Board of Supervisors Highlights - March 6

RMU Receives Approval for Major Land Development
T he Board of Supervisors approved a Robert Morris University plan to construct a three-story, 19,000 square foot addition to the John Jay Center to accommodate the School of Engineering. The plan includes revisions to parking, sidewalks, site lighting and landscaping to support the project.

Residents Appointed to Volunteer Committees
The board appointed Michael Beachy, Tim Bugaile, Brian Eberle, Holly Jadlocki, Sue Kotvas, Erin Manna and Robert Ree to the newly created Military Banner Committee.  The committee will be responsible for developing and managing a military banner program to pay tribute to the many members of the United States Armed Forces who have lived in the township. The board also appointed Patrick Callahan to the Moon Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) which provides tax-exempt financing for the construction of qualifying projects For a complete list of committees and volunteers, visit the Boards and Committees web page

Anthony Colangelo Earns Eagle Scout Rank
Supervisors recognized Anthony Colangelo for earning the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. As a member of Troop 198, Anthony earned 24 merit badges and accumulated over 147 combined service hours while serving in numerous troop leadership roles, including Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, Den Chief and Troop Instructor. For his Eagle Scout project, Anthony organized scouts, family and friends to improve the Mooncrest community by building a retaining fence and gravel pathway for new trash cans purchased with money he raised for the program.

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 .
New Resident Meeting
Tuesday, April 9
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Municipal Building
New to Moon Township? You're invited to join
us at the next New Resident Meeting. Come meet our supervisors and staff, learn about the township, ask questions, and share your ideas. Not-so-new residents who want to become more familiar with township services are also welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. Please call 412.262.1700 to RSVP.

Spring Yard Waste Clean Up
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
April 1 - 26
Pickups generally 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
April 1 - 26
Pickups generally follow residents' regular garbage collection.* 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.

* Please note: Areas west of University Boulevard will be picked up on either Thursday or Friday. Residents in these areas should have materials out for collection by Thursday morning. There will be no pickup on Good Friday.

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.

Electronics Recycling Day
Saturday, April 6
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Municipal Building

Moon Township's Environmental Advisory Council hosts electronics recycling days in partnership with JVS Environmental. These events collect electronic items only, including printers, copiers, computers, laptops and televisions. Only one TV per vehicle will be accepted. Other items, such as appliances containing FREON and fluorescent lighting, will be collected for a fee. Recycling collections are open to Moon Township residents only. Proper ID is required.

MTVFC Lenten Fish Fry

March 8 - April 19
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 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.

MTVFC Sportsmen's Bash
Saturday, April 27
12:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Public Safety Building

Don't miss the annual Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company Sportsmen's Bash. 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.
Coffee with a Cop
Tuesday, April 9
9:00 a.m.
Moon Township McDonald's

Moon Police Coffee with a Cop returns in April. Residents are invited to learn more about the police department, talk about township issues or simply enjoy some good conversation. S top over and meet the men and women who keep Moon Township safe. This is a monthly event so watch for information about future dates.
Parks & Recreation Summer Job Opportunities

The Parks and Recreation Department is looking for enthusiasticenergetic, creative and reliable employees for 2019 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, contact the Parks and Recreation office at 412.262.1703 or email Bob Brozovich at
Teacher In-Service Day: International Children's Book Day
Tuesday, April 2
Program 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Early drop off at 7:00 a.m.; late pick up by 6:00 p.m. (included)
Robin Hill Center

Kids will have a whole day to read, be read to, read new stories, hear about new books, talk about their favorite books, make art inspired by their favorite books and maybe even write their own book!  Please bring a lunch and two snacks. This program is for children ages 5-12. The fee is  $35 for residents; $45 for non-residents. Visit to register.
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
Victorian Tea at the Omni William Penn
Thursday, April 25
Bus departs Carriage House at 11:00 a.m.; returns around 4:30 p.m.

Our first stop is at Contemporary Craft, a retail shop and gallery studio of contemporary Pittsburgh artists. Then we're off to the Omni William Penn Hotel for a lovely Victorian Tea in the Terrace Room. The cost is $57 per person. Register by calling 412.262.1703 or visiting  
Share Your Hobby or Talent with Senior Citizens

The Senior Connection is seeking individuals who can spend an hour or two a week with our active and vibrant 55+ community. We're looking to fill a weekly schedule with quality activities. If you have a special hobby or interest, we need you! Exercise, crafting, dancing, jewelry making, painting, knitting/crocheting ... all interests are welcome! Please contact Celeste Fryz, Senior Citizen Event Director, at 412.952.1558 or
Add Your Child's Artwork to the Moon Park Playground
Deadline: Monday, July 1

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 Monday, July 1.  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 at 412.262.1703 ext. 402 or .
Tune In to Public Awareness Weekend
March 29 & 30
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Join MCA-TV for the annual Public Awareness Weekend,
 a two-day, 24-hour live television event featuring interview broadcasts with Pittsburgh-area nonprofits. Learn how these organizations are making our area a great place to live, and see how you can get involved! Watch on Comcast channel 14 or Verizon channel 35.
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.
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 At Your Door website or by calling a representative at 800.449.7587.
In This Issue ...
Supervisors Meeting Highlights
New Resident Meeting
Spring Yard Waste Clean Up
MTVFC Fish Fry
Sportsmen's Bash Tickets
Coffee with a Cop
Summer Jobs
International Children's Book Day
Senior Connection Social
Seniors Bus Trip: Victorian Tea
Senior Connection Seeks Talent
Children's Artwork Wall
Public Awareness Weekend
Kenny Ross Film Fest
WM at Your Door Program
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