Board of Supervisors Highlights - October 3

Zoning Ordinance Amendment
Supervisors voted to amend the Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 27 of the Moon Township Code of Ordinances) to permit Life Care Facilities in the BP District, subject to certain restrictions and to revise the supplemental regulations for Assisted Living Facilities and Personal Care Homes.  Those interested in learning the details of the amendment may view a copy at the Municipal Building. It will be posted to the ordinance section of  soon.

Consultant to Develop 5-Year Economic Development Plan
Supervisors accepted a proposal from Garner Economics to develop an economic development marketing strategy for Moon Township in the amount of $52,500. The consultant will conduct research and provide a five-year plan with recommendations on how to attract large businesses and corporations to locate within the township. The goal is to reduce the commercial real estate vacancy rate and increase the local tax base by encouraging additional business development.

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.

MTMA to Flush Water Mains

Moon Township Municipal Authority personnel will flush water mains and test and inspect fire hydrants nightly, Sunday through Friday, for four weeks from October 1 through October 26. Flushing is scheduled between the hours of 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Customers may notice low water pressure and water discoloration. It is recommended to check water before using. The discoloration will normally clear in a short time.

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.
Moon Police Coffee with a Cop
Tuesday, October 9
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.

Add Your Child's Artwork to the Moon Park Playground
Deadline:  October 31

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 October 31, 2018. 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

Property Tax Information

2018 Township of Moon Property Taxes
We are now collecting the 10% Penalty amount until December 31, 2018 for the Township of Moon 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. Also according to the law, partial payments are not permitted.

2018 Moon Area School District Property Taxes
We are now collecting the full face amount of the Moon Area School District property tax through October 31, 2018. Installment payments can no longer be started since the first installment was due no later than August 31. If you are on the installment plan, you should have received the remaining three payment coupons. If not, please call our office. The next (third) installment is due no later than October 31.

Please note that at this time, installment payments are not able to be made using the tax office online option. Also, the online payment section of the tax office is generic in nature, which makes it possible to duplicate a payment through that system. If you are unsure, please call us before making an online payment.

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 post mark 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.  

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

Electronics Recycling Day
Saturday, October 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.

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.
Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company Open House
Saturday, October 13
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Public Safety Building
The Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company is hosting a community open house during National Fire Prevention Week. All residents are invited and encouraged to attend. Get an up-close look at the fire trucks and the fire station. Learn about fire safety and prevention, how to operate a fire extinguisher, and creating a fire escape plan. The event is at the public safety building located at 1000 Beaver Grade Road. This is a great opportunity to thank your volunteer firefighters or to learn more about becoming a volunteer.
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.

Halloween Spooktacular
Wednesday, October 24
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Moon Park

Come out to this free family-friendly Halloween event. Activity stations, treat bags for the first 500 kids, hayrides, pumpkin decorating and more. Come in a family-friendly costume and enjoy the fun! Thanks to our sponsors:  Chevron, MedExpress, Chick-fil-A and others!

Mark Your Calendar: Trick-or-Treat is Coming!
Wednesday, October 31
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Dust off the decorations, get ready to carve your pumpkins and be sure to have plenty of candy ready to hand out during the annual Trick-or-Treat night! Please be careful when driving around the township. The Moon Township Volunteer Fire Department will be driving through neighborhoods to help keep everyone safe.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, October 27

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.
The program addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue and provides an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
Moon Township residents may drop off unwanted and expired prescription drugs year round in the collection box located in the police station lobby at 1000 Beaver Grade Road.
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. Drop by and stay all day! Visit to see a listing of all senior events.

Senior Connection: Oldies Dance
Friday, November 2
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
The Elks Club

Go back in time for a fun evening at the Sock Hop with music from your past ranging from the 40's through the 60's. Refreshments include coffee, punch, chips and pretzels. The cost is $14 per person; $12 for Senior Connection members. Cash bar available. Register by October 26. Maximum 80 people. This event is at the Elks Club located at 1150 Stoops Ferry Road. Call 412.262.1703 for more information or to register.
MCA-TV Fall Production Class Begins October 25

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. on Thursdays, beginning October 25 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.
In This Issue ...
Supervisors Meeting Highlights
MTMA Water Line Flushing
Fall Yard Waste Collection
Coffee with a Cop
Playground Fundraiser
Property Tax Reminders
Electronics Recycling Day
WM at Your Door Program
Fire Company Open House
Sportsmen's Bash Tickets
Halloween Spooktacular
Trick-or-Treat Night
Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Senior Connection Social
Senior Connection Oldies Dance
MCA-TV Production Classes
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Community Calendar
Board of
Workshop Meeting
Wed., October 24
7 p.m.
Municipal Building

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

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