Board of Supervisors Highlights - November 7


Owen Michael Masry Earns Eagle Scout Rank
Supervisors recognized Owen Michael Masry for earning the rank of Eagle  Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. As a member of Troop 198, Owen earned 27 merit badges and accumulated over 150 combined service hours  while serving in numerous troop leadership roles, including Patrol Leader, Den Chief and Instructor. For his Eagle Scout project, Owen organized and coordinated other scouts, friends and family to beautify and improve the grounds at Allard Elementary School by planning and supervising the construction and installation of outdoor teaching gardens, a memorial bench, and a flower garden at the entrance of the school.


Senior Connection Group Offers Thanks
Members of the township's Senior Connection thanked the board of supervisors for supporting  activities and events for people aged 55+. Rudy Ujhazy, Jim Compomizzi and Pat Trapuzzano sang a song they crafted and spoke briefly about the impact the group has had on their lives. The Senior Connection is a lively, active group that gathers at the Carriage House at Robin Hill every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To learn more, call 412.262.1703 or visit moonparks.org.


St. Andrew Lutheran Church Donates to Mooncrest Neighborhood Programs
Pastor Larry Mort, church council president Jeff Bussard, and church member Dave Kasper of St. Andrew Lutheran Church attended the meeting to present a check for $1,118 to Mooncrest Neighborhood Programs. Generous members of the congregation donated money in coin bottles that were placed in the church over several weeks. St. Andrew's is a long-time supporter of the Mooncrest literacy program, providing tutors, school supplies and monetary donations. 

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, November 13
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.  L ight  refreshments will be provided.  Please call 412 . 262 . 1700 to RSVP.

Fall Yard Waste Collection

The Moon Township Public Works department provides the following services to help residents clean up their yards before winter. As a reminder, there will be no pickups on Veterans Day (observed November 12), Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving.


Compost Dropoff
Saturdays & Sundays
October 27 - December 9
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Downes Fire Station

The township's composting program provides free mulch and compost to Moon Township residents. Bring your own containers and take as much as you need. Residents may drop off yard waste to be composted, including tree limbs, leaves, and plant matter. Tree limbs should not exceed six feet in length and four inches in diameter and should not be bundled or tied. No trash or other materials will be accepted. Residents may drop off yard waste or pick up mulch or compost at the Downes Fire Station, located at the intersection of Beaver Grade Road and Ewing Road, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Outside of these hours, please notify Public Works before arriving by calling 412.262.1700.

Curbside Leaf Pickup
Monday - Friday
October 29 - November 30

The schedule follows residents' regular garbage collection.  Place leaves at the curb by 8 a.m. on pickup day.  Residents are reminded to put leaves in biodegradable paper bags.  Loose leaves and leaves in plastic bags or boxes will not be picked up.

Curbside Tree Branch Pickup
Monday - Friday
October 29 - November 30

The schedule follows 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 that the curbside leaf and tree branch pickups are handled with two separate trucks.

Add Your Child's Artwork to the Moon Park Playground
Deadline Extended to February 28, 2019

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, 2019. They make great holiday gifts! 

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 aottaviani@moontwp.us .

Property Tax Information

2018 Property Taxes
We are now collecting the 10% penalty amount until December 31, 2018 for the Township of Moon Property taxes and the Moon Area School District property taxes. Please remember, according to Pennsylvania state law, the property owner is responsible for the property tax regardless of whether or not a statement was received.
 
2018 Additional Assessments
Some property owners received an additional tax bill as a result in an increase in their property assessment. Please note that the face value is due on January 29, 2019. According to Pennsylvania law, the tax office may not accept payments for 2018 taxes after December 31, 2018. Property owners paying after this date must send their payments to the law offices of Weiss, Burkardt and Kramer. Please be advised that, although Weiss, Burkardt and Kramer is the appointed delinquent tax collector for the Township of Moon and the Moon Area School District, payments made for 2018 additional assessments will not be considered late if they are paid on or before January 29, 2019.

Holiday Hours
The property tax office will be closed to observe the following holidays in November:

     Veterans Day - Monday, November 12 (observed)
     Thanksgiving - Wednesday, November 21 through Friday, November 23

Things to Remember
  • Tax office hours are listed at the bottom of your tax statements.
  • Postmarked mail is always accepted, but please remember, it must show the postmark on the envelope. 
  • If you wish to receive a paid receipt, whether it's the individual installment payments or the final summary of all payments, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope. The cost of printing, postage and envelopes prohibits my office from sending these as a courtesy and not all taxpayers request receipts.  
  • If you are unsure of your property tax payments, please call the office prior to making a possible duplicate payment. We will be glad to check for you.
  • 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.
  • Please visit my website for more information, including office hours, holiday closings, and other useful information.  

CATHERINE L. TRESS, C.P.T.C.
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
moontaxoffice.us

Veterans Pancake Breakfast
Friday, November 9
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Robin Hill

Moon Township Parks and Recreation will be honoring local veterans with a FREE pancake breakfast as our way to say THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE! Stop by Robin Hill Center to enjoy pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, coffee and orange juice. We will provide everything in your honor and everyone gets a poppie! Please RSVP by calling 412.262.1703. The breakfast is free to veterans and one guest.
 
Allard Elementary School Pool Party
Friday, November 9
7:45 - 9:00 p.m.
Moon High School Pool

Allard Elementary students ... escape the cold weather and enjoy a pool party at the Moon High School pool! Come have some fun with your friends. The cost is $2 at the door. We'll have parties for other schools too! Watch for details.
Moon Police Coffee with a Cop
Tuesday, November 13
9:00 a.m.
Moon Township McDonald's

The Moon Township Police Department is hosting its monthly Coffee with a Cop on Tuesday, October at 9:00 a.m. at the Moon Township McDonald's.

Whether you want to talk about township issues or just shoot the breeze, stop over and meet the men and women who keep Moon Township safe. This is a monthly event which will occur at the same place and time on the second Tuesday of every month.
Light Up Night
Thursday, November 29
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Municipal Building

Enjoy an evening of music, crafts, story time, ice carving, Christmas hayride, live reindeer, train rides, Christmas carols and snacks as we light up Moon Township's Christmas tree and wait for a visit from Santa Claus! This is a free event. 

Thanks to our tree decorating sponsors: West-Aircomm Federal Credit Union, Daughters of the American Revolution and Moon Township Police Department.
Brunch with Santa
Saturday, December 1
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Public Safety Building

Bring the kids for a chance to meet the big guy at the firehouse at 1000 Beaver Grade Road. Kids can deliver their wishes to Santa. Tickets are $5 per person. Please register in advance by Monday, November 26. Call 412.262.1703 or visit moonparks.org
Senior Connection Socials
Wednesdays
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. Drop by and stay all day! Visit moonparks.org to see a listing of all senior events.
Senior Connection
Healthy Breakfast and Massage Workshop
Monday, November 19
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Enjoy a tasty breakfast followed by an informational, educational and hands-on explanation of the benefits of massage therapy. Professional instructors, great tips and a variety of techniques. Ends with a Q&A session. Maximum of 30 people. The cost is  $8 per person; $7 for Senior Connection members.  Register by Monday, November 12 by calling 412.262.1703 or visiting moonparks.org.
Senior Connection
Hartville, OH Shopping Trip
Monday, December 3
Bus departs Carriage House at 9:30 a.m.; returns around 6:00 p.m.

Start the day at the Hartville Kitchen and Hardware Emporium. Next stop, the Hartville Marketplace. This is an on-your-own shopping day. Visit over 100 shops featuring food, fashion, antiques, home d├ęcor and more. Maximum of 28 people. The cost is $29 per person. Register by Monday, November 26 by calling 412.262.1703 or visiting moonparks.org.

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.

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 www.WMatYourDoor.com
     2. Call 800.449.7587
     3. Email atyourdoor@wm.com

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 www.WMatYourDoor.com or by calling a representative at 800.449.7587.
 
In This Issue ...
Supervisors Meeting Highlights
New Resident Meeting
Fall Yard Waste Collection
Playground Fundraiser
Property Tax Reminders
Veterans Day Breakfast
Allard Pool Party
Coffee with a Cop
Light Up Night
Brunch with Santa
Senior Connection Social
Seniors Massage Workshop
Seniors Bus Trip
Sportsmen's Bash Tickets
WM at Your Door Program
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Wed., November 28
6 p.m.
Municipal Building

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Wed.,  December 5
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