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Winter Maintenance & Snow Removal

Crafton Borough Residents are reminded you will have 24 hours after the snow has stopped to clear your sidewalks from ice and snow.

It is the responsibility of the owner and/or legal resident of the property abutting the sidewalk to keep it clear of obstruction.

Please also be reminded, it is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to cause any snow, ice or debris of any kind to be deposited on any street, road, sidewalk or curb. Please do not throw snow into the roadway!

Any person, firm or corporation who violates these provision or who fails to comply herewith, shall be, upon conviction, sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100, nor more than $1,000 for each violation.

January Community Calendar

Snow Removal & Sidewalk Maintenance

CRAFTON BOROUGH ORDINANCE: It shall be unlawful to allow ice, snow or other debris to remain on the sidewalk longer than 24 hours after its accumulation. Also, sweeping, shoveling, or blowing snow into the street is prohibited. It is illegal to drive or park a vehicle on a sidewalk, or portion of a sidewalk. It is the responsibility of the Property Owner to maintain all sidewalk areas in a good state of repair and clear of any obstructions.

**Bagged leaves can be picked up by the Public Works Department. Contact the Crafton Borough Office to make arrangements at 412.921.0752 ext. 10.

Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Between December 26, 2017 and January 16, 2018 – Christmas Trees free of all ornaments, lights, decorations and or tinsel can be taken to Settlers Cabin Park (Wave Pool Parking Lot) during normal hours of operation for recycling. For a list of all participating parks or any additional information contact the Allegheny County Department of Parks at 412.350.3711

Flea Market Fundraiser – Knights of Columbus

Saturday, January 6, 2018 and Sunday, January 7, 2018 – 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
10 W. Crafton Avenue, Crafton PA 15205
Knights of Columbus are hosting an indoor flea market. Proceeds to benefit building improvements. For information contact Chester at 412.928.0975. Additional dates, February 10, February 11, March 3, and March 4. 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Crafton Community Potluck

Sunday, January 7, 2017. Community Potluck Lunch – Bring a dish to share and enjoy the company of your neighbors! Everyone is welcome! 1pm-3pm in the Community Room. For more information contact Holly at 412.979.2381 or CraftonCommunityPotluck@gmail.com.

CIT Baseball and Softball Association Signups

Saturday, January 13, 2018 and Saturday, February 3, 2018
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM @ the American Legion
Or register online at playcit.org Registration Fee: $25/child or $35/family.

Borough & Meeting Information

Crafton Borough Council

The Crafton Borough Council will meet Monday, January 8 and Monday, January 22 at 7:15pm in the Council Chambers. Meetings can be viewed on YouTube by following the link on our website at www.crafton.org

Crafton Organization Meetings

Recreation Board – Monday, January 8th at 6:00 PM
Crafton Performing Arts – Monday, January 8th at 7:00 PM
Crafton Celebrates – Tuesday, January 9th at 7:00 PM

Recycle Days

Trash collection is EVERY Tuesday and recycle collection is every other week. Trash can be placed at the curb, no sooner than 4PM, on the day prior to pickup. Recycle dates for January are the 3rd, 16th and the 30th. Please ensure ALL recycle containers are CLEARLY marked. Missed pickups should be reported to Waste Management @1.800.866.4460
Questions regarding the E-Waste collection program can be directed to 1.800.449.7587 or AtYourDoor@WM.com

Crime Watch Report for December 2017

Area 1- Coordinator- Katie Fazio
12-12-17. A suspicious male stated he was with Allegheny county and wanted to see a residents hot water heater at a residence on Hawthorne Ave.

Area 2 – Coordinator-Sandy Gibson
12-25-17. A vehicle parked in the 100 block of E. Crafton Ave. was struck by an unknown vehicle during the past two days.

Area 3– Coordinator- Diane McQuaide
12-06-17. It was reported today that a package was stolen from a residence in the 1700 block of Crafton Blvd.
12-17-17. A purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on Bradford Ave. The theft actually occurred on 12-09-17.

Area 4- Coordinator- Vacant

Area 5- Coordinator- Mary Fleming
12-01-17. A resident from Barr Ave. received 2 phone messages from the IRS stating that they were subject to a lawsuit and that an arrest warrant was issued for the resident. This is a scam.
12-10-17. An unknown person threw an egg at a house on Willard Ave. that broke a small stained glass window.

Area 6- Coordinator- Bill & Janet Finlay Jr.
12-01-17. The church on Belvidere St. was found to have damage to the front doors. No entry was made into the church.
12-05-17. Forced entry was made into the church on Belvidere St. and it is unknown if anything was stolen at the time of the report.
12-18-17. Three unlocked vehicles were rummaged through overnight. Nothing was reported to have been stolen. They were parked on Duncan Ave., Nicholson St., and Afton Ave.
12-23-17. A vehicle parked at Dunkin Donuts was struck by a gold or tan in color Chrysler four door sedan that was operated by a heavy set white male. The male left the area when the victim stated that she was calling the police.

Tips/advice:

  • Please remember to lock your vehicles. Ingram PD took several reports of vehicles that rummaged through as well. Crafton PD also took 2 reports in Thornburg regarding vehicles being entered and money being stolen from one vehicle on 12-20-2017.
  • A coordinator is still needed for the Zone 4 area. If you or someone you know may be interested please contact the police station.
  • Please be mindful when snow is predicted and obey the parking restrictions on certain streets (“No parking between signs during snow emergency”) . These areas need to be left empty so that plow trucks can treat the areas and also enter and exit alleys and roadways.

For the latest information please follow the Crafton Police Department on our Facebook page.

Crime Watch Report for November 2017

Area 1- Coordinator- Katie Fazio

Area 2 – Sandy Gibson
11-04-17. On this date it was reported that a television was stolen from an apartment on Noble Ave. It is unknown when the actual theft occurred.
11-18-17. A delivered package was stolen off of a front porch on Cross St.

Area 3– Coordinator- Diane McQuaide
11-10-17. A vehicle parked on White Ave. was rummaged through overnight.
11-23-17. A delivered package was stolen from the Bradford Court Apartment Complex. It was later determined that it was not stolen.
11-26-17. A parked vehicle on Bradford Ave. was struck by another vehicle that fled the scene causing minor damage. The vehicle was believed to be white in color.
11-29-17. At approximately 4:30 AM a resident from Elmwood Ave. reported that his dog was barking. Hours later the resident reported that a basement screen was pushed in at his residence. It is unknown if someone was trying to enter this residence.

Area 4- Coordinator- Vacant
11-17-17. An unoccupied mail truck was struck while it was parked on Parke St.

Area 5- Coordinator- Mary Fleming

Area 6- Coordinator- Bill & Janet Finlay Jr.
11-29-17. An elderly resident from the Crafton Towers received a phone call from a male with a foreign accent that stated he was from the federal government. He requested that the resident send $500 to him and that she would receive $9,000. This is a scam.

TIPS/ADVICE:

  • Remember to track any shipments that you are expecting to be delivered to your residence. If you do not plan on being home when the package is delivered, please take some other steps to ensure that your package is not stolen off of your front porch. Some examples are to leave a note for the delivery person to leave the package out of sight (perhaps a rear or side door), have a neighbor pick up your package, have the package shipped to your place of employment or request a signature when the package is delivered.
  • Remember to lock your vehicles and your residence to include windows when you leave them unattended. It is also a good habit to place any valuables such as Christmas gifts in the trunk or out of plain view to prevent thieves from targeting your vehicle and helping themselves to an early Christmas present.
  • The Police Department would also like to remind residents to leave lights on or set them on timers in the evening hours when you are not home due to the amount of daylight decreasing by the day. This along with other simple measures are great deterrents to would-be burglars. It is also recommended to bring any valuables inside your house or garage and not leave them out over night.
  • The Police Department is participating in the annual “Click it or Ticket Campaign.” Always wear your seatbelt and make sure that children are properly secured as well. You, the driver, are responsible for everyone in your vehicle. Contact the police department with any questions regarding the usage of seatbelts.
  • The Crafton Police Department would like to wish everyone a Happy and safe holiday season and best luck in the New Year!

For the latest information please follow the Crafton Police Department on our Facebook page.