Thursday, January 24, 2013
The public works committee will meet on Friday, Feb. 1.
The Public Works Committee of the Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners will be held at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 in the municipal building. The committee is expected to discuss the paving schedule for Upper St. Clair roads. The meeting is public. What roads in Upper St. Clair would you like to see repaved? Tell us in the comments below.
Monday, December 3, 2012
The closures will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 through Dec. 5.
The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the 60s today, but you may want to wait for another day to enjoy the Gilfillan Trail in Upper St. Clair. The Upper St. Clair Public Works Department will be performing tree maintenance along the trail from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 3 through Dec. 5. Portions of the trail will be closed for the safety of park patrons. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Today, citizens are encouraged to have a recycling mindset.
Today, Nov. 15, is America Recycles Day and Upper St. Clair is taking part. The commissioners adopted a proclamation encouraging citizens to have a recycling mindset and continue to explore and implement best recycling practices. "The community is encouraged to further participate in recycling and recognize that by recycling smarter, an impact on decreasing the pressure of landfills and reducing our carbon footprint are setting a better example for others to follow," the proclamtion stated. "It's the right thing and best thing to do for our community and the world at large," said Ron Sarrick, Upper St. Clair Public Works' buildings/grounds and sustainability administrator. Each Upper St. Clair household has been provided with one 32-gallon…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
However, the tennis bubbles are closed until Wednesday.
There is no flooding and no downed trees in Upper St. Clair following Hurricane (now Superstorm) Sandy. "With the ground being saturated at this point, any heavy rains could pose a problem, but heavy rains are not in the remaining forecast for Sandy," stated George Kostelich, Upper St. Clair Public Works Director. "Public Works crews continue to monitor the storm sewer system and continue the task of keeping the roadway inlets clean and flowing." The National Weather Service lifted the high wind warning early in Upper St. Clair. Crews have been doing some minor limb cleanup. The tennis bubbles will remain closed until Wednesday. They were closed early on Monday due to wind concerns. If you have any information to share, please post it in …
Monday, October 17, 2011
Yard waste is collected six times in the fall.
Monday, October 17, 2011
The first yard waste and leaf material pickup in Upper St. Clair is Saturday, Oct. 22. Pennsylvania law restricts the placement of yard waste in landfills. To comply with the law, the township contracts for separate collection of leaves, plants, garden residue, chipped shrubbery, tree trimming and grass clippings six times in the fall and once in the spring on Saturdays. Additional collection dates may be added if deemed necessary by the township. During the collection, yard waste and leaf material must be placed in compostable paper bags. Limbs and branches are to be bundled and are not to exceed three inches in diameter and 48 inches long. The five following fall collection dates are Oct. 29; Nov. 5; Nov. 12; Nov. 19; and Dec. 3. The …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Upper St. Clair Township employees say it's 'the people' that make their job so enjoyable.
Upper St. Clair employees and residents are not surprised the Post-Gazette named the township one of the best places to work in the Pittsburgh region. "I figured most people shared my sentiments," said Bonnie Antonelli, who works in the township's finance department. Antonelli and a number of other employees said "the people" were one of the main reasons they enjoyed working for the township. "Everyone is so nice," Antonelli said. A few miles south at the Community and Recreation Center, employee Kathryn Troutman agreed. "It's the people I work with, the flexibility of my part-time job, the beautiful facility, being able to interact with the members of the community," said Troutman, who is also a resident of the township. "As a taxpayer I'…
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
A water main broke at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday. Approximately 40 to 50 customers were without water service.
An eight-inch water main that broke at the intersection of McMurray and Harrow Roads in Upper St. Clair this morning has been repaired. Approximately 40 to 50 homes were without water during the fix, according to the Upper St. Clair Public Works Department. The homes affected were along McMurray Road from Johnston Road to Ruthfred Drive. The homes affected along Harrow Road were from McMurray Road to Sandhurst Road. "It's a pretty routine repair, said Josephine Posti, a Pennsylvania American Water spokesperson. The Upper St. Clair Public Works Department was on the scene with Pennsylvania American Water crews helping with the clean-up Wednesday. "There is a lot of debris," said George Kostelich, public works director, on Wednesday morning…
Friday, September 23, 2011
McLaughlin Run Road, between Morrow Road and Route 19, is closed as crews clean up the accident.
A truck crossed the center line and struck an Upper St. Clair Public Works front-end loader on McLaughlin Run Road Friday afternoon, according to Matthew Serakowski, township manager. McLaughlin Run Road is closed between Morrow Road and Route 19 as crews clean up the accident. Upper St. Clair Fire Chief Steve Moore said he expected the closure to affect rush hour traffic. Serakowski said neither driver was seriously hurt. The public works employee who was driving the front-end loader was taken to St. Clair Hospital by an ambulance. The driver of the T.A. Robinson Asphalt Paving truck was taken to a hospital by a private vehicle. The accident happened in front of the township tennis courts around 2 p.m. Diesel fuel leaked from the paving …
Friday, May 20, 2011
The stream in front of the post office will now be better for fish life.
The Upper St. Clair Public Works department teamed up with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission during National Public Works Week to help improve the stream that runs in front of the post office along McLaughlin Run Road. "We had a need for some bank stabilization," said Dave Kutschbach, superintendent of projects for the public works department. The organizations worked together to design a project that stabilizes the bank and creates a fish habitat. "We created structures that directs the water down the center," Kutschbach said. Channelizing the stream will prevent bank erosion along with providing structures for the fish to live under. "The structures create some overhead cover for the fish to stay away from predators like birds …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Public Works employees teach local children about keeping the neighborhood safe.
Tuesday's rain put a small damper on the first annual Public Works Open House, but it sure didn't appear to bother the kids. Groups of kindergarten students from Streams Elementary School learned to appreciate what the Upper St. Clair Public Works employees do every day. "Oh my gosh this is amazing for the kids to be able to see what the community helpers do to help keep them safe," said Betsy Miller, a kindergarten teacher for Streams Elementary. "Just seeing all the equipment and meeting the community helpers," said Lauren Kopitcko, a kindergarten teacher for Streams Elementary. "They are in awe over the machinery." Township employees showed the students how they spread salt in the winter, how to sweep the street to keep it clean, how …