Posted on: May 13, 2017

Memorial Day ceremony set at new American Flag Retirement Facility

Eagle Scout 2

The public is invited to join Boy Scout Troop 248 for an inaugural American flag retirement ceremony at the new Flag Retirement Facility in Fairview Park, next to the Entrance Pavilion. The facility was created this year by South Fayette Township resident...

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Flag Retirement Facility web page
Posted on: May 10, 2017

South Fayette Township earns Gold as a sustainable municipality

Sustainable PA Gold Logo

South Fayette Township is one of 26 communities statewide to achieve the Gold level through the voluntary Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification program.

“Being recognized as a sustainable community means we are making progress in the areas of ec...

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Certification Details - South Fayette Township
Posted on: May 9, 2017

175th anniversary chocolate bars benefit Historical Society of South Fayette Township

Celebrate our 175th anniversary with custom milk chocolate bars from Trello Cioccolato! Ten percent of sales are donated to the Historical Society of South Fayette Township. Candy bars are on sale for $3 each at the township office (open M-F, 8 a.m. ...

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175th Anniversary web page
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Senior citizen food box applicants being accepted

South Fayette Township is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to provide monthly distributions of free boxes of healthy, nonperishable foods, plus fresh cheese, to qualifying adults age 60 and up w...

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Senior Food Box Program web page
Posted on: October 19, 2016

South Fayette Connect magazine wins two international awards

Marcom Gold Winner Badge

South Fayette Connect is winner of two 2016 MarCom Awards in the Print Media category: a Gold Award for Government Magazine and an Honorable Mention for Magazine Writing.

The international competition for marketing and communication professionals inclu...Read on...

South Fayette Connect Magazine
Posted on: March 24, 2016

South Fayette Township wins state award for online communications

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has selected South Fayette Township as a winner of the 2016 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence for the success of its online communications.

The township’s creation and us...Read on...

South Fayette Township website
Posted on: March 3, 2016

Safe meeting spot created for completing web transactions

Safe Internet Exchange Location Sign

An area in front of the South Fayette Township police station, 515 Millers Run Road, has been designated a safe Internet Purchase Exchange Location. Residents conducting business with strangers through an online buy, sell, barter or trade website such as ...Read on...


Posted on: January 7, 2017

Post-Gazette: Allegheny County councilman Finnerty resigns

South Fayette voters will help choose a new Allegheny County Council representative in 2017.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/30/16
Posted on: May 27, 2016

Post-Gazette: Ten Allegheny County towns see unusually high population growth since 2010

The South Fayette Township population has grown 7.5% since the 2010 Census, making the community the 6th fastest growing in Allegheny County, according to this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette news article.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/27/16
Posted on: May 20, 2016

Post-Gazette: Towns pledge funds to relieve I-79 snarl

State also gives grant to reduce congestion at Washington Pike and Route 50

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/20/16
Posted on: March 7, 2016

KDKA Radio 1020: Internet Purchase Exchange Locations

Andrea Iglar, South Fayette Twp. Community Development Director, and Harry Fruecht, Peters Twp. Police Chief, joined Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about internet purchase exchange locations to help keep people safe.

Listen to radio story
Posted on: December 7, 2015

Holiday movie "Love the Coopers" features South Fayette scenes

Hollywood holiday movie "Love the Coopers" was filmed around the Pittsburgh area and features scenes at Broadmore Senior Living in South Fayette Township. The movie is now showing in theaters everywhere.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/13/15
Posted on: September 18, 2015

Horizon Properties to redevelop movie theater property in South Fayette

Text of news article:

South Fayette Township has finalized the sale of the former Star City Cinemas to Canonsburg-based Horizon Properties Group LLC, according to an announcement by the township.

The $5 million sale, approved by the South Fayette To...Pittsburgh Business Times (9/17/15)

Pittsburgh Business Times (9/17/15)

Posted on: March 31, 2017

Parks & Recreation wins award for creative event sponsorships

PRPS-Award-Winner Seal

South Fayette Township has won an Excellence in Recreation and Parks Award from the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society for our "Creative Recreation Sponsorships" program. Recreation Director Paula Simmons and Community Development Director...

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Event sponsorship program
Posted on: March 27, 2017

Summer camp registration opens Mon. April 17

Online registration opens Monday, April 17 for a variety of South Fayette Township Parks & Recreation summer camps, such as the 6-week Summer Playground Camp; Sport Camps; Snapology Camps; Hi-Tech Learning Camps; and HappyFeet Soccer Camp. There is so...Read on...

Summer camp details
Posted on: December 9, 2016

Grant provides 18 recycling bins for parks in South Fayette Township

Recycling Bin

South Fayette Township has been awarded 18 recycling bins for its parks and trails through the 2016 Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Bin Grant.

The blue steel recycling bins will be placed in Morgan Park, Fairview Park, Sturgeon Park...

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Parks & Recreation web page
Posted on: November 18, 2016

Dogs must be leashed in all parts of all parks in South Fayette Township

Dogs must be leashed at all times in all parts of Fairview Park, effective immediately, including the area known as the Dog Run Free Zone. All 2016-2017 dog tag fees will be refunded in full.

South Fayette Township Board of Commissioners took the acti...Read on...

Parks & Recreation web page
Posted on: September 20, 2016

Groundbreaking held for three athletic fields in South Fayette Township

Fields Groundbreaking

A groundbreaking was held Sept. 20 for three new athletic fields in a new park along Seminary Avenue in South Fayette Township. The fields will accommodate various age groups and levels of play. The 21-acre site, owned by the township, will include the fi...Read on...

South Fayette Township Parks & Recreation web page

Posted on: March 31, 2017

Police chief explains law on abandoned vehicles

In his latest blog, Police Chief John Phoennik explains what happens when an abandoned vehicle, without current registration or insurance, is reported to the South Fayette Township Police Department.

Chief's Corner Police Blog
Posted on: March 13, 2017

International police chiefs group features South Fayette police blog on opioid abuse

The International Association of Chiefs of Police website has featured a blog post about opioid abuse by South Fayette Township police Chief John Phoennik. Read "South Fayette police take steps to address opioid epidemic" on the IACP website.

International Assn. of Chiefs of Police website
Posted on: January 18, 2017

South Fayette police chief explains community policing in blog post

South Fayette Township Police Chief discusses the benefits of community policing in his Chief's Corner blog.

Chief's Corner Police Blog
Posted on: January 14, 2017

South Fayette police distribute community outreach publication

The South Fayette Township Police Department has distributed a free Community Outreach Publication with information about police programs, local resources and public safety. Print copies are available at a variety of local businesses and at the South Faye...

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Police Community Outreach Publication
Posted on: January 9, 2017

South Fayette police donate toys to children's hospital patients

South Fayette police officer Mike Kuchta

South Fayette Township police Officer Mike Kuchta delivered donated toys to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in December as part of the Presents from Police program. Thanks to all of the South Fayette community members who donated toys!

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Police web page
Posted on: October 11, 2016

Police chief explains how South Fayette is addressing the opioid epidemic

In his blog, Police Chief John Phoennik talks about the opioid epidemic and how South Fayette has taken steps to address the issue with education, prevention and emergency response resources.

Chief's Corner Police Blog
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Police teddy bear collection successfully ends

The South Fayette Township Police Department's Project Teddy Bear collection has successfully ended, thanks to the community donating about 1,000 stuffed animal toys.

Officers carry the teddy bears in their patrol vehicles to give to children in need o...Read on...

Police web page
Posted on: August 18, 2016

Youth cheerleaders donate teddy bears to police project

Cheerleaders donate teddy bears

The South Fayette Township Cheerleaders' second-grade squad has donated stuffed animals to the police department's Project Teddy Bear drive.

South Fayette Township police are periodically collecting stuffed animals to keep in the patrol vehicles. Offic...Read on...

Police web page
Posted on: July 14, 2016

South Fayette police honored for School Resource Officer program

Congratulations to the South Fayette Township Police Department for being recognized as having one of the premier School Resource Officer (SRO) programs in the country! Sgt. Jeff Sgro received a Model SRO Agency Award from the National Association of Scho...Read on...

Police web page
Posted on: June 27, 2016

Police chief discusses door-to-door solicitation permits in blog post

Did you know that current door-to-door solicitation permits are posted on the South Fayette police web page? Read all about it in Police Chief John Phoennik's latest blog post.

Chief's Corner Police Blog
Posted on: June 10, 2016

Medication disposal box available at police station

Med Return Box

The South Fayette Township Police Department now provides a Medication Disposal Box where residents can deposit expired or unwanted medications. Items are accepted in the police station lobby, 515 Millers Run Road, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through ...Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2016

Police chief explains how officers help find missing people in Project Lifesaver program

In his Chief's Corner blog post, Police Chief John Phoennik discusses how officers help find missing people with special needs through the Project Lifesaver program.

Chief's Corner Blog
Posted on: February 11, 2016

Police Sgt. Jeff Sgro recognized for work as School Resource Officer

Police Sgt. Jeff Sgro (left) being recognized by Chief John Phoennik.

South Fayette Township Police Sgt. Jeff Sgro (left) was recognized for his work as the School Resource Officer during the Board of Commissioners meeting Feb. 10, 2016.

"He just does a wonderful job," Police Chief John Phoennik said.

During...Read on...

Community police programs web page
Posted on: January 5, 2016

Police chief asks for help making roads safer in winter weather

South Fayette Township Police Chief John Phoennik asks residents to avoid parking on roads when it's snowy or icy to help ensure safe wintertime driving. Read his latest blog post for details.

Chief's Corner Blog
Posted on: December 15, 2015

Police spouses show support for officers

Police spouses pose like Charlie's Angels

South Fayette Township police spouses surprised officers with photos that send a message of solidarity and support for their public safety work in the community. The women participated in a photo shoot, thanks to the donated time and talent of Debbie Prid...Read on...

Police web page
Posted on: December 10, 2015

Retiring police officers honored

Police retirees Joe Staniszewski and Bob Kurta

The South Fayette Township Board of Commissioners and Police Chief John Phoennik on Dec. 9 recognized two police officers who will retire at the end of 2015. Patrolman Joseph Staniszewski served more than 37 years with the South Fayette police, and Lt. Ro...Read on...

Police web page
Posted on: November 17, 2015

Police officers recognized for response during standoff

South Fayette Township police officers Griffith, Monyak and Handerhan

South Fayette Township police officers Collin Griffith, Bryan Monyak and Chuck Handerhan have been honored for their response to a July situation involving a barricaded suspect.

Police Chief John Phoennik and the Board of Commissioners recognized the o...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2015

South Fayette Township ranked 24th safest community in state

South Fayette Township is among the 50 safest communities in Pennsylvania, according to a SafeWise Report this week.

The security organization ranked South Fayette the 24th safest in the state based on 2013 FBI Crime data from communities with populati...Read on...

SafeWise Report
Posted on: August 13, 2015

Pay attention to traffic safety during school year

Read Police Chief John Phoennik's message about the importance of traffic safety during the school year.

Read Chief's Corner Blog

Posted on: December 9, 2016

Grant provides 18 recycling bins for parks in South Fayette Township

Recycling Bin

South Fayette Township has been awarded 18 recycling bins for its parks and trails through the 2016 Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Bin Grant.

The blue steel recycling bins will be placed in Morgan Park, Fairview Park, Sturgeon Park...

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Parks & Recreation web page
Posted on: October 19, 2016

South Fayette Connect magazine wins two international awards

South Fayette Township is winner of two 2016 MarCom Awards for its quarterly magazine, South Fayette Connect, in the Print Media category:

GOLD AWARD
Publications: Government Magazine

HONORABLE MENTIONPrint Creativity: Magazine Writing

The int...Read on...

Marcom Awards - Full News Release
Posted on: September 18, 2015

South Fayette Township approves $5 million sale of Star City for commercial redevelopment

The South Fayette Township Board of Commissioners on Sept. 16 voted to approve selling the former Star City Cinemas property for $5 million to Horizon Properties Group LLC. The site is located at Route 50 and Interstate 79 in South Fayette.

Horizon pla...Read on...

Press Release - Star City Commercial Redevelopment

Posted on: November 7, 2016

Meals on Wheels accepting clients in South Fayette

According to an article in The Almanac, Meals on Wheels of Peters Township continues to accept new clients throughout its entire service area. For a modest fee, the independent, nonprofit program delivers nutritious, freshly-made meals to anyone who has d...Read on...

Details from The Almanac, 11/2/16

Posted on: November 2, 2016

Boyce-Mayview intersection project planned for 2018

Boyce-Mayview Project Map 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is planning a $2 million project to improve the intersection of Boyce and Mayview roads in South Fayette Township.

In 2018, work will include replacing a structurally deficient bridge on Mayview Road, addin...Read on...