Olson Park Playground
Olson Park Playground is Open

The new playground at Olson Park has been installed and is open to the public! The playground equipment, which cost $57,292, includes swings, a rope climber, boulders and a slide. The equipment was purchased from Playworld and Cre8Play and offers a unique, nature-themed twist to the original playground. Equipment is durable and safe and built through a combination of materials including concrete, GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete), steel, sculpting epoxy, composite wood and various plastics.

Moon Parks and Recreation cautions that, although the playground equipment is usable, residents should be careful while accessing the playground. Moon Parks will be finishing constructing an ADA accessible ramp leading to the access bridge in the next few weeks. 
Trick-or-Treat Night Scheduled

Moon Township Trick or Treating will take place on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Community Development Updates

Wal-Mart has started construction of their Supercenter that will be located at 925 Brodhead Road or the former West Hills Shopping Center. The projected completion date for the project is October, 2016. The Wal- Mart Supercenter will be 151,175 square feet in area and will include retail, grocery and a garden center. In addition, the development will provide pedestrian amenities, sidewalks, streetscape improvements, and landscaping along University Boulevard, Brodhead Road, and within their development. The overall plan includes three outparcels that will allow for additional development along Brodhead Road.

The development will be constructing traffic improvements to mitigate the associated traffic impacts. This will include adding a traffic signal at University Boulevard and Carnot Road and adding a turning lane, upgrading the traffic signal at University Boulevard and Brodhead Road and adding turning lanes along Brodhead Road and University Boulevard, adding a traffic signal at the Brodhead Road access, and replacing the traffic signal at Beaver Grade Road and Sharon Road.

Demolition of the vacant Rodeway Inn on University Boulevard will begin shortly. The property, now owned by Synergy Hospitality Moon, LLC, will become a Hilton Garden Inn and will open in Fall 2016.

The 139-room Hilton Garden Inn will feature a restaurant, bar, three meeting rooms, an indoor fitness center and an indoor pool and spa. Synergy also is planning a fast food restaurant and casual sit-down restaurant on adjacent parcels.
MAHS Football: 30 Years of Coverage

This week marks Moon Community Access Television's thirtieth consecutive season of producing 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. 
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 mca-tv.org.

Moon Township Public Library will be hosting their annual used book sale at the Moon Municipal Building September 17-26, 2015

Preview Night will be September 17, 4-8 p.m.
$10 admission

All adult hard-back books $1, soft-back $.50
All children's hard-back books $.50 and soft-back $.25

Friday, September 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, September 19, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday, September 21-22, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday, September 23-25, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 26, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Buy a bag of books!
$7 Friday, September 25
$5 Saturday, September 26

For more information, please call 412-269-0334.
10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Saturday, September 12
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Public Safety Building
1000 Beaver Grade Road

Moon Police Department, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will hold a Prescription Drug Collection to provide residents with the opportunity to safely and properly dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. This event reduces the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse, as well as traces of prescription drugs ending up in the public sewer system from being flushed down the toilet or rinsed down the sink. 

Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter medications will be collected at the Moon Township Public Safety Building at 1000 Beaver Grade Road. This event is open to Moon Township and surrounding communities. Learn more about DEA programs and prevention at www.dea.gov.

The Police Department also offers prescription drug disposal in its lobby that is open to the public at all hours, year round. The project is sponsored by the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office. The DA has received assurances from local hospitals to assist in the destruction of unwanted medications. The disposal area is video monitored and under the control of police staff around the clock.
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!
Fall Yard Cleanup Schedules

As residents clean up their yards before winter, the Township's Public Works Department provides the following clean-up, pick-up, and drop-off programs to assist residents with this task.
Compost Drop-Off
Saturday & Sunday Only
October 24 - December 6
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|Downes Fire Station  
Beginning October 25 through December 7, residents may drop-off yard waste to be composted including: tree limbs, leaves, and plant matter. The Downes Fire Station (located at the intersection of Beaver Grade Road and Ewing Road) compost drop-off site will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
The Township asks that residents do not discard of any materials at Downes Fire Station after hours unless special arrangements have been made. To schedule a drop off during non-operating hours contact the Moon Township Administration office at 412-262-1700. Violators will be fined.
Curbside Leaf Pick-Up
October 26 - December 4 | Monday - Friday
Curbside leaf and tree branch pick-up will run October 5 through October 30, Monday through Friday. There will be NO Saturday leaf collection. The schedule follows residents' regular garbage collection; simply place leaves and branches at the curb by 8 a.m. on pick-up day. Residents are asked to put leaves in bio-degradable paper bags. Loose leaves and leaves in plastic bags will not be picked up.
Curbside Tree Branch Pickup
October 5- October 30 | Monday - Friday
Curbside yard tree branch will be in operation from October 5- 30, 2015.  This program also follows the resident's garbage pick-up schedule. Tree branches should not exceed six feet in length and four inches in diameter and should not be bundled or tied.

Reminders Before Draining Your Pool

With school starting and summer to an end, it might be time for homeowners to begin draining their pools for the season. The Department of Public Works would like to remind residents that while draining the water helps to protect your pool, it is important to follow these EPA guidelines to help protect our watersheds.

Swimming pools are a major source of chlorinated water discharged into sanitary and storm sewer systems. An average swimming pool holds 19,500 gallons of highly chlorinated water, which is toxic to wildlife and fish.
There are different options available to homeowners to prevent sending chlorinated pool water into storm drains. A few simple control measures that prove to be effective are as follows:
  • discharge the chlorinated water to land where it will not drain to local surface waters; or
  • dechlorinate the water before draining the pool; or
  • allow the water to discharge over a lawn surface at least 15 ft. before the street; or
  • allow water to remain in pool without chlorine for 5 days or until levels are below 0.1 mg/l.
More information about pool discharge options can be found here.
Moon Township Police and the Defense Logistics Agency 1033 Program

Moon Township Police Department has recently acquired two vehicles and a trailer through the Defense Logistics Agency 1033 Program. The 1033 program is designed to put some types of U.S. Military surplus into the hands of local law enforcement.

HMMWV with TrailerThis summer, Moon PD acquired two high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles also known as HMMWVs at no cost to the township. In May, Moon PD acquired the first vehicle, a soft-top, four-wheel drive HMMWV, that they intend to use it as a police utility truck--not for patrol or traditional police calls. Recently, it was used to transport dozens of child safety seats to the Moon Police warehouse and also to transport a door from the crime lab to a resident's home.  

The second vehicle, a four-door hard shell HMMWV, will be used as a transport vehicle for officers that are members of the South Hills Area Council of Governments Critical Incident Response Team (SHACOG). Moon Police Department has three officers on the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), which includes members from Baldwin Borough, Baldwin Township, Bethel Park, Brentwood, Castle Shannon, Dormont, Elizabeth Township, Findlay Township, Heidelberg, Jefferson Hills, Moon Township, Mt. Lebanon, Mt. Oliver, Peters Twp., Pleasant Hills, Scott Twp., South Park Twp., Upper St. Clair, West Mifflin and Whitehall Borough.

Electronic Recycling Day: October 3
Saturday, October 3
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Municipal Building

The Township of Moon's Environmental Advisory Council in partnership with JVS Environmental is hosting an electronics collection to collect electronic items ONLY including; printers, copiers, computers, laptops and televisions. Electronics collections are open to Moon Township residents, businesses and surrounding communities. More information can be found here.

If residents cannot attend the October 3 Recycling day, they are encouraged to call Waste Management and utilize their "WM at Your Door" Program for curbside special item pickups.More information about the WM at Your Door Program is available a www.WMatYourDoor.com or 1-800-449-7587.
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 ended on August 31, 2015. Face amount payments will be accepted through October 31, 2015. Second installment payments are due by September 30, 2015. Installment payments must be received by the due dates or a 10% penalty will be added to any remaining installment payments.

If you are paying by installments and have not received your installment coupons by September 10, 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...
Olson Park Playground
MAHS Football on MCA-TV
Community Development Updates
Moon Library Book Sale
Drug Take-Back Day
VFC Open House
Fall Yard Cleanup
Reminders Before Draining Your Pool
Electronic Recycling Day
Township Ordinances Available Online
Memorial Garden Bricks
Quick Links
Community Calendar
All township offices will be closed on
Monday, September 7
in observance of Labor Day

Moon Township Farmers' Market
Wednesdays through September
3:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m.

National Drug Take-Back Day
Saturday, September 12,
10 a.m. -2 p.m.
Public Safety Building

Robin Hill Lunchtime Concert with Sal Ventura
Wednesday, September 16
12 p.m.
Robin Hill Park

Board of Supervisors
Workshop Meeting
Wed., September 30,
6 p.m.
Municipal Building

Board of Supervisors 
Regular Public Meeting
Wednesday, October 7,
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 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
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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
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 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 free Television Production Training Course, scheduled to begin in September!

Email Allison Eastham, Director of Community Programing, aeastham@moontwp.us for more information! 
Moon Township

Fall 2015 Moon Messenger

Stay updated on seasonal township news with the latest edition of the Moon Township Messenger quarterly magazine, available in any township office.
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.
Memorial Garden Bricks Available for 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, www.moontwp.com, or at the municipal building. Contact the township at 412-262-1700 to place an order today!