We are pleased to announce the completion of the first phase of the new picnic park located near mile marker 1 on the Sheepskin Trail.  The ribbon-cutting ceremony was celebrated on Saturday, April 24, 2021.  Approximately 100 attendees joined the Supervisors in dedicating the newest edition to our park family.  The park is a beautifully wooded rest area surrounded by nature and rippling brooks that come together forming a unique confluence providing a serene setting.  Our hope is that visitors take advantage of the tranquil area to reflect and enjoy the outdoors.  Visitors should welcome being away from electronics while sitting and appreciating wildlife.  Distinctive trail art provided by local students and artist, Carrie Attaway, completes the finishing touch to a restful, relaxing atmosphere.  The township will be adding exercise equipment and more benches and tables in the final phase.

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Robert Schiffbauer, tournament organizer,  is pleased to announce that South Union has surpassed the original fundraising goal of $40,000.  Thank you to those that have supported the township through donations and participation in the South Union Township First Charity Golf Tournament.  We appreciate your recognition in aiding us to help our youth.  The financial impact will ensure the success of the indoor sports complex.  As of April 28, 2021, we have raised $65,500.  Our community is only as strong as each of those that support us.  You have proven we are a PROGRESSIVE neighborhood.  Thank you!!!!


Planning Commission

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Subdivisions and new land development plans must be approved by the South Union Township Planning Commission. Subdivisions and new land development plans must be submitted at least one week before the meeting date.

All meetings are held at 4:00 p.m. on the 1st Monday of each month.


Palmer Sabatine has been on the Planning Commission for 38 years. Married Ruth Ann Show in 1964, has one son, Palmer Frank. Graduate of South Union High School and Robert Morris College with a degree in business and accounting, self-employed in the coal business. Served on the Laurel Highlands School Board for 8 years, Fayette County Vo-Tech School Board for 4 years, North Fayette County Municipal Authority for 9 years, and Democratic Committee for 16 years to the present.

Fritz Conaway has been on the Planning Commission since 2013. Moved to Uniontown in 1957. Attended and graduated from Uniontown High School in 1959. Upon graduation, he served with the U.S. Navy until his discharge in 1962. In 1963 married Bonnie and had two children Beth and Eric. He attended West Virginia University. And for the last 30 years worked for O.C. Cluss Lumber Co. in sales and supervisor of the Remodeling and Construction end of the business. Currently Semi-retired with a construction project consulting business.

Justin Guittap became of member of the Planning Commission in 2020.

Chip Ciarrocchi has been on the Planning Commission for the past 14 years. Married to Deborah for 19 years, has 3 daughters – Dana, Jillian, and Gina. Graduated from Laurel Highlands High School in 1970, received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from West Virginia University in 1974. Chip has been self-employed as a custom builder and developer for the past 20 years under the business names of J & C Builders, Ltd., and Pyramid Contracting. Current developments include Stonegate “in the Woods” in Rostraver Township; Deer Run Estates (Lopez Drive) and Cross Creek Development, both located in South Union Township. His family has been in the construction business for 3 generations.

Jason Scott became a member of the Planning Commission in 2011. Married to wife Jessica, has 3 children – Kaleb, Emma, and Carson. 1995 graduate of Laurel Highlands High School, employed at the family business, Selier Excavating, since 1994. Appointed to the South Union Township Board of Supervisors in December 2013.

Mickey Houck became a member of the Planning Commission in 2016.

Michael George became a member of the Planning Commission in 2020. President of MountainCreek Properties Management and MountainCreek Solutions. As president of MountainCreek, Michael has developed multiple buildings in Fayette County. Micheal oversees the management of 130+ residential units and 20+ commercial units in South Union Township. Micheal also serves as a board member of the Uniontown Downtown Business District and Fay-Penn.

Jillian Swaney became a member of the Planning Commission in 2020. Married to Brett and has 3 wonderful children. Jillian works alongside her husband at his business, Pine Hollow Mechanical, Inc., and stays busy in the Commerical HVAC & Plumbing Industry. She enjoys spending time with her family, the great outdoors, crafting, and traveling to new places to enjoy every experience there is to be had. Jillian is honored to serve on the South Union Township Planning Commission.

If you have questions about land development in South Union Township, please call the Township office at 724-438-5480 or send us a message.

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