Celebrate 4th of July at Moon Park!
Saturday, July 4

Join us for our annual Moon Parks & Recreation Fourth of July Celebration sponsored by Clearview Federal Credit Union. Saturday July 4th at Moon Park. Featuring live music, food, vendors, games, and of course Zambelli Fireworks.


The festivities 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:


6:00pm - Arena's Performing Arts Centre

6:45pm - Frank Vieira & Band

7:30pm - Stoney Richards & Band

8:15pm - Sarah Marince

9:00pm - Austin Webb


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.  
Board of Supervisors Hires New Township Manager and Planning Director

During the July 1 Public Meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion to hire a new Township Manager. After over 6 months of vacancy in the manager position, the Board has hired Dawn Lane to fill the position. Dawn previously worked for Ross Township where she recently resigned as the Finance Director. She will begin her employment with the Township next week.

The Board of Supervisors also made note of another new hire during the public meeting on Wednesday. Scott Brilhart started this week as the township's Planning Director and Assistant Manager. Scott previously held this position, before leaving in 2008. when he left and began working for Upper St. Clair. Scott returns to us from Upper St. Clair, where he worked as Director of Community Development for nearly 7 years.
Brodhead Road Overnight Paving

Lane Construction has been contracted by PennDOT to pave Brodhead Road between University Boulevard and Flaugherty Run Road. The paving will occur at night between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. in order to eliminate traffic congestion that would occur from daylight closures. There will be alternating, one-way traffic in the construction zone.

Weather permitting, the project is scheduled to begin July 13, 2015 and completed by mid-September. Residents are reminded to slow down and use caution when driving through work areas. For questions or more information, please contact Township Engineer, Mal Petroccia at mpetroccia@moontwp.us.
2015 Road Improvements Schedule

The Public Works department paving crews have been busy around the township this summer. Here is a list of the township streets that are scheduled for resurfacing this year: 

Weather permitting, road paving is expected to be complete by the end of September. Please remember to slow down and use caution when driving through work areas.

Moon Park Restroom Renovations Update

Moon Park restroom renovations are wrapping up! Renovations at the park office and main restrooms across from the playground are completed and both are fully open. The newly built restrooms near Defenzio field and near the amphitheater and Saturn field are both completed and ready for use as well! Restrooms near the tennis courts are still under construction, but should be completed in the next week. Moon Parks and Recreation would like to thank residents for their patience during the construction of these restrooms and look forward to continuing our efforts to improve our parks!
Olson Park Trail Sponsorship

During the July 1st Board of Supervisors meeting, Title Source presented the Board of Supervisors and the Moon Parks and Recreation Department with a $3,000 check to sponsor the primary trail at Olson Park. Title Source has been an official sponsor of the Trading Post Trail at Olson since this spring.

The stewardship will go towards funding for GPS and mapped trails, bridges, improved accessibility, wildlife cameras for web-linked nature moments and more.
Township Ordinances Available Online

On April 9, 2015, the Board of Supervisors approved significant revisions to Moon Township ordinances. These ordinances regulate Moon Township interests such as building codes, fire protection, business regulations, motor vehicles, zoning, taxes, bond issues and much more. The ordinances can now be accessed 24 hours a day by visiting the township website and choosing the "Your Government" drop down menu and clicking on the "Ordinances" tab.
Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee

Moon Township is looking for volunteers interested in joining the Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee. The Implementation Committee will comprise of 11 individuals who are Moon Township residents or stakeholders, interested in shaping Moon Township as an ideal and prosperous community for many years to come. Individuals interested in joining the committee can send their resume to Jeff Ziegler at jziegler@moontwp.us. Submissions should be made by July 29, 2015.
Moon Parks & Recreation: Family Fun Nights

Every Friday June 5 - August 21

Moon Park


Family Fun Nights have returned! Join Moon Parks and Recreation for movies, concerts and family fun! Check out the entertainment lineup below! View a complete list of classes, programs, camps and events at moonparks.org.

Live Entertainment

Concerts start at 7:30 p.m.

July 3 US Air Force Concert Band (7:00pm)
July 10 RML Jazz
July 17 Wild World of Animals

Movies in the Park
Free kids activities before movie. Movies begin at dusk.
July 24 Polar Express
July 31 101 Dalmatians (original Disney classic)
Aug 7 Maleficent
Aug 14 Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day
Aug 21 Disney Nature: Bears

Moon Farmers' Market is Back in Action
Every Wednesday, June-September
3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Stop by the Administration Building parking lot on Wednesdays this summer and pick up some fresh, flavorful produce at the Moon Farmers' Market. Locally grown and prepared products will be available from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday through the end of September.


The Farmers' Market accepts cash, credit, debit, SNAP and FMNP vouchers. Spend $5 in SNAP and receive a $2 coupon for fruits and vegetables.


For more information contact Green Initiatives Coordinator Rebecca Kiernan at rkiernan@moontwp.us or call 412-262-1700.
Electronics Recycling Collection
August 1, 2015
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Moon Township's Environmental Advisory Council in partnership with JVS Environmental host quarterly Electronics Collections to gather unused and unwanted electronic items. 

Only one TV per vehicle can be accepted. Items will be collected at the Moon Township Municipal Building, 1000 Beaver Grade Road, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

These events collect electronic items only, including printers, copiers, computers, laptops and televisions. Electronics Collections are open to Moon Township residents, businesses and surrounding communities.
Vacant Property Recovery Program Deadline Extended to August 31, 2015

The Allegheny Vacant Property Recovery Program is extending the application deadline for the 2015 Side Yard and Blighted Structure Program from June 30, 2015 until August 31, 2015.

Allegheny County is accepting applications to acquire vacant properties at a reduced cost to applicants. The program is designed to acquire blighted, tax delinquent properties and resell them to applicants for a reuse outlined in their application and approved by the township.

Applications must be submitted no later than August 31, 2015. Up to sixty applications, with a maximum of five per municipality, will be accepted in the order received for consideration.

More information can be found at moontwp.com.
Reminder From The Property Tax Office

We are currently collecting the face amount for the 2015 Township of Moon Property Tax and the Moon Area School District Property Tax Statements were mailed on July 1, 2015. The 2015 millage rate remained the same as last year at 17.8461 mills. The Homestead exemption for the school property tax is a savings of $130.57 for this year. Discounted or the first installment payments are due no later than August 31, 2015. If you have not recieved a bill for either tax yet, please call the Property Tax Office immediately at 412-299-7446. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
Cathy Tress,
Property Tax Collector
In This Issue...
Independence Day Celebration
New Township Manager and Planning Director
Brodhead Road Overnight Paving
2015 Road Improvements
Moon Park Restrooms
Olson Park Trail Sponsorship
Township Ordinances Available Online
Family Fun Nights
Farmer's Market Returns
Electronics Recycling Collection
Vacant Property Recovery Program
VFC's Car Cruise
Quick Links
Community Calendar
In Observance of Independence Day, all township offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015.

Board of Supervisors
Regular Public Meeting
Wednesday, July 1,
7 p.m.
Municipal Building

US Air Force Concert Band at Moon Park
Friday, July 3,
7 p.m.
Moon Park

July 4th Celebration
Saturday, July 4,
4 p.m.
Moon Park

Board of Supervisors
Workshop Meeting
Wednesday, July 29,
6 p.m.
Municipal 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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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
Swift Reach 911
Stay informed of community emergencies or important information with Moon Township Police Department's
Swift 911 phone outreach system.   


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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 


Questions About Moon Township?

Send any questions or comments to Communications Director Ashley Bureau at abureau@moontwp.us
Moon Township Messenger

Summer 2015 Messenger

Stay updated on seasonal township news with the latest edition of the Moon Township Messenger quarterly magazine, available in any township office.

Corrected Date: Moon VFC's Car Cruise Scheduled for Sunday, August 30, 2015
Whoops! In the last issue of the Moon Messenger we printed the wrong date for the Annual VCF Car Cruise. The Moon VFC Car Cruise is scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Moon Park. All other details remain the same and can be found at www.moontwpfire.com.
Become a Volunteer with MCA-TV

If you have completed the MCA-TV Production Class, we need you! Volunteers are needed to help with filming and production of current and new programs at MCA-TV. Make sure to check out the schedule on MCA-TV.org for all the upcoming volunteer opportunities and productions at the station!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at MCA-TV, sign up for our next class session! MCA-TV offers a quarterly, free Television Production Training Course. Email Allison Eastham Director of Community Programing eastham@moontwp.us for more information!