Board of Supervisors Highlights - January 7

Reorganization Meeting
The Board of Supervisors held the annual reorganization meeting on January 7. David Bachman was elected board chairman and John Hertzer was elected vice chairman. Several annual business items were defined, including establishing the time and place for the Board of Supervisors monthly regular and workshop meetings, designating the  Allegheny Times as the official newspaper for posting official public notices (the  Post-Gazette is the alternate official newspaper for emergency purposes), and appointing official engineering firms and the township solicitor. Additionally, the board appointed several residents to fill vacancies on the township's numerous volunteer boards and committees. An updated list of  committee members will be posted soon on the township website.

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.
Answer the Business Climate Survey
Deadline:  Wednesday, January 16 @ 5:00 p.m.

Moon Township invites residents and business owners to complete an online survey to provide input on the current business climate in the area. This information will be used to create an economic development strategy to enhance the township's global competitiveness. The survey should take no more than 10 to 15 minutes to complete, and all responses must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16.

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 Reminder

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.
Travel to the Moon
Deadline Extended: Thursday, February 28

Don't miss the chance to leave a lasting impression on the surface of the moon! Send photos of your family, special occasions or community celebrations! The fee is $2.50 per photo. Proceeds will benefit the township's 2019 effort to place military banners honoring our fallen veterans. 

Photos submitted to the  Moon Township Moon Museum 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 . 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.
Add Your Child's Artwork to the Moon Park Playground
Deadline: Thursday, 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. 

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 .
2019 Park Pavilion Rentals
Monday, February 11
8:30 a.m.
Municipal Building

The first day of pavilion rentals for the 2019 season for Moon Township residents is Monday, February 11 at 8:30 a.m. at the Municipal Building. Thereafter, reservations will take place at the Parks and Recreation office at Moon Park. Non-residents may reserve pavilions beginning Tuesday, February 19. All pavilions and fees are listed at .

Robin Hill Center reservations may be made up to one year in advance. Reservations must be made in person. To receive the resident rate, the contract must be signed by and payments made by a Moon Township resident. To schedule a tour of Robin Hill Center, please call 412.262.1703 or email All facility rental fees are listed at
Family Fun Night: Dive-In Movie
Saturday, January 26
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Moon High School Pool

Our summer Fun Nights are always a great time, so we decided not to wait until June to plan another! Have some fun swimming and watching the movie DEEP. This event is free to attend, so bring the entire family!  

Future Stars Floor Hockey
Saturdays, February 2 - March 23
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Rhema Christian School

Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 will learn hockey fundamentals such as running, passing, shooting and stick handling. The fee is $40 for residents and $45 for non-residents. Players need a street hockey helmet, preferably with a cage. Register online at . Volunteer c oaches needed.

Women's Volleyball League Gears Up

omen's teams are forming for the 2019 recreational volleyball season. Form a team of friends and neighbors to pass, dig and volley! Or, join an existing team. All skill levels are welcome. Games start at 7:00 p.m. on 
Wednesday, February 20 at the  Moon Area Middle School main gym. The fee is $45 for residents and $50 for non-residents. Register by February 15 at
Moon Park Ice Rink Waiting for a Cold Spell

Public works crews have set up the ice rink on the basketball courts and Moon Park. We're just waiting for some steady cold weather for the water to freeze enough to skate on. Please 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 is required. Drop by and stay all day! Visit to see a listing of all seniors events.
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

Senior Connection
Bus Trip: Snow White Ballet
Sunday, February 17
Bus departs Carriage House at 12:30 p.m.; returns around 7:00 p.m.

This would make a wonderful Valentine's Day gift for someone special, or even yourself! Enjoy an enchanted performance of Snow White on Lincoln Park's Main Stage Theatre with a backstage tour complete with a take home gift. Afterwards, enjoy a sit down rotisserie chicken dinner and dessert at Bert's Wooden Indian Restaurant in Beaver, PA. The cost is $61 per person. Register 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.

MCA-TV Production Class Begins February 21

When you volunteer at MCA-TV, you never know what your next adventure will be. You could be on location filming a local sporting event or beer fest. Or you could be at Moon Park capturing all the excitement of July 4th. Or you could be in the studio helping produce one of our fitness or educational shows. You could even produce your own television show!

Get started by enrolling in our four-week television production training class. It's free to residents of any community. You'll learn the basics of camera operation, lighting, audio and editing.

Classes run from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for four Thursdays beginning February 21 at the MCA-TV studio located at 1700 Beaver Grade Road, Suite 140. To register, contact MCA-TV Director Allison Eastham at or call 412.269.1191. Space is limited.
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
Your Opinion Counts
Winter Weather Reminders
Recycling Service Changes
WM at Your Door Program
Join the Moon Museum
Children's Artwork Wall
Park Pavilion Rentals
Family Fun Night
Future Stars Hockey
Women's Volleyball League
Ice Rink Returns to Moon Park
Senior Connection Social
Tune in to MCA-TV
Swift Reach 911
Home Alone Monitoring
Quick Links
Community Calendar
Board of
Workshop Meeting
Wed., January 30
6 p.m.
Municipal Building

Board of Supervisors 
Regular Public Meeting
Wed., February 6
7 p.m.
Municipal Building

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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
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Tune Into Moon

Moon Community Access Television
Comcast channel 14
Verizon  channel 35
Moon Area Government Television
Comcast channel 18
Verizon  channel 37
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 


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Moon Township

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