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Board of Supervisors Workshop Session

The Cecil Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Workshop Session on
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 7:00 PM in the “Generations” room of the municipal building with the
 residents of Southview regarding sewage alternatives.  All interested parties are encouraged to attend.


Tire Collection Event Planned

The Washington Planning Commission, in conjunction with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and Keep Washington County Beautiful, will hold a tire recycling collections event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 30 at the Washington
County Fairgrounds parking lot, 2151 N. Main St., Washington. The event is open to the public.

The fee schedule for tire disposal is: $2 per car or truck tire; $5 per tractor tire, and $15 per agricultural tire.
Tires from commercial operations cannot be accepted. For more information, call the planning commission at
724-228-6811 or visit www.co.washington.pa.us

See flyer for more info.

Historical Society Fundraiser

The Cecil Township Historical Society will host a fundraiser at 2pm on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Cecil Township Municial Building.  Cost is $2.00 per person. Pam Nixon will present a program on coal mining.. Donations can be made to the coal miners memorial being built at Cecil Park.

Come Learn to Play Tennis or Improve Your Game!

McDonald Borough Summer Tennis Program
Harry Collins Courts - Heritage Park

Lessons begin June 16 - August 6

See Flyer for more details.

Steering Committee Opening

Any Cecil Township resident interested in serving on a Steering Committee to provide their input
for the Comprehensive Plan Update should contact the municipal offices at 724-745-2227.


As part of the ongoing Washington County reassessment project residential data
collection will begin in your township beginning the week of April 6th, 2015.

Employees from Tyler Technologies, Inc. will be going door to door throughout your township. They will be obtaining interior information if the owner is home; i.e. total number of rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc. If no one is home they will leave a yellow door hanger which should be completed and returned to the indicated address. After obtaining the interior information data collectors will measure the exterior of the residence and any out buildings.

Data collector's will be wearing yellow safety vests and display their photo ID badges.

Planning Director/Zoning Officer

Cecil Township is accepting applications for the position of Planning Director/Zoning Officer. This is a supervisory position requiring responsibility for planning, code enforcement, subdivision/land development, and zoning. Five years progressive experience and/ or training in planning, zoning and subdivision enforcement required. AICP certification preferred. Salary commensurate with experience and responsibility. Complete job description/requirements available at the Township Offices. Please send resume and salary history/requirements by 4:00pm, Monday, April 13, 2015, to the attention of Township Manager, Cecil Township, 3599 Millers Run Rd. STE 101, Cecil, PA 15321.Cecil Township is an equal opportunity employer.

Road Closure Route 1001 (Reissing Road)
Cecil Twp., Washington County

Uniontown – PennDOT District 12 would like to advise motorists that a section of Route 1001 (Reissing Road)
will be closed between Route 50 and the intersection of Route 1001 and Route 1003 in Cecil township,
Washington County. Work begins on Thursday, March 19 and will continue through Sunday, March 22.
The road will be closed daily between the hours of 7AM and 5PM.

The closure will be in place to allow crews to continue to make repairs to the bridge that carries the
railroad tracks over Route 1001. A posted detour will be in place, utilizing Route 50 and Route 980.

Motorists are reminded to drive with caution and be alert when entering a work zone.

  Media contact: Valerie Petersen, 724-439-7375

Source: PennDOT District 12-0


2015 Calendar of Events

Got Recyclables?

Find out where they will take them in your area by going to the Refuse and Recycling page.

Do you have a streetlight that is burnt out or flickering?

If so, please call the township at 724-745-2227.
Please provide the pole location and we will notify First Energy to do the repairs.

Parks & Recreation Board Vacancies

The Cecil Township Parks & Recreation Board has two vacancies on their Board. 
Letters of interest from Cecil Township residents can be mailed to the attention of
Donald A. Gennuso, Manager, Township of Cecil, 3599 Millers Run Road, Suite 101, Cecil, PA 15321.

Trash & Recycling Discounts for Seniors

Waste Management offers discounted trash/recycling services to senior citizens over the age of 65.

For more information, please contact Waste Management at 1-800-866-4460.

2015 Pavilion Rentals

2015 Pavilion Rentals will be held for RESIDENTS ONLY on Friday March, 6, 2015 at 6:00AM
NON-RESIDENTS will be held on Friday, March 13, at 8:00AM.

E-CYCLING PROGRAM at Upper St. Clair

In accordance with Chapter 68 of the Township Code the Township of Upper St. Clair requires
the recycling of electronic equipment (anything with an electrical cord); these items are not collected curbside. The Township in conjunction with JVS Environmental will be holding “e-cycling” event
in the Township building parking lot near Clair’s Kennel from 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Dec. 13, 2014
Residents also have the option of taking advantage of e-cycling programs offered by numerous retail
stores and recycling organizations that collect electronics. This collection will also include the
Fluorescent Bulbs recycling (including the tube bulbs) @ a cost of $1.00 each.

Also, Cecil Township residents can contact Waste Management for
size appropriate boxes to mail the fluorescent bulbs for recycling.

See flyer for more information.

Cold Winter Tips from PA American Water

Cold Weather Tips

 Pennsylvania American Water Alerts Customers to be Winter-Ready Inside and Outside the Home


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

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.


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.

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 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.



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


The Collection sites are as follows

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


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 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.


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. 



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.



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



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



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


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 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 95 miles of township roads and there is an 11 person 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?