Board of Supervisors Honors Sister Rene Procopio


Moon Township Supervisors read a proclamation honoring Sister Rene Procopio for her dedication to serving the Mooncrest community at the June 7 board meeting. Sister Rene has worked tirelessly to revitalize the Mooncrest neighborhood. She created the afterschool program which provides a safe, comfortable environment where students learn, build a positive self-image and develop mentally, socially, emotionally, spiritually and physically. Along with the Felician Sisters and the former Neighborhood Association, she established the Mooncrest Community Center which hosts a variety of other programs to meet the needs of residents of all ages, including an adult GED program in conjunction with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.


Supervisor John Hertzer also read a citation from Pennsylvania State Representative Mark Mustio, and Sam Demarco, Allegheny County Councilman At-Large, presented a proclamation with Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald. 


Mooncrest Matching Donation Challenge


In honor of Sister Rene Procopio and her commitment to the Mooncrest neighborhood, Moon Township issued a Matching Donation Challenge. The challenge will raise money for the Mooncrest Neighborhood Programs operating fund, which pays for day-to-day expenses including items like salaries, office supplies, and utilities.


The Board of Supervisors believes the services offered by Mooncrest Neighborhood Programs help make Moon Township a thriving community, and that it is important to support their efforts in positively impacting the lives of children and adults within the neighborhood.


Moon Township will match, on a one-to-one basis, every dollar received in the month of June, up to $5,000. Residents and businesses located within the township are encouraged  to make a tax-deductible contribution by one of the following methods:

  • Sending a check payable to "Mooncrest Neighborhood Programs" to 347 Hemlock Drive, Moon Township, PA  15108.
  • Visiting to donate online through PayPal.

Please be sure to include a note on the check or online donation form stating that the donation is for the Moon Township Matching Donation Challenge.



Jonathan Kleer Recognized for Outstanding Bowling  Season

The Moon Township Supervisors recognized Moon Area High School senior Jonathan Kleer at the June 7 board meeting. Jonathan won the Pennsylvania High School Bowling Boys' Championship in March with a score of 279. He placed fourth at the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League regionals, was runner-up at the WPIBL championship, was named Most Valuable Player of the WPIBL and led the league with an overall season average of 222. Congratulations Jonathan!

Board of Supervisors Meeting Highlights

The board voted on several action items at the June 7 board meeting. Supervisors unanimously approved the purchase of a new switcher for the MCA-TV production trailer as well as the purchase of a new grapple loader rake for the Public Works department.

You can watch the Moon Township Board of Supervisors monthly meeting live on MAG-TV airing on Comcast channel 18 or Verizon Fios channel 37. The meeting is rebroadcast online at And you can access meeting agendas and minutes online on the Moon Township website. 


Falconi Pavilion Dedication
Moon Township Supervisors John Hertzer and David Bachman unveiled Moon Park's newest picnic shelter to the community on May 26. Allan Bross, Falconi Moon Township Automotive General Manager, was on hand to cut the ribbon, while members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce joined in.
The Falconi Pavilion is located near the main park entrance and overlooks the site of the soon-to-come sand volleyball court. It offers increased capacity for as many as 75 people. It is handicapped accessible and furnished with new picnic tables and grills, and water and electric service is available. The improved parking and landscaping enhance the visual appeal of the main park entrance.

Falconi Moon Township Automotive is a longstanding supporter of Moon Township. Having sponsored a variety of events and programs over the years, Falconi repeatedly demonstrates its commitment to our community.


Moon Parks and Recreation Celebrates 50 Years
This year's Fourth of July promises to be quite an occasion as the township's Parks and Recreation Department commemorates its 50th Anniversary with an event-packed four-day celebration!

Firecracker 5K Run & Walk                             
Saturday, July 1
8:30 a.m.
Run, walk or cheer on the participants at Moon Park. The looped course uses the park's challenging hills and gentle rolling roads to test runners' skill. The early registration deadline has passed, but you can still participate. Fees are $25 for runners and $15 for walkers. Race day registration opens at 7 a.m. Visit to register online or call 412.262.1703.

Community Day
Sunday, July 2
Noon - 6 p.m.

Visit with local community groups and enjoy an oldies concert featuring Brother Rick and the Doo-Wop All Stars, Mansfield 5, Donna Groom, and Jimmie Ross and the Jaggerz. Check out the classic cars, let the kids enjoy the children's games and get a bite to eat at one of the food vendors.

Battle of the Bands                                
Monday, July 3
5 p.m.
Don't miss the township's first-ever Battle of the Bands competition. Five bands will compete to win a video of their performance, a live audio recording and a trophy commemorating the victory. Local solo acts will also be featured on a side stage.

Independence Day                                
Tuesday, July 4
4 p.m.
Food, fun, inflatables, and music! The entertainment kicks off with Arena's School for Performing Arts at 6 p.m. followed by The Stony River Boys at 6:45 p.m. The Frank Vieira Band takes the stage at 7:45 p.m., and Moon's own Sarah Marince performs at 9 p.m. The celebration winds up with fireworks at dusk.

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:

June 21  - Brother Rick and the Doo-Wop All Stars
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

Film Fest Winners Announced
MCA-TV announced the results of the 2017 Kenny Ross Toyota Film Fest, held on May 13.  The festival provides a venue for local artists to showcase their work. A panel of Pittsburgh-area film experts judged submissions based on a point system. The Best Feature Film and Best Short Film category winners received a $1000 prize. The other category winners received $300 each. Keep an eye on the MCA-TV program schedule to watch the films.

Best Feature Film - Attila's Next Step, Bill Eritz
Best Documentary Feature Film - Art in Pittsburgh, Chiara Jeanfils
Best Narrative Feature Film - A Prank Too Far, Caleb Porto
Best Short Film - The Second Tour, Eric Lorenz
Best Documentary Short Film - Through Glass, Life and Decay, Jose Alban
Best Narrative Short Film - The Eliminadora, Patrick Gaynard

Recycling Day Update

The Moon Township Environmental Advisory Council annual recycling day on June 3rd was a huge success. Here are some quick numbers:
  • 978 cars came through
  • 237 appliances (140 without freon and 97 with freon)
  • 594 tires
  • 2 large box trucks full of building materials for Construction Junction
  • Several large box trucks full of electronics
Thanks again to all the volunteers and community members who donated their time and effort to help make it all possible!

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.

MTMA 2016 Public Water Supply Water Quality Report

The Moon Township Municipal Authority 2016 Public Water Supply Water Quality Report is available to residents online. You can view the report here. Contact the MTMA at 412.264.4300 to request a mailed, printed copy. Or you can pick up a printed copy at the MTMA office located on the first floor of the Community Service Center at 1700 Beaver Grade Road, Suite 200.
In This Issue ...
Mooncrest Matching Donation Challenge
Moon Parks & Recreation 50th Anniversary
Farmers' Market Returns
MTMA Public Water Supply Report
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Community Calendar
Board of Supervisors
Workshop Meeting
Wednesday, June 28
6 p.m.
Municipal Building

Board of Supervisors 
Regular Public Meeting
Wednesday, July 5
7 p.m.
Municipal Building

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