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REFUSE/RECYCLING CONTRACTOR TO CHANGE IN 2019
Residents are advised that as of January 1, 2019, refuse and recycling will be collected by Waste Management.
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 expires 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 see which streets will have refuse/recycling collection on Mondays and Wednesdays please use one of the links below.
Monday Refuse/Recycling Collection Street List
Wednesday Refuse/Recycling Collection Street List
NOTICE TO BIDDERS: 2019 RESTORATION OF VARIOUS STREETS - CONTRACT NO. SP2018-53
Separate and sealed bids will be received at the South Park Township Municipal Building, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA 15129, until 9:30 a.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, and bids will be publicly opened and read aloud that same date at a meeting beginning at 10:00 a.m. It is anticipated that a contract will be awarded at the Public Meeting of the Township Board of Supervisors beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019. Click here for a list of streets, project details, and how to acquire a complete bid package.
PINEY FORK ROAD REPAIRS
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.
TOWNSHIP VEHICLES FOR SALE
Proposals are being accepted for the following vehicles. To obtain Proposal Documents and Specifications, click on the appropriate link below:
View 1998 GMC Sierra Dump Truck Bid Documents and Specification here.
2008 Ford Crown Victoria-obtain bid documents here. View 2008 vehicle here.
2009 Ford Crown Victoria-obtain bid documents here. View 2009 vehicle here.
2011 Ford Crown Victoria-obtain bid documents here. View 2011 vehicle here.
SNOW REMOVAL - HOW RESIDENTS CAN ASSIST
The Public Works Department will soon be actively engaged in snow removal activities. A recurrent problem is that many residents are parking their vehicles on the street rather than in the driveway of their home. This often impedes plowing within neighborhoods. All residents can be of assistance to the Public Works Department by adhering to the following guidelines:
1. Park in the driveway of your home and not on the street during periods of snow or ice, to allow for easier access by maintenance vehicles. On-street parking makes it much more difficult for Township forces to clear the streets, particularly when vehicles are parked on either side of the road.
2. Move portable basketball hoops away from the right-of-way of the street, since these structures impede plowing and salting activities. South Park Township will not be responsible for any play equipment damaged during snow removal operations.
3. When clearing driveways, do not shovel or blow snow back onto the roadway after the street has been plowed and salted. This type of action is illegal, hampers maintenance activities, and further aggravates hazardous conditions.
4. Limit travel during periods of heavy snow and ice. Stranded vehicles hinder the plowing and salting of treacherous roadways.
5. Residents who drop off or pick up their children at bus stops are asked to park as close to the curb as possible to allow for the salt trucks to safely gain access to the street.
6. An ordinance adopted in 2010 permits Township officials to declare an emergency in the event of inclement weather or other emergency conditions. Residents will be notified of the emergency via automated message, radio, and/or television. After a snow emergency has been declared, it shall be unlawful to park on the roadway if a resident's private property provides an area for parking such as a driveway, garage, and/or parking pad. Residents who violate this provision will be cited and the vehicle towed at the owner's expense.
We thank our residents for their assistance, patience, and cooperation until spring arrives.
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.
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.
SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP NAMED BANNER COMMUNITY FOR 2018
For the 5th year in a row, South Park Township has been awarded the status of Banner Community for 2018. 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.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE BILL KORTZ' SATELLITE OFFICE IN SOUTH PARK
State Representative Bill Kortz has a satellite office, in South Park, to serve constituents in the township and nearby communities. The office is located in the Administration Building of the South Park Township Municipal Complex at 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA 15129. State Representative Kortz' staff will be available to assist constituents with any state related issue from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. For additional information, call 412-466-1940 or 412-886-2870.
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.