Welcome to Butler Township, Butler County, PA
Upcoming Township Meetings
Planning Commission | September 3rd
Agenda Setting Meeting | September 12th
Board of Commissioners | September 4th (cancelled), Next Meeting is September 16th
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.
- Wednesday, September 18th at 9:30 a.m.
- Saturday, October 19th 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
- Wednesday, October 16, 7-9 PM – History of the Fire Service, Fire Dept. Statistics, Training Requirements, Station/Truck Tour at Butler Twp. Station 3
- Wednesday, October 23, 7-9 PM – PPE Donning and Doffing Demos at Butler Twp. Station 3-2 (Lyndora)
- Wednesday, November 6, 7-9 PM – Fire Prevention/Vehicle Rescue/EMA at Butler City, Station 1
- Wednesday, November 13, 7-9 PM – Suppression Operations-Hydrant Connection, Hoseline Drill, Fire Extinguishers, Search and Rescue at Butler County Community College
- Monday, November 18, 6:30-9:30 PM – Live Fire Evolutions at Butler County Community College
If interested, please contact: Kevin Smith at email@example.com or Tim Iman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Butler Township Named 2019 Banner Community Honoree
PITTSBURGH – Butler Township was honored at a ceremony on March 8, 2019 as a 2019 Banner Community. The program, sponsored by Allegheny County and the Allegheny League of Municipalities, recognizes communities that show a commitment to professional development, prudent fiscal management, transparency, accountability, and proactive communications to engage community stakeholders. A total of 65 municipalities and four municipal authorities were recognized this year, the program’s seventh year.
“We were honored to have Butler Township again recognized as a 2019 Banner Community,” said Dave Zarnick, Commissioner. “The program recognizes Butler Township’s commitment to our residents and to providing services through best practices. We look forward to being a Banner Community for years to come”. Assistant Manager, Cheryl McNeill is hopeful that a similar program could come to Butler County to encourage local government excellence in Butler County as well. Butler Township and Cranberry Township are the only two Butler County municipalities recognized by ALOM for this distinction.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, speaking at the event, stated “I’m delighted to see the Banner Communities program continue to grow. Local governments are the closest to the residents they serve, and I’m thrilled to see so many officials and local leaders continuing to strive towards effectiveness and efficiency for those residents. These officials often don’t receive the recognition that they deserve for their hard work. We’re proud to celebrate their accomplishments and thank them for their dedication to bettering the lives of our residents.”
The March 8 press event and ceremony, attended by Commissioner Zarnick and Assistant Manager McNeill, was followed by a luncheon sponsored by Herbert, Rowland & Grubic (HRG) at the Rivers Club in downtown Pittsburgh.
Butler Township is a member of the Allegheny League of Municipalities, a nonprofit organization created in the early 1960s to coordinate the needs of the area’s local elected officials. In 1974, it was officially established as the Allegheny League of Municipalities to coordinate, advocate and educate the hundreds of elected officials within its member municipalities in Allegheny County and southwestern Pennsylvania. The organization educates elected officials, delivers essential resources, and advocates for sound policy and legislation.
Waste Management is the contracted trash hauler for Butler Township residents beginning January 1, 2019. You can contact Waste management Customer Service at 1-800-866-4460. Each residence will receive a new 95 gallon cart for trash and a 95 gallon cart for recyclables. Information on the new service has been mailed to each residence, but you can view the flyer by clicking on the following link: Waste Management Mailer 2019.
For information on rates check out the Trash & Recycling page.
As of January 1, 2019, Waste Management is the residential 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.
For a printable version of the information click This Link.
The following links contain additional information on how you can dispose of other recyclable materials and hazardous waste:
- Butler County Recycling and Waste Management Department Website
- Holiday Recycling Guide 2017
- Hard to Recycle Guide 2019
- Butler County Recycling Newsletter – Spring 2017
- Butler County Recycling Newsletter – Summer 2017
- Butler County Recycling Newsletter – Fall 2017
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
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