Sister Rene Day Celebration
July 5 was Sister Rene Day in Moon Township, as proclaimed by the Board of Supervisors at the June 7 meeting to honor Sister Rene Procopio for all her work and dedication to the Mooncrest neighborhood.  An ice cream celebration was held at Mooncrest. Supervisors John Hertzer and Jim Vitale, along with Rep. Mark Mustio, Township Manager Dawn Lane and Assistant Township Manager Scott Brilhart dished out the treats.  At the board meeting, supervisors presented a check to Sister Rene for the funds raised by the Mooncrest Matching Donation Challenge.  Thanks to generous individuals, businesses and organizations, Mooncrest Neighborhood Programs received $15,145! That includes the township's $5,000 match. 

If you'd like to donate, you can still do so by visiting  or by sending a check made payable to Mooncrest Neighborhood Programs to 347 Hemlock Drive, Moon Township, PA 15108.

Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program
For a limited time, Allegheny County will be accepting applications to acquire vacant properties at a reduced cost to applicants. Moon Township is one of 50 municipalities to which the program is being offered by the county. The program is designed to acquire blighted, tax delinquent properties and resell them to applicants for a reuse outlined in their application and approved by the township. 

Under the 2017 Side Yard and Blighted Structure Program, the county will waive the standard parcel fee of $3,000 for applicants for side yards to their primary residence and will discount it to $1,400 for applicants proposing to rehabilitate or demolish a blighted structure. All applicants will be responsible for the appraised value of the property, a good faith deposit, and closing costs. Applications must be submitted no later than August 31, 2017. 

Up to 60 applications, with a maximum of five per municipality, will be accepted in the order received for consideration. For information or to request an application, please contact the Allegheny County Economic Development department at 412.350.1090.  View this document for more information.

Moon Park 50th Anniversary Highlights

The township celebrated Moon Park's 50th anniversary with a fun-filled, four-day event starting with the Firecracker 5K Race/Walk on Saturday. Congratulations to Connor Evans, overall winner with a time of 00:17:48. Alex Fleck was the female winner with a time of 00:21:04. Crowds were entertained by an oldies concert featuring The Jaggerz at Community Day on Sunday, where Moon Parks & Recreation unveiled plans for a new children's playground. Kaelber won the first-ever Battle of the Bands competition on Monday. The celebration wrapped up on Tuesday with Independence Day festivities including performances by the Stoney River Boys, Frank Vieira and Sarah Marince. Thanks to everyone who attended the events, our sponsors and our volunteers!

Courtesy Kathy Rudolph

Robin Hill Lunchtime Concert Series

Visit the gazebo at Robin Hill Park to enjoy some free music this summer. Hotdogs, snacks and water will be available for purchase, or you can pack your own lunch. The concerts are from 12-1 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Here's the lineup for the rest of this summer:

July 19  - RML Jazz
August 16  - Steven Vance Electric Guitar
September 20  - Frank Vieira (Country)

Moon Township Farmers' Market
Wednesdays through September 27
3 - 6 p.m.
Moon Township Municipal Building
1000 Beaver Grade Road

The Moon Township Farmers' Market is in full swing. The market is a traditional producer-only market, meaning that all vendors grow or make their own products for sale. To promote food safety, Moon Township requires vendors to provide health certificates and proof of insurance. The market accepts cash, debit and credit cards, and SNAP benefits.

If you are a vendor interested in setting up shop, contact Amy Ottaviani at

Electronics Recycling Day
Saturday, August 5
10 a.m - 2 p.m.
Moon Township Municipal Building
1000 Beaver Grade Road

Gather up your unwanted items for the next electronics recycling day. Items collected include computers, laptops, printers, copiers and televisions. Only one television per vehicle will be accepted. The collection is for Moon Township residents only. Identification is required.

Make It Moon Night with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Saturday, August 5
7:00 p.m.
Highmark Stadium

Moon Township and Moon Area School District (MASD) have teamed up to create "Make it Moon" Night with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.  Join us for a night of community fun as we watch the Pittsburgh Riverhounds take on the Richmond Kickers on Saturday, August 5 at Highmark Stadium.
The MASD and Moon Area Soccer Association (MASA) soccer teams will be recognized on the field during halftime. MASD's PIAA Class 3A Girls Soccer Champions will also receive recognition during the game.  
Tickets for the event are $12 with the option to purchase a food voucher (which includes a hot dog, chips and soda) for an additional $3.  Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.

WM at Your Door Program Available for Moon Residents

Can't make it to one of our recycling days? 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 ...
Sister Rene Day
Vacant Property Recovery Program
Moon Park 50th Anniversary
Make It Moon Night with the Riverhounds
Quick Links
Community Calendar
Board of Supervisors
Workshop Meeting
Wednesday, July 26
6 p.m.
Municipal Building

Board of Supervisors 
Regular Public Meeting
Wednesday, August 2
7 p.m.
Municipal Building

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