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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.

 

March Community Calendar

Crafton Residents

A mailer was sent to each household within the Borough, from Waste Management. This flyer included any new and/or updated information regarding trash removal, as well as the new 2017 Trash Calendar. If you did not receive this in the mail, you may pick up a copy from the Borough office or download it by clicking here.

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.

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, March 5, 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.

Summer Employment Opportunities

The Borough of Crafton has begun accepting applications for seasonal summer employment for Pool Manager, Assistant Pool Manager, Head Lifeguard, Lifeguards, Cashiers, Attendants, Concession Stand Workers, Aqua-robics Instructor, and Park/Street Laborers. Employment Applications can be picked up in the Administrative Office, 2nd Floor of the Borough Building Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM or online by clicking here.
Applications must be submitted by 4:30 PM, Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Senior Citizen Dinner

Saturday, March 18, 2017 – Doors Open at 5:00 PM.
Community Center Room, 140 Bradford Avenue, Crafton, PA.
Menu: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad and Jell-O. Wear Green!!
Entertainment: Enjoy the music of Hey Joe, with Mike!
RSVP By: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 to 412.921.0752 x 10.
Upcoming Dinner Dates: April 15, 2017

Community Farm Early Spring Cleanup

Saturday, March 25, 2017 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Crafton Park, W. Steuben Street, Crafton, PA.
Volunteers WELCOME!

Spring Shredding Event!

Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 9:00 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.

Borough & Meeting Information

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 Comprehensive Plan Meeting

Monday, March 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM.
Council Chambers of the Community Center, 140 Bradford Avenue, Crafton, PA.

Crafton Borough Council

The Crafton Council Meetings for March will be held Monday the 13th, and Monday the 27th. 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 Organization Meetings

Crafton Recreation Board – Monday the 13th at 6:00 PM – Community Center
Crafton Performing Arts – Monday the 13th at 7:00 PM – Community Center
Crafton Celebrates – Tuesday the 14th at 6:00 PM – Community Center
Crafton Community Farm – Thursday the 23rd at 6:30 PM – Community Center

Trash Removal

Recycle dates for March are the 14th and 27th. 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 February 2017

Area 1- Coordinator- Katie Fazio
2-28-17. An attempted burglary was reported on S. Linwood Ave. near Ewing Rd. Entry was not made into the residence.

Area 2 – Sandy Gibson
2-07-17. A package was stolen from a porch on Noble Ave.
2-20-17. A GPS unit was stolen from an unlocked vehicle overnight on Lincoln Ave.

Area 3– Coordinator- Diane McQuaide
2-03-17. A resident from Crafton Blvd. fell victim to a phone scam from Duquesne Light. No money was taken.
2-13-17. A resident from the 1700 block of Crafton Blvd. also received a phone call from a Carnegie phone number asking “can you hear me now?”
2-19-17. An unlocked vehicle parked on Bell Ave. was rummaged through overnight and nothing was reported to have been stolen.
2-19-17. A basement window to an apartment building was noticed to be cracked 2 days ago and completely shattered on this date on Maplewood Ave.

Area 4- Coordinator- Vacant
2-07-17. A heavy piece of metal was reported stolen from a residence in the 1900 block of Crafton Blvd.
2-09-17. A suspicious phone call was received by a resident on Highland Ave. who was asked “Can you hear me now?”
2-28-17. A saw and pills were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 2200 block of Crafton Blvd.

Area 5- Coordinator- Mary Fleming
2-10-17. Sunglasses and loose change were stolen from a vehicle in the 1500 block of Barr Ave. It is unknown if the vehicle was locked or unlocked while parked overnight.
2-20-17. A ladder was reported stolen from a porch on this date on Rodgers Ave. It is unknown when it was actually stolen.
2-26-17. A black Chevy SUV struck a parked vehicle in the 800 block of Clearview Ave. and fled from the scene.

Area 6- Coordinator- Bill & Janet Finlay Jr.
2-03-17. Money was stolen from an apartment in the Crafton Towers.
2-09-17. A suspicious phone call was received by a resident on Thomas St. who was asked questions that the answer would be “yes.”
2-14-17 A vehicle was on Glenn St. was entered and a wallet containing money and cards were stolen.
2-15-17 Two vehicles on Afton Ave., three vehicles on Duncan Ave. and one vehicle on Maxwell St. were entered overnight. The vehicles were all left unlocked and were not damaged. All vehicles were rummaged through and there was only one report of loose change being stolen from one vehicle.
2-23-17. A cell phone was reported to have been stolen from an unlocked vehicle approximately a week and a half ago from the 100 block of W. Steuben St.

Crafton-Ingram Shopping Center
2-01-17. The drive thru ATM machine at the PNC Bank was damaged by an unknown individual

TIPS/ADVICE:
The police department has been taking several reports regarding vehicles being entered overnight. In all cases these vehicles have been left unlocked. RESIDENTS PLEASE LOCK YOUR VEHICLES. Do not leave yourself and your vehicle an easy target. Also, if feasible, leave exterior lights on overnight as a deterrent. With the warmer weather that we have been experiencing and the arrival of spring not too far off, please remember to secure your residence after opening up your windows and doors to get fresh air.

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

Alert: 3-3-2017

The Crafton Police Department responded to an address on S. Linwood Ave. between Manor St. and Woodlawn Ave. Blvd. for a burglary report. This occurred during the morning hours on Friday and entry was believed to have been made through a side door which was most likely left unlocked. Several articles of clothing along with cash were stolen from this residence. Two rooms were ransacked as well. If any resident observed someone acting in a suspicious manner we would appreciate your call with the information. Please remember to secure all points of entry into your residence and secure your vehicles. The Crafton Police Department is being assisted by the Allegheny County Police Department.

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