The Department of Public Works is responsible for the management and supervision of all activities relating to streets and storm sewers. Additionally, the Department is on call for any emergency such as storm debris on streets, flooding, landslides, and snow and ice efforts including salting and plowing.
Director of Public Works: Dave Meeder
- Phone: 724-283-3430
- FAX: 724-287-6365
Commonly Requested Permit Applications
Summer Road Maintenance
The Public Works Department performs road maintenance during the summer months. This means that the traveling motorists in Butler Township will encounter work zone areas.
Bright orange signs and a flag will forewarn all drivers. Please slow down while driving through work zone areas. Keep in mind that work zones are monitored for speed; the penalties (fines) for speeding are doubled.
Maintenance scheduled by the Director of Public Works has preference over general complaints. An emergency constitutes an exception to this rule and will be addressed in a timely manner.
Check you Mail Boxes
The summer months are also a good time for residents to inspect their mailboxes to make sure they are securely attached in the ground. When the snow plows come through in the winter they need to be able to withstand the force of the snow. The township is not responsible for mailboxes that are dislodged because of snow removal.
The public right-of-way is the area of ground designated for streets and curbs and is to be kept clear for public use. It may not be used for storage of vehicles, trash, building materials, heavy equipment, recreational vehicles or any other items
Keep Storm Sewer Culverts Clear
During inspection and replacement of some of our storm sewer culverts, it has been noted that residents are using water courses to get rid of yard waste. Grass clippings, leaves, excess dirt and tree limbs are being found in and along water courses. Common sense tells you that these materials will impede the flow of water. Placing this type of waste on the embankments of the water courses is also unacceptable.
During a storm, water levels rise; the waste materials will wash into the water course downstream, creating a backup which results in a flooding condition. Keep in mind the yard waste you deposited in the water course may not affect you, but could affect your neighbor downstream and could place you in a very uncomfortable position.
We have noticed that many domestic trees and shrubs are overgrowing the road right-of-ways and cart ways. If you own any of these trees or shrubs, now is the time to call the trees services to get quotes and scheduling to have your problem addressed. Keep in mind that it is your responsibility to maintain these domestic trees or shrubs from growing onto road right-of-ways or car ways.