Welcome to Butler Township
Upcoming Township Meetings
Board of Commissioners | April 3rd (Canceled due to lack of agenda items.) & April 17th
Planning Commission | April 4th
Recycling Committee | March 29th
Butler Township Newsletter
The Butler Township Administration Office is in the process of creating the Spring 2017 Newsletter. Due to the expense of printing and postage, this edition of the newsletter will not be mailed to township residents and businesses. It will be available electronically on the township website and Facebook page. Paper copies will also be available at the Township Municipal Building. As in the past, you have the option of receiving a copy of the newsletter by e-mail. To sign up for this service go to the Newsletter Sign-up box on the Butler Township Home Page and fill in your name and email address and click “Sign Up”. You can also call the Administration Office at 724-283-3430, Ext. 212.
Spring Leaf Collection Information
Spring Leaf Collection will be on the following weeks: April 10th & May 1st
Leaves will be picked up on your regular pickup day in no larger than 30-gallon, biodegradable brown paper bags. Leaves placed out in plastic trash bags will not be collected.
Butler Township will offer 30-gallon, biodegradable brown paper bags at 30 cents a bag on Saturday, April 1st at the Butler Township Garage, 290 South Duffy Road, Butler PA 16001 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Leaf bags are also available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Butler Township Municipal Building, 290 South Duffy Road, Butler, PA 16001. As a service to Butler Township Residents, the Township supplements the cost of the leaf bags.
Tour of Preston Park
*The April 22nd tour of Preston Park has reached maximum capacity, so registration is now closed for this tour. *
Butler Township will be offering a tour of Preston Park on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. The tour will last approximately 3 hours and will consist of a guided tour of the buildings and grounds of Preston Park, located at 415 South Eberhart Road. Registration is limited. Contact the Butler Township Administration Office at 724-283-3430, X 212 or email email@example.com before April 19th to register. Because the tour will consist of walking on the park trails, participants are encouraged to wear long sleeved shirt and long pants, and good walking shoes with socks that go over the ankle.
Great American Clean Up of PA
Butler Township will once again be participating in the Great American Clean-up of PA. The Pennsylvania event is held in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful’s – Great American Clean-up. The program will run from March 1st through May 31st.
Anyone interested in doing clean-up along any of the roadways in Butler Township can register by contacting the Township Administration Building. Just let us know your name, number of volunteers in your group, where you plan on doing the clean-up and the date of the clean-up. The township will provide the gloves, safety vests and trash bags for your group. Once the clean-up is done, please contact the township so that we can make arrangements to have the trash bags picked up.
All 67 counties in Pennsylvania were represented in the 2016 Great American Cleanup of PA. Volunteers collected 5 million pounds of trash. They cleaned over 11,000 miles of roads, railroad tracks, trails, waterways, and shorelines. Volunteers also planted 15,465 trees, bulbs, and plants in an effort to keep Pennsylvania beautiful.
Thank you to everyone from the township who participated in the event last year.
McCalmont Road Bridge Replacement
Construction for the McCalmont Road (Route 3004) bridge, spanning Connoquenessing Creek in Butler Township, Butler County, is scheduled to begin as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Butler County’s structurally deficient list.
Construction is expected to begin during the week of March 6 and be complete in mid-April. During this time, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Meridian Road (SR 3007), Renfrew Road (SR 3006) and Route 8 (Pittsburgh Road). In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-374 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.
The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.
To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit www.p3forpa.pa.gov. Additional information on the project, the team, and how to bid on the project can be found at www.parapidbridges.com.
Free Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Butler Township has received a Hodge Fund Grant which was used to purchase smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. These detector are free to Butler Township residences that have children residing there or have children that frequently visit there. Residents can receive one smoke detector and one combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector or 2 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, April 22nd and Saturday, May 6th & 20th . 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 ecsr.net under the Collection Events tab. A listing of the dates for 2017 is in the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Flyer.