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Farmers' Market
Every Wednesday
Fresh and Fun!


Wednesdays through October 1 | 3 - 6 p.m. 

Moon Township Administration Building 

1000 Beaver Grade Road


Flowers, produce, wine, dog snacks, baked goods, and amazing tasty treats!  It's one stop shopping at the township Farmers' Market every Wednesday!  Stop by to purchase a variety of locally grown and prepared products. 



Questions?  Contact Green Initiatives Coordinator Rebecca Kiernan at or 412.262.1700
Two New Shows Debut on MCA-TV

Tune in or set your DVR for two terrific new citizen-produced shows airing on MCA-TV.  
Tai Chi
with David Slaughter is produced by Rose Varsanik and Barb Karp.  Tai Chi is a slow motion low-impact form of exercise and self defense that is based on patience, focus and concentration. All movements in Tai Chi are taught with breathing techniques to create energy and longevity. 

The studio 
gets rocking with the other new debut, The Moon Music Show by community producer Michael Bufalini.  Each episode features local bands from a variety of genres.

Check the MCA-TV schedule for dates and times:
RMU Black Male Leadership Development Institute Visits Robin Hill Park


On Thursday, June 19, after dodging rain and the threat of thunderstorms, Robert Morris University (RMU) Recreation Director Armand Buzzelli brought a group of more than 70 young men and 15 RMU student counselors to Robin Hill Park for an informational program and trail hike. Many of the youth in attendance had never experienced an outdoor trail hike or spent much time outdoors.


Moon Parks partnered with Hollow Oak Land Trust (HOLT) to provide a fun and informative evening outdoors on the beautiful Robin Hill trails.


 "If one or two students from that group become ambassadors in their communities for parks and recreation it was time well spent. I am really thankful for the partnership that Moon Parks and HOLT have developed with RMU and I hope it continues to grow!" said Buzzelli.


The Black Male Leadership Development Institute (BMLDI) offers a year-round experience for African American males in grades 9-12 through activities to challenge the young men to strive for academic excellence, civic responsibility and personal integrity and leadership.
Moon Parks & Red:
Events and Programs
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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 in August 

Movies begin at dusk.  

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.

August 20 - Clem Rolins and The Pittsburgh Jazz Band
September 17 - Dan Hanczar (blues)

August 30 is Deadline to Apply for Allegheny County's Vacant Property Recovery Program


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 by August 30. 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.

School Tax Information
Residents should have received their 2014 Moon Area School District (MASD) property tax statement in the mail.  The district's new tax year began on July 1.  

The 2014 MASD property tax millage, approved by the school board on June 30 is now 18.8461 Mills 

ACT 1 Property Tax Relief (Homestead):

Assessment reduction:  $6,953.00; Tax reduction is $131.04.


2% Discount

Residents who pay their taxes in full by August 31* will received a 2% discount off their bill


Face (Full) Amount

Payments for the face amount of the tax statement (no discount or penalty) will be accepted September 1* through October 31.


Penalty Amount - 10%

For all payments received November 1 - December 31, a 10% penalty will be added to the full amount of the tax statement.



The first installment payment MUST be in the property tax office by August 31* to indicate the property owner will be making installments.  Coupons will be mailed to taxpayers paying installments shortly after their first payment is received.


The second installment payment deadline is Sept. 30, with the remaining two deadlines are Oct. 31 and Nov. 30. 


The full amount is due in four monthly installments with the first payment for the exact amount as listed on the tax statement.  No tax discount is permitted for taxes paid under the installment option.  Installment payments must be received by the due dates or a 10% penalty will be added to any remaining installment payments.


Postmarked payments are accepted for all pay periods.


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

10 a.m. to noon.  *This year, August 31 falls on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, so payments will be accepted at discount through Tuesday, Sept. 2. 


Online payments are available at:


You will need your block/lot information (included on your bill).

Two online payment options are available; electronic checks @ 1.50 & credit cards @ 2.95% processing fee (Visa, MasterCard, Discover accepted).


Township Property Tax 10% penalty period began August 1 through December 31


Property tax collection law states that a property owner is responsible for the tax regardless if they receive a bill.  If you have a change to your mailing address for any reason, please contact my office at 412-299-7446.  Do not rely on your closing or mortgage company to notify my office. 

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.


Annual Used Book Sale September 18 - 27

The Friends of the Moon Township Public Library will once again be hosting their annual used book sale, featuring gently used or new paperback books, hardcover books, DVDs, children's books, and more.

The sale takes place at the Moon Township Municipal Building September 18 - 27 and is open to shoppers of all ages.

The much-anticipated annual event kicks off with a special preview night on Thursday, September 18 and the sale continues through September 27. Please note that Preview Night has a $10 entrance fee. A list of all book sale dates and times can be found on the library's web site at

In addition to our once-a-year sale, the library is now selling used books on a daily basis. Browse our inventory of popular paperbacks, bestsellers, nonfiction titles, and favorite authors all for lower prices than any book or retail store around.

Paperbacks are $.25 a book and 2014 releases are 75% off of the retail price. Older titles are priced according to demand. All purchases include sales tax. Cash or check only. 

Offices Closed
All township offices will be closed on
Monday, September 1
in observance of
 Labor Day
In This Issue...
Moon Farmers' Market
New Shows on MCA-TV
Great Evening at Robin Hill Park
Moon Parks and Rec.
Vacant Property Recovery Program
Moon Property Tax Office
Moon Public Library
Quick Links
Community Calendar
 Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting
Wednesday, August 27
6 p.m.
Administration Building
Board of Supervisors 
Public Meeting
Wednesday, September 3
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.  
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!


New Bike Racks Around Town
Keep your eyes peeled for these new bike racks around Moon!

Find racks at five locations:
  • Township Administration Building 
  • Public Library
  • Moon Park
  • Robin Hill Park
  • Mooncrest Knowledge Connection

The bike racks were grant funded through Bike Pittsburgh, Local Government Academy, Allegheny County Health Department, and Sustainable Pittsburgh.

What do YOU want to know about
Moon Township?
Send a question or comment to Communications Director
Jill Liberto
and look for a follow up in next month's edition of Moon Township Monthly.
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. 

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

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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.  


Any citizen in need may contact the police at 


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