Welcome to Butler Township, Butler County, PA
Upcoming Township Meetings
Board of Commissioners |December 17th
Planning Commission |January 8th
Due to the Ice and Snow storm of November 15, 2018, Preston Park is closed to the public due to safety issues. Please check out the website and Facebook pages for updates on when the park will reopen.
Due to the debris created from the Snow and Ice Storm of November 15th, burning of yard waste in the Township has been extended through the end of December. All normal restrictions apply to this extension. Please see the Burning Regulations at http://butlertwp.org/burning-regulations/ for details.
CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY
THE BUTLER TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE HOLDING A CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY STARTING JANUARY 15, 2019. THE PROGRAM WILL CONSIST OF (7) CLASSES BEING HELD ON CONSECUTIVE TUESDAY EVENINGS FROM 6:30 TO 8:30 PM. THE PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE BUTLER TOWNSHIP PARK BUILDING LOCATED AT 468 S. DUFFY RD. AND VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND BUTLER TOWNSHIP.
THE PROGRAM WILL INCLUDE:
-CRIMINAL LAW AND INVESTIGATIONS
-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ISSUES
-VEHICLE LAWS AND TRAFFIC STOPS
-USE OF FORCE
-THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM
-OTHER AREAS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
APPLICATIONS FOR THE PROGRAM CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE BUTLER TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT OR THE BUTLER TWP. MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 290 S. DUFFY RD., MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM. THE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE POLICE OFFICE NO LATER THAN 4:00 PM ON JANUARY 7, 2019. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE PROGRAM WHICH IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, WITH PRIORITY GIVEN TO BUTLER TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS. THERE WILL BE A MAXIMUM OF (15) INDIVIDUALS ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM. INDIVIDUALS ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM WILL BE NOTIFIED BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
Fall 2018 Newsletter Posted
Butler Township has posted the Fall 2018 Newsletter to the website. Click on this link: Newsletters, to view the latest edition. This edition of the newsletter will not be mailed, but will only be available digitally. By offering the newsletters digitally, thus saving printing and mailing costs, the Township will be able to publish them more frequently. Residents are encouraged to follow the Township on Facebook to receive notices as to when new editions of the newsletter will be posted on the website. For residents without access to a computer, paper copies will be available at the Butler Township Municipal Building.
Poster Contest Winners
The awards for the 2018 Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest were presented at the October 15th meeting of the Butler Township Board of Commissioners. This year’s theme was “Look. Listen. Learn. – Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” Students from McQuistion, Northwest and Connoquenessing Elementary Schools where asked to submit a poster that showed what they learned about fire prevention and fire safety. The Township received 119 posters from the students. McQuistion Elementary School received the traveling trophy for the most participation with 86 entries. The classroom participation awards at each school went to the following classrooms: McQuistion – Room 14 (2nd Grade); Northwest – Room 7 (2nd Grade); Connoquenessing – Room 1 (Kindergarten)
The individual awards were presented to the following students:
|First Grade||Faith Melnick||Connoquenessing|
|Second Grade||Greyson Steadman||Northwest|
|Third Grade||Casey Ewart||Connoquenessing|
|Fourth Grade||Aaliyah Grossbauer||McQuistion|
|First Grade||Blake Giocondo||Northwest|
|Eric Jarnagin, Jr.||McQuistion|
|Second Grade||Vyolet Carlson||Northwest|
|Third Grade||Taylor Lutz||McQuistion|
|Fourth Grade||Peyton Ponteous||Connoquenessing|
The Township would like to thank Menchie’s for partnering with us for the contest and for providing frozen yogurt for the winners and their families prior to the ceremony.
Tours of Preston Park
Butler Township will be offering public tours of Preston Park including the residence and the grounds on the following dates in 2019.
- Saturday, April 27th at 9:30 a.m.
- Saturday, May 18th at 9:30 a.m.
- Wednesday, June 19th at 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 18th at 9:30 a.m.
- Saturday, October 12th at 9:30 a.m.
- Saturday, November 30th at 9:30 a.m.
This 2 to 3 hour walking tour is available at no cost, but registration is required and spaces are limited. In addition to the dates listed above, private group tours may also be arranged for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to register for a tour contact the Administration Office at extension 212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Smoke Detectors
Butler Township has received a Hodge Fund Grant which was used to purchase smoke detectors and combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. These detectors are free to Butler Township residences where children reside or frequently visit. At this time there are only smoke detectors available. Residents can receive two smoke detectors per household, which are available at the Butler Township Municipal Building at the main reception area. Proof of residency is required.
Things to do in Butler County This Season
Click on the following links to find out some of the activities going on in Butler County.
Butler County Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event
The next Butler County recycling collection will be held at Environmental Coordination Services & Recycling (ECS&R) at 129 Ash Stop Road, Evans City, PA 16033, on Saturday, December 15th. Please call ECS&R at 1-866-815-0016 to register for this event or if you have any questions. You can also register on-line at http://www.ecsr.net/recycling-events/. A listing of all of the dates for 2018 can be found on the ECS&R website under Butler County Events.
|Household Chemicals & Paints||$0.68/lb.|
|Universal Waste (i.e. Florescent Lights & Batteries)||$0.53/lb.|
|CDRA Electronics * (glass bearing)||$0.45/lb.|
|CDRA Electronics * (non glass bearing towers & peripherals)||$0.25/lb.|
|Small Freon Containing Devices||$0.17/lb.|
* CDRA: desktop computers, laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals and televisions.
Goodwill Industries and Staples in Butler Township will take old computer equipment for recycling for free. Items that will be accepted include: Desktop computers, laptops, monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers, printers and printer supplies. Televisions will not be accepted.
The following links contain information on how you can dispose of your electronic waste, as well as, other recyclable materials and hazardous waste:
- Butler County Recycling and Waste Management Department Website
- Holiday Recycling Guide 2017
- Hard to Recycle Guide 2017
- Butler County Recycling Newsletter – Spring 2017
- Butler County Recycling Newsletter – Summer 2017
Beginning on January 1, 2019, Waste Management will be the solid waste and recycling hauler for Butler Township. With this new contract, Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling Collection will be included in your monthly fee. To participate in this program please read the following information provided by Waste Management and follow the instructions to set up a pick up after January 1, 2019.
For a printable version of the information click This Link.