Road Paving Notification

The following roads will be re-paved this year before the end of October. If your street is on the list keep an eye out for notification via flyers in your mailbox or door, and watch the street poles for “No Parking” signs. Detailed notifications will be given at least 48 hours before the construction date. We never like to tow so we will do everything in our power to give you timely notice.
The following is a list of streets/alleys to be re-paved:
1. Four Coins Drive
2. Deblasio Drive
3. Arlington Drive
4. Second Street
5. Morgan Street
6. Coleman Alley
7. Hill Alley
8. Iron Alley
9. Black Alley
10. Friendship Alley
11. Fir Alley
12. Gum Alley
13. Hickory Alley
14. Lotus Alley
15. Coal Alley
16. Bush Alley

***Keep in mind that borough officials conduct door to door street surveys every year. This is required so that funding can be secured for the following year’s street paving. We must have the cooperation of a large percentage of the residents to secure funding. when requested please participate in these surveys.***

Frank Sarris Public Library Fan Fest

FSPL Fan Fest
September 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for a celebration of comic books, graphic novels, anime and pop-culture. Admission is free. This event is open to all ages.  We’ll continue to update the activities below as plans are finalized:

Comic Workshops:
Indulge your creativity at one of our workshops hosted by the Pittsburgh Comics Salon.  Space is limited to 25 participants for each session.  Reserve a spot at FSPL Fan Fest for $3/person/session. Reserved spots will be given priority seating; any remaining spots will be on a first come basis at no cost.

Workshop descriptions:

Comics Bootcamp! – Adult and Teen (13+) Program
Join us to explore the rhythm of the comics grid and take your comics-making game to a new level. Simple exercises will push you in mind-bending directions. If you can draw a silly-looking batman, have ever kept a diary or journal or like to free write or free draw, this workshop is for you!

Let’s Make Comics! – Kids Program
Take a crash course in comics making – for kids of all ages. We will bring the grids, the markers, the know-how – you bring your personal spark! Discover the comics-maker within you and let them out!

Open Studio
Take a break from the buzzing action of the day, channel some of that energy and those new ideas into your own comics. Guidance and materials will be on hand for those who need additional inspiration. This session will be an open format workshop where you will be able to work on self-directed projects with assistance from the instructor.

The Pittsburgh Comics Salon is a cultural initiative dedicated to creating an ecosystem for Comics Making in Pittsburgh. This includes hosting workshops, readings, gallery exhibitions and publishing solo works and anthologies by Pittsburgh based artists.  Your instructor will be Juan Fernandez, a cartoonist and comics community organizer who organizes the Pittsburgh Comics Salon and manages comicsworkbook.com, the online magazine for comics makers.

Cosplay – Cosplay policies and  cosplay contest details

Guests:
Howard Bender – Before working as a caricature artist, Mr. Bender was a professional comic book illustrator working for Marvel, DC, Disney, Archie and Heroic, drawing characters and titles that include Superman, Spider-Man, The Legion of Super-Heroes, Casper, Richie Rich and many others.  He co-created and drew his own original characters and titles: Mr. Fixitt and The Sherlock Holmes Minute Mysteries and his own strip Billy & Pop.  Mr. Bender will be doing caricatures in Meeting Room #1.

Fan Art Contest for amateur artists ages 10-13 and 14-17 at time of submission.  For more details on the Fan Art Contest or to obtain an entry form, see the Contest Rules and Entry Form.

Pop-Culture Trivia:
Star Wars
Harry Potter – based on books
Comics
Game of Thrones – based on television show
Homestuck – webcomic

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament:
Calling all gamers…do you have what it takes to finish the fight?  We’re hosting a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament.  All ages welcome!  Rules of the tournament can be found on the registration form. Register for the tournament at the children’s circulation desk by August 30.  No fee to play!

Welcome Artists & Vendors:
All Fibered Up
Becky’s Bangles
Craftin Nikki
Gobbie Chiropratic Center
Jessica’s Cosmic Creations
Kenneth Kramer
Manifested Dreams
Maria’s Ideas
Menyalion
Mo Art by John
Placeyprints
The Paintbox Letters
Uncle Dave’s Books

Town Park Pool End-of-Season Schedule

Only 17 pool days left this season!!!
We will be open normal hours (noon to 6:00 pm) until Sunday, August 25th.
The pool will be closed Monday, August 26th-Friday, August 30th.
We will reopen Saturday August 31st, Sunday September 1st and our FINAL day will be Monday September 2nd.

Thank you for another great year!

Adam Manion, Pool Manager

Open Employment Positions

Fire Fighter/Fire Inspector – This position requires knowledge of the International Building and International Fire Codes.
Job responsibilities include: inspecting buildings and structures to identify potential fire hazards, ensuring fire control equipment, including fire extinguishing apparatus, fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems and standpipe system are tested and operable.
Job requirements: 1.) A high school diploma or GED, 2.) Valid Class B CDL with air brake endorsement, 3.) Have no felony convictions, 4.) Nation Pro-Board IFSAC Fire Fighter I Certification, 5.) National Pro-Board IFSAC Fire Inspector I Certification, 6.)  Certification of completion of an Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC) and 7.) Valid first aid/CPR Certification.
Proof of meeting all of the above requirements must be submitted with the application for employment and resume. Copies of the job application can be downloaded from the website or at the Borough office located at 68 East Pike Street, Canonsburg, PA 15317.
Canonsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Electronics Recycling Options

Ellsworth (just south of Bentleyville)

2 collections in April (April 16 and April 30)

2pm-6pm

1 American Way, Ellsworth, PA 15331

 

Upper St. Clair (open to the general public with no residency restrictions)

The 2nd Saturday of each month:

April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 14

10 am-2 pm

Boyce Community and Recreation Center (1551 Mayview Road, Upper St Clair PA 15241)

New Garbage Contract and Recycling Calendar

We know that many of you have questions and concerns about the new garbage contract. Whether your garbage was missed or you never received a postcard from County Hauling with your pickup date, we understand it’s frustrating and we want to help to the best of our ability. The phones have been ringing off the hook all week and we are all trying our best to answer each and every call to help you.
My work email is monitored at all times and questions will be answered ASAP from 8:00 AM-Noon and 1:00 PM-4:00 PM,  Monday-Friday.
If email is possible, please send your questions and concerns to: cmunch@canonsburgboro.com
Thank you!

Frequently Asked Questions (what we know so far and will update as we receive more information):

Q. “Why did we get a new carrier?”
A. Our 5 year contract with Waste Management expired so we had to put garbage/recycling services up for bid. It was advertised in the Observer Reporter and we received a few sealed bids which were opened at a Borough Meeting. We received 3 bids, with one of them being from Waste Management. The one that came at the lowest price received the contract.

Q. “What will happen with billing?”
A. Garbage billing will still be done quarterly through Jordan Tax Service, that will remain the same. Senior discounts are still available for those 65 and older and you need not reapply for that discount.

Q. “I never received a postcard, when is the pickup day?”
A. County Hauling mailed out postcards to all the residents of Canonsburg, however it seems that many people never got theirs. There will now be 3 pickup days depending on what area of Canonsburg you live in, it will be either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. To find out what day your pickup is, please email cmunch@canonsburgboro.com during normal business hours and we will let you know!

Q. “Will County Hauling be sending out a calendar showing recycling weeks and holidays?”
A. As per County Hauling, they do not send out calendars to residents, but I took the time to make one myself here at the Borough office, it can be found here:

Q. “What are pickup restrictions?”
A. You can place only one large item per week (such as a dresser, couch, etc.) with your regular garbage.
Recyclable items: Plastics #1 and #2, cardboard, paper products (newspapers, magazines, printer paper) and metal (aluminum/tin cans). No glass allowed.
This is a country-wide recycling issue that doesn’t not begin and end with County Hauling. This is a problem that all garbage haulers are dealing with, even Waste Management. Please read this article:
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14411817-74/tough-year-for-recycling-industry-to-continue-as-china-holds-fast-on
“Waste Management this week announced that it will cease accepting certain plastics and all glass in communities from Allegheny County’s South Hills to Ohio.”

Q. “How much did the bill go up?”
A. Last year the rate was $44.46/quarter so it went up $1.06 per quarter, $4.24 a year.
It increases every year regardless of who the carrier is and would have also increased with Waste Management.
Quarterly Rates (calculated as best as possible):
2019: $45.52
2020: $45.64
2021: $46.37
2022: $47.16
2023: $47.94

**If you have any further questions, please call County Hauling at 724-929-7694, ext. 2, they will be able to assist you**