Board of Supervisors Highlights - December 5

2019 Budget Approved
Supervisors approved the township's $17 million final 2019 budget. There will be no increase in the township millage rate, which is currently 2.74 mills.   View the 2019 budget online.  

Rezoning Requests Approved
Supervisors considered three rezoning requests to accommodate new business in the township. First, they approved ordinance number 679 to amend the township zoning code to permit life care facilities as a permitted use in the commercial area of the Marketplace Boulevard Traditional Neighborhood Development District and to change the land use plan designation of certain property within the TND District from residential to commercial. This change was requested by Smith/Packett, one of the largest senior housing developers in the United States. The company will be working with Moon Township's planning department to construct a senior living facility with independent, assisted living and memory care.

Next, supervisors approved another amendment to the township zoning code which rezoned property along Flaugherty Run Road from R-1 residential to C-1 commercial to allow for future a town home development.

And finally, supervisors approved the third amendment to the zoning code to change the zoning at the site of Crystal Garden and Landscaping from M-1 industrial to R-4 residential to allow for a proposed housing development.

Zips Car Wash Site Development Approved
Work will start soon on the Zips Car Wash coming to property on Beaver Grade Road where the Miller Hardware and the Carnot Beer Distributor were located. Supervisors approved the site development plan and the developers will be working with the Moon Township planning department to move forward.
Adam Sacherich Earns Eagle Scout Rank
Supervisors recognized Adam Sacherich for earning the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. As a member of Troop 198, Adam earned 21 merit badges and accumulated 42 combined service hours while serving in numerous troop leadership roles, including assistant patrol leader, patrol leader, senior patrol leader, junior assistant scoutmaster and webmaster. For his Eagle Scout p roject, Adam organized scouts and members of the community to improve the grounds at his former school, Bon Meade Elementary, by building two raised gardens, planting flowers, and mulching as well as painting tiger paw prints on the sidewalk leading to the front doors.

Community Impact Award Winners Recognized
Supervisors also recognized winners of the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce Community Impact Award which is presented to members of the community who have made a positive impact in our area. 

Local business Diane Cleaners won for their continued support of local fund raisers, Moon Area School District sports teams, and Moon Parks and Recreation. 

Moon Area High School seniors Austin and Connor Ryan earned their awards for mentoring freshmen throughout the school year, leading a bible study, serving as summer camp counselors, assisting the elderly with household projects, initiating a winter clothes drive, and coordinating an annual dinner dance for people with special needs. 

And finally, Pennsylvania State Representative Mark Mustio received the award for more than 15 years of working to meet the needs of the people and communities he's served. Specifically, he played an integral role in securing numerous grants to improve the infrastructure in our area, including enhancements to Ewing Road at the intersection of Cherrington Parkway and the coming improvements to the Thorn Run interchange. He was instrumental in securing a grant for the new Moon Park playground. Mr. Mustio was unable to attend the board meeting.

Watch the Board of Supervisors Meeting
The Board of Supervisors regular public meeting is held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Building. Watch live on M AG-TV, Comcast channel 18 or Verizon channel 37. The meetings are rebroadcast throughout the month on MAG-TV.  Check the website for times. You can also watch a recording online. View the meeting agendas in advance here.
Farewell Chief Belgie

Moon Township lost a great man on 
December 5 with the passing of former fire chief and fire marshal Charlie Belgie at the age of 88. Charlie joined the fire company in April 1946 as a Junior Fire Fighter. He served in many line officer and staff positions in his 72 years with the company, retiring i n 2009 after serving in the Fire Chief position for 35 years. 

Charlie took much pride in his two-year effort to acquire a piece of steel from the World Trade Center in New York City, which now sits in the Memorial Garden at the Municipal Building. He also chaired the committee that planned the memorial brick walkway at the garden. 

Charlie's accomplishments are numerous and his commitment to our community is unmatched. Charlie was a gentle, compassionate man who loved life, his family and his community. He will be deeply missed.
Township Offices Closed for the Holidays
Christmas - December 24 and 25
New Year's Day - January 1

Moon Township offices will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas. Offices will also be closed on Tuesday, January 1 in observance of New Year's Day.  
Winter Weather Reminders

The Moon Township Public Works Department reminds residents that the Code of Ordinances prohibits parking on township roads between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. This is extremely important during winter weather so that road crews can plow the streets without any obstacles. Also, please remember that the code also prohibits plowing or shoveling snow from driveways, parking lots and sidewalks into the streets.
Recycling Service Changes Start January 1

Residents with Waste Management services should have received information in the mail from the Moon Township Municipal Authority regarding upcoming service changes affecting collection days and recycling requirements. Click the links below to review the changes and contact MTMA at 412.264.4300 with questions.

Collection Day Map
Recycling Requirements
Waste Management At Your Door Recycling Program

Waste Management offers a residential curbside special materials pickup. The "At Your Door Special Collection" program allows most Moon Township residents to easily and safely dispose of household materials.

There are three ways to schedule a collection:

     1. Online at
     2. Call 800.449.7587
     3. Email

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 at or by calling a representative at 800.449.7587.

Property Tax Information

2018 Property Taxe
We are now collecting the 10% penalty amount until December 31, 2018 for the Township of Moon Property taxes and the Moon Area School District property taxes. Please remember, according to Pennsylvania state law, the property owner is responsible for the property tax regardless of whether or not a statement was received.

2018 Additional Assessments
Some property owners received an additional tax bill as a result in an increase in their property assessment. Please note that the face value is due on January 29, 2019. According to Pennsylvania law, the tax office may not accept payments for 2018 taxes after December 31, 2018. Property owners paying after this date must send their payments to the law offices of Weiss, Burkardt and Kramer. Please be advised that, although Weiss, Burkardt and Kramer is the appointed delinquent tax collector for the Township of Moon and the Moon Area School District, payments made for 2018 additional assessments will not be considered late if they are paid on or before January 29, 2019.

Holiday Hours
The property tax office will be closed to observe the following holidays:

     Christmas - Friday, December 21 through Wednesday, December 26
     New Year's - Tuesday, January 1

The office will be open on Monday, December 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Things to Remember
  • Tax office hours are listed at the bottom of your tax statements.
  • Postmarked mail is always accepted, but please remember, it must show the postmark on the envelope. 
  • If you wish to receive a paid receipt, whether it's the individual installment payments or the final summary of all payments, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope. The cost of printing, postage and envelopes prohibits my office from sending these as a courtesy and not all taxpayers request receipts.  
  • If you are unsure of your property tax payments, please call the office prior to making a possible duplicate payment. We will be glad to check for you.
  • If a property owner's mailing address needs updated or changed for whatever reason, please contact me at the Moon Township tax office at 412.299.7446 as well as county treasurer John Weinstein at 412.350.4100, as soon as possible.
  • Please visit my website for more information, including office hours, holiday closings, and other useful information.  

Moon Township Tax Collector
Moon Township Community Center
1700 Beaver Grade Road #300
Moon Township, PA 15108
Phone: 412.299.7446 
Fax: 412.299.7420
Put Your Photo on the Moon
Deadline: Monday, December 31

Don't miss your chance to make it to the moon! From now through December 31, Moon Township residents, businesses and organizations can send a photo or document to be included in the Moon Township Moon Museum that will be deposited on the surface of the moon on board a rocket being launched in early 2020. This project is in collaboration with Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic Technologies and Louisville-based Project Mora . Upload your files at and pay a small fee of $2.50 to get on board. Everyone who submits a file is invited to share it on our Make It to the Moon Facebook post so we all can see what's being included in the Moon Township Moon Museum. Simply visit the Moon Township Facebook page  and look for the pinned post to add your files. Proceeds will fund the township's 2019 effort to place military banners around town to honor our fallen veterans.

Add Your Child's Artwork to the Moon Park Playground
Deadline: Wednesday, February 28

Support the Moon Park playground by purchasing a children's ExpressionArt tile.  Preserve your child's artwork on  a 4x4" ceramic tile that will be set into a wall being built on the playground. Tiles are warrantied for 50 years!

The cost is $100 each, and the deadline to submit orders and artwork is February 28, 2019. They make great holiday gifts! 

Visit the Moon Township website to download the order form and art submission form or pick up a copy at the Moon Parks & Recreation office at Moon Park, the Municipal Building lobby kiosk, the Moon Township Public Library, or Robin Hill. Please contact Amy Ottaviani with any questions: 412.262.1703 ext. 402 or .
Moon Park Ice Rink Returns

It won't be long before the ice rink opens at Moon Park. Public works crews have set everything up on the basketball courts and we're just waiting for some steady cold weather for the water to freeze. Please note that skating will depend on the winter weather, and be sure to check the Moon Parks and Recreation website or Facebook page  for times when skating is permitted. Waivers must be signed and on file in the parks and recreation office prior to skating.
Senior Connection Socials
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Carriage House at Robin Hill

Come and enjoy fun and friendship every Wednesday! Open to anyone 55 and older. Join us for complimentary beverages, coffee, snacks, popcorn and conversation. Many activities to suit many interests. Lunch is also available for purchase. No registration. Drop by and stay all day! Visit
to see a listing of all senior events.
Senior Connection Christmas Gala Luncheon
Thursday, December 20
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel

This holiday party will spark your Christmas spirit with great food, entertainment, prizes, gifts and holiday fun. Tickets are $10 per person. Register by Friday, December 14 by calling 412.262.1703 or
visiting .
Senior Connection
Bus Trip: Wheeling Island Casino & Greyhound Racetrack
Thursday, January 24
Bus departs Carriage House at 10:30 a.m.; returns around 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy round trip motor coach transportation to Wheeling Island. All attendees receive $25 in free play bonus with a valid photo ID. The cost is $30 per person. Register by Thursday, January 17 by calling 412.262.1703 or visiting

MTVFC Sportsmen's Bash Tickets on Sale

The annual Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company Sportsmen's Bash will be  held o n Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 12-7 p.m.  at the Public Safety Building located at 1000 Beaver Grade Road. Tickets, which include food and refreshments, are available for a $30 donation. Contact a fireman  or visit one of the fire stations on Mondays at 7 p.m. to obtain a ticket.
Promote Your Non-Profit Organization on MCA-TV's Public Awareness Weekend

Join MCA-TV for the annual Public Awareness Weekend scheduled for March 29 and 30
. Public Awareness Weekend, is a two-day, 24-hour live television event featuring interview broadcasts with Pittsburgh-area nonprofits. Each group has an opportunity to speak for 30 minutes to educate viewers about their cause and encourage the community to get involved. All interviews air live during the event, and are rebroadcast periodically on MCA-TV, reaching approximately 45,000 households in Moon Township and surrounding areas. Any non-profit organization interested in participating in Public Awareness Weekend should contact Allison Eastham at or call MCA-TV at 412.269.1191. Interviews are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Calling All Filmmakers!

The Kenny Ross Toyota of Moon Township Film Festival returns in June, marking the eighth year for the competition. Area filmmakers are invited to put their creativity to the test in the following categories: Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Feature Film, Best Narrative Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Documentary Short Film, and Best Narrative Short Film. Last year, thanks to monetary donations from local companies, MCA-TV awarded more than $3,500 in prizes.

Enter your original film before the June 1 deadline and watch the event live on MCA-TV on Saturday, June 15. Films will be judged by a panel of film experts from the Pittsburgh area. You do not have to be a Moon Township resident to participate.

For more information, visit  or contact Allison Eastham at  or 412.269.1191 ext. 603.
In This Issue ...
Supervisors Meeting Highlights
Farewell Chief Belgie
Office Closings
Recycling Service Changes
WM at Your Door Program
Property Tax Reminders
Join the Moon Museum
Playground Fundraiser
Ice Rink Returns to Moon Park
Senior Connection Social
Senior Connection Gala
Seniors Bus Trip
Sportsmen's Bash Tickets
Quick Links
Community Calendar
Board of
Workshop Meeting
Wed., December 19
6 p.m.
Municipal Building

Board of Supervisors 
Regular Public Meeting
Monday, January 7
6 p.m.
Municipal Building

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