Moon Township Monthly         February 2014

Moon Township Offices are closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents' Day.
Supervisors February Public Meeting Highlights
The Township of Moon Board of Supervisors voted to continue the public hearing regarding Speedway, LLC at their public meeting held on March 5 at 7 p.m. The hearing is to permit the use of the property located at 1225 Maple Street Extension in the township C-1 Neighborhood Commercial District for a gas station with a convenience food store.
The board appointed Travis Schenk, AICP to fill the position of Planner/Economic Development Coordinator in the Community Development Department at an annual salary of $60,000. Schenk is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a master's degree in urban and regional planning. 
Watch the full Board of Supervisors Meeting from Wednesday, February 5, 2014 on Moon Area Government Television - Comcast channel 18/Verizon FiOS channel 37. View the meeting minutes online at . The February Workshop Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 6 p.m. The next Board of Supervisors regular public meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. All meetings take place in the Moon Township Administration Building located at 1000 Beaver Grade Road.
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Wal-Mart Development Project - Update
The proposed Wal-Mart development planned for University Boulevard has completed the township land use approval process. PennDOT issued Highway Occupancy Permits to Wal-Mart in December 2013 for the traffic improvements related to the proposed development. In January 2014, the MoonFirst neighborhood group appealed the issuance of the HOPs. That appeal is currently proceeding through the PennDOT administrative appeal process to determine if the HOPs were properly issued. The timeline of how long this appeal will take is uncertain given PennDOT's multi-stage appeal process and MoonFirst's ability to ultimately appeal PennDOT's decision to Commonwealth Court.
Cable TV Advisory Board Accepting Applications
The Cable TV Advisory Board has one vacant position to serve a 2-year term ending January 2016. The Cable TV Advisory Board advises the director of the cable TV stations, MCA-TV and MAG-TV, in regards to programming, equipment, volunteers and all other areas relating to station operations. The board reports to and advises the Moon Township Board of Supervisors in regards to station operations and issues relating to cable television and franchise agreements.
Letters of interest and resumes are being accepted from Moon residents who are interested in serving on this board. Contact the Moon Township Administration Office at 412-262-1700 for more information. All citizens are encouraged to carefully consider these important public service opportunities.
Board Presents Eagle Scout Proclamations
The board presented proclamations to the following Boy Scouts of Troop 310 in recognition of achieving Eagle Scout rank, an honor earned by only five percent of all Boy Scouts. Scouts must earn 21 merit badges, serve their troop in a variety of leadership roles and complete a major community service project to earn this rank.
  • Tyler Henry Farr, 32 Merit Badges
  • Ryan P. Couse, 21 Merit Badges
  • Brett S. Frank, 32 Merit Badges
  • Brent C. Matey, 32 Merit Badges
  • Matthew Tessmer, 21 Merit Badges
The board congratulates Eagle Scouts of Troop 310.
Local Earned Income Tax Information
Moon Township and Moon Area School District taxpayers are required to file final local income tax returns. Forms are available online at or file online at Moon's PSD code is "731102". Using the wrong code can result in delays when processing tax returns. Tax information is also available at
MAG-TV Features State Government Special

Comcast channel 18 | Verizon FiOs channel 37

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Moon Area Government Television is producing a State Government Special this March. Residents are invited to submit questions to be answered by State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) and Representative Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny) in a bipartisan question and answer session.


Questions and discussion topics may be submitted to Moon Township Communications Director Alexis Sergeant by email or mail to 1700 Beaver Grade Road, Suite 140, Moon Township, PA 15108 with the subject "MAG-TV State Government Special". Submissions should be sent by February 24, 2014 and include the constituent's name and address. 

MCA-TV Public Awareness Weekend
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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Time slots for Moon Community Access Television's annual Public Awareness Weekend are filling up fast. Nonprofit organizations are invited to join MCA-TV on Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for a 30-minute interview during this live television event to share information about their cause, volunteer opportunities and how others in the community can get invovled. Contact Communications Director Alexis Sergeant at or call MCA-TV at 412-269-1191.

Prescription Drug Collection & Drop Off
Saturday, April 26 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Public Safety Building, 1000 Beaver Grade Road

The Township of Moon's Police Department in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration will hold a Prescription Drug Collection to provide residents with the opportunity to safely and properly dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.  This event is open to Moon Township and surrounding communities.


The Moon Township Police Department now offers prescription drug disposal in its lobby that is open to the public at all hours, year round. The project is sponsored by the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office. The DA has received assurances from local hospitals to assist in the destruction of unwanted medications. The disposal area is video monitored and under the control of police staff around the clock. 

Moon Township Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, June 4 - October 1, 2014 | 3 - 6 p.m. 

Moon Township Administration Building Parking Area

1000 Beaver Grade Road

Fresh, flavorful produce is coming to Moon Township this summer at the community farmers' market. Citizens are invited to stop by the Administration Office parking lot every Wednesday from June through early October to purchase locally grown and prepared products. 


Vendors interested in participating in the Moon Township Farmers' Market can register online at or by picking up a form in the Moon Township Administration Office. A 7 x 10 foot space located in the municipal parking lot is available to purchase at a cost of $100 for the season. Sign up today, space is limited to 22 spots. This is a producer-only market; all vendors are required to grow or produce all items sold. Frozen prepared food and food trucks are welcome. Contact Green Initiatives Coordinator Rebecca Kiernan at or call 412-262-1700.

Join the Volunteer Fire Company


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 attendance of events and activities.


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Moon Parks & Recreation: Events & Information
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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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New Class!

BODYSHRED by Jillian Michaels (Adults/Teens 16+)

Wednesdays | 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Rhema Christian School, 1301 Coraopolis Heights Road

February 19 - March 26                 

$30 Moon Residents/$35 Non-Residents

Instructor: Neda Story

BODYSHRED by Jillian Michaels is a high intensity and endurance based 30 minute workout. This is a 3-2-1 interval format: three minutes of strength, two minutes of cardio and one minute of abs. Participants will shed fat, define muscle and enhance overall health. Light hand weights and a floor mat are required.


Extreme Fitness!

Insanity Workout (Adults/Teens 16+)

Thursdays | 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Twp. Administration Building

February 20 - March 27

$45 Moon Residents/$50 Non-Residents

Instructor: Neda Story

The hardest workout ever put on DVD is now available in a live class led by INSANITY certified instructor, Neda Story. No weights or equipment is needed. This class uses Max Interval Training in 3 to 5 minute blocks using plyometrics, cardio conditioning, core work and much more. Participants will be pushed past their comfort zone. 

Happy New Year from the Property Tax Office

 -Catherine L. Tress, Moon Township Property Tax Collector

Online payments available


1700 Beaver Grade Road, Suite 300


I was sworn in to office as the Moon Township Property Tax Collector at the Moon Township Board of Supervisors Reorganization Meeting held on January 6, 2014 at 7 p.m. I am beginning my second 4-year term, ending January 2018. I am looking forward to four more years as your property tax collector and sincerely thank the voters of Moon Township for their support.


The 2013 Property Tax Year is now closed. The office can no longer accept 2013 property tax payments per resolution of 2009. Residents with an outstanding property tax will receive correspondence from the appropriate agency appointed by the Moon Board of Supervisors or the Moon Area School District Board Directors. The 2014 Moon Township Property Tax statements will be mailed April 1, 2014. 


Residents in need of a 2013 Tax Certification for income taxes or State rebates may contact the property tax office and we will be glad to prepare one for you. 


All property owners in Moon Township should contact the tax office if there has been a change in ownership, mailing address, mortgage or escrow, etc.  The office does not receive this information otherwise. 


Visit for winter office hours, holiday closings and other property tax-related information.


Wishing you a safe and happy new year,

-Catherine Tress

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 412-269-0334.
      Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Pete the Cat Party
Saturday, February 15 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sky Room|All Ages| Registration Required

After School Movie Club - "Free Bird"
Thursday, February 20 |4:05 - 6:05 p.m.

Mahjong at Moon Library
Friday, February 21 | 1 - 4 p.m.


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In This Issue...
Wal-Mart Project Update
Cable TV Advisory Board Accepting Applications
Eagle Scout Proclamations
Local Earned Income Tax
State Government Special
Public Awareness Weekend
Prescription Drug Collection
Moon Farmers' Market
Join the MTVFC
Moon Parks and Rec.
Moon Property Tax Office
Moon Public Library
Citizen Request System
Swift Reach 911
Home Alone Monitoring
Moon Township Messenger
PSAT's Newsletter
Moon Schools Newsletter
RMU Newsletter
Quick Links
On the Banner Photo

Moon Parks 
Pavilion Rentals

-Moon Residents Only-
Monday, February 10 
9 a.m. -12 p.m. 
Twp. Administration Office 1000 Beaver Grade Road

-Non-Resident Rentals-
 Tuesday, February 11
 Moon Parks Office 
1350 Joe DeNardo Way

Office hours, pavilion photos, details and FAQs are posted online at Contact the Moon Park Office at 412-262-1703 for more information or email
Community Calendar
 Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting
Wednesday, February 26
6 p.m.
Administration Building
Board of Supervisors Public Meeting
Wednesday, March 5
7 p.m.
Administration Building

Public Awareness Weekend
Friday & Saturday,
March 14 & 15
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Watch Live on
Comcast channel 14
Verizon FiOs channel 35
Find Moon Township public meeting times, township events and parks programs on the Calendar Page of the Moon Township website.  
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Moon Community Access Television
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Verizon FiOs channel 35
Watch online at 
Moon Area Government Television
Comcast channel 18
Verizon FiOs channel 37
Board of Supervisors, School Board, Township News, Entertainment and Community Events 
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Swift Reach 911
Stay informed of community emergencies or important information with Moon Township Police Department's Swift 911 phone outreach system.  All calls will have the Caller ID of 'Moon Township' or 'Moon Township Police Department'.  


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Home Alone Monitoring

Never feel alone with Moon Township Police Department's 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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