Know Request Form

Building Permit Requirements

Military Banner Application Form

No Solicitation Request

Open Burning in Allegheny County - Know When and What to Burn

South Park Township
Trail Map

Earned Income Tax Forms
(Southwest Allegheny County TCD)


Allegheny County Assessment Appeal Information/Process

Allegheny County Elections Division - Voter Services

Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program Application

MS4 Guidelines For Residents - Reduce Water Runoff into Streams - Protect the Environment

First Energy Assistance Programs

PAWC Bill Paying Assistance Programs

PA DEP Mine Subsidence Insurance (MSI)

2019 Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage Report

Lyme Disease Information

Lyme Disease Prevention

Preventing Ticks in the Yard

 



     


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CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2024 TRASH AND RECYCLING CALENDAR

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VIEW ORDINANCE #692 - REGULATING THE DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS

JOB OPENING FOR FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR
South Park Township seeks a highly qualified individual to serve in the new position of Finance Administrator. This position will be an integral part of management and reports directly to the Township Manager. Responsibilities include municipal financial management activities in the areas of accounting, budgeting, cash management and investments, development and maintenance of internal controls, as well as a variety of human resource functions and labor contract negotiations. A generous benefit package including health care, dental and vision coverage, and a municipal pension is being offered. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately by submitting a cover letter, resume and 3 work-related references to the attention of Karen Fosbaugh, Township Manager, South Park Township, 2675 Brownsville Rd., South Park, PA 15129. Position open until filled with first round interviews before the end of May, 2024. VIEW THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE. South Park Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ROAD CLOSURE - PART OF SNOWDEN ROAD WILL BE CLOSED BEGINNING FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2024 - VIEW PRESS RELEASE HERE
The section of Snowden Road from Connor Drive to Riggs Road will close on Friday, April 5, 2024 at 7:00 am. The purpose of this closure is for JR Contracting, LLC, working on behalf of PA American Water Company, to complete a waterline replacement. This waterline replacement project is anticipated to take approximately 4 months to complete. Residents living near the the closure area will have access to their homes, although delays can occur. PA American Water Company's detour route for Snowden Road can be viewed online here.

FIRST ENERGY/WEST PENN POWER CALL CENTER (FOR POWER INTERRUPTIONS OR PROBLEMS WITH YOUR SERVICE): 1-800-686-0021

ONLINE PAYMENT OF SEWAGE/REFUSE BILLS NOW AVAILABLE
Township officials are pleased to announce that online payment of sewage and refuse bills is now accessible to residents. Residents can register for FREE paperless billing. Please visit https://www.invoicecloud.com/townshipofsouthpark or click on the InvoiceCloud icon for further instructions.


2024 PRIMARY ELECTION - TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2024

Polls for the 2024 Primary Election will remain open continuously between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m, on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. All polling locations in each of South Park Township's thirteen districts will be open. To find the location of your polling place, please visit https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/PollingPlaceInfo.aspx or contact the Allegheny County Elections Office at 412-350-4500.

LEAF/YARD WASTE COLLECTION INFORMATION - SPRING 2024

Please view the Leaf/Yard Waste Collection requirements here.

The Township has contracted with County Hauling for the collection and processing of spring leaf/yard waste on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
for all residences participating in the Yard Waste Collection. For more information or to register, call 724-929-7694 ext. 2 or 888-883-0333. You may also sign up at the County Hauling website here.

All leaves must be placed at the curb in biodegradable bags after 6:00 p.m. on the evening prior to collection. Leaf collection/Yard Waste will be limited to leaves, hedge clippings, and bundled limbs and branches not exceeding two (2) inches in diameter, or four (4) feet in length or less. Leaf Collection bags are available at the Administration Building for $1.00/bag or five bags for $4.00, and they can also be purchased at local discount and grocery stores. Please contact the Administration Office for additional information at 412-831-7000.

2024 TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY DAY VENDOR REGISTRATION
South Park Township's "Party In The Park" will rock this year's annual Community Day celebration on Saturday, September 21, 2024. Sign up early to secure your exhibit booth space, as registration prices will go up on May 1, 2024. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here to reserve a Vendor Space at Community Day. Applications must be submitted by September 1, 2024 to ensure that your requested space is available. Questions relating to Community Day Vendors may be directed to Ashley Urlakis, Community Day Space Chairperson at 724-797-0716 or urlakis0@gmail.com.

SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP RECREATION LITTLE DRIBBLERS PROGRAM
Registration is now open for South Park Township Recreation Department's Little Dribblers program. The program is limited to the first 50 participants.

**UPDATE: This program has been filled to capacity!**

South Park Township Recreation will once again be offering Little Dribblers for children in kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades. Little Dribblers will give the smallest students in our Township the ability to learn basketball fundamentals, including age-appropriate drills like dribbling, passing, and shooting. This program will be led by South Park High School basketball coaches Matt Loftis and Chad Pappasergi, along with varsity high school players.
This co-ed program will begin on Monday, April 15th after South Park Elementary Center dismissal until 5 p.m. It will also run on Mondays, April 22nd, April 29th, and May 6th. The cost is $25 per player and each player will be given a basketball and certificate of completion that they can take home on the final day of the program. Parent Watch Day will be on the final day of the program, Monday, May 6th at 4:30 p.m. Children will be dismissed from their homerooms after school to the Elementary Center gymnasium. Children will need to be picked up from the front of the school at 5 p.m.

This program is NOT AFFILIATED with South Park School District. Please do not call the school office with questions. Please call the Recreation Department with any questions at 412-831-7000 or email recreation@southparktwp.com.

RECREATION ADULT CRAFT CLASS - "CRAFTY CREATIONS"

The Township Recreation Department "Crafty Creations" adult art series will allow residents to tap into their creative side. 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 are held from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Township Administration Building. 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 recreation@southparktwp.com.

DOG LICENSES FOR 2024
Dog Licenses can be obtained 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.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE ANDREW KUZMA
OPENS A SATELLITE OFFICE IN SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP
State Representative Andrew Kuzma opened a satellite office in South Park to serve constituents in the Township and nearby communities on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. The 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 with any state related issue from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.

PART OF BLACK AND GOLD PLAYGROUND PARKING LOT REOPENED
Part of the Black and Gold Playground parking lot near the intersection of Corrigan Drive and Sesqui Drive in the County Park (South Park) has reopened. Another part of the parking lot will remain closed throughout the winter, and the entire parking lot will close again for about two months in the spring for additional work. The exact start date for the full closure has yet to be determined.

TOWNSHIP AWARDED GREEN LIGHT GO GRANT
Township officials are pleased to report that South Park Township was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $100,000 under the Green Light-Go program. The funding will be used to replace outdated equipment at 3 signalized intersections within the Township to meet current design standards and provide modern signal components to improve the safety and operational efficiency of the intersections. The equipment to be replaced includes signal controllers, vehicular and pedestrian signal heads, and pedestrian pushbuttons.

PA AMERICAN WATER - CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Click the link above for information on PA American Water scholarships, internships, and career opportunity outreach.
Learn more about remote job opportunities with PA American Water here.

SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP NAMED BANNER COMMUNITY IN 2024
For the 12th year in a row, South Park Township has achieved Banner Community status for the year 2023. The program, sponsored by the Allegheny League of Municipalities, in conjunction with Allegheny County, recognizes those communities committed to professional development, sound fiscal management, intergovernmental cooperation, 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.

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/Services/Health-Department/COVID-19.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 OBTAINS GRANT FOR RT. 88 INTERSECTION
The officials of South Park Township are pleased to report that the Township has been successful in obtaining a grant from the Department of Community and Economic Development in the amount of $200,000 for the Rt. 88 Intersection Project. The funding will be used to assist with the construction costs associated with the project which means less Township tax dollars will be expended.

SANITARY SEWER ISSUES
Township sanitary sewer lines continue to be 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.

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.


                       

SAVVY CITIZEN NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
Township officials are pleased to announce that the Savvy Citizen resident notification system is 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.

REFUSE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION
South Park Township contracts with County Hauling 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 December edition of the Park News. Residents can view these guidelines by clicking here. 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.

TRASH & RECYCLING REMINDER TO OUR RESIDENTS:
Residents are reminded that trash and recycling containers are to be placed at the curb after 6:00 p.m. the evening prior to their collection day. The reason is that trash and recycling collection activities are not scheduled according to a specific time in a specific neighborhood. This means that just because trash was collected at 9:00 a.m. for the past month, it will be collected at the same time going forward. Collection times may vary for a number of reasons. Please make every effort to place all containers at the curb the evening prior to collection day.

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 $7.00/each at the Sewage & Tax Office 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)
2023 TRAVELING GLASS BIN PROGRAM is a contact-free, self-serve drop-off service, free to participants. For more information, click on the link above or 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 southparktwp@southparktwp.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 2024 SUBSCRIPTION DRIVE UNDERWAY
The 2023 subscription drive for Tri-Community South (TCS) is currently underway. The cost for ambulance service is $60.00 per individual subscriber and $70.00 for a household subscription. 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.

 

 

 

 

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