Moon Township Pennsylvania • 1000 Beaver Grade Road, Moon Township, PA 15108 • 412.262.1700

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COVID-19 Update



COVID-19 Update

Government - COVID-19



Effective May 18, 2020, Moon Township offices will be open to the public. Anyone needing to drop off paperwork is asked to call the office to make arrangements for drop off at an alternative entrance. We are also encouraging all individuals to use the township website for the download of forms and email to return those forms for review. . Moon Township is taking precautions to keep our community safe during this time of uncertainty. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we all work through this difficult situation. Our highest priority is the health and well-being of our community. If you have a question or concern, please call the Township at 412.262.1700. For more information and updates on COVID-19 virus, visit the Allegheny County Health Department website at
alleghenycounty.us/healthdepartment
INFORMATION FOR PENNSYLVANIA EMPLOYEES IMPACTED BY COVID-19
SMALL BUSINESS OWNER INFO

COVID19 UPDATES/CLOSURES:

  • Earth Day will be postponed from April 19 until August 16
  • The Pop-up" Glass Recycling collection scheduled for May 30 is canceled. If you are looking for a glass recycling drop off in the meantime, please consider taking it to the below location: 21 Furnace Street Extension, McKees Rocks, PA 15136 Directions: Enter Furnace Street Extension directly from Thompson Avenue. Proceed in the direction of posted signage to drop your container glass materials in the blue CAP Glass container or designated area.
  • Electronics Recycling Day on April 4 is rescheduled for June 6
  • HOA Meeting (April 16) will be postponed and rescheduled for Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm
  • The Community Center and Robin Hill Office will be closed to the public. Residents may call or email with any questions
  • Moon Township Senior Connection is closed until further notice
  • Moon Township Property Tax Office and MTMA are following the Township protocols. They will be closed to the public, but open to process mail and answer calls until further notice. The 2020 Township of Moon property tax statements dated April 1, 2020 can be paid by mail or you can drop payments (no cash) off in the Municipal Authority’s drop box located in the front of the library. If you would like a stamped paid receipt returned, you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope.


Board of Supervisors Meeting

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions as placed by Governor Wolf, the Moon Township Board of Supervisors will continue to take official action during the Governor’s Emergency Declaration. Therefore, until the Governor’s Emergency Declaration has been lifted, the Moon Township Board of Supervisors meetings will be broadcast live on Moon Area Government TV on Comcast channel 18 and Verizon channel 37. It will also be on Facebook live for viewing. The May 27, 2020 workshop meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the June 3, 2020 regular meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. If you have questions or comments during the meeting, they can be emailed to moontwp@moontwp.com and they will be addressed during the meeting.

Community Development Policies and Procedures Update

Zoning Hearing Board Applications (including variance applications) are accepted by mail or dropped off at designated door at Municipal Building:

  • Land Development Inspections of permitted activities may be delayed
  • Code enforcement requests will be prioritized to those items impacting the safety of citizens and physical property
  • Business as usual for building inspections, electrical inspections and building permit reviews and issuance



Moon Township Municipal Authority

Effective Monday, May 4, 2020 garbage and recycling service will return to normal. Reminder: Garbage/rubbish must be contained in closed bags. The limit is 15 bags per week. Bags may not weigh more than 40 pounds. Customers are limited to two large items for disposal per week. All recycling materials must be put into the designated recycling container, except flattened cardboard boxes may be stacked beside the container for collection.

For more information, visit moontma.com.




Library

Allegheny County enters the Yellow Phase on May 15. Although some businesses will be opening on that date, Moon Library will remain closed until further notice.

Q: Why won’t you be open on May 15?
A: The Office of Commonwealth Libraries is the governing body of all PA public libraries and to ensure the safety of library staff and patrons as well as a return to smooth and effective operations, they have mandated a several week preparation period for staff only.

Q: Can I return my books yet? Can I make book donations?
A: Right now, our book drop is closed and will remain so until we are told by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries and Allegheny County Library Association that we can begin checking materials in. We will keep you updated on a date for returns. All donations are suspended indefinitely.

Q: When can I come back into the library?
A: Unfortunately, it’s going to be a quite a while before we can offer face-to-face services. We will reopen in phases. Phase one will be a version of curbside & contact-free pickups. Again, we do not have a clear timeline on this as we have to wait for state library plans and approvals but we will make sure to have constant updates for everyone!

Q: What about programs and Summer Reading?
A: For the foreseeable future, our programming will remain virtual. We will move our yearly summer reading program online and are developing a lot of fun, innovative programs for the coming months. When the time comes, we will have some interactive take & make kits available.

Q: How is the library going to change because of COVID-19?
A: Once physical borrowing is allowed, all returned materials will be sanitized and held in isolation for at least 48 hours before they are circulated again. Plexiglass guards will be erected at the circulation desk and computers will be rearranged to ensure social distancing. All staff will wear masks and gloves to ensure we are protecting patrons and each other.

Q: How can I continue to support the library?
A: Be patient and understanding of the unique situation that the library is in right now. Keep checking out books on OverDrive & Libby, use our e-resources, and participate in online activities. Plus, you can still make monetary donations to help us maintain adequate public funding.

For more information, visit moonlibrary.org.




Parks & Recreation

On Friday, May 15, 2020 Allegheny County will move into the yellow phase of Pennsylvania's Planned Reopening. All Moon Township Parks will remain open to the public with restroom facilities available at Moon Park, Robin Hill, and Olson Park.

At Moon Park all sport courts and fields will reopen. This includes tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts. Please know that under the yellow phase, organized play is not allowed. Fields and courts are not available for organized practice or games. Fields and courts cannot be reserved and are to be used on a first come first serve basis. When using these facilities, please consider others that are waiting and limit your use accordingly. Under state guidelines, the playgrounds and splash pad must remain closed.

While at the park, we ask that people observe social distancing, wash their hands frequently, and stay home if they are ill. If social distancing is not followed on our sport courts and fields, recreation facilities may close.

Police

Effective immediately and until further notice, the Moon Township Police Department is modifying its operations to protect our residents and police staff as a response to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

1. For emergency calls where a person’s personal safety or property are immediately endangered, please continue to call 412-262-5000 or 911 right away. Officers will continue to promptly respond to the scene in a manner appropriate to the emergency.

2. Reports of previous crimes, suspicious behaviors (not currently occurring), information requests, general complaints and similar needs, please call 412-262-5000 or 911. The dispatcher will provide details to an officer who will screen the call to determine the appropriate response. For circumstances that may not require a face-to-face interaction, an officer will call the complainant by phone to see if the request for police assistance or information can be handled over the phone.

3. Walk-in complaints at the police station are discouraged except for emergency situations. Complainants should evaluate if there is another way of communicating with the Moon Police personnel besides in person at the police station. If complainants stop at the police station in person, they will not be permitted past our lobby area and will communicate with our dispatch staff though the window area. An officer will then determine whether they will interact with the complainant through the window, or in the lobby area. At the officer’s discretion, the complainant may be invited into the police station depending upon the circumstances.

4. To request a copy of a police report, please call 412-262-5000 between the hours of 7 am and 3 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, between 7 am and 6 pm on Wednesday, and between 7 am and 11 am on Friday.

5. We will continue to process Pennsylvania State Reportable Crash Reports for insurance companies via US mail upon receipt of the mandated fee. Individual citizen requests are discouraged, as they would require in person visits and insurance companies are responsible for collecting these reports for their clients.

6. Fingerprinting services, child safety seat installations, and police department tours are suspended indefinitely. If you need to be fingerprinted, find an authorized “IdentoGo” location at https://www.identogo.com/ .

Be aware, for the safety of both the public and department personnel, we may implement further modifications.

Thank you to everyone for your understanding and cooperation. As always, we will do our best to serve and protect every member of our community during this unusual and difficult time.



Get In Touch

Contact Information

Municipal Building
1000 Beaver Grade Road
Moon Township, PA 15108
412.262.1700


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