CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2021 TRASH AND RECYCLING CALENDAR
CLICK HERE TO VIEW TOWNSHIP ORDINANCE #692 - REGULATING FIREWORKS
LEAF / YARD WASTE COLLECTION - FALL 2021
South Park Township has contracted with Waste Management for the collection and processing of leaf/yard waste on Saturday, December 4. Click here for LEAF/YARD WASTE COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS
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.
WATER COMPANY PAVING REPAIRS BEGINNING DECEMBER 3, 2021 - LIBRARY HEIGHTS AREA
Residents who live within the Library Heights area of South Park Township with streets affected by work performed by Pennsylvania American Water Co. earlier in the season, are advised that paving of the ditch lines and service connections by the water company's contractor is scheduled to begin on Friday, December 3, 2021. However, complete road repaving activities will not take place until the onset of the 2022 paving season.
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.
SNOW REMOVAL GUIDELINES - HOW RESIDENTS CAN ASSIST
As residents are aware, South Park Township Public Works Department is actively engaged in snow removal acvtivities for the 2021-2022 winter season. A continuing problem that many residents are parking their vehicles on the street rather than in the driveway of their homes. This often impedes plowing within a neighborhood. All residents can be of assistance to the Public Works Department by adhering to the following guidelines, which can be viewed by clicking here.
2021-2022 RECREATIONAL BASKETBALL REGISTRATION -
SEPTEMBER 16TH - NOVEMBER 10TH
Online Registration for the Recreational Basketball Season for boys and girls in grades 3-7 has been extended to November 10th. 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 email@example.com.
TOYS FOR TOTS COLLECTION THROUGH DECEMBER 10, 2021
South Park Township, in conjunction with the US Marine Corps, is again participating in the Toys for Tots program. Collection boxes have been placed in the lobby of the Township Administration Building and the Township Library. Residents are asked to contribute only new toys. Toys are not to be wrapped in gift paper so that items can be sorted by the appropriate gender and age category. Please help make a child's Christmas truly special by participating in the program. Toys will be collected until Friday, December 10, 2021.
BLOOD DRIVE - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2021
South Park Township and Vitalant (Central Blood Bank) will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, December 2, 2021, from noon until 6:00 p.m., in the Township Community Center. Appointments are recommended by visiting https://www.vitalant.org/ or by calling 412-209-7000. View the Event Flyer here.
COOKIES WITH SANTA & MRS. CLAUS - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2021
"Cookies with Santa & Mrs. Claus", being held on Sunday, December 5th, invites children to enter an outdoor winter wonderland (at the Township Community Center), where they can get a photo with Santa in an antique sled. Children can then go into the Community Center to decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus and play some holiday games. Space will be limited for this event. Please Register For This Event Here!For more information, please contact the Recreation Director at 412-831-7000.
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHT-UP CELEBRATION - MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2021
The Annual Christmas Tree Light Up Celebration will be held at the Municipal Complex Library Courtyard, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 6th. All residents are encouraged to attend this event, which will also feature cookies and hot cocoa, visits with Santa, a Cousins Maine food truck, music, and a craft from South Park Township Library. For more information, please contact the Recreation Director at 412-831-7000.
TOWNSHIP RECREATION ADULT ART SERIES: "CRAFTY CREATIONS"
The next program will take place on December 8, 2021 at 7:30 P.M. in the Township Community Center
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 are held from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Township Community Center unless otherwise noted. 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.
SANTA VISITING TOWNSHIP NEIGHBORHOODS BY FIRE TRUCK
Santa has made arrangements with the Firefighters of Broughton Volunteer Fire Department and Library Volunteer Fire Company and will be arriving in your neighborhood by Fire Truck on Saturday, December 18, 2021, between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. So, listen for the sirens and keep an eye out for Santa!
LIFE LINE SCREENING EVENT - MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2021
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventative health screenings, will offer affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at the South Park Township Community Center on Monday, December 20, 2021. For more information and to register for this event, call 1-888-653-6450, or visit their website at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle.
SEWAGE AND REFUSE PAYMENTS DUE JANUARY 6, 2022
Sewage and Refuse bills will be sent out in December and are due by January 6, 2022. For questions concerning your sewage & refuse bills, or if you have not received your bill by mid-December, please contact the South Park Township Sewage & Refuse Billing Office at 412-831-7000.
TOWNSHIP SELLING COMMEMORATIVE EAGLE
The Township eagle has landed! South Park Township celebrated our 175th anniversary at Community Day this past September. 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.
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 2022 are available after January 1, 2022 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 2022 SUBSCRIPTION DRIVE UNDERWAY
The 2022 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.