CECIL TOWNSHIP
- News and Events -



Please Click here for News and Events from the: Parks & Recreation Activities


Please Click here for information on:  Public Hearings and Notices


Please Click here for information on: Township Ordinances and Resolutions

 

 

27th Annual Fall Festival

September 27 & 28, 2014
Entertainment, children's activities, petting zoo, pony rides, train & wagon rides and so much more.

Check out the entertainment schedule for more information.

 

 

ON STREET PARKING

For on street parking requests please call 724-320-8357 and leave a message. 
A police officer will call you back.

 

 

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT

Trick or Treat will be on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.
Please make sure your porch light.

 


HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING

The Historical Society will meet on Wednesday, Sept 24, 2014 at 6:00pm
at the Cecil Township Municipal Building.


INVITATION TO BID

Bid proposals will be received by Cecil Township until October 3, 2014 for the sale of the following:

2007 Ford Crowne Victoria
1999 Ford 150
2010 Ford Explorer

See Public Notice for more details.


Five Ways to: Reduce your Vehicle's Environmental Impact

We all know that cars cause air pollution.
But did you know that cars also cause water pollution?
View the 5 ways you can make a difference.


IMPORTANT NEW SCHEDULING INFORMATION:

RECYCLING COLLECTION will occur every other Friday

Please note Cecil Township now allows for "Single Stream Recycling"
All recyclable material can be comingled in one recycle bin.

REGULAR CURBSIDE COLLECTION: 
Garbage and Refuse should be placed at the curb after 6:00 pm on Thursday
 and before 6:00 am on Friday.

Click Here for:  Updated 2014 Waste Management Flyer and Information

 


COLUMBIA GAS SEWER LINE SAFETY PROGRAM

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania is committed to providing safe, reliable and efficient natural gas service to more than 417,000 customers in Pennsylvania.  Columbia is dedicated to its customers and communities and is investing to ensure continued public safety and reliable service.  Columbia is being proactive in improving its system with a new sewer line safety program - and it's the right thing to do.

Click here to view:  COLUMBIA GAS SEWER LINE SAFETY INFORMATION



STREETS IN CECIL TOWNSHIP CURRENTLY BEING INSPECTED:

Rose Avenue
Cancilla Drive
McEwen (between Highland and Breezewood Drive)


PLEASE HELP THE WASHINGTON COUNTY FOOD BANK

Please join the Washington County Farm Bureau in Helping the
Greater Washington County Food Bank in February and March!

Click here for the: FARM BUREAU FOOD BANK FLYER

The Collection sites are as follows

Washington Hospital - Cecil
Washington Financial - Hickory
Heritage Library - Mc Donald
Midway Community Center
Avella Community Center


2014 FALL FESTIVAL INFORMATION


The Cecil Township Parks & Recreation Board is sponsoring the 27th Annual Fall Festival this year on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 & 28, 2014.  The successful community event will be held once again at Cecil Park on Millers Run Road (Route 50) in Cecil/Venice.

Information and Applications will be posted below:

FALL FESTIVAL AD BOOK OPPORTUNITY


VENDOR AND GENERAL INFORMATION



CECIL TOWNSHIP NAMED #1 ON PENNSYLVANIA'S 50 SAFEST CITIES

1. Cecil Township

Pittsburgh suburb Cecil Township tops our list of safe cities in the great state of Pennsylvania. Cecil Township is known for its annual Fall Festival, where Washington County residents and visitors have enjoyed local culture, art, music and food for the past 26 years. And with a great track record for maintaining the safety of its residents, it’s no wonder the township has grown by more than 16% since 2000.

Cecil Township is a family-friendly town and part of what draws families to settle here is the security its residents enjoy. According to the most recent FBI Crime Report, Cecil Township has been crime free when it comes to rape, murder and even motor vehicle theft, which is pretty amazing for a city that hosts a large festival where vehicles are especially vulnerable when everyone’s distracted by the latest performer or the chance for a pony ride.


Click Below for Article:


WASHINGTON CITY TRANSIT

Washington City Transit is a public transit agency. Washington City Transit's "Metro" bus serves Cecil
Township five days a week.  Weekdays (Monday thru Friday) there are 10 northbound Metro trips from Downtown Washington, each of which stops at the South Pointe Park & Ride on the way to Downtown Pittsburgh. Weekdays (Monday thru Friday) there are also 10 southbound Metro trips from Downtown Pittsburgh, each of which stops at the Southpointe Park & Ride.

After leaving the Southpointe Park & Ride each of those southbound trips continues through Canonsburg Borough along Pike Street, through Houston Borough and a portion of Chartiers Township, turns onto Racetrack Road,  then turns onto Route 19, and passes through Trinity Pointe shopping center on the way to Downtown Washington.

The Washington City Transit fare from theSouthpointe Park & Ride to Downtown Pittsburgh is currently
$3.50 one way. The fare from Southpointe Park & Ride to Washington is currently $2.50 one way. Multitrip
tickets are available at a discounted price. Transfers are available between Washington City Transit and the Freedom Line. Transfers are also available between Metro bus and the Washington City Transit "Hoppel" bus.

The Washington City Transit "Hopper" bus provides service to The Washington Hospital, Washington Park. Washington Crown Center Mall, and other shopping centers. Full schedule and fare information are posted on the Washington City Transit website: www.washingtoncitytransit.com.

FREE WATER QUALITY TESTING

Participants needed for a groundwater monitoring project.  For more information contact:
Beth Kahkonen, Washington County Watershed Alliance, 724-503-4785, bethk@pawccd.org

The Washington County Watershed Alliance (WCWA) and Southwest PA Environmental Health Project (SWPA-EHP), with assistance from Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) CREATE lab, are conducting a large-scale water monitoring project in Washington County, PA.  Our goal is to develop a device that will allow homeowners to routinely monitor their well or spring water quality.  We will also continue to monitor stream water quality through the WCWA datalogger program, to track and identify possible pollutants traveling through both groundwater and surface water. 

Click here for: WATER QUALITY TESTING FLYER


WASHINGTON COUNTY LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS

The League of Women Voters of Washington County announces that information about government at all levels (local, state and national) is now available in the League's 2013 Facts for Citizens.  The publication is available online at washingtoncounty.palwv.org and in limited print quantities at local libraries and municipal offices.  The LWV, a nonpartisan political organization established in 1920, encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.


 

CECIL TOWNSHIP ZIPCODE PETITION

Currently there are Seven ZIP codes in Cecil Township. Having that many ZIP codes within one municipality can create problems for residents, businesses, and emergency service providers. Because ZIP codes are often not aligned with municipal boundaries, millions of Americans have mailing addresses in neighboring jurisdictions. This can cause higher insurance rates, confusion in voter registration, misdirected property and sales tax revenues for municipalities, property value effects as well as a lack of community identity.

If you would like to support Cecil Township in its quest to create a uniform ZIP code, please click on the following link:  CECIL TOWNSHIP ZIPCODE PETITION

 


ELECTRONIC RECYCLING

Beginning Jan. 24, 2013, a disposal ban on covered devices goes into effect in Pennsylvania. From this point forward, no person may dispose of a covered device, or any of its components, with their municipal solid waste. These devices and their components must be properly recycled and may not be taken to, nor accepted by, landfills or other solid waste disposal facilities for disposal.

Please click on the following for additional Information or contact the Township Office:

House Bill 708

Act 108

Washington County Planning Commission News Release

 

EARNED INCOME TAX (EIT) CODES

Cecil Township’s EIT Residential Code is  630602

Canon McMillan School Code is: 6306



Beginning on January 1, 2012, all Pennsylvania employers will be responsible for withholding local Earned Income Taxes from their employee paychecks.  Your help is needed to insure that the local income taxes deducted from your paycheck are received by Cecil Township and the Canon-Mcmillan School District for the benefit of your family.  Please click on the following link for additional information and form.


Certificate of Residency Letter and Form



ACT 32 LAW

Below is a link from Keystone Collections explaining the new Act 32 law for the consolidation and collection of the Earned Income Tax for the state of Pennsylvania.

ACT 32 Law



Stormwater Phase II Public Education and Outreach

Are you planning a beach vacation this summer ? Did you know that daily activities that impact your local streams can also affect your favorite vacation spot ? The coastal watershed contains many components,
starting at the headwaters of streams in your community, continuing on to our Three Rivers, with the coast line
the final drainage point.

Please click on the following Educational Flyers for additional information and tips:


Help Prevent Pet-Waste Pollution - Article

Help Prevent Pet-Waste Pollution - Poster

Snow Removal and Salt

Safe Deicing

Clean Sweep for a Clean Stream - Poster

Make a Clean Sweep for a Clean Stream

Don't Let Pesticides Bug Our Water Flyer

Don't Let Pesticides Bug Our Watershed - Article

Watershed Informational Flyer

Adopt A Watershed

Adopt a Watershed Poster

Coastal Pollution - The Basics

Coastal Pollution - Flyer

 

“THE FREEDOM LINE”

The Washington County Transportation Authority (Washington Rides) is pleased to introduce a new fixed-route bus service called “The Freedom Line”  The Freedom Line will run from McDonald to Washington, Monday through Friday between 7AM and 7PM. Flag stops are available along the route.

The fare to ride the bus is $1.50. Please call 1-800-331-5058 or www.washingtonrides.org  for additional information.

Click here for Schedule and Map Information:   http://www.washingtonrides.org/FreedomLine.htm


 

Township Facts


Did you know that .....

  • Cecil Township is 27 Square Miles?

  • That we have 77 miles of Township Highways maintained by a ten person road crew?

  • That the average family size is 2.98?

  • That females outnumber males 51.3% to 48.7% in Cecil?

  • That 23.6% of our population is over age 55?

  • That 20.6% of our residents live alone?

  • That the median age of a Cecil resident is 39.1?

  • That 87.2% of our residents over 25 have a high school diploma and that 46.7% of that group has continued
    with advance education?

  • That over 65% of our residents are married?

  • That our median household income was $50,616?

  • That our per capita income was $22,340?

  • That 23.1% of our population receives retirement income?

  • That 67.4% of our residents have 2 or more cars?

  • That 71.5% of our residents live in single family homes and 20.4% live in duplexes?

  • That the median housing price is $116,000?

    test