Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Notes from last week's Moon Township supervisors meeting.
The Moon Township Board of Supervisors approved the revised tentative plan and related modification requests for the Cimarron Planned Residential Development. Prior to the vote, the supervisors held a public hearing to discuss the revised tentative plan and modification requests of the Cimarron community, including modifying the boundaries of Phases 5 and 6 and increasing the number of lots in both phases. Phase 7 will be eliminated in its entirety, increasing the number of lots in the PRD by seven. The board also approved the Improvement Construction Agreement with Foltz Development Inc. for Phases 5 and 6 of the Cimarron Planned Residential Development. Announcements This information was provided by Alexis Sergeant, Moon Township …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Moon supervisors approve bond reduction requests for the development.
Members of the Moon Board of Supervisors approved two bond reduction requests for the Pittsburgh International Business Park's planned building 100. The bond requests, in the amounts of $72,332.90 to $950,293.81 and $81,483.10 to $1,413,801.90, were approved Wednesday in a 3-to-0 vote by supervisors. Developers Continental Real Estate and Chaska Property Advisers, both of Cranberry, are expected to break ground on the third building in the Pittsburgh International Business Park this spring. The development is located near the site of the Cherrington Business Park. Crews broke ground on the development in November 2012. Construction is now underway on the project's $50 million initial phase. When completed, the 40-acre property will house…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The following residents have been selected to serve in 2013.
The Moon Township Board of Supervisors earlier this week selected township residents to serve on a variety of township organizations, boards and advisory groups. Take a look through our list to see whom the board selected during its reorganization meeting. Check back later this week for more information on Robinson committees. Members of this newly established committee will serve two-year terms. The committee will help the township devise a transportation impact ordinance. Two vacancies remain. The members will oversee roadway analysis studies and make recommendations on road improvements, capital improvements and impact fees, among other tasks. Fran Matten Tom Weaver Lynn DeLorenzo Zelik Ratchkauskas Sam DiCicco Scott LaRue, five-year…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Moon Plaza grocery store will soon expand its offerings, now that it's obtained a license permitting limited liquor sales.
Giant Eagle plans to expand its Moon Township location with a cafe that will include beer and wine on the menu. The Moon Township Board of Supervisors on Monday night approved a restaurant liquor license for the University Boulevard store, said Moon communications director Alexis Sargeant. In addition to the cafe, which will feature indoor and outdoor seating, the grocery chain will expand the store's prepared foods, deli and bakery sections. Sargeant said the expansion will add 50 new jobs to the Moon Township location. The cafe's menu will feature premium and craft beers alongside other food items. "There will be a two-beer limit per person," Sargeant said of cafe. "It will be more like how the (Robinson Township) Market District is…
Friday, September 21, 2012
Deborah Krall receives the Military Hero Award at annual Heroes Breakfast Thursday at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
Deborah Krall received many honors during her active duty with the Air National Guard—the Air Force Commendation Medal with two devices, the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Humanitaria Services Award, among others. But it is as a civilian that she accepted the Military Hero Award Thursday during the fourth annual American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast held at the Lexus Club in Consol Energy Center in downtown Pittsburgh. Krall, a Youngwood resident, is Airmen & Family Readiness Program manager with the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Moon Township. But she also works closely with Operation: Military Kids, which provides a sense of community for children in military families affected by deployment. …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Robert Morris University plans a new building for its nursing program.
The Moon Board of Supervisors approved the development plan for a 37,000-square foot building that will house Robert Morris University's School of Nursing. The three-story building will also hold RMU's Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education program—called the RISE Center—which enables nursing students to do clinical training with computerized mannequins. The plan was approved Wednesday night in a 4-to-0 vote; Supervisor Frank Sinatra was not present at the meeting. No information on the building's construction timeline was immediately available. Check back with Patch next week for details on the facility. A final land development plan for the Scott Station Metro Office Park's lots 2 and 3 also received approval from …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Moon Pond will be officially renamed Nelson's Pond at tonight's Board of Supervisors meeting.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jenna Staul
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Moon officials tonight will dedicate Moon Pond to former township Board of Supervisors member Edwin Nelson. Dana Kasler, director of Moon Township's Parks and Recreation department, said the pond will be officially renamed Nelson's Pond at tonight's board meeting. New signage is planned for the man-made pond in Moon Park. Kasler said the newly renamed pond is one of only three parks attractions named after a township resident. "It's really to commemorate his 40-plus years of service to the community," Kasler said. "He's given tirelessly to the community. He has a big family, but he still makes time to give back. We consider him a family member here." Nelson, who is on the Moon Parks and Recreation Board and on the Moon Township …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Construction on a new township hotel could begin as early as this summer.
A representative from the Pittsburgh-based firm Gateway Engineers last night presented an early plan for a new Hilton hotel and neighboring office building to be constructed on GSK Drive in Moon. Engineer Patrick Cooper said developers plan to construct a 117-room Hilton Homewood Suites hotel and neighboring 130,000 square-foot office building with surrounding parking lots on the roadway, which is located off Fed Ex Drive. Cooper said construction on the project is under a "tight" schedule and could be underway as early as July. Developers in 2008 planned to construct a 240-room hotel and adjoined office complex on the street, but backed out of the plan after the economy went into a recession later that year. "Well, it's 2012 now," …
Moon officials discuss Marcellus shale drilling with special counsel.
Moon officials have until Aug. 14 to amend the township's oil and gas drilling ordinances to comply with a new state law that regulates Marcellus Shale drilling. Gavin Robb, an attorney from Tucker Arensberg who serves as special counsel on drilling-related issues, recommended that the Moon Township Board of Supervisors revise the township's drilling ordinance to meet the standards of the new law. Pennsylvania's new Act 13 strips municipalities of the authority to determine where gas wells and drilling activity take place within communities, superseding any existing local ordinance that regulates drilling. The act also establishes a drilling fee for companies based on the market price of natural gas. "Now almost everything [in the Moon …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Patch gives you a glimpse ahead at what's going on in Moon Township for the week of March 5, 2012.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jenna Staul
Monday, March 5, 2012
1. 911th personnel to hear news on assignments The more than 1,300 military and 318 civillian personnel at the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon on Tuesday will learn their future assignments from the Air Force, according to officials at the air base. The Air Force has said that it will close the 911th as a part of a nationwide initiative to cut federal defense spending. Check back with Patch for more and click here for more information. 2. Moon Board of Supervisors to meet Moon Board of Supervisors will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Moon Municipal Building. 3. Moon Fire Department fish fry scheduled for Friday The Moon Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Lenton fish fry from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the municipal…