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Grab your blanket or lawn chair and join us on Friday, July 4 for Moon Township's annual Independence Day celebration filled with food, friends, and of course - fireworks! 


The festivities, presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union, kick-off at 4 p.m. at Moon Park with fun for the whole family including kids' activities, entertainment, recognition of local military, food vendors, and more!


The amphitheater stage will rock with an all-star musical lineup beginning at 6 p.m. featuring local and national artists:

  • Arena's Performing Arts Centre
  • Frank Vieira
  • WDSY's Stoney River Boys                                          (special guest Congressman Tim Murphy)
  • Londona
  • Sarah Marince
  • RaeLynn (courtesy of Ray Pronto with Big Machine Records)

A special tribute to local military veterans will take place prior to the fireworks spectacular by Zambelli Fireworks that will begin at approximately 10 p.m.  


Moon Township wishes all residents a safe and happy summer season.  With the upcoming holiday weekend, here's a reminder of Pennsylvania state law concerning fireworks.

In Pennsylvania, the majority of fireworks are illegal, but that doesn't mean they all are. The variety packs of fireworks you see on the shelves at stores and in roadside tents that pop up during the summer months are legal. These legal fireworks include; sparklers or other handheld devices, fireworks that stay on the ground when they are ignited, novelty fireworks such as snakes, pops, snaps, etc.

Problems occur when fireworks become airborne. According to state law, professional grade fireworks, like the ones seen at the township's Independence Day celebration, are illegal unless under operation of a permit.  Permits are generally reserved for use by trained pyrotechnic professionals.


As a rule of thumb, if the firework leaves the ground it is most likely not permissible. Those operating illegal pyrotechnics may be subject to law enforcement.   


Moon Township has been invited to participate in Allegheny County's 2014 Side Yard and Blighted Structure Program. The program gives residents the opportunity to improve their community  by offering side yards and blighted structures to be purchased at a reduced rate.


There are certain stipulations to follow when applying to this program. Namely, the property you wish to purchase must be either adjacent to your property (side yard) or the property must contain a structure which you plan to demolish or rehabilitate (blighted structure). Structures slated for demolition must be considered a safety hazard. 


Applications are due no later than August 30, 2014. There will be no more than five applications accepted per municipality at this reduced cost, so don't wait to turn in your application.


For information or to request an application, please contact the Allegheny County Economic Development department at (412) 350-1090.

Property tax bills will arrive in township residents' mailboxes this week.  


The 2014 Moon Area School District (MASD) property tax millage was passed by the school board on June 30.  The new rate is 18.8461 mills.    

MASD Property Tax Periods for payments (other than installments) are as follows:


  • July 1 - August 31:  2% discount amount
  • September 1 - October 31:  full bill amount
  • November 1 - December 31: 10% penalty amount

Postmarked payments are accepted for all pay periods

Online payments available


1700 Beaver Grade Road, Suite 300

 Catherine L. Tress, Moon Twp. Property Tax Collector


Please note, the office is open on Saturday, August 30 from

10 a.m. - noon.  August 31 falls a Sunday, so payments will be accepted at discount on Tuesday, September 2.  


Property tax collection law states that a property owner is responsible for the tax regardless if they receive a bill. Please contact the tax office at 412-299-7446 with any address changes or updates.  



Wednesdays through October 1 | 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 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 10 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.


Saturday, July 26 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
Township Administration Building
1000 Beaver Grade Rd.


In case you missed the first one, a second shredding event has been scheduled for Saturday, July 26.


Residents are invited to bring boxes of unwanted personal documents to Moon Township's second free shredding event.

Secure document shredding can offer protection against identity theft. 


Items that are recommended to be shredded include: 

  • credit card statements or applications
  • medical records
  • bank statements
  • cancelled checks
  • income tax information
  • insurance records
  • other confidential documents containing personal information such as Social Security, credit card and bank account numbers. 

Phonebooks, newspaper and bound books cannot be accepted. 


Document shredding will occur on-site with the shredded paper later to be recycled. Additional secure collection trucks will utilized to accommodate the high volume of material to be shredded. Shredding will be performed by a local company that is a member of the National Association for Information Destruction and Mobile Shredding Association. 


This event is offered free to residents on behalf of State Senator Matt Smith, State Representative Mark Mustio and the Township of Moon.  

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View a complete list of classes, programs, camps and events at
Register online or
call 412.262.1703. Activities range from a variety of areas, including health and wellness, athletics, education, science and art.


Family Fun Nights:
Moon Park, Fridays through August. 

Concerts/live entertainment in July, @ 7:30 p.m. 

Movies in August begin at dusk.  

Live Entertainment:
July 11 - RML Jazz
July 18 - Wild World of Animals (live animal show, 1 hr)
July 25 - Fyah Wyah (reggae)
August 1 - Swingin' Bopcat Big Band  

August 8 - The Lego Movie (PG)
August 15 - Despicable Me 2 (G)
August 22 - Frozen Sing-a-long! (PG)
August 29 - Concert/Movie rain date  

Robin Hill Concerts:
Robin Hill Park, 3rd Wednesday of the month through September, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

July 16 - Jay Hitt (acoustic)
August 20 - Clem Rolins and The Pittsburgh Jazz Band
September 17- Dan Hanczar (blues)

MOON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY    Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
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.

Movies 'N Munchies 

Mondays in July| 2 - 4 p.m.

Beat the heat and hang out for movies and snacks in the Library's Sky Room! Bring a pillow and a friend!  All ages welcome. Please register online. 


July 7:      Monster High: Clawsome Double Feature

July 14:    Agent Fox

July 21:    Rio 2

July 28:    American Girl Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight

Offices Closed
All township offices will be closed on
Friday, July 4
in observance of Independence Day
In This Issue...
Independence Day Celebration!
Fireworks - What's Legal?
Vacant Property Recovery Program
Moon Property Tax Office
Moon Farmers' Market
Document Shredding Event
Moon Parks and Rec.
Moon Public Library
Quick Links
Community Calendar
 Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting
Wednesday, July 30
6 p.m.
Administration Building
Board of Supervisors 
Public Meeting
Wednesday, August 6
7 p.m.
Administration Building
Find Moon Township public meeting times, township events and parks programs on the Calendar Page of the Moon Township website.  
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Board of Supervisors, School Board, Township News, Entertainment and Community Events 
Save the Date!
MTVFC Car Cruise
The Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company annual Car Cruise will take place on Sunday, August 24 at Moon Park.
Last year's cruise attached more than 1,500 cars!


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

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This system automatically telephones a resident once or twice a day depending on their needs.  


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