Posted on: November 22, 2017

Trash and recycling pickup to be Fri. Nov. 24 due to Thanksgiving

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, trash and recycling collection in South Fayette Township is delayed one day to Fri. Nov. 24. Also, the township offices are closed Thurs. Nov. 23 and Fri. Nov. 24. If you have any issues pertaining to trash/recycling picku...

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Report a trash/recycling issue General Township News
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Dog naming contest being held for new police bloodhound

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Help us sniff out the best name for our new bloodhound, a friendly, floppy-eared dog who has joined the South Fayette Township Police Department! The female dog has a keen sense of smell and will respond best to a name that is short (one or two syllables)...

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Entry Form - Bloodhound Naming Contest General Township News
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Sales proposals being accepted for Star City site in South Fayette

South Fayette Township has re-issued a Request for Proposals to sell the former Star City Cinemas site at the Interstate 79 interchange in South Fayette. Details are available on the township website.

Request for Proposals, Star City General Township News
Posted on: October 25, 2017

Pre-registration required for Dec. 1 tree lighting in South Fayette

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South Fayette Township and the South Fayette Volunteer Fire Department present:

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

Friday, December 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

South Fayette Fire Department: 661 Millers Run Road, South Fayette PA 15031

Santa arrives around 7:00 pm to...

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Get tickets (required) General Township News
Posted on: October 17, 2017

Read the fall issue of South Fayette Connect magazine online

The fall issue of South Fayette Connect, the award-winning magazine of South Fayette Township, has been mailed to homes and businesses and now is available online.

South Fayette Connect - Fall 2017 General Township News
Posted on: September 21, 2017

Buy an engraved brick to help build a playground

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Buy a brick and help build a playground in South Fayette Township! The Buy-a-Brick deadline is extended to December 31. For $100, you get a custom message and an engraved brick installed at a new township park.

Buy a Brick! General Township News
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Senior citizen food box applicants being accepted

South Fayette Township is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to provide monthly distributions of free boxes of healthy, nonperishable foods, plus fresh cheese, to qualifying adults age 60 and up w...

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Senior Food Box Program web page General Township News
Posted on: October 19, 2016

South Fayette Connect magazine wins two international awards

Marcom Gold Winner Badge

South Fayette Connect is winner of two 2016 MarCom Awards in the Print Media category: a Gold Award for Government Magazine and an Honorable Mention for Magazine Writing.

The international competition for marketing and communication professionals inclu...Read on...

South Fayette Connect Magazine General Township News
Posted on: March 24, 2016

South Fayette Township wins state award for online communications

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has selected South Fayette Township as a winner of the 2016 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence for the success of its online communications.

The township’s creation and us...Read on...

South Fayette Township website General Township News
Posted on: March 3, 2016

Safe meeting spot created for completing web transactions

Safe Internet Exchange Location Sign

An area in front of the South Fayette Township police station, 515 Millers Run Road, has been designated a safe Internet Purchase Exchange Location. Residents conducting business with strangers through an online buy, sell, barter or trade website such as ...Read on...

General Township News

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Post-Gazette: Ten Allegheny County towns see unusually high population growth since 2010

The South Fayette Township population has grown 7.5% since the 2010 Census, making the community the 6th fastest growing in Allegheny County, according to this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette news article.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/27/16 Media Coverage
Posted on: May 20, 2016

Post-Gazette: Towns pledge funds to relieve I-79 snarl

State also gives grant to reduce congestion at Washington Pike and Route 50

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/20/16 Media Coverage
Posted on: March 7, 2016

KDKA Radio 1020: Internet Purchase Exchange Locations

Andrea Iglar, South Fayette Twp. Community Development Director, and Harry Fruecht, Peters Twp. Police Chief, joined Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about internet purchase exchange locations to help keep people safe.

Listen to radio story Media Coverage
Posted on: December 7, 2015

Holiday movie "Love the Coopers" features South Fayette scenes

Hollywood holiday movie "Love the Coopers" was filmed around the Pittsburgh area and features scenes at Broadmore Senior Living in South Fayette Township. The movie is now showing in theaters everywhere.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/13/15 Media Coverage
Posted on: September 18, 2015

Horizon Properties to redevelop movie theater property in South Fayette

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South Fayette Township has finalized the sale of the former Star City Cinemas to Canonsburg-based Horizon Properties Group LLC, according to an announcement by the township.

The $5 million sale, approved by the South Fayette To...Pittsburgh Business Times (9/17/15)

Pittsburgh Business Times (9/17/15) Media Coverage

Posted on: November 16, 2017

Off-leash dog zone permits for 2018 now available

Permits for the Off-Leash Dog Zone at Fairview Park now are available for the 2018 calendar year. For details about the permits and application process, please visit the South Fayette Township website or call 412-221-8700 x17.

Dog permit information Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Pre-registration required for Dec. 1 tree lighting in South Fayette

South Fayette Township and the South Fayette Volunteer Fire Department present:

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

Friday, December 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

South Fayette Fire Department: 661 Millers Run Road, South Fayette PA 15031

Santa arrives around 7:00 pm to...

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Get tickets (required) Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 31, 2017

Parks & Recreation wins award for creative event sponsorships

PRPS-Award-Winner Seal

South Fayette Township has won an Excellence in Recreation and Parks Award from the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society for our "Creative Recreation Sponsorships" program. Recreation Director Paula Simmons and Community Development Director...

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Event sponsorship program Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 9, 2016

Grant provides 18 recycling bins for parks in South Fayette Township

Recycling Bin

South Fayette Township has been awarded 18 recycling bins for its parks and trails through the 2016 Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Bin Grant.

The blue steel recycling bins will be placed in Morgan Park, Fairview Park, Sturgeon Park...

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Parks & Recreation web page Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 20, 2016

Groundbreaking held for three athletic fields in South Fayette Township

Fields Groundbreaking

A groundbreaking was held Sept. 20 for three new athletic fields in a new park along Seminary Avenue in South Fayette Township. The fields will accommodate various age groups and levels of play. The 21-acre site, owned by the township, will include the fi...Read on...

South Fayette Township Parks & Recreation web page Parks & Recreation

Posted on: November 21, 2017

Dog naming contest being held for new police bloodhound

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Help us sniff out the best name for our new bloodhound, a friendly, floppy-eared dog who has joined the South Fayette Township Police Department! The female dog has a keen sense of smell and will respond best to a name that is short (one or two syllables)...

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Entry Form - Bloodhound Naming Contest Police Department
Posted on: November 10, 2017

South Fayette Township police sergeant named School Resource Officer of the year

Sgro SADD Award 11.8.17

South Fayette Township police Sgt. Jeff Sgro is the first-ever recipient of the "PA School Resource Officer (SRO) of the Year Award” from PA Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). The award was created to recognize School Resource Officers wh...

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Police web page Police Department
Posted on: November 12, 2017

South Fayette police earn traffic safety award

AAA Award Police 2017

The South Fayette Township Police Department has received a 2017 AAA Community Traffic Safety Silver Award, which recognizes efforts to reduce the number of motor vehicle injuries and fatalities by conducting educational programs and promotional campaigns...

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Police web page Police Department
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Police chief discusses community policing

South Fayette Township Police Chief John Phoennik's latest blog post talks about modern challenges in policing and the importance of community-oriented policing.

Chief's Corner Police Blog Police Department
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Police department inspects child car seat installation

The South Fayette Township Police Department now offers inspections of child car seat installations by an officer who has been trained and certified in child passenger safety. Citizens first should install the car seat in their vehicle, and then the offic...

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Police web page Police Department
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Police chief encourages clear display of street numbers on homes and businesses

In his latest blog post, Police Chief John Phoennik explains how street address numbers should be clearly displayed on homes and businesses to ensure swift emergency response. Click on the Chief’s Corner blog link for details.

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Chief's Corner Police Blog Police Department
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Car signs alert police to passengers with autism

Autism Decal

The South Fayette Township Police Department is offering car magnets and decals indicating that a person with autism is aboard. The signs alert first responders such as police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians that a vehicle’s occup...

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Police web page Police Department
Posted on: March 31, 2017

Police chief explains law on abandoned vehicles

In his latest blog, Police Chief John Phoennik explains what happens when an abandoned vehicle, without current registration or insurance, is reported to the South Fayette Township Police Department.

Chief's Corner Police Blog Police Department
Posted on: March 13, 2017

International police chiefs group features South Fayette police blog on opioid abuse

The International Association of Chiefs of Police website has featured a blog post about opioid abuse by South Fayette Township police Chief John Phoennik. Read "South Fayette police take steps to address opioid epidemic" on the IACP website.

International Assn. of Chiefs of Police website Police Department
Posted on: January 18, 2017

South Fayette police chief explains community policing in blog post

South Fayette Township Police Chief discusses the benefits of community policing in his Chief's Corner blog.

Chief's Corner Police Blog Police Department
Posted on: January 14, 2017

South Fayette police distribute community outreach publication

The South Fayette Township Police Department has distributed a free Community Outreach Publication with information about police programs, local resources and public safety. Print copies are available at a variety of local businesses and at the South Faye...

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Police Community Outreach Publication Police Department
Posted on: January 9, 2017

South Fayette police donate toys to children's hospital patients

South Fayette police officer Mike Kuchta

South Fayette Township police Officer Mike Kuchta delivered donated toys to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in December as part of the Presents from Police program. Thanks to all of the South Fayette community members who donated toys!

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Police web page Police Department
Posted on: October 11, 2016

Police chief explains how South Fayette is addressing the opioid epidemic

In his blog, Police Chief John Phoennik talks about the opioid epidemic and how South Fayette has taken steps to address the issue with education, prevention and emergency response resources.

Chief's Corner Police Blog Police Department
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Police teddy bear collection successfully ends

The South Fayette Township Police Department's Project Teddy Bear collection has successfully ended, thanks to the community donating about 1,000 stuffed animal toys.

Officers carry the teddy bears in their patrol vehicles to give to children in need o...Read on...

Police web page Police Department
Posted on: August 18, 2016

Youth cheerleaders donate teddy bears to police project

Cheerleaders donate teddy bears

The South Fayette Township Cheerleaders' second-grade squad has donated stuffed animals to the police department's Project Teddy Bear drive.

South Fayette Township police are periodically collecting stuffed animals to keep in the patrol vehicles. Offic...Read on...

Police web page Police Department
Posted on: July 14, 2016

South Fayette police honored for School Resource Officer program

Congratulations to the South Fayette Township Police Department for being recognized as having one of the premier School Resource Officer (SRO) programs in the country! Sgt. Jeff Sgro received a Model SRO Agency Award from the National Association of Scho...Read on...

Police web page Police Department
Posted on: June 27, 2016

Police chief discusses door-to-door solicitation permits in blog post

Did you know that current door-to-door solicitation permits are posted on the South Fayette police web page? Read all about it in Police Chief John Phoennik's latest blog post.

Chief's Corner Police Blog Police Department
Posted on: June 10, 2016

Medication disposal box available at police station

Med Return Box

The South Fayette Township Police Department now provides a Medication Disposal Box where residents can deposit expired or unwanted medications. Items are accepted in the police station lobby, 515 Millers Run Road, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through ...Read on...

Police Department
Posted on: February 18, 2016

Police chief explains how officers help find missing people in Project Lifesaver program

In his Chief's Corner blog post, Police Chief John Phoennik discusses how officers help find missing people with special needs through the Project Lifesaver program.

Chief's Corner Blog Police Department
Posted on: February 11, 2016

Police Sgt. Jeff Sgro recognized for work as School Resource Officer

Police Sgt. Jeff Sgro (left) being recognized by Chief John Phoennik.

South Fayette Township Police Sgt. Jeff Sgro (left) was recognized for his work as the School Resource Officer during the Board of Commissioners meeting Feb. 10, 2016.

"He just does a wonderful job," Police Chief John Phoennik said.

During...Read on...

Community police programs web page Police Department
Posted on: January 5, 2016

Police chief asks for help making roads safer in winter weather

South Fayette Township Police Chief John Phoennik asks residents to avoid parking on roads when it's snowy or icy to help ensure safe wintertime driving. Read his latest blog post for details.

Chief's Corner Blog Police Department
Posted on: December 15, 2015

Police spouses show support for officers

Police spouses pose like Charlie's Angels

South Fayette Township police spouses surprised officers with photos that send a message of solidarity and support for their public safety work in the community. The women participated in a photo shoot, thanks to the donated time and talent of Debbie Prid...Read on...

Police web page Police Department
Posted on: December 10, 2015

Retiring police officers honored

Police retirees Joe Staniszewski and Bob Kurta

The South Fayette Township Board of Commissioners and Police Chief John Phoennik on Dec. 9 recognized two police officers who will retire at the end of 2015. Patrolman Joseph Staniszewski served more than 37 years with the South Fayette police, and Lt. Ro...Read on...

Police web page Police Department
Posted on: November 17, 2015

Police officers recognized for response during standoff

South Fayette Township police officers Griffith, Monyak and Handerhan

South Fayette Township police officers Collin Griffith, Bryan Monyak and Chuck Handerhan have been honored for their response to a July situation involving a barricaded suspect.

Police Chief John Phoennik and the Board of Commissioners recognized the o...Read on...

Police Department

Posted on: September 29, 2017

Developer ends sales deal for Star City site

South Fayette Township received notice Thurs. Sept. 28, 2017, that Horizon Properties Group, LLC of Cecil is terminating its agreement with the township to purchase the former Star City Cinemas site.

“It is the township’s understanding that Horizon’s decis...

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Press Release - Star City Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2016

Grant provides 18 recycling bins for parks in South Fayette Township

Recycling Bin

South Fayette Township has been awarded 18 recycling bins for its parks and trails through the 2016 Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Bin Grant.

The blue steel recycling bins will be placed in Morgan Park, Fairview Park, Sturgeon Park...

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Parks & Recreation web page Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2016

South Fayette Connect magazine wins two international awards

South Fayette Township is winner of two 2016 MarCom Awards for its quarterly magazine, South Fayette Connect, in the Print Media category:

GOLD AWARD
Publications: Government Magazine

HONORABLE MENTIONPrint Creativity: Magazine Writing

The int...Read on...

Marcom Awards - Full News Release Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2015

South Fayette Township approves $5 million sale of Star City for commercial redevelopment

The South Fayette Township Board of Commissioners on Sept. 16 voted to approve selling the former Star City Cinemas property for $5 million to Horizon Properties Group LLC. The site is located at Route 50 and Interstate 79 in South Fayette.

Horizon pla...Read on...

Press Release - Star City Commercial Redevelopment Press Releases

Posted on: June 21, 2017

Sygan Road project enhances wetlands and controls flooding

Sygan Road project ceremony June 2017

South Fayette Township and the Allegheny County Conservation District have completed a flood control and wetlands improvement project on Sygan Road. The work redirected water to prevent road erosion and to allow natural spring water to feed the grounds, p...

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South Fayette Township website Public Works

Posted on: November 2, 2016

Boyce-Mayview intersection project planned for 2018

Boyce-Mayview Project Map 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is planning a $2 million project to improve the intersection of Boyce and Mayview roads in South Fayette Township.

In 2018, work will include replacing a structurally deficient bridge on Mayview Road, addin...Read on...

Road Projects