Celebrate Halloween in Moon Township

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

Moon Parks & Recreation's Halloween Spooktacular
Wednesday, October 21
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Moon Park

Come out to this free family friendly Halloween event. Activity stations, treat bags for the first 500 kids, hay rides, pumpkin decorating, giveaways from Chick-fil-A, picture booth by Walgreens, and much more! Come in a family friendly costume and enjoy the fun!
2015 General Election Day is Next Month!

Election day is right around the corner! Don't forget to vote on November 3, 2015

Don't know where your polling place is located? Visit http://apps.county.allegheny.pa.us/VoteDistricts/ for information on where to vote!  
Community Development Updates

During the October 8, 2015 Public Meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved Resolution R-24-2015, stating that a public hearing will be held on December 2, 2015 at 7 p.m. to consider a Zoning Ordinance Amendment to establish regulations for Solar Photovoltaic Systems as recommended by the Township Planning Director.

The amendment of the Zoning Ordinance will establish regulations regarding solar photovoltaic systems and establish definitions related to regulations on solar photovoltaic systems.

The Township Board of Supervisors will review and consider the proposed ordinance at a public hearing to be held during the regular meeting on December 2, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building.
Moon 2015 Road Program Continues Through October

Moon Township Public Works paving crews have been busy working around the township this summer. Below is a list of township roads that are 
scheduled for completion in October:

Moreland Dr.
Bentley Ridge Dr.
Gilshire Dr.
Coralwood Dr.
Havenwood Dr.
Southward Dr.
White Oak Ct.
Lark Dr.
Bonnie Brae Dr.

Additionally, the Robin Hill parking lot and driveways are scheduled to be completed in October. Please remember to slow down and use caution when driving through work areas.
Township Meeting Changes and Office Closures

The monthly workshop meetings of the Moon Township Board of Supervisors have been changed in the months of November and December to the following dates:
 
November Workshop Meeting:
Wednesday, November 18 at 6 p.m.
 
December Workshop Meeting:
Wednesday, December 16 at 6 p.m.
 
All meetings are held in the Moon Township Municipal Building, located at 1000 Beaver Grade Road. Meeting agendas can be found on the Township's website: www.moontwp.com

Additionally, township offices will be closed on the following days: 
November 11, 2015 in observance of Veteran's Day
November 26-27, 2015 in observance of Thanksgiving
December 24-25, 2015 in observance of Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.
Moon Twp. Library Presents: Moon Shine 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. 

Stop by the Moon Township Library on October 17th and sample a selection of craft beers, wines, non-alcoholic beverages and small bites. Enjoy the music of guitarist and singer Gregg Campayno as he entertains with acoustic and rock standards. There will also be raffles, door prizes, and more!

Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets cost $30 in advance or $35 at the door.  Please contact the library at (412) 269-0334 for more details or to buy tickets now.

This annual event will be held both indoors and outdoors, rain or shine. 
Must be 21 or older to attend. All proceeds benefit the Moon Township Public Library. Register here
MTMA Water Main Flushing Through October 23

The Moon Township Municipal Authority flushes waterlines and inspects fire hydrants 11 p.m. - 7 a.m. for a four-week period during the spring and fall each year.  This year flushing is scheduled for September 28, 2015 through October 23, 2015.  During this time, consumers may notice low water pressure and discoloration of water. It is recommended that customers visually check water before using. Any discoloration will normally clear in a short time.
Farmers' Market Extended into October!

Back by popular demand! The Moon Township Farmers' Market was extended two extra weeks this season! Make sure you stop at the Municipal Building on Wednesday October 14 from 3-630 for your last chance on fresh, local produce this season.
Moon Township 2015 Fall Yard Cleanup Schedule

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.

Curbside Tree Branch Pickup
Monday - Friday
October 5 - October 30 
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. 

Curbside Leaf Pick-Up
October 26 - December 4
Monday - Friday
Curbside leaf pick-up will run October 26 through December 4, Monday through Friday. There will be NO Saturday leaf collection. The schedule follows residents' regular garbage collection; simply place leaves 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.
 
Compost Drop-Off
Saturday & Sunday Only
October 24 - December 6
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Downes Fire Station  
Beginning October 24 through December 6, 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.
Are You Following PA One Call Guidelines?

In addition to obtaining the proper permits from the township, Pennsylvania State Law requires persons to make a PA One Call before digging with powered equipment. Some examples of activities that require a call include: building a fence, landscaping, installing a pool, installing a sprinkler system and more.

Pennsylvania 811 is the "call before you dig" company for all of Pennsylvania. The person doing the digging should call 3-10 days prior to excavation. If you are a homeowner and you've hired an excavator to do the work, the excavator is required by law to call to have lines located.

The process is easy, just call 8-1-1 or 1-800-242-1776, representatives are available 24 hours of the day, every day of the year. PA811 will then notify the utility companies nearby of your intent to dig. The utility companies are responsible to mark where their underground lines are located with colored flags, paint or chalk.

Keep your neighborhood safe by calling 811 and know what's below. For more information on PA One Call requirements, visit www.pa1call.org.
National Fire Prevention Week: October 4-10, 2015
"Hear the Beep Where You Sleep"

October 4-10, 2015 is National Fire Prevention Week. This year's theme is "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm"


 

The NFPA advises residents to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home including the basement. Larger homes may require additional smoke alarms to provide a minimum level of protection. In addition to installing the smoke alarms, NFPA suggests interconnecting all smoke alarms throughout the home for the best protection, so when one sounds, they all sound. Below are more tips from the National Fire Protection Association regarding smoke alarms:

  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button
  • Make sure everyone in the home understand the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
  • Install smoke alarms and alert devices that meet the needs of people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.
Today is a Great Day to Join the Moon Twp VFC!

Have you ever thought about becoming a firefighter? Join the Moon
 Township Volunteer Fire Company Today! Qualifications for joining are:
  • You must be at least 16 years of age and no more than 45 years of age. The maximum age requirement can be waved if you have prior firefighting experience.
  • You must live within the township of Moon.
  • You will be required to pass a drug test and physical before being accepted into membership.There is a $10 non-refundable application fee as well as a $50 fee for the drug test. The $50 will be reimbursed to you upon acceptance into the fire company and 1 year of service.
Applications can be obtained from any active firefighter, or you can stop in at any Fire Station.

The VFC has training nights every Monday night at 7 p.m. Anyone who is interested in joining can stop by any station and talk to the firefighters and ask questions.
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.

We are currently accepting 2015 Moon Area School District Property Tax face payments through October 31, 2015. Third installment payments are due by October 31, 2015. Installment payments must be received by the due dates or a 10% penalty will be added to any remaining installment payments. Mail that is postmarked within the deadline will be accepted. Unfortunately, you cannot use the online payment section of my website to pay installments, only full amounts.

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. Contact the Moon Property Tax Office to change your billing address for Moon Township and School Property Tax Bills at 412-299-7446.

Cathy Tress,
Property Tax Collector
 
In This Issue...
Celebrate Halloween in Moon
2015 General Elections
Community Development Updates
2015 Road Program
Township Meeting Changes
Moon Shine 2015
MTMA Water Main Flushing
Farmers' Market Extention
Fall Yard Cleanup
PA One Call Guidelines
National Fire Prevention Week
Join VFC Today
Township Ordinances Available Online
Quick Links
 
Community Calendar
Moon Township Farmers' Market
Wednesdays through 
October 14, 2015
3:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m.

Moon Parks & Rec. Spooktacular
Wednesday, October 21
4:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m.
Moon Park

Board of Supervisors
Workshop Meeting
Wed., October 28,
6 p.m.
Municipal Building

Moon Township Trick or Treating
Thursday, October 29
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

Election Day
Tuesday, November 3
7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Board of Supervisors 
Regular Public Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 4,
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
Swift 911 phone outreach system.   

 

Sign up at 

moonpolice.us 

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 

412-262-5000

Questions About Moon Township?

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

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!