Moon Township Monthly         November 2013

Moon Township Offices will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day, Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29 in observance of Thanksgiving.
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Supervisors Meeting Minutes Available Online
At the November regular public meeting representatives from Speedway, LLC were present for a public hearing regarding the proposed development of Speedway at 1225 Maple Street Extension. Residents who live near the property were also present at the public hearing to voice their opinions regarding the proposed development of Speedway. The board voted to continue the public hearing at the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Moon Township Administration Building Auditorium.
Representatives from Chevron USA were also present for a public hearing regarding the proposed ordinance amending Chapter 208 of the Moon Township Code of Ordinances, Zoning, to amend the Township Zoning Map for properties owned by Montour Parks Associates Holdings LP, Chevron USA and GMTN Moon Township, LLC. The zoning was approved to be changed from C2, Highway Commercial, to BP, Business Park. Chevron will be present for a public hearing at the December regular public meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

If you missed the meeting, watch the full Board of Supervisors Meeting from Wednesday, November 6, 2013 on Moon Area Government Television - Comcast channel 18/Verizon FiOS channel 37.  View the meeting minutes on Moon Township's website.  
Montour Trail Council Recognized
The Moon Township Board of Supervisors recognized the members of the Montour Trail Council for their volunteer efforts in the community and in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Montour Trail being opened in Moon Township. 
Pictured left to right: Supervisor Jim Vitale, Mr. Dennis Pfeiffer of the MTC, Chairman Marvin Eicher, Vice Chairman John Hertzer

Township Meeting Changes
The monthly workshop meetings of the Moon Township Board of Supervisors have been changed for the months of November and December to the following dates:
  • November Workshop Meeting: 
    • Monday, November 25 at 6 p.m
  • December Workshop Meeting: 
    • Wednesday, December 18 at 6 p.m.

The December Planning Commission Meeting has been changed to Wednesday, December 11 at 6 p.m. All meetings are held in the Moon Township Administration Office located at 1000 Beaver Grade Road.

Employment Opportunity: 

School Crossing Guard - Bon Meade Elementary 

The Moon Township Police Department has an open position for a part-time School Crossing Guard for the Bon Meade Elementary School.  Hours are 7:45 a.m. through 9 a.m. and again 2:30 p.m. through 3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday during the school year.  The position pays $13.92 per hour without benefits.  All equipment, clothing and training are provided.  Anyone interested in applying should contact Captain Greg Seamon at the Moon Township Police Department at 412-262-5000 or stop by the Moon Township Police Station at 1000 Beaver Grade Road, Moon Township, PA 15108 to pick up an application.  

Compost Drop-Off
Open through December 8 | Saturday & Sunday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Downes Fire Station

Residents are welcome to drop off yard waste including tree limbs, leaves and plant matter to be composted at the Downes Fire Station located near the intersection of Beaver Grade Road and Ewing Road. Brush should not exceed six feet in length, 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. Violators will be fined.

Moon Township encourages residents to try composting at home. Composting food and yard waste diverts organic waste from the landfill and creates a rich soil additive for landscaping projects. A home composting guide is available on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection website at
Leaf Pick Up
Offered through November 27 | Monday - Friday
Leaf pick up schedule will follow resident's regular garbage collection. Place leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. on pickup day. Residents are asked to put leaves in bio-degradable paper bags, no plastic bags or boxes will be accepted. Bio-degradable paper bags can be purchased at any home improvement store. There will be no pickup on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11.
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, 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  

Moon Township Memorial Garden Walkway
Give a special gift this holiday season with a personalized brick in Moon Township's Memorial Garden Walkway, located between the Public Safety Building and Township Administrative Office.  A gift of an engraved brick brings enjoyment to friends and family for years to come.

Engraved bricks are placed in the walkway circling the township's 9/11 Memorial and memorials honoring Moon Township's public safety professionals and military service members.  Bricks are available at a cost of $65 for an engraved 4x8 inch brick; after the first purchase, additional bricks are $50.  Engraved 8x8 inch business bricks also are available for $200. Brick donations support the continued development of the Memorial Garden.  Contact Fire Marshal Charlie Belgie at 412-262-5004 to order your commemorative brick.

Memorial Garden Bench
MCA-TV Volunteer Training Course
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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Moon Community Access Television is offering a free four week television production training course for local communities. Classes begin Tuesday, November 26, 2013 and will continue on Tuesdays, December 3, 10 and 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the MCA-TV studio located at 1700 Beaver Grade Road, suite 140. Participants must complete all four classes to become a volunteer. The class is open to Moon Township residents and residents of surrounding communities looking to advance their knowledge of studio, camera, audio and technical training. Successful completion of the four week course provides the opportunity to be an official MCA-TV volunteer. Active MCA-TV volunteers are given camera and studio equipment privileges as well as the opportunity to be a part of shows produced for and aired on MCA-TV.


Anyone interested in attending MCA-TV's television production course should contact Communications Director Alexis Sergeant at or call 412-269-1191.  Limited spaces are available.


Become a MCA-TV Community Producer

Moon Township residents who successfully complete the course can become a community producer. Community producers provide the original and entertaining productions of MCA-TV's programming schedule.  Several MCA-TV original shows have won national and state-wide awards including "The Doctor Is In", produced by Dr. Marc Schneiderman, and "Soak it Up: A Storm Water Documentary". These award-winning shows express the evident value of community-produced programming.

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. 

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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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Moon Parks and Recreation's Fun Fall Events
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View a complete list of classes, programs, camps and events at 
Register online or call 412-262-1703.    


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Recreation Basketball League (Boys & Girls, grades 3 - 8)

In-person registration: Wednesday, Nov. 13 |5 - 7 p.m. Moon Township Administration Building

Draft: Saturday, November 16 at Moon Middle School

Practice Start: Week of November 25

Practice Locations: Moon Elementary Schools - TBA

$50 Moon Residents 

*Multi-child discount available, $10 late fee after draft

Mail in form and online registration are available now.

The recreational basketball league returns for another season. This league is for girls and boys, designed with a focus on skill development including passing, shooting and dribbling. The league is open to all skill levels. 


Karate (Adults/Kids/Teens 6+)

Mondays & Wednesdays | November - May 2014

Moon High School Wrestling Room

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

$45/month - Moon School District Residents

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.


Free Audubon Nature Programs

Saturdays, November 9 & January 11 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Coventry Log Cabin, Robin Hill Park

Learn more about Project Feeder Watch, the Christmas Bird Count and the Great Backyard Bird Count. More programs to come this spring! 

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


I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Moon Township voters for their confidence and support on November 5, 2013. I am humbled and appreciative for the opportunity to remain your Moon Township Property Tax Collector for four more years.  I look forward to again serving the taxpayers of our township to the best of my ability with integrity, fairness and professionalism.  As always, if anyone has a property tax related question, never hesitate to call my office.  I also welcome suggestions from any township resident to continue improving the services my office provides for our community.


November/December reminders:

We are currently in the 10 percent penalty period for both 2013 township and school property taxes.  All property taxes must be collected or postmarked by December 31, 2013.  All unpaid property taxes after January 1, 2014 will be turned over to the delinquent collection agency as appointed by the township or school district depending on which tax may be outstanding.  Additional fees and interest can be added by those agencies to the outstanding tax.  Please call my office if you have any questions.


Taxpayers paying the moon area school district property tax by installments; we are currently collecting the fourth and final installment for the 2013 tax year.  The final installment is due by November 30; however, that is a Saturday so I will be accepting the final installments on Monday, December 2 or postmarked by 12/2/13.  The office will be closed on November 28 & 29 for Thanksgiving. 


Online payments by E-check ($1.50) or credit card (ESCI adds additional fee for their service) are available at Only full payments are available online at this time. 


The Moon Township Property Tax office will be closed on Monday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day.  My office sends our deepest gratitude to all veterans and thanks them for their service and sacrifices.  


Fall Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

or by Appointment, call 412-299-7446


Property Tax Office Will Be Closed:

Veterans Day: Monday, November 11

Thanksgiving: Thursday & Friday, November 28 & 29

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 - Thurs.: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Mustache Photo Bomb Contest for Teens
Monday, November 11 | 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Grades 6 - 12 | Moon Library | Registration Required

The Quarter Quell Challenge
Saturday, November 16 |7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Grades 6 - 12 | Sky Room | Registration Required


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In This Issue...
Montour Trail Council Recognized
Township Meeting Changes
Compost Drop-Off
Leaf Pick Up
Tree Limb Drop-Off
Share A Memory
Give a Memorial Garden Brick
Tune in to MCA-TV
Fire Extinguisher Training
Join the MTVFC
Moon Parks and Rec.
Moon Property Tax Office
Moon Public Library
Best Suburb of Pittsburgh
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Citizen Request System
Swift Reach 911
Home Alone Monitoring
PSAT's Newsletter
Moon School Newsletter
RMU Newsletter
Quick Links
On the Banner Photo

Take a drive through the rolling hills of Moon Township and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage and scenery.
Community Calendar
Compost Drop-Off
Open through December 8
Saturday & Sunday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Downes Fire Station
Leaf Pick Up
Offered through Nov. 27
Monday - Friday
Tree Limb Drop-Off
Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Downes Fire Station
Moon Township Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting
Monday, Nov. 25
6 p.m.
Administration Building
Moon Township Board of Supervisors Meeting
Wednesday, December 4
7 p.m.
Administration Building
Find Moon Township public meeting times, township events and parks and rec programs on the Calendar Page of the Moon Township website.  
Best Suburb of Pittsburgh to Raise a Family
Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 28
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Coraopolis United 
Methodist Chuch
1205 Ridge Avenue, Coraopolis

Meal includes a full turkey dinner complete with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, rolls, desserts and drinks. RSVP to 412-264-3727 for more information.
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Moon Area Government Television
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Verizon channel 37
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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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