The original item was published from January 26, 2022 8:41 AM to January 28, 2022 2:49 PM
Reflecting on the past year, I am proud to say that 2021 was very successful for South Fayette Township.
We witnessed the much-anticipated completion and opening of the Southern Beltway. We paved 36 roads as part of our $1.5 million annual road improvement program. We saw more than $43 million of private investment in commercial real estate projects.
It is safe to say that South Fayette has adapted well to the challenges of the pandemic, a testament to the community’s resilient character. There are plenty of reasons to believe our positive momentum will carry into 2022.
For example, South Fayette Township recently was awarded a $1 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to install ball fields with artificial-turf infields in Fairview Park. We are pleased to be able to add park amenities without relying solely on tax revenues. We are very excited about the Mayview site expansion of Fairview Park, where a splash pad and dog park are expected to open this year.
Other capital improvement projects in 2022 include improvements to Morgan Park, restroom installations at Boys Home Park and Preservation Park, coordination of $250,000 in stormwater improvements, vehicle and equipment replacements in the Public Works Department and construction of a new municipal center/police station.
Also in 2022, we will also welcome two new officers to the police department, along with an additional employee in public works.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is beginning several significant road construction projects in South Fayette this year, including the Chartiers Bridge widening project and improvements to the Boyce-Mayview intersection.
Undoubtedly, the township is poised to have a very productive year, and I look forward to the opportunities and challenges that await us.
We are South Fayette!
John M. BarrettTownship Manager