Welcome to Butler Township
Upcoming Township Meetings
Board of Commissioners | June 5th & June 19th
Planning Commission | June 6th
Fire Department Meetings| May 17th
Zoning Hearing Board | July 12th
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.
Butler Township Recycling Day
Saturday, June 10, 2017 – 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Registration is Limited and Pre-registration is Required by contacting ECS&R at 1-866-815-0016.
Butler Township Residents Only – Drivers License is Required
Where: ECS&R – 129 Ash Stop Road, Evans City, PA 16033
Items Taken: Nominal Fees Apply
|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.
If you are unable to register for this event, please ask ECS&R about registering for one of the monthly Butler County Sponsored Recycling Events. Fees are the same for the Butler Township and Butler County Events. Costs associated with these events are supplemented by a grant through the PA Department of Environmental Protection.
McCalmont Road (Route 3004) Bridge Opened to Traffic
Construction to be complete after Overlay Surface is applied to Bridge Deck
Indiana, PA – The McCalmont Road (Route 3004) bridge, which spans Connoquenessing Creek in Butler Township, Butler County, reopened to traffic today. This bridge was replaced as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and allows PennDOT to remove it from the state’s structurally deficient bridge list.
With the bridge reopened, motorists may notice a slight bump as they drive across the bridge until a polyester polymer concrete (PPC) overlay is applied to the deck. This is often the final step in completing box beam bridge projects. The PPC overlay is designed to protect the deck from the wear and tear brought about by Pennsylvania’s harsh winters and reduce the long-term maintenance costs.
The polyester material can only be applied when temperatures are consistently above 40 degrees, dry weather is forecasted and after the bridge concrete has cured for at least 30 days. An alternating traffic pattern will be controlled by flaggers when the PPC overlay is applied in mid-June 2017.
To find out when the overlay will be applied to this structure, visit www.parapidbridges.com/polyesterpolymerconcreteoverlay.html. In the event of unfavorable weather, this schedule may change. Any such changes will be posted on the website.
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. Replacement work for this bridge was performed by Mekis Construction Corporation of Fenelton, PA.
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 impacts 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.
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.
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, 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.