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Chief Charlie Belgie Jr. Retires
from Moon Township
Chief Charlie Belgie receives his proclamation from the Moon Township Supervisors

On Friday, September 5, Chief Charles Belgie Jr. retired from Moon Township after serving for 29 years as Fire Marshal.   He began his career with the township on January 2, 1985.  In addition to his employment with the township, Chief Belgie has been an active volunteer with the Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company (MTVFC) since 1946.  He has served in numerous leadership roles, including as Fire Chief for more than 25 years.


He was appointed as the township's Emergency Management Coordinator in 1985 and was instrumental in establishing the Emergency Operations Center. 

Chief Belgie being congratulated by current and past members of the MTVFC

Chief Belgie also initiated the township's efforts to acquire a piece of steel column from the World Trade Center Towers, and developed 

a plan to establish the Memorial Garden to secure a permanent home for the sacred steel in Moon Township.


At the Board of Supervisors meeting on September 3, Chief Belgie was presented with a proclamation to recognize him for his lifetime dedication to Moon Township.  Congratulations Chief Belgie!



If you would like to purchase an engraved brick to be placed in the Memorial Garden, bricks are available at a cost of $65 for an engraved 4x8 inch brick; 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 the township at 

412-262-1700 to order a commemorative brick.

National Emergency Preparedness Month


September is National Emergency Preparedness Month.  The nationwide, month-long effort hosted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Ready Campaign encourages households, businesses, and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies.


In Moon Township, we plan and prepare for emergencies every day.  During the month of September we begin to switch gears, to prepare for hurricane season and winter weather emergencies.  


On behalf of all the township's emergency planners and responders, we encourage local residents and businesses to take this opportunity to review your own preparedness plans.  Families can find preparedness conversation starters including: who to call as your out-of-state emergency contact, where to meet if everyone is separated, and what to pack as part of your emergency supply kit. Businesses can also find tool kits for contingency planning.


Please take time during National Preparedness Month to visit and for more information.

MCA-TV Covers Moon Area High School Football

Moon Community Access Television is producing its twenty-ninth 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 online at

Moon Parks & Rec:
Just for Teens!
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Get your teens involved!


Here are just some of the upcoming programs that teens can participate in:


*  Teen volunteers are needed for Moon Parks Art       Workshops, Nov. 4 & Dec. 1.  Volunteer time    

    may qualify for NHS leadership hours.

*  Teen volunteers needed for the Moon Parks             Spooktacular event Wednesday, Oct. 22. 


Please contact Moon Parks for more information.


Moon Parks has many fitness and exercise classes open for teens!

Check our website for the full listing of classes and programs. 


Driver's Education/Kennedy School of Driving

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 30 - Oct. 30

Time: 6 - 9 p.m.

Location: Moon Township Municipal Building

Cost: Registration $25 Moon residents/$30 non-residents 

Course fee $350 (paid to Kennedy School of Driving)


This course will be instructed by Kennedy School of Driving. Upon successful completion of the 30 hours of theory and 6 hours of in-car training, a certificate will be given that is accepted by most insurance companies. Participants much be 16 and have a learner's permit for the on-the-road portion of the program. The balance of $350 is paid to Kennedy School of Driving at the first class. 


Karate: Teens and Children (Ages 6 and up)

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. -  May 2015

*Free trial class, Wednesday Oct. 1

Times: 6 p.m. (beginners), 7 p.m. (advanced)

Location: Moon High School Wrestling Room

Cost: $45 per month, Moon School District residents.

Online registration and mail-in available now.


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 Okinawa Kenpo and Wa Shu Mudokwan, and are experienced in law enforcement and tournaments.

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. 

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Communications Director
Jill Liberto
and look for a follow up in next month's edition of
 Moon Township Monthly.
In This Issue...
Chief Belgie Retires
Emergency Preparedness Month
Moon Football
Moon Parks and Rec.
Moon Public Library
Quick Links
Community Meeting on Public Transportation
September 9

Join neighbors to discuss the transit needs in the Mooncrest and Groveton communities on

Tuesday, September 9 at 7 p.m.


The meeting will take place at the Mooncrest Community Center: 308 Hemlock Drive, Moon Township, PA 15108


Contact: 412.216.9659 or

Household Chemical Collection
September 13

The Pennsylvania Resources Council is hosting a household chemical collection on Saturday, September 13 at the Settlers Cabin Wave Pool parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


A few examples of the accepted items include:  aerosol cans, automotive fluids, batteries, household cleaners, paint products, pesticides, and pool chemicals.  


The fee is two dollars per gallon and only cash is accepted.  For more information visit

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
September 27

Clean out the medicine cabinet of old or unused prescriptions, and dispose of them safely.  


The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is hosting their National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 

2 p.m. at the Moon Township Police Station. 


Visit the DEA's website at for more information.


Electronic Recycling Day
October 4

The Moon Township Environmental Advisory Council will hold an Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, October 4 at the Township Administration Building, 1000 Beaver Grade Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Environmental Advisory Council partners with JVS Environmental to gather unused and unwanted electronic items including: printers, copiers, computers, laptops and televisions.

Electronics collections are open to Moon Township residents, businesses, and surrounding communities.
Community Calendar
 Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting
Wednesday, September 24
6 p.m.
Administration Building
Board of Supervisors 
Public Meeting
Wednesday, October 1
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.  
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.

Tune Into Moon

Moon Community Access Television
Comcast channel 14
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.  


Any citizen in need may contact the police at 


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