Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Writer urges Moon board to be proactive with Wal-Mart property.
To All The Moon Township Board Of Supervisors, I am writing to you supervisors because it appears that your vision for Moon Township is still in the 1990s, and not in the 21st century. I have written time and time again trying to move you into pro-active action when it comes to the Wal-Mart property. The property is still tied up with PennDOT. If Wal-Mart is denied an HOP and further permits to build, what will you do? You need to be ready to rezone the property into mixed use, and include it within the Overlay District allowing for a better use of the property. Our comprehensive plan and overlay district concept of creating a "town center" has been a fake and fraud, as well as a joke. There is no such thing, or vision. It exists in name …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Board of supervisors also approves purchase of new equipment and the final land development plan for a planned non-residential development at Pittsburgh International Business Park.
Seitel Data Co. Ltd. of Monaca plans to conduct seismic testing in Moon Township—even though there is no Marcellus Shale drilling permitted where the testing is being done. At its meeting last week, the Moon Township Board of Supervisors approved a request by the firm, which is headquartered in Houston, TX, to conduct a seismic survey across state, county, and local roads within a small portion of the township. The locations, terms and conditions will be set forth in an agreement to be prepared by the township solicitor and approved by the township manager. At the board meeting in April, the firm had asked to conduct the study specifically on Spring Run Road Ext., a county road, and North Flaugherty Run Road, a township road. The board …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Candidates have filed to run for the Moon Township Board of Supervisor and the position of tax collector.
Two Democrats and two Republicans have filed for positions on the Moon Township Board of Supervisors. Candidates include Democrat Michael Parisi and incumbant Jim Vitale; longtime former supervisor Edwin Nelson will run alongside candidate James Scott. Two seats are up for election on the board this year. The Pennsylvania primary will be held on May 21. Tax collector: Catherine Tress, incumbent Eugene Casasanta Auditor, six-year term. One seat: Sally Cross, incumbant Supervisor, six-year term. Two seats: James Scott, Republican Edwin Nelson, Republican James Vitale, Democrat, incumbent Michael Parisi, Democrat Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the parties' tickets. The article has been updated to …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
A tract of land has been removed from Moon's Carnot Overlay District.
The Moon Township Board of Supervisors earlier this month approved the rezoning of several acres of land along Coraopolis Heights Road, changing the use of land from commercial to residential. Supervisors removed the 4.6-acre tract of land, owned by the Tarquinio family, from the Carnot Overlay District during a Feb. 6 meeting, converting the zoning back to its original, residential use. Residents in the area had expressed objection to using the land for a commercial purpose, and had appealed the zoning designation through Commonwealth Court.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The township appoints former assistant director Lance Welliver as interim director of the parks
The Moon Township Board of Supervisors has appointed the assistant director of Moon Parks to head the department on an interim basis. Lance Welliver, who has worked in the Moon Township Parks and Recreation Department since 2009, will replace outgoing parks director Dana Kasler until a permanent hire is made. Supervisors approved Welliver's new appointment during their Oct. 29 meeting. His annual salary is $61,302.82. No permanent replacement for Kasler has yet been named, said township spokeswoman Alexis Sergeant. Kasler, who has been employed with the township since 2000, accepted a position in Lee County, Florida. His final day of work in the township is Nov. 7, Sergeant said.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The township is slated to begin a number of capital improvement projects in the coming months.
Crews will begin work June 1 on the roof replacement and heating and air conditioning system replacement at the Moon Township Public Library, said township manager Jeanne Creese. Creese said township engineer Malcolm Petroccia was preparing bid specifications for a full-roof replacement of the 1700 Beaver Grade Road building. The township also has hired a consulting firm to put together bid specifications for replacement of the heating and air conditioning system. Work on the projects is expected to be under way this summer. Library staff and patrons have said significant roof leaks in recent months have ruined ceiling tiles, books and computers in the building. The township’s board of supervisors earlier this year approved a full roof …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Patch gives you a look ahead at what's going on in Moon this week.
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Monday, February 27, 2012
1. Moon Area School Board meets tonight The Moon Area School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the high school meeting room. The board is slated to vote on a bid award for middle school furniture. Click the media in this article to view the agenda. Check back with Patch for coverage. 2. Township supervisors holds monthly meeting Moon Board of Supervisors convenes at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Moon Municipal Building. Keep reading Patch for coverage. 3. RMU students 'March on Nicholson' Students at Robert Morris University will reinact the historic 1963 March on Washington with their own 'March on Nicholson' event outside the university's student center. The event is planned to honor Black History Month in February. Log back into Patch for the …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Former supervisor says he believes a resignation was not necessary.
Former Moon supervisor Tim McLaughlin said he did not know he was required to resign separately from the Moon Transportation Authority when he left his position on the board of supervisors. Township supervisors voted 5-to-0 last week to remove McLaughlin from the authority because he did not attend any of its 2011 meetings. McLaughlin resigned from his seat on the board of supervisors in August after his position with U.S. Airways was relocated to Charlotte, NC. "When I resigned as supervisor it would seem like common sense that they would just take you off of everything," he said. The authority, which oversees infrastructure development in Moon, operates independently of the township's supervisors. The board of supervisors traditionally …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
In light of state legislation, Moon officials might temporarily suspend work on Marcellus shale zoning regulations.
The Moon planning commission has recommended that township supervisors suspend work on a Marcellus shale amendement to the township's oil and gas drilling ordinance. The township's Board of Supervisors and planning commission have been at work in recent months crafting an amendment to Moon's oil and gas drilling ordinance that would include provisions specific to Marcellus shale drilling. Township manager Jeanne Creese said the commission has recommended that supervisors halt work on the ordinance amendment pending the result of a combined Pennsylvania House and Senate bill that would allow drilling in all municipal zones. House Bill 1950 and Senate Bill 1100 propose to amend Title 58, the state's Oil and Gas Act. A proposed piece of …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Patch gives you a rundown of the things you need to know in Moon for the week of Nov. 28.
The township Board of Supervisors will meet for its monthly workshop meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Moon Municipal Building. Check back with Patch for coverage. The township's planning commission will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Moon Municipal Building. A man charged with ramming into the cars of two women before dragging a third woman out of her vehicle, stealing it and fleeing to West Virginia is scheduled to appear today in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. Joseph Manna, 28, of McKees Rocks, is charged with two counts each of receiving stolen property, aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and reckless driving, three counts of reckless endangerment and one count each of …