Board of Supervisors Highlights - September 5 

Zoning Ordinance Amended to Define Mixed-Use Building
Supervisors voted to amend the Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 27 of the Moon Township Code of Ordinances) in order to revise the Marketplace Boulevard TND District related regulations to define and clarify the term Mixed-Use Building and mixed-use developments within the District. Residents 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.

Five Moon Township Residents Receive Difference Maker Award
Fourteen members of the Allegheny County Council District 1 community were honored as "Difference Makers" at two town hall meetings this summer.   
District 1 comprises 14 municipalities, including Moon Township. The Difference Maker Award recognizes the efforts of community members who make incredible efforts to help others and make a positive impact in our community.  Councilman Tom Baker and Councilman-at-Large Sam DeMarco presented the awards. Of the 14 winners, five are Moon Township residents, including:
  • Gwen Ogle for her work with the LifeSpan Senior Center, the Pennsylvania State Board on Aging, and the Allegheny County Board on Aging,
  • The Magulick family for bringing a Miracle League field to Moon Township and their efforts in raising awareness to the needs of special needs children and adults (could not attend),
  • Cindy Johnston for her long-term, unwavering dedication to our community, most recently as chair of the Moon Township Parks and Recreation Board and a member of the Hollow Oak Land Trust Board,
  • Linda Francis for bringing senior fitness programs to MCA-TV for over 33 years, and
  • Arthur Hazen for being named Big Brother of the Year in Pennsylvania.
Supervisors presented these five residents with certificates to recognize their achievement and dedication to our community.

West-Aircomm FCU Recognized for Community Support
Supervisors recognized the West-Aircomm Federal Credit Union for their 2018 Moon Township Farmers' Market sponsorship and partnership. West-Aircomm developed an exciting and popular children and youth outreach program featuring $2.00 produce coupons. The program educated and encouraged children about healthy spending and eating habits, as well as supporting our community vendors. West-Aircomm has been a long-term supporter of Moon Township through event and program sponsorship. We look forward to continuing this partnership.

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.

Moon Police Kick Off Coffee with a Cop
Tuesday, September 11
9:00 a.m.
Moon Township McDonald's

The Moon Township Police Department is hosting its first Coffee with a Cop on Tuesday, September 11 at 9:00 a.m. at the Moon Township McDonald's.

Whether you want to talk about township issues or the Steelers, stop over and meet the men and women who keep Moon Township safe. This will be a monthly event which will occur at the same place and time on the second Tuesday of every month.

Draw Your Legacy!
Saturday, September 8
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Moon Wizarding Festival at Moon Park

Visit the Moon Community Engagement table at the Moon Wizarding Festival and 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. If you can't come to the event, 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 installment is due no later than September 30.

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

Moon Wizarding Festival

Saturday, September 8
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Moon Park

Witches, Wizards and Muggles! Please join us for the first Moon Wizarding Festival. This amazing event will feature artisans, crafters, music, games, Quidditch, crafts, food, drink, costume contests, trivia tournaments, and much more! This is going to be bigger than the Quidditch World Cup!

Lunchtime Concerts at Robin Hill 
Wednesday, September 19
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Gazebo at Robin Hill Park

Stop by Robin Hill Park for some free music. The last concert of the season features the dixieland music of Dixie Spirit. The show begins at noon on September 19. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and relax under a shady tree. There is no charge to attend.  Hot dogs, snacks and water will be available for purchase.  Thanks to MedExpress for sponsoring the 2018 Lunchtime Concert Series.
BBQ with a Side of Blues
Saturday, September 22
2:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Moon Park Amphitheater

Enjoy a day of blues music. Bands include Jill West and the Blues Attack, Gringo Zydeco, Stevee Wellons Band and Billy the Kid and the Regulators. Vendors will offer food and drinks for sale. This event is presented by ServiceLink.
Pup Parade
Saturday, September 29
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Moon Park Clearview Pavilion

Come and enjoy an afternoon in Moon Park with vendors, food and a parade around the park. All dogs must be on a leash and have current vaccinations. There is no charge to attend.
Time Out in Nature for Caregivers and Care Recipients
Saturday, September 29
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Robin Hill Park

Family caregivers and their care recipients are invited to enjoy some time out with nature-based educational and therapeutic respite activities in the beautiful surroundings of Robin Hill Park. A guided nature walk and peer support session will be facilitated for caregivers while their care recipients enjoy their own nature activities and movement therapy also guided by program facilitators. The session ends with caregivers and care recipients coming together for a group horticulture activity focused on mindfulness and positivity. This program is for ages 5-99 and care recipients may sign up for continued sessions on October 6, 13 and 20. For more information, visit or call 412.369.4673. This Hope Grows Dual Respite Projectâ„¢ program is free for all participants. Registration is required.
Presented by Moon Township/Community Engagement in partnership with programming by Hope Grows; and funded by UPMC for Life.
"Green Garden, Clean Water" Seminar
Tuesday, October 2
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

The Western Allegheny Stormwater Awareness Group will host an informational and interactive stormwater event titled "Green Garden, Clean Water". Presenters from Penn State Extension as well as the Conservation District will show how to properly take care of property and gardens to prevent pollution in our waterways. Learn how simple measures like installing rain gardens or not mowing a stream bank can improve the water quality! Feel free to stroll through the gardens afterwards. Everyone is invited, especially landscapers, contractors, homeowners, garden clubs, and scouts. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Johnna Zona at or 724.693.3101.

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.

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.
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!

Senior Connection Bus Trip: CLO Cabaret Theatre
Thursday, September 27

Enjoy a cultural afternoon beginning with a delicious lunch buffet, followed by a performance of "Men are from Mars - Women are from Venus" stage play. Tickets are $73 per person, and includes round trip bus transportation. The bus departs the Carriage House at 10:30 a.m. To register or for more information, call Moon Parks & Recreation at 412.262.1703.

Watch Moon High School Football Games on MCA-TV
This year marks the 33rd season for MCA-TV's coverage of Moon Area High School Football. Tune in to watch all the games, as well as Robert Morris University athletics. Check air times at
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.

Moon Township Farmers' Market
Wednesdays, June - September
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Municipal Building

We're down to the last few weeks for the Moon Township Farmers' Market. It's been a great season! Thanks to everyone who came to support the market and the vendors. We're looking forward to a bigger and better season next year! A big thank you to  West-Aircomm Federal Credit Union, the exclusive sponsor for the 2018 season, for offering sustainable giveaways, educational materials and coupons for kids.

If you're a vendor interested in participating in the 2019 market, we'll start accepting applications after January 1, 2018. Get the details at
In This Issue ...
Supervisors Meeting Highlights
Coffee with Cops
Playground Fundraiser
Property Tax Reminders
Moon Wizarding Festival
Lunchtime Concerts
BBQ with a Side of Blues
Pup Parade
Caregivers Respite Program
Clean Water Seminar
Electronics Recycling Day
WM at Your Door Program
Halloween Spooktacular
Trick-or-Treat Night
Senior Connection Social
Senior Connection Bus Trip - CLO
Moon Football on MCA-TV
MCA-TV Production Classes
Farmers' Market
Quick Links
Community Calendar
Board of Supervisors
Workshop Meeting
Wed., September 26
6 p.m.
Municipal Building

Board of Supervisors 
Regular Public Meeting
Wed., October 3
7 p.m.
Municipal Building

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