Moon Township Monthly         September 2013

Troop 310
Supervisors Meeting Minutes Available Online
At the September regular public meeting the Moon Township Board of Supervisors honored the members, both past and present, of Boy Scout Troop 310 (pictured in photo above) for their commitment and dedication to bettering the lives of young men in the community by guiding them to become leaders. Eighty-six scouts of Troop 310 have attained the highest rank in scouting, Eagle Scout, earned by only about five percent of all Boy Scouts. Troop 310 has been active in Moon Township for 57 years, sponsored by Sharon Community Presbyterian Church.
If you missed the meeting, watch the full Board of Supervisors Meeting from Wednesday, September 4, 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, October 2, 2013 in the Township Administration Building Auditorium at 7 p.m.
September is National Preparedness Month
The Moon Township Police Chief, Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, Emergency Management Coordinator and Public Safety Director remind residents that September is National Preparedness Month.  Residents should consider their role in preparing for disasters such as terrorist attacks and natural disasters including floods and high winds from hurricanes or severe storms.  Visit or for more information on safety tips and what you can do to prepare for a disaster.
Electronics Recycling Day
Saturday, October 5 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Twp. Admin. Bldg.
The Township of Moon's Environmental Advisory Council in partnership with JVS Environmental is hosting an electronics collection to collect electronic items ONLY including; printers, copiers, computers, laptops and televisions. Electronics collections are open to Moon Township residents, businesses and surrounding communities.
Curbside Brush Pick Up

October 1 - November 1 | Monday - Friday 

Curbside brush pick up will follow resident's regular garbage collection, simply place brush at the curb by 7 a.m. on pickup day. Brush should not exceed six feet in length and four inches in diameter and it should not be bundled or tied. Leaves are not accepted for pickup during this time.

Tree Limb Drop-Off
Monday - Friday | 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Downes Fire Station
The Public Works Department offers Tree Limb Drop Off year round. 
Tree branches should not exceed six feet in length and four inches in diameter and should not be bundled or tied. The township asks that residents do not discard of any materials at the composting site after hours unless special arrangements have been made with the township. To schedule a drop off during non-operating hours contact the Moon Township Administration Office at 412-262-1700.
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.  Email 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.

Oil and Natural Gas Development at PIT
A small area of Moon Township is part of the Oil and Natural Gas Development project that is made possible through a public-private partnership between CONSOL Energy, Allegheny County and the Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA). CONSOL and the Allegheny County Airport Authority have been providing project information to Moon Township officials and public safety staff for the citizens of the community. Learn more about the Oil and Natural Gas Development at PIT, Pittsburgh International Airport, at
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.

MCA-TV Presents Four Part History Series
Moon Community Access Television premieres a four part225 logo history series in celebration of Moon Township's 225th Anniversary. Three of the programs were created by the Old Moon Township Historical Society and one is being created by Sharon Community Presbyterian Church. All four of the programs in the series are produced by MCA-TV volunteer and community producer, Earl Edwards. Watch the first two episodes of the series, "Travel Journals" and "The Great Estates", on MCA-TV Comcast channel 14 and Verizon FiOs channel 35 in Moon Township, Coraopolis Borough, Crescent Township, Findlay Township, North Fayette Township and Neville Township. Program schedule information is available at
MCA-TV Produces MHS Tiger Football
Moon Community Access Television is producing its twenty-eighth consecutive season of Moon Area High School varsity football. The production has evolved since the station's first football broadcast in 1985 into a five-camera production featuring high-quality graphics including a scoreboard, countdown clock and downs and yardage displays; slow-motion instant replay; sideline and play-by-play reporting. Moon resident Dave Merison and MCA-TV volunteer Pete Cepulis will provide commentary and analysis from the press box while a crew of MCA-TV volunteers handles the technical aspects of production.

All games are aired locally on Comcast channel 14 and Verizon FiOs channel 35. Call MCA-TV at 412-269-1191 for a DVD or Blu-Ray of this high-quality sports coverage. Games are also available to watch online at

MHS Tiger Football Schedule:
September 6 @ 7:30 p.m. - Blackhawk @ Moon
September 13 @ 7 p.m. - Moon @ West Allegheny
September 20 @ 7:30 p.m. - Ambridge @ Moon
September 27 @ 7 p.m. - Moon @ Hopewell
October 4 @ 7 :30 p.m. - Central Valley @ Moon
October 11 @ 7 p.m. - Moon @ New Brighton
October 18 @ 7:30 p.m. - New Castle @ Moon
October 25 @ 7:30 p.m. - Montour @ Moon
A special thank you to MCA-TV's 2013 Football sponsors: Weinstein Chiropractic, Boni Orthodontics and Angelia's Pizza.
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, email 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 
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Lunchtime Concerts at Robin Hill Park
Wednesday, September 18 | 12 p.m - 1 p.m.  

Frank Vieira (Country) -


Moon Park Halloween Spooktacular

Wednesday, October 23 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Moon Park

Come out for this FREE family friendly Halloween event. Activity stations, treat bags for the first 400 kids, hay rides, pumpkin decorating and a picture booth sponsored by Walgreens. Come in costume and enjoy the fun!


Karate (Adults/Teens/Kids 6+) 

Mondays & Wednesdays | October - May 2014

Moon High School Wrestling Room

6 p.m. (Beginners) and 7 p.m. (Advanced)

$45/month - Moon School District Residents

*Free Class, Monday, September 30

Online registration and mail-in form available in September.

This is a unique karate system tied together to cover all ranges of self-defense.  The classes are led by Ken Wolf along with experienced instructors who hold black belts in Okinawan Kenpo and Wa Shu Mudokwan, as well as experience in Law Enforcement and Tournaments.

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:

September 1 - October 31:  Face (full amount)

November 1 - December 31: 10% Penalty

After December 31:  Delinquent

Installments: 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. - 4 p.m.

Thursday:  1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday:  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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 & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Annual Book Sale
Moon Township Administration Office
Preview Day: Thursday, September 12, 4 - 8 p.m.
September 13 - September 21
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Adventure Time
Tuesday, September 10 |6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Grades 6 - 12 | Sky Room | Registration Required

River Cruises: Alaska Edition
Tuesday, September 17|6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  

Fictional Bucket List for Teens
Wednesday, September 25 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Grades 6 - 12 | Craft Room | Registration Required


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In This Issue...
National Preparedness Month
Electronics Collection
Curbside Brush Pick Up
Share A Memory
Join An Advisory Board
Oil & Natural Gas at PIT
Hollow Oak Land Trust
MCA-TV History Series
MCA-TV Produces MHS Tiger Football
Tune in to MCA-TV
Join the MTVFC
Fire Extinguisher Training
Moon Parks and Rec.
Moon Property Tax Office
Moon Public Library
Citizen Request System
Swift Reach 911
Home Alone Monitoring
PSAT's Newsletter
Moon School Newsletter
RMU Newsletter
MCA-TV Produces RMU College Football
Quick Links
On the Banner Photo
At the September regular public meeting the Moon Township Board of Supervisors honored the members, both past and present, of Boy Scout Troop 310.
Community Calendar
Electronics Collection
Saturday, October 5
10 a.m.  - 2 p.m.
Administration Building

FREE Lunchtime Concert
Frank Vieira
Wednesday, Sept.18
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Robin Hill Park


Moon Township Board of Supervisors Meeting
Wed., October 2
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
Watch online at 
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.

Stay Informed with 
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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MCA-TV Produces RMU College Football
Tune in to MCA-TV Comcast channel 14 and Verizon FiOs channel 35 to watch MCA-TV and Robert Morris University's live production of RMU College Football - home games.

2013 RMU Home Games
Sept. 7 @ 12 p.m.  
vs. Morgan State

Sept. 14 @ 12 p.m.
vs. Dayton

Oct. 19 @ 6 p.m.
vs. Duquesne

Nov. 2 @ 12 p.m.
vs. Bryant

Nov. 16 @ 12 p.m.
vs. Sacred Heart