CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2020 TRASH AND RECYCLING CALENDAR
FIRST ENERGY/WEST PENN POWER CALL CENTER (FOR POWER INTERRUPTIONS OR PROBLEMS WITH YOUR SERVICE): 1-800-686-0021
FOR INFORMATION RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS, PLEASE REFER TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) WEBSITE AT WWW.CDC.GOV.
- SCAMMERS ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF FEARS SURROUNDING THE CORONAVIRUS - LEARN HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM CORONAVIRUS SCAMS HERE
- FOR AN UPDATED CHART OF LIFE SUSTAINING BUSINESSES PROVIDED BY THE COMMONWEATH OF PENNSYLVANIA, PLEASE CLICK HERE. TO VIEW THE LIFE SUSTAINING BUSINESSES FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) DOCUMENT, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE - MAY 21, 2020
South Park Township’s “Rec On The Go” Summer Recreation sign-up is now live! Click here to visit the payment portal and then click on “Rec On the Go” and fill out the registration form. Registration will go until May 29, 2020. We can’t wait to “see” everyone for all the fun we have planned!
A schedule of events will be announced on South Park Township Recreation Facebook page, the South Park Township website, and the Park News. While the bulk of this summer's programming will now be virtual, as time goes on, and restrictions lift, there will be the possibility of pop-up in-person Recreation events later in the summer. If you have questions about this program, please contact the Recreation Director at 412-831-7000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUNE 2, 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION INFORMATION - CONSOLIDATED POLLING PLACE LOCATION
The Allegheny County Board of Elections has taken measures to consolidate all polling sites in each municipality within the County's borders into one voting location per community. The polling location for South Park Township is Broughton Volunteer Fire Department, 1030 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, which is to be used for the primary election, scheduled for June 2, 2020. As determined by the Board of Elections, while there is one location listed, sites may include multiple polling places within their location so that physical distancing and other mitigation measures may be followed on Election Day. For additional information, visit https://www.alleghenycounty.us/elections and select the June 2 Primary Election Information tile.
WASTE MANAGEMENT RESUMES REGULAR CURBSIDE COLLECTION ACTIVITIES - MAY 4, 2020
Residents are advised that effective Monday, May 4, 2020, Waste Management will resume regular curbside collection activities. This includes all yard waste (grass clippings, brush, and tree limbs), and bulk items (furniture, carpeting, mattresses, and appliances).
Please keep in mind that bulk collection will be limited to one (1) item per household. All trash/refuse must be bagged and sealed, and wherever possible, placed in containers. LOOSE ITEMS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED. Your cooperation is most appreciated.
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.
SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP CLOSURE INFORMATION DUE TO COVID-19
Effective Friday, March 20, 2020, the Township Building closed to walk-in traffic due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- The offices remain fully staffed and can be reached via phone 412-831-7000 or
e-mail, email@example.com during normal business hours - Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Sewage/refuse payments, and delinquent EIT payments can be made by depositing the payment in the drop-off box located to the left of the Administration entrance doors. Please do not deposit cash in the container. Payments are to be made by check or money order.
- Appointments can be scheduled with residents to address issues that cannot be handled over the phone.
- Dye test requests, building permits and requests from developers are to be coordinated with the appropriate department by calling 412-831-7000. Please allow 48 hours for field dye test appointments.
- The Public Works offices and garages will also be closed to the general public, including sales personnel. The Public Works Department remains fully staffed and continues to perform all related activities, including responding to emergency situations.
- The Police Department is fully staffed and operational. New policies have been initiated for the protection of our officers, which includes the limitation of walk-in traffic. Residents are urged to contact the Department by calling 911 for emergencies or 412-833-1000 for non-emergency issues.
- The Library is currently closed. Full-time staff members are available to accept phone calls from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday at 412-833-5585. All Library programming, events, and fitness classes have been temporarily suspended.
- The Community Center is Closed until further notice.
- All Township parks: Evans Park, Wilson Park, Highland Park, Grove Road Park, and Whitewood Park are closed until further notice. South Park is not included in this list because it is a county park.
The Township realizes this is an inconvenience to everyone. However, by initiating the above-referenced
procedures, we can hopefully maintain staffing levels that are necessary to provide essential services to our residents. Updates will be posted on the Township's website, the Township's new Facebook page, Savvy Citizen, the e-Newsletter, and the Facebook pages of the Police, Library, and Recreation Departments as additional information becomes available. Thank you for your cooperation, patience, and support during this unprecedented situation.
VIEW A LIST OF LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES THAT ARE PERMITTED TO OPERATE AT THIS CRITICAL TIME BELOW
Our local small businesses are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please support the businesses that are permitted to be open at this critical time. This local business list was assembled by Broughton Volunteer Fire Company. This list is a LIVE form and will be periodically updated to provide the most accurate information to our residents. If you see any information that needs edited in this list, click the link provided on the sheet that will direct you to the update form.
SOUTH PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT MEAL DISTRIBUTION FOR ALL STUDENTS - MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS - UPDATE MAY 26TH
With the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, South Park School District has made a change to its meal distribution schedule for this week. Meals will be distributed at South Park High School on Tuesday, May 26th and Thursday, May 28th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has approved the South Park School District to allow all South Park students to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch per school day during school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was previously only allowed for families who qualified for free and reduced-price meals.
The meal distribution will continue to take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. However, beginning on Monday, May 11th, the South Park School District will move the distribution to South Park High School and make it a curbside pickup. This change will make it much easier for the School District's food services staff. It also means that families no longer need to exit their vehicles. The curbside pickup location will be outside Door 3 of South Park High School.In order to provide the South Park School District food services staff with more time to prepare meals for the increasing demand for their meal distribution for all children 18 years old and younger. The directions for families picking up meals are as follows and a map of the meal distribution can be viewed here.
Picking Up Meals:
- Turn right onto the South Park High School campus from Eagle Pride Lane.
- After entering the SPHS campus, make the first left.
- Follow this road to the side of the building closest to South Park Elementary Center. At the side of the building near the cafeteria, you’ll be greeted by a cafeteria employee who will take your order.
- You’ll pull forward to receive your meal(s). You will not need to exit your vehicle at any point.
Exiting Curbside Pickup:
- After picking up your meal(s), you’ll exit the curbside pickup location by turning right.
- You will follow this road around the South Park High School building.
- You’ll turn left onto Eagle Pride Lane to exit the South Park High School campus.
Please note, this is a grab-and-go. Per state guidelines, no food may be consumed at the distribution site. If you have questions about meal distribution, please e-mail Brandon Smoker at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about meal distribution please visit the South Park School District website here.
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.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION - JULY 11, 2020
South Park Township will be holding a household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, July 11th, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The event, which is separate from the electronic waste collection event, will be held in the parking lot of the Public Works Garage located in the Municipal Complex. Typical examples of HHW include household cleaning products, aerosols, pool chemicals, paints, florescent bulbs, propane tanks, automotive fluids, etc. Click here for additional information, including associated fees. Please direct any questions to the Administration Office at 412-831-7000.
2020 ELECTRONIC RECYCLING AND DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION EVENT
South Park Township will be hosting a Electronic Recycling Event and a Document Destruction Event which will be held on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17TH. The events will be held in the Municipal Complex, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For questions regarding these events, please contact the Administration Office at 412-831-7000.
CURBSIDE YARD-WASTE / LEAF COLLECTION - FALL 2020
South Park Township has contracted with Waste Management for the curbside collection and processing of yard-waste. The 2020 fall yard-waste collection dates are on the following Saturdays: November 7, November 14, November 21, and December 5. Yard-waste is to be placed curbside after 6:00 p.m. the evening prior to collection. Yard-waste is limited to leaves, hedge clippings, and limbs and branches (not exceeding three (3) inches in diameter and only if tied in bundles not exceeding forty-eight (48) inches in length). Leaves and hedge clippings must be placed in biodegradable paper bags for collection. Yard-waste placed in plastic bags will not be collected. As a convenience to our residents, South Park Township is selling leaf collection bags in the Sewage Billing Office located in the Administration Building. The cost is $0.50 per bag, or five bags for $2.00. Leaf collection bags are also available at local retail stores.
LIBRARY ROAD AND CLIFTON ROAD - INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
The PA Department of Transportation, District 11-0, and CHD Enterprises General Contractors have announced that work is anticipated to begin mid-November 2019 with a projected end date of early December 2020 for the Library Road (S.R. 0088, Section A23) and Clifton Road intersection improvements in South Park Township and Bethel Park Borough (See Project Location Map here.). Construction will be broken down into multiple phases, including road widening and replacement of 2 existing bridge structures. Temporary detour closures are anticipated to take place from June 6th to June 13, 2020, and from July 5th to July 12, 2020. A traffic detour map can be viewed here. (Click here to view a truck detour map.) Any questions should be directed to PennDOT at 412-429-5008.
PORT AUTHORITY REDUCING BUS AND LIGHT RAIL SERVICE
The Port Authority of Allegheny County will reduce bus and light rail service by approximately 25 percent beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020, due to substantial decreases in ridership and operational challenges brought on by the ongoing global pandemic. For updated information, please visit www.portauthority.org/coronavirus, or contact Customer Service at 412-442-2000.
SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP RANKED 2ND SAFEST CITY IN PENNSYLVANIA
As we commemorate our 175th Year, it is an honor for South Park Township to be ranked among the safest cities in Pennsylvania. According to Loan-shark's "Safest Cities in Pennsylvania 2020" report, South Park Township proudly ranks as the 2nd safest city. The determination for the safest areas were rated from the FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics.
DOG LICENSES: Dog Licenses for 2020 will be available after January 1, 2020 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.
2020 CENSUS PROCESS IS UNDERWAY
The 2020 Census is open for self-response online at 2020Census.gov, over the phone by calling the number provided in your invitation, and by paper through the mail. When responding to the Census, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020. From May to July, follow ups by Census takers will occur if a person doesn't respond after the mailed reminder. *Please remember that by law, individual-level Census information CANNOT AND WILL NOT BE SHARED. The Census Bureau is committed to keeping your information confidential, private, and secure.
- The Census directly impacts funding for essential services and community support including healthcare, housing, food, libraries, education, and roads. Being counted provides a decade of necessary resources for our community, not only in Pennsylvania as a whole, but specifically South Park Township. For example, Census tracts and block groups (not personal information) is a requirement for South Park Township to apply for Community Development Block Grant Program funding, which is used to replace aging storm and sanitary sewer lines. The Township has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding over the past 30 years from this source.
- The Census will also directly impact how new PA state house and senate districts in the Commonwealth are redrawn in 2021. Pennsylvania could lose one or more of our 18 representatives in the U.S. House, which would also mean the loss of one or more of our 20 electoral votes. Allegheny County is at highest risk for an under count out of all counties in western Pennsylvania. Missing a family of five in the count is equal to a loss of $100,000 in resources to our community over the next 10 years. Pennsylvania receives over $39 billion in annual funding from the 55 largest federal programs that rely on Census data. These resources support schools, hospital infrastructure, and community-based services.
- It is critical to South Park Township, to Allegheny County, to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the entire country that we all stand and be counted! Learn more about the 2020 U.S. Census at https://2020census.gov/en/what-is-2020-census.html.
SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP NAMED BANNER COMMUNITY FOR 2020
For the 7th 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.
SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT AWARDED THE
2019 AAA COMMUNITY TRAFFIC SAFETY PLATINUM AWARD
For the 8th year in a row, South Park Township Police Department has received the AAA Platinum Award for Community Traffic Safety. The award is given to law enforcement departments that prove success in their outstanding dedication to traffic safety initiatives and for keeping the local region's roadways safe.
UTILITY WORK WITHIN TOWNSHIP ROADWAYS
As many Township residents are aware, a substantial amount of utility work was performed on Township roadways in 2019. Peoples Gas Co., Columbia Gas Co. and PA American Water Company were engaged in updating service lines in many neighborhoods. The projects were necessary to upgrade aging underground facilities that have the potential to disrupt the conveyance of natural gas and water to residential homes. Township officials would like to extend their thanks to the residents on the affected streets for their patience and cooperation during the construction activities. Residents are advised that all base repairs will be completed by the utility companies in the 2019 construction season. Base repairs mean the placement of asphalt on the roadway sections disturbed on the street by the construction activities. Street resurfacing will take place in 2020 which will allow for base repair settling and any additional utility repairs that may be required prior to the 2020 construction season.
PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER (PAWC) PIPELINE PROJECTS
PAWC will be upgrading infrastructure on various streets throughout the Township. The pipeline projects will improve water service reliability and increase water flows for household use and fire fighting. Final restoration on 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:
Simmons Ave. - replacing 850 feet of aging 2-inch and 6-inch main with new 8-inch and 4-inch. main.
Brownsville Rd. Ext. (Helena Dr. to Southern Dr.) - replacing 2,700 feet of aging 8-inch and 6-inch main with new 8-inch main.
Ridge Road- replacing 4,400 feet of aging 8-inch main with new 8-inch main.
Montour Street - replacing 380 feet of aging 6-inch main with new 8-inch main.
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.
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 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.
For more information regarding refuse and recycling collection,visit the Refuse, Recycling and Sewage page under "Our Services" tab.
Residential RECYCLING UPDATES:
As part of the ongoing evolution of recycling in Pennsylvania, Waste Management began 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 e-newsletter. 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.
RECYCLING BINS AND 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 $16.00 per bin. Both can be purchased at the Reception Desk in the Administration Building.
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 an Electronic Recycling Event on Saturday, October 17, 2020. It 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.
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
MICHAEL BROTHERS HAULING & RECYCLING
GLASS AND CARDBOARD RECYCLING
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.
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)..
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.
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.
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.
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 NOW ACCEPTING ELECTRONIC VAPING DEVICES
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 2020 SUBSCRIPTION DRIVE UNDERWAY
The 2020 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.