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May Community Calendar

Swimming Pool News

The Pool Season is upon us! Pick up your Pool Membership, any weekday. Administrative Office, Borough Building 2nd Floor, starting Monday April 24, 2017. Pool passes sold between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Special Pool Membership Sale Hours:

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Crafton Swimming Pool Opening Day

Saturday, May 27th, 2017 12–8 PM
Sunday, May 28th, 2017 1–7 PM
Monday, May 29th, 2017 1–7 PM
*Pool will be open on a modified schedule in conjunction with Carlynton School District Calendar.
Contact the Pool directly 412.921.9482 for questions regarding pool rentals, swimming lessons, and hours of operation.

Click here for more information on pool operating hours and pricing.

Complete this survey to help out the Crafton Public Library

** Please take a few minutes and complete this quick and easy survey about how the Crafton Public Library can better serve you and our community!! https://goo.gl/forms/BOGHB7sd14CLLSMl2

Community Farm Summer Planting

Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! No experience needed!
Regular hours, Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 PM to Dark, Sundays 9 AM to 11 AM.

May Senior Citizen Dinner

Saturday, May 20th, 2017. Doors open at 5:00 PM
Menu: Fried Chicken, Mac and Cheese, and Cole Slaw!!
Entertainment: ICTUS Community Choir
Cost: $7.00
RSVP by 5/16/17 to (412) 921-0752 x 10

Jason West/CIT Memorial

Monday, May 29th, 2017
Following the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Borough Building.
Location: Afton Avenue in Crafton Park

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Saturday – June 3rd, 2017
Crafton Public Library
More information to come!!
Contact the Library with questions?? 412.922.6877

Military Banner Program

Crafton Borough takes great pride in the men and women who have served our country in times of need. Now we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to help us honor your friends and family from Crafton who have served our great country.
The Military Banner Program salutes our brave men and women who are currently serving and those who have served in the military by creating and displaying a 24” x 36” military banner to be exhibited in Crafton between Memorial Day and Veterans Day for years to come. Banners will also be displayed at www.troopbanners.com/Crafton.
For more information contact the Borough Administrative Office at 412.921.0752 x 10 or click here.

Borough News

Crafton/Ingram Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
Council Chambers of the Community Center, 140 Bradford Avenue, Crafton, PA.
Crafton Borough Council and Ingram Borough Council will hold a public hearing and consider adopting the Joint Comprehensive Plan.

Compost & Wood Chipping

Crafton Borough offers chipping service for tree branches and limbs (excluding hedges/bushes). Wood chips and leaf compost are available to Crafton Residents for pick-up by appointment, or can be delivered for a fee. For more information contact the Borough Office.

Administrative Offices Closed

Monday, May 29th, 2017
Borough Administrative Offices closed in observance of Memorial Day

Crafton Borough Council

The Crafton Council Meeting for May will be held Monday the 8th, and Monday the 22nd. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers of the Community Center starting at 7:15 PM. Meetings can be viewed on YouTube by clicking here.

Organizational Meetings – May 2017

Recreation Board – Monday, May 8th, 2017 @ 6:00 PM – Community Room
Crafton Performing Arts – Monday, May 8th, 2017 @ 7:00 PM – Community Room
Crafton Celebrates – Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 @ 7:00 PM – Community Room

Trash Removal

Recycle dates for May are the 9th, and the 23rd. Missed pickups should be reported to Waste Management @ 1.800.866.4460.
Questions regarding the new E-Waste collection program can be directed to 1.800.449.7587.

Spring Clean Up Event 2017

On Saturday, May 20th from 9AM – 12PM at Crafton Park W. Steuben Street Entrance.

Collection Items:

  • Building Materials
  • Bulk Items
  • Household Clutter
  • Yard Debris
  • Small Appliances

Items not collected:

  • Tires or rims
  • Auto parts
  • Refrigerators or AC units
  • Paint Electronic Waste

Questions, contact the Borough Office (412) 921-0752 Ext. 10

**Crafton Residents Only**  Must provide proof of residency.

 

Carlynton School District Drinking Water is Safe

For information about water testing that was conducted in the Carlynton School District, click here.

Household Chemical & Hard to Recycle Collections

2017 Household Chemical Collections

Saturdays, 9am – 1pm

May 6 Allegheny County – North Park Swimming Pool Parking Lot

May 20 Cambria County – Concurrent Technologies Corporation ETF Facility

July 22  Washington County – Consol Energy Park parking lot

Aug. 19  Allegheny County – Boyce Park Ski Lodge parking lot

Sept. 16  Allegheny County South Park Wave Pool parking lot

Oct. 14  Beaver County – Brady’s Run Park (recycling center)

Fee: $3/Gallon (a few exceptions apply) CASH ONLY

Acceptable Items Include:

  • aerosol cans
  • automotive fluids
  • batteries
  • chemistry sets
  • compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs)
  • gasoline and kerosene
  • household cleaners
  • mercury
  • paint/paint products
  • pesticides/herbicides
  • photo and pool chemicals
  • NEW IN 2017- camp fuel/small propane bottles

For details go to prc.org or call 412-488-7452

2017 Hard to Recycle Collections

Saturdays, 9am – 1pm

May 13  Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills – 590 Pittsburgh Mills Blvd. Tarentum, PA 15084

June 24 Quaker Valley High School – 625 Beaver St. Leetsdale, PA 15056

July 29  La Roche College – 9000 Babcock Blvd.  McCandless, PA 15237

Aug. 12  Century III Mall  – 3075 Clairton Rd, West Mifflin, PA 15123

Oct. 7  Settlers Cabin Park Wave Pool – Ridge Road, Robinson Township, PA 15205

No Cost:  cell and home phones, CFL bulbs, computer towers and peripheral equipment, expanded polystyrene packaging material, microwave ovens, stereo equipment, VCRs, DVD players, and cable boxes.

Fee charged:  batteries, CDs, DVDs, floppy discs, fluorescent tubes, printers, small Freon appliances, stereo speakers, tires (car/truck) with/without rims

monitor: $20, TV: $30, projection or console TV: $40

For details go prc.org or call 412-488-7452

Reuse Fest 2017

Saturday April 22, 10am-2pm
UPMC Passavant McCandless
Drop off a variety of materials for reuse/resale by local non-profits

To download the flyer, click here.

Easter Egg Hunt & Mini Golf

Easter Egg Hunt

April 15th Promptly at 2PM

In Crafton Park for children 8 years old and younger.

The event is sponsored by the Crafton VFD and Girl Scout Troop 50254

Mini Golf

“Peter Cottontail Golf Trail”

Following the Easter Egg Hunt until 4PM

Adults: $3  Children 12 and under: $2

Benefits Ambassador Girl Scout Blair Finlay’s Gold Award Project “Crafton Creekside Trail”

April Community Calendar

Military Banner Program

Crafton Borough takes great pride in the men and women who have served our country in times of need. Now we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to help us honor your friends and family from Crafton who have served our great country.
The Military Banner Program salutes our brave men and women who are currently serving and those who have served in the military by creating and displaying a 24” x 36” military banner to be exhibited in Crafton between Memorial Day and Veterans Day for years to come. Banners will also be displayed at www.troopbanners.com/Crafton.
For more information contact the Borough Administrative Office at 412.921.0752 x 10 or click here.

Crafton Community Potluck Lunch

Sunday, April 2, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Community Center Room, 140 Bradford Avenue, Crafton, PA.
Bring a dish to share and enjoy the company of your neighbors! Everyone is welcome! For more information contact Holly at 412.979.2381 or CraftonCommunityPotluck@gmail.com.

Senior  Citizen  Dinner ** DATE CHANGE **

Saturday, April 8, 2017 – Doors Open at 5:00 PM.
Community Center Room, 140 Bradford Avenue, Crafton, PA.
Menu: Meat or Vegetable Lasagna, Tossed Salad and Meatballs!!
Entertainment: Enjoy the Frank Sinatra era tunes of Steve Tori!
RSVP By: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 to 412.921.0752 x 10.
Upcoming Dinner Dates: May 20, 2017

CVFD Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 15, 2017 – Promptly at 2PM
8 Years and Under. Sponsored by Crafton VFD & Girl Scout Troop 50254
Questions to 412.875.0022

“Peter Cottontail Golf Trail” Mini-Golf

Saturday, April 15, 2017 – Crafton Mini-Golf
Following the Easter Egg Hunt until 4 PM.
Adults $3, Children 12 & Under $2.
Proceeds benefit Blair Finlay’s Gold Award project.

Carlynton Little Cougars Football and Cheer Sign-Up

Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Location: Carlynton Jr/Sr High School – Football: Room 103 & Cheer: Room 106
Questions? Contact John Sciulli 412.377.1488
https://www.facebook.com/groups/244068709086453/

Community Farm Spring Planting

Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Crafton Park, W. Steuben Street, Crafton, PA.
RAINDATE: April 29, 2017
Volunteers WELCOME!!

Spring Shredding Event!

Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Crafton Park, W. Steuben Street, Crafton, PA.
Event sponsored by Representative Dan Deasy, Crafton Borough, and Ingram Borough.
Residents can bring documents for ONSITE shredding.

Jordan Tax Service – Property Tax Collection

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday, April 28, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jordan Tax Service will be in the Community Building for Property Tax Collection. For your convenience please use the Community Center entrance.

CVFD Night at the Races

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Crafton Volunteer Fire Department
Questions? 412.875.0022

Crafton Celebrates Night at the Races

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the American Legion
Questions? craftoncelebrates@gmail.com

Borough & Meeting Information

Borough Administrative Office Closed

Friday, April 14, 2017 – In observance of the Easter Holiday

Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN)

ALCOSAN will launch its Clean Water Assistance Fund to help families pay the ALCOSAN portion of their sewage bill. The program will serve low-income residential customers in 83 municipalities. Ratepayers who qualify will receive a $30 credit on their bill, every three months. Dollar Energy will manage the program for ALCOSAN, you may contact them at 1.800.375.1388.

Crafton/Ingram Special Joint Meeting

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
Council Chambers of the Community Center, 140 Bradford Avenue, Crafton, PA.
Crafton Borough Council and Ingram Borough Council will meet for discussion and review of Final Early Intervention Program Recommendations.

Crafton/Ingram Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
Council Chambers of the Community Center, 140 Bradford Avenue, Crafton, PA.
Crafton Borough Council and Ingram Borough Council will hold a public hearing and consider adopting the Joint Comprehensive Plan.

Crafton Borough Council

The Crafton Council Meetings for April will be held Monday the 10th, and Monday the 24th. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers of the Community Center starting at 7:15 PM. Meetings can be viewed on YouTube by clicking here.

Crafton Borough Organizational Meetings for April

Crafton Recreation Board – Monday the 10th at 6:00 PM – Community Center
Crafton Performing Arts – Monday the 10th at 7:00 PM – Community Center
Crafton Celebrates – Tuesday the 11th at 6:00 PM – Community Center
Crafton Community Farm – Thursday the 20th at 6:30 PM – Community Center

Trash Removal

Recycle dates for APRIL 2017 are the 11th and 25th. Missed pickups should be reported to Waste Management @1.800.866.4460
Questions regarding the new E-Waste collection program can be directed to 1.800.449.7587

Crime Watch Report for March 2017

Area 1- Coordinator- Katie Fazio
3-03-17. Cash and several articles of clothing were stolen from a residence on S. Linwood Ave. Entry was believed to have been made through an unlocked side door.
3-19-17. A resident on S. Linwood Ave. had a message pop on their computer screen supposedly from Microsoft. The message was a scam and the resident was scammed out of approximately $400 for services.
3-20-17. A firearm was stolen from a residence on Hawthorne Ave. This department has 4 people of interest.

Area 2 – Coordinator-Sandy Gibson
3-07-17. A vehicle on Lincoln Ave. was entered and items were strewn about it.
3-07-17. A vehicle on E. Crafton Ave. had a window broken out of and items were stolen.
3-08-17 A vehicle on Oregon Ave. was entered overnight and loose change was stolen.
3-08-17 A vehicle on E. Crafton Ave. and another on Division St. had their windows broken out overnight.
3-08-17 A pair of sunglasses was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Mildred St.
3-08-17 Loose change was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Oregon Ave.
3-27-17. A handgun and a wallet with items in it was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Lincoln Ave.
3-27-17. Two kids Avigo brand bikes were stolen from a porch on Union Ave. (rainbow colored girl’s bike and a black and bright green colored boy’s bike)

Area 3– Coordinator- Diane McQuaide
3-08-17. Two TVs were stolen from a vehicle on Bell Ave. The vehicle was believed to have been left unlocked.
3-22-17. A vehicle was struck on Dinsmore Ave. while it was parked near the dance studio.
3-26-17. A red Schwinn mountain bike was stolen from a residence on Elmwood Ave.
3-28-17. A silver Razor Scooter was stolen from outside of the library.

Area 4- Coordinator- Vacant
3-08-17 A vehicle on Coulter St. had grease placed on it’s windshield.

Area 5- Coordinator- Mary Fleming
3-01-17. A laptop was stolen from a residence in the 1400 block of Crafton Blvd.
3-12-17. Two packages were stolen from a porch in the 1500 block of Barr Ave.
3-17-17. A female was stabbed by the father of her baby in the 1400 block of Crafton Blvd. An arrest warrant was filed and the suspect was apprehended.

Area 6- Coordinator- Bill & Janet Finlay Jr.
3-28-17. A wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Thomas St.
3-28-17. Loose change and vehicle document/information was stolen from another unlocked vehicle on Thomas St.
Thornburg:
3-08-17 Three vehicles were egged overnight.

Tips/advice:
Once again the police department has taken several reports of vehicles being entered overnight. Some reported having items stolen from their vehicles and others were simply rummaged through. In most cases the vehicles have been left unlocked. The police department has also been taking reports of bicycles and other outside toys (scooters, etc.) being stolen that are left outside overnight. Please bring any and all valuables into your residence /garage overnight so that these items do not disappear into the possession of thieves. This same thinking should apply to your vehicle as well. Do not leave valuables, especially wallets containing personal information and firearms in your vehicle. Please help us to prevent crime in Crafton by doing your part and not being an easy target. It is the hope of the police department that we do not have to take so many reports from crimes that could have been prevented. With your assistance we can reduce the crime in the neighborhood. The police department is also advising that several residents have received scam/fraudulent/harassing phone calls from several different numbers. The police department suggests that you to not answer the phone if you do not recognize the phone number. It also a good idea to closely watch your bank accounts due to several other internet scams and to notify the police department and your financial institution if you notice any fraudulent charges. Thank you and remain vigilant.

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

2017 Senior Events Schedule

March 18th
Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad and Jell-O (wear green)
April 8th
Meat or Vegetable Lasagna, Tossed Salad and Meatballs
May 20th
Fried Chicken, Mac and Cheese, and Cole Slaw
June 17th
Ribs, Scalloped Potatoes, Cole Slaw, and Corn Salad
September 16th
Stuffed Peppers, Stuffed Cabbage, Mashed Potatoes, and Vegetable
October 21st
Pork and Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy (Costume Contest)
November 18th
Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Vegetable, and Pumpkin Pie
November 18th
Roast Beef and Gravy, Roasted Potatoes, and Carrots (Grab Bag Gift-$5.00-Optional)
DOORS OPEN 5:00 PM
Crafton Community Center; 2nd Floor (next to Borough Building)
DINNER SERVED 5:30 PM – ENTERTAINMENT 6:30 PM
COST $7.00 PER PERSON
* Menu is subject to change

Borough of Crafton Recreation Board R.S.V.P. 412-921-0752 x10 no later than Tuesday before dinner.

Free Paper Shredding Event 4-22-17

Rep. Dan Deasy, Sen. Wayne Fontana, and Crafton & Ingram Boroughs to sponsor a free paper shredding event on Saturday, April 22nd 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM in Crafton Park, 167 West Steuben Street, Crafton. Documents will be shredded on-site.

Celebrate Earth Day, help protect the environment by recycling unneeded/unwanted paper.  Protect your identity and have personal documents shredded.  Destroy all those old tax returns and important papers you have been holding on to, papers with personal information including social security, credit card or bank account numbers.

Papers must be loose- no binder clips or paper clips. Documents can not be in binders.

Documents will be shredded on-site by reputable and bonded company.

For more information call Rep. Deasy’s Office at 412-928-9514

Alert: 3-9-2017

The Crafton Police Department has taken several reports over the past two days of vehicles being entered. The majority of the vehicles were left unlocked overnight. In a few incidents, a window was smashed out of the vehicle. Televisions, sunglasses and loose change were stolen from some of the vehicles. The other vehicles just appeared to have been rummaged through. The areas that have been hit recently include E. Crafton Ave. , Division St., Lincoln Ave., Mildred St. and Bell Ave. Residents are again reminded to LOCK YOUR VEHICLES AT ALL TIMES AND DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN THE VEHICLE.

Also please immediately report anyone or anything suspicious if you observe it. Some evidence was able to be collected and is being processed with the assistance of the mobile crime unit.

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