Welcome to Butler Township
Upcoming Township Meetings
Board of Commissioners | February 6th & February 20th
Planning Commission | February 7th
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.
Farm Town Hall Meeting
The Butler County Board of Commissioners will be holding a Farm Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, February 21st from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Butler County Community College – Founders Hall. They are inviting the agricultural community to attend this event. *RSVP not required
They are seeking input on these and many more issues:
- How can the County of Butler assist the Agricultural Community?
- What services and programs are priorities for you?
- What types of small projects would you be able to do on your farm if funding is made available?
- How can the County help ensure farm profitability?
- What are your greatest challenges?
- What opportunities could you pursue with help?
For more information please contact: BoardofCommissioners@co.butler.pa.us or 724-284-5100
The Woodland Owners of Clarion-Allegheny Valley will be holding a Pruning Workshop on Saturday, March 11th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at Preston Park. The program is free but registration is required. Please click on the flyer for more information. Pruning Flyer 2017
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, February 18th and March 18th. 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.
Fees for the Butler County Events are as follows:
|Household Hazardous Waste||$0.65/lb.|
|Light Bulbs and Batteries||$0.52/lb.|
|Televisions and Computer Monitors||$0.45/lb.|
|All Other Electronics||$0.16/lb.|
|Propane Tanks & Cylinders||$15.00 Each|
|Items Containing Mercury||$2.75/lb.|