Friday, May 17, 2013
The public is invited to visit the facility on Tuesday, May 21.
Upper St. Clair is participating in National Public Works Day on Tuesday, May 22. The public is invited to the public works building between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. There will be equipment and vehicle displays, activities for children and a public works construction video. The department will also be hosting more than 300 Upper St. Clair elementary students taking field trips. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The roads township officials hope to repave this year.
Upper St. Clair Township officials plan to spend about $1.2 million on road paving in 2013. A list of targeted roads has been developed based on a rating system that looks at road usage, the last year it was paved, the condition, the public input and other similar factors. The list could be changed, especially after the freeze-thaw cycle in the spring. There are also tentative plans to resurface the municipal basketball courts and the Baker Park tennis courts—with pickleball lines. Russell Del Re, vice president of the board of commissioners and chair of the public works committee, said the township repaves about 3.25 miles of roadways each year. Township Manager Matthew Serakowski said that the township is in communication with …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
What to do with your dried up Christmas tree.
It's a brand new year and time to take down your Christmas decorations. Bring your dried up Christmas trees to the YMCA upper parking lot along McLaughlin Run Road. Be sure to remove all lights and decorations. Upper St. Clair Public Works crews will be grounding the trees up for mulch for residents' use.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
A warning for holiday travel.
The Upper St. Clair Public Works Department is using time Thursday to prepare for the first significant snow of the season. The weather report is calling for 2 to 4 inches of snow in a 36-hour period, starting Thursday night into Friday morning. "At this time temperatures do not seem to be an issue as they will hold in the mid-to-upper 20s. As for the wind, the winds are always an issue for us in the elevated areas as they continuously re-cover the treated roadway, but we will deal with it as it comes," said George Kostelich, public works director. All the equipment has been prepared. Kostelich cautions holiday motorists traveling through the township to have patience and use caution because traffic levels are expected to be higher leading…
Monday, November 26, 2012
A small snowstorm moving into the Pittsburgh area overnight could cause problems with the Tuesday morning rush hour commute.
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- Mike Jones
Monday, November 26, 2012
A small snowstorm moving into the Pittsburgh area overnight could cause problems with the Tuesday morning rush hour commute. Western Pennsylvania is expected to receive between a half-inch to just under an inch of snow by the time most people are waking up to head to work. Upper St. Clair Public Works employees spent Monday applying an anti-icing treatment to the township's main roadways. Dennis Sims, a meteorologist at Air Science Consultants in Bridgeville, said light snow is expected to move into the area around 2 a.m. Tuesday and won’t end until just after the morning rush hour. “It should be just enough to make roads and bridge decks slippery,” Sims said of the Tuesday morning commute. “Just enough to be a pain in the butt.” He is …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Upper St. Clair's department held its second annual open house on Tuesday, May 22.
About 280 Upper St. Clair kindergarteners from Baker, Eisenhower, and Streams Elementary schools, and about 20 more walk-ins from the community, attended Upper St. Clair Public Works' second annual open house on Tuesday, May 22. The children were thoroughly entertained watching how the machinery works, learning about recycling, planting their own marigolds to take home and helping to plant fruit trees. Public works employees invited the children back throughout the year to see how their trees are progressing in growth. Parents, teachers and volunteers also said they learned a lot during the open house. Some didn't know all the work the department performs in the township. Others were intrigued during the recycling education presentation. …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Upload your photos from Upper St. Clair's annual Easter Egg Hunt here!
The chilly, damp weather Saturday didn't deter the crowd at Upper St. Clair's annual Easter Egg Hunt. In fact, the children didn't even seem to notice! The morning began with face painting, planting, arts and crafts, and photos with the Easter Bunny. At 11 a.m., kids gathered around their designated age areas. And when the whistle blew, the 4,500 eggs were gone within minutes. Inside the eggs, children found candy or a number coordinating with a prize. The largest prize was a huge, stuffed bunny. “We’ve never had to charge a fee and hopefully we never will,” said Milt Hammel, member of the Bethel-St. Clair Rotary Club. The hunt is an annual tradition organized by the Bethel-St. Clair Rotary Club and the Upper St. Clair High School Interact…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Upper St. Clair Public Works Department has enough leftover salt to cover the 2012-13 winter.
Spring begins in Upper St. Clair with a road salt surplus. "After the last few winters we deserved a break," said George Kostelich, Upper St. Clair Public Works director. With no snow in the 15-day forecast and today being the first day of spring, Kostelich said his staff is preparing to start lawn mowing—something they normally don't do until mid-April. Upper St. Clair received about 7 to 10 fewer inches of snow than the average winter, according to Kostelich. He said it wasn't the lack of snow that created the salt surplus. There were "favorable temperatures" and the snowfalls came in 2 to 3-inch increments. Previous winters with 1/2-inch snowfalls and low temperatures "really used the material up." This winter's conditions also "…
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The latest from the Upper St. Clair Parks and Recreation Board.
Construction on Upper St. Clair's Municipal Park is scheduled to begin in September 2012, according to Gary Schafer, Upper St. Clair's forestry administrator. The Parks and Recreation Board is choosing to use their $25,000 budget for 2011 and 2012—a total of $50,000—to makeover the park because of its location and high amount of usage. The playground is located behind the basketball courts along McLaughlin Run Road and next to the municipal building. Along with the new playground equipment that will be purchased and installed, the park will get new swings; a climbing rock; a new tot structure designed for children ages two to five; a new water fountain; and new basketball standards. The Upper St. Clair Public Works crew will also be …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The men agreed to plead guilty to trespassing and disorderly conduct on Monday.
Two South Fayette men accused of stealing scrap metal from Upper St. Clair Township property agreed to plead guilty to criminal trespass and a summary disorderly conduct Monday during their preliminary hearing. Edmund Bruce Jones and Brandon Scott Jones, both of 933 Boyce Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017, were originally facing one count of theft by unlawful taking and one count of defiant trespass each. In the criminal complaints filed by Upper St. Clair police, police stated that an Upper St. Clair Public Works employee saw the men stealing scrap metal from a house owned by the township that was being demolished and called the police department. The blue house was located next to the Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department. When an officer …