Moon Township Monthly            August 2013

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Moon Township Offices are closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day.
Supervisors Meeting Minutes Available Online
At the August regular public meeting the Moon Township Board of Supervisors State Representative Mark Mustio and State Senator Matt Smith presented the board State citations recognizing the 225th Anniversary of Moon Township, 50th Anniversary of Moon Township's Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the township's achievement of PSATS' Outstanding Citizens Communications Award.
If you missed the meeting, watch the full Board of Supervisors Meeting from Wednesday, August 7, 2013 on Moon Area Government Television - Comcast channel 18/Verizon FiOS channel 37.  View the meeting minutes on Moon Township's website.  The next Board of Supervisors Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 in the Township Administration Building Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Moon Township Recognized As Banner Community
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State Representative Mustio and State Senator Matt Smith present Moon Township Staff with a Banner Community Designation Citation for the community.

Take a Drive to the MTVFC Annual Car Cruise

Sunday, August 25 | 11 a.m. - Dusk | Moon Park

Cruise into Moon Park this summer for the Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company's Annual Car Cruise.  Take a walk through the display of collector cars while classic car owners show off their wheels.  Enjoy some of the Volunteer Fire Company's famous char-grilled burgers and then check out the burnout pit that is sure to get engines revving and wheels spinning.  All proceeds benefit the Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company.

Moon Township Wants to Hear Your Memories

225 logoIn celebration of Moon Township's 225th Anniversary the township is asking residents, both past and present, to share their favorite stories and memories of people, places and how the township has changed through the years.  E-mail stories and photos to and then read the memories of others in the community online at  

Twp. Advisory Boards - Accepting Applications
Moon Parks Advisory Board: Term expiring January 2016. The Moon Parks Advisory Board aids the township in long range planning of parks, open space and greenways throughout the township; reviews all park policies, regulations and rules; makes recommendations for modifications to the Board of Supervisors. 

Cable TV Advisory Board: Term expiring January 2016. The Cable TV Advisory Board advises the director of the cable TV station in regards to programming, equipment, volunteers and all other areas relating to station operations; reports to and advises the Moon Township Board of Supervisors in regards to station operations and issues relating to cable television and franchise agreements.


Interested residents may submit resumes and applications to the Moon Township Board of Supervisors. Contact the Moon Township Administration Office at 412-262-1700 for more information.

Hollow Oak Land Trust - Trail Maintenance
Montour Woods Conservation Area - Hassam Rd. near Montour Trail | Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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Hollow Oak Land Trust is developing a sustainable trail system for hiking and biking in its 260-acre Conservation Area in Moon Township. Volunteers meet every Wednesday evening at the Montour Woods Conservation Area parking area on Hassam Road (just uphill from Montour Trail). Activities include pruning vegetation, digging rainwater features and raking debris.  Work gloves and water provided, refreshments served afterward. Wear sturdy shoes or boots.  RSVP: or 412-417-5825.

Tune in to MCA-TV - Become a Community Producer
Comcast Channel 14 | Verizon FiOs Channel 35
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Tune in to MCA-TV to view a variety of community programming.  Shows include exercise, cooking, health care, education and government programs.  View the full program schedule at  


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Become a Community Producer:

MCA-TV is one of the most active volunteer groups in the township. Current MCA-TV volunteers who are Moon Township residents are encouraged to take their talents to the next level and sign on as a community producer.  Community producers are responsible for providing the original and entertaining productions for MCA-TV to add to its programming schedule.  Call MCA-TV today at 412-269-1191 to get your TV show idea on air.  The staff will gladly assist aspiring community producers throughout the process.


Anyone interested in becoming an MCA-TV volunteer may sign up for the four-week volunteer training course by e-mailing or call MCA-TV at 412-269-1191.  Volunteers can work with community producers and MCA-TV staff on shows in the studio and events in the township.

Join the Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company
The Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company is looking for new members eager to learn what it takes to be a firefighter. E-mail to learn more.


Volunteer Requirements

1.  Current resident of Moon Township

2.  Individuals who are between the ages of 16 to 18 years old interested in becoming a Junior Firefighter must attend high school and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


The Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company thanks residents for their continuous support of the Fire Company through donations and attending their events and activities.


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MTVFC Offers Fire Extinguisher Training

The Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company offers fire


extinguisher training to small groups and organizations.  Sessions include a brief lecture and hands-on training teaching each participant how to evaluate whether or not to fight a fire with an extinguisher and how to operate a portable fire extinguisher safely and effectively.  Contact MTVFC Chief, John Scott, at 412-262-1700 ext. 435 for more information and to schedule a training session.  Fire extinguisher training is free; however, donations to the MTVFC are greatly appreciated. 

Moon Parks and Recreation's Summer Events
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View a complete list of classes, programs, camps and events at 
Register online or call 


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Lunchtime Concerts at Robin Hill Park
Third Wednesday, August - September | 12 p.m - 1 p.m.  

August 21: Jason Kendall (Jazz)

September 18: Frank Vieira (Country)


Family Fun Nights at Moon Park

Friday Nights in August | 

Live Entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. | Movies start at dusk

Pack up the car with blankets and chairs to enjoy an evening movie or live entertainment at Moon Park Amphitheater.  


August 9: Wild World of Animals, Live Entertainment Event

August 16: Hotel Transylvania (PG)

August 23: The Lorax (PG)

August 30: The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG)


Vacation Getaways

Moon Parks and Recreation has partnered with Collette Vacations to offer some fantastic vacation opportunities. Two new trips are scheduled for 2013: Beauty of Brittan, featuring the Royal Horticultural Society on August 29 and Northern National Parks on September 13.  More information about this or other Collette trips is available at or contact the park office at


Moon Township Thanks Youth Unlimited
Moon Township expresses its sincere thanks to the volunteer efforts of Youth Unlimited, a non-denominational, non-profit ministry organization. Youth Unlimited gave Moon Township's parks a fresh new look after more than 75 volunteers spent three days to improve, repair and beautify its green space.
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Updates from the Moon Twp. Property Tax Office

 -Catherine L. Tress, Moon Township Property Tax Collector

Online payments available


1700 Beaver Grade Road, Suite 300


2013 Homestead Exemption amounts:

Allegheny County:  $18,000

Moon Township: $15,000

Moon Area School District:  $7,043


2013 School Property Tax payment periods:

Through August 31:  2% Discount period

September 1 through October 31:  Face (full amount)

November 1 through December 31: 10% Penalty

After December 31:  Delinquent

Installments:  First installment due by August 31, 2013

Remaining installments are due by the last day of September, October, and final in November.   


Please remember if the billing address has changed such as a new mortgage company, no longer escrow, etc., property owners must notify my office and Allegheny County treasurer, John Weinstein, at 412-350-4100.  Do not rely on the banks or closing companies to notify the Property Tax Office. 


Property Tax Office hours during tax season:

Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri.:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday:  1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday:  10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Property Tax Office will be closed for the following holidays:

Labor Day:  Monday, September 2, 2013

Moon Township Public Library 
The Library features a variety of fun events and programs each month. Listed below are just a few.  Visit for more information or call 


Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday:  10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Kinder Krafts
Mondays|10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Parents & Children | Craft Room

Groundbreaking Reads: Our Town
Wednesday, August 14 |6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Adults 18+|Sky Room 

Happy Birthday, John Green
Thursday, August 22|6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  
Grades 6 - 12 | Sky Room | Registration Required

Our Library: An Ice Cream Social
Saturday, August 24 | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
All Ages | Moon Library | Registration Required


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In This Issue...
Banner Community
MTVFC Car Cruise
Share Your Memories
Tune in to MCA-TV
Join the MTVFC
Fire Extinguisher Training
Moon Parks and Rec.
Youth Unlimited
Moon Property Tax Office
Moon Public Library
Citizen Request System
Swift Reach 911
Home Alone Monitoring
PSAT's Newsletter
Moon School Newsletter
RMU Newsletter
Quick Links
On the Banner Photo
Support the Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company at its annual Car Cruise on Sunday, August 25 at Moon Park from 11 a.m. to dusk.
Community Calendar
Bike/Pedestrian Committee Meeting
Monday, August 12
10 a.m. 
Administration Building

FREE Lunchtime Concert
Jason Kendall
Wednesday, August 21
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Robin Hill Park
MTVFC Car Cruise
Sunday, August 25
11 a.m. - Dusk
Moon Park


Moon Township Board of Supervisors Meeting
Wed., September 4
7 p.m.
Administration Building

Hollow Oak Land Trust Trail Maintenance
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Montour Woods Conservation Area
Sewickley Valley YMCA
Moon Wise 
Walking Group
10:30 a.m.
Moon Library
Find Moon Township public meeting times, township events and Parks and Rec Programs on the Calendar Page of the Moon Township website.  
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Moon Community Access Television
Comcast channel 14
Verizon channel 35
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Moon Area Government Television
Comcast channel 18
Verizon channel 37
Township Board of Supervisors, School Board, Township News, Entertainment and Community Events 
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Submit a Question or Concern Online
Submit a question, comment, or concern to Moon Township Officials through the Citizen Request System.  This feature allows residents to submit their concern and track its resolution through ongoing updates ensuring a timely response from Moon Township staff.  The Citizen Request System is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

A link to the system can be found under Quick Links on the Moon Township homepage.

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Swift Reach 911
Know what is going on near your home with Moon Township Police Department's Swift Reach Program.  Swift 911 is a system that will call your phone in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information.  All calls received will have the Caller ID of 'Moon Township' or 'Moon Township Police Department'.  


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Home Alone Monitoring

Never feel alone with the Moon Township Police Home Alone Monitoring.  This system automatically telephones a resident once or twice a day depending on their needs. The resident in need will receive this message, "This is the Moon Township Police Department. If you are okay, press 1; if you are not okay, press 2." If the resident presses number 2 or fails to press any number, an emergency contact will be called. 

Any citizen in need may contact the police at 


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