Board of Supervisors Highlights - February 7

New Fire Truck Purchase Approved
Supervisors approved the purchase of a new Spartan Metro Star Pumper for use by the Moon Township Volunteer Fire Departmen t. The vehicle was included in the 2018 Capital budget at an amount of $700,000. The purchase price through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's cooperative purchasing program (COSTARS) is $606,425.00. With the 100% prepayment discount of $10,799.00, the total discounted price is $595,626. 

Moon Township and MASD Partner to Provide Access to Pool
Supervisors approved Ordinance No. 672 authorizing the township to enter into an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement with the Moon Area School District for swimming initiatives. This agreement allows Moon Parks and Recreation to offer aquatics programs at the high school pool. Watch for more details to come soon.

Moon Residents Recognized for Outstanding Achievements
Aaron Tilton  achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. A   member of Boy Scout Troop 905, Aaron earned 30 merit badges and accumulated 161 combined service hours while serving in numerous troop leadership roles. For his Eagle Scout Leadership Community Service Project, Aaron planned, secured donated supplies, and managed the re-landscaping of 2,700 square feet of hillside in Robin Hill Park. 

Abigail Bloom and Natalie Jepski each were awarded the $1,000 Sally Haas Memorial Scholarship from the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber Enterprise Foundation. Seniors at Moon Area High School, they met several academic requirements and were evaluated on  their community involvement and the memberships and affiliations in which they have been involved over the last four years.

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 MAG-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.
Township Offices Closed
Presidents' Day
Monday, February 19

Moon Township offices will be closed on Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents' Day. 

Property Tax Information

2018 Property Taxes
The collection periods for all Moon Township property owners will begin on April 1 with the 2 percent discount through May 1. Please note that the Pennsylvania tax collection law states the property owner is responsible for his or her taxes regardless of whether a bill was received. If you do not receive a property tax statement and do not have an escrow with a mortgage company within the first week of April, please notify my office and we will gladly mail you a duplicate copy.

Delinquent Taxes
Due to the township change of agency collecting delinquent property taxes, all delinquent taxes will now be collected by the Law Offices of Weiss, Burkhardt & Kramer. Please contact that agency directly at 412.391.0160. The Moon Township property tax office has no information once a tax has been turned over to the delinquent agent.

Change of Address
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.

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
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.

Spring Yard Waste Cleanup

The Moon Township Public Works department provides the following services to help residents clean up their yards in preparation for spring. 

Curbside Yard Waste Pickup
Monday - Friday
March 5 - 23

Pickups follow residents' regular garbage collection. Simply place yard waste at the curb by 8 a.m. on pickup day. Residents are reminded to use biodegradable paper bags.

Curbside Tree Branch Pickup
Monday - Friday
March 5 - 23
Pickups follow residents' regular garbage collection. Please place branches at the curb no later than 8 a.m. on pickup day. Tree branches should not exceed six feet in length and four inches in diameter, and should not be bundled or tied.

Compost Dropoff/Pickup
Downes Fire Station
Residents may drop off yard waste to be composted, including tree limbs, leaves and plant matter. Please use biodegradable bags. Tree limbs should not exceed six feet in length and four inches in diameter, and should not be bundled or tied. Trash or other materials are not permitted. 
The composting program provides free mulch and compost to residents. Bring your own containers and take as much as you need. The Downes Fire Station is located at the intersection of Beaver Grade Road and Ewing Road. Please notify Public Works prior to your arrival by calling 412.262.1700.

2018 Park Pavilion Rental Information

Reservations accepted beginning February 12

Moon Township residents may reserve pavilions for May through September 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 12 at the fire hall located at Public Safety Building, 1000 Beaver Grade Road. All pavilions and fees are listed at Beginning February 13, resident reservations may be made at the Moon Parks and Recreation office at Moon Park, located at 1350 Ewing Road. All pavilion rentals must be arranged in person. Please call 412.262.1703 for more information. 
Non-residents may reserve pavilions at the Parks and Recreation office at Moon Park beginning Tuesday, February 20. Please note: Due to Moon Park playground redevelopment, the Saturn pavilion will not be available for rent in 2018.

2018 Robin Hill Center Rentals

Robin Hill Center reservations may be made up to one year to the month in advance. Reservations must be made in person. To receive the resident rate, the contract must be signed and payments made by a Moon Township resident. All fees are listed on the Moon Parks and Recreation website at To schedule a tour of Robin Hill Center, please call 412.262.1703 or email
Parks & Recreation Summer Job Opportunities

The Parks and Recreation Department is looking for enthusiastic energetic, creative and reliable employees for 2018 summer positions available for the summer playground program, mobile recreation unit and customer service in Moon Park. These positions require background checks. For more information, c ontact the Parks and Recreation office at 412.262.1703 or email Bob Brozovich at
MTVFC Lenten Fish Fry
February 16 through March 30
11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Public Safety Building 

Join the Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company for their annual Lenten Fish Fry. Choose from fish, shrimp, chicken fingers and desserts. All dinners include fries and the special firehouse recipe coleslaw. Both sit-down and takeout dinners are available. To place a takeout order, call 412.262.5006.
Promote Your Non-Profit Organization on 
MCA-TV's Public Awareness Weekend

There are only a few slots left for MCA-TV's Public Awareness Weekend on March 9-10. This is a 2-
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 nonprofit 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.
MTVFC Sportsmen's Bash
Saturday, April 21
12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Public Safety Building 

The annual Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company Sportsmen's Bash will be  held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 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.

Enter MCA-TV's Film Festival
Saturday, May 19

The Kenny Ross Toyota of Moon Township Film Festival returns in May, marking the seventh 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. Thanks go generous sponsors, a total of $3,600 will be dispersed among the winners.

Enter your original film before the May 10 deadline and watch the event live on MCA-TV on Saturday, May 19. 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.
Sell Your Products at the Farmers' Market

Opening day for the Moon Township Farmers' Market is Wednesday, June 6. The market takes pride in being a traditional producer-only market. This means that all vendors must grow or make at least 75 percent of their own products for sale. 

We're seeking additional vendors for our 2018 season, including dairy producers (eggs, cheese, butter and milk products); hot prepared foods; foodie trucks; organic foods; nurseries; artists and crafters; vintage and used clothing; antiques; coffee and tea; and wineries, breweries and distilleries, to name a few!

To learn more about the market and/or to participate as a vendor, please contact Amy Ottaviani, Community Engagement and Sponsorship Coordinator via email at or by calling 412.262.1703 ext. 402.
Waste Management At Your Door Recycling Program

Can't make it to one of the electronics collections or our recycling day? 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

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.
In This Issue ...
Supervisors Meeting Highlights
Township Offices Closed
Property Tax Reminders
Winter Weather Reminders
Spring Yard Waste Cleanup
Park Pavilion Rentals
Robin Hill Rentals
MP&R Summer Jobs
Fish Fry Starts Soon
Public Awareness Weekend
MTVFC Sportsmen's Bash
2018 Film Fest Coming in May
Farmers' Market Seeks Vendors
WM at Your Door Program
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Board of Supervisors
Workshop Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 28
6 p.m.
Municipal Building

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

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