Brodhead Road Overnight Paving Project Delayed

The overnight paving project on Brodhead Road has been delayed due to weather earlier in the season. Weather permitting, Lane Construction has estimated they will begin night time milling on August 17. Night time work will continue until September 25.

Lane Construction was 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.

Prior to or concurrent with the night time work, Lane Construction expects to perform repairs to stormwater inlets during normal construction hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. While township ordinances permit construction during these hours the Township requested that the work not be performed during peak traffic hours of roughly 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

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
WM at you Door Program Available for
Moon Township Residents

In April, Moon Township partnered with Waste Management to offer residents a curbside special materials pickup program. The "At Your Door Special Collection" Program allows Moon Township residents to easily and safely dispose of household materials. There are three ways to schedule a collection:
Call 1-800-449-7587

After scheduling your collection date and time, a waste management representative will provide you with information and instructions for preparing your collection. More information on the program and a list of accepted materials can be found through the program's website or by calling a representative at 1-800-449-7587.
Board of Supervisors Approves CNX Gas Co., LLC Drilling Conditional Use Application


During the August 5, 2015 Public Meeting, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a conditional use application filed by CNX Gas Co., LLC to permit the use of 6000 Halverson Drive for oil and gas operations.


The application approval is part of an oil and natural gas development project that CONSOL Energy has partnered with Allegheny County and the Allegheny County Airport Authority(ACAA) to make possible. CONSOL Energy Inc. broke ground on the first natural gas well pad at Pittsburgh International Airport less than a year ago.


More information about CONSOL Energy's development project can be found on their website.

Moon Parks & Recreation: Family Fun Nights

Every Friday June 5 - August 21

Moon Park


Don't miss out on the last Family Fun Nights of the season! Bring your popcorn and blankets and join Moon Parks and Recreation for movies and family fun! Check out the movie lineup below! 


Movies in the Park
Free kids activities before movie. Movies begin at dusk. 


Aug 7 Maleficent 

Aug 14 Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day

Aug 21 Disney Nature: Bears

Moon Farmers' Market Wednesdays this Summer
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 contact the Township Office at 412-262-1700.
Bees Removed from Robin Hill Park Trail
A bee covered trail at Robin Hill Park has been reopened--and is now bee-free!

Moon Parks and Recreation staff found a local beekeeper to remove a bee hive that was covering 6 feet of a large Honey Locust tree that had fallen and was blocking a trail at Robin Hill Park.

The overall bee population has been struggling in recent years due to habitat loss, pesticides, pathogens and parasites. In order to remove the bees in a safe and environmental friendly manner, P&R found Jeff Allison, a local bee keeper and member of the Beaver County Bee Keeper Association, who specializes in making honey, bee keeping and hive preservation.

Jeff, with the help of Parks and Public Works staff, used a chain saw to collect sections of the tree without harming or disrupting the bees and removed them from the park.

The trail has been reopened and the Honey Locust tree housing the bees has been removed. 
Raccoon Oral Rabies Vaccine Baiting August 10-14

The Allegheny County Health Department will be disseminating vaccine-containing bait throughout the county beginning August 10, 2015.

Two types of baits will be used this year; one in a which vaccine contained in a plastic sachet is enclosed in fishmeal pellets and a second in which the plastic sachet is coated with a fish oil scent. The vaccine, when consumed by raccoons, results in their developing antibodies to the rabies virus. Please note that the baits pose no appreciable risk to humans or pets.

Health Department employees will apply bait by hand in all municipalities on foot and from vehicles. On-land baiting is scheduled to begin the week of August 10, 2015 in Allegheny County.

More information can be found here.
Ride On Over to the Moon VFC's Car Cruise
Sunday, August 30
11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

The Annual VFC Car Cruise will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Moon Park. Thousands of vehicles will be on display from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  The cruise is open to all classes of cars, trucks, motorcycles and specialty vehicles. Enjoy great food and beverages and stay to hear the DJ and live band performance!

All proceeds benefit the Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company so come out and support the Firefighters and show off your special vehicles! More information can be found at

Moon Township Volunteer Fire Co. Open House
Saturday, September 19
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Stop by the Public Safety Building on September 19, 2015 and join the Moon Township VFC for their annual open house. Meet the firefighters of our community. There will be police, fire and Valley Ambulance equipment on display; demonstrations by the firefighters; and activities for children. Bring your kids, grab a hot dog and enjoy an afternoon of fun and learning with your local firefighters!

Memorial Garden Bricks Available to Order


Brick orders for the Moon Township Memorial Garden walkway can still be made. Commemorative bricks are a meaningful way to remember a loved one, honor a friend or family member, or recognize a milestone. Bricks are available for $65 for an engraved 4x8" brick or $200 for an 8x8" business brick. Brick orders will be accepted on an ongoing basis. 


More information and order forms are available on the Township website,, or at the municipal building. Contact the township at 412-262-1700 to place an order today!

Quick Reminders From the Property Tax Office:


As of August 1, 2015 the Township of Moon Property Tax payments are at the 10% penalty amount until December 31, 2015.


The 2015 Moon Area School District Property Tax 2% discount period will end on August 31, 2015.

The first installment payment is due no later than August 31, 2015. The first amount must be exact as listed on your tax statement.


If you wish to accelerate your payments please call the Property Tax Office.

If you have not received a bill for either tax, please call the Property Tax Office immediately at 412-299-7446. 


The property tax office does not routinely receive updated information for change of mailing address, new mortgage or new owners. 


It is up to the homeowners to notify the property tax office regarding any changes so the tax statement is mailed to the correct address and owners. 


Cathy Tress,

Property Tax Collector

In This Issue...
Brodhead Road Overnight Paving
WM at Your Door
Board Approves CNX Gas Co., LLC Conditional Use Application
Family Fun Nights
Moon Farmer's Market
Raccoon Vaccine Baiting
VFC's Car Cruise
VFC Open House
Memorial Garden Bricks
Township Ordinances Available Online
Quick Links
Community Calendar

All township offices will be closed on

Monday, September 7

in observance of Labor Day

Board of Supervisors
Workshop Meeting
Wednesday, August 26,
6 p.m.
Municipal Building

Board of Supervisors 
Regular Public Meeting
Wed., September 2,
7 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, 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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Comcast channel 14
Verizon FiOs channel 35
Watch online at 
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Comcast channel 18
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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.   


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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
Volunteer at MCA-TV!

If you have completed the MCA-TV Production Class, we need you! Volunteers are needed to help with filming and producing current and new programs at MCA-TV. Make sure to check out the schedule on 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 free Television Production Training Course, scheduled to begin in September!

Email Allison Eastham, Director of Community Programing, for more information! 
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.
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