2018 Side Yard and Blighted Structure Program

For a limited time only, the Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program (VPRP) will accept applications to acquire vacant properties in 56 municipalities at reduced cost to the applicant. In all other respects, applications for this Program must comply with Program policies.  Applications must be postmarked by August 31, 2018.  For more information and to download the application, click here.

Crime Watch Report for April 2018

Area 1- Coordinator- Katie Fazio
4-03-18. It was reported by a Hawthorne Ave. resident that 3 packages have been stolen from the front porch of their residence over past couple of weeks.
4-26-18. A detached garage in the 2000 block of Crafton Blvd. has a window broken out and pry marks on the door frame. Nothing was reported to have been stolen.

Area 2 – Coordinator-Sandy Gibson
4-15-18. A few electronic items were stolen from a residence on E. Crafton Ave. The residents suspect a person that was welcomed into their residence stole the items. Investigation ongoing.
4-20-18. Three residents from the 200 block of Noble Ave. reported having their vehicles’ tires slashed.

Area 3– Coordinator- Diane McQuaide
4-24-18. A storm grate was stolen from a residence on Maplewood Ave.
4-30-18. A resident from Underhill St. received a fraudulent phone call from Apple requesting her to send a photo of her face and her driver’s license. SCAM!

Area 4- Coordinator- Amy Buchman

Area 5- Coordinator- Mary Fleming
4-08-18. A transmission was removed from a resident’s yard in the 1500 block of Barr Ave. A white pick-up truck was seen leaving the area. A short time later a white van with “Handyman” arrived in the area and a white male walked onto the resident’s property but was scared away when another person observed him.
4-16-18. A resident from Clearview Ave. received a phone call regarding her computer “anti-virus software company going out of business.” The foreign accented caller requested the resident to send $1000 back to him as a deposit for $1300 was made into the resident’s bank account. This is a SCAM. The resident did not forward any money to the caller.

Area 6- Coordinator- Bill & Janet Finlay Jr.
4-08-18. A vehicle was reported stolen from in front of the Save A Lot store in the shopping center. The silver Kia Sportage was stolen on Thursday. The vehicle may have been unlocked with a spare key inside of it.

Tips/advice:
It’s that time of the year to get out and enjoy the weather. If you plan on having a bonfire/fire-pit please remember to apply for a recreational burn permit at the Borough Office.
Please remember to lock your windows and doors when you leave your residence now that the weather has broke and you can open them up to enjoy the fresh air.
The ever popular IRS scam is still going around. The IRS will not call you and threaten you with a lawsuit or jail time. DO NOT GIVE ANYONE INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE THAT YOU DID NOT CALL!!!!!!

May Community Calendar

Swimming Pool News!

The Pool Season is upon us! Pick up your Pool Membership, any weekday at the Crafton Borough Administrative Office, 2nd Floor, starting Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Pool passes are sold between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. *Please present your application and proof of residency, along with payment (check, cash, or credit) to the Administrative Office for review. You will be notified when your application is approved and Pool Passes are ready to be picked up.  For More information, click here.

Crafton Swimming Pool Opening Day

Saturday, May 26th, 2018 12–8 PM
Sunday, May 27th, 2018 1–7 PM
Monday, May 28th, 2018 1–7 PM
*Pool will be open on a modified schedule in conjunction with Carlynton School District Calendar from 5/29 through 6/1/2018. Regular season hours will begin 6/2/2018.
Contact the Pool directly 412.921.9482 for questions regarding pool rentals, swimming lessons, and hours of operation.

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

Recycle Days

Trash collection is every Tuesday and recycle collection is every other Tuesday. Trash can be placed at the curb, no sooner than 4PM, on the day prior to pickup. Recycle dates for the current month are May 8, and May 22. Please have ALL recycle containers CLEARLY marked. Cardboard should be broken into 14” x 14” and stacked at the curb. 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

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 throughout Crafton Borough 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 Public Library

For the May calendar of events, click here.

Crafton Community Potluck

Sunday, May 6, 2018. 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.

Crafton Awake – Spring Poetry Series

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Crafton Public Library
Upcoming date June 13, 2018.
Stop down at the library for more information.

Election Day

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
For more information on candidates and finding your polling place go to http://www.vote411.org
Get out and VOTE!!

Community Farm Summer Planting

Saturday, May 19, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
(Rain Date 5/26/2018)
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! No experience needed!!
Regular Volunteer Hours- April through October
Tuesdays: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursdays: 5:00 PM to Dark
Sundays: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

May Senior Citizen Dinner

Saturday, May 19th, 2018. Doors open at 5:00 PM
MENU: Stuffed Chicken Breast, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Drinks and Desserts!!
Entertainment: Prepare to be AMAZED by this magical Magician!
Cost: $7.00
RSVP by 5/15/18 to (412) 921-0752 x 10

Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 28, 2018 – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Beginning at the Ingram Borough Building and will end at the Crafton Borough Building.
Parade begins at 11:00 AM with a Memorial Ceremony to follow on the Crafton Borough Building lawn.

Borough Information

Administrative Office  Closed

Monday, May 28, 2018 – Memorial Day

Compost & Wood Chipping

Beginning April 1, 2018, through November 15, 2018, 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 Public Works Office at (412) 921-0752 x 16.

Solicitation Permits

Comcast/XFINITY – Toni Russell, TV, Phone, Internet, Home Automation Sales, Valid: 2/6/2018 to 9/7/2018
Comcast – Devon Little, Door to door Comcast Cable Services: Valid 4/5/2018 to 7/23/2018

Crafton Borough Council * Revised

The Crafton Borough Council will meet Monday, May 14th and Monday, May 21st at 7:15 pm in the Council Chambers. Meetings can be viewed on YouTube by clicking here. Meeting minutes are also available on the Crafton Borough website, here.

Crafton Organization Meetings * Revised

Recreation Board – Monday, May 14th at 6:00 PM
Crafton Performing Arts – Monday, May 14th at 7:00 PM
Crafton Celebrates – Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30 PM

Alert: 4-26-2018

Crafton PD  took a report on this date in which a detached garage in the 2000 block of Crafton Blvd. had a broken glass window and pry marks on the door frame.  It does not appear that entry was made into the garage or that anything was stolen.  The garage sits on a rear alley and is somewhat secluded.  Several neighbors were asked if they observed anyone in the alley and nobody reported seeing anyone.  This attempted burglary took place sometime between 7:30 PM last night and 7:30 PM tonight.  If you saw anyone in the area please contact the Crafton PD.

It is also a good idea to check any detached structures on your property and make sure that they are secure.

-PLEASE REMEMBER TO LOCK YOUR VEHICLE(S) AND RESIDENCES ALL OF THE TIME.
-RESIDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY UPON OBSERVING A SUSPICIOUS PERSON OR SOMETHING THAT APPEARS TO BE SUSPICIOUS.
-IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING (Please call 911 immediately, not later)

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